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T430s not recognizing USB 3.0 (SS) - Windows 7

Q: T430s not recognizing USB 3.0 (SS) - Windows 7

Lenovo T430SOS: Windows 7 Pro The yellow USB works perfectly The two blue USB's, both with "SS" do not work.*When plugging in a mouse nothing happens. The mouse does not have power and the OS does not recognize. *When plugging in a thumb-drive the red light on the thumb drive illumintes then goes out. Nothing shows as recognized with the OS. Device manager has all hardware with drivers. In Device Manager, under Under USB Controlers, one is listed as, "Unknown Device." When I try to update the drive it says its "Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub"IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004&SID_21FB17AAIUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31I downloaded USB drivers for Lenovo T430s from lenovo.com*Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host ControllerI also tried uninstalling all USB drivers and rebooted and also nothing has changed. BIOS has USB settings all turned on (some were auto originally).

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Preferred Solution: T430s not recognizing USB 3.0 (SS) - Windows 7

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.)

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I hope this isn't a dupe thread.  I tried searching and couldn't find the info. I just purchased a used T430s that came with Windows 8, but at some point along the way someone installed Windows 10.  The first thing I want to do is make sure that this is a legit/verified Windows 10, and secondly how do I download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 10.   When I go to the product page, it doesn't give me the option for Windows 10.  It shows Vista through 8, but not 10. Any help is greatly appreciated. GBA





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[Mod note:  Split and moved message to its own thread in correct forum. ^AG]
[Mod note #2:  Removed duplicate posts.  Do not post the same message in different threads.  ^AG]
 
I Have a T430s bought directly from Lenovo, used recovered discs to restore, found Win Activation key from BIOS, upon trying to activate Win 8, it says the key is invalid. I've read the other (many!) threads on this issue. How can I activate my restored computer's version of Win 8??

A:T430s: How to get my windows 8 license key

Hello,
 
I think it has been about six years since Lenovo sold the T430s, which I think came with options to have either Windows 7 or Windows 8 pre-loaded onto it.  Are you certain the recovery discs are the correct ones for this ThinkPad's OEM Windows Product ID license key?
 
You can try downloading Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1 directly from Microsoft's support web site and seeing if either of those will work with the PID key:
 
Windows 7: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
Windows 8.1: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO
 
If neither of those work, I would suggest calling Lenovo Support directly at +1 (800) 426-7378 (toll-free within the United States) and they may be able to determine which version of Windows is licensed for the computer by looking up its model and serial numbers.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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hello all :-) does anybody know how to solve issues with lenovo settings an windows10?i have successfully reinstalled a t430s with windows 10 64bit.after installation i run windows update and update for all windows appsafter that i run lenovo system update i found out that lenovo settings with fn+f6 does not work - it asks for lenovo setting to install via app store.installing apps via appstore is not possible because we want to give our old devices to our employees.for windows shop you need to login with microsoft id - we dont want to to that. so i decided to install lenovo settings via powershell appx (there is a lenovo document for that).the installation for settings app via powershell it worked fine - BUT the fn+f6 key does not work - it still asks for lenovo settings.if i open this app from startmenu it works! how can i solve this issue? lenove settings depency and hotkey feature is up to date. thanks for help!  

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I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
Data Requirements:  Used space on current HDD = 300GB.  New SSD is 500GB.  
I do not wish to use the old HDD after cloning.
 
Hardware purchased for cloning project:
Samsung Evo 850 500GB Internal SSD
Startech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP-SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD
 
Would somebody please be kind enough to walk me through this and post current instructions?
I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I feel like I have just enough information to be dangerous and really screw this up.
 
Anybody want to help me through a topic that has been covered repeatedly but is still terrifying to me?
 
Thanks
 
Anthony
 
P.S.  I am willing to pay $25 via paypal if you are experienced in doing this and will walk me through the process....
 
Moderator note: serial number removed for member's protection.
 
 

A:Clone T430S HDD to Samsung Evo 850 SSD on Windows ...

First, welcome to the forum.
 
> I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
1. You're going to copy the contents of your current HDD to your new SSD. If for any reason there's a problem you can always go back to the HDD. Its contents won't have changed.
 
2. In any case, if this system is critical to your wife's business then presumbly you already back up the HDD. Back it up again just before you begin the clone process just in case.
 
