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Solved: Raptor X 150 and windows 7 64 Detection issue.

Q: Solved: Raptor X 150 and windows 7 64 Detection issue.

I am trying to install a raptor x 150 in my computer. The motherboard picked it up, and windows picks it up. however Acronis does not and neither does the windows installation. I would like to clone the drive if that is possible but first the drive needs to be recognized.
I have formatted it in windows 7 64 as an active partition NTFS. Any help is greatly appreciated

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A: Solved: Raptor X 150 and windows 7 64 Detection issue.

I fixed the Problem. I used Data lifegaurd tools. and just set the drive up for xp. then windows and Acronis picked it up Now I've got it set up and running smoothly on Win7 64.

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Hello all, im really hoping you can help because none of the tech's in my town are even trying to, since windows 7 is so new i guess. I bought a velociraptor 150g harddrive off ebay, and tried to hook it up yesterday with a new full copy of windows 7.

My system specs atm are: Corsair 1000 watt psu, 4 gigs of corsair ram, an asus p5q deluxe motherboard, E8500 cpu and a 4870 video card.

Now, originally what was happening was i would install it, it would go through all 5 of the check marks, restart itself.. then bring up an error (something along the lines of x8005057) and say i needed to run windows repair.. well when i did that windows repair said it was unable to automatically fix the problem. Then i removed one of my video cards because i had them in crossfire, and the installation made it a bit further, it got passed updating registry and to "setup is now installing starting services" (or something) but then it just hangs there... indefinatly.

Also, like i said this is a new HDD off ebay and it didnt come with any discs or cords (im using the cords from my seagate barracuda that crapped out), would that be a problem? After my motherboard posts a message flickers really fast in the top left of my screen that says something like "Looking for storage device... No hard disk found!" which doesnt make sense because it shows that i have a 150g HDD hooked up when i have to choose a partition

Im pullin my hair out here so im hoping someone here ... Read more

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I'm having problem finding the new HDD (additional one) in 'My Computer'. I connected an additional HDD into CPU and started my PC. After startup, it detected the new hard drive and installed (auto) and said 'Successfully installed' (in balloons). But now I don't see any icon for the new installed hard drive in 'my computer'. Then I shut down the pc, disconnected, then reconnected... did allover again. But the problem remains!

What might have gone wrong? Where's the problem! Please help me guys

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My WD1500ADFD 150g SATA HDD has been working great for the last 2.5 years, but yesterday I started having issues. At first, BIOS would recognize it, but then system would hang at Verifying DMI Pool Data. Other times, especially after reboot, BIOS will not recognize the HDD at all. I've rechecked all physical connections and used a diff sata data cable - no difference.

I ran WD's HDD diagnostic software (Data Lifeguard Diagnostic v504) long test, and it claimed to have repaired all disk errors. So I rebooted, but then ran into a disk read error. I let everything sit cold for a few hours and ran the WD diagnostic test again - this time it came back "unable to correct errors found - please contact technical support."

Is the HDD most likely dead? I would like to recover the personal data off it if possible (without going with these $500 professional services) - before RMAing to WD. Any thoughts, or anyone with a similar situation?

Thanks in advance.


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Hello everyone! I've run into a problem that I can't seem to figure out.

I just RMA'd my 36GB raptor, and they sent me a 160GB raptor as a replacement. That's pretty sweet, but I can't get the windows installer, or any other boot media, to recognize it. It shows up in the BIOS, but nowhere else. The other boot disk I tried was a Western Digital diagnostic disk. I've tried different cables, different power supply sources (you can use SATA or 4 pin molex), I've tried to put the drive in RAID mode, and nothing will get it detected. I have a separate 500GB drive that can be detected fine in all cases. Oh, I should also mention that the RAID BIOS detects it as well, but it says that "the device cannot be verified," whatever that means. Anyway, any help on this would be appreciated. If I can't figure it out in a couple days I'll just RMA it again and hopefully they'll send another 160GB again. Thanks!

A:160GB raptor recognition issue

Going to assume you have tried all the obvious bits, but throw a few in, just in case...
As a think aloud, I guess yo uhad the 2 36 gb drives in a raid, as per spec. As the drive shows in BIOS, it would seem to be recognised. Me, I would remove all drives bsar the new one, and see what i tdoes. It could be that its trying to set up a raid with the 160 and 36, aqnd thats causing th eprob. Actually, think I will go with that one. Get rid of RAId, and I think it should detect the drive.

