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Excel Slimnote G636 P4 ECO Notebook - Fresh Install - Driver Issues

Q: Excel Slimnote G636 P4 ECO Notebook - Fresh Install - Driver Issues

Okay I just did a reformat of my laptop this morning. Installed windows fine except for the fact I am having dramas with the ATI Radeon 9000 graphics card. I have tried every single driver etc and windows still tells me that I cannot not install the drivers because there is no VGA graphics card installed. Also I was wondering if there is any drivers for the chipset etc so I am able hibernate and other things.

Help would be really appreciated.

A: Excel Slimnote G636 P4 ECO Notebook - Fresh Install - Driver Issues

Hi and welcome. Try to install them in safe mode.

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I installed Windows 7 64-bit on my Dell XPS l501x and managed to find most of the drivers, but still have a couple of annoying little issues that I would appreciate some help with if possible.
Windows no longer tells me when my battery is nearly dead, it just dies when it's empty. Before the full restore I would be warned twice and then it would hibernate to give me a chance to find a plug.
I still have one Unknown Device in device manager and I have no idea what it could possibly be as things generally seem to be running smoothly. Is there any way I can find out what this is?


A:Some driver issues following fresh install.

They could be one in the same issue. Did you get your drivers from Dell ?? Anything you didn't install is subject to be the one you need. You might also try letting Windows search for the proper driver, if you haven't already.

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I recently bought a new Hard drive, and installed Vista Enterprise on it for my work pc. Currently at work, the computer i use was built serveral years ago.
Motherboard - ASUS SK8N
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 (2.20GHz)
Memory - 2 Gigs Corsair PC3200
Video - 512 nvidia 7600GS
Sound Card - Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platnium Pro
So here is my problem fellas/ladies,

Currently I have no sound in Vista. I goto Device manager and 3 yellow "!" show up, which are:

! Multimedia Audio Controller
! PCI Input Device
! Raid Controller

I tried having vista find them online, but no luck :/. (Tried the CD's from my asus motherboard and sound blaster card but their highest compatability with windows was XP)

I also tried going to NVIDIA looking for the NForce3 Pro 150 chipset drivers, but i couldn't locate them. Any ideas how to tackle this issue?

-Thanks for the help everyone

A:Audio Driver Issues with fresh Vista install

Did u try and install this:

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Hi all, I'm repairing a friend notebook become too slow.
It's an old notebook, but I think that a complete clean re-install of OS could be really useful.

But we just have a COA stick on the bottom of the notebook.

Months ago I found a list of links to genuine win 7 iso, ready for download, burn and install. I used it to reinstall win7 on an other notebook after replaced its HDD with a brand new SSD.

Now, I'm looking for the same ISO file but this time containing Win Vista Home Basic 32-bit. It wold be great if the language of found system was Italian.

Hope you have some suggest about such links.
Thanks in advance!

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Guess what! My notebook was a total loss. Great!, luckily I could save the HD. No budget now so I found a cheap second hand notebook. However, it has only 6g of space while I have my old HD with about twelve lying around. I already saved the data of it. And no it didn't just accept a swap. So, Format the whole thing and try with a fresh xp-pro install. First it didn't catch on to the install cd. CDBOOT was not possible due to missing cdboot, code 1. OK, ms had a floppy-set for that and I downloaded that. That started up. Even got the CD to run and start installing. Then it aborted due to:

The following value in the .SIF file used by setup is corrupted or missing:

Value 0 on the line in section [SourceDiskFiles] with key ""

Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3.

So,... again through the six floppy set, but the first time it still got the ntldr reset thing. Did it not see the floppy??? after a few minutes I got it to accept the xp-pro floppy set again by just repeatedly restarting with the floppy (1)in it.

Now it tries again, but no the same abortion. I can sit here for hours, days.

Somewhere I read that my BIOS might not recognize the new hd. I requested the manufacturer for an flash. What they send didn't work, and what I downloaded (different from their site) also did'n't work. I don't expect any more help there.

A problem might be that the HD I try to get in there is partitioned in three drives. I think it... Read more

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Guess what! My notebook was a total loss. Great!, luckily I could save the HD. No budget now so I found a cheap second hand notebook. However, it has only 6g of space while I have my old HD with about twelve lying around. I already saved the data of it. And no it didn't just accept a swap. So, Format the whole thing and try with a fresh xp-pro install. First it didn't catch on to the install cd. CDBOOT was not possible due to missing cdboot, code 1. OK, ms had a floppy-set for that and I downloaded that. That started up. Even got the CD to run and start installing. Then it aborted due to:

The following value in the .SIF file used by setup is corrupted or missing:

Value 0 on the line in section [SourceDiskFiles] with key ""

Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3.

So,... again through the six floppy set, but the first time it still got the ntldr reset thing. Did it not see the floppy??? after a few minutes I got it to accept the xp-pro floppy set again by just repeatedly restarting with the floppy (1)in it.

Now it tries again, but no the same abortion. I can sit here for hours, days.

Somewhere I read that my BIOS might not recognize the new hd. I requested the manufacturer for an flash. What they send didn't work, and what I downloaded (different from their site) also did'n't work. I don't expect any more help there.

A problem might be that the HD I try to get in there is partitioned in three drives. I think it... Read more

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Hello guys,

I need help for my new build.

from a fresh install of windows 10 i try to install the drver for my IGPU Intel HD 530. each time i do that i get a BSOD with this message:

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE igdkmd64.sys
Or sometimes it's

i've tried drivers from motherboard manufacturer CD, website and intel and some autodetect driver software .
i always get the same behavior:

the screen start blinking several time ( black screen) before showing the BSOD then reboot and repeat it self.
even the driver downloaded by windows update have the same impact.
i've managed to install it in safe mode but when i restart in normal mode i get the same behavior.
i've tried 2 different monitors, VGA and HDMI , tried with UEFI on/off => same result.
i've tweaked onece the tdr delay to 8 second, but didnt work.

i really need some help here, i'm desperate!

CPU: Intel I7-6700KMotherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING
RAM: HyperX FURY HX421C14FBK2/16 - 16Go Kit (2x 8Go) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM
SSD: Samsung EVO 850 MZ-75E250B/EU 250 GB
with 80 PLUS 550W power supply.

A:Unable to install Intel HD graphics driver on a fresh install of WIN10

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

Now it could be a power related problem too, or heat, but if you have used good parts and a cool case and have tried multiple versions of the driver then it starts looking like hardware failure is likely.

Who makes your 550W power supply?

Double check all of your connections.
And you could go into the UEFI/BIOS and reset all defaults - don't do any tweaking until this problem is resolved.
Is that board running the most recent version of the BIOS?

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SOLVED: USB ports not working after mobo driver install (fresh xp install)

Hello all, long time browser first poster...

Anyways, I had to do a fresh install of XP after some nasty spyware/keloggers found their way onto my system.

Everything works fine until after i install the motherboard drivers.
motherboard: EVGA nforce 680i SLI

after the PC reboots I am still able to access the BIOS screen wth the keyboard, and my mouse lights are on. As soon as windows XP (home) loads, the lights on my mouse turn off, and both the keyboard and mouse become unresponsive.

I have tried several things. First, i verified that USB support was enabled in the BIOS. I then tried another fresh install (easy beacuse i partitioned 12g just for the install, so i could just re-format if anything like this ever happened) and installed the current drivers for the mouse and keyboard first (logitech g5 laser mouse and g15 keyboard). Then i installed the mobo drivers..... same results.

I tried the other way around as well, but to no avail. I am completely stumped as to why the darn drivers that came with the mobo won't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



EDIT: the old-school (ps/2, ps/3?) keyboard/mouse ports aren't working either

**LookinArounds link to the fix: ***

A:USB ports not working after mobo driver install (fresh xp install)

Is the reason the keyboard and mouse are not working is because they are USB?

Were the chipset drivers installed from a disk that came with the motherboard, or from downloads...
When you to to Device Drivers withing Hardware in System on the Control panel, do you see yellow or red flags by the long USB set or any other drivers on the list?
We assume your system worked OK until this re-install of Windows?
Are you sure you have the partitions configured properly so that the drives are being installed to the main partition rather than the other partition... and how do you know?
We suspect the problem has to do with those partitions and they way you have set them up.

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Fresh install, installed Tuneup 2014, AVG Internet Security 2014, Firefox, Creative SoundCard Drivers, Updated Windows to current, Motioninjoy, Winrar, Bitcomet, and Installed and updated GeForce GTX 780 drivers. Crash occurred during test of DS3 Tool. Checked reliability history. Information is as follows;

Critical Event (1)

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 10d
BCP1: 0000000000000005
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000001202
BCP4: FFFFFA8006A6E530
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Critical Event (2)

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000010d (0x0000000000000005, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000001202, 0xfffffa8006a6e530). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 022614-37487-01.

Thank you any help you can offer.

A:Fresh Install, crash during DS3 Tool driver install.


Uninstall AVG, use the removal tool for it after, then set Windows Defender and Windows Firewall to Automatic and start them too.

Uninstall MotionJoy.

To make the system a lot better, uninstall TuneUp Utilities and update nvm62x64 nvm62x64.sys Fri Oct 17 17:01:06 2008 (48F8FD12).


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Just did a clean install of windows pro on new hdd. Told setup to only install important updates and auto updates in turned off. Searching this forum i found a few folks say "definitely let windows install all the drivers for MOB, devices, etc. they are the experts" while another post said "always use MOB site drivers, since they are often tweaked for exact MOB specs, no matter how old they are". So I'm at a crossroads wondering which to do. Asus software was a nightmare before. Granted, I did install almost all of it, and probably made it a mess (qfan, asusupdater, Volt something something allowing in OS O.C. tweaks, etc). Drivers from them didn't seem to be a problem though. I want to avoid any bloatware which comes along with driver packages sometimes.

I have 1 yellow exclamation in PC properties (USB controller), but that's because everything is running on minimal drivers or no drivers. I did install windows update version of Realtek network card, and ATI display driver, but thats all. I have 3 hdds in the machine, new hdd (ST2000) with win, another new hdd unformatted, and original C: drive (to allow for file transfering, then I will yank it and convert into external for backup). Also have 2 dvd burners. Everything is visible to BIOS and Windows except unformatted ST2000 (will use for applications and data/media). I'm hoping once I do install drivers, however, that this drive will become visible.

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A:Fresh win7 install need driver and HDD install advice

"always use MOB site drivers,

Best to use the manufacturer's drivers.

Windows except unformatted ST2000

Check in Disk management & format.

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I just installed win7 and I have about 400g of data on a sata HD I am trying to access but having serious issues.

I have 2 hd installed.
-120g for my OS and main stuff.
-500g for back up, photos, etc..

I just installed 7 on my 120g, booted up and installed all updates without issues. When installing I unhooked the connection to the mobo on the 500g to ensure I did not delete it or install over it. Now I have restored the connection and 7 will not even boot.

Any ideas??

A:Fresh 7 install... Having issues with my old XP HD

Was the second HDD the previous location of the boot records? You might want to bootup a live CD with a partition editor and make sure the second HDD has no active partitions.

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I just installed a fresh version of Win7 pro. Gigabyte b150 d3sh motherboard. Inside windows I have no USB or ethernet. I've tried legacy and uefi. Attached a couple screen shots. I've tried 3.0 and 2.0 ports. My USB mouse works in Windows and bios. Flash drives are visible in bios, not windows.

A:USB issues after fresh install

Again, are you using USB 3.0 products like a mouse and keyboard?

Do you have a PS2 mouse?

