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New Rig Built, Booting Problems, Please Help

Q: New Rig Built, Booting Problems, Please Help

Good morning all,

I am new to this forum and hope to god someone can help me, I was up until 2AM this morning trying to fix my new rig :(

Let me explain the issue and what I have done so far:-

I have an Asus Crosshair II Formula mobo, 8GB of OCZ 1066MHz Reaper X RAM, AMD Athlon X4 Black Edition and Windows Vista

When I first built the machine and switch on for the first time (with all 8 GB RAM in) I got a DRAM error on the LCD display of the Mobo and nothing shown on the screen.

I removed 2 of the sticks of RAM so down to 4GB and it booted, I installed Windows Vista 64Bit Ultimate and all worked well.

I now want to be able to use my other 2 sticks of RAM.

I have put the other 2 sticks back in and again I cant even boot to BIOS. After reading some forum posts I lowered my RAM down to on DDR2 800MHz and turned off Ganged mode??

This allows me to boot to BIOS perfectly and recognizes all 8GB in BIOS.

Now when I go through the BIOS and try to get into Windows, I immediately get rebooted, and this just keeps going in a circle.

I have tried to reinstall the OS but after I get past the intial black install screen I immediately get a BSOD telling me its stopped my computer to save it blah blah blah.

So, I cannot get into Windows, I cannot reinstall Windows.

I desperately want to use all 8GB..

Any ideas?

PS I have also updated to the latest BIOS on the Mobo....

Thanks in advance

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A: New Rig Built, Booting Problems, Please Help

Of course I ment AMD Phenom X4 not Athlon ;) old habbits.

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I am relatively new at building computers. I just configured my rig:

XFX nForce 780i SLI Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3Ghz 6MB
OCZ 700w GameXStream PSU
*BFG GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB PCIe video card
*500 GB SATA II hard drive
*3GB DDR2-667 memory
*DVD-RW Dual layer drive
CoolerMaster CM690 Nvidia Ed. ATX Case

*The starred items I took from a previous computer of mine. The motherboard fried in the old computer, so I am not sure if any of these parts are damaged.

My problem is that I just connected everything and plugged in the PSU and the motherboard's light went on, which was a good sign, but when I pressed the power button on the case the power light went on for a brief second, then the computer didn't boot. The light was still working on my motherboard so I knew it wasn't the motherboard. I am pretty positive that the video card is broken, but my computer should be able to boot without it right? What could cause my computer to act like this? Thanks for the help.
 

A:Solved: Problems booting built computer

Since you have SLI Mobo You can only check if you Graphic Card is faulty by changing it with another one.
before that you should troubleshoot with what you have i.e
Disconnect your DVD rom from PSU & Mobo
Use only a single RAM first
you should Swap each RAM in Each Slots i.e 1st slot try 1st ram the boot, if not booting try the 2nd one in the same slot & so on.
So if you have 4 slots you will have to try 12times
if its not working even then, you then try to check your graphics card by putting it in another computer/ another computers card in your computer.
If everything if working when you disconnected the DVD Rom then either your DVD Rom is Faulty or the connecting cable is.

Best of Luck
 

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Well, I'm pretty sure I did everything right, everything's connected, yadda yadda. The monitor IS plugged into the right spot on the video card, but when I boot, the monitor stays blank. I know the power works cause everything lights up and the fans start spinning, the cd drive gets recognized, along with the HD, but it still makes the 2 second long beeping noise that it did when I first tested in in the early stages of building. Any thoughts what could be the problem?

Shuttle AN35N Ultra
1x 512 MB Corsair ValueSelect RAM
120 GB Seagate 7200 RPM HDD
Powercolor ATi Radeon 9600PRO
Rosewill DVD-ROM/CD/RW Drive
Samsung Floppy Drive
Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 HS/Fan
AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2500+

PLEASE HELP
 

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"REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE OR INSERT BOOT MEDIA IN SELCETED BOOT DEVICE AND PRESS A KEY"

This message appears when i boot up my new custom built PC. This is my first custom build. All parts were purchased new.
The parts used in the build are:
CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Power Supply - EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-K3, Black
SSD/HDD - Crucial MX500 CT250MX500SSD4 250 GB (3D NAND, SATA, M.2 Type 2280SS, Internal SSD)
Grahpics Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4 GB Mini Graphics Card - Black
Motherboard - MSI ProSeries AMD Ryzen 1st and 2ND Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 D-Sub DVI HDMI micro-ATX Motherboard (B450M PRO-VDH Plus)
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX-16GB High Performance 2.0 XMP Memory Module (2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 3000 MHz, C15), black color.

The BIOS i have installed is - MSI Click Bios 5 - 7A38v943(Beta version).
I have tried to choose my Sandisk usb device with Windows 10 on it as the Boot option number 1 but was unsuccessful.
I would appreciate any tips or help on what i have to do to boot my PC successfully.

