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Help Needed To Install Device Please.

Q: Help Needed To Install Device Please.

Hi im new here but could do with some help please.I have just bought a laptop with a wireless rooter.i already have a desktop computer so today i went out and bought a network adaptor to go wireless with desktop.but now i just cant connect them together.its getting on my nervous.any help would be great.thanks.

A: Help Needed To Install Device Please.

I've moved you Networking for better responses.

While you wait for responses can you tell us what router and what network card you bought?

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The install stops at the start asking for CD/DVD Device drivers...

Asus P5E Motherboard, installing from SATA DVD, Windows 7 x64 Build 7600.

I have tried the Vista drivers on Asus homepage, they wont accept them, anyone know a solution?

thanks

A:Win 7 Install CD/DVD Device driver needed?

it may be worth checking your bios for what you have se your disks to be seen as , there is no reason for it not to see your samsung drives, none whatsoever.

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I'm having some issue with my computer, and to solve that I'm trying to install Windows 7 again. I've yet NOT managed to do that ever on this computer, which is about 1 year old. There's no multiboot or whatever, BUT, there is a RAID controller active, and RAID is actually enabled. Actually, now that I threw away all content, I can easily switch RAID to non-RAID, but that doesn't seem to help THIS problem:

I have a LEGAL copy of Windows7, which SHOULD be the Windows I had running. I never installed Windows initially since the shop did that for me.

OK, when I try to install Windows, at some point it says the device drivers are not present, and thus Windows cannot install. It keeps looping into the same error, if I boot from DVD.

I DID use my DVD drive on Windows when I was able to use my computer, I never had any issue with that. I don't understand what driver I need, when I am installing from DVD.

Either he totally cannot read the DVD, but how do I end up in Windows screen then ? Obviously, Windows want to start installation, but then fails over something. Maybe the disk is not valid (it is new though).

Any advice here ?

I disabled RAID for the moment, but that does not help anything. Before the re-installation, this setup (BIOS Intel Raid storage) did report an issue with 1 of both disks, but that error is gone now.

It's not clear if Windows is an issue here, but a clean system reacting this way, obviously something is wrong.

A:Windows install : device drivers needed

SATA setting have been changed from RAID to ...?

Boot from win7 install DVD and do shift+f10 . See Command Prompt at Startup

In command prompt do:

Code:
diskpart
list disk
exit
Do you see both disks (that were RAID)? Look at the disk size , so you know what is what. Assume it's disk 7 and 8 (replace with actual disk numbers!)

Code:
diskpart
select disk 7
clean
select disk 8
clean
exit
What happens?

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Hi everyone,

after deleting accidentally some files while installing windows 7 I'm trying to install it again, but this message appears:to install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, ,insert installation media containing the driver files and then click OK and this message too: the installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive and the next message: No device were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers and then click OK

My motherboard: H81M-K, Asus

I tried to copy drivers for this motherboard, but there are too many drivers and as well as I don't know which one I need, I can't achieve the installation of Widows 7. What can I do, can you suggest?

A:to install the device driver needed to access your hard drive..

I think that the best way is to create a new CD. Format while installing and it will work
Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River
I think that you deleted files from the CD.
While installing disconnect everything except the internet, be online while installing.

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Hi, I got a Toshiba satellite: A135-S2386 and I have a usb port problem. I got 4 usb ports on this laptop and all four are non-responsive. I tried restoring the laptop to its factory setting and updated the BIOS. I also tried to go into device manager and uninstalling all the usb drivers, restart, and plug in the usb device again. Its weird because when I plug my usb devices in, it still show that the device is connected because the device is charging. The unknown device that I uninstall will reinstall itself automatically and I already run 3 different virus scans from 3 different virus scanners. I used the Toshiba hardware scan and it came back normal. Everything seem to be ok except that the port does not detect my devices and I have google this problem for over a week now. So HELP PLS

A:USB device malfunction & Unknown device re-install itself

Do you have the service pack 1 release installed. I had a similar issue with my gaming desktop that whenever i plugged in a flash drive it was unable to read it. After installing the service pack i was able to it working again. What is the device that you are using that is charging but showing as unknown?

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I have a computer that I intend to make into a server. I would like to remove the graphics card, if for no other reason than to reduce power consumption. The motherboard does not have built-in graphics. Will I be able to install Window 7 (Home Premium x64) onto this machine?

Note that:
I understand that a monitor will be needed for the initial installation
I have the Remote Desktop hack and intend to install it
Once the system is running, I never intend to access it other than with Remote Desktop
So, after the initial installation, if I remove the graphics card, will the computer boot and run properly?
Thanks.

A:Is a display device needed for Win 7?

No you will need a moniter for this. I do understand what you are trying to do though. I have tried it, but it hasn't worked for me.

