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Post case upgrade - serious issues

Q: Post case upgrade - serious issues

In the last 8 hours I've among other things, upgraded my computer case and tossed in a few more fans. The only difference in hardware configuration is that I removed a crappy PCI modem, new heatsink/fan/grease, PSU (350W Antech SmartBlue), switched the normal order of cards in PCI slots and altered the way I had my HD's n optical drives chained.

In my original configuration it was :

moboIDE2--->HD2 5400 rpm (slave)---->DVD burner(Master)
moboIDE1--->CD-Rom (slave)--->HD1 7200rpm (master with c: on it)

Never had any problems with it previously. DMA was enabled and I burnt DVD's in the proper amount of time and it never ever crashed when I opened up a folder with an ton of jpgs.

So today just due to the new case and convience reasons, I changed the config to :

moboIDE2--->CD-Rom (slave)--->DVD burner (master)
moboIDE1--->HD2 (slave)--->HD1 (master)

It booted up conflicts, everything looking great... Then I decided to surf a bit and see if the stability holds up. Well it was incredibly sluggish. In both IE and Firebird at first.
Thought it might have been my connection (but I know it wasn't) and decided to open up a folder with a ton of pictures and toss it on thumbnail view. That made the fan crank up(temp sensitive on processor) and hard lock.

I've tried unplugging certain things n rebooting but the only thing that I believe is wrong is that the small fan (i think its on the n bridge) is toast. It looks as if its one of those little 40mm ones and while it's plugged in, it's not moving at all.
This was an older fan that came with the idea if it worked before. Never seem to notice it, but it was gunked up with junk(i did air it out). Would it be possible that the mobo realizes that isnt working and just locks up?

I looked in the BIOS and tried disabling just about everything fan related, but still the same issues remain.

It's defintly not a heat issue (or so I think), so lets not go there. My feet are getting cold from the airflow in this thing.

As the night progresses...Now it's not even booting half the time. HD LED just stays on but the green system LED never comes on.

Case Antech P-160
Mobo Gigabyte GA-7dx
Processor T-bird +1600 running between at 100-150 degrees F right now(depends on what monotor you believe).
HD1 = Western Digital 7200
HD2 = Maxtor 5400
Cables = Round Antech somethings

I need help/suggestions and seeing that I spent most of the day working on it, am low on patience.

I'm totally at a loss here and it's no fun when your only access to the information you need is through something that keeps breaking.

A: Post case upgrade - serious issues

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Hi All

Well like so many people out there I was keen to get my hands on the new Windows 10 setup and upgraded via the "Get Windows 10" app on day one. Whilst on the whole the upgrade went smoothly I have spotted a couple of problems since.

1. One of the USB 3.0 ports isn't working. The others all work fine. I've removed the drivers and restarted along with adjusting the power options to prevent the system disabling but the problem remains.

2. The wired Ethernet port isn't working and the adapter isn't showing in device manager. Also when the laptop is shut down the transmit/receive LEDs are permanently on. When the laptop is powered up they are both off.

I've used the online chat to speak to HP support and their official line is "Windows 10 is a phased rollout and we're working with the MS technicians to make the drivers available" though no idea of a time scale was given. I was then advised to revert back to Windows 8.1 for the time being, although apparently the revert back option doesn't currently work either.

Fortunately I did take the precaution of cloning the disk before doing the initial upgrade, so going back isn't too much of a hassle. I thought I'd see if anybody can offer up any workarounds I can try beforehand.

Any advice appreciated.

A:HP Envy 15 J151sa - A couple of post-upgrade issues

I have the same laptop as you and am hoping to upgrade to Windows 10 soon, but really don't fancy losing the wired Ethernet port in particular - I was just wondering whether or not these issues have since been resolved?

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Good evening everyone,

Been a long time lurker of the 8 and 10 forums, was a member of the 7 forums back in the day. Anyway, I have me a fun little problem that is making me lose hair and I am hopeful someone here can help.

I had a Gigabyte motherboard that died and was replaced under warranty. The replacement was a Z97-HD3 which was a slight upgrade on the one that I had before because they didn't have any replacements for my version. While I was awaiting replacement I had an Asus motherboard as a loan from the shop.

Once the new permanent board was installed I have had no end of issues with my Windows 10 PC:

I am unable to shutdown or restart the PC, the blue spinning screen lasts ages, then the screen goes black but the fan and lights remain onI am unable to install windows updates (suspect this is due to the above)I cannot install new NVidea drivers as the installer hangs on "Installing Drivers"Scanning for hardware changes in device manager is eternal

These are the things that I have tried:
SFC /Scannow
Returns a single issue of OpenCL.dll being corrupt (so basically a non-issue as this is normal)Disabling the Intel MEIUninstalling the Intel MEI so that it will install the version it wantsRebooting to Safe Mode
Curiously there are no issues in Safe Mode, though Windows Installer won't run so I cannot test the driver installBooting to Ubuntu
Everything works normallyManually updating the Intel MEI and Chipset Device Software
Former has no effect on driver,... Read more

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Alright: I'll divide this into sections and explain everything I've been dealing with and done in the last few days. To be blunt, I'm out of ideas and I need help.

Section 1: pre upgrade

Pc stats:
Intel DBX38BT motherboard
Intel core 2 quad Q9300 processor
Nvidia 9800 gt
4gb of OCZ 10300 ram
2x 500 gb 7200 RPm SATA Western Digital drives
Liteon dvdrw drive
Windows xp pro


Im a gamer and my pc was optimized to do so circa 4 years ago, I could easily run even current gen games like Tera on medium settings, alt+tab and have a web browser and internet radio going with no issues. Cpu usage I never remember seeing above 80%, ever.

Being honest, this was the 3rd pc Ive built and I was pretty confident about my computer knowledge to do this myself.

I bought on newegg:

Nvidia gtx560
16gb of Corsair vengeance RAM
and win 7 home premium about a week ago and this is where the problems started


Section 2 -- The upgrade itself

The physical installation of the new graphics card and all 4 of the corsair RAM dimms went without a hitch, I did have a RAM POST error, but simply reseated the dimms and windows booted perfectly. So I went into XP updated my drivers for the graphics card (temporarily) and began backing up my critical data.

About an hour later I restarted and went into my BIOS to reconfigure for Win 7 installation. I accidentally disabled USB on boot though I dont remember doing this as well as the expected switching of boot order.

Dropped t... Read more

A:Post upgrade: Win7 Home premium, Extreme speed issues.

Forget it, Im an idiot apparently. It seems I must have bought incompatible RAM with my motherboard / processor. My board supports 1st gen GDDR3 but i guess these cards are a bit faster than its capable of supporting, and Im unaware of a way to downclock them to supported speeds

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I am really hoping someone else has already had this problem and has an easy fix!

We just bought a new Antech Nine Hundred case today and carefully and painstakingly transferred everything from our old home-built (which was only built this year - not really OLD). After carefully checking and rechecking everything, we hit the power button and get no post sound and no video. Everything appears to power up, all fans come on and everything seems to have power though we get no post beeps at all and no video. The video card fans come on, so I am sure it has power and we tried moving it to another slot with no luck. We removed non-essentials as well, but since everything worked this morning I don't think there is actually a defective part here.

The video card was replaced just 2 weeks ago, and everything worked perfectly this morning before transferring to the new case. We have checked and rechecked cables and pins and cannot figure this out.

We are running a 500W power supply, and an evga 9600 GT video card on a Gigabyte S-Series mobo.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: No Post After New Case

I would pull everything out of the case. Do an out of case build to make sure you have not damaged something. Once you are sure the system posts outside of the case, then install the mb, pw supply, and video card only.

Again check to see that it posts. If it does, then shutdown and connect/install parts one at a time. Checking post each time.

I am assuming you marked the places to install standoffs and checked the board fit before installing.

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I get a failure to post when I switch my computer on (I put it together in December 2004, I

have not added anything in the last couple of months or so, although sometimes the computer

would shut down by itself at night for reasons I could not figure out). No beeps (as far as I

can remember the computer beeped once when it used to start correctly), the MB light comes

on,the fans come on and in the beginning the HDD light just came on and stayed on. I started by

taking off all the pci boards. I reset the CMOS by unplugging the computer, taking the battery

out waiting for 15-20 secs, resetting using the jumpers and putting the jumper back in the

original position. I even tried booting without hard drive and optical drives and floppy drive.

As a last ditch I took out everything except cpu and tried to boot. I have tried to push down

on the power connectors and everything I could imagine no luck, no beeps. I strongly suspect

its the Motherboard. It could also be the memory or the PSU or the CPU. I don't have spares of

either. I have tried the graphics card in another computer and that seems to work. Here is my

system configuration

-Aus P5P800 865PE with AMI bios
-Coolmax True power 2.0 550 Watts power supply
- P4/3.2 Ghz 800MHz LGA775
-Mushkin pc3200 DDRAM - 3-3-3-8 timing (not a verified vendor by Asus but it has worked fine

for close to two years)
-3-hard drives - 2 PATA and 1 SATA and 2 Optical Drives and floppy drive
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A:Post Failure, cpu and case fan on

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Ok, I'm in the process of updating my MOBO and Processor. I have bought a new powersupply to accompany it. I've got everything hooked up. Push the power button on the case, now all of a sudden:
- the LED light on the front of the case is 'Red' (use to be green).
-Along with this, the 2 cd drives dont power up, (no lights, tray-open buttons dont work).
-The HD starts to spin
- Heatsink for the powersupply turns on

Now, I have found that if I unplug the IDE cable from the MOBO (which is connecting the 2 cd drives, because the HD is SATA) the 2 cd drives are now working. I am able to open the treys.
-But, computer still doesnt get to the POST
-I have taken the processor out and tested, same thing
-I have taken the MOBO out of the case, same thing.
-I have taken the RAM out of the MOBO, same thing

So, I thought it was the MOBO. Called the place I bought it from, they sent me a brand new one. got everything hooked up, same thing.

It is a GEFORCE 6100-M9 MOBO, accompanied with a AMD 64 3700+.

Has anyone had this problem before? If so, I would really like some insight on what I could try next.

A:Case wont get to a post

Hello and welcome to techspot.

Did you use the riser pins under the motherboard to separate it from your case?

Please list your parts in detail. Are you using the integrated graphics or a graphics card? What are the details of the ram you are using? What power supply do you have (watts and how many amps on the +12v rail).

More details please.

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I recently purchased a brand new case

I transferred my current computer guts to this new case from the old one.

Corasair 750w CMPSU
Asus p5N72-T Premim
Corsair 240 pinn 1066 x2 Dominator
Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E7600

After three hours of carefully taking out the parts from the old case and placing them into the new one, I try to boot. Everything turns on with the exception of the fan on the GTX280 card. Iíve had problems in the past with the card booting up so I kept trying to boot up over and over trying to see where the problem was from. The problem was not in the video card, I was able to make the fan start a few times, and for good measure also tested with a working Geforce 8600 GTX which had no trouble.

The main problem is I have yet to make the computer POST. After day two of trying to make the computer work through booting attempts with combinations of with bare bones parts, the power supply begins to make a electrical crackling as if there was sparks flying around. This power supply is now completely dead, each time it booted the crackling got worse until it died. I have no idea why this recently purchased quality power supply started doing that.

Iíve since put in another 680W power supply that works well and this successfully turns on all the components but still has the same exact problem, the computer wont post.
I have tried 3 different sets of working RAM, all compatible.
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A:Computer won't POST after case transfer

The power supply failure might have taken out the board.Have you tried a out of case test? Use only 1 stick of ram> video hooked up to monitor> cpu & heatsink> keyboard & mouse>power supply connections secure. Short the power pins to start to see if you get a display.

