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Win 7 Suddenly Stopped showing USB Drives

Q: Win 7 Suddenly Stopped showing USB Drives

Hi all, I recently got Windows 7 64 bit.
the day i got the machine home and running, i connected my USB harddisk and installed some stuff i had backed up from it.

But suddently i dont see the USB drives when i connect them, i have 2 and none of them is detected, or will they are detected and the "Safelly Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon comes up in my right lower corner as it should, and when i click it my devices is shown by their propper names and i can safely remove them aswell. but they are not shown under "my computer" and my anti virus dosnt scan them aswell.

Tho if i plug in my USB flash pin from my key ring it finds it, anti virus scans it and it shows up just as it should.

Can anyone help me solve this as im really confused by now.

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Preferred Solution: Win 7 Suddenly Stopped showing USB Drives

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: Win 7 Suddenly Stopped showing USB Drives

Welcome to SF, Jimkromann.

Could be a driver conflict.

Type MSCONF, go to startup tab, and uncheck everything EXCEPT microsoft items (for testing purposes).

Reboot and see if your usb devices are recognized.

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I just bought this tower from someone, HP Pavilion Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct. It worked for an hour and a half. Then it said that it was shutting down to correct a problem. It never came back on. When I first got it I blew and vacuum so much black dust I never saw that thick before. I cleaned out both fans with blowing air and vacuum. It worked for 1 1/2 hours. He also had installed windows 10 on it. There is not many programs installed on it, he said he only used it to play games, and there are a few photos in the picture library. Please help someone please?













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A:Computer suddenly stopped showing on display

Hello Would like to help but first what is the specific model of your PC? Dirty PC is not good to begin with. Upgrading from Windows Vista, amazed the upgrade worked, to Windows 10 is another snag in finding the problem. Suggest you try going back to Windows Vista and diagnose problem with factory operating system. Do you have HP recovery discs for Windows Vista? Maybe you can start there to find problem. Grzy  

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Today in the morning i noticed that my cd-rw drive and cd drive stopped working suddenly. They have been working for years and both do not read discs anymore. The trays open and close normally and they both show in the Device Manager and say they are working properly. This is what happens:

I open the CD-RW tray and put in a disc.
I close the tray.
Then on the drive I see the green light flash about 6 times (scanning).
Then the orange light comes on and flashes fast continuously.
Nothing happens and the light keeps flashing and does not stop until i take the cd out.
The drives do not read the disc and in the explorer it shows the drives with no disc in them.

I tried checking the IDE (ribbon) cables and they are all snug...I also checked the jumpers to make sure its set right...I tried uninstalling the drives from the device manager and nothing works.

someone help!!! ive tried many tech forums but they cant help!
 

A:cd drives stopped working suddenly

anyone?
 

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Newer PC with two HP dvd1270 drives, W7pro. Recently I discovered that neither appears to work. If a dvd or CD is inserted in either drive, the drive light comes on for a few seconds and then nothing. The drives do not show up on my COMPUTER page but they do appear in Device Manager. Whatever happened to them, it appears to have happened at the same time. Any thoughts?
 

A:Both HP DVD drives stopped working suddenly

Sounds like a DVD filter driver problem. See CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters
 

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seems like i fix one issue and another arises

playing doom and half life lately the sound has began to stutter (seems like the only thing new i added was Direct X 9 with doom, just recently) did some research and found that i should update my audio drivers. after having some problems finding the realteck drivers i uninstalled the realteck drivers tried some alternate driver that claimed to be better than realtec. no sound now. finally found the realtec drivers and installed. did that and now sound seems fine.

now i have noticed that nero no longer works. keeps giving me an "disk change" error. ok, easy enough. reinstalled and still the same issue with the cd writer "disk change" error. tried burning a disk on my dvd burner and similar results, just a simple error message thou... ok, did some more research and found someone with similar issues and one of the replies stated
original guy's problem area i suppose, not mine but may be useful...

"DiskPeripheral : ST380023AS 3.01 si3112r Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DRU-800A KY04 nvidesm Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : ATAPI DVD-ROM 16XMax 1.20 nvidesm Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off
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reply...

- those need nvidia drivers, reload the drivers that came with your motherboard"
ok... went to epox site and d/l'd all nvidia i found for my 8RDA +. loaded and nero still not working.

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A:both cdr and dvdr drives suddenly stopped working

The realtek is onboard?

You might delete audio + board driversm reboot, install motherboard driver, all of them, sound, IDE, then see what happens.
 

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Hi,

This is just a minor thing but I really want to get it fixed.

