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Problem with drivers for Radeon9600Pro or problem with the hardware?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Preferred Solution: Problem with drivers for Radeon9600Pro or problem with the hardware?

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

Did you install the motherboard and AGP drivers?

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For some reason Windows keeps telling me that ALL drivers i install aren't "Windows Logo verified" and asks me if i wanna procceed or not, while this might seem normal i know that its not, becouse drivers that i used to install with no problems now this happens. Also i have LOTS ( and i really mean LOTS ) of "Found new hardware what action do you want to take" dialogs during an hardware instalation when this also didn't used to happen before. For example i just installed my X-Fi Sound Card, before it would install with no prompts what so ever, now when i'm installing it i had about 15 prompts telling me that it found new hardware and i had to choose "Find drivers automaticly", and after i did that i would get the "Driver is not Windows Logo Verified" prompt. It all seems to work fine eitherway if i just choose "continue" with the prompts, however this is becoming quite annoying since it happens for every driver i install.

Does anyone have the slightest idea of whats going on?
Oh, this started happening after i made a clean install on a new partition i made on a RAID 0 setup, and i got Windows XP Pro.
Thanks in advanced.
 

A:Problem installing drivers / hardware.

you might want to request this gets moved to the hardware forum by an admin if no luck in this forum- it sounds complex.
 

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

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

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

A:printer problem? software problem? hardware problem?

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

-Kai
 

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

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

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Good afternoon Tech Immortals,

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

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.1GHz

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

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT pci-e

MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard

The problems:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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

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

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those 2 videocards have the same price and i really dont know which one to select i cant affort a higher price !!! please help me!

Geforce Fx 5700 non ultra made by GalaxyZeus
or ATI Radeon 9600 Pro made by powercolor!!!



P.S. excuse my english
 

A:help me decide fx5700 or radeon9600pro

the radeon 9600 pro would be the faster of the two. and it has better DX9 capabilities. the 5700 ultra would be an equal match to the 9600 pro but not the non ultra.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Unknown hardware problem (possible software problem)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey, I'm new to the forums. I would just like to ask if there are any specific drivers that would work best with this card. I currently use the 5.5 Catalyst and in Counter-strike 1.6, i drop to about 50fps when i look across a far map, or see more than 4 ppl on my screen. I never had that with my Fx5200 128mb. I tried running it in D3D and it's even worse. Any settings that could possible make it smoother, but not have like random wierd texture colours around the map like when I try to put it on Optimal Performance?

Here are my Specs

Intel Pentium 4 Processor @ 2.6Ghz Hyper Threading
512 Mb Crucial pc-2700
Radeon 9600pro 256mb - AGP 8X Enabled - 256mb Aperature
Asus-P4P800
Windows Professional w/ SP2
Ingame CS - 800x600 @ 100hz
Onboard Soundmax Audio

I don't know what else there is, but if I missed something please ask for it, because i really do not understand why my FPS is more brutal than a Fx5200..
 

A:New Sapphire Radeon9600pro 256mb LOW FPS in OpenGL Programs

You're new graphics card is a lot better than a FX5200. The problem should be software. Did you uninstall the nvidia drivers before you installed the ATI ones? If you didn't you should uninstall both drivers, then install the ATI ones again.
 

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I am using a Samsung V30 notebook with a CDRW/DVD (the drives are Generic DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device and SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324F both of which are working properly according to the device manager). I am running Win XP Professional with SP 2 and PowerDVD 6.

Until today I could play all the CDs and DVDs I had. Today I tried playing a DVD from my school library where the lecturers recorded some of the lectures for re-viewing (I am saying to this to indicate it's not a commercial product). The CD itself seems to work on all the school computers (PC) and I also tested it on my flatmate's iMac and it worked fine. However my computer does not detect it - it's as if the DVD drive is empty despite the DVD physically being in there. It just spins for a while and then stops without being detected. But as soon as I try playing a commercial DVD it works fine. So I don't even know if it's the DVD (although it works everywhere else) or my DVD-ROM (although everything else works on it).

Please help!
 

A:Undetectable DVD - DVD problem or hardware problem?

Hi
My guess is there's a format conflict, your system does not like the burned dvd.
 