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Mod Edit:  Split from - Hamluis.
Just installed a fresh windows 7 64 with sp1, got the 2 failed updates kb2984981, kb2965788. I don't have the kb2861208 though.[/size]
 In fact, I have installed 3 times in a day. [/size]
 I am rather OCD, as I don't like to have something "failed".[/size]
 The 1st time, got a failed update but never took down the failed update number. The 2nd time when failed the updates, noted down the above mentioned 2 updates. The 3rd time saw these 2 updates but did not install them.[/size]

A:Fresh Install Issues

Just installed a fresh windows 7 64 with sp1, got the 2 failed updates kb2984981, kb2965788. I don't have the kb2861208 though.
In fact, I have installed 3 times in a day. 
I am rather OCD, as I don't like to have something "failed".
The 1st time, got a failed update but never took down the failed update number. The 2nd time when failed the updates, noted down the above mentioned 2 updates. The 3rd time saw these 2 updates but did not install them.
I understand the concern you have in reference to this but more then likely these updates do not need to be installed, probably due to a newer update correcting those older ones? tough to say but I wouldn't stress on it. 

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Hello everyone,

I am experiencing some problems with my computer and in a desperate attempt to figure out the problem before I purchase a new computer I am hoping someone can shed some light on my situation.

All of a sudden one last week I had some problems opening up notepad++ so I uninstalled and reinstalled then restarted hoping that would resolve the situation. However, upon rebooting the pc I was given a BSOD error. I was at this point able to get into windows safe mode in where I managed to back up critical data and then went on to attempt some fixes:

At this stage I tried:

CHKDSK (which would not schedule, because as soon as the computer restarted the BSOD would appear)

Windows recovery (attempted several times but on restart totally locked up on loading windows, however safe mode accessible still)

Registry clean

Clean boot (again wouldn't work due to the BSOD)

As a last resort I tried to reinstall windows although this just BSOD when attempting to install, I also tried installing my old version of XP to see if this made any difference, but same problem.

I was unable to access the BIOS settings either as this would just lock up when trying to get in so after attempting to solve this by clearing the cmos with no avail I decided it must be the motherboard so I purchased a new one along with a new SSD.

After setting up the new motherboard and drive I am now able to access the BIOS without problem. Temps look good but when trying to boot w... Read more

A:BSOD issues when trying to fresh install

0x124 is a hardware error, but without having an OS installed it's virtually impossible to even start figuring out which compenent it is. Unfortunately it's going to be trial and error on your part. My first suggestion would be to hook up a spare HDD and see if Windows will install on that to rule out your current HDD.

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Hi all
My Acer Aspire 6930Z laptop had refused to boot so I had someone do me a fresh Vista Home Premium install.
It's now very slow, has a lot of Acer progs I don't want, has lots of start up items I don't know whether I can get rid of and it also won't install Flash Player after I'd downloaded it onto my desktop.
I use Firefox, as I did before the issues, and wondered whether anyone can look at my system and point me in the right direction towards a faster machine.
I'm 99.99% sure it's not a virus issue as I had the fresh install done yesterday morning.
Thanks in advance,


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I had some problems with a slow bloated filled hard drive.

I have installed a new hard drive and took my recover disk from my ASUS N61J to rebuild W7 64. I then installed a lot of my other software. My computer is now running so fast and smooth.

The only problem is a few things not running at all

WIFI: I am not getting online. But I am getting the wireless printer to work. I had had an issue last week also with the wifi but I was stuck in a hotel out of the country.

IPAD not showing up on Itunes. When I plug my I-product in (phone or pad) the computer beeps but does not show up in Itunes or in "Computer".

I have tried to update drivers, disable drivers, etc. When I try to open the WIFI trouble shooter the troubleshooter won't open for it, but it does for other drivers. Both show this error under "device manager"

"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"

Other issues I am having is
Unable to listen to HDMI on my TV from the laptop
Unable to move my documents to the Data drive

Both these last problems occur even though I can't find similar issues to the drivers like the first two problems and I have tried numerous methods to fix these I have found online.

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A:Fresh Install with stale issues.

Start over and get the much superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 . Everything you need is in the blue link including latest official installer for your licensed version and how to handle drivers in Win7 which is not at all like XP.

Using the factory Recovery includes all of the corrupting bloatware, which is why tech enthusiasts don't run it. If you insist then at the minimum I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware .

Make sure you have the wireless adapter installed in Device Manager, or find it on the Asus SUpport Downloads webpage for your model. Then run the troubleshooter by right clicking on the connection icon in bottom-right System Tray.

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Hello, everyone. Here is my problem:
I'm attempting to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional-64 bit on my machine. Everything goes fine until the "Complete Installation" part
of the install. When it gets there it goes to a black screen with a blinking white cursor. I've retried many times always with
the same end result. I'm wondering about possible causes for this as well as possible fixes.

After doing some searching around I found out that my video card, the geforce 9800gx2,
has a driver issue which makes installing Windows 7 near impossible. To get around this I replaced the card with a 8800gtx
loaner from a friend. The OS then installed without an issue. Afterward I thought I'd try to replace my 9800gx2 in the machine
now that I had the OS installed. I ended up receiving a blue screen error before getting to windows. I then replaced the 8800gtx
only to find that Windows would no longer start properly. I tried to do a clean install of Windows 7 again, this time however right
when the display shows the "Starting Windows" screen the machine will just restart. Over and over again.
I was running 64-bit with the same setup before so I'm a bit confused as to what exactly is going on. The blue screen that I'm
getting states that "The driver is mismanaging PTEs". Generally when I have a driver issue I'd just go into Windows and fix it from
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A:Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit fresh install issues

Sorry, I didn't see the sticky about BSOD related posts. I'm providing what info I can:

? OS - Windows 7, Professional x64
? Original installed OS was Windows Vista Home, x86
? The OS is a full retail version
?Age of system: 1.5 years
? Fresh install as of 10/5/2010
? CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66ghz
? Video Card:BFG Nvidia GeForce 9800gx2
? MotherBoard:EVGA nForce 780i SLI
? Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme 650w

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Hey all,

I have a HP Touchsmart 520 PC.

It has always been on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

It was running a bit sluggish so I stuck in the Windows CD and did a fresh install.

It has now completed and it's on the setup page such as "Keyboard language", "country" e.t.c.

Problem is:

I have no drivers. My mouse is no longer working, my keyboard is no longer working and my touch screen is no longer working.

This means I cannot complete the set up and I'm stuck on that page.

I've tried a wired usb laser mouse and a wired usb keyboard, but neither are "working".

Any help would be brilliant, thanks a lot.

Keyboard and Mouse are working in startup menu e.t.c, just stops working as soon as it gets to the windows screen to set it up.

A:HP Touchsmart 520 - Driver - Fresh Install

Hi and welcome to TSF there are quite a few models

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Planning on doing a fresh install of windows 7 ultimate 64bit on my asus pc, not actually sure what model it is because previous owner put it in an aftermarket case, i boot from windows 7 ultimate disc and it goes thru first few stages fine, when i comes to selecting the drive i get a window pop up saying 'A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive please insert it now.'

can anyone shed some light as to what driver it could be on about??

thank you in advance

A:driver needed during fresh install

You should be able to open case and get motherboard make/model from sticker/label on board then go to manufacturers (asus) website and download any drivers required, although saying that win 7 is pretty much driver complete (except USB 3.0) and shouldnt really need anything unless you are trying to install to a raid array

If you cant solve it you could try installing via a usb flash stick, instructions here
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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just recently received my Samsung SSD to install my windows 7 ultimate finally after a bit of time messing with that I got windows completely installed so I can either boot off the hdd or my ssd. I have had no luck figuring out how to get drivers from the hdd to ssd though. I can't even get on internet to try looking for drivers. so I tried backing up drivers on the double driver program I've tried burning backup divers to disk. can someone please tell me how to my drivers restored on my ssd!

A:Fresh install OS to SSD driver backup

I have no idea why you can't get on the internet. By default windows 7 has supports almost every (if not every) on board ethernet ports. If not then you'll have to get at least the lan drivers for your motherboard and then download the rest of the drivers you need once you get the onboard land running.

Is this a laptop, desktop ? If its a desktop did you build it yourself? If not what make model is it? You can go online to the manufacturuers website and download device drivers for your laptop/desktop.

If it is something you (or someone else) built then there should be a driver disk that came with your motherboard.

Alternatively you could use driver genius to get the job done. I'm not sure if the "free" version allows you to backup drivers but I know the paid one does.

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Hi, This is my first post so I apologise if I have posted in the wrong area,

I was given a laptop that was in a bad state, it was riddled with malware, spyware and nasty viruses. I, with my rookie knowledge booted in safe mode as it was re-booting every 60 seconds. After some research on the internet I discovered the fresh install option. I found my XP disc and booted from it, I was partioning drives and installing fresh copies of XP (something that was new and exciting for me) it was all going really well before I actually finished the installation...

I started up the PC but in network connections there was nothing and in device manager several controllers were missing.

I know which ones that are installed on the laptop but I am struggling to get them working the two items are...

-Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
-Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet

I would appreciate any help,

and Thank You for your time (sorry about the essay )

Peace Y'all x

A:Fresh Install Driver Problems

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I bought my PC a year ago, with preinstalled windows 8.1. Shortly after in September, I updated it to windows 10 and by December  had all kinds of driver errors which - a year later - have yet to be resolved. The drivers crash and recover constantly, there are DirectX errors when I attempt to play games, and AMD settings and other features are inaccessible to me as it states there are no graphics drivers installed/they are faulty (which only occured after around christmas). At first I decided it was a windows 10 problem as it was new, but it's not the case.In the year, I have;Been in contact with windows support and followed all instructions/provided all info. They were lost for a solution.Been in contact with EA games support. Same story.Been in contact with AMD which state that due to my dual graphics, the drivers were changed by HP to accomodate the laptop and I'm to recieve them from HP. HP website drivers for my laptop don't work either, and my warranty has expired so I cannot contact them for support.Uninstalled and reinstalled countless drivers, backdated, tried and re-tried.Reinstalled operating system.Tried AMD auto-detect drivers, which are compatible with my dedicated GPU but not the older GPU so won't install.  Nothing works. My laptop is almost useless for what I purchased it for (games), and I'm out of ideas.Info;OS: windows 10Processor: AMD A-10 5745M APUSystem memory: 16GBSystem BIOS: F.43 Graphic Device 1: AMD Radeon (TM) R7 M260Versi... Read more

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I built a brand new computer back in March and up until a couple nights ago everything was going great. It has an AMD FX 8320 processor, an Asus M5A78M LX Plus Mobo, 8 GB of ram, and a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 video card. The only old part I had used in my original build was an old 320 GB Hard drive I had.
I started to get random resets. I originally thought it was heat based, so I installed a temp app and didnt' notice anything of 50c . I read up on it and thought it might be the old surge protector I was using, so I plugged my computer directly to the wall. It seemed to fix it until another reset happened then my hard drive crashed.
I was planning on upgrading the hard drive anyways so I went out yesterday and bought a 1TB Seagate Barracuda hdd, I was also originally running the evaluation version of Windows 8.1 . I spent all yesterday trying to get 8.1 pro to install. I even returned the Barracuda drive for another drive thinking I might have just gotten a dud.
I sought help from one of my friends that is also a tech, he suggested disabling my lan and audio in the bios before the install. It worked and now I am finally on 8.1 Pro on this computer. However my computer runs extremely slow. I also have an unknown device in my device manager "on LPC Interface Controller". I tried using several different drivers from the nvidia website for my card. The newest one wouldn't allow the login screen to show. I'm using one that is one year old from the gigabye website, it s... Read more

A:Fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro performance issues

Where did you get your install media from? Have you installed the latest chip-set drivers for your motherboard?

