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Can't find drivers after XP re-installation

Q: Can't find drivers after XP re-installation

Hello, I need help with an issue which is nearly identical to another thread here on this forum (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic411535.html/page__hl__ethernet+controller).
After re-installing Windows XP SP3 Professional I couldn't connect to the internet.
I looked in the Device Manager and found the following drivers had yellow ? marks:

Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0887&SUBSYS_1458A002&REV_1002\4&3852CD30&0&0201

Ethernet Controller:PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_E0001458&REV_03\4&322CBC01&0&00E0

SM Bus Controller:PCI\VEN_27DA&SUBSYS_50011458&REV_02\3&13COBOC5&08FB

Video Controller (VGA Compatible):PCI\VEN_80868&DEV_A001&SUBSYS_D00014588REV_0213&13COBOC5&0&10

I followed the advice given on the aforementioned thread and have installed/run Everest & Speccy.
The computer doesn't belong to me, it's a desktop system with a small tower (no optical disk drive) and I cannot see any brand, manufacturer name or model number whatsoever.

If someone could let me know which details are required from Everest and/or Speccy?
Any help is very much welcome!

Preferred Solution: Can't find drivers after XP re-installation

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

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

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

A: Can't find drivers after XP re-installation

Hello and welcome to the forum!

You gave us everything that we need except for the make/model of the system.
We also know that you are in New Zealand (hows the weather?) so we have to also find the drivers appropriate to your location.

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well when i boot from my windows 7 retail upgrade disk to do a clean install, it say's it cant find the drivers or something and notes that i can take the disk out to put one in for it if i have one, or browse my hard drive but what the hell is it going on about? do i need to install windows 7 drivers on my vista system before i do a clean install of windows 7? i tried both the 64 and 32 bit disks, same error.. it happens on step 5 of Clean Install Windows 7 it doesn't show a license agreement, just the driver problem but when i use the windows 7 upgrade adviser it say's my computer can handle it as i originally thought.. what the hell is the problem? i really do appreciate your input, thanks in advance.
EDIT: well i tried it on another vista computer, it works fine! what the hell?

A:windows 7 installation cannot find drivers?

Please be specific - post the exact error message you receive. What type of hard drive do you have - is it SATA, RAID, or IDE?

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Evening all,

I have just placed a 2nd hand mobo (ASRock M3A770DE) into my pc. It'ts running win 7 ultimate, all h/w is detected ok apart from the integrated network card, therefore i cannot connect to the router and onto the internet. Since win7 is not auto-detecting the integrated NIC, is their a file on the win7 disk i can point it to when i manually try to install it?

On a separate note i can connect to the net via my vaio, in case you can suggest where i can d/l a file from.

All suggestions appreciated.

A:Windows can't find network drivers for installation

ASRock > Products > Motherboard > M3A770DE > Download

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Alright I'm trying to do a custom installation of windows 7 ultimate, after finding out my computer won't boot. But then it says there were no drivers found. Where do I find my drivers? There is only an X: (boot) drive as a system partition.

I have an Acer Aspire V3-551 with an AMD A8 2.8 Ghz processor with 500 GB of HDD space and 4 GB DDR3. I am have been running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my computer.


A:Can't find drivers during Windows 7 ultimate x64 installation?

Hi Andrew,

Are you talking about drivers or drives?

Windows will detect 99.9% of the appropriate drivers required for your computer to operate during installation, and install them automatically. After installation, you can install/update specific device drivers if you wish.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


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I am trying to load our company image on a new Dell 3410 win an ssd hard drive.  It currently has win 10 home. the installer gets to the point of which image to install, I click the correct 64 bit win enterprise version, and it cannot find the drive. 
I search for the drivers on the USB with the image as well as the drive I am targeting, but keep getting a select the driver to install option and No signed device drivers were found. 
I did not see  drivers on the MS download site for the 3410.   any idea where to find them?

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I have lost my driver installation CD. My computer crashed earlier this week and am not sure what drivers I even need to reinstall so that I can reinstall the OS. Can somebody point me in the right direction?

A:misplaced driver installation cd, where can i find win7 drivers?

You just need your model number; then go to the DELL site and see if they have the drivers for your model.

