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Q: usb gamepad stopped working and not working any more

My usb gamepad stopped working suddenly and never work again in this computer

I tried the gamepad in other computers and it works good, but not in this computer, I tried to reinstall windows several times, install all kind of drivers, I tried to configure it in different ways and its not working yet.

I get error code 43 all time in this computer.

any idea how can I fix it?

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: usb gamepad stopped working and not working any more

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Ah yes, the wonders of vista lol. Ok yea one day I'm just playing using an old USB Sidewinder that's worked fine forever and all of a sudden poof, no more. It will see the gamepad, but tells me it's not connected properly. Or it will just vanish and reappear repeatedly. Switching USB's has no effect, neither does restarting and it doesn't even see it if I connect it to my motherboard.

<3 you vista.

A:Gamepad stopped working

Originally Posted by Snowee


Ah yes, the wonders of vista lol. Ok yea one day I'm just playing using an old USB Sidewinder that's worked fine forever and all of a sudden poof, no more. It will see the gamepad, but tells me it's not connected properly. Or it will just vanish and reappear repeatedly. Switching USB's has no effect, neither does restarting and it doesn't even see it if I connect it to my motherboard.

<3 you vista.



maybe its not vista being the problem, maybe its the hardware malfuntioning and your dont have anything to blame apart from the obviously flawed vista of which ive had no problems with at all.

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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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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

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0... Read more

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

Anyone please?
 

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Hello All. I'm new to the site, and after having been tasked to fix my girlfriends computer. I'm left scratching my head. I don't know what she or her son did to this machine but everything I have tried has not worked. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Machine - Dell Inspriron INSP1440

OS - Vista 32-bit SP2

Issues -

Cannot start internet browsers outside of safe mode. Every time I have tried I get an APPCRASH Error.

IE - Internet Explorer has stopped working.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Application Timestamp: 4d76255d
Fault Module Name: iexplore.exe
Fault Module Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Fault Module Timestamp: 4d76255d
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 000026d1
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160


Firefox - Firefox has Stopped Working

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: firefox.exe
Application Version: 13.0.1.4548
Application Timestamp: 4fda6075
Fault Module Name: ... Read more

A:APPCRASH When starting IE and Firefox, DNS Client Has Stopped Working, and Host Process (Rundll32) has stopped working Errors.

Here is the DNS client has stopped working error

DNS Client has stopped working

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: svchost.exe_Dnscache
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918b89
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18327
Fault Module Timestamp: 4cb73436
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000250fb
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7373
Additional Information 2: 38d9ec761cde35dc7ff9a3014cbc1e9a
Additional Information 3: 007a
Additional Information 4: f2126b35ab5de9a1c961e83e18b5e24b

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hello, I recently bought a gamepad from havit (HV-G83) and when I plugged it in my laptop ( windows 8.1) i pressed its button and the console turned on but when i opened Skyrim and checked the 360 controller button it didnt work ( nor did it work with other games) and my driver is up to date. please help
 

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i have this MS sidewinder freestyle pro gamepad and it won't work on my new pc. i've used it on my other computer which was a win98 system. when i load up the software that came w/ the gamepad, it says that it is not compatible w/ my OS (xp). but funny thing is, is that the green LED light on my gamepad lights up indicating that it is on. but that don't seem to matter though. any solutions? i appreciate it.

fyi:
Dell Dimension 8300
winXP
 

A:gamepad not working w/ new pc

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this morning i got those 2 errors pop up, and i cannot get into system info, cannot do a system restore
running windows 7
 

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HI,
I'VE INSTTALED WINDOWS 7 PROF.ON MY PC. I M TRYING TO INSTALL WINDOWS7ULTIMATE BY CLICKING ON SETUP.EXE AN ERROR MASSAGE APPEARED SAYING: [WINDOWS INSTALLER HAS STOPPED WORKING] THEN I TRIED TO INSTALL WINDOWS 8 ON MY PC.. BUT THE ERROR MASSAGE APPEARED SAYING SAME THING [WINDOWS INSTALLER HAS STOPPED WORKING] AND ALL OTHER SETUP IN THAT DRIVE ARE SAYING SAME THING.....DON'T KNOW WTTD.....HHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPP!
I'M IN BIG TROUBLE NOTHING IS GOING TO INSTALL

ERROR
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: setup.exe_Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Application Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Application Timestamp: 5010a298
Fault Module Name: setup.exe
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Fault Module Timestamp: 5010a298
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 000020f4
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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A:Windows installer has stopped working or setup.exe has stopped working

Hi,

Lets start here:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply

Regards,
Golden

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I've just had Mario Forever v4.4 installed and bought a new USB Gamepad but can't get the gamepad to use to play the game.

