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Q: Computer suddenly stopped showing on display

I just bought this tower from someone, HP Pavilion Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct. It worked for an hour and a half. Then it said that it was shutting down to correct a problem. It never came back on. When I first got it I blew and vacuum so much black dust I never saw that thick before. I cleaned out both fans with blowing air and vacuum. It worked for 1 1/2 hours. He also had installed windows 10 on it. There is not many programs installed on it, he said he only used it to play games, and there are a few photos in the picture library. Please help someone please?













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A: Computer suddenly stopped showing on display

Hello Would like to help but first what is the specific model of your PC? Dirty PC is not good to begin with. Upgrading from Windows Vista, amazed the upgrade worked, to Windows 10 is another snag in finding the problem. Suggest you try going back to Windows Vista and diagnose problem with factory operating system. Do you have HP recovery discs for Windows Vista? Maybe you can start there to find problem. Grzy

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Hi all, I recently got Windows 7 64 bit.
the day i got the machine home and running, i connected my USB harddisk and installed some stuff i had backed up from it.

But suddently i dont see the USB drives when i connect them, i have 2 and none of them is detected, or will they are detected and the "Safelly Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon comes up in my right lower corner as it should, and when i click it my devices is shown by their propper names and i can safely remove them aswell. but they are not shown under "my computer" and my anti virus dosnt scan them aswell.

Tho if i plug in my USB flash pin from my key ring it finds it, anti virus scans it and it shows up just as it should.

Can anyone help me solve this as im really confused by now.

A:Win 7 Suddenly Stopped showing USB Drives

Welcome to SF, Jimkromann.

Could be a driver conflict.

Type MSCONF, go to startup tab, and uncheck everything EXCEPT microsoft items (for testing purposes).

Reboot and see if your usb devices are recognized.

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Hi,

This is just a minor thing but I really want to get it fixed.

Recently I bought a new laptop dell xps15 and its windows 7 home premium 64bit.

I really like it and its got some really special function.

For example when you put your mouse cursor on the icon on the taskbar, it shows you the screen of that programme in a small window box.

But now that function is gone. Instead it looks like this:



does anyone know how to fix it?

Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks

A:Windows suddenly stopped showing the screen of the running programme.

look like your "aero" theme got disabled.
right click>personalize> and select any of the aero theme

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Hi,

I have been searching in several forums but have not been able to fully fix this problem. It was fixed temporarily and failed again.
This the system I have:

HP TouchSmart tx2 tablet pc with Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (Home Premium) x 64 bit
AMD Turion (tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82, 2.2 GHz
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics

I have been working for over a year with an external display Dell ST2310 flat screen monitor and working fine with the "use external display only" setting . From one minute to the other both screen went black so I forced a restart and again the same problem. I decided to manually disconnect the external display by unplugging the VGA cable from the laptop which automatically switched back to the main display as it would if I disconnected the display. When I plugged the VGA cable back in again the same issue both screens were fully black. I disconnected once again the VGA cable so I could change the settings in Windows Mobility. I plugged back in the VGA cable after changing the settings from "external display only" to "mirror monitors" and after playing for a bit with the Windows Mobility Center I got the external display to work back again to my regular settings: "external display only". This solution lasted for a day and now the main display works and the external display screen is fully black.

Solutions I have tried unsuccessfully:
- Changed VGA cables, still experiencing the same issue.
- Tested monitor ... Read more

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I've been using my HDMI port with a HDMI->VHS adaptor for about a year with no issuesDriver is AMD Radeon HD 8610G two days ago I took my laptop to a meeting, then when I returned home I plugged in the HDMI cable as normal and could not get the second display to work I've reinstalled the driver mentioned aboveI've replaced the HDMI->VHS adaptorI've tested with another HP monitorI've tested this monitor with another computer and it works fineI've shutdown, removed battery, held on button on the laptopI've shutdown unplugged and held on button on MonitorI've tried several other sequences of startupI've used the Project image to extend, duplicate, second screen only   etc..I've checked status of HDMI port in devices, it says it is working fine...... any help would be appreciated to get my dual monitor setup working again

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The title says it all. I'm very frustrated with this problem since I really need to connect my laptop to an external monitor for work. I've read and tried all relative topics in this and intel forums (e. g: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-920-can-t-connect-to-any-external-mon...), have done all steps mentioned (including firmware, bios and windows update, windows reset, ...) but the problem still persists. Apparently, most users that had faced the same problem been able to get it worked after installing "Type C Firmware for Windows 10 (64-bit)" or the BIOS update provided by Lenovo. I installed them successfully but nothing changed. I am sure it is a software issue since there is no sign of any hardware one (all devices are fine as device manager shows and diagnostics app found no problem). It was just working fine until suddenly stopped working (probably after some recent windows update). I would greatly appreciate any help.

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Hello everyone. My first post here, and I really hope someone out there might be able to help. I'm pretty worried about losing all my files.