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My OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. Today I bought a Microsoft Webcam and went to install it but got an error every time it went to install the drivers from the installation disk. I thought it must be a faulty USB and went online and found an MSN tutorial on switching off the USB drivers in Device Manager and then rebooting the PC. When this failed to solve the problem I took the next step which was to switch off the "Disable Selective Suspend" feature in Windows, as I did not want to mess with the registry I did this via the alternative Hotfix method. This didn't help either.
I then looked at what was connected to my USB ports and working and my printer my keyboard and my mouse are connected and working ok. I have three remaining empty USB ports. As I had a 1 in 4 out USB Hub on hand I thought that a possible solution might be to switch my printer off unplug the cable and plug it into one of the four outputs on the hub. I plugged the Hub into the USB socket which had been working with the printer, switched the printer on and tested it all out by printing off a single sheet from my wordfiles. This worked ok and so I uninstalled the Webcam from my ARP list in order to do a clean install. After a reboot I reinstalled from the supplied disk and when it told me to plug in the cam to the USP port I plugged it into the second of the four ports in the hub next to the printer I then watched as it did exactly the same as the time... Read more

A:USB Device Problem, Help Needed?.

What was the exact error message?

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Hi,

I need drivers for my network card. The card is a netgear fa311 fast ethernet pci card and the OS is Win 2000 Pro.

Can someone please help me out in finding the right drivers? Much appreciated for any help you can provide.
 

A:device driver needed

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Have just acquired a two year old Dell 8400 on which the hard drive has been wiped clean and reformatted. I've installed WinXP SP2 Version 2002 and the installation seems okay.

However, I cannot connect to the internet (via cable modem, Lynksis router, and Ethernet cable). Using the cable company's internet installation disk, it gives the error message: "Your computer does not have a network adapter installed." The previous owner was an internet gamer so I know he had all of the necessary accessories installed.

In checking the Device Mgr., "Other Devices," the following all have yellow question marks: Ethernet Controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, PCI Modem, and Video Controller.

I'm assuming this is a driver problem but don't know how to fix it. Suggestions?

Although I'm a longtime computer user, technically (and terminology-wise) I'm a still pretty much a novice.
 

A:Device Manager help needed

The big yellow question mark means that there is no device driver installed or an incorrect driver installed. For each device with a yellow question mark, look up the manufacturer web site and download the device driver for it and install it.
 

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Hi does anybody know how i can get this to work ?? I have tried installing and uninstalling also i have been on the acer site and downloaded drivers

A:Help needed with Biometric device

Look for the Acer Bio Protection System Wizard...

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Hi,

I recently have posted aboutan issue with recovering from a partition whichwent fine.

So I went through to do a clean re-install of windows 7 with a boot USB to get rid of factory bloatware and when I do. it gets to the option to write to a partition it sayscan't write to a GPT partition. Which is not really a big issue as plenty of tuts to.change to MBR which I have read.

But also if it dont make it to the option to write to a partition I get an error where windows says cannot find the device drivers installation. I have spent a day trying to find a way to get drivers on there.And I dont want to convert to MBR and still get the same driver error.

I have wrote the bo0t USB using different programs and still get either of those errors.

Windows 7 DVD - USB does not work either so pretty stuck atm

Computer Specs:
Asus X401A
As X401A - 1AWX/USB3.0
Intel Celeron B820 dual core processor 1.7ghz
HDD 320GB 5400R SATA
4gb ddr3 1333 of ram
No optical drive...

A:Windows7 cant install on GTP partition & Device Driver install missing

Do you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware?

How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
For Windows 7 take note of STEP 11.

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I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. I discovered this when I tried plugging in a couple different USB flash drives & it would just stop at the found new hardware wizard. Running the wizard w/ "install the software automatically" & also enabling "also search windows updates" returns unable to find device driver. The USB flash drive was the only bang in device manager. I uninstalled the usb controllers, rebooted and amazingly the controllers wouldn't auto reinstall. Suspecting the behavior extended to more then just USBs/the chipset I uninstalled some unneeded devices (56k modem & 1394) & they also wouldn't auto reinstall. I went to the sony website & strangely Sony doesn't list the chipset available for download w/ the other drivers I downloaded the chipset direct from intel & installed it but that didn't work either. I've tried many other things to no avail. Malware scans (spybot, AVG AV, rootkitrevealer)...all came up clean. I've tried a new admin user profile, cCleaner registry cleanup, resetting registry permissions w/ subinACL, setting related windows services to automatic, checkdisk /r. Another thing I thought about doing was uninstalling the PCI controller, but I think I recall that can get ugly. Ultimately the only thing that allowed me to get my usb controllers, usb hubs, modem, 1394, & usb drive working was to "ins... Read more

A:Unable to Auto Install/Re-Install Generic Device Drivers

I'm having very much the same issue with a friends Dell w/o ps/2 ports. He removed ALL of his USB devices and is stuck at the new hardware wizard with no functioning mouse or KB.

It sounds like you managed to get yours going. could you explain to me (in simple terms) how you managed it?

