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Windows7 forgets the name of external drivers/ pendrives

Q: Windows7 forgets the name of external drivers/ pendrives

Hi all! Not something that hinders my daily life but why Windows7 forgets about the name of the renamed pendrives and external drives? I give them names so that I can know their content without opening them such as
"Films" or "Pix" or "Softwares". They were fine like this during a year or more and now from one day to the other everything lost its name and became E:, F: etc. Notably, these peripherals are connected the same way: the same cable to the same USB port. I re-renamed them again yesterday but they went back to E:, F: once again. That is so stupid.

Preferred Solution: Windows7 forgets the name of external drivers/ pendrives

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows7 forgets the name of external drivers/ pendrives

Hello akofalvi,

This normally happens when other drives/applications starts to reserve specific drive letters/path. For instance Daemon Tools (Which mounts installation images) could reserve drive letters G-H, and thus causing your other ones to change letters and therefor loose any name given.

You should try to set them to something way back in the dictionary, like Z-X:

Go to Start > Search.
Type "diskmgmt.msc" > Hit Enter.
Rightclick your drives > Change drive letters/path.

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Okay for some weird reason my PC are not detecting any USB storage devices plugged in... i found this in device manager (attached pic) ..

however nothing i can do.. tried update online nothing helps... so i dont know what to do... what is wrong with this actually?

and second problem.. i have creative Audigy Value card installed...i usually set it to 5.1 speakers... but the application that has been installed by Win update... i.e. Creative Audio Control Panel.. always crash on startup.. i dont even had the chance to adjust it or do anything with it... i download from the official web also the same... *sigh*

A:[SOLVED] USB not detcted.. pendrives external hdd etc

okay what is weird... i can use the USB while in safe mode... and at the moment.. when i go to manage... the usb is listed healthy... but when i want to assign letters it says "The system cannot find the file specified"

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I have an external hard drive plugged into a WinXp desktop computer. I share the desktop with s/o, so I use said HDD everyday. The problem I have is that when I shut down the computer and reboot, the drive is unmounted/ejected/whatever, so I have to unplug & replug in the drive to use it. It is not a backup drive. We have one of those and it shows up every time.

Is there a way to make this Windows see this HDD when it starts up?


A:WinXP forgets External HDD upon reboot/startup

Could be several causes. Try a different USB port (swap with the backup drive if possible). If the problem follows the drive, the issue is likely with the external drive.

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P50 20EN , nVidia Quadro M1000M / Intel HD Graphics 530 through 40A5 Port Replicator to Asus VC279 monitor. Can set external monitor to desired resolution but it reverts back to default after reboot. Have updated Port Replicator firmware/driver and installed everything relevant via TVSU. Have installed/updated the ASUS driver. Am considering updating the nVidia info directly from them but they have a warning about OEM specifics that scare me away from that. Again, the bug is that we have to reset the external monitor resolution after every reboot. Thanks in advance-Randy

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it does not show on computer when plugged in it runs on usb 2.0 my windows 7 is 32 bit any help would be good

A:cant get my external dvd/rw to work on windows7

Probably a driver problem. Look for a driver at the manufacturer of the reader.

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Hi all,
I'm pretty new to using windows . Previously I used Ubuntu and I still do. I have an external USB drive ( a fujistu 250Gb thing) which I used with linux, using an ext3 filesytem. I've tried using linux to delete all partitions, and also to format it to FAT and NTFS, but windows won't recognise it whatever I do. I just get an error saying that my USB device has malfunctioned.
Any ideas what I can do to get Windows to see it again? It works fine in windows.
Any ideas?

A:Windows7 can't see my external HD. Linux can.

FIrst take a look in the Disk Management tool to see any volume that same size is seen there. The drive may be listed as offline and need to be initialized since reformatted from the Linux file journaling system.

For each drive listed a square box is seen on the left side as seen in the image attached below. Once you click on that a right click will bring up a menu of option where you would select "online" and then right click on the main volume to the right to select a drive letter or add a new drive if prompted for that.

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Could anyone please help with the following, although apologies for repeating what must have been asked many times before although I've not yet found solutions.

