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Internal drive not recognized/password not recognized

Q: Internal drive not recognized/password not recognized

Hello all. It has been a while since I've needed help but my run of luck has hit an ugly downturn. Moved my computer three weeks ago and had not plugged it all back together till last night. All these years I had used it without a password to log in but a few months back a tech friend expressed horror at this so I started using one. Last night no matter what I did it wouldn't let me log in, saying incorrect password. Today as I messed around again I went through the steps of asking it to reset password (even though I didn't have disc for reset) and realized it does not seem to be recognizing my internal drive. If one of my externals are on they come up but if I turn off externals I get a bubble that says 'No Drive. This feature requires removable media etc.' My drive seems to be running and the Windows logos do appear during boot. My keyboard seems to be functioning to type password, but when I hit F8 while rebooting I get no reaction, so cannot boot to safe mode, just goes right back to log in page. I have had mold/moisture issues in this new house but have had a dehumidifier running since just a few days after computer arrived here. However I do see some evidence of mold or dust in the case, not a lot but some. Not sure what the root of this problem is but I am trying hard not to panic. Any ideas?

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A: Internal drive not recognized/password not recognized

Your tech. friend may have mis-understood when you need a password.
If you are at home and only you and you trusted family have access to you computer, there is no need whatsoever for a logon password.
The only time I have ever needed one is when I was using my own laptop on clients site when I was contracting and I would leave it on the desk over lunch.

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My system consists of 2 500 GB drives in RAID 1 and a 3rd 1 TB drive for storage and backup. All are SATA drives. System is about 6 months old. The 1 TB drive is about 1.5 years old and was used in my prior system, but had been reformatted and was working just fine in my new system up until now.

I recently reinstalled my OS on the raid array and reformatted (full format) the 1 TB drive in an external enclosure connected to a second computer (Win XP). I then installed the drive directly in my case and booted up. The array is fine, but the 1 TB drive is not recognized by the OS.

The Intel Raid manager detects the 1 TB drive as an "off-line member" upon start-up prior to Windows loading, but once loaded, Windows does not detect the drive, even in disk management. I tried changing the cables, and the drive bay, but it did not make a difference.

If I remove the drive and put it back in the external enclosure, the computer will still recognize it as an external drive. Ran HD Tune and all drives check out okay.

Thanks for your thoughts.

A:Internal hard drive not recognized

I suspect the problem is that the 1TB drive was formatted in XP. Read this rather lengthy discours about the possible problem. I would reformat it with Partition Wizard bootable CD.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html

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Hi forum

I just installed windows 7 and noticed that my internal hard drive is being recognized as an external disk drive. Whats going on and how do i change it?

My hard drive is a TOSHIBA MK3252GSX ATA Device, my computer is an hp dv5

thanks

A:Internal Hard drive Not Recognized

Can we have visual representation of your finding?

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Hard Drive is not showing up. BIOS says it is not installed. We have checked the cables and plugged it into multiple ports. Hard drive is good.  We can plug it into another computer and it is recognized. We put in a Windows 7 image on a thumbdrive.  Can get to command prompt.  Downloaded the driver for the hard drive and tried to install. Gives an error message.  Ideas?

A:Internal Hard Drive is no longer recognized as installed

Have done these steps On the Main tab, make sure the new drive shows up under its proper location (1st or 2nd drive or First or Second Channel Device). If not, exit BIOS, turn off the computer, open the case and make sure the IDE and power cables are firmly and correctly connected. Once the settings are confirmed, close the case and repeat step 1.If you are installing a hard drive that already contains data you are done with installation. Restart the computer to begin using it.The hard  drive is sitll not showing up

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My Seagate 500Gb external drive is no longer recognized, its an unknown device-how to replace the small circuit board inside the external hard drives casing, which connects the psu and 27 pin (sata?) cable to the hdd? I think the board is the cause for the device not being recognized. The drive has stopped functioning, although it whirrs and its light comes on every single time I connect it to the pc. The drive and its content do not show..in devices I have an unrecognized device, and many usb devices that shouldnt be there. I found out that moving the usb cable gently at the hdd connectors end has helped show the drives content in the past, but now its not working or showing anything at all, so I think the circuit board inside the casing (that connects the hdd to the usb and power supply) may have been the problem from the start. The drive connects with a standard psu and 27 pin connector, which I think is sata.

