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wireless doesn’t work after reinstall OS

Q: wireless doesn’t work after reinstall OS

Hi all,
I purchased a used IBM T41 laptop with WinXP and everything was working fine: cable and wireless internet, Dvd reader , wireless signal (like antenna) was flashing at the bottom of the screen, .
I had some problem and reinstalled OS: deleted partition and formatted into NTFS, install fresh WinXP.
I didnt get any error during installation, but some problem came after: internet, wireless connection, USB drivers, DVD reader and many other.
I couldnt find network adapter name in the Device manager.
To fix this problem I download drivers from IBM site and try one by one to install it.
Finally my internet start to work and I do not have any yellow question mark in Device Manger, but wireless internet and dvd writer do not work.
Network Adapter( in the Device Manader) and Network Connection display only cable internet device and do not have Wireless device type. Also, I have Wireless Link and Wireless Network icons on the Control panel.
Why wireless doesnt work? How can I fix it?
Is this possible that my laptop did not have wireless card before?
Is this possible that card stopped to work after reformatting to NTFS?

Thank you

Preferred Solution: wireless doesn’t work after reinstall OS

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

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

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

A: wireless doesn’t work after reinstall OS

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I have a problem, i have windows vista in my laptop, my wireless use to work perfectly but now it doesnt want to connect to any page (not even google), the messenger and limewire work, but it doesnt show me any page, ill be very glad if you can help me, thank you.

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Hi. I have four HP Envy notebook computers that I use regularly at work. Suddenly, starting up one day, all four computers stopped connecting to our wireless network. I tried at a different wireless network and neither of the computers still cant connect. I even tried a third and still no result. All of my other computers that runs Windows 10 (2 Acer, 1 Asus, 8 iMac) are still able to connect to all of the wireless networks. I even run Windows 10 on all 8 iMacs and they can still connect to all of the networks. And there hasnt been any chances to the wireless network. Strange thing is when I bring the computers to my home they can find my wireless network at home, all four of them with no problem. Ive tried all Windows repair and HP assistant and none of it works. Ive updated to the latest drivers and all I can think of. What can have happened. Ive noticed it has been a Windows update, but if that update have affected the network drivers,  how can it the work at home. I can also add that all four laptops work if I use Ethernet. Hope someone can help out. //Richard

A:Wireless network doesn´t work

Hello @Richard63, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the WiFi issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that the Envy notebooks will no longer connect to the network.  However, they all connect to your home network.   If you believe an update to be the cause, you can try performing a System Restore, to set the notebooks back to their previous working states.  You can also try uninstalling the network drivers, then restarting the notebooks.  This should allow the system to install compatible drivers.  If you continue to have issues with the notebooks only connecting to the home network, then you may consider restarting/resetting the router.  Please post back with the results. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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hi everbody i have a toshiba satelite a355 sp7927 R and I change the operative system from vista to windows 7 and then my touch pad does?t work. I try install the drivers from the toshiba support web side and the problem still exists. please someone help me ???????

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Hi all,

The main problem is type in the forum boxes but not send this message or anything happens after click, rest of functions are OK.
It?s win xp, sp3

Thank you!

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Hi all,

I had consistent problems with Limited Access and losing connection in general on my one-year-old Samsung laptop. After trying various fixes, with none of them working as needed, I eventually decided to try to uninstall the wireless device, as suggested here. And following the described procedure I expected the device to reinstall after reboot and to have wireless access once again, whether that solved the mentioned problem or not. Procedure was: Device Manager > Select device (Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter) > Right click "uninstall" and the device was removed.

However, after Windows installed available drivers after startup (v10.0.250 or something of sort), I couldn't connect to home wireless network. Check the Image-1 to see the dialog box in lower right. I updated the drivers to the latest ones I could find, even before uninstalling, but it didn't help. I pulled out a cable, connected and right now I'm ~7 hours total searching for a fix and I finally decided to come to you all as there's nothing I could find to fix it myself. Below are some info that might be relevant.

1. System: Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
Laptop model: Samsung NP270E5V - X01HS
Network Adapter: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter (current driver v9.2.0.470)
Network Adapter Hardware ID:

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A:Laptop wireless doesn't work after device reinstall

I would try and go to samsung's support site and see if you can find updated drivers for the device. If that does not do anything for ya; I would contact samsung directly and see what they may be able to do to help.