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I have a friend whose son uses ProTools to produce music on his PC. He purchased this PC from a company lat year that has since gone out of business. A few weeks ago he told me the PC all of a sudden would not boot up so I immediately thought it must be a hardware problem. A week ago he had another friend who supposedly knows a lot about computers look at it, he claims it?s a Windows problem, not a hardware problem. This guy brought the PC to his place and says he got it to work for a couple of hours, but when my friend brought it back home after just a few minutes it shut down again.
I finally made it over to his house to take a look myself, what actually happens is the PC boots to the Windows XP splash screen for a few seconds and then shuts down and restarts continuously. I tried booting into Safe Mode but the same thing happens, it just continuously restarts. There were a couple of viruses (Trojans) on the PC before this problem started happening but I was told they ran an antivirus program and that the viruses were removed.
So my questions, what can be causing this mysterious behavior? Unfortunately he never backed up his files so reformatting is truly a last resort. Is there something anyone can think of to get the PC to boot into Windows?
 

A:Windows problem or Hardware problem?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Maybe doing a Windows repair will help.

Instructions can be found HERE

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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So, many know now that I run an internet radio station from a studio in my home... as with any internet radio stations now, computers are involved. I'm having problems w/ my main broadcast PC locking up, but at unusal intervals. Let me give you the basics I know on this PC's op System and more details on how/when it's locking up, and I'm open to some suggestions on what I can do to remedy the situation.

HP Pavilion Desktop bought in late 2000
Pentium III
well over 256mg of memory installed [memory is brand new]
Presently running Win-2000 Professional Edition.. was previously running Win98 se
10g hard drive, not even 20% full
SiS graphics monitor card [brand new]

Long before I began running my internet station, THIS machine was my only machine. Since late 2001, I've had problems w/ oit locking up for what appeared to be no specific reason. This began back when I was still on Win98se. In early 2002, it was suggested that I upgrade the machine to Win2000 Professional Edition, in hopes this might clear up the locking problems. I was noticing that most lock ups would happen either during a page change or major graphics change, or when my mouse was moving quickly across the screen. It was suggested that perhaps the internal graphics card that came with it was having memory problems, and to get a new graphics card, so in mid 2002, I got the SiS graphics card, thus keeping the graphics memory usage to the card and not off the main motherboard. for a good pe... Read more

A:is this a hardware problem? or windows problem?

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This isn't really a big thing, and it's kinda stupid, but it's kinda bugging me. Whenever I try to access www.facethejury.com, whichever browser I'm using will sit there for a few seconds, and then my cable modem will go kaput. All status lights go out, and it recconects, but I never can get to the site. Also, when, say, I'm at a forum, and someone links to a picture from FTJ, the browser will try to load the picture, but the same thing happens...modem disconnects.

Any ideas?
 

A:Not hardware problem..but odd internet problem.

Do you have any firewalls/programs that'll block access to certain sites?

It could be that the site has been added to the "do not allow" list, and as such would be blocked...

Though it doesn't exactly tell us why the modem restarts....
 

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I have built serveral computers without much difficulty. My last one is got me a little stumped. Here is my system.
Asus a8v deluxe motherboard
amd 64 3700 2.2GHZ 1mb L2 cache
NZXT-case with 4 fans
Logisys 650 watt power supply
windows xp pro sp2
sapphire 3650 agp 512mb
2-western digital 120gb hard drive in raid 0
Asus Dvd-rw drive
2 gigs of G-skill pc3200


My first two boots when I turn the computer on will boot just about to go to the welcome screen before it restarts. It does this usually twice. By the third time it seems to be warmed up enough not to do it. I am wondering since I went with a cheap power supply, if it might be the voltages. Any ideals? I have already reformatted and reinstalled windows. Got up this morning and started it up. It restarted twice.

A:Is it software problem or hardware problem?

although we don't recommend this brand it should have plenty of power for your system
check for a bios update
run
chkdsk /r on the drives
check if you have scope to increase the ram voltage,the m/board may default to low

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all,

Issue: The sound on my internal laptop speakers does not work when I try to play audio.

Solution: However, if I go into "Device Manager" and click "Scan for Hardware Changes" on the "Sounds, video and game controllers" section, my sound returns instantly. The moment I click "Scan..." the sound appears straight away and plays back without issue.

The Problem: Problem is, while the sound plays back fine as long as I am playing sound, the problem of no sound returns once I stop audio payback. I've noticed I can stop playback and the sound will still play back for a minute or two, but if I don't play audio for longer than about 5 minutes the sound again disappears next time I try to play back and I have to do the "Scan..." thing again to get it working. It's as though my system keeps defaulting back to an incorrect setting or something after a few minutes.

External Speakers: There is no problem at all when I have my (bluetooth) external speakers selected. Sound plays through them fine.