> I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
1. Put the HDD in the external USB enclosure and put the SSD in the T430s main drive bay. Temporarily boot from the HDD in the USB enclosure. Clone from HDD to SSD. Reboot normally (i.e. from the SSD).
 
2. If you're on Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 then there's no need to mess with those confusing parameters. Let the OS sort this stuff out.
 
> I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I would use Samsung's own Data Migration Software. ("The Samsung Data Migration software is designed to help users quickly, easily... Read more

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Windows 10  /  hARD dRIVE - Toshiba MQ01acf032
2100: Detection Error  on HDD0 (Main HDD)....it is like the Hard Drive is Locked
The only way i can boot up is to go to the Diagnostics and run Storage Tests / After i run the Random Sync Test and Escape out, the Laptop will boot up normally.
 
Moderator note: image containing serial number removed for member's protection.  MT-M from image:  2356GPU

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I have  bought Lenovo T430s laptop recently. The main problem is that it came win Ubuntu OS. I formated all the partition data and tried to install Windows 7. There was a "A required CD/DVD drive driver is missing" issue, where a windows prompts asking me to point the directory where to load that driver. It's on that step, where I should select where to install the drive, so I tought it was the HDD drivers. I tried with UEFI/Legacy tricks such as forcing my BIOS to use UEFI only or LEGACY only. I also tried to change the HDD options from AHCI to Compatability and many variations. Well at first time, i tried with putting the chipset drivers to usb disk and point the driver then uncheck the "Hide drivers that are not compatible with my computer" and tried to force it use my drivers. Tried with different drivers and every time I got stuck to the same problem. Then I tried with Windows 8 and Windows 10, It just installed without problem. Later I had issue with my Cooling Fan. It stoped working, So i returned my laptop to the shop, where I bought the laptop. They said that they sent it to a service and the service changed the HDD and the motherboard. The HDD was Seagate 320GB, now it is HITACHI 320GB. The motherboard is changed, because previous motherboard had Compatibility options, that was suited for windows 8, now it's gone (may be old BIOS chip/software or newer, I dont' know, my BIOS version is 2.7). So after I got my laptop back (repaired) I got it with new H... Read more

A:T430s Windows 7 Installation Issue

Hi,
 
You need to add the USB 3.0 drivers to the WIndows 7 installation media.  There are several threads on this topic here on the forums.  It can be done manually (a real pain...) or with one of several OEM tools.
 
Here's the Intel one:  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
 
You may also need to make the flash drive UEFI-bootable if that's you preferred installation mode.  That involves some file manipulation, but not a complete rebuild of the media.
 
Z.

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Hi everyone,I've a T430s for more than a year now (second hand). Everything was fine until my suddently HDD died last week because of bad sector, after putting the laptop on hibernation for the night.I've bought a SSHD to replace my HDD and asked a friend who is quite good at computing to reinstall windows 7 on it. Everything works exept the wifi, the laptop is not able to catch wifi signal ... (but internet works with an ethernet cable).Installing Lenovo drivers from the support website did not fixed the issue.Any idea about how to fix it or about the source of the problem? Thanks !!

A:T430s Wifi issue after reinstalling Windows

Welcome to the forum!
 
The site has three different drivers, is your friend sure she/he installed the correct one? I guess you're using a 64bits Win7, right?
 
Eventually ask her/him to check the device-id of the wifi card from the Device Manager.
 
Kind Regards
 
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Just did a clean install of Windows 10 on my T430s (Core i5 with 8 GB RAM and 128GB SSD).When I attempt to boot the laptop it hangs on the Windows logo with the small circles rotating and freezes. This happens randomly and it will boot properly 3 out of 10 times. The other times I have to power it off and on until I get the repair console and then tell it to boot normally. Sometimes this will boot but others I have to power it off and on repeatedly until it starts up. I had the same issue with Windows 7 so I'm stumped if it's a driver issue or something else going on with my laptop? Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

