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Solved: SCSI Disk Loses configuration after XP Pro Install and power cycle.

Q: Solved: SCSI Disk Loses configuration after XP Pro Install and power cycle.

I added a new 36Gbyte Fujitsu SCSI disk to my system. It already had a 9.1Gbyte Western Digital as the "C" Drive running win98se. The controller is an Adaptec AHA-2940W/AHA-2940UW PCI SCSI device with driver "Microsoft V2.21a 4-23-1999".

Using my win98 or DOS commands, I performed the fdisk and format E: /s (D was a partition on the original drive). Everything appeared to be good, I was able to load the new Windoes XP Pro software on the disk and performed multiple reboots in the process. Here is the problem! Once you power cycle the system, the new disk is not recognized as "ready" by the SCSI Controller and all the configuration appears to have been destroyed! Please help!

A: Solved: SCSI Disk Loses configuration after XP Pro Install and power cycle.

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I installed a trial version of AnyDVD on my computer directly prior to restarting. Upon restart, my computer powered on (Antec900 case), but my USB razor lycosa keyboard and Microsoft sidewinder mouse, as well as my monitor, didn't turn on. One of the two DVD drives would open/close, the other wouldn't.

I don't have the ability to test each individual component, since I don't have another Platform to place them in.

Any other thoughts/suggestions?

Running Vista SP2

A:Computer reboots, loses power to USB, monitor, second disk drive.

uninstall the software
load a restore point before the software install

It does sound like you have other issues then just a software demo install. Could be hardware related

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Whenever I turn off my computer or let it sleep for a decent period of time, pressing the power button on my case causes the fans to spin for a second then they stop. Pressing the button again does nothing. I then reach to the back of my PC and cycle the switch on and off. I am then able to press the power button and my computer then turns on.

The specs of my PC are as follows:
Intel i5 4690k
Asus Z97-E
MSI twin frozrIII hd 7850
Some low voltage 8gb Samsung memory
430W Corsair CX430
1 TB Western Digital Caviar Blue HDD
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD
NZXT h440
Windows 8.1 pro 64bit

I did do a mod in which I changed the voltage of my case fans so that they were not as loud.

A:Solved: Have to power cycle psu after computer is left alone

Well you are using the wrong power supply for you system so I'd start there. 430 watt power supply is pretty low for high-end system and it's a basic power supply for basic systems even according to the manufacturer:
Realistically you should have a 600 watt or higher unit and from a series designed for high stress such as the Corsair TX, HX, or AX lines or a higher end Seasonic power supply.

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After a power-cycle on my laptop running Win 2K, the Icons will appear on the desktop
as if I have Arrange Icons Auto Arrange checked. The Auto Arrange is not checked.
I did a Refresh before the power-cyle.

Thanks for help in advance.

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I bought a GeForce GTS 450 card 7 months ago. My pc did not have enough 4 pin female molex connector so I wasn't able to try the card. I then bought a splitter to solve the problem, it looked something like this

The pc and the card ran fine and I was able to use it until yesterday. While my brother was using the pc, the power went off. Turning the power on causes the power light to flash and turn off. I opened the case to see what might have caused it and I saw that two cables connecting to a pin in the male end of the splitter burnt and got cut off. Here's a picture for reference .
The male end was connected to the PSU and the female ends were connected to the fan and the graphics card.

The system unit was hotter than usual so I thought that the PSU encountered some overheating. I tried the paperclip test to make sure the PSU was working, it was still working so I tried breadboarding my system. The system would boot and act like normal if the graphics card was not connected.

I swapped my fan (with only male connector) to an older one that I had (has both female and male end) so that I could test with the graphics card plugged. The power light would again flicker once and the pc loses its power.

I also tried using a different PSU, I ended up with the same results

What could be the problem? The 6 Pin PCI Express Power Connector looks fine in appearance although I don't have any idea how to check if it was damaged. I haven't tried using another ... Read more

A:Solved: PC loses power when graphics card is connected

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windows98 is already on my 13gb ide drive, but i have a new 9gb scsi drive which is really fast 80mb/sec,
I would like to install only windows for now so machine boots faster, can i do this and still have other files on existing slower 13gb hdd i.e. games, txt files and pics?
I have managed to make ide drive as slave but i dont know how to go abouts installing win98 on scsi, as machine keeps booting to windows, from the slave drive. And when i attempt to install win98 it tries to put it on the ide drive which alwready has it on.
Do i need to disconnect the power supply to the ide hdd?
Does scsi drives have master/slave jumper setting like the ide?

My new hdd is MAG3091LC on this page

A:if i have 1 ide and 1 scsi hard drive how do i install windows on the new scsi hd?

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I have this configuration of  SCSI  >>>> Barramento SCSI  - 0
                                                              Unidade logica  scsi - 0
                                                               Porta SCSI -  0
                                                               Identificador do alvo SCSI - 1
 How can I improve it please!!!  Thanks!!!

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Hello, I have an old HP NetRAID4 controller and can not seem to get XP to see the drives. I loaded XP on an IDE HD and windows will recognize the RAID correctly. But I cant seem to install XP ON the raid itself.

Set the bios, have loaded the drivers(f6 setup),and XP says there are no Hard drives to install on. Anyone know what Im missing here?

A:Solved: howto install XP on SCSI RAID

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GA-965P-DS3 Win XP pro SP3
Can I undo this without another reformat? I have 2 HDs connected to the purple SATA port, and 2 DVD burners connecdted to the IDE port. All of them used to "show" as IDE in device manager(in previous install) ALL 4 drives are reported as SCSI in device manager under the GIG GBB36X controller. They are working, but some software will not recognize the optical drives as burners! I can force them to burn using other programs such as CD Burner XP.

A:Solved: After reformat and re-install of XP all drives reported as SCSI?

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Welcome to my nightmare. I am trying to boot my HP xw6000 from a Windows XP professional SP2 CD and get the message "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HARD DRIVES INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER."

I have a Seagate ST336607LW 36GB SCSI hard drive connected to the HP motherboard #339100-xxx. I thought these drivers ( would work but then got the message "the file txtsetup.oem could not be found"

Until that message, this tutorial was right on track

Do I need a special driver because the OS is "OEM?"

I even made the 6 floppy discs and that did not work either trying to boot with the CD. I am able to get in the BIOS and change the boot order, but it doesn't help.

Let me explain the origin of this headache.... after finding serious malware I updated AdAware and ran bootcleaner and my computer never rebooted again. Since I did not have the original XP pro SP2 CD, I bought another one in the hope that I could at least boot the computer to access my data and software. Any help is appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Boot from Windows XP pro SP2 CD need to install 3rd party SCSI driver

and welcome to the Forum

Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :


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Hi all

I am not really sure if this is the right place to post this but I couldn't really find any other categories other than BSOD that seemed relevant so if there is a better place please tell me and I will post it there.

I have had this issue for around a year now and I have nearly given up trying to solve it so I would really appreciate if anyone can help me or point me in the right direction.

I am not suffering from BSOD, the actual issue is the computer just loses power, no warning, just instantly turns off. Everything else is fine, things run great, there are no other issues with the computer.

It seems to be random and there is no pattern I can find... It happens sometimes once per day, once per week, the circumstances it has happened under are:
When is the computer is IDLE, nothing running.Computer under load, gaming, browsing, all that general use stuff.Nothing else turns off, monitors are fine, speakers are fine they just display the "no signal" error.

I have tried the following:
Replacing the PSUReinstalling / trying different OS (Windows 7, 8.1 and 10)Buying a UPS in case it was something to do with my house's electricsMade sure all temperatures are within safe limitsAll components run at stock settings, no over clocks.

My system specs are linked to my profile so please look there.

The only thing I can find in the event log is this kernal power log and honestly I don't really understand what much of it means.

- <Event xmlns="http://sc... Read more

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I have a power on problem. When I hit the soft start power on button the LEDs on the front panel and on the mother board light up. The lights stay on for about 5 seconds and then the unit shuts off. About one second later it tries to start again with the same result. It will do this forever. I've measured the +5 VDC and +12 VDC at the peripheral connectors and they are correct when the LEDs are on and they go to zero when the unit shuts off.

During the on period nothing shows on the monitor.

I had the power supply tested and the +5 volts was slightly out of spec (+5.4 VDC), so I replaced the power supply with no change in behavior. The power switch works as expected, when pressed it closes at the mother board pin connector.

Also I've disconnected all peripheral devices, hard drives and CD/DVD drives etc. with no change in behavior.

I'm running a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R motherboard and an Intel Quad Core i7-920 processor.

It would seem that I'm down to either the motherboard or processor. Can anyone shed additional light on this. I'm puzzled as to why the motherboard keeps trying to start without the soft power button closed even though the power supply has shut off.



A:Power on end less cycle

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2 quick and easy's :

Say your working with a modem, router, and laptop.
-When doing a power cycle to refresh your settings, in which order is the correct way or does it matter?

Also when resetting a router, linksys wrt54g, which is the correct way to reset the router while keeping your security settings you've already set.

A:Power Cycle

If you are just trying to reestablish your high speed internet connection I am not sure it matters.

Generally I have been told to power off the modem for a couple of minutes and then turn it back on. At most, I have turned off the modem, turned off the computer waited, then restarted the modem and rebooted.