My external hdd looks like it has a smaller version of the connection within the blue circle here (this is what the circuit board connects to), but everything else in this shot is missing (since this pic is from an internal I found off the net, not my external):

As seagate are unlikely to send me a new replacement circuit board for the external so that the hdd might function once more, I am wondering if its possible to make the hdd work on any desktop as an internal hdd? I know I can get 27 pin to usb cables, but that still leaves me needing to provide power to... Read more

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I tried replacing the hard drive on my Inspiron 9300 with a 200G drive.  The administrative computer tools in Windows XP recognized it, but the BIOS showed it as 130G or so.  I finally had to replace the drive with a smaller one.  I had the latest BIOS version.  Is there a BIOS fix that will allow the larger hard drive to be used?

A:Hard drive not recognized by BIOS but recognized by WINDOWS Inspiron 9300

Not on the 9300s that use EIDE (parallel ATA) drives, no - the limit is 137G in BIOS setup.
 

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I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you

A:hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PERSIL


I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you


Had similarities on my pc.

Goto BIOS, there you have 4 options.

Primary Master
Secondary Master

Primary Slave
Secondary Slave

Set it as follows:

Primary Master -----> Main Boot HDD
Secondary Master -----> EMPTY

Primary Slave -----> CD/DVD RAM
Secondary Slave -----> Secondary backup HDD
Hpe it helps!

Gala

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I had  a virus on my toshiba laptop L305-S5877.  So I reloaded the OS, and everything seemed to be going well, until the desktop showed after the install was completed.  I noticed that in my task bar, there was that icon that you normally get when you plug in a usb device.  And I clicked on it to find out that the device that was listed was my internal hard drive.  Why is it doing this and how do I fix it? 
 
Also I noticed that when I plug in an external hard drive or anything into a usb port, it is not recognized and I dont hear the familiar sound or see the device as being plugged in.  Whats going on
 

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I just bought this MX300 M.2 SSD (CT275MX300SSD4) from amazon, but i could not get this m910 tiny recognized in bioshow can i get this M2 worked and recognized by the Bios or i need to buy another PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal to take advance of the M.2 slot on m910 tiny?Thank you

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I have windows 7 sp1 and when i try to run an ms dos program found in c:\fir directory i get this error :


C:\fir>c:\mon.bat
'c:\mon.bat' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.


When I had windows 7 without sp1 it worked fine.
Please help.This program receives data from another comp trough lan. Thank You.

A:c:\mon.bat not recognized as an internal

If the batch is in C:\fir directory, you need to type mon.bat at the C:\fir prompt, then hit Enter.

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Hello everyone,

A month or so ago I updated to Win8, 64bit. That all went fine and everything has been working fine. The night before last the DVD R/W just stopped working.

When I open Windows Explorer the drive is recognized, at least there is a drive letter for it, it says DVD RW Drive (Z: ). Like I said it has been working. I have played movies, installed a PC DVD game, etc.

When I double click on the drive, trying to access the disk that is in the drive I get a popup window saying, Application not found.

Running the troubleshooter accomplishes nothing, it just runs in a circle. The going to the device manager I see the drive, there are no signs of anything wrong (no yellow icons, etc), properties say the device is working properly, and trying to update the driver says that the correct drive is already installed.

I cannot figure out what is going on.

As the login name suggest, my knowledge of things is limited, so please, if you have a suggestion, please explain how to accomplish what you are asking me to do.

Thank you in advance for any help you give me.

Jim
 

A:Internal DVD R/W no longer recognized

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 70017 MB, Free - 59527 MB; D: Total - 6275 MB, Free - 3453 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I just installed a refurbished Dell OPTIPLEX 620 PC and it is working fine except for several things:

1. It totally failed to recognize my DVDs no matter how many tries.
2. It initially failed to recognize the printer software but it did eventually and the install was OK but accompanied by a continuous knocking sound.
3. The PC has a never-ending but soft internal sound akin to raindrops hitting a metal roof.