A:Lenovo T430s - Windows 10 boot freeze

Just wanted to add a Me Too to the list, so its not a one-of experience.Recently bought a referb T430 and am loving it.I upgraded hardware to 16GB RAM and a 500GB Samsung SSD to amp up the experience and so far so good, except for this failure to boot experience that has now appeared.I had also upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro. Maybe a mistake?When the boot hang started i did various things like force power down and CTRL-ALT-DEL and on reboot everything would be fine. Thankfully.I have run the Lenovo Hardware scan thats part of Lenovo Solution Center with no errors.I have almost come to the point of doing a Windows 10 Reset but wanted to do some research first and found this reference to the same phenomenon.I am wondering whether it may be SSD related? I could try cloning back to a standard disk drive.I also still have the original Win 7 128GB SSD. I can also try that to see if the problem goes away.Will update if any further discoveries are made

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The trackpad drivers will not install with the latest 10 build version. you can only move the cursor with the trackpad, gestures and buttons do not work. I am going to give up on windows 10 if I can not find a solution fast. Phone support has been all but worthless from lenovo. This machine is only out of warranty for 3 months, I find it kind of silly that you can get no phone help when you tell them its a driver issue and all your asking is will there be an update for the driver or should I just give up. Why not have a way for techs to get this information to the department that could fix this instead of dismissing me as a customer who is out of warranty. I find it ridicoulous that windows updates cause drivers to fail and how microsoft forces windows 10 and its customers to use windows 10. If lenovo is not going to support windows 10 on older machines they should have a bulletin about it so that users dont get frustrated about the expierence. I have attached a pic of the failed driver install?

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Hello!Do anyone have any expirance how the T430s work with the Windows 10 Novemver upgrade Version 1511 (build 10586)?Is there problems?

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The trackpad drivers will not install with the latest 10 build version. you can only move the cursor with the trackpad, gestures and buttons do not work. I am going to give up on windows 10 if I can not find a solution fast. Phone support has been all but worthless from lenovo. This machine is only out of warranty for 3 months, I find it kind of silly that you can get no phone help when you tell them its a driver issue and all your asking is will there be an update for the driver or should I just give up. Why not have a way for techs to get this information to the department that could fix this instead of dismissing me as a customer who is out of warranty. I find it ridicoulous that windows updates cause drivers to fail and how microsoft forces windows 10 and its customers to use windows 10. If lenovo is not going to support windows 10 on older machines they should have a bulletin about it so that users dont get frustrated about the expierence. I have attached a pic of the failed driver install

























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I'm running a Thinkpad T430s with a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro. After a few days, the wifi disconnected and won't reconnect. Wireless card is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205.  Network Settings has the wifi switched to off. Clicking it to switch to on changes nothing - it shows as on, but connections don't work, and if I close the Network Settings window and re-open, the switch is back to off. Windows 10 will not switch off of airplane mode. Clicking the mode button does nothing - the icon stays blue. Ethernet works fine. An external USB wifi dongle works fine, but I'd like to use the built-in wifi. Things I have tried:Run all updates through Windows Update.Clean reinstall Windows 10 using an install disk created from Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. Reformatted the main partition for this reinstall.Run all updates through Lenovo Companion, including a BIOS update.Reset the BIOS to factory settings.Made sure WLAN is enabled in the BIOS.Made sure that the hardware wifi switch is set to on. Switched it back and forth between on and off, to make sure what I thought was on was actually on.Replaced the wifi card with another card. Made sure that the cables are connected firmly, the card is seated and the screw replaced. Both the original and replacement cards are Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205.Rescanned for hardware changes in Device Manager. Uninstalled the wireless card. Disabled it. Enabled it. Checked for driver updates.Booted into a live Ubuntu 14.0... Read more

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I have a T430s  and a Docking station. I attached 2 monitors to the docks DP and DVI ports. Windows only allows me to use 2 of the three total monitors (2 external + Thinkpad LCD) at the same time. I have already read that the HD 4000 Card only supports two monitors. However, using Ubuntu allows me to have all three monitors active at the same time. How is this possible?

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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I have a question i have a hp pavilion g7 with an intel chip and i cannot put windows 10 onto it through flash drive i have created a proper boot drive that works on my desk top but when i use it on my laptop it can not reconigse the new ssd i instaled into the pc in the page where you chose partitions to download onto the ssd is properley formatted And has a gpt partition on it i have also tried a mbr partition but no. Of them seem to apear on the instalition page if there is a solution to this then thanks thanks, terrence

A:Windows 10 set up not recognizing ssd

Hi: If your g7 has usb 3 ports, try booting the flash drive from a USB2 port. You can't install Windows from a flash drive on the USB3 port because no USB3 drivers are loaded until you are in Windows.

