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Not Recognizing Network

Q: Not Recognizing Network

I am connected to a home network. I have complete internet access and I can access files on other computers manually not via the GUI. My Network magic recognizes the network, it is on my computer from a previous network setup. However, I cannot get Vista to recognize that I am connected to the network or internet. If I were to go in to network and sharing right now it would show no connection and say it can not detect a network.

I am a member of the work group. The automatic network discovery is now off though it was on not too long ago and did not have any affect on the situation. It seems to go on and off of its own accord. It seems to ignore me when I try to turn it on. I choose the radial next to on then click apply and nothing happens.

Now, at the same time if I disable my LAN then Enable it Vista recognizes that it is connected to a network. However while it is trying to identify the network it stops and goes back to showing no network and not being able to find a network to connect to.

Any ideas cause I've worn myself out trying to figure this out. I won't be surprized if I've merely overlooked something simple.


Guy with uncreative username.

Preferred Solution: Not Recognizing Network

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: Not Recognizing Network

Hi, Atsivx64U, and welcome to the forums.

You should first and foremost check to make sure that the network card is properly updated with the latest drivers (you'll probably need a blank CD to burn them to disc from another computer with Internet access to get them from your motherboard / computer's manufacturer's website.

Also, some more detailed information about the Vista computer such as system specifications would be helpful.

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I have a small office with 5 computers. All are Windows 7 and networked via a domain and a central server. Internet is T1 - we have a modem, router, and switch in that order. One of my computers just stopped recognizing the network and has no internet. I have checked all the cables and know that the internet is running to the computer because I have a VOIP phone on the same line that works fine.

The computer can recognize the Network card and says that it is functioning properly. All other computers are functioning properly and are all able to see the network and have internet.

Any thoughts?

A:Network card not recognizing network

lets see an ipconfig /all and ping tests
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping google.com
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
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We have about 6 gigs of music we want to transfer to the second computer. The first is operating windows XP and the second is operating vista. Unfortunately neither computer seems to recognize each other. I have connected both using a LAN through some no-name router.

I have opened and allowed file sharing on both computers and there isn't any firewall blocking each computer's access. Looking for some help.

Do the two OS communicate with each other or are they incompatible on the network?

Thanks in advance,


A:Network not recognizing...

On the XP system, do this.

Vista compatibility with earlier versions of Windows.

On your Vista machine: Start, Run, regedit

Navigate to the following folder:

In the right, double-click "LmCompatibilityLevel"

Change the value to 1 (probably currently 3)

Restart your computer

Here are also some general debugging steps, take them in order until you fail.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version. A failure here needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, DHCP Client, DNS Client, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

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hey guys i am connecting to the internet using a school network but lately sometimes my computer does not recognise the network and when it does i can only connect to the internet for like only a few minutes. i have tried to change and network card and still same problem. i am the only one in the building having this problem. i am using windows 7. can anyone help me??????:c ry:

A:not recognizing school network

Quote: Originally Posted by kudzai21

hey guys i am connecting to the internet using a school network but lately sometimes my computer does not recognise the network and when it does i can only connect to the internet for like only a few minutes. i have tried to change and network card and still same problem. i am the only one in the building having this problem. i am using windows 7. can anyone help me??????:c ry:

First can you fill out your system specs in the User CP page (Make sure to list what build of Windows 7 you are using (Windows 7 RC as an example)? Afterwards go ahead and update the drivers for your ethernet card

Post back results

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My hp computer is not recognizing any network adapters. Im running windows 7.

A:not recognizing network adapter

moved to network forum

can we see an ipconfig /all and device manager

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
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I have been having this problem since yesterday. After having to change my wireless modem and having installed it succesfully - i believe- the xps does not recognize the network, It connects with limited access and the network icon has a yellow triangle with a ! mark and it kepps saying that the network is not identified and it is identifying it which never does. The WIFI catcher identifies the wirelss network.

I had this network running ok until then. I have run the various repair utilities to no avail.. Should i connect to the modem -Netgear- with a cable and perform the repair routines that way? Any suggestions will be appreciated. . BTW it is a cable DSL service provider. Thank you.

A:XPS M1530 not recognizing network...

