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Question about web cam thats built in on my computer

Q: Question about web cam thats built in on my computer

I want to know if I can used my built in web cam that is advertised on a sticker on my computer that it can be used for skype. I want to know if my built in web cam can be used for other software applications besides skype such as uploading a video on youtube using my built in web cam. My operating system is a windows 7 and the personal computer model that I have is a Toshiba Satellite C855-S5214. I tried typing "web cam" in the search bar but got no results. Is the built in web cam only used for skype or can I use it for other things like uploading youtube videos

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A: Question about web cam thats built in on my computer

Yes it can, your laptop must of came with some type of software for the web-cam.

If not just google web-cam software, you will see many different types of software.

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1)2 weeks ago. I am loosing my mind...I can't read anything ( including this forum.) Is there any universal way to to increase text size across the web w/o changing my monitor resolution?
2) Even my Outlook Express address book window/text is tiny

Thanks, Serry
check the text size of this window..everything I am seeing is either size 1 or 2. I am going blind

A:Newbie Question..computer re-built

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So I recently built and assembled my first desktop

Asus M4A88TD-V EVO USB3 Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor

Corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM x4

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB

DVD Burner

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case

Power Supply
Cooler Master GX Series 650W

Once the DVD burner arrives from UPS today, I'll be able to download Windows 7 and all the other stuff I need on there.

My question is, is there anything else I should be buying for my computer to 100% work? I already have the mouse, keyboard, monitor, and I'm not worrying about speakers atm. I know I still need a wireless adapter, but do I need anything else??

Also, with the wireless adapter I'm not really sure what to look for. Should I be getting a -G or -N adapter? PCI or PCI express? Other than the adapter, do I need anything else to get internet for my computer (we already have a router)?

A:Built a new computer - internet question + a checkup

Go with a USB WiFi adapter like this:
D-Link Wireless

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I got a brand new laptop the other day, I do a lot of tinychat, and my damn built in webcam is so upclose its crazy! ive looked everywhere to try and fix it, but no luck.
I have an acer aspire ES 15 .
all it says about the webcam is that it is a VGA webcam .
Horrible I cant live like this haha .
any input or ideas ?

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If I have a built in graphics card on my motherboard is it possible that if I try to install Windows 7 using one in the PCI-E x16 graphics card slot I will get errors during the installation?

A:Built in Graphics Card Question

Quote: Originally Posted by Anpippin

If I have a built in graphics card on my motherboard is it possible that if I try to install Windows 7 using one in the PCI-E x16 graphics card slot I will get errors during the installation?

Sorry but I don't understand what you are asking.

If you have onboard graphics it is a chip on the motherboard, if you have an actual graphics card that will be in a slot.

I think that if you install a card you would disable the onboard chip.

Whichever you have neither will give problems during an install.

If that is not what you want to know please post back with a few more details of what you are trying to do.

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I have a compaq presario SR1811NX with built in memory card readers, anyhow when I stick my SD card into the MMC/SD reader slot this autoplay with a search light thing comes up then nothing happens... is it possibly because i am missing components for my computer? ... any thoughts?

A:Question about built-in memory card readers!

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Can anyone please tell me how to find out if my Hp Desktop Computer pre-loaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit. Has a built in display and supports HDCP or not ? I bought terminator genisys on blu ray DVD Digital copy I have redeem the code in iTunes Store. But can not get the movie to play for me. Thank you for any help on this.

A:HDCP support/ built-in display question

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Lets say I make a text file on Friday, my system gets backed up on Sunday, I delete the file on Tuesday, does the file on the backup media get deleted when the new backup is made next Sunday?

A:question about built in backup/restore in Windows

Answer is yes. If you want to keep the older version you should use a backup approach that you can control - e.g. a simple copy/paste.

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I'm building a computer because im sick of my prefabs burning out and dying. Im getting a 64 bit intel prescott 650 processor clocked at 3.4 GHz for $95.00 from newegg.com. I want to install Windows XP Media center edition, but I cant find a 64 bit version to buy so I'm wondering if the 32 bit version will run ok on a 64 bit processor. I know 64 bit processors run 32 bit software, but I've heard some 64 bit processors run 32 bit software really choppy.

Here are the specifications of the computer I'm building all found on newegg.com:

Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM - OEM: $33 .99

Intel Pentium 4 650 Prescott 3.4GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor: $95.00

Intel BLKDG965RYCK LGA 775 Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard : $102.99

Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory : (x2) $54.99 (each) $ 109.99 (total)

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink: $47.99

APEVIA X-Navigator ATXA9NW-BL/500 Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 500W daul 12V (Ver. 2.03) Power Supply: 99.99

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/SP2B - OEM: $109.99

Rosewill RP500-2 ATX 2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL- 49.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound: 5.99

Creative Sound Blaster 16 Pre-Amp 3000473000003 2 Channels 16-bit 48KHz PCI Interface Sound Card: 18.99

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A:question about software for custom built comp

I see no problem with it, nor have I experienced any problem running
xp 32bit with a 64 bit setup. I have assembled 2 other machines running
32bit os, with 64 bit capable components 3.2ghz + No problem..