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Hi, I have a problem with my pc. When I start it, it takes ~30 sec until post/bios, it just shows a black screen, after 30 sec I can hear the beep and everything runs fine. When I noticed that I decided to check if all the cables are ok and if everything inside the case is fine. But when I tried to touch the back of the case I got electricity. I switched off the computer so I can open the case but I still couldnt touch it, so I unplugged it, switched off the PSU, and checked the insides. Everything seemed to be fine, rams, video cards all plugged properly. What do you think is the problem? Unfortunately I can't find another power supply to test it. Fortunately the system is on warranty so probably I'll solve it soon. I just want to hear your opinions. Sorry for my english

A:Pc needs some time until post and case electricity

Welcome to Tech Support Guy.

Fortunately the system is on warrantyClick to expand...

Just check that this is the case.
You might be fortunate, but most warranties are declared invalid if you tamper with things, and opening the case to check every individual component and connection almost certainly crosses that limit.
If so, my advice is that you do absolutely nothing to the machine until you take it in.

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I'm completely lost no hardware was changed at all the dam this wont post or give me beep codes it just sits there with a blank screen

This is what I?m running
Mobo: p5n32-sli Deluxe
cpu: pent d 3.2
psu:550 watt sli
two sticks of 1gb ddr2
two gforce 6800 Xtream 256 in sli mode
donno if you need any other info seeing as it wont post

I'm completely lost I didn?t damage any parts wile transplanting the system

Any ideas???

By not posting the monitor just sits there in sleep mode and nothing happens any beep codes no nothing

A:transplanted my comp into a new case and it wont POST

Probably just missed a PSU connection somewhere.

Do you have two connections to your motherboard? Both the 24pin and the 12vATX connector?

Did you connect your graphics cards to the PSU (assuming they need a PSU connection, some don't)?

Did you use the riser pins to separate your motherboard from the case?

Take out the ram and expansion cards and re-seat them to be sure. In fact, do this with all your connections.

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I just moved to a new case with a larger PSU (300 was old, 350 is new).

When I powered on the comp, I don't even get a POST. As far as I know, everything is plugged into the correct spot. I used to mobo manual for all the correct headers and I can see the power on LED illuminated. The HDD LED illuminates briefly too. The reset switch works, as well as the power switch (obviously). The CPU fan and Northbridge fan is turning. I did discharge the CMOS memory too using the jumper, but that didn't solve my problem. Any ideas? Could something have gone wrong when I moved all the components? Actually, obviously something did go wrong, but anybody have any ideas?

Athlon XP 2100
ABIT KR7A mobo
512 266DDR Mem
40 GB Maxtor HD
couple CD drives
Netgear NIC

thx for any help

A:mobo wont POST after moved to a new case

Disconnect everything except the cpu, fans, memory, and video card with monitor and see if it will post. If not I would start by checking the standoffs to make sure one is not shorting the motherboard to ground. To do this you could even take the board loose and put it on a piece of cardboard to insulate it and see if it will post.

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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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Well im going in to get a pc built for me in a few days time but the problem is this. The cases they have in there look really old fashioned! (bad spelling) and just plane yukky! Soo i have decided to buy my own case off of e-bay. So my questions are this

1: Are all the cases the same? please say they are! other wise im screwed and damned to live my hole life with a really horrible tower ..

2: THis is a really stuiped question but please..dont laugh.. if i went to and brought a computer..then i went to a smallish shop in town (which are very cheap) Do you think that the little shop would be cheaper? Just the computer i want off of dell is like £1,800. yet im only aming to pay £1,500 - £1,600. (with monitor) This would be for a good gaming computer. So which is it?

3: is it possible to get a great gaming computer for £1,500?

thanks for any help you can give - from Adam-knox

A:Case questions, new computer question (sorry if this isnt the right place to post)

1. No. Well not technically speaking. But the one used in the majority of motherboards today (I mean a large majority) is the ATX form factor. If you could prvide the mobo. name and model I (or someone) can tell you for sure. But its almost definitly an ATX.

2.Normally local shops cant compete with big retailers. I have found you will be paying more for the same "specs." at a local shop But take into acount that most PC shops use higher quality parts. ANd not to mention you have someone to actually talk to, instad of a phone number.

3. You bet. If you would like us to help you pick out parts, just say the word, its not as hrad as you think, and will save a lot of money.

Hope this helps


BTW-excuse any bad spelling, its late and i just got off work

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I've looked at other posts but haven't been able to find the specific info I am looking for. I have a Compaq Presario SR2150NX and I have successfully upgraded the power supply, ram, DVD drive and went from a integrated graphics chip to a graphics card.

The case that I have is very poorly ventilated and I would like to get a new one. I know my Motherboard is a Micro Atx and I'd want to purchase a Cooler Master CM690 Nvidia Edition ATX case which according to the specs can fit either a ATX or Micro ATX motherboard.

My question is that I have done about all the upgrading I want with this PC, so how hard is it to migrate the guts of my current PC into a new case? Do I have to re-install everything like the Motherboard drivers, OS, graphics, and all of that? Or do I just take everything out of the current case and stick it in the new case and hit the on button?

Thanks for your time!

Compaq Presario Intel Celeron D 3.46GHz
Windows Vista Basic SP2
2GB Ram
120GB Hard Drive
Nvidia BFG GeForce 9500 GT 1GB PCI-E 2.0 Driver, 196.21
BFG 450 Watt Power Supply
Samsung p2250 Monitor digital driver
16X BD-ROM LG Ultra BLue
Alhena 5 Motherboard

A:How hard is it to upgrade a PC case?

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My P4 Willamette @1.7 Ghz is now 3.5 years old. Gigabyte GA-81RX Mobo. 768 MB PC 2100 RAM. [email protected] 120GB IBM/Hitachi HDD w/8MB Cache. Windows XP Home SP 2.

Mostly use this system for web surfing and music playback via E-Mu 0404 PCI sound card/ASIO through J. River Media Center--analog output to Hi-Fi receiver. My only real complaint is that when web surfing just about any use of CPU causes stutters in playback.

I'm also concerned that this system is becoming obsolete--soon impossible to upgrade at all. I would like to be able to use the RAM and the HDDs on the upgraded system at least initially to spread out the expense. Eventually I'll go to faster RAM and bigger HDDs.

The existing Mobo will accept a P4 Northwood up 2.6Ghz but still with 400 FSB. I don't think that makes any sense. So that means a new CPU/chipset/Mobo for openers.

I've got two Mobos in mind: Gigabye GA82PE1000Pro-G Socket 478 Intel 865 PE chipset; or ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe Socket 478 Intel 865PE.

For CPU I'm considering the P4 3.0C Northwood 800MHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 478.

I don't see any problem using the existing ATA 100 HDDs. The specs on the two Mobos call for DDR 400 (PC3200) RAM. Can I temporarily use the existing PC2100 RAM or do I need to buy new RAM from the jump?

What about power supply? Current is 300 W in original Inwin case.

Any recommendations on alternatives would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Upgrade Priorities??? Case/Mobo/CPU/etc.

I don't see why there should be problems using your soundcard and your CPU at the same time. Your CPU should have enough processing power, although it is alittle old, but definately enough for web surfing and playing MP3s.

I also do play a little with playback, and I find that its not really recommended to do anything else other than record when you want the best possible quality. I don't do it often, nor do I do it on a professional level, so I'm happy with just recording it and not do anything else.

I tried checking up your m/b, but GA82PE1000 doesn't show up. I assume you're talking about the GA81PE1000Pro-G (Socket 478 Intel 865 PE chipset). Personally I'm using the GA81PE1000 (non Pro-G). Thats together with 2.4ghz Northwood and 1gb DDR400 RAM. And I still find skipping if I record while doing something else. But bear in mind I'm using Audigy2 Platinum, not sure how that fares against yours.

Now back to your question...

I don't think there should be a difference in the Gigabyte or Asus. These 2 brands are pretty good already, Asus being a little more popular.

CPU speed is as high as you're comfortable with getting. I'm still trying to get back with the advances in tech, so I'm not sure if the chips with 1mb cache is supported by your m/b (it should). Worth checking it out.

You can use the PC2100 RAM for the moment, but you're not unlocking the full potential you can unleash with the PC3... Read more

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My question is this.
I have a gatway case like the one in the link below

Is it possible to put a NEW Motherboard and P4 processor in this case without any problems?
Maybe a new power supply?

Thanks for any input


A:Gateway PIII case upgrade to P4?

If I recall a P4 has to have a 350w power supply or better in order to operate.. this being the only problem I can think of at the moment.

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I have a K450e Desktop (ideacentre) and I want to upgrade my computer i searched up the form factor for this mother board and it seems that it is compatable with the NZXT S340. I will also be upgrading my computer adding an SSD, new power supply, and upgrading to a GTX 1070. I was wondering if there will be anything getting in my way from upgrading and switching cases thank you.  Current Specs:i5-4460GT 7301TB storageWindows 108 GB of Ram 

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For the purpose of these questions assume that the computer uses the UEFI firmware interface.

The questions below propose a "worst-case" scenario and are not addressed or answered in the Microsoft W10 upgrade FAQ's.

Assume a User upgrades from W8.1 to W10. Either during or immediately after the upgrade Windows crashes - Black screen, Blue screen or no screen.

Question 1 : Will the User be able to boot the computer using a USB Emergency Boot disk that was previously created using the W8.1 utility..?

Question 2 : Will the User be able to boot the computer using a CD/DVD previously created using a Seagate, WD or similar boot utility..?

Question 3 : Assume that the answer to either Q1 or Q2 is "Yes" then will the User be able to restore a W8.1 image that was previously created using the W8.1 "System Image Backup" (available from the File History utility)..?

Question 4 : Assume that the answer to either Q1 or Q2 is "Yes" then will the User be able to restore a W8.1 image that was previously created using imaging software such as Seagate Disk Wizard (Acronis)..?

Question 5 : The Product Key that is coded into the UEFI will be for W8/W8.1. During the upgrade process will this Product Key be re-associated for W10..?

Question 6 : If the answer to Q5 is "Yes" then will this Product Key work if the User tries to revert the system back to W8.1..?

Thanks for info.


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hi i need to buy new case die to ma psu and case being damaged n alll and dont reli no what type of case to buy

i have an 30.4 cm(L) x 19.2 cm(W) ATX Form Factor Motherboard

i was told to by ATX Pc Case or ATX Micro... i do not no what one! please help me! thanks

A:Urgent Case Issues!

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Hey all,

I want to upgrade my power supply to a 550/600 Watt one, as I want to upgrade to a 640mb nVidia 8800 GTS and I don't think a 450 watt PSU would do it justice with a Core 2 Duo E6600, 2GB Corsair Extreme DDR800 Ram etc, 250gb Sata 2.0 etc..

I was just wondering if there is anything I need to know? If I buy a 550/600 Watt power supply, will I need to buy a new case too? Or will it fit my current case (Currently has a 450 Watt PSU, Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Motherboard)

Any help is appreciated,

Thanx all

A:Power Supply and Case Upgrade Questions

Measure the size of your current power supply, and look for which plugs and sockets your motherboard requires.
The better quality new power supplies come with everything you need.
Avoid "cheap" power supplies, but there are hundreds that will work fine... FSP, Antec, Color Master, CoolMax, Thermaltake, Apevia, Sparkle, PC Power and Cooling (the best, in my opinion), Raidmax, XCLIO, and most of the ones sold on the more popular websites are going to do the job. I avoid OCZ, and Corsair, Delta, Powerman.... You will find that most power supplies are made by just a few manufacturers in China and Korea. Save your receipt, as even big name, expensive power supplies can suddenly fail.

