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Can I plug-in SATA cable when computer is running?

Q: Can I plug-in SATA cable when computer is running?

I am not sure:

Can I plug-in (and -out) a SATA cable (to hard disc) from (ASUS) motherboard slot when computer is running?

Or will this cause a damage to hardware?

Peter

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A: Can I plug-in SATA cable when computer is running?

If your sata controllers are in AHCI mode. It's called 'hot plugging'. Although I only do it if necessary.

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Can I plug in the power cable to a sata drive (already connected to sata port on mobo), while the computer is on.

With that drive connected Windows will not boot (I never have had a problem with the drive before, even when installing windows). If I remember right, a few years ago, I moved the pagefile to that drive, and it also had a boot.ini file on it (for some reason) I wonder if that is the problem (never until now), because when that drive is installed windows hangs at starting windows.

A:Plug in a sata power cable

If the SATA controller is set to AHCI mode, and the SATA port the drive is on is set to allow "hot-swap", then yes you could. If not, then no you can't.

You should post a screenshot of your Disk Management window with the problem drive connected. Expand the window so everything can be read.

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Hello guys , i have a problem with my desktop pc and I really can't find a solution to it. Recently , I started to get dc and the only way of making it work again was to turn off my modem, wait 10 seconds and then restart the pc. Recently i was downloading a game from steam and after 3/25 gb it dc again. Troubleshooter reported 2 problems. The first with an red x stating that an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or it might be broken (my cable is new and it works fine) and one with a yellow triangle stating that local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration. Ok so I gave up and did 2 things: first i checked my hardware. They said it works perfectly . Then I unplugged my modem thinking that this was the problem. I plugged the cable directly into my pc and had to use dial-up connection. Ok , i entered the user and pass , connected and after a few days of perfect connection i've decided to resume the download. After downloading another gb it crashed again . So out of frustration i took my pc to my friend and used his connection for the download . It worked perfectly . Now i am back home and guess what? After trying to download a large file it crashed again and now it won't even connect back. i. Have never seen something like this , it just collapses if it uses up more that 3-4 mb/s . Now the troubleshooter says the swme about the cable and the ip . My settings are to obtain an automatic ip ... My driver is fine , my cable is fine , wireless on laptop wor... Read more

A:Plug an ethernet cable into this computer ????

I would first try power cycling both the modem and router. unplug both and wait about a minute; then plug the modem back in first; and let that boot; then plug the router back in and let it boot. Also, check for a firmware upgrade for your router. If there is one; download and install it. Once that is done.I would go into the device manager in the control panel and uninstall any either net related connections and or devices. Any onboard network cards; uninstall them and let reboot and let windows hopefully detect it and reinstall the proper drivers, etc for it. Try any or all of these things and see if they help ya out any.

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Don't have many of the specifics of the computer with me. Generally speaking, I have an older (circa 2006), but still pretty darned capable, Gateway FX Desktop. It's running Win7 on a SATA 2. Want to buy a new drive to dual boot with Win8. In general, are the SATA 3 drives backwards compatible with a mobo supporting no more than the SATA 2 data rate, etc? I think he answer is yes, but just checking. Would I need a different cable? I doubt you can even find much in the way of new (not refurbished) SATA 2 drives these days. I have found quite a few refurbished--e.g. this one. I will need very little storage. Don't want an SSD.

A:Older Computer: SATA Drive/Cable Question

YES & NO.

Western Digital SATA III Desktop Drives are backwards compatible with SATA II Motherboards only with a jumper is set on pins 5 & 6.

You can check the JUMPER setting here:
WD Support / Installation / SATA & SAS / WD Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II)

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?
 

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.
 

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So i found an old sata hardrive that was stored for about 2 years.
While the computer was on, i tried to plugged the Hardrive in the SATA power connector cable, as soon as i plugged it in the power connector there was smoke coming from the connection and my computer immediately shutdown.

Can someone explain what happened? I though you could connect devices while the computer was on without any issues?