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I just received an E6420 billed as an i7-2720QM, 4 Core CPU.  I'm almost certain that when I viewed the BIOS it also identified as such.  
I upgraded the BIOS from A01 to A05, and then form A05 to A24.  Now, the machines current configuration identifies the CPU as an i7-2640M 2 core CPU, but with a -4 appendix, as if the machine knows it has 4 cores.  I would like to know once and for all what I actually have without disassembly. 
Service Tag <Service tag removed>
Thank You

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I am doing some testing with IEAK11, so I installed IEAK 11 on a 2012 R2 machine.  I have a Windows 8.1 Pro machine setup as the target, so I used IEAK11 to build an Internal build with some changes to mainly the Privacy settings and I DID choose to
add our company name to the branding.
Now that I have the built .exe and .msi installers, I have a couple of questions:
1) How do we install the installers on the target 8.1 machine?  Do we uninstall the already-existing IE 11 and then run the built installer?  Or do we just run the built installer (.exe or .msi)?
2) After we run the built installer, where does the branding appear (where can we see it)?

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I think it is.. I love Zonealarm.. the free one.... I tried to install it on my friend's dad's computer but It keeps zapping and bringing me to the Blue Screen Error Message page.. so I have to restart it manually (pulling the plug) I think it's because it's running another firewall....

I think he has Comcast or something like that.. it's Cable.. I don't think it's great because i think it lets other programs enter.. Zonealarm tells me When a program (even a safe one like firefox) wants to enter my computer.. but I don't want to mess with someone eles's computer without asking you experts first........... It was built into his browser....

??? thank you..........

A:Question.. Is zonealarm better than a built in High Speed Cable firewall?

Uninstall ZoneAlarm and see if the blue screen stops occuring. Is your friend's dad running Vista? If so you can go to Control Panel > Security Centre and see if he has another firewall running. Windows XP's Security Center may also list the firewalls in use too, but I dont remember.

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I am having a new computer built (after almost 8 years with my hP lemon). There are so many choices, but my technical savvy is limited. You guys seem helpful so I am going to appeal to you for advice.
Here is what my comp guy proposed:

Motherboard, Matx 945G DDR2-667/533/400 LGA

Micro Processor, P D CPU 805 64 bit Dual Core

x512mb DDR2-533 (PC2 4200)

120 GB 7200 RPM SATA NCQ

Windows Media Center

OK - now, my DH says I cannot go near any serious upgrades for a year or two and I do have a budget to work with, so what I need to know is... will this run Vista Windows Aero? Is that a good processor? Am I missing anything?

Obviously video is the other thing - my comp guy says the chipset has onboard graphics, but I am reading that's not the best choice. I want to play around with video editing, watch movies and do some gaming (or my kids do) but gamings not my focus.

Mainly I want solid, dependable, speedy and efficient (but I like the bells and whistles, too). Something that I won't need to put too much more into in the near future.

Is that enough info? Help...opinions....forgive my ignorance and please speak in small words (LOL).

A:having new computer built - help

What is your budget?

For your Ram, you will want at least 1GB. I'm not sure what Vista Aero's req's are, but regular Vista reccomends 2GB.

HDD is fine (seagate is a good brand)

Motherboard: not sure about this one. Can't tell with out more info if it can handle a future upgrade to an Intel Conroe processor (currently owns for speed!).

CPU: The 805 is certainly a nice cpu, and at $100 its fairly cheap. But the new Conroe E6300 is close to twice as fast for $183. Againit comes down to your budget.

Vid card: Depends on what games you want to play. Currently the radeon 9600 would be "lowest" card you would wnat to use to play todays games at low res. A Nvidia 6600 or above would be better.

If you want to do a little 'window shopping', check out www.newegg.com for competitive prices.

Don't skimp on the power supply! You can get a decent one from FPS for around $40 at newegg.

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But I don't know how to install the OS! This is the system:

P3 400Mhz
320MB RAM (128x2, 1x 64)
200W Power supply
98MB Video card

Everything is screwed in place, wired and good to go.

At first I started it with no hard drive with a disc inside. Good run, it just told me I needed a HD.