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Yesterday i installed a PCI wifi card in my pc after which my sound completely stopped working, i have tried updating drivers, selecting the right speakers in the windows control panel and pretty much any other suggestion i found on other sites. My concern is that i might have damaged my motherboard while installing the PCI (I hit it with a screw driver when trying to remove my GPU to fit the PCI in), and that this is the cause of the problem. Do you have any other ideas on how i can fix my sound in windows or should i just assume i damaged the motherboard and buy a soundcard/ a new motherboard?

A:Solved: PC sound doesn´t work.

The test is to remove the wireless card, as of course beofre you installed this the sound worked
If it then still does not work and there are no warnings shown in device manager for the sound then I think you can presume that you have indeed damaged the motherboard.
That said, is the sound coming from the integrated sound chip or from the GPU

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Hi, I have got a couple of weeks old Notebook whoms TouchPad mouse suddenly stopped to work. According to Device Manager its enabled and working correct, but it doesnt. I have tryed to found guidelines to fix it by means of Google, but nothing has helped me. I have updated and restored and checked everything but nothing has helped me to get it work again correct. I havent had courage enough to do a hard reset yet or to go back to factory settings. What to do ?????

A:TouchPad mouse doesn´t work

Hello @Kotitonttu,  If your PC is under warranty,  please Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer Verify the warranty status here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty .   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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This issue happened 30 minutes ago and I don?t know what to do, I have a Lenovo think pad yoga 260. I was doing some work on it and once I was done I closed it and put it into sleep zone, 5 minutes later I come and it doesn?t turn on the button nothing is helping I tried plugging it in and that didn?t help. Don?t know what to do any help? thank youamir

A:Laptop randomly doesn’t work

Hello and welcome,
No idea if this will help, but try the emergency reset hole in the bottom.  Use a paperclip or similar.

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Its been two weeks that I couldn't use F2 to decrease volme, both F1 and F3 are working well so far. Does any one know what's wrong with my laptop? Thanks,

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when I plug my PS/2 mouse in, it beeps and doesnt work... please help me, maybe it is something with bios or i dont know, but the mouse is working well. I have tried it on other pc and it worked so...PLEASE

A:when I plug my PCI mouse in, it beeps and doesn´t work...

I think you mean you have a PS/2 mouse. Try another mouse, and see if that cures the problem. If not remove the mouse from Device Manager and on re-boot let Windows re-detect it to see if that helps.

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I have a lenovo v110 for 2 months and I?m having many problems with it such as usb ports not working or stuck pixel on screen and it turns on randomly what can I do

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I am using Windows 7 Professional with the HP ENVY 34c Monitor.I am having a problem with my HP My Display Functionality.I installed the drivers and the software and nothing works on the MY DISPLAY Program.Partitioning does not work, App Sync does not work, even the screen rotation feature does not work.HP My Display is updated to latest version. The only thing that does work is the Wizard, which allows me to adjust the Screen Brightness and Contrast. The main reason I purchased this monitor was to use the Partitioning features, so please someone help. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

A:ENVY 34c - Partitioning - HP My Display doesn´t work

Hello @MiRoCZ73, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post on how your monitor is not able to access the HP My Display software for the purpose of partitioning and App Syncing, and I would be happy to assist you in this matter! To correct this issue, I recommend removing all of the My Display Software from your computer, and re-installing it. If you do not have the software on hand from a CD, I suggest downloading and installing the software by clicking on the link below: sp70687.exe If the issue continues, I suggest following the steps below: Step 1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the monitor and the wallStep 2. Hold the power button down for at least one minuteStep 3. Plug the power cord back into the monitor and then into the wall outletStep 4. Press the Menu button on the monitorStep 5. Navigate to the Factory Reset option and select itStep 6. Try a different cable connecting your monitor to your computerIf the above steps did not resolve your issue you can try the monitor on a computer or other device to see if the issue persists. If your monitor is still not able to use partitioning, please contact our technical support for further assistance in this matter by clicking the link below to get the support number for your region.www.hp.com/con... Read more

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Hi, My touchpad it doesnt work I cannot set because id diesnt appear in my device What can i do? Thnaks a lot

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I have a lenovo z50-70 laptop with a built in cam. The cam works on skype, whatsapp, websites on firefox, and the built in Lenovo camera app. When I go on websites on google chrome that use the webcam it will not work even though those websites are always allowed to use the cam on chrome and the settings are not blocking camera use. Chrome is up to date along with the laptop cam driver. I even tried with all chrome extensions disabled and it still doesn't work.

