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PC Detecting Low RAM?!?!

Q: PC Detecting Low RAM?!?!

Hey everyone, When i go to sytemn information it says 261,616 kb ram. IS ThIS correct???!? What is this problem? this started happening after my other problem please look at this other thread

I am currently running another psu that is 230W but it hasnt had the problem yet like my other one did

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A: PC Detecting Low RAM?!?!

That is correct. 261,616kb divided by 1024KB(the number of KB`s in 1MB) = 256MB of ram.

Regards Howard

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I am having trouble with my windows installation after attempting to install windows 10 a second time on the same machine, but different partition.
I have used a bootable USB device with the windows 10 installation (created with the same machine and the same settings for OS).
After pressing F12 and selecting the USB as the boot device, i started the installation process and got to the stage where you select which drive / partition to install windows. But the list only contained the USB device i used to start the installation process, and the SSD did not appear when tried to refresh / reload drives (or unchecked the "hide incompatible drives" checkbox). 
After canceling the installation process, i was met with the following message when rebooting windows:
"Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0x0000034
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you dont have..."

Before the error occured:
I have tried many different things BEFORE i got to the step above where I was able to start the USB stick and consequently ended up with the error.
However when the error occured the BIOS was reset to factory settings and i was able to log in to windows (and listen to spotify for an hour or so) before i tried the install that gave the error:

I tried installing windows 10 with a stick created from another computer. That time I got to the installation process. But when... Read more

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I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, and I've been running on 4 GB RAM for a while.

Today I bought four RAM sticks, 2GB each, and installed it in my desktop. but Windows only saw 4 GB of RAM. So I removed two of them, but now Windows only sees 2 GB of RAM!

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R . And I've installed the sticks on the yellow and red slots as you can see below:

And here are my RAM specs just in case:

Old RAM sticks: DDR2 5-5-5-18 @ 1.80v, 800MHz

New RAM sticks: DDR2 5-5-5 @ 2.20v, 1066MHz

I'm no hardware guy, so if anyone can make sense of this, I'd really appreciate it. And I've missed mentioning anything important, please let me know.

A:PC not detecting all RAM

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My computer isnt detecting any cds, cdrs, cdrws, et etc.
It is a windows xp.
When ever i put in a cd it won't auto run, and when i double click on the disk drives in 'my computer' it opens a blank page. whenI right click and properties, it says disk is full, even though it isnt detecting one. Any help would be appreciated and thanks alot.


A:xp not detecting any cds

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Hey guys.

I'm getting a DISK BOOT ERROR INSERT SYSTEM DISK message after switching a new power supply and CD-ROM drive into my old computer. I'm attempting to repair or reinstall Windows, but it's not reading my HDD as existing. I've tried switching IDE cables and changing things around in the BIOS, but to no avail. I know the HDD is fine because I tested it in another box, but whatever I do, the HDD won't read. Any suggestions?

A:Not detecting HDD

potential problems:
bad IDE cable
Bad controller card
DIP switches set wrong (master for slave or vice versa)
Cable installed wrong.

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Ok, heres exactly what happend...my friend gave me a hardrive(used) one day since i needed more space, when i attached it to my computer and restarted thats when the problem started, i dont know if either its my motherboard or something but anything connected to the IDEs does not get detected. harddrives,Cdrom etc, the floppy gets detected, and so does my sata raptor. I tried new another power supply..nope...I tried getting new cables, that didnt work..i tried taking out all the harddrives leaving one in, that didnt work...i also flashed my bios to newer updates which also didnt work. then i got the idea of trying to downgrade (using older versions of the "updates" for my bios..and using one hard drive and it just showed me question marks a row of them..i am stumped some help please?

window xp
3200 amd semperon
two kingstong 512s hyper x ram
10,000 rpm raptor (32 g) (sata)
k7n2 delta 2 (platium edition)
floppy drive
radion 9800 pro 256mb
600w power supply

Non detected stuff: (all ide)
20gig IBM harddrive 7200rpm
80gig seagate hd 7200rpm
80gig western dig 7200rpm
52x sony CD rom
dvd rom..

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First of all hello to all @ Tech Support Guy Forums.