Put in a 10GB HD and started it up. it started well, it told me to choose to either start the set up for Win98, Start the Computer with Win98 disk support, or simply Start without the Win98 support disk. I chose the first, it went fine and it formated my 10GB hard drive, afterwards it checked on a few things and it got to a screen where it told me to take out any Floppy Disks and press any button to restart.
So I pressed the "any" button....just kidding. I pressed "d" and it went black and restarted. It went back to the Gateway screen and it showed me those 3 options again. I chose the first thinking that it would maybe finish installing win98...but it simply showed all the checks it did and it stopped after it checked all the components like it did before on the "Win98 Setup" screen.

Help Please?

A:So I built an old computer!

go into BIOS, select boot from CD rom. Boot off your CD and format/install directly from the CD.

good luck

Be sure to use all the free opensource software out there to save time and money.

crap cleaner

to name a few

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Do I need to get a USB Wi-fi adaptor for this computer or is it build in?

A:Does this computer have wi-fi built in?

@Sjohan No, it does not have wifi card built-in. Its specs     https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02642273 You can use USB adapter or PCIe wireless card   https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking-Wireless/PCI-Express-Cards Regards.

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Hey again TechSpot,

I just built a brand new system, got everything set up and powered it up. The lights turn on, the fans spin and everything sounds right, but the monitor doesn't seem to be able to pick anything up. I've tried it on a CRT and LCD monitor, and with the onboard card (GeForce 6100) the video card (Radeon X300) and an old monitor card. Below are the specs:

Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200+
Seagate 320GB SATAII
Corsair 512MB 667DDR2
CoolerMaster Musketeer
Pioneer DVD Burner
350W Power Supply

Please offer any help you can, I'm counting on you TechSpot

A:Just built a new computer.

I am assuming you are not passing the POST test? Are you getting any beeps?

You'll need to go back to the basics to help troubleshoot.

Take out your motherboard, and set it on a box beside your case.

Intall ONLY the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram and the 2 power connections from your PSU to the motherboard. (both the 24 pin and the ATX12).

Connect your case's speaker wire to the motherboard as well.

Use a screwdriver to "short" the two pins usually connected to the case's power on switch.

Connect your monitor to the onboard graphics.

Are you able to post?

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Hey guys, I just recently built a new computer and besides these few problems I'm having it seems to be running really good. The issues I'm having involve directx and windows updater. Starting first with updater: It keeps failing to install something for windows 7 .net framework and service pack 1. Everytime I go to shut down it says "installing updates" when I check the update log it says failed everytime.
The second problem came up in I tried installing DC Universe Online. The installation goes through flawlessly until the very end when it goes to install directx, it gives me an "internal failure" message and then just closes. I tried downloading from microsoft's website with the same result. I can however play Star Wars Galaxies without a hitch(much older game obviously) The video card says its rated for directx 11. I honestly have no idea what's going on lol.

A:Just built a new computer

What graphic card are you currently using? Have you tried installing .NET Framework alone first? Since it affects many applications, you should try installing it first before SP1.

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Hello, I am trying to figure out when my laptop was actually built, what year? I got it through Fingerhut Catalog (I know, bad choice but at the timeit was the only way I could get one), anyway I got it in around 2009 or 2010, but it's called an "HP 200 Notebook PC" so I am just wondering if these models were actually BUILT in 2000? If so, then I'm using a 17-year old computer?!? I mean I got it in 2009 or 2010, don't remember exactly, but if it were built around that time it would only be about 10 years old, which would make me feel a little better!LOL! Anyone know???


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A:When was my computer built?

HP 2000 has nothing to do with year. That was the name of the Model series. None of the hardware in your laptop was available 17 years ago nor was Windows 7. The laptop was likely built in mid 2009 or later as that is when HP started releasing Windows 7 machines.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:23:23 AM, on 6/13/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyw... Read more

A:HJT for New Built Computer

Looks fine. Try disabling Avast and see if you can get the updates.

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Hey guys!
I really didn't know where to post this but I just wanted some ideas on it. I am a 14 year old who built a computer just by the help of the computer and the instructions manual of the motherboard. I got all the parts from tigerdirect and just built it. I'm really happy that I could build one at my age seeing how everyone else that I know has no clue Do you guys think its impressive? Im working on it right now and its working perfectly fine ! Give me your thoughts. Would appreciate it a lot!

A:Built my own computer!

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First off, I did it!!! i actually BUILT my own computer and it RUNS!
It did not blow up or melt on the initial power-up! No major problems, only a few little issues that hopefully I can resolve soon! I am running a GA-7DX powered by a XP1600 CPU with 256 mb DDR RAM & 40gb HD. Oh yeah, got it all inside a nice Antec case too.

The biggest problem now is no audio at all. Can you guys help me? The M/B has the creative 5880 (i think) and under bios the sound chip is "enabled". Speakers are plugged into the appropriate connector. Windows XP is configured to use that Creative Sound Blaster so I assume it recognizes it as being there? I installed drivers for it from the gigabyte CD instead of the generic windows drivers. Windows is saying there is no problem with my hardware.

