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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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Good afternoon Tech Immortals,

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

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.1GHz

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

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT pci-e

MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard

The problems:

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

-Kai
 

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

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

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

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

Bump

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

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

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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I currently have my Benq monitor set to the default resolution of 1280x1024 but have changed the DPI to 120% for better viewing. Since I did that all the excel worksheets I had been working on for the past year don't appear correctly as I had meticulously set them up & saved them with the monitor set on 125% DPI . I can revert back to 120% but I want to save the files to disc for my family and want them to be able to view them in the same way I had set them up. I have tried many monitors of various sizes on my PC but with the same result. So it doesn't seem to be a monitor problem ? I thought that changing the monitors DPI would only make items appear larger or smaller not affect saved worksheet files.
There is no other setting I can find to alleviate this problem so wondering if it is a hardware problem ? Hope someone can offer some suggestions

A:Hardware problem ?

How is it not appearing properly? Are some of your values appearing as 'xxxxxx'?

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I have only one USB outlet on a WinXP Professional and when I use Add New Hardware I get malfunction, hardware not recognised, installed but may not work, unknown device, drivers not found and so forth. I have shown the path etc but nothing, tried unknown device same thing. There are some devices installed ok. I have tried the items (Mobile Phones) I am trying to install on another computer and they will install. Please what can be my problem.

A:Add New Hardware problem

mmhhh, What i think is that you mait not install the device properly, or try to change the usb that you are using this would work most ,When a USB is used to be unplaged without stoping the process it would probably coused the USB not to be recognized next time you plug it in.

If it says drivers not found ,go to device manager and look for the drivers on the internate.

Last try to check for the firewall settings may firewalls may be stoping the device due to some problems that occurs during installation.

Hope you mait find something useful.

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I apologize for my long post in advance. I also apologize I had a post regarding this in the Digital Photography section of the forums and only had one reply which didn't answer my question and it is more a hardware question anyway. I have a Kodak EasyShare DX6340 digital camera. Along with the camera I have the Kodak EasyShare software installed on my computer and I also have the EasyShare camera dock 6000. The camera dock was supposed to make the transfer process easier and faster which in my case does neither. I also was getting an error when trying to transfer from the camera while in the dock to the PC using the Easyshare software that said Device Information Could Not Be Found. So I decided to take the dock out of the equation and hook the camera directly via USB. Now when I connected the camera the first time I got Windows Has Detected New Hardware box than went on to a box that said Windows Detected Kodak DX6340. So it seems that Windows 2000 SP4 recognized and installed the camera. Now when I go into the Easyware software to transfer pictures I get the same Device Information Could Be Found. In both using the dock and USB I am still able to put the pictures onto the PC, I just took the dock out cause it has more problems than it's worth. The problem I have is that the Easyshare software is very lethargic and clunky, for lack of better words and I want to get rid of it. I have Nero Ultra 7 installed on my computer that offers better tools for editing picture... Read more

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Hello.
my problem started when I was playing warcraft 3 and all of a sudden it froze. The mouse wouldn't work, alt-f4, ctrl-alt delete didn't work so i rebooted. Right after the windows loading screen the monitor's light when from green (normal) to yellow as if it were sleeping. so I could only get on windows on safe mode and VGA mode. I was reading around the internet and found some solutions such as, system restore, using driver cleaner pro, un/reinstalling drivers now the wierd thing about this problem is everytime I try and install a nvidia driver from the website or from 3dguru it starts at 50% everytime even after i reformatted the computer and installed clean windows. I think the reason it starts at 50% is because when I was reinstalling it the first time it crashed on the same spot it starts everytime I try and install isn't that wierd? when I went to device manager and deleted the display adapter and rebooted it would still be there, but when I go into display properties, settings tab it says display: (default monitor) on, I also deleted the registers from regedit and reinstalled, but no such luck. While I was reinstalling everything else another problem arised. My audio drivers wouldn't install either, it was freeze everytime it got to the point where it says windows is configuring the sound drivers or something, i've tried downloading drivers from the cd and websites. I've been having this problem for almost a week now.. could so... Read more

A:from one problem to another. could it be hardware?

Because reading that is very hard for me, I will attempt to guess what is wrong with your computer. You can't start your computer in regular mode and you can't install your drivers for anything or is it just your sound card?
'Is it that your drivers fail to install and an error message comes up? Or is it your computer freezes?

Also your north bridge fell? Someone more knowlegdable then me will have to explain that one cause I have no idea how your north bridge can fall, unless you mean failed. Which if something is wrong with the north bridge on your motherboard, you have to get a new motherboard/computer.
 

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

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My friend was installing Windows 7, and then couple of days later the computer started to restart every 4 hours, and now she does it every 1,5 hours or less.

She always shows blue screen and then restart.

Any ideas?

Could it be a corrupt install?

A:Hardware problem?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColdIce


My friend was installing Windows 7, and then couple of days later the computer started to restart every 4 hours, and now she does it every 1,5 hours or less.

She always shows blue screen and then restart.

Any ideas?

Could it be a corrupt install?