I have had a Western Digital externall hard drive permanently attached to my wife's old desktop PC (which runs XP) for a year or so. I've always been very pleased with it - it connected perfectly, and it has always just shown up in My Computer there as an extra drive. Perfect. However, that PC was getting old and the memory nearly full, so I copied all my important files (family photos, etc.) to my WD HDDm disconnected it from the old desktop, connected it to my much newer laptop (which runs Windows 7), and hey presto - it appeared in Computer. Again, perfect, no problem. However, I realised that I had not transferred all the files I needed from the old desktop to the HDD, so I had tp disconnect the HDD from the laptop and reconnect it to the desktop again with the intention of transferring the files I'd forgotten to transfer first time around. And this time, the HDD did not appear in My Computer. It DID appear in the little icon, bottom screen right, which you click to safely remove something, and it did show up in Devices, it just didn't show up in My COmputer, so I couldn't access it. The exact same thing happened when I tried to connect it back to my laptop - it's there in the "safely remove" icon and in Devices, but not in My Computer.

I am not very computer literate, but I've tried everything I can think of to fix thi... Read more

A:WD External HDD suddenly not showing up on My Computer

Hello and welcome E mate hook up the drive > go to Start > type in cmd > right click on the small black window and run as admin > then type diskpart > hit Enter > at DISKPART type list disk > it should then show all the drives that are hooked up take a look at my pic (my screen is blue / white out of choice yours will be black / white).

Tell us what you see better still a screen shot using snip > Star type snip > pin to taskbar (very handy there) the screen will go milky drag a line arounf the screen part you want and then > File > sSave as (I put mine on the desktop for easy access but you can put it where you like)

When posting back just below the reply window there is manage attachments > browse and pick the screen shot > upload and post back.

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Anyone have any idea why suddenly out of the blue my network quit showing one of my computers? I have a tablet and laptop both with windows 10. my tablet still shows both computers, but my laptop no longer shows the tablet. I didn't change anything. What can cause this and how do I fix it? thanks.

A:network suddenly quit showing computer

The Winsock and DNS caches are corrupt.

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Hi, I really need your help guys. So, my computer suddenly stopped responding / hanged, cant do anything, not even CTRL+ALT+DEL . so I long pressed the power button, waited for a while then turned it back on. but when it starts to load, 2 options comes up Repair Windows (recommended) and Start Windows Normally . Either of those ends up loading the System Repair, it starts to load the files, but ends up in a blank space with a cursor. so then I tried again using a USB System Repair Disc (Copied the content of the created System Repair disc to the Flash Drive) it boots up the USB, loads the files, goes to the blank screen again, then after about a minute or so, the first option box appears. "select your keyboard input method". Then i click Next, then it took about half an hour or so to take me to the "Select your operating system" which is blank. still i waited then about another half an hour, it starts to search for windows installation. then another half an hour, it finishes the scan. Windows 7 is showed in the option box, but the partition size is 0 mb. so then i just clicked next, then about another half an hour. System Recovery Option box appears. then i clicked Startup Repair and it starts scanning. now then, more than an hour later a cmd prompt appears minimized on the bottom left corner of the screen. so i just let it do its work. then about an hour and a half, cmd box is gone and the system is now "Attempting repairs... Repairing disk errors. T... Read more

A:computer suddenly stopped responding

ok, so never mind helping with this one. My main HD was wiped clean. (where windows 7 was installed) i dont know why, so im just did a clean install. i'll just mark this post as solved.

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Hi there,

Recently, my computer has been very strange... I have been having unwitnessed BSODs (showing up in the reliability monitor), lots of hardware errors in the reliability monitor and multiple programs stopping working. The troubleshooting steps I took to try to solve these issues were: updating all drivers, testing ram with memtest86+ (8 passes OK), testing the hard drive with Sea Tools (all ok) and refreshing windows 10.

A couple of days ago, I experienced my start menu, Cortana all ?apps? etc. not working. So, I logged off, only to find a black screen with a curser! The only way to turn off was to do a hard shut down. After turning back on again, I got the usual windows start up screen and normal ?AVG watchdog starting up? text (see attachment). However, my computer freezes at this stage. AVG stops at ??finished? and the computer freezes!

After trying to boot into safe mode, I simply get the black screen and curser again.

Luckily, I have all files backed up and other computers to use, but I am really concerned about the root cause of my problems as I have had similar errors in previous installs of windows.

Would these problems be caused by hardware? I am happy to clean install if necessary? but I would like to find out the causes of my problems first.

Thank you very much for your help.

A:Computer Suddenly Stopped Booting up...

Mentioning most of the event related to AVG, what about if we suspect that AVG as a root cause?

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Every time I try to play music in Windows Media Player no sound comes out of my speakers. I'm not sure if its just Media Player, but I'm fairly sure it's not just Media Player.

When this first started, simply turning the volume up a notch made sound come out. But the sound would stop after a minute or so. Also, it has been making my computer freeze up frequently. I've tried playing music on websites like playlist.com and my computer locks up.

This just started happening today. I looked for hardware conflicts and found none. The speakers work fine. I believe it must be some sort of Malware.