The reseller has only a telephone contact M-F in TEXAS, so I will calling them but I do not have high hopes for a resolution as they do not offer support and judging from the sloppy way in which they shipped >‘a shouldn’t have ‘ny hope a ‘tall<

Thanks

 

A:DVD not recognized/Odd internal PC sounds

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I called Tech support and they gave me some BS about detaching and reattaching the IDE cables, so I did. The gosh darn Thing is not recognized. I have Windows XP. Heres the kicker. Its recognized in BIOS as the secondary master. Doesn't make sense. who can help me????
 

A:Internal 40x/12x/40x CDRW NOT RECOGNIZED

Hi vprmatrix18, welcome to TSG.

How many drives do you have? If just the hard drive and the CDRW, then it appearing as secondary master is fine.

Once you get to windows, does it appear in the device manager? My Computer?
 

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I have a 160Gb internal SATA harddrive and the computer recognizes it as a removable drive, how do i go about getting it to not do that.
 

A:internal HDD recognized as removable device

Some Nvidia chipsets (and maybe others) do that. It's normal.
 

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I have an internal HDD that is not recognized when Windows 10 upon waking from sleep. This is a 2TB HDD that came with the system (a Dell XPS 8900) that I have since made into a data drive?all my programs and OS are on another drive.

I'm running the anniversary update on Windows 10 Pro. The HDD is connected via SATA. It shares a power connection to the power supply with the primary (SSD) drive.
Any ideas how to fix?

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I've been dealing with this issue off and on for a while so I'm hoping somebody knows how to fix this! I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z575. I recently installed a clean copy of Win7 Home premium 64 bit and was able to update all drivers except for the wireless lan one which I downloaded from the Lenovo site. There are no warning/caution symbols in the device manager except for bluetooth.

The problem I have is twofold. First I have been experiencing intermittent connectivity with the wireless connection itself. In some cases it shows no networks available even though I have a phone, other computer, roku, etc that are all connected to the network no problem. Disabling and re-enabling the device through adapter properties will usually "fix" it so that I can connect but it's really annoying. I had disabled the power saving option and that didn't seem to help any.

The more pressing issue now is that I can't even update the driver because I get an error that says "Driver install/uninstall need your Wireless Adapter to be inserted into your PC. Please make sure your Wireless Adapter is in your PC." It's an internal wireless card so I have no idea what the issue is. The available networks icon with the yellow star in the system tray will flash that there is a network available for a few seconds but then it has been changing back to no networks found before I can even connect. The card properties show its a Ralink TEchnology 802.11n wireless card in pci sl... Read more

A:Internal network adapter not recognized

Quick update -

After searching around online it sounds like this is a common problem with this laptop/wireless card. I'm not the most knowledgable guy about this stuff, but would upgrading the wireless card fix the problem? I'd have to mod the bios too since Lenovo has the black/white list for wireless card but that might be the easiest solution?

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Hello there,

I have an internal Western Digital HDD that I used to connect to my laptop via a sata to usb adaptor (company name: KONG). Recently it stopped working for no reason - I tried it in 2 PC's.

Any idea have to fix it? Thanks in advance.

Edit: http://yfrog.com/9d57841130p

A:Internal HDD usb connection not recognized for some reason

Does the drive still work on any SATA connector?
Those Sata 2 USB connectors are rather susceptible to static charges.

-DG

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need some help here this is driving me crazy lol. using windows 8.
I have being using my windows for a very long time and its all setup, only thing that really doesn't work is making customized .bat file and try to run it, always giving me "is not recognized as an internal or external command."

now I have tried the same .bat file and works on another machine on a fresh install but fresh install windows is not an option on this one as I have way too much stuff done already.

this is whats in the a.bat file:
"taskkill /F /IM Steam.exe"

it is a simple straight forward taskkill of a software that would work and I don't need to set path as it is built in default into windows. if I type the full command "taskkill /F /IM Steam.exe" this under ANY directory in windows, any drive, it will kill steam.exe.

however if I were to run .bat file this is what I get:

as you can see above it doesn't recognize the command because it seems theres something or some "unknown letters" infront of t for taskkill. by changing taskkill to saskkill, it also shows those unknown letter is infront of s, so this actually is applying to every single of my .bat file and I am unable to run them. only way again is for me to type out entire command which is quite annoying as I can't make any shortcuts.

also, as you guys can see in the pictures, the slash is replaced with japanese symbol that is because I am using japanese system locale and no, switching back to e... Read more

A:commands not recognized internal/external.. need help!