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Been dealing with a dozen different issues to get my new PC working. I'm finally just giving in to repairing Windows XP. However, my Windows XP installation that I want to repair and use is on a SATA RAID. Just 2 HDDs. Despite my motherboard recognizing the healthy RAID, the Windows XP install doesn't.

Of course, I figure it's because it needs the whole F6 + floppy disk thing with SATA and RAID drivers. Well wonderful, because I can't make the floppy because the only PC I can make the floppy with... is the one I'm trying to put Windows XP on. To make matters worse, XFX decided to make it impossible to simply access the SATA and RAID drivers, they need to be directly written to a floppy.

Solution? Virtual floppy disk drive. Ran the "Create RAID Drivers Disk" option on the XFX Driver CD. Transferred the drivers out of the virtual floppy disk. Used nLite to integrate the drivers into a new Windows XP install disc, based off of the one that came with my HP Laptop through my college. Viola, no longer need the F6 + Floppy Disk step.

Except I still get "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.". What the bloody hell? Was that not the entire point of the driver integration?

Motherboard is XFX GeForce 8200. Two 150GB SATA drives in RAID 0 connected. OS is Windows XP SP 2. Motherboard recognizes the RAID but Windows XP SP 2 installer doesn't despite slipstream integration of drivers with nLite.

A:Slipstreamed SATA/RAID Drivers on Installation - Setup fails to find HDDs

Well, more wonderful news. Used a public PC to make the RAID disk, since the slipstreamed CD is being a POS. Tried the original CD *and* the slipstreamed CD: Press F6, press S, press enter. Says "Please wait..." then it returns to the previous screen... so I press enter again. Same thing. Thought maybe the diskette was FUBAR. So I used a blank one and it responded with not finding a "txtsetupOEM" or some such, which is good, because that's true. Except that means it's clearly finding it on the RAID diskette but it chooses to be a ***** and not do anything more than that.

So this is bloody pissing me off because I haven't had a single thing succeed here. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them, because I'm 100% out of ideas.

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Okay, so let me first tell you that I am in a state of panic. I have very important data on my HDD and am unable to boot any OS on it now.

I initially had Vista and 7 on it, working, until I decided to uninstall 7 for XP. I deleted the partition 7 was on (C; my primary partition) and installed XP onto it. That went smoothly and all, but after booting it up I noticed it wouldn't let me specify which OS I wanted to start; it would just auto start XP. I went into the bootup settings in XP and changed the time operating systems are displayed from one second, to ten, yet it still just auto-booted XP. I was able to access the data on the other partition in the XP explorer, but seemingly wasn't able to boot from it. So I "backed up" all my data onto a third partition I had created as a failsafe in case something went wrong and I couldn't boot either of my OSes.

It then came to my attention that I had installed Windows XP Professional instead of home edition, so I made a bootable CD with the XP iso and restarted the computer for reinstallation. According to the program, the setup files copied over fine and all, but when it auto-restarted to continue the installation process it would just loop on and off at the BIOS screen. After trying 4 different versions of XP to no avail, I stuck my Vista Home Premium disk in and booted from it. Again, I got to the setup screen and all that jazz, but when prompted to select the location I wanted to install Windows in, I go... Read more

A:Vista installation does not find any drives during installation, computer won't boot


do you have a way to download and burn a linux live cd, that would get all your pictures back then concentrate on the other..


someone else may have other ideas..

good luck

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Hello Folks...........

My C: drive recently started giving me HD521-2W error when I ran "PC Doctor 5 for Windows" diagnostic multiple times in the past few weeks.

I created backup images of both the partitions on this 320 GB HD ( Active partition named "HP_Pavilion" and Primary partition named "HP_Recovery") onto an external USB drive using Macrium Free edition.

I later took PC to a PC repair shop and installed a new 320 GB WD hard drive. However, he DID NOT create 2 partitions as the old drive BUT he made this new drive bootable and downloaded all the necessary drivers.

My questions are :

# 1 ) Is there a tool or an utility I can use to download all the drivers CURRENTLY installed on the old hard drive onto a CD/DVD for later Clean Install of XP?

# 2) How can I make this new hard drive look exactly like the old drive - I mean, it must have 2 partitions using Macrium backups images I already created ?

