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Windows 7 unable to recognize any USB communication headset. Unable to load driver.

Q: Windows 7 unable to recognize any USB communication headset. Unable to load driver.

I cannot get windows to load the drivers for a Jabra UC Voice 550a MS Duo USB headset. Under Devices, Windows 7 shows lists this headset by name as an Unspecified device. In device manager, Windows 7 lists this headset under "Other devices".
I called Jabra Support and they say this is a Windows problem. It must be in configuration somewhere or related to several Windows Updates that occurred on my PC on Oct 2nd, 2014. Prior to Oct 2nd, 2014, this headset worked and this headset still
works on other PCs. Any help will be very much appreciated.

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 unable to recognize any USB communication headset. Unable to load driver.

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: Windows 7 unable to recognize any USB communication headset. Unable to load driver.

Hi robh,
Do the other USB devices work correctly? Have you tried to plug in with another port?

I recommend you to follow these steps to have a fix.
Step1.Run this fix it tool to have a check .
Hardware devices are not working or are not detected in Windows
Step 2.Reinstall the headset driver, you may need to manually download the headset driver from the manufacturer website and install the driver for this device.
Step 3.Uninstall and reinstall the USB controllers from the device manager and then plug in the headset to have a check.

To do this :
In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" , click "OK", repeat for each device and restart . Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers
Meanwhile, here is a link for reference:
Error: ?USB Device not recognized? when you try to access a USB external hard drive.

Best regards

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When I try and install the update for my video driver and the latest Windows update (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130), I get an error message saying: "Windows could not load installer for display. Contact your hardware vendor for assistance".

Also (and I don't know if this is related or not, I am unable to view "properties" from my desktop or to change screensaver/background themes from the control panel).

From googling the error message, I suspect that it has something to do with my video driver but I'm not certain.

I'm not sure what specs you need re: my computer. Here are the basics, if you need more, let me know.

Dimension 2400

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
Version: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Speed: 2657 MHz

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version: 5.1.2600
Service Pack: 2.0
Location: C:\WINDOWS
PID: 55277-OEM-0011903-00102
Hot Fix: KB943460

Video Cared
Model: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Driver: ialmnt5.sys
Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Sound Card
Manufacturer: Analog Devices, Inc.
Model: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Driver: smwdm.sys
Friday, February 28, 2003

Any suggestions or instructions for correcting the problem would be greatly appreciated.



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one day strangly i was unable to connect to my dell bluetooth headset. when, i checked the services for the device, each service was deselected. when trying to select it, it gave me message that "access is denied", although i am using administrator account only.

now, i uninstalled the bluetooth driver using revo uninstaller, but when trying to install it using device manager (set up file is on the hard drive only) it gave me the following message, check the screenshot. trying to install it from dell driver cd, it is stuck at this screenshot, again i have switched on my bluetooth but still, please help me out.

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New HP 8.1 computer (my Dad's) and slightly old D110a Photosmart printer.  It recognizes the printer but I am unable to install the HP driver that I downloaded from their site.  I get a "can't find file" error upon installion of the files.   HP Support is worthless.  They had me download the Wizard which downloaded the same file.  When it failed once again, the Wizard tried deleting files and came up with an error.  No response back from HP  and it's been almost a week.  I did see someone else on the HP forum has the same problem.  
I'm hoping the Bleeping Computer folks  , being that they're way smarter than the HP   folks, can help me out.
I see there's a MS in-OS that may allow my Dad to print out emails and photos.  (That's basically all he does with it.)  How would I go about getting that to be the default driver?  I'd imagine I'd have to go to CP and browse, but I'm not sure where to find it.  

A:Unable to load HP D110a Driver

I just looked on the MS site they say it is compatible, try this delete and disconnect the printer then reboot once with out it hooked up.  Then shut down plug in printer and boot up it should load the generic driver, hope that works for you.

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I have upgraded to Windows 2000. I tried to load my modem driver by selecting it from "Have Disk", but nothing loads (from a CD & from Internet download. I selected the standard 56 000 bps V90 modem, but then I get the following Error 692 Hardware failure.

A:Unable to Load modem driver

Do you know the manufacture of the modem? Does the cd you are using have drivers for Win2000? If you know the modem, try going to there web site and downloading the latest drivers for W2K.

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Hi I am unable to find the driver for my USB Controller, can anyone help?  

View Solution.

A:Unable to load USB Driver controller

 Hi, Install: https://downloadmirror.intel.com/21129/eng/Intel(R)_USB_3.0_eXtensible_Host_Controller_Driver.zip

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Hello all. I'm at a loss. I am unable to get my Epson WF 3640 printer drive to load. It appears to be able to load the fax and scanner but not the printer. It was working a month ago and I've tried to delete it and reload. I've even wanted to reset my
computer to new to see if this works but have now found that I can't even access a lot of my 'settings' such as the firewall, backup and restore just to name a few. I saw a post here of the same problem getting an error of 0x00003eb and changed the file 3
to old. Maybe I just don't understand how to stop and start the spooler? I also get errors that my file 32 couldn't be located but when I go to the address it 'couldn't find' it's right there. Any ideas?  I hate to think I'll have to buy another computer
with this problem.  Thank you.