I have a HP HDX16 with Window 7 newly installed and 2* WD My Book Home (2tb) and have come across the following issues:

1) the inabilty to retain eSATA connection with external HHDs
2) the inabilty to restart the laptop with the HDDs connected via USB. Although I can shut down and then boot up again I can just restart, pedantic of me I know but very annoying now. It just gets to the point of having 'windows' on the screen but never the logo and booting just stops
3) the inabilty to get firewire to be anything other than useless

4) how do I get the tone controls on the touch buttons not to just display rubbish with the latest drivers?

5) Has everyone else found the updated NVIDIA control panel to be useless?

The Bios is F.31 (showing the abilty to boot from USB HDD but not disable it) which was flashed under Vista prior to a custom installation of W7 and the device manager shows no issues issues regarding drivers etc.

Please excuse my lack of knowledge, any help gratefully received.



A:HP/Windows7/External HHD problems

Hi Freamon. Sorry, I dont have any answers to your questions. I havent come across any of those problems, still havent started using Windows 7. But I've ordered a HDX16, its due tomorrow. How do you find the laptop? What views do you have about it? Shortfalls? Advantages? Any tips. When I receive the laptop I will try see if i experience the same issues. But it comes with windows vista, so i will have to upgrade it. How long did it take for you to receive your free upgrade? Thanks and goodluck with solving your problems..

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Hello. My burner stopped working for some reason so I am attempting to install Windows7 64 from an old external IDE hard drive 2.5. I still have xp 32 and will install W7 on an empty partition or erase the whole disk.
The problem is I don't know how to make the external drive boot the image. The drive itself is connected via USB. I put the image of W7 OS on the external disk but nothing happens. BIOS recognizes it as a USB device but wont boot. I tried windows7 DVD download tool which has an USB option, but it can't see the disk at all, doesn't recognizes it as a USB drive. Then I tried a small utility named Kon-Bot. It saw it as USB drive and created some sort of boot but when I tried to install the OS the installation screen of windows7 didn't come up.Any ideas?

A:Installing Windows7 from external HDD

There's a chip in an external that differentiates it from a flash stick so it won't boot as easily as stick. In fact it's more trouble than its worth. What's simple is to extract the Win7 ISO to the external and run Setup from the XP desktop to overwrite C partition. Everything will end up in a windows.old folder you can delete later. But still back up everything to your external.

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Hi. I just reinstal the windows 7 on my laptop, and I can not found anyware drivers for my model ,,PRODUCT: N7J80EA,,any ideeas. I don t like windows 10, and I don t wanna use it. I need drivers for windosws 7. please help. thanks

A:no drivers for windows7?

Hi: HP only supports your notebook for W10. You should be able to use the W7 x64 drivers and software from the 15z-af000 on your model except the BIOS and firmware files.  Also do not use the driver listed under the chipset section.  That is for notebooks with Intel processors. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-af000-Notebook-PC-series/7771410/model/8341291 In addition to the drivers on that support page, you will need to install the amd chipset drivers from the link below and restart the PC.  You want the first driver on the webpage. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%207%20-%2064   

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PC was dying. Back up regularly onto MyBook. Have my ITunes folder that has ITunes music folder inside it and also ITunesMusicLibrary.xml and also ITunesLibrary.itl and a previousITunesLibraries folder and an AlbumArtwork folder and a couple of files with the extension .itdb

ITunes is now loaded on the new windows7 PC. I'm looking for some instructions on exactly what to do to get the music onto the new PC. I don't want to mess anything up. I've been reading, but it has just gotten me more confused. I'm happy to follow instructions, but need step-by-step....

Thanks for your help.

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Generally, how do I know when drivers need to be updated? Today, I got this prompt to download a scan function which subsequently informed me I needed to update a couple of drivers. Before doing any upgrade, however, a payment was needed.

Won't my daily Windows Update let me know about necessary driver updates?

A:Windows7 Drivers update?

Most likely all fake. Did you download what you call "scan function"? Did you install it? Please post screenshot. Most likely.... it's a virus!

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hi every onei have af104ne but when i try download drivers i didnt found w7 thin i try some drivers but still need this(wi fi-bluetooth-usb3)

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I have a inspiron 1525 that has been upgraded to Windows 7 from vista. I need a driver for the webcam. the only one I can find is for vista 32 and 64 bit. Does anyone know if this will work for windows 7?