USB's driver's installed correctly and can see it in "Game Controller" in Control Panel. Besides, I can use the gamepad to move up and down in the Mario game menu, so the gamepad itself works perfectly well. Besides, Mario game does say that it supports Joystick and hence I'd imagine, it supports the Gamepad, as well.

I wonder why then I can't use this to play the game and having to use arrow keys on the keyboard instead.

I'm using Windows XP Professional. Can someone please help?
 

A:Gamepad not working to play Mario Forever ???

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I get these two error messages every time I start my computer, is there any help? I have an Acer 4810T
 

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Hello:
The mouse started to stray and stopped working in the middle of doing something, i.e. eBay, typing word and etc. which is very annoying and first of all, I lose all of the work done due to stopping of the mouse.

However, the mouse started working as if nothing wrong, once I restarted by 'force' restart ..... pushing the button in the middle of the PC. Otherwise, the PC is all fine and working OK.

I did apply Malwarebytes to combat the issue, however the issue does not resolve.

Any help on this would be truoly appreciated.

Thanks,

A:Mouse stopped working in the middle of working, i.e. eBay, typing word, etc.

Did you try a different mouse? If you still have the same problem with a new mouse, see if there are any drivers for the mouse from it's manufacturers web site.
Also try a Clean Boot, if that works, then add one startup item at a time till the mouse acts weird again, then you know that is the problematic program.

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So one day I was using a laptop wirelessly when the internet just suddenly turned off. I checked my modem and it was working fine but when I checked my router, the lights were on but not blinking. it was just a steady light. when I checked for a wireless network the name of the network I usually use didnt show up.

I tried unplugging everything and plugging everything back in again and I tried pressing the reset button on the back of the router. Can anyone help?

Thanks so much

P.S. my router is a linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband router
 

A:Wireless router suddenly stopped working (Lights still working though)

what devices do you have connected the router anything else wireless
make and model of the pc

does the PC work if you connect to the router by a cable ?
if not
try connecting directly to the modem and see if that works OK

we need to see some details, which will mean you need to copy to a working PC
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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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I have had a rather large problem over the last couple of days. It started earlier in the week, when one drive stopped working. Not a big problem, I've had drives fail before. 4 disks, so i can handle one less for a little while, i though. Not so though, while still waiting for my new drive, using my computer like usual (with less load on unit D) i suddenly start getting write-errors to D:, and the Intel Matrix Storage Console lists it as Stopped Working instead of Degraded. Nothing changed except for the status of the Volume, all the disks read the same as before, fully functional.

I have very little experience with these sort of matters. This is the first time I've lost a drive where i might lose data as well, and i have pretty much no idea where to go from here. I've tried to replace the faulty disk with another 500GB drive, but the RAID-setup in BIOS just tells me there isn't enough space, and the Console in Windows places the new drive as a Non-RAID drive. I can mark it as reserve, but that seems to be all i can do with it.

I'm not, hopefully, asking for miracles. I have just two things that i really need to retrieve from the Volume, my Firefox sessions (saved in a separate folder at the root of the drive), and my Thunderbird mail, (stored in their standard location, as my whole Windows-profile is on that drive). Everything else i can get again. (Well, not really, i have stuff stored up from 8-10 years back, from people who has withdrawn from t... Read more

A:RAID 5 - Disks are working, but the Volume listed as Stopped Working

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Hi again, another issue. I have a UNI multi dock - it was working fine - HDMI, SD card readers, USB. Suddenly one day it stopped. Display does not recognize signal, cannot change display mode with win+P - I can switch but cannot apply changes..Intel software, windows settings - nowhere to see it. I bought Microsoft USB-C to HDMI hoping the dock broke or something, but still the same.  Installed all possible drivers again from lenovo, did windows update - still nothing.  What else can I do?