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I have a K450e Desktop (ideacentre) and I want to upgrade my computer i searched up the form factor for this mother board and it seems that it is compatable with the NZXT S340. I will also be upgrading my computer adding an SSD, new power supply, and upgrading to a GTX 1070. I was wondering if there will be anything getting in my way from upgrading and switching cases thank you. 
Current Specs:
GT 730
1TB storage
Windows 10
8 GB of Ram 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Ok i have just recently bought and set up my system inside a new case. I actually had another thread where i asked for help with tidy, efficient wiring of said case Anyway since then i've been having some problems also previous to then actually but not for long and didn't relate the problems to the case at that point. Anyway the reason i suspect the case is because when i set the system up outside the case or back in my old case the problem is no more. I'll start by describing the symptoms. When i reboot the computer it will quite frequently hang on the very first splash screen of the motherbard info (msi core cell whatever) and won't progress from there. only pressing the restart button or manually switching off and back on will get it moving although it would just hang again on reaching the same screen (ctl alt, del also wouldn't restart which usually would at that stage) Now like i said previously i didn't suspect any kind of mounting issues but i tested everything i could eg. gfx = tried onboard same thing happening. mem = tried single gb module on its own from daughters comp. same outcome. psu = tried different, known to work psu same thing happens optical/floppy drives = tried without same thing hd's = tried without ( which should have got me farther than that screen, same thing. The only times it doesn't happen now basicall is when i remove the system from the new case.
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A:Solved: New case, Possible mounting issues.

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Case study: An in-depth exploration of one particular case (situation or subject) for the purpose of gaining depth of understanding into the issues being investigated.

Not a study of computer cases sry

Okay, I've recently installed RAID on my system. However, this isn't about installing RAID.

I laid my computer on its side to install the HDDs, transfer files, etc, and had my computer running everything, with Windows installed, etc. I then shut down the computer, closed up the case, and proceeded to put the case upright and boot up.

However, once up, the computer won't boot at all. It gets on a restart loop, before even getting into BIOS. Nothing appears on screen, fans come on, HDDs come on, DVD drives start reading.... and after 2-3 seconds, it all powers down.

What does someone do after that? Not sure, but I undid the HDDs, and got everything connected except the HDDs. Same problem.

Took out everything, and got only the m/b, CPU, RAM and PSU connected. Same problem.

Tested the PSU on another computer. No problem.

Took another PSU to put on this computer. No problem.

Decided that the motherboard is stuffed. Proceeded to remove everything to get an RMA.

Just before actually putting the motherboard into the box, with everything else, I decided to power JUST the motherboard, and see if the fans will just stay powered. It did. So then I plugged in the bare minimum, and it posted, like nothing happened.

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A:Just a case study, mobo issues

same views.... i think you might have some kind of loose connection or one ram stick might be faulty and halting the boot process

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In need of help to do the following calc in mysql query. Trying to get a new calc col in results of query.

col for counties (Lu_Zip.County), col for parts cost (tbl_Invoices.PartsCost), col for Total Amt (tbl_Invoices.Total_Amt).

I need to get the numbers from col: Total Amt if the county = cty1 or cty2 or cty3 AND IF parts cost is greater then .01 OR I need to get the numbers from col: Total Amt if the county = cty4 regardless of parts cost.

My code below does not work and I have been working on it for several days. Hoping for an answer within the forum. Thanks, All feedback welcomed.

(CASE WHEN tbl_Invoices.PartsCost < 0.01 AND Lu_Zip.County = 'Cty1' OR 'Cty2' OR 'Cty3') OR WHERE Lu_Zip.County = 'Cty4' AND tbl_Invoices.PartsCost <> 0

THEN tbl_Invoices.Total_Amt END) AS EXEMPT_SALES,


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First and foremost, I would like to thank any and all who assist in these forums; this is a great service that you all volunteer your time to!

Enough **** kissing, and onto the meat:
AMD 3400 64
ASUS K8N mobo (hp garbage)
100 G HD
5 cooling fans
Raidmax 420W PSU (brand-new came with the case)

I swapped a HP a530n over to a raidmax case. I have been using the PC playing BF2/WoW since Saturday without any problems. However, yesterday, something bad happened.

The symptoms: The computer operates normally for sometime (prob 10-30 mins) after it is turned on. Then it the HD will rev up..I mean REV up, and click. This happens a few times, and it reverts to a blue screen. The blue screen states, "Windows has been turned off in order to prevent corruption."

Now I smelled the PSU, and I think I detected a burned electrical smell. I am wondering if it is the el cheapo PSU that came w/ the case, the HD? or maybe a gremlin?

A:RaidMax Case Upgrade/ PC Ran Great for days; now it's going nuts!

Rest assured, that Raidmax is ONE piece of CRAP. The rest should be fine.
Never EVER trust a built-in PSU (except in Antec cases).
Go get a proper PSU from the likes of Enermax, Fortron or Antec. 400W upwards should do fine.

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Ok, so I bought an Alienware x51 back in 2013 with these specs:i7 3770 3.4GhzGTX 66016gb ddr3 ram1Tb HDD (917gb actual)Optical drive (don't know much about this one)Mobo: Manufacturer: Alienware, Product: 06G6JW, Version: A01Here's the plan:I am planning on taking the components and moving them to a new case, give em a new psu, possibly upgrading the gpu. Then (later down the road), when I have enough dough Ill replace the components apart from the case itself. Also, my current budget for this upgrade/transplant is about $300caThe parts I have in mind: (Note: I am in Canada, and I'm a pc hardware newb  )New case: NZXT Source 530 ( )New cpu cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus ( )New psu: CORSAIR CX-M series CX450 450W Semi Modular PSU ( )Case Fans: Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm (4 pack) ( )The questions:1 - Are these good choices? I like the case, but I am unsure of the quality of the PSU. Reviews for the other items shown were mostly positive.2 - What is the highest level of GPU that would function with this Mobo that is worth getting?3 - Are there any major issues with this plan?4 - I'm thinking of adding a second hdd or ssd, I can do this at a lat... Read more

A:(Redirected) Alienware x51 2013 (R1?) case transfer & possible psu/gpu upgrade

Best to post this in the Alienware Owners Club Forum, here:

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Hello world,
I'm looking to considerably upgrade my current system, which will become essentially a new system overall.

I was looking into something along these lines:
[Key: Currently Own | Looking To Buy]
Motherboard- Asus Sabertooth Z77.
CPU- Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz s1155 6MB.
Cooling- Corsair Hydro H100i.
RAM- Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8GB DDR3 1600MHz (x2= a total of 32GB).
GPU- GeForce GTX 460 (768MB).
PSU- Corsair GS600 80PLUS. (is it enough?)
HDD/SSD- *.*
Monitor- *.*
Peripherals- *.*
Case- Open for suggestions!

The rest is less of an issue.

What do you guys think?

A:A New (*upgrade) System Build, Components and Case Questions

The PSU is definitely enough. You could even have two GTX 670s with this PSU.

32 GB would be about 28 GB more than I would ever need, but hey.

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I am building up to building a PC for the first time. As a practice run I was planning on doing a mobo/CPU upgrade to my current PC. I plan to order an Asus P4T533C i850E with an Intel P4 2.26 w/533 FSB. What I am wondering is whether my current case and power supply is worth keeping or not. It is the case that came with my Compaq Persario 7120US model (P4 7000 series). It has a 300 watt power supply and one rear case fan. My main concern was, if I do not plan to overclock, would this be a sufficient number of fans for this mobo/CPU? Or is it really just worth it to spend some cash for a new case/power supply?

Current Rigg
Compaq Persairo 7120US
OS Wnk2
850GB Intel Mobo (modified by Compaq)
384megs of PC800 PNY
Geforce Ti 4400 129megs PNY
60gig Harddrive Western Digitall 600AB
Accton Network card EN1207D Series

A:MOBO upgrade / case/power worth saving?

I mixed up my mobos on that one. I should have put Intel Motherboard D850EMV2 for the upgrade. The ASUS board would have been if I was looking to overclock but on this particular machine it is not even a consideration.

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Fisrt, I'll re-post my message from another site:
Okay guys, here is the deal: I bought a GTX 680 as a replacement to 570, it didn't fit. Yesterday I got a new case, Corsair 650D, and installed everything into it with only new part being the 680. Mobo is Asus p8p67 B3 and cpu is intel 2600k. Also got 3 HDDs, 500Gb old one, and two more or less new 1TBs one of which is my system drive. Upon installing everything I tried booting. Before that everything lit up, including my power button LED, however when I pressed it nothing happened. I obviously connected something wrong but after messing with the cables just used my mobo button, it booted up. However upon booting I faced another problem - EXTREMELY slow Windows 7. Boot up takes couple of minutes which is fine, but the system itself is barely moving. Don't get me wrong, it's the HDD. Animations and buttons and everything works fine but takes a LOT of time to load. Folder icons take some 30 seconds to start appearing, browser boots up for 30 minutes and then loads pages for hours, that kind of thing. Programs boot for minutes. I got 8 gigs of RAM like before but it's not being used at all unless some program finally opens. CPU is also under 1% load most of the time. I thought that it had something to do with cables and ports I used to conmect HDDs, since I do not remember the positions they were in with the old case, but after trying few combinations it didn't help. Also, installition of drivers took windows minutes for each, an... Read more

A:PC case upgrade gone wrong, need help. Hardware/software problem.

Quote: Originally Posted by BigDaddy0790

So only problem is slow HDD performance

I would go to the HDD manufacturer's website and download their drive utility and run it.

In one or two sentences, in what way is the hard drive slow?

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I'm in the process of moving my Vostro 260 machine, with some upgrades, to a bigger Cooler Master case. However, the original Vostro case has the combination I/O connections (all wrapped together), and the new case audio and power I/O connectors are, of course, divided by specific pin type (Power LED, PW Switch, HDD LED, Mic, Speaker, L, R, etc etc). Since the oem motherboard is not labeled for this, I've been trying to find a MB diagram, but to no avail (it's all very secret, it seems).

Anyone know how I can figure out which pins are which so that I can hook up the new case? It's my machine at work, so I don't really want to go the retail MB route, since I will lose Windows Pro and all unless I buy that again too...

Something like this is what I need to know:

Win 7 Pro
i3 Sandy
GeForce 550 Ti
8GB Kingston HyperX Blu
1.5 TB HDD

A:Issues moving Dell Vostro 260 Motherboard to New Case

I would honestly suggest leaving it in the case its in. or get a standard motherboard. your voiding any possible warranty anyways

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Hi Folks,

First off, I just migrated over to W7 Forums from Vistax64 and am excited.

I'm currently running Vista Home Premium 64-Bit on a Pentium i7 with 6gigs of Ram and a pretty hardcore video card. Plus, the computer is only 4 months old and i am a pretty tidy user with very little on the drive.

SO: I've elected to upgrade instead of clean install. Now, I'm not looking for any responses explaining to me why I'm an idiot for upgrading instead of doing a clean install because I'm not. I am aware of the drawbacks and I'm ok with them, though they form the backdrop to my question in this post.

There have been a lot of posts about why you should go for a clean install. I hope this post about upgrading gets some intelligent attention, too.