The router is generally less of an issue, but if you want to make sure, then unplug the router and plug it back in when you turn the modem back on.

If you are having a different problem with the modem or the router, then give us more specifics about your problem and someone can probably help you.

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I'm building a new PC using an old Lenovo Type 8975 /model 7MG case, into which I'm puting a new AsRock 939A790GMH motherboard. All going well until I get to the front system panel connector which at first glance looked compatible but isnt. I wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction?
The pins on the motherboard are for a 10 pin connector block as is the Lenovo FRU 41N5284 power switch/led connector but the blank is in the wrong place compared with the motherboard and the number of pins actually wired is less on the Lenovo, only 6 wired, compared with 9 'used' pins on the board. So I'm going to have to get some 2 pin connectors and wire it it up bit by bit unless I can find a compatible connector for the AsRock m/board and cross wire everything. The main problem is I cant find a wiring diagram for the Lenovo power switch . I have black and yellow coming from the combined power switch/reset button, green and black coming from the power neon and another yellow and black coming from another neon, (not sure what that neon is for-HDLED presumably....).
The motherboard has pins for PLED+,PLED-,PWRBTN#,GND,HDLED+,HDLED,GND,RESET#,DUMMY

Also as there is no seperate reset button on the Lenovo power switch/led assembly, how can I get the reset to work on the AsROck board using this switch?

Any advice as to correct configuration/significance of wiring colouring/tips as to easiest way forward much appreciated!

A:Solved: Lenovo power switch wiring configuration help please!

The easiest thing would be to get another case.

If that's not possible connect the yellow and black from the power button to the PWRBTN and the GND next to it. It doesn't matter which wire goes to which pin.

If there is only one switch in the power button and therefore only 2 wires coming from it you can't have a reset unless you add another switch somehow.

If that case has a PSU are you sure it's compatible with that Mobo ?

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Linksys BEFSR41 Cable/DSL router. Firmware is the latest. When the problem occurs, all the lights indicate good...but they won't flash when I click my connect shortcut...have to power cycle router only for about a minute...then it all works.
This happens several times a day...and sometimes even when I am already connected and surfing or downloading a file and it's getting me !
Never have a problem when just using modem...but my DSL sigal is not the greatest, although I don't think signal strength can affect router...could be wrong though

A:Keep having to power cycle router...

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I am getting the below error with an xp os pc,

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."

I have read microsofts documentation on the error, but basically I cannot boot form the OS CD, that leaves two options.

1) Edit boot.ini, file (I do not where to begin)

2) Use recovery console , how do you invoke the recovery console ?

A:[SOLVED] Computer disk hardware configuration problem

Hi I am really struggling with this issue, basically I cannot boot from my recovery CD and therefore cannot begin to try any of the options suggested by MS.

Any help appreciated.

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I have bought a SATA HDD, to replace my old IDE drive, but cannot get it to work! I have followed the instructions in my mobo manual, but the result has been that my machine is now unusable!

I have a Jetway V600 DAP mobo, and am trying to install a Samsung Spinpoint 80gig SATA HDD, with Windows XP.

So far I have taken the following steps;

I removed old HDD and installed new drive, inserted Windows XP cd, and pressed F6 key at the system prompt for SATA driver. I inserted Floppy Disc with driver, which seemed to load ok.

System installed some files, then started to format HDD, this seemed to stop short of a full format, and system the rebooted.

Upon reboot the message "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem, could not read from selected boot disks, check boot path and disk hardware"

I don't know what to do next, please help, I'm desperate!!!!

A:Solved: SATA Disk Hardware Configuration problem

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I'm helping a friend with this problem. When the machine boots up it automatically goes to the options for booting into safe mode. Once she selects any of the options, safe mode, with networking, regular, last known good configuration...the system gives her a message about being in power save mode or something like that and just reboots. I had her go into BIOS and there were no settings to address this.

Any ideas?


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I have cable internet service with comcast. They provided me with a Motorola Surfboard SB5101 modem, I purchased a Belkin Wireless G router so that I could use my latop arond the house (compaq v4000 w/windows xp). I've had minor problems with the setup since i got it. At first I had to "Power Cycle" (unplug the modem and router, wait a few mintes and plug them back in) several times a day, because the internet would just stop working.

It would still say that i was connected to my network and everything was fine but it wouldnt work. If i power cycled the devices though it would work again.

About 2 months ago that changed and I only had to unplug everything every 2 days or so, still to often but i was willing to deal with it.

A few days ago it went back to the initial state. I have to unplug eveything like 8 times a day because I loose my connection (although it still says im connected) several times a day for no apparent reason. Particularly when i close the laptop or leave it sitting a while, although it deffinetly happens at other times as well.

Comcast wont talk to me about anything with my router because i didnt get it through them at a high mark up, PLUS a monthly fee!!! They will only say that my modem works when i hook it directly to the computer so tough luck with everything else. Belkins tech support tried but i got guys who dont know much more than i do. If anyone can help offer an explanation and or recourse i would be most appreciative.
Thank y... Read more

A:Have to power cycle network 6 or 7 times a day

It's not clear to me where the connection is lost--modem? Router? PC?

Since the connection is not lost when the PC is connected to the modem, I'm guessing that the problem is the router dropping the connection or, more likely, the PC losing the wireless connection. If the latter, the most common cause is wireless interference, especially from 2.4Ghz cordless phones.

If you disable the router's wireless signal and run with modem to router to PC via ethernet, do you still get the disconnects?

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Win XP SP 2,
Nvidia 8800GTS
2 Gig Ram

Hi guys,

I'm hoping someone can throw me a bone here,since I don't know which way to go with this.

Basically, power surge last night, my PC now goes into an endless reboot cycle whenever turned on.

I cannot start it in safe mode, as it hangs on the list of files. Can't start in Last known good, can't boot from CD, as it will get as far as 'Checking hardware configuration' and then reboot.

So essentially I can do nothing at all. I guess it's obvious some hardware is fried, but I can't afford to replace things at random- any suggestions on likely causes, or ways I can narrow it down?



A:Reboot cycle after Power Surge

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First off, computer specs:
Hp a1720n Desktop pc running windows xp professional 32 bit (sp3)
Motherboard asus p5lp-le (oem for hp)
Processor Pendium D 2.8ghz Dual core socket 775
Ram: 1 gig pc2-4200 ddr2 sdram
HD: Samsung sp2504 250gb 7200rpm hd
Video Card: ati something or other, cant remmber
PSU: Thermaltake silent purepower 480w
Soundblaster Live! soundcard

So last night the power in my house shut off, and flickered on and off about 10 times and then stayed off. After it came back on, I tried to turn on my computer. The computer gets to the windows xp loading screen, loads for .5 seconds and restarts, it will do this endlessly unless I shut off the power. I put in the windows xp disc and tried to get to the automatic repair service and it says no hard drive is found.

I took the hard drive out and hooked it up as a slave to another computer, while this computer was recognizing the hard drive, it ran a repair utility and found several errors and repaired them, I thought this may be all that it needed, swapped it back to the endless restart computer and same thing: endless restarts.

I then put the hard drive as a slave on the working computer again and tried to get my files out of it just in case it was on its way out, during this time, I tried using an ide hard drive with the endless restart computer, I loaded a fresh copy of windows on it and had no issues installing all the way to the desktop, I did this to make sure everything else in the system worked and i... Read more

A:Endless Reboot Cycle after Power Outage

FWIW: There is no need to install SATA drivers, since the motherboard has native SATA support.


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I haven't used a d-link in a long time and I'm just wondering if I can power cycle a DI-264 without resetting the router to factory default settings. I just pull the power plug for 30 seconds correct?

A:D-link DI-264 Power Cycle without Factory Reset?

Yes, pulling the plug on any router should not erase any of its settings. You would have to use the reset switch to clear the settings or the option within the router menus to restore it to factory defaults.

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hi everyone
Scenario: have 80 nodes and 6 switches 1 router (RV082)
ISP_flows to router
Router_flows to switches(unmanaged 24)
Switches_flows to Nodes

oftenly why i need to do power cycle/ rebooting router
As we have 5 to 6 host that work on captcha able to work only for a week,after a week, they face exceptions in captcha as they says internet is not working fine for them, when tried to troubleshoot am unable to find (ping to gateway is fine ping to website that work on captcha fine too)
as soon i restart router or power cycle devices they are able to work fine.
i would like to have help form experts here why am facing this issue's.
what steps i need to be taken for this issue.

kindly suggest me on this.


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Since I don't want to keep my external hard drive constantly powered on, I normally turn its power switch off after "safe to remove.." confirmation. The problem is that when I switch the power back on the drive often (but not always) fails to connect and USBDeview confirms that the USB 2.0 is not connected. The only way I can get a connect is by cycling the power switch, sometimes 2 or 3 times, but I think that's a poor solution. Once connected, the drive works fine.

I'm looking for a software solution that would retry or force the USB connect (restarting the OS is unacceptable). Perhaps something in the system software (Windows XP, home, SP3)? Other software that would do the job?

Thanks for any ideas.

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I built a new DIY PC, Asus P10 MB, I7-6770K CPU, 16GB Corsair RAM, onboard video only cklean setup I thought.
Need PC for security NVR (24/7 operation. I cant go 12-30 hrs without a deep freeze on the screensaver page.
Must hard power Cycle to regain normal operation.