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I know, I know, I know... SATA is Hot PnP. I'm old school and finally gotten over the fear of Hot PnP USB.

I'm replacing a new W7 PC for a customer and the old PC is WXP. Reason being, the old PC Pwr Supply died. Can I take the old SATA HD w/WXP on it and just plug it into a SATA port on the new PC while it's running to copy files from it (safely).

And can I facilitate a Files and Settings Transfer WXP-to-W7 in this manner?

Thanx,
partly cloudy

A:Is it OK to attach SATA HD while computer running?

yeah you can ive got a hot swap drive, which allows you to remove and replace a drive whenever you need to

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Relatively new hdd disappears after some time.
(1Tb WD black sata3 jumpered to sata2)
All cables are sata click.
The drive is used for storage and is accessed only few times a month.
So is any way to test somehow what is the problem
hdd, cable or mb sata connector (GA-EP43-DS3L).
It's all start with annoying red hdd activity light lighting all the time when a drive disappears.
After a reboot all is back to normal for some time.
Tested a drive with hd tune pro and it seems ok.
picture
-up normal
-down 1Tb missing

A:Sata Hdd / cable / motherboard sata / problem?

a few things to try first.

-use a different sata cable
-use a different power cable
-try the drive in a different sata port on the motherboard

my first thought was a motherboard fault, which it may well be but try the above first, if nothing else you can eliminate three things as possible faults in the mean time.

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Hi everyone.

On my motherboard there are 4 what I think are sata plugs. They have the L shaped bit in the middle but no outside oval part (the plastic part) Are these the old type of SATA or are these the new sata but just different.

Any help would be great.
Thank you

Jack-O-Bytes
 

A:Different SATA Plug

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while spring cleaning my computer I noticed one sata hd was missing the curved part on the power plug.
is it still safe to use the drive ?
 

A:SATA plug damaged

I don't understand what the "curved part" is, but if the drive still powers up and is seen, all is ok
 

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hi all, i recently broken the top off one of the plug comnig from my psu, dont ask me how because i seriously just don know what went on but anyway. i was wonering if i could replace that one broken plug with a ne one? or maybe even just fix the current one?

A:broken sata plug

Probably the best (easiest) way would be get a SATA power connector that has the wires on it. Cut off the wires of the broken plug and splice (solder) the wires from the new plug (make sure you connect the wires correctly) to the wires from the power supply for the broken plug. Be sure to properly insulate each of the spliced connections.

I don't know if you can buy a connector with wires, but you can get a PATA (IDE) power connector to SATA adapter and use the wires and SATA connector from that. '

Here is an adapter listed on e-bay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-IDE-Mole...item2c65d55ab9

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Pc is hp b6840 but no idea wgerectge actual disk drice is either
 

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This is probably very simple, but I can't figure it out. Iam building a system around a new Intel D955XBK motherboard, which has the integrated audio, and I cannot determine where to plug the little audio cable that connects to the CD-ROM drive. In my old system there was a port on the audio card for it.
 

A:Where do you plug the audio cable?

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Hi i have a Del Dimension 3000 with motherboard number E210882 and i need to change the factory  GREY FLAT CABLE TO A SATA CABLE SO I CAN USE A NEWER HDD but i don't kinow what this cable would be called or where i can find it.there are 39 pins in the motherboard and no SATA connectors in the MOBO just IDE connectors.
I'd appreciate your help on this!
Tech1126

A:Switching from an IDE cable to an SATA cable

There is no way to use a cable to install a SATA drive on a mainboard with no SATA support.
You'll need to install a PCI SATA controller (and you'll also need a MOLEX to SATA power adapter for the drive -- it's long past the time that SATA drives had MOLEX power connectors on them.
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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I replaced a failed HP PSU 03057F3R with a "compatible" PSU from a supplier. There are 5 wires attached to the sata power plug for the failed PSU, but only 4 wires attached to the sata power plug for the compatible PSU. One of the 5 wires of the failed PSU is not connected to the molex plug but directly to the circuit board of the PSU.