Am I supposed to install an actual CARD for the audio or is it all onboard with the ga-7dx board?

Oh, I have been very aware of the need for cooling with this chip. I think I'm doing ok. I love the BIOS health monitor! Hmmmmm......my cpu temp is around 117f.

hehehe...gotta change that signature now!

A:Got My Computer Built~! Now Need Help!

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So I built a new computer today, turns out the sudden restarts i had with my other one were due to a faulty processor, so now the new one i built is w/o a decent processor (im using a old celeron right now) anyone ever heard of this? I thought if it went bad it went bad and just didnt work....

A:Built new computer

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SO FAR ITS GREAT.. I got a soltek motherboard, amd 3200 64 processor,2 gig 3200 ddr, nvidia 5700 video card.. One problem, when i go into the bios therea re overclocking settings???? I am scared to death to do this.... I have built my own systems for 10 years now, BUT I NEVER OVERCLOCKED..... What should I do???? thanks

A:HI...I just built my new computer and

It is a feature of soltek mb. It is called redstorm overclocking. Just do not use it if you do not want to overclock. What the utility does is start increasing the fsb until it detects some corruption, then it decreases it slightly.

BTW good choice in mb. Do you have the 939 pin or 754 pin? There is a bios update for the 939 that addresses memory speed when using dual channel.

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I recently bought a new motherboard and ram to go with it, ive installed windows xp 2002 i know old, and there seems to be problems with my computer, it randomly restarts by it self, mozilla firefox crashes all the time but im not sure if windows is causing that,

Is there anything you can have me run to get specs and information that you may need? please help

A:New built Computer help

I would run a memory tester

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

Post the mobo full model number, and the make and model of parts used to build the PC so others can help.


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I built a new computer with a gigabyte mother borad and a amd radon video card it has 32 gigs of ram and one tara bite of hard drive and its wireless built in but when I try to connect to miracast it says I need a app but I cant get this app for some reason
and says I cant connect wondering why this is my tv is a new 56 inch smart tv so I would be thankful if someone could tell me why and its 64 bit

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Hi all, i just built my first computer and i have everything installed and all the cables are connected right, i have 2 brand new hard drives, and when i boot up it reads them on the first boot up screen but when i go into the bios and the do the hdd auto detection it doesnt recognize any of them, what can i do?

A:help with new computer built

More specs?

How did you hook them up?

HDD are they SATA? SATA on RAID? or IDE?
Make sure CS is selected on both HDD
Make sure first HDD is on 0 Master
Make sure the secondary HDD is 1 Master Slave.

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Hi all

Looking for some information. I'm replacing 3 pc's in the business I work for. We use custom software and have to remain on Windows xp to avoid issues with the database hooking correctly. We have used mostly Dell pc's to run our software, and from time to time need to reinstall Windows as needed. With the Dell systems, I wipe the partition and insert a disk, reinstall, add drivers plus our software, then I'm done. I'm considering building 3 new pc's maybe around the i5 level for workstations. I was curious if there was a way to build in the Windows XP serial number like Dell and other vendors do. Is this a specific type of main board ? A function in the bios ? I would love to be able to duplicate this, if it's possible.

Thank you

A:Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

You can not use the same serial number for a different computer. Its illegal. You'll need to buy a copy of Windows XP for each computer or buy a Set copy that will work on 3 different computers.

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Ok.. i just put together a new pc (obviously my first time).. everything appeared to be fine.. i installed the only OS i had at the time which was Win. 95.. it was stable and the computer was working fine.. however i recently acquired both Windows 2000 Pro, and XP Pro.. sooooo i reformatted my drive, and attempted to install from the CD... heres were the problem comes in.. the XP disk gets all the way until about 8 mins. left in the install.. (i think its the regestering compen. part) and it just FREEEZES!!! so i have to reboot.. and do the whole thing over..just so it can FREEZE again!... I am clueless as to what the problem could be.. More than likely i would guess it to be something in the BIOS, but im new at this and dont have a clue!!.. also i tried to reformat and install the WIN 2000 disk.. and it finishes the text version install screen.. reboots (everything looks normal.. ie* win boot up screen and the little meter thing) but after that POOF its just stuck on a light teal colored background.. no icons, no mouse, no nothing!!! i neeed help!!...

ok here is what im working with...
AMD Duron 1000mhz
Maxtor 7200 40gig
ESC mainboard
Nvidia geforce 2 video

any tips would be greatly appreaciated

A:Built new computer.. OS must hate me!