I followed BSOD instructions, please see attached Zip file

any guidance would be much appreciated,

thanks Vince

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Hi All,

I've been dealing with BSOD's for a while and have never been able to find the cause. Sometimes the computer will BSOD and restart fine and run for a little while and BSOD again. Sometimes it will BSOD and then refuse to start, just power cycling before the BIOS screen even comes up.

To fix this I usually wait 24 hours or I've realized I can remove one stick of RAM and that also tends to fix it. I can add the RAM back later and it will work again for a while until the next BSOD.

Other times it will run for days no problem.

I also tried running verifier as instructed on this site and the computer would BSOD on boot for wdf01000.sys. The other BSOD s typically had an error regarding IRQ, but lately it's been different things I can't recall the new errors just that they're no longer IRQ.

I've tried testing the memory with Memtest so I think it could be the motherboard, but I'd like to confirm with some people who know more than me before I go through the whole hassle of RMA'ing it.

Attached is the required info for BSOD posts. Thanks for any help!

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Hi All,

I've been dealing with BSOD's for a while and have never been able to find the cause. Sometimes the computer will BSOD and restart fine and run for a little while and BSOD again. Sometimes it will BSOD and then refuse to start, just power cycling before the BIOS screen even comes up.

To fix this I usually wait 24 hours or I've realized I can remove one stick of RAM and that also tends to fix it. I can add the RAM back later and it will work again for a while until the next BSOD.

Other times it will run for days no problem.

I also tried running verifier as instructed on this site and the computer would BSOD on boot for wdf01000.sys. The other BSOD s typically had an error regarding IRQ, but lately it's been different things I can't recall the new errors just that they're no longer IRQ.

I've tried testing the memory with Memtest so I think it could be the motherboard, but I'd like to confirm with some people who know more than me before I go through the whole hassle of RMA'ing it.

Attached is the required info for BSOD posts. Thanks for any help!

A:BSOD Random Times Followed by Power Cycle before POST

A better suited forum for you = BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums
Why? the and are forums that are specific for those Windows versions.

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Hi folks, smart data shows that my hard disk is generally in good working order but gives above warning. My count is 96. What is power cycle count? Is this a major problem, if it is how can I fix it? Appreciate all comments.

A:Warning: Power Cycle Count is below the average limits (98-100).

It just counts the number of times the drive has been powered up, it's nothing to worry about.

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Hi all,

I hope someone can help with this problem as it is driving me slightly mad… I apologise if this is not in the right part of the forum but I couldn’t find a section that it seemed to fit into.

Firstly I’ll give you my set up details for some background:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
EVGA Nvidia 560 TI
HP 1080p monitor

Onkyo TX NR414

LG 42LW550T

The computer is connected to both the HP monitor (by DVI) and the Onkyo Receiver (DVI to HDMI cable). The receiver is then connected to the LG HDTV. Windows is set to duplicate the display on both screens, the resolution is set to 1080p 60hz which is meant to be the native resolution for both the monitor and the HDTV.

The problem I am having is that, when using the computer on the TV, it will sometimes cause the TV to power cycle (go into standby and then turn on again).

I also have a Sky HD box and Xbox 360 connected and never experience this issue with either of them, so I assume it must be computer related.

The main time this happens is within XBMC whilst watching a video, the screen will freeze (I can still hear sound), the TV power cycles and then comes back on. However, this has also happened whilst using the Dolphin Emulator and watching a game trailer in Steam (in Big Picture mode).

I have tried updating the video card drivers, rolling them back etc… but the problem persists. I have also tried different HDMI cables and HDMI ports etc...

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A:Windows 7 64 causing HDTV to power cycle (turn off and on)

Hmm, another update.

This has now happened whilst watching TV via the Sky HD box. However, it only ever happens when the PC is also connected to the receiver.

Interestingly, at the same time as the TV power cycled the PC monitor went black and the computer beeped as though a device had been unplugged. The problem is I don't know whether the TV turning off caused the computer to do this or whether it is the computer losing connection that is causing the HDTV to turn off then on again...

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Is there any software out there that will count actual write cycles to a hard drive? I found some monitoring packages, but none of them will report the number of times a drive is actually wrtten to. Thanks.

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i have ah dell 4600 with a 250 watt psu an d standby stops working an occassionally wen ever i try to bring it out of stanby it completely loses power an shuts off like d eletricity went any ideas why dis is happening?

A:system loses power

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got my answer........

A:vid card loses power

cyro26 said:

got my answer........Click to expand...

It might be good to leave your problem and post the answer so others can learn from it...

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I have a problem with my computer. It loses power intermittently. I'm running windows2000pro. It is very intermittent, it can be on for hours without a problem. It never shuts down when it's just sitting idle. It can happen when I'm using any application or browsing a webpage.

A:pc loses power intermittently

So it turns off instantly, requiring you to restart it using the power switch? But then you mention "shut down", so can you elaborate?

Sounds like a harware issue, perhaps overheating?

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I just purchased an all new computer...every part retail and brand new...
AMD athlon xp 2400+
Asus a7n8x deluxe
2 corsair pc2700 512 ddr
1 cd-rom
1-geforce 3 ti 200
chieftec case
enermax 350 watt power supply

well everything was good...but now everytime i try to play any games or create a cd or do anything that requires any memory...
The computer completely shuts off....everything powers down and shuts off...when i restart it, windows xp gives me message that "cpu overclocking" or "memory has failed".
Nothing is being overclocked....i first got a 512 ddr crucial 2700 but i sent it back and got corsair because i thought it was the ram thats the problem

Well if anybody has any ideas on why it just suddenly turns off! please respond!!! thanks for everybodies time

Aim Sn = youshady

A:Computer loses power

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I have a Samsung SCX-4826FN printer that I bought refurbished and I did not take it out of the box until several months later because of lack of space and I was still using my old printer. Anyway I have bought things from this website before and never had a problem so I thought all would be fine with the printer when I took it out. I know it is all my fault and now I need a fix that I can do myself. However I can not find help for my problem and the books say send the printer in for repair but I hope it is something you can help me with

I turn on the printer and all it say is
System Error
Cycle Power
There is a solid red light on the status area.

I have tried to Press MENU # 1 9 3 4 in sequence rapidly. The LCD panel should now display TECH.

But it will not do anything. I can hit copy and you can hear something scanning or something going on but it does not even try to take the paper it just sits there after printing. That is all it will do.

Please tell me what to do for the system error cycle power red status light?

A:Samsung 4826FN system error cycle power problems

Send it back to the seller for a replacement or refund.

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Firstly, I apologize in advance for using any incorrect terminology because I'm not the most tech savvy individual and my knowledge in the area of computers is limited. My wifi is dropping with a frequency of every 30 minutes to 3 hours. When it does drop, the wireless internet drops across the board, and any and all devices with wifi functionality are not able to access the internet. I do not experience this wireless connectivity problem with my laptop while I'm at school or at my friend's house. The wireless network doesn't repair itself, and I always have to intervene. While the wifi network is in this condition, I have run Windows 8.1 manual diagnostics in an attempt to troubleshoot the issue. It passes everything but the ping test. The Windows manual diagnostic result is always "No response: default gateway DHCP server." Also, I'm sometimes able to use the "identify and repair network problems" in Windows to temporarily resolve the issue. This does sometimes fix this issue, but when it doesn't, it spits out "Wifi doesn't have valid IP configuration." More often than not, I am forced to power cycle the Frontier Communications Modem/Router (Model B90-755044-15). I have contacted Frontier Communications, but they haven't been the least bit helpful. The technicians have various answers to my qualms. One technician said it was a poor signal quality problem and the issue was fixed. Another told me it was an... Read more

A:Internet is constantly dropping. Having to power cycle modem/router

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I'm getting these two error messages towards the end of the installation of Impulse:
1: Error Parsing
RegASM.exe Configuration Parser error
Parser returned error 0xC00CE556

2: Error Parsing
Impulse.exe Configuration Parser error
Parser returned error 0xC00CE556

I've already tried a clean install and a reinstall of .NET Framework. Please help, this program is essential. Already tried compatibility mode, too, with no effect.

A:[SOLVED] Configuration parser Error during and after install

Addendum: Stardock support says this is not a problem with Impulse itself, and the Microsoft support system hasn't been helpful. Need third-party support; namely, this tech forum.

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Hello. My computer was randomly losing power when I used software that requires heavy memory usage (Like burning a DVD). I checked what the cause of this could be and it could be due to overheating.. so I checked the grade celsius from BIOS and it was 90. I checked the grade celcius on my computer with Coretemp and core 1 was 120, core 2 was 110, core 3 and 4 were 90 (Quad core..). I heard dust could be the problem for overheating, so I got rid of dust in my computer (There was quite a bit). I removed the fan of the prossessor because there was dust on there, I removed the prossessor to see if it looked alright, returned the prossesor and the fan, returned the power cable on the computer and turned it on and the first thing it says is "New CPU installed", and "loading new files"... something like that. And of course my computer once again loses power while in the process of that. So I tried looking for some dust again, placed the cables better so air could flow better through the computer, I start it up and 4 seconds later it reboots. It does this everytime now. When I start up my computer, 4 seconds later it shuts down then turns on. Then, I have no screen at all.

