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MB randomly doesn’t detect HDD during start-up

Q: MB randomly doesn’t detect HDD during start-up

Randomly doesnt detect HDD during start-up
Hey all new here, sort of totally baffled by this CONSTANT problem of mine.. Have had this pc for about 2 years and had problems with everything in it. basically. First off had to get my ram replaced after one of the twin sticks were faulty, had to replace my HDD after segments were corrupted, and CNET who fixed my pc broke my DVD burner. Lol.. But thats just me complaining, my problem lies with, I think. My Motherboard or. bios???

Problem: Sometimes during start-up it doesnt detect any HDD in my pc, just trys to run from my dvd drive then it cant so runs the Nvida boot agent. I have tried all the simple things of replace cables, changing boot order, repairing my MB drives with its CD, did a repair install of windows ect.. I even got a NEW HDD and new power supply (750watt true power) recently as I said before and it didnt help. I have basically replaced EVERYTHING in my pc except my Motherboard which is a GA-K8n SLI Pro. Oh this has been happing on and of since I got it.. yes I should have just returned it.. but im an optimist! I refuse to believe everything I had in my PC was faulty so I am seeking help for an obvious fix of some sort. Odd thing is, its working now. Started up fine, it does that time to time. Works anywhere from a few days to a few months.. Then u get a few days were it goes stupid and doesnt know i have a HDD.

I got CNet to install my HDD when I got a new one, so im guessing all that is installed fine, I also have F9 the newest (I think) bios for it my MB.. I am stumped,. and with me working 9-5 all week I really dont have time to go shopping for a new one, I just want it fixed.

ANY help/suggestions about any of this would be helpful.. Short of suggesting taking a blunt instrument to it!
PC INFO
Windows XP Pro SP3
250gb HDD Sata - Weston Digital
2GB Ram
GA-KN8 SLI Pro - MB
AMB Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
750watt true power
2x Gigabyte 9600GT 512mb Nvidia SLI cards

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I gave this old router (DGL-4300) to someone far away and couldnt get it work over the phone.

Normally, I would just connect it to my cable modem and it detects all the WAN IPs (IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server, Secondary DNS Server).

However, she lives in a building and her internet comes from the wall where she attaches her Macbook to it via Ethernet. When she connects the router to the wall, the WAN IPs remain at 0.0.0.0.

How would we go about getting this to work?

Thanks for any!
 

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I bought a SSD Samsung SM961 to put in my yoga 900, but in bios dont detect a hard drive.What solution.

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I have a lenovo v110 for 2 months and I?m having many problems with it such as usb ports not working or stuck pixel on screen and it turns on randomly what can I do

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Hi

Computer about 6 years old working fine until now. I started with noticing the clock only working when the PC was turned on so I replaced the battery on the motherboard with a new to fix the problem. But now when I start the PC it first makes a long beep and then nothing else happens......no picture....

I tried with another video card but it made no difference......

Computer:
INtel 440BX AGPset, PII 350MHz
Award BIOS

Please anyone, help!

/Mike
 

A:Computer doesn´t start

You may try reseating the RAM and VGA card. Make sure they are securely seated. Also, make sure there are no PCI cards halfway in/out.
To troubleshoot, remove excess PCI/ISA cards like modems, NIC cards, sound cards. Once you get the computer to boot normally, reinstall the cards. Hope this helps.
 

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Hi all,my G570 doesnt start with battery and without AC power supply after bios upgrade 40cn33ww_64. Charging works.If i connect AC power supply and disconnect AC power supply, G570 works normalwith battery but sometimes it shows crossed battery symbol in windows 10.In "sleep mode" i can start with battery - but after a day the "sleep mode" is off automatically. I did a reset (30 seconds without battery and so on) but same problem.I disconnect everything like keyboard, fan, dvd and so on, nothing helps. Anyone the same problem or where can i download an old bios version like 40cn32 or older?

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Hello,  My Lenovo notebook doesn?t start up. First there was a black screen with blacklight. After a new startup the notebook stay on the startscreen with Lenovo logo. Then i tried to start recovery and the startscreen comes with a loading symbol. After a few minutes is there the blackscreen with backlight again. What is the solution for this problem?