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Hello, So I was recently infected by some Trojans, not sure which ones. But when I rebooted my computer my taskbar was unable to load and only showed a sliver of it at the bottom of the screen. Also i'm unable to drag any desktop icons and my sound drivers are unable to load. I've tried running multiple anti-virus programs such as Malwarebytes and Kaspersky and unable to do so since I receive an error trying to run it. When I try to open Windows Firewall, I get a popup saying "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Serice?" But when I press yes I get an error saying ICS cannot be started. Can anyone help?


I have Windows XP Professional SP3

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I noticed my BitDefender was not running and sent an email to the company.  They sent me back a response that the licensing code was not valid (after two years) and they had disabled the software (without notifying me).  I downloaded AVAST and immediately started having lots of problems such as unable to shut down, screens freezing.  I unstalled, but the problems continued.  I did a system restore back to the installation of AVAST, but stil having problems  I purchased a new BitDefender, but it will not install.  I tried updating Windows Security Essentials, but it will not install.  I think something has hijacked my internet as it does not come on for a few minutes after I start the computer.  I am unable to start in safe mode to try to install that way.  Please help!

A:Unable to load antivirus; unable to start in safe mode

Exactly...what AV programs are currently installed on this system?
Installing more than one is a known invitation to unpredictable system problems.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I am working on a Dell Inspiron B130 for a family member. It has been running very slowly and has not had any sound for months. Every time Windows loads it finds new hardware called PCI Device. It cannot locate a driver and fails to load every time. In Device Manager there is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point next to PCI Device. I have removed about 17 GB of files from the computer, all pictures, videos, and programs that have not been used in a long time and run Defrag. I also upgraded the RAM from 500 MB to 2 GB. I went to the Dell web site and downloaded all the drivers that were listed for this laptop by it's Service Tag. When I tried to run the Dell files they said that the hardware for this driver is not on the computer. I did a Google search for this problem and found that I needed to load the Dell System Notebook Software first but this is not listed under the Service Tag for this laptop, but I did find it under all downloads for Inspiron B130. When I tried to run the file, it told me I did not have the correct version of Windows Installer so I installed Windows Installer 4.5. Now when I try to load the Dell System Notebook Software it tells me "the installation package does not support this Processor type." I am frustrated and do not know if I should try a System Restore at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:No sound, PCI device found, unable to load driver

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Ever since I started to use antivirus software NOD32, my digital camera won't be able to connect to my PC. I tried to stop or to uninstall this software, but nothing worked.

Could anybody tell me how to solve this issue?

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To put it simply, whenever I try to install XP on my SATA hard drive, my Windows XP install disk tells me it cannot detect a hard drive.

I know the hard drive works, because I had Ubuntu installed on it before, and the Ubuntu live CD can detect it and read and write from it. I have another installation of windows on a secondary hard drive, but it is also unable to recognize the SATA hard drive.

I've found the problem is probably that the XP install disk was made before SATA, and that I need SATA drivers in order to get the XP install disk to detect my SATA hard drive. But I can not find the drivers, so if you can get that I'd be appreciative as well, as that would probably solve my problem.

and furthermore, my BIOS DOES recognize the SATA hard drive.

Its a MAXTOR internal SATA HDD.

I've been trying to get this to work for several days, ALL day. I've got a huge headache and I'm very tired.

A:Windows XP is unable to recognize SATA HDD

XP Doesn't include support for SATA controllers, so you have to provide the SATA driver on a floppy disk during installation, or slipstream the drivers into a new CD. To find the drivers, you need to identify the make and model of the PC, or of the motherboard. The manufacturer's web site should have the drivers.
If not, you'd need to identify the chipset/SATA Controller, and see if you can track down the drivers from the manufacturer.

Installing XP onto a Sata drive without a Floppy Drive
Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy (F6)

Installing XP onto a Sata drive with a Floppy Drive
How Do I Install Windows XP On A SATA Hard Drive

Another option is changing BIOS settings:
Claymore said:

you can change the controller settings in the BIOS.

Restart the computer and enter the BIOS.
The location and type of setting will vary with the make and model of the motherboard.
Here are some:

MAIN menu
Select IDE Mode instead of AHCI Mode


SATA Drive Configuration
Select Compatibility (Mode) instead of AHCI (Mode)


Disable Auto
Enable Combination


Set to PATA mode

IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE => Disabled
SATA DMA transfer => Enabled

Onboard Device
SATA => Disabled

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I had the Audigy Card 4 from Creative working... until I used a microphone from Plantronics which had its own soundcard.