Basicaly I have a Sony VAIO (VGN-AR51M)

I had my laptop sent off for repair as my graphics card is a defect Nvidia chip and it had to be re-balled however you spell it. I now have the laptop back and everything is working absolutely fine.. But! I noticed when I checked in task manager & also the BIOS my laptop was only detecting 1GB of ram in total.. It detected the whole 3GB before just fine.. So i tried a couple of things out..

I took out the 1GB stick of RAM and left the 2GB stick in and it detected the 2GB just fine. I then did the same method with just the 1GB stick left inside and it only detected the 1GB.. (I tried doing both the sticks in each slots each time to check one of the RAM slots wasn't faulty)

The problem I'm having is that when both the sticks of ram (2GB & 1GB) are in the laptop it only detects 1GB of ram.. I have been racking my brains for the past 2 hours wondering how the hell this is possible but it sure as hell is..

So my question to you guys.. How do I fix it?

A:3GB RAM only detecting 1GB

Have you called the repair shop and ask them what could be the problem since it was working before you sent it to them?

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I finally got my pc to boot into dos but if I try to make it access C:\ it says Invalid drive or something like that, I tried the following commands:
cd C:\
cd C:
cd C:\>

A:Ms-Dos not detecting C:\?

If c: has been formatted NTFS, then DOS cannot read it without some help (NTFS for DOS or a similar app).

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Hey guys,

I have a really weird problem where the CD-Rom on my laptop is not detecting CDs when i insert them.

I put the CD into the CD-Rom and i hear it spinning for a minute or so, then it stops. When i go to My Computer and try to open the CD by double clicking the drive, it just opens a blank drive. I have tried multiple types of CDs: games, music, and movie CDs all have the same problem. I know that the CD-Rom itself is not the problem because i had the company, Acer, send me a brand new CD-Rom and the problem persists.

I have tried reinstalling all of the drivers, multiple times with no success.

This has been an ongoing problem for weeks now, and is frustrating because i can not play games, listen to cds, or even watch dvds so if anyone can help, i would greatly appreciate it.

A:CD-Rom not detecting CDs

If you right click on the Drive letter and choose properties and click on the AutoPlay tab is the radio button 'prompt me each time for an action' selected?

I'll continue to research this, sounds like something wierd with your OS, guessing Windows here.


EDIT: Something just popped in my head. When you go into that area, check to see if your media (music files - .mp3, etc.) are associated with BlankCD in the windows.

You can check this another way. Open up My Computer and select Tools -> Folder Options. Scroll through the extensions list (.mp3, .avi, etc.) and see if for some reason thy are associated with BlackCD.

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Hey Guys,

I have a PC with a 1 TB Sata HDD. I had an old 320gb IDE HDD that I thought I may as well use, So I opened the case plugged in the hdd and while the case was open turned on the pc to test and everything was fine, the hdd was detected and I was able to access it.
Put back on the cover turned on the pc and got suck at start up trying to find the IDE drive. Re opened the case checked cables and tried again...all good!

Now I left the PC for a while and now came back to it, once again I got stuck at the start up while the PC tries to detect any IDE drives. Only way I am able to get to windows is to press F12 to go to startup and select my Sata drive that has windows installed.

Does anyone know what could be causing this?
I didnt touch any of the pins on the IDE drive so I beleive its set to master. I am also running Windows 7.

A:Detecting second IDE HDD

Is it the only drive on the IDE cable or is there another drive connected to the same IDE cable? Also is the cable 40 wire or 80 wire? Needs to be 80 wire with the blue end connected to the motherboard and the black end connected to he master drive. Also check the jumper of the drive and verify that it is set to Master, you can also try the Cable Select/CS jumper position.

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Let me tell you a bit about the bg of my problem,i started my pc with 2 HD one with windows xp <c:> and the other was a backup <d:>,I wanted to try windows 64 bit so i bought another HD and installed it as <e:> after the i installed the trial of 64 i started to get probs with my boot.ini so i uninstalled it with the intention to install S.u.S.e linux but after i uninstalled it i couldn't access my <c:> with XP because it came up with a ntldr error so i installed windows XP on <e:> where 64 bit use to be and repaired my original xp from there.But i found out for some reason the disk names changed and my backup became <c:> my original xp became <e:> and my new xp became <d:>.