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I recently bought a new Dell PC with Windows 10 and have an issue when starting the PC. The PC starts normally but upon operational the PC freezes for a moment. Then I am unable to load pages in my browser (main browser is Chrome but the same happens with Edge) and after several minutes some pages load very (extremely) slowly. However, I noticed that videos (e.g., youtube ), still do not load. Pinned programs to my task bar change from unresponsive to possible to open and back. Within Chrome I also get a “Page unresponsive” message after few minutes for open pages and that “A plugin (Shockwave Flash) isn’t responding”. For instance I can use this forum without any issues but at the same time I cannot load the dell page at all. I am also unable to play an AVI file already on my PC. After restarting several times and waiting some time (>30 min) it suddenly works again without any issues. What could it be and how can I fix it? All help appreciated!
Steve

A:Windows 10 stops/slows down after start then doesn’t load. Shockwave Flash Error

Hello. You might have better luck by posting on one of the operating system boards, or the internet board.
[This one is for audio]

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Just going to repost what I posted a few weeks ago (been without internet for a week). The thread was closed because I did it wrong, but I'm hoping I get this one right.
_________________________

First post here so if I need to provide any extra information just let me know.

The problem started yesterday, after I (foolishly, I know) visited this website and attempted to install the xpadder program I downloaded from there.

Something messed up during the program's installation and then almost immediately my network icon changed to having no bars and a red cross through it. I straight away did a system restore to 24 hours previous and upon restarting, I could connect to my network. A few hours later, however, same thing again: No bars, red 'X' through the icon. I restarted and, again, could connect.

This seems to have been the pattern since then. I restart and the internet works fine for anywhere between 10 minutes, to a few hours (seems completely random) but then Windows insists there are no wireless networks around me, despite there being a dozen.

Other people's laptop, and my phone, still pick up my home and the neighbour's networks, NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THE ROUTER (I wanna stress that, everything I sees says to do all this stuff to the router, it would be useless here). Also, my wireless works fine up until the point where I get my mysterious red 'x' and "No connections are available" message when I hover over it.

I've tried connecting to my ... Read more

A:Laptop Randomly Loses Ability To Detect/Connect To Any Networks

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_33
Run by User at 17:03:43 on 2012-08-06
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3948.2244 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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First post here so if I need to provide any extra information just let me know.

The problem started yesterday, after I (foolishly, I know) visited this website and attempted to install the xpadder program I downloaded from there.

Something messed up during the program's installation and then almost immediately my network icon changed to having no bars and a red cross through it. I straight away did a system restore to 24 hours previous and upon restarting, I could connect to my network. A few hours later, however, same thing again: No bars, red 'X' through the icon. I restarted and, again, could connect.

This seems to have been the pattern since then. I restart and the internet works fine for anywhere between 10 minutes, to a few hours (seems completely random) but then Windows insists there are no wireless networks around me, despite there being a dozen.

Other people's laptop, and my phone, still pick up my home and the neighbour's networks, NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THE ROUTER (I wanna stress that, everything I sees says to do all this stuff to the router, it would be useless here). Also, my wireless works fine up until the point where I get my mysterious red 'x' and "No connections are available" message when I hover over it.

I've tried connecting to my router via ethernet and nothing happens, the icon doesn't change and my laptop doesn't detect that I am connected to the router via ethernet, except before the red X occurs then it detects the ethernet ... Read more

A:Laptop Randomly Loses Ability To Detect/Connect To Any Networks

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I have a windows 7 operating system on my hp pavilion g7 & it won't start up because it can't detect 2 HDDs , I don't have the windows 7 operating disk & my warranty ran out about 2 months ago is there any way to fix it?

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Dear Tech People
I am using Windows XP (pack 2) and after using it for a while and downloading etc, I just found out yesterday that whilst restarting my computer I get this message as: Windows could not locate
'C:\WINDOWS:\nail.exe. I have tried to remove it by even installing Microsoft Antispy. Pls kindly help me in this as it is very irritating as it appears all the time and dont know where to locate and what to do. I have even tried searching etc and nothing came up.
Thanking you and wait for your prompt reply
Tks and Rgds/ jai05sam04
 

A:Windows XP cannot detect during start up

Hi,

Here are the removal instruction for the TROJ_Nail.A trojan.