Supply the following information please.

OS running on all affected systems
Make & models of all equipment (routers, network cards, modems).
Wired or wireless?
What wireless encryption is in use? (WPA, WPA2, WEP, None)
Browsers being used (Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera,...)
What security software is installed? (Firewalls, AV, Spyware, Malware,...)

Open up a command prompt (Start > run > cmd)
Type the following bolded commands and post the results for each affected machine.

ipconfig /all

Note: To post results of commands, alternate click on the top of the command prompt > edit > select all >
alternate click on the top of the command prompt > edit > copy > paste in a message here. If you are on
a computer that can't connect to the internet then paste the contents in a text document and save it to a
portable media like a flash drive, then use an internet capable machine to post the contents.

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My computer isnt recognizing the network in my home, or any network. Absolutely no networks show up. Yes, the LAN switch is on. Tried to enable boot options from the boot up menu and that didnt work. Tried to see if it was the network adapter drivers. That's also not it. PLEASE HELP! Acer MS2220 with vista home basic on it. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

A:Computer not recognizing network

Microsoft has a good troubleshooting guide
Troubleshoot problems finding wireless networks
If all else fails try with another computer. Is it the computer or router or ISP?

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I have a server located on my home network that I would like it to show up in file explorer automatically without having to type in the ip address. To get auto discovery to work I have
Control Panel/Adminitrative Services/DNS Client running
Functional Discovery Resource Publication ? Auto
SSDP Discovery ? Auto
UPnP Device Host - Auto.
but it still doesn't work any ideas?

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hey guys i am connecting to the internet using a school network but lately sometimes my computer does not recognise the network and when it does i can only connect to the internet for like only a few minutes. i have tried to change and network card and still same problem. i am the only one in the building having this problem. i am using windows 7. can anyone help me??????

A:not recognizing school network

Hi and Welcome to TSG,
What has your school IT dept suggested so far??


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I have a t30 thinkpad, which for the past 2 months has laid around unable to be used whereas on the third day i had it, the wireless network connection suddenly just wouldnt work. I have restored it to an earlier date, then i wiped the system and reinstalled everything. now i'm trying to make the laptop recognize the wireless connection, and it is not picking anything up. i tried to manually type in the network information, but i cant because our encryption code is 20 characters and the only one it is letting me enter is 8,13,and 26. also our wireless is 128 bit yet its only allowing a 40 bit and 104 bit. I know that its compatible to the wireless since it did work for a short period of time. any ideas??

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My Epson Workforce 615 printer is not recognizing our network. Any ideas how to fix this problem?

I am using a D-Links 655 router for our networking.

A:Epson Workforce 615 Not Recognizing Network

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Last week I put together a computer. This is my third, and the first two work well. This one works almost perfectly; however, there is one error that I can't seem to get around.

Windows is having issues connecting to the network. I have a functioning ethernet cable plugged in, but it isn't recognized. When I try to diagnose the problem, I get the following error:

"Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter driver."

When I look at the device manager, the 'Network adapters' node is gone, making most of the solutions I've seen for this problem useless...

My mobo: ASRock h61m/u3s3
LAN driver I downloaded:
ASRock > Products > Motherboard > H61M/U3S3 > Download
(Atheros Lan driver ver:
OS: Win7/64 bit

I'll post other specs if needed.

Thanks in advance for any help. I know next to nothing about networking, so problems like this tend to scare me

A:Windows not recognizing network adapter

By chance is the Adapter disabled in the BIOS? Have you tried "searching for New Hardware".