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I have built my own pc and I just keeps on crashing especially when I play games. I have whipped my drives several times and done a fresh install of windows 10 but unfortunately my computer keeps on crashing. My computer specs are:

Cpu:Intel core i7 4790k

Gpu: Asus strix gtx 970

Motherboard: Asus z97-a

RAM: 3 sticks of 8gb Kingston hyperx savage 2400MHz ddr3

Hard drive: wd red 3 tb

Solid state drive: Samsung evo 256gb

Monitors: 3 27inches LCD

Power supply: 650w

Operating system: Windows 10 pro

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I just put together a new computer myself for the first time, and I can't get the thing to work now...

I set up the BIOS priority to boot from the CD drive, and installed windows that way, and then I used the disc that came with the motherboard (Gigabyte brand) to install the drivers, and it made the pc restart a couple times to install...and now it complains for the windows boot disc whenever i try to boot, and attempts to install windows again...

but then it thinks i don't have a hard drive connected!

So i went back into the BIOS and made the hard-drive higher priority to boot from...but it didn't fix the problem.

I'm in a real bind, because the disc that came with the motherboard is a system restore utility but apparently the partitions I used when I installed Windows are full.

A:Help With A Home-built Computer

Um...please disregard this post. I tried hitting escape to cancel the attempt to boot from CD, and I was able to select Windows Normal boot from a subsequent menu. I feel really silly!

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I have recently attempted to create a custom built computer for the first time, i have followed guides and got the computer all made but when i power it up it makes a loud high pitched noise! how do i get it working properly, it turns on theres just a huge noise.

I also have a second question, my new computer has a 320mb 8800GTS graphics card in it, and has 2 DVI slots on the back of it, my monitor has a DVi and a VGA, but i only have lead for VGA, but i have 2 apadtops which turn a VGA into a DVI. But the adaptor only works in the graphics card, if i put an adaptor on my monitor it doesnt fit, will the monitor still work?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 112706 274 in stock 126.76

Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 Onboard Audio ATX 125082 174 in stock 58.82

Point Of View 8800GTS 320MB DVI HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card 125325 20 in stock 148.88

Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATAII/300 8.5ms 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM 115418 1559 in stock 43.30

Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Performance Memory CL5 1.9V Matched Pair with Heat Spreaders 098710 170 in stock 63.82

Coolermaster IGreen 500W PSU - 85% Efficiency ATX12V v2.2 120mm Fan 115161 41 in stock 44.29

Gigaybte GZ-X1 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case - No PSU 126922 8 in stock 31.47

Thats my computer parts help pls!

A:Help with my custom built computer

Can you isolate where the noise is coming from? Could be a bad fan, noise from the case speaker, etc...

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I just built a new computer for my parents and am having the weirdest problems. once everything was connected it turned on right away and loaded Windows XP with no problems at all. some of the drivers wouldnt load from the cd that came with the motherboard but i ignored them at the time. Also my Office 2007 cd wouldnt install either and i know that copy is good because iv used it before; no scratches either. Got it connected to the internet and that works fine but as soon as i loaded Service Pack 3 from Windows Updates and restarted the machine it would not boot to Windows.??? I had to reload Windows XP back onto the machine, which i was not happy about, and tryed reloading everything again. Same problem though! I did some hard drive tests from a boot cd i have and did a CHKDSK through Windows, no bad sectors appeared and it passed every test i have. Then i thought it was my version of Windows i installed so i got someones elses Windows XP cd but once again SAMETHING!!!! An error message occured this time though while trying to install Service Pack 3 and corrupted Windows. Now im back at stage 1. ***!!!! If my hard drive is supposedly good(brand new western digital SATA drive) and loading two different Windows XP cd's didn't work, what else is???????? i even tryed reseting the MBR..... My only other guess is a bad motherboard............

A:Need help with newly built computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Try and download the latest drivers for the Motherboard from the manufacturers site instead of the CD. Once you get Windows installed and there are no Yellow marks in Device Manager then do a Clone of the drive using Ghost or Acronis. Then Try downloading XP SP3 as a stand alone download, not through Windows Update. Now try loading SP3 if that fails then you can always revert back to the Clone you created previously without having to reinstall.

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Hello, I just built my new computer but when i hit the power button, the power light flashes for 1 second and my processor fan and case fan spins for about 2 seconds but the computer will not start. I think have everything plugged in.

Comp Spec:
AMD XP 64 3700+

Please help!

A:New Built Computer Does not turn on

I'm almost 100% sure that it's your PSU that's causing the problem!!!
the PSU that you currently have is considered as a generic one and is also VERY LOW in Wattage. I'm pretty sure that it is 400W 'Peak-Power' and not 'True-Power'. If you'll read the recommendations for a 7800GT, you'll see that you need a PSU of at least 430W-450W (of a decent PSU).

My suggestion, first of all, replace your PSU. Go and buy yourself a decent PSU with sufficient Wattage like: OCZ PowerStream (or ModStream) 520W, PC Power&Cooling 500W, Enermax 535W, etc.