The PC works fine with the compatible PSU and the hard drive seems to work fine with the 4-wire sata power plug which used to be connected to a 5-wire sata power plug. Should I be concerned that the use of the 4-wire sata plug will pose a safety or data problem for me?
 

A:Sata power plug puzzle

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Hi,
I'm trying to fix my computer because my boyfriend took out the graphics card a while back also taking out multiple cables so he could get it out but now he doesn't know where they go.
I can plug the graphics card in no problem but i'm struggling with this cable ( http://www.gttkc.com/shop/images/sata-data-90deg.jpg ) Its got data SATA 4 written on it by the person who put the pc together.
One end is plugged into the motherboard, the other end i have no idea where it goes. Theres another identical cable plugged into the motherboard (he's written master boot SATA 1 on it) and that is plugged into the hard drive (maxtor diamondmax 22)
I have looked and looked but i can't find where it goes.
Sorry if this is a really stupid question but i don't really know what i'm doing with computers i just get by with improv and common sense.
Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Where do i plug the data sata?

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Can I arbitrarily plug in and out SATA cables (coming from DVD and (external) hard disc) into and from SATA slots on the motherboard?

or does this cause hardware damages?

Are thesDVD and external hard discs detected automatically by Win7
or do I have to click somewhere "refresh" ?

Peter

A:Can hot-plug-in and out SATA cables from mobo during run?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pstein


Can I arbitrarily plug in and out SATA cables (coming from DVD and (external) hard disc) into and from SATA slots on the motherboard?

or does this cause hardware damages?

Are thesDVD and external hard discs detected automatically by Win7
or do I have to click somewhere "refresh" ?

Peter


Hello Peter and welcome to the forum

The answer I will give you is that the drive and PC must support hot plugging, You need to select AHCI in the BIOS and the drive must have a SATA power cable (as opposed to the old four pin molex connectors that were used by some of the early SATA drives.)

I have never heard of hot plugging a DVD drive.

So how do you know if I can do it of not? easy answer read the next paragraph

To disconnect a Serial ATA hard drive from the computer when the computer is running, you must first use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the system tray to dismount the drive from the Operating System. If the Serial ATA hard drive is not listed under the "Safely Remove Hardware" function, the motherboard or Serial ATA controller does not support hot plugging and the computer should be shut down and powered off before disconnecting the hard drive.

Except for external SATA my personal opinion is not to do it

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While the computer is on, can I unplug an SATA drive and plug in a new one? Is this safe, or just plain stupid? Should I always turn off the computer before adding/removing a hard drive?

Win XP Pro.
 

A:SATA Drives Plug & Play?

Some raid cards [highpoint I know] support hot-swapping on SOME of their cards. DO NOT do this on something that you are not sure supports hot-swapping. Basically the connectors must be designed so that the last connection to break is the ground; all power is removed before the ground connection is broken. USBs are designed this way.

Again do not do this unless you know the device supports hot-swapping.
 

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Hi,

I have an Asrock k7nf2-raid motherboard & 2 sata hard drives. 1 is internal with windows xp installed, this one works fine.

The second hd is in a removable rack. This drive works fine until I remove it using "safely remove hardware". If the drive is removed in this way, whether it is re-plugged when the pc is on or off, it is not recognised by the operating system or the bios.

The only way to get this drive to work again is to cold boot the pc a few times until the drive is eventually detected, even then, windows tends to freeze when the drive is accessed.
After the next few boots, windows stabilizes & everything then runs ok.
In the mobo manual, it does say that the mobo does not support sata hot plugging, I but if this is so, then why do I get the option to "safely remove" this drive?
and if I cannot use this drive in this way, then why does all the above happen. surely the drive should be recognised on the next boot.

I also believe that nf2 chipsets do not support hotplug, but nf3 & 4 do. So again, why does this drive show up in the safely remove hardware group.

I have tried new cables. Swapped the rack for one out of another pc & tried a different hd, always with the same results.

Has anyone any idea why this keeps happening?
Thanks for any replies

Rob.
 