Here's my question: what steps can I (and other upgrading users) take post-upgrade to minimize the "dust" from my (our) old vista OS? For example, a good registry cleaning seems like a good place to start. But what else?


A:Post W7 Upgrade to-do's

I think a good precaution before you upgrade would be first to uninstall any programs you never are hardly ever use. I would then thoroughly go through the registry & HDD to make sure any remnants are gone.

Another thing I would advise is to make sure you have all of your Product ID's just in case something goes wrong and after the upgrade you can not launch the product and you must reinstall. It would really stink to find out you can't locate your MS Office ID.

Another thing I would advise before the upgrade is to ensure you BACKUP all of your data. I would do this through the File and Transfer Settings Wizard, and/or backing up all my data files to an external HDD or DVD.

As far as after the upgrade, not sure. I guess I would do the reg clean that you mention, but I think a good cleaning would be prudent before the upgrade to prevent any issues. I would also visit all of the device manufactures websites and get the latest drivers (especially with regards to video and sound).

Good question though!

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Hey Guys,
I have a question to ask and see if you can tell me what my problem is?
I have an
Acer Aspire AM1100-B1410A
2.1 GHz BE-2350 AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor
The Problem I was running Vista Home Premium 32-bit I did an in-place upgrade to windows 7 32-bit everything upgraded fine I entered the product key, set the time then it restarted, but when it restarted Verifying DMI... stayed on the screen for about 30 minutes and then it went black nothing else it stayed that way for hours. So I pushed the power button to restart it when it restarted I didn't hear the POST beep like I usually hear. The monitor doesn't come on or anything all I get is a black screen, num lock light on the keyboard and the power light on the front of the PC thats it. What could be causing this? Any help would be appreciated.

A:PC will not post after upgrade


Pretty sure the first thing mentioned to try in that Guide will fix it for you
But the stalling on "Verifying DMI"; could have been Ram or Harddrive issue (yet to see )

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hi guys this is my first post and iam way outa date on my system compared to what i read you all have but my prob is that i have an asus p4xp socket 478 mb wich has a 2.0 celeron everything workks good but i purchasesd a working pentium 2.66 cpu wich i wanted to replace the old 2.0 celeron but when i switch cpu nothing happens there is no post , no beeps etc, i took to my local puter shop and they tried everything from new ram ,bigger psu etc, they tried the 2.66 in another old sys of theres and it indeed works! at the asus site it shows that my board is compatable with the pentium 2.66 ive tried it all but still nothing at all. can anyone please shed some light on this prob of mine, i know it all seems out of date to you guys but its all i can really afford so please help me get me 2.66 working with my asus p4xp board thanx Dragon

A:will not post after cpu upgrade

Maybe if you update the bios. I looked all around and that board should support a Pentium 4 up to 2.6. 2 GIGS is a good cpu speed. You're not missing that much of a change in performance.

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I am trying to prep a computer to give to a friend. Last night, I reformatted it using the recovery discs that came with it. It is a Tosh Satellite A105.

Today, I have been finding and installing updates to the system, trying to prepare it for an upgrade to win7, which is no easy task since I have had to go out and find some of the drivers and service pack 3.

I am using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, and need input on which of these 11 issues really are issues, and which I can skip and just install new once I upgrade.

Adobe issues -- I uninstalled it.

Toshiba Blue Tooth Stack for xp version 4.0 -- I downloaded and installed version 7.0, but have not uninstalled 4.0. It doesn't make sense to my feeble brain why I would have to uninstall 4.0 if I installed 7.0 unless it is because I downloaded the 7.0 instead of upgrading to it?

Here is a list of the rest:
MS .NET Framework 1.1 --I downloaded and installed a later version, so which version do I need to find?

Toshiba ConFigFree -- No clue what this is.

Intel ProSet/Wireless software -- ZeroCfgSvc Application -- No clue

Toshiba Utilities -- I have updated everything available from ms, so is this another one that I have to go find, and if so, what version?

To be uninstalled unless someone suggests otherwise:
Realtek HD audio driver
Sonic Record now
Yahoo music engine

Thanks a bunch in advance for any help!

A:XP to windows 7 upgrade incompatibility issues caught by Upgrade Advis

1st, you can't upgrade from XP to Windows 7, you have to do a Clean Install which means boot the DVD and format the drive, so nothing you do to XP will have any effect.

Having said that, you can cheat

See here: Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7

My recommendation would be to do an image backup of the XP system then do a Clean Install (with format), apply all updates then start restoring your data from the backup. All software will have to be reinstalled, it can't be copied from the backup to Win 7.

Good tutorials here:

Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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i just upgraded from me to win2k, (yeah i know it's "not recommended"), and i am having problems with a few programs.
the first is adaptec (roxio) easy cd creator, and direct cd 4. i know i need to reinstall, but i did something kinda dumb... i uninstalled, but i don't have the cd. i do, but it's a "system recovery cd" that has all the apps on it that were preinstalled at the factory, and win2k won't read it. it says that it was made for me, and can't be read on this computer.
the other program is norton antivirus 2001. same deal here.
does anyone know how to get the win2k versions for these programs? or do i have to buy them again?

A:post upgrade stress

It depends on how you feel about pirated software. You have a legal right to own a copy of Roxio and Norton since your computer came with them (sounds good to me).

Just check any P2P network and you'll be able to find both quite easily....or you can download demos and find cracks/keygens on the web I'm sure.

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I have a A8V Deluxe that I just replaced the CPU and Video Card. I had a AIW 9700 Pro and Athlon 64 3200+ that I replaced with a 1950 Pro and Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Toledo.

The coompluter worked perfectly before the upgrade but would not POST after. I replaced the CPU and reverted back to the 3200+. Everything worked perfectly through 4 reboots and then while playing Oblivion for about 10 min it shut off and will not POST. when powered on the Fans spin and the the HDD's spin up but it will not enter BIOS. Any suggestions would help.

A8V Deluxe
2x512 Duel Channel
1x1024 Single All XMS
1950 Pro
Enermax 550W PSU

A:A8V Deluxe will not POST after upgrade

Given your PSU looks as if it has enough, I suspect the board has died. Sorry but sh*t happens.

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Hi there.
Recently upgraded to W10
Since doing this I've noticed there are folders that I no longer can access.
It's my own PC, in my study. No one other than myself ever uses it.
Is it possible to give myself FULL access to ALL folders an files?
I've tried changing permissions in properties but a lot will not allow access.

ie. Documents and settings

A:Post Windows 10 Upgrade

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Hi all once again.

On my laptop i have a limited amount of HD space i currently have 37 gb free of a 160 gb drive. After i upgrade to W7 is there any way i can delete my old vista files? and if so where would they be located and is it safe to delete them?

A:Questions about post W7 upgrade

You will find them in the windows.old folder... Yes you may if you wish delete the entire folder... most dol...

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Today I see the old logo telling me there are updates (118 @ 663MB) for my Win 7 desktop system. This system I have not bothered to update to Win 10 due to old hardware and it will be used only as a second/back up system.

When I start the update it says "Win 10 52.2(?)MB! Why am I being told this? I only want the Win 7 updates and MS Office updates.

Thanks for all help and guidance in this one.

A:New Updates post Win 10 Upgrade

Hi Ivr,
Wouldn't worry about W10 updates, they were probably sat there waiting for you to decide.
They have all been pulled now, and an unspecified update will also remove the folders that they created.


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upgrading ram into a 5 year old board has resulted in loding display. Switching to a different module resulted in getting a display but hanging after the post beep. Switching off and switching on again has resulted in no display.

Phoenix bios gave off a long continuous beep even though the board was fine before putting in the new ram. Now its not budging at all.

Has the new ram caused the board to fail ?

A:No Display post upgrade

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I have recently upgraded from XP to Win 7 and I have encountered so my problems I've lost count...

However, I work from home and I need to get these issues worked out NOW...

So, I am DESPERATE for answers...

1. Main problem: I have done a full system index 273,852 files and 2 days later and my search still doesn't work. Files I know are there aren't showing up and now it's not working at all. I've had several error message, but the latest is search:query= Windows cannot find 'search:query...

2. When on certain screens, my monitor flashes/blinks and it is driving me nuts. I've read threads where the screen fades to black and back and mine is NOT doing that. It just blinks like you're blinking your eyes.

3. When using Chrome everything seems to be loading very slowly. For instance, when I click on Google or a new tab and start typing it takes a while to see the text where this didn't happen before.

I know each one of these issues probably belongs in a different section of the forum, but I'm desperate to get them fixed and QUICK, so PLEASE HELP!!!!! I'm pulling my hair out!!!

A:Win 7 Upgrade-MANY issues!! Search, screen flashing, Outlook issues..

Quote: Originally Posted by KFRUSTRATEDF

I have recently upgraded from XP to Win 7 and I have encountered so my problems I've lost count...

However, I work from home and I need to get these issues worked out NOW...

So, I am DESPERATE for answers...

1. Main problem: I have done a full system index 273,852 files and 2 days later and my search still doesn't work. Files I know are there aren't showing up and now it's not working at all. I've had several error message, but the latest is search:query= Windows cannot find 'search:query...

2. When on certain screens, my monitor flashes/blinks and it is driving me nuts. I've read threads where the screen fades to black and back and mine is NOT doing that. It just blinks like you're blinking your eyes.

3. When using Chrome everything seems to be loading very slowly. For instance, when I click on Google or a new tab and start typing it takes a while to see the text where this didn't happen before.

I know each one of these issues probably belongs in a different section of the forum, but I'm desperate to get them fixed and QUICK, so PLEASE HELP!!!!! I'm pulling my hair out!!!

What kind of processor is in it. I Googled and it appears to be a Pentium 4. If that is the case, it will be very slow. I have an old Pentium 4 that I put Win 7 and it is just so slow I can't use it. == The monitor flashing could be that it needs drivers. Go to the manufactuers' site and down load the current ... Read more

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System Not Booting, No signal to Monitor

I am building a new system. My first one I have tried built from scratch but I have replaced the majority of the components in every computer I have had up to this point (cpu's, mother boards, vide and audio cards, etc.) and I felt confident in my abilities to build a system from scratch.

I did my research prior to ordering as far as what motherboards require, what cpu's, ram, video cards they accept and support, etc. I received everything and I went through step by step in building the system (system in my profile is correct).

Powered on for the first time and one long solid high pitched beep. After a quick look, had the 20/24 pin power connector plugged into the mothe board but not the 8 pin power connector. Shut system down and restarted. System powered up (no beeps) everything is running as far as fans go, dvd trays open so power is going to the system. But no signal to the monitor. Double checked all connections, etc. still nothing.

Went through the troubleshooting PDF that was provided by the motherboard manufacturer. Step by step:
-removed cmos battery, cleared cmos and restarted, same problem: power, no beeps no signal to monitor;
-unplugged all but motherboard, cpu and video card and powered up, same problem: power no beeps and no signal;
-verified video card was seated properly;
-Checked that RAM was mounted in correct slots;
-Removed video card, no error beeps and no boot.

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A:No post issues

please bother to read the guides first.

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My first post here. I don't hang out in Windows help forums but when you need them I'm glad they are there!!

OK, here's my story. I received my upgrade copy of Windows 7 the other day and couldn't wait to get to the weekend to get it installed and say "bye bye crapy Vista". All was going well on Sunday. Backed up my files and then proceeded to install Windows 7 (rather than upgrade, it's cleaner that way, plus my old Windows and settings are stored in Windows.old folder so no biggie).