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I bought a new Raptor HD and my computer will not see it. I am running vista 32. 780i mobo bios have been updated, 2 GB ram, gtx 280,
error code 0x8007000d. can up help?
Thanks to all

A:Solved: 80 GB Raptor not recognized

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I recently bought a new DVD RW drive to replace my old one which had a burnt out laser. When I put in the drives I set up my secondary hard drive and my new drive as cable select and attached the master connector to the hard drive and the slave connector to the DVD. I booted the system and immediately got a boot error saying it couldn't locate either of the IDE drives. So, I spent the next hour or so trying every possible jumper combination setting and got the error no matter what upon boot. Finally I put them both back to CS and just skipped past the error because I was sick of messing with it. To my surprise, the drives showed up in My Computer and functioned but at a very very slow speed. I ran a PC Pitstop scan and it showed a drive speed of 2mb/sec which is really slow. So, clearly something isn't being detected properly. For some reason also, my BIOS doesn't have any "auto-detect" option to try to detect attached drives so in the BIOS it just has two unknown devices attached to the primary and slave IDE drives.

Any help would be much appreciated.... thanks !

A:Solved: IDE Hard Drive and CD drive detection issue

And the make and Model of your PC???????

my BIOS doesn't have any "auto-detect"Click to expand...

use "Load defaults"

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not that long ago I overclocked my CPU, and I wanted to see the difference. So I got a few bench marking programs that also had stuff to check you hard drive... I actually have 2 hard drives. One is the 74gb raptor, and the other is 160gb WD. Both are SATA, and when I tested them my raptor was only getting 10-11 mb/sec while my other drive was getting 50-55 mb/sec. The access time for the raptor is still much lower than my other hard drive. The only place where I can notice anything is when playing games. Even when graphics are set really low, the computer lags, and when I turn the graphics up all the way, there is just a little more lag. I know my video card is not the problem because it is a nvidia 6800 128mb.

A:Solved: 74gb raptor problem

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I am unable to install windows on my 74GB Western Digital Raptor hard drive.

Windows 7 has successfully installed on my other SATA HDD, a 1TB WD drive that I want to use for storage and not for my OS. The raptor is seen in the BIOS, and is recognized and works perfectly fine once Windows is running on my storage drive.

I have tried everything I can think of, but the raptor just wont show up as one of options to point the windows installer to. There are two types of SATA ports on my motherboard. The regular SATA ports are controlled by ICH9R and the GSATA ports are controlled by GIGABYTE SATA2. I've obviously tried plugging the drive into both, and neither works. I have updated drivers for both of these controllers on an external drive, and every time I run the windows installer and get to the screen where I select a drive to install to, I load both of these drivers, but it never allows the Raptor to appear as an option.

I have attempted to install to the raptor both while running windows on the storage drive, as well as booting directly from the DVD boot disc I burned. I have tried installing with the storage drive unplugged from my motherboard, and with it plugged in.

I have tried a bunch of different HDD BIOS configs. The raptor is always there in the BIOS, but it just refuses to be a windows install option. Just today I systematically went through and tried all 8 permutations of the following BIOS settings with the raptor plugged into the first ("0") SATA plu... Read more

A:Windows Installer Can't See 74GB Raptor HDD

Welcome to the Se7enforums! I see you didn't get much of an answer on the other thread you started before.

I ran into a similar at first when forgetting to unplug one sata drive on the 5th sata port on the board when going to see a second installation of the 64bit RC on the drive plugged into the 3rd port while all other drives were unplugged. The boot files and boot folder as well still ended up on the larger storage drive even though it followed not proceeded the intended drive.

Solution? Until the next installation on same for a 3 way boot with the host and 32bit RC back on again all but that one drive were simply unplugged to see that drive made bootable. Since the installer sees the drive already and it's known to be in good working order a second clean install with the other drive unplugged should get you going.

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I've got two WD Raptor 74 Gigs set up in a Raid 0. I've downloaded the SIIG and Raid Driver off of WD's support site and installed them both into Windows when it starts, but it's still showing them as Unknown drives. Is there something I'm missing?

Thanks in Advance,

A:WD Raptor Raid 0 Not recognized by Windows

Anyone...? I'm really out of ideas here. Is there something as simple as another driver for Windows to recognize the Raptor? I checked on Microsoft's site and found nothing. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


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i have a 36gig 10k raptor and a 200gig ide 100 hard drives and i have my windows xp home edition installed onthe raptor but my windows xp booting screen takes about 5-6 bars to load up is there any way i can make it faster. i have 512mb of ram and ahtlon 64 3200 procceso. it loaded up faster before but i dont know why it slowed down.

A:load windows xp bar faster with 10k raptor

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Hello again, one final question and i swear ill disappear forever again
Seriously though when I run a benchmark with Sandra Engineer I'm clocking in at 7 or 8ms with this new drive. If you check this particular drive (WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR1) most people report getting 5.2 and i think even 4ms seek speeds.

Ive read tons of stuff about the Bios and mine in particular, everything seems to be setup properly.