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Hi their first of all my computer spec:

I have a thermaltake supranoVB1000SWS case, Asus P5KC motherboard, windows 7 ultimate 64bit, Intel Quad core Q6600 CPU, 2GB corsair XMS DDR2 800mhz RAM, 1TB Samsung spinpoint hard-drive, DVD-drive

what it is, I bought my new case ( the thermaltake supranoVB1000SWS) a couple of weeks ago, so obviously I had to swap all my hardware into it from my older case.
Everything worked perfectly in my older case, its when I swapped everything to my new case that I started having problems with my DVD drive.
When I connect the IDE and power cable upto it, and switch my computer on their is no power getting to the drive, well no lights light up, flicker or do anything.
But once i turn my computer off and remove the IDE cable, but leave the power cable in, the DVD drive powers up, the draw opens and closes like normal, it only doesnt come on when the IDE cable is plugged in.

The DVD drive is set to master, this is IDE
My hard-drive is SATA so thats automatically goes to master.

The dvd drive is not detected in the BIOS ( revision 1203)

I have checked the IDE connector on the motherboard its-self and none of the pins or damaged or bent etc, I have even tried a new IDE cablr but the same happens.

Please can you help me thank you.
 

A:DVD drive not working when plug IDE cable into it.

arnie2009 said:


The DVD drive is set to master, this is IDE.Click to expand...

Had a similar problem moving an optical drive to the secondary IDE port on new computer a while ago. Had to change the jumper on the drive from Master to Cable Select (CS) to get it to work. It might be worth trying on your computer. You would need an IDE cable that supports CS with gray and black connectors for the drives.
 

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Hi

Can an expert out there tell me how to resolve this problem:

I plug in a LAN cable to my laptop but apparently Win 7 can't detect it. However it does detect the wireless connect and automatically connect to it.

Please help. I'm a noob when coming to Win 7 and Computer stuff.

Thanks.

By the way, I'm using a Linksys router. Please let me know if I need any other information to help resolve the problem. Thanks

A:Can't Detect LAN Wire Even After Plug in Cable

Are you certain that the driver for the LAN connection is installed?

Either Windows update or the manufacture of your laptop should have a driver for the LAN connection.

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Hi all,

I have a Linksys Wireless router WRT54G, the instructions say to click the cable from the cable modem, into the Internet port on router. What if I don't have a cable modem and I want to click a cable from the data jack on the wall into the router? Do I still plug it in the Internet port or do I click it in one of the other ports? Thank you in advance for your help.

-afs16554-
 

A:where to plug cable in wireless router?

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I plug in vga cable and nothing shows up. I've tested with a laptop and it work fine it showed up. So it's not the wire or the Monitor . It's the computer but idk what

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I like my Phoenix 860st a lot, but I do have to move over a couple of data drives from my old system, so I need to plug in two more SATA cables. Unfortunately, there seems to be no way for a human being to actually reach the open SATA ports on the MB, mainly due to the HUGE mounting bracket for the Nvidia 970 card that is directly in front of the SATA ports. Does anyone know of a sophisticated gripping tool that could be used to work around all that metal to actually (1) grip and (2) push in the SATA cables?  I can sort-of wiggle the cables into more-or-less the right position but there seems to be no way to get any leverage at all (literally no room for fingers!) to push them into any of the open SATA slots.  Medical forceps maybe? Or Plan B, instructions to SAFELY detach and re-attach the video card bracket to reach the SATA ports?  Or Plan C, instructions to SAFELY detach and re-attach the top cover of the machine to reach the top of the MB where the SATA ports are located? TIA for any help or advice you can provide. Peter

A:Phoenix 860st - How to plug in new SATA cables?

 What is the complete product name or product number? I am unable to find any technical information on your PC as you have identified it.  Please take a digital photo so I can see what you are talking about. Nevermind. I found an image on Computershopper.http://www.computershopper.com/desktops/reviews/hp-envy-phoenix-860st Now I see exactly what you mean.   You will have to remove that top bracket in order to access the SATA ports. The image at computer shopper shows a couple of philips screws. That shouldn't be difficult. The function of the bracket appears to be a way of cleaning up the case cabling and wiring. 