Recently I bought a new laptop dell xps15 and its windows 7 home premium 64bit.

I really like it and its got some really special function.

For example when you put your mouse cursor on the icon on the taskbar, it shows you the screen of that programme in a small window box.

But now that function is gone. Instead it looks like this:



does anyone know how to fix it?

Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks

A:Windows suddenly stopped showing the screen of the running programme.

look like your "aero" theme got disabled.
right click>personalize> and select any of the aero theme

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I have just built a new computer, using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, however, I've noticed when I open Windows explorer, 3 out of 4 times it will continuously search for drives when opening up explorer and not show any drives that are installed. I've tried reformatting, using different hard drives, but the problem persists no matter what I do. I've reinstalled Windows 7 with only a single drive plugged in, tried different SATA ports, but this problem keeps coming back. The only thing I can think of is that the Windows 7 install disk is corrupted and not installing properly.

I've also noticed that once it starts searching like this, the icons wont display in any folder, although the file names will. Likewise, when trying to sort files by date, type, etc, they will not sort.

When this happens, I can easily type in C:\ to get to the drive without problem to access the drive but above problems with icons not showing, sorting, etc still is a problem.

Has anyone had this problem? Know of a way to fix this? I'm not looking forward to having to reformat again as I don't have the time to sit through and reinstall everything again after.

A:Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

Open cmd as administrator and then type "sfc/scannow" press enter

I will check your system for missing systemfiles and problems.

Give it a try and let me hear from you

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Hi all. I'm hoping someone could help me with this issue. I just finished putting together my computer, installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bits. However, both of my hard drives (one SSD, one regular HDD) are showing up as external drives (plug-and-play). If I click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon, I could actually "eject" both of my hard drives. I've searched on Google for clues, but it wasn't helpful. If anyone has any idea on how to fix this, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:Internal drives showing up as external drives

You have to enable write caching for your internal hard disk.- Click on Start Menu.- Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.- Locate your hard disk under Disc Drives in the list in Device Manager.- Double-click on your hard disk.- Select Policies tab.- Check the checkbox Enable write caching on this device- Click OK.

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I have a custom build desktop with 2 internal drives a 'Samsung SSD 840 Pro' and a 'Seagate Barracuda ST32000641AS'

I decided to format my PC using the Windows 7 boot disk, but noticed when choosing what drive to install my OS to, both of my drives types are labeled as System Drives, I decided to go ahead anyway and install my OS to my SSD, but after completing installation, Disk Management shows both of my drives as Active drives. I have searched a bit online and it seems that only my C drive should be an Active drive, does this have anything to do with both of my drives being read as System Drives at the start of installation. What would be the reason for both of my drives being Active? I have no problems with reformatting if needed.



thanks,

A:Both of my drives showing as system drives

Only one drive should be active and this is where your boot info should be located
You can mark the drive inactive following this tutorial Partition - Mark as Inactive

If you are not sure about anything feel free to ask back

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all of a sudden this morning my forefront software is discovering the above trojan on my machine. indiates it is cleaned and then 5 minutes later it finds it again.

How do I clean this?

A:trojan suddenly showing up

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Hi folks. Just wondering if someone here has come across this kind of problem before. I run 2 HDD, both are Maxtor 60gb, the Master holds Win 2000, Win XP Pro, and Redhat 7.3. The 2nd HDD holds 3 partitions, I use these for storage of various data - Multimedia, Webdev, MP3, ect. Here's the prob - On reboot earlier today, the 2nd HDD suddenly showed up as unformatted. I've booted into a couple different DOS based diag apps, and get the same result, that the partitions are unformatted, including Partition Magic. The 3 partitions are intact, just unformatted. Which, of course, renders the data useless, as I can't get to it. Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. - Thank You. -Ed Parrott
 

A:2nd HDD suddenly Showing Up As Unformatted

hey edparrott
[tsg=welcome][/tsg]

Can you see them when you use the W2K OS?
 

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I ran Kaspersky as my computer was way overdue for a full scan and it scanned a BullGuard file without any issues to report, but the thing is I've never used BullGuard, never downloaded it, never been anywhere near it. So I took a look in the folder it's nestled in - Windows > Applications > Tools > Security > BullGuard

There are nine files in the folder, one a video aptly titled Video, two PNG files, two .EXE files (one is called BgLicTool and the other BullGuard90_64), a file called licensekey.dat, a VBScript file called Bullguard, and two Windows Command Scripts named License and Install. Are any of these legitimate files? Can I delete them without problems? Kaspersky can't quarantine them and I haven't tried to move or delete them. I haven't run either of the EXE files or opened the video or images. I would just go ahead and delete them but I've had serious problems trying to remove fake programs before =/ The more I type the sillier this question seems but I thought I'd make sure.