OK, next morning I get up and proceed to get my programs installed. I'm going along, getting things installed and key codes entered and tweaking settings as I go along. I come to my Utilities folder with all those exe's and zips within and install a bunch of those (including Winzip, WinRAR and what not) then I come upon Acronis .... partitioning and boot software... OK cool, just in case I need that sure why not?? It was version 10.... little did I realize it was going to affect my boot sector. So at one point I needed to reboot... so I did....

Got past the BIOS and all that and up pops the Acronis software... WTF?? I look and do not see Windows 7 as a bootable OS! Months and months ago I messed around with Ubuntu Linux and had to install Grub to boot into it. What a frigging mess that made of things. I ended up loosing it all. Had to reinstall Windows Vista (luckily the Windows.old folder was there so I was able to recover most of my files and settings). S... Read more

A:First post... Issues with MBR

Quote: Originally Posted by RAMWolff

If you had to use the Command Prompt and you want to fix the MBR you would type in what exactly??

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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Hi guys and gals- i've been in a bit of a mess ever since i got infected with a trojan called "prorat". Anyway, my antivirus detected it, and removed it. Now i have to main, major problems. Luckily i managed to bring back my system restore and regedit. Unfortunatly- all my restore points were lost when it was disabled- thats one of my questions- How do you make backup system restore points?

Anyway, after AVG removed the trojan, it looks like it didn't quite finish cleaning up- that is, im not infected, but now when i login, it hangs and i get the error message "Windows cannot find svchost.exe, to search for a file click start... bla bla bla.
Anyway, i assure you my svchost is perfectly fine, my computer runs perfectly after that point. I assume that this is a file that the trojan requested to be started when i logged in. Second question- is there any way to remove this from the registry? That is- it has the name svchost.exe, the real file is just svchost.

Third problem, definetly the worst and the one needing most attention- BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH sad

Well- its weird, i get a thread/process ended uspespectadly one, i've zipped up and uploaded some of the most recent dumps.
Thing is- safe mode works fine, and right now im typing this in NORMAL mode- the blue screen comes up when i login, but when i run a chkdsk, it fixes it! But as soon as i restart, i have the blue screen again. If i use system restore in safe mode to return to a time after a ch... Read more

A:Right, all my issues in noe big *** post :D

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I did a foolish thing. I own an Acer Aspire One netbook. Yes, the little guy. Yesterday I had the grand idea to install Windows XP Professional (for the extras not included in the Home version of WinXP SP3) and, needless to say, it didn't work so well since I didn't have an optical drive to continue the installation. I was using Daemon Tools Lite, as opposed to a real CD/DVD-ROM. I know, dumb.

So last night, after playing around to get back to the current version of Windows that is on the computer by default, I decided to install an upgrade version of the Windows Vista OEM onto my little netbook. Yes; it worked. Needless to say that I had everything down, with exception to one lack of note. I kept having to select Vista over another OS on the hard drive. Strange, huh? I thought so.

Just about an hour ago I decided to go run the MSCONFIG program and disable the delayed time for OS selection during the POST time of the computer. Big mistake. Now the compter keeps loading into the, failed, DOS installation portion for WinXP Professional SP3. I cannot bypass this at all. I cannot freeze the screen and change the selection. I cannot use <ALT> + <F10> in unison to use the recovery partition of the hard drive. I can't do anything whatsoever, other than breath and get ticked off at the situation.

I tried calling two numbers at Acer and the first person told me that it was out of warranty due to third party software being installed onto the computer. The ... Read more

A:POST issues

I will suggest three possibilities here

1. Connect the Netbooks HDD (2.5" Sata) to a Desktop PC and completely format it. then reinstall Vista/XP when its reinserted into your netbook.


2. Connect the Netbooks HDD (2.5" Sata) to a Desktop PC and remove all partitions except the recovery partition and see if the recovery process automatically boots when the HDD is reinserted into your netbook.


3. Connect the Netbooks HDD (2.5" Sata) to a Desktop PC. Then Force the recovery partition to become bootable by setting its 'Flags' as boot with a partition manager called GPARTED (Live CD or Live USB Stick). Then undo this process when your netbook is recovered.

I would personally say that the Acer aspire one is a good investment, I even went as far as to buy the Windows XP version after I had bought the 8gb linpus linux version 3 months prior. (Just for the extra hdd space to use debian with it)

Anyway, Getting your netbook to work isn't the hard part, the hard part is keeping the recovery partition intact and restoring the netbook with it's own Genuine XP without a CD drive to load your tools/software.

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Just bought a new case and tried putting my previously working Asus Mobo iin the case hooked everything up per the Asus manual and can not get the computer to power up. I've even tried my old Power Supply to no avail.

THere are 7 wires on my new case 3 Hdd led, 1 PWR SW, 1 Reset SW, 1 Speaker, and 1 Power LED. I've hooked these wires up exactly as instructed to no avail. This Mobo was working in my old case just last night. Even the LED on my Mobo that indicates power is not lit up. Does anyone have any ideas or advice as to how to remedy this situation? Any help would be greatly appreciated. In fact, I'm willing to send anyone who can resolve my problems a free Motorola Surfboard Modem. Thanks and feel free to correspond via email for a quicker response.

thanks again!

A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe Mobo and Antec SLK1600 Case Issues

What you need to acertain is if the mobo works outside the case, what i do in that situ is place the mobo on top of the antistatic bag it came in then plug in the psu and use a pwr switch from an old case. If the mobo works fine like that then u need to check for shorts in the case. Check that the metal spacers align with the holes in the mobo properly and that the heads of the screws dont touch any of the pins on the components.

Hope that helps. Rik.

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Hello all. Have to say this is a great place with a lot of useful information.

Just 1 minor question. I had no trouble installing my downloaded student upgrade. I was just wondering if I could delete the extracted "expandedSetup" folder now or whether it serves some important purpose?


A:Downloaded Upgrade - Post-install

I would keep a copy of that somewhere safe - you may need to run a "repair install" at some time in the future.

You may even want to reinstall.

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I am new to this and I want to upgrade my graphic card and I need a graphic card that can handle a 27 inch curved monitor and a little gaming. At the moment i have a AMD Radeon R5-330 graphic card and AMD A10-8750 processor and a AMD A78 FCH motherboard.

A:want to upgrade my graphic card see post for more

any suggestions on budget of £200
Cheers, have a good day

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Here's the story... Have a custom built computer, it has been up and running for over a year..with no problems whatsoever. I put some new ram in it, same speed and everything..after installing, the comp. would not post, it will start, all fans spin, but no output to the screen. Thinking it might be bad ram, i removed the ram, and reset it back to the old configuration, with the same result. removed all components, removed cmos battery, let it sit, resinstalled one at a time, and it booted fine. Now it is back to the same thing, will not post at all. I am going to remove everything, and remove the mobo, and try to boot it with the mobo out of the case next, ive read some of the threads here on the forum, and have tried most of them already... Just find it hard to believe that the mobo may have died right then, but thats what im leaning towards... Any ideas?

Gigabyte GA-M61SME-52 mb
2gb corsair pc5300 ddr2 mem
MSI GeForce NX8500GT vid card
120gb SATA HDD

A:Computer will not post after upgrade, downgrade?

It is possible that the motherboard was damaged by static or a bad RAM module

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I had no problems with the first two computers that I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, both were 64bit systems. I'm having post upgrade problems from vista to windows 7 with my 32 bit machine (Sony Vaio VGN-NR430E). THe machine did fine with the compability check for Windows 7.


1) Some icons on the desktop are not appearing. Instead of the icon, I just have a white icon in it's place.
2) Taskbar icons are either white or blank. If I click on the white or blank icon the application will run, If I hover over the blank or white icon it tells me what application it is.
3) Control panel icons are not present.
4) Start menu icons and folders are white. If I click on them, it just hangs like it is trying to do something and will remain like that until explorer crashes.

Ideas that I tried but did not work:

1) Tried rerunning the Windows 7 upgrade. But when it gets to the compability check, the check just keeps running. eventually I then must cancel out of the upgrade
2) Tried a chkdsk at bootup. No errors, but it did not fix my problem.
3) Tried rebuilding the iconcache. Did not work
4) Tried some other type of scan (sfc /scannow)that was started from the command prompt. it did not work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:post upgrade problems with windows 7

Follow this link and you should be well after.

Copy and paste this after for good measure, to an elevated command prompt. Then hit enter:

sfc /scannow

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Hi to everybody i'm new in this forum and this is also a good opportunity to say hi to all.
I'd like to explain my problem, yesterday i restarted my pc after the normal windows upgrade and then i power off it today i start my pc as normal but at the normal login page after the password i can access on my computer it restart everytime the login page. why? what i've done?

A:Crash post Windows8 upgrade

nobody know This problem?

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AMD 2800+
Soltek SL-75FRN-RL Mobo
nVidia GeForce 2 Ti
768mb DDR333 ram
Samsung 30gb HDD

Hi I just upgraded my computer and put my old parts (above) into a new case for my parents and added their old HDD (above) to the system and now it wont boot. I just keep getting a blue screen which flashes up so quikly I cant read it. I checked the Bios and from what I can see everything is normal i.e. boot sequence correct detecting from the right IDE channels.

What I did notice howver is that their HDD is partioned with another OS on it (98 Pro I think), would this cause the prob? Any suggestions? Coulds this be a driver prob?

Appreciate any help you can give

A:Post Upgrade Boot Failure

You need to do a new operating system for new hardware...

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I upgraded my daughters older desktop to 512MB by adding a 256MB PC133 chip. This is the maximum allowed with her Compaq Deskpro EN.

But the computer will not post to BIOS with the chip installed. I get an error beep at start-up, one short, followed by 2 long beeps. If the chip is removed, the computer will boot.

I cannot run memtest via floppy, as it won't go past BIOS. Is there anything else I can check or is this simply a dead chip.

A:Compputer will not POST to BIOS after RAM upgrade

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I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 during april this year, and experienced blue screens as well as some desktop errors, but after about a week of woes, i didn't experience any crashes until the beginning of june. It was at this point that i decided to format my drives and attempt a clean installation of windows 10, after which the problems continued.

Furthermore, after crashes i frequently get a blank black screen upon restart and am unable to reach the express gate. Sometimes this happens before the crash report has been recorded, which is why i dont have records of all the crashes ive experienced. So far i have not been able to fix this through any means except powering off the computer for a sufficiently long time(10 minutes seems to work). if i restart it again without waiting, i'll just see a black screen.
The crashes almost exclusively occur soon after startup/wakeup and when using a web browser or running a game, particularly processor-intensive ones(even if they aren't graphically demanding, such as when running games on emulators)

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Im currently trying to upgrade my PC - I installed a new motherboard bundle package, and graphics card.

Im currently trying to install Windows XP on a formatted (2 month old) hard drive.. but at some point the PC always switches itself off completely.
We thought it might be that it needed a new power supply, but we replaced that and its still happening - and not always at the same point.

Any ideas?

A:Random Shutdown post-Upgrade

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I downloaded the Lenovo bios version IEKT38A dated 6/21/2016 and installed on my machine. it recomends that after flashing it would be a good idea to reboot. So I did... Now when I power my machine on the power light comes on the fans run on high.. No post or anything.... Any one else had this problem or any ideas as to what has happened and hopefully how to fix?