Thank you.
 

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Hi all. This is my first attempt at a custom built and it's not going so well. Here are my products:

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CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

Mobo: Foxconn A7VMX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD

PS: Allied 500w 20-pin (mobo is 24 but claims my old 20 will work)

RAM: DDR2 1GB 5400 XMS CORSAIR

Hard drive: My old Dell 4400 hard drive

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When I turn the power on, the case fans work, the CPU fan works, the USB mouse has power, the non-USB keyboard doesn't work, the DVD drive doesn't eject, and I don't get anything on the monitor. It's as if the lights are on but no one is home.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

A:Custom built not booting

Take the RAM out, do you get any beeps?
 

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I built a new computer, but I think I hit a wrong button when setting it up. I got into the bios and set it up how I wanted it, but I closed out of the bios and now the computer isn't sending a signal to the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. The fans come on, the lights light up, I don't here any beeps from the motherboard. I haven't installed Windows yet.
 

A:Built computer not booting

Did you change anything regarding the internal video card?
 

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I recently built a computer and when I turned it on, all of the RGB, fans, PSU, etc. turned on. However, when I turn it on and plug it into my monitor, it says, ?no signal?. The ram is in the right spot according to the manual. Help is greatly appreciated. My specs are:

Video Card: MSI GeForce rtx 2060
Motherboard: MSI z370 gaming m5
Ram: G.skill tridentZ 16 gb (two sticks)
 

A:New built computer “turning on” but not booting

Also, when I plug in my RGB keyboard and mouse they don?t light up. However, my RGB headphones do light up.
 

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I built my PC about a year ago and it had been working well until recently when it just stopped booting up. I asked my friend (who is IT savvy) and he suggested that I test/ replace my PSU. I was able to get a free replacement PSU from Amazon but even after connecting that (the one outside the tower in the photo), the PC doesn't seem to boot up. No lights, no sound .. nothing. The only thing that makes a little bit of noise is the new PSU. Is my motherboard gone? Or is it my power-switch that I need to fix? Or is it something else completely. Any help would be much appreciated.

Setup
Processor: Intel Core i5-6500 3.20GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor
PSU: Corsair CXM750 ATX/EPS Semi-Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit, 750 W
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z170-HD3
RAM: 2x4GB 2133MHz Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 Memory
Storage: 250GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD and a 500GB HDD
OS: Windows 10 Pro

Some photos attached for reference.










 

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Hello all?desperate for your help.

Situation: Newly build PC boots to BIOS now

Specifics: PC started off booting properly the first week to windows no problem. All of a sudden, it started booting directly to BIOS and I cannot figure out why. NOTE: I do recall originally having an issue with Windows 10 installation NOT seeing my SSD in the M.2?but then after several attempts to install, it all of a sudden popped up and recognized it. Not sure if this is an indication of something important.

What I?ve done so far to try and fix:

- Ensured all things are connected properly (i.e. RAM, CPU, CPU heat sink/fan, etc.

- Looked into BIOS and cannot see my SSD drive which is properly inserted into the M.2 slot.

- Tried reinstalling Windows 10, but its having the same issue I wrote about above - - it does not see my SSD and therefore cannot reinstall windows.

For now I am holding back my frustration and needing to put my fist through the screen?LOL. Hope you guys can help. Thank you!!!!

The important PC parts:

- CPU/Video Card Combo: Ryzen 5 2700G w/Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079D8FD28/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Hard Drive: Crucial P1 1 TB 3D NAND NVEMe PCIe M.2 SSD

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2Q4SWZ/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHZz DDR4 DRAM

o https://... Read more

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Hello all?desperate for your help.

Situation: Newly build PC boots to BIOS now

Specifics: PC started off booting properly the first week to windows no problem. All of a sudden, it started booting directly to BIOS and I cannot figure out why. NOTE: I do recall originally having an issue with Windows 10 installation NOT seeing my SSD in the M.2?but then after several attempts to install, it all of a sudden popped up and recognized it. Not sure if this is an indication of something important.

What I?ve done so far to try and fix:

- Ensured all things are connected properly (i.e. RAM, CPU, CPU heat sink/fan, etc.

- Looked into BIOS and cannot see my SSD drive which is properly inserted into the M.2 slot.

- Tried reinstalling Windows 10, but its having the same issue I wrote about above - - it does not see my SSD and therefore cannot reinstall windows.

For now I am holding back my frustration and needing to put my fist through the screen?LOL. Hope you guys can help. Thank you!!!!

