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PC not recognizing GPU

Q: PC not recognizing GPU

Im looking to find someone to chat with for 10min to help me troubleshoot this problem Im having with a PC I just bought. I built my own PC and am very literate but I cannot find a fix for this problem also Im clueless when it comes to AMD. It would be preferred if you have discord or something to fix this fast in 10min, but im fine with messages.

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A: PC not recognizing GPU

The forum rules here state that all help must be given in the form of replies here in your thread.

Tell us the problem and the hardware in the PC and we will try to help.

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I just bought a seagate 300 GB external HD and it was working well for the past two weeks until now. My computer does not recognize it at all. Under the safely remove hardware, I don't see it show up at all. I tried my other external HD and it work out fine. I am using window xp and service pack 2. I'm not sure wat the problem also. I tried rebooting and also my comp does not recognize it. I also tried on my friend's comp and it didn't work also.
 

A:USB not recognizing

Well, since it doesn't work on multiple computers, it's clear the failure is probably something about the drive.

Does the drive spin up when you turn it on? When you connect the USB, do you see anything in Device Manager under USB Controllers for the drive? How about any error messages? Have you tried a new USB cable?

If all else fails, send it back for warranty replacement.
 

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Trying to burn or play cd's in windows media player or any other program for that matter, the E- drive player/burner has quit recognizing any cd that is put in. Will play a cd in the D drive. Any ideas or solutions?
 

A:CD-ROM Not recognizing

You can try to run "Microsoft's Fix-It" program to automaticly remove the Drive's Upper and Lower filters. Or you can Manually delete them using these directions from MS's site.

Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 7.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.
Click to expand...

If that doesn't work, try uninstalling the drive from Device Manager and rebooting. Beyond that, it might just be time for a new drive.
 

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I have a new 8.1 machine that isn't recognizing USB port items when plugged in. Is there something I can do to correct that? I have a Windows 7 machine right next to it and the same item is picked up just fine when plugged into a USB port. Thanks for any ideas. :-)

A:Not recognizing USB

Is it ALL usb? Have you checked usb / mouse keyboard? Or is it just usb flash drives and disk? Have you installed the chipset drivers for your machine? Go to the vendor support site for your machine.

You should also add your system specs to your profile if you need further help

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Hey guys and gals!

Well i got a tough one for you guys and I hope that you are up for the challenge. Here is the situation.

A few months ago my DVD burner was working perfectly fine. Something happened not sure as to what since I don't use them that much. I was unable to burn or play DVD's but i could play and burn audio CD's. I then proceeded to use this program that comes with the HP called either PC tune up and repair or PC Doctor. The program made me run some tests on the DVD burner which told me it was a faulty drive.

I then went out and bought a new burner. I put it in and now i'm getting the same results. When ever i try to burn somthing I get the "please insert blank disc" which i've tried many different dvd-r's and brands. also, when i installed the new burner i can't use my other cdrom as well.. the cdrom is doing the same thing.

In windows explore it recognizes the drive, but when a CD is inserted nothing comes up. It shows the drive as blank. I went into device manager and it said that they were working properly.

Also, I was using Nero and Ashampoo as my software. i deleted the DVD rom from my device manager and restarted which didn't work. I uninstalled and reinstalled my burning software. I did the whole upper and lower registry thing as well. Any idea what this could be? could it be bad cable? Thanks





OS: Windows XP Home
Pooter: HP pavillion a620n
DVD burner:... Read more

A:DVD/CD not recognizing anything

Worth checking: http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/aspisetup.cfm
 

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Hardware:
PC: HP Pavilion dv7
Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7581S ATA Device
Media: Memorex DVD+R DL

Software:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Programs: DVDfab 6, AVS Video Converter 6, imgburn, Alcohol 120%, Windows DVD Maker

Problem: No matter which program I'm in (including "Computer") it keeps telling me there's nothing in the drive. Right on the side on my DVD drive it has a symbol saying it reads and writes DVD+R DL. I get the same result with all of the above programs. All of my drivers are up to date. It recognized a DVD+R DL disc one time, but when I tried to burn to it, DVDfab gave me an "error 122" message almost immediately after it started burning. That's the only time it has recognized a DL disc.
 

