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Q: XP hardware problem

This message might be a lil long, sorry! I just finish upgrading from W2K to XP Everything is working fine, except for 2 things. I have been trying to figure out why but I cannot. I have 2 HDD, master and slave & 2 cd-drives, regular cd and a cd-rw. I made sure everything in the bios is right. Bios looks good, under device manager it shows them with no problem. But in Windows explorer I cannot see my slave HDD and in Nero burning software, it wont detect my cd-rw. Please help me!! I really appreciate it! I dont know what else to do, I have done everything I can, thanks in advance. -Robert

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Preferred Solution: XP hardware problem

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A: XP hardware problem

try uninstalling nero and reinstalling
if you are using nero 6 go into services and check the imapi cd burning is disabled
the h/d the only thing i can suggest is delete it from the device manager reboot and let windows reinstall it

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I m facing this video hardware error from last 1 week in my HP G62 361Tx Laptop.
Laptop Cooling fan is working Ok. no Abnormal sound.
I have installed TechPowerUP GPU Z to check GPU Temperature..
Min Temp.-> 52 degree centigrade
Avg. Temp-> 72 degree centigrade
Max Tamp. -> 84 degree centigrade
I m attaching follwing file:
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51743 MB, Free - 20209 MB; F: Total - 108149 MB, Free - 11567 MB; G: Total - 145237 MB, Free - 10863 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1426
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled


Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: B3C4F008
BCP2: 99FC68B0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
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A:Video Hardware Error-A problem with ur video hardware caused Windows to stop working

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i have put together a new pc put of these parts

AMD 64 x2 athlon 5600+, Asus Crosshair motherboard, EZ cool power supply 550W on the 12v it has 36 amp, and i have got a Geforce BFG 8800 GTS OC graphic card, 2 gb of DDR2 elixir brand,

the problem is when i try to boot it up nothing appears on my screen i dont know what the problem could be, checked all connection everything is connected, including power to the graphic card, maybe it could be DDR or Power supply or simply my grapgic card faulty??

thanks in advance for any help
 

A:Problem with my hardware hardware please help

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i have acer e1-571 notebook.running windows 10.from last few days my pc giving this error-Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.                                                            
                                                                i have tried all kind of suggestions
given by microsoft related this problem .but   cant solved.card reader ,pen drive ,external keyboard ,or external mouse no one working.2.some  random  keys  is not working .please fix my issue .

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Good afternoon Tech Immortals,

I am working on a friend's computer.
The hardware setup is the following:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.1GHz

2.5 GB RAM CRUCIAL (Memtest says the following about it: DDR2(64 bit)
373MHz DDR746 CAS: 5-5-15

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT pci-e

MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard

The problems:

Problem1. When the computer is turned on it gives out 2 short beeps (memory error, I presume according to an Internet search). Then it loads GRUMP for Ubuntu 9 or Win XP pro
Problem2. Anything that is graphics intensive makes the computer crash or graphics get glitchy. For example videogames will either make windows crash or crash the game and exit to windows. On Ubuntu while running Compiz the OS freezes. It only crashes or glitches with graphic intensive software.

Solution tried:
For problem1. While loading GRUMP there is an option for memtest. Diagnostics came out fine, no errors.

More background information:
I've inspected the motherboard, the graphics card, ram, everything (looking at it physically for any burns or liquid spills etc)
Everything is roughly 4 months old, bought brand new when purchased.
In the past the user had the same setup except that his old graphics card (GeForce BFG TECH 8800 GT) died on him (will get further details about that in about an hour).
Replaced for graphics card mentioned above. Those problems are occurring.
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A:Solved: Interesting Hardware problem (Nvidia graphics problem possibly due to RAM)

It was a faulty video card.
User replaced it under its warranty.
 

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Hi guys,

About two months ago I bought an Acer TimelineX laptop (the 11.6" version with the i7 core.) Last night it started havong some vicious problems. It will instantly shut down or freeze with the current displayed graphics being very distorted, seemingly at random intervals. I suspect a hardware problem because a few minutes before all this started I noticed the cover protecting the internal components was out of place, so I snapped it back into position.

I tried running some of the pre-boot Windows diagnostics, but they came up clean. The system crashed once during this process and gave me a blue screen of death that said "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT". I ran a diagnostic on the memory and it came up clean as well. I'm thinking I might have broken some critically important piece of hardware. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks!