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I am trying to instal Windows 7 Ultimate on a 4T HDD using UEFI. My HDD is already GPT it had 3 partitions 1 set at 150g another set at 750g and the other set at 2xxxg. The 750g and the 2xxxg both have data stored on their partitions, so I don't want to delete them. So, I deleted the first parting that is 150g. Then I clicked on new, Apply (for full size of disk), and OK. It creates a total of 3 partitions out of the 150g of space that there was. So, i now have a 100.0 MB System partition and a 128.0 MB MSR (Reserved) partition and the rest of the 150g was turned into a 3rd partition. This now give me a total of 5 partitions on that drive with the 2 that have saved data on them. I select the 3rd partition (the one that is almost 150g) and I then click Next. It goes through it's first windows install where it expands the windows files. After it is done expanding the files it says that it will restart in 10 sec. All these seems to run like normal (like the normal non EUFI MBR installs do). when it restarts it does NOT go to the next step of finishing the instal where you would pick your username. What it does is 2 different things based on "I have no clue". Some of my attempted instals at this point will take me to a black screen saying that it can not find the boot device. I have verified that it is loading to the proper HD and I still get this saying it cannot find the boot device. On other attempted installs it seems it goes to a windows error r... Read more

A:UEFI Fresh Windows 7 Install Issues

Im not really sure here just wanted to give my thoughts but is it related to the four primary partition limitation on HDDs
Im wondering if when windows is creating your additional partitions during setup it creates more than it should and that triggers the error when rebooting ???

It is possible to use diskpart to create a primary partition yourself during setup and then tell windows to install there which eliminates the need for the system reserved one but im not sure about the MSR one (I don't use GPT or UEFI) im not 100% if this will help just thought it may be relevant

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I have installed windows 7 countless times, but never have I seen this.

Whenever I try to do anything with the C drive, like put programs into various folders or extract stuff that I am installing to said drive, I get all manner of permission problems.

Right now I can't even unpack a directx installer because it simply will not give me access to the drive. No matter where on the drive I try to put it, everything from the root level down is off limits to this installer.

This has never been an issue before, though I am guessing it may be something to do with my complete lack of updates. I have no internet until monday, so I can only download a few small things through my phone's connection.

A:Windows 7 fresh install, HDD security issues.

Get your updates completed and see if that corrects your problem

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I've just reformatted my computer (vista>vista) and reinstalled a lot of my old software, but I am having trouble with internet connections for a few of my programs. I'm not sure what is causing it, perhaps Avast but I've tried stopping that and I still can't get a connection .

Programs that work:Web browsers (Google Chome, Mozilla Firefox and IE)
Pidgin IM
ASUS LiveUpdate
Steam (and Left4Dead)

Programs that don't:Office 2007 activation
Google Talk
FTP (Total Commander and FileZilla)
DnD Insiders Character Builder update

I've tried disabling firewall and updating drivers but I can't get these programs to work (office activation gives error "A communication error has occurred. Your request cannot be processed at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.")

A:Fresh install of Vista - Internet Issues

btw this is on an ASUS G1s laptop

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Hard drive crashed, so installed a new one. NIC worked fine before, though I remember a couple times in the past where the NIC stopped working when copying large files over network or streaming movies off of it, though a simple reboot fixed that. So the possibility of flaky hardware exists.

Windows 7 Pro x64. Installed chipset drivers and LAN drivers (it has an onboard RealTek adapter, which wouldn't work with generic MS drivers.)

It goes through the identifying process, but then it says no internet connection. I check ipconfig, and rather than having a 192.168.x.x address it shows a 169.254.x.x address. I checked to make sure it's setup for automatic IP addresses, which it is. If I manually disable the NIC, or use the Windows Troubleshoot tool, it hangs the system completely once it tries to reset the device. Same thing if I try to disable it through Device Manager, or even to uninstall the driver.

So seems to be an issue with it not being able to communicate with the router or DHCP server. I tried to ping the router IP and it just says it fails.

I've tried to manually assign it an IP (outside of the DHCP range) and no dice.

Tried different ports on the router, as well as a different cable, though neither should really matter because they both worked fine before.

Odd thing is, it DID somehow work a couple times, both times I managed to uninstall and reinstall the driver manually. But then after rebooting, it fails again. These are the latest d... Read more

A:Fresh Windows 7 install, LAN connection issues

Have you tried resetting your router to factory defaults? you may have run out of IP addresses, they are not unlimited and are usually capped to 249 active sessions, but sometimes they reserve these "active sessions" for returning devices to the network, a quick reboot of your router might do the trick.

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Just reinstalled windows xp on my computer, no problems right? Wrong. I go to jump online and come to find out I get the lovely no page to display message. So I go to device manager and low and behold the lovely Yellow Triangle with !? are on some of my devices.

Pci Card, ethernet card and a couple more.

So I right click to check the device info and there are no drivers. The main device I want to work is my ethernet so I can go online.

I called ECS and got no where with them. They dont offer replace disc for any price and dont install drivers in which I wouldn't wanna go thru that long process anyhow.

Now I simply say to myself, grab the motherboard disc and reinstall the drivers but the problem becomes even bigger when I cant find the disc. I went to the manufactures website and they dont have drivers for my board. Lovely? Not really, so I rely on you guys to help me out before I take a hammer to my motherboard and cry in the corner helplessly.

Product Information:

Manufacture: Elite Group (ESC)
Motherboard: 945GCT-M (V 2.0)
Chipset: Intel 945GC+ICH7

The website had V 1.0 drivers but those don't work unfortunately, please someone help. As to I cant really do anything on this computer because it doesn't belong to me and I would really like to fix the computer I just sank 1200 into not even 2 months ago.

A:Issues with Fresh Install XP (Device Errors)

Ok I download li8ke 800 drivers onto my usb flash drive and thank god one of them got the ethernet port working. Now my problem is the PCI slot still has the error on it. I cant get no sound :(

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I needed to replace the HDD in my Alienware laptop (got a different brand but same size and speed drive as I was replacing).  Did a fresh install of Win7 Home Premium x64 and everything went well.  Installed drivers via the Resource disk included with the computer and following protocol on one of the Alienware forums.  I also ran Windows Update. Since then, I have been unable to boot Windows sometimes.  It will come up with the black screen and say "Starting Windows" but the logo never appears.  Hard shutdown and restart and I will get the startup utility.  Sometimes that will run, sometimes not.  But usually on the 3rd try the computer will boot as normal and the computer works fine.  I have run ePSA, SeaTools and CheckDisk and all is fine there.  One time I got Startup Repair to run, I got the following:
Problem signature: Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385 Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 03: unknown Problem Signature 04: 2Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover Problem Signature 06: 1Problem Signature 07: Bad driver 
OS Version: 6.1.7601. 
Yesterday I did a refresh of Windows using the Windows 7 disk, however it did not fix the issue.  It did do a repair on the .net framework at the end of the refresh.  Once the laptop is booted up, it can be restarted at will without failing to load Windows, it's onl... Read more

A:Failure to Boot/Bad Driver on Fresh Install/New HDD

If it's a laptop. there should be some sort of (all or nothing) reset-to-factory-defaults mechanism.  I don't believe this mechanism allows for anything other than total restoration of the system to initial operating status...but I don't know anything about OEM (Dell, HP, etc.) systems.
I have no idea what you did when you say that you did a "refresh" of Windows or what the disks you received with said laptop actually are intended for..;but that information should be obtainable either in your system documentation or by contacting Alienware/Dell.
Can you boot into safe mode?
Specific system model?

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The horror? The horror?

Take pity? Please help? Save me from more of this? The same ?CD/DVD drivers missing? msg as so many others.

Desperately attempting to fresh install Win7, 64bit (Genuine OEM disk)
(This is what I get by trying to "Move on up" from XP)

If I set the BIOS to default values, Win7 installs fine.

If I change BIOS values to RAID1?
1) Scrolling white bar ?Windows is loading files?
2) ?Language? , Enter
3) ?Install now?, Enter
4) ?Setup is Starting?
5) About 3seconds later I get ?Select the driver to be installed? with a sub-window on top of that; Fig 1.

6) Gigabyte explains similar (but not exact), Fig 2.

7) I remove OS disk, insert mobo disk?. Nothing?. Machine only sees OS boot disk. Fig 3.

At your mercy,

A:Fresh install missing CD/DVD driver nightmare

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Did you try to expand the X drive in Figure 3 to see what, if anything, is nested there?

Your OEM Windows DVD, is it one you bought or one from another computer?

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im a user of original 64bit win 7 Home Premium . using Toshiba Satellite P755.
i use core i7 2670QM 2.2Ghz with Boost. Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 2gb vRam. 4gb 1333hz ddr3 ram have Bluetooth. Wireless.1 partition of 640gb

im using perfectly windows 7 with nothing fail. but im about to fail now because my windows system now are so crash.

i never backup anything. but installing to many games at once.

so the sistem start to crash after i dont have an antivirus for 2weeks. and my hardosk is about 36.0KB free of 600GB now the hardisk drive have back about 70gb after several delete.

Note: i buy a leptop with already installed fresh windows. So No Windows 7 DVD.

firstly with the error 2203. internal error where i have limited in installing and uninstalling
program that use windows Installer. i cant even install angry birds!

secondly, when im trying to update several driver manually after windows update fail.
My bluetooth start to fail, Showing error 43(Device Manager). then i rollback. it shows error 10.device cannot start. even if i restart windows 7 several times.

thirdly. i managed to clean this error 2203 with 1month google and trying several. BUT, it starting to be weird after that.

So, after all this mess i've created. im starting to think for no more solution instead of FRESH SYSTEM INSTALL.

but the main problem is.

1 :i have no win 7 Home Premium DVD. can i download it at microsoft?

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A:How To Fresh RE-install Windows 7 System Only with old Driver.

Everything you need is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Just in case, have your Wireless or Ethernet LAN driver on flash stick or CD so you can install it to get online quickly - these can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer . Then enable hardware driver auto-updating and check for optional Updates.

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Just completed the 8.1 upgrade. and my Lenovo Laptop z570 will not stop beeping...
I did notice that in my device drivers, under OTHER Devices. I have an unknown Device.

on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded

This was never an issue before.. I've removed EVERY USB Device i have and still the problem continues...

Any idea where i can go for help?

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Hello! I am at my wits end, and am finally asking for help. I have never been so frustrated with a computer in my entire life. And that's a statement.
Anyway. Here is my story. I built a FAST new gaming rig. Had a few hiccups along the way, but got it together. I used my old hard drive, as it was still working and I didn't want to spend the extra money on a hard drive on top of everything else I just bought. I gave in and bought a new hd along with Windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Great! However, I cannot get Windows to install. Right after the "Install Now" screen it thinks for a few minutes, then comes up with the following error:

Load driver.
A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB, or Hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now.
Note: If the installation media for Windows is in the DVD drive or on a USB device, you can safely remove it for this step.

I cannot get windows to progress any further, since I cannot figure out which bleeping driver it wants. I have tried everything I can think of to no avail. HELP!!!

Here is my system:

Thermaltake Chaser VN300M1W2N MK-I Full Tower Gaming Case
AMD FX-9370 Black Edition Processor
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AMD 9 Series Motherboard
Kingston HyperX Fury Red 4GB Desktop Memory Module - 1866MHz DDR3 (4 memory sticks for a total of 16 GB of memory)
Corsair Hydro Series CW-9060010-WW H55 Quiet Liquid/Water CPU Cooler
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A:Solved: 8.1 fresh install driver errors

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well I've done this quite a few times before (reinstalling windows XP) on my computer and never had a problem. However I installed last night and went through the whole setup procedure and when it was finished, i tried to pop up the internet explorer to download some drivers, and got nothing, didnt talk long to realize that I didnt even have the little computer icon telling me the status of my internet connection in notification area on the bottom right. As well I realized when I did the installation, I didnt remember doing any kind of network configuration which I always relied on the configure the network settings right off the bat on a fresh install. which I thought was wierd, but was even more wierd when I check the list in my device manager there is no network adapter installed on the machine! So thinking maybe something faulted during installation and didnt copy or something, I reinstalled.... And again the same thing, So I broke apart my SATA RAID and unhooked my master drive and moved my slave drive into its spot on the mother board, and formated it and tried installing windows on this disc, which has never had any system componants on it, thinking maybe it was a problem with my drive, however again... The same thing! any Ideas why this is happening? or any advice on the matter? Would be hugely appreciated. Thank you kindly for any help on this you could give me

A:After a fresh install of xp, Network Driver has dissapeared!