TROJ_NAIL.A - Description and solution
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ_NAIL.A&VSect=Sn

Here is a combination of utilities that I have found to work very well in the removal and prevention of virus infection, spyware, parasites, malware and the like.
http://home.earthlink.net/~mvp_bert/html/spyware.html

jai05sam04 said:

Dear Tech People
I am using Windows XP (pack 2) and after using it for a while and downloading etc, I just found out yesterday that whilst restarting my computer I get this message as: Windows could not locate
'C:\WINDOWS:\nail.exe. I have tried to remove it by even installing Microsoft Antispy. Pls kindly help me in this as it is very irritating as it appears all the time and dont know where to locate and what to do. I have even tried searching etc and nothing came up.
Thanking you and wait for your prompt reply
Tks and Rgds/ jai05sam04Click to expand...
 

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I am tying to install recovery mode on my computer due to windows blue screen. When im on the start-up screen where it says press 'R' to in stall. I press 'R' on my computer and nothing happens. I when out and bought a new usb keyboard and that didn't work too. Please can someboby tell me if you can use something else than using a keyboard. Could you tell me if there is a way of fixing this problem. Many thanks.

A:won't detect keyboard in start-up mode

You won't be able to use a USB keyboard except in the windows environment only. If you are working in the BIOS or MS-DOS (pre-boot) you need an adapter for your keyboard to plug it into the keyboard slot. You should have gotten one with the computer. They're really cheap ($2). Here's what it looks like (attachment).
Good Luck!
-Andy

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Since the 11th of Jan I have been experiencing a black screen with just the mouse courser shown when booting my computer, as of reading other threads I tried holding f8 and manually starting start-up repair which did not work, (On the first attempt I got that start-up repair couldn't fix it details below) I was stupid enough not to create any back-ups so that didn't work, I also tried the SFC -SCANNOW to get a clean test. If you require any information in order to help me put your question down below and I will get back to you.

Thanks,
Aaron (Lennardson)

PS. This is the problem in all safe modes.

Details

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21199997
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 17
Problem Signature 07: CorruptVolume
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

A:Win 7 can't boot but start-up repair can't detect anything

After F8 advanced boot options->repair your computer, you did a startup repair.
Do "command prompt" instead of startup repair. Then:

Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
Do you see all the partitions you expected? I'm not interested in DVD/CD or external stuff now. Detach external drives anyway if testing.
What drive letters are pointing to the internal disk?

DIR C:\
DIR D:\
DIR E:\

What is the drive letter of the win7 volume?

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Hello,
I cannot start Dell sytem detect. After I run and install DellSystemDetectLauncher I receive the following error message: "Aplication cannot be started. Contact the application vendor". Error details: 
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SOURCES Deployment url : file:///C:/Users/rimas/Downloads/DellSystemDetectLauncher.Application Deployment Provider url : downloads.dell.com/.../dellsystemdetect.application Server : Microsoft-IIS/8.5 X-Powered-By : ASP.NET Application url : downloads.dell.com/.../DellSystemDetect.exe.manifest Server : Microsoft-IIS/8.5 X-Powered-By : ASP.NET
IDENTITIES Deployment Identity : DellSystemDetect.application, Version=8.8.0.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=831211ca63b981c5, processorArchitecture=msil Application Identity : DellSystemDetect.exe, Version=8.8.0.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=831211ca63b981c5, processorArchitecture=msil, type=win32
APPLICATION SUMMARY * Installable application. * Trust url parameter is set.ERROR SUMMARY Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log. * Activation of C:\Users\rimas\Downloads\DellSystemDetectLauncher.Application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected: + Store metadata ... Read more