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, don't know if that helps. The computer is slower than usual but nothing else weird's been happening other than finding these files.

EDIT: Looks like another user's having a problem related to mine, with descriptions of finding files they don't recognise. I've found one other folder with sub-folders that I don't recognise and can't figure out what it belongs to. The two unrecognised (to me) f... Read more

A:Program I've Never Used Suddenly Showing Up

Hello and welcome.Right-click the taskbar, and then click Start Task Manager. Do you see a ping.exe consuming the CPU?Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may in... Read more

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Hey everyone,

Today my external hard drive is suddenly not showing up in my computer or on my one file manager program. It is really weird cause the computer reads it and it comes up in disk management and in my device and everything says it is working fine.

I check for updates and everything with no luck. Rebooted it and tried all the simple fixes like that. I dual boot this computer and the external drive pops up on OS X Lion fine and lets me access it and everything, so it doesn't have to do with the hard drive itself.

It has been working fine for months and I really don't think I changed anything in the last day or two with the computer for it to suddenly not be working. Very strange problem. Windows basically says its working fine except it just won't show up in My Computer. I tried connecting with both a Firewire cord as well as USB and neither work. I spent hours checking all over the internet and still no luck.

Any advice? Please help!!

Thanks,
Dom

A:OWC Mercury Elite AL Pro Not Showing Up Suddenly

Mine just died not to long ago. That Oxford chip set doesn't last very long on these things. Been looking for something else that doesnt use that chip set.

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Hello everyone. My first post here, and I really hope someone out there might be able to help. I'm pretty worried about losing all my files.

I have had a Western Digital externall hard drive permanently attached to my wife's old desktop PC (which runs XP) for a year or so. I've always been very pleased with it - it connected perfectly, and it has always just shown up in My Computer there as an extra drive. Perfect. However, that PC was getting old and the memory nearly full, so I copied all my important files (family photos, etc.) to my WD HDDm disconnected it from the old desktop, connected it to my much newer laptop (which runs Windows 7), and hey presto - it appeared in Computer. Again, perfect, no problem. However, I realised that I had not transferred all the files I needed from the old desktop to the HDD, so I had tp disconnect the HDD from the laptop and reconnect it to the desktop again with the intention of transferring the files I'd forgotten to transfer first time around. And this time, the HDD did not appear in My Computer. It DID appear in the little icon, bottom screen right, which you click to safely remove something, and it did show up in Devices, it just didn't show up in My COmputer, so I couldn't access it. The exact same thing happened when I tried to connect it back to my laptop - it's there in the "safely remove" icon and in Devices, but not in My Computer.

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A:WD External HDD suddenly not showing up on My Computer

Hello and welcome E mate hook up the drive > go to Start > type in cmd > right click on the small black window and run as admin > then type diskpart > hit Enter > at DISKPART type list disk > it should then show all the drives that are hooked up take a look at my pic (my screen is blue / white out of choice yours will be black / white).

Tell us what you see better still a screen shot using snip > Star type snip > pin to taskbar (very handy there) the screen will go milky drag a line arounf the screen part you want and then > File > sSave as (I put mine on the desktop for easy access but you can put it where you like)

When posting back just below the reply window there is manage attachments > browse and pick the screen shot > upload and post back.

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Hi,

I've been using the Microsoft Wireless Broadband router (MN-500) to connect to the internet. This afternoon, while I was away, the wireless connection was suddenly lost. The internet is fine, because when i plug my computer directly into the router (via ethernet), i am able to access the internet. However, the router does not seem to broadcast a wireless signal for the LAN.

I've reset the router, both manually and via the software and reconfigured the network. After this process, the Wireless Network sometimes appears momentarily in Windows...but the connection drops before it can connect.

All the lights on the router light up as normal and it indicates that both the wireless LAN and the WAN are working properly. I have no idea why I can't connect to the network wirelessly though...

Any thoughts?