So I uninstalled all audio applications and followed creative's de-installion advice exactly.
Windows 2000 finds my sound card now after the de-installations... but the Creative software tells me it can't find the soundcard during the new installation.

I've cleaned the registery, de-installed all drivers, deleted all the Creative files, and used mconfig to do a disable all 3rd party applications, but still have the same problem. Even the Creative support does not seem to have any idea...

Does anyone have an idea what I could try to solve the problem? I wonder... how could it be that the software can't recognize its own card?


A:Unable to get Windows to recognize my sound card...

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I have a Dell XPS 400 with XP Media Center Edition 2002 with SP2
DVD-ROM drive
DVD+/-RW drive

The last time I attempted to use my burner was in early October, I burned an audio CD using Windows Media Player. Shortly thereafter, I discovered a trojan (and malware, spyware etc.). I jumped through many hoops in trying to rid my system of the trojan, during which XP became unstable and for a time I could only boot into safe mode. I eventually got XP to become stable and rid my machine of the trojan. The reason I mention this, is I believe that my "fixes" somewhere along the line may be responsible for my current problem:

-My Computer lists both of my DVD drives as CD drives, with OR without media in them. [Previously they were displayed as DVD]
-Windows Media Player, under the burn tab, does not recognize that a burner is installed
-Windows Explorer lists my DVD drives as CD drives, and does not offer a recording tab under Properties. [Previously listed properly, with tabs available]
-I am unable to burn a data CD in Windows Explorer
-I am unable to burn an audio CD in Windows Media Player

Here is what makes this odd, if I put a DVD into either drive, I can play the DVD. I have 1ClickDVD Copy for backing up my movies, it recognizes the drives and will burn to the DVD+/-RW. I even opened the Roxio that came bundled on my machine (I never use it) and it would burn an audio CD.

Here is what I have tried so far:
The devices are functioning as told by Device Manager
The... Read more

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I HAVE A hp Smartphoto C4280 all in one printer that was working great until I replaced ink. They are the remanufactured ones. When cartridges replaced printer did not respond. I have tried 3 different sets of cartridges. I have windows XP on a dell Dimension E 310 desktop computer. Printer is approx. 3-4 yrs old.
Printer will print out a beautiful test page with good blk $ wht and color print but when I try to print a job it spits out a blank page. I have tried several solutions with no success, HELP please!!!

A:computer unable to establish two way communication with the printer

have you thought about reinstalling the Drivers?

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Question: Is there an actual Cisco VPN Anyconnect version that works as advertised without cutting
and band aiding the code? 
I am using Windows Professional 7 64 bit and having a devil of time trying to get this set up.  My employers tech support teams seems to be unfamiliar with how to fix this
problem as well.  I am using the internet version of Cisco VPN anyconnect-win-2.4.0202 to establish a working VPN connection. 
I actually feel for Bill Gates and the disappointment he must have for his company Microsoft. How could a billion dollar world class company deliver a product
with so many problems.  I am sure MSFT is doing its best to engage Cisco in partnering with them to resolve this issue quickly.

If you have any helpful recommendations for a better Operating System that works well with networks I am open to suggestions.


A:The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot.

The version 2.4 of Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client is compatible with Windows 7 64bit, you can verify in

Windows 7 Compatibility Center and view the
Release Notes for Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, Release 2.4.
 Cisco Anyconnect Client 2.4.0202 runs on Windows 7 64bit. As I don’t have this product at my hand, I kindly recommend you to contact Cisco for guided help.

Cisco AnyConnet VPN Client
Please note: we provide the third party
link for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn’t guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.
Best Regards

Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

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btw, this laptop belong to a co-worker..

Toshiba Sattelite A505-S6005
Intel i3 M330 @2 2.13GHz
HDD: Hitachi HTS5450b9A300
Memory: Samsung 2GB 2Rx8 PC3 (2)
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

A week ago was told that after updated AVG then reboot, Toshiba logo came on and take to 'Windows Error Recovery' options. Launch startup repair (recommended) goes into black screen with moving cursor. Starting windows normally will see windows logo with 'Starting Windows' for a several minutes and goes to Windows Error Recovery options.

All the options in Advanced Boot Options have been performed and same result: black screen with moving cursor.
Once in black screen unable to do anything besides moving the cursor. No CTRL+ALT+DEL. Insert recovery cd and can hear it is reading and thats it just black screen with moving cursor.

Boot System Repair disc at startup from dvd-rom, 'windows is loading files....', after a couple minutes goes into black screen with moving cursor.

Other troubleshooting have done: remove battery, remove hard drive, remove memory, running 1 stick of memory : All ended up with black screen with moving cursor.

Have tried another working hard drive with XP from another toshiba laptop, ended up with repair menu, can't even run xp cd to repair either.