I hope, I explained this situation to best of my knowldge and created least amount of confusion.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Multi-prong question - New HDD Installation & Clean XP Installation and Drivers

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Hi there,

I have an HP Pavilion DV7 2185dx laptop running a freshly installed windows 7 upgrade from windows Vista. Ever since the upgrade my CPU is constantly running at 98-100% all the time meaning I cannot do anything on my PC. After researching a bit online it could possibly be the driver errors I see in device manager?

In device manager I see that I have some drivers missing and all attempts to update these have failed and i've seen other users here post the missing drivers and be directed to the fixes.

Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 1


Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 3


Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 4


Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: on Intel(R) ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919

So if the updated dr... Read more

A:Base System Device drivers error - unable to find drivers

Have you downloaded the Windows 7 drivers from the HP site.
Link: Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv7-2185dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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I came across an issue that I find confusing. Whilst trying to install a software to run a mobile USB flash modem, the software pops this message:

your current device installation settings is configured to prefer drivers from Windows Update over locally installed
drivers. This can cause Unlimited data Manager not to work correctly.

do you want to change the settings to prefer locally installed drivers over Windows Update?

What does it imply if I change my settings to prefer locally installed drivers over windows update drivers?
And can this action be undone and where/how? (I searched my machine but didn't find where this option is)

Thank you for reading

A:Device Installation Settings, windows update drivers VS locally installed drivers

Control Panel (icon view)>System>Advanced System Settings>Hardware Tab>Device Installation Settings


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???? ????? ?? ????? ???????? ????? HP ? ?? error ?????no device drivers were found make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers ? ??? ??? ???? error ???? ????? ???? operating system wasn't found try disconnecting any drives that
don't contain an operating system
? ???? recovery ? ???? ???? ???????? ?????? ? ????? ??? ??error ? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? CD ?? USB

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I contacted SONY and they told me that they did not have the drivers for this Hardware. They told me I needed a WINDOWS driver. My operating system is Windows 98. Help

A:Not Going to Sleep Until Find Drivers..Need Windows Drivers SONY CD-R/RW CRX140E

You already posted this same question in hardware.
Keep it to one thread.

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Referring to this question: http://bit.ly/2sSe5Tw 
I don't have any USB 2.0 ports, no optical drive, and no options to change the setting in my BIOS.

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Hi, I have installed Windows 7 Professional using DVD and it worked. However now the Issue I face is with the drivers. I was somehow able to install the realtek Ethernet LAN drivers and it worked. However am not able to find a compatible USB driver and Wireless LAN Driver for my HP Notebook 15-ay503tx. I tried Intel Wireless LAN driver and its not working. Can you please help me with that.  Thanks, Vidhu V S

A:Not able to find USB 3.0 drivers and Wireless Lan Drivers

Hello VidhuVS, FOR USB 3.0Download, unzip and run the setup application from the link below... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Control...  Provide the hardware ID for W/LAN :http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Hardware-ID   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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When I tried to install windows 7 Home premium (Dell) on my pc, I get this message...All it gives is only OK, Cancel and Browse options...I tried browsing everywhere in my pc but it didn't solve that...Hope someone would help me...
The actual message is:
"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.  If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash
drive, please insert it now.  Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."  <Browse> <OK> <Cancel>

A:"No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok"

I have had the same problem on an Acer laptop.  My issue was that I tried to install via the USB 3.0 port.  Both external dvd and usb/iso failed.  Iserting the USB stick into the USB 2.0 port, and installed flawlessly.

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I got all the OS versions and serials free from my college and installed both
win 7 and 8 on my notebook.

Now I've put up a rig and installed win 7 but I can't activate it cos I can't find my installation key from the notebook, I tried various software for this, for example Belarc advisor, jellybean, Win key finder, etc. but all they bring up is product key and in best case apparently what is last 5 characters of the true installation key.

To put it short, I've got a legal key but I can't figure out how to get it from the notebook, how am I supposed to do this?

Note: I'm talking about the installation key, the serial to install windows 7 professional, not a product key that does nothing for installing windows.

A:How do I find my W7 Pro installation key?

Why not ask the college since they gave it to you.