A:No post after bios upgrade on a H535

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of the BIOS update problem.  Try clearing the CMOS as the newly installed BIOS maybe having a conflict with the stored information in the CMOS.
To clear the CMOS unplug the system from the wall.  Then remove the round coin cell battery from the motherboard.  The battery's socket should have a little tab that when pressed will eject the battery.  Once the battery is removed, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds to clear the CMOS.  After it is cleared then reinstall the battery, plug the system into the wall and power up the system to see if the problem has been resolved.

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Ever since I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10, this SoftThinks Agent Service is taxing my HDD to 100% slowing things down.
This is related to Dell Backup and Recovery software. I can kill this service and that's that but every-time I start up, this happens.
As for sleep mode, I will come back to my laptop and raise the lid, hit the keys, move the mouse, nothing. I hit the power button and nothing. So I hold the power button and then hit it to boot up, so clearly there are issues in relation to sleep mode and something shutting it off. (others have posted the same)
I installed all newest Intel drivers on your site and I read 1 user stated to uninstall Intel Rapid Storage, which I did. Intel Management Engine remains as I am still trying to troubleshoot. Are you testing all these new drivers you are putting out for download? Do I need to go back to Win8.1, your site said my laptop could be upgraded.
Please advise and "do the needful".

A:Inspiron 3542 - Win10 upgrade issues - SoftThinks Agent Service utilizing 100% HDD & sleep mode/power issues

same thing here as far as the power issues. you must remove the 2 other intel things that were installed along with the Intel rapid storage
intel security assist
intel management engine something or other (cant remember the exact name) 
i still have the intel graphics and chipset drivers installed without any problems. it was just the intel rapid storage stuff that caused all the power , sleep mode problems..

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Hi All,

I am having a couple of issues with my laptop:

HP Pavillion dv9927cl
Windows Vista 64bit

Issue 1: System shuts down during AV scan - Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
no specific area where it shuts down
will not restart right away.
I suspect this may be to heat issue?

Issue 2: Network printer is not connecting what ever program is
attempting to print freezes up. Firefox, Adobe, Word etc...
Uninstalled and reinstalled drivers already.

Issue 3:Quickbooks PDF converter freezes program. This is associated with
the printer are - possibly related to issue 2??

Issue 4: While checking on Issue 2 I was adjusting network settings,
but they would revert back to other settings.
Toggling between File sharing and Network discovering.
And the Documents folder keeps opening multiple windows.

I recently finished reformatting the system about a week ago, the system shut down was happening and I thought I may have a virus due to some media software I downloaded. Since reformatting I have only downloaded updates, most applications I backed up the download files so I would not have to search gather them from the net a second time. - apps like firefox, thunderbird, bullzip pdf printer...

I have ran Malwarebytes, it did pick up one item, but as near as I can tell it is related to Vista...vendor is Highjack this Display. I am re-running the scan ... Read more

A:Multiple Issues not sure where post?

Hi -

Un-install KIS using the KIS Removal Tool (KRT) -

Download the KRT; save to desktop. Boot into SAFEMODE (NO Networking) - tap the F8 key during boot-up. Then go to desktop, RIGHT-click on the KRT icon and select Run as Administrator.

When complete - re-boot into normal Windows.

Reset the Windows Firewall to its default settings -
START | type FirewallSettings.exe into the start search box | click on FirewallSettings.exe above | select the Advanced Tab | click on "Restore Defaults" | Click Apply, OK

Install Microsoft Security Essentials -->

Check temps with SpeedFan v4.40 -->

Regards. . .



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I am pretty sure this issue is being caused by the motherboard but I just want to make sure before i spend the money replacing it. My computer does not boot. The only thing that happens is the fans turn on to full and stay there at full, i get no video and it does not go to post. I have run scans to check for viruses when i was able to get it booted once with luck. I have switched the power supply to see if it was possibly a faulty psu, and still got the same problem. It will not load BIOS or go to POST when i try to power it on, even when cold booting. Any ideas before i spend the money on a new motherboard?

A:Booting issues, can't even get to POST

I hate to be the voice bringing bad news, but that could also be caused by a bad video card or bad RAM.

I suggest your test your RAM in another machine, and run Memtest86 on it:

What is your video configuration like? Do you have onboard graphics you could use, and disconnect the video card?

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Hi all

I upgraded my laptops Xp installation to SP2 to take advantage of native WPA2 support and I've a couple of issues with IE6 and Xp - I've scooted around and can't find direct references to these issues so maybe someone can advise.

Firstly, when I try and make a webpage available offline I can't synchronize using the option from the toolbar menu (nothing happens), I have to go to Programs/Accessories/Synchronize.

After going offline (file/work offline) the synchronized page in Favorites is now grayed out and clicking on it gives the "Page is not available offline" message, even though it synchronized OK.

Second. The windows installer service doesn't appear to start even though it's set to automatic and I have to manually start it before I can install anything.

Access to Windows update from the icon in the start menu fails (nothing happens). Manual access and updates appears to fix this in the short term.

Third. I have various issues (non-fatal) with Office 2000 pro although I understand this is common with Sp2 so probably not a lot to be done and won't bother listing them.

I did a full reinstall of Xp SP1 then upgraded online to SP2 but still have these issues.

I am up to date with all SP2 critical updates bar IE7 (didn't like it on first upgrade to SP2).

Laptop is a Pressario 2100, Athlon XP2200, 1GB ram, 80Gb HDD. Am running AVG 7.5 and zone alarm 6.5.737


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I can't download nor update any programs or files. Whenevr I try and download my system locks up completely. I have to turn it off and turn it back on. I've repeatedly run scans and boot scans. No virus however. It also doesn't shut down completely it tells me it is ok to turn off. To answer key questions first tho...

1) How do you connect to Internet? (cable, dial-up, adsl...)

Cable, But I'm running wireless linksys router & G adapter also.

2) Are you using some firewall? Which one?

Only windows firewall and Avast.

3) Are you using some proxy server?


Some of the errors I receive are...

"No Disk mounted please insert memory card into drive G;\ and click ok to check for and run auto backups"

"The Semaphore time out period has expired"

"There was an error while changing the product configuration. windows was unable to save all the data for this file C;\$mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. please try to save the file elsewhere."

"::Windows-delayed write failed::
There was an error while changing the product configuration. windows was unable to save all the data for this file C;\$mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. please try to save the file elsewhere."

"C:\windows\software distribution\download\daa4daae7e044164b6b67fd9bfc0934f\BITC... Read more

A:Not sure where to post this but Horrible issues!!

I would start with running diagnostics on the hard drive

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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Hey All... not entirely sure this is in the right section as I can't seem to pinpoint where the issue is, but I believe its the bios or motherboard.

So I have a couple of intermittent issues, and a few annoying issues, that occur starting with:

1. If starting the PC from being shut down for a long period of time, the computer will not post.. sometimes it will hang with the fan blasting at full speed, sometimes it will shut back off in 10 seconds or so. Odd thing, if the room is very cold (AC on) it happens nearly 100% of the time, if the room is warm it has sometimes booted up properly, sometimes freezes on the windows loading screen. An interesting bypass that works 100% of the time when this happens, if I press the cmos reset button in the back of the PC, it will boot up properly 100% of the time.

2. Not sure if it's by design or a bug in the BIOS, if my computer fails to boot properly, the next time it boots up it sets the CPU at 1.80 GHz (3.0GHz Intel Quad Core processor) and I have to enter the BIOS and exit or reboot again to clear it back to 3.0GHz.

My Computer:

ASUS Striker II Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield 3.0GHz LGA 775 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80569QX9650.

8GB CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) TWIN3X4096-1600C7DHX (will only run at 1333.. /frown).

OCZ GameXStream OCZ1010GXSSLI 1010W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply.

2X EVGA 512-P3-N84... Read more

A:Intermittent no POST issues

I once had a similar intermittent problem except my workaround was to turn off the power supply at the rocker switch (or unplug it) for a minute or so. I never made a room temperature connection but that doesn't mean there wasn't one. I also didn't have a problem with the CPU downclocking. Anyway, after swapping out various spare parts (psu, graphics card, RAM, HDD) it turned out to be the motherboard. I replaced it and installed all of the old parts and it was fixed. I happen to be on that PC now.

The motherboard was a Gigabyte P35 and I replaced it with a Gigabyte P45 because by then they stopped making the P35.

How does it behave if you shut down the power supply for a bit instead of resetting the CMOS?

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I've been searching for a solution to this, but haven't found one yet, so I thought I'd try here to see if anyone had an idea.

I just upgraded to Windows 7 three days ago. Before upgrading, I was able to connect to my work wifi just fine. After upgrading, I connected to my wifi and my girlfriend's wifi with zero issue. But at work, I cannot connect to our wifi. Other laptops are able to connect just fine, but I just get limited connectivity, and when I try to trouble shoot it, I get "The 'Wireless Network Connection' adapter is not correctly configured to use the IP protocol."

It's just a simple WEP key router. I've tried reinstalling the drivers for my wireless card, with no luck.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Yes, another post about wireless issues

Can you some how reset it to manufactures default?

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I had problems with a variant of the 'System Restore' virus, which managed to disable my Avast and Malware Bytes, and hid pretty much everything on my Hard Drive.

I followed the instructions left here on a previous thread, used Grinler's excellent Unhide, cleared out and re-installed Malware Bytes, ran it and got rid (I think!) The most up to date versions of Avast and Malware Bytes are saying that my system is clear.

However, a lot of my files appear to be 'empty', when they're defiantely still there when searched for. While all my docs are back, Firefox, my VPN software, and several other program files, along with things like my screensaver, are still 'missing' on the surface.

Can anyone offer any advice as to how to restore them? I'm also concerned that, if this problem still remains, the virus is still hiding in the background.

Thank you so much for any help you can offer!!

A:Post-Virus Issues

They can be found in a folder named smtmp inside:

(XP)- C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp
(W7)- C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp
These will be there unless you have removed temp files / folders

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Hello. I am helping my mom with her computer remotely via "TeamViewer". She told me, in a frustratingly non-specific mom-like way that they had viruses and ran some scan (she couldn't tell me what) and appear to have gotten rid of most of them (she didn't know what "they" were) but now she can't see video on IE and they still get scam pop-ups claiming to detect infections that can be cleaned if you enter your credit card number. I'm not sure why or how long they've gone without a Windows Update, but they are still on SP1 and an older version of IE and they won't update because an older Windows Update has failed and they can't get past it ("The following updates were not installed: Update for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 (KB842773)"). I'm working with Windows support to get past that.It appears they have no virus protection and when I go to the Windows Security Center to see, it says the "Security Center" service has not started or was stopped. When I go to find and start the service, I can not find it on the list with the other services. I am reluctant to install another anti-virus program until the unit is reasonably clean, though while I am waiting for your assistance, I may try to use an online scanner - I'll make a note of any results. I have used a Microsoft emergency scanner that I found on their support site ("MSERT") but I'm having tro... Read more

A:post virus issues

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Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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my laptop got infected with ICE Crime Center virus. I was not able to boot at Safe Mode but ICECenter screen had a long delay so I was able to boot in normal mode and run Malwarebytes and Dr. Web CureIt! to clean it. Now I can boot and ICE screen does not show up any more BUT the boot is VERY slow and I receive a warning that f06856769.cpp module can not be found. Also, I found regsvr32.exe entry in my startup which I do not remember I had before. Besides, I still can not run my PC in Safe Mode - after showing loaded files the PC shutting down and then restart in Normal mode. Finally, I found similar topic in this forum with recommendation to run AutoRuns to look for related files but I did not see such files but the program found several enries with "File not found".
Thank you very much for the help with these issues.
DDS file:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16520  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by IGOR at 17:56:20 on 2014-12-13
============== Running Processes ===============
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://
mStart Page = hxxp://
uProxyServer =
uWinlogon: Userinit = C:\windows\System32\userinit.exe
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Pro... Read more

A:Post ICE Crime issues.