Was able to run Puppy Linux from image ISO cd that i created instructed from another link and can watch video and open pictures. So doesn't this tells me that RAM is ok, video card is ok, cpu is ok, ... Read more

A:unable to load windows 7

are you in a startup repair loop? Because I had that issue..where it just keeps restarting and saying that startup could repair could not fix the problem. I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of this virus

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hey everyone, this is my first post here, in fact on any computing forum.

i am quite aware that there is plenty of topics on what i need but absolutely none help, and my eyes are sore from reading.

this is the problem at the moment -

loads to the welcome screen and stops (dont know if this matters but the welcome writing is alot smaller then usual)

this occured when i was looking at different window themes and it crashed on me (this is a usual problem as alot of things have been going wrong on my comp) but this time i started my comp and it didnt load!!! please help me, in the last month i think i have done 20 or so complete reinstalls. (losing all my school work once and my music)

this was the problem a while ago -

my computer got badly infected with viruses, rather then cleaning it all i just did a complete reformat, after this i couldnt install most things (such as windows live msnger, ad-aware, and emule to name a few) - i solved this by not installing my motherboard chipset cd which worked apart from theres errors everywhere, things dont open, freezes alot.

I dont expect for some one to work out what the bleep is wrong with my computer, but is there a way to do a system restore if you are unable to load windows??? as at the moment all that is important is school, and i had open office working so i would like to just revert it back to the way it was, without spending another day on it (my harddrive also has all my data on it, and i have slow intern... Read more

A:Unable to load Windows

Are you able to boot into save mode at all?



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when turning on the pc it comes up with a black screen and says windows error recovery,the starts doing a launch start up repair which doesnt seem to do anything,please help

A:unable to load windows

Download AVG Bootable Virus Scan and put it on a CD. Boot off the Cd and run it
Hope This Helps.

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Hello all,

I started up my computer this morning (HP ipower g5800) which went onto a windows repair screen. It then came up with a message minutes later that it could not be automatically fixed. I then shut the machine down and when i powered back up it worked like nothing had happened. This is the first time it has happened.

Does anyone know if it will happen again or the cause of it? dont really want to shut it down again lol

Many thanks

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I suspect that my computer got infected some time in the last month or so. Normally i resume usage of my computer from sleep mode so i never have the need to reboot.
However last week my computer started to act up. Any time i pressed a key additional characters got added and when i clicked on an app once it appeared that multiple (too many) clicks got entered and the only way for me to recover was to reboot.
During reboot, the computer stayed stuck at the initial BIOS screen. I have a hp h8xt desktop, and the computer stayed at the startup screen (before loading windows). The BIOS screen has additional menus (like system recovery, diagnostics, etc). However when i tried (using F-select keys) to select any of those menus, those menus did not show up. Only the initial POST results showed on the screen.
I finally got luck and when i hit ctl-alt-delete from the BIOS screen, i pressed a few keys and finally a menu showed up which allowed me to enter system recovery mode. I backed up my files and used windows system restore to rollback to a restore point of OCt 27th. Since then the computer boots up, but takes a long time to load windows. I suspect this is because the malware probably did not install itself right.
Another symptom i still see is that the DVD drive is not being recognized. Again the malware probably "hid" it to avoid trying to recover the system from external media.
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A:Unable to load windows 7

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I wiped the hard drive using secure erase in the bios, purchased windows 10 and down loaded to a USB. Computer wil not boot from USB

A:Unable to load Windows 10 from a USB

Have you disabled Secure boot/ enabled Legacy boot in BIOS?

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Power up the pc, 2 out of every 10 times I get to the Windows Logo w/ the loading bar, but it never gets past that. It either freezes or reboots itself and I get the usual options:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode w/ Networking
Last know working configuration
Start Normally

No matter which I try it always either just reboots after i choose one or freezes once it gets to the windows load screen. I have seen a flash of blue once before it reloaded so i'm guessing it was a Blue screen of Death, but it is only a flash nothing that I could read to find out why its restarting.

Usually I put it my Slax Linux boot cd just so I can see the harddrive and get all my data off of it before i play around with the computer, but none of my Live Linux cds will boot either always a kernal panic or it just freezes.

There have been no major changes to the computer, I just went to boot it up one day and it wouldn't boot. I used Spin Rite 6 to test out the harddrive's health and the test came back fine.

I have read all 17 pages in this forum, but no one elses problem fits this description most other ones like this can boot in safe mode or something, but as i said i can't boot to anything.
Would tell you more about the pc itself but its not one that i use normally and now that it won't boot i can't get anything, but its:

2000 mhz
512 mb ram

A:Unable load Windows

Titanz said:

Power up the pc, 2 out of every 10 times I get to the Windows Logo w/ the loading bar, but it never gets past that. It either freezes or reboots itself and I get the usual options:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode w/ Networking
Last know working configuration
Start Normally

No matter which I try it always either just reboots after i choose one or freezes once it gets to the windows load screen. I have seen a flash of blue once before it reloaded so i'm guessing it was a Blue screen of Death, but it is only a flash nothing that I could read to find out why its restarting.