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Hi there,
I've been trying for around 6 hours today to get my new computer up and running, but I've run into a problem, my sata disk wont be located during the windows 7 installation. "No drives were found" I've turned on AHCI and I've downloaded drivers from Gigabyte's homepage, but I get the message "To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation." Anyone have any ideas on what I can do?

Here is the PC spec;
-Gainward GeForce GTX 470 1280MB PhysX PCI-Express 2.0, GDDR5, 2xDVI, native-HDMI, HDCP, Graphics Plus, CUDA, 320bit
-Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, X58 Socket-1366, DDR3, ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16, Revision 2.0
-Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-930 Quad Core, 2.8Ghz, Socket 1366, 8MB, 130W, Boxed w/fan
-Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 6GB CL9 Kit w/3x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i7
-Western Digital Caviar? GreenPower™ 1TB Sata 3 Gb/s, 64MB Cache

A:Can't find my hdd during windows installation

Is the HDD seen in BIOS?

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Windows refuse to load up. I was working with my system, then left for two hours. When I returned, a blank screen with the mention that an update may have cause Windows to crash pleas put your installation disk.

I built my system about 7 years ago and my Windows has been updated from Win 32 to Win 64 over the years.
I bought a legitimate licence from a Microsoft student program over the net, meaning I don't have the disk, nor the licence number ( lost the paper).

Any help appreciated


A:How to fet an installation disk and find my Win 7 key


I just find my win key using info from this site

Now looking for how to get a Win 7 64 instalation disk

A good day to all


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I have seen a thread on this topic, old (312 days) and didn't report a clear solution. I intalled quite some time ago a Windows7 RC1 64 bit, which worked fine and honestly was not bad at all. Unfortunately I didn't use it for a while and now I discovered it expired, so I need a new clean istallation to do my job: find compatibility issues with WIndows 7 professional edition. I received a new DVD with activation key (i guess it must have been downloaded from MSDN) for the purpose. I'm running windows XP 32 bit right now, but can't install windows 7 because after booting from the DVD it says it can not find a suitable driver. What is this about? I can see all my 4 HDs and the 3 DVDs (one is a Blue Ray driver less than 9 months old ) 2 are sata drivers (a Plaxtor burner and the LG BDD); the 3rd one is an old Toshiba IDE DVD rom (still the faster of the 3). In the installation windows I can browse all drivers and directories, I have unzipped the X58 matheboard drivers in a directory. The installation program can load the drivers (even very very slow).... I tried to load several drivers, but I can't figure out which driver is needed; a DVD rom driver is not available, the MB drivers are not helping either, I'm stuck. I do not want to report " forget about WIndows7" again...we need to move to a 64 bit OS. Can someone help me figure out where the problem is located and find a solution?

A:windows 7 installation can not find DVD

cpy win7 files to USB and install form USB.
do you know how to create USB installation disk?

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I am the only user on my laptop, but I have an admin account I use for program installations and a limited user account I use for normal day-to-day operations. I'm running Win. 7 Ultimate 32-bit on a Dell Inspiron 1720.

For the most part when installing a new program (or an update) I right click on an installation app icon & select run as administrator and this usually goes OK. Occasionally I will get an error message something along the lines of "can't find %app path%". This also happens if I am logged into the admin account - same results.

If memory serves me correctly, the two apps this happens with are iTunes (new install) and Incredimail (upgrade).

Anybody have any suggestions?



A:Can't find %apppath% on installation

Try in safe mode while using this little guy
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit on a new Lenovo P50. The thing is the P50 only have USB 3.0 ports. No USB 2.0 port or optic drive. Therefor, Windows have to be installed using a bootable USB.

As many others I have issues installing windows 7 using a USB 3.0 port due to the lack of USB 3.0 driver in WindowsPE and Windows 7. I think a have read all threads on the internet about this issue and spend hour trying to find a solution. No luck so fare :-(

I'm using Rufus to create the bootable USB and have a ISO image with only Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit.