What happens if you just type in the command instead of running the batch?

I know in command prompt there can be issues with the code page. But I don't know enough about it to advise you. Perhaps another poster will have more specifics.

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hello,

Having a little trouble figuring out why the cmd.exe window pops up every time i restart the cpu. Blacks out the screen along with the cmd window therefore, it blocks the cpu from displaying the desktop display...cmd window reads "c:\users\user\documents\575e097.exe" is not recognized as an internal or external command". I was able to bypass the black screen. ctl,alt,del > task manager > file > new task (run) > and i typed "explorer" clicked "ok" then i was in.... but unfortunately cmd.exe does not go away unless if i just "x" it out... do you know what i mean?? i found tthe "path" in the registry... do i delete it or what do i do?

uli
 

A:is not recognized as an internal or external command

hiya, go to start and in the search box type msconfig look in the startup and if it is listed untick it
 

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I just reformatted my computer...it's perfectly clean and fully updated. There is only one user on this computer and it's mine and it's administrator.

I opened up command prompt attempting to use it but no matter what command I enter it says "is not recognized and as internal or external command" I've tried running command prompt as an administrator...same message. Tried safe mode...same message. Someone said something to me about enviroment varaibles...there was nothing wrong with them...same message...

I remember in the past I had this same problem and fixed it somehow but I don't remember how. I've searched all over google and cannot find anything that will help me. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit service pack 2
Model: HP Pavillion m9200t
Any other information needed let me know.

Summer
 

A:is not recognized as an internal or external command

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Hello, i've just recived a Thinkpad T470 and Windows dosen't recognize the internal battery. Everything was updated, especially the BIOS and the power manager. I even tried to disable the internal battery in the BIOS but it hasn't solved the issue. What should i do ? Thank you

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I just updated my laptop to Win10 and my bluetooth stopped working. I looked in the Device Manager and there was no bluetooth driver installed, so I thought that I just had to install it. I ran Windows Update to see if it would automatically find and download it for me, it didn't. So then I went to my manufacturer's page and downloaded the driver from there. The installation went fine and it said that it downloaded and installed successfully. After a quick reboot Device manager still said I didn't have any Bluetooth drivers installed. My manufacturer's site had different bluetooth adapters for my laptop so I thought I downloaded the wrong one. After installing the rest of them and rebooting Device manager still said that I had none installed, this leads me to assume that somehow the operating system isn't recognizing that I have any bluetooth hardware at all. So now I'm out of Ideas and thought I'd throw away my pride as a tech-savvy person and ask for help.

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 (5547 model) running Windows10 (recently upgraded from 8.1)

The manufacturer's site I got the drivers from is here Product Support | Dell US

*Edit* Forgot to mention that it was a clean install.

A:Internal Bluetooth adapter not recognized

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Set the OS to Windows 10, first, then download the Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Bluetooth Driver.

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Hey all, this is my first post on this website. I?m at a loss for T-shooting and I?m looking forward to helping some of you with troubleshooting of your own someday but for now let?s focus on the task at hand.

I exclusively ran (I say ran b/c its not working in the present tense) Ubuntu 16.04.3. I left my laptop on for quite awhile today and it eventually died; upon booting I got an error stating no Hard Drive installed. I did a ?quick check? of the hard drive and it came up with the same error. This simply isn't true, I have a 1TB (I think Seagate) HDD.

Prior to this, when I opened BIOS to select where to boot from (there was a time this computer had Windows 10 and Fedora 26) it would give me the option ?Boot from an EFI File? and now that?s not even there. For some reason my Live USB of Ubuntu 16.04 worked so I can least be on the computer to troubleshoot.

So far I?ve tried installing this Live USB to the hard drive but the only HDD it sees during the partition phase is the exact same one it?s plugged into and frankly I'm gonna need more than a 50GB Hard Drive. I?ve also googled the problem and it doesn?t seem to be common. I checked System Diagnostics and there was no information about my hard drive.

I can only imagine it just has to be ?hidden? since I?m using the laptop with a Live Ubuntu USBl

I know there will be more questions and I will gladly answer them so you can help me troubleshoot whatever is going on.