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Hey, Fellas, I'm back.
Lately when I've tried looking at different folders and files on my hard drives I keep getting "Windows Explorer has stopped working and will restart." It's driving me nuts, I can barely do anything.
Also, same thing with Internet Explorer...I'm getting real sick of Vista's shoddiness..

A:Windows Explorer Stopped Working, Internet Explorer Stopped Working, what DOES work?

Hi,
Have a look at the events log and make a virus scan too.

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Hi! I am repeatedly getting the error "Internet Explorer not working" / Windows checking for solution/Last browsing closed unexpectedly , then Restore Session. I went to google to find a fix for this error .I'm being told to Press Window + W key then type in Troubleshooting in the Search box , then enter View All ,then Click IE Performance, then click Advanced etc..... The problem is that when I get to the Search box I start to type in the Troubleshooting and after one keystroke of the T, the computer automatically goes back to my desktop home page. The search engine box will not let me fix this problem. Can somebody help me ? Thanks so much! I have IE 10 and recently upgraded to the windows 8.1 from the Windows 8 about 3 weeks ago.

A:IE 10 stopped Working error / Search engine not working

Are you sure you have Windows 8.1? If you were you would have IE 11
From the Charms bar search System and verify if indeed you have Windows 8.1

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Okay, this is the weirdest problem I've ever hard with computers. Here's what happened:

1. I had a few years old Pentium D 2,8GHz processor running on Asus P5VDC-X mobo. PQI 566MHz DDR2 and GF 7600GS 256mb PCI-E, 350W power.
2. I updated the mobo to Asus P5L-MX to support faster PCI-E cards. Everything worked fine, despite the processor ran too hot (58C on high use)
3. Because of the overheating I replaced the thermal paste but it had no effect on the temperature.
4. I thought I used too much paste so I replaced the paste again.
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5. Bang, no video when I turn on the computer. I tried taking off everything part by part but nothing worked. It didn't work even when I only had processor and used the integrated graphics port. Tried resetting the bios too.
6. Nothing worked so I put back the old P5VDC-X and it worked like charm.
7. I thought it was logical that the problem was caused because of the mobo so I bought a new one, Asrock G31M-S.
8. No video... Did the same steps to this one too. It also had integrated gfx but it didn't work either.
9. The old P5VDC-X still works.

So I have no idea what's causing the problem. Is it the CPU? Mobo? PSU? RAM? I have no speaker on my case so I can't hear any beeps, but it won't start loading the OS from the hardrive and my USB mouse won't turn on. Tried using a differen't monitor too.

The main point is why it stopped working suddenly on new mobo's but still works with the old P5VDC-X? A... Read more

A:New mobos suddenly stopped working, old mobo working

Two new motherboards tells us you made the same simple install error in both of them.
Tell us more about power supply, memory, cable.
Did you make sure the memory was correct for both new boards, and what is the memory on the old board. Would also like to know the power supply and other hard ware.
What happens with the most basic, simple install. Does everything light up?

If you used the same hard drive with the same Windows install on the two motherboards, that is the problem. Windows has detected that you have changed the motherboard and will not operate unless you reinstall Windows on the drive on each new motherboard... One install for each motherboard.
My guess is that you will be fine if you change hard drives or do reinstalls or repair installs of the Windows on the new motherboard.
 

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I have a dell laptop inspiron  3558 with intel core i5 with win 10 ...this morning all of a sudden its internal speakers stopped working after i  unplugged my headphones ..I have used headphones before multiple times with no problems ...in audio settings it shows the speakers are enabled and the sound bar is moving but theres no sound ..I plug the headphones back or external speakers  ,those are  working ..troubleshoot is telling me the inbuilt speakers are working fine and cannot detect any problem ..I tried reinstalling the audio driver ,then restarting , then updating with the new Microsoft hd audio driver ,stopped all enhacements restarting again ,still not working ...is this a mechanical problem or a software problem ? I barely had this laptop for 4 months ...will reinstalling windows solve the problem or what should I do ? is the sensor not working ?

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Lately, when I plug in my Logitech Dual Action Gamepad, instantly (or sometimes after a minute or two), all of my USB ports stop working. This started happening within the last month or so. This problem does not occur on my desktop computer. It only occurs on my laptop.