What I have tried so fare:
Burn image to DVD and used a external DVD drive with USB. No luck drive shuts up when WinPE boots.
Add USB 3.0 driver to the installation image using dism command. Drivers downloaded from:Lenovo. They do not have any .inf driver for Windows 7 32 bit only a .exe. I have tried downloading the once for all other windows versions. No luck
Intel? USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Intel? 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family. No luck
Random full USB 3.0 driver package from internet. No luck

The Win7USBpatcher.exe
It must be the lack of USB 3.0 driver. After WindowsPE has booted I have tried various USB devices but nothing is powering up.
Trying to install Windows 10 is no problem.

Next I'll try to install Windows 10 and from there install Windows 7 on a other partition and then delete Windows 10 but not the must smooth way to install windows. And yes, is has to be Windows 7 32 bi... Read more

A:Can't find a USB 3.0 driver for Win 7 installation

Why would you think you could install 7 on another partition ? You`ll still have the same problem.

If Lenovo doesn`t have a program like Asus`s EZ Installer which integrates the usb 3.0 drivers into the installer, you may just be stuck with Windows 10, which is not all bad

Why does it have to be W7 Enterprise ?

Heck you could even try creating the usb installer with Asus`s EZ Installer, it just might work

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I've just come from Win 10 where everything including the net worked fine. However on 8.1 my extreme has no net.
I just installed from a Windows 8.1 CD.

"MODERN PROGRAMMING is deficient in elementary ways BECAUSE of problems INTRODUCED by MODERN PROGRAMMING." Me

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I tried installing Fedora 13 64 bit OS with dual booting enabled on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS. The partitions were 257 GB dedicated entirely for Windows (C: Drive) and the remaining 50 GB was allocated for Fedora installation.

I made grub as the default bootloader handler and completed the installation. But after this I started experiencing problems. I was unable to loginto Windows, as my system started showing the blue screen whenever I tried logging into Windows..After that, I made a whole mess by doing some unwanted steps which I never had any idea of..

Now I cant view my HDD to install Windows, No drives are being displayed soon after I select the "Custom option" to install Windows.. And When I click on "Load Driver" its just showing me an X: Drive which has around 100MB capacity and has four folders. I tried System Restore and some of the other options that were present in the Windows repair option but was unsuccessful..

I am confused as to what could have happened to my HDD and I would greatly appreciate your help in recovering my HDD. ( Is there any third party utility to wipe clean my HDD??? Reformat it completely and convert the partitions into NTFS, so that I could install a copy of windows) .

My laptop model Dell N5010...RAM 4 GB..HDD 320 GB...

Thanking you....

A:Cant find HDD for Windows 7 installation...

[email protected] will completely wipe drive, it will also make data unrecoverable but it has worked for me every time. It basically gives you an empty drive.
I use the US DOD 3 Pass method and it takes between 5 to 8 hours to complete depending on the size of the drive but you can choose more or less passes.
Just install it on another machine, restart with the dead drive connected, select the dead drive and kill it.

It's a great program, good luck.

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hi im looking for my installation directory and i cant find it under the c drive in program files would it be somewere else? and if so how would i find it. thanks

A:I cant find my installation directory

installation directory for what?

some programs will install in your user profile (C:\Users\<username>\Application Data\ or C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data) or in the Program Data directory (hidden - C:\ProgramData\)

These directories also depend on your version of Windows (ie XP does not use some of them)

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I am currently using a Windows 8 computer, and I cannot find my installation directory. Ive tried to find Program Files and application data but could not find either of them. Could someone please help me ASAP?

A:Find my installation directory

I'd be very surprised if there is only one location. I would expect each software developer/software house to do whatever it wants, and MS can also install motherboard drivers, applications and other things all over the place.

In general terms, as a standard user, you would not be allowed access to many or most of those places anyway, even to view them.

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Hey everyone. I installed the full featured AIM on my computer and I can't find it. I can't find it in my start menu. I also can't find it in the Control Panel where you uninstall a program. I want to uninstall it but I can't seem to figure out how to do it since it is not listed in the Find and Remove Programs thing.

That said, I tried running TSG SysInfo in order to provide you all with my system information but when I ran it, it did not find any of my system information. So anyway, here are the basics. I am running a Windows 7 Home Premium computer with a 64 bit processor. I have 5 GB of RAM and an AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor that runs at 2.7 GHz. Its a Hewlett Packard computer. I would appreciate any help you can provide.