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I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. I discovered this when I tried plugging in a couple different USB flash drives & it would just stop at the found new hardware wizard. Running the wizard w/ "install the software automatically" & also enabling "also search windows updates" returns unable to find device driver. The USB flash drive was the only bang in device manager. I uninstalled the usb controllers, rebooted and amazingly the controllers wouldn't auto reinstall. Suspecting the behavior extended to more then just USBs/the chipset I uninstalled some unneeded devices (56k modem & 1394) & they also wouldn't auto reinstall. I went to the sony website & strangely Sony doesn't list the chipset available for download w/ the other drivers I downloaded the chipset direct from intel & installed it but that didn't work either. I've tried many other things to no avail. Malware scans (spybot, AVG AV, rootkitrevealer)...all came up clean. I've tried a new admin user profile, cCleaner registry cleanup, resetting registry permissions w/ subinACL, setting related windows services to automatic, checkdisk /r. Another thing I thought about doing was uninstalling the PCI controller, but I think I recall that can get ugly. Ultimately the only thing that allowed me to get my usb controllers, usb hubs, modem, 1394, & usb drive wo... Read more

A:Unable to Auto Install/Re-Install Generic Device Drivers

Make sure that the Cryptographic Service is started.

In 'My Computer' properties, Hardware, Driver Signing, choose 'Ignore'. (attachment 1)

In Device Manager, showing 'Hidden Devices', check the driver for a Mass Storage Device. Is Usbstor.sys, digitally signed by Microsoft? (attachment 2)
moper
 

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I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. I discovered this when I tried plugging in a couple different USB flash drives & it would just stop at the found new hardware wizard. Running the wizard w/ "install the software automatically" & also enabling "also search windows updates" returns unable to find device driver. The USB flash drive was the only bang in device manager. I uninstalled the usb controllers, rebooted and amazingly the controllers wouldn't auto reinstall. Suspecting the behavior extended to more then just USBs/the chipset I uninstalled some unneeded devices (56k modem & 1394) & they also wouldn't auto reinstall. I went to the sony website & strangely Sony doesn't list the chipset available for download w/ the other drivers I downloaded the chipset direct from intel & installed it but that didn't work either. I've tried many other things to no avail. Malware scans (spybot, AVG AV, rootkitrevealer)...all came up clean. I've tried a new admin user profile, cCleaner registry cleanup, resetting registry permissions w/ subinACL, setting related windows services to automatic, checkdisk /r. Another thing I thought about doing was uninstalling the PCI controller, but I think I recall that can get ugly. Ultimately the only thing that allowed me to get my usb controllers, usb hubs, modem, 1394, & usb drive wo... Read more

A:Unable to Auto Install/Re-Install Generic Device Drivers

dellguy77 said:


I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. Click to expand...

Hi, I'm missing what actually caused the issue in the first place? i.e what event caused the behaviour to start?
If you don't force it to use a specific .inf what error does it show? 'No suitable drivers found?'
 

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I run a backup tape on the company server, it schedule at 2:00 o'clock A.M. My problem is we have a alot to storage so when I come in at 6:00 A.M. I put a second tape in. Then at around 12:00 P.M I put a 3rd tape it finally completes its the whole backup.

Here is my creative thinking. Is there a external backup device that I could put 3 tapes or more in and have a Data tape that is tied to the device ( example; Think of a box with a tail and at the tip of the tail it has a data storage tape ) and then insert that tape to the server so when the backup schedule runs at 2:00 A.M. and when it stops at 5:00 A.M it will trigger the second tape in the device and so forth. Hopefully I made this clear.

Is there a device like that?
 

A:External Backup device needed

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hey,
No Audio Device is installed.... is displayed in sound icon in the desktop...

there is no sound in the system... only 2 messages are getting displayed every time i try to play some audio clip or song...

the Next Message says, "No Audio Output Device is Installed"

i am having an Acer Laptop with Windows Vista in it...
recently i have installed a Sound Driver to fix the problem...but it didn't work

So, please help me solve this problem.
Regards,

Mohamed
 

A:No Audio Device is installed....Help Needed

What's the model name and model number of your Acer laptop?

Is it running Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit?

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Go to Control Panel - Device Manager.

What's listed in Sound Video And Game Controllers?

Are there any entries in the Device Manager with a ? or ! next to them?

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Hi,

I recently had to have my computer worked on. The power supply went bad. While it was getting fixed it was also discovered that something was wrong with my hardware. So he "wiped it clean". I don't really know. But I got it back today and had to reinstall just about everything.

I managed to reinstall my graphics card. But now I am stuck with this no audio device problem. It worked fine before. I am unable to hear anything through my speakers.

I had this problem once before and fixed it but it has been a long time ago and cannot remember how.

I would appreciate any help. Any info needed please ask as I am not sure what you need to know about my pc to help. Thank you.
 

A:Solved: No Audio Device. Help needed

Get drivers from the manufacturer's web site.
 

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Unknown device in device manager; i need to Identify and install driver. HP Pavilion dv6-3123cl laptop. Windows 7 64 bit operating system. Unknown device properties: Location: pci express root complex    /     code 28ACPI\HPQ0004\3&2411E6FE&2IRQ 0X00000016 (22) Thanks in advance, Incredibly frustrated.