If anyone knows how to help me I'd be forever grateful, this is the final step to my first build and dream machine ive always wanted. thanks. take care.

A:Solved: 10,000RPM SATA 74gb Raptor High Seek Time - Please Help

well, turns out sandra is my enemy. After running HDTune and a few other utilities off some tweak sites, it turns out im getting 4.5 seek-time after all.

turns out a lot of people have issues with sandra whether personal or technical, im good to go, my apologies!

good night

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Long story short, I had a malware infestation on my laptop.  I currently have run the latest versions of the following:
Avast - Full scan
MBAM - Full scan
Trend Micro Anti Threat
Each one of these seemed to find things here and there, but I still have the problem. Combofix and aswMBR will not run due to "A device attached to the system is not functioning" error.
In Safe Mode Combofix will start to run but then I get a BSOD and reboot.  asw will come up but won't scan says "Error loading driver" when it starts then "Scan Error" when you try to run a scan. 
I have two particular URL's coming up that Avast is currently blocking:
www.babaloonx.com and www.colboltuz.com plus one URL that is just an IP.
Any help is appreciated!


A:Malicious URL Detection Issue

Read the guide here
and create a topic here with logs
Good luck

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Having a small issue with my laptop. i looked all over the internet and alas i came up with nothing whatsoever.
I ordered my laptop off of microsoft website because they had a deal for students, this was about 3 years ago. 
The other day i was watching a stream on my laptop and it started making clicking noises and froze my computer, i restarted chrome and everything worked fine again.
then about a week later watching another stream, the clicking noises began again only this time it shut my computer off. so i turned it back on and this error came up(No boot device detected. strike F1 to retry boot Strike F2 to run setup utility or F5 to run onboard system diagnostics.) 
So naturally i clicked retry boot a couple million times but to no avail nothing worked.
So i ran my onboard diagnostics. and it came up with hard drive not connected. so i was like okay my hard drives fried. so i connected a different one... same error message
So now ive come here for solutions, ive never in my life resorted to posting online about a situation. but this is just insane. either the connection from my computer to my hard drive is fried, Both my hard drives are fried or something in the softwares messed up. 
All im asking for is a solution... Thanks.

A:Hardware/Non Detection issue

The hard drive is indeed toast -- if you post the model number (i.e., Inspiron N5110, 5521, etc.) someone can recommend a replacement drive.
If you did not prepare a set of recovery media when the system was new, you'll also need to contact Dell to purchase that now, as you'll need it to reload the operating system once you replace the faulty drive.

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I just had to restart my computer after a system-wide lock-up, and after I booted back up, the OS refused to see my WIRED laser mouse! It's never done this before, and now, after restarting AGAIN, I find it STILL won't find it, or even my back-up mouse! Does anyone know why this is?

A:Driver Detection Issue

Hello NFSRacer,

Unfortunately I have yet the need to use Safe Mode in Windows 8, so I am going to give you a link that gives instructions on how to...

How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way) - How-To Geek

I would like you to attempt to load Windows in Safe Mode to see if the mouse is recognized at that point.

Also, this is a USB mouse? Have you tried other USB ports?

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Hi, first post here for me.. After successfully installing the latest version of Java (6.0.260) and then running the detection tool, it keeps telling me it does not detect Java on my computer. I've tried rebooting after install, uninstalling and reinstalling, using the offline version and every troubleshooting tip listed after the non-detection message. I'm using IE10 with the 32-bit browser. Java used to run fine until lately. I'd appreciate any suggestions on other solutions. Everything I've tried has failed. Thanks!

A:Java detection issue

Hi welcome to Seven Forums,
Open Internet explorer,
Use Alt+TA or Gear symbol on the top right and Manage add-ons
Click on Show all add-ons on the left middle of you screen,
Then see if Java is Enabled.
Also you might switch to Software rendering,
Internet options/ Advanced/ Check the top box/ Apply and Okay.

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Hi guys

I've a Macbook Pro with the Win7 build 7000 running on it. Everything works fine except the microphone detection of the Realtek HD adapter. the macbook pro only has 2 jacks. one for the headphones and the other should be the mic/line-in.

By plugging in the mic from my headset, the realtek audio manager just shows me an input device instead of the microphone.
The built-in mic from the macbook works fine, but I prefer using my headset for skype.

Is there any workaround to fix this issue? how can i "tell" the realtek audio manager, that the plugged device is a mic?

I already installed the lates realtek HD drivers (2.18) and tried to assign the mic/line-in manually over the registry (Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )), but nothing could solve this problem.

here are some screenshots which are describing the issue. yes it's a german installation :-)

many thanks


A:Realtek HD mic detection issue

Hi dumdidum and welcome to Se7en Forums

Referring to your first image, right-click on the BLUE socket and select Connector Retasking...

You should be able to set the appropriate option here.