-Kai
 

A:Problem with Acer TimelineX turning off/freezing, suspect a hardware problem

A few silly ideas that i've tried with my Acer ..
try taking the battery out !..
just run it off the lead..
I've been told its something to do with a hardware issue with the standby mode of the fan or the CPU or some standby/neutral position that some gizmo inside does (have you guessed that I'm no techie ;o)
Try it out, it could be a simple (if not permanent) fix.
Good luck
 

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Okay, right now I'm currently trying to find out whats wrong with a keyboard that is on a laptop, after the computer starts there are some script errors, I don't know exactly what they are but I ran combo fix without safe mode and restarted the scripts went away...and it started working after restarting a couple times it started to work then restarted more the scripts came back and the keyboard stopped, even in safe mode but after five or so minutes the keyboard was able to type again, I checked the device managers and everything is update and no error, I ran a combo fix and have the report if you guys want to see it let me know, Its an HP DV6 series with 64-bit windows 7 OS, I'm stumped I have no idea whats up, I'm ready to just put in the recovery disks and see whats up, but he has like 250 gigs worth of files Games etc, Can I back it up to a hard drive and install go back to where it was normally or can that be a problem?

A:Laptop Windows 7 Problem/Software/Hardware? Keyboard problem

Bump

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Hi, I'm in need of figuring out if my laptop was infected by a trojan, the operating system went kapoot and i need to reinstall it, or if its hardware failure. I used it last night and my AVG caught a "small trojan horse" called cryptbase.dll and after removing it i believe is where it began. My computer restarted and ended up starting up with the acer splash with me able to click f2 for setup. But f8 doesn't work and causes a long beeping noise if i leave it alone it goes to a black screen with a underscore blinking at the top left. i've done some research but, im unsure which route to take without taking some advice for my own laptop. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5741-3541, Windows 7,intel core i5-450 processor, 4 GB DDR memory, 500 GB HDD. if you need more information please ask because im unsure with what is needed to fix the problem. The solutions i've heard is reinstalling windows 7, or it might be a HDD problem. Thank you.

A:Unsure if virus, operating system problem, or hardware problem

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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Hi, I'm new here (meaning I just made an account but have been lurking around every time I had computer trouble. This time however, I couldn't find anything that resembles the trouble I'm currently experiencing) and I'm hoping if anyone can help me or tell me if I should just throw my laptop against the wall.

I've had my printer (details and TSG SysInfo below) for over a year now, and never had any trouble with it. A few days ago, I needed to print something but wasn't able to (I can't remember what the error said, it didn't happen again) so I uninstalled the printer and re-installed it by downloading the drivers from the HP website. Pop-up balloon said that it wasn't successfully installed and when I would try to install the driver by going to print management and click on Printers I would get: "An error has occurred on the script of this page. Line: 40. Char: 21. Error: Object doesn't support property or method 'SetPrinterName'. Code: 0. URL: res://C:\Windows\system32\pmcsnap.dll/81". So I clicked on Drivers instead and tried to install the driver there and it said: windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error.

Do understand that I have no idea what I'm doing whenever my computer doesn't behave as it is supposed to, and everything is done by trial and error; mostly error. For some reason I felt the need to do a chkdsk /f /r which was scheduled on the next restart, b... Read more

A:printer problem? software problem? hardware problem?

Howdy,
Could be the Hard drive has gone faulty. What make and model is this Laptop?
 

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I got a virus so i replaced the hard drive . when i try to install the windows 7[ from the factory] it would closes every 15 minutes. Ok I finished took time but it kind of worked . Problem if my computer closes or if i close it. it will not restart . unless i push the power bottom on, crash the computer, by removing the battery and power cable , wait at least 4 hours, then it will restart and work ok. everything works, but it has trouble downloading some larger files what are reasons a computer will not start the fan works and one indicator light works but it would sit all day and do nothing .I had a business and 4 computers came down sick at the same time but they had different operating systems so they react differently this is the only one i have saved i tried changing the hard drive in two others but i can not restart them what part of the computer tell it to turn on ? thankyou very much
 

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Yesterday, I came home from work to see that my computer had done a reset on its own. When I turned it on, I found the Win 10 Anniversary update waiting for me. Since then, I have had several crashes with games, and even blue screens.

The BSOD's go by so fast, that I had to turn off the automatic restart just to read the error as STOP CODE: MEMORY MANAGEMENT. Apparently, this means that there is a problem pertaining with my RAM.

A few months ago, I came on here with a similar problem after my PSU blew and I had to get anothr one. I solved that by buying 2 new RAM cards to replace the ones inside. I ran a memory diagnostic which showed no problems, and right now I'm running a system file check scanner as well. If both of these come back fine and there are still problems, I may have to get new RAM sticks.

I have a 2 year warranty on them, so replacing them again would be no problem. However, before I do that, I was wondering if the problem might be my motherboard or CPU as they are the only components still used from the computer from when the Power Supply blew? These would be my 3rd set of damaged RAM cards in a year, and that just strikes me as weird, especially since they are designed to withstand overclocking conditions.
 