I didn't think it was anything serious so i uninstalled the new xp and installed s.u.s.e and told it to install on <d:> where my new xp was but it installed it on <e:> where my original xp was ,i'm guessing it was because of the mix up of all the names and stuff but now i lost my original xp and all its content & when I try to start the original xp (because it still comes up with the boot list) it says hal.dll is missing.

I tried starting s.u.s.e and it asks me for a password but when i enter it it comes up incorrect and when i try it on safemode it asks me for a username that it randomly selected when i was installing it and cannot remember what it was.

I reinstalled xp on the HD where i wanted linux to install <d:&g... Read more

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I just bought a WD Caviar 80GB 8mb cache HD for my Dell Dimension 4100. I want to have this hard drive set as the slave for my computer; however, it is not being detecting. I connected everything properly with the jumper settings set correctly and it still does not detect.

One wierd thing is, if I set the WD hard drive as the master, it boots directly to a screen saying "insert a disk to A: to boot" or something like that. (although, I realize the HD has nothing on it and has not been formatted), the wierd thing is that it boots directly to this screen and seems to skip loading anything else on the system like the memory, floppy, etc.

Any ideas on what could be the problem here?

I'm trying to find new firmware for the motherboard, but I'm finding it hard to find...

A:2nd HD not detecting

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hello first off i just put together this computer for my sisters kids for christmas..... first thing that is happening is when i leave something in the floppy or cd rom and try and boot up it. says detecting ide and gets stuck there for along time..... second off i have a maxtor 80 gig 7200 8 mg buffer and it formated to a 76 gig is this correct??? please help me and happy holidays!

A:Help With Cd Rom Ide Detecting

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A few weeks ago my CD ROM just stopped detecting any CD's.

I tried removing it from the system, reinstalling it, reinstalling drivers, checking for conflicts but nothing works.

Any CD ROM I place in the system doesnt work.

Please tell me how I can fix this problem

A:CD-ROM not detecting any CD's

First thing: Is windows detecting it? Does it show up in My Computer??

Second: Have you tried using a cd cleaner??

It may be also the drive has gone bad. It does happen.

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How can you tell if your PC has USB 2.0?

A:Detecting USB 2.0

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Hey there,

I recently installed a 4GB DDR2 800Mhz and under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System i can see that installed memory 4.0GB (2.94 usable) so i have 1 GB of ram missing !


A:W7 64 bit only detecting 3GB out of 4GB

I had the same exact problem. It is a motherboard limitation. You need to go into your BIOS and enable "Memory Remapping". If I remember correctly, it's in the Northbridge settings.

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I have an IBM thinkpad that is running XP pro SP2. Has all updates. I'm running behind a firewall that needs a proxy to accesss the internet. Whenever I open Ie, the proxy is always being detcted even with IE pages already open. I varified the proxy address is correct and i'm definately going out on the correct port. I'm connected through a network that has DHCP. Any thoughts?

A:Detecting Proxy

Are the settings for your proxy server set manually within IE or are they automatically detected? If they are manually set then you should disable the option to automatically detect proxy settings within IE. With that option disabled IE should no longer display the "detecting proxy server settings" message. If your not sure where to check this open IE and just click on TOOLS and then choose INTERNET OPTIONS. Next click on the CONNECTIONS tab and then click on the LAN SETTINGS button. The options I'm referring to are within here.

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I have just installed Windows 7 to my second hard drive. On my first hard drive I have got Windows XP. When I go to the OS selection on bootup windows7 isnt there.

So i have to disable my first ahrd drive in order to load up windows 7 because wints xp is set to default.

If I load windows xp and try to choose windows 7 as default OS in the GUI I cannot because Windows 7 is not in the drop down list...

Anyone know how I can manually make windows 7 the default OS so I can enable my first hard drive, because I want to have access to the data on there whilst using windows 7.

A:BIOS not detecting W7

There should have been an option path at the time of install of 7 to setup the dual boot. Now you will have to either manually modify the bootloader (bcdedit) to include both, use a different bootloader (GRUB) or what I would try becasue I'm lazy is the EasyBCD bootloader modification program (http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/EasyBCD+Documentation+Home) even though 7 is not officially supported yet.

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Hey out there, I have tried everything from: microsoft support, forums, etc. but I cannot get my pc to detect my devices & names except for multi-printer, mouse, computer, keyboard, and a generic external hard drive without a (drive letter?) in the devices and printers catagory. When I hit computer catagory after start, it only shows: local disc (C:), and removable disc device, which is my desktop computer's internal DVD/CD player. HELP! Now more politely, I would love your help..