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Hi I had smartbar installed when firefox displayed a splash asking to install java and thus the program i dloaded installed 1000+ threats. I think after using multi adware removers i've completely removed it. I've even reset firefox.
However, i find sfc issues that the scanner cannot resolve.


Please help.

A:Post-Smartbar pup SFC issues again


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I'm working on my husbands computer. I know he was infected with Win32/Alureon plus....
I'm having multiple and varying issues and they tend to come and go. I can not access Microsoft updates or most MS sites. Sometimes IE will work, sometimes Firefox works and sometimes Chrome. I never know which browser I can use on any given day. I'm being redirected from most links. I've run Spybot, Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware and Windows Security Essentials. Today was the first time I've been able to get into SafeMode which was the only way I could run GMER. Out of SafeMode I get BSD when I try to run it. Thank you!

Here are my logs

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:46:40 PM, on 5/9/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\... Read more

A:Post Alureon with issues

I'm bumping this up. I think I've followed the instructions but if I've missed something please let me know so I can fix it. Thank you!

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This weekend I clicked on a file, and the nastiest virus I've ever seen somehow got past my NOD32. I ran a scan overnight and had 65 infected files (it took me less than 5 seconds to close the file I clicked on, and it still ate my system files *alive*). The scan took nearly 5 hours, which seemed really odd to me, too.

I have a partitioned drive, and I reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP SP2 on the C: drive, ready to spend the day updating. When I finished reinstalling Windows, I tried to reinstall NOD32, and it refused to install. I tried to install AVG-Free, same problem. I couldn't update Windows at all because IE (which came from the Windows disk) wouldn't load. I installed Firefox and the IE add-on, thinking that I could update from there, and I still couldn't load the windows update page.

Everything I've tried to install using a Windows installer has crashed out, from Java on Firefox to my AV program, which means I can't run a Kapersky online scans! Windows Help crashes.

I went back to a backup from 2 months ago and restored my files, hoping that I'd be able to work with a later version of IE. I manually reinstalled many drivers. No joy. So, here I am, stuck. I'm about to wipe the C: drive and reinstall Windows for the third time AND wipe the other partition as well.

I'm running WinXP SP2 at the outset, although I want to update everything. I have an ASUS P5K-E motherboard with a Pentium QuadCore chip. My manual says... Read more

A:Post-Virut.NBP issues

Unfortunately, the only way to fully recover from virut is to wipe and reformat everything. The second partition is likely compromised as well. Also, if you are reinstalling anything using backed up executables, you are probably reinfecting the machine.

Viruses don't physically damage hardware but they can interfere with their operation by changing settings/configurations.

If you have found all of the necessary drivers then I would wipe and reformat everything and only back up important documents and photos but no .exe, .scr., .xml .zip or .rar files. Just back up the bare minimum that you can't live without. And be sure to change all passwords for logins to sites whether it be for financial transactions or any other logins you have.

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There are problems with the nForce4 chipset and various Maxtor/Hitachi HDDS.
[To solve this DO NOT install the nForce IDE drivers, just use the Windows drivers]
There are problems with the ATi TV Wonder tuner cards and Audigy soundcards.
[Haven't figured out a work around for this yet]
There are problems with DAO with reference to ATi tv tuner cards and Roxio Easy CD/DVD creator.
[Roxio says to just uninstall the DAO drivers as they aren't needed. ATi says they are needed as they are part of windows-still don't understand this one because it was the ATi software that installed the DAO drivers. Anyway, if you uninstall the DAO, you won't get the error message anymore]

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I tried to preview my post, but it failed and the "post new topic" button was ghosted out. First of all, thanx to fozzie for setting me straight on protocol. I posted earlier to the wrong thread (Am I infected? What do I do? Life After Spydawn). My bad. I've run all the suggested procedures successfully with one exception. Here they are.Smitfraudfix for Spydawn.Then I removed the following using regedit with the HJT tool "Remove on Power Up".Folder: Trojan.Lager/SinteriFiles: hkey_local_machine\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\rpcc hkey_local_machine\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\rpcc (value: DllName) C:\WINNT\system32\rpcc.dllI'm aware that it's perhaps foolhardy for a rookie to mess with dlls, but it appeared to me that this was something I was perpetuating every time I rebooted and I couldn't figure out how to clear it any other way.Here are what I've run numerous times over that last several days.Spy/Adware:Spybot, Adaware, Housecall, Panda (unsuccessful-ActiveX problem), Bitdefender, and McAfee Stinger.Antivirus:Avast, PCTools I've installed and am currently running Zonealarm firewall. I've had numerous alerts, one of which is WUSB54Gv42.exe.Here's the latest HJT log. I'll do nothing else until I hear from one of you. Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:35:09 AM, on 3/19/2007... Read more

A:Post Spydawn Issues 2?

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.
I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.

If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijackthis log, in this thread, so I can help you with your malware problems.
If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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Hi all:

I had installed and then deleted the PrivitizeVPN client after hearing about problems. However I'm wondering if something is still lingering. When I reboot a window pops up with no indication of what program is running it that says;

"The update is ready for installation. Do you want to install it now?" with buttons to cancel or install. I always hit cancel.

It seems like malware but scans by AVG and Malwarebytes have turned up nothing.

I tried creating logs in hijackthis but even though the scan seems to work the logs won't save.

Any help is appreciated.

A:having issues post PrivitizeVPN

Hi Please take a screenshot of the problem (How to take a screenshot) Save it as a picture file (eg .jpg / .gif) to your desktop using e.g. Paint. Upload the file saved on your desktop to a site like Mediafire Please post the link to the file in your next reply.Note:The reasons I ask you to upload the file to a site like Mediafire, instead of posting the picture on BC instead:1) It would take up a significant portion of your storage allowance.2) If the picture is subsequently deleted from BC storage, then it would not show in this post anymore.

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Well, this seemed like the best place to post this, if not. I apologize. First, a little bit of background:
A few nights ago, I found myself infected a virus (Antivirus soft) that caused fake virus warnings to pop up constantly,and locked down most of my other programs, claiming they were infected. I was able to get rid of it eventually by shutting down it's startup process long enough to run Malware Bytes and Avira, which together seemed to have knocked it out. (Aside from one registry entry that keeps coming back every time I remove it...)

For a few days, everything worked fine, until yesterday, when Windows live messenger stopped working (As well as AIM for that matter, but Gtalk worked fine). I did some googling about, and learned that it might have to do with my IE settings, since the virus seriously messed with IE, changing the proxy settings and whatnot so that people who used it as their only browser would be unable to look for solutions. No dice there though (At least to the best of my skills, perhaps I missed something, it's not an area of expertise for me). I've tried reinstalling, setting things back to their defaults, shutting off every firewall I have, but still no luck (Error code 80072efd from MSN, and AIM (Via Pidgin, but Windows is using it's own program) gives me "Unable to connect to authentication server: SSL Connection Failed." And for the record, trying MSN in Pidgin gives me "Connection error from Notification serve... Read more

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After upgrading from 4gb to 16gb RAM my Adobe Illustrator files are still crashing with "There's not enough memory. ID=-108"
I also wiped my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 7.
My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2 GB.
This problem started a little while ago when doing image traces into Illustrator.
I was hoping this would fix it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I just upgraded to Window 10 64-bit from Windows 7 64-bit. I can not turn on my WiFi since then. Device Manager shows no problems with the Network Adapters but, there is a problem with an Unknown Device ACPI\HPQ6001\4&2190249&0and the Biometrics fingerprint scanner. Is this unknown device the source of my Wifi problems? Or is it something else?Help greatly appreciated.

A:Post Windows 10 upgrade WiFi problems

Hello @ac1992, Welcome to the HP Support Forum Community, a great place to find helpful information! I understand you have been having issues with your WiFi since upgrading to Windows 10 on your Pavilion dv6. Here is a list of steps that commonly resolve issues with wireless connectivity. First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here: Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection A second option, is to try these steps:Powercycle the network:1. Shut down your notebook.2. Unplug the power to your router.3. Unplug the power to your modem.4. Wait at least 45 seconds.5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock c... Read more

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Ok.. I have seen it brought up here a couple times but my situation still seems a bit different.

I also have no sound coming from my Hdmi out after upgrading to RC 7.

I have a Dell XPS 1330 notebook. Audio is Nvidia HD Audio and IDT HD audio codec, both have latest drivers.

When i open Sound mixer and set HDMI to default device and default com device i see sound coming from source and registring on the volume bar graphs.

It seems to stop right at the cable. My computer (unlike a couple of other posts i saw) does recognize the cable and seems to be doing everything right.. just no sound through my reciver.

Anyone have any ideas? i really dont want to go back to vista. beh.....

A:Another No HDMI Sound post RC7 upgrade - Dell XPS

Nothing huh?

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Hi guys,Good day.I'm trying to upgrade my old computer processor, and I need some helps.I have searched and follow the instructions from some threads but I'm still stuck with the problem.So, I have an old computer with Intel Pentium 4 631 3.0Ghz processor, and I changed the processor to Intel Core 2 Duo e6600 (it's not a new one). After changed, there is no display on the monitor (monitor went to sleep) when starting up the computer. The CPU fan is running though, and the power LED is on too. But I don't hear any sound indicating the computer passed the POST. By the way, when I removed the RAM, there is unlimited short beep from the computer.This is my computer specs:Motherboard: ECS > P4M900T-M2 (V1.0)RAM: Kingston kvr800d2n6/2g (2 pieces)GPU: Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS (I tried to remove the card and use onboard VGA too, to make sure it's not GPU problem).PSU: Powerlogic Magnum Pro 275 (550w peak) (looks like this:, I have tried to:1. Make sure the motherboard can support the new processor.2. Update the BIOS to the latest version.3. Change the RAM to Kingston kvr667d2n5/1g. (only 1 piece of RAM)4. Reset the BIOS either with moving the jumper or remove the CMOS battery.5. Unplug the power cable and hold computer power ... Read more

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Hey folks,
I wasnt sure if this was the place to post, thought i'd give it a shot.
My alienware 900 mouse seemed to be working/not working.  I updated drivers from and no help.  I then went to the Driver download section.  I already had the A10 bios.  but the version on Dell's site said that A10 bios was last updated in May 2016, so I thought I would try to update the bios.
I got the 'completed successfully' bio update, and then rebooted my computer per prompt.  Since then, the computer won't post.
My troubleshooting steps so far:
  - unplugged power, held down power button for 30s
  - reset the cmos battery
  - powered on, tried hitting f12 multiple times
  - powered on, tried hitting F2 multiple times.
Still no luck.  I'm out of Warrarty on this device.   I called Dell, got transferred 5x, finally they transferred me to Spare Parts, and a replacement refurb motherboard is $351... That's a lot for a 5 yr old machine.
so... 1) any chance there's a troubleshooting step to do I haven't tried?   I don't know how to reset the EProm
   2) any cheaper motherboard replacements out there?  too many choices on ebay to know which one. I have the service tag #, but can't tell which the motherboard part number there is.
  3) is there any recourse from Dell - as it was the A10 Bios update that somehow stopped my computer from working. ... Read more

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From my Windows XP I attempted a Vista 32bit upgrade. Everything installed correctly, I believe, and did its thing for a couple of hours. However, after the computer reboot, it rebooted into "Windows Error Recovery" where there is a short list of "options." However, I am unable to use my keyboard to choose any of these options. It is stuck on "Start Windows Normally" -- which it automatically selects, and reboots. It does reboot, but into the same exact screen, of which I cannot use my keyboard, for some reason.