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I have a box that get a dhcp address with the proper gateway and mask it will ping loopback address when I ping the gateway I get general failure. It cannot identify the network domain and therefor will not connect and get internet access I can reimage
the machine but would like to know the process and reason it cannot communicate with the domain. I was attempting to unjoin it from the domain and rejoin the domain. When I attempt to rejoin the domain I get a notice that it cannot contact a domain controller.
I have assigned a static ip mask and dns server address and still the machine will not communicate. I have deleted and recreated a host A record in my dns server. Then I try to rejoin the domain and still get a message that the dns server successfully querried
the dns server for the record and identifies the dns server names but cannot contact a domain controller. I have had three machines do this to me. I would like to find out how or why this happens in order to prevent any further issues. At this point it seems
my only option is to reimage the machine and rejoin the domain, but I sure would like to better understand how this could happen. I have tried flushing cache registering dns reseting assigning static ip. Why can I not force this machine to find the Domain

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I recently got my vaio laptop fixed (a headphone jack was broken) and now i'm having real difficulty connecting to the internet. The wireless connection has "excellent" connectivity, and everything seems to be working properly, but internet explorer (and firefox) refuse to connect. the really perplexing part of this is that the actual network is being recognized. However, both of my browers are refusing the connection. On firefox, the error message says "The connection was refused" and on IE, the error message says "Internet Explorer could not open search page". Please help!

A:recognizing wireless network, but still can't browse!

That might happen if the router has WEP or WPA enabled, and the laptop doens't have the correct encryption key loaded. Try to disable encryption on the router for a test and see if that helps. You will then have to enable encryption, and make sure you enter matching keys on each end.

Open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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Please help!! I Installed an optional update for my lan network card on the 17th of this month and since then the lan card is not recognizing my ethernet cable. I tried to uninstall the update but it won't let me.....i have tried everything under the sun to get the connection working and i finally realized that the update may have affected the connection.

I am stuck at this point......

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After replacing a power supply and reinstalling windows my computer has not recognized its own ethernet port, a pci slot wireless card, or any other network related hardware. This has been very frustrating because nothing seems to work. Other hardware plugged into the pci slots work fine such as the video card. I have tried adjusting options in the bios and even flashing the bios to a newer version but neither have worked. I had the newest drivers installed for the wireless card and ethernet port installed(realtek) but the hardware is not even recognized at all in the hardware manager. The only device with a yellow question mark was a device labeled as "SM Bus Controller". Can anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong and how to fix the issue?

A:Windows XP not recognizing any network related hardware

You need to install the Chipset driver.

What make/model PC? If custom built then post the MB make/model.

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Hello people. Here is the situation. We have an old server running NetWare v3.12. Yes, it's as old as the hills. Yesterday, three of our computers suddenly did not have network access. The only thing we know that happened is the power went off to the building. However, the server is plugged into an APC machine which should have kept it running. Maybe that has nothing to do with it. There are six total machines which normally are attached to the server. Now, when we try to run our applications, which are located on the server, we get an error message that says "The drive or network that the shortcut refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again." There is no f:\ drive on My computer. I am thinking that I have to access the server and possibly re-add users. I know that 3 computers were logged in under the same user. In fact it's the same three that lost access. Any suggestions?


A:Netware v.3.12 - computers not recognizing network drive

Hopefully Squashman will come along, I think he uses Netware, though probably not version 3!

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We have around 20 computers that are networked at a small radio station. It's a mix of Windows 7 and Windows XP computers. On Friday, one of the 7 machines has randomly stopped seeing all the computers on the network.

There are only 4 out of 20 showing up on the network. None of the other computers have this issue. Sometimes I am able to manually contect in Windows Explorer using the \\COMPUTERNAME, other times it doesn't work. I've already rebooted the router and switch and tried safemode with Networking and no luck.

A:Windows 7 computer not recognizing all computers on network

Exactly the same issue that just recently happened. I'm thinking a Windows update is causing it.

The strangest aspect is that the number of other computers you see is constantly changing on refresh.
Anywhere from 0-6! Ugh.

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I just updated my Asus Eee PC 1015PN from Windows starter to Windows ultimate. Everything seems fine except for my Network controller. It says there are no connections available and it doesn't look like it recognizes my network controller.

In Computer Management, under device manager, in Other Devices - the only thing listed is Network Controller with a yellow exclamation mark. When I double click on it, it says the manufacturer is unknown and the drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28). I tried to update the driver through the system but it doesn't find anything.

In Everest, Network, PCI/PnP Network, it lists Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller and Broadcom 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter. That is the only mention of my wireless adapter I could find.

Any help would be much appreciated. I can provide more info if need be. Thanks

A:Netbook not recognizing network controller - code 28

it lists Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller and Broadcom 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter.Click to expand...