Thank you so much for your reply!!

I'm an oldie but a relatively computernewbe......

A:detecting devices

Have a look in Device Manager. If you see one or more yellow question-marks in the device list it means you need to install the drivers for the devices which currently don't work. The drivers can be downloaded from your PC or laptop maker's website if they support Windows 7 on your particular model.

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Hello. I've recently replaced some parts: mobo, processor, ram, and power supply. I've also formatted and freshly installed 64 bit Vista in place of the 32 bit XP I was using previously. My 2 hard drives that i have plugged in are both older ide Seagate hdd's. My new mobo only has sata plugs, so I got an ide > sata converter. Anyway, my computer has no problems with my main hdd, ipod, or external hdd, but it doesn't detect my 2nd(slave) hdd. I tried checking in bios, and it doesn't detect my slave hdd either. I have the jumper thing plugged into the main hdd as the master, and non set up on the slave hdd. Also, if this helps at all, there's a red light that I'm guessing lets you know that the ide > sata converter is working. The main hdd's converter is lit up, while the slave's isn't lit up. The slave hdd's converter lights up when only the converter's plugged into the hdd, but once i plug the power into the hdd, the light turns off. I don't know what the problem could be; the hard drive was working perfectly just hours earlier(on my old set up). Any ideas on what could be wrong and how to fix it?

A:Computer Not Detecting HDD

Need a little help visualizing. Did you get a IDE to SATA adapter for each drive or double lead single unit?

If they're independent try swapping them to make sure the adapter is working, try jumpering both as master as there is no Primary/Secondary relationship established by jumpers with SATA. Also check the BIOS to make sure you have the 3/4 SATA controller enabled if you're trying to use one of them.

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I have two 4gb chips of RAM installed on my dell laptop. My bios as well and windows is only detecting 4gb of RAM.

I am positive both chips of RAM are functional.
My BIOS gives no option for memory remapping.
I do not have maximum memory checked under boot > advanced.

Please help.

A:Windows only detecting 4gb of RAM

Initially I was going to tell you that you may be running a 32-bit version of Windows and would need to upgrade to a 64-bit version to use all your RAM but after seeing that's not the issue here, I would suggest scanning your system on Crucial.com to make sure your memory is connected properly/compatible with your motherboard. Please reply with your scan results as well as your computer's specs.

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I have been having some pretty weird computer problems the last couple days. My keyboard started asking funny, then video conferencing started freaking out...and I was not using it at the time either, last night I had closed IE and went to reopen it and IE started going nuts. It kept opening one page after another, by the time I had gotten it to stop I had 60+ pages open.

I turn on my computer this morning only to find that it will not leave the Detecting IDE Drives.... screen. I have tried to get into the SetUp, but nothing happens. I have files that I would like to possibly save, if I can get past this screen.

I am running Windows XP Home.
Any suggestions or any help would very much appreciated, I only want to get in to save some files then I'll gladly wipe out my computer and start over.
I am currenty using my laptop lol


A:Detecting Drives...

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I tried to fix my son's computer which would not boot.The first tried to reinstall Windows XP Home and was told there was a problem with the hard drive. I formatted the c drive using a Windows 98 boot disk. I then tried to install Windows XP Home butnow the computer couldn't find c drive. I rebooted a few times and now the computer cannot detect the primary master or the CD ROM drive. I'm not sure where to go from here.

A:Not Detecting Drives

first check on the Bios those the bios see the primary master or the CD ROM drive ?
next if bios dont see it check the cable make sure is in on the primary IDE channel
next check on the Hardrive jumpers make sure is set to master if you have any other hardrive unplug from the system and only work with the main drive next will be to download the diagnotic software for your hardrive and have your drive check or write zero to the drive if you dont need anything from the drive and you want to do a clean install of windows xp if you do going to do a clean install setup your bios to boot from the cdrom first put your windows xp cd in the windows xp cd will let you format and partition the drive before you install windows

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If I change the CD/DVD in my drive, it doesn't notice. Opening it just shows what was on the previous one.

I've tried uninstalling them and letting XP refind them, which it does, but the problem persists.