It might be a bad RAM stick, or it could be that a component is getting too hot, like the CPU. Is this a laptop or desktop? Are you able to see what the temps are? You might try running Speedfan or Hardware Monitor to see the temps, and to make sure that the fans are all running.

If it's a laptop, the air vents might be clogged with dirt, fuzz, cat hair...

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

Brian

A:Hardware problem? Help!

Think they answered this below:

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

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Hello all, PC crisis mode.

I have a machine one of them "pick-all-the-parts-and-they-put-it-together" type places (American Computech). I installed XP Pro on it, and it's worked like a charm for about 8 months.

Recently my machine has stopped booting entirely. At first, it would get to the BIOS screen and then reboot itself. Once in every 5 tries or so you would make it to the Windows login screen and be able to log in. At this point, however, it stops just after the BIOS screen. There's a message at the top (with a blinking cursor after) that says "Error loading operating system". It's still a black screen with white text.

I'm not quite sure where to go with this. Do I just try to reinstall the OS from scratch? Or is this possibly a hardware issue?

Second question - the fan I got with my PC is REALLY loud. I presume a better fan would be quieter. But, not being terribly technical, how do I figure out which fan is the loud one? Hard disk fan? Case fan? I don't even know if I have multiple fans in there. The only one listed on the invoice is "ECS Socket A Cooling Fan". I'm not sure how to tell.

Thanks!

Steve
 

A:Problem - XP Pro or Hardware?

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

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

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

A:Problem with the new Hardware Help!!

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Hello, my computer was working fine over the weekend, i moved my computer back to another area of the house, it was working fine until now, whenever i start it up, i can hear it running, but no display on the monitor and it keeps making this kind of long beeping sound, then it stops, repeats forever... i don't know what caused this or how to fix this, this computer is kind of old, i play all my old games on it. (bought in 2004) It is running windows xp professional, and 512MB of ram, can anyone help me please? i have snapshots of my computer if you would like me to upload. Thanks.
 

A:possible hardware problem?

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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

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

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

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

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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

Thanks again!
 

A:Hardware Problem?

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

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

A:BIG PROBLEM Could be OS OR Hardware

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

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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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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 have a Sony DRX-800UL DVD/CD rewriteable drve that have had for about 18mths and has worked perfctly till now, it's as if my pc dosn't recognise it i cant record onto it and when i put in a disc to play nothing it just sits there when i go into start>my computer DVD/RW drive is highlighted but dosn't show the cd/dvd thats in there when i go to start>contropl panel>add hardware and highlight the drive it tells me that it is working as it should

now im stuck and confused

Please help thanks
 

A:Hardware problem please help

Go the Device Manager and uninstall the controller it is connected to. Shut down Windows, restart and let Windows automatically reinstall the device. If that doesn't help, you may have a bad drive. It happens.
 

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Hello Forum,

My son's laptop recently began freezing after boot-up. It hung at the desktop, couldn't open anything and had to be shutdown with the power button. It was also freezing in Safe mode. At one boot-up Windows informed me of a missing or corrupted file. I goggled the file and the results pointed to malware. Rather than attempt to clean it up, I chose to reformat XP.
Now when the computer boots up, frequently the Right click window will open either by itself or when you Left click the touchpad. Left clicking again causes it to close and immediately open again. This is the window you get when you Right click on empty desktop. These actions also happens when using a usb mouse and was part of the problem prior to reformatting.
On one occasion, the computer froze up, reviewing the task manager showed the cpu usage at zero for about a minute until it finally unlocked. Not sure what else it's doing because no one is using it.
Thanks for any positive feedback.

A:OS or Hardware Problem?

I would start with running diagnostics on the hard drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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

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I cant save any data in one of my drive.When i tried to save anything it says "some data loss due to hardware or network failure"...And i couldnt format da drive to ntfs..Only it formatted to fat32...Whats the possible defects?I usd scan disk.No problem found,,
 

A:Hardware problem

The drive you are trying to save data to... is it inside your computer or is it an external drive? Is it a drive that is somewhere else on a network? Please tell us a bit more about your set-up.
 

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My computer:
asus p5kc
inno3d 8800 gts 512
4 gb ram mushkin
750 gb samsung hdd

ive got problem with some hardware.sometimes when i boot up computer,the windows boot screen doesnt shows.it just freezes when it should apear and i get a blank screen.but if i reboot again everything goes normal (except windows shows message that it could not load becouse some new hardware was added)

what should i do to get rid of theese freezes?
 

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I Had an issue with DVD RW. Unable to find DVD RW in my computer window,but i can eject it manually.
Can i know the possible cause of problem??

A:DVD RW hardware problem

Check and report the status of the drive in the device manager. An error code, such as "19" will help in troubleshooting.

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

A:? XP or Hardware problem...

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Hey there,

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

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

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

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

I would greatly appreciate your help

thank you in advance
 

A:Hardware Problem ...

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

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

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

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

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

Many Thanks

Matt

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

A:Hardware Problem Please Help!!!!

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

A:help is this a hardware problem?

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

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

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

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

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