A:Solved: I can't find my AIM installation

Well, as it turns out, I had to be logged into my Administrator account to see it and uninstall it. It is now gone and the problem is solved.

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I just started installing windows xp sp3 on my friends crappy old laptop Compaq 6715s.

The file 'asms' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD is needed.
Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK.
Copy files from: GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume3\I386

I found few posts on google where people had the same issue. I tried everything, changing "GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume3" part to d:,f: ..
Then i woundered why i need to search for right letter if i can use cmd. I opened cmd and there i found that system doesnt detect usb flash. It shows only C:, E: (partiton 2) and F: (Cd rom).

This laptop has only 2 usb ports, i switched between them like 20 times. I still dont get whats the problem.
Please help me

A:Win XP installation can't find file

You don't mention if SP1 or Sp2 are already installed.One of these updates must be installed before SP3 will install.

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I am installing tomcat5.5 on laptop which has windows 7

When I check Program Files, thats where this tomcat application is installed. So is this the home directory for tomcat or installation directory is different from home dir ?
If I did not know that tomcat is installed in Program Files directory, how can I find out where is this application installed ? Is there a command line tool available to check this ?
Can I check in the event viewer about this ? I tried but could not find anything in there .


A:How to find the installation directory ?

Where ever you installed Tomcat there should be a folder in there called webapps. In there you should see a folder called root.

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I'm at my wits end here, I've formatted one of our computers, a process I've done tons of times on various PC's but this one is giving me hell.
Everytime I install from the bootable CD, it just refuses to accept that I have a harddrive. The harddrive is Seagate 60Gb IDE, not SCSI, SATA or requires RAID drivers.
I've tried reformatting with FAT32, NTSC, or leaving it unformatted, and the damn disk refuses to believe I have a harddrive. I've tried switching from Primary Master to Cable Select.
I can access and use the disc just fine in DOS mode, partitionmagic does everything asked of it to the harddrive. Its only the windows cd that doesn't see the drive.
I've tried other harddrives as well(had a spare working tiny 3.2Gb drive lying about) and the same problem with them as well. I've also tried switching the harddrive cable with a different one.

System Specs

AMD Athlon XP 1500
MSI Socket A 462 Duron/Athlon Motherboard MS-6378
1x Harddrive (60Gb Seagate)
1x Combo Drive(DVD-ROM/CD-RW)

This is driving me nuts.

A:Windows XP Installation: Does Not Find Harddrive

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i have a hp prodesk 400 g3 mt.  i try to install an os named freebsd10.3.  i am able to install it successfully , to active i need to reboot the system.  after the reboot  the machine says  " boot device not found ". Whats the problem.?

A:problem after reboot installation an OS the pc can not find...

New disk-drive, or "previously-used" disk-drive ? Reboot the computer, and enter BIOS SETUP, and confirm that the disk-drive is the first item in the list of bootable devices. Or, reboot the computer, and select "change boot devices", and select the disk-drive. 

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I'll get right to it. I have a vizio all in one desktop (CA24-A2 to be exact). I purchased it with windows 7 installed on it, and i upgraded it to windows 8. I decided to return back to windows 7 because the Metro UI always crashed on me. I purchased a windows 7 disc and booted the computer off the disc. When the installation asks which drive to install it to, nothing appears. For some reason, the installation disc is not reading the drives. I've checked vizio's page, but didn't find any drivers for the hard drive. I check the Bios menu and both drives appear. I've read on other forum about changing the bios mode (AHCI,IDE), but my bios menu is very restricted, and i dont have that option available. I used MiniTool Partition wizard on a bootable cd, and it was able to see my hard drives. I added some pictures below, hopefully it helps.

On top of not reading the drives, windows 8 won't boot up now and i keep getting "bootmgr is missing" error. I would appreciate any help, I've been stuck on this for the last few days.

A:Windows Installation can't find drives.

from what I can see you are missing the system reserved partition, this is why you have this error

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I have a 100gb hdd from a laptop plugged into an external hdd bay, mounted and working from another win7 laptop. How do I fetch the key used to install the windows on the 100gb hdd?

A:How do I find the Win7 key of an installation that will not boot?