Did you install motherboard drivers after xp install. Your pc should
have came with a motherboard setup disk. That disk will have
chipset drivers, onboard ethernet drivers, and sound drivers, if these
devices are onboard. If not onboard pull the ethernet card out
and find the name of the device, go to makers website and get
the driver.....Most of the time xp will have the driver, suprised it
did not install for you, but it does happen, unless there is a problem
with the device, and that may be the reason why xp did not pick it
up, because it does not see the device.

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Sony Vaio
Model: PCG 71315L
Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU [email protected] Ghz
Windows 7

My uncle asked me to reformat his laptop. I basically did a fresh install but now
upon when I log on I cannot connect to the internet.

I opened device manager and several drivers seem to be missing.

.Base System Device
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI Simple Communications Controller
Unknown Device

I don't have much experience so I don't know what to look for and because it can't connect to the internet, I don't know how to make it auto search for its drivers. Can anyone give me a place to start searching for these drivers? I don't even know the manufacturer.

A:Sony VAIO fresh install driver problems

You should be able to find the drivers you need at Sony's website.

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I began having troubles with my computer about 2 months ago with BSODs relating to memory such as MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, and PFN_LIST_CORRUPT, primarily when I'm playing video games like Skyrim and League of Legends. I cleaned out the dust in my system and reseated the RAM and checked my cables. My computer ran fine for 1.5 months. About two weeks ago, BSODs resurfaced. When BSODs occur, I am unable to restart my computer for ~15 minutes. The fan and lights would turn on, but my screen would remain black.

I decided to reinstall Windows completely. I ran several stress tests such as prime95 and checked my memory with memtest86+. No errors occurred. I also ran chkdsk and didn't find anything significant. My temperature is quite low so I do not believe it is a factor with overheating. I tried to run driver verifier, but once I turned it on, I was unable to boot to Windows and had to restore to an earlier point.

My system specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 965 - 3.4gHz
Kingston HyperX Blu RAM - 2 x 2GB - DDR3 1600 (currently running on 1333)
Asrock Extreme 3 870 motherboard
OCZ Fatality 550W PSU
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

My USB devices:
Logitech G700 mouse
Razer BlackWidow keyboard
TP-Link WN722N wireless adapter

A:BSOD on fresh install - possibly driver related

There was only one minidump included in the zip file which pointed at the "AMD USB Filter Driver" as the cause for the BSOD, check if there's a newer version available.

fffff880`03e00000 fffff880`03e0d000 usbfilter Tue Dec 22 09:26:22 2009 (4B3082AE)

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So after running a fresh install of 7 because I was fed up with 10, I am having even more problems.

Brand new install, literally the only thing I have done was install the drivers, try to run Windows Update, try to update a driver, and then followed the steps in this thread:

Both Windows and Driver updates just hang up on searching. They search, nonstop, and I don't get any results. I also had an issue with .NET Framework 4 not installing, but I think that was because I didn't have SP3? (That was a previous fresh Win 7 install)...

So I need help. I am pretty proficient with computers, but I am at a loss of what to do. Google has been no help.

A:Fresh Install Win 7 - Windows & Driver Updating Hung up

What version and bit number of Windows 7 did you do a clean install of, and did it include Service Pack 1(SP1)?

Is your computer a factory-brand one or a custom/home-made one?

By the way, Windows 7 has never had a SP2 or SP3 upgrade, so I don't know why you're referring to SP3.


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Fresh install of 8.1 Preview on HP Core Duo with new MSI Radeon 6570 1GB card.
Driver bails on any/all/each browser used.
Got about 5 errors in 30 seconds - no BSOD's, just the quick blue artifacting, display freeze, windows error message "Display Driver has stopped responding and has successfully recovered".

Anyone know a sure fix for this? Should I adjust timing parameters in the Windows Registry?

I had this same issue on Win 7 Ultimate x64 except there about half the time BSOD's would occur.

Card passes OCCT with flying colors.

A:Radeon 6570 driver crashes: fresh 8.1 install

I THINK I may have a solution for this in case anyone comes across this searching.
the issue has to do with idle clock speed defaults of the graphics card. The problem is most common on non-stressing requests where the card is having to go from idle to some appropriate speed in a very brief time, controlled by a default setting in the windows registry [the latency for the display driver to respond]. TechNet posters suggested bumping up that value but what I'm trying instead is increasing the CoreClock and MemoryClock idle values. we shall see. This has been a problem since Windows 7 and once I got the search terminology right I found a plethora of posts on the topic

am testing now. after a day or two with no more errors I'll report back.

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Hi, I've recently rebuilt my PC and it's driving me crazy with random BSODs all the time. I'm not playing games or doing anything demanding. It crashes when I'm just surfing the web and sometimes even when I'm in the other room and the PC is in sleep mode. Here are the circumstances.

It's a homebuilt PC (I filled in my system specs). It used to use an IDE hard drive, the onboard graphics, and Win XP, but was really slow, but it wasn't suffering from BSODs. I wanted an improvement, so I bought a SATA SSD hard drive, a PCI-Express video card, and Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit.

I installed a fresh install of Win 7 onto the SSD, installed the video card, and soon started having BSOD issues. I thought maybe the Windows install was corrupt, so I reformated and reinstalled but had the same trouble. I thought it was the SSD, so I tried reinstalling Windows on a traditional (disk based) SATA hard drive and had the same problem. I flashed my bios to the latest version and still have the same problem. I removed the video card and it seemed to stop. I blamed the Nvidia GeForce 210 based video card, so I replaced it with the Radeon HD5450 based one listed in my specs, but I still have the same problem. I need the dedicated video card to have dual monitors, otherwise I don't need a powerful graphics card. I saw another thread that recommended running Memtest software, which I ran through several cycles with no memory errors. I've run sfc/scannow with no errors. I'm thinking... Read more

A:Fresh Win 7 Install, random BSODs (driver irql not < or = and others)

Checked the three of your today's dumps. They all are kinda silent about the cause, but some deeper search points out something. Let us see those.

A search revealed that you are using nForce as the chipset driver, and that includes nvstor.sys as the storage controller driver. You need to try to update nForce, as it contains not only the storage controller, but also network controller and a lot of other vital drivers.

Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, search for nForce, as per your motherboard's chipset specifications.
Update your ATI/AMD display driver.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.

During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

Update your BIOS.

BiosMajorRelease = 8
BiosMinorRelease = 15
BiosVendor = American Megatrends Inc.
BiosVersion = V2.7
BiosReleaseDate = 11/22/2010
For getting the updates, go to MSI's site and match these particulars.

BaseBoardManufacturer = MSI
BaseBoardProduct = K9N6PGM2-V2 (MS-7309)
BaseBoardVersion = 2.0
This BIOS update is really needed there.

Have a look at your Storage drive utilization.
DriveSizeFree SpaceDrive : D: Size : 63.47 GB (68,154,634,240 bytes)Free Space : 6.89 GB (7,392,768,000 bytes)Drive : E:Size : 64.... Read more

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hi all,

currently I am trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 on an old notebook, Compaq Presario V3500 (v3752au)

the problem:
I can not get pass the hard drive detection process, it kept throwing error saying that 'no device driver found'

what I have done so far: search for the motherboard specifications on the net and I got conflicted results, some state that the notebook uses nvidia nforce 560 chipset and the other state that it is using intel 945 chipset
however I downloaded both chipset drivers from numerous resources and still it would not work
consequently I tried every driver there is in Compaq support site and still I am in vain
posted this thread

additional informations: the original OS on the notebook is vista home edition but now it is all gone, including recovery partition
at first I can see the hard disk, but there is a problem using the existing disk/partition to install windows 7, went around the net looking for solutions and at the end I manage to delete the partition in preparation for a fresh install (using shift+F10 command prompt during locale selection)
booting windows 7 installation from usb drive is impossible since there are no such option in bios

I am hoping that any of you guys can point me to a proper remedy for this problem

thanks in advance

A:windows 7 fresh install - no device driver found

Wait explain better half of your post is explaining installing drivers the other half windows installation??

For the device error make sure your first boot partition is dvd drive. Also make sure it is set as IDE drive in your bios. If its a sata drive you will probably encounter this error. I helped someone correct that error can you give me more details about what setup your using hard drive dvd drive?

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ive just recently installed win7 ultimate 64bit on an Acer Aspire f5-572g-70fj laptop. the problem is that the atheros wireless driver and intel management engine interface simply wont install.

for the atheros wireless, after finishing installing and restating, it seems that only the Bluetooth drivers have been installed with the network controller still having the yellow triangle logo.

while the intel management engine interface setup tell me that the system doesn't meet minimal requirements.

ive personally reinstalled the atheros driver's around 4 times (with drivers from different websites) with the exact same result. the network controller will come up as having no drivers in the device manager.
(windows update cannot find them either)

the hardware ids are:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0042&SUBSYS_E09A105B&REV_30 for the network controller

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&SUBSYS_100C1025&REV_21 for the PCI Simple communication controller

i have to get the wifi working since its a laptop for school use :/

any help would be appreciated.

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I just installed a fresh copy of Windows XP Home Edition 32 bit Service Pack 2. I've installed my chipset, audio and wireless card drivers. However, when I attempt to install my video card driver, it gets about halfway through the install and my computer reboots.

My specs:

Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L motherboard
Intel Pentium E5200 2.5ghz
2gb G.skill DDR2-800
Western Digital WD6401AALS hard drive
Sapphire Radeon HD4850 512mb card

A:Problem installing 4850 driver on fresh XP install

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started an install of windows 7 premium home 64 bit on a custom pc
don't have a network adapter have been trying to find the driver for it


A:fresh install of windows 7 looking for network adapter driver

Welcome to the forum,

That's a Realtek driver you're looking for which should be on your motherboard website.

You only list MSI so I can't pin it down any further without the full model number.

You can also try the Realtek site, the 8168 is covered in this download,


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Hi all, I freshly installed Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in an SSD. I'm still using Windows 7 x64 until I can sort out some issues. In Windows 7 Device Manager under "Bluetooth Radios" I see a single line labeled "Bluetooth module" (Broadcom driver version In Windows 8.1 under "Bluetooth Radios" I see 3 lines listed, "Bluetooth module" as with Win7 (Broadcom) plus two Microsoft items (Bluetooth Enumerator and I forgot the other one). Is it fine for the Microsoft and Broadcom driver to coexist or should I keep only one? If so which one? I tried disabling/uninstalling the Microsoft one but it keeps coming back. Thanks

P.D.: In Windows 7 if I want to turn On/Off the Bluetooth Adapter, there's a bluetooth icon in system tray that I can right click to do this. In Windows 8.1 that same icon also shows in system tray but when I right click on it the option to turn it on/off does not show up. I guess the only way to do so is to go to NEtowrking/Change Adapter Settings and disable it from there. Weird.

A:Bluetooth driver issue in Windows 8.1 fresh install

No there is no problem - just leave them like that. If you have a special key combination (e.g. FN+F2) you can enable/disable like this.

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I have just completed installing Windows XP with SP 2 on to my new (2011) HP G72-b60US Notebook PC.