Here's my Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:48:49 PM, on 7/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Dit.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DitExp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Woke up one morning after shutting down the computer for the night, and it wouldn't start. Everything is still plugged in, the settings are no different than what they were when it was working. The green light at the back of the power supply is on, as is the one in the front. When we unplug the power supply, the light at the back stays on for over a minute (but I don't know if that's normal). And sometimes the light in front is blinking, sometimes it's not.
The disc drive still seems to be trying to do something, though it only lasts for a couple of seconds. Everything else isn't responding at all. It doesn't look like anything else is doing anything at all, and there is none of the usual sounds that mean the computer is starting. It's totally silent. The monitor will stay on long enough to say it isn't connected, and then turn off.
This same thing happened about a week ago, and it randomly started working the same day that it stopped, we aren't sure why. We had to turn it off last night because of a storm, and now its doing the exact same thing as before. The whole time in between these two incidences it was working just fine, as long as we didn't turn it off.
Please help if you can.
 

A:Solved: Computer Suddenly Stopped Turning On

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I have a wired lan connection directly from my ASUS router to my desktop computer. The connection has been fine for months. Last night I shut my desktop and turned it on normally this morning. It is no longer detecting the wired connection. No one in the house touched the router, wire, or computer at any point. The only way I can get internet is if I enable wireless. But being that the router is upstairs, the speed is slow.

I plugged the same wire into my laptop, and my laptop is detecting it fine. So now I know it's not a router or wire issue, it's my desktop. I don't understand why it would stop working out of no where. Any idea what to do?

A:Computer suddenly stopped detecting lan connection

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Try this.........

Copy and paste these lines into Notepad.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it.Vista and Windows 7... right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

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I have a wired lan connection directly from my ASUS router to my desktop computer. The connection has been fine for months. Last night I shut my desktop and turned it on normally this morning. It is no longer detecting the wired connection. No one in the house touched the router, wire, or computer at any point. The only way I can get internet is if I enable wireless. But being that the router is upstairs, the speed is slow.

I plugged the same wire into my laptop, and my laptop is detecting it fine. So now I know it's not a router or wire issue, it's my desktop. I don't understand why it would stop working out of no where. Any idea what to do?

A:Computer suddenly stopped detecting lan connection

Hi -
Please open Internet Explorer > Click Tools along the top (if you do not see it, press the ALT key) > Go Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings > Make sure the only box ticked is Automatically Detect Settings > Click OK > OK
See if there is a connection now -
 
Thank You -

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Right now I have two PC's connected to my network, One that is wired to the router and a wireless connection that I'm on downstairs. Today, for some reason, the wired connection stopped working. I can't connect in a browser or messaging programs or anything. I really don't know what to do, as all my connections are fine, and it was working just yesterday.
My wired connection uses a RealTek integrated card, MSI motherboard.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Solved: 1 computer on network suddenly stopped connecting.

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Hello all, I am in dire need of help with my DVD-ROM Drive, otherwise I will have to send my computer in to the company where they will wipe the HDD.

I know how to burn DVDs and everything, and my computer has had no problem with it, up until yesterday. I was using my usual program to burn a DVD with, but this time --for the 1st time-- about 15% into the burning process, it came up with a dialogue box that said "Cannot set address for....." and then it displayed a bunch of numbers below that. Now, everytime I insert a blacnk DVD of any kind, any brand, what have you, you can hear the laser in the drive bouncing around like it's trying to read a badly scratched disc whereas the discs are spotless, and after about minute, it spits them out. I have run virus scans, done a system restore and had the drivers reinstalled, but to no avail. BUT!!!!! Here is the weird thing: It will read any other disc I stick in there perfectly! It makes no sense. Can any of you guys help me with this problem? If you can help me with this and stop them from having to wipe my HDD for no real reason, then you are the best person ever!!! Thanks alot, guys!

I didn't know if this was the right forum to post this in, but I am pretty sure that it is a problem with Vista.....

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Hello all, I am in dire need of help with my DVD-ROM Drive, otherwise I will have to send my computer in to the company where they will wipe the HDD.

I know how to burn DVDs and everything, and my computer has had no problem with it, up until yesterday. I was using my usual program to burn a DVD with, but this time --for the 1st time-- about 15% into the burning process, it came up with a dialogue box that said "Cannot set address for....." and then it displayed a bunch of numbers below that. Now, everytime I insert a blacnk DVD of any kind, any brand, what have you, you can hear the laser in the drive bouncing around like it's trying to read a badly scratched disc whereas the discs are spotless, and after about minute, it spits them out. I have run virus scans, done a system restore and had the drivers reinstalled, but to no avail. BUT!!!!! Here is the weird thing: It will read any other disc I stick in there perfectly! It makes no sense. Can any of you guys help me with this problem? If you can help me with this and stop them from having to wipe my HDD for no real reason, then you are the best person ever!!! Thanks alot, guys!

I didn't know if this was the right forum to post this in, but I am pretty sure that it is a problem with Vista.....
 

A:My computer suddenly stopped reading blank DVDs

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I have a Dell Inspiron 546S, Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit OS.

Up until today, I have been able to load photos from my SD memory card through the built in card reader on the tower. I've always had to either put it in just right or wiggle it a touch in order for the computer to recognize the card. Today, nothing works. I've wiggled and jiggled, stuck it straight in, pulled it half out, done the hokey pokey, and restarted the computer. Nada, zip, zilch. I finally used the USB cable and that works. It is not a new card, it's one I've been using all along. Nothing has changed in anyway except the the computer suddenly refuses to recognize the card!

Any suggestions?
 