Gratefully,

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A:Urgent: Internal HDD not recognized by BIOS

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This problem occurred after a major system crash.  I had to rebuild the entire system with my backup restore s/w.  There were numerous problems with the Restore, and I had to go back to the originally loaded s/w.  I tried to get all the software back that was originally HP loaded s/w, but there were various programs that were not not restored.  I do not remember all of those programs, and in any case, they were not on the original backup.  I also believe, it would be easier to determine what the actual driver is on the internal DVD, and then reload it.The drive worked before the crash, so it is obviously not a hardware problem.I tried to reload the Cyberlink program, but this did not fix the problem---though this appears to not be the same version or as complete as the program of the same name that came with the original software on the computer that came with my purchase.  

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Good day, In order to increase the capacity of the internal HDD we are trying to install a 1TB HGST HDD, SATA & 7200rpm. The new HDD is not being recognized by the system. The HP engineer says that he is unable to run a health check of the new HDD in order to install the OS.We connected the HDD externally to a usb casing and still no luck. We can hear it spinning, but it is not seen in "My Computer / This PC"The HDD is original and brand new and purchased from the authorised dealer, with a tax invoice.This is the second time it is hapenning. HGST confirms that all the HDD's are tested for stisfactory operation prior to despatch. And are willing to replace this one too but are equally baffled.The engineer is not able to suggest or advise. Is there something we are not doing or that needs to be done to get this new HDD opertional / be recognised in DOS for the pre OS installation check-up, inorder to be able to install the OS on this new internal hdd? Any help / suggestions are welcome.Thank you

A:New internal HDD not recognized by Notebook PC, unable to in...

Hi: See if this works...with the drive connected by usb to another PC... Right click on my computer (or this PC), select manage, click on disk management, see if the drive shows up there, but if it is without a letter. then right click not on the partion section (to the right) but on the drive section (to the left), and select "initialize drive".

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I've got a Dell a few years old. I added an internal HD about 5 years ago. It's a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 200 GB ATA/133 HDD. It has worked perfectly up and until 2 days ago. I turned off my computer and turned it back on 10 seconds later, and the drive was no longer recognized. Since it a secondary drive and not the main C:/ drive where all the programs are stored, Windows starts without a hitch and all the programs run perfectly also. However, the secondary drive is not recognized at all. Also, whenever I boot my computer, the HD makes a series of beeps. Yes, the actual HD is beeping. It is a series of ascending notes that sound like a ringtone. I have opened up my computer and I am absolutely 100 percent positive it is the HD that beeps (I guess it has a tiny speaker), NOT the motherboard or anything else. I changed the power cord from the hard drive to the main power supply but that didn't help. I also changed the flat gray cord that connects the HD to the PCI card but that didn't help either. What can I do besides try a recovery service that costs way too much? I had a lot of important information on there.
By the way, there are a few threads on different sites about this (like here: http://www.thetechlounge.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2691 ) but I couldn't find a solution.
Thanks
 

A:Internal HD suddenly beeps and is not recognized

It may be on its last legs.

Try tests.

Free Hard Drive Testing Applications:
HD Tune
CheckDisk 1.03 (Marks bad sectors as unusable.)
HDAT2 (Diagnostics and bad sector recovery)
MHDD Low-level Diagnostics
Bootable Hitachi Drive Fitness Test Floppy or CD Image (works on most drives)

Hard Drive Manufacturers' Diagnostic Utilities Links:
TachTech
BleepingComputer
 

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the system is syspreped, I get to the windows pe cmd. I only have 3 drive letters that are recognized besides the X drive.
E: has programs files, windows, users etc...
D: opens but doesnt have any folder that I know of
C: has boot folder, but dosent have imagex nor sources or efi folder.
I tried every letter on the key board and im still not able to locate the drive of my CD Rom.
hope you can help 

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bcdedit.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
 
This is the issue that I have been getting for over a week, I've reinstalled windows 3 times since it could've been a corrupt file, I've been all over google and I've done everything that has been suggested from people + what I could find here on the internet, so if there's someone that has any clue what this could be then I would really appreciate it.

A:bcdedit.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command.

Where are you trying to run the command from?

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I am getting a message as above if I attempt to execute ipconfig. I tried another machine but the same message returns. What could be wrong?

A:'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, . . .

