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Windows 7 installer does not detect the ssd

Q: Windows 7 installer does not detect the ssd

I have an ASROCK 890gx pro3 MB and GSkill Phoenix Pro 120 gb ssd. The BIOS screen shows the ssd. I have already installed a copy of Windows 7 to my samsung 2 tb HDD but also wanted it to be on the SSD as the primary boot option.I disconnected my HDD, changed the BIOS boot set up to AHCI and Windows installer would not show the ssd. Changed the boot set up to IDE and still no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 installer does not detect the ssd

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A: Windows 7 installer does not detect the ssd

Will the SSD show in BIOS?

Take a look at this Tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
SSD Alignment
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I have a Thinkpad T470 (20JN) with a 512 Gb NVMe drive  lense20512gmsp34meat2ta. Linux was installed & works well with no problems. But I'm struggling with Windows 10  setup.I could not make its installer recognize NVMe disk. At the same time Hiren's BootCD 15.2 based on Win10 recognizes my disk successfully.I tried to extract drivers from boot.wim using DISM and to add them back to original boot.wim (index:2), but it gave noany positive change.Can you please give me a hint how to make NVMe work ?  

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trying to install windows 7 but when i come to choosing which drives to install on is says "windows doesn't detect any of drivers "
my laptop have dual hard disks
primary hard is "SSD" 250 GB ,secondary is "HDD" 2000 GB
bios detecting all of them. my OS now is win10 but im not happy with it so i want to back to win7.
bios options has AHSI only not IDE.
when i installed win10 it run smoothly ,it detects all hard drives ,but win7 didn't.
i saw when i googled that when windows 7 didnt detect any of hard drives, you have to install rapid driver so win7 will see all drives. i try that method but when im hitting browse button to install rapid drive ,windows could't install it
guys please help

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I have a Thinkpad T470 (20JN) with a 512 Gb NVMe drive  lense20512gmsp34meat2ta. Linux was installed & works well with no problems. But I'm struggling with Windows 10  setup.I could not make its installer recognize NVMe disk. At the same time Hiren's BootCD 15.2 based on Win10 recognizes my disk successfully.I tried to extract drivers from boot.wim using DISM and to add them back to original boot.wim (index:2), but it gave noany positive change.Can you please give me a hint how to make NVMe work ?  

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I messed up whilst installing windows 7 over older windows 7 drive. I formatted the windows 7 drive and again tried to deleted that partition, but that deletion process took around 10-15 minutes, so restarted my system. Now i cannot install any of the windows os or even linux . Please anybody help me out to solve this problem

A:Error in installing windows 7, installer cant detect hard disk

Try loading the Sata controller drivers.
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and Windows XP operating system. When I had trouble accessing the Internet, I decided to try reinstalling my SBC DSL software/drivers, etc. but was told by an SBC rep that it appeared to be a computer problem afte we tried doing the cmv command under "run". I entered in IPconfig on that black screen but it actually came up showing an IP that is NOT the one I have to use with my SBC DSL, which is We tried several things unsuccessfully. The SBC rep told me that I may need to install/reinstall an LAN device/function so my computer would detect my Ethernet and allow me to access the Internet again. (This is Greek to me and I fear spending $99 to what could be simple solution).

Is it possible to simply reinstall LAN accessories exclusively into the appropriate drivers or devices (which drivers or devices?) without having to reinstall all of my XP system it was originally equipped with and erase everything on my hard drive which would take forever to save, burn or reinstall?

This all happened after I purchased an online copy of ErrorKiller and AdWareAlert so I unistalled them. But I still can't access the Internet or get a connection. The first three lights on my DSL modem are a steady green and the far right blinks green, but the fourth light from left (displaying "Internet") is as dead as a doornail due to no Ethernet detection or (from what the SBC rep told me) a LAN connection.

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A:Can't access Internet - installer won't detect Ethernet/LAN

Hi jammintex

Since you've already removed the troublesome apps that might have caused the original problem, why not see if a System Restore will work for you?

Go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. You will want to restore the system to a restore point (there will be a calendar of days to choose from) that is before you installed the problem apps, but after you successfully installed and used your SBC software/hardware. A repair "sweet spot" that we want to get right.

There likely isn't anything wrong with your hardware, so just before you run the System Restore, try unplugging the power cord from the DSL modem. Leave it off until after the System Restore is complete.

After System Restore has completed, reboot your computer. If the reboot goes fine, wait a few minutes and then re-plug in the power to your DSL modem.