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Recently i had a virus of some kind messages poping on in windows and some how it also disabled task manager and changed my account from admin to limited use. So i decided to reformat, but its an sata drive. I load the the drivers from a floppy when the windows xp cd is loading so it will see the drive, but when it starts the actual windows install it tells me it cant copy those files.

I have tried 4 different floppies, deleted partation many times and created a new one, still same problem. I was thinking of deleting the MBR but how can i do that on a sata drive when i need the drivers from the floppy to make the drive show up.

Its a western digital 74g raptor drive, i have installed windows on this drive many times without ever having this problem before, any ideas?? could my mbr be jacked up, and how do i get to it?
i tried the recovery console but since this is an sata drive the recovery console does not see this drive. also tried using partation magic, nothing has worked so far.

A:Problems installing windows on sata raptor drive

Western Digital's LifeGuard utilities for that model could do the trick at for a complete
partitioning and formatting with the DRFAT32. Once this was done, XP would then see
the drive since any virus would be have been wiped right off. There is also a zero fill in
which writes nothing but zeros to the drive. That takes all day though.

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Asus A8R-MVP & Raid 0 on WD Raptor Windows Install Problem - NOW SOLVED

Hi, New here ....

Got new mobo and stuff yesterday. Long story short - created RAID 0 with 2 x WD 74 Gig drives. Managed to create the SATA ULI drivers disk, tried to install WinXP, press F6 to allow this driver.

Windows picks up the driver, loads it, then says no hard drive found. I tried this with RAID without RAID with a single other SATA, nothing.

Currently the PC is running as I installed onto a 6GIG IDE (dont ask) - then used the WD tools and 'ghosted' onto a 40 Gig partition of the RAID array.

I suspect I need to create a WinXP slipstream CD, yet the driver seemed to load OK, why no drives found?

Thanks in advance.

A:Asus A8R-MVP & Raid 0 on WD Raptor Windows Install Problem

You used wrong drivers perhaps? Or put together the floppy wrong.

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To enable movie viewing on 55" LCD TV

This is a pain in the rear for me but it is the only way to get the HDMI audio recognized as a valid option in Audio Playback devices. (Video always works but the audio is says not connected)

To get the HDMI Audio detected, I have to....
First - On my TV I have to select the HDMI channel that is connected to my PC
Second - I have to un-plug and plug-in the HDMI cable. (I can hear the Windows 7 found hardware sound)
Third - Now I can select HDMI as my default audio device (everything works great)
I usually have to repeat this process any time the PC or TV gets shut off. I am worried about wearing out the HDMI port by plugging and un[lugging so often. This can't possibly be the way it is supposed to work.

This is not an intermittant issue - it is a matter of the ATI HDMI detecting the audio connection and is very repeatable and consistant. All drivers ATI and VIA audio are the latest to date as of today.

Maybe it is the Plug&Play component - TV has to be on when turning on the PC or I have to manually force the detection process (as above)

Video = ATI 4550

A:ATI HDMI Detection of Hardware issue

I have read many post on this issue and First of all yes the TV must be on at all times on the HDMI signal if you don't want the signal broken don't turn the tv off use you're power saving feature

Let windows turn the monitor off for you that way simple mouse movement will bring back the screen also you should be able to right click and disable onboard then enable the HDMI sound by right clicking

I might add using power saving feature is the only way to keep from breaking the HDMI connection also i don't advise any heibernation or sleep mode because that will just break the signal the best thing to do is let windows turn the monitor off but do not put your machine in sleep mode or any other power save featurn just treat your tv as a monitor

I find this the only and best way to work the ati cards and yes you keep unplugging and plugging the HDMI cable something is bound to go wrong eventually

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Hello guys.
I have a small issue with a drive being detected from within my PC that works from an external caddie.
For a few years i have had two drives inside my system. C drive and F drive. I recently removed both drives when i went off to India for a few weeks for security reasons. Today i find the F drive is not showing up. It is listed under "Show hidden hardware" in the profiles. I opened up the PC and swapped the ribbon cables around and rebooted. It started to install new hardware and stated it had installed it because i seen the name of the installed hardware (The F drive) yet it was still not listed in "My Computer" alongside the C drive. I then removed it an placed in in an external caddie and booted again. I got the same install message ( I had uninstalled the driver prior just in case) and it installed from the caddie and works.
I can not run it from there because i have two other drives that need to be listed for my Music Studio when it scans for files needed to open past and present work that uses files located on those drives my name. The issue can not be the cables as they both run C drive internally. 
I will try again later to install it from inside the PC as my main slave drive but it seems null. The issue may be software based or configuration based. But so far , i am mystified by this issue. 
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

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Error messages have been popping up for a while now saying how I am low on memory, but until now there have been no serious consequences. Now, I can only watch 1 YouTube video at a time and even then, it will usually crash after about 5 minutes. I can't have more than 1 tab open and in general the laptop is slower. It looks like the computer is only able to use 2GB of the 8GB that it knows is installed for some reason. Should I open it up and try to unplug and re plug the RAM back in? I've used CCleaner to clear anything that might be taking up memory and nothing is working. I've also done a full scan with Malwarebytes and come up with nothing. Any help is appreciated.