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A:Unknown device drvier needed

Hi: You need this driver for that device... This will install HP 3D DriveGuard, which provides protection for a notebook computer's internal disk drive if the computer is accidentally dropped or abruptly hits another object. This package is available on supported notebooks with supported operating systems. File name: sp53462.exe

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hi,
I currently have a very severe problem with the Windows Mobile Device center program. I have tried to uninstall it the old conventional way and it is still appearing as a program on my programs list and it still runs normally yet it does not appear on remove programs list in my control panel. I would like to remove it completely because i believe it is interfering with my itunes. Ever since i have downloaded the program my itunes wont even open, i simply get a msg saying there is an error and i need to reinstal it. So if anyone is aware of a simple method to remove WMDC off my computer permanently and easily plz let me know.
thanks.

A:Windows Mobile Device Center. Help needed!

Hi,

Well here is the conventional way (you have to remove two components from Add/Remove Programs)

Open the Start menu

Click Control Panel

Click on Uninstall or Change a Program

Select Windows Mobile Device Center from the program list and click Uninstall

Select Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update from the program list and click Uninstall
You can also try to remove it using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. Install and run this utility and then remove anything to do with Windows Mobile Device Centre. Since the Microsoft download website doe not appear to be working, I have attached the installer.

Richard

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I have a Lenovo laptop, running Windows 7, 64-bit. It's 3 years old but has ran perfectly until now. The issue i'm having isn't with my laptop,however, but it did create the problem...

After doing a routine update, my laptop wouldn't start up. I was forced to do a system restore, so I lost everything. It was set back to factory settings. I got it going again, it's fine, but my bluetooth headphones won't work anymore. It says I need to install a bluetooth peripheral device driver. I have tried a few solutions others have had, like downloading a driver (every time I tried, it said network error, but I am online so I don't know why it didn't download). I also tried installing something called "windows mobile device center' which didn't help at all, and I could do nothing with it, I can't even uninstall it so now i'm stuck with it I guess, but it's useless. I also tried right clicking on all my bluetooth icons (under device manager) and updating through there, sometimes some of them successfully 'updated', but nothing changed so I doubt anything really happened.

I CAN add my headphones to my laptop, it shows up under the bluetooth devices, but it has the yellow exclamation point saying to troubleshoot, and of course when I do, it says there are no drivers installed. The headphones didn't come with a CD, they were simple to install and took 5 minutes, apparently my laptop at the time had the right driver, which now apparently it lost in the system restore. But I neve... Read more

A:Bluetooth peripheral device driver needed?

I could only say...

Can you try the headphones on another machine?
Also try to find a known working BT device and see if it will work on your laptop.

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IT World is buzzing with Device Management & Security associated with it.
 
Refer:
 
https://dm.comodo.com/blog/mobile-device-management/an-overview-of-mobile-device-management/ 

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I have a XLR8 USB capture device which works on Macs with the included CDROM - the thing is I cannot find a single link anywhere on the web that offers any Windows 7 device drivers for this piece of hardware. Does anyone have or can provide a download link for the needed Win 7 drivers ?

A:Xlr8 usb capture device - win 7 drivers needed

Did you try the manufacturers website for the drivers, and XLR8 is not alot of help, Who's it made by????

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Hi My laptop is compaq presario V6000 series.I just installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,and i dont have drivers for 3 devices.In my divice maneger,2 of them are Base system device and coprocessor.what should I do
My processor is Amd turion 64x2 TL 50
System type 32 bit
Graphic card ..Nvidia Geforce go 6150.
I got update for the grapic card fro hp update,but my display at certain times not good.The icons on my destop are biger,and games dont have good display.

A:base system device drivers needed

You can go to your manufacturers site and download any and all updated drivers. I think you will find your base system driver to be your Ricoh card reader. I'll check on the other. Also are their any prefix letters or numbers after V6000 as they list several. Seems only Vista drivers are avavible which can be installed in compatibiity mode. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...200953&lang=en compatiblity mode Compatibility Mode Let me edit this and say try just the chipset and card reader drivers first. Also just so you know when you post about a specific issue, you can usualy scroll down to the bottom of the thread and see simular issues and if and how they were resolved for futher problems. Good luck . please post back Fabe

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Folks
I have a old PC that has WIN95. Has a CD ROM and a DISKETTE Drive.
I am trying to make some backup disks for the DEVICE drivers.

I don't think I can find those device driver diskettes/CDs that originally
came with the PC.
What is the best software that can do this ??
Any idea ??

email: [email protected]
 

A:Device Drivers backup Software needed

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Sup

Im installing a clean installation of vista on my Dell inspiron 530s because the HDD crashed. During the installation it asked me to " to install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert installation media containing the driver files and click OK". Does anyone know where I can get these drivers from?

thank you
 

A:device driver needed to access your hard drive

There are some on Dell's page here:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...vsnYBQ&usg=AFQjCNFSvfY7YWFcMg6Feu9noyRVT4z63A
 

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Dear,

I have downloaded a few exe files which i cannot seem to run. The error message windows vista gives me when clicking on the exe file is: 'Windows cannot find the specified device, path or file. You mat not have the appropriate permissions to acess the item.'

I have tried several solutions:
- Going to the control panel --> programs and features --> turn windows features on or off
- Right click and look for the unblock button
- Right click and add permissions (i am administrator of my pc. I have full control)

Nothing worked. Can someone help me with this problem. What i did above worked for server 2003/2008 and windows 7. I don't know what the thing is for windows vista...