The System Restore should return your system to the correct drivers and correct software setup for your DSL -- so it has a good chance of succeeding. Re-setting the DSL modem can often clear any odd settings that can result from small surges, or slight overheating after being constantly "on" for so long. They are pretty hardy little appliances, so let's hope you're good to go.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

P.S. if you had any trouble uninstalling the two troublesome programs, I generally recommend CCleaner as a reasonable Registry Cleaner, when one is called for (http://www.download.com/CCle... Read more

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Hi people!

I have a big problem.
The Win7 installer dont detect my RAID array!

NOTE: The BIOS step is OK (already configured to RAID).

I have tried to load my ATI SB600 RAID controller (vista x64 ones) inside the windows instalation program, but it doesnt accept any drivers! (assignature is missing)

So the question is.. Is there any compatible ATI SB600 RAID controller for windows 7?

Please help people, i wanna install windows 7 with my 2 BlackCaviars in RAID mode!

A:Installer dont detect my raid array

I'm sorry I can't directly help you, but your problem is opposite of what going on with my install. I reset and disabled my previous raid set up and tried to install. I wanted two separate drives. Nothing I did worked. I reconfigured raid and that was the only way I could install it. I have an asus p5wd2 premium mobo.

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Hello! I'm having issues installing Vista Home Premium (64-Bit) on my self-constructed PC. The following are the specs:

-GigaByte GA-MA790X-DS4 rev 1 (with current bios of Mar 07)
-AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX
-Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model BL12864AA1065 x2 for install purposes
-SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
-PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Crossfire Edition) EPS12V 750W Power Supply
-Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
-Pioneer 20X DVD?R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DVR-115DBK

Here is my issue:

1. The motherboard is set to Native IDE and detects both the IDE DVD Drive and the SATA HDD.
2. The Vista install DVD will boot up.
3. However, once I enter my reg key, Vista cannot detect a drive to install to.
4. I press Shift-F10 to open the command prompt (in vista).
5. I run Notepad.
6. Using the open feature of notepad, I can access the SATA drive and create/delete files and folders to it.
7. I can format the drive using the command prompt for vista.

I called Gigabyte and they are stumped. I've tried nearly every driver on the included CD and from the website. I've tried Native IDE, RAID (single drive array), Legacy IDE and SATA->AHCI modes. No joy. Vista just will not detect the drive.

A friend suggested doing... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Vista installer does not detect my SATA drive . . or does it?

Well, I appreciate the views . . . I hope someone out there can help me.

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My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

A:W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hello I'm David,
I'm new in the forum. As the title says, I have some problem  installing the icloud control panel in windows. At the end of the installation, the installer says that it has not the administrator privilegies to write in C:\ProgramData\microsoft\windos\Startmenu\programs\icloud.
I tried to used (in this sequence):
1- Malwarebytes anti malware
In the following i'm posting the log of the programs (Hijackthis file included)
Can you help me in find what it is the problem?
I opened everything as administrator not always the anti malware program even the icloud setup.

A:Icloud installer - windows installer does not have the administrator privilegies

I run Window Repair all in one too putting the MSI (windows installer) repair, but unfortunatly nothing changed

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I know I have windows installer installed, as Flashplayer and adobe installed it. Is it harmful, my brother is raising a lot of heck about it. I read the other old forum logs for windows installer and it does not see to be a problem. He also said that he has a program from windows called Trusted Installer. Checked back forum logs, nothing on trusted installer. I ran a search of my computer with no results. He said it stopped him from downloading SAS. He did a clean install and now it downloads and he cannot find no trusted installer on it. Is there such a thing as a trusted installer? Its only supposed to be in vista as he says. Curious about it as I cannot find nothing on my computer for trusted installer, windows installer yes, other NO.

A:Solved: windows installer/trusted installer?


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every time me or my wife logs into our accounts on windows we receive a pop up for windows installer and sonic decoder. they cannot be canceled unless I open the task manager and manually stop them I cant think of any changes I have made to msconfig or my registry that would cause this. I checked the event viewer log to see if there was any additional info but none was available. Any suggestions anyone?

My system also seems to be running very sluggishly way slower than normal, I ran a spyware scan Vundo fix and I am currently running a complete antivirus scan just to be safe even though I dont feel that this is malware/virus related.

A:windows installer/sonic decoder installer

so an update to this one....my computer is acting all sorts of weird now and programs are showing up that I deleted long ago....also when I view the audit in event viewer it shows a very large amount of registry errors. I am not familiar with the process to repair a corrupted registry . Is there anyone that could lend me some suggestions or guide me on the right path?