A:Unknown hardware problem (possible software problem)

As the computer shut dow/reset for some unknown reason, I'd suspect that unknown event to be related.

Could be power related (ie: power surge or dirty power), power supply (if you are using a non-Tier one model, or possibly the motherboard.

Bottom line, some event occurred which caused this issue and it likely isn't related to previous issues.
 

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The short version of my problem is that at some point after a reboot, certain web pages fail to load.  I'm not sure what the root cause is, at all.  I am running Windows 7 SP1 and was up to date with updates when this started.
 
When it started happening:
Thursday night, the power flickered at my apartment and made my computer reboot.  I figured it was a good a time as any to install Windows updates since I hadn't done that in a while.  After doing so was when I first noticed the problem.
 
The problem:
What happens is after I reboot, at first, everything works fine.  At some time after, some web sites just don't load.  The sites that don't load are consistent (if I reboot and wait, all the same ones fail).  A couple examples are bleepingcomputer.com itself and any of Valve's (the game developer) sites.  It doesn't seem that computer help/anti-malware sites are all not working, since MBAM and AVG's sites work.  Google itself always works and when Googling for info on this problem, I seem to find more sites that don't work than do, once it starts happening.
 
I don't know specifically at what point stuff stops loading.  I tried rebooting then going to read a book for an hour, and it was working when I tried immediately after.  If I reboot and open Firefox with a ton of tabs and start browsing around, it might stop within a few minutes.
 
What I tried:
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A:Infected? Hardware problem? Software problem?

Hello knismaps, let's see if we can find something.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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ADW Cleaner Skip or rerun it.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.ex... Read more

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I've got serious problem with my Radeon 9600PRO:

I installed Win XP SP2 on my new PC, Windows detected a new VGA device, it tried to install default drivers but it couldnt find it, (although WinXP CD was in a drive, and internet connection was working)

I installed DirectX9 and then launched the latest Catalyst Setup downloaded from ati.com, and installed drivers. After that, my card was noticeable as HIS Radeon 9600 series properly for Device Manager.
However, it didn't work well - in CCC there is 3d a graphic test - with 3d preview - a car driving on the road - and on my display it wasn't looking good, image was blurred or sth, also the icq icons were blurred (flowers and smiles) - while after uninstalling ATI drivers, when card is seen as a default VGA device (default frequency of monitor, default resolution) icq icons are looking well...

With Catalyst Control Centre installed, after reboting my display goes blank, and the only solution is reboting in safe mode, unistalling ATI drivers, and installing them once again, then it works but until the next rebot in normal mode...

Anyone knows what' the problem is? Rahter software or hardware?
Mayby Radeon 9600Pro cann't work properly with Athlon 64?
Maybe I should change something in BIOS?

My hardware:
HIS Radeon 9600Pro
Epox 8KDA3+ NFORCE3
Athlon 64 3200+
 

A:Problem with drivers for Radeon9600Pro or problem with the hardware?

Did you install the motherboard and AGP drivers?
 

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Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me out. I've been having a reoccurring issue with my laptop. The basic issue is that it runs very, very slow - using about 80%-100% of the CPU when a program is open and 30%-50% of the CPU when no programs are open. If I try to restart the computer, it will hang on a black screen between the "Starting Windows" screen and the "Welcome" screen.

The first few times it occurred (July, October, and mid-November) a System Restore from Safe Mode solved the issue. The fourth and fifth times it happened (late November and early December) I had to try restoring to multiple different restore points before it would work again. The sixth time (mid-December) no amount of System Restores did anything. I ended up running the "sfc scannow" command and that seemed to solve it. The seventh time (late December) neither System Restore nor "sfc scannow" did anything. I ended up reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows. That solved the problem for about a week, then last night it started happening again.

I'm a little lost at this point. I've run tests on both the memory and hard drive and they came out fine. I looked through the event logs each time the issue occurred and didn't see anything that seemed likely to cause this. The fact that it keeps reoccurring, even after a clean install, makes me think it's some kind of hardware issue. But the fact that the computer works completely fine... Read more

A:Strange Problem - Not entirely sure whether it's a software or hardware problem

Hello and welcome.Use Process Explorer to provide an overview of your running processes.Download the .zip file and extract to a folder on your desktop. Run program. In Vista/7: Click File > Show Details for All Processes.Click View > Select Columns and check the Command Line box. Click OK.If necessary, continue to use the computer until it displays the undesirable behaviour (lagging, freezes, etc). Immediately switch back to Process Explorer and press the Space Bar to pause updates.Click File > Save As.... Save to your desktop as procexp.txt.Attach (do not copy & paste) procexp.txt to your next reply. Use the forum's "Full Editor" to attach files.Note: Do not unpause or exit Process Explorer unless directed to.==========================================Use Speccy to provide details of your computer's configuration.Download, install, and run After Speccy has finished gathering information, click File > Publish Snapshot In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed. A web address will be displayed, click Copy to Clipboard and paste it in your next post.=========================================