A:Computer suddenly stopped recognizing my SD memory card

I forgot to mention, the green light does come on, but I don't get the "new device found" sound. It's not in the device manager or anything else. In fact the device manager says it's working "properly."
 

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Yesterday I was burning a CD of some of my music to take to work and listen to. After burning 4-5 songs there was an error (windows media player) and it could not burn the rest.

I hit OK and exited the program, then went to eject myCD, and it did not open. So I go to My Computer to select eject, adn there is no cd drive lsited all of a sudden, and not one in Divice manager either.
The LED light on the cd rom is still glowing green constantly, but it will not respond or try to open when I press eject. And it makes no sounds as if it is trying to read a disc or such.
I tried system restoring to 2 days ago, but it did not fix the problem. I've tried unhooking it, and hooking it back up to no avail. I have tried the Mr Fixit program from the microsoft site, and it DETECTS the problem, and syas 'CDrom/Drive not being recognized" or such, but has a red X next to it saying it could not resolve the problem.
I have also tried going intoo regedit, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/
{4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} Then deleting Upper and lower filters (mine only had upper) and rebooting. And still nothing.

This is very frustrating since I am an avid computer gamer and can no longer insert my game discs to play/etc.

I'd be beyond thankful if someone could help me fix this soon, and please put it in turns/steps I can understand. Aside from gaming and internet, I am a tech novice.

Thank you so much in advance!
--Poe
 

A:CD Rom suddenly not showing up in device management/computer etc in Vista &wont eject

Its likely a physical hardware problem. Open up the case, disconnect and reconnect both the power and data cables(on both ends) and see if the drive opens. If not the drive may have failed. The drive should even open with just the power cable connect and the data cable connected, so as a last test try ejecting the tray with only the power connected.
 

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Okay. My little brother was on my dad's computer. He was playing a flash game and listening to music on WMP. Suddenly, WMP came up with an error saying the media was corrupt, and the blue screen of death came up. I didn't see what the blue screen's error was, but when the computer reset, it came up with "Boot Device Not Found".
 
We reset the computer manually, letting it sit for a minute unplugged. It booted up slower than normal, but otherwise properly. We then ran chkdsk, it said that the Master File Table's BITMAP was incorrect. We then ran chkdsk /scan as it told us to, and it said there were no errors in the filesystem.
 
Are the errors gone? If not, what should I do to fix them?

A:Computer suddenly stopped working, "Boot Device Not Found"

I would suggest that you download and run SeaTools to see if there is a problem with the hdd.

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I restarted my computer today and came back and saw that my headphones wont work anymore. It worked fine 5 minutes ago. But the weird thing is that my monitor speakers work perfectly. I've gone and checked my cables from my computer and they were fine. I unplugged and replugged then nothing changed. Images: http://imgur.com/YFogLIE / http://imgur.com/edIzckT . Please tell me if you need any more additional info

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I've been trying to fix it for over 10 days now, and I tried lots of things but nothing seems to work , so I hope that you can help me.

System Info (If Needed):-
- Operation System: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-Bit).
- Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 (1 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394).
- CPU: QuadCore Intel Core i7-2600K, 3500 MHz (35 x 100).
- Memory: 8168 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM).
- Disk Drive: WDC WD20EARS-00J99B0 (2000 GB, SATA-II).
- GPU: ATI Radeon? HD 5770
- USB 2.0: 8 Ports.
- USB 3.0: 2 Ports.

Problem:-
My external hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer, but it was working fine before.

Possible Causes:-
1- I think "And I'm NOT Sure" this happened after I Unplugged it without using "Safely Remove Hardware", I'm Totally aware that unplugging it while it's in use could damage it, but when I tried to "Safely Remove It" it told me "Windows can't stop your device Because a program is still using it", and I was in a hurry, so I unplugged it without using "Safely Remove Hardware".

2- Few Days before it stop working, it was getting slower and sometimes it hangs.

External Hard Drive Condition:-
- it's Samsung S2 Portable (640GB).
- I think I bought it from about 1-1.5 years ago.
- It's out of warranty.
- I'm Not using it that much, maybe 1-2 hours per day and sometimes I don&... Read more

A:External hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer

"I hear a weird intermittent constant "Sound" and it's NOT loud, MAYBE It's a "Clicking" sound, But I'm not sure."

Maybe a soft click or a sliding sound? The drive should normally do nothing more than hum.

"I connected it to another PC, it didn't work there too."

Dang it didn't past the test here either. When things go wrong in my computers I often try them in another machine. If it works in the second machine then I know it's still working. If it doesn't work in the second machine then I usually consider the device dead. I'd try a third machine if you have that resource.

If the data are that important I'd consult a data recovery specialist.
 

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I've been trying to fix it for over 10 days now, and I tried lots of things but nothing seems to work , so I hope that you can help me.

System Info (If Needed):-
- Operation System: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-Bit).
- Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 (1 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394).
- CPU: QuadCore Intel Core i7-2600K, 3500 MHz (35 x 100).
- Memory: 8168 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM).
- Disk Drive: WDC WD20EARS-00J99B0 (2000 GB, SATA-II).
- GPU: ATI Radeon™ HD 5770
- USB 2.0: 8 Ports.
- USB 3.0: 2 Ports.

Problem:-
My external hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer, but it was working fine before.