The important PC parts:

- CPU/Video Card Combo: Ryzen 5 2700G w/Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079D8FD28/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Hard Drive: Crucial P1 1 TB 3D NAND NVEMe PCIe M.2 SSD

o https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2Q4SWZ/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHZz DDR4 DRAM

o https://... Read more

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Motherboard: 865PE-A7 (1.0)

Bios Version: 1.0g (Default)

CPU: P4 Prescott 640 (3.2GHz)

HDD: none but have tried hooking up a WD 120GB IDE drive with no luck and a WD 250GB SATA150 with no result

PSU: 450 Watt from steel aspire x-navigator case which it is inside)

OS: None Yet (going to be Windows XP Pro)

Video Card: AGP 8x eVGA Nvidia 6800GT

Memory: Corsair Value Select 1GB (2X 512MB) PC3200 DDR400 but have tried one stick with same results and some memory from another computer











this forum post best describes the problem:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-16354-Help-with-continuous-booting-problem.html

I am having the same problem.
Description-
Turn on my computer minimums connected (

Motherboard,

CPU with Heatsink and fan (have checked thermal grease and don't think thats the problem)
(also took of heatsink and instead of continuously rebooting it booted once and turned off no harm done)


1 stick 512MB ram in Dimm 1 slot (have also tried some DDR333 256MB ram from some other computers) not the problem,

AGP card w/monitor connected, PS/2 keyboard (have tried multiple ones (not the problem)

internal pc speaker

power and reset buttons on case and a couple of fans

That is the configuration I am trying to get it to first run in

CMOS jumper is not the problem (I know what I am doing)
reset CMOS by taking out battery and changin jumper and then changing back... Read more

A:Help Please! Continous Booting problem - New self built computer

Id say its a bad motherboard, possibley RAM. Do a Google search for your mobo for other peop,e who may have similar problems and make sure that it can be used with Corsair RAM.
 

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I built a new computer, but I think I hit a wrong button when setting it up. I got into the bios and set it up how I wanted it, but I closed out of the bios and now the computer isn't sending a signal to the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. The fans come on, the lights light up, I don't here any beeps from the motherboard. I haven't installed Windows yet.
 

A:Built computer not booting (Moved from Windows 10)

Did you change anything regarding the internal video card?
 

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Hello, I am having issues booting to a bootable usb thumb drive or DVD on my HP Notebook 15-ay009dx. It has Windows 10 on it, although I'm not sure if it's 32 or 64 bit. I have long forgotten the password to the main account on this computer, so I am trying to use Trinity Rescue Kit to reset the password of the main account. I have gone into BIOS and disabled Secure Boot and enabled Legacy Boot mode, saved the changes, and exited. After rebooting and pressing F9 to go into the Boot Device Options menu, the only bootable options I see are OS Boot Manager (UEFI) and Boot from EFI File. I pressed F10 to go back into BIOS. and I see that Secure Boot is enabled and Legacy Support is disabled all over again! I quickly re-disabled Secure Boot and re-enabled Legacy support, saved the changes, rebooted, and the same problem is still happening! When I check back in BIOS, the settings for Secure Boot and Legacy Support are back to what they originally were again. After performing some research, I read that you should be prompted for some 4-digit number after disabling Secure Boot, but I did not get prompted to do so. At a loss, I went to the Security tab in BIOS and tried the Restore Security Settings to Factory Defaults and was prompted to enter in a 4-digit number, but I don't see anywhere to type in the given numbers. I've tried pressing the keys anyways and pressing Enter, but nothing happens. I can only press ESC to exit the Security Feature Reset Request window... Read more

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I managed to resolve this issue. I am now able to boot to TRK on DVD. Thank you all regardless.

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,
"VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED"

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...
Ronnie

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Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Here are my specs..
e4500 + stock heatsink
MSI neo combo
8800GT XFX
160GB WD SATA
Generic DVD IDE drive(set to master)
vw450w corsair psu
2x1gb g.skill
31c cpu idle
34c case idle(hot room, no side on it)

It posts fine, reads my optical drive + tells me my BIOS version, then the next screen just has a line at the top left.

I have tried running MEMtest on a cd but it does the same thing, along with XP.
 

A:Just built my new pc, having some problems.

Check to make sure your hard drive is connected to the first SATA channel.
The should be numbered on the motherboard.
 

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New Built PC Keyboard Problems - Please help

Hi there

I have just built my first PC. I wanted to learn more about PC-so thought I would try and build my own would be good start.
Its gone NOT too good at present, but I guess thats the learning curve.