It sounds like you should have 2 network controllers - one wired, the other wireless.

Are you saying it's just the wired Ethernet connector? or both not working? Did you try the ASUS web site? If one of the connectors is working, i think the ASUS site offers the option to detect your model and tell you drivers needed. Or look up your model manually on their site

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I set up a network several years ago with help from you guys. The network was to use a printer between an old desktop with XP and a laptop with Vista. This has worked very well until several weeks ago. I would logon to the network on the laptop through the desktop, type in the password and I was good to go. Suddenly the password does not work. The printer works fine through the desktop. We have had several lightening storms in our area recently. Any advice appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Laptop not recognizing network password?

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Hey,  I recentely updated my home wireless router. After I changed it my computer stopped identifiying my home wifi. It's literally been a month and I'm struggling. I tried everything possible, downloading a new driver, updating all networks, trouble shooting EVERYTHING. I even called HP and brought it to Geek Squad.  Everyone laptop works besides nine, all the other devices in the house work besides  mine. Extremely fustrasted and need my laptop to attend to my work. Please help me fix this thanks.

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A:Solved: My network places not recognizing router

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I am working on an Acer Aspire M1100. i installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and everything worked great. After i updated the network adapter recoginzes that theres a cable plugged in but says unrecogized network no internet access. i tried instaling windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1 and there was no access from the beginning. i reinstalled home premium and it works again so im guessing something in the updates break it. Acers website only has vista and xp drivers. any ideas?

A:Acer Aspire M1100 network not recognizing after updates

Try giving these ago and tell me how it goes; Realtek Ethernet driver for Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and XP - ThinkCentre M71e, Edge 71

Run a windows update.

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I have purchased two PCI Network Adapters and for each I have received a "The device is not configured correctly (Code 1)" error in Vista's Device Manager when trying to manually locate and add the drivers, either from the software accompanying the adapters or from the companies websites (I have tried products from Linksys and Belkin). After hours on the phone with tech support ppl, who were conviced the software I got was corrupt--not true-- I think it might be best to install a new OS (revert back to XP) because I want results.

Has anyone been able to find a way out of this predicament in VISTA?

Please note I have tried the basics, i.e. going to Device Manager and trying to search for the drivers or manually add them from software or company's website. No matter what I do, I get an error message indicating that the drivers can't be found - even if I have "browsed" to them!

Thanks very much all

A:PCI Network Adapter problem in Vista - Not recognizing drivers

When browsing for them make sure "Include Sub-Folders" is ticked and search "C:\". That might give you a much better chance of locating them. As for Internet locating you can't really change how it scans for that. Maybe a disk came with your hardware containing the Adapter's Drivers.

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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Windows is failing to recognize my external USB HD.

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

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

A:Not recognizing USB HD

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

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

A:Not recognizing USB

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

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

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

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

A:CD-ROM Not recognizing

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

Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

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

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

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

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

It's the only HDD.

A:Old PC not recognizing HDD

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

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

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

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

A:Not recognizing DVD+R DL

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

my processor:
intel core 2 duo e4500 @ 2.2ghz

and i run vista home premium 32bit edition

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

A:Not Recognizing My Ram

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

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

A:HP not recognizing RAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks Tony

A:Not recognizing CD/RW

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

This site contains some of the files I've used for reference

(the M573 links)


A:Not recognizing new RAM

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Specs :

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated !


A:RAM not recognizing

Welcome to TSG....

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

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

A:Win 7 not recognizing all RAM


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

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

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

Thank you.

A:XP not recognizing 2nd HDD

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

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



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

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

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

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Jen S.

A:Not Recognizing Cd/dvd Rom

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

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

A:USB not recognizing

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:XP not recognizing CD/DVD

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

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

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

FYI the PC is a Pentium 120

A:PC not recognizing RAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:XP Pro SP2 only recognizing 1/8th of ram

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

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

A:XP not recognizing cd

Does your motherboard have UATA Drive controllers?

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

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Hey guys and gals!

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

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

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

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

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

OS: Windows XP Home
Pooter: HP pavillion a620n
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A:DVD/CD not recognizing anything

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

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