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I have had DSD on my laptop in the past. Recently I tried to use it and got the message "Cannot start application - application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor."  I noticed that it was  still in programs list and I tried to uninstall it, but nothing happened when I tried to uninstall it... nothing; like it was a ghost.
I have gone through the files on my computer and I couldn't find any files related to DSD. I also found out it is somehow on my automatic start up programs list even though it has no apparent files.
So I tried to reinstall DSD and while trying to install, I received the message "Cannot start application - application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor."
I highlighted what I think to be the culprit; Any suggested actions?
Details -
PLATFORM VERSION INFO Windows    : 6.1.7601.65536 (Win32NT) Common Language Runtime  : 4.0.30319.42000 System.Deployment.dll   : 4.6.1055.0 built by: NETFXREL2 clr.dll    : 4.6.1076.0 built by: NETFXREL3STAGE dfdll.dll    : 4.6.1055.0 built by: NETFXREL2 dfshim.dll    : 4.0.41209.0 (Main.041209-0000)
SOURCES Deployment url   : downloads.dell.com/.../dellsystemdetectlauncher.application      Server  : Microsoft-IIS/8.5      X-Powered-By : ASP.NET&n... Read more

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 4GB, 64 bit and consistently check for errors via Comodo Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes and Glary 3 Utilities.  For a while now, the computer is very slow at startup.  I have no idea what startup programs SHOULD be running vs. what programs ARE.  I recently looked at the list of Programs in my CP and noticed a "Rating_Workstation_Basic" program.  I have no idea what this is and where it came from.  When I attempted to uninstall it, it tried to "reinstall" it to no avail.
 
Can you help?  I think this is a Trojan...UGH!

A:Slow start up - detect Rating_Workstation_Basic program ???

 
Let's have a look for malware..
 
  Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the the log into your next reply.
    Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
 
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
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  ESET Online Scanner
==================
Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
 
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download t... Read more

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Hello
One day I turned on my computer and wanted to install new itunes. I couldn't do that because my computer didn't find any wifi connection. Then I used cable to get network and tried to download itunes again, but it was hopeless. Tried updating drivers, still nothing.

I have windows 7 64bit.

Rasmus

A:Can't detect Wifi, Downloads from Internet won't start

The problem came after several days downloading ESET nod32

after uninstalling it, nothing changed

if i try to troubleshoot, there comes 0x8007045A error

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BAsically i started getting this message recently on my pc - "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

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any help appreciated guys!
 

A:XP wont start up. Doesnt detect my ext HDD either to boot my backup :( need help guys

Hiya kel2 and welcome to TSG.

Go into BIOS by pressing either F1, F2 or the DEL key (it should tell you on-screen just after you press the ON button). Make sure your CD/DVD and hard drive/s are showing and being read correctly and also make sure the boot order contains the system`s hard drive in at least second position, if not first. It`s worth checking the physical connections to the hard drive as well, especially if it`s just started happening.

Some motherboards don`t access the USB ports as a start-up option so not finding your external drive immediately isn`t so much of an issue although depending on the mobo itself, there might be an option to enable it.

Jenny
 

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Whe I click on pdf links I always have a problem after closing the window with the file, since my ie crashes... I?ve also noticed that my pc performance is very low when reading pdf files...it acts very strange and the CPU use goes up to 100%. Does anybody know what?s going on?
Thanks,

Felipe

A:pdf doesn´t go with ie

I?ve noticed that some people have viewed my thread but nobody replyed to it, so here is some further information regarding the problem.
The problem is caused in the Adobe Acrobat Control for Active X in the file pdf.ocx. I?ve tryed to disable it from IE, but than I?m not able to view any pdf files with my browser... Any aideas?
PLEASE HELP! Thanks a lot.

Felipe

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Hello,

For some context about myself, I will say that I?m new when it comes to PC knowledge. Posting on forums is also a new thing for me. But anyway, for about a month now, my PC won?t turn on when I press the power button. The lights aren?t on and the fans aren?t spinning. Then, after a while, when I come back from work, I see that my PC is on. Fans spinning and everything. I can then do my work and play games normally. I live alone, so no one is turning it on while I?m away. I should say that my PC doesn?t turn off suddenly when I?m using it. Everything goes smoothly until I decide to shut down for the night and then try to turn it back on in the morning. At which point, the cycle begins again.
 