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Hi

My motherboard doesn't have any PCI slots - only a PCI-E port, the one we normally plug graphics cards into.
That slot is free now - I use the built-in graphics. As you see, there are only two SATA connectors on this board, which is painfully few. So, I thought, maybe I could put a SATA card into that PCI-E plug so I would have 4 SATA ports then? (two onboard and two on the card)
That card is old, but still working fine, Silicone SATA RAID. Would I be able to use it for booting, or for a DVD drive? :O Maybe both? Is it like a traditional SATA Controller or are there any limitations compared to the onboard plugs? I never tried using it for either a DVD drive nor for a boot drive, only for secondary data disks. That did the job fine, though in a vanilla/standard PCI slot. Never tried putting it into a graphics card slot, but seems like that's my only option here.
Oh and the type is MSI AM1i if you want to look it up. I'll include a photo here. The PCI-e Graphicsport in question is on the bottom in the picture.

EDIT: Oh, looking at the picture.... There is a beeper on the top left, sticked to the bottom of one of the rear connector boxes. It is connected to the board, but it never sounds. I want it to make that beep on boot. (POST chime) How do I enable that? There doesn't seem to be a BIOS setting for that.

[CLICK HERE] for official specs

A:Can I plug a PCI SATA Card into the PCI-E Graphics port

Physically, it will fit (the bottom slot is PCI-e, not PCI, btw). The problem is how many lanes will it support. I looked at the specs and they are ambiguous at best. You should be able to get a card to give you more SATA ports but you may not get full speed unless that slot has more than one lane. Also, make sure the card uses one lane per SATA port. There are a lot of cards that have two or more SATA ports but run off only one PCI-e lane (I'd like to shoot the eejits that design and sell those abominations). I doubt you will be able to boot off of a card (some cards allow it but require that the MOBO will support it, which they often do not).

Edit: I found the card on Newegg and their description is better than MSI's. The slot physically is x16 long but, electrically, it has only x4 lanes. That will support up to four more SATA ports as long as the card uses the same number of lanes.

This card may work for you. The most common negative review is on the difficulty of getting drivers to work. Read the reviews for tips on it. Also, you might get lucky and Win 7 will already have the driver you need (that was what happened when I installed my LSI 9211-8i).

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The other night I started my PC up I got Hard disk failure.

I've tried One of the Two sata drives in another computer and it works.
I've tried the Sata to motherboard plug in another computer that works.

I plugged everything back in my computer and when I booted it didn't work not even Cdrom, I then changed the plugs from motherboard to Harddrive and cdrom around and got one Hard drive coming up.

I'm unsure what to do next it doesn't seem to like me at all, this computer is barley many months old. Please help if you've any idea.
 

A:SATA Plug Issue with Gigabyte Motherboard

talk to Gigabyte about a RMA. that should cover this. I do not have there e-mail but u can get it on there site if u look.
 

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Hi!

I'm having trouble connecting to the internet with my Acer Aspire laptop using an ASDL cable coming from a router.

The account username and password are set up. When I insert the ADSL ethernet cable in to my laptop, and click 'Connect' in the dial up box, it goes through the dialling, check password etc, and in 2 seconds, I am online, and it shows as connected in the bottom right of the screen, with the speed (100Mps).

Then, my laptop just freezes. The mouse won't move, and everything is frozen. not even the Ctrl Alt Del works. I've left it at least 20 minutes and nothing happens so I have to reset. On re-startup, it goes to a blue screen and prompts to run a file check of FAT 32(?).

Have tried this a few times, all with the same result. I usually connect via WIFI at home, but I am in Beijing for 2 weeks, using a friends internet cable. Works fine on his laptop (this one- ThinkPad X41) so not the internet thats causing the problem. Have connected to the interent via cable before in England with no such probs (although that was with a USB cable - not sure if that makes any difference?)