  
Quote: Originally Posted by churin


I am getting a message as above if I attempt to execute ipconfig. I tried another machine but the same message returns. What could be wrong?


where are you typing it and what switches are you using?

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Not sure what the problem is , I need help

--short story long...
Been on Win7 for a couple years. (On Win7 HomePremium)
Win7 on partition of my main HD (sata) (Western Digital- have had good luck with them over the years)
had a second 320 gig HD (sata) (WD)
and a third 12 year old WD ide 40 gig (scuzzy, mainly just backups)
Abit IP35Pro mobo (was suspecting sata connects)

It's been fine. Until maybe a few months ago when my 320 gig hd blinked out once. I ended up clean reinstal windows, wiped it, lost some data. changing the sata connections brought it back. Might've happened twice.

It's been fine since.

Last week I'm playing L4D2 and lock up. Have to kill it with the restart button. Boot up and my 2nd and 3rd HD's are gone. Eventually after reboots and screwing with them they come back. For a little while. Gone again.

Get my 320 gig to come back, leave my computer idling and run off to buy a new HD. Guy at store drops the last one on the ground in front of me. I buy it anyway , get home and my 320 Gig is gone again. At least i backed up the one file i needed.

So I plug in the dropped HD (Seagate) and win7 doesn't see it, neither does BIOS. I take it back for refund.

Have to mail order one (WD)... put it in last night. Showed up on first boot. Formatted it (slow format). Started coping files over...
Bam! gone. Now I can't see it anymore.
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I have:

* run windows repair.
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A:internal Houdini Drives not being recognized (disappearing act)

No ideas? Sorry 'bout the double post but i spent all last weekend just trying to get a new HDD, and this weekend trying to figure out what's wrong.

Real bummer.

WD is sending me a new disc, but I'm almost afraid to even try it out.

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Hi, I'm new to the forum and know just enough about pc's to be dangerous. I'm working on a friend's pc and am trying to figure this problem out on my own, but no luck so far.

When I type "cmd" (w/o quotes) in the Run box and then type ipconfig, ipconfig /all, ping command, etc., I get the following message: ipconfig (and the others mentioned above) is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I'm doing this cuz she's been having intermittent connection problems and I thought I might try this to see if I can do some diagnosing. I suspect phone line problems as I've used my SpeedStream 5200 broadband modem at her house and the problem still persists. but both her modem and mine work flawlessly at my house. She also uses the same model modem as I do. Since I can't get the cmd box commands to work, could there also be software (Windows XP) problems at work also?

However, I would like to get the ipconfig, etc. commands to work.

Any helpful thoughts/ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Dell Dimension 3100
Win XP SP2 Home Edition
Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
504MB RAM
Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection (shows as working properly)
52.7GB WDC WD800JD-75MSA3 hard drive

A:ipconfig not recognized as internal/external command, etc.

Just tried the same on my own pc. While your in the 'command prompt' window, you could try typing: ipconfig /all and press Enter on the keyboard
it will bring up a lot more information

Donie Have you seen this web page http://help.expedient.net/broadband/...ream5200.shtml

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I just received my new Seagate ST3400832A internal hdd in the mail today and i got everything set up correctly. It says its there in my BIOS and in Device Manager, but when I go to follow the last instructions, nothing shows up in Disk Management. Not even my C drive.



My C drive shows up in MY Computer so I don't know whats wrong with it...

Any help would be much appreciated! I talked to Seagate customer service and he said it was an OS problem...

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: New Internal HDD not recognized in Disk Management

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I am having problems with HP System Recovery. After running this, I get a message that "ntldr is compressed press ctrl alt del to restart". After looking at a thread in this forum I have tried to uncompress the ntldr file. Unfortunately, I get the message that "'compact' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file". In the thread that I was looking at (posted on 21 Setember 2010) - this happens a lot of the time and then it is miraculously cured - I have not been so fortunate! Any help would be greatfully received.

A:'compact' is not recognized as an internal or external command

Boot off of the XP CD and get to the recovery console. Here type:

attrib -c ntldr
and hit enter. Remove the disc and restart the computer.

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Hello and thank you to all that read this to offer assistance. My issue has been one that I have reached out to Google for and have yet to find any suggestion that actually works including a fresh install of my audio driver.
 