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To start thank you for even taking the time to read this post.

Problem: I am running Windows XP SP2 and it occasionally does not recognize my second HD. I have to turn off comp and then unplug/plug cables and after a few restarts it sometimes reads the hard drive again. Weird thing is, my BIOS reads it every time, but windows does not.
I am not sure if it is the cable or windows, because my BIOS is reading it every time but windows is only doing it occasionally.
Thank you again, Adam
 

A:Windows not recognizing 2nd HD

How was the drive partitioned and formatted?

If you can do it without data loss, try removing the partitions, creating new ones, and formatting with XP's Disk Management.

Also, check in Device Manager (and BIOS) and be sure that the drive is set to be autodetected, that DMA is turned on, and that both IDE channels are enabled.
 

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

A:Windows 10 not recognizing TV?

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

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

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Installed a WD 3TB HDD, instead I get 746GB

1st off, I do NOT have an Intel Chipset so Intel's RST Drivers will not work,
Secondly Partition Style Reads GUID Partition Table (GPT)

(Yes I have been doing several google searches trying to figure this out already)

The Motherboard I am Using is:
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2+ - GA-MA785GM-US2H (rev. 3.3)

I have tried Installing the Driver from the Site to see if that would fix the issue but it doesnt, I also noticed Gigabyte seems to have a 3TB+ Unlock utility but was unable to find my MB In the models that it supported:
GIGABYTE Announces 3TB+ Unlock Utility
So I figured might as well try and install it anyways, my model may have been added since the time of it's release and still no Dice.

Anybody have any ideas as to what I might be able to do next?

Thanks

Also to note: This is a Secondary HDD for additional space on a HTPC, the primary HDD is a WD 1.5TB that works without any issues, I am just trying to use the space for storage. The motherboard does not have UEFI Bios, not sure if that really makes a difference as I thought that was required only to "Boot" a GPT drive

A:Windows Not Recognizing 3TB HD

Your motherboard - which I presume is quite old - perhaps does not support more than 2TB HDDs. IMO, Gigabyte Unlock utility you quoted is for using >2TB drives to overcome the Windows XP OS limitation but where motherboards support >2TB drives. Windows 7 for most part can handle more than 2TB drives - subject to certain conditions when a boot device - but only if motherboard does not limit it.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/2581408

You are well advised to talk to Gigabyte support on this issue and get it clarified.

In any case you can try deleting all volumes and formatting it as GPT again with MiniTools Partition Wizard Free Edition https://www.partitionwizard.com/

https://www.partitionwizard.com/part...ows-746gb.html

If it does not resolve your problem, whatever I had stated in the first para is true. Let me know how I fared or failed..

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Hi,

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

Here are my computer specs:

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

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

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

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

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

Cheers,
Feiton

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

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

How does this happen?

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

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

How do I make it work? Thanks

A:Windows 7 not recognizing my GTX

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

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HI there I have done a fresh install of Win 7 64bit on my new SSD 160GB,i plugged in my other two now spare HHD.500GB seagate and a 160GB seagate,they were picked up in the bios,but when windows restarted in the install,it would not boot up,after a bit of tweeking if i unplugged one of the drives it booted up and continued to finish the install,there was only the two drives showing,i restarted the PC,plugged in the HDD again,the same problem,the Motherboard is a ASUS P8H67-mPro,it has 6 sata ports 2 at 6g and 4 at 3g,the bios is up to date,I have tried to contact ASUS but they have not replied a week ago,I just wanted to no if this motherboard can run 3 HDD without RAID or am i wasting my time ,any help would do,cheers
 

A:windows 7 not recognizing new hdd

Have you enabled them in Computer Management/Storage?

Start/Run/compmgmt.msc --- Storage tab on left hand side, Disk Management.

From here you can partition and enable the disks.

EDIT: Sorry didn't read fully, this happened to me a while back I fixed it by using new SATA cables.
 

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I've just installed another stick of Kingston 512 PC2700 DDR RAM in my computer. I already had a stick 512 PC2700 in there, but only 512 is recognized in BIOS, and in my computer properties. The only thing is that in the program I have CPU-Z, under memory it says under in general that it is 512, but there's an option to select DIMM 1, and DIMM 2 there, and it lists my Kingston 512, and my other 512 under DIMM 1, and DIMM 2. My computer also does seem a little faster, but it doesn't recognize in BIOS or My Computer. Any suggestions?
 