What could be the cause of this? If someone has a solution for me I would appreciate it. Sorry for my bad english.

A:Computer loses power and no screen

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Hello, running Win XP Pro on Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop. New problem developed 2 weeks ago after running sustem for 4 months. Power turns off randomly after running WIN XP for anywhere from 5 - 60 minutes. Only change I remember was tried to install Jedi night game and didn't work, then uninstalled.

Have run hardware diagnostics in DOS mode and no problem found. Did not power off in DOS mode now for 12 hours, so I believe it's a software problem.

Have run most recent McAffee antivirus update. Cleaned a couple of minor viruses, but problem still happens.

Dell is suggesting uninstall and reinstall WIN XP, but I'm wondering if there are less drastic steps I can try first.

Appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:Laptop Loses Power unexpectedly

Type MSCONFIG in the run command and go to the startup and see what is running. Remove suspicious entries one at a time and reboot to see if the system shuts down or not. This way you&#8217;ll narrow it down to the culprit.

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Problem from Event Viewer: The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Details are below.

- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />







<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-10-02T21:39:48.521600000Z" />


<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />



<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />


- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>

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A:Windows 7 Suddenly Loses Power

Quote: Originally Posted by IThinkImGod

My PC completely turns itselfe off when playing anything in full screen ( Like call of duty) It will run for a second or two then my computer just loses power. I got a 750w PSU so i don't see what the problem is. Does the details information above make any sence to anyone?

Nifty name

The logged event is a mere side-effect of the unexpected power-down, and it contains no useful info. It's simply saying "hey, the computer did not shut down cleanly the last time, so obviously something must have gone very wrong, just in case you didn't notice."

As to why the "off" thing happens, the key is to work out whether it's software or hardware. I'm going to guess that maximising Notepad or a browser window doesn't produce the same symptom - only more demanding games cause it to happen? If that's right, it may have something to do with your video driver. The most obvious place to start would be to make sure you're on updated video drivers.

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This problem has only just started occurring very recently. Basically whenever my computer is under load, or playing a highly graphical game, my computer looses power completely. It doesn't restart itself, and i have to press the power button to power it back on. Prime95 also cases my computer to lose power.
There is no BlueScreen or anything. I have checked my event logs and have found error 41 kernel-power.
The weird thing is, my computer doesn't seem to shut down when playing a game like DoTA 2, but when playing something like Battlefield or Tomb Raider, even Counter Strike Global Offensive, it loses power.

I believe this problem has started occuring ever since i downloaded MSI afterburner. I have changed my graphics card setting back to default and uninstalled MSI afterburner yet the problem still occurs.

Other things i have tried :

. Checking the temps of my computer. Processor (AMD Phenom 955 Black edition) seems fine. Runs at 60 degrees on load and 40/below idle.

. Graphics card (GTX 560) runs at 60-70 degrees. 90 is apprently the max temp for my card, so that seems fine.

. Restoring the bios settings back to default

. Turning cool n quiet off

. Turning Thermal Throttle off. When this was enabled, my computer seemed stable, but my CPU was not being used fully, and stayed around 41 degrees on full load? (Using Prime95 to test) I also experienced large FPS drops whilst playing DoTA 2, every minute or so, which would last for a few seconds. (Very frust... Read more

A:Computer loses power under load?!

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Hi Guys,

So i've had a few problems with my custom build computer (Not overclocked in any way).

EDIT: DCOM issues as well as other issues in the Event Viewer have now been solved.

Only the POWER LOSS problem remains.

The hardware/software specs are:

Motherboard - Asus P7P55DE-LX
CPU - Intel Core i7 860 Socket 1156 LGA
RAM - 2x 2GB Corsair Dominator 667MHz
PSU - Antec TP-650W
HDD - Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
GPU - Gainward NVidia GeForce GTX 460
Soundcard - Inbuilt to Motherboard
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1


The problem is: Whenever I attempt to Install a program OR use windows update, either during or after the installation, the computer will lose power completely and after about 2 seconds, begins to power on again and presents me with the screen with the options like "Start Windows Normally". Please find attached a screenshot of the event viewer showing what happened before and after the shut down. Upon opening Event Viewer i've also noticed that I get a few other errors especially with something called DistributedCOM so if you guys could also help me with that then that would be great.

A:System Loses Power Randomly

Hey, I have no idea what would the DistributedCOM errors would be but would you check the event viewer after a normal restart and see if those are systematic?

Some searching shows those errors may be from an uninstalled application or something.

If they are present after a normal restart:
Run regedit, select computer on left pane. Right click on it and export.
Get CCleaner (hope you can install w/o crash)
Analyze and then fix (if it finds) registry issues
restart PC and check event viewer again if you keep getting them

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This is a sort of double post as the issue has changed from a bios/ installation thing to... ehh I don't know.

So I was swapping drives to make sure my drive wasn't shot and I plugged the power into the DVD drive first and it green lighted and started spinning. Then I plugged the IDE cable in and the drive stopped, no lights no spiny spiny. Pulled the IDE cable back out at it fired back up again. I repeated that like a monkey for a few minutes... Anybody know whats going on?

A:DVD drive loses power as IDE is connected

Do you have the IDE cable plugged in correctly?

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Whenever I leave my ~3 month old laptop powered off - completely powered off, as in shut down - for about a week, when I come back it has lost all power and needs to be charged up again. This is obviously rather irritating, particularly because I bought it to replace my old laptop when the battery on it broke.

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Satellite Pro C50-A-1E5 loses power while shut down

Such notebook behavior can happen in case some BIOS functions are enabled.
You should disable in BIOS the wake up options like Wake Up on LAN or Wake Up on Keyboard, etc?
Furthermore you should disable the option Sleep & Charge (if available)

PS: Don?t forget to save the changes in BIOS.

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I just returned today from being out of town for the weekend, and when I go to power up my computer it loses power just as the Windows XP logon screen appears (the screen on which you choose which user you would like to log in as). I started up the computer again and the same thing happened.

Last week I installed a new Nvidia Geforce graphics card (though it was working properly for two days before I left), so I figured the problem might be there. I disconnected the nvidia card and went back to the on-board video and the computer loses power in the same place. If I try to start up using safe mode or last known good configuration it loses power just as the same logon screen is about to appear.

I've tried everything I can think of but I'm at a loss... there were some thunderstorms here this weekend but the clocks are all still set properly so I don't think the power went out. Does anyone have any idea how I can get back into XP?

A:Computer Loses Power Suddenly

The first thing I would check would be the power supply. Do you have a spare power supply that you could "jump" to the board to see if the machine would finish booting?

If you don't have a power supply tester, take the tower to a repair facility and have them test the unit. Testing the unit only takes 5-10 minutes.

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basically, i am forced to use comcast. when its working, the internet works great and i can't complain. however, sometimes i can go couple days without any drops. other times it will drop 3-5 times a day sometimes twice within an hour. so i swapped out the modem to a new motorola SB5101 and i still have the same problem. i logged into the modem doing the typical and pulled up the logs and this is what i get (note: the error coincides with time internet drops):

Code Description
E107.0 SW upgrade Failed after download - Incompatible SW file
E102.0 SW Download INIT - Via Config file
R002.0 No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out
E102.0 SW Download INIT - Via Config file
E107.0 SW upgrade Failed after download - Incompatible SW file

and it just repeats with E102 and E107 error with dates and time matching to my problems. does ANYONE know how to fix this? i would call comcast but i have a feeling the guy would be like what log? now fixing the problem is simple, i just powercycle everything and it starts working again. please help me im being tortured.

A:comcast cable modem drops anywhere from 3 to 5 times a day, power cycle required

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Hello again - it's been a long time. I'm working on my Laptop now...


HP dv9330ca laptop running Vista 64-bit. NVidea GE Force 7600 video and Conexant audio. 2GB RAM.

I hooked-up the HDMI cable from the lappy to the TV (Toshiba 32DT2U or 32C110U, not sure) and had no sound through the TV, so I...
Set the sound on the lappy to digital ouput (SPDIF) in Control Panel - still no sound.
Updated video drivers (after google and HP website suggestion)- we have sound (isn't this odd??).
Updated audio drivers - sound is gone (what the...??).
Rollback audio driver - still no sound -.-
Re-install video drivers - we have sound.
Reboot - we still have sound!!
Power down Toshiba display and power back on (left the lappy on and streaming audio and video) - no more sound
Re-install video drivers - still no sound

I have rebooted after all the mentioned steps above. I am making sure that the sound is set to digital in Control Panel but it isn't helping anymore, nor is the re-install of the video drivers. I am thinking that the rollback of the audio driver suggests that I should not try re-installing the newer one, as it seemed previously to cause a conflict.

As always, your suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

A:HDMI LOSES sound at monitor power off

** UPDATE...

I did install the newer audio driver and got sound to work. I even re-booted and still had sound. However, when I powered down the system and came back a couple days later, I had no sound again!. Re-installed the audio driver - still no sound.

Any help would be appreciated.


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I've been battling this one for a while as well, and what happens is when you plug in the power cord, the wireless device is disabled. If you pull up Device Manager, you can reenable the device there.

I'm on a Dell Latitude E6520 with an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wifi device. This happens every time I plug in power, either on the laptop or when docking. I've gone through all power settings and driver settings for the wifi device, tried three different driver versions from Intel and Dell, to no avail. If anyone has solved this, tips would be appreciated.