Examples of websites are https://www.onlinemictest.com/webcam-test/, https://webcamtests.com/
The Cam will not work on chrome on these or any other websites that I have tried, but it works just fine on those same websites on firefox.

Any ideas on what it could be?

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Exact same problem on Windows 10.
Tried all of six steps above, including buying three new cables in step 6 one of those was the specific cable recomended by HP support.
Make 9 calls to HP  and 4 calls to Microsoft. HP signed me up for their paid Freinds Support and I called them 5 times.
I tried the monitor on a surface Book, and Asus Desktop and a Dell Destop. Did not work on any of them. I have installed the latest drivers multiple times and update the firmware in my laptops, Surface Dock and Asus Desktop.
HP connected to my Surface Book several times and installed two different - third psrty partitioning programs. One didn't work the other did but it was a trial version and wanted more money than I felt it should cost.
I'm using it as a single monitor with no partitioning. It mostly works but has some strange events where the mouse clicks are off by several undred pixles. rebooting fixes that.
Now I have atiny little spider runing arround under the front glass. Very distracting. How did it even get in there? I would have thought the area between the glass and the disply would be sealed arround the edges. 

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After travelling with my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop, as many times before, I took it out to start it up, re-installing the Linksys Wireless Network Adapter. The pc was unable to connect to the router and then it crashed. After a few tries, I rebooted and tried to uninstall/reinstall the software, it crashed again during uninstall. It proceeded to crash from boot up or Windows Logo screen until I gave up and packed it back up. Now at home, I tried to re-boot and still crashed at boot. After some research, I finally was able to get enough info to understand the flashing blue screen error message. It was a stop error 0x0000008E. More research and I tried to boot with only one memory stick. It booted up and I had to choose "Last known good config". I then tried the other stick in the other memory slot and it worked too. Hmmm! not sure why! So both sticks and slots work. I decided to try both sticks again and again had to choose "last known good config" and then it booted. So, I don't know if that problem is solved or just at bay for a little longer but, I can still not install or uninstall or update the driver for the wireless card. In Add/Remove programs it shows the Wireless-G Network Adapter with a 0.03 mb file that will not uninstall. If I try to re-install or update drivers it says it is already installed or that drivers already exist and are up to date. Sorry for the book but, I wanted to give as much info as I could. Can you tell me if I need to con... Read more

A:Wireless Network Adapter will not work, uninstall, reinstall, or update driver

Since there have been no replies to this, I wanted to update so others with a similar problem may find an answer. I have fixed the problem. It was a registry issue. I was able to get a registry cleaner from the adapter's manufacturer. Though, booting the pc with only one memory stick and finding out the Stop error were also instrumental. After using the cleaner, I downloaded the drivers to another pc and used a flash drive to reintroduce them to my laptop. I am happy to say that I am back up and running with no subsequent crashes and plenty on internet access. Thank You for all of your Help!

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I have got outlook 2010 initially my work email was on POP3/IMAP (I was using IMAP) and outlook Suggested Contacts was working fine no problem ,,,,means when I try to type any address in To or CC fields automatically gets completed.

Then my company change email accounts for all personnel to from POP3/IMAP to Exchange, I set up a new profile on my outlook 2010 to receive email from the exchange, and IMAP is not working any more.

How can I make those Suggested Contacts that were working with IMAP before to work with Exchange email ?


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Essentially, everything is wrong with my computer and I have no way to fix it. The first problem arose about a year ago. My laptop battery suddenly wouldn?t register any charge, and could only be used while plugged in. I thought that might be a battery issue, but, a few months later, I replaced the battery and still had the same issue. Next, I started getting the ?blue screen of doom,? the Kernel Data Inpage Error. My laptop began to consistantly stop working after a few hours of use: webpages would stop loading, files wouldn?t open after being clicked, and then the mouse and screen would become unresponsive. Most of the time, I turn the computer off, unplug it, and restart it to resume use. However, if I left the computer on, it would either give a black screen reading ?all boot options are tried,? or the blue Kernel Data Inpage Error screen (the Kernel Data Inpage Error is the rarer of the two). It would last longerer the less I used it and after repeated sessions of rebooting after freezing, it would only last a few minutes. It also took a while after startup before it could open programs or load websites, but besides this, it still functioned as a proper computer, so, while frustrated and constantly attempting to find a solution, I dealt with it. However, recently, it?s begun to have errors opening any program not factory installed with windows or Google Chrome (I have no idea why Chrome, other browsers won?t open). Originally, I received an error box that... Read more

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When I turn the screen 360 o the tablet mode doesnt turn on automatically and the keyboard doesnt turn off. How can this be fixed? As it is now, its useless.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Laptop U925T ...I upgraded the OS from Wiindows 8 to Windows 10 and my Touch Screen stop working. Now I downgrade to Windows 8 again and the it still not working.