A:webcam drivers windows7

As far as i know, you don't need to install Webcam driver for Inspirion 1525. "Windows 7" will auto install the generic driver came with it. 

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I have a Toshiba External HD of size 1 TB. I copied data around one year back into this HD and space free left in this drive is only 50 GB.

When I plug it into a my laptop and trying to write some more data then I get a message saying: "Cannot copy <name of file>. The disk is write-protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk.

How do I remove the write-protection?

A:Can't write to Toshiba External HD from windows7 system

That can be caused by a change in the Registry under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
This little utility may help: Thumbscrew: Software USB Write Blocker

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Hi .

i Just install a fresh windows 7 ultimate 64bit , on my Hp Dv6-6107tx ,
i download orignol drivers from Hp site of my laptop dv6-6107tx
but many of drivers are not installed , i also attached a screen shot , plz some body help me how can i fix these drivers , thanks

A:how can fix drivers problem in windows7 64 bit (hp dv6-6107TX)

Did you install the chipset drivers from here?
Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv6-6107tx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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I cant get my printer HP Laserjet 1000 series to work on my windows 7 32 bit system

A:HP Laserjet 1000 windows7 drivers

Go to programs and features and use uninstall to get rid of the HP printer driver and every program related to the installation of your printer, then turn your computer off. Restart it, then plug in the printer's USB cable thereby letting the computer find the printer and begin installing it. Try to install only the printer driver or HP will install about 500Mb of rubbish you don't need.

I have always found it best to let printers self-install as they then load what they need and put it where they expect to find it...

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I am having A "HUGE" Issue I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. It installed the window VGA drivers and seems to not even see my Nvidia 9400GT 1GIG card. I have tried installing with the card in then reinstalled windows without the card in and restarted put the card in and the drivers bump'd right in and hide my card? Any help?????

I downloaded them right from Nvidia, and it gave me this here is a pic attached of what it said. This happened with both sets of drivers advised from Nvidia. I tried "191.07 WHQL" and "nv19045_Win7Vista32"...

I have even set them to install in compatibility "vista" mode and restarted into safe mode. Please any help would be amazing. I really love win7 so far and do not want to go back to XP. Is there something I can do in the registry keys or something?
Thank you in advance

A:Nvidia drivers not found in windows7

Many people, including myself, have had problems with the new drivers, if its possible try get your hands on the 190.62 Drivers, and have a go with that.

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I use Win7 64-bit RC 7100.
I have got GF8600GT. Can I safely use Vista 64-bit nVidia drivers?

The reason I don't want nVidia drivers for Win7 is this:
How to REALLY set lower screen resolution?

Thank you,


P.S. I don't get any e-mail notifications from this forum.

A:Vista 64-bit nVidia drivers in Windows7 ?

You can use the NVidia 1.85 WHQL drivers for Win7 x64, found here.

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if u r looking for windows7 drivers for ur laptops or desktops this site help u alot

Driver dot pk

A:windows7 drivers for laptops and desktops.

So can we.

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I installed the Windows 7 Ultimate on my 6910p. I have 2 pieces of hardware that need drives installed. When I go to HP.com then to the driver download page I can still read everything fine however once I put in the Model number and get to the actual drivers list, it is so small I cannot read it. Anyone else having this issue?

A:Windows7 Ultimate vs. Hp.com drivers page.

I have a HP dv7z and do not see this problem.
What browser are you using. (IE8, FireFox, Chrome, etc)
Also what is the video card and drivers are on the machine?

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Hello , Ive really need your help. Ive got several drivers not found , becouse i got a windows 8.1 who had automatic Repair Loop. So i decided to change to windows7 by internet. I did that, worked, but forgot about drivers. I got 5 drivers missing (Network is the most important). I got to download Ethernet myself , but 5 remains. I would please ask you , to find the drivers online , and send a link. Thank you <3


P.S.: I aswell got in this situation by ofcoursely getting windows 8.1 after an update to "Automatic Repair Loop".. Got any suggestions on how to get that out?

Thanks for ur time :)

Hope i can reply soon :)

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I have windows 7 and gsonic motherboard so i want graphic and videos drivers for that i m unable to get them i tried almost all motherboard drivers on my pc but excpt sound ones nothing works

A:need drivers for gsonic motherboard windows7

GSonic or Esonic? Open up the side of the computer and find the exact motherboard model that is printed on the motherboard itself and post that.