A:Follow up on Dell that loses Wi-Fi when power plugged in

Oh geez... And I take one more pass through, and in the default Dell power plan (right click on the battery icon and pull up power options, then "Change Plan Settings", then "Change Advanced Power Settings". Expand "Wireless Adapter Settings", "Power Saving Mode", and change the Plugged In setting from "Disabled" to "Maximum Performance".

Sigh... Bad default from Dell. Looks like they're expecting you're using a landline connected docking station, but even then, why would you want to lose bluetooth and any standing wifi connections just because you plugged in. Dumb.

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This Satellite M70 has no battery.
When first connected to mains power, the blue power LED comes on as expected.
But after a few minutes the blue power LED goes off and all power is lost.
This happens even if the computer is not "turned on" while plugged in. So it is not likely to be overheating.

The longer it is left unplugged, the longer the LED stays on when it is plugged in.
If unplugged and replugged right after the LED goes off, the LED may not come on at all, or it may come on for only a few seconds.

I have completely disassembled this M70 and there is no dust anywhere inside.
The problem persists when the M70 is stripped down with no RAM, HDD, display, keyboard or interface cards. All parts I can reach feel cold when the power loss occurs.

The PSU is known good, it is 3.34A and reads 19.5V with a voltmeter.

So, probably something is wrong with the power components on the mainboard.
It's not really worth paying for repairs, so before I discard this M70, what else should I try?


A:Satellite M70 loses mains power randomly

Here must be some serious problem with power supply electronic placed on the mainboard.
In my opinion there is nothing you can do about it.

If you want to keep this old piece of hardware check eBay and maybe you can find refurbished mainboard and exchange it. Maybe you can find well working M70 but with destroyed or defective display and get it for less money. So you can use two notebooks and make well working one.

I don?t think you should spend a lot of money for it.

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Hi I was just wondering if any of you have encountered, or know of a solution to fix the following problem.

My computer instantly and randomly loses power for no apparent reason, it is as if someone is yanking the power lead out or turning it off from the wall, and at the worst i cant turn my computer on for aslong as it wants it boots for sometimes 4-5 seconds sometimes a minute then turns off as forementioned.
Is it just my power supply or something more serious?

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

my comp os 2.8ghz pentium 4 running win xp professional sp2
the problem is not due to temp problems not bios problems as i have reset them manually not a virus as i have erased hard drive and put a clean copy of win and problem isn't fixed, which also means it couldnt be to lagging because of a full h/d

A:Computer Instantly And Randomly Loses Power

Probably the supply.
It's the quickest and usually the least expensive replacement.
Maybe you can switch it out with one temporarily to check.

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Appreciate some assistance.

From reading different things, gathered that SCSI hard drives run rather hot. Have an older Seagate Barracuda ST15150N 4.2GB, approximately 2" (+/-5cm) thick in the pc, and its literature recommends some good ventilation. Hint, hint, uh? The person who is going to get the pc may or may not remember to shut it down after a period of use.

What is best:

1. Running SCSI hd all the time?

2. Using Power Management (Home/Desktop Use) and shutting the hd down after 30 minutes or so?

Or, something altogether different.


A:SCSI Component Power Management

I like to keep my hard drive running all the time. The disk will run better if it stays the same temp. (All components will stablize and the platter wont expand and contract.) Also I dont like the stress that is put on the drive every time it has to spin up and load the heads. Anyway thats my two cents worth.

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My problem is almost identical to this thread
I am putting a new video card (HD 4650) into the system in my sig.
Uninstalled drivers, put new card in, plugged in power supply and the CPU and GPU fans started for 2 to 3 second, than stoped, started again and stopped, they continued to cycle on and off without me ever pressing my cases power button.
I had to put the power cord the get the fans to stop cycling.
Then I removed the video card and the booted the computer using the integrated graphics and everything worked fine.
Is the start up power draw from the video card is to much for my Dell 305w PSU? Maybe the PSU can't supply enough power, which would explain why removing the card fixes the problem.
I tried removing two of my computer's four RAM stick and reinserting the video card, but the fans would still endlessly cycle until I pulled the power cord.

What should I do?
Should I get a new power supply?
I measured the current PSU and it is a weird size:
~3 7/8" tall (9.8 cm)
~5 1/2" long (13.8 cm)
~6" deep / width (14.7 cm)
Voltage and such... 305W
+5V = 22A
+12VA = 18A
+12VB = 18A
-12V = 1A
+3.3V = 17A
+5VSB = 2A
combined max 12VA and 12VB = 22A

I saw this PSU... at newegg
Any help, comments suggestions? Do you think it really is the psu or am I barking up the wrong tree?

P.S. I just noticed that the HD 4650 box and newegg page recommend a 400w power supply, so I guess the power supp... Read more

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For some reason , my computer restarts without notice , just seems to lose power all of a sudden, then it will start up again..

This generally happens when CPU usage is at 90+%
some games that have been doing this are

Crysis 2 << (even on low)
ApB Reloaded <<(lowest settings as well)
Nba 2k11
Thanks in advance.
Os : Win7 64 Bit
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600
Ram: 4gb
Graphic Card: EVGA 8800 GTS

A:Computer seemingly loses power during gaming sessions

How old is the computer? Sounds like heat. Is your computer used in dusty conditions? Have you ever cleaned out the dust from inside. The fans, vents and don't forget the psu. Use compressed air to clean as a vacuum will create a static charge which can kill your machine. Ctrl Alt Delete, Taskmanager and look under Performance while game is running and look in Processes to see what's being used.

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I just built a new machine and it just randomly turns off. It will not turn back on until all power has been disconnected for a few minutes. Long post, but covers everything relevant. Thank you.

The specs:

Processor: Amd A10 5800K Blk Edt 3800Mhz 4Mb 100w Socket FM2 (APU, Graphics on-board)

Memory: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz 9-9-9 DDR3 HyperX Red
(1 4GB Module and 2 2GB Modules due to TigerDirect error, Windows only sees 6GB, but that's for another day lol)

PSU: Thermaltake TRX-650M TR2 RX 650-Watt Modular Power Supply - 650W, 140mm Fan, ATX, Modular, 80 Plus

HDD: WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 64MB Cache
(old 120GB drive also installed as extra storage)

What I was doing when this happened:
1) Cleaning files from my old hard drive after installing Windows 7 on the new drive.

2) Playing SimCity on appropriate settings. (The night previously, I played SimCity for many hours with no interruptions.)

BIOS does not show any heating or voltage problems. The CPU hits a max of 59 degrees celcius. All fans operating normally and system temperature is low.

Sounds like a power problem - PSU or otherwise. Surge protector does not have to be reset after a failure. Any thoughts appreciated.

I ran various burn-in tests and all temperatures remained below 50 degrees. BIOS reports all voltages as normal.
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A:Newly Built Machine Randomly Loses Power

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So this doesn't happen all the time, but every now and then my PC will suddenly lose power. It doesn't go through the shut down process, it just dies. Then after about 5 seconds it starts to restart. It either restarts successfully and loads back into windows, or it does this thing where it starts up for one second, then powers off, waits a second, then starts up and powers off again. It never powers on after that.

I've found out that opening up the case, pulling out the power cable connected to the motherboard and plugging it back in fixes it. Once I do that it starts up next time I try to turn it on.

Here are my specs:

Corsair 16G (4x4GB) Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 DDR3
Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155 3.4GHz CPU
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset
Crucial RealSSD C400 128G SATA3 M4 Series
Western Digital Blue 500G SATA3 HDD Caviar Blue
Antec 620W High Current Gamer Modular PSU
Fractal Design Define R3 Case Arctic White edition
Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler
MSI 980 gtx 4gb gaming

A:My PC randomly loses power and then struggles to turn back on.

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I completely changed out my system. I put in a new mobo. I put in new hard drives and I added new DVDrw's. The new mobo is a Foxconn A76ml located here

Anyway I had a total of three DVDRW's 2 of these were SATA and one was IDE. I also had four new hard drives. Three were SATA one was IDE. The mobo had an IDE channel installed so I attached the ide devices, the hd and the dvdrw to this.

The four sata's were filled on the mobo and I needed another so I added a raid card.

Everything was fine for about a week. Then I noticed one or more devices would not show up whenever I rebooted. It seemed like every other day I'd have to go in there to re-connect a hdd or a dvdrw.

Yesterday my pc failed entirely. I wouldn't start up or if a switched voltages from Europe to us and back again it would start up. Then it would be fine until I tried to add a raid device that didn't show up and the entire pc wouldn't start up again. Today I got it to start up without the raid device but it shut down by itself after a few minutes.

What is wrong? Is it the power supply, the mobo, too many devices, ( 7 = 4 hd's and 3 dvd's) or something else.

Thanks for helping.

A:I added a new mobo, now my desktop loses power for no reason

Well I played with it some more and discovered that it if I disconnected the Svideo cable from the video card that it started up fine. The video card is a Nvidia 9500GT.

This mobo says it was designed for ATI card. The card I am using is an Nvidia. That doesn't seem to be enough to cause this problem. Is there anything else I should be doing? I tried contacting the Foxconn website and they're down right now.