In W98SE, There was a "Remount" option, when right-xlixking on the relevant drive.

A) Is there any way of getting this "Remount" thing for XP, like a DOS command, or summat?


B) Any ideas as to how this little quirk may be fixed?

A:XP Pro not detecting CD change.

Katzy said:

If I change the CD/DVD in my drive, it doesn't notice. Opening it just shows what was on the previous one.

I've tried uninstalling them and letting XP refind them, which it does, but the problem persists.

In W98SE, There was a "Remount" option, when right-xlixking on the relevant drive.

A) Is there any way of getting this "Remount" thing for XP, like a DOS command, or summat?


B) Any ideas as to how this little quirk may be fixed?Click to expand...

I used to have the same problem exactly. What worked for me was to turn autoplay back on. (It was disabled because I found it annoying).

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I know the rpc files came from Absoultes LoJack software I shoulden't have bought it to begin with for my DeskTop, but oops I did. I uninstalled it a long time ago and AVG keeps popping up with the allow or deny box every time I boot my computer. Any ideas on how to delete thes files permanatly?

Thx, Dave

I'm getting these doubble underline ads on this Tech Support Forum site, I can't move the mouse across the screen without popups everywhere. I know there was an addon in Firefox that did that, but I got rid of that a long time ago and there is no addon in Firefox to justify it. What's up with that? Any way to turn that off?

A:AVG detecting RPCNETP.EXE how do I get rid of this?

Most AV software flags this program as a threat, there are only 3 AV companies that works with this software. This is not malware, and the usual malware removal tactics will not work. Why you would want to install Lojack for Laptops on a desktop baffles me.
Uninstalling it from Programs and Features does not uninstall it from the Windows Registry. Right click a blank space on the Task Bar and start the Task Manager. go to the Processes tab and end the process for RPCNETP.exe or RPCNET if it is running.
Go to Start/Search and type Regedit and press enter. Go to File\Export and backup your registry. Now go to Edit and Find. In the Find What box type RPCNETP and press Find Next. It will stop on a key, press the Del key on the keyboard, press Enter to acknowledge the deletion then press F3 to continue searching the Registry. Do the last 3 steps until you see the message Finished searching the Registry. Go to C:\Windows\System32 and look for RPCNETP.exe. if it is still there, you can now right click and Delete it. Then restart.

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vista 64 bit is a headache. I can't get wmp to run dvd's. It's not the dvd rom, It's new. I have a asus sata dvd rom. It worked briefly the other day when I did a system restore. Today it won't work. I've downloaded codec pak and K-lite codec pak. I don't have enough hair to pull out.

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ok so it started like this... I have 2 hard drives in my computer. All was working fine till a couple months ago and it would not recognize the 2nd drive(thats where i keep all my important family pics/videos, etc). So I get the bright idea to go into bios and see if I could "fix" the problem... changed the RAID setting to enable, saved and exited... Now I'm getting the message "MediaSheild ROM BIOS 6.84 Detecting Array" with the curser flashing... It will not let me F2 to get into BIOS to change it.. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!

A:detecting array

So if you power on your computer and IMMEDIATELY start hitting the F2 key repeatedly... it does not eventually go to the BIOS? I know by enabling a RAID array, it will always show that RAID message before going to the BIOS. But as long as you hit the right key at the right time (which is long before the RAID message appears) while booting, you will get in.

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I just formatted my computer and installed my OS (Windows XP) but somehow my USBs are not working and are not detecting the connected hardware.


Solutions please.


A:USB not working/detecting

Did you install the motherboard chipset drivers after installing XP? They should be available from the computer or motherboard manufacturer websites.

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Ok well my system was working fine, I had 2gig of ram and I decided to buy an extra 2gig. So I install them, then when I turned my pc back on it got stuck on a screen saying ''detecting arrays'' and stuff about rom bio or something. I took out the ram that I just bought to see if it would be back to normal but same problem. I took out the older ones and just put the new ones and still stuck on the same page. I really don't know what to do. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

my system-->

I upgraded the power supply and graphic card. But like I said it was working fine before I try to add more ram.

A:Need help--Detecting arrays

Ok I think my problem is that I tried to put to much ram. Im running on a 32bit vista, my system says max is 4gig but at some places I read that 3gig was max.

I still don't know how to fix it. Can anyone help me please?