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I have an old PC that I'm hoping to install Linux onto. I removed the HDD and installed it into my DELL PC so that I could format the HDD. Once I reinstalled the HDD back into the old PC, it is not recognized. Did I miss a step or something?

It's the only HDD.
 

A:Old PC not recognizing HDD

The BIOS has to recognize before anything else. Change the settings there. You should have an option in the bios something like "HDD Detection". Since I dont know your specifics I cant offer any more advice.
 

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I have a Dell XPS M140 with a CD/DVD drive. I'm not sure what has happened but the computer no longer recognizes when I put a CD in the drive - either a CD with data or a blank CD. It does recognize DVD's. Under My Computer the D drive says DVD-RW. I honestly don't remember if it has always said that or if I've somehow turned off the CD capability. Any help would be appreciated as I am not very technically inclined when it comes to the computer.
 

A:Not recognizing cd's

Welcome to TSG!

We can try disabling and then reinstalling the drive (not physically- just the driver). Let me know what version of Windows you have and I can give you more detailed instructions!
 

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My PC is suddenly not.............Rom! I have restarted my computer but still nothing happened..even the DVD DRIVE LOGO(H - isn;t appearing. I am not good in computers so pls give me easy ans.
 

A:Not recognizing my DVD-rom

Hi

you need to remove the side of the PC with the power off and reseat the big grey cable and the little 4 wire cable,

then as the PC boots up look for the option to enter the BIOS, its a bit of a minefield for those who havent been in it but have a look around in their and see if their is anything related to secondary IDE channel and make sure its turned on.

regards
 

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Well I Have 4096MBytes of ram CPU-Z says so and so does my order sheet from alienware

my processor:
intel core 2 duo e4500 @ 2.2ghz

and i run vista home premium 32bit edition

but when i go to control panel i get this
any solutions or ideas to why its doing this guys ?
 

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**UPDATE!!**

Ok, I had loaded Roxio onto this computer...not knowing any better. So I figured out that this was the issue. I took Roxio off of the machine, restarted and then bam my cd/dvd rom is back!! YEAH for me but bummer since Roxio is one of my most favorite programs..

Thanks,

Jen

Ok, so I am brand new to Vista. I have had to purchase two computers, 1 desktop and 1 laptop, in the last week and both are Vista. I have not had huge issues too much so far, everything seems really cool.....don't have trouble getting around or finding things. But I do have a major problem with the desktop.

It is not recognizing the cd/dvd rom drive!! I go into the device manager and there is the little yello "!" icon by it so I go in and try to see what is wrong with it and it says the driver is already there.

Anyone have any ideas?? I really to get the internet going on theis computer for school and I can't get the software for the wireless router adapter to go.....of course because the cd/dvd isn't being recognized now. I can say though that yesterday it was and I loaded several programs onto this machine with no problem. Now today it won't work.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Jen S.

A:Not Recognizing Cd/dvd Rom

Try the steps in this article to remove the filters that may be preventing your system from recognizing the drive. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

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Specs :

ASUS a8n32-SLI Deluxe Mobo
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Ver. 2002

Here's my question ... I recently added 2GB of RAM to the 2GB I already had installed . My system is showing the RAM as being there in my BIOS , but , when I run DXDIAG only 1GB is showing out of the 4GB I have installed . Is it because of the Windows version I am running and if so , what can be done ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated !

Kamack
 

A:RAM not recognizing

Welcome to TSG....

Windows XP will only see 3 Gb RAM and that is it. Do you have any service packs installed?
 

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Windows is failing to recognize my external USB HD.

I'm running XP Pro SP2
Recently scanned with AVG and Spybot
The only programs running at the time were:
GAIM
Firefox 2.0

I've had this hard drive for 3 year and it's always worked with this computer. I was watching a movie I had stored on it and suddenly Windows decided it wouldn't recognize the drive. I've tried all 8 ports on my computer and nothing. I've also tried the ideas from this post http://www.techsupportforum.com/f149...nal+hard+drive
and that didn't work.