Thanks
 

A:Help needed: Windows cannot find the specified device, path or file...

Forgot to say i have norton 360 as firewall/virus protector
 

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Need helpt to get the drivers for win 7 64 bit for Network controller, PCI Device,SM Bus controller, Universal Serial Bus controller, PCI Encryption/Decryption controller

A:Driver needed for Network controller,PCI Device,SM Bus contr...

Hi Open Device ManagerIn the Device Manager menu, whichever way you got to it, find the driver that is missing (yellow question mark).-Right click on that driver and go to ?Properties?-In the properties menu, click on the ?Details? tab.-In the details tab, click the dropdown and select ?Device Id?sWhen you have that sub menu opened up below, you should see a sentence containing a couple things you need.-This is what it would look like for example: -PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03D1&SUBSYS_14041565&REV_A2 (Might be a couple extra lines containing similar stuff, but the main things you need are the VEN and DEVRequest you to Copy it and provide the ID so that i can provide you the right link for the download.

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Hi Everyone,

Would someone please give me some advice on the best portable device to access the internet. This unit would be required to get email and download a few small files.

Thanks for your help.

Byn
 

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Hello,

I recently formatted my HDD and reinstalled Win8. In the process it seems I lost my wireless device driver and can't find the reference of it to download proper driver. Could you please tell me which device by which manufacturer is installed on my laptop?

Part no is PU141E-00K01FFR.

Thank you.

A:Satellite NB10-A-103 - wireless device driver needed

If you have used original recovery image for Win8 installation all drivers should e installed properly. You can check this in device manager. Is WLAN adapter installed and listed properly?

Anyway, all drivers you can download from Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/dow...ivers_bios.jsp

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I absolutely killed Windows 7 today. I don't know what I did, but nobody else uses the computer so.....

I installed Windows 7 (dvd) and everything went smoothly.

But there are no device drivers installed and I don't know where to get them or how to install them. I mean I am totally blank here. I need all the help anyone is willing to put forth.

Dell Inspiron 17 5721, System Type - x64, Intel core i7 @ 1.9 Ghz, MS Windows 7 Home Premium,
1 TB hard disk; 8 GB memory.

I am connected at this time using Ubuntu.

Thank you

A:After fresh install, trying to install device drivers

Hi there ... You should run Windows Updates it should supply most of the Drivers you need .. You can find any that is missing in the Link below including the Network Controller ..

Product Support | Dell US

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During the installation process of W7 it is possible to load drivers, e.g. the downloaded SATA, LAN and Graphics drivers for a specific motherboard (MoBo ASUS P7P55D).
However, these files are compressed zip files and Unzipping delivers a set of folders with in each a number of files. Which are the device drivers?
In other words: what is the extension of a device driver? Inf? And how to present it?

A:How to install device drivers during Windows7 install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Beekhof


During the installation process of W7 it is possible to load drivers, e.g. the downloaded SATA, LAN and Graphics drivers for a specific motherboard (MoBo ASUS P7P55D).
However, these files are compressed zip files and Unzipping delivers a set of folders with in each a number of files. Which are the device drivers?
In other words: what is the extension of a device driver? Inf? And how to present it?


No, not during installation. The Windows 7 DVD normally has all drivers on it. When you have completed the install, it will search the internet for drivers and DL if needed. You should be OK.

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I have a Toshiba P875-S7200 laptop. I put an Intel 240GB SSD in it, put an untouched Windows 7 x64 on it (using X17-58997.ISO), and activated it with my own COA key.
I got all the missing drivers installed except for one. Using the VEN and DEV #'s from the Hardware ID and going to sites like pcidatabase.com, etc, I learned what the (vaguely labeled) mystery hardware was, then got the official drivers from toshiba.com.
Problem is, this last one labeled Unknown device, has an unusual Hardware ID that looks like this:
ACPI\TOS620A
*TOS620A.
I'm reluctant to install any driver software to have it find out but I was wondering about the drivers from DriverPacks.net. The page I'd be getting them from is here. Not knowing which driver I need, I wanted to get all of them, put on a DVD, then point the Device Manager to the disc to hopefully install it.
Is it safe to use the drivers from this site? If I get them and scan them with MBAM, SAS, and Avast, as long as they're clean, are they okay to use? I'm very leary of these things and could use some expert insight here.
If I shouldn't use these drivers, then what should I do about this mystery driver?
Thank you.

A:ACPI\TOS620A (Unknown device) missing driver help needed.

Hi Lee,
 
The DriverPacks.net packages are safe to use but I'm not sure they include what you need...
 
ACPI\TOS620A is related to software, go to the Toshiba website and type your serial number then on the list of drivers and software look for the HDD Protection Utility install and restart the computer.

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Hi,


About 2 days ago I tried to install age of empires, wouldn't work due to some problem with driver compatibility with direct draw. I came across something that told me to uninstall my current Graphics Card from the device manager. So i did this, and alas, Age of Empires worked.

The screen was low resolution but i changed this and its fine now. But none of my other games work, and when i went back on my device manager, i could not find my graphics card. Just something called Standard VGA Graphics adapter. I have tried uninstalling this but everytime i start up my laptop it automatically reinstalls it. And my old graphics card aparently doesn't exist anymore, can anyone help?