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Dear Microsoft,
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE release drivers for the MS Office Keyboard for Windows7 64-bit!
Lots of people still use and love this keyboard.  This is the best keyboard you have ever made, especially due to the big and enjoyable scroll wheel.  Some people have arthritis and NEED to use this keyboard.
I have tried the various "workarounds" out there (like autohotkey etc.) and none work well, especially since I have to connect my keyboard via a USB port.
Please, I don't want a workaround.  Could you please simply create an appropriate driver?  It would be so easy!
Thanks you!

A:Drivers for MS Office Keyboard for Windows7 64-bit

Please visit the following site for solutions:
How to troubleshoot keyboard issues that you may experience when you use a Microsoft keyboard

As it is due to the driver issue, you’d better give your feedback via
Microsoft Hardware Customer Feedback. BTW, I would like to forward your request to Microsoft Hardware Support team as well.
Best Regards
DalePlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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How many of you use pendrives? (USB flash memories?)
I'm looking forward to buy one cause I really need it due to my work, I've been using an SD card with a pocket SD card reader but it doens't work anymore.

So, any suggestions regarding brands?
I hear kingston and sandisk are good ones, I don;'t want to buy a ****** pendriver cause they say they go blank if it;s too hot or go erase all your data after a while.

Ok, your turn now! thanks people!


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my computer rebooted itself twice last week and now i cant boot windows7 on my desktop i tried all the safe modes ect. I need to recover my data but dont know how or if my external hard drive will work while trying to do this. btw,i dont get a blue screen i get a screen with red,green,blue,yellow stripes all through it and it was beeping rapidly but i stopped that . its a windows7 64bit with a 32bit also on it. thx. SORRY i thought all the specs were there.

1yr old
Intel Pentium E6700 Processor 3.2GHz
1TB Hard Drive
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

A:windows7 wont boot and need to know how to recover data external HD

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Is it the situation that you cannot boot even in the Safe Mode?

If so, try booting the Windows installer disk. Does it boot? Let us know.

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Not from, but to. It's do-able I know, but would it just utterly kill performance? Has anyone tried this?

A:Installing Windows7 to an external USB2 connected drive

Why do you want to install to an external?

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I have downloaded the "Windows7 USB driver with instructions.zip" and the "DAC Uploader v1212 for Windows (with instructions) - MQA.zip" for the Meridian Explorer2 from the Meridian site on two Dell Optiplex 990 i7 computers and can not get the the unit up and running on either. On the first computer I got the lights on the DAC but no sound out. But subsequently I go no lights on the unit. But on both computers the following results is the same. First for the DACUploader after installing app, the Meridian USB Uploader box comes up and asks to scan for any Meridian devices, but when you hit scan you get the "No devices detected" message. Also on this page before you hit, scan in the "Binary image to upload" drop down menu no version of the firmware appears that you can load. Second, after installing Windows USB driver using its Setup Wizard you get a message "To complete the driver installation you must disconnect an reconnect your device". But when you do this nothing happens. Totally baffled!

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sir, i got a problem. my ethernet controller, PCI Device and SM Bus Controller drivers is not installed.  here is the details: Model: HP Pavilion G4-1311auProcessor: AMD A4-3330mxOS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit ethernet controller:PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_3564103C&REV_05PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_3564103CPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_020000PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_0200 pci device:PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&SUBSYS_3564103C&REV_01PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&SUBSYS_3564103CPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&CC_FF0000PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&CC_FF00SM BUS CONTROLLER:PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_780B&SUBSYS_3564103C&REV_13PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_780B&SUBSYS_3564103CPCI\VEN_1022&DEV_780B&CC_0C0500PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_780B&CC_0C05  Please Help Me...