If anyone could help, I'd be so grateful - really need my laptop. I'm using Windows XP, and have the basic Norton Security service that comes on a free trial basis with most new laptops.

Thanks in hope...

Richie.
 

A:Laptop crashes when plug in ASDL cable...

I would check your computer for a virus or spyware before looking at any other causes. Freezing up after connecting to the internet may be a sign there is a trojan virus or other ansty at work.
 

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I have a laptop that i received from my father about 5 months or so, it's pretty old because it was the vista model and I usually play games like LoL, SC Brood war, Warcraft 3 and Osu. Today I was using my laptop and i went away to clean my pet's cage then when i came back, my screen was black unnaturally. I thought that it was just some random problem that wasn't really that harmful until I tried turning the computer back up again with surprising results. When I booted the laptop again it took me to the screen where you got to chose whether you can solve what the problem was that made the computer suddenly shut down or just boot regularly. I tried to ust boot it up regularly when suddenly it rebooted again. It repeated this process about 5 times when I had enought and got a bit frustrated and slapping my laptop. It then showed up bluescreens for the next 4 hours or so. I plugged everything out that was on the laptop, my Blue Snowball microphone, Royche Optical mouse, ethernet cable and my Sony Stereo Headphones MDR- XD200. Finally after a bit when the bluescreens and blackscreens didn't appear I quickly went otn the website to search this up and also went on my anti-virus programs to clear any malwares or viruses. I don't know what's wrong with my laptop, and I don't know if my laptop will act weird again if i plug in my accessories.

A:Bluescreen when I plug in ethernet cable, anything in USB ports etc

Also when I plugged back my usb when i was in any of the "solve problem" screens or actually on the main screen in windows, it just automatically shows bluescreen

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I'm trying to set up my modem/router on a different cable outlet, and on the original one, we're using a modem that does our phone as well, I'm trying to set up a normal modem in another outlet, but when I set it up, all I get is "Limited Connectivity," I've tried with ethernet and wireless. I use that outlet for cable TV, is that same outlet not compatible with Internet?

I really need some help with this, I don't know anything about networking..

So any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Solved: Cable plug not Internet compatible?

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How do I configure/organize the wires in a plug to create an ethernet Receptacle/Wall Plug?

Thank you.
 

A:Wire Configuration for CAT5 Cable in Plug?

check this link http://www.lanshack.com/make-cat5E.asp
 

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so a couple of weeks ago my internet stopped working wirelessly, after restarting, and doing everything i could thing of i plugged it in to the router and it decided to work but the wireless still wont.

its like my network card isnt even there, everyone else in the house can connect fine, but nothing is showing up for me. i downloaded xirrus wifi inspecter, but that couldnt even detect a card. nore can the device manager.

Can anyone help me fix this, i hate sitting on the kitchen benchtop to do my browsing
 

A:Internet wont work, but does if i plug in cable

the xirrus cannot find the adapter

make and exact model of the pc

lets see a device manager screen shot
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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

how to access device manager for different windows versions
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

if this does not work then -

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb
In the Start Search box type
device manager and then press enter

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Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager
network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window.
1) hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the scree... Read more

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Hello,
I am having trouble with the prongs where the power cable is plugged in on the back of the tower. The computer does not come on unless I jiggle the prongs. The computer stays on just fine, then, so long as I don't turn it off. If I have to turn it off, then to get it on the next time, I have to jiggle the prongs again. I have already replaced the power cord, so I know it's not that. Have you ever heard of this happening? Is it possible to replace this part?
Thank you for your help! Maggie
 

A:plug for power cable on back of tower

That power cable goes into the power supply. If the cable is good, there is something wrong with the prongs of the power supply. Do you have a spare to swap to confirm?
 

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i have Asus X450JF with windows 8.1 pro 64bit. everytime i turn on the laptop, and i plug the HDMI cable, there is no sound on my TV even in the playback devices. i unplug and replug the cable then the sound appeared on my TV. i already tried many drivers (from intel and the asus manufactured drivers) but i still to plug twice the cable to get the sound on my TV.
is this a bug or there is something wrong with the HDMI?