A:Windows XP not recognizing 1 gig RAM

Take the old one out, and insert the new one in its place. If it boots up, at least you know the memory is good.
If you have them, try mem-slots 1 and 3
 

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The motherboard finds it ok and checks it ok.
PC Wizard sees it and Sandra Lite sees it.
Windows displays 3GB
Free Ram XP pro only shows 2047.

Any ideas? it is dual channel and brand new and the correct memory for my board.
For both PC Wizard and Sandra to show it I assume it must be working ok but I am no expert hence my post in here.
 

A:windows not recognizing 4MB

I am assuming that contrary to the title of your thread you are talking about 4GB of ram not 4mb? if so are you sure that your board supports 4GB? alot of boards only support up to 3GB of ram.
 

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Okay, so I've got Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed and I have 12gb of ram (3x4gb) but windows 7 only detects 4gb as shown below:

But CPU Z detects the whole 12gb, so does anyone know what the problem is? or what I need to do to diagnose the problem

My spec's are on my profile under "system specs" if anyone needs to know them and if you need any more information, just ask.

Thanks in advance for any help, I appreciate it

A:Windows 7 x64 not recognizing RAM

Check here to make sure Maximum memory is unchecked & set to Zero (0)

Start System Configuration Boot Advanced Options






Also make sure there is nothing in the BIOS setup limiting memory or allocating memory to another area.

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i tried the dual slave/master ,and the cs settings and still no solution,what should i do?
 

A:windows xp isn't recognizing my 120 gb hdd

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Hi everyone, we have a Gateway laptop with AMD 64 processor running windows xp. My wife went to back up her quick books and burn the files onto cd as she periodically does, but the computer is suddenly not recognizing the cd.

The cd writing wizard comes up and when she clicks "write the files to cd" a window comes up that says "there is no disc in the drive, please insert a writable disc into the drive". She has tried using multiple discs, some from the same lot that she has been using successfully in the past and also some from a different manufacturer. Gets the same message.

You can insert a disc that she burned in the past and the computer will read it and show all the files no problem. If you take a cd that she has written files onto allready and try to write more files onto it by right clicking the file and choosing "send to", you get a window that says "windows does not support this cd-r format".

Everything worked just fine until a couple weeks ago, we haven't changed any settings. The only difference is we swapped from McAfee to Norton antivirus at about the same time that this problem started. Would Norton have anything to do with this? Any ideas for how to fix this problem?

Really appreciate any thoughts y'all have on this, Thanks!

A:windows not recognizing cd's

http://forums.windowsforum.org/index.php?showtopic=37055Try using Nero (or other) burn software to do the burn, appears to me that you are trying the native XP burn function. Nero is a standard program used to burn CDs/DVDs but any other reliable burn program will probably take care of it.Louis

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Hello. Newbie here and confused like crazy. I am typing this from a friend's laptop as mine has suddenly experienced the Windows 10 BSOD and I cannot do anything with it.

Laptop computer : Dell Inspiron 1545
Operating System: Windows 10 (just recently upgraded to 10 after being bugged by MS for a week and a half after upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.
Laptop ran super with a new SDD Kingston 120gb hard drive installed about 3 years ago. Ran Vista the entire time up until a few months ago when I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. Again, all ran flawlessly. Upgraded from 7 to 10 about a week and a half ago (if that) and today while attempting to log off the laptop, my cursor froze along with the rest of the screen on my desktop.

Had to press the power button to get the computer to shut off as it was frozen solid. When I powered back up, BSOD was present with the message "Your PC ran into a problem, we will restart it for you". It did not restart it though. That message just stayed there and I hit the 'enter' button finally and got it to another page. Tried rebooting multiple times with no luck getting back to Windows. I tried reinstalling and fixing it from the Windows 7 Ultimate Disk and nothing. About 15 minutes into trying to figure this out, it would not even get to the BSOD and would just get to the black screen and state no drive present.

Kept getting the message of no hard drive present until I stu... Read more

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I have the opportunity to buy a T430s with i5 3320M or a G50-80 with i5(i think gen 4).The RAM and Harddrive i will change so that is no issue. What do you think between this two?The T430s feels like higher quality.