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3 years is pretty long to depend on a hard drive. Dont get me wrong Ive
got 7 years outta drives. Run your diagnostics for drive, floppy boot disk
whatever. If it doesnt check out, you would suspect a bad drive. If it
does not see it at all, it may be the external usb enclosure. To eliminate
this problem take drive out of enclosure, set it to slave, on the primary
ide channel. Might work might not, depends on ntfs or a fat32 enviornment.

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Hi,

I have had this install of windows for about a year now. It has always recognized both HDD one 80gb and one 250gb. It recently started to not recognize the 250(backup) hdd. I know its not the IDE cables because XP doesn't recognize it sometimes but my BIOS and POST screen sees it every time. I am not sure why windows is not recognizing my second HDD. Please help.

Thank you.

A:XP not recognizing 2nd HDD

check the plug is secure into the drive
try a new cable it may have a broken wire in it which can cause the problem

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Each time I insert any USB flash drive into my new Dell E520, it tells me:
"The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"
The same flash drive works on different PC's

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks

ee
 

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I am running Win 7 on a Intel Core I7 920 processor. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R FE motherboard. My RAM is (4) G Skill F3-16000CL9-2GBRH 2G sticks of DDR3 RAM. It says the type is PC3-10700H. When I check my system settings in windows, it says I have 8 GB installed but only 6 GB usuable. Is there any way to make it so that all of it is usable? Thank you in advance for any help.

A:Win 7 not recognizing all RAM

Greetings,

I've done a bit of research on this, it looks like the only way to enable 8Gb is to update the bios. That motherboard is now a discontinued item. Which means you might consider purchasing a newer model with more options.

You can find more information here.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3265#bios

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Hey people,

Well, about 3 months ago I did a massive overhaul on my comp, upgrading everything from processor to monitor. I got 4GBs of RAM, and I know XP Pro recognizes up to 4GBs, it only shows up as 3.25, is this normal? Here are my specs.

Fatal!ty F-190HD motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
4X Kingston 667 DDR2 RAM
Thermaltake TR2-430W Power Supply
NVIDIA 8600GT 256MB

LOL, im not posting this to just show off, I have a genuine problem here...
 

A:XP Pro not recognizing all my RAM.

Is your version of XP Pro 64-bit or 32-bit?

3.2GB is the maximum amount of RAM that the x86 architecture can take (32-bit).
 

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Im looking to find someone to chat with for 10min to help me troubleshoot this problem Im having with a PC I just bought. I built my own PC and am very literate but I cannot find a fix for this problem also Im clueless when it comes to AMD. It would be preferred if you have discord or something to fix this fast in 10min, but im fine with messages.
 

A:Need help with PC not recognizing GPU

The forum rules here state that all help must be given in the form of replies here in your thread.

Tell us the problem and the hardware in the PC and we will try to help.
 

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I have a Packard Bell Legend Supreme 1910, it came with 32M of RAM. I removed the 32M and installed 128M. My computer still says that I have 32M. I checked the advanced settings of msconfig and I am not limiting the size of allowable RAM.
 

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I have various hard drives (each has an OS - WinXP, Vista, Win7).When I use the WinXP hd in my laptop, i can USB connect and see the Win7 hd but not the Vista hd.
When I use the Win7 hd in my laptop, I cannot see either other USB hds.

Any idea what I can do to make the other two USB visible when running Win7?

One addn piece of info ... I partitioned the WinXP and Vista into a c-drive and d-drive but left the Win7 hd as only a c-drive.

A:Recognizing a USB hd with an os

Are you plugging one HD internally and placing the other in an external enclosure to connect via USB to access files?

Generally, if you cannot see another HD then you need to enter Disk Management and assign it a drive letter in the OS you are using. So if you can't see XP/Vista while booting Win7, make sure both have a drive letter assigned in Disk managment.

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Hi guys,

I am at my wit's end. I am working on a 200 MHZ Pentium machine with AT mobo, PcChips model M573 from the info that I have. I am trying to install a 128MB DIMM. The system currently has 2 16MB SIMMS with two SIMM slots available. There a total of two DIMM slots. I have tried every possible physical configuration. I can't find anything in CMOS relating to RAM specifically. I have checked the mfg website for more info. I can find no reason for this NOT to work. The system will not recognize the DIMM even if it is the only RAM in the system.