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when installing operating system windows files copying but in second step(progaram file,i382etc..) dvd drive not detecting

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I am using IE9 Beta. I have installed Internet Download Manager6.04

It is not detecting the presence of any video or audio content.
But IDM website says that it is built with Improved FLV grabber.

any help plz

A:IDM not detecting FLV files in IE9

I dont think it is compatible with IE9. I had a look on the home page and could not find any references to IE9.

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Running Windows XP with 1GB of RAM and only 960MB shows up when I goto My Computer properties. The full amount shows up in BIOS. It also shows 960MB in the Task Manager.

A:XP not detecting all of memory

If you have onboard video it will 'borrow' some of the total RAM.

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Hey, my internet explorer was working great for awhile until I had a virus removed by a tech, after that my IE wont load anything, not even my home page as if its not detecting an internet connection.. yes I am 100% sure I virus free and I am 100% sure that my isp is working properly. This is the message I recieve when I try to load ANY web page with IE8:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

What you can try:
It appears you are connected to the Internet, but you might want to try to reconnect to the Internet.

Retype the address.

Go back to the previous page.

Most likely causes:
?You are not connected to the Internet.
?The website is encountering problems.
?There might be a typing error in the address.

More information

This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

?Internet connectivity has been lost.
?The website is temporarily unavailable.
?The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
?The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
?If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.

Thanks in advance =) < OH I tried what it suggested and it didnt work ALSO my OS is Windows XP >

A:IE8 not detecting connection

Hello and welcome

Are you able to use other programs that require the internet?

What firewall do you have?

Please do this:

Click Start =>Run, type in CMD, press OK.

Copy and paste this into the Command prompt:

netsh winsock reset catalog

Press Enter

Then copy and paste this in:

netsh int ip reset reset.log

Press Enter.

When finished restart your computer.

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Hi guys,
I have another problem. I have a LiteON SOHW-1633S DVD Burner and LG DRG8160b DVD-ROM. I write several DVDs using my DVD burner. But the problem is that whenever I insert the bunrt DVD into any drive, it's not detected by windows! Sometimes it detectes and after restarting it fails to detect! But all the time I am able to read all the files using special software like CD/DVD diagnostic, CD Roller etc..

Also I have updated the latest firmware for my DVD-Burner and possibly latest Firmware for my DVD-ROM (which is really old). I have the ASPI layer v4.70 installed and working properly which is tested from Nero InfoTool.

Plz help guys
Thanks in advance

A:DVDs & CDs not detecting!

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I'm trying to connect my acer laptop to the TV but vista isn't recognising the TV I've tried it using both VGA and hdmi connection but still nothing I've tried rebooting but nothing

A:vista not detecting tv

Go into your display properties in Control Panel and choose the external TV as the "primary display device". The TV needs to be connected and turned on when you do this, otherwise Windows won't be able to detect it.

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Ok, I know there's problems with my computer and internet and I know I have viruses but Norton isn't picking anything up. Is there a better program that'll do a deeper scan and help either bring those out or fix them. Every time I use Spybot or RegScrub XP the problems are still there and my java has to be re-installed.

A:Virus Detecting

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I have been told that if I install a new motherboard and video card I can boot up with my present hard drive with XP Home SP2 on it and Windows will detect the new hardware and ask for the drivers and then I will be good to go. Is this correct or is it just a wishful urban legend?

A:Detecting new hardware

Leo will tell you http://ask-leo.com/can_i_use_my_old_hard_drives_with_a_new_motherboard.html

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I am not a GENIUS in fixing. When I go to "My Computer: I don't see me F: drive. It was working before, perfectly. WHAT'S WRONG? My CDRW is connected.

PS: I am using XP.

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hey everyone...
just now...i put in a cd and i noticed that my cd rom drive wasnt working....i went to my computer..then my cdrom drive...n it said please insert a disk.....i then put the same cd into my burner drive..n it opened the cd rom...but none of the files were displayed.....
can somebody please help?
because i just installed win xp...n i hav backups on the cd roms...
thx alot

A:cd rom drive not detecting...somebody please help

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i have 6 gig dual channel ram installed, bios detects it but windows says i only have 3 gig under system properties. i have no problems in the device manager. whats wrong?

A:windows not detecting ram

Are you running a 64 bit system? If not Windows can't handle anything above about 3.2 GB RAM.