A:Toshiba U925T-Touch Screen doesn´t work after upgrade OS

Probably missing a driver. Go to Toshiba's web site and locate the driver for your Windows version

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 long story shortfirst i thought its an Operiting_System problem, tryed lot of stuff no solutionthought that my device doesn?t have a Bluetooth , meh i can live with that but then i try a bootable Ubuntu USB  , the OS start and Bluetooth icon on top right bar went on\off... by itself until it disappears went to settings activate it , laptop move , it goes off again -whaaaaat- used Wi-Fi bottom to disable then enable , BT went on -yeeeeh- hit slightly  beside it BT on\off but WI-FI is fine  so i want be 100% sure its a hardware problem and not something else like BIOSand any idea how to fix it by myself or should I go to maintenance thanks in advancesorry about my grammar google only helped with translation 

A:T430_s Bluetooth doesn’t work on windows 10 ,but works -with glitches- on Ubuntu

update your windows bluetooth driver .... i also suffering this problem 


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My notebook computer is Lenovo thinkpad X1 yoga (20FQ), it can?t be enabled WoWLAN capability. The checkbox ?Allow this device to wake the computer? can?t be selected on the power management tab of the wireless network adapter (Intel AC 8260) properties page. Like this: But Wake on Lan (the hard-wired network adapter is Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM) is ok:Another X1 yoga of my friend has the same problem, but a X1 Carbon (with the same model adapter Intel AC8260) I found has no problem with this.The operation system of the X1 yoga is win10 pro 64-bit (shipped with the laptop by default), and the adapter is Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260. I?m sure that the adapter Intel AC 8260 support the WoWLAN function, I checked the documents of Intel. I restored the system to the Windows preload environment, and it not works. I checked the BIOS, the setting ?Wake On Lan? has been enabled, and I uninstalled and then updated the drivers of the wireless network adapter, it doesn?t work still. I googled some methods such as edit the Registry Editor, download the driver (Enabling Wake on LAN) at the lenovo support website, etc., but non-effective. I guess is there something wrong with the drivers or BIOS of X1 Yoga? Or X1 Yoga just simply doesn?t support WoWLAN? Or this problem is due to a hardware failure on some batches? Anyone has any suggestion? Thanks a lot! 

A:Thinkpad x1 Yoga doesn’t support WoWLAN (wake on wireless Local Area Network) ?

try this:

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My problem is that I cannot access the internet through my LAC. I enable the connection and it will connect and send packets, but will not receive any packets. I have no problems enabling my wireless connection and connecting to the internet. The wireless does like to disconnect and reconnect about 3 or 4 times an hour which is another problem I have. I believe this LAC problem started around the same time I was trying to get shared music between my computers on iTunes. I was trying to allow for connection on port 3689, but everything I did was unsuccessful. Any suggestions for any of these problems I'm having?

A:Solved: Local Area Connection: doesn't work, Wireless: does work

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System: Laptop model HP 2000-410US
OS: windows 7 64bit Home 7 Home Premium
Several problems
1. When I initiate Windows update, I see there are 6 important updates and 6 opttional update. However when it tries to download and install the updates, windows update runs into problems and give the following error codes
Code 80246005
Code 80246008
Code 670
Tried everything but cannot get it to work
2. No sound.....some kind of audio service is not starting. i do not know what it means
3. No wifi...I see the wireless icon key with white light....meaning the wireless is on and also the Ethernet port is lit white and occasional rapid blinking of amber light.  But cannot go on the internet. The wireless router is connected to laptop via Ethernet cable. 
4. No errors of any kind under device manager
5. when the laptop is turned on and when the login screen appears, the screen is very bright but as soon as i enter the first letter of the password, the screen dims and stays dim...i am not sure why ?
6. when the laptop is on and not used for few minutes, the screen goes black ( but the laptop is still on) but will not come back and only come back if the laptop is rebooted.
So far i have used cc cleaner but no luck.
cannot uninstall silverlight from control panel using add/remove programs.