A:G50-80 i5 vs T430s

Nordic74 wrote:
 
 The T430s feels like higher quality.

Hi Nordic74,Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding which to buy G50-80 or T430s
Even mine preference will be T430s as it is a business class segment with better battery backup, screen resolution & lot other options. In G50-80 there is an option of AMD discrete Graphics and 15.6" screen but resolution is 1366 x 768 only.
T430s has security option aswell & lot of option for upgrade which is missing in G50-80 IMO.
 
I hope the above information helped you. 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi, I just upgraded to Windows 8. When I plug in my external DVD drive and Western Digital MyBook drives - they do not seem to be recognized. Anyone have this issue? Please help!

Thanks so much,
Lemon

A:Please Help! Windows 8 - Not recognizing Drives

With a USB Device Plugged in, Go to Search type devmgmt.msc click Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, are there any devices with Yellow flags? Or under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? If so, right click and Uninstall it. Remove the USB cable from the computer end and restart the computer. When the computer comes back up plug the USB cable into the Back USB port and not the front or through a Hub as these ports are weaker. You should get a new hardware found.

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Booted up my gateway laptop one day and my windows Vista desktop was noticeably different. The taskbar had reverted back to a taskbar more akin to one from Win 95 or 3.1.

After noticing that I noticed that it would not find or recognize any networks at all so I have no Internet connection. It will not allow me to run a system restore. I bought Windows 7 hoping upgrading would help, nope. When I put the install disk jn it gave me an error saying it does not recognize drive.

I'll admit I'm not a complete computer expert, but I have no idea as to why I can do right now to get my computer functioning.

I able to run programs on vista like ITunes, or other ones. But I'm pretty hampered by not being able to access the Internet and being unable to figure out why.

Any ideas?

A:Windows Vista Not Recognizing Anything

hope it's not infected......

check your bios to make sure it's in order. if it's no, reset it and reboot and see if the pc comes good again. actually, just reset it anyway.

to install win7, change the pc boot priority to cd/dvd first. have the win7 disk in the drive and reboot laptop. when you see "hit any key to start from cd", hit any key, eg space-bar. and win7 installation should start up.

hope you bought the correct version of win7. if it's oem version you can do an upgrade. a fresh install will wipe everything off your hdd. so just be aware of that incase you have important data in there.

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I've been trying to get a couple of gamepads working on my computer, but thus far they have not.

I have two, both Gamespot 360 style controllers. They worked fine on my old Vista computer, but when I plug them into this one the computer makes a negatory beeping sound and nothing happens.

I believe I installed the proper drivers to get the controllers working, but still nothing.

Could someone give me a hand with this?

I am on 64bit Windows 7 on a custom built rig.

A:Windows 7 not recognizing gamepads

Double check by downloading the correct driver for your controller from Microsoft's device downloads.

As far as I know, Windows should automatically install the relevant driver for XBox controllers - unfortunately I do not have one here to test. Try using a different USB port and see if that makes any difference.

You might have to go into Device Manager (Click Start - Right click on Computer and select Manage - Click on Device Manage on the left hand side list) and click on the "Scan for hardware changes" button in the toolbar. You might need to click on a device inside the middle window before the button appears.

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After the Dell Screen comes up I get the following message:
 
SATA Primary drive 0 not found
SAA Secondary drive 0 not found
 
Type the password and ....
-- press <enter> to leave password security enabled.
--press <CTRL><ENTER> to disable password security
 
Pressing enter or ctrl-enter doesn't do anything; I just get the message that too many attempts have been made and it will shut down but no shut down happens. I don't recall setting up a password.
 
Pressing F2, F8 and F12 doesn't work and just brings me to the same message. I have tried to make sure the connections to the motherboard are pushed in all the way and that didn't seem to work either.
 
Before this happened, I could boot to safe mode or get to the actual windows desktop but then I would be prompted to put in a password. This change is new but I am ultimately concerned that this is all related to spyware.
 
 
 

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I have a USB cable for my phone, it worked up until 2 days ago.
I plug the cable in, and nothing pops up. I click "Connect to PC" on my phone and it tells me 'Please connect USB cable"

I have looked under Devices & Printers, Computer, and Windows Explorer...Nothing shows up.
Tried clicking all the drives/devices under computer, still nothing.