Hardware Specs:
HP G72-b60US Notebook PC Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I found this link for my drivers:
Driver HP G72-b60US Notebook PC for Windows XP | DriversTools

However, four of them did not install because they were either for Windows Vista, Win 7 or weren't compatible. I need my Graphics Driver, Audio, Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, and an 'unknown device'(?). The audio installed, but it still shows up w/ a question mark and the quality is poor so I assume it's the wrong one.

Attempted to install Driver Detective, but it wouldn't take...I assume because there is no internet connection?

Has anyone else done a complete XP makeover on their HP G72-b60US Notebook PC? Or ideas on what I can do next? HP no longer supports XP so going to them is useless for drivers.

Thanks for any advice!

A:Driver help for XP install on new HP Notebook PC

Hi and welcome to TSF try the info here How to find drivers if you still have issues please post the hardware id's info in the link

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I need help with my notebook pc, it's model is hp 240 G4, Intel PDC 3825U @ 1.9 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 memomry. The problem began after I formated and re-installed my pc with win 7, 32-bit; the notebook mouse( I mean the mouse attached to my notebook pc) isn't working properly. Well yes it is still working, but I can't scroll the pages up or down with it and I can't zoom in or out also. What to do? Please help.

A:Please tell me what driver to install to fix my notebook pc ...

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to install the touchpad driver from your notebook's support page... This package provides the driver that enables the Synaptics TouchPad in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The driver enables general touchpad functionality (for example double-tap and scroll) and provides a user interface.

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Alrighty! Here goes!

I've been searching online for five hours looking for fixes for this. I recently replaced the Windows 8 on this Notebook with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Edition because, simply put, I bloody hate Windows 8.

This has become problematic for me because it appears that there are no compatible drivers that pair Windows 7 and this device's hardware.

I posted in Yahoo Answers about an hour and ten minutes ago and I'm incredibly frustrated with the results (go figure). A link to that question, in case I forget any information I mentioned there: Downgrading to Windows 7 with HP 2000-2b89WM Notebook? - Yahoo! Answers

The product information page for the HP 2000-2b89WM Notebook is located here: HP 2000-2b89WM Notebook PC Product Specifications HP 2000-2b89WM Notebook PC | HP? Support

I have several drivers that are "Out of date." The main one that I'm worried about is the Graphics/Display driver. On the HP website, the device is listed as: Intel HD graphics 3000 with up to 1696MB total graphics memory.

I've tried installing the Windows 8 drivers (which do nothing) and I have also tried updating my drivers through Windows Update. I've also visited HP's driver site, Intel's, and even NVidia, I believe, all to no avail.

I'm hoping that an informed someone can tell me whether or not there are drivers for my graphics chip, and if there are, where I can find them and how I can install them in working order.

Thank you so much for any help! ... Read more

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Hi.  I have a:HP Pavilion g4-1125dx Notebook PCModel #: LW342UA When it was upgraded to windows 10 i lost all USB functionality.  The device manager is using a driver but it isn't functioning properly.  'Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller' and 'Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller' have the yellow exclaimation point with USB symbol next to them.  Under properties it reads: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39){Unable to Load Device Driver}%hs device driver could not be loaded.Error Status was 0x%x When i try to roll back the driver nothing is available.  When i try to update it says i already have the best driver.  I tried windows update and the Driver Easy software but no luck there. I confirmed that i do infact have power getting to the ports (via usb fan :/) so i don't believe it is a hardware problem, especially since it was working prior to upgrade. I know its an older laptop but I Upgraded the CPU to a Phenom II N970 quad core and the darn thing runs so good i hate to give up on her.  Ethernet and Wireless are working properly and there are no other troubled hardware issues. Thanks in advance,Cory  

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My problems are with Javascript and Flash (kind of).

I have just finished a completely fresh install of Windows 7 Professional x64. I have installed every Windows update available, main hardware drivers (motherboard/chipset/storage (nForce), graphics driver (nVidia), sound driver (Creative), latest Java version, latest Flash versions (including IE), and my browser of choice (Comodo Dragon). I have also tried using vanilla Firefox, IE9 (32 & 64-bit) + changing various settings, Comodo IceDragon, and Google Chrome. I have also tried running a 'regsvr32' command for jscript.dll & vbscript.dll (with elevation) to no avail. This is completely mind-blowing and sickeningly frustrating at the same time - especially because it's a fresh install.

YouTube video playback works fine, however:
-- Video thumbnails don't show (maybe a Javascript problem)

When I go to the page to check if Flash is installed, the video won't play unless I go to Control Panel > Flash > Advanced > Delete Cache. Then it only works intermittently (if at all).
Also tried disabling hardware acceleration (even though my hardware has never had a problem with it before) and increasing storage space for sites.

Anything to do with this just doesn't work at all.
-- YouTube > Can't click "Show More", expand video player, etc.
-- ANGEL > Can't do just about anything
-- Logitech site > Can't download drivers because the download link is Javascript

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A:Javascript + Flash Issues - Windows 7 Professional x64 (Fresh Install)

No problems with any of that , ( not the course work ) where did you get your install dvd from ?

What problems are you having with the Angel Learning site ?

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Ok, so I built a new PC lastnight and proceeded to install what I thought to be Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. After the installation was done, I checked system properties and it's showing as a 32bit OS.

Here are my system specs:
AMD Phenom II x6 1055T Thuban 2.8Ghz Processor
4Gb of G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Ram
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX Mobo
Onboard Video ATI Radeon HD 4290
Antec Earthwatts 650w continuous PSU (Crossfire ready)
Onboard Audio Realtec ALC892

When I try and check my Windows Score it says it can't rate my machine due to missing proper multi-media devices.

Basically, what i am asking is:
1) How can I tell that the disk I used was infact 64bit
2) Can my onboard video chipset cause it to not install as 64bit.
3) Did I simply get swindled and was i given a 32bit version instead?
4) Should the install disk prompt me for 64 or 32 bit installs?
I am completely lost with this, as I definitely want the 64bit version and would gladly pay for the upgrade from Home premium to Ultimate 64bit if that's the case, or buy a new copy.

I bought the disk from an ex Dell employee and it's legit (key wise), and labeled as 64bit, but is not offering me any options to choose 64bit installation. Only installing as 32bit.

Any help would be great! Thanks in advance.

A:New build, fresh install of Win7 home prem. Issues

Simply go to Control Panel > System, the screen there tells you what you need to know as far as the OS is concerned.

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Ok, so I got my Win 7 Pro 64 installed on my laptop after replacing the hard drive.  Downloaded drivers from the HP website. Am in the process of configuring, loading anti-virus protection, and so on.
But, the monitor display is generic, and gives limited options for resolution.  Not anywhere near the options I used to have.  I cannot figure out a way to detect what monitor I have so that I can hopefully find the proper driver.
How can I find proper monitor & driver info after a fresh install?

A:How can I find proper monitor & driver info after a fresh install?

Identify the monitor type and model, then from the Win Add hardware from the control panel, identify the monitor and let the WIN OS search the internet for the proper driver.

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I'm installing Windows 7 or Windows 10 to an older PC with a motherboard no longer supported by the manufacturer (Asus A8V-E Deluxe). The system is capable of handling either OS. This will be a fresh install to blank hard drives. The last updated driver is unsigned and originally meant for Windows Vista. The driver is for the on-board hard drive controller, and is required in order for Windows to see the hard disks.

I know how to disable enforcement of unsigned drivers once the OS is already installed, but I need to do this during initial install or the install will fail after first reboot (starts loading but after a few seconds freezes with just the Windows logo displaying). Attempts to run a repair also fail. Attempting to load the driver during install keeps failing as it's unsigned. The driver database w/in Windows doesn't seem to have a comparable driver to support this. Anyone know a way around this?

Thanks for any help!

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Hey guys,

Just made a thread a short while ago regarding file associations being messed up after an SSD clone in the file associations forum.

Long story short, formatted the SSD and did a fresh install of win7 home premium 64bit.

Install completes with no apparent problems, but upon startup I find there is no internet connection, and my local area network isnt recognised.

I went into devices and printers/troubleshooting, and what I found was that the following devices had the error Device driver software was not successfully installed, with the problem appearing to be 'no driver found'

- SM Bus Controller
- Ethernet Controller
- PCI Simple Communications Controller
- USB Controller
- USB Controller

I then tried to get the drivers to search the install disk, same problem.

I then checked these devices on my wifes computer, copied the driver files to a portable stick, plugged that into a usb port (it found the stick drive immediately) and tried to install from the stick drive, same problem.

I then copied the complete driver file from my wifes comp (also a win7 home premium 64bit comp) and tried to get it to search from there, but still it says no driver found.

Im really not sure where to go from here, I even reformated the drive and did another fresh install, exactly the same problem, drivers didnt install.

After 3am now and Im getting super frustrated and angry, would really appreciate any advice you guys have on how to possibly fix this problem.

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A:Device driver software was not successfully installed (fresh install)

Hi Zurt, We really need to know the make/model of your PC/Motherboard to help you further, In the meantime if you know these details go to the mobo website and download the chipset drivers and reinstall them

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I am having trouble installing drivers for my ethernet controller. When I look in device manager, there is a yellow question mark next to Ethernet Controller (along with some other devices). I have identified that I have a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller (don't know the term for exactly what I am looking to find drivers for, is it just the "ethernet chip"? or "ethernet controller?"). It is a BCM5754 (VEN_14E4 DEV_167A). I am running Windows XP home sp3, which I updated to from sp1 via USB. How do I install drivers to get onto the internet? Thank you for any help.

A:Can't connect to internet after fresh install (Windows XP). No driver discs

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I'd like to do a fresh windows 10 installation but I noticed before that right away at the beginning windows 10 starts downloading/installing the drivers from microsoft servers. Is there a way to disable this from the start and just manually install the drivers. Win10 always ****s up my amd video driver installation..

I use a usb with latest msdn release to install win10x64 pro..

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I've been having some issues with my PC BSODing or restarting randomly. My computer specs are:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
Motherboard: Asus P5Q SE PLUS
Memory: 2x2GB Kingston HyperX DDR2
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX550 Ti
WiFI: Intel? Centrino? Wireless-N 2200
Hard Drives: WD160GB (OS & Programs)
Optical Drive: Old Toshiba IDE DVD-RW
PSU: Coolmax M-500B (500W)
Firewire: 4-Port Firewire PCI card
External: PreSonus FIREPOD 24BIT/96K Audio Interface (Connects to the Firewire PCI card)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

I've been troubleshooting this for a while now with absolutely no success. I'm running an aftermarket CPU fan and as far as I can tell my temps are OK (SpeedFan + Physically putting my hand around the vents). I'm NOT overclocking. I have done full scans with Bitdefender and MalwareBytes. I've checked my C: drive for errors. I've updated my GPU and Wifi card drivers. I even did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate. I typically run a dual screen setup but BSODs occur even with only one screen and with the IDE optical drives completely disconnected.

Some more specific actions I've taken are:
Updated ASACPI.sys (known to cause BSODS)
Switched over to the 1394ohci.sys Legacy driver (for my firewire device)
I've run the driver verifier which resulted in the PC freezing instead of BSODing.
Run memtest as well as Hot CPU Tester, both without complaint.
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A:Inconsistent BSOD/Freeze/Restart issues - Fresh OS Install didn't fix

Hi Ashbrooke.