I seam to have a problem with the PS 2 Keyboard. It doesn't work and all I get is the 3 lights of Num Lock/Caps Lock/Scroll Lock are all LED lit up.
I tried another Working PS2 keyboard and this did the same, but I could get a USB keyboard that worked in the USB socket. Any ideas on whats going wrong with the PS 2 keyboard and what should I do? - could this be another MOBO thats not working?
Could it be my BIOS settings?
The PC starts fine in XP


Look forward for some help and advise, really would be grateful, best regards:giddy:

Spec:
AMD 64 3200+ (+ CPU Heatsink and Fan)
MSI KN8 Neo2 Platinum MOBO
MSI 5500 256 AGP Graphics cards
1 GB RAM - Crucial
40GB HD
Antec SmartPower 400W PSU
Iomega ZIP
Floppy Drive
CD-ROM - Ordered a new ROM
 

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i have a hp pavillian dv6000.. (well its my brothers) it has a webcam built in and it seems to work fine for chatting purposes (yahoo, msn, etc..) but i was trying to find the program it uses to take pictures couldnt find anything, so i did a google and it directed me to the windows movie maker which is installed on the computer but.. does not take pictures from the webcam. it has the capture image button grayed out and i cant find any way to change the settings so that wmm will acknowledge that a webcam is present on the computer. if anyone has any ideas or recommendations that would be very much appreciated thank you.
 

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I am helping to build a computer at the moment. I am using some good stuff from the old one and a new case, motherboard, graphics card, soundcard, and hard drive.
One problem is that the monitor won't stay on. This is new and it is powered when I press the button the green light vomes on then changes back to yellow. The computer is running at this point. However, I have not been able to install an operating system. Is it necessary to do this before trying to see a signal on the monitor? It will be Win XP, by the way. What order should it be done in? OS - Programs - BIOS?
Also, the two disk drives I took out of the old computer (DVD-ROM and CD-RW) won't work in this one. They are powered and light up but no matter how long I hold down the drive open button or press it the drawer on neither drive will open. A person I spoke to said that perhaps the motors have failed in both drives but I think that for them both to bre affected at the same time is highly unlikely. he thinks it would be best to replace the drives.

You thoughts on these please.
 

A:Built computer - having problems

check for bent pins on the video plug - common problem with video.

make sure everything seated correctly

instal OS - then install motherboard drivers, for video, audio, lan etc etc - then your additional programs.

if you are having problems it would be a good idea to connect it up outside the box with the minimum componets - DO NOT put on static bag as this is conductive - put mobo on the cardboard box - sometimes the mounting bolts on the case short out the mobo.

i dont htinkk theres a hardware problem with the drives - it maybe a symtom of the other problems you have - but lets get the PC basic config running 1st
 

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I just built a pc. The specs are as follows:
P4 1.8ghz
P4MDPT mb
512mb ram
20gig HDD
Two optical drives
floppy drive

When I first turn on the computer, there are no errors with the POST.
It shows the cpu temp. and cpu fan speed at the bottom (both ok). It then recognizes the hard drive and then tries to boot. I changed the BIOS to boot from a CD first and I put my XP CD in. I restarted and when it came to the point to hit any key to boot from CD it froze. I hit the enter button and after about 5 minutes it still hadn't done anything. I then turned it off and went to bed.

This morning I turned it on again and it went through the POST, still no problems, and when it asked to boot from a CD I hit the enter button. The Windows XP install started, but about half way through the loading of the files needed it froze again (before it asked me what I wanted to do with the install). So I turned it off and on again, and it froze a second time at the "Press any key to boot from CD" point. I turned it off again and haven't tried anything else yet.
Any ideas?
 

A:Built Computer Problems

Check the jumpers on the drives.
 

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hello, i am at a loss, i have built a few older machines in the past and never had any problems like this and have just about run out of ideas, aside from dropping it froma great height

here are the specs

antec smartpower 2.0 450watt psu
abit aa8 duramax mb
p4 lga775 550 3.4ghz
1gb stick of corsair ddr2 mem
ati radeon x700pro 256mb pci express
300gb sata hard drive

the problem:
When i boot the machine it gets as far as press del to enter the bios and then pretty much shuts down completely. At first i thought it maybe the psu as i bought a cheapy from ebuyer(500w, switching). so i bought this new antec psu, as i had heard good things about them and still nothing. I have tried an older graphics card and the problem is still there. I can't even get into the bios, the screen intialises and the abit logo comes up sometimes and then the whole system shuts down.

any ideas guys
 

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On my Toshiba brand new laptop im havuing a lot of trouble with my built in webcam. when i try to use it over MSN i get this

"\Your conversation cannot begin because your camera is currently in use or not plugged in. make sure your camera is available and try again"

any ideas?
 

A:Problems with Built in webcam

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Well got my new laptop. Has a webcam which worked for the first day and i started installing games and crap on my pc and now it wont work... I get the message Preview not available when i open up the software. I even tried bison cam and it doesnt work. So idk lol. If anyone could help i would greatly appreciate it. Btw the software that came with it is AveoCap version 1.0. Dont know if that helps any.
Thanks,
Clayton

A:Built in Webcam problems please help.

wow that was a pretty simple fix... I updated my graphics drivers off the company website and it works. wow....