I am not sure what MOBO I have, but the laptop model is: Acer Aspire V5-573-9863

In addition to this memory issue, I used to have a problem where the CPU would sit at 60%-80% usage for no reason with no applications running, but that issue seems to have sorted itself out. Thought I might mention it just in case it is related. I just remembered that the CPU usage only jumps and sits when I open the Downloads folder in windows explorer, and I can fix it by restarting the Windows Explorer process, but if anyone has any tips on how to deal with that as well, I would appreciate it.

A:Oddly high RAM usage/ detection issue

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

How to find your system specifications - Tech Support Forum

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Error messages have been popping up for a while now saying how I am low on memory, but until now there have been no serious consequences. Now, I can only watch 1 YouTube video at a time and even then, it will usually crash after about 5 minutes. I can't have more than 1 tab open and in general the laptop is slower. It looks like the computer is only able to use 2GB of the 8GB that it knows is installed for some reason. Should I open it up and try to unplug and re plug the RAM back in? I've used CCleaner to clear anything that might be taking up memory and nothing is working. I've also done a full scan with Malwarebytes and come up with nothing. Any help is appreciated.

I am not sure what MOBO I have, but the laptop model is: Acer Aspire V5-573-9863

In addition to this memory issue, I used to have a problem where the CPU would sit at 60%-80% usage for no reason with no applications running, but that issue seems to have sorted itself out. Thought I might mention it just in case it is related. I just remembered that the CPU usage only jumps and sits when I open the Downloads folder in windows explorer, and I can fix it by restarting the Windows Explorer process, but if anyone has any tips on how to deal with that as well, I would appreciate it.

A:Oddly high RAM usage/ detection issue

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

How to find your system specifications - Tech Support Forum

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Hello all, First, I apologize for my english, I know I'm not the best at this language but I hope you will understand my problem.  I've got a Thinkpad T560. This laptop was with Windows 7 and I upgraded it to Windows 10. Unfortunately, when I plug my HDMI cable, I have the image on the second computer but no sound. All my drivers are up to date.Furthermore,  I can't find the HDMI device (my TV) in the taskbar  (I mean in the right-bottom corner).  I have tried a lot of solutions:- Update drivers- Click on the sound icon and show the disabled devices in the playback menu- Update drivers from Device Managers etc..  Could you please help me to find a solution ? Thanks.

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Good day,

I have an unusual situation with my HDMI and would like some advice or ideas.

I have 2 TVs with HDMI input, both LG (I believe 32LH20R and 22LH20R).

When I connect my hdmi to 22lh20r, the sound device says "not connected".
When I connect to 32lh20r, everything works fine.
If I connect to 22lh20r after connecting to 32lh20r, the sound device is now detected!
But when I reset my computer, the sound from 22lh20r says "not connected" again.

I tested two notebooks on it so far, and could reproduce on both. One with a GeForce 9600M GT and the other with a GeForce GT 540M.

I think that this could be some issue with the TV, but since it work after connecting to the other TV, I was thinking if there is a way to force the detection, or to force the driver from one TV to the other, or something like that.

Thanks in advance.

A:Issue with HDMI sound detection - unusual situation

Additional information:

I tryed to override EDID, with phoenix edid editor and monitor asset manager, but had no success with that. Turns out that they only collect the first 128 bytes from the edid, leaving the CEA extensions out, and this would be where the EDID stores whether the monitor has audio or not. =/

Also, it seems like it's not possible to "force" the playback device to "be detected", or at least I didn't find a way so far.

If anyone could help with EDID overriding, or this way to trick windows into believing HDMI sound is connected, I would appreciate a lot!