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Hi all,
Not sure if this is an XP problem or hardware related, so apologies if it's in the wrong forum.
This morning my PC developed the problem where, a minute or two after loading the OS, it shuts the PC off completely and restarts it. This has happened all day. The longest it stays on for is a couple of minutes. As soon as I try to load a program, any program is shuts the PC down. My NAV is up to date and was checked last night, plus I run a pretty tight firewall, so I don't think I've been virus attacked. I'm thinking it's something to do with XP itself, or perhaps the power supply.
Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to what I can do?
Thanks for all help offered.
 

A:? XP or Hardware problem...

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i get a gray volume box in middle of screen comes and goes whenever it wants to. ive ran norton and spybot and nothings help. i dont trust a lot of the free spyware programs.starting to think its not a ad ware problem at all??? a real pain
 

A:can anyone help is it a hardware problem??

Does your monitor have built in speakers ? Maybe it the monitor's on screen controller.
 

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My son has a Sony Vaio laptop that he is continually downloading music and video onto. He has up to date McAfee running on it, but apparently some critter got through. He says he scanned when he noticed problems and the scan did turn up something that was unremovable by McAfee. He did NOT note the name of the virus. By the time he reported the problem to me the computer will not boot at all. I get "Operating System not found" on a black screen with nothing else. When I attempt to boot with the XP OS disc in it, I get the blue install/repair screen, but upon trying each of those options I once again get a black screen telling me that no hard drive is detected. How big of trouble am I in?
 

A:BIG PROBLEM Could be OS OR Hardware

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Is this normal for Windows 7?

I recently purchased a new laptop (Dell Studio XPX16) which came pre-installed with Windows 7(64 bit). On my old laptop I used Vista (32bit) without any major issues.

I duly used Dell Data safe to make a backup of my system before doing anything else. A couple of days later the computer got stuck on 'preparing desktop' and being a patient kind of guy I figured it would eventually load so went to bed leaving it to 'sort itself out'.

However, next day it was still 'preparing desktop'. I had no option than to pull the plug and re-boot. However, now the system would not load at all, and I used my recovery disk to boot up the system and 'recover'. All went well and the first disk loaded up the files and after a while asked for disk 2. I inserted disk 2 and then nothing happened. Again, I thought ok, I'll leave it overnight, but again, still stuck next morning. I tried this 2 more times with the same result (freezing on disk 2). I had no option but to unplug to reset, and after that got a message about missing boot sector or something like that. The machine effectively then wouldnt load anything at all.

Reluctantly (bypassing Dell's ponderous and second rate telephone 'support'), I used a wipe drive disk to remove everything from the drive and re-install Windows 7 from the O/S disk. This was successful and I duly installed all the drivers from the Dell disks provided. All appeared fine and I put all my stuff back on. The following day, windows7... Read more

A:Is this a hardware or O/S problem

Hi bangiepangie and welcome to the forums

It sounds a lot like a disk problem. the first time you apparently had a corrupted boot sector, which should have been resolved when you wiped it clean and reinstalled. Installing from the Dell disk is not quite a clean installation since I believe it will push in a lot of bloatware as well, but the continuing problems point to a hardware malfunction (hard drive or even memory)

I would contact the vendor and try to get a replacement. It seems to me this machine will be a headache if you stick to it.

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My son has a Sony Vaio laptop that he is continually downloading music and video onto. He has up to date McAfee running on it, but apparently some critter got through. He says he scanned when he noticed problems and the scan did turn up something that was unremovable by McAfee. He did NOT note the name of the virus. By the time he reported the problem to me the computer will not boot at all. I get "Operating System not found" on a black screen with nothing else. When I attempt to boot with the XP OS disc in it, I get the blue install/repair screen, but upon trying each of those options I once again get a black screen telling me that no hard drive is detected. How big of trouble am I in?
 

A:BIG PROBLEM Could be OS OR Hardware

Please don't double-post. See http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=1901985#post1901985.
 

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I have this machine that i just put a new 56k modem in. It installs just fine, but when the computer tries to dial or communicate with the modem, it brings up a pop-up that says that the modem is in use by another application. I've changed slots, modems, unistalled/reinstalled dial-up networking and the modem itself. What can I do?
 