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Hey this is my first time trying a tech forums, so if they are a helpful as people say they are i plan on using them more often to solve problems i encounter.

I built this computer using parts i had left over from an old computer that was faulty.

I had a brand new hard drive which was compatible, with all this parts, thinking that the problems i had with the old computer was software related. I put it all together and started to install windows xp, but during the copying of files stage the computer shut off and when started back up wouldn't work.

So I put in my brother's spare motherboard (which is compatible with all the left over parts). Hoping that to solve the problem, it finished the copying of files part but now gets a blue screen flash and shut off as windows is still installing (Beyond the blue screen installation part). Says windows needs to restart, and keeps restarting to the blue flash screen. It continues to do this...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Timmytangster
P.S. specs on computer

320GB HDD
4GB DDR2 667
Intel Core2duo E6600
Nvidia 7600 512MB
 

A:New computer built and having problems

Is this a SATA or IDE hard drive? What motherboard are you using?
 

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How you test your notebook built-in Webcam using the resources of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits OS?

A:Built-in Webcam Problems

Welcome to Seven forums vik1919.
In Control Panel open Devices and Printers, it should list your webcam. Right-click the icon, then Trouble Shoot and follow the prompts to test it for problems.

There may be an entry specific to the webcam in Control Panel too, it should have its own software.

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I've recently been having some troubles with my built-in web cam. I have a Gateway LT series 1005u netbook. When I first got it, the webcam worked just fine. I don't know what happened, but I didn't use it for a while and when I started using it again, it had some issues. If I made any sudden movements while using the webcam it would freeze, or if I moved the laptop/adjusted the moniter it would freeze, and I would have to refresh the internet browser I was using. Often times, it would display a striped pattern. I would restart the computer and then it would work fine. But just this evening, it didn't show up under the list of webcams, or my computer, but it showed on the Add/remove programs. I looked around for a bit and read somewhere that I should try uninstalling and re-installing the driver. I un-installed it but didn't realize I didn't know how to re-install it. Yeah, stupid. It still shows up on the add/remove programs page, though. I'm not sure how to get it working again.
 

A:Built in webcam problems

Please do not double-post. Please read the rules, especially the section entitled "Multiple Postings".

http://forums.techguy.org/miscellaneous-tech/892130-built-web-camera-problems.html
 

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Ive just built my first PC, took a couple of hours but got there in the end, here is the specs...

Athlon 64 5400+ X2
2X 1GB DDR2 RAM
BFG 7950 512MB Card
Asus M2N-E Mobo
420W PSU

Ok, on powering up for the first time, everything lit up the BIOS loaded and then it tried to load XP off my HD (the only part I took off my old PC) and obviously failed with BSoD due to different hardware. The HD is quite old, its a Maxtor 120GB IDE drive.

I inserted my genuine XP CD, after the PCstopped turning off randomly a few times the CD began to load, it was setting up installation but then froze. I tried again and the same, at a different part. This is the setup blue screen before the partition sequence comes up.

I thought it must be a RAM issue, so took one out, swapped them, tried different ports, still the same. I tried another (equally old XP CD) with the same problem. I installed XP successfully on my old PC yesterday using the first CD just to check.

I have had no luck. It still freezes at random parts of the initial setup sequence. Stops loading, the DVD drive eventually stops spinning, and then the PC restarts.

I have not made any adjustments to the BIOS.

The HD is 4 years old, but is now setup on my old PC and works fine (i have been swapping it back and forth to test new ideas)

Both the XP CD's tried are SP1 and are 5 years old.

If you need anymore info on my setup, I will be happy yo tell you, but I am stumped, I certainly do not want to have to take it in to a repair... Read more

A:Problems installing XP on built PC

What are your processor temps? . . Have you updated to the newest Asus BIOS?
 

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I connected up the components for my new PC, checked everything was connected properly, and turned it on. Early signs were good; it powered up fine, the audio worked, and it seemed to recognise all my hardware. I managed to get into the BIOS, and I quit and powered down without changing anything. The only thing I changed before powering up again was to move a cable that was obstructing a fan; when I turned on again, all I got was a blank screen; no start-up beep, nothing. I've tried resetting the CMOS by switching jumpers about and even by removing the battery, but neither has worked.

The last time I turned it on, it powered down, powered up, and continued to do this over and over, with the intervals between power downs getting progressively smaller. I'd say this was a fault with the CPU, and it wouldn't surprise me as I was the one who fitted the heatsink and fan, but it was on for minutes the first time it powered up with no problems, and the heatsink seems to be fitted in place absolutely fine. Any idea what might have happened?