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we have disabled SSL2 & SSL3 and TLS 1.0 also in my server but still showing 20007 - SSL Version 2 and 3 Protocol Detection vulnerability issue.
can you help me anyone ? 
Server SSL existing setting screenshot for your reference 

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I got a problem with the Internet Explorer 11 installation I received through Windows Update. It is on a
Windows 7 x64 SP1 computer.
The installation failed, and Internet Explorer 11 doesn't appear under the Show Installed Updates section of Programs and Features.
Because of that, Windows Update tries to re-run the update, but keeps failing everytime.
My first idea was to download the IE 11 installer for Windows 7 x64 from Download Center and launch it; it fails with the error message "A more recent version of Internet Explorer is already installed".
When launching IE, effectively, the version is 11.0, but if I try to install an update for IE, like an IE 11 language pack or just a security update, it fails saying it doesn't apply to this system.
So basically, the IE installer detection logic says IE 11 is installed, while Windows Update says it is not, as for other updates related to IE 11. I have a tendency to believe Windows Update since it doesn't appear in Show Installed Updates.
I tried removing the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer registry key and its equivalent under SYSWOW64, no result. I also deleted the iexplore.exe file under Program Files\Internet Explorer and Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer, no result. Removing
those files is not easy since you have to take ownership on each of them because of the default permissions that are very tight.
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A:How to force Internet Explorer 11 reinstallation after failure (detection issue)?

it sounds like IE11 is partially installed.
you may have some success by performing this uninstall method (expect a couple of warnings/errors during the process)
Open an elevated CMD console (Run as administrator)
FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"Don
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I've got a really strange problem, that makes it really difficult to post any diagnostic information about the problem. I've tried running HiJackThis, MalwareBytes anti-malware, Trendnet housecall online scanner, GMER, ad-aware, Spybot S&D, RootRepeal and dds.scr. The results are pretty much the same for all of these programs. The scan/analysis starts, sometimes it gets partway through scanning, and then the application window gets closed. After this happens, in the case of .exe files, the resulting program is rendered useless, in that further attempts to launch it result in a "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." and you also cannot rename, or delete the file.

Trend-net housecall is also pretty interesting, in that it runs inside the browser, and after it was terminated (part way through the scan) iexplore.exe now exhibits the same error in not being able to launch. This not being able to launch persists across reboots also. I then installed firefox.exe on the system, was using it for a brief period, tried trend-net housecall and now it too is showing the error in not being able to launch.

dds.scr is able to be to be re-launched, and it brings up the black command window type screen, but never brings up the notepad windows. It seems unaffected by the termination behaviour, and is able to be re-launched.

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A:Strange malware issue - unable to use detection tools or virus scanners

Hi Thomas Lovie,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.I share your academic interest. So let's have a go at it.Download and run Win32kDiag: Download Win32kDiag from any of the following locations and save it to your Desktop. Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #1 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #2 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #3 Double-click Win32kDiag.exe to run Win32kDiag and let it finish. When it states "Finished! Press any key to exit...", press any key on your keyboard to close the program. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is located on your Desktop and post the entire contents of that log as a reply to this topic.Next......

Also post the A2 anti-trojan log.

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My laptop is T430 of Lenovo. I have two drives installed on my computer, one is SSD (128 G, PLEXTOR), another is HDD (500 G, Samsung). Now I have encountered a serious issue that I could not find the HDD in my Windows 10. Almost two weeks ago, I found my laptop crash frequently. I think there is an extreme incompatibility between the Windows 10 and SSD. I even reinstalled my OS for several times. But it still crashed. Even I opened a simple word file, it does not respond. Two days ago, the issue got even more serious. When I boot my system, I found a problem with "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". It suggests me to press the "ESC" button to enter into the OS. However, I could not find my HDD on my computer anymore. I have some paramount important data and files in this drive.  Could some friends provide some meaningful suggestions of recovering data and files for me, please?  I'm very anxious. Thank you very much!

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I want to put info in easy to read format as below:

Personal profile
I am not a newbie to computers and have been using/modding OS/hardware since last 10yrs or so (though personal desktop/mobile/tablets only). Everything from Formatting, imaging, troubleshooting(though stuck on this), Ramdisks, water cooling, etc etc etc.
So when i inform you of the situation below , you can take it that what i am writing below is the exact scenario.

Computer Profile------------------
TSG Report:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, EM64T Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16374 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives:
C: Total - 61055 MB, Free - 51011 MB;
D: Total - 10252 MB, Free - 384 MB;
E: Total - 216587 MB, Free - 6254 MB;
F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 6068 MB;
G: Total - 153699 MB, Free - 10033 MB;
H: Total - 21289 MB, Free - 7471 MB;
I: Total - 717818 MB, Free - 675210 MB;
J: Total - 11633 MB, Free - 11552 MB;
R: Total - 7169 MB, Free - 6087 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P7H55
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Everest Report:
See attachment for Full Computer configuration (including bios and hardware)
View attachment Report.txt

just in case, CPU Overclocked by ~ 27-30% to 3.4 to 3.6 Ghz &
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A:Kingston SSD and Asus AMI BIOS detection Issue (NTLDR)> Very weird> Not a Noob> Help

No SP3?

Anyway this will bump you.