It will be on a Sticker called a COA sticker on the underside of the laptop from which it came.

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When I follow the instructions to do a repair of XP SP2 (with a slipstreamed CD), after I press F8 to accept the EULA, I do NOT get the screen asking if I want to repair an existing windows installation. Instead, it asks me where I want to install XP Pro, and gives me a list of options (matching my various hard drives and partitions).

Any idea how I can get the install CD to find my existing Windows installation so I get the repair option.


A:XP Repair-Cannot Find Windows Installation

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Hi all,
i want to replace my HDD to SSD. My question is how to transfer the windows license in order to proceed with a clean installation.
My PC initial came with Windows 8, and after Microsoft promo upgraded to Windows 10.
Could you please advise how to proceed?

Best Regards,
Dimitris Pilos

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Hello everyone, I recently re-installed the basic vista and cant seem to get my old passwords and bookmarks back. I mainly use Mozilla firefox for browsing. I can see the folder with all my old files from the previous windows that I purposely left there( so I could add it to the new one). When I try to open mozilla from the previous, all my old bookmarks and such are gone Its like its a fresh version. How can I go about to recovering those?

A:How can I find my old password from a previous installation?


Be sure your folder view options are set to show hidden files and folders.
This link may shed some light:


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the powerdvd program which comes with my Acer VN7-792G-79BL does not work anymore.Where do i find the original installation program on the Acer website?

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Hello, im quite new to this forum and i recently got an SSD therefore i wont to migrate my windows to it, I have a program which does this for me but when i go into my c: the "Windows" Folder is 37.7GB. But after looking on the web i noticed that most users installation size is around 10-15GBs

Note: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit.

Thanks to anyone that can answers where the installation location is.

A:Where do i find the installation folder of windows?

My complete C partition (no personal data) is 30 gigs.

It was about 18 or 20 with before I began to install applications.

My Windows directory is 16 gigs.

Not sure what the problem is unless you have a 30 gig SSD. Most of Windows does go in that Windows directory, but there are always a few other folders following an install.

You could run WinDirStat to see what is taking up the space if you are curious.

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My computer died recently, the processor shot craps so I bought a barebones (case, mobo, ram, AMD Sempron 2500+ processor) system and dumped 2 HDs, DVD, CD burner, and wireless, sound, video cards into it.

Everything was cool with that, it started right up and I inserted my XP upgrade CD. Well, the CD for whatever reason couldn't find the previous install on my HD and wouldn't let me proceed. When this happened I had the following IDE config:

Primary Master: HD1
Primary Slave: HD2
Secondary Master: DVD
Secondary Slave: CD Burner

HD1 is a 40 gig Maxtor, unpartitioned, running only XP and my programs.
HD2 is an 80 gig Maxtor with a 40,20,20 partition storing media files.

Ah crap. So I pulled the IDE cables and tried the following:

SS: None (I left the burner out for now.)

Booted up, ran the XP Upgrade CD and it found the previous install no problem. (I was running the repair feature, not the full reinstall.) It went through it's little song and dance and everything booted up and I could use my new computer. I piddled around for a while, checked my email, etc, etc.

Then I shut down to install the CD burner and my IDE cables weren't long enough to reach the CD burner so I switched back to:

PM: HD1 (Jumper set to master)
PS: HD2 (Jumper set to slave)
SS: CD Burner

Then when I went to reboot I got a bluescreen "fatal error dumping to physical memory" error. Crap.

So I popped the XP upgrade CD back in ... Read more

A:XP Ugrade CD Can't Find Previous XP Installation

hmmm.......tries this first, disconnect the 80gig hdd and leave only the 40gig hdd. turn on your computer and see if you can get into windows. you can also try replacing the ide cable but i dont know if this process will fix your problem.