Thanks,
Phil

EDIT: Specs are as follows:

Asus GeForce EN7300GS-HTD 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-5400C5 Dual Channel Vista Upgrade Gold Series DDR2 (OCZ2VU6674GK)
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "Energy Efficient SLACR 95W Edition" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - OEM
Samsung SH-S203NBEBN 20x DVDRW SATA Dual Layer Lightscribe ReWriter (Black) - OEM
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A:Newly built PC, problems

Try booting with only one RAM module in place and then shutdown, switch and boot again. Perhaps one of the RAM sticks is defective. If so, you'll have to return them as a set.
 

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Hello!

A while ago I accidentally uninstalled my cyberlink youcam off of my hp dv9823em laptop. I've tried to system restore it and each time I've restarted it, it hasn't reappeared. So I've gone online and tried to download all of the driver downloads etc but still nothing - it says I don't have one installed when it's staring at me in the face can anyone help, I'm useless at this sort of stuff :/
 

A:In-built webcam problems!

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I've recently been having some troubles with my built-in web cam. I have a Gateway LT series 1005u netbook with windows XP. When I first got it, the webcam worked just fine. I don't know what happened, but I didn't use it for a while and when I started using it again, it had some issues. If I made any sudden movements while using the webcam it would freeze, or if I moved the laptop/adjusted the moniter it would freeze, and I would have to refresh the internet browser I was using. Often times, it would display a striped pattern. I would restart the computer and then it would work fine. But just this evening, it didn't show up under the list of webcams, or my computer, but it showed on the Add/remove programs. I looked around for a bit and read somewhere that I should try uninstalling and re-installing the driver. I un-installed it but didn't realize I didn't know how to re-install it. Yeah, stupid. It still shows up on the add/remove programs page, though. I'm not sure how to get it working again.
 

A:Built-in Web Camera Problems.

Here are the XP drivers for the webcam

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/getFile.asp?id=22520&dscr=LiteOn Webcam Driver Version: 5.8.33.1
 

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I have a gateway desktop with a built in drive bay that can accommodate CF, SD, MS, and SM cards. The SD is working, but the CF slot will not recognize a CF card. The indicator light goes on to confirm the card is engaged, but in "MY Computer" the OS asks me to insert a disk.

any troubleshooting thoughts?
 

A:built in cf drive problems

Are you sure, is the CF card working properly? Maybe try to update Card reader driver or troubleshoot from Gateway website.
 

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Heyy...Um, well, yeah. I'm having an issue with my webcam. It's built in to my Gateway LT series 1005u netbook. Like on Skype and stuff, if I try to webcast, it doesn't list the web cam anywhere, or anywhere on my computer either. It just...disappeared. It was doing weird things before it just suddenly stopped working. Sometimes it wouldn't work and sometimes it did, and if I made any sudden movements while on cam or moved my laptop at all it would freeze and I would have to restart the computer to get it working again. I looked around on the gateway website and it said to try un-stalling and re-installing it. So I went to Device Management and un-installed it but then, I realized I had no idea how to re-install it. Yeah, I'm stupid. Ok, so, the thing to do would be to look for the driver online, right? I tried.On the manufacturers website, and gateway. I can't find the driver for it anywhere. ALL I know about the webcam is that it's made by Sonix Technology and it's version 5. something. I'm really frustrated... can anyone help?
 

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Hello. I just built a computer from scratch using a

MSI KT4A-V motherboard,
AMD Sempron 2400+,
512mb ram,
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9200SE,
New Lite-on CD-RW drive (Just bought it because I thought other was defective)
Maxtor 40gb hard drive
Sidewinder gaming case

Problem is, I press the power button and it does not ALWAYS start. It powers up the fans, and lights, and psu but doesn't beep or goto bios. When computer does boot up I see the drives in the bios perfectly, but it wont boot any disks. I am trying windows xp pro. I know the cd works. When I disable the network boot & floppy boot, it says Boot failure when I try to boot from cdrom, and tells me to enter something into drive and press any key to continue. I notice when I reset the CMOS it says i am using a sempron 1000 cpu when I am using a sempron 2400+.

Any help on why the thing won't start every time? And why I can't boot from cdrom? I believe all the cables are correctly on.

Thank you for any help at all. I'm desperate
 

A:Just built a computer/problems

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Most of the time, my computer will no longer access my webcam. However, the device manager says it is active. The one time I can always use it is when on the Edge browser in WebSkype mode. There is a question asking permission to access the camera. When I hit "Yes," there it appears! How do I tell other programs such as Camera to make use of the webcam?
 

A:Problems with built-in webcam

Might need to right click and select "run as an administrator"https://www.thurrott.com/windows/wi...illions-webcams-windows-10-anniversary-update
 

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I start up the computer and it goes into BIOS
I have the <DEL> option to go into setup
The screen says "Detecting IDE Devices..."