A:Error during windows update, networking does not work, wireless does not work

Hope this helps.
For Win7 - Windows Update error 80246005http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Windows-Update-error-80246005
Other - You cannot install some updates or programshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

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WEll, it hasn't worked in a loooong time actually. Anywho, I unistalled like a few months ago (to free some HD space) but when I tried to re-install it an error would come up (eh, forgot what it says) I've tried several times but to no avail, if anyone knows how to fix this can ya guys please help a me out? Thanks!

A:CoD: UO Doesn't Work (after reinstall)

If you could tell us the error, we can help...

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I have a Dell Dimensions computer that I recently had to do a reinstall of Windows XP Professional. The reinstallation went well and I was using the DVD CD drive to reinstall all of my printers and devices but now after shutting the computer down, it states that my DVD CD drive is "unplugged" It goes not even show a DVD drive when I go under "My Computer". It shows a device that is removable and mapped to E:. When I try to open my internal DVD door by pressing the button it won't even do that!

I'd appreciate any help.

A:DVD drive won't work after Reinstall

If the door won't even open especially at boot time before the OS loads, then it is the drive that has the problem and it may not be getting any power.

Is the drive removable? If it is, try removing it and plugging it back in.

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I've tried to fix my XP Pro installation by following the instructions for the "Repair function under the Install option", but when the EULA screen comes up, the 'F8' key does NOT work! The 'ESC' works, as does the 'PAGE DOWN' and 'PAGE UP' keys. How do I overcome this?

A:Reinstall fails because 'F8' does not work!

Hello rdotex;

try the numlock key before f8.

Hope this helps!


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I had an issue with windows 7 and was advised to reinstall. I have reinstalled and tried to recover my work via windows.old. The files have appeared, but none of my work documents inside. And yes I did not back-up this weeks work....!!! Please can anyone help?

A:Can I recover my work after reinstall of W7

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I had to reinstall winxp on my computer. In my previous installation i had moved mydocuments folder to point to another folder on another drive (lets say d:\documents).

Once i reinstalled win xp over existing installation, i used the same administrator account and password. I see the win xp installation resets the location of the mydocuments folder to the default location.

But now when i try to open the d:\documents folder it gives me an access denied error. somehow it thinks the new administrator account does not have the right privileges. I cannot access anything inside this folder.

can someone tell me how to solve this problem. or better work around the access denied message. once i retrieve all the files i can delete the folder.


A:Win XP : reinstall and admin does not work

Hi rxs0569,

Did you try this :
- right-click on the folder;
- select Properties;
- select Security tab;
- click Add button;
- select Administrator;
- give full control

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Hi everybody,

first of all I'm sorry if this kinda problem have been answered before, I had to post because I did search with lots of keywords but didn't find a satisfying answer. so here I go,

I came to this situation because of my GF cuz 3 days ago she had to re-install windows due to deleted appdata folder( she had deleted it purposely without knowing what is it for , but sad the damage was a high cost)

okay now, she had took it where she had bought her notebook(hp dv7) and she said that they have re-installed windows and MS Office 2010 and charged her like 180$( right now she lives in china and cost was 800yuans and its approximately like 180$).
and they have not given her a installation dvd or office dvd. this thing had happened twice now and now I have made a image so worries but Im concerned about if some scenario occurs that may have to re-install windows then saving this 180$.

here's what I want to know,

1) I dont yet have the windows serial key but soon I will have it. then how to check whether that it is a genuine one or not?
(I use windows ultimate x64 and I have extracted my win key with Magic Jelly Bean KeyFinder and it works well. It gave me my product key which came with my dvd, so Im gonna use it here to find the key)

2) She uses windows home premium x64. so, since we dont have a dvd, can I download a copy of windows home premium from microsoft or from somewhere else and can I aactivate it with this key?
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A:would this product key work if I reinstall windows like this...help!

Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

Follow those steps and paste the report, so the geeks can take a look and see if your installation is legit. If it is, then your key will be usefull for any reinstall you perform in the future.

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I was wondering if anyone has tried this. If I copied the files from the windows 7 install disk and a separate file containing drivers and application installers to an empty partition in my HDD then reinstalled windows to my system partition would my computer recognize the other partition as bootable and give me the option to reinstall windows at post should my system crash.

A:will this work? Bootable reinstall partion??

No. The way to do this is to store a Win7 Backup Image in a primary formatted partition and externally. Then you can reimage the HD from the booted Win7 DVD Repair console in 15 minutes without the need to reinstall.