A:Need Drivers For Hp Pavilion G4-1311 for windows7 32bit

Hi: You need these drivers... ethernet controller: This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp55083.exe pci device: This package contains the driver that enables the Realtek Card Reader in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The card reader enables users to read from or write to supported removable storage cards, which are typically used in digital cameras, digital music players, and cellular phones. File name: sp55085.exe smbus controller: I have zipped up and attached the driver you need for that below. Download and unzip the file to its folder.  Do not do anything with the files in the folder. Go to the device manager, and click on the smbus controller needing drivers. Click on the driver tab, click on update driver. Select the Browse my computer for driver software option, and browse to the driver folder you unzipped. Make sure the Include Subfolders box is checked and the driver should install. Then restart the PC.

sp66185.zip ?7 KB

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Hello, I've just bought new notebook, HP Pavilion Gaming  15-ak001nc with Windows 10 and I downgraded it to windows 7. So my question is: can I use drivers which are determined for windows 10? And if not, can you please advise me which drivers i can use? Thank you for any help.

A:HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak001nc Windows7 Drivers

Hi: Most of the W10 drivers won't work on W7. You can try the drivers from the model below, except the BIOS and firmware files. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-ENVY-15-ae100-Notebook-PC/8499282/model/11378362  

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pendrives malfunction for xp

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Experiencing the same problem than


looks like the issue is in the pendrive itself. I have two PNY pendrives, one 8GB and another 16GB. I can use YUMI or any other app to add a distro to the pendrive, format them, etc, but when booting the BIOS does not recognize them.

Tried in an old X31 laptop and in a new HP ProBook laptop with same (bad) result.

I though it was because of the big size but many people use 16GB pendrives for these purposes...

(BTW, tried also formating them and the distros were way smaller than 4gb...)

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SM Bus Controller drivers issue Windows7 professional 64bit Dell inspiron N5520 i7
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

When i do update on internet its unable to find
and cant find these specifix driver solution in this regard

A:SM Bus Controller drivers issue Windows7 professional 64bit

sydjunaidshah, welcome to the forums. You should be able to get the drivers you need from the dell site.

Dell Drivers and Support

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I made a thread a few hours ago about getting a grey screen of death, and since then I've managed to just reinstall windows, but I cannot get any of my drivers working. My network adapter, keyboard, graphics card, everything, just all didn't have drivers. I managed to get internet by ripping a wireless usb adapter thing off my older computers and using that to connect to my router, but as of now I cannot use any ethernet or my computer's default network adapter. I also can't update them because apparently my computer's a custom build and therefore I have no idea what my computer's specs are. Any help with fixing my drivers (preferrably, all of them) would be appreciated, thanks.


A:Freshly Installed Windows7, cannot detect or install any drivers

Hello and welcome Iced mate some system specs would be really helpful.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Seems to me the network adaptor is not right - have you done anything inside the machine recently??

PS I meant to say the grey scren of death it might have been jst a freeze up as death screesnare usually bright blue.

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Please Provide HP15-ac169tu all drivers link for windows7 32-bit.Thanks in advance.

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I have recently assembled a new PC with the following configuration

Motherboard - Asus M5A97 R2.0
RAM- Transcend DDR3 4GB x 2
Graphics card - Saphirre AMD RAdeon 5450 HD
HDD- 1 TB Seagate Barracuda Sata drive

After installation, i checked in the bios and found that HDD and the internal DVD drive was not detected. Once I changed the port settings to IDE I was able to see them in the bios.

However, once I tried install windows7, I keep getting the error "a required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing". This error has been discussed on this forum and others" however, none of the solutions worked. I have already tried the following

1. Used the Microsoft DVD/USB maker
2. Tried using and USB rather than a DVD
3. Tried switching the USB ports as suggested by one person on the net
4. I tried dowloading the AMD AHCI drivers on a USB and plug it in when the error comes and windows asks for the drivers. However, it is unable to locate it. In fact if I try to browse and select the drivers, the USB does not show up on the options. If I try the same thing with a dVD, then it says that windows cannot open the CD

So after 4 days of effort, net search etc. I am still without an OS. Can someone please help and also let me know if there is any compatibility issue?


A:New System - drivers missing error in installation of Windows7


Ensure that the USB is inserted into a USB2 port during installation. Unplug all other devices (with the exception of the mouse, keyboard and drive to be installed to). In your BIOS, ensure that the "Legacy USB" or similarly named setting is turned ON.

Where have you downloaded the Windows 7 ISO from? Only download it from this location:

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Thank you for adding me to the site. I'm looking to import a quality pendrive and charging cables from Taiwan. What sort of pendrive should I be looking at ( memory etc) and with regards to cables are there any different products. I find most of my cables don't last long. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated as this is a new venture for me. Thank you.