I've have combed this forum looking for any information and nothing offered so far has solved my problem. If anybody can offer any info, please do!!

This site contains some of the files I've used for reference
http://ajz.250free.com/586_M5xx/M571_M574/index.html

(the M573 links)

Thanks!
 

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My CD/RW has gone out to lunch. It appears to be fine because the power light comes on and when booting up it comes up with the message: Detecting IDE Secondary Slave etc... This is good!

However, when I put in a CD it appears to load and all, but when I try to get to it I can not find it via My Computer or Windows Explorer.

Did the driver go out the door or do I have to look somewhere else.

I just recently purchased the CD/RW drive about a month ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks Tony
 

A:Not recognizing CD/RW

Here's a good way to find out if you have a hardware problem or a driver/software one. Boot from a win98 startup disk with cdrom support, and see if the drive is detected and can read disks. If not, the drive is probably bad. Also check inside the system to make sure a cable has not come loose. If it reads ok from the boot disk driver, you probably have a problem with your Windows IDE drivers, try removing and reinstalling them, and check to see if there are any newer ones available
 

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I have a new build with a Lite-On Blue Ray player, it has been fine playing CD/DVD but I tried a Blu-Ray and it does not recognize. I realized I had not installed "Cyberlink BD Solution" so I tried to do so- I am unable to install it! When I try to install it (BD Solution v6) I get an install shield error 1628: failed to install...

Can anyone help with getting this thing to work? Is there something I need to do to get the software to install or is there another codec I could use to get MP to recognize Blu-Ray disks?

I already went in and changed the region setting in Windows- no help!

Running Windows 7 64bit

Thanks!

A:Blu-Ray not recognizing Blu-Ray Help!!

Just google "installshield error 1628" and search for solutions within the last one month and you can find three or four fixes for resolving it.

But before trying any of those, try to install the program as an administrator and check whether it gets you through. Open the CD Install, right click on the specific installer and "Run as Administrator".

If it does not resolve the problem, then try the other fixes.

(Incidentally I too have a Liteon iHBS112 BD writer and had installed the BD Solution on my 32bit OS. Hadn't experienced any install problems.)

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I have recently installed XP Professional onto my partitioned hard-drive(the other side has Win98se)but cannot seem to get it to recognize my cd drive...i have attempted to load the software for the Asus 50x cd player but to no avail...I have tried from Win98(where I had to install the OS from)and I have attempted to boot up with the player software...does not work...control panel and system information(hardware)does not show it even installed...
Anyone have any suggestions?

Also,when booting up my computer,i have the option of which OS I want to use...when I choose XP it takes a long long time to load up...I cannot find anything anywhere that would cause this ridiculously long boot up...
Win98se takes a fraction of the time...
Once again,suggestions?
thanks in advance
 

A:XP not recognizing cd

Does your motherboard have UATA Drive controllers?

If it does, then XP may not correctly function if you didn't load the drivers at the start of the installation. Also, if you're running a 3rd party controller, such as a Promise Controller, the drivers needed to be loaded during setup as well.
 

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I have a HP dv6000z. It was running XP Home SP2. I did a clean install of XP Pro then took out my SP2 cd and updated that and then did all the other updates. I decided to give Vista a shot. It took with the upgrade CD that I got from HP. After Vista was up and running fine I updated my BIOS to the most recent version. Everything was still running fine.

I then decided I wanted to dual boot XP and Vista and also XP Pro 64 to give it a shot.

I popped in a new XP Pro SP2 cd that I got from my school and deleted the c: partition then divided it up into 3 partitions, 2 20 gigs and 1 25 gig and installed XP Pro SP2 on the c: partition, the 20 gig partition. Everything went fine.

I downloaded all the updates from Microsoft and then went into my computer for the first time and noticed it was only seeing 256 mb of ram. I have 2 1 gig sticks in my machine. I then decided to flash back to the old BIOS I had before I upgraded, since I dont remember checking Vista after the BIOS upgrade if it was recognizing the 2 gigs or not, but it was Vista and not XP so that might make a difference, I am not sure.