Possible Causes:-
1- I think "And I'm NOT Sure" this happened after I Unplugged it without using "Safely Remove Hardware", I'm Totally aware that unplugging it while it's in use could damage it, but when I tried to "Safely Remove It" it told me "Windows can't stop your device Because a program is still using it", and I was in a hurry, so I unplugged it without using "Safely Remove Hardware".

2- Few Days before it stop working, it was getting slower and sometimes it hangs.

External Hard Drive Condition:-
- it's Samsung S2 Portable (640GB).

- I think I bought it from about 1-1.5 years ago.
- It's out of warranty.
- I'm Not using it that much, maybe 1-2 hours per day and sometimes I don't use it at all for several days/weeks.
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A:External Hard Drive Stopped Showing Up In My Computer

Answers to your questions:
1) The only way that MIGHT work is if you buy a new enclosure
2) No
3) no
4) Just break the case open, then you can connect it via SATA, and if that doesn't work it is un-salvageable
 

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So, to give some background, this is my first build, and it has been assembled and working for 4 months now with no problems. I was able to identify the original motherboard as defective the first time I was building it, and the new one has never given me any problems.

My parts are an i5 2500k, a Gigabyte 768 mobo, a Seasonic 750x PSU, a Gigabyte 6850, and 8GB of GSKILL RAM. And I have an aftermarket heatsink as well. CPU is not overclocked.

Essentially, I was running it overnight to patch a game, and this morning when I came to wake it up the monitor wasn't showing anything. Turned it on and off again, "no signal", etc. I tried turning on my sound and restarting the computer, and I didn't get the bootup sound, so I'm guessing my CPU is not booting at all.

I have run it overnight before with no problems, and as stated, I have an aftermarket heatsink and it's not overclocked. I would be very surprised if it overheated.

Also, normally when I boot up, the motherboard LEDs start up for a second and then turn off. Now they're just staying on- not blinking, just staying on. I don't think it's the PSU either, as it has more than enough wattage, but a failure is always possible I suppose.

I have not taken it apart yet- I'd like to avoid that if possible- but if you have any advice I'm willing to take it. Hopefully, if I can't resolve it, I can at least find out which part is the issue.

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A:Computer suddenly stopped working- motherboard LEDs and fans on, no startup

and I didn't get the bootup sound, so I'm guessing my CPU is not booting at all.Click to expand...

No beeps at all

I would check every thing is seated correctly
and
then reduce to minimum configuration - Motherboard , PSU, Memory , Graphics and harddrive
 

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I bought this PlayStation2-like usb gamepad from cd-r King (a local gadget store here in the philippines). It was perfectly working alright on my windows xp desktop pc.

Now i have a new laptop, windows 7 home premium, and the same gamepad worked fine and was able to play a couple of games with it. Until recently (actually more or less a month ago), it just stopped working. Whenever i plug it, it keeps saying 'USB Device not recognized' and 'Device driver was not successfully installed' and the 'Code 43 error'.

What can i do? I really want to play with it. It worked before, i may just have done or installed something that conflicted with it. I tried it with my friend's laptop (xp) and it was working fine. I also tried another usb gamepad (from the same store but different model) on my windows7 laptop and it worked fine.

It's very strange. I wish someone could help. thanks!

P.S. I searched the web and this forum but no luck. I tried
installing/uninstalling drivers
disabling/enabling the device from device manager
uninstalling all devices under Universal Serial Bus Controllers
turning off my computer for a few minutes (my laptop's battery is not user-removable though)

Again. Thank you..

And oh, i saw this from the search result. His problem is almost the same as mine. But that post was way back in 2004.. http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/241004-usb-gampad-many-seem-have.html

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A:USB Gamepad (from a local computer devices store) suddenly stopped working - Windows7

Anyone please?
 

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I bought this PlayStation2-like usb gamepad from cd-r King (a local gadget store here in the philippines). It was perfectly working alright on my windows xp desktop pc.

Now i have a new laptop, windows 7 home premium, and the same gamepad worked fine and was able to play a couple of games with it. Until recently (actually more or less a month ago), it just stopped working. Whenever i plug it, it keeps saying 'USB Device not recognized' and 'Device driver was not successfully installed' and the 'Code 43 error'.

What can i do? I really want to play with it. It worked before, i may just have done or installed something that conflicted with it. I tried it with my friend's laptop (xp) and it was working fine. I also tried another usb gamepad (from the same store but different model) on my windows7 laptop and it worked fine.

It's very strange. I wish someone could help. thanks!

P.S. I searched the web and this forum but no luck. I tried
installing/uninstalling drivers
disabling/enabling the device from device manager
uninstalling all devices under Universal Serial Bus Controllers
turning off my computer for a few minutes (my laptop's battery is not user-removable though)
Again. Thank you..

And oh, i saw this from the search result. His problem is almost the same as mine. But that post was way back in 2004.. http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/2...seem-have.html

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Mic... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

I use 2 monitors (see below). Both worked fine for over a year then the digital monitor suddenly went blank and the computer now has problems booting and displaying. Everything works fine when nothing is connected by HDMI. Both monitors work when connected as analogs (one at a time because I only have one pin connection).