Basically it's acting like it's not even plugged in.

My computer is a Windows Vista, with Windows 7.

A:Windows 7 not recognizing USB cable

How old is the phone/cable? I've seen one or more wires in the cable break after a lot of use. Usually right where the cable goes into the connector on the end. Try it on another PC, if it still doesn't work I'd replace the USB cable.

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hello.
I purchased a drawing tablet that connects via USB to my windows 7 machine.

I installed the drivers and I see the proper ones on Device Manager.
Yet after it is installed, Windows 7 does an extra step and searches for the drivers.
It says that the drivers could not be found. But the drivers are installed. I am looking right at them.

I uninstalled that "unknown other device" manually from the device manager and restart the computer.

The device works. The computer recognizes the drawing tablet and it works for a little while.
But again, Windows 7 begins its automatic search thing. It does something that makes the tablet not work anymore.

I'm baffled on what it could be.
help

A:Windows 7 not recognizing usb device

Go to Start–>Search type in gpedit.msc
Click the file to open the Local Group Policy Editor and show Windows who is in control!!
You want to go here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->System->Device Installation. Click on the subfolder Device Installation on the left and on the right side you will see the possible restrictions.
Right Click on Prevent Installation of Devices not described by other policy settings and edit this option, set it on ENABLED.
Reboot Windows and enjoy its inability to pollute your system with its standard driver, open gpedit.msc again and revert the change so you will be able to install your driver.

Let me know if this works. It'll stop Windows from auto installing drivers.

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hi,
i decided to upgrade my laptop from 3gb ddr3 of ram to 8 gb ddr3 , now i faced an odd problem where i got to realize that despite windows recognizing all 8 gbs of ram in system information (msinfo32) under "Installed Physical Memory" i realized that both system information and task manager shows "Total Physical Memory" to be 2.93 gb , i searched the forum throughly up till i came across this thread :
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
now i got to realize that 32 bit windows can only handle 4gb of ram .
now trying to sort my options i have a few questions i need to be adressed :
1 - is it smooth to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit of windows , i have heaps of programs installed over years that i cant risk to lose nor have the time to reinstall if i took the fresh installation option :/ if possible then how ? any specific tool or windows version ?
2 - any known porting , utilities or hacks that were made to make 32bit os recognize all 8gb ram ?
3 - if non of the above were valid , if i am to work with only 4 gb , why does my system read only 2.93 gb of which ? i can notice it sums up all spare 5 gb as "Hardware Reserved" . i investigated to see if the extra 1 gb is reserved by graphics card but only to find that my graphics card is only up to 750 mb of shared memory and those already are shared from "Total Physical Memory" and not hardware reserve , so any clue why i have access to only 3 of the 4 gbs of rams i'm... Read more

A:Windows 7 32 bit not recognizing ram upgrade...

I seem to remember that if you want your Windows to support 8 g of ram you need W7 64 bit. If you have like more then 12g or something you need W7 64 bit Pro or Ulimate. 32 bit only supports 3 g (4 in total with the GPU aswell) There is no way in hell you can utilise more the 4g on 32 bit.

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I have an old Emachines T5082 that I decided to upgrade for my son. I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 7. Here's the the problem I removed the 512mb that it originally came with and added a 1gb stick. In the BIOS as well CPU-Z its reading 1024mb but windows only shows as 894MB. Can anyone assist with this?

Thanks in advance.

A:windows vista not recognizing all ram

Is the video shared there by using some ram

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Well I have a intel core duo 2.6ghz with a gigabyte g31m-es2l board that does support 4gigs of ram. I had 2 gigs of ddr2 pc-5300 ram installed and decided to upgrade to some pc-6400 ram and I stalled 4 gigs and under control panel system performance it went from listing 2 gigs to only 3 gigs but when I open pc wizard which tells you everything its telling me I have 4096 of ram installed, 2048 installed on both slots. Any reason windows is tell me i only have 3 gigs of ram? Thanks!
 

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When i plug in anything to mt usb ports on my toshiba satellite laptop, a message pops up that says the device i plugged in has mal functioned, i have tried uninstalling the usb devices then rebooted but that didnt work. I even did a systen restore and that didnt work either. The hardware detects something in the usb port but wont operate the device, HELP!
 