The BSOD is caused by the display/graphics drivers.

fffff880`0963f618 fffff800`02f09072 nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`0963f620 fffff800`02e8896e nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x40440
fffff880`0963f780 fffff800`02e974bb nt!KiPageFault+0x16e
fffff880`0963f910 fffff880`10ab36a6 nt!KiSecondaryClockInterrupt+0x8b
fffff880`0963faa8 fffff880`10ab407f dxgkrnl!DXGFASTMUTEX::Release+0xc2
fffff880`0963fab0 fffff880`10b11766 dxgkrnl!DXGGLOBALSHAREMUTEX::~DXGGLOBALSHAREMUTEX+0xf
fffff880`0963fae0 fffff960`00210f72 dxgkrnl!DxgkLock+0x322
fffff880`0963fbb0 fffff800`02e89ad3 win32k!NtGdiDdDDILock+0x12
fffff880`0963fbe0 00000000`74ea156a nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
00000000`02f8e108 00000000`00000000 0x74ea156a

fffff880`0963f680 fffff880`0ff521cb*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Install the NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL only. At least as a test.
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
Graphics Driver
HD Audio Driver
nvidia Update
(Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Download 314.22 WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:
Let us know the results.

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I replaced a mainboard for a dv9000 that had a bad gpu. I Installed windows 7 home on it, it came with vista. Upon completion it gave an error something about login not being able to show so i shut down and restarted and loaded win update, it searches forever. So i shut it down, it never shuts down just sits there forever.

I installed 7 pro this time, and it got a bsod during install, and then basically the same issues as above. I am installing from usb, and i have used the usb drive on about 9 win 7 installs, its easier that way and then i input the key after boot.

A:Fresh install, logon error, bsod win update and shutdown issues

Did you go to the manufacturer's website and download the Windows 7 drivers for your motherboard, and then install them immediately after you finished installing Windows 7? Did you make sure everything in the BIOS was set correctly prior to installing 7?

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Computer: Dell OPTIPLEX 755
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
Problem: Missing PCI Serial Port
Fixes tried:

AMD Radeon HD 2400 XT Graphics Driver Driver Details | Dell Australia (AMD Radeon HD 2400 XT Graphics Driver), complains that it is a multidisk installer and needs the last part to be inserted.

Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller, v., A05 Driver Details | Dell Australia (Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller, v., A05), complains that it is a multidisk installer and needs the last part to be inserted.

Intel Matrix Storage Manager (OS Pre-Install Driver Only), v., A12 Driver Details | Dell Australia (Did not give a specific setup installer, just installed a bunch of files.)

Intel AMT HECI, v. PV, A02 Driver Details | Dell Australia (Used this to fix another error, worked for that one. Did not work for this one.)

When ever I scan for hardware changes in devmgmt.msc, it attempts to install the PCI serial port but is never successful.

Properties of the PCI Serial Port in the unknown devices section of devmgmt.msc shows this:

The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

Any and all help is appreciated, thanks!

A:Fresh Install of Home Premium, missing PCI Serial Port Driver

Are you actually using (or want to use) the serial port? If not, disable it in the BIOS, then the error will go away.

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Requesting a delete on my topic, I don't know how to delete my topic, My problem was fixed moments ago by a friend who showed up and slapped me in the back of the head and proceeded to work his "Magic". Thanks Anyway

A:Solved: Fresh XP install No Sound, Ethernet Driver or Graphics Properties

Just mark it solved

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When I am installing its showing message installation completed. But when I am looking it on my Network Connections and also on Programs and Features its not showing. Thus I can not use wifi on my system. There are two wireless LAN driver on HP website for my system and problem remains with both.

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Hi 7Forums,
I recently bought a new computer from a pc build website. I installed Win7 HP 64bit and started to instantly experience BSODs. After a bit of diagnostics, memtest told me that one of the RAM sticks was horrifically broken, that has since been sent off for replacement and the system has been 'more' stable with only 8gb. However I have still been experiencing BSODs specifically when the computer isn't doing very much of anything.

I have been trying to play BF4 which as you will probably know is littered with awful programming and has constant crashes, generally though (90% of the time) these are 'soft crashes' and I can ctrl alt delete and end the process. Most of the BSODs seem to not actually be related to the game crashing, though may have come about because I have been trying to update my drivers etc etc to stop the constant game crashes?!?
I have done another fresh install since removing one of the 8gb ram sticks, and did the usual driver installs, updates, and microsoft important updates. I then went through and re-installed all my usual programs - vlc/skype/CCcleaner/malwarebytes/adobe air/flash/postgresql/bbflashback video recorder/MSE.
Since my last fresh install on the 17th November I have had 12 BSODs many of which have come about when the computer is either basically idle, or i'm watching a youtube video or just browsing files in explorer rather than whilst playing bf4 or doing more intense stuff.

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Hi lsaw2.

Your crash dumps are not showing finite cause, but they are stop 0x3B, usually caused either by RAM or by any driver failure..

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.
If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

If memtest86+ is free from errors, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.

Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.


If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
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Hey, I'm installing windows XP onto a 500 g SATA hard disk that I just installed into a Dell Dimension 9100.

I have an .iso file that I need to place onto a DVD to serve as the OS boot disc. My DVD-R is in my Mac. So i need to burn this .iso file on the mac but have it boot the PC..

What is the proper file extension for the dvd file? is there anything I need to do that I'm missing?

A:Fresh Windows XP Install on a Fresh Hard Drive using a Burned DVD OS install - PLZ HL

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Just reinstalled this computer with the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system. After the installing there was no networks available to connect to. I even connected it through an Ethernet cable and nothing happened. I clicked on the troubleshoot link and windows network diagnostics and it says to Install a driver for your network adapter. Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. If you have a network adapter, you will need to re-install the driver. I tried to reinstall the operating system and nothing change. Not sure what to do. Can anyone help?

A:Solved: Install a driver for your network adapter (HP 2000-369WM Notebook PC)

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62 417NR having problems. It was bought used and at some point started having  cd-drive malfunctions where it no longer detected hardware and the drive didn't work. I reloaded completely from the recovery partition, it worked fine several days and I was able to install office but after that it stopped working again. I have tried an external usb cd drive but that doesn't work either. At this point, I'm thinking it has driver issues from the recovery and I'd need to buy the disk from HP but I'd like a second opinion as they are not free.
Does anyone have an idea of what the problem is? I've never had this happen on a fresh install...

A:Driver issues on fresh HP recovery from recovery partition

could you check on device manager does any yellow or red exclamation?

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Hi hopeing someone here can help out.
built a new PC and installed Win 8.1 and updated it all.
had the BSOD clock watchdog time out since system 1st built
here is speccy link
minidump file zip
could only get access to 1/2 of the files ?
also attached is output of last 10 errors from mini tool box.
I am going to run 10 Pass memory test overnight to see if there are any errors with the memory.
Did speak to guy where i bought the components and his idea was to do full wipe and reinstall of windows.
I do try and leave this to last ditch attempt.
Thanks for all and any help or advice.

A:Clock watchdog timeout win 8.1 fresh build pc and fresh windows install

A wee update.
ran mem test over night. did 10 passes and no errors with the memory.

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I am configuring a newly built computer with Win 7 (fresh, new full install) Pro. All had been going well until I tried to install Zone Alarm and found problems with it accepting and registering the license. After a couple of chat sessions, things pointed to Permissions issues. At that point, I did some reading and discovered that my default Administrator account was not active, so I ran commands to fix that. That still did not allow me to delete some of the Zone Alarm folders or to have the license "stick" in the registry. I also tried the following permissions "fix" for administrator accounts, but that did not help.

1. Enable the Administrator account and set its password.
2. Reboot into Safe Mode.
3. Log on as Administrator.
4. Click Start
5. Type the three letters cmd
6. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
7. Run the process as Administrator.
8. Type the following commands and press Enter after each:
takeown /f Q:\ /a /r /d y
icacls Q:\ /t /c /grant administrators:F System:F "%UserName%":F
(Answer "yes" when prompted "Are you sure?")
(Replace Q: with the actual drive letter on the problem disk)

Administrator can&#39;t access folders in Windows 7 - Microsoft Answers

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A:Way to circumvent admin Permissions "issues" with fresh install?

Do not so those steps - it will cause problems like infinite loops via virtualized folders.

Zone Alarm has caused problems for others using W7. The firewall that comes with W7 should be enough.

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My music computer started having problems with Windows 98 locking up at irregular intervals, and after a while the thing simply wouldn't boot up all the time. The lockups had been getting worse, so naturally I thought I had been vicitimized by some spyware/adware/virus infection and took measures. After countless hours, I finally gave up and bought a new hard drive, installed it, and put on a fresh copy of Windows 98 SE from my recovery CD.

It worked fine - for a while.

Now the computer is exhibiting the same symptoms with the new drive as it did with the old drive. I tried running the Seagate SeaTools to see if I could find any abmormalities and it checked out fine. What is odd is that the computer locks up at no particular place, with no particular interval of time. Quite often I can't even get it past the Windows splash screen.

My uneducated opinion is that this has to be a hardware issue, and I'm feeling frustrated by my inability to isolate the problem. If anyone can make suggestions as how I should proceed, I would be very grateful, indeed.

The computer has an AMD Athlon processor with 512 MB of RAM installed on an Azza 366X AS motherboard by the manufacturer, CyberPower Inc... It clocks around 1.4 ghz... The computer has a CD-R/RW, a Toshiba DVD-ROM, a 1.44 floppy drive, a Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 5.1, GeForce 64 meg video adaptor, a 56k modem, a Turbolink switching power supply (375atx) and extra cooling fans. The original drive is an IBM Des... Read more

A:Fresh drive, fresh Windows 98 install, same old lockups!

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Hi. I have installed a whole new windows 7 pro x64. My new mobo an ASus p5e3 pro along with new ram pc12800 gskill 2x2 ddr3 (running in 1066mhz due to my q6600)

Everythingi s running perfectly...except some random BSOD. 4 total this week.

I have posted a pack of dump file in here, the last 4 ones are the ones that represent the 4 BSOD I had and that I cannot explain.

the others ones are for various reasons, crashes who happenned during installation but that I was able to resolve.

What is weird is that my BSOD only happenned when I was surfing explorer on when the CPU was idle at night, with utorrent running.
today mc pc got BSOD at 11:54 AM after 1 night or running perfectly. it is open since then and running perfectly again.

All the afternoon for 4 hours it loaded utorrent, I cam back from the university and started to play empire total war and lot of MW2 multiplayer.

Everything is working perfectly, no BSOD !! But I'm afraid to leave my pc open this night...when the BSOD happen I usually have to reboot manually because if it reboot by itself it lead to a DOS screen saying to select a boot device.
Help me someone... I cannot believe me G-skill memory are faulty, otherwise they would have failed in-game.

I suspect nvidia drivers 195.62 can be responsible for thoses bluescreen. The power management tool is not working properly and whatever the option I choose in the nvidia panel it will sometimes lower my frequencies and sometimes it will keep the stock one.

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A:Random BSOD - Fresh install, fresh system

I think I must also mention that BSOD didnt always give the same message, wich lead me to confusion in my troubleshooting research.

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I'm sorry but I'm new at this but I'm at a loss at what I'm suppose to do. Just got in the mail 2 ssd's and the HD7870 video card along with a copy of windows 8.1 complete (retail). My boot ssd (one I'm trying to install on) is a 60gb Mushkin and the other is the one I was going to put games on the 240gb Mushkin.

So I hooked the 60gb one up and put in my install disk for the 64bit of windows 8.1. It went through the install fine, then it said it needed to restart to complete and when it restarted it gave me the black screen of death. It sat there for over 30 minutes then the screen turned to a yellowish orange.

So I formatted the ssd, reinstalled fresh again. Same thing.

I then tried the 240gb thinking maybe I had a bad ssd. Same thing.

Then I tried an old 500gb Seagate that I knew worked but I formatted it and installed. Same thing.

So back to the 60gb I went, formatted, reinstalled 8.1 then it did the black screen again. So I tried booting over a couple times till it gave me the option to start in safe mode with networking. It started in a black screen with the blue windows logo... and stayed there for an hour.