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I have a Sony VAIO laptop (VGN--FE880E) that I had upgraded to Windows 8. This was a mistake since it just bogged down with many errors.
I decided to go back to Vista using the manufacturers recovery media.
I pulled the HD from the laptop and formatted it on a PC thinking I would just put it back in the laptop and pop the DVD recovery media back in, start it up and let the DVDs reinstall.
Did that and the laptop wont boot from the CD. Just keeps coming up with "No operating system found". I set it to boot from optical drive first, cleaned the DVD, and everything. It just won't boot from the DVD drive.

The DVD reads fine in other PC.

I have the ability to hook the hard drive to a pc using usb or SATA internal. Is there anything I can do on the PC to make the HD boot in the laptop and bypass the optical drive?

A:Can't get repair disks to work for reinstall

I dont personally own a sony laptop or ever used vista so i cant say for sure but generally on windows 7 your recovery data is held within a recovery partition on the HDD and the disc you have is there to instigate the recovery process pulling info from one (hidden) partition on the HDD and restoring to another (C) partition

Do you have a label on the machine with the windows key on it, if so you should be able to do a clean install and use that key to activate once installed
Have a look at this Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

The HDD would need to be in the target machine during the install of the OS, loading it in another machine then transferring would not work as it would automatically install drivers for the other machines hardware

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After a Windows 7 reinstall, my ethernet controllers won't work anymore. Device manager says it's not installed correctly and needs a driver, but I never had to do this before on any other PC's. They're all plug and play ethernet controllers. I already tried removing the device from device manager and restarting, but it gives the same issue. I also looked for drivers but can't find anything. Would be much appreciated if anyone could help me with this issue!

The ethernet controllers I tried:
Netgear XAV2001
Sitecom LN-505
MSI Mega Power 1000HD

A:Ethernet controller won't work after reinstall

Whenever you do a Windows install you should always install the drivers for all the hardware in the computer to either make it work or to improve it performance or add features. Windows does have some basic drivers for some hardware but not all.

FYI, Plug and Play doesn't mean they don't need drivers.

You need to tell us what hardware or what computer you have. When you joined you missed the stop to complete your computer profile/specs. Please do that now using the System Information Utility: http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links

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I just got done reinstalling windows xp cuz i deleted a partition that had a grub boot loader. But thats besides the point. I installed Netscape 7.1 and it wont run. Worked before the reformat.

A:Nescape 6 and 7 wont work after xp reinstall

Are you getting some sort of error message, or quit message? That seems strange. Try uninstalling it completely and re-installing it. Something might have gotten messed up while it was being installed the first time. Also make sure you turn off your AV software.

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Recently had to reinstall vista which is on a seperate partition to my programs.

None of my programs will now open, throwing up various errors depending on the program.

The whole point of me installing programs on a seperate partition was so that I wouldnt have to reinstall all my programs if I have to reinstall my OS.

Do I now have to go and reinstall all of my applications?

Thanks in advance.

A:Getting Programs To Work After Vista Reinstall

Unfortunately, when you install a program onto Windows it identifies with the Windows installation through various security features.

Also, when you install a program to a directory, this doesn't mean that that's the only place that parts of the program will be installed. Bits and pieces of the program are installed in your registry and in different directores underneath C:\Windows.

The long and the short of it is that reinstalling Windows means you're going to have to reinstall all of your applications. The only way that I know to keep your apps is by using a disk imaging utility to image the entire hard drive.

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Hi all,

I was having "terminal" problems with my computer (pun intended) and found that, after trying almost everything, the only viable fix for me short of reformatting the HD was to reinstall WinXP Pro (SP2). Unfortunately, the computer would not stay up long enough for me to formally save files and settings. I reinstalled and the computer worked again. However, I can no longer access all of my programs that are installed on the HD. I have successfully rebuilt my Desktop, which was easy...I just moved my old Admin/Desktop files over to the new Files and Settings folder. No prob. All programs there work fine now. But my very numerous programs are not listed on the Start tab and when I click on the exact .exe file, it will not open. Eudora is especially bad because it tells me to go to the command line (which I've tried) and that it won't open with an attachment.

I would like the easiest solution to putting my programs back on the Start tab and have them work again (short of reinstalling all of them which would take a couple of weeks IF I can find all the info for them). Should I mess with environment variables? Or is there an easier way?