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Hello all. I really need your help. I've tried to open a downloaded file - TinyWallInstaller.msi - , but without success. I've learned that Windows blocks opening this and many other file extension types because it rates them as "high risk" or "invalid" with the pop-up : " Publisher Could Not Be Verified". I also came across a simple tutorial that does unblock this, but it doesn't apply to Vista Home Prem. - my O.S. So, that said, I'm looking for a good workaround that will enable me to unblock and open this neat firewall program. My experience is somewhat limited - would hope to avoid command prompt and registry editing if possible. However, at this point I'm willing to try just about anything! Please help!!!

A:MSI Installer Pkg. blocked by Windows Installer


Have you tried going into control panel and disabling the windows firewall?

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I can count that there 5 new drivers released since I updated the drivers last time but the Driver detect does not detect them.
Instead it detects just two drivers that are already installed and even if I do "install the again". The Driver detect still "detects" these two "new" drivers over and over again.

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Yesterday, my computer randomly started screwing up. There is no longer any sound for ANYTHING, and I've tried all the solutions posted on the net which claims to fix "no active mixer device" error message which i am getting when i try to access volume control. At this time, the CD rom was working perfectly.

After hours, i just left it and went to sleep. And then the sound worked again the next morning. But suddenly, the computer restarts itself. When it comes back on, there is no longer sound.

Now, when i try to just reformat the computer, my CD-Rom will not even work properly, it isn't the actual fault of the CD, but it just won't detect ANYTHING. Not even things that worked the night before.

So now i can't refromat, can't get any sound, can't read any CDs, and randomly the computer restarts itself when the sound starts working, and shows blue screen sometimes just as the computer restarts itself so i can't even read what it says..... like less than a second of blue screen.

NOTE: NO changes were made to anything before these problems started taking place. Nod32 can't detect any viruses either.

A:Can't detect active mixer, (ie. no sound), can't detect CDs (ie, can't reformat)

Hello Maldini92

Turn off automatic rebooting
Right-click My Computer / Properties / Advanced / Startup and Recovery/Settings.
Under System Failure, uncheck the Automatically restart check box
You will then get a BSOD with error message which will help identify the problem. This one will stay

Please post the message such as
and any drivers named ( *****.sys)

Right click My Computer / Properties / Hardware / Device Manager.
Look for "Yellow" errors


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Hello! Registered because I really need help.

My Compaq laptop (Vista) was working just fine last night, connected to my home wireless network all right and all. Today morning my laptop couldn't detect my home wireless network at all, but it could still detect a bunch of other networks from the neighbours. My iPhone can detect my network with no problems, my desktop computer is wired up to the router, works fine too. It's a D-Link DIR-655. This has happened before but usually gets solved when I reboot (switching off and on) my router. I've tried that, tried restarting my computer too, no use. Haven't tried anything beyond that because I'm an idiot with computers.

Can anyone help me please? Thank you.

A:Solved: Laptop cannot detect home network, can detect others

Huh ok nevermind, I reset my router, blabla, it's working again. I guess it's solved?

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I'm new in these forums and I hope I can find some help... thanks in advance!
I'm having a weird problem, I just moved to a new flat and there's wireless internet here, my flatmates connect with no problem, and I have connected with my laptop via wifi without any problems in the past, but here... the network simply does not shows up in the available networks, windows detects other networks but not mine... if I connect via LAN ethernet everything works peachy...
I'm running Windows Vista SP1 on a Toshiba A135 laptop.
The network adapter is an Atheros AR5006EG (using latest drivers)
The router is a Linksys WAG354G (using latest firmware)
Here's what a quick ipconfig/all shows:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c85:dc36:41bc:de4c%8
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

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A:Solved: Laptop does not detect my router, yet detect others...

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Hi, I have a small problem but a big problem for me.. So I bought the LED Samsunng SycnmasterEX1920X yesterday and I my video card is MSI n430gt... Is there anyway to reset my setting on the DVI-i port of my video card because when I plug my VGA to the Monitor and start up my PC it detects my monitor and in Nvidia Control Panel But If I plug my DVI-i and start up my PC... It doesn't detect my monitor even at the Nvidia Control Panel... Does anyone know what is my problem? Please.... Help me...Because I need to use the DVI-i to use Nvdia Scaling Aspect Ratio....
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Motherboard: Asus p7p55d-e pro
8gb ram
video card: MSI n430 Gt
Monitor: Samsung LED SyncMaster EX1920X
I use DVI-I to DVI-i Cable... Thanks.....