What I've tried to fix:
- Troubleshoot both "Playback Audio" and "Hardware and Devices" through Control Panel, but neither fixes issue
- Update Driver Software for my "Conexant High Definition SmartAudio HD2", but it says I'm up to date
- Read the forums to find my specific problem, but couldn't...apologies if I've missed it.

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From Speccy > Audio

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A:"Scan for Hardware Changes" fixes audio problem, but problem returns

Please post a screen shot of the Device Manager/Sounds section.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi everyone,

I have a PC with a MB Gigabyte GA-k8vm800m, I have 2 HD 80Gb Segate Barracuda. yesterday I have trouble rebooting this PC. It looks like it start it but it turn off after a few seconds no BIOS I can restart the PC with the Master Drive. but as soon as I plug the slave then it will not start. I try the slave drive in a different PC and I can see it just fine. So I do not understand what the problem is I changed cables. I put the slave on the IDE2 as master and slave and nothing. IS it the Motherboard IDE connector? Not enough power?
PLease if anyone have any ideas let me know.

AMD2800
 

A:hardware problem

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

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Can't access the add hardware in my control panel keeps coming up with you can install only one device at a time, Another device installation is underway, When it is finished you can try this wizard again.

My PC op system is XP service pack 3 had reboot my PC couldn't get it going so reboot from IBM as i didn't have the XP disc's to fix it so it went back to service pack 1.

Also have put my eternal hard drive in and it doesn't appear in my computer.

And can't seem to find my high speed ports
Please help been at this for nearly 2 days rying to figure it out
 

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Hi everyone, i have a little problem here my pc work normally, but when i start a game or a program my processor start overheating! Normally 70 degree and than he go to 105 degree after 1 sec the Core speed is dropping and im bugging. It's a 3.40 GHz and dropping under 2.5 or less ..

A:Probably a hardware problem

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Your temperatures are way too high.

I would check to see that your CPU heatsink and fan are properly installed and have not come lose, the fan is running and there is no dust, etc. clogging the fan and heatsink.

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A few weeks back I was here, at the video card forums asking for some hardware upgrade advice. The threads are these where all my system specs are already available: Once again...PSU and Graphics combo
and What Video Card?

My problem is this- After installing the PSU, the GPU and the RAM i plugged my computer and turned it on. Everything loaded up as usual, and I went on ahead to check the RAM, the system recognize it properly, all is good! Now, I moved on to the Graphics Card. I take out the cd, put it in and start the installation. When I click for it to begin, after a while an error with a bunch of weird numbers appeared and I couldn't proceed with the installation. After a few failed attempts to install, I figured the only problem seem to be with my computer not wanting to accept the graphics card's installation so I decided to take the card out and start it again. It loads, but it's MUCH more slower in start-up and after everything loads... BAM! The computer sort of freezes/ crashes and I can't do anything. I tried restarting a few times but a few minutes after the painfully slow start-up, it still happens.

I don't think the problem is with the PSU, everything turns on correctly. Im sure it ain't with the RAM either since the computer recognizes it and shows it. The problem is with the GPU which I already took out but it seems that it might have done some damage...and I have no idea why.

Does anybody have a clue as to what's wrong or what can I do?

A:New hardware, problem with XP

I would start with the GPU drivers, which are the source of most problems. Chances are, there are newer drivers on the manufacturer's website than on the CD. Uninstall any of the drivers you installed off the cd, then download the latest video drivers and give it a go.

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hi
I have a problem with my pc, it use to get hanged very offern,i do not understand why its happening so. i think there is some problem with mother board bot i do not know where the service center is located in banglore so if some one can assest me please mail me about the problem and how to solve at [email protected]
 

A:hardware problem

Hi,
Can you edit this post (message) to remove your e-mail address before it gets picked up by a spambot and your inbox gets filled with spam mail?
Anyone who can help you will post their reply here, like I've done.
It may be that experts here(gold shield next to their name) would find it useful if you added a HijackThis (HJT) log to this posting. If you are not sure how to do this please wait for guidance from someone more knowledgeable than me. Please also include details of what you have already done to try to solve the problem.
Good luck.
1002richards
 

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First time here, so I must be in dire need of help.

Here's my problem, last night I opened an email and it said the sender was my mom. All it had was a link, and like an idiot, I clicked it. Laptop has been downhill since then. I have windows 7 if that helps in any way.