If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask! :wave:

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I just built this PC, and it has a Core2Duo e7400 2.8ghz processor, a xfx nvidia geforce 9800gt 512mb pci-e, 600w coolmaster power supply, 2x1gb Kingston Hyper Memory DDR2 pc4200, Western Digital wd1600js 160gb Hard drive, and a Gigabyte ep43l-ud3l motherboard. And, when i first built it i had problems with the harddrive so i had to zero it all out. Then finally got it workin but, now whenever i open up mozilla, and something else it lags, more than it should. My older pc that was a p4 loaded about the same. But i was wondering, could it be my hard drive? or is it just something in the software? It runs games awesome, but when im just using xp i cant have more the 2 or 3 windows open. If you have any idea to what the problem is please reply to my thread. Thank you
-Tommy M.

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Hey this is my first time trying a tech forums, so if they are a helpful as people say they are i plan on using them more often to solve problems i encounter.

I built this computer using parts i had left over from an old computer that was faulty.

I had a brand new hard drive which was compatible, with all this parts, thinking that the problems i had with the old computer was software related. I put it all together and started to install windows xp, but during the copying of files stage the computer shut off and when started back up wouldn't work.

So I put in my brother's spare motherboard (which is compatible with all the left over parts). Hoping that to solve the problem, it finished the copying of files part but now gets a blue screen flash and shut off as windows is still installing (Beyond the blue screen installation part). Says windows needs to restart, and keeps restarting to the blue flash screen. It continues to do this...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. specs on computer

4GB DDR2 667
Intel Core2duo E6600
Nvidia 7600 512MB

A:New computer built and having problems

Is this a SATA or IDE hard drive? What motherboard are you using?

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Hi guys to be honest I really don't know where this question is meant to be posted but I decided this was the most logical place.

I'll get right into it. My computer has one audio jack that shows a headset and mic right beside it. I assumed this meant I could plug in any headset with a built-in mic and the computer would send audio to the headphones and would allow me to use the mic that was attached to the headset. However, every time I plug in my headphones, Realtek HD Audio Manager pops up and prompts me to choose the function of the plugged in device. I choose headset and the audio is sent to the headphones. But when I attempt to video chat or record my voice, I notice my computer still uses the mic built into the computer.

This problem is very annoying as my voice is not very clear when I speak through the computer mic. I've been experiencing this problem ever since I got this computer back in 2015. I've had an old Acer computer before that also had only one audio and mic jack but I never experienced this problem.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Also, if it is relevant, I use my Apple headphones (the ones supplied with Apple iPhones) and a Sony over-ear headset, both with built in mics.

If it wasn't obvious by how I type, I am not that familiar with computers so please try and explain as simply as possible!

Thanks in advance!

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Ever since I built this computer I've had various BSODs. They can seemingly happen anytime, but they are more common when playing games such as Battlefield 3 or Skyrim.

Here is my build (11 months old):

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)/6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)
(Original installed on computer)

Intel Core i5 2500k
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
Asus P8P67 Pro
Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850 Watt

Hardware Diagnostics

Ran MemTest-86: 9 passes with 0 errors.

Hard Drive
Ran chkdsk - No issues.

Ran Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics (Extended) - No issues

Ran Intel? Processor Diagnostic Tool (64-bit) - Passed

Video Card
Ran FurMark with no issues. I didn't make any changes except for what the Hardware Diagnostics page told me to. It was at 800x600 (I use 1920x1080, so if I need to redo it with my own resolution let me know). "Dynamic background" and "Burn-in" were checked under options, and I told it to Log GPU temperature and set the alarm for 90. I then ran the "BURN-IN test" for a little over two hours. I had to go out so I stopped it. If I need to run it longer please let me know. I didn't have any issues. It stayed around 64 FPS and never got hotter than 81 degrees. I've attached a screenshot I took right before I quit the program.

I've attached my report.

Thank you very much!

A:Various BSODs since computer was built

Please reference BSODs since July. Time to fix my computer! for more information/details.

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I built the computer and got everything running fine. I started transferring games onto steam from my previous (ultra-low end for gaming apu) laptop and during this process thought it would be a good idea to download windows 8.1.

I had some issues with an hdmi cable going to my hdtv that I use as a monitor and I tried updating gpu drivers to fix it. I eventually found out that the problem was the hdmi so I switched to VGA and the displays been fine since. At some point I went into the bios and used the preset ASUS overclock thingy they have set up and also set the ddr3 speed from auto to 1866. Thats when I started noticing issues with the BSODs. I reset the bios settings to default but kept getting the issue. I ran memtest and got 3 passes without errors, so I kept searching.

After reading a post somewhere that it might have to do with VGA drivers, I tried reinstalling drivers and the problem was fixed!