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Ofcourse got windows 7 bout last week with a new comp.
its an hp. forgot which kind but its the lower level one.
computer properties say
Intel Dual Core 2.6
an Ati video card.
bla bla bla.
So far i have liked windows 7 except for this problem.
I have windows 7 64 bit by the way.

I try installing my printer but i cant seem to.
it worked fine with my previos xp computer. it was an OLD gateway.

My printer is an HP PhotoSmart C4180
but Windows wont detect it.
I installed it manually before
Installed the drivers from the HP site.
And it wouldnt print.
Nor detect an MS DUO card when i inserted it in the Printer.

So i uninstalled the printer.

Now i try once again to install it manually.
And i go to the add a device screen.
And it doesnt detect it.
Powered on and everything. Just doesnt detect.
the add a device screen has now been searching forever without stopping.
Around an hour and doesnt find anything.
I tried switching usb cords but nothing happened.
Restarted the Printer Spooler Service. but nothing happened either.

Can somoeone please help me, and windows detect the printer.
And install it properly. Any help would be Appreciated it. Thank you.

A:Help Windows Not Detecting.

Hi lwd8ball, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Try this:
Uninstall all drivers for your printer you have installed
Disconnect the printer
Open Devices and Printers
Click Add a printer
Click Add a local printer
Click Next
Choose HP on the left pane and HP Photosmart C4100 series on the right

Click Next and follow the instructions. Do not connect the printer before you are told to do so
This should work.


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Hi ,

My Transcend StoreJet 25M3 2.5-inch 1TB Portable External Hard Drive, not working last few days. Normally Blue led glow... But now it not glowing. Its not detecting. I checked with Disk management, Device manager . It not showing My HDD. what problem will be there? Cable or HDD ? I not check the cable. Its USB 3.0 cable . So my friends no has it. What i do? If HDD problem means how i recover my files? I need my backup. But it not working now. I have warranty. If i give to Transcend Service center. They will recover my files to me... Pls help me anyone.....

Thanks in advance...

A:Transcend HDD Not detecting.

Hello and welcome mani mate is the drive showing in the BIOS or DISKPART??

Some system specs too please System Info - See Your System Specs

Can I ask too just out of curiosity why you are running ultimate on a laptop ? a business one?

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When I put in a cd or dvd into the cd drive Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player both give me the message No dvd or cd found in drive F. Just 2 weeks ago it worked but now I can't listen to music cd or play dvds.

A:cd/dvd player not detecting cd or dvd

Go to the Device Manager and report back with the status of the drive, either an error code or if it says it is working OK.

Depending on the status will determine the next step.

To access the Device Manager, hold the Windows key down and press the Pause/Break key. The Device Manager can be accessed in the upper left of the screen that comes up.

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I have soni vaio laptop in which motherboard is not detecting hdd.
i checked hdd on other system, it was working.
Pls help.

A:motherboard is not detecting hdd

Hello and welcome arv I take it you mean it isn't being seen in the BIOS? Plus how old is the machine and is this the original Hard drive??

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i recently created an user account as a member of administrator, but when i logged in with that user account i can not access lan settings as it is showing cross mark on it. I even unable to open my computer. when i tried to give print out it is not working but when i posed anti virus i can give print outs. internet is working fine. please help me to resolve this issue.


A:lan is not detecting in one particular user

Can you access the LAN with the Built In Administrator account? Not the new user you created? Is this computer part of a Domain? Or is it part of a P2P network? Or is there a Group Policy on this computer?

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Hello, I'm new here. If this is posted in the wrong section, I apologize.

Today when i booted my computer, it said "windows has detected a decrease in memory" I turned off my computer, unplugged it, took out all 3 sticks of ram, put them back in...

Still, windows is only detecting 2gb of ram when I really have 3gb of ram.
Performance Index for ram went down from 5.9 to 5.5

Can someone tell me what to do so that windows recognized all 3gb of ram.

here's a a couple screen shots:



A:Windows 7 64 bit Only Detecting 2gb of ram?

It is giving this behavior, because likely, one of your memory sticks, or one of your memory slots has died. Swap them around to find out which it is, and then you can go about replacing that part. Hopefully, it will be one of the sticks, as that would be much simpler than replacing the mobo.

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