Usually I put it my Slax Linux boot cd just so I can see the harddrive and get all my data off of it before i play around with the computer, but none of my Live Linux cds will boot either always a kernal panic or it just freezes.

There have been no major changes to the computer, I just went to boot it up one day and it wouldn't boot. I used Spin Rite 6 to test out the harddrive's health and the test came back fine.

I have read all 17 pages in this forum, but no one elses problem fits this description most other ones like this can boot in safe mode or something, but as i said i can't boot to anything.
Would tell you more about the pc itself but its not one that i use normally and now that it won't boot i can't get anything, but its:

2000 mhz
512 mb ramClick to expand...

Random restarts/reboots/resets/crashes/freezes could be due to several reasons, including overhe... Read more

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I am trying to reload Windows XP on a Dell from the System Restore CD's and the PC is locking up at various times - on the format or if I get past that on the copy files or once it loaded everything then rebooted and locked up shortly thereafter.

I've tried different Installation CD's, CD-ROM, Hard Drive, RAM & RAM slot.
The hard drive has been formatted on another machine and put back onto it's original computer. I've removed all cards, unplugged the front USB & Firewire, and reset the BIOS... the darn thing still locks up.

I've connected a floppy drive to it and ran a Troubleshooter program on it, the motherboard and chip don't seem to be causing any errors but that's really all that is left - aside from the power supply, which I am replacing next.

Any thoughts?

Thank you,

A:Unable to re-load Windows XP

Format the drive using kill disk. Do a search for it, its free. Make sure that
all connections are good. Sometimes in haste we/I tend to overlook the
simple stuff. If it is a western digital hdd, download one of there hdd test
tools, maxtor will have a similar tool. The tool will have to be a floppy so
you will have to set cmos to boot to a:. Give that a try and post back.

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I just finished putting together a new computer and I'm unable to get Windows XP to load properly. I have a Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard with an AMD 64 X2-3800 CPU and a Hitachi 400 GB IDE hard drive. While loading Windows XP w/ SP2 I get to a blue screen that says Windows Set UP on the top of the screen and at the bottom of the screen it says Windows Is Starting but it never gets beyond that point. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Unable to Load Windows XP

Did you use the correct brands of RAM that Asus recommends?

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When encountering the OS screen to select which version of Windows i'd like to load i'm unable to load my preferred version because of this error:
Windows has encounter a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computerIf yo continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.Status: 0xc00000e9Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.

When i press f8 and try to select any other option the same error occurs and the my computer restarts. I've successfully managed to load Windows 7 onto another hard drive but would like to try and repair my old version so i don't have to start all over again with regards to downloading various programs etc. I am able to access the drive with the corrupted OS on it if this is any help. Also i've tried repairing it via a recovery usb but to no avail.
I've loaded up the working Windows 7 and performed sfc scannow aswell as chkdsk /f and also both options from error checking simultaneously on the drive with the corrupted OS but i still get the same error.
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A:Unable to load Windows 7

Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
The ISO image will need to be burned to a DVD in order to create a bootable installation disc.
1a)  To burn a ISO file to a DVD please download ImgBurn and install it.
2a)  Insert a blank DVD into your CD/DVD drive tray, and then close the tray.
3a)  Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc.

4a)  Click on the Browse for a file icon:

5a)  Locate the ISO file you want to burn, and click on the Open button.
6a)  Click on the blue arrow to start burning the bootable DVD.

Please note:  In order to boot from this DVD you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order, and the hdd is the second device.
Part B, Steps 1b - 10b
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I turned on my computer and it says windows is unable to load it then it started to show start up repair and says the system is checking for problems. Idk wat to do, I was on it about an hour ago and it was just fine, but when I tried to turn in on this came up. My anti virus was on idk. Please help

A:Help - windows is unable to load

Quote: Originally Posted by UmiNumi

I turned on my computer and it says windows is unable to load it then it started to show start up repair and says the system is checking for problems. Idk wat to do, I was on it about an hour ago and it was just fine, but when I tried to turn in on this came up. My anti virus was on idk. Please help http://http://i275.photobucket.com/a...i/6653088c.jpg

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I have searched the forum and have found a thread similar to my problem but with a few key differences, so I'd like to ask again. The relevant thread can be found here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/uxtheme-dll-error-165348.html

I attempted to change my theme in Windows XP Home 32-bit, and used SP3 UxTheme Patcher 1.3 to modify my uxtheme.dll. Upon rebooting, I find that I can get as my wallpaper being displayed, but no XP user interface elements appear. Unlike the poster in the above thread, I cannot get the task manager to come up when my wallpaper is displayed, although the onscreen cursor detects mouse movement. No icons appear from the desktop. After a few seconds of seeing my wallpaper, my pc loops back to my monitor splashscreen and will loop indefinitely until I turn it off. Does anyone have any ideas on how to replace uxtheme.dll when I cannot access the task manager? Any help would be much appreciated, and if any more information is needed I'll attempt to get it to you.