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Hello,I have a B50-30 laptop, which currently isn?t working; when I switch it on there is nothing at all on the screen (not even the Lenovo?s logo that would normally be there when turned on) yet the fan make the same noises they would when I turn it on and things work. The power light remains on like normal, but my keyboard also seems unresponsive as I can?t even get the caps lock or number lock buttons to light up. Also when I plug in/unplug the laptop it makes a single loud beep sound.  It is is no longer under warranty, so I wanted to post here to ask for some advice, as I?m worried sending it off to Lenovo could be pricey, and I?m struggling to find details of repair things on the website. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, as it?s exam season so I really need it working, but I am not super technical! Thanks in advance

A:B50-30 Doesn’t boot up

Some things to try... Detach any USB devices or external monitors etc. and remove any disks in the CD/DVD drive.Shut down the computer completelyRemove the AC adapterRemove the battery packPress and hold the power button for 15-30 seconds.Reinstall the batteryAttach the AC adapter, but do not press the power button.    Instead, use a pen tip or paper clip to press the NOVO button (a small recessed button between CD tray and USB port on right side of laptop) to power up the laptop.If it powers up, see if you can enter "BIOS Setup" from the NOVO menuIf it will not power up using the NOVO button, try removing the optical drive by following the instruction on page 34 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual linked below, and then try to boot up the system again. If it still is failing to boot, then you may have hardware issue, such as a bad HDD or system/motherboard.   . Lenovo B50-30/B50-30 Touch/ B50-45/B50-70/B50-80 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b50_30_b50_30_touch_b50_45_b50_70_b50_80... Best of luck,

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Win XP recently decided not to recognize my cd or DVD.
I can gain access via a boot disk with cd drivers. I tried to install a backpack cd off the parallel port and the same thing happens. I'm assuming XPs drivers are corrupt but I don't know how to get them......
 

A:win XP doesn’t recognize CD or DVD

If you have recently installed or uninstalled a CD writing application, check out http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;270008, this references EZ-Creator, but other CD applications can corrupt the same filter values.
 

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Hi all,

The main problem is type in the forum boxes but not send this message or anything happens after click, rest of functions are OK.
It?s win xp, sp3

Thank you!

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Quote:





Originally Posted by amanda_s


Unfortunately it didn?t work as promised by the Microsoft documentation. More research for me, unless someone else has a clue?




Hello all,

I have a similar problem. In my case xp pro recognizes only 3.5 of the 4 Gigs installed. However, both bios and vista show the correct values.

Could this have something to do with having dual channel memory installed and dual booting xp pro 32 with vista ultimate 64?

My system:
Q6600 quad core, Gigabyte P35C-DS3R, 4 gigs super talent RAM

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:XP doesn’t read ram correctly

Quote:





Originally Posted by nofreewill


Hello all,

I have a similar problem. In my case xp pro recognizes only 3.5 of the 4 Gigs installed. However, both bios and vista show the correct values.

Could this have something to do with having dual channel memory installed and dual booting xp pro 32 with vista ultimate 64?

My system:
Q6600 quad core, Gigabyte P35C-DS3R, 4 gigs super talent RAM

Any help would be greatly appreciated.




Ok, found this comment on another help site:

"Hoopsomuah

Windows XP Pro+SP2 32-bit version can use 4 GB Ram. As it starts it uses 0.5
GB and therefore shows 3.5 GB available. To show more than 3.5 GB you need
to install the 64 bit Windows on your system.

Uncle John
"

Guess I'll have to upgrade to xp 64 to fix it.

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I have a samsung CD writer and the other day I tried to burn music on a rewritable CD ROM (TDK) but I always get the message that the CD rom is protected against writing. I use the software Roxio Platinum v 5.
Plain CD roms (non rewritable) I can burn.

Is there something I have to do whit the CD roms before use?
 

A:CD writer doesn´t write CD RW

Not sure on the origin of the message, but writing music to play in a stereo using a CD-RW is not always a good idea. Very few stereos can play them, even fewer can play them reliably.
 