The issue is I have a Dell XPS L521X with Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) with a built-in microphone that shows up just fine in my recording device area for enabling/disabling, changing settings of in Dell Audio and what have you, but when I plug in an external mic the computer does not even recognize the fact it has been plugged in by updating my recording devices list or giving me the option to switch to it in Dell Audio etc. The external mic I am trying to use is a Logitech H250 gaming headset which has one cord that then splits into two 3.5mm plugs - one for the headphone jack and one for the microphone jack. Sound comes through perfectly clear through the headphones and I am able to change the settings between my built in laptop speakers to sound coming through the headphones but the laptop just does not recognize the mic plug no matter what I try; The most that happens is an information pop-up that says "You just plugged a device into the audio jack.".
 
The laptop is only 1.5 months old and the headset is under 2 years old but still works perfectly fine on any other computer I try, including my previous Windows 7 laptop from Asus. On this Dell I used Piriform Speccy to get my laptops exact details and everything listed under Sound Cards... Read more

A:Gaming headset not recognized by laptop with internal mic

It may be that the jack needs cleaning, it should cut the internal mike apparently it is not.  Sometimes plugging and unplugging multiple times fixes it.

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Well, I get that error message when I try to compile client.java in my folder. I did the following:
Code:

cd C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_17\bin

Took me to that directory and so I did:
Code:

javac

And it gave me the full output. When I try to do it on my client.java folder, it won't allow me and gives me that error message. My environmental variables are correct because I know how they work. Any ideas on how to fix it?
 

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bcdedit.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
 
This is the issue that I have been getting for over a week, I've reinstalled windows 3 times since it could've been a corrupt file, I've been all over google and I've done everything that has been suggested from people + what I could find here on the internet, so if there's someone that has any clue what this could be then I would really appreciate it.

A:bcdedit.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command.

Where are you trying to run the command from?

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When trying to perform the following cmd instruction
C:\Documents and Settings\......\ping
I get the following error message
'ping' is not recognized as a internal or external command
Please has someone got a solution?
I'm running xp.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Ping not recognized as internal or external command

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When I open the command prompt, and try to enter "ipconfig" to find out my internal IP for port forwarding, I get the error: 'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.


How can I fix this?

A:ipconfig is not recognized as an internal or external command or executable batch...

Some software installers have damaged your Environment variables path.
First look for: C:\Windows\System32\ipconfig.exe file.
To edit path:

Default Enviroment variables:
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
The path is changing using System and installing software. the path i gave is default (after clean Windows 7 Pro installation). In case backup your old Path to a text file.
Well theoretically Enviroment variables belongs to System settings, Windows System Restore collects System settings to checkpoints so System Restore should work too. But this is just in theory.
Good lack.

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Hello,

I have a PC which is having a lot of trouble recognizing a USB data acquisition device. Starting from a situation where the PC *does* recognize the device, here is the basic pattern:

1. PC shows device in Device Manager under "Data Acquisition Devices".

2. If the PC is power-cycled via the power plug itself, the device is no longer recognized under Device Manager ("Unknown Device").

3. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Turn Off, same results as above, no longer recognized.

4. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Restart, no problems, device recognized.

When the device is not recognized, unplugging and replugging the USB cable makes no difference to the situation. In order to correct the issue, I disable and then enable via Device Manager (which also involves a restart).

This pattern is extremely repeatable.

I am working with WinXP SP2, Pentium, 2.8 GHz, 504 MB RAM.

This PC was returned from a customer site - the PC and USB device are used in a machine my company manufactures. Apparently this issue just started happening one day. We want not only to correct the issue, but in fact to understand the root cause and ensure it will not happen again in the future.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
 

A:USB Device Recognized / Not Recognized based on shut-down method

You could try reinstalling the usb drivers.
JohnWill has fix that is worth a try

Johnwill's solution

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
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Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
 

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Hi all
I've been having an incredibly frustrating issue with my Latitude E7440. I believe that ever since I've upgraded to Windows 10, I have had issues with my Webcam and my microphone. From reading around the forums, I'm under the impression that it may be a motherboard/driver issue. However, I have on numerous occasions tried to install/reinstall drivers for both in order to fix the problem.
Issues:
Webcam:
Microsoft Camera App says it can't find my camera. The error code is 0xA00F4244(0xC00DABE0)
The webcam no longer appears in Device Manager, there is no imagine devices and as far as I can tell it is not anywhere in device manager at all. In other words, it's not being detected. I have attempted to manually try and install a new camera via control panel, but there is no option to install a webcam. I understand there are no separate Dell or other drivers for the webcam of the E7440 and they were originally microsoft drivers?