I then tried the command prompt methods of BOOTREC/FIXMBR, BOOTREC/FIXBOOT, BOOTREC/REBUILDBCD and restarted with same black screen. *after the rebuildbcd, it said copies of windows = 0???*

So I tried to start using the install CD as a recovery drive, it brought up the option to install windows....

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A:Fresh install on Fresh SSD of 8.1, restarts into BSOD

Hi MitchellTyner,

First, I looked up your motherboard and it does not formally support any OS beyond Windows 7 so that could be an issue right off the bat; however, if you are running the latest BIOS, you could try and set your BIOS to default values and try that clean install without the 7870 first. Then, if it works, you could try installing the 7870 thereafter. BTW, good luck in finding all the correct drivers for your older hardware as well.

Clean Install - Windows 8


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Trying to install Windows 8 Dev 64bit from USB (used Windows 7 DVD/USB Flash Tool from MS' site).

It boots off USB fine, but then I get the errors shown in screenshot?

Running netbook, ASUS UL20A.

A:Won't Install / Driver Issues?

It happened to me once with Win7 and a Megaware rig. I had to install another DVD drive in my rig to install.

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I recently recovered my stolen computer, without the hard drive. I installed a new hard drive and Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3. Everything loaded fine except for 2 on-board Ethernet Controller and my Audio Controller. These are both part of the motherboard. Device manager couldn't find the drivers for these 2 items, so I went to a 2nd computer, went online to Intel's Download Center, and downloaded all 7 drivers for the Windows XP Professional for the "D845GERG2" chip set. I installed these on the computer in question, and it said it was installing the drivers, however the Device manager still can't find the drivers. I even tried choosing the drivers to install, and it still can't find them. I am getting fed up, because if I could just get the Ethernet working at least, then I could have windows search the net for the proper drivers. Please help?

A:Driver issues after new XP install

Is it an Intel Mobo?

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I am doing a new install of Vista Home Basic on a HP Pavilion a1730n computer. I am at a point where it ask to load drivers from a system disc. Unfortunately I can no longer locate such a disc. I have tried searching the internet for the necessary drivers with no luck. I am thinking if I can load the drivers on a USB stick I can use that.
Any pointers regarding the needed drivers, or other options?
Help will be much appreciated.

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I just got this Laptop and after setting up the time zone and location upon start up, now It's just stuck on the "Just a moment..." screen. It's been like three hours. I've tried restarting it but it won't work. I need this for college next semester what is going on?

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Hi all

I recently did a clean install of 7 64bit. Easy enough, no problems.

It is terrible. It frequently lags severely just while having multiple tabs open in Firefox. Could this possibly be a driver issue, and if so, what drivers?

Also, my computer frequently operates in the 90 degree Celsius range even when idle due to a horrible design decision by Toshiba to put a cloth over the fan inlet. Probably to keep dust out, but it just gets blocked with dust waaaay too easily, which is ironic. To remove dust from this material adequately I need to use a compressor. And to not burn out the fan motor from the rapid spinning of the fan otherwise induced by the extreme air current, i need to lock the fan in place by means of physically stopping the fan, which I can only access by removing the keyboard. I.e. It is a very tedious process! Something I shouldn't have to do.

So, is it possible my processor has gone to shit due to being subjected to sustained periods of high temperature? And this is causing my computer to lag?

And back to drivers. I easily installed my wireless driver. I went to the intel site, and downloaded the chipset drivers from there. I also installed my NVIDIA driver which was working perfectly. Heck, i got appropriate wireless and graphics drivers even for XP.

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A:Clean Install - slow, driver issues

the multiple tabs open in firefox should be theoretically a video driver issue, but firefox is basically a giant memory leak disguised as a browser so I cannot really tell. I use firemin with the setting bar all towards the ram to plug the Firefox's leaks.

About your Win7 constantly reinstalling its generic drivers when it shouldn't, try this or this.

Also, my computer frequently operates in the 90 degree Celsius range even when idle due to a horrible design decision by Toshiba to put a cloth over the fan inlet.

I'd do my best to remove such cloth, because hey, 90 ?C is pretty friggin extreme. Get a laptop cooling pad asap. (the bigger the fan, the less the noise it does)

Why does Windows suck so bad for hardware support?

They have to pay their programmers. If you had to pay all people that worked for free for the average linux distro... you got the idea.

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I'll try to be as concise as possible.

I bought a used machine recently through craigslist.


Acer M5100
AMD Dual Core BE-2300 @ 1.9ghz
4gb DDR2 RAM
250GB Hitachi HDD
and I've been switching out an ATI Radeon X700 and a GeForce 7950GT for graphics.

Both the graphics cards are good as I have subsequently used them successfully in my other desktop.

The problem starts after install from either of the two Win7 Home Premium trial discs I've made. If I have the GeForce card connected I will get BSOD almost immediately after the 'windows' loading screen. If I have the ATI card in the monitor will shut off and display "no signal" after the windows loading screen. If I try using the onboard graphics it will display a white screen with a low resolution mouse cursor after the windows loading screen.

Everything performs "fine" in safe mode. If I uninstall whatever graphics driver I have loaded (either manually from Nvidia, AMD, or by Windows default) then it can "start normally" but only in default resolution and it will immediately install Windows preferred driver and prompt for a restart which inevitably results in one of the above issues.

I have booted successfully with zero issues in an x86 version of Win7 but as I have plans on upgrading much of the hardware I really need to get a 64bit OS working. I don't have any ideas on what could be the issue here. It seems like a graphics driver problem but I really don't kno... Read more

A:BSOD on install/possible graphics driver issues?

I just completed downloading and burning an 32bit version and a seperate 64bit version of Windows Pro (N) from this repository which I found via a link from this forum:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

I have confirmed that after a clean install on a newly formatted drive the 32 bit version installs and boots fine. Full graphics and hardware performance.

So I reformatted and attempted installing the 64 bit version and I get the same problem as in my above post. I have the confirmed working ATI Radeon x700 card in. Windows goes through the expansion/install process fine, reboots a couple times to complete the install, reboots a final time to hopefully start the first time setup process aaaaaannnnnd.

...monitor shuts off, reports no signal, computer keeps running, and nothing.

I burned both these copies (which I can't imagine are bad) with the actual windows 7 USB/DVD Burning Tool.

Someone please help. I'm really lost.

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Here is what has happened.

My computer was built last December, and has run like a clock, a very fast happy clock.
I went to download a new version of iTunes and encountered issues with iTunes not installing correctly. I then noticed I was missing my Open With... command, so I decided to do a re-install.

I downloaded every new driver from Gigabytes site, and just had horrible issues trying to get Intel Pre Install SATA driver & Intel Rapid Store installed.

I successfully got Intel Rapid Store installed, because I noticed that Gigabyte was not offering .NET 4.5 which Rapid Store needed. (Their download is .NET 4.0)

However, for past hour I have been struggling to get Intel Pre Install SATA in. (I think)
When I extract the file I am greeted by this-
A folder that says 64 Bit
Inside that folder is the following-

I know when I first built this system I always had setup, or some exe file and would just click that and items would install. What do I do with these files?
I even tried to go to device manager and click update drivers, but when I direct it to this location nothing happens. (Or at least I don't think anything does). How do I know if it installed? Everything else I install (Intel INF, Management, Marvell etc... I can see in Programs & Features.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

One quick non related question if I may-
The 100MB partition that Windows makes (sometimes) ... Read more

A:How Do I Install Intel Pre-SATA Driver on this build (& other issues)

The IRST Pre-Install driver is meant to be used with RAID. For example, if you set your storage configuration as RAID 0, Windows setup will ask to provide the Pre-install driver. When we do a regular install in AHCI mode, Windows will use it's own generic AHCI driver "msahci.sys" to access the SATA interface. After install completes and IRST installed, SATA driver will be updated to the latest version instead of generic one. In short, you don't need to manually install the F6 floppy version of IRST.

The 100 MB partition may came handy if you enable full disk encryption with "Bitlocker". Unless you need to create four primary partitions on the disk, there is no real benefit in excluding this partition.

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Trying to install a UMAX PowerLook 2100XL with a newly refurbed UTF slide and transparency replacement lid on it. I am connecting it to a Dell 4600 workstation running XP Pro /32. I can see the MagicScan in the import menu on CS2 Photoshop BUT it pops up a scanner test menu and sez it can't see the scanner is it plugged in? on the UMAX site (with a lot of dead links to manuals and drivers!) it looks like one might need pci SCSI drivers. it tells you to install either the (DOMEX) 3191d or 3191e depending on your board, but doesn't tell you what that means. How do you identify which driver to install, and on the driver site there are 2 versions of each: a 'controller' version and one without the controller word in the name, for both the d and the e. it is turned on before the reboot of the system, I have done the registry patch I believe (I downloaded it and clicked on it a couple of times and it seemed to install. (I hope you can't do it 2X!).

Also, for some reason, trying to restart or reboot from the start button no longer seems to work, and I have to manually turn the machine off and on instead of going thru normal shut down.

I have been trying to do this for a week now but can't get any systematic support and answers from their tech.

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I have an older-model webcam, Logitech QuickCam Zoom, that I wanted to use for Skype. It's been years since I've used this thing, and I was trying to install it in my new(er) computer running Windows 7 x64. Logitech's official stance is that this device isn't able to run on Windows 7, but I've found multiple postings across the Internet who have made it work following the same procedure.

Logitech Quickcam Zoom working with Windows 7 | Hi, I'm Dan Cunningham

The only deviation I've made after following the posted instructions didn't work is that I use the drivers located at the following directory after installation:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\QuickCamWebInstall\Drivers\WinNew\PRO2

Long story short: I plug the webcam in, and the microphone works, but the camera does not, appearing under Device Manager as "Unknown Device." I'm told to use Device Manager to manually select the location for the webcam's drivers (right click Unknown Device, choose Update Driver Software). I choose "Browse my computer for driver software" and select the directory it's in (and all subfolders).

When I do this, the results screen says "Windows could not find driver software for your device."

How do I get Windows to recognize the contents of the directory I'm sticking its nose in? I feel like I'm house-training a dog at this point, and failing spectacularly. I'd rather not shell out a ton of money for a newer model of something I already have just for Skype. Any... Read more

A:Trying to install Logitech QuickCam Zoom, having driver issues

Hi MyaP, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I have had a look at your reference link & Dan Cunningham says that his solution may or may not work. Also Logitech don't recommend any work arounds as they can make your computer unstable.
So it does look like you are thrashing a dead horse. The only really reliable solution is to buy a new web cam.

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Computer : HP Pavilion Entertainment PC-HP Pavilion dv9000 Laptop w/ Windows 7 Home Premium
Issue : 1) Under Device manager- Other Devices, (2) Base System Device- the drivers for for this device are not installed (Code 28). When I click Update Driver-Windows was unable to install Base System Device(s), Windows could not find driver software.
2) Under Device manager- Other Devices, Coprocessor- the drivers for for this device are not installed. When I click Update Driver- r-Windows was unable to install Coprocessor, Windows could not find driver software.
3) Under Device manager- Other Devices, NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller- This device cannot start. (Code 10) No update option is given.
4) When trying to connect to the internet for HP support, The settings on the Computer do not match the requirements of the Network- Open Network and Sharing Center- all Troubleshooting, Set up New Network and Connect to Network results in "Check Network Settings- Network Adapters- Diagnose Network Settings, results in message of " make sure Computer is in range, which I am sitting right next to the router- I do troubleshoot thru network adapters and end with the message of Update Driver, use windows Update.

When I use the Windows update, Windows encounters unknown error and the updates are not installed.

I can not find or obtain the Manufacturer Software Disc and the Laptop will not connect to the internet to install the drivers if downloaded to the Laptop. I am contacting y... Read more

A:Driver Install/Update Issues, Network settings ????

What's the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on the sticker of that HP Pavilion dv9000 series laptop so we can determine the EXACT model number that you have?