A:Windows 8.1 HDMI cable must plug twice to get sound on TV

No other HDMI device (monitor/TV) to test? Tried a different cable? It could be the TV not detecting it until it gets the hand shake by plugging the cable in.

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hi.

bought a couple of groovy icybox external caddies for two sata hard drives a while back. the caddies can connect by usb or sata. as i'm running out of usb ports now i'd like to use the sata connectors.
when connecting by sata, can i make the drives plug n play?
thanks.
 

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Usually when we plug in a SATA drive it will show up in explorer but it doesn't now after I install Windows 10 (clean install). It work well when I'm on Win 7.

I've check the BIOS it indicate all ports AHCI an I never change anything since Win 7. So what could be the problem? As I swap drives often this feature really important for me, please help. Thanks.

A:Hot plug SATA HDD or DVD drive doesn't shows or not detected

You may use "Scan for hardware changes" in Device Manager.

Hot plug still works in Windows 10 but sometimes with an unknown interference, it won't detect the swapping.

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Like the title says, I encounter this weird problem when I plug in the Ethernet cable to my Ethernet card. The card seemed to work fine, but just to be sure I installed a different card and still get the same problem. I think it might have something to do with windows auto detecting the connection or something similar. I have never encountered this error before so I have no clue what to do! Oh, BTW I'm working on a different computer than the one I'm on right now posting this. I'm building the computer as a server for my house, but obviously it won't do any good if windows refuses to connect!! Any help would be appreciated!
 

A:Solved: Windows freezes when I plug in ethernet cable.

Gripen40k said:

Like the title says, I encounter this weird problem when I plug in the Ethernet cable to my Ethernet card. The card seemed to work fine, but just to be sure I installed a different card and still get the same problem. I think it might have something to do with windows auto detecting the connection or something similar. I have never encountered this error before so I have no clue what to do! Oh, BTW I'm working on a different computer than the one I'm on right now posting this. I'm building the computer as a server for my house, but obviously it won't do any good if windows refuses to connect!! Any help would be appreciated!Click to expand...

Just out of curiosity, are you connected 24/7 as for dsl line, or are you dial-up, and do you plug in the ethernet cable while the system is live, or do you do it while the system is turned off.

Plug in the cable while the system is turned off, or reboot your computer with the cable connected. When the OS reboots, it should be able to detect that the cable is not disconnected from the ethernet hardware and boot successfully.

You should also check the ethernet card mfg website for an up-to-date driver for your ethernet card to make sure it has the latest driver.

Hope this helps,

-- Tom
 

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Hello everybody, pardon me..
I have a BSOD problem everytime i connect to network (plug the cable into my LAN card), not directly but if i unplug the cable it will never BSOD again.
I have test the cable and its fine, and i just buy a new lan card because i think the previous one is the root problems. But the BSOD happen again

I use Win7 Ultimate 32 bit
Hardware & OS = 1 year old

Thx before for your help, really appreciate it

A:BSOD when i plug LAN cable to LAN Card, (DUMP attached) HELP Please

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shin27


Hello everybody, pardon me..
I have a BSOD problem everytime i connect to network (plug the cable into my LAN card), not directly but if i unplug the cable it will never BSOD again.
I have test the cable and its fine, and i just buy a new lan card because i think the previous one is the root problems. But the BSOD happen again

I use Win7 Ultimate 32 bit
Hardware & OS = 1 year old

Thx before for your help, really appreciate it



Shin27 Hi and welcome

These are virtually the same and Related to ESET_Smart_Security Note: Located in \%Program Files%\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ Yours is from 3 years ago. It cant possibly work in win 7.

I would remove it and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials at least to test.

http://download.eset.com/special/ESETUninstaller.exe

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
Next and really important.

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads DuplexSecure - FAQ

when you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) in its place.
You also have many old drivers needing updating from as far back as 2004.