A:Unable to load Windows UI

Have you tried booting into safe mode?

I know it says in the other thread that it was the same in Safe Mode, but you might as well check if there's anything Safe Mode can help with.

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I bought a Dell Latitude D620 Laptop on EBAY.  It came with XP installed and some software where I was able to  log in before the Windows page.  When Microsoft decided not to support XP anymore, I up graded to Windows 7.   Microsoft decided to upgrade me to Windows 10, without my permission.  Windows 10 corrupted my C drive.  Now I want to go Back To Windows 7.  I do not have XP disks and I have exhausted all of resouces.  Can anybody help me?

A:Unable to Load Windows 7 on D620

You should not need XP discs - just use your Windows 7 upgrade disc.  Install the OS once, and then immediately do an install-over (install a second time over the original install).
Then activate Windows as usual.

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Hello Since yesterday my computer has not been able to load in reg mode
Im using XP home with SP3..
As I start up it takes a VERY long time to load the backround and then it stops thats all i see when i look in event viewer(In safe mode) I see alot of Errors
most are 10016's saying

"The machine -default permission settings do not grant local Activation permission for the DCOM server application with CLSID
{BC866CF2-5486-41F7-B46B-9AA49CF3EBB1} to set the user NT AUTHORITY/LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19).

I have tried to use system restore but it will not work

All i see is my backround not start menu no bars no icons nothing

A:Unable to load windows after login

1) Open Component Services from Administrative Tools.
2) Go to Component Services/Computers/My Computer/DCOM Config.
3) In the right pane, find {BC866CF2-5486-41F7-B46B-9AA49CF3EBB1}.
4) Right click {BC866CF2-5486-41F7-B46B-9AA49CF3EBB1} and click Properties.
5) Click Security tab.
6) Choose "Customize" under Launch and Activation Permissions.
7) Add the network services account, if it is not exists
8) Grant all permissions to Network services account.
9) Click OKs to save the changes.
10) If the problem persists, you may want to check the Access Permissions and
Configuration Permissions.

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Help, when I go to the Microsoft windows down load site, the web page just hangs there and after a few minutes the task bar at the bottom of the screen goes white. I "control, alt and delete" to delete this web page. Although the broadband connection is still live, I cannot access ant web pages or my Outlook 2003 e-mail. I'm using Norton?s Internet Security, and I have switched off the firewall, the problem still exists.

Also and I believe it is connected I get the following error as I boot up;

Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close

Error : c:\document 1\HP_owner\locals\temp\werda5adir00\svchost.exe.mdmp

A:Unable To Down Load Windows Updates

Hi jachin. I tried accessing their site today. I believe their servers were having severe problems. Try again tomorrow. I hope all their techs won't take the weekend off.

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Hi. I am currently trying to help a friend with his laptop as he was having trouble with it starting up. It is an emachines E732 with windows 7 (not sure which service pack) and was running fine up until a couple of weeks back. It started running quite slow for a little while then one day wouldn't start up properly. It says that the computer was unable to start and tries start up repair. This fails and in the diagnosis details lists this as the problem:

"Root cause found:

Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem.

Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x45d
Time taken = 484040 ms"

All other checks were completed successfully.

I have tried to start up and repair from disc which didn't work. It will log in if you start in safe mode but is very slow and crashes easily, especially if you try to do anything with AVG which is what he thought might be the cause of the problem as it was recently installed. If you try to open it or uninstall the program it crashes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Laptop unable to load windows 7

I think the best thing to do is a Factory Recovery after backing up all the user's data to another drive.

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Hey guys,

So in the past month I have had the issue where on occasion windows will not start up correctly when I turn my computer on. What I mean by this is once windows loads, it will show my desktop wallpaper and literally nothing else. No cursor, no start bar or icons or anything. I pressed ctrl+alt+del and saw that my screen turned black, and when I pressed escape it went back to the desktop, so it's still alive somewhat. Usually when I had the issue I would start the computer in safe mode, then restart 'using last known configuration (advanced)' after pressing F8 upon startup.

Now it no longer works, and no matter what I do I can't seem to get my computer working. I am writing this message from safe mode.

Hope you can help!

Here's my log files:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:03:52 PM, on 2/04/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:

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A:Unable to load windows correctly

Also just removed AVG from my computer and installed Avast as well as Spyware Blaster. Didn't fix it. Thought I'd just mention it though... Please can someone help asap! Urgently need my computer :'(


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My husband's laptop has been running unbearably slow for a few months so I decided to try a clean install of windows to clear the hard drive. It is a Toshiba Satellite S55-A5294 running Windows 8 that came pre-installed. Started the reinstall process in the morning a couple days ago and left for work, came home to find it stuck at 11% so felt I had no choice but to force powering the laptop down. Now when turning the laptop on it goes to black screen and shows "no bootable device -- please restart system". I used my laptop to install windows 8 iso onto a usb drive so that I can try reinstalling the OS now that I cannot get into windows. With the USB inserted it opens directly to the Window 8 installation setup.
I have exhausted the options available on the installation screens and command line prompt to the extent that I can, tried various methods seen on other posts. Here are the issues that I am seeing when troubleshooting:
Open diskpart, list disks, select the primary hdd, clean it, but then am unable to create a primary partition.