However, not for long. I tried installing some free antivirus software and almost immediately after restarting after the installation, I had another BSOD. I tried another antivirus software, same problem. Right now it seems to run fine with just windows defender, but I want something a little beefier.

Whenever I mess with (it seems to be) clock speeds, drivers, or antivirus software, I can't keep the computer on for more than 5 minutes without getting a blue screen. Every time it says the same thing, to search online for "memory management". I have, and I just k... Read more

A:Just built new computer and I keep getting BSODs

I only looked at the last 5 BSOD's and they all pointed to C:\Program Files\asus\aprp\aprp.exe was the cause. This program might not be compatible with Windows 8.1. Here's the info:
aprp.exe Windows process - What is it?

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I just put together a new a computer, and I was wondering the Best software, and things to look for when stress testing it? I did Download the latest MB5, Prime 95, and CPU Burn-In.

I am running Prime 95 and CPU Burn-In at the same time. Thing is Prime 95 gives you a screen with whats its testing, and CPU Burn-In is just giving a me a screen with time to runand you click start ( so I'm wondering if its really working? ) How is CPU Burn-In supposed to work?

After about 20 minutes I am getting 56 degrees Celsius, with stock cooling. What type of temps should I expect?

Prime95 failed after avout 25 minutes....

And another quick question? I get my Realtek Gigabyte Ethernet that comes up in the boot screen, is this normal, or anway to disable it? its like Shift F10 to Configure?

MSI 865PE Neo 2 Platinum Edition Motherboard
P4 3E Ghz
2x512MB Corsair XMS ( platinum heat sink ) Dual Channel Kit
Western Digital Caviar RE 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
BFG GeForce 7800 GS OC
Thermaltake SViking VA4000BWS Case
Aspire 520W PSU
NEC MultiSync 97F Monitor

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I built a computer 2 days ago (Tuesday) with the help of a guy I know. It has an ASUS P5N-D motherboard, an NVidia graphics card ( forgot the model, but has 512 Mb), a 1Tb seagate SATA hdd, forgot what the DVD-CD Burner was, an LG775 Dual-Core Intel Processor, 2x2 Gb of RAM, a 600W power supply, and 6 decent fans between it all (2 on the case, 1 on the power supply, a on the CPU, 1 on the motherboard, and 1 on the video card). When I installed xp SP3 and installed the drivers, the hdd was conflicting with the motherboard driver and the guy found a patch for the driver which fixed the problem. Last night though (Wednesday), I had been installing software all day long (such as photoshop, WoW, etc.). I was letting the WoW patches download (950 Mb), and a couple of other downloads finish over night, but I decided to make it sleep overnight. This morning however, It froze I guess mid-start and I had to restart it. I tried to start WoW and firefox and they would load in the task manager, but get nowhere (WoW was sitting at 76 b, and firefox at 3,260Kb). I restarted one more time, then they wouldn't load at all, I ran a scan with AVG 8.0 free, bu I had it shut down after it finished since I was gonna be gone all day. Now I can't find where it would save a log of the results, and it isn't even running now, background processes in the task manager won't even fully load. When I try to start ANY program now, it won't even start loading in the task manager. When I end a process... Read more

A:just built a computer, now it won't run anything and seems to be getting worse!

Hi !

What's the exact brand and model of the video card (nvidia is the chip maker, not the manufacturer) and what's the exact brand and model of the power supply ?

Enter the BIOS at startup (press del), locate the hardware monitor screen and give us the temps, fan speeds and voltages (+3.3, +5 and +12V) you'll see there.

Remove the 2 case fans and leave only one memory stick in the first DIMM slot (XP 32bit can't use 4GB anyway). See if it helps.

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hello, i am at a loss, i have built a few older machines in the past and never had any problems like this and have just about run out of ideas, aside from dropping it froma great height

here are the specs

antec smartpower 2.0 450watt psu
abit aa8 duramax mb
p4 lga775 550 3.4ghz
1gb stick of corsair ddr2 mem
ati radeon x700pro 256mb pci express
300gb sata hard drive

the problem:
When i boot the machine it gets as far as press del to enter the bios and then pretty much shuts down completely. At first i thought it maybe the psu as i bought a cheapy from ebuyer(500w, switching). so i bought this new antec psu, as i had heard good things about them and still nothing. I have tried an older graphics card and the problem is still there. I can't even get into the bios, the screen intialises and the abit logo comes up sometimes and then the whole system shuts down.

any ideas guys

A:problems with new built computer

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Hi, here recently i have built a new computer. Pretty much since i have had it i have random blue screens. I have updated the drivers on the chipset, bios, and etc. It seems to have helped a little but i still get blue screens pretty frequently. More often while playing games. Here is an attachement with my most recent BSOD's

? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system: Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? - Full Retail

? Age of system (hardware) - New
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - Yes

? CPU - Intel i5-2500k
? Video Card - Radeon HD 6850
? MotherBoard - Asus P8H61-I
? Power Supply - 1 x Antec Earthwatts 500d Green 500W

Thanks for all the help

A:BSOD on new built computer

Looking at the last 6 they are not consistent which leans more towards hardware.