Here is a screenshot of the device manager when this problem occurs. Slightly, different USB Host Controllers encounter problems depending on which USB port I use. In the device manager it says: "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)."

So far I have tried uninstalling the problem devices and then reinstalling them. This caused the problem to occur less frequently (I think), but it hasn't stopped. I also tried shutting down my laptop, unplugging it, and removing the battery for 10 minutes. As a temporary solution I disable the problem devices and then re-enable them. This fixes the problem for anywhere between 2 minutes and a couple hours. I have the "Logitech Gaiming Software" installed on my laptop.

My stats:
Sager NP2098 Laptop
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
 

A:USB ports stop working when I plug in my Logitech Dual Action Gamepad (code 43)

What version of the Logitech drivers do you have?

I have found Logitech is very picky, make sure you have the x64 7 drivers, and not Vista or x86.

Also, make sure you have the right motherboard/ chipset drivers for 7, and the latest at that.
 

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I have used "Data Execution Prevention" (DEP) listing my ACDC file viewer. I listedACDC because after it completes normally each time, there is an error message that says "Application has stopped working." I no longer want to see this error message.I use ACDC 7 for viewing and editing graphic files, here with this Windows 7 (64) system.

I usually select files with Windows Explorer, and they open using ACDC.

When I close the last file viewed, I get this error message that says "ACDSee 7.0 Application has stopped working"Installations of this ACDC on other Windows 7 computers do not have this issue. So I need to resolve it.

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Vista Ultimate 64-bit, ASUS Rampage Formula motherboard, USB mouse and keyboard connected in back ports.

Two things happened: Avira antivirus warned me of some threats which I either ignored or deleted. Windows Update had some updates ready (although I'm not sure if it updated).

I turned off my PC for a couple of hours, turned it back on and realized that my USB keyboard was not working on the password screen.

I eventually unplugged it from the back and plugged it into the front, where it worked. However, my USB mouse did not work when plugged into the second front port, nor did it work when plugged into the front port in which the keyboard worked.

I accessed System Restore using my keyboard and restored to one day previously. When it finished, both keyboard and mouse worked, although I got a pop-up message alerting me that the "drivers for your device could not be installed." When I clicked "OK," the mouse stopped working again.

I have checked BIOS and both mouse and keyboard are recognized, so it does not appear to be a hardware issue.
 

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My son's Ideapad 110S (purhased Aug 2017) has stopped working, won't charge, but charger does work on his brothers Ideapad 110S. It is completely dead. Does battery need replacing or something else? Thank you for any and all help!

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When I go to open HP MediaSmart, on the drop down menu I click on Video. It opens briefly and about 5 seconds I get the message "HP Media Video has stopped working. A problem stopped the prgram to stop working correctly. Windows will notify me if a solution is available.  I ran the sfc.exe (system file checker tool from microsoft as administrator)  and it passed with result of "windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".I can play a DVD, i can open my photos but I can't view my videos or load any new ones using HP MediaSmart.I have restarted the computer several times with no help.Any suggestions?

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Hey,
I was wondering if anyone could help me?  I have been having a lot of issues with my computer and using the internet. I keep getting messages such as ‘windows explorer has stopped working ‘and ‘Host process for windows services stopped working’. I haven’t been able to stream videos (with the exception of youtube),  download certain programs and browsing sites is slow.  I remember my computer being fine until a window update but I don’t know if that’s a coincidence or not.  I have tired uninstalling windows explorer and system restore to no avail.
I would really appreciate any help or advice.
Here is a report for one of the error messages I received.
Description:
  A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
 
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:                           AppHangXProcB1
  Application Name:                                iexplore.exe
  Application Version:                             10.0.9200.16686
  Application Timestamp:&... Read more

A:Windows explorer has stopped working / Host process for windows services stopped

Do things get better if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?

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i have a pioneer dvd rom and im running win xp.. cd rom has been workin fine for a few years now and since the past wednesday, the cd rom hasn't been able to read any cd's. i reinstalled drivers and still didnt work.. i tried 2 other cd roms, and they dont work either on my computer. i formatted my harddrive, and tried to install win xp, but it doesn't pickup the cd in the drive.. i then used another harddrive and the cd rom picked up the win xp cd and it installed windows xp.. after it finished installing, the cd rom didn't work anymore.. what could be wrong? im running the gateway 2000 system.
 