Get stuck during setup on the page when you need to select where you want to install windows. Disk shows on list but doesn't have any partitions.

After clicking next, it runs for a while and then generates the error seen below.
When clicking new, it prefills in with this size of the partition and I click apply (shown below). Does this need to be adjusted? It then shows a popup mentioning that it might create additional partitions... Read more

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When I load windows everything runs fine and there is no trouble.

But getting it to load takes about 5 attempts, it will not correctely display the motherboard start up or the windows loading screen, and it will try to repair windows but that rarely works.
The startup has lines across the screen and random dots are also present.

This was the case on my previous motherboard and now i have re-installed win7 and replaced the motherboard but the problem is still there.

A:Solved: Frequently unable to load windows

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Sorry for the vague post title.
I have a Dell Studio 1737 laptop that's roughly five years old, running Vista.
It's been slow for a whole now with the occasional blue screen here and there. I was running defrag the other day when I kept getting error messages regarding (apologies for forgetting the full name) Intel RAID.
The next time I turned the laptop on I was unable to load into Windows. The system repair doesn't fix any issues and System Restore gives a "Catastrophic Failure" error (0x800FFFF).
What should I be doing in this situation? Is it hard drive failure? Thanks in.

A:Unable to load Windows/System Restore

There are actually a lot of different things that could be causing problems from hard drive problems or memory/hardware problems to virus/malware and windows corruption problems.
Are you able to get to safe mode on this computer? If so the obvious is to boot into safe mode.
Do you have the ability to remove the drive and connect it to a known working and healthy computer?
If you are able to connect it to another computer:
Run Hard Drive Testing Software like Hard Drive Sentinel to get Drive Health Status (Not Free but has trial that works)
Run chkdsk on the drive from an alternate computer.
Run a virus scan from alternate computer or bootable media
Run MemTest86+ From Bootable Media on the PC the drive is/was in
After performing the above return the hard drive to the PC and attempt to boot. Does it successfully boot?
If you are still unable to successfully boot into Windows Vista do you have the Original Vista install disk or do you have a Startup Repair disk made with the Vista machine? If so then take a look at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/

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Hi all,

Yesterday I came across a tech-help website that demonstrated a way for me to clear my memory without having to restart my computer. As I leave it on for days at a time it seemed like a really good idea, so like an idiot, I did it.

This is the link to the instructions I followed: http://www.spence.nu/blog/?m=200707

Now, I can't even load Windows. When the computer starts up, I get the BIOS info screen and then this error message:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt


It sounds really bad!

What can I do to fix this? I don't have any system recovery disks for the computer and I don't want to do a clean format as I've a lot of uni work on there that I'll lose.

By the way, I'm using the other computer on my home network. They're both XP SP2 - could I just copy the files from this computer onto the broken one?

A:Windows unable to load; corrupted file?

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I got this laptop as a graduation gift about a year and a half ago. 17 inches is a little big for my taste now, so I got a new Asus laptop and plan to give my old one to my mom.

To make it nice and fresh I decided to format the hard drive and reload the operating system (32 bit Vista Home Premium). Why not, right?

From what I've seen, the operating system seems to go through the check list just fine, but then there's trouble...

Whenever I go back to the laptop after I've given it due time to load the OS, I sit down to a black screen but the pointer is visible and movable. The problem is that it won't get off that screen (and believe me, I've played the waiting game). I do a hard shutdown and when it comes back on, it goes to the loading bar for Vista but it doesn't go off of that screen. Such a strange problem that I really can't fathom the solution to. Tried reloading the OS a few times now, but always the same problem.

I tried searching for someone who's had this problem befre, but no matter how much I google, no avail. Even looking on this forum I can't seem to find someone who's had the problem (or maybe I'm not searching with the right word string?)

This seems like a nifty forum and I'll probably come back often (since I don't have a forum I find interesting enough to go to anymore), but I'm just putting out my cry for help.


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A:Solved: Unable to load Windows Vista from CD

Alright, I went online and started a chat with a Dell Technical Service representative. He couldn't help because I needed to run a full diagnostic first (4 hour process). Start up a chat with someone again after the diagnostic comes up negative. He tells me to remove a stick of memory and then links me to a website that offers a guide to installing Windows Vista and tells me to start a new chat if it doesn't solve the problem.

I start a new chat. Explain the problem and all I've done to try and fix it.

Agent (Alexander): "Ok sir, I'll replace these parts on the computer - Motherboard, Hard drive, Memory modules and your graphics card. I'll also send you new cds you can use for installation."

Someone that Dell contracts will come to my house and do this all for me within about 2 or 3 days. Well I guess that solves that problem.