Well I flashed back and still it only says 256 and it seems that the computer is running awfully sluggish, like it only has 256 ram haha. This is weird since both sticks are greater than 256. Thanks for any help.
 

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I have a PC that is not recognizing a 128 mg Dimm.
The PC now has 4, 8 Mg simms. I removed the Simms and added the Dimm but I am getting a memory beep error on boot up.

I am not sure of the name of the motherboard (it has a model number of "MS5129 Ver. 1", but there is a set of dip switches next to the memory slots. Is it possible these dip switch need to be set differently to recognize the Ram?

FYI the PC is a Pentium 120
 

A:PC not recognizing RAM

You need to figure out who makes your motherboard so you can go to their website and find out what to set those dipswitches to.

If you can't find manufacturer's name search altavista or some other engine for that model number it may take a while to find the site but you should find it sooner or later.
 

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Hi, I have recenlty bought Samsung 850 Evo SSD to replace my 750 GB HDD on HP G6. It looks like SSD is not recognized by the BIOS. Also, i dont see an option to change SATA to AHCI in bios.  My BIOS is insideh20 Version F .37. Please help.

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I am running a HP dv9000 notebook with XP.
This morning I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows because my computer had been crashing. It works really well except for now it is running slowly. I checked the system part of the control panel and noticed it is saying that I only have 256mb of RAM installed currently.

Computer:
AMD Turion 64 x2 Mobile
803 MHz (seems to fluctuate IDK if this is also part of the problem)
256 MB of RAM
Physical Address Extension.

I installed SP3 earlier and then subsequently uninstalled it thinking that was the problem. The BIOS screen and Belarc Advisor are both showing that I have 2GB Ram installed.

I have been trying things all day, none of them worked! Please help so I can get my computer back.
 

A:XP Not Recognizing Ram

check the bios for any ram settings, it can be limited there...otherwise run a memory test with a ubuntu cd (can be downloaded for free)
 

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Yesterday I removed several unused programs from my wifes laptop, (HP Pavilion zv5000). One of them was a DVD authoring program. I also ran AdWareSE, and AVG AntiSpy & Antivirus scans. When I finished I checked the device manager and noticed that the CD/DVD had a problem. The status of the drive was.

?Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)?

The drive spins, and I can boot from it. However it does not show up in 'My Computer'. Will doing a Windows XP reinstall and taking the repair option fix this? Should I try anything else first?

A:XP not recognizing CD/DVD

In my opinion i think taking the repair option should fix that... but you might also want to try using system restore and restoring your laptop back a couple of days and see if that resolves the problem... you can access this feature my clicking start> run> in the run dialog box type "msconfig" without the quotes and then you should click on the button that says "Launch System Restore" once again.. without quotes. :) good luck!

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Plugging in any usb device and receive error message that Windows doesn't recognize it and has malfunctioned. Ideas please?

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I just ordered Windows Vista Beta 2 a couple days ago, and it came in the mail today. I partitioned my hard drive, adding a 40 GB partition directly after my Windows XP drive. When booting from the 32-bit DVD, there are no options in the hard drive list for where to install Vista. I'm assuming it doesn't have to correct drivers and I need to load them from an external source.I'm wonder how I would go about doing that. My hard drive model, as supplied by the manufacturer of my copmuter, is NVIDIA JBOD 372.61GUpdate: I did a google search, and found that my motherboard is the one that requires the drivers. I found this page: http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_download..._x86_beta2.html which pretty much explains my exact situation. I downloaded the drivers and burned them to a CD, but when I went back into the Vista installation and Loaded Drivers, I got a message saying they weren't found on the CD.Update2: I tried putting those same driver on a USB flash drive, and got the same result. The installation wasn't able to find any drivers. Something else I shoulod note: this last time I booted from the installation DVD, I got to the "Choose where to install" screen and saw that my external HDD was on the list. The other times I had attempted to install, my external was turned off, but this time I turned it on before booting and it recognized it.Update3: I decided to install Vista through Windows XP, and not booting it from the DVD. I got up to the point where it tried to ... Read more

A:Not Recognizing My Hdd

Your MBR has become over written.. Both windows and vista have become combined... Im sorry I dont have a direct link to the program, but if you look in my fat32+linux=? topic, you'll see a link to MBRWiz, its a program that you use to reset the MBR. Alternativley.. You can use the windows xp recovery console, and use the command "fixmbr" without the quotes.
Keep in mind that this will fix your MBR to where it was when you first installed windows xp... Your best bet is to format the vista partition, and look for some tips on how to do that..