Im running 32bit Home Basic, My graphics card was an SiS Mirage 3. Anything else you guys need, just reply or drop me an email

Thanks in advance

Lewis

A:Help is badly needed! Cant find my graphics card on device manager.

Hello Lewis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you uninstalled the device, you actually only uninstalled the driver for the device instead. Vista then assigned a generic driver for your graphics card since it (hardware) is still installed on the computer. This is why you now see Standard VGA Graphics adapter instead.

Installing the latest video driver will change this and have the proper graphics adapter name listed in Device Manager afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi i have googled all possibilities but can,t able to get a proper solution suddenly my dell Bluetooth mouse stop responding i have done all the troubleshooting options like services.msc (device is already started), regedit (this also doesn't work) , System Restore(This also doesn't work) updated my driver several time but no result. done trouble shooting in safemood but this also doesn't work so please help me.

My windows doesn't find any Bluetooth device but others devices like mobile can detect windows Bluetooth as well as Bluetooth mouse

My Bluetooth device is discoverable but windows cant find it i will be thankful to you if any one can solve my problem m pissed off after trying all possibilities

when i check in device and printer these i see my mouse but it doesnt work when i do troubleshooting there is shows no problem so i several times tried to remove the mouse and then again install it but it temporarily got removed but when again i reboot it comes again(even without installation) i even cant remove it completely

for your ready reference i attach the screenshots here

A:Experts Only! Windows Cant Find Bluetooth Device!! Expert Help Needed!

Hi there .. Does the Bluetooth Device show up .. When you go into Device Manager > System Devices .. What is your Dell Model Number ?

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Blue screen error caused by a device or driver

You received this message because a hardware device, its driver, or related software has caused a blue screen error. This type of error means the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from potential data corruption or loss. In this case, we were unable to detect the specific device or driver that caused the problem.
Okay iam running windows xp....ive been having problems with my pc forever and i can never seem to work out if its bad ram or a memory issue. Anytime my pc is running for a long period of time it seems to hang and give me the blue screen, if i try to run a media program or burn a cd or anything along those lines it hangs also....What could this problem be? do i need to let someone look into my system or can it be resolved at all.

Ive had every error msg i believe...it seems to always tell me its a device error when it hangs or when i reboot it gives me that msg and then reports the problem..

Any help would be gratful...by the way ive run scans and all sorts, theirs no virus or anything, i run a and anti virus program by AVG.

cheers.
 

A:Blue screen error caused by a device or driver!!! Help Needed

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Devise Manager Shows 2 base system device drivers needed on my HP Pavilion dv9000.........
Can't seem to find anything to work and with Hp neglecting Windows7 "HP Support Forum" here is my best chance....Any Advice Appreciated.......Plo24k

A:hp Pavilion dv9000 base system device drivers needed

Welcome to seven forums Pablo24k: Your base system device drivers are either a Ricoh or Texas Instruments card reader and the other possibly an Alps or synaptics touch pad driver.Try going to the HP web site and installing the drivers in those categories. If Vista is only available Use it in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode Please post back Thanks Fabe Ok on the site they are synaptics touhj pad and Ricoh card reader Vista only http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...roduct=1842189 Of course unless your model # is followed by one of the many different versions like CTO.ea, t CTO, z CTO. I only checked with the first dv9000 C T O Hope this will help.

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I was wondering if anyone could give some insight here. I've gone up to tier 2 techs so far that still don?t seem to have a clue as to what is going on.

This is the gist of what I'm running, to be followed by the quite annoying problem...
-CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
-CPU:AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
-HDD:* 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 475MB/s Write [-60] (60GB x 2 (120GB Capacity) Raid 0 Extreme Performance)
-MEMORY:8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/2000MHz Dual Channel Memory
-MOTHERBOARD:* [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
-OS:None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY

The OS, of course is the problem here. I have read up on and been told many things each less helpful than the last. I'm going to tell you what is happening and maybe let you draw up a better theory.

I boot up the machine, and just like normal it prompts you to insert your disk. I put the windows 7 home ed. 64bit OS full version disk in and it starts to run through it. I get past the part where it is asking me for the language, country, and currency to the part where it is collecting information. This is where I get my error. It tells me that I need CD/DVD drive device drivers. I followed the last techs advice all of the way to when he was stumped...I got onto the AMD web site and downloa... Read more

A:Drive Device Drivers needed; please insert floppy/ empty driver folder

GeoF welcome to the Seven Forums.






Quote:
Only problem is, when I open up the appropriate removable disk drive all it shows is empty folders for the AHCI & RAID.


Did you extract the download first (7zip works well for this), or just put the downloaded exe on the thumb drive? It needs to be extracted first to see the files inside,

and you will find the appropriate files in the,

C:\Users\Richard\Desktop\12-4_vista_win7_32-64_sb\$_OUTDIR\Packages\Drivers

folder. You also shouldn't need them as the native Windows driver will work. I have an Asus motherboard with the exact same AMD 970/950 chipset on it and didn't need any drivers when installing Windows.