I have confirmed:
There is no malware/virus on my computer.
HDMI cable is fine (I have 2 new cables, and switching cables doesn't change anything).
I think all drivers are up to date
Windows 7 Pro is up to date.

Computer:Dell Vostro 270s, Intel Quad Core i5-3450S CPU @2.80 GHz
Windows 7 Pro with Service Pack 1
Video card Intel HD Graphics FamilyMonitors:Samsung: SD24D300 digital
Dell E2011H generic PnP analogAny suggestions?

A:2 Monitor Display Suddenly Freezes Computer - Can't Connect Via HDMI

System Restore to a date prior to the issue - System Restore

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Hi Guys, i have HP Pavilion P6510Y computer, 2gb Ram, Quadro Fx 400 Graphics Card, From Past few days i was constantly getting BSODs.  i was thinking that Ram is faulty so i checked it with third party software. Ram was fine. i checked all the hardware component and everything was fine. so i decided to update Bios.While updating the bios i lost power for 1-2 minutes and now my computer dont show anything on moniter screen. all the power functions are working fine, Fans, Processor, Ram, Lights everything is working fine but i cant get the display. i reseat all of its hardware components but still cant get display. i even tried to reset CMOS setting by shifting the jumpers but still got no luck.  i cant go into bios setting, cant get into windows to run bios updater again. Please help me......is there anyway that i can copy the bios into a usb flash drive and then run the bios from it?   

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AMD 64bit dual core 2.01ghz each

1gb corsair ram, 512 x 2

Sapphire ATi Crossfire xpress 3200 A9RD580ADV

160gb Hatchi Sata HDD (sp?)

Nvidia 7600gs PCi-E, SLi Ready, 256mb

I've plugged everything in, and i'm quite sure it's all been plugged in correctly.

On the motherboard is 3 little lights. Saying:

HDD LED
+5VSB LED
+5VB

The top 2 lights are red, and the bottom light is green. I'm guessing that is symbolising that i have a problem.

When i turn on the computer, my moniter stays on stand by. All the fan's and lights show up, even the LED's on the fans, but i get no action from my moniter.

shouldn't i see the bois information?

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on to my dvd drive. i've plugged it in, with the 4 pin power bit, and an IDE cable which goes into my primary IDE slot.

I get power, but when i press the "eject" button nada happens. When i take OUT the ide cable, the disc tray does actually eject.

i've stuck in an old CD drive and it does the exact same. any reason why?

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I got this PC off a friend for free. He said it was all working before hand and so on.

The graphics card AND HDD are brand spanking new and have never been used.
 

A:No Bios Showing. No Display. Brand new computer

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So, the display was working till the afternoon when I decided to clean the computer. So i plugged all the cords out of the computer and put it on the carpet. I opened it and then I used a Duster 2 for the computer says (Removes dust from electronic equipment) which is the computer. Well, when I plugged back in everything the display would no longer show up. It would say No input connection for hdmi input.I am using a Ibutpower computer and I think it has to do with the dvi import for the computer. Now I might have sprayed too much of the Dust 2 inside should I wait a few hours before rebooting?Also, when I hit menu on the monitor it just says (monitor going back to sleep) so it won't let me factory reset.Any ideas on how I can get the display to work?

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So, the display was working till the afternoon when I decided to clean the computer. So i plugged all the cords out of the computer and put it on the carpet. I opened it and then I used a Duster 2 for the computer says (Removes dust from electronic equipment) which is the computer. Well, when I plugged back in everything the display would no longer show up. It would say No input connection for hdmi input.I am using a Ibutpower computer and I think it has to do with the dvi import for the computer. Now I might have sprayed too much of the Dust 2 inside should I wait a few hours before rebooting?Also, when I hit menu on the monitor it just says (monitor going back to sleep) so it won't let me factory reset.Any ideas on how I can get the display to work?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

i bought new computer few days ago.
i have sapphire HD 7750 2gb ddr3 - and im installed the driver for that by the CD
but after i want to play some games (like DIRT 3 or World of Tanks)
i get this massage Display driver stopped responding and has recovered. please help help what to do?

A:(ADM) new computer - display driver stopped responding

Hi vadim741 and welcome. The drivers on the CD may be old even though a new computer. Make sure you download and install the latest ones from the AMD site. You are showing Windows 7 on the left pane, do you have 7 or 8? Make sure you download the proper drivers.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Ever since the beginning of the installation of Windows 7 it has had this error.

Ive come home to the pc being restarted and i assumed it was an update only to find it recovered from a serious error.

I have an ATI radeon AIW 9600 and while i know it is outdated im hoping i can find a fix for this because i currently dual boot Ubuntu and an iMac is seriously looking good right now.

I also tried to play two different MMORPG's and they freeze right after loading so im thinking that this is also driver/VC related.

Ill post the last dump for everyone to see. Post any questions or ideas you might have im not afraid to try them.

Ive also seen AVG might be a cause for random reboots? I guess i can uninstall that and use a different AVP.

All help is greatly appreciated.

A:Computer keeps reporting display driver stopped working but recovered?

Hey just took a screenshot of the bluescreenview app running.

I didn't know how to export to a file to upload here and i figured you didn't need EVERYTHING.

If you do ill figure it out.