A:cd-rom stopped working

I'd try a regular dvd player cleaning kit. Maybe there's just dust on the lens or laser. When you say you tried the cd on a different hard drive, do you mean on a different computer or an actual hard drive (the component inside the pc)?
 

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Well, my moms hdd went to hell for whatever reason, so i figured that since i had 2 HDDs in my computer, that i would take the spare one i had (never use it) and let her use it. Well it wouldnt work in her computer, it kept going to a screen that said press F1 to boot and f2 for setup options or something like that. So i figured i would put it back in my computer, and now neither of my hdds work, not the primary or the spare i had. Does anyone know the problem? All i know is the one when its booted has that F1 to boot thing, and the primary hdd i had, when it tries to boot, it says disk read error or something along those lines. Should i just get a new HDD?
 

A:HDD stopped working, help please

Sounds like you didn't install your HDD properly. When you put it in your mother's computer, dud you set it as master? Also, you need to install Windows or clone her old HDD to yours (sometimes you can do this even if the old HDD doesn't boot.)

-- Andy
 

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When trying to run Civ III the game no longer loads.
Tried the diagnostic and the test for direct 3d keeps aborting with a message "test aborted cause you pressed a key"?

any pointers?
 

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CD Rom stopped in middle of a music CD. Will not read anything now. Software problem? Any help out there? Thank you!
 

A:CD Rom stopped working

I don't think so.
 

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My computer was making incredibly loud noises. I have 2 desktops and a laptop. Both the laptop and one of the older desktops I used for typing/printing only started making noises. Since the laptop is new I fixed it immediately (bought the warranty and everything). Now the older PC, I tried fixing it myself. I cleaned the fan. And it actually started working again. But now, a week after the cleaning the fan doesn't work at all. The computer has been on for 3 days and it's still working. Just out of curiosity, how long can a computer last before it dies without a CPU fan?

I'm going to buy one today though. Is it enough if I just tell them the stuff that's written on the CPU fan (CPU COOLER - DC 12V / 0.09 A - PL 50S12M) or do I have to measure it? It's around 2.5" long I think. Maybe even less. I'd appreciate any help.

update: OK for no reason whatsoever my fan seemed to have started spinning now. The only difference I noticed is the room temperature. When it wasn't spinning the room was very cold (open window all night). Now it's warmer by at least 7C and it started working for no reason. Does the room temp have anything to do with it?
 

A:Fan stopped working

hi lost and welcome to Techspot

you obviously have an Intel because an AMD system would have shut down if the fan stopped spinning (due the the CPU overheating)

however, certain Intel systems (i'm not sure if some or all) will slow down to a crawl but will still remain on. If the fan stops spinning the HSF turns into a passive cooler, the CPU will downclock itself so that it will not overheat.

as far as what HSF you need to buy to replace it. if you're only going to replace the fan itself (which i dont recommend) then you can pretty much replace it with any 3wired 12v fan of the same size. if your going to replace thewhole HFS unit (which is what you should do) then you need to know the CPU and socket type so that it attaches correctly
 

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Hello Forum, I have bought a Lenovo Z50-75 in january 2015, and since last 2 weeks it seems the fan is not working, since the laptop is overheating  (up to around 95 C before it shuts down).I've installed Speedfan to check the temperatures, but speedfan can not find the fan.  There is also no airflow coming from the side.2 days ago i opened my laptop, because it seemed like the speakers were torn. When i opened it and checked them, there were a load of tiny balls magnetically attached to the speakers, which has led me to think they could be the ball bearings from the fan. Does that make any sense? Im trying to find out if it's the fan itself, or if it is a software / mobo problem. I've updated my BIOS to the latest version, and downloaded the Lenovo Solution Center, but without any luck. Is anyone familiair with this problem, or does anyone have some ideas what else I might try? Kind regards,Robbert

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I keep getting a window telling me that internet explorer has stopped working and then closes all my programs and I have to start over. This used to happen only every once in a while but now it happens everytime I try to close a program. I then have to start all over with the programs I had running. Can someone advise me on this?

A:IE Stopped Working !!!