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I am having difficulty with my ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U external optical drive. My computer is an ASUS UL30A notebook with Windows 7. The strange thing is that it was working initially, but now a few days later, it stopped working for some reason. If I go to My Computer, I can see my harddrives (C and D) listed, but not my optical drive. If I go to Control Panel, and click on Devices and Printers, I see my optical drive listed under Devices as SDRW-08D1S-U, with a small yellow triangle icon with an exclamation point on it. If I double click on it, and then click on the Hardware tab, it states at the bottom – “Device Status: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing.” If I click on the Properties button, it basically says the same thing, with the addition of: (Code 39). I have tried updating the driver, and it states that I have the appropriate and latest driver. I have tried disabling and enabling driver. I have tried right clicking on the icon and Troubleshooting.

Finally, I tried uninstalling the driver. And then when I plugged the drive back in, it states that the “Device driver software was not successfully installed.”

I am using the supplied USB Y cable with both ends plugged in. I have tried it also with only one of the two ends plugged in, and also with regular non-Y configuration USB cables.

I will add that I never installed the original software on the CD that came with the drive. I was about to install it when ... Read more

A:Driver detection/loading issue with ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U external optical drive

No replies yet...I guess there is no easy fix for this... I'll probably put up the drive for sale and get something else...

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Okay i have turned my pc on after not having it on in 3 months (due to having to buy a new graphics card) anyway everything was running smooth untill i heard a few beeps only to see that avira has detected few viruses i had a choice to either remove or ignore so i pushed remove 10 minutes later avira is detecting the virus again so i click remove and then do a quick scan with Malwarebytes and it did not detect anything so i did a full scan with my Avira Anti Virus and it found 1 warning 13 hidden files and 30 detections now i would like to know what to do from here to completely get rid of the 30 detections that it has found the two that it has detected look like this: TR/BHO.ZWANGI.Trojan TR/GerVar.EJ Trojan there are 30 of them in my Avira quarantine so what i would like to know is where to go from here thank you.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by DJ at 19:40:17.32 on Thu 09/09/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.518 [GMT -7:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\windows\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira&... Read more

A:avira virus detection beeps with detection pop ups

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Okay i have turned my pc on after not having it on in 3 months (due to having to buy a new graphics card) anyway everything was running smooth untill i heard a few beeps only to see that avira has detected few viruses i had a choice to either remove or ignore so i pushed remove 10 minutes later avira is detecting the virus again so i click remove and then do a quick scan with Malwarebytes and it did not detect anything so i did a full scan with my Avira Anti Virus and it found 1 warning 13 hidden files and 30 detections now i would like to know what to do from here to completely get rid of the 30 detections that it has found the two that it has detected look like this: TR/BHO.ZWANGI.Trojan TR/GerVar.EJ Trojan there are 30 of them in my Avira quarantine so what i would like to know is where to go from here thank you.

A:avira virus detection beeps with detection pop ups

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

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dear TSF specialist
I have windows xp
in the last day I encounter some problems when tring to use windows installer (i.e. when I install/uninstall programs)
sometimes (not allways) this message appears

Windows Installer:
the Windows installer Service could not be accessed.
This can occur if Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact ...

please help
thank you
niv jokop

I just might add that I recently sent a post on another issue
slow startup , no sound, no internet, classi
but after trying a system restore I think most of the issues are solved (I have internet access for example!)
but this windows installer issue is valid (also I guess there are other minor problems)
I tried attach a TSF_XP_Support.zip file from today (if needed )
(embarrassing I couldnt upload the TSF_XP_Support.zip using ie or firefox ) (so Ive added to the title "(and upload issue)" Ill try to send the attach later from differnrt computer
thanks again

A:[SOLVED] windows installer issue (and upload issue?)

Have you tried installing the most currently up to date Windows Installer?


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I bought a Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS to replace my onboard 6150 LE, Im running WinXP OS and the problem iam having is installing the new graphics card, i put the graphics card in the correct slot, and its firmly in, however my computer just isnt detecting it at all, when i turn the computer on there is no new hardware message and its not showing up in the hardware section of the control panel, ive tried entering the BIOS to disable onboard graphics but the option isnt there, there was only disable onboard audio and onboard 1394, i cant figure out whats wrong, i thought it might be that i need to update my pci express driver or pci bus or whatever that slot comes under, any help would be much appreciated iam totally stumped.


A:Solved: New GFX Detection Problem.

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Greetings to all.
My computer suddenly stopped detecting wireless networks availables. It is a fujitsu siemens exprimo V6535. I checked the bios and the wireless is activated. the indicator is on and orange in color but when I press fn+f1 nothing happens. The wireless button in front has never put on or the indicator light. With the cable, I connect normally to the internet.
I tried searching for a solution with windows and it says the wireless capabilities are disabled. I checked everywhere I could and saw that everthing was enabled. could any one please help. I am desperate. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: no wireless detection

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Is there any setting on my router's control panel - ie, port settings, that I can examine, for indication of intrusion?