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Hello, I hope someone can help us.

We recently upgraded to windows 7 and we're trying to download and install the newest drivers for the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 video card we have installed. However, updating through Windows doesn't work and despite taking, from what I've read everywhere, the proper steps to uninstall the old drivers the right way, as soon as windows loads after the restart it automatically installs a set of
old drivers ( without letting me choose which drivers I'd like to install (the latest ones seem to be 257.21). Is there anyway someone can PLEASE list the exact steps ,in order,
the procedure for properly updating NVIDIA Video drivers in Windows7. And yes... I've been searching on this site for hours & have not been able to find an answer to my problem. I've done everthing I've found that's been suggested, i.e. Disconnecting from the internet, turning off virus scans, restarting in Safe Mode...nothing works. My wife says this is a great place to find answers and we would appreciate any help
Some Specs:
Windows7 64-bit
Intel i7 CPU 920 @2.67GHz

A:Solved: Updating NVIDIA Video Drivers in Windows7 is impossible

You need to uninstall the drivers using Programs & Features, but on reboot Windows will install drivers for it from Windows Update if the computer is connected to the internet or it will install older drivers that are included with Windows.

In almost all cases you can simply install the new drivers over top of the old drivers without any issues. Run the new NVidia installer and it will install the drivers. 99% of people do not uninstall the older drivers prior to installing the new drivers.

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I use two notebooks. One running Win8.1 PRO (64bits), the other Win7 Home Premium (32bits).
I also have an external HD, and three pen-drives I use with both notebooks, as needed.
Some programs I use (a password manager, bkups, between many others) save data on these drives, and I need that the drive letters attributed to them DO NOT CHANGE no matter the notebooks they are connected to.
My problem is that the letters given to these drives keep changing when they are used on the notebooks and the programs can't find the paths to store or retrieve data from.
How can I make the drive letters to remain the same no matter the notebook they are being used with?
To choose the drive letters I use the Control Panel "Administrative Tools<>Computer Management<>Disk Management"

Any help will be welcome.

Cheers, and a Happy Holiday Season.


A:How to avoid pendrives letters changing?

I don't know if this will help but for years I have set my CD/DVD drives to Y: and Z: so that adding drives doesn't muddle it all up. How about setting the letter as Z: and seeing if that helps?

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recently i had set an password for detecting the usb flash drives later on my usb ports are not working in my pc please suggest an usb port drivers to my pc  hp pavilion g6

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Greetings !
I apparently have some sort of shortcut virus on my pendrives. I used one on a public computer and when I reconnected that pendrive to my home laptop, all I coul see were shortcuts of the .ink kind. And when I double clicked on one it would open the cmd window and give me an error that microsoft.vbs couldn't be found. Later I connected another pendrive (one without the virus) and everything got converted ionto shortcuts again. I unchewcked the "hide essential windows files option" in folder options, so I am able to see my files on the pendrive along with the shortcuts. Both avg and malwarebytes have failed to solve this problem.my harddrives seem unaffected. Any help will be appreciated thanks !

A:some sort of shortcut virus on my pendrives?

reformat the pendrives.
my computer>rightclick on offending pen drive>format>fat32 quick format.
will erase EVERYTHING from the drives.
I suggest you do an advanced malware scan with something like ESET online scanner though, just to be sure you don't have nasties carried across.

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unable to connect pendrives to the laptop

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Hi All,

I have an issue with my machine: I can't copy any files on pendrives or SD cards, unless I'll run Windows in Safe mode, everything works OK (all the pendrives or SD cards are working fine).

Tried to fix dll's, scanned for Virus even managed to format one pendrive (thought it was broken at first) but still couldn't copy any files.

The error I am getting: You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder.

I don't even have to mention that I am administrator?

Any ideas?

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Hi all,
        I have a pendrive which having FAT32 file system previously.now what i did i open the pendrive in hex editor.i found that root directory contain entries about

myfiles.and it having high order cluster byte set to some value . now i traverse the file system  with corresponing cluster no. by conveting it in  offset value .i found the data of my file at the corresponding offset. 
             Now what i do i format the pendrive . due to formatting the pendrive the high cluster byte of corresponding file in root directory set to 0,so i am unable to traverse  data. of file.
             is their any solution so that i can found my data...............H.S.Navarkar

A:how to recover data from formatted pendrives


If you want to recover the data from formatted drive, you need
 special software and competencies. When you delete or even format a disk, the files aren?t really deleted, they are marked to be overwritten.