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Ok, so during the week Win 7 Ultimate x64 got really buggy. ie - Internet explorer decided that it would open itself countless times before it froze my computer. Same would happen with Safari and endless amounts of tabs would open in Firefox. Sooo i backed up everything i needed, and decided it was time to start with a clean OS. I tried reinstalling Win 7 Ultimate x64 (With the same disc i used to install it last time) and it gets past the first part (Copying temp files) or whatever, it then tries to reboot, with success and the the mouse appears with a black screen and then an Error box pops up with (Application error - winpeshl.exe | The application was unable to start correctly, click ok to close the application|) the Error code was 0xc0000142. I restarted the computer to see what would happen, now i have an option to boot the Windows Setup or Windows 7. If i boot the setup some Username and Password screen comes up and ive got no Farrrrking clue what it is. I even called Microsoft and they were like "Errrmmm.. Try rebooting it Sir" So i hung up :L

Any suggestions?

A:Installation Error Can't find solution.

That sure sounds like a virus to me. Do you have any other partitions besides the one your OS is on?

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Had my old g40 repaired unfortunately I can't find the installation discs and don't think Toshiba support the old g40 model I was wondering if anyone had both disc's they would sell me or would be willing to make a copy for me here's hoping

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I was running Windows 7 on an Intel NUC and went to the Microsoft site where I did an install. Before the install began, I was asked if I wanted a bootable media.

I clicked yes, and it appeared to create a file, however after a successful install, I have not been able to find the ISO file. Should there be one, or am I misinformed? If there is one, where do I find it?

Many thanks...


A:Where to find bootable ISO made during installation

Ohh! I'm suppose to do it *after* installing Windows 10!

Doing it now...sorry for the inconvenience.


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Hello all.

I am currently attempting to install Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop; however, as the title states, Windows XP is having issues in finding my SATA HDD.

To my understanding, this is due to Windows XP not quite being "ready" for SATA HDDs, and so the proper controller(s)(?) wasn't implemented in the Windows XP disc.

I looked on Dell's website for such a driver, but was not able to find anything (though my search methods may have been lacking - I am not the most superb at file searching on the internet).

Is there any possible way to make it so that Windows XP SP2 can be installed on a machine that has a SATA HDD?

*NOTE: This is a clean install.
Thank you to all that offer suggestions or solutions.

A:Windows XP Cannot Find SATA HDD During Installation

Sometimes it's a matter of a BIOS setting, so take a look there. You can always restore to defaults, so trying settings will not be fatal.

Can you link to where you looked at Dell? If available, it is usually an image for a floppy. Do you have a floppy drive?

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Hello, I already had windows vista, but switched operating systems, and wanna switch back. I deleted windows vista entirely, nothing left at all. Please find me a disc to reinstall it on Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more.
My system specs:
Gateway M-6309
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Please, all help is appreciated!
Please do not give me an installation link to burn to a cd, it's so hard and is always missing install.wim

A:Please find me a installation disk (I have an activation key)

Half way down this page [Direct Download Links] Download Genuine Windows Vista RTM with SP1 Setup Files (32-bit and 64-bit) - Tweaking with Vishal
Your key will give the type you need.

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Hey all,

I have been trying to reinstall Windows 7, but I have some problems...
(this is a repost of an old thread, same problem with an added trouble)
I backed up everything i needed, and decided it was time to start with a clean OS. I tried reinstalling Win 7 Ultimate x64 (With the same disc i used to install it last time) and it gets past the first part (Copying temp files) or whatever, it then tries to reboot, with success and the the mouse appears with a black screen and then an Error box pops up with (Application error - winpeshl.exe | The application was unable to start correctly, click ok to close the application|) the Error code was 0xc0000142. I restarted the computer to see what would happen, now i have an option to boot the Windows Setup or Windows 7. If i boot the setup some Username and Password screen comes up and ive got no clue what it is.

I followed the turtorial over here:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Now for my extra problem, I do not get the option for windows installation when I reboot, I can pick between windows install and booting the old version of windows (which I thought I reformatted already, but apparently its still there -_-).
I cant seem to reinstall windows, I cant format and I am completely stuck :s.

Any suggestions?

Installation Error Can't find solution.

A:Installation Error Can't find solution.

Boot the DVD & Delete all the Partition & format:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I have a porblem. I reinstalled my friends comp and I forgot to write down his modem drivers....All I have is this sticked on his modem in his comp....

156 LU(or V)*P 240
423 01 3 001 751


*my friend is retarded he does not remember what he wrote so maybe is U or V

A:HOW TO FIND 56k drivers?????PLEASE HELP

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