Code:
pfc.sys 4/16/2004 5:57:56 PM 0x8fa06000 0x8fa08880 0x00002880 0x408056e4 ... Read more

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HelloI have a Lenovo X230.When i plug ethernet RJ-45 wire cable to the NIC , the laptop shutdown after few seconds.I have a Debian 8 OS , but i also installed Windows 7 on another hard drive, just to check network drivers and it didn't help. Still shutdown when plug ethernet cable.laptop is out of warrenty last month.Any suggestions to solve this issue ?

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Just got my new PC, but when i plug in hdmi and power cable it starts up but no signal on monitor?
 

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I arose last morning to find my display upside down 180 degees from normal ..I use a hdmi cable to display my desktop onto my big screen tv. When I disconnect the hdmi, every thing returns. I plug the cable in its turn upside down.. By the way for about a year the lower portion of my display was distorted. Something reset itself and I don’t have that problem anymore. But now I’m unable to use my big screen, thru my hdmi cable without it flipping both the laptop and tv display It appears to be an issue with my lap top hdmi port,as I tried a new cable. Please help with suggestions
Thank you in advance
Jrtron   

A:Upside down display (180 degrees) when when hdmi cable is plug in

Jrtron,
 
Press and hold
 
Ctrl     Alt     and press the up arrow
 
 
Rick

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I need my wireless router several more feet away than one cable will allow. One computer plugs in, and one is wireless; so that means I would need 2 or 3 ethernet cables plugged into the router. I have one very long cable so I was thinking I could run it to the wireless router where I need it, and have the non-wireless router by the computer that needs to be plugged in and run a cable from that to the computer as well as have the long cable plugged in and run that to the wireless router. Make sense? Would that work?

Thanks.
 

A:Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

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New build...installed XP Pro and used F6 to install proper drivers from Mobo CD...How can I tell if it's running at SATA 2 speed...3 Gig xfer rate...all device manager says is
UDMA5...
 

A:How can I tell if my SATA drive is running at SATA 2 speed?

http://www23.tomshardware.com/storage.html?modelx=33&model1=117&model2=676&chart=31
 

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Hey guys, I'm new here; I'm having a problem that is bothering me, I recently installed windows 8.1 on my alienware 17x R2, the problem is the laptop never shutdown and still running !, also when I unplug the power cable then plug it back again the windows freeze ! , Note that the battery on my laptop is nearly dead; I wasn't have a problem like this with windows 7, please advice, thanks

A:Windows 8.1 Freeze on shutdown and plug/unplug power cable

Right click the battery icon in the taskbar. Then, click power options. Then choose what the power button does. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable. Finally, uncheck turn on fast startup.

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T5810 upgrade to Titan X GPU which requires one 8-pin & one 6-pin connector for power.  I ordered an 8-pin to 6+8-pin cable as suggested by searches.  It plugs perfectly into the GPU but has no place to plug in on the PSU board:
www.fkaelectronic.com/.../2016081717321794141.jpg
It does not fit into the 8-pin spot on the lower left.  It fits in the 10-pin spot with the bottom two left open, but does not work.  The power light flashes amber.
Is there another way to power the GPU with this PSU board?  

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Hi, my modem doesnt work when i plug 2nd ethernet cable in to it i am trying to link another pc to me modem but it just makes the lights flash and then doesnt work i tried it in different ports still doesnt work i also tried my xbox in it that doesnt work either iv have internet for 2 years and also plugged my xbox in now and agen and it worked fine but just recently doesnt want to work any ideas how to fix it ??
Thanks jake
 

A:Solved: modem doesnt work when i plug 2nd ethernet cable in

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Does it have the same power plug and sata port as a 3.5 inch sata drive?
I think it is a laptop sata drive.
Will a sata II controller work if the drive is a sata I drive?

A:1.8 inch laptop sata hard drive will it plug and play in a desktop pc?

Answers to all three are YES.

IF the drive is Sata 1 and the controller is rated to Sata 2, the drive will still work.

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