Thank you all so much in advance for any help you can give.


A:WinXP reinstall -- how do I get all of my programs to work again?

Unlikely it can be done. When you re-installed, you destroyed the registry (normal) where a lot of programs have settings. Without reinstalling the programs, those settings cannot be recreated.


And by the way you are writing, I assume you installed all programs on a separate partition. This is a good thing for data protection, but does not help when it comes to the program itself. I would back up any files you need, including saved data files from programs, then delete them and reinstall them.


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Recently, my computer kept crashing due to memory issues. It caused corruption in a number of things on my computer, namely windows update and parts of my outlook pst file. I was able to fix my pst file with the inbox fixer which ships with outlook, but I am now having problems fixing windows update.

I am running Windows Vista 64-Bit with SP1.

When I try to run windows update:
It launches a window, but quickly disappears.
Also, when it appears on the recent programs list, it has the standard default application icon - not the windows update icon.

When I try to reinstall the Windows Update Agent, I get this error:
"Windows Update Agent Installer encountered unrecoverable error"
I know this is not a malware, spyware, virus, or trojan issue. As this issue started immediately after I had BSOD errors caused by my memory. This is a corruption issue.

I just need instructions on how to manually get to the point where I can run the Windows Update Agent Installer succesfully.

Can anyone assist?

A:Windows Update Does Not Work, Nor Can I Reinstall It!

Hi Ideric,

You could try a system restore to a point before the problem.

Seems you may have a number of issues and a Repair install may be the way to go. (Replaces the operating system files , hope fully without affecting your programs and data).

Repair Install For Vista

Hope it helps


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I just reinstalled Windows 7 on a laptop, but I can't get my CD drive to be recognized. Can't install my Office off a disc, etc. Also can't run Microsfot Updates and when I went to Dell to obtain drivers I couldn't get that to complete, got an error message stating that it couldn't analze my system. Can someone help me troubleshoot this? I did look in the Device Manager and there is an exclamation mark under 'other devices' with an entry that says BCM3142A0. Your help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Reinstall and CD drive doesn't work

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I would like to reinstall Win XP Home on a laptop that is 6 years old and slow. The problem is the DVD/RW drive is spotty and doesn't always work (more time doesnt work than does). So, I found out from something earlier that there maybe a way to have a Virtual CD drive and then I can run an iso. Can you burn a copy of a Windows XP Home CD so that it is an .iso file so that I can reinstall without the CD drive working? or am I way off the mark............ If so, can someone walk me through that, as I don't burn cd's often.... I do have Ashampoo to use though.....

A:reinstall when the CD/DVD drive doesnt work

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I recently switched ISPs (going from DSL to Cable), and that's when everything went wrong. In order to get the new network up and running, I needed to use a new router. I setup this network and everything seemed fine (all computers could see and connect to the new network, and even the printer could see, and connect to the new network). For whatever reason, I could not get any of the computers (one laptop running Windows 7, and one running OSX Snow Leopard) to see the printer wirelessly (works fine via USB). It would always say "printer offline."

Uninstalled an re-installed all printer drivers on all machines (printer is an HP Photosmart C7280 all in one).

The printer network diagnostic page came back clean indicating that everything was connected correctly, but when I pinged the IP address of the printer from the windows machine I'd just be bet with a "timed out" message.

This lead me to think it was something to do with the router, so I bought a $30 D-link router and set everything up again. Exact same scenario. Even after setting the network up with no security options (no WEP or WAP security).

This lead me to do a hard reset on the printer. After booting it up again I ran the network setup wizard (via the printer's LCD screen), and tried to connect to the network. This time however, the printer won't connect the the network at all! I printed the wireless network diagnostics page and it fails the "No Filtering" test. ... Read more

A:Solved: HP wireless printer won't work on new wireless network (I have tried everythi

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I put in netgear wireless llb pcmcia card in my compaq running xp

The driver seems to be OK and the computer recognizes the card

It says wireless network not connectec

when I try to connect or try to view wireless connections
I get message windows can't configure the wireless network

When I tried to follow the instructions on the microsoft site,
and tried to run the program it said to run to let windows zero configure the network It couldn't find the program

What if anything can I do

Unfortunately I can't connect the computer to the internet without the wireless as I'm out of town, typing this in now at a library computer, which right now is my only occasional access to the internet until I get this straightened out.