Here's the problem:

When I turn on my computer, everything boots up fine then it stops and says Windows Explorer stopped working then tries to restart. It will do this an infinite amount of times. I've tried sfc/scannow and it does nothing, it's gone to a black screen and went through all the drives and done nothing, I've ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Spyware, Malware Bytes, and AVG to no avail. It freezes constantly. It says one of the drivers or drives is corrupt. I also tried to do System Restore, but it says there are no System Restore points.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Hardware Problem

Go to Start/Search and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. Now type a Y and reboot the computer. the Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors. Do this for all the drives on your computer. Also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. And boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD.

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I recently acquired an old server, and can't get it to work properly if I want to turn it on I have to change the power input. Also it works off two C drives and I can't update the OS (Well I did install XP but if I try to use it nothing happens).
 

A:Hardware problem

What is this "old server"? Make, model, motherboard, memory?
 

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

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

So if someone could please help that would be amazing.
 

A:Is this a hardware problem?

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

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Hii sir, my computer is not starting instead it is displaying "cable not connected" and even i have replaced the display cable with the new one but no use at all. Can u please help me to solve this problem?
 

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

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

 

A:HARDWARE PROBLEM

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hello,

I've got a problem with my computer

this are the specs:

motherboard: MSI B85-G41 Gaming

Power supply: 650 watt

OS: Windows 8

ram: 12gb

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

Type of bits: x64


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

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

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

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

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

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

A:hardware problem

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

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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I was recently building a cheap computer for myself (most of the parts are not sold anymore the way i bought them)

MBM-K8VMX-2800
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=1910167&sku=MBM-K8VMX-2800
TSD-120JS
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1617854&sku=TSD-120JS
case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1786778&sku=A406-1056
When i got evreything i put the mobo in the tower along with the cpu and power supply i hooked up the cpu to the mobo and i hooked up the heatsink with the cpu. Then i hooked up the power supply to the mobo tried to put it on standby by connecting it and the standby light wouldnt turn on... I sent it back to ASUS they sent me back a rebuilt mobo do the same steps again and it still wont go to standby can anyone plz help?
 

A:Help hardware problem

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Hello, my name is gharib am from DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA. MY COMPUTER IS NOT TURNING ON FOR A MONTH NOW, I HAVE GIVE OUR LOCAL EXPERT AND HE SAID THERE IS PROBLEM WITH MOTHER BORD OF A LAPTOP AND IT HARD TO FIND AROUND IN MY CITY. CAN YOU DIRECT WHERE I CAN FIND AN EXPERT IN DAR ES SALAAM? MY WHTASAP NO. +255713668265

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Hey all,
Ok, here's the problem, hope someone can help. I've recently had problems with my comp, it wouldnt boot. I'd been having problems with my 80 gig Western D. Hard drive so i replaced it assuming it was the problem and it was still under waranty. I can now boot to the windows instalation setup. I format the hd, create a partition and begin the instalation. Windows writes the instalation files to the hard drive, and is supposed to reboot and load from there to continue the instalation. Well my comp reboots, but takes me right back to the initial setup screen. It's not detecting the instalation at all as if i didnt install anything, but i go into dos cmd mode and i see the windows folder, so the hd is being written to. Ive even tried switching cables incase they were bad. Bios was reset a couple times, dont know whats wrong here. Its like its writing hd, but not reading, what to do? A couple times i have gotten could not detect boot volume error also. thanks for your time.
-Dan

"in case it matters,
mobo: asus p4s533 intel p4 2.0ghz , 80 gig western digital hard drive special ed. 8 mb cache. If any other parts matter let me know."
 

A:Hardware Problem

Had the exact same thing happen a few weeks ago helping a friend put together his new computer. try this, if the WD is the ONLY hardrive or device on that IDE channel remove the jumper from it. the WD's dont like having a jumper if they are alone on the IDE channel. ( not even if it is set to master)
 

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

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

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

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Hello Guys,

I'm new to here and really in need of some help. I'm not familiar with the protocol for posting new threads or anything.

I bought a USB mouse a few weeks ago and it's been giving me a problem where every time I scroll up or down too much, it disconnects.

The brand of the mouse is Omega. OMEGA

To be exact^

I don't know what to do and it's really getting in the way of my daily activities which take place on my PC. I'd be willing to be asked any further questions about my machine or the device that could actually help me resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Hardware Problem

Make and model of pc or hardware if custom is totally necessary. Laptop or desktop? Is this all the time, only on the internet and if so how do you connect to the internet and who is your isp.