A:DVI-I doesn't detect my monitor, can I detect it in settings?

You already have a thread started for this problem here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic162995.html

Please do not post the same problem more than once. Thank you.

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Hello allMy HP Pavillion cannot pick up my home wifi. It picks up my neighbours and other hotspot  wifi  perfectly. Every other device including other mobiles and laptops can pickup my wifi but it is just my laptop that can't. I don't know what to do. I have tried restarting my router, even took out wires and put them back in. Still no use. Why does every other device pickup my wifi but my laptop cannot?  

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My system was running Windows XP Professional, SP2 without a hitch up until about 2 months ago. Then it just stopped detecting the disks. I went into every screen and venue that I could find and everything that is suppose to be checked is checked. It does not recognize any disk in any drive. All of the drivers are current and the system shows no problems in any areas. As a matter of fact, it runs great. I just can't use any of my drives!

I was told that a recent Norton update had changed the settings and I should uninstall Norton and reinstall Windows XP. I was also told that a virus disables the auto detect feature. I have run several full system virus scans and have found one virus which was quarantined. But I can't find anyone who can help me to restore the autodetect feature.

Sure could use some help. Thanks.

I have just learned that a virus called the LSAS virus may be the problem. Norton Anti-virus does not have this virus listed. Is anyone familiar with this virus?

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anyone got this kind problem before >
when i try installed my cd-rom, its can detect at cmos and can see my pc detect my cd-rom when booting, even can booting up with winXP cd to install window.......

the problem is my window 98 can't detect my cd-rom after go in to window .........
any help wil appreciate thank

A:can detect cd-rom at cmos but can't detect at window98

You'd need a driver for the cd drive. If lost, do a Windows update.

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Trying to access the internet via my router/WiFi but the message:
'Windows did not detect any networking hardware'
This appears and will only bring up DSL or Dial up alternatives.
I've tried to determine 'Motherboard' type/manufacturer by physical examination/viewing and can find no identifying label.
Unit is still (as of May 18, 2016) disconnected/back removed and ready for someone to help me identify anything that has to do with the above issue (? hardware reference).
Can anyone help?

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Ever since the latest WP update (currently on WP8.1 Update, firmware 3051.50009.1424.0003) my Windows 8.1 PC doesn't detect my Lumia. I get "The latest device malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it. There is also Unknown USB device (Device descriptor request failed) listed under Universal Serial Bus controllers in Device manager. Nothing under Portable devices section.

What I have tried:
- replacing usb cable (using original one) -> no luck
- soft reset phone -> no luck
- turning the phone off and plug it in -> no go
- manually uninstalling the device from device manager, restarting the PC and try again -> nope
- plugged brother's lumia 930 -> works like a charm

I'm slowly losing my mind, I have no idea what else can I try.

Any help is appreciated.

Edit. Ok so I've got access to laptop, plugging my phone there and the same problem happens at first - the device can't be recognized but a few moments later somehow it gets recognized and connected. The problem seems to be on my PC, can anyone help me out completely removing all the Phone drivers (including registry entries) so I can install them fresh?


A:Windows 8.1 doesn't detect Windows Phone (Lumia 1020)

Welcome to the forum sukle.

Can't really help with your problem but a few ideas while you wait for one of the experts to come along and help.

Is your phone completely up to date ? Do you have the 8.1 update on your phone ?

I only have the Lumia 520, I have no problems with this on my 8.1 Update 1 Asus Notebook, I've just plugged it in so of course it's charging, usually charge through the mains adapter so very rarely plug it into the computer as everything can be done from the phone.

Sorry I can't help but I'm sure someone will be along soon to help you out.

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Good morning everyone!

This is my first post and i decide to do it cos i didnt find any solution! I hope, you guys, can help me.

My first problem is: 
I have W7 laptop and W10 tablet, so when i connect the tablet to the laptop via USB, the laptop doesnt detect the tablet. My Pc just charge the tablet but  doesnt recognize it

The second problem is....as i know...if i connect my android device to my laptop and i active USB tethering, this create in my laptop an interface (RNDIS). So, my question is, How can i do this with my W7 laptop and W10 tablet?? Is there any option
in my Windows 10 tablet to activate USB TETHERING, which gonna create an interface RNDIS in my laptop??