A:can't get wireless to work on notebook --message windows can't configure wireless

Chances are that when you installed the Netgear driver and utility you told the utility that you wanted it to manage the wireless. Its icon should be in the Notification Area--double click on it, go to the Network (I'm going from memory here) tab, find the network you want and connect to it.

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Dear all,

I thought I have met this problem before before my two wireless adapters both stopped working.


My case is a little different from those I found on this forum.

1. When I upgraded my thinkpad x200 to win7 64bit, I don't have "Wireless Network Connection", but I fixed it by stopping one setting of Kaspersky and it came back, so when I first found my PCI-E wireless didn't work, I thought the same thing happened, although I didn't remember the details, I tried the Kaspersky, don't work.

2. I updated the drivers, uninstall-install, start-stop-start WLAN AutoConfig... I have done a lot that can be searched on line, never worked for me.

3. Tragedy happened, I adjusted several common options on BIOS, then after several tries I made to make 5300 work, USB wireless died Don't know how to recover it, and back to my laptop again.

Could anyone here help me out? Really appreciate it! I have spent two days on this stuff, if no one can do this, I guess the only way is to reinstall the OS, that's the least thing I want to do.



PS: Unavailable wireless adapters have all zero Mac addresses, also can't be found in control panel.

A:PCI-E intel 5300 wireless doesn't work. Then the USB wireless adapter

Problem solved. Thanks anyway.

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I want to reinstall windows XP, but first I want to make sure it will work. I have an HP OEM disk because apparently I need an OEM disk and I read any OEM disk would work.
1. I have changed a lot of hardware from the original emachines.

2. I have an HP OEM xp reinstall disk, does it have to be the same year? I have 2002 media center edition installed, the disk is a 2005 MCE.

3. I have the XP key from a keyfinder program, but I do not have the key from the sticker on the case. Will this key work?

Thanks so much for the help, very kind of you folks.

A:XP Reinstall on emachines, new hardware, HP oem disk, will it work?

<<I need an OEM disk and I read any OEM disk would work.>>


OEM means two different things...when referring to Windows XP:

a. MS released an OEM version of XP, later changed the name to System Builder. This version of XP was sold to persons like me who build their own systems and then install XP and is used by many. If you want more detail, visit the Microsoft site and/or use Google with the string "system builder".

b. The generic, literal meaning of OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer. This term applies to entities like HP, Lenovo, eMachines, etc. who make systems and sell them at the retail level Many of these manufacturers no longer provide a copy of a Windows install disk, instead using recovery or restore-to-factory default mechanisms which may involve disks, may not.

In no way...is a equal to b when it comes to attempting to repair XP or reinstall it.


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Hi ya

I want to re install vista on my laptop as i've got rootkit and cannot get rid of the google redirection virus - but i don't have a re-instillation cd. Tried making one through recovery manager but it fails to recognise my cd/dvd rom.

so please could you assist on obtaining a vista cd or suggesting how to get recovery manager to recognise and make a cd instead.

(i googled the recovery manager problem and someone had the same problem and suggested that it will only recognise the burning software that was originally included with the laptop - this being cyberlink dvd suite) which i got rid of and have nero - could this be the solution - so now where to get cyberlink from.

thanks in advance.

A:How to reinstall vista without CD - recovery manager won't work

I once had a virus like the one you described, the one where you do a google search and it redirects it to some cheap advertisements for a bad software?

Before reinstalling Vista have you tried EVERYTHING?

Check out these softwares (i wont say Google for them, but try something like DogPile.Com, Yahoo, or Bling in the meantime..) -

Free Software
Search and Destroy
Sophos Anti-Rootkit

Free TRIALs of Software (e.g, use them to remove rootkit and them remove software or buy it, your choice).

ESET Smart Security - Use it myself, very good, keeps your system quick as before, but not as good as Kaspersky - But close.

Kaspersky - The top-level security app for home users in my opinion. Scans all new softwares, detects quite alot, try it

BitDefender - Used it for a few months 2 years back, seemed good enough.

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when i try to uninstall, install, it says:
"the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." then :
"click "ok" again or enter alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'iTunes.msi' in the box below"

it also says "older versions of iTunes cannot be removed, contact your tech support group"

my Itunes that has always worked fine wont play at all. no sound and no progress on the song cursor.

in audio and sound devices it says " no playback devices"

Winamp is the same and my windows media player is the same. Did an audio playback device accidentally get deleted or something? please help. music is my life. I dont want to loose my files or something.thank you - shaun

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