Hello randyc







Originally Posted by randyc


I keep getting a window telling me that internet explorer has stopped working and then closes all my programs and I have to start over. This used to happen only every once in a while but now it happens everytime I try to close a program. I then have to start all over with the programs I had running. Can someone advise me on this?




You're not using any Symantec (norton) products are you?
They have been causing problems for some.


Later Ted

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When I press the Finish button of the the Windows XP Pro (SP1a) Automatic System Recovery (ASR) Wizard to create a backup file along with the associated diskette, I get the error message:

The files for the recovery diskette could not be created.
The operation was aborted.

This is even before ASR goes through the usual steps of checking which volumes are mounted, creating the list of what's to be backed up, and doing the backup. It's only after the backup is completed that it would ask for the diskette to put the several files on there.

The diskette drive A: is working just fine. The Accessories > System Tools > Backup utility otherwise seems to be working just fine, for example, in creating a backup of the SystemState.

But five days ago I had no problem making an ASR backup set and associated diskette! So something has changed that caused this
different result.

I emphasize that this is with XP Pro, and not Home. And it worked before.

I've found nothing relevant in the Microsoft Knowledge Base -- just one article about the same error with ASR in but that's in XP Home, which doesn't actually support ASR.

I did find one thread in microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin about the same error with XP Pro, but the only suggestion there concerned moving the pagefile back to the system drive C:. My pagefile is already on C: and has always been there.

I can tell you this: I had installed Roxio Drag-to-Disk (formerly known as DirectCD) yesterday ... Read more

A:ASR stopped working in XP Pro

Check this article to see if applies to your issue: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;302700
 

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Me and my friend went to use her Cam on her computer and it won't turn on for any app or website. We've used the Cam multiple times even thou the mic Dosent work either. Her computer says eee on the cover and she says it runs on Linux mint 9. We can't find anything useful on how to get it working again.
 

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Hi,

I have Windows XP Pro and IE 6.0.2600.
This setup was working before but now
I am not able to load any webpages.
Here is the message I get if I go to
any website. I have tried to follow the
instructions in the message but to no
avail. Any suggestions/help would be
appreciated.

At the bottom of the message it says
"Cannot find server or DNS error".
I was able to manually ping from the
command prompt and then use this
address in my browser and then it worked.
However, I don't know why the browser
no longer talks to the DNS directly.

Thanks

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The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
If your Network Administrator has enabled it, Microsoft Windows can examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings.
If you would like Windows to try and discover them,
click Detect Network Setti... Read more

A:IE stopped working!

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Well let's try this again...my last thread wasn't even centered around copying dvd's, I was just ripping them to my computer so I could put them onto my mp3 player and delete them short after.The transmission or resale of copyrighted material without permission is illegal, not the transfer of material from the owner for the owners use...but it doesn't matter, that's not what my question is about.

Any who, whenever I pop in a dvd and try to open it with NVDVD (Nvidia dvd player) it says, "This disk contains DVD content. The files may be encrypted and therefor not be playable using this player. Please switch to the DVD player to play this disk". But I've been using NVDVD to watch dvd's ever since I got the computer...so I must have lost a file or something in the copying process . I've tried other DVD players and none of them are able to play the disks. Any advice is appreciated...thanks!

-Gus H.
 

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i need help diagnosing whats wrong with ny PC.

no bios screen on startup, no display at all, no beeps either
when i poer the PC, the CPU and GPU fans where spinnning but the LED for the power button is not lit.
recently, 1 RAM module failed and it was removed so RAM 2GB now, down from 4GB DDR3 1333

A:PC Stopped working

uhhh something else burned when the RAM failed are you sure the rest of the RAM is good maybe are they in the b slots instead of the a slots ??? anyway when RAM fails the symptoms are exactly as described and since you know one failed another may be bad as well ....how did you determine which stick was the bad one any chance you took the good one out and left a bad one ????
Take all the sticks out put one in and power up one at a time if nothing with any then something is fried if it comes on with one of the sticks but not others then you found which were bad and proved your system is still good

hope you find a bad stick and not a fried mother board

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The last couple of days ive had a window pop-up that says 'mor.exe has stopped working'
Iv'e noticed this comes up when i visit a site that uses java as the java icon appears in the toolbar at the same time as the window pops up.
The detailed info that is shown is:-
Fault Module Name: mor.exe





Quote:
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 721c31e7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0003910b
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt


i click on Close Program and the java icon goes away.