Thanks everyone!

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I'm not sure if it's the correct section, but I have a big problem I need to fix ASAP. I'll describe it from the beginning:
1. PC with Windows 7 x64 worked completely fine one day, I used the sleep functionality.
2. The next day I woke it up. At the first sight everything was ok, logging in worked fine, so did Google Chrome, Filezilla and some other applications. But then I noticed that the sound doesn't work (including the volume button on the bottom bar), also an application that required access to drivers/etc/hosts threw an error. I tried to manually access it to no avail, Windows said it's inaccessible. I tried to restart my PC to see if it helps, but it wasn't the best solution because...
3. ... system didn't boot anymore. It went straight into the repair/recovery mode, I couldn't even safe boot it. The mouse didn't work in that mode and it was hard to do anything (I managed to run it but it did nothing, couldn't even see the error message due to no scroll possibility), so...
4. ... I used a YUMI pendrive with Windows 7 installer .iso. Mouse worked and I managed to run repair on disc E:, where the tool reported to see Windows. I ran it - this time it at least reported MissingOSLoader. I Googled it and followed this: System will not boot to Windows 7 Professional [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7 1. and 2. didn't do anything - /bootrec scanos returned 0 systems. 3. seemed to worked fine until I restarted PC to see a NoOSInstalled error this time. I couldn't fix it so ... Read more

A:Windows repair doesn't detect unbootable Windows as installed

Using Bitlocker is a bad idea.

Reading that gave me a headache

But, mark your OS partition Active, then run startup repair until windows boots.

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so does this mean I have to install drivers manually for my dell Inspiron 2200 Laptop ?

A:system detect will not run on windows xp and The .NET Framework 4.5 and later versions are not supported on Windows XP,

Yes - and in fact you should not be using XP online at this point, as it is completely insecure, having gone end of support in 2014.

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Hi there. i have been at this for about 6 and a half hours now. I am trying to connect a windows 8 laptop to a windows 10 desktop homegroup via wifi. The desktop created the homegroup with no issues and if i go into the "media streaming options" i can see the laptop in the list.
But when i go to connect the laptop to the laptop to the desktop homegroup all i see on top is "There is currently no homegroup on the network."
if i try to create the homegroup on the laptop i cannot find it in the desktop as well.
i was hoping that someone here can help me troubleshoot this issue.
thanks. mike,

here are the things i have tried so far.

-in cmd.exe
-ipconfig /renew
-ipconfig /flushdns
-ipconfig /release

-turning off all computers after leaving the homegroup. turning on one computer creating the homegroup on that computer then trying to join on the other computer afterwards. (done for both computers)
-reset all network settings
-make sure ipv6 was enables on both computers
-renamed both computers
-reset modem and created a new ssid and password.
and thats about all i can remember.
thanks again,

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Hi buddies,

I want to degrade Windows Installer 2.0 to Windows Installer 1.1 in Windows 2000 Server.

I have downloaded the Installer v1.1 and installed but it didnt get updated.

Plz help me in this issue...

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My netbook is DENVER NBW-10004N. It was running Windows 10 64-bit but the boot file was corrupted so i had to format and install clean Windows 10 32-bit. Now i got another problems. Audio driver is not working, battery icon not showing and brightness is not working and Wi-Fi won't connect to my new router anymore. I guess those drivers was made for 64-bit only and the processor is 64-bit based but my BIOS won't recognize Win10 64-bit installer. Only 32-bit installer.

This is how my boot list looks like when i created Win10 32-bit bootable USB

And this is how my boot list looks like when i created Win10 64-bit bootable USB

I contacted my manufacturer but they said they don't have any recovery or image to flash and send it to local store for help. I did send it to my local store but they could not help so i took it back home and i asked my manufacturer for drivers and bios updates etc but they ignored me for no reason.

I created bootable Plop Boot Manager which allow to boot any drives that BIOS won't allow but it doesn't show in boot list

If you wanna know how BIOS looks like, take a look in my album
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A:BIOS won't recognize x64 installer, but regconized x86 installer

How are you making the USB flash drive for the installation?

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I am using Windows 8.1x64 in UEFI mode. My motherboard is Gigabyte H77M-D3H. My hard disk is configured to use AHCI. A few days back I needed to use system restore from my repair disk because of a system crash. To my horror when I selected System Restore from my Windows repair disk it showed-:
"To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows Installation to restore. Restart this computer select an operating system, and then select system restore."