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Hello everyone

I have 2 big problems with my computer
1)My graphics card is crashing when i am playing some games for example League of Legends and COD Black ops after their loading screen my pc crashes some times both games work but sometimes they dont

My second problem is that i bought a duo ram (2x2 4gb) and every time i try to boot it either stops at the beginning or after windows logo i get a blue screen

Sorry that i provided so small info but i am tired and depressed too a very deadly combo
 

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Desktop pc slowly runs only 1 program, slowly, at a time since a lightning storm. Is there a way to figure out exactly what it damaged so that I may be able to fix it? Maybe like some sort of scan (that would take all day) or something. I found a website called www.testmyhardware.com but I'm not sure if I should run it or not. Any and all help would be appreciated.

I tried to search several times on the forum and each time it says it cannot display the page, so I just had to post the problem. Sorry for any inconvience.
 

A:hardware problem maybe?

hi before doing that try running sfc /scnw http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html
and chkdsk http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/how-to-use-check-disk-in-windows-vista/ they will check for system errors and hdd errors
 

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i'm using an athlon cpu with a jetway board and recently my pc just shuts down and restarts when im using it. no matter waht application i've been using sometimes after 10+ mins or less. then i tried to remove all hardwares and inserted it again. at first it works it doesnt restart but when i use games such as nba and nsfu after several mins it shuts down and restarts. so i cant play games so i tried to format my disk but after formatting i cant reinstall xp my pc works to slow as if it was an pentium1 with 8mb of ram. it takes too long to go to the windows setup. it reads data too slow. what could be wrong? need your help pls thanks
 

A:Hardware problem?

you need to clean the harddrive out good, FDisk is preferred, but ask more people on this site and they may know of some good programs to clear it out.
 

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

A:Problem with my lan hardware

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

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Hello, my 7 laptop has suddenly begun to misbehave.it sticks on the black toshiba screen when I switch on, it says F2 for something and f10 for something else, but Enter usually gets it to boot up. But then when it has booted if I go to a text program it gives an endless uncontrollable stream of = signs, same in the search box at bottom left, In qwicken it churns the date endlessly forward. Esc gets it out of this (usually) and it works fine.
Can someone point me to what is the problem? Is it the keyboard or is it a software mangle?
Does it sound fixable or is this my hint to dump the machine?
Thanks

A:? hardware problem or

Try this first:

Boot your PC with the "Last Known Good Configuration" option.
This quick little option can be accessed by following these simple steps:

Press and hold down the "F8" button as you boot up your PC and before the Windows logo is displayed. This will bring you to the Advanced Boot Options, wherein a list of options on booting up your Windows 7 system is provided.

Locate the "Last Known Good Configuration" option and select it by pressing the Enter key. Your PC should now start booting Windows. Wait and see if it works.

If that didn't work, try System restore.
System Restore

More related tutorials:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/666-advanced-boot-options.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/69585-safe-mode.html

Lets us know if you have any questions.

Hope this helps,
John

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Yet again, I've come to a boot problem. This time, when I boot up my machine, it stops at the PCI listing, and at the bottom of the screen I get something that looks like this: AФ AФ

I tried resetting the BIOS, but it didn't work. For what it's worth, I had just downloaded and ran the FEAR demo, it froze, and I rebooted. That's when I got the "AФ AФ" thing. I checked my GPU, and I didn't smell anything burning, so I don't think it's my card. (It wasn't rendering anything at the time anyway)... I am completely stumped. (And more than a little pissed lol)
 

A:Possible hardware problem

I'd start disconnecting one piece of hardware at a time and see if you can get past where your at now. It could be a card, a drive, or a piece of memory that has failed or maybe just needs re-seating.
 

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I listed this in the software section but no one seemed to want to jump in. Maybe it's a hardware problem and I listed it incorrectly. Went to transfer a newly built Access database file to another computer by way of a thumb drive (G on this system, an ACER XP with 4GB Ram) and got the message: "G not accessible, access is denied". I had used the thumb drive to transfer a preliminary test database the day before to the other machine just fine. The thumb drive seems to work OK in the other machine transferring files back and forth, etc. Also, now this machine won't recognize the CD drive. I run Kaspersky Internet Security and it reports no security threats detected. Thanks for any guidance as to where I need to go to diagnose this problem. No CD or thumb drive makes for a really, really ineffective and inefficient workplace.
 

A:Is this a hardware problem?

I know this is pretty basic, but did you restart Windows? Once fully restarted then insert the thumb drive, it should re-locate it and assign the "G" to it once again.

Sometimes Windows gets confused...........~!
 

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

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Hi, I have a problem regarding my network port. It works for few days and then suddenly shows limited connectivity, I performed all the tests
but could not understand the problem

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