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Let?s face it. We live in a completely different security world from a decade ago and the kinds of threats we face have taken a new form. This time it?s ransomware. Over the course of just a few years, this threat has evolved from an annoying pop-up to a screen freezer that utilizes disturbing imagery to a sophisticated malicious program that encrypts important files.

New technologies are popping up all the time that combat the ransomware issue, however most (if not all) require active protection before you get infected. But what do you do if your company has already been infected? This article aims to help those who have been hit with encrypting ransomware and are faced with either paying or losing files.

Why is ransomware such a problem?
Ransomware has become a huge problem for businesses because it has been so widely adopted by the bad guys. Why? This is ?Game Over? malware, meaning that, at least in the criminal?s eyes, once a user gets infected, there is no recovery option other than paying the ransom. Also, victims actually pay the ransom directly to the criminal, cutting out any need for middlemen or having to sell piles of stolen credit card information on darknet forums.

It works, it?s easy, cost-effective and profitable, which is essentially the driving force of new technology since the beginning of time.

It?s likely that the future of ransomware will include things like blackmail (threats to post trade secrets or company intel online or releasing ... Read more

A:Ransomware doesn’t mean game over

This is why i always preach to make regular backups and the problem is solved, simple as that.
 

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I have a samsung CD writer. The other day I tried to burn music to a CD RW (TDK) but I always got the message CD is protected against writing. I use Roxio platinum v 5 software. Plane CD Rom's I can burn.

Is there something I have to do with new CD RW before use?
 

A:CD writer doesn´t burns CD RW

Repeat post.
http://forums.techguy.org/t202604/s.html
 

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after i installed ebooster,uninstalled and then i restarted the computer ,my hdd isn`t recognized in the bios but it is recognized using ATA PWD 1.2 .it says SELFX ;
L has a + so i think is locked can anyone help me? thnx in advance i think maybe it was a virus
 

A:Hp nx9010 doesn´t recognize hdd

If a virus was detected, you may have to reformat and reinstall the operating system. This can be done using another computer. The MBR (Master Boot Record) may be corrupted. The hard drive may have just failed, without any warning
 

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help!! i cant play dvds in my window media player anymore, what should i do?
 

A:dvd player doesn´t function

Welcome to TSG lotus...I'm reporting this thread so it can be moved to the proper forum!
 

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hi everbody i have a toshiba satelite a355 sp7927 R and I change the operative system from vista to windows 7 and then my touch pad does?t work. I try install the drivers from the toshiba support web side and the problem still exists. please someone help me ???????

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Ok so,
My laptop ACER ASPIRE
Won?t boot up.
It started with a screen replacement.
Went well, everything worked.
Week or two later it crashed. Needed to format the drive to boot. It worked after that.
Then about a month later it done it again. It crashed. Wouldn?t work until I booted it again.
I removed the hard drive and connected it to an external hd converter. And hooked it up to another laptop. It works and reads correctly via usb to anothe running laptop.

The original laptop turns on and loads up the ?acer? screen, when you turn it on without a hard drive (which is more than what it does with a hard drive) But then the screen goes black. (The backlight on)

I really could do with getting this laptop back up and running correctly

Any ideas?
 

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My laptop twice had the same error. I bought my laptop at Febraury 2015 but in November 2015 the laptops didnt power on. I contact to support area of ACER and they reviewed my laptop changing the motherboard. In this case 9 month i can use the laptop. The second time happened at final of March 2016 with the same problem the laptop didnt power on again, just 4 motnhs again. Obviously the garantee time has finished and they dont want to fix my laptop. And I am asking to the forum whether anyone has had the same problem with this model of Acer taking about the Laptop doesnt power on. Somebody has epxerimented this problem and what is the experience to resolve the problem? Really i am so disapointed with my laptop ACER. Best Regards. Alberto Sandoval.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8108 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 922 GB (872 GB Free); G: 14 GB (12 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 088DT1
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

I'm unable to get onto internet when I sign on. After trouble shooting the response is in regard to the
Ethernet. Please advise. This started happening after I install IE. Sure I could uninstall, but I need that for now for personal reasons. A financial company only uses IE.