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Have formatted the HD and cleaned it. When trying to load OS I am told there is no memory and no hard drive. What is my next step? New HD, mobo, RAM, what?

A:Unable to load Windows 7 Premium Home 64 bit

Hello charlietuna 56 , Welcome to the Forums : look at step 7 and on .. to see if that may help you : Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

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Hi folks

I have just installed another GPU for crossfiring my system. All went fine and dandy when suddenly one day i am unable to load windows. It would hang at the logo and reboot. Did startup repair and system restore.

System restore does not work though, as once i reboot the system. same thing would happened again, to the point system restore 'gave up' and shutdown the pc

i have attached the zip file. any help much appreciated

A:Unable to load Windows after installing crossfire

What is crossfire/crossfiring?

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Hi, I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 Lenovo Ideapad G460 that I'm trying to remove Ubuntu from (decided running Wubi is sufficient for my purposes). I used EasyBCD (The Non-Geeks Guide To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Dual-Booting Machine) to write MBR. Now Windows won't load! I get an error Windows failed to start... 1. Insert your Windows installation disc... 2. Choose your language.. 3. Click "Repair your computer" If you do not have the disc, ... File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000098 Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry. The Operating System Recovery Disc from lenovo (thanks Lenovo for sending it) boots to Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4, or in "Safe mode with command prompt" but immediately crashes. Any advice on what to do?? Many thanks.help me asap...:

A:help me:Unable to load Windows after using EasyBCD to write MBR

Mark Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and holds System Active flags.

Sometimes when GRUB is on the HD it corrupts Win7 irreparably. If all steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot fail to boot it then you may need to wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command before Clean Reinstalling or running Recovery disks.

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I am currently running windows XP. A few months ago my system would not load the operating system. I received the error unable to load operating system. I could only run my computer in safe mode. I searched around and saw where if I boot from the CD and go through the repair option and get to the c: prompt and type fixboot that it would work. Well I did and it did work.. Sorta.

After the fixboot everything was fine. However, now when I hit the eject button on my DVD burner door the door opens, closes and my system will shut down and restart??? And now I get the error message again of unable to load operating system. Had a large video project and went to transfer it to DVD and opened the door and total shut down..

So everytime the DVD's are used or the computer is turned off I must boot from the CD and do the whole fixboot thing..

Is there a way to stop this from happening?

A:Unable to load operating system - Windows XP

19-Mar-2009, 02:13 PM #1
Solved: Unable to load operating system - Windows XP
Unable to load operating system - Windows XP
19-Mar-2009, 02:22 PM #1

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I have repeatedly rebooted my system and I keep running into the blue screen. I can't get anything else to come up after I reboot. Once, when my computer was still in start up mode, I quickly hit th F12 key to run diagnostics. The only error code I got was "DST Short Test - 'Fail' - code 1000-0146" "msg: Unit 2: DST Log contains previous error" I have not installed or uninstalled anything, so I don't understand why this is coming up. Please help... What can I do???

A:Windows xp unable to load, blue screen

DST= Drive Self Test

It is saying your harddrive isn't working.
Open the case and reset the connecting power and data cables.
You can try booting from your Windows installation disk to get a command line and then run chkdsk which will repair the repairable.
Also most drive manufacturers have utilities to download and run from a floppy to check and repair a disk.

But you may be in the market for a new harddrive.

ps. if the drive is dead, it MAY revive long enough to rescue some important files if you put the HD in a plastic bag in the freezer for 24 hours.

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I just bought CPi 300 , 128Mb , 4Gb , latitude from ebay. I ran diaganostics Dell CD and except for Serial port error, it shows everything has passed the test. It has A12 BIOS.

Whenever I try to load windows , it shows "Boot sector not found in HDD". CD drive is working fine as Dell Diagnostics CD works fine. HDD passed the diganostics test. Windows CD is fine as I am able to open this CD in some other laptop.

I am in deep trouble .

Can someone help. It will be really appreciated.

A:Unable to load windows 2000 in latitude

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Hi there,
I have recently installed windows 10 and am unable to load task manager when clicking on the icon on the task bar.
I need access to this facility to check if automatic update are still turned on.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to load task manager in windows 10

Hello bluefly,
and welcome to BC.
Did you try to press and hold the Win + X keys?
A menu should be shown close the Start button, and among the other stuff, you should see the Task Manager entry.
Once the Task Manager is opened, to see Services and other things please click on the arrow in the left lower corner.


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Question Re: XPS 8700 with Windows 8.1.  if computer is no longer able to boot into Windows.
And Restore is not able to correct issue. 
And Refresh is unable to correct issue.
But Dell Backup and Recovery indicates no issues were found and now asks to Reinstall Operating System.
is Installation Restore/Original Image Media required to complete the Reinstallation usind Dell Backup and Recovery?
Alternatively if the Reset My PC option is used is Installation media required?

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