Thanks
 

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Hey guys,

So I put together a new PC running Windows 10 Pro around 3 months ago and everything was working perfect till 2 days ago when my mic suddenly stopped working. I use a Steelseries Siberia V2 headset and the headphones work fine, but the mic is not picking up any noise at all. I tried plugging in both the back and front ports and my realtek always detects that a mic has been plugged in, but it simply won't work. I thought maybe my mic got busted so I also tried using an A4 Tech headset that I had lying around in the office but it has the same issue, the mic won't work. I looked around online for possible solutions and tried the following with no luck:
Ensured the mic was set as the default device and that its volume settings were maxed out.Tried disabling all sound effects (noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation etc).Uninstalled all audio drivers and reinstalled the latest realtek drivers on my motherboard's webpage: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) Uninstalled all audio drivers and reinstalled the latest realtek drivers on realtek's own webpage: RealtekUninstalled all audio drivers and let Windows auto-install drivers.I even uninstalled all realtek drivers and tried using the standard "high definition audio device drivers."

Basically tried everything in this link: Microphone Not Working in Windows 10? | Win 10 FAQ

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A:Mic suddenly stopped working

Hi, try Settings, search Sound, Find and fix audio recording problems.

Otherwise sounds suspiciously like a hardware issue.. internal connector?

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Hi, one day I started my laptop and the SSD in it (MZ-7PC256D) suddenly stopped working.

What options do I have to get it working, or atleast recover the data in it.

I tried putting it in another laptop or checking in BIOS, it's simply not getting detected.


EDIT:
The SSD gets super hot when I connect it to the laptop and start it.

A:SSD suddenly stopped working.

Not to be harsh, but when you get it working again thru what ever means you might have to do, make an image on a flash drive or what ever you choose and then, if the SSD has failed completely, install a new one and use the image to bring you back to the time of your last backup.

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Hi all,

I run a network at home, 2 computers, both running xp. One connecting directly to cable broadband modem (computer 1) with the two computers linked by a single crossover cable. For the past year or so I have happily shared the internet connection as well as the printer and numerous files but today when I booted them up computer 2 - the one not connected to the modem - simply gave me a "Limited or no connectivity", I'd had the problem before and had in the past easily fixed it by repairing the connection however now it simply hangs on renewing ip address.

I've tried restarting computers, disabling and enabling connections, nothing I do seems to work. Any help is greatly appreciated and any more information I need to provide just ask.

Thanks in advance, Andrew
PROBLEM SOLVED!

I just went to check on firewall on host computer, when I tried to open up firewall settings i recieved something along the lines of "Windows firewall and internet connection sharing are not currently running, would you like to start running them?" Ridiculous i could spend 2 hours on something and solve it like that >.<

Out of curiosity, how did my internet connection service just "turn itself off"? seems strange to me,
 

A:LAN suddenly stopped working

Could be from an error to spyware
 

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If anyone could help, i'd appreciate it.

I used my PC with this problem a couple of days ago, and everything worked fine. The internet ran smoothly, no problems, etc.

Now when i start it up it takes 2 minutes to change from the welcome screen, and when it does, a black screen greets me with just a white arrow. I have to start task manager using ctrl alt del and open chrome; then, after another long wait, my PC is able to start it's desktop.

The internet problem is this. I connect wonderfully to the internet on the lap-top i'm using now, but my PC can't do it. Two days before it was running incredibly smoothly. Now when i hover over the connections tray in the right hand corner it says "the dependency group or service was unable to start." Then when i diagnose the problem, it says that the DHCP service is unable to start. I try to restart it, but i can't.

Then, following the advice of some-one on some other board when googling this problem, i was told to uninstall my network adapter. I did. Now it can't find anything resembling the internet.

I ran a scan on the PC with Norton 360. It didn't pick anything up.

Here are my specs if need be:

Windows Vista Home Premium
AMD Phenom X3 Triple Core Processor
3G Ram
320GB Memory
8200 Integrated graphics
2.13 GHZ.

Any help at all would be nice.
 

A:Internet has suddenly stopped

Actually, the exact make/model of the MB is what we need to know as well.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.

Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
It would be best if you could post a screen shot of Device Manager with the Network adapters and Other devices sections expanded.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
 

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My windows vista internet suddenly stopped I thinik after I did a virus scan after catchin a spyware/virus. I had spyware sweeper but it stopped working saying that it is incompatible with vista?

It can't be my modem/ router because we tried hookin up another computer we have and internet works fine and my comp which is on the same router works well also.

I "reformatted it" I don't know if i did this properly. I put in vista disc and told it to install. and it lead me through... looks like its successful but my internet still doesn't work. I tried Norton virus 2008 but it doesnt have the latest definitions because we have no internet to download it. I tried AVG also scanned comp. We have 11 viruses that cannot be treated or something. Someone please help me.

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My IDE CD R/RW has suddenly stopped working. I can eject the tray but when I close it the LED stays on constanly and i can't hear the usual whirring noise when the CD is just starting up.