Now I don't have multiple Windows installations but I do have Debian Linux x64 dual booted with Windows 8.1. the Debian Linux also boots in UEFI mode. Is this problem caused by the fact that I am dual booting ? If anyone has Linux dual booted please do check if you can system restore from the windows repair disk.

I can perform a system restore from the inside of the OS fine. But I need it working from the outside also. What I have tried is running diskpart from the repair disk and selecting my partition on which Windows is installed and then running system restore but this had no effect. Can I boot up windows and then select to boot from my CD ? Like, before Windows completes booting I can have the repair disk boot up or something. Could it be that I am booting my CD in legacy rather than UEFI ?

Please help. If anyone has faced this problem before please give their feed back.

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A:Windows System Restore cannot detect Windows installation

Could it be that I am booting my CD in legacy rather than UEFI ?

That is a possibility. Try booting your installation DVD in UEFI mode and check whether "System Restore" works.

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When I boot windows up on a disk to install it says install windows click enter, then it goes to this screen and says windows cant detect and hard disks installed on your computer. This HDD works, I have been using it as storage for a while in this machine and the reason im stalling windows on it is because my 80GB doesnt work any more, it is a 250GB SATA2 seagate, my 80 was a SATA.
Does anyone have an ideas?

A:Windows XP can't detect my HDD

I have the exact same problem exept that my HD is an ATA 183GB from western digital. I have no idea how to solve the problem and it's begining to piss me off

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So, a couple of days ago I build my new desktop. Absolutely been loving it so far (980Ti + 144hz is ****ing awesome ), however Windows can't detect my HDD. In the BIOS and HWMonitor my HDD shows up tho, which is pretty weird. It's a Seagate 2TB 7200RPM HDD.

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Hello, first post on these forums. I have a brand new rig I built recently and I've been a bit frustrated with this problem with my HDD. I have an SSD with Windows on my first SATA port, and an HDD on the second. My BIOS has no problem detecting the HDD, however it only shows up in Windows about half the time. When it doesn't show up I usually restart and it will appear. I have tried reseating the SATA cables numerous times. Everything in this PC is brand new, so I don't understand how it could be a failing drive/cable. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

A:Windows does not detect HDD sometimes

Quote: Originally Posted by mboweman

Hello, first post on these forums. I have a brand new rig I built recently and I've been a bit frustrated with this problem with my HDD. I have an SSD with Windows on my first SATA port, and an HDD on the second. My BIOS has no problem detecting the HDD, however it only shows up in Windows about half the time. When it doesn't show up I usually restart and it will appear. I have tried reseating the SATA cables numerous times. Everything in this PC is brand new, so I don't understand how it could be a failing drive/cable. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

Could you post the Disk Management using your Snipping Tool. If you could post the one where it does show and one where it does not show, that might help. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi guys,

I have just recently decided to upgrade all my pc's at home to Windows 7 Home Premium. I have purchased a Windows Home 7 Premium Family pack that allows 3 installations on the one license. I have tried installing it on my pc running a legal copy of Windows XP Media Centre Edition and it cannot detect my hdd.

The PC itself is an Acer Aspire E500. I believe the motherboard running it is an ECS RC410-Mr (V1.0), has a Seagate Barracuda 250gb Sata Hdd and everything else is pretty much standard.

So here's what is happening. I have put the installation disk into the DVd-rom and booted up my pc. It loads all of the default files etc and goes into the standard process to select the install location. It doesn't detect a hdd.

So I figure at this point that i must have to load drivers for any on-board sata raid or something. Weird thing is i don't remember it having this option. I have looked into the bios to find if there is any low level Raid settings and there is no mention of it.

I have gone onto the ECS website to find drivers for such a thing and they do exist. I have put them onto a thumb drive and re-ran the installation. It detects the driver, I click load and it says it is not compatible. I have tried multiple sources of this driver and none of them work.

I have heard stories about having to do a bios update but I worry about this on 2 levels 1) the pc works fine and I dont want to risk killing it, 2) the bios updates dont say anything about a fix... Read more

A:Windows 7 cannot detect Hdd!?!?

What is the SATA controller setting in BIOS? Try AHCI, then IDE if necessary.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

Try wiping the HD to get the cleanest possible slate. Make your XP Recovery Disks from Recov Partition as it will be disabled by Win7 install anyway. Then Boot DVD, press Shift F10 at first screen to open Command Line, type:
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 HD)
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:

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I used to have both Windows 2000 and Windows XP installed on my pc but then later removed my Windows 2000 because I very rarely used it anymore. I then realized that the 2000 load was the main os where it stored the boot file(s), the file that tells it that there are 2 os on the system, and I need to know what I need to do for it to tell it to boot from Windows XP.