A:Mor.exe has stopped working?

Hi,

There appears to be quite a few hits for this file as being associated with a malware infection. Java is often used as a vehicle for malware delivery, so I think its best to scan your system for malware.

Please perform an online scan using this link, and then post the results back here:

http://www.eset.eu/eset-online-scanner

This way we can rule this out.

Regards,
Golden

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So I've been at college and haven't used my playstation 2 in awhile and I just tried to use it today. It worked fine for about a half hour then it froze so I restarted it. Once I tried to start playing again it wouldn't get past the Playstation 2 logo, then it just has a black screen and won't do anything. I tried other games and the same thing happens. Does anyone happen to know a fix for this? Please?
 

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I bought and downloaded the game Resturant Empire last night, and when I tried to play it, I keep getting the following box.

re.exe has stopped working

Can someone help me? I have already contacted the site I bought/downloaded the game from, and no response yet.
thanks for any help
sam

A:re.exe has stopped working.

uninstall the program
Run the setup as an administrator
Right click the setup file>click "Run as Administrator"
see if this fixes the issue

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My Pioneer DVD RW 103 has stopped working. The green flashing light gives way to the yellow flashing light which is where it stays. I have heard that running a 4X CD on the drive will damage it. Is this true? If so Do I have to buy a new drive?

I am running XP professional
 

A:DVD stopped working

You don't give much information....have you tried more than one CD/DVD? Is this happening during the burn process or just trying to read it?

Could you just have a bad disk? disk upside down (don't laugh, I've see it happen), dirty disks?

MBN
 

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I decided to restart my computer and now all it does when i turn it on it shuts off and on and does not let me do anything. The only thing it says is welcome and then 64% then it turns off and does it again and again and again. This computer is bearly a month old and nothing has happened to it for this to happen. I dont know what to do ? Please help~Thank You

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I've been seeing IE has stopped working more and more frequently. Today I've seen it twice. Other than changing default browsers or going back to version 8, can anything be done to fix IE9 so it will stop closing?

Duchess (Gloria)

A:IE 9 Has Stopped Working

Hi Duchess,

My name is Mekh and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell. Other than the two options you have mentioned, one other way is to Restore IE to Default Settings.
Check the below KB article how how to reset IE.
Internet Explorer - Reset

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Mekh
Dell Social Media Responder.

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Running a Win2000 machine - following a Memory Dump, my network card quit.
Installed a new card, reloaded drivers and ran RegClean. My network card came back OK - email and HTTP working fine but I cannot FTP to any of the sites I maintain. As soon as I try to connect I get a connection refused on Port 21. I normally use AceFTP but I've also tried SmartFTP and others and get the same result. With the free ftpcomm program I can get to the remote site and download a file but cannot upload back to the site. I tried a command line FTP and tried to send a "bin" file with hash marks set and got a connection refused there as well. RegClean does show some FTP entries such as: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\sfFTPLib.FTPConnectionInfo\CLSID]@="{FBF8CDD4-BDD5-4B31-8890-AAC1DAB97BB4}"

I'm afraid if I reverse the RegClean work that I might lose the network capability altogether again.

Any ideas (please)??

TIA

Art
 

A:FTP Stopped working

What kind of a software firewall do you use? Any chance it is a "user friendly" program like Zone Alarm or something Norton? Try disabling.
 

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Good Day

Last night I started to get a pop-up window saying "DWM.Exe has stopped working correctly. Windows will close the programme and notify you when if a solution is available"

I did an internet search for the problem and besides sites telling me to buy their fixer programme, the only sensible advice was to restore the computer to the last restore point date.

Is this an acceptable and permanent solution and is it the only solution. Will it fix the root cause of this problem?

Running Win7 64 Bit.

Thanks

MikeBac

A:DWM.EXE Stopped Working

It will be the same thing as shown here:

What is dwm.exe And Why Is It Running?

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I have Windows XP, and my tab key stopped working. I can use it with the Alt. key to switch between windows, but I can't use it to tab in a document or to move from field to field. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I should do? Thanks.
 

A:Tab Key Stopped Working

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