I've had my computer for around 10 months now and everything has been alright up until now.
I've scanned for viruses, nothing.
No settings have been changed.
So what could it be?

P4 1.9
40GB HD
256Mb RAM
NEC DVD drive
CONNECT 3D ATI RADEON 9700 128Mb
 

A:cd-rw suddenly stopped working help!!

Can you boot with a Windows bootable disk, choose w/cdrom support........(the cdrom drive letter will move one letter ahead from where you know it to be now) then put a disk in the drive, change to that drive letter, and type

dir
and get a directory of the cdrom?

Also, in device manager, does the drive appear there without any yellow exclamation marks on IDE controllers?
 

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My wife has Win7 on her laptop. Last night IE 32 bit was working fine. Now when she clicks on the IE icon it does nothing. If i go into the start<all programs<IE 64 bit....then IE 64 bit works.

What has happened and what should I do to fix it.

A:IE 32 bit suddenly stopped working

I'm not trying to be rude really that is not my intention this is just a suggestion

STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER it is the most vulnerable virus prone browser out there I know it's the world standard .... but it's junk .... sorry .... just get Firefox
and you will never have these problems again
(granted you have to set Firefox up the way you want )

Someone will help with the IE issue but that's my two cents, 2? <<<< check that out
here's how, hold alt and type 0162 (alt+0162)

Cheers

***the shortcut proly lost the path go to program files find IE and create a new shortcut on the desktop you can then drag that to the start menu or whereever******

Cheers Again

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I suddenly lost sound on my computer after running without problems for months.

I checked the system settings and my volume is turned up, but when I adjust it, all I get is a beep from the internal speaker. I ran a game that makes sound continuously and plugged a headset into the speaker jack on one of the speakers to see if anything is making it that far. I got a very weak signal, but I moved the mouse around and I was definitely hearing all the sounds the computer generates, not just the CD background music.

I am running Windows XP on a Gateway 700. I think the sound card is a Creative SB Audigy. I installed a CD-R a month ago, but have been running fine. I checked all the jacks and everything is plugged in correctly.

Any ideas?
 

A:Sound suddenly stopped

Try your headphones on the sound card.

Maybe the output stage died.
 

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So im not sure if im posting this in the right place. But i see no category for devices. Aswell as i feel like this is a windows related issue.

Anyway. I have an msi gaming G series laptop. I turned it on today to find out my [n] key no longer registers?. It is only my [n] key in lowercase. The key worked fine yesterday, i didn't spill anything into my keyboard or anything like that and everything else works fine. The key works if i hold shift ,i get a capital N, if i use caps lock however it doesnt work either. But if i use caps lock and hold shift and press n, i finally get a lowercase [n]. But this is the only way to get it to work. Ive checked for windows and drivers updates. Both updated, restarted multiple times, tried toggling languages. Still doesnt work. If i make a new user account, it works perfectly on that account. So for some reason only on my account will [n] not register. Ive asked all my friends who are tech genius's and even they are confused on how this is possible.
Please help this is very frustrating due to the degree of impossibility.
 

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Hi the audio was working just fine a minute back but now the audio on both the loudspeaker and the mic is not working.I have checked all the sound setting and the volume is full everywhere and not on mute.Please help

A:Audio suddenly stopped

I DID LOADED MY MUSIC TO MY COPUTER IN MY MUSIC FOLDER, BUT I CAN NOT TURN IT ON

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Hello,

My DVD-RW, after 4 years of faithful service, has suddenly stopped being able to write data on blank DVD-R's. It reads data fine, but writing is suddenly a problem and it says disk inexcessable. Coincidently, or not, it just started with a new batch of DVD-Rs. They are an exact match to the ones I have been using before and I even went out and bought a new batch, but they don't work either.

I have been getting error messages previously with my "Drag & Drop CD -burner". I believe that it said something like needing to update the driver's firmware???

I run Windows XP on a Sony system. The drive info is as follows (don't know the specific manufacturer though):

Sony DVD RW DW-U14A

Can this be fixed? or is it time for a new DVD-RW?

UPDATE: I just updated (supposedly) the drivers Firmware using rpc1.org. However, when I try to write to the disks, it gives me a "Error Writing Disk" message.

Thanks!
 

A:DVD-RW suddenly stopped writing

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This morning, the sound stopped working, however, the only sound i can get is if i go to the realtek sound manager thing by gigabyte tech. (Audio device:Realtek AC97 i think) and then start the jack sense thing. I get a few 'zap' sounds but if i play music, then the music will play with the 'zaps' but only for a second or 2, then no sound.
After the jack-sense, i get a pop up saying i needa check the front and center/subwoofer speakers, but the speakers are in-built to my monitor, so i don't know what to do...