A:Hardware problem

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 running Windows XP.
In the past 36 months I have had 6 DVD and CD drives replaced in this computer. The problem is always the same in that the tray gets to where it will not open. I open it with a paper clip and the tray is loose and free moving. A couple of times I have seen the small drive belt and it is broken. I have gone through 2 (20X Liteon) drives in the last 60 days with very limited usage. I am the only user of the computer and extremely careful so I know the tray is not being beat up and abused. Would appreciate any help someone may offer.
Thanks---
 

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Hi I just bought a whole new computer from scratch and when I try installing windows me I keep recieving an saying that there has been a serious error copying files to my hard drive. I have tried my hard drive on another machine and it worked fine.

my specs are

ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard
WesternDigital 40GB hard drive
Samsung 52x Burner
256mb of ddr memory
250watt power supply
17 inch flat panal moniter

If you guys could help I would really appreciate it.
 

A:hardware problem

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Ok i ran a test on system requirements lab about a week or two ago and it all passed threw the roof then a couple of days ago i ran a test and it said that my video card didnt have Hardware t%l and 3D

I have a ATI radeon hd 5740 on a pavilion dv6 hp laptop and i know for certain mine has both and i remembered a few days ago i got a display driver update which my of caused the problem.

but i have tryed reinstalling and trying old drivers etc and nothing has worked so i was thinking mayby i uninstalled something ati that i wasnt meant to

So for past two or three days i have been downloading updates vga drivers audio graphics all sorts of stuff to try and get it to work and before you ask i no for certain this is definataly not a hardware problem.

A:Hardware t%l and 3D Problem HELP

It's hard to understand what you wrote. Maybe using some commas and dots could help.

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Running windows 98 se. Computer ran fine for 2 years. No glitches. Last week video had interference on it. Then the computer began to lock up. Did numerous reboots. Same result but the computer would stop at different locations during reboot.
I ordered a new video card. When I installed it the video interference went away but the boot up problem remained. Did defrag in safe mode. No problems. Have disabled various hardware items...floppy...cd...printer..modem. No help. Is this a problem with the processor or mobo?
 

A:Hardware problem?

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Hey guys, ever since I came back from vacation a couple months back, my computer has been freezing after about 10 minutes of use. When I say freeze, I mean, the image on the monitor is frozen, and the mouse + keyboard are unresponsive. I tried swapping out RAM, the harddrive, the power supply, and I tried it without the graphics card. Plus I replaced my mobo. Also, I know it's not a software problem because it froze in BIOS before, and it froze when I put in a live CD.

Anyone have an idea as to what is going on?

Edit: Also, here are my specs.

Motherboard: http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=170&prod_no=1426
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E2200
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

Edit Two: Temps and Voltages taken from Speedfan.

GPU: 57
Core: 57

VCC3V: 3.44v
VCore: 1.34v
VRAM: 2.21v
VChipset: 1.25v
+5v: 5.09v
+12v: 11.97v
VCC1.5v: .90v
VSB3v: 3.44v
VBat: 3.10
 

A:Hardware problem?

Things you can do>run anti virus>remove old programs>delete temp files>from start go to run type in chkdsk /r [note space between k /] defrag
 

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Just before i went on holiday (this was 3 weeks ago) one of my 2 (SLI) 6800GT Graphics cards overheated and broke. I removed it switched to 1 graphics card and tried to get onto windows with no avail. I left til when i got back from holiday (Today) turned the computer on, it worked fine, minus the 1 graphics card, i then went to plug my headset (which i had in already and was using i just took it out to listen to music) plugged it back in and the computer crashed. Now i use Auidigy ZS Pro so i was plugging it in round the back. I rebooted the computer it loaded into windows fine except no sounds, and windows media player was saying there was a problem so i rebooted again and now, with the sound card in or out it freezes on the Start windows normally screen.

I am currently using my old HDD which is running fine without the card in, i havent tried it with it in yet as i might have to reboot the other HDD anyway because that is 200 gig and i would much prefer to use that one. If any of you have any ideas of how i can fix this without a reboot then please help.

Joe.

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When i try to boot from my normal HDD i click start windows normally and a white line goes accross the very bottom very quickly like a loading screen then does nothing.
 

A:Serious Hardware/OS problem.

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Hi,

I've got a Dell Inspiron 6000 lap top running Windows XP. A few weeks back it began locking up and giving me the Blue Screen with various error messages. After trying various fixes with no success I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled Windows.

Everything worked OK for a week then I got another blue screen error message. I asked the IT person in our office to look at it and he found a line of script missing; reinstalled the missing line & everything worked well for a few days; then last night the same problem happened again.

IT thinks it may be a hardware problem and I'd like the forum's feedback on this.

Thanks,
Paul
 

A:Ho, Ho, Ho Could this be a Hardware Problem??