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Hello all.
I think this goes in this forum if not I apologize. So my cpu fan died and I replaced it. My MB is not recognizing that I made this change. I have to spam F2 to boot from windows otherwise my computer shuts down as it still thinks my fan is dead. Yes the fan is installed properly and does work)

I have gone into BIOS and saved changes and while I can restart without an issue, when I power down completely and start back up.. I get the CPU has failed message .

I really need to reinstall my OS( win 7) as its been a year since last install. I am afraid to do so as I won't have a windows option in boot manager if I am reinstalling yes?

I hope I am making sense as to what my issue is)

my comp is a HPE-210y

Thank you for your time and I appreciate any help I will receive.

Ira
 

A:New CPU Fan, MB not recognizing

Did you buy an identical HP fan? If not you likely have too. Some systems like this expect the fan to spin at very precious speeds and if the replacement fan spins too slow or fast the system may not think it's working properly.

Why do need to reinstall Windows? Although to reinstall Windows you can use the built-in HP Recovery, see here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01867418
 

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For Some reason my comp is not recognizing my RAM. I have 2 256 sticks but when i right click on MY COMPUTER is says 240RAM. You can check my comp specifications at http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10079
 

A:HP not recognizing RAM

Did you just add another 256 MB module? If so, did you check if it's compatible with your mainboard (ECC, registering, parity, speed etc) ?

240 looks to me like you have an onboard graphics adapter that's taking 16 MB of RAM.
 

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I need some help, I just built a new computer, with sata hdd, im not doing a raid array. When I get to the part in the installation where it looks for the hdd's, no matter what I do, it shows no drive detected. In post it shows up, and also in the BIOS setup sreen as well. I have a usb drive with the appropriate drivers from mobo disk, and still isnt showing up after they are installed. please help if possible. Here is my setup

640gb Western Digital Green SATA HD
Vista Home premium 64 bit
Pentium C2 QC 2.5ghz
Gigabyte GA-ep45-ud3p mobo
580w psu
8gb patriot ddr2 pc6400 ram 4-4-4-12
2 HIS HD4670 Ice-Q turbo 512mb GPU in crossfire
Lite-On SATA 20x DVD burner
 

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum, and am having a problem with my computer. A couple of months ago, I copied a bounch of windows media files to DVD-RW. At that time, I tested them and they all worked fine on my computer (compaq presario V2000, windows XP). Anyway, I pulled them out today and my computer doesn't recognise them. It thinks I am inserting a blank CD into the drive, and gives me an message something like, "Blank CD - What would you like windows to do?" The icon in "my Computer" shows DVD-RW however. When I click on it, it is just blank - no files appear.

I tried the DVDs on my girlfriend's computer and they work just fine. In addition, I can play audio CD's and video DVD's (like movies you buy from the store) on my computer without any problem.

I can't think of any changes I have made to the computer since burning the DVD's, except maybe installing a printer.

Any advice would be appreciated, as I NEED the files on these DVD's for work.
 

A:DVD-RW not recognizing files

What program did you use to burn the DVDs?
 

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I've had this problem for a while, and can't find a decent answer for it. Here's what happens:

I'm running XP home, and when I insert a disk (CD, USB, floppy, anything) Windows won't recognize it. The drive will show up in my computer, but when I click on it, it will either show as unformatted, or I will get the "Please insert a disk into drive D:" error. If I restart with the disk inserted, then all is fine, but it's more than a little annoying to have to restart everytime I change a disk.

I had a similar problem a few years back on a work computer, and the IT people told me that there was a piece of software that was superceding Windows and was reading the disk before Windows could get to it, and then Windows never saw the disk. This might be case here as well, but I don't know how to find the heirarchy of software on the computer, let alone how to change said heirarchy.

Anyone know how to do that - or have any other ideas on what might be happening?