Sound was working fine yesterday, but failed this morning.

help?

P.S. i tried plugging in several headphones on the front of the comp, but no sound.

A:Suddenly sound stopped, help.

Okay Syzion

This is primarily due to two things:

1. Your Sound-drivers are either not there anymore.

2. Your Sound card is defective.

Check your Sound card Drivers first:

If Windows Go> Start> Control Panel > Sound Settings > I think its the General Tab it should allow you to move the sound up and down. If it "grayed out" then
your sound card drivers are missing. (sorry I am on a MAC right now)

OR-->Start>My Computer> Device Manager> Check under the Sound Card make sure there is NO yellow "?" on the Sound-card realtek..
I would right click on the Sound Card and click "Update Drivers"

Post your reply to see if the Drivers are there...

Than-you

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hi folks,
my wife tried to install a labtec webcam last night and all of a sudden the mouse, printer and webcam stopped working (all connected to USB ports). i tried checking the device manager and it says USB is working properly. i even restored my computer to friday's date to no avail. all devices were connected to the computer last month before we moved to a new apartment and mouse and printer were ok last night before the installation of the webcam.
thanks a lot for your help.

hp pavilion 510c
windows xp service pack 2
 

A:USB suddenly stopped working

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Good morning everyone, and a Merry Christmas!

I'm going to try to make this as brief as possible, while still including every detail I possibly can.

Today I received a few cool gadgets for Christmas that I wanted to install on my PC. I realized I was short on USB slots, so I tried to install a secondary set of USB slots. I plugged it in wrong twice in a row, due to me misreading my motherboard. After a few restarts, my computer wouldn't boot. I attempted to clear my CMOS, which didn't help. I then turned off my power supply's switch, then turned it back on. After I did this my PC booted, but I was fronted with a boot screen that said the CMOS settings were wrong. I was confused as to what this meant, and my options were F1 to Bios, or F2 to default settings and continue. After booting, my Razer Deathadder quit working. Now, at this point, I'm not sure why exactly I did this, but I reinstalled Windows. I am using Windows XP Pro -32 bit. After reinstalling all my drivers, I realized that NONE of my USB ports were working. My keyboard, mouse, webcam, nothing worked. I updated my Windows, BIOS, drivers, everything is new.

In the screen for Hardware, all my Root USB kits have exclamation points, and it says they aren't functioning properly. I have NO idea what the hell is going on, and if anyone has any ideas or comments, please please share them with me.

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A:USB suddenly stopped working

if you dont have service pack 2 install it then reinstall the usb drivers that come with sp2

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hi,
My ps2 just suddenly stopped working, it wasnt at all gradual and it just makes a lot of clicking/loud/grinding (not very nice!!) sounds! i tried the solution that involved rotating the white clog in my ps2 which just changed the sounds - at one position it doesn't make the sounds but then doesn't seem to be able to read any discs. i marked the original position so i've now returned it to its original state but i would be very grateful for any suggestions on how to solve the problem!! (i've also tried cleaning the laser)
Cheers, Rich
 

A:ps2 suddenly stopped working

call sony and descirbe ur problem. chances are they may fix it for free
 

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Possible reason why sound suddenly stopped on Aspire V5 and is this common

A:sound suddenly stopped

we need to know:exact laptop modewhich windows version is installed on your laptop

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I was using my pc and suddenly the electricity went down and after that my CPU is not working all other like(monitor, speaker,etc )are fine I am using windows 10 and my pc is 2 to 3 years old do u have any solutions
 

A:CPU suddenly stopped working

Does the computer brand logo or RAM counting screen show up when you power it on?
 

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Hi all,

Overnight my CD-ROM and DVD-Rom drives have decided not to work, or more specifically the system is not reading them. Theres the yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager for each.
Now ive done all that the help facility has said. Ive tried updating driver(which it will do), uninstalling it then re-installing it, physically removing the devices from the computer but all to no avail! EAch time the computer then restarts its the same problem.
I think the error code is saying something like:
'31: This device requires another device to be working properly etc'

Any advice please??
 

A:CD-ROM drives suddenly not working!