Microphone:
I have tried to uninstall/reinstall Realtek audio manager/realtek HD audio manager drivers numerous times and the microphone is not being detected. This used to work fine, but now it's just not appearing at all. In other words, it is not being recognised. I've tried all the tricks on the forums, in terms of "showing disabled/disconnected devices". My issue is nothing like that.
The problem is that when I open the sound devices, the internal/built-in microphone for my laptop is not being recognised. Th... Read more

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I have an 8GB sd card i used while traveling and upon trying to get the pictures from it the computer does not recognize the card at all, no prompts, nothing. I have tried it in multiple pcs and macs and no response. My Cannon Rebel XS camera says no images found. However, when I plug it into my brother's Cannon PowerShot it actually recognizes and shows all pictures on the card. Does anyone have any reason why this is happening and how I can recover the pictures? I am not willing to just format to make the card work again, I must have these pictures.
 

A:SD Card not recognized in computer but recognized on camera

Have you tried leaving the card in the camera and attaching to the computer to d/l the pictures that way. I have an Olympus camera and the pictures will d/l fine with the card left in the camera.
vicks
 

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I am able to log in and operate the computer  without a password, I am able to change or remove a password  via the control panel " Users", but I cannot change account type or grant permission to load any  program as I get the message "unkown user or bad password".when I try to enter a password at the "user account window"    I tried granting all users with administrative priveleges via the command prompt but I get the same results.  I have used the computer extensively before this occurrence..  I assume it may be a corrupted file. Any help would be apprciated  Thank you.

A:Password not recognized

I shoudl add that the computer recongizes the password for "log in", but after loging in, it is not recognized.  I also cannot change any accont settings as the password or user is not recognized.

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I use a manufacturer's software program to control my home IP cameras.
Recently I uninstalled this program and re-installed it. For some reason when I try logging in now, it rejects my user name and password, which I never changed from the original 'admin/12345'.

I uninstalled using control panel. No uninstall available from the program.
I rebooted, made sure no directories were left over, reinstalled and could not log in.

I repeated the above steps several time with the addition of running checkdisk before rebooting.

I am working on a Samsung 840 Pro HDD as my C:.

I searched the registry for traces of the uninstalled program and gave up counting after the first 20 or so occurrences.

Is there a program that will clear all traces of a specific program in the registry? The program is called 'iVMS-4200 PCNVR'.

This happened once before and I was able to fix it by running the manual equivalent of a defrag for the Solid State Samsung called optimizing. Unfortunately this no longer works.

Can you help? Running Win7

A:Password not recognized

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you tried to just reset the security system?

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I am using Windows 10 and went to system configuration and set it to boot into "Safe Mode". Now when I restart the computer it goes to the password screen. I enter the password and it comes back with the message "Password not recognized". I know it is the correct password, so how can I get back into Windows?

A:Password not recognized

Try pressing shift when you click on restart, this should give you an option to troubleshoot and get into the command prompt window.

Then follow option 3 in the tutorial below:

Safe Mode - Add to Boot Options in Windows 10

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The password I enter is correct, I had it written down & it was not changed. I have 2 other user accounts. I tried to find Built-In Administrator in Safe Mode--no luck. I'm unable to download anything...please HELP!!!

A:Administrator password not recognized

Welcome
This may help with Vista or Seven
Reset User Account Password

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I have a friend who was given an e-machine with Windows XP Pro and has been using it for the past six months without too many problems.

Recently however she is not able to get past the log-on screen because her password is not being recognized. She says the only thing different that she has done is for some reason, disconnecting the mouse while in operation.

Does anyone have any solutions and if so can her system be set up not having to use a password?

Thanks,

TommyD
 

A:Suddenly, password not recognized

Did she also try logging in with the built in account named Administrator? If she is using XP Pro with the Welcome Screen, hold down the ctrl + alt keys and tap the delete key twice. This will get you to the Classic login. Have her try and login with the username Administrator with no password.
 

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