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Suddenly today Windows 10 doesn't recognize my CD drive. Help anybody?

A:Windows 10 not recognizing my cd drive

Is the drive seen in the BIOS ?

More details please. Including what steps you have taken to try to resolve the issue.

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I recently installed Windows 7 64 bit Professional Edition, and it doesn't read my graphics card anywhere on my system (Sapphire ATI 3650) and only my internal card (Geforce 6150). Installed the same drivers from both ATI and Sapphire. I turned the on-board video on/off. I kicked the computer. Nothing works. Please help!

A:HELP! Windows 7 not recognizing ATI 3650!

bump.....

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I am having problems with the USB on my Lenovo y50-70 running Windows 8.1The basic problem is that when I connect new usb units to any of the 3 usb ports - they produce a yellow triangle in the device manager and all my attempts to manual find drivers have failed. Oddly, the mouse works in all 3 ports and my camera does too unless if it is set to connect as mass storage, but my printer, external hds, sata to usb adapter etc is not being picked up.I tried googling the problem and was advised to run SFC /scannow and it did without problems, no change. So i was advised to upgrade the bios and Lenovos drivers - i did, and they all updated fine but oddly the built in keyboard stopped working under windows so i had to restore to a previous point (bios is still the latest though, 2..01). So, then i tried removing the usb drivers, rebooting - nothing. Tried updating intels chipset drivers, nothing. Tried running the DISM commands microsoft suggests but got the seemingly common "not able to download" update error and couldnt find a solution to this. Tried running a small suggested tool UVCview that shows the status of the usb ports, and it does show errors but again I couldnt find a solution to sort them out.So, whilst scratching my head at what to do about this, a seemingly unrelated error started recurring making the disc usage shoot to 100% at all times. Now, disabling a couple of services and running scan disc sorted that, but even after the services are turned back on Windows Upd... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 / Not recognizing new usb units

Off the top of my head I would suspect the BIOS either is corrupted or needs to be flashed.
>If the computer is still under warranty from the retail store and came with Windows 8.1, I would return it, especially if this has been happening from the first time you brought it home. These stores usually give you a certain amount of time and will take a return. If that has expired and you must go to the manufacturer, I would avoid that if possible. The majority of these makers have little or no serious support and make it really unpleasant to try to submit a warranty claim.
>Try resetting your BIOS back to factory default and see if that clears it up. Here is a generic "howto" link.
>Try a system restore. Note, this is not an operating system restore which will delete all your programs and data, just a system file restore which returns the critical system files back to a date before you started having these problems. Again, if you have always had this problem from the first time you booted up, then a system restore probably will not help, but you can try it.
> As a last-ditch attempt, you can use the restore feature to completely re-install your operating system. Save your data and programs first, because this will return the operating system to factory install.
>You have flashed the BIOS already, so that evidently is not the problem.
If none of the above work, you have a mechanical problem, not a software problem and the computer is faulty. Why it will work with so... Read more

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I have a Compaq with a original HD of about 10GB. Last year a computer center installed a we-tern digital 160 GB drive.

I had to reformat the original last week using the Quick restore disk. Now windows fails to ID the second disk. Device Manager notes" ?PCI mass controller". I have searched for driver. I have the software provided by the center that did the installation. And have downloaded the drivers. I point device manager to the folders and the floppy with the driver to no resolution.

I recall that this very thing occurred after installation when I brought it home, but I can not recall how it was resolved.

Please advise.

Thanks
 

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Hey everyone, i hope you can help me out with this.My usb ports on my toshiba sattelite laptop suddenly are not working. They were working fine until i plugged a flash drive into the usb port and a window popped up saying windows does not recognize this usb device.I plugged in the mouse from my desktop and my webcam and the same thing happened, all these devices work fine on my desktop, please help, thank you
 

A:windows not recognizing usb device

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Hi everyone,

I have a headset with mic on it and a motherboard with onboard sound (including a mic input).

When I plug my mic in to use for gaming, Windows does not appear to be recognising the input from the mic.

If I speak into the mic I can hear it coming out the speakers perfectly fine so the mic itself is working, as is the port on the soundcard. However when I go to something like the Sound Recorder and start recording and speaking, windows doesn't pick up anything that is being said.

Any ideas on what might be causing this?

A:Windows not recognizing input from mic

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Check your audio settings in the Control Panel

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