Then it goes to another screen:

Scan Devices, Please Wait...
Press <Tab> key into User Window

If I wait it goes to PCI device listing and then crashes
If I hit <Tab> it brings me to SATA RAID BIOS where there
is a notice:

NOTICE: The number of disks is not
adequate to create a RAID!!

Then I have no options but to exit the menu and start the computer
over.

Please help if you know what's up
 

A:Just built a computer, but having PROBLEMS

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Firstly, Hi guys, great forum! This is my first post.

Ive just built my first PC, took a couple of hours but got there in the end, here is the specs...

Athlon 64 5400+ X2
2X 1GB DDR2 RAM
BFG 7950 512MB Card
Asus M2N-E Mobo
420W PSU

Ok, on powering up for the first time, everything lit up the BIOS loaded and then it tried to load XP off my HD (the only part I took off my old PC) and obviously failed with BSoD due to different hardware. The HD is quite old, its a Maxtor 120GB IDE drive.

I inserted my genuine XP CD, after the PCstopped turning off randomly a few times the CD began to load, it was setting up installation but then froze. I tried again and the same, at a different part. This is the setup blue screen before the partition sequence comes up.

I thought it must be a RAM issue, so took one out, swapped them, tried different ports, still the same. I tried another (equally old XP CD) with the same problem. I installed XP successfully on my old PC yesterday using the first CD just to check.

I have had no luck. It still freezes at random parts of the initial setup sequence. Stops loading, the DVD drive eventually stops spinning, and then the PC restarts.

I have not made any adjustments to the BIOS.

The HD is 4 years old, but is now setup on my old PC and works fine (i have been swapping it back and forth to test new ideas)

Both the XP CD's tried are SP1 and are 5 years old.

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A:problems installing XP on built PC

You know what, A lot of people here use the non existing word Firstly lol.

Anyjehews, It sounds like your memory is Non-ECC, so your going to have to setup your own memory timings in the bios. Same goes for your processor information. Check with Manufacturer website for and timings(Latency) or BIOS settings.
 

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I recently built a computer for my boyfriend and it's been kicking my butt. I'm now having problems with it locking up (at any given moment), installing some programs (none in particular - it's not being picky), and rebooting (it doesn't like to reboot at ALL and it drags real bad when it is). I've come to know CMOS very well as I've gone in and checked and rechecked the settings several times - I've also disabled the onboard codecs because I thought that might be the problem with it running so slow when it's rebooted.

This is the system info:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
VIA Technologies, Inc. model VT8365 motherboard
x86 Family 6 Model 3 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~801 Mhz
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Maxtor 40GB 7200 rpm hard drive
256 RAM pc133
Soundblaster sound card
NVidia TNT2 32mb video card
D-Link ethernet card

If anyone can offer some insight on what the problem might be, I would appreciate it sooooooo much!

~Michele
 

A:Having problems with this computer I built...

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So I just built my brand new pc I went to power it on for the first time and I got no video signal 'Monitor ok No Signal, video cable connected'(this is my default monitor message). I got beeps from the bios. 1 Long, 1 short. I looked it up in the manual that came with my motherboard and it says 1 long 1 short = "Memory or motherboard error"

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128330
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036
CPU cooling: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835186134
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227297
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121247
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171023
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012
Case: http://www.xoxide.com/cooler-master-centurion5.html

Is my Motherboard defective? what should my next step be?
 

A:Just built my PC, boot problems

Most of your links don't work.
 

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hi guys,
I really got it. I could do it. But there are some problems:

On start up after the asus mobo page the com scan for devices.
After detection it writes a warning:
Warning! An Ultra ATA 66 ( or faster ) drive is connected with a 40-pin IDE cable on a secondary channel. Drive speed is downgraded to Ultra ATA 33 mode. ( I tried to change the cable but the same problem)
What's the problem?
Second main problem that I can't start up without having the win xp pro cd in the boot drive. After the scanning and warning it writes then: found bootable disk on drive 2. After press any key to boot from the cd.... the system starts up. If the cd isn't in it tells missing NTDRL (?) File press any key to restart the system.
Thanks for any help.
Asus P5LD2
Pentium 4 630 3.0 Gigs
win xp pro sp 2
hdd 80 GB Seagate
 

A:problems with new built computer

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I just spent about $1000 building my computer. It started out great. But then i notice if it goes to sleep it won't wake up. And slowly it started taking longer for the screen to pop up after i power it on. The power button light is on, and the ram and graphics cards are lit up, and the keyboard lights up in the beginning but goes out while everything else stays on and the screen still isnt on. Please help i know little to nothing about fixing computer problems.
 

A:Problems with Self Built Computer

I'm not the forum expert on build issues, but you do need to describe your hardware in detail, all of it, brand name and model numbers plus the operating system so that someone can help.