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Chassis: Desktop PC
Motherboard: Asus P5GD1-VM (Pentium 4)
Graphics Card: 64MB
Power Supply: ATX

More Specification? Refer to this Link

I've changed my motherboard into Asus P5GD1-VM. The connections were affixed by the technician. When I came home, I opened the computer and it worked fine. After occurring some problems, I undo all connections then reconnect it again. But when I finally open the computer, the system boots up, all powers and fans worked. After several minutes, like fifteen, the whole computer shut down also the power supply and the fans. Thank you very much in advanced!

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Hi there,

I have got two SCSI hard disk arrays running in my server, one is a 3-disks array on RAID-5 and the other one is a 1-disk unRAIDed.

Both arrays are presently holding data.

I want to install another 2 SCSI disks on the second array so that I can RAID these 2 together with the existing 1 on a RAID 5.

Can someone please kindly give me a walkthrough how to do it, because apart from changing hard disks on a PC, I have never done anything with SCSI hard disks before.

Is there any issue with data migration?
Do I have to temporarily transfer the data in the disk to another storage, install the 2 new disks, RAID the three together, then transfer back the data?
Or can I just simply plug in the two new disks, and RAID the three together, without having to worry about the data contained?

Ascan be seen I am in very very desperate need for help here.
So from the time the new disks arrive, what do I have to do?

Thanks so much. Any input is very much welcome and appreciated.

A:How to add SCSI hard disk to RAID

I am not sure I completely understand what you want to do. I think you want to install two new drives onto a scsi card and then create a raid array on those two disks.

As long as the scsi controller you are connecting these to supports raid, it should be no problem. Shut down and connect your drive to the controller. The one disk connected now will have the terminator jumper / plug installed on it. This needs to go on the last device in the chain. Now restart and enter the bios for the controller you are setting up the raid array on. There are different key combos for different card mgf's so you need to know which key to hit. When in the raid bios, select the two disks you want to create the array and start the creation process.

I am assuming that the os is already installed on another device and that drivers for the raid card are already installed. Go to disk management and you will need to partition and format your array. You MAY need to restart after you partition the array. Format with ntfs and you are good to go.

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OK. This one is very annoying. My mouse has been quitting on me all the time recently. Whenever I move it around a lot, or sometimes lust over to a button or something, the mouse completely loses power, and the buttons seem to "freeze" in their current state, so if I had the left button pressed at the time it went out, that button would still be considered "pressed", and would continue to do whatever. It is getting very hard to play many games because of this, especially Skulltag (DooM source port), and Unreal Tournament. It is also very difficult to get around in windows because of this. Once the mouse loses power and stays out, I get the very annoying "USB Device Not Recognized" error popping up in the notification area on the taskbar. After that, the only way I can get power back to the mouse is rebooting. (Plugging it into a different port doesn't help, and if I plug my other mouse in once this happens, it eventually loses power too. I even tried a ps2 port mouse, and got nowhere. I am running Windows XP Home Edition. Other devices on the USB ports are a Saitek P880 Gamepad and an ATI RF Wireless Remote Receiver (Remote Wonder). I have even tried unpluggin these devices, think9ing it was simply a "too much power" problem, but my problem is still there. Is there any way I can fix this so I don't have to keep rebooting, without having to buy a new mouse?

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New XPS 8900 desk top,  Mouse loses power when computer goes into sleep mode.  When I log on the mouse is not powered on. I have to unplug and replug USB to mouse for the computer to see and power on mouse.

A:New XPS 8900 - wired mouse loses power during sleep mode

Open Device Manager
Expand list under USB
Double click a root hub
Click Power Management tab
Uncheck box "Allow PC to turn off...
Repeat for all USB root hubs
Expand list under Human Interface Devices
Repeat steps 4-5 for all HID with a Power Management tab
Exit Device Manager
Open Windows Power options screen
Click on whichever plan is being used
Click Advanced options link
Look for USB Selective Suspend in list at left
Set it to Disabled
Save change to power plan

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When I try to put my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop into sleep mode, the screen goes dark and it looks like it's going to sleep. But the power button stays lit, and the two small outer edge lights on the front display stay lit. I can hear the motor whirring too, and it's clear the laptop is actually on and using/losing power. I am unable to get it out of sleep mode. A long press of the power button will get the computer powered up, but I am immediately taken to the "Windows did not shut down correctly" screen, and given the option to start windows normally or in safe mode.

To fix the problem, I've tried doing a system restore to a restore point before the problem started. That didn't fix it. Today I scanned the hard drive, motherboard and various other hardware, and everything passed. I did a virus scan and no threats were found. Any ideas what's going on and what I can do to fix the issue?

Specs for the laptop: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1, 64 bit, 6 GB RAM, Inter Core i5.

A:Dell Inspiron N5110 does not go into sleep mode, loses power

How long has the problem been going on? If it's within the time you have available System Restore point try rolling it back.

Sleep problems are mostly Display driver issues, so make sure your driver is up to date: First enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) to run all Important and Optional Windows Updates, with reboots, until there are no more when you check..

Then check the Dell Support page for your Tag number to try the latest driver there.

If all available drivers don't work, then work through these Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums.

Establish a Clean Boot, check for errors at time of Sleep in logs, utilize System Resources from the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

You can troubleshoot Sleep issues in Power Options by setting Sleep to 1 minute and Hibernate to 2 minutes to observe these timeouts behavior. I'd also try manually Sleeping and Hibernating from the Shut Down button. You want to test Hibernate too because it is an even better method to Sleep.

If all else fails trace the cause by Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums

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Have external SCSI 3TB RAID - need to get it properly configured in Disk Management to actually show up in "My Computer" as connected drive. Running Win2K Pro OS. RAID contains 8 - 500GB drives, and has been initialized. Disk management shows as: Disk 1 Dynamic 2047.99GB Online and Disk 2 Dynamic 1209.22GB Online, but both are Unallocated. (I changed them to Dynamic from Basic - was that right?)I want them set as RAID-5, but am not computer tech and don't know where to go from here and don't want to mess it up. Please advise!

A:Set RAID 5 external SCSI in Disk Management

To use RAID 5 on Windows 2000 Pro you will need a separate RAID controller. Do you have this? Windows 2000 Pro does not support software RAID 5. To implement software RAID 5 you would need a server OS.

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Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6000

Wireless internet picks up signal great, and as long as it's not plugged into the wall to charge wireless works fine, but once you plug it up to charge it'll take anywhere from 5-20 minutes and it'll lose connection. About 1-2 minutes later it will automatically reconnect. Then a few minutes later it will disconnect and reconnect again. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?


A:Computer loses wireless connection after power cable is plugged into laptop?

i would try updating your drivers for the dell unit. what signal strength does the laptop report?

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So here's what's happening:

I am on an Acer Aspire M5100 desktop that came with Vista 32x preinstalled. I bought a ATI Radeon HD 4550 months ago that worked fine on Vista. I wanted to install Windows 7 64x Home Premium, so I bought a copy through Microsoft, created a boot disk, removed all non-original components (including graphics card), and did a clean install. I installed all my additional hardware and everything worked fine until my graphics card.

When I installed my graphics card, I downloaded the most up to date drivers (I got the link from this site), and rebooted. Upon reboot, my BIOS load, Windows starts to load, and then I get a blue screen. The blue screen flashes by so quick I can't read what they're saying. Then my computer restarts, and we start over again (blue screen cycle).

So I reconnected to the onboard gpu, and it started. Then I went into the Device manager, and uninstalled the old driver. Reinstalled my Radeon 4550, and current drivers, rebooted, nothing. Tried reinstalling windows 7, this time, removing old drivers first, than installing. Still nothing. This happens every time I enable the video card and then reboot.

I'm a noob so I've searched this site up and down. I've heard that maybe I need to update my BIOS. So I went to to download the BIOs, and they don't have any listed for my PC.

With that said, I'm at my wits end. If anybody has any thoughts on what to do next, I truly appreciate it. Thanks.

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A:ATI Radeon HD 4550 Blue Screen Cycle On Install


Boot into safe mode and use the device manager to install the driver.

Make sure onboard vga is disabled in the bios, if there's an option for it. If not, disable it in the device manager in normal mode before you go to safe mode.

If that doesn't work, look at the link at the top of the debugging part of the forum on how to post a crash dump.

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I have a Startech brand PCI add-in card to get some extra SATA ports on my old Biostar MCP 6PB M2+ board.

In Disk Manager an Hitachi drive attached to the card shows up as a SCSI device.

However my backup software doesn't see it (old copy of Norton Ghost on CD) and the POST operations do not show it in the BIOS. Win7 reports that no driver updates are needed for the Hitachi on the Startech card.

It's very confusing. A new motherboard is due for me but this problem solved would extend the use of the Biostar. Why would the Win7 see the device but nothing else?

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I'm just wondering... I'm setting up a server and planning on having either a RAID0 or a RAID5 array of SCSI disks.

I could potentially use a SCSI RAID1+0 setup for my backup needs, but I've been thinking along different lines. My system drive/array will be around 300 to 450GB in SCSI, and I'm planning on having a large capacity sata disk or two in RAID1 for data...

... while I know I probably can't use the same controllers, is there any cheap and easy way by which I could have the system drive (scsi striped array) mirrored to a dedicated sata drive for backup purposes, such that if I lose the whole striped array at some point, I'll still have a backup of the lost data with which to build a new array to replace it with?