Upon this first happening I thought my wireless keyboard was not working, though it did successfully let me into the BIOS to play around. So evidently my keyboard was fine. I then read online that some wireless keyboards do not operate in DOS -- so I get myself a standard USB plug-in keyboard (brand new, straight out of the box), but get the same results. I cannot choose any options from either the "Windows Boot Manager" or the "Windows Error Recovery" menus.

Then I rearranged the boot up sequence in the BIOS and made it boot to CD/DVD first. So I insert my Windows Vista disc (and later my Windows XP disc) and when the computer comes up with "Press any key to boot from CD..." the computer will not, again, respond to my keyboard. It then proceeds to boot into the same two menus.

So, here's where I am now: I do not have a floppy drive to boot from (let alone disks!) and I have no blank CDs to burn the &... Read more

A:Post-Vista upgrade boot problem

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I have a W90VP-X2 Asus Laptop, I updated the bios to the newest version 601 and everything seemed to go ok but when it exited the bios update utility, it just sat there for a long time with a blank screen with its lights on. Finally I powered it off and now there is no video even though it does have its lights on when I power it up. Is there a way to re-flash the bios without seeing whats on the screen? Does anybody know what bios it has, AMI, AWARD..?? I didn't know what kind it was before I did the update. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Solved: Please Help!!! My bios is corrupt after upgrade... won't post.

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I Upgraded to Windows 10 in late June. I've never used my cd/dvd player, but when I attempted to, it did not play my cd. I also realized I had NO Audio when I played YouTube Videos, nor when I was  watching videos on FaceBook, nor any other website. Yesterday, while attending a GoToWebinar, I was given a choice of Audio Format, and I got SOUND!!! However, I could not repeat that success on YouTube, etc. I've been using the Earphone Jack in the Top Front of my Envy Tower. I do get Audio if I plug into a Rear Headphone Jack, but I want to know what's the Problem with the Front Jack, and my CD Player. I tried Updating my Audio Drivers, and anything else I could find, both on Windows And HP Support. Please: HELP!

A:No BeatsAudio/ No Audio Post Win10 Upgrade

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to try this W10 IDT desktop PC driver.  Install and restart the PC. This package provides the Tempo High Definition Audio Driver for supported desktop models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp71717.exe

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I've upgraded many machines, mostly laptops thus far from 7 pro to 10 pro. Biggest issue is Service Host: Local System (19) in task manager hogs the CPU making the machine almost worthless.

Countless times I have to end this task. In doing so the system says I have to click an abandon data checkbox and click shut down. The machine never shuts down, but once I do this the system performance is back to normal. It seems the systems work just fine without Service Host: Local System (19). Is there any fix to this? This is the November build.

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I recently upgraded from a gigabyte GA-K8NSC and a Radeon 9250 (my 6600GT recently died >_<) to an Asus A8S-X and a GeForce 8600GT. Initially the computer worked fine, and I booted up without problems and proceeded to install the drivers for the new components.

After a few reboots I was going into the control panel do uninstall something and the system froze. I performed a hard reboot and the system powered up but refused to do anything. My monitor does not get a signal, all the fans etc are working, and my DVD drive will eject. POST never happens.

I thought it might be a PSU problem as I was using a 20-pin to 24-pin converter, so I ordered a new PSU. The problem persists, and the computer works fine with the old components.

I followed the instructions in the "Troubleshooting Guide for "Problem Builds"" sticky and it did boot up - I tried using the bare minimum of components to have a usable system, and it stopped working again. I then took everything out so it was the way it worked previously - and once again it failed to boot.

I'm at a loss here, and I really hope it's not faulty components. -_-'

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Windows 10 is here and we know people are excited to get it. We'd like to request any posts specifically about Windows 10, the upgrade or the issues you're having with the operating system, are posted in the Windows 10 forum. We're moving Windows 10 content to the Windows 10 forum to help better facilitate answers to those posts.
Please check out the Welcome to the Windows 10 forum post here:

A:Windows 10 is here! Please post Win10 issues in th...

Well Acer, it looks like the roll-out is not being done alphabetically by manufaturer. Any ideas when?

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Hi there,I'm sorry for the general title,but I didn't find a way to put it any better.

I'm currently sitting on an Acer Aspire 5830TG with Windows 7 on it,the computer is 9 months old.I will list It's characteristics if needed,but the core is that it has plenty enough specs to NOT have the problems i will list.

I'm a gamer,and I'm currently playing Star Wars-The Old Republic,but in the last 9 months I've played Starcraft 2 and WOrld of Warcraft as well.And in all cases,the computer is having some incredible troubles not going ''laggy''.Sometimes it works smooth as a ken doll,but mostly it goes laggy.Also sometimes browsers lag me as well,and pretty much all the things I do are extremely under performance,considering this computer should be able to sustain the pressure i put him into,which is close to none.The games and programmes i use don't have insane graphic settings:I in fact tried them all,and they run the same,wether i use max performance or minimum.My video card is turned on performance and not quality.The core problem is that on 20% of the time it runs smooth,fast and effective,and suddently starts going bananas and laggs as crazy.It's like a moron hits a switch and pc starts going bad.Then again suddenly,it's perfect.And so on.

Now,here is all the things I've tried,before coming here as a last resort.I used IOBIT Advanced System Care to help me out with some executions.

-I've cleaned the hard disk from all unneded files(The pc has currently 70% of free space in h... Read more

A:Performance Issues,i tried everything possible(Detailed post)

Hello D McK and welcome to Seven Forums.

During the time I've been on this Forum, I've read many posts in which a majority of the experts say Windows 7 does not need any 3rd party "optimizers" like Advanced System Care and the registry should be left alone. Those two things can do more harm than good.

In fact, because of the many problems this Forum has tackled over the years related to 3rd party optimizers and plain old factory bloatware, one of the experts prepared this tutorial on how to clean reinstall a factory OEM Windows 7 computer. It includes a link to obtain a free, legal copy of the Windows 7 that was installed on your machine by the manufacturer. The link is to an ISO file which would need to be downloaded and saved to desktop. Then burn it to a blank DVD for a fully functional installation disk.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you'd rather wait on doing a clean install you could check for damaged or corrupt system files by running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And you could also try running a repair install. It will attempt to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. The tutorial also links to a download site to create an installation disk in Step 4. A repair install should take about an hour an... Read more

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A nasty virus got past AVG. I had to have my computer wiped and everything reinstalled. i'm clearly short some drivers, the internet now moves at a crawl, and the colours are all desaturated. (green=yellow, red and blue are black, etc.) it's so slow it takes up to two hours to do a half hour's work pre-virus.

I'm clueless. My ex who did the computer stuff is dead. I have no local help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:06:46 AM, on 2/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\ 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\ 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:Post Wipe and Reinstall Issues

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Originally Posted by my2cents

Hi mag3,

How about deleting your add-on post here because we now have two individuals, reporting the same problem, and neither one of you has provided your specs, which is probably the most important information when trying to help one resolve such issues. Please start your own thread with specs provided and I'm sure you'll get the help you need.

OK... New thread started. What "specs" do you need?

The Laptop: Asus Model K55A
OS: Win8 64bit
CPU Corei5
Secure Boot Control Disabled
Secure Boot State Disabled
Secure Mode State User
UEFI/BIOS Ver. American Megatrends Ver. 407

Issue 1: Function Keys do not work during POST. No matter what Fn keys I push and when (i.e. to try and enter UEFI/BIOS screen, or alternate boot options or whatever), none seem to work. It always goes right into Win8 and to the W8 login screen.

Issue 2: Need to figure out how to add additional boot devices to UEFI settings, (eg. CD_ROM). Specifically, what EFI string to use for the CD_ROM. I go to "Add New Boot Device" It asks me to "Add Boot Option" (e.g. "CD_ROM" name). It then asks me to "Select Filesystem" from a list that has only 1 option, and looks like it's referring to a PCI type entry and not the CD-ROM. Finally, it asks f... Read more

A:My issues with UEFI and Fn Keys in Post

"Issue 1: Function Keys do not work during POST. No matter what Fn keys I push and when (i.e. to try and enter UEFI/BIOS screen, or alternate boot options or whatever), none seem to work. It always goes right into Windows 8 and to the Windows 8 login screen. "

Try pressing the Delete key to get into BIOS at start up.

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This is kind of the same as, but I do not know if I have a bluray player. also nothing will open in regular operating mode except for "my computer" (IE, networks, task manager, etc.). I have started in safe mode and shut down with out issue. The computer gets held up on the logging off screen. I also did not feel super comfortable downloading the first cleaner (that microsoft has a warning on) but did download hjt and the report is below. my sticker says vista home premium 64 bit but the logging off screen say vista ultimate.

The hjt has now taken 9 minutes on the preparing to install screen.

I am communicating here via my desk top, the computer in question is a laptop.

install sever not responding is error message

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This may be in the wrong forum?

Working on my brother's computer. Leveno x100e with windows 7(which I am unfamilar with). Brother ran malewarebytes
and found Trojan.FakeAV. I have re-ran mbam and it comes up clean.

The problem is all programs appear empty? No pictures, most programs do not want to run. Surfs the net fine.
Is this an issue with .exe files? Kind of lost.

Thanks in advance,

A:Windows 7 post malewarebytes issues

Ok...found the mbam log. It found a Trojan.FakeAV. Not sure if this info helps. I see where it
affected a registry as well.

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I have an integrated webcam in my laptop - which is an Easy Note Packard Bell. When using Skype I try to check if the video settings are working and the following message appears:

Skype has stopped working - windows is checking for a solution to the problem.

Followed by - A problem caused the program to stop working. Then Skype closes.

I have tried uninstalling, reinstalling. Disabling, enabling. How can I get it to function again?

The green light does appear (Indicating that the camera does work) but it doesn't seem to be functioning properly.

The camera is - USB 2.0 3M UVC Webcam

If anyone finds a solution to this I would be eternally grateful!


A:Wecam issues, unsure where to post.


Try downloading the latest version of Skype: -

Skype 5.3 for Windows - Download the latest version of Skype and get free computer calls

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Back in April my mom took her computer into an authorized repair center in Welland Ontario because she was having some power related issues at the time. When she took it in, they were ONLY supposed to run diagnostics to try and locate the source of the problem ... When she got it back, she was told it was some sort of mainboard problem and they were unable to fix it without replacing the mainboard. Strangely however the issue seemed to have gone away and since then the machine had been mostly functioning normally. After a time she noticed that she wasn't getting any sort of regular updates through the HP software that came with the computer. When she went to the HP website and had it detect her hardware to check for recent updates she got quite the shock .... the machine is now being detected as a CARD READER rather than a laptop.  Then she noticed that the shop had reflashed the BIOS and in the process wiped out her license information. She can't even use the restore USB key she made when she initially got the laptop home to roll the whole thing back to factory default ... because the key refuses to recognize the machine as a result of it being misdeteced as a card reader. Unfortunately the laptop is now out of warranty and I can't get anyone from the shop she took it to to even admit they did anything TO it ... on the receipt they gave her they only list the diagnostic stuff they ran. My question is, is there ANY way i can reflash the BIOS back... Read more

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