Good luck.

Johnny b
 

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I have a custom built xp on it. not a dell whrn i click start it says HP but its custom built.its preowned it says the PCI modem is not installed. it will not let me look at drive details please help so i can getit working good

A:Custom built xp problems

Sounds like it has a HP motherboard . . You can download and run Everest to find out what Brand and Model the mother board is then look for drivers

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recantly i have built my self a computer from scratch, every things has gone perfectly to plan apart from one thing.

not often but every now and again it shuts itself down, reboots and tells me a serious error has occured, is it something to do with my hardwere, this is what i have been told and whaat can i do to fix this problem.

A:Problems with a home built.

Bad memory possibly? Hard to tell without more knowledge of your system and details about the error.

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Can't access rollback, net user administrator /active:no denies me, I don't even know where it came from and why its on my computer without me enabling it and it blocks me from changing my password and from installing most programs.

Someone please help.

A:built-in admin account problems

Are you issuing the net user command from a Elevated Command Prompt?

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Hi

My computer has had BSOD problems ever since I built it since 5 months ago. It happens about once a day.

Details:

CPU: i2500K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb
Graphics Card: MSI Radeon 6850 Cyclone
Motherboard: MSI p67a gd65 b3
Power Supply: Corsair HX650
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3

I have attached the latest minidumps in ZIP FILE
 

A:BSOD problems since I built my PC five months ago

All errors, including MEMORY_MANAGEMENT problem with PTE (Paging Table), PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (Page File related), and ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY - are all related to memory errors, due to the Page File being corrupted.


Download Autoruns and save it to the Desktop.
Upload Dump Files:

Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your post.

Here's how to do it:

Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your post.

Note: If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post in the thread about the error so we can give further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service . I recommend www.mediafire.com or another free, file-hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file).
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I just put together my own computer and it was working fine till all the sudden i noticed it started to just stop and the computer would lock up. so i restarted thinking that would fix the problem and it happened again. at first i thought it was a heat problem then i cooled it down and tryed it again and that didn't help and i noticed later on that it was only in dark places in games that it had blue squares everywhere and that problem continued and i was puzzeled and i don't have a clue why blue square/dots and locking up of my computer is happeneing? anyone got any idea as to what is going on???
 

A:Having problems with newly built computer!

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in july 2015 i built a custom system using components sold by newegg. it consisted of:
-GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - OEM
-XFX Radeon R9 270X DirectX 11.2 R9-270X-CDBC 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
-4 Team Elite 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TED38G1600C1101
-Hitachi 2TB 32MB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Desktop Hard Drive
and it had windows 10 installed on it. It worked until the beginning of this week. I turned it on and i heard the fans running and the LEDs lit up but no display. I tried displaying it on my monitor and on my tv neither worked but both display ps4/cable box. I tried reconnecting power cables, removing ram and reinstalling.
-Next i went to best buy and bought a Geforce GTX 950 2GB GDDR5 graphics card and installed it. Didn't fix the problem.
-Next i installed a 650 Watt power supply i had laying around. Diidnt fix it.
-Next i bought from Newegg a MSI 970A-G43 Plus AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 & SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard ad installed it tonight with the 700W power supply and the Radeon video card. still nothing so i installed the Geforce GTX card.
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A:Custom built desktop problems.

1. the gigabyte board u originally purchased is of low quality with issues see here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128602
2. apevia make crappy computer components incl' cases & power supplies
3. the new msi mobo 970A-G43 Plu has medium - bad reviews
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130922
4. i think the 970 chipset line is not the best!!
5. have u tried pulling all the ram.... then try one at a time....a bad stick can stop the system from posting
6. the pop of one of the power supply is pretty scary (who knows what it fried!!!!)
7. the whole story sounds very expensive.....and frustrating, i feel for ya
 

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Hi, My name is Trevor or Trev and i've been building my desktop over the last 4-5 months. Everything has been going great until a couple weeks ago. I had a couple BSOD. (which i'm not sure if they're related or not to current issues) Also my windows live account said my account had been accessed by someone else and recommended virus scan and my Origin account also did the same. I've experienced some strange things in windows like I'll notice my anti-virus service isn't started and can't be fixed w/o a restart, random system hangs, poor browser performance in google chrome, today i tried to shutdown my computer twice both times it was at the shutting down screen and finally went to a BSOD, and there's been a few times that i've been playing a game or switching from a full screen window back to windowed and my computer will turn off both monitors like it's shutting down then it will turn itself completely off for a few seconds before coming right back to life with windows still loaded and the applications i was using usually still open. Anyway I've put allot into my computer and I would greatly appreciate some help in trying to figure out what exactly is happening.
Here's the logs and any other info needed just lemme know.
SysInfo
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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