So it is reporting that 3 of 4 crashes were due to my ralink usb wireless adapter(or something related)

Well since i NEED that for internet and have no money for a new one lol im kind stuck, ill check for updated w7 driver though.

Lastly my #4 crash is due to ATI driver/Card.

ATI discontinued support and merged everything over to legacy support so basically i have a Vista driver installed under windows 7 as that is all they can offer.....so is my only option a new video card?

Thanks again!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

My Laptop has stopped being able to read from my Cd drive, and doesnt even think its there...is their a way to fix this by myself??

A:Windows has stopped showing my Cd drive on "My Computer"

Welcome
Check if it listed in your bios.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Tonight I was playing a good old game. I minimized to my desktop while the game was running and pulled open Windows calculator, did some calculator stuff, but then the computer goes into a blue error screen and then restarts. A few moments later, the display on my monitor suddenly turns off as if it were put to sleep. And even if I turn it off cold and restart the computer, nothing appears on the display at all, not even a BIOS logo screen. So weird.

System specs:
AMD E-350 Processor x2 (1.6Ghz)
4GB RAM (upgraded from OEM default 2GB)
500GB Hard Drive
GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Acer (eMachines)-EL1360G UW12P
bundled with eMachines brand monitor/speakers

A:Monitor display suddenly turns off, can't get the display back

You can try:

- Remove the power cord of monitor and PC for a minute. Not just shut down.
- Clear CMOS if you don't mind reconfiguring the BIOS

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My screen on this laptop (Dell Inspiron 1520, Windows 10, 4gb max memory) had gone virtually dark, in the right light you could faintly see the screen being active. Without the availability of the screen, I utilized the external monitor output AND the SVGA option output to 2 different flat screen TV's which both options worked for months! Then that stopped, yet you can see and hear the hard drive working in reaction to my interactivity?. I promptly replaced the graphics card! THAT DID NOTHING FOR NATIVE OR EXTERNAL VIDEO OUTPUT!!! Three years ago I replaced the mainboard which afterwards worked awesomely, now I'm stumped. I truly love this little machine, what am I overlooking?! Can someone shed some light on this scenario?! Thanks, Craig
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

Hello. This laptop is almost a year old (still under warranty). It was in HP service center and their conclusion is that everything is OK with laptop because they could not reproduce error with their HDD and their OS (that is what they actually said). Problem is with display. From time to time (not always) thin white line is shown on top of blue or gradiant blue or similar color (I'm attaching links to photos because they are too large to upload - if you look closely at photos, you will notice it on blue color): Photo 1Photo 2 Now, I picked up laptop from service last week and my warranty is valid for 2 more weeks or something like that. Any suggestions what to do? It seems that HP Service Center (MR Servis d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia, Europe) doesn't care or they are not capable to properly test laptop. I paid for laptop almost 1.000,00? and month or two after warranty goes out I will have broken laptop? Thanx in advance,Stanislav Vlasic

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

I have an HP dc7900 at work and the system keeps getting the error "Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered". First the user is not playing game and I have updated the video drivers. I also ran DXDIAG.exe and I have looked at the report and I don't see anything abnormal.

Does anyone have any ideas on why this error Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered keeps occurring ??

A:Event 4101, Display - Display driver igfx stopped responding

Hello,

Try uninstalling the current driver completely and re-install the driver from the HP Support site.

Perform the following steps:
-Download Trexxy Driver Fusion from Driver Fusion - The Complete Driver Solution and install it. Don't run the program yet
- First, Uninstall the Intel Graphics driver/software from Control Panel > Uninstall a program and restart
-Now run Driver Fusion, select Intel Display and then select Delete
-After complete restart the PC then install the latest release of the Graphics driver from the HP Support site.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.6

Hi folks. Just wondering if someone here has come across this kind of problem before. I run 2 HDD, both are Maxtor 60gb, the Master holds Win 2000, Win XP Pro, and Redhat 7.3. The 2nd HDD holds 3 partitions, I use these for storage of various data - Multimedia, Webdev, MP3, ect. Here's the prob - On reboot earlier today, the 2nd HDD suddenly showed up as unformatted. I've booted into a couple different DOS based diag apps, and get the same result, that the partitions are unformatted, including Partition Magic. The 3 partitions are intact, just unformatted. Which, of course, renders the data useless, as I can't get to it. Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. - Thank You. -Ed Parrott
 

A:2nd HDD suddenly Showing Up As Unformatted

hey edparrott
[tsg=welcome][/tsg]

Can you see them when you use the W2K OS?
 

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all of a sudden this morning my forefront software is discovering the above trojan on my machine. indiates it is cleaned and then 5 minutes later it finds it again.

How do I clean this?

A:trojan suddenly showing up

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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I ran Kaspersky as my computer was way overdue for a full scan and it scanned a BullGuard file without any issues to report, but the thing is I've never used BullGuard, never downloaded it, never been anywhere near it. So I took a look in the folder it's nestled in - Windows > Applications > Tools > Security > BullGuard

There are nine files in the folder, one a video aptly titled Video, two PNG files, two .EXE files (one is called BgLicTool and the other BullGuard90_64), a file called licensekey.dat, a VBScript file called Bullguard, and two Windows Command Scripts named License and Install. Are any of these legitimate files? Can I delete them without problems? Kaspersky can't quarantine them and I haven't tried to move or delete them. I haven't run either of the EXE files or opened the video or images. I would just go ahead and delete them but I've had serious problems trying to remove fake programs before =/ The more I type the sillier this question seems but I thought I'd make sure.