Thank you.
 

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Dears

I have windows XP installed in my laptop. I usually capture pictures from my Cell phone and then send to my PC via Bluetooth. But now a problem has been happening that when I connect Bluetooth in USB port, Icon for BT doesn’t appear and thus I can not select “Receive a file” and download the pictures. You know when we insert BT or any device, system by-self detect it but here is not while that BT works perfectly with others PCs. Can any body help me out?
 

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Yesterday i installed a PCI wifi card in my pc after which my sound completely stopped working, i have tried updating drivers, selecting the right speakers in the windows control panel and pretty much any other suggestion i found on other sites. My concern is that i might have damaged my motherboard while installing the PCI (I hit it with a screw driver when trying to remove my GPU to fit the PCI in), and that this is the cause of the problem. Do you have any other ideas on how i can fix my sound in windows or should i just assume i damaged the motherboard and buy a soundcard/ a new motherboard?
 

A:Solved: PC sound doesn´t work.

The test is to remove the wireless card, as of course beofre you installed this the sound worked
If it then still does not work and there are no warnings shown in device manager for the sound then I think you can presume that you have indeed damaged the motherboard.
That said, is the sound coming from the integrated sound chip or from the GPU
 

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Its been two weeks that I couldn't use F2 to decrease volme, both F1 and F3 are working well so far. Does any one know what's wrong with my laptop? Thanks,

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Hi. I have four HP Envy notebook computers that I use regularly at work. Suddenly, starting up one day, all four computers stopped connecting to our wireless network. I tried at a different wireless network and neither of the computers still cant connect. I even tried a third and still no result. All of my other computers that runs Windows 10 (2 Acer, 1 Asus, 8 iMac) are still able to connect to all of the wireless networks. I even run Windows 10 on all 8 iMacs and they can still connect to all of the networks. And there hasnt been any chances to the wireless network. Strange thing is when I bring the computers to my home they can find my wireless network at home, all four of them with no problem. Ive tried all Windows repair and HP assistant and none of it works. Ive updated to the latest drivers and all I can think of. What can have happened. Ive noticed it has been a Windows update, but if that update have affected the network drivers,  how can it the work at home. I can also add that all four laptops work if I use Ethernet. Hope someone can help out. //Richard

A:Wireless network doesn´t work

Hello @Richard63, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the WiFi issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that the Envy notebooks will no longer connect to the network.  However, they all connect to your home network.   If you believe an update to be the cause, you can try performing a System Restore, to set the notebooks back to their previous working states.  You can also try uninstalling the network drivers, then restarting the notebooks.  This should allow the system to install compatible drivers.  If you continue to have issues with the notebooks only connecting to the home network, then you may consider restarting/resetting the router.  Please post back with the results. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Here?s a weird situation, system has 4 gigs of ram and the BIOS reads it correctly as 4095MB. But XP Pro reports only 2 gigs. Anyone got a clue why this would happen? I?m going to try a swap out when I can get my hands on a couple of one gig modules for testing, but that?s not going to be for a few days. Advice would be much appreciated.

Some system details below. I can get more when I crack the box open.

System:
OS: XP Pro SP1
MB: Supermicro Dual Xeon 266
Mem: 4x 1gig modules. Matched set, so I?m told. Type unknown. ECC???
BIOS: Phoenix

Potential items of note:
In the BIOS under advanced chipset control there is an ECC config selection. I see only two choices ? ECC or Disabled. Currently set to ECC. The item specific help says ?If all memory in system supports ECC, this selection selects from: No ECC, Checking Only, Checking and Correction or Check correction with Scrubbing?. Does the lack of the four choices in this case mean the ram is NOT ECC?

In OS now - Device manager -> System Devices -> Direct Memory Access Controller. Properties notes ?No drivers installed? but the driver tab notes 5.1.2600.0. Tried a driver update, but got a ?no better driver than the one installed yada yada?? message. Is that normal? Probably not related, but I thought I?d mention it. There are no attention warnings anywhere in device manager.