Settings that might have been manipulated by an outside party? No one has access from inside my home. That is known.

Any logged events in the event viewer, which might also indicate intrusion?

I ask, because my ebay account, and the associated google gmail account HAVE been compromised.


A:Solved: Intrusion detection???

Yup. There sure is. Remote management. OR, an asterisk in the IP box, next to remote management. Yikes.

Methinks I been snooped.

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Could tell me the best free key logger detection software for windows 7 please, and pay ones also.


A:Solved: Key logger detection

Zemena Antilogger and Key Scrambler

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I have 3 computers connected to a wireless base station. All have been working fine until lately. My computer searches for the wireless network, finds it, it says strength excellent, but doesn't maintain the connection. I see scanning for channels. When it hits the right channel, it connects, but it keeps scanning right past the right channel, and I lose connection.

A:Solved: Wireless Network Detection

I'd suspect that someone has recently installed a new wireless network close to you, and now you have contention.

Some things you can try here.
For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.

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When I start up my computer I get the Little Green circle with a Red exclamation point saying I have spyware. It takes me to the WinAntiVirus website and I know that it is a bad program and won't install it. I've had this before on another computer but it had XP and not Vista, so I don't know how to remove it using Vista instead.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium on this computer.

Please help me remove it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:43:03 PM, on 8/21/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Solved: Spyware Detection threat

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Not quite sure where to post this, but this seemed an appropriate place...

I was running a game that required all my system resources to run at an acceptable FPS, so I went about the process of stopping extra processes. In doing that, I entered services.msc and stopped services not essential to playing my game (DHCP, DNS, iPod, Themes, etc. (and yes, I know enough to not disable things that are necessary for running my computer correctly; this isn't the first time I've done this, just the first time I've had this problem)).

The problem is... once I restarted my computer, I found my network unreachable. I entered services.msc again, to find that all the appropriate services had started back up. Puzzled, I entered the device manager, to find my Network Adapter tab completely missing. I tried to Add Hardware, to no avail (nothing was auto-detected, and any driver I installed did not work (see below)). I tried manually installing the drivers using the CD that came with the MB, but XP won't let me install the drivers manually (it tells me to do it from the Control Panel). Also, pointing Add Hardware at the CD gives me the same installation options that I get pointing it at my local .dlls, so that doesn't work, either.

I did a little research and found that my lan device is one "VIA VT6103L 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet PHY", which is better known as "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter". When running Add Hardware, that is one of the options to install... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Hardware detection problem.

You say you've been thru services about 15 times, so I guess it's likely that everything is okay with that. Still, if possible, can you give us serveral screenshots, from top to bottom of your services.

Do you see anything "wrong" with device manager, yellow exclamation points etc.

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I haven't found any malware before, now on average McAfee finds avg. 18.
Would you please ready my scriptfraud and HJT? Thank you so much.

SmitFraudFix v2.300
Scan done at 15:33:57.14, Tue 03/04/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Process

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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A:Solved: sudden malware detection avg. 27

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I just bought a Western digital 160 GB harddrive from Sams. When I installed it, using a fresh install of WinXp, it shows up as having only 139 GB. I have an MSI motherboard with AMI BIOS (latest version). Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: WD 160 GB Drive detection problem

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I had a wireless adapter hooked to an xbox 360 and it worked fine. While hooking a new xbox console, there is no network detected. I am using a NETGEAR WNR2000 router. The automatic setting selection on the xbox configuration screen is not functional. What am I doing wrong?

A:Solved: No wireless network detection

Solved! Hooked modem to xbox console, ran updates (9 minutes), rehooked modem to router and then rehooked wireless adapter to xbox console. XBOX LIVE ACHIEVED!

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I ended up on a site that tried to take over my PC. Symantec caught several threats and deleted most of them, while partially deleting 3 others. Things seem ok right now, but I really don't want it to spiral out of control. To prevent any deterioration, I deleted all Temporary Internet Files and ran a full Symantec scan. I'm now running a battery of other scans and cleans including Ad-Aware, Spybot, Windows Anti-spyware, Cleanup, and Registry Mechanic. After that I'll post a HijackThis log here, but in the meantime, are there any other steps I should take to make sure I've completely eliminated the problem? I haven't restarted the machine yet, which is when I'm sure things will go down hill if they are going to.

Running Windows XP SP 2.

A:Solved: Early Spyware Detection

Personally I like to see the HJT log before the cleaning so I understand what the infection is.

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I'm not sure I'm going to ask this question correctly. I have a IBM Laptop that I was just given to me. It might have a bad HD because it clicks and will not load OP system, however someone stated that a virus might cause the same problem. It there a way to use a start up floppy to check for a virus


A:Solved: Virus? Detection Question

Turns out it was the Hard Drive

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