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i have a PC which i have been using 2 years roughly. It was a great PC with amd athlon 2000+ and 256 DDr RAM.. however it started showing blue screens often and i upgraded (bought a new one).. However, i need this computer as a secondary computer is needed and wonder how to fix this error.. However, when i switch the PC on, it goes on for 5 seconds, then reboots after a one second pause. Nothing shows up on the monitor.. Any ideas?
 

A:hardware problem!

With those 5 seconds how far do you get? Are you starting to boot into Windows or does it reboot before that?
 

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Hey there,

I was just wondering if i could have some help with my PC please.

When I switch my PC on, a series of beeps comes from my motherboard.

It's a beeeeeep which goes on for roughly around a second, then a second with no beeps, then another beeeep, and this continues until i decide to turn off the PC by the switch.

I've tried placing my RAM in different slots, but it doesn't work.

I would greatly appreciate your help

thank you in advance
 

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I HAD WIN98SE AND UPGRADED TO CLEAN INSTALL OF WIN2KPRO
NOW THE HARD DRIVE LIGHT ON MY CASE STAYS LIT, AS IF THE HARD DRIVE IS RUNNING AN APPLICATION AT FULL BLAST
EVEN IN DOS, GAMES, AND WHEN IT RESTARTS....IS THIS AN ISSUE I SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT....WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX IT?
BY THE WAY....HD USED TO MAKE THAT SOUND WHEN ITS PROCESSING DATA, NOW WITH THE LIGHT ON FULL BLAST IT WONT EVEN DO THAT.

AMD K6-2 500
30 GIG HD
TNTN2 M64 VIDEO-W LATEST UPDATES
AOPEN SOUND CARD AW2000-W LATEST UPDATES
WINDOWS 2000 PRO ENVIROMENT

 

A:HARDWARE PROBLEM

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I had to reset my computer to factory settings awhile back. I've done nothing to it except download advanced system optimizer and windows antivirus. This was a miracle alone due to the fact that my Computer locks up for extensive periods of time and will barely ever finish a task; such as transferring a picture to USB drive, scan, or any click command. It has never done this before the reset. I've had to reset my laptop several times before, it got to a point everytime I slipped up and left the battery unplugged with it running, start up repair would start and just about everytime could not fix itself leaving me no choice but to reset. Quite aggravating. With spurts of patience here and there I've managed to update all drivers, scan, use windows solution and nothing works. Sometimes it will run smooth for two minutes, then it's waiting and quite possibly never accomplish anything. I can't get my pictures which is my own fault for not backing up. I've tried linking my other laptop to get the pictures and the bar never moves once it gets towards the end. Any ideas?

A:help is this a hardware problem?

With a laptop you do not have a lot of hardware debugging choices. But I would try this:

1. Take one of the memory Dimms out and run it on just one Dimm. If it is still on the blink, try the other Dimm. If it runs OK, you know it is the memory Dimm in question and can change that.

2. Burn a Linux CD - e.g. Puppy because it is small. Run that from the CD reader (change the BIOS boot sequence). If that works well, you know it is a Windows problem and we can dig further.

You can also run step 2 before step 1 if that is more convenient. If none of those steps shed any light on the problem, we'll have to regroup. There can be many other causes.

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I bought a dell laptop just over a year ago, and about 6 months in had a major hard ware failure, but to this day have never figured out what it is, basicallyt its a blue screen error that randomly comes on at first it was a rare problem occuring once or twice every week basically its an error that says the computer was shut down to prevent damage there was a probelm with somethign somethign something (running windows xp)

then the error became more frequent and by the end the windows xp loading screen would come on and it would crash then ever time.

now obviously after re formatting a 100 times and the error reoccuring i rang dell and they started replacing bits

first the hard drive, then the hard drive again, then they replaced the mother board and cpu basically every important componant

eventually i got so fed up of ringing i sort help online and luckily found somone i knew on a forum worked for dell, he managed to get my laptop replaced and all wads well

as luck would have it, they forgot to pick up the laptop so i still have it here with me

so as you can imagine i would like to fix it myself as there is no point keeping a bust laptop around

yesturdasy i install windows 98 no probelms and am goinna try putting xp back on, but i dont htink it will work for long
basically the laptop is fine except for this error

the only other problem is the modem stopped working which i have just removved incase that was cvausewing the problem
anyway anyone have any idea what ca... Read more

A:Hardware problem

Basically it could be anything, and RAM would be the first thing I would look at. Most graphics cards are built into the motherboard on laptops so that may have been replaced as part of the motherboard. You can download a memory tester from here: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp and run that. Press T to run the extended tests.

If the laptop is indeed yours to do as you wish then I would sell it; people will pay nicely for the LCD panel alone. However, DELL probably wants it back as they put several new parts into it and they almost always want their parts back no matter what.
 