The HP/Compaq support site lists 98 models for the dv9000 series laptop.


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Hi, I have had Vista since March last year and everything was fine apart from the usual driver issues. Well I purchased an Iriver H10 mp3 player in September which is when the problem began.
Basically I tried to install drivers for it, but never got it to work, so now every time I turn on the computer and log in Vista will sit there trying to find a driver for an MTP device that does not exist.
This disables anyone from using the PC for up to a minute while Vista decides it cant find the drivers, it even asked me whether I want to wait till next time i plugged the device in, I clicked yes but it continually does it.
Anyone got any ideas on stopping it??

Cheers, Dazzer

A:Driver won't stop trying to install on startup. Causing performance issues.

if it is listed in the device manager uninstall it

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I am updating our corporate/enterprise Windows 7 64-bit image with drivers for the new Latitude E7240 model we intend to use. I loaded the drivers like I normally do: mount the Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit custom image using DISM, then inject the drivers:

 dism.exe /image:"C:\build-mount" /Add-Driver /driver:"C:\build\drivers\E7240\USB3" /ForceUnsigned /recurse

Everything loads fine in DISM, no errors at all. Every single INF reports "The driver package was successfully installed."

But when I apply the image to a new E7240 laptop, all the drivers load except the USB 3.0 driver. I go into Device Manager and see the yellow caution sign on that device.

I have tried changing the registry in the image to look at a folder called C:\Drivers as a driver repository and then placed the drivers in there raw... but no luck.

What's frustrating is that you can go into Device Manager, right-click on the USB 3.0 device with the error, then update the driver and it loads fine. Why doesn't this driver load automatically like all the other drivers?

A:Issues with USB 3.0 Driver on Latitude E7240 laptop - loaded into offline Win7 image via DISM but will not install automatically

I had something similar happen on an image I made, geminitx. I ended up mounting the .wim, via DISM, manually copying the driver(s) into \system32\drivers, and re-committing the image. Once applied to the target PC the driver was magically used. I assume what happened was, upon first boot, it realized there was a problem and scanned \drivers for what it needed, found it, and moved on. Pure conjecture but it worked for me at the time and I moved on.

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I just added a new SSD drive and installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Enterprise. I have had a previous driver issue with this system in the past. The amazing people on this site helped me work it out. Now for the life I just can't seem to sort it out again myself this time.

I ran and uploaded the SF_Diagnostic info in zip file format.

Thank you for any help that can be given.

A:BSOD playing Guild Wars 2, recent SSD install and fresh install of W7

Hello and welcome to Sevenforums.


1: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`02f1ffc8 fffff800`02d5c83b nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02f1ffd0 fffff800`02d271e4 nt!KipFatalFilter+0x1b
fffff880`02f20010 fffff800`02cff3ac nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x83d
fffff880`02f20050 fffff800`02cfee2d nt!_C_specific_handler+0x8c
fffff880`02f200c0 fffff800`02cfdc05 nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd
fffff880`02f200f0 fffff800`02d0eb81 nt!RtlDispatchException+0x415
fffff880`02f207d0 fffff800`02cd3842 nt!KiDispatchException+0x135
fffff880`02f20e70 00000000`00000000 nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
Realtek wanted to do a task but it was executed for some reason. Do you have Realtek installed?

Best Regards,

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HI, I just installed windows 2000 professional onto my computer. Everything works fine except that the resolution is really grainy. On some web sites I cannot even make out what the words are. I found out that when I go into my monitor settings in display properties I am unable to install the drivers for my monitor. Does anybody know a way in which I can get around this.

A:monitor drivers unable to install on fresh windows 2000 install

Are you really referring to the monitor drivers or the Dispay Adapter drivers?The symptoms you describe sound like the latter issue.

Monitor drivers are no big deal to install, and even if you don't, Windows should use compatible plug and play drivers. Still it's a good idea to install them -- but you get them from the Monitor vendor site. You get the Display Adapter drivers from the Display Adaptor vendor's site.

What Display Adapter model do you have? And are they properly installed?

To install a Monitor driver, you download and unzip the .inf file from the Vendor. Then you select "update driver" and browse to the location of the file you unzipped. Once installed your Monitor should be recognized by model number.

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I had a run-in with MS Office 2007 that ended up (my bad I'm sure) necessitating a repair install of Windows 7 (64 bit) after a complete uninstall of Office. The Windows repair went well with the exception of a couple of drivers; easily adjusted.

Then I did a clean install of Office 2007. It sort of went well. Except that every time I try to do something with it (like accessing Visual Basic to put my macros back in), it's telling me - incessantly - that files don't have sufficient permission blah, blah. Well, I'm setting the permissions but it's over and over and feels like every file in "Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/..." needs permission attention.

Is there ANY way to avoid doing this over and over and over and...? And could I have avoided this by setting something different in one of the installs?


Thanks as always for the help.


A:After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!

Do you get asked for the same file or do they change? Try setting the permission at the folder level?

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My system info is in my profile, installing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail. Attached is all of the report info.

I have no idea what is going on. Whenever I try to install all of the Windows updates it blue screens. Then it will reboot, try to apply the updates, and blue screen again. I've run Linux Server 12.04 on this machine just fine, so I'm fairly certain it's not a hardware issue. Also, this build is brand new (built it a few weeks ago)

Thanks for your time!

Things I've Tried:
- Reinstalling Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
- GPU, CPU, and RAM stress tests (all showed no signs of error)
- Unplugging extraneous HD's
- sfc.exe /scannow (no errors)

The main error code seems to be 0x101
Just got a new one that is 0xFC

I disabled core unlocking and everything is magically working. I suspect I had a faulty core unlocked. Still doesn't explain the stress tests passing, but whatever.

A:BSOD on fresh install when install updates, misc error codes

This one DMP was related to the following.


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Thank you in advance for any help, here is the situation, so bear with me. I have two computers, one I use for gaming, the other for school. Both computers had 60gb Maxtor (school with lots of room, gaming with about 10 gb free). My school HD took a powder (the evil clicky noise of doom), but I was able to back up my files prior to that. Me being a quick thinker, I decide to upgrade my gamer puter to a 120gb (don't wanna go too nutso, as I am considering building a much superior computer), and put the good 60 gb in my old Athlon 700. Problem? I cannot get Windows XP Home to complete install on my gamer computer. (Athlon 700 installed just fine with 'good' 60gb).
Gamer Computer: Athlon 1800+, 512MB DDR Ram 2100, KR7A Raid MOBO, GeForce3 Ti 200 (128MB DDR RAM), SB Audigy 2(AGP).

It is a RAID mobo, but i do not use the raid functionality, I did not have a problem before(I have my HD and my 2 roms on ide now). I go through the install steps, and I get to the very very end, where it states you are about to start Windows XP, and then it hangs, and thats it.

I have tried to ensure there are no conflicts, I pulled out my sound card as well as my network card, and 're-seated' my video card and RAM. I have tried looking at using a winxp bootup floppy, booted into safe mode (the only error it detects is the missing RAID, no conflicts detected there). Heck, I even swapped out mouse and keyboard. I tried putting back the good 60gb back in the pc, and reformattin... Read more

A:Solved: Fresh Install WinXP Home, locking up at end of install

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So I got these two 2tb HDDs awhile back, and installed them in my secondary machine for network backup. I recently decided to sell that machine, so I took those HDDs out, put my old 500gb HDD in, and installed them in my main machine.

I have a MSI z97 PC Mate paired with a 4690k and a r9 290. Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. 124gb SSD primary drive, 240gb SSD Steam drive, and the two 2tbs I'm trying to setup. This isn't a brand new build, I've been building and upgrading my PC for a long time and this specific build has been 100% stable for half a year. Haven't even overclocked anything yet, and everything is custom water cooled.

Now, I've been dealing with this issue since yesterday, when I first put them in my system. They weren't working so after many hours of trying every possible solution I could find, I did a clean install of Windows and its still not working.

I set my SATA controller to RAID before installing Windows 7 HP, and after it was installed I made sure I had downloaded and installed all the latest drivers, including the Intel RAID drivers. Before even restoring my backups I had made, I plugged in the two HDDs, set them up in a RAID 1 (which I was able to do before), and Windows will not boot like before. I have run many tests and fixes and nothing will work. I know the HDDs and SSDs themselves work just fine, as they all did in their previous environments. If I take out the 2 HDDs, I can launch Windows just fine after a Startup Repair. Its only w... Read more

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I am having a very similar problem to this topic: In summary after updates have installed and everything looks good random drivers start installing - Intel Grapics / Network / wifi / device manager has all these new hardware installs when I look back in device manager, a rouge Skype.exe and one drive.exe install by themselves and hyper v modules appear to be added.
However it is occurring on all my hardware and Mac. IPv6 installs by itself and also creates a IPv6 tunnel on my router which I have tried to disable however it keeps reactivating. My ADSL service also looks compromised but my isp insists that I'm not even though I'm on router number 4 - this has been occurring for 3 months- I'm rebuilding every couple of days and it's driving me crazy!!! Plese help!

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-Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1

Hello there, I've just built a new computer and am having trouble installing Windows updates on my fresh install.

When I go to Windows Update, I get the following message:

Install new Windows Update software

To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update. Your automatic updating settings will not change

To install the update, Windows update will automatically close and re-open.

When I click 'Install now', the window disappears and I am then confronted with the following message:

Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 800F081F Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

Does anyone know how I can get updates to work? Is there some way that I can manually download and install this update for Windows Update?

Thank you.

A:Unable to install updates on fresh Windows 7 SP1 install

I'm guessing that your installation media already contained SP1, is that correct? Since this is a clean install my first thought is something happened during the installation process to damage or corrupt some system files. I'd try the Microsoft troubleshooter first.

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

If that doesn't work I'd try running the System Update Readiness Tool.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

If still no joy, and only because this is a very recent clean install, I'd just reinstall Windows 7 again. If the problem persists I'd start looking into the possibility of a bad installation disk, hardware issues, etc. Please post back if any of this helps or not.

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I plan on reformatting Windows 7 x64 due to some hardware issues. Basically, I would like to be able to have things like Windows 7 settings, themes, ect imported. Any tips on how to do this?

edit: I do have separate partitions/harddrives to backup files, program data, ect.

A:Tips for importing my Windows 7 install to a fresh install?

Windows Easy Transfer
Ill get the link

When I went from Vista to 7, I used it. Tranfer everything to a finger drive and then transfer to the new OS.

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Note: I will get an export with DM Log Collector this evening when I get home from work but I wanted to start collecting some opinions on the subject and I do have a BlueScreenView export to hand.

I was experiencing a BSOD during Windows 10 Pro x64 installation on a freshly built computer, the installation would get to 80% ? 100% and BSOD with a variety of errors, mostly IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

After about 10 attempts with different UEFI settings disabled (Intel NIC, XMP Disabled, Updated UEFI, etc) the install stuck and I was able to load into windows thought this was pure chance.
In its current state the OS boots up fine and I can log in but I have about 1 ? 2 minutes before I get a BSOD, the like of which are attached in a TXT file from BlueScreenView (I will get the proper DM Log Collector files this evening)

I have tried:

Checking CPU temperature (32 Degrees C)Updating MB UEFIDisabling and disconnecting NICs as I found several threads on google identifying Intel NIC drivers as a possible causeReseating all hardware and power cablesRemoving each stick of RAM in turnInstalling from UEFI and LegacyDifferent media (VL image, Media Creation Tool Image)Installing from USB3 & USB2 PortsWith and without XMPInstalling Chipset drivers in the ~1 minute I have in the OSUninstalling video drivers in the ~1 minute I have in the OS as I remember hearing about significant issues with Windows 10 and nVidia DriversInstalling latest nVidi... Read more

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