A:Won't detect windows xp


Go into BIOS setup menu and make sure your CDRom is first in line for boot. Shut down, then put your OS disk into the CDRom, when it boots up select the R (Repair) option and away you go. IT should fix any problem that you are encountering.

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I have read a lot of threads about this already but none of them helped me.

So I have an Nvidia geforce GTX 260m that will not be detected by my computer after installing windows 7. As you can see from my dxdiag file it only detects a standard vga graphics adapter.
I have tried installing the files from nvidia website. Nothing doing... I get the same errors over again. "The Nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware" etc.

I have also attached the .inf file from the setup i am trying to download from. I should note that there is a lot of .inf files to choose from. I chose this one because other people seem to think it is important.

I have also tried to update the drivers via windows update and going into device manager and forcing it to update (by browsing and selecting the .inf file). I always seem to get the error "The driver selected by this device does not support this version of windows".

Please help!

A:Help! Windows 7 won't detect my GPU

Quote: Originally Posted by jibbybonk

I have read a lot of threads about this already but none of them helped me.

So I have an Nvidia geforce GTX 260m that will not be detected by my computer after installing windows 7. As you can see from my dxdiag file it only detects a standard vga graphics adapter.
I have tried installing the files from nvidia website. Nothing doing... I get the same errors over again. "The Nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware" etc.

I have also attached the .inf file from the setup i am trying to download from. I should note that there is a lot of .inf files to choose from. I chose this one because other people seem to think it is important.

I have also tried to update the drivers via windows update and going into device manager and forcing it to update (by browsing and selecting the .inf file). I always seem to get the error "The driver selected by this device does not support this version of windows".

Please help!

what driver did you try to install in device manager. was it an XP, vista, or win 7 driver? 32bit or 64?

Ken J

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dear guys,

dts cant detect on receiver of logitech z5500 after installing of windows 8.1,i updated latest realtek driver but no solution,, then i install motherboard recommended driver(download from mobo site last update) but no solution.it detect DOLBY DIGITAL but cant detect DTS.even i uninstall the driver and reinstall , change the player & codec but problem remain same.
but when i go for playback device properties then realtek digital output properties then supported formats & click for dts test then dts coming on receiver (find the attachment), in the time of playing movie then no dts output.

what should i do now.

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Please tell me how to get Windows XP Pro to auto-detect my drivers & utilities on my Dell computer like Linux has done during the installation-process?

So far, Windows XP Pro hasn't auto-detected any of those things (listed below), like Linux did almost immediately after I installed it on my Dell Laptop computer:

Ethernet controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
Network Controller
PCI Modem
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
ALSO: Please tell me if I downloaded drivers from that Dell computer onto a CD would that CD have to be a "data CD" in order for my computer to detect the drivers I have burned on the disc? or would that CD have to be a non-Data CD (example: "Bootable CD"), which runs the programs and installs the drivers automatically after it's inserted in the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM)?

A:Solved: Linux distros auto-detect drivers > So, why won't WinXP Pro auto-detect my dr

Form a company to write a Windows clone, and include the drivers for all the hardware.

You just need a data CD to transport the drivers, or even a USB FLASH disk...

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As requested, a few extra things to add, i cannot install/uninstall a program because Windows Installer just freezes, cannot use task manager to kill a process.... cannot boot in safe mode (only comes up with black screen)... Windows explorer also comes up as "Not Responding" but operates ok if i disable all add ons .... currently all start up programs have been disabled but problem still persists. Also the attach.txt did not come up when i ran the dds.scr

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Yahya at 16:18:55.39 on 28/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.2046.1112 [GMT 1:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows�... Read more

A:Windows Vista "Logging Off" hangs, Windows Installer and Task Manager not responding

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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Hello, I have an 802.11n Wireless LAN card, but Windows is not detecting it. When I go to set up a network, I get the "it may take up to 90 seconds to detect your network" screen, but it never finds it. Can someone help me out with this or something? Thanks.