Generally the system is running well, with a few shutdown/reboot errors that I attribute to Roxio EZCD Creator not being properly... Read more

A:XP doesn’t read ram correctly, but BIOS does.

Most memory is not ECC, so I suspect that's what you're seeing.

Exactly what CAD application do you use that requires 4gigabytes of RAM? In almost every case I've ever seen, memory past 1-2 gigabytes is wasted and doesn't add any performance...

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have recently updated my drivers, after some problems. now my sony dru530 doesnt seem to see cds and cd roms in the burner. although if i put in a music cd windows does seem to see them. same problem with the ddu1621 reader. sees cds sometimes sometimes not. both drives from sony
windows sees audio cds in this drive too.
what do i have to change ( or did i change in the past) in windows/programmes so they see the drives?
 

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WinXP Pro sp3, IE 7 (Quick launch)

Show desktop stopped toggling so I deleted the icon and recreated it.
I've followed all the instructions: in administrator, used notepad, carefully followed shell instructions, hit enter after each line including last, saved as (all files) Show Desktop.scf to proper folder.

Result = proper icon on taskbar that doesn't react to clicking.

Also tried deleting icon and using Microsoft's (we'll do it for you) app and got same result.

Now what?
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi all,
I purchased a used IBM T41 laptop with WinXP and everything was working fine: cable and wireless internet, Dvd reader , wireless signal (like antenna) was flashing at the bottom of the screen, .
I had some problem and reinstalled OS: deleted partition and formatted into NTFS, install fresh WinXP.
I didnt get any error during installation, but some problem came after: internet, wireless connection, USB drivers, DVD reader and many other.
I couldnt find network adapter name in the Device manager.
To fix this problem I download drivers from IBM site and try one by one to install it.
Finally my internet start to work and I do not have any yellow question mark in Device Manger, but wireless internet and dvd writer do not work.
Network Adapter( in the Device Manader) and Network Connection display only cable internet device and do not have Wireless device type. Also, I have Wireless Link and Wireless Network icons on the Control panel.
Why wireless doesnt work? How can I fix it?
Is this possible that my laptop did not have wireless card before?
Is this possible that card stopped to work after reformatting to NTFS?

Thank you
 

A:wireless doesn’t work after reinstall OS

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Hi, I have got a couple of weeks old Notebook whoms TouchPad mouse suddenly stopped to work. According to Device Manager its enabled and working correct, but it doesnt. I have tryed to found guidelines to fix it by means of Google, but nothing has helped me. I have updated and restored and checked everything but nothing has helped me to get it work again correct. I havent had courage enough to do a hard reset yet or to go back to factory settings. What to do ?????

A:TouchPad mouse doesn´t work

Hello @Kotitonttu,  If your PC is under warranty,  please Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer Verify the warranty status here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty .   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Good morning, everybody.
How are you all? I hope you are all good.
This is Renato Bonini typing. Im from Brazil, So Pedro da Aldeia city, Rio de Janeiro state.
I`d like to inform you all that I`ve obtained a HP Notebook - Model: 15- ba009dx in USA. So, after one month in use  I tried to start it at my house, I realized that it isnt working well. It presented the label of HP company and the following message: preparing automatic repair in the initial page only. Indeed, let me know what I can do in order to solve this problem like you lead me for some authorized workshop in my country or next to, for instance. For additional information, this product is in warranty. it was brought in 2017/03/10. It serial number is [Personal Information Removed]/product:X7T78UA.
Thank you all in advantage.
Best regards.
 

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I have a problem, i have windows vista in my laptop, my wireless use to work perfectly but now it doesnt want to connect to any page (not even google), the messenger and limewire work, but it doesnt show me any page, ill be very glad if you can help me, thank you.
 

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I started my pc up after a update Windows 10 and I can?t connect to internet ive tried cmd flush renew etc, reset router nothing works even tried a system restore to previous point still no luck please help
 

A:Pc doesn’t have Ethernet WiFi connection

Have you looked at the wifi card in device manager?

You may have to download using a ethernet cable or to a different device and then transfer via a flash drive etc.
 

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