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Not recognizing disks

If you are saying...that Windows will not recognize any removeable media...I'd have to guezs that's a motherboard problem...since different controllers are used for the various types of media.

<<I had a similar problem a few years back on a work computer, and the IT people told me that there was a piece of software that was superceding Windows and was reading the disk before Windows could get to it, and then Windows never saw the disk. This might be case here as well, but I don't know how to find the heirarchy of software on the computer, let alone how to change said heirarchy.>>

I think that's nonsense...how can a program installed in Windows...begin before Windows does ? Maybe they were joking, I certainly hope so.

Have you taken a look...and did any research...on the errors reflected in Event Viewer?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic40108.html

Louis

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As the title states, Windows 7 is not reading my Galaxy GTX 470 graphics card. After I installed windows 7 (clean, new build), it deleted my cd/dvd/blue ray device drivers. Now I can't update my drivers via the disck.

How do I make it work? Thanks

A:Windows 7 not recognizing my GTX

Go to the manufacturers website and download the drivers....

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Hi,

Having some real snags with a recently put together new rig.

Here are my computer specs:

OS: Windows XP SP 3
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core
MB: BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Mem: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
HD: 500 Gb
Video: HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
PSU: Rosewill 500 W

That hard drive is a HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB.

For some reason Windows is only reporting 127 GB of it's 500 Gb total. I know that most drives will only report under it and it should be under 500 Gb but...this has me perplexed.

I went into Windows recovery console and it reports 476,837 MB total.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

Cheers,
Feiton

A:Windows XP SP3 - Not recognizing all of my HD.

Using Disk Manager I can see that 337.77 Gb have been unallocated.

How does this happen?

How can I get the entire space lumped up together. I rather not have a partition.

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Sonic DigitalMedia LE -while trying to copy- is not reading already copied dvd's, it keeps saying to insert a dvd into the drive. Aparently it will recognize cd's, and it can tell if there is a copyrighted dvd in the drive, but it pops out the already copied ones.

Any ideas?
 

A:Not recognizing copied dvd's

Well, since you shouldn't be trying to copy those copyrighted DVD's anyway, that's probably a moot point.

FYI, we don't assist in copying copy protected media here, so I'm closing this thread.
 

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Hi, first off, thanks for any help.

I have an HP Pavilion a6407c PC with Windows Vista 32 bit that has been crashing a lot randomly. I'm fairly certain that the problem is an overheating motherboard. My friend gave me an old heatsink of his that is better than the stock model, but when I try to connect it and boot up, my computer says that there is a CPU Fan Failure and it is shutting itself down, or it shuts down before it even gets that far. However, the fan on the heatsink is definitely spinning before it shuts down, so I'm think the CPU just isn't recognizing it. I've read on the HP help pages that you can disable this self shutdown in the BIOS, but that is not an option in mine. The new heatsink is an Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 64.

I've also read a suggestion that I keep the stock heatsink plugged in and to just plug in the new fan in addition, but I only see one 3 pin connector on my motherboard.

Any ideas?
 

A:PC not recognizing new heatsink

I take it the new CPU fan is using the same 3 pin connector as the original fan, as you say there is only one conenctor?

Also, does the new fan have 3 wires or 2? If it only has 2 then it is probably working fine but without the 3rd wire the system just thinks there is no fan connected, not sure how you would get around that if, as you say, there is no way to disable the feature. I would of thought there would be a BIOS option to disable it.

Also, when you put the new heatsink on did you clean off all the old thermal paste / pad from the CPU? If you didn't clean it off properly you may not have a good seal between the heatsink and CPU which will likely cause overheating problems, that will also cause the machine to shutdown quickly.
 

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So I usually don't pay any attention to windows notifications but I realized now that windows isn't recognizing my GPU. I checked device manager and it looks like it's installed correctly.

Windows gave me a link to download drivers but it was the 32bit version. I thought this was strange considering I'm on 64bit - No idea how relevant this is.

A:Not Recognizing GFX card

Try a google search for new drivers.

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I am having issues with Windows 10 and Windows 7 recognizing the TV.
 
The Computer monitor is recognized but not the TV. It is sometimes recognized but it's off and on.
 