D/L Memtest+ burn it to a CD using a free program like Imgburn if you need one then boot from the CD to test the ram, let it run for at least 6 passes or until you see an error.

There are a couple drivers that should be updated.

Rt64win7.sys Wed Dec 29 06:44:36 2010>
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC>

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010>
Intel Management Engine Interface>
Intel? Driver Update Utility

This is probably a WD portable hard drive Vista era driver
wdcsam64.sys Wed Apr 16 04:39:08 2008>
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver>
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product


Debug session time: Fri Oct 5 12:57:25.382 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\Bsodapps\100612-14726-01.dmp]
System Uptime: 0 days 1:37:40.584
BugCheck 109, {a3a039d89bf456b5, b3b7465eee71260b, fffff80002cf64e7, 1}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
Bugcheck code 00000109
Arguments a3a039d8`9bf456b5, Reserved b3b7465e`ee71260b, Reserved fffff800`02cf64e7, Failure type dependent information 00000000`00000001, Type of corrupted region, can be generic data region odification of a function or .pdata processor IDT processor GDT ype 1 process list corruption ype 2 process list corruption ebug routine modification ritical MSR modification
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Hello all, I just put a new computer together. Upon startup it went through the self check. It recognized my HD and CD-ROM drive and correctly identified my RAM, CPU, ect. It then gave me two options, press delete to enter BIOS or press enter to continue. I though there was more self check so I hit enter. Now it's saying...


Now this is all it will do, I can't even get back to BIOS with ESC or Delete or anything. I've tried loading up Windows and the software for the motherboard...neither will load. I've rebooted a bunch of times hoping to go back to self check, switched the CD-ROM and HD around on the MoBo (HD is old school ribbon ATA, not SATA), switched the jumpers around on the DVD-ROM...I really can't figure out what it wants. Right now the HD is in the primary ATA input and the CD-ROM is set to "master" and in the secondary ATA input per instructions that came with the MoBo. Any ideas on where to go from here? I think it's trying to boot an Operating System when the MoBo software isn't installed. Help! Thanks in advance

A:Got new computer built...can't get XP installed

Easy fix. Boot the computer, and when it states "press del to enter setup", tap the Del key until you get into the BIOS. In there, change the boot order to CD-ROM first, HDD second. Pop in your windows install disk, save settings in BIOS, exit. It will reboot, and then search for your CD rom first, and then boot the windows setup.

Once windows is all installed, change the boot settings back to HDD first, CD rom second.


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ok so i just built a new computer and everything seems to be in order. i had a friend of mine check it over to be sure. when i turn the computer on, there are no error beeps and it appears to be ok. Then the screen sometimes says insert system disk but usually it just turns itself off and then back on about 10 seconds later? I have 5 fans that are all wworking so i doubt it's the cooling that causes the restart. could it be my power supply? thanks

A:I just built a new computer but it won't start

Hi Cyberwolf,

hmm, what are your system specs?
Can you get in the bios? f12 during boot, are bios
settings correct? Latest bios?
Loaded all native drivers, that came with the mobo?
Does it boot into windows?
If it does, look in hardware manager to see
if system needs a driver.
If it asks for system disc, you mean Os setup disk?


Transform !.. and roll out!

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i need some help people. I just installed my new mobo (DFI PT880-ALF) and my new cpu, well basically i just re-built my PC. anyways, i was having a problem where the HDD wouldn't power on. First thing, I'm thinking its the hdd, then i find out its not, for some reason, an HDD will not power on when it's plugged into the IDE cable, but when it's not plugged into the IDE cable, it will power on. What's the problem? Please don't tell me I have to send something back, I don't have time, grrrrr. HELP!


A:Solved: just built my computer...help!

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im running a geforce fx 5200, and its not bringing me anywhere. The computer boots, the fans run, i dont hear any sounds because my case doesnt have a built in speaker, but nothing shows up on the screen. It isnt a bad monitor because i tested it. it may be the geforce fx 5200, but i dont want to switch graphics cards just yet. ... oh yes,, its in an AGP Slot

A:Built New Computer; Theres no Visuals!

First up is everything new?

secondly i have had this problem alot. Did you take anti static cautions like not installing your comp on carpet ETC?, did you put the motherboard risers in the right place if not it will cause a short and the screen wont turn on at all. Is your power supply a good one not generic ?

If all else fails "your motherboard has fried" :hotouch:

hope this helps :slurp:

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