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Hey everyone - this is sort of a continuation from my thread in the Win2k forums, since the problem is now pointing more towards the hardware side of things.

So, some backstory: A few days ago, let's call this magical day "Tuesday", while playing a game of no specific importance, my computer locked up. I thought, well, this is odd. So, naturally, I rebooted. And quickly, my PC locked up again. This repeated for some time, before I cursed and booted into Linux. No problems there, so I assumed that I was having software issues - hence, the post in the 2k Forum.

Now, it seems that my problems are growing rapidly on that blessed machine. In Linux, my internet connection rarely functions, and when it does, the modem will have to wait through being turned on, hearing a dial tone, and listening to the operator telling me to hang up and try again before dialing. This lead me to suspect that somehow, the Modem - a USR 56.6k Internal Fax modem, forgive me for not recalling the model number specifically at this moment - is faulty. So, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver in Windows. Now, Windows can't find my PCI slot that it's plugged in. And it can't find the driver on the mainboard (PCChips M848A) CD.

So that leads me to think that the MoBo might be the problem.

Another thought that originally came to mind was my power supply - an Enermax 300W ATX EG301P-V could be going a bit shaky. That would, I would think, explain the freezing problem... Read more

A:Possible Hardware Problem

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so recently my computer crashed and didn't turn on, so i changed the psu,
next thing i know i have a problem with my explorer which was unresolved so i decide to reformat, well i haven't yet but~

im sending data to another computer so i can send it back after i reformat....then all of a sudden the screen turns black. The computer is still on but the music i have shuts off and my keys are unresponsive, such as if i press caps lock, the light on the keyboard for caps lock will not go on

this happens at random times after i boot the computer, 5-20 minutes after the boot up...i'm convinced it's a hardware related issue

i don't think it's my psu, it's brand new...the one i had beforehand was only 2 months old anyway and i'm thinking it burned out cause what happened with the previous psu was at any time, the computer would restart or shut down, if it shut down i would have to wait 5-10 minutes to reboot it because if i tried to boot it too soon, the machine would turn on but nothing would come up
this applies to now too, when the screen turns black i have to hold the power button, then wait 5-10 minutes before starting back up again...
if it was my video card, i would still be able to do things with my keyboard, just not see it right? but the whole computer is unresponsive.......help? OH oh and my system is clean of any viruses or whatever, i just need to fix it to get enough time to send the rest of my data to the other computer... Read more

A:Possible hardware problem?

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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Hi all, this is my first post here and its a doosie. So, I was in the middle of copying a large ammount of information from one place on my hard drive to another (by large i mean it was an estimated 30 minute copy) when i went to get some lunch. I came back to find that my computer was somehow seriously injured. It will start and run bios checks just fine, then it takes me to the little screen that tells me that windows had failed to start properly and askes me if i would like to start in safe mode, The last known good configuration, or start windows normally. Upon selecting any of theise options, about 3 seconds after the computer begins initializing windows (the little windows XP screen goes up and the blue loading bar is active beneath the logo) the computer will reboot and the whole process starts over again. Please help me out here, im clueless!

Brian

A:Hardware problem? Help!

Think they answered this below:

http://www.techsupportforum.com//microsoft-support/windows-xp-support//81681-xp-restarts-restarts-restarts.html

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My lappy showing Hard disk test failedBoot device not found

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Ok, So I have been having this problem with my computer for a long time now. The mouse lags, the sound skips, and if I don't restart it right away it blue screens. Someone told me it was my power supply being to low (it was 350w) but I just got a new one today (850w) and it is still doing it.
Here is a video showing what is happing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-7nE7osUs8

So if someone could please help that would be amazing.
 

A:Is this a hardware problem?

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1033034-what-heck-wrong-my-computer.html
 

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I was approached by a former customer today who asked a question that I need some assistance with, so here goes!

When surfing the internet, with Win XP running IE7, they experience a problem with the computer not advancing to the next page of a website. They see the "Page Cannot Be Displayed". Now if they go back, the former page comes up and they can work with it, but again if they try to advace to the next page it will not display. They further stated that there is no particular website this occurs on, it can happen on on game sites or Ebay, etc. and there is no certain amount of time that passes before it starts. They have other computers in the house that this does not occur on, just this one system. But it should be mentioned that the computer that previously occupied this particular space in the house did exhibit the same problem.

They have changed ethernet cables (using DSL) to the computer and phone cables to the modem, but problem still happens on this system only.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Further information - I asked and was informed that the computer is in close proximity to both a cordless phone and a microwave oven. Is it possibly interference with the 2.4 GHz signal?

Thanks again!
 

A:Hardware Problem?