One other thing that it could be is if your DVD drive is SATA. For whatever reason if it is a SATA drive and configured as such in the bios, Windows will throw up that message. If it is a SATA drive, figure out which connector it is on on the motherboard and go into the bios and configure that port/connector to IDE mode,

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A:File "asms" needed during xp install. XP install frozen at this point

BTW, its asking me to type where the file is located. grrrrr So close. I thought I had it. I never had any problems installing a disk b4.


"the file "asms" on windows xp home addition service pack 2 is needed.
" type the path where file is located" is the exact message.

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Hi There

When I bought my PC (about 3 years ago) Windows XP was pre-installed. There's a Windows XP licence number on a sticker attached to the case and I have a Windows XP 'recovery cd' that came with the PC.

My system is really slowing down and I'd like to perform a clean install i.e. format hard drive and install everything from scratch, but I don't think I can do this without a Windows XP cd. Is that correct? I've tried the recovery cd but it doesn't give me any re-installation options.

If I do need a windows xp cd do I just need the media or would I also need a licence?

Thanks, MM
 

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Thanks in advance,
Beagle
 

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Hi everyone,

So i was running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and a couple weeks ago i ungraded to Windows 8 pro 64bit.
However my computer has started crashing and now i want to do a clean install of Windows 8 on a new hard drive.
Is this possible? and how do i go about making an ISO image file as i cant find any options in my email apart from to order a new cd at an extra charge. I already have my product key but am i looking in the wrong place for the ISO image of windows 8 pro ?

Many thanks

Sam

A:Clean Install (Help needed)

Hello Sam, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Toward the top right of your email from Microsoft, you should have a link like below to click on to download the Windows8-Setup.exe file that will let you download another ISO again.
Afterwards, the tutorial below can help show you how to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO.
Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
You can then use the bootable DVD/USB to do a clean install with your upgrade copy of Windows 8. You would enter your same product key number.
Clean Install - Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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is there any way to install it without the key and activate it when i ll have my pc back?

apreciate any help..

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Here's my problem:

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I want to totally Clean both Hard Drives and then install XP Pro on one of the HD's and put the computer
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I understand how to set up the bios to look for a disc first. But I don't have a clue as to how to completely clean
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The file AFw.Sys (unknown) is needed

and they ask me to browse it for the path file but i cant find it nowhere.

And then it says

The exception unknown software exception (0XC0000409) occurred in the application at location 0X6976Ea96

Then i cant install my windows xp..

I cant finish installing my os because the problem keep occuring.

Is there any possible for me to fix this problem so i can proceed to install my os?

A help would be really appreciate it.

I have Windows XP Professional legit cd of it.
 

A:AFW.sys needed to install the windows xp

After i put the product key.

A pop ups shows and says

The software you are installing for this hardware

Agnitium Firewall Miniport

Has not passed windows logo testing to verify its compability with windows xp

Do you want to continue installing the software for this hardware?
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A:windows install help needed

You need to go into the BIOS & change the hard drive from SATA to IDE

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all answers greatly appreciated.

A:dl and install winrar help needed

Verify that your friend is using WinRAR v3.71.

If problems persist, tell him to view the error events in the Event Viewer.

START | @ start search box type "eventvwr" (no quotes) | select
Logon as an admnistrator

regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Recently had a corrupt file force me to re-install the Windows ME operating system on my computer. It appears that everything went okay, however I had added a second hard drive to my computer a couple of years ago, so all the applications on that drive are still on the computer. My question, or maybe my feat is, that I should have taken that hard drive out before re-installing the operating system...since it restored the computer's C drive to what it was when I first bought the computer.
None of the applications in the D drive (or second hard drive) show up in the programs and I have to go to the D drive and click on the applications EXE file to start the application. I did that to one of the applications and when I exited the program, a windows error message appeared and froze the computer.
I didn't get very good assistance from the Compaq/HP Tech support people and wanted to check with you to see if you have any suggestions.
My computer is somewhat outdated now, but still good. Pentium 3 (800 mgz) with 512 megs of ram. My video card, which I also upgraded a couple of years ago, is the Nvidia FX 5200 and has worked great for me. I installed the drivers for that after the re-install and haven't had problems with the video, at least at this point.
Any suggestions on the second hard drive would be appreciated, or any advice on this would be welcomed.
Thanks
 

A:Help needed with re-install question

Thanks for the info...My only question now would be if I need to un-install the applications on the D drive and then do a re-install of those same applications? I don't have anything that is a must to save in progress in those applications, so a fresh re-install would be best I presume. I also presume that means I need to do an un-install first?
 

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With Win95 we had a dos disk, with Win 98 we had a startup disk, even with Win2000 we have 4 start-up disks... what do we have for XP? When I bought my computer it came with XP pre:installed. Now I want to format my HDD and re:load XP on a clean format of NTFS. Someone at work said if I go into my CMOS setup, I can change my computers boot-up sequence to start with the cd-rom drive, than the hard drive, and or what-ever. Thus with WinXP in the drive, reboot, and XP should begin to install right away... well???

Wogster.
 

A:Win XP re:install solution needed?