Yes. Copy this text into note pad and save it as a .reg file. Double click on the file and restart the system. I am assuming you have scanned for virus and spyware. Start the copy / paste after this.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
 

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just like that! i wanted to watch a dvd on my computer, and when i went to put it in my dvd drive (the one that has write capabilities), the door wouldn't open. i looked at the light and it wasn't even resopnding. i looked in My Computer and the drive was no longer visible. i decided to restart the computer and suddenly my dvd rom drive disconnected and was no longer visible.

i opened the computer and checked the connections, i even took out the new hardware i had put in a few weeks ago (hi speed usb). no luck. add new hardware won't even recognize that i have dvd drives or even cd drives. hardware management is ignoring them completely.

what is going on?!!! is it time for a new computer? i have never had this happen.
 

A:both dvd drives suddenly disconnected themselves

First off, I'd connect the drives one at a time to the end of the cable, jumpered as master. See if it'll recognize them that way. I suspect one of the drives may have died and is causing all the drives to be undetected.
 

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I have a DVD R/RW & CD R/RW installed on my desktop and they worked fine for a few years and there was no problem with the original instalation. When I switch my comp on recently both drives are not reconised/seen by it. I have reseated the ribbon & power leads with no success and I have tried to reinstall but the system still does not see them. Any Ideas
 

A:Solved: CD & DVD drives suddenly not seen

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My background wallpaper is totally blank out. And the files on dekstop is not showing up. Plss help me ill insert a video of it.
 

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Anyone have any idea why suddenly out of the blue my network quit showing one of my computers? I have a tablet and laptop both with windows 10. my tablet still shows both computers, but my laptop no longer shows the tablet. I didn't change anything. What can cause this and how do I fix it? thanks.

A:network suddenly quit showing computer

The Winsock and DNS caches are corrupt.

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I'm seeing reports in other forums about folks suddenly having a 256MB FAT32 SYSTEM (Z partition appearing on their PCs!

One person did mention they had used a VPN app (which might have created this), but none of the others have done anything like that.

Anyone have any ideas we can investigate??

A:System (Z:) partition suddenly showing up on Win10 PCs

Z is usually a Virtual Disk

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Hello, One of our computer suddenly stopped working. Unfortunately, the user did not take notice of the potential LED or Beep error and simply turned off the PC and disconnected the power cable. Upon reconnection and trying to reboot PC: - the PSU, CPU and case fan start spinning and stop immediately; - the Power button blinks blue once; - we can hear power being sent to the internal speaker, but no specific error message;    We ordered a replacement power supply and disconnected/removed every possible components but the behavior is still the same. Did anyone encountered anaything similar with these models ? Thanks

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Hi guys,

I wonder if anyone can help.

My wife was using our PC, playing an online puzzle game, and she muted the sound.
When I came to use the PC myself, I noticed the sound was muted, so I un-muted it, expecting all to be good again, but it wasn't.
No sound at all !
After messing around for quite a while, I tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers, that hasn't worked.
I've just done a system restore, and that hasn't worked either.
I've run MBAM & Microsoft Security Essentials, and neither has shown any problems.
I'm at a total loss, please help.

Many thanks in advance

Spadders

A:Audio Stopped Working Suddenly

Don't know if this is relevant,
but in Device manager/Sound, video & game controllers/ legacy audio drivers, properties is blank.

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I'm pretty much when it comes to these stuffs.. so here it goes..






Quote:
In terms of events:

Had winamp running some mp3 files in background - > No probs (have been running these files for more than an year now, never had an issue)
Tried opening skype -> at first no probs

skype upgraded -> again no probs
after its loaded -> my speakers went whoosh with the skype starting up sound & stopped playing any sound suddenly..

I had a doubt whether any virus or anything was wrong, so I ran malware bytes & sfc /scannow .. had no issues popup in either of them.

Rebooted system after these scans & sound is not yet back
Just wanted to double check if at least headphones were working, a big relief ! They do
Just in case if it matters.. when I tried looking in Devices troubleshoot, it had only Base System Device doesn't have an driver!

then tried Microsoft Fix Troubleshooters:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9740814
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9740816

no prob detected in either of them.



What should I do next ? I tried googling & was scared to test different methods listed around, I didn't want to break anything around. I didn't want to uninstall the sound device, as I feared, what would happen if it doesn't & even my headphones stop functioning now

And will there be any probs if I continue using headphones with speaker not functioning ?

A:Speakers stopped functioning suddenly !

What is shown as the Default Playback Device? Your "Speakers" should be set as the default playback device.