Does it happen consistantly on every exact place/site or do they sometimes get through and other times not?
 

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i was running a hardware scan and it came up failed and this reference code WPE001001-RL8BGD does anyone know what this means and how to fix it.

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I just built my first PC and i keep getting these Computer freezes where the whole system locks up and NOTHING is responsive. It usually occures when i am loading into a game or something of that matter. Earlier today i was playing H1Z1 and i switched from high settings to ultra and the whole computer completely freezed up! rarely it will just freeze on the desktop. Please help. Ask anything.
 
Mother Board: Asus Sabertootth 990FX R2.0
Cpu: AMD Fx 9590 Temp: Around 32-42 degrees Celcius
Gpu: Evga Gtx 970 ACX 2.0 Superclocked Temp: 35-53 degrees Celcius
Ram: 8Gb Corsair Vengence (The Blue Stick)
 

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Hi! I recently assmebled a new CPU and its been giving me trouble. I have a Intel 2.4 GHZ core 2dual proccessor on a Intel 945GCNL SND/VGA NIC Motherboard with XP Pro loaded.It started out well but then a message was displayed "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
The problem seems to be caused by the following file igxprd32
If this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps.

The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop.This usually incicates problem with the device itself or with device driver programming the hardware incorrectly.

Please check with the hardware deivice vendor for any further driver updates".
I went to the Intel website and downloaded the driver updates and tha BIOS update installed it also. It seemd to be okay for some time and then the same thing happened again. What could be done? Please Help! Thank You.
 

A:Problem with the new Hardware Help!!

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hello,

I've got a problem with my computer

this are the specs:

motherboard: MSI B85-G41 Gaming

Power supply: 650 watt

OS: Windows 8

ram: 12gb

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 @3.40 @3.40 GHz

Type of bits: x64


now is my problem,
everytime i place my video card, my computer doesnt want to start up, it doesnt even gets past the BIOS mode..
the strange thing is: when i remove it, and change a setting in the bios (becauze able to get into there when removed card) and i place the card back, it starts,

but when i get into my windows desktop screen, and i go to device management

it seems not to recoqnize my video card... it only show's me a card called: Microsoft Basic Display-adapter,
when i press to search for the newest software it says that are no new updates...

when i enter my bios with the settings changed so my card can stay in the motherboard, i get a overview of my motherboard and it DOES say that my nvidia card is installed on the motherboard (placed ).
but when i go to windows, it seems to dissapere....

when i change the settings in the bios to standard, and then try to run my computer with the card installed in my motherboard,
it seems not to even want to start my whole system.... *black screen*

can anyone help me please?.... been stuck with this for 3 days now, and no one knows an answer...

A:hardware problem

Once you get the GPU installed and your system recognizes it, you have to download the driver from Nvida or off the DVD that came with the GPU.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Hola, tengo problemas con mi tarjeta de red, en windows no me recibe ningun paquete, es decir no tengo acceso a nada y en linux mint me envia 4 paquetes me deja de enviar y posteriormente me hace lo mismo, oscila. Que puedo hacer?

A:Problem with my lan hardware

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Hi,

I brought the extra hardware and the extra CD-Rom. I would install them on my computer. How do I clone (backup) everything from the normal hardware to another hardware. ?

Thanks,
 

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I have just purchased a new Motherboard, CPU, Case for my PC

1 Gigabyte GA-7DX Processor
1 Athlon 1.4Ghz Processor
1 N880 FULL-TOWER ATX-300W CASE

After building my PC I discovered that the PC wouldn't power up at all (the fan for the power supply wouldn't even spin).

So what I decided to do is to go down to my local PC World and have them test the power supply (as well as make sure that i wasn't doing something stupid). After returning to PC World I then was told that they had swapped my power supply over with another power supply, but still nothing. Due to the problem not being the power supply the guy in the shop said I think it is probably the motherboard, so I then sent the motherboard back to the place I purchased it from.

The motherboard was then tested and results were 'After Testing Your Motherboard We Have Found No Faults At All, It Works Perfectly'.
Please Could Someone Assist With This Quite Major Problem

Many Thanks

Matt

PS Cheers For Taking The Time To Read My E-mail
 

A:Hardware Problem Please Help!!!!

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hi guys im totaly new to hardwares and for a long time my compute was making noice and use to stop and shut on its own. when i opened it i found there were 2 fans, one to the main power supply box and the other one by the mother bord . what i see is the power suppply fan is not at all working and the other one is actually making the noice, it doesnt run continuosly ,it stops and then start again and so on.then all of a sudden the computer might turn off on its own. can any one suggest me whats going on or is there any other problem.please suggest what should i do myself as its too expensive to take it to shop.
 

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