A:Mirror SCSI RAID array to SATA disk?

The good thing about Raid 5 is if one disk starts to die it gives you warning and time to pull it out and rebuild it without missing a lick. If the controller goes you can replace it and your drives will still be fine.

Now if you want to back up your entire network to a SATA array then i would advise investigating Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010). Full backup to a disk array every day and incremementals every 15 minutes, then a tape backup to take to the bank on the weekend.

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is there anyone knows how to disable acoustic management in scsi
appreciate your help!
thanks in advance

A:how to disable acoustic mode in scsi hard disk

Hi kianlie,

This is a feature of some HDDs in order to make them quieter. Unfortunately, because they work by reducing the speed of the drive (according to load), they can make some systems run slow. There are utilities available to turn this feature on and off (where supported), but you will need to get these from the HDD manufacturer's website.

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Hi all. I have an Asus P8Z77V-Deluxe mobo with Win8.1x64. The mobo has 4 6G SATA ports, 2 are Intel and the other 2 are Marvell. I have the main OS SSD drive and 2nd internal HDD connected to the 2 Intel 6G SATA ports without issues. Today I added a 3rd SSD drive connecting it to one of the Marvell 6G SATA ports. The drive was picked up by Windows but problem is that in System Tray it shows as a removable SCSI Disk device. I tried to reset the BIOS to default values without success. How can I make Windows see this 3rd drive as a fixed drive and not removable? Thanks.

A:3rd internal SSD shows as removable SCSI Disk Device

That port is probably set as eSATA and windows sees it as external drive. In the bios you can probably set it as "normal" SATA port but Marvel controller is not particularly good for SSDs anyway, you should ideally connect it to primary controller and connect HDD or CD there if there's no available connections on primary (Intel) controller, HDDs and DVDs don't care about it.
If you want to keep present configuration, you can go to Device manager > Disk drives > Policies and set to "Enable write caching for this device", it should make it an "Ordinary" drive.
Oh, just to ad, all IDE, PATA, SATA are part of SCSI standard so it's mention doesn't mean it's conventional SCSI connection.

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I suspect that my 640 GB hard disk (from 2008) is nearing the end of its life and would like to plan for a replacement.There does not appear to be much if any chance to replace such a SCSI disk any more.What is the best type of disk to replace it, and does it need a new controller?I run Vista (original OS) and Windows 7 (new) in a dual boot configuration.It has currently three volumes, a Vista C: drive (c.300 GB), a Windows 7 C: drive (c.300 GB) and the HP "FACTORY_IMAGE" drive 15 GB

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Every morning when I power up, I check usable disc space(c drive). It always shows
10MG less usable space than when I shut down the day before. Can anyone tell me
why it takes 10MGbytes to power up?.
This space is not cleared after I run cleanup programs. So every A.M. I lose 10
megabytes of usable space before any functions are performed.

Thanks for any info concerning this issue...

A:Solved: Disk space used for power up.

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could I add an internal non-raid hard disk drive to my computer and leave my 3 other hard disk drives in a raid 5 configuration?
ASUS tech support said that I could add optical DVD/CD drives to my SATA connections on my mobo is that correct? The mobo manual does not indicate that I can so I don't know if I should believe the tech guy or not (unless the information is buried deeply and briefly in the manual - I sure can't find it in the manual). My IDE controller on the mobo seems to be failing so I want to replace my IDE dvd and cd drives with SATA optical drives.

DVD Burner: Lite - on LH-20A1H-186
CD Burner: Lite - on LH-52R1P-185
Case: Silverstone SSTemjinTJ06
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball
Fax modem: Encore ENF656-ESW-MOPR
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel
Floppy Drive: NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302
Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
RAM: Corsair 2 total 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Video Card: eGeForce 8800GTX 768MB
Hard Drves (3): Seagate HD 320G|ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS
Raid 5 configuration

A:Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

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tell how can i install Windows 7 on my scsi hdd
Initio INI 9100A
Seagate SX118273LC

A:tell how can i install Windows 7 on my scsi hdd

Essentially, you'll need to boot up from your Windows 7 DVD and see if your SCSI Drive is detected when attempting to install. If not, you will need the drivers for your SCSI Card so that your hard drive will be detected.

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xp pro sp2 all updates, 1 gig ram, 128 nvidia geforce.

I have an adaptec aha-2940w/2940uw card.

I ve tried to connect the card, it does go passed or into the BIOS screen WHY?

A:cant install scsi card

the bios screen screen just says on til I turn off the computer off thats it

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Lets start with the background on my system. I put together a system a couple years ago for my wifes home computer. I tried to put together something we wouldn't really need to upgrade as even though I work in the semiconductor industry I really am not a fan of new electronics (except the bigger TV, and what guy doesn't want that). So here is a the short list of my computer.

Computer was a Gateway Bare Bones BTX FX250 I bought for dirt Cheap

Motherboard included is a Intel D915GSE2

CPU I put an Intel Pent 4 3.8Ghz processor (socket 775)

The computer has 4 Gig of Ram (the max it will take) and it has onboard video, but I added a PCI video card to run dual monitors (I don't remember the model of that card at the moment I can check if needed).

And to the issue. The hard drive I put in it at the time of putting it together was a used 140 GB IDE drive from a previous computer. This hard drive is basically wearing out. It gets errors and continues to have issues. I constantly have to run check disks and defrags and it finds more and more bad sectors. It crashes and I get blue screen of death and so on.

So I decided it was time to put a new drive in it and since I was putting a new drive I wanted to upgrade. Maybe my decision making is really my issue. Anyway so I bought a Seagate SCSI drive. (It is a Seagate Cheetah, Ultra320 model ST3146707LC), and I bought a SCSI controller (Adaptec AHA-2940UW). Of course not knowing much about SCSI I found out as I went, and... Read more

A:SCSI Drive install

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This is going to be long and complicated, I can feel it in my bones.

I am new to SCSI but not new to computer hardware nor software. And I'm having a serious issue with Windows XP not recognizing the SCSI hard drive itself. It does recognize the Adaptec Controller Card and I do have the proper driver installed for it. There is only 1 SCSI drive on the cable, it's at the end, probably not terminated properly but I can't figure out how to do that because I've read 2 different spec sheets that say 2 different things. So unless the termination issue is causing Windows not to recognize it, everything seems to be in the proper order.

Another weird thing is that when the system boots, Windows will pause or sometimes lock up completely in the initialization screen (boot screen).

Disk management does not see the drive, Device manager sees the controller and works properly. I have spent 4 hours going through webpages trying to find material to help, and forums are always my last resort.

Here's the list of my hardware for this machine:

Adaptec 29320LPE PCI-Express Ultra320 SCSI Controller Card
Fujitsu MAT3147NP 147GB 10K RPM 68pin Ultra320 SCSI Hard Drive
GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2H LGA 775 Intel G41 Motherboard
2GB of RAM
Windows XP 32bit - SP3 Professional
Pentium Dual Core 2.6Ghz

Please help me!


A:New SCSI Install Problems

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I have a couple of SCSI 80pin hard drives that I would love to use in my computer.
It has both SATA and IDE interface or if my only option is a pci card I have a spare slot.
Can any one tell me what I need to do to use them and what problems I will run into.

A:What do I need to install an SCSI hdd in my computer

You'll probably need a SCSI card. I've seen IDE to SATA converters and SATA to IDE converters, but I've never seen a SATA to SCSI converter or a IDE to SCSI converter. Course I haven't looked for them either.

SCSI cards tend to be expensive, more expensive than your motherboard, and the drives are LOUD and tend to run hot.

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Yesterday, I did a complete (Windows XP SP3)system backup, which I have reason to believe completed (file of appropriate size present on external drive) - but there was a power failure, during which the contents of an important drive disappeared.

When I rebooted, the system started running chkdsk and reported thousands of bad sectors.

I attempted to reformat the drive and left it overnight, but it froze at about 75% (bars). This morning in other attempts Windows is telling me that "Drive G: cannot be reformatted" . . . I read all posts on reformatting drives, downloaded Testdisk, which produced nothing useable (as I write this Testdisk is cycling through a seemingly endless cylinder check) . . .

My question(s) is:

- how do I reformat the disk? Windows can't . . . .

- a secondary question is scarier - I see drive G: in My Computer (and I used that to try and reformat it before doing a backup restore), but I am having trouble matching Drive G: to actual hardware (i.e. I have 3 physical drives on the system but 4 logical disks - so one disk has 2 partitions . . . ) Is there an easy way to do match logical to physical partitions? (yeah, I know that's Windows 101 . . .)





OK - answered second question. Discovered Computer Management/Disk Management . . .

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Many SATA disks have pinouts for both SATA and ATA/133 (IDE) for both the data and power connectors.

I saw a system today where a SATA disk was connected using the SATA connector and cable for the data but the IDE connector and cable for the power.

Is it OK to do this? Seems strange, or do the power connections merge on the pc-board so that it does not matter which connector is used?

A:Solved: SATA disk power connections

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Compaq Presario CQ62-410, Toshiba MK2561GSYN hard disk, Windows 7 Ultimate

Error message:
Windows cannot be installed on this disk.The computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.

I see no controller-related items in the BIOS.