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Hello,  I have an Envy17 and yesterday the touchpad suddenly stopped. No warning no nothing. It was working fine and then I closed the laptop for a few (did not shut down all the way) and the next time I opened it (bout an hr later) the pad was dead. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, numerous re-boots and installing computer/windows updates. Still does  not work. Have tried to double click the opper corner in case it was accidentally turned off but still nothing. When you go into settings, it says it is working properly. Anything else I can try?  ThanksLacyayn

A:touch pad suddenly stopped working

Need model number but have you tried going into F2 diagnostics and see if there is a pointer device test you can run from there. 

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xp on a dell inspiron 6000. I used headphones one night to listen to internet radio and since then the sound doesn't work. Not a lot of computer knowledge. Would appreciate any help. (It's my sister's computer and I was using it and I'm a mac person so.... I have no idea what I did to it!)

Thanks.
 

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That day suddenly my PC's USB ports stopped working. I tried all USB ports with deferent kinds of drives(pendirve, mobile, modem) but computer is not responding. I tried reinstalling my windows 7 but remains same. I also tried Ubuntu, Mint, Hirens Boot CD etc but no OS finds my any kind of USB disc. On windows 7 I tried uninstalling and installing USB drives manually but don't work. In the mean time today at dawn one of my USB modem started working(on Win7) but after some seconds it became like before.

Can anyone figure out which problem I'm facing? Is it related to my hardware?

A:Suddenly all USB ports stopped working on win 7

First place I would start would be update all primary drivers for your PC, what ever flavor you have, desktop/laptop. Go to that vendors website and download and install all the latest drivers. If you have add on specific hardware go to that vendors site for drivers.

The next thing I would do is to rule out any Virus's, malware, spyware and adware that my be lurking about your system. It's known that some of these nasties can and do corrupt system software and hardware.

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i don't use the lan card to connect to the internet since i have a wireless adapter. i do however use it as a network bridge for connectivity for my xbox 360.

so i was playing xbox live until suddenly i got disconnected. i checked my computer to see that it said the network cable was unplugged. i already tried to uninstall drivers, reboot, tried a different cable etc. i narrowed it down to the nforce network controller. any help would be much obliged

Update: fixed it myself, im guessing it was an irq problem because i went into the bios and just disabled some ports i wasnt using like the parallel port for example, and the problem has cleared up.

A:onboard lan suddenly stopped working.

Thank you shaolinchamp. This might work for me. I am helping out a friend with a similar issue. I would try it before reinstalling his OS.

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So just to preface I'm completely new to these forums and I'm at best only an intermediate level in terms of being tech savvy so I'm hoping that someone here will be able to help.

I run Windows 7 64bit and my network adapter is a 'Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller"
Never had internet problems before last night
So last night the internet on my desktop stopped working while I was watching a youtube video. There were (to my knowledge) no software updates or anything else taking place. The internet just suddenly stopped. So naturally I went and turned my router on and off a few times and when I realized that didn't work I checked the internet on my laptop and found out that it was still working and figured the problem is obviously with my desktop.

So far I've tried,
1) opening cmd.exe and typing ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew
2) Disabling and re-enabling my network adapter
3) Downloading and installing the latest driver for my network adapter from the Realtek website.
4) Running the trouble shoot through windows. All this tells me is that "the default gateway is not available"
5) I ran a system restore to a point about a month ago and the problem was still there.
6) I ran my computer in safemode with the network enabled and the problem was still there.
7) The ethernet cable I'm using for my desktop is fine I tried it with my laptop and it worked and plugged in a usb wireless card to my desktop and the problem persisted (just without a wire)

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A:Internet suddenly stopped working

I suspect your LAN card has fried. If you are able to, try running diagnostics on the device itself (there's probably an ability to do this from "Device Manager"). If you can't, then I don't know how you could test for it being dead other than if when you plug in an Ethernet cord the clear connector doesn't light up green (mine does on our Dell Dimension 3000 XP Desktop to communicate to me that it IS working, IS plugged in and IS receiving proper connection from and to the Modem/Router).

If yours does have an LED as described and it DOESN'T turn the clear plastic connector of the LAN cable green, then it's dead and there's no bringing it back.

And if/when you confirm it is fried, you need to replace it. They're generally inexpensive if you don't want it to be WiFi or anything other than your standard 802.11g 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN. You can probably pick one up without the "bells and whistles" for $30 or less online these days. They work just as good as the $100 ones, just without some "extras".

The other thing to suspect would be your MOBO. Bridges/connections on them can and sometimes do fry out, effecting other components they distribute the power too. Hopefully that's not the problem because they're in the $100+ range to replace.
EDIT: The "Default Gateway" is obtained by your Modem/Router. The fact you are getting "not available" means that there is no communication between the computer and the Modem/Router. Since y... Read more

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