Right now it is not recognized.
 
I'm not sure what is causing it. It may be either the HDMI cord or the video card.
 
Anyone have an idea on what it may be? And what I may do to fix it?
 
Thanks!
 
John

A:Windows 10 not recognizing TV?

Search "Connect to a projector" in the start menu and then click Duplicate if you want the TV to show exactly the same as your screen or Extend if you would rather drag extra windows onto the TV screen to show.
 

 
Also, double and triple check that the HDMI cable is all the way into the port on both ends.

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I just bought a non-usb gaming headset that I want to use for both games and skype. The problem is, that speakers on the headset work fine, but for some reason windows doesn't detect a mic. The mic is plugged and seated, its unmuted on the headset, but when I speak, say on skype, in game, or on the speech recognition program for windows there is no sound level.

Now, I have mic set to default device and default communication device, as you can see here
I've also used 3 different headset attempting to see if I was sent a defective one. The original, I was using before I bought (which worked until recently) this one to replace it. My set of astro a30's (brand new) and also my brother's headset which he uses daily. None of them got any sort of acknowledgment from the speech recognition.
I have no idea what I need to check or unmute if for some reason its muting my mic.

Thanks

A:Windows 7 isn't recognizing my mic..

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Hi all

I am wondering if anyone can help me? I have a Gateway CX200 Tablet PC and its not recognizing the hard drive upon boot up. I put in the reinstall disk for Windows XP to reformat the computer. Which I have done a dozen or more times with no problems. This time is different.

When I put the reinstall disk in it load all the files and gets to the "would you like to install Windows, Repair, or Exit page". When I press enter it says that there is no hard drive installed on your system, please make sure it is powered on a connected correctly.

Do you belive the HD has failed? I removed it and reinserted it into the system with the same problems. I cant do a Repair "R" or a clean install "Enter". It's like the HD doesn't exist. I can't get it into a notebook enclosure to partition it because the pins don't match up with it. The pins are different than I have seen in my years of backing up data from friends computers. Is there anyone that can help me? I would really appreciate it!

Its a Gateway CX200 Tablet PC
60 GB HD
1 GB Ram
 

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My DVD writer is getting really frustrating. The problems:

First, it doesn't seem to like being told to write to DVD-R/RW media. Of any kind. At all. I've tried three different types of DVD-Rs/DVD-RWs, and so far I haven't managed to successfully burn even one disc. Sometimes I get a "No disc in drive" message. Sometimes it recognizes the disc, but gives me an error message as soon as I start the burn process (using Nero, by the way). Sometimes it tells me the disc is full (brand new, never-before-used discs with nothing on them, but my computer is telling me there's zero free space available). It seems to pick and choose which problem to give me at random; I haven't found any pattern or link between a particular brand of media and a particular problem. Sometimes the problem even changes when I re-try using the same disc. Today, It actually started to burn a disc, but it said it had to delete all the existing data on the disc first (of which there was none -- brand-new DVD-RW, straight out of the package). This process took almost ten minutes, and as soon as the actual burning started, it encountereed an "error" (that's as specific as the description got) and had to stop.

I've encountered similar problems with CD-Rs before, but never this frequently (maybe with one disc of 10 or 15), and usually just trying again will solve it. No such luck with the DVDs.

Second, if I put an existing DVD-R in the drive, it either won&#... Read more

A:DVD-R drive not recognizing DVD-Rs

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I have a Dell XPSP2 I'd like to plug in my Seagate FreeAgent Go USB to. The drive does not show on the system. When I goto Add Hardware Wizard it does show and says the device is working properly when plugged into the USB on motherboard. I recently received this unit from a friend and formated with factory install and installed updates, added Seagate st340810A as a slave a Compaq DVD-ROM and a generic USB 2.0 all from my old Presario. When I plug into the PCI USB 2.0 the unit finds an unrecognized device then something like, ...one of the devices...has malfunctioned... and it's disconnected and I can unplug it. I've been using the FreeAgent on my MacOSX and might have deleted some XP software? Or maybe the USB PCI is bad, or most likely I don't have a clue how to use Windows and all this right click stuff.
 

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