A:Windows will not detect my wireless

did you install the drivers for the wifi device .check device manager for any red/yellow !.indicating missing drivers or devices

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As the title states i just bought a computer off someone through ebay installed windows everything seems to work fine except the fact that after i installed drivers for ethernet my computer still does not detect a ethernet cable and the light isnt on for it
tried reinstalling the drivers did not work not sure what the problem is but its onboard lan with following specs

os win 7 ultimate 64 bit

intel i7 950

motherboard ga-x58a-ud3r

ram gskill 6 gig 1600 blue ram

video card gtx 470 oc

A:windows will not detect onboard lan

Is the LAN present in the device manager?

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Even though I have Avast anti-virus on my PC, Windows is telling me that there is no virus protection (red shield with white cross in the taskbar). How do I overcome this?


C h r e d g e

A:Windows does not detect Avast

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HI! i recently encountered a very strange problem with my windows Xp SP2,
and i have reformatted my computer seriousely for more than 30 times, and the same problem appears.

Firstly when you right click my computer and select properties, and on the general tab all the information under "computer" is gone (blank), and after a several minutes it will only show the Ram (which is 1 gigabyte for me).
When u run Dxdiag, the motherboard and bios inforamtion is marked N/A

Right after this occurs, the windows will not start up on the next time i turn my pc on. it will stop at the welcome screen for about 1 minute and then a blank desktop with no start menu or icons except for my wallpaper. I can only bring up the "task manger" and run programs and ect.

This has happened for the last 30 or so reformats, so i noticed that reformat is not the way.
i have also used ad-aware, regifix, norton, zone alarm and other softwares and none seems to help.
My PC runs fine for about 3 to 5 hours after a fresh reformat, but then the error will suddenly appears

i dont know if it is some new spyware or virus but it is very very annoying, everytime this occurs means i need to reformat since there is no other way to access to my desktop a second time after reboot.
This seems to occur after i have connect the pc to the net....but im not sure whether it is because of the net, because i use the net straight away after i reformat and reinstall all my softwares.

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A:Windows XP Cannot detect Computer

Hi and Welcome to TSF

After you format the drive and install XP, are you installing all the neccesary drivers? Also after installing driver if SP2 is not incorporated on the cd you need to install this along with the other 45-50 updates.

Now after the fresh installation and important updates and drivers, how long will it run, with only these installed, before it starts acting like this?

It sounds like something your installing is pooching your system files

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I recently installed windows xp, and now it cant detect my perivios drivers for some things, like my dsl modem. I download the XP drivers for that modem and windows still cant detect them. I talked to aol and they were no help! Maybe you guys can help me..

Any suggestions..at all..?

A:Ahh!! Windows Xp cant detect my drivers

Have the drivers in a folder on the desktop were they are easy to find. Then go into the device manager, click on the modem then driver then update driver. Check display a list of all drivers, click on have disk and click on browse, go to the desktop open the folder with the driver in it then open the xp folder and click on the "inf" file and click ok and it should load the driver.

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Hi folks,
I am expecting someone would reply. ( I'm impressed with admins etc whoever replies to these forums )
So recently my windows 7's some system files got corrupt . won't start after windows logo (when the arrow shows up=>always bsod, even in safemode). so I decided to format C and install fresh windows 8.
Then I had four partitions C:\windows(7) D:\Softwares E:\Games F:\Mix Stuff.
My plan was to format C (of course for windows 8) and D (as C had only 20Gb space so I thought I would also format D 46Gb and give C 45Gb and D 20-21Gb as it was useless to me and contained only a bunch of crappy softwares ). Well, it FAILED here's how. after formatting C and D I deleted them thinking that boths unallocated space will merge. but it DID'NT.
After deleting I tried creating new partition on D but it FAILED "we cannot create create new partition" (search google 'cause others also sometimes have this shitty error many times). Then I did same thing with C and it WORKED. I had to give it again 20Gb (maximum) - NO CHOICE.
Then I installed Windows 8 on C. (thinking I will later format D on desktop)
After the startup config, 'Startup' came up I went to Desktop then Computer and then wow what????
Only C:\ I found there 7.67Gb free of 19.5GB.
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A:Need Help :( Windows 8 cannot detect my other partitions

Download Hiren's Boot CD from my link below, burn it, boot to it and go into Mini XP, use that to move your data to a safe place, if it reads the partition. But if it comes up GONE like that you should do a full drive scan. You can scan the drive with Disk Tools in Hiren's - In Dos Programs/Hard Disk Tools try GWscan, if there are any read failures, it will fix them. I had a whole 500 GB drive go blank like that, and GWscan fixed it. Depends on what kind of drive it is, if it is Toshiba, or Hitachi, you will have to use the tools for those drives.

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