Since there?s no such software from Microsoft, you need search it yourself. Also please note third party may cause unexpected issue.

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Got a really annoying problem. I am having a dual boot machine with Win7 and Kubuntu 10.04 x64. For some reason every time I have been in Kubuntu and try to reboot into Windows, either a lot drivers fail to load at startup and I have to reboot (which normally leads to everything being okay) or Windows crashes doing startup. I have tried to run Chkdsk, which says everything is okay and sfc /scannow which also says everything is okay. After one crash I tried to start up in 'recovery mode' but Windows were unable to repair what ever the problem was. There does not seems to be any problem with Kubuntu!
Anyone having similar problems?
Any help would be really appriciated

A:Dual booting Kubuntu/Windows7 fail to load drivers or crash at startup

Quote: Originally Posted by klausindc


Got a really annoying problem. I am having a dual boot machine with Win7 and Kubuntu 10.04 x64. For some reason every time I have been in Kubuntu and try to reboot into Windows, either a lot drivers fail to load at startup and I have to reboot (which normally leads to everything being okay) or Windows crashes doing startup. I have tried to run Chkdsk, which says everything is okay and sfc /scannow which also says everything is okay. After one crash I tried to start up in 'recovery mode' but Windows were unable to repair what ever the problem was. There does not seems to be any problem with Kubuntu!
Anyone having similar problems?
Any help would be really appriciated

Since window (SFC, and chkdsk) seem to indicate Win 7 is ok, and Kubuntu also seems ok, I suspect it is in the boot loader. What/how are you picking the active OS?


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My usb 3.0 slots are not recognizing usb 2.0 mass storage stuff and neither any usb cables..It also does not recognizes webcam or keyboard adapter..What shall i do?
I have updated chipset,usb and bios drivers but no help..

A:USB 3.0 ports do not recognize 2.0 stuff like pendrives,iphone charger

This is what I do when I suffer these types of problem, which is often by the way, and I have not found a correct way of fixing so it is temporarily at best.

I go to Device Manager, then to Universal Serial Bus Controllers and I start uninstalling the Generic USB Hubs and then the other hubs, hoping not to nuke my mouse, if I don't then I go to the Action Tab and click on Scan for Hardware changes and it will rearrange the usb drivers and IRQs in hopes that they do not clash with each other. If it does nuke the mouse then I manually restart the PC and hope that it will solve the issue once I am back at the desktop.

There is no damage done to the PC, at least I have not seen any real damage but until I find a better way, this is what I have to deal with.

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After a lot of net searching I have found the solution.
It is not understandable why DELL does not provide drivers for Inspiron N5110 for Win 7 32 bit?
Me and a friend of mine recently got the Inspiron N5110 laptop with i3, 3gb, 500 gb. We installed win 7 64 bit as only its drivers were listed on the website.
But 64 bit causes problems while running hi-tech softwares like Matlab and Xilinx (Yes, I am an engineer ). So I had to move to win7 32 bit.
But Win7 32 bit drivers are not available on web. My friend got a solution for this. He found that almost all the win7 32 bit drivers for Vostro 3350 and 3550 are compatible for Dell Inspiron N5110. I download and installed them and they are working on my laptop very well.
You need the following drivers. The actual files are named like R161139,exe, no description. the description is added by me.
F:\5110 driver\Drivers\R161139.EXEF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R291975_Wifi_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R291993_Renesas_USB3_x32_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R292194_Intel_Management_Engine_x32_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R292253_HM7_Chipset_x32.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R292450_Ethernet_x32_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R292473_CardReader_x32_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R292488_Wifi_bluetooth_V_A00_x32_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R295142_Graphics_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R297811_Audio_V_A02_x32_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R303143_Graphics_x32.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R305170_Touchpad_x32_x64.exeF:\5110 driver\Drivers\R309746_Wins... Read more

A:Inspiron N5110 Windows7 32bit All Drivers (Video, Audio, Network etc) Problem Solved

could you please send to me link for download all drivers for  N5110 INSPIRON for Windows 7 32 bit

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