Computer was running fine but very slowly. I did a factory system recovery; but, it was still unacceptably slow so started a W7 install from a retail OEM disk, deleted all partitions on the hard disk and attempted the installation with the above-mentioned error result.

Next, I tried to use an XP installation disk to partition the drive; but, it aborted with a BSOD 07b error.

Thanks for reading.

A:Solved: W7 aborts install with 'cannot install on this disk'

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I'm new to SCSI so i'm not sure if this can be done. I have 3 SCSI Ultra 160 drives hooked up to an Adaptec 19160 controller and I would like to keep my existing IDE cdrom if possible. There is currently no OS on the system and when I tried to install NT 4.0 server on there, it tells me that there is no cdrom present. I tried the cdrom on primary and secondary IDE controller and tried all jumper settings at least once but have had the same result. Any ideas techs??

A:NT4 Server Install w/SCSI HDs & IDE cdrom

There should be no problem doing what you are doing.

I have used IDE CDs on many SCSI HD systems before.

Are you sure your IDE controller is turned on? When you boot, does it show your CD being detected? Can you try booting with a Win98 startup disk? This has generic IDE CDROM drivers on it - if it doesn't find the CD, something is wrong in the way it is set up.

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I have a 1999 450mHZ Pentium II Intergraph TDZ2000 with a SCSI harddrive and LSI controller installed. I cant install XP as it cant access the SCSI. Should XP have a driver for this or should I have a 3rd party driver? It is a Seagate Barracuda 9LP ST39173LW. I went to the Seagate site looking for a driver but found none. I assume this computer came with windows 98. If I was to install windows 98, I would still need the controller and SCSI driver. Any ideas what to do besides junk this $10 computer? Also, I could only find a windows 2000 driver for the controller.

A:How to install SCSI harddrive with Windows XP

Intergraph TDZ2000 with a SCSI harddrive and LSI controller installed.Click to expand...

Make and model of the LSI controller is important.

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Automatic date and time was incorrectly displayed so we changed it manually to correct date and time and power cycled the device off and on and the date and time again is incorrect.

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3 power pins have broken off hard disk when removing stiff connector.just spent a week sorting problems on disk + clean install !
tried another hd but,whilst computer recognises keyboards to enter bios, when it comes to "press any key to boot from disk" it doesn't work.

A:Solved: broken power pins on hard disk

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can some help me,i am trying to install 2 4.5 gig SCSI hard drives in windows 2000 .i an useing pci scsi card controller.
i load win 2000 boot disc,s my system finds scsi,s no problem
i format them and partion them .when it reboots to start loading windows it say cd rom error ! INSERT BOTT DISC AND RUN AGAIN
any body got any pointers...

thanks ....rog

A:two scsi hard drive install in win 2000

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I know with a USB external Zip I just plug and play. But with a SCSI external zipdrive what do I need to buy and how do I install it? Someone told me it's not Plug and play.

A:Do I have to get additional hardware to install a SCSI external zip

You need a SCSI card. Once you have a working SCSI card, it is, indeed, plug and play.

A good one for ZIP drives is this one:

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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*RESOLVED* Can't install second U160 SCSI hard drive

I have DL145 G2 from HP

On the black thing that is attached to the cable which seems to be a controller, it says U320. It originally came with U320 SCSI hard drive but I purchased two U160 hard drives because I was a *****. I connected one U160 SCSI hard drive to the server and installed windows os without any problem. But when I tried to connect the second SCSI U320 hard drive, it didn't work. In the BIOS, it correctly recognized two hard drives but when windows 2003 server loaded, I couldn't see or install the second hard drive. I read some FAQ in the link I copied above and I thought that I have to purchase optional SCSI cable or my U320 SCSI cable only supports one U160 SCSI hard drive or something... But I don't see any place to plug any more cables on the motherboard so I'm really puzzled...

I use two SEAGATE ST3146854LW 15K 68 PIN U160 DELL M6616
and my server is DL145 G2 AMD Dual-Core Opteron 275 2.2GHz 390845-001

A:Can't install second U160 SCSI hard drive

So the BIOS sees both the drives?

What do you mean by Windows not seeing the hard drive? You did check in the Disk Manager, right?

SCSI is pretty much backward compatible, so your U160 drives should work no problem. And you can hook up 15 of them to a single SCSI cable no problem.

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When trying to view my disks in Computer Management>Disk Management, I get "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" for several minutes, then "Loading disk configuration information" nearly forever. After about 20 minutes, some information appears, but I can't scroll the window to see all the data.

Also - I'm now having trouble creating and re-naming new folders in Win Explorer. It "feels" like it's related. Has something else got control of my drives? Any suggestions welcome.

A:Disk Management hangs at "Loading disk configuration information"

Same issue except no problem with renaming folders.

Following services are running:

Virtual Disk set to Manual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Plug and Play

Logged in as administrator account. Drives check out OK with manufacturers diagnostic tools.

Running MMC and adding the Snap-in for Disk Management(Local) does not fix the issue. I'm guessing there's a problematic registry setting for a drive that use to exist or is now having an issue. Anyone have any other suggestions?

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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t CTO Desktop PC
HP 2509M Monitor connected with HDMI cable

Windows 7 64-bit 

I bought this pc from HP in 2010. It ran perfectly until i got a virus a few months back and lost both hard drives due to corruption and had to start from scratch. I had a local computer shop install new drives & reinstall Windows as I am not that computer savvy. Everything is now up and running fine with the exception of this issue. In a nut shell the issue is whenever there is a delay in the pc rebooting due to software installation or windows update the monitor will lose signal usually right after the windows starting screen, but before the log-on screen appears. clicking the mouse or keyboard does not bring back the signal and the monitor just goes to sleep. I have to manually power the pc down at that point because i cannot see what it's doing. Just pressing the power button once on the pc does not always power it off at this point. Sometimes I even lose the montor signal after I log in and the desktop is loading for a few seconds the monitor will lose signal and go to sleep. If it's a straight boot-up or restart with no configuration going on in the background it seems to be fine and i can log-in normally. If I get into the desktop without losing signal then I never encounter any other signal loss or monitor issues until the next required reboot. Another thing it has done randomly a few times is if I put the pc into sleep mode, when... Read more

A:Monitor loses signal during reboot after install requiring restart

Well in this case i would recommend you to update the BIOS and the Video Drivers and that might resolve the issue for you.

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Hey all:

I have hit upon a really annoying problem. I just did a complete reformat of my computer and I have been trying to get my video drivers to work.

Here's my problem: The card works, I get video and everything, and I can boot to Windows XP fine.

Then I install my Nvidia drivers and restart the computer, like it says, and as soon as the computer finishes loading Windows, just when it should go to the welcome screen, the monitor goes black and then says it has no signal. If I restart in safe mode and then uninstall the drivers, I can boot normally again. It functions on the basic Microsoft Driver: (GeForce 4 Ti-4400 (Microsoft Corporation)), but as soon as I try and install drivers from Nvidia, the problem happens again.

I have tried the newest drivers and two older drivers.

I also have tried a friend's ATI Radeon 9800 SE card, and that seems to work, except that their Catalyst program locks up my computer when it tries to detect the optimal GPU settings. I am wondering if the two issues could be related.

Anyway, if anyone could provide any help here, that would be excellent!

A:Monitor Loses Signal After Driver Install - GeForce4 TI-4400

It sounds like you missed chipset/agp chipset drivers when you reformatted your system. These wont come into play until accelerated AGP graphics drivers are attempted to be installed/initialized.

What mainboard do you have? You should obtain the newest motherboard chipset drivers and then retry your driver installation woes.

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I have pcs running WinXP PRO on a Win2K domain. From what I have found only Administrators and Power Users can adjust ower management settings. Is there anyway to change the power management settings for everyone that uses these two pcs. If I log in as an administrator and make the change and then login with a user account the settings revert back to default.

Any ideas on a group policy setting or a registry hack I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

A:Power Mgt Configuration

Yeah cheat and make your life alittle easier.

Of course test this then deploy it and yes it's open source and free
even for corporate environments.

Good Luck.

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Hi ;

I recently hit a snag when I restarted my pc after it bsod as I was running a Prevx scan. It would not boot and I had an error saying that Windows cannot find....\WINDOWS\System32\Config\System error saying I can attempt to repair the corrupted file through running a repair using the "R" function...something like that.....

Fact is I cannot run an "R" on that pc since I only slipstreamed the VIA driver into a custom installation and I do not have a floppy drive to use for "hit F6 to install third party SCSI RAID drivers..." What a drag....

A good thing I have an image back-up and restored my partition image.

Along this line may I ask,

Is there a way to install a third party SCSI RAID driver by not using a floppy but a USB when hitting the F6? Is there a way to install it other than a floppy drive or slipstreaming?

Is via a USB possble? If so, how can it be done?

The original Windows XP cd does not have the drivers in it th reason for slipstreaming it to a custom installation disc. Can't run an "R" if Windows cannot see the drive....I get an:

"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer..etc..etc..Setup cannot continue. To quit setup press F3."

Thank you and looking forward to some tips about it.


A:Hit F6 to install third party SCSI RAID drivers question

It can be done with a USB floppy drive. I understand that your BIOS will need to support USB/floppy emulation, but I think most modern BIOS's do.

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