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, don't know if that helps. The computer is slower than usual but nothing else weird's been happening other than finding these files.

EDIT: Looks like another user's having a problem related to mine, with descriptions of finding files they don't recognise. I've found one other folder with sub-folders that I don't recognise and can't figure out what it belongs to. The two unrecognised (to me) f... Read more

A:Program I've Never Used Suddenly Showing Up

Hello and welcome.Right-click the taskbar, and then click Start Task Manager. Do you see a ping.exe consuming the CPU?Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may in... Read more

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Hey everyone,

Today my external hard drive is suddenly not showing up in my computer or on my one file manager program. It is really weird cause the computer reads it and it comes up in disk management and in my device and everything says it is working fine.

I check for updates and everything with no luck. Rebooted it and tried all the simple fixes like that. I dual boot this computer and the external drive pops up on OS X Lion fine and lets me access it and everything, so it doesn't have to do with the hard drive itself.

It has been working fine for months and I really don't think I changed anything in the last day or two with the computer for it to suddenly not be working. Very strange problem. Windows basically says its working fine except it just won't show up in My Computer. I tried connecting with both a Firewire cord as well as USB and neither work. I spent hours checking all over the internet and still no luck.

Any advice? Please help!!

Thanks,
Dom

A:OWC Mercury Elite AL Pro Not Showing Up Suddenly

Mine just died not to long ago. That Oxford chip set doesn't last very long on these things. Been looking for something else that doesnt use that chip set.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

Good morning everyone, and a Merry Christmas!

I'm going to try to make this as brief as possible, while still including every detail I possibly can.

Today I received a few cool gadgets for Christmas that I wanted to install on my PC. I realized I was short on USB slots, so I tried to install a secondary set of USB slots. I plugged it in wrong twice in a row, due to me misreading my motherboard. After a few restarts, my computer wouldn't boot. I attempted to clear my CMOS, which didn't help. I then turned off my power supply's switch, then turned it back on. After I did this my PC booted, but I was fronted with a boot screen that said the CMOS settings were wrong. I was confused as to what this meant, and my options were F1 to Bios, or F2 to default settings and continue. After booting, my Razer Deathadder quit working. Now, at this point, I'm not sure why exactly I did this, but I reinstalled Windows. I am using Windows XP Pro -32 bit. After reinstalling all my drivers, I realized that NONE of my USB ports were working. My keyboard, mouse, webcam, nothing worked. I updated my Windows, BIOS, drivers, everything is new.

In the screen for Hardware, all my Root USB kits have exclamation points, and it says they aren't functioning properly. I have NO idea what the hell is going on, and if anyone has any ideas or comments, please please share them with me.

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A:USB suddenly stopped working

if you dont have service pack 2 install it then reinstall the usb drivers that come with sp2

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

hi,
My ps2 just suddenly stopped working, it wasnt at all gradual and it just makes a lot of clicking/loud/grinding (not very nice!!) sounds! i tried the solution that involved rotating the white clog in my ps2 which just changed the sounds - at one position it doesn't make the sounds but then doesn't seem to be able to read any discs. i marked the original position so i've now returned it to its original state but i would be very grateful for any suggestions on how to solve the problem!! (i've also tried cleaning the laser)
Cheers, Rich
 

A:ps2 suddenly stopped working

call sony and descirbe ur problem. chances are they may fix it for free
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

My windows vista internet suddenly stopped I thinik after I did a virus scan after catchin a spyware/virus. I had spyware sweeper but it stopped working saying that it is incompatible with vista?

It can't be my modem/ router because we tried hookin up another computer we have and internet works fine and my comp which is on the same router works well also.

I "reformatted it" I don't know if i did this properly. I put in vista disc and told it to install. and it lead me through... looks like its successful but my internet still doesn't work. I tried Norton virus 2008 but it doesnt have the latest definitions because we have no internet to download it. I tried AVG also scanned comp. We have 11 viruses that cannot be treated or something. Someone please help me.

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Hi all,

I run a network at home, 2 computers, both running xp. One connecting directly to cable broadband modem (computer 1) with the two computers linked by a single crossover cable. For the past year or so I have happily shared the internet connection as well as the printer and numerous files but today when I booted them up computer 2 - the one not connected to the modem - simply gave me a "Limited or no connectivity", I'd had the problem before and had in the past easily fixed it by repairing the connection however now it simply hangs on renewing ip address.

I've tried restarting computers, disabling and enabling connections, nothing I do seems to work. Any help is greatly appreciated and any more information I need to provide just ask.

Thanks in advance, Andrew
PROBLEM SOLVED!

I just went to check on firewall on host computer, when I tried to open up firewall settings i recieved something along the lines of "Windows firewall and internet connection sharing are not currently running, would you like to start running them?" Ridiculous i could spend 2 hours on something and solve it like that >.<

Out of curiosity, how did my internet connection service just "turn itself off"? seems strange to me,
 

A:LAN suddenly stopped working

Could be from an error to spyware
 

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