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i'm in need of some serious help!!! plz!!..been at this for 3 monthes now

i upgraded my windows xp to Vista Unlimited 32 bit..now my direct3d, directdraw and agp is saying not available(it work when i had xp)..i have no way to enable it and the hardware acceleration is all the way to full..theres a attached image at the bottom of what it said in dxdiag

what do i need to do to get it back to working or what driver do i need to install? so i can play some games and use aero

heres some info on my pc

compaq presario SR13ooNX desktop pc

graphic card is:via/s3g unichrome integrated graphics card

Motherboard Name:Asus A7V8X-LA (Kelut)

Motherboard Chipset:VIA VT8378A UniChrome KM400A

Motherboard Manufacturer:Company Name:ASUSTeK Computer In

also when i try to install this driver K8M890CE & K8N890CE Display Driver it said setup was unable to complete installation check your progress log:

********** S3 GRAPHICS SETUP LOG - Started 2008/11/08 2:54:44 AM **********

***** Please scroll to the end of *****
***** this document for the results. *****

S3Iset32 v2.00.79-0421, 2.00.77.0421 (IShield 10.0.0.159)
System: Win Vista Build 6001 (Service Pack 1)
Signature: 20-9976 (ANSI)
Caller cmdline: ''
SupportDir: 'C:\Users\SWAGGL~1\AppData\Local\Temp\{18FEE62C-41FC-457E-8743-01E3E769BAD6}\{5A118437-3B7B-402B-955C-A74B847CB0DE}\'
Mode: No-select (Attended), Normal
AllowReboot: TRUE
Prompt: TRUE
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After an entire day of trying to fix my laptop and get it to Reset to Factory Image I have found that the Setup.exe file to install Win7 is on my hard drive (X:Boot). Only problem is I get this error when I try to install it.

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a ddriver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

Does anyone know what drivers I need to install the OS? I have seen threads about changing the AHCI or something. I am new at this stuff and the only options in my BIOS regarding the AHCI is to change my SATA controller from AHCI to Compatibility. Both options do not solve my problem. I am booting from the DVD drive which has a Windows 7 32-bit Recovery Disc in it. Any help? Thanks

A:Drivers Needed for Install

Please keep the help for this case within the original thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ml#post1480101

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hi i have a custom build PC (Build by a technician) And i want to do now a clean install, i know that to get the drivers i need to download them from the motherboard site, as i install it while not connected to the internet, i want to download them beforehand, and not use windows update.
1. but what i want to know is, as i have an INTEL chipset maybe i should download from Intel the chipset drivers, (i guess that they are more updated then the motherboard site)
2. as i have a separate GPU from the build in one should i install the build in motherboard graphics driver? or not?
Thanks in advance
my PC spec are as fallowed

CPU
Intel Core i5 4430 @ 3.00GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3

MOTHERBOARD
Gigabyte P85-D3 (rev. 1.x) (SOCKET 0)

GRAPHICS
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (Gigabyte)

STORAGE
111GB Crucial_ CT120M500SSD1 SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
931GB Western Digital (SATA)

OPTICAL
Doesn't really matter

SOUND CARDS
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Intel Display Audio

A:Doing clean install, some help needed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10


i know that to get the drivers i need to download them from the motherboard site


That is what I do beforehand, then save them on a stick so you can easily access them later after the initial OS installation.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10


...and not use windows update.


After doing the initial OS installation, install the OEM drivers and then just watch closely during Windows updates so you can decide then about whether or not to accept driver updates. For the most part, however, driver updates from Microsoft have seldom been a problem for me.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10


as i have an INTEL chipset maybe i should download from Intel the chipset drivers, (i guess that they are more updated then the motherboard site)


Intel has a driver-check utility at its site where you can check your system after the OS installation...but Intel typically says its drivers are generic in nature and that you should likely use the OEM drivers provided my your MoBo manufacturer.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10


2. as i have a separate GPU from the build in one should i install the build in motherboard graphics driver? or not?


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update & help needed
bought ssd OCZ agility 3 120gb
now win7 sees' said drive in device manager - ok
but in my computer nothing only my original c drive no ssd
it installs ok

i am stuck...
my system
am3 phemon II X2 550
12 gb ddr3 1600 kingston hyper x
asus m4a79xtd evo motherboard
msi 8800 graphics
1tb samsung hdd
 

A:Solved: SSD install help needed

Right click My computer \ Manage \ Disk Management. Format the drive from there.
 

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I recently purchased a Micro Advantage DVD +/- RW Drive (Model 16DDVDRW-A13). I am trying to install on a box with XP SP 2. The box has 2 existing drives - A DVD reader and a CD burner. I want to remove the CD burner and replace with the DVD burner.

So, I set the DVD burner as a slave and installed the IDE and power cable. When I booted up, my CPU recognized the previously installed DVD reader and DVD burner (drives D & E, respectively). Windows shows drive E as "DVD RW Drive".

My problem is, when I try to burn a DVD, my software does not think I have a DVD burner. I tried using EZ CD Creator 5 by Roxio. No dice - it gave me an error message stating I don't have a DVD burner. Then I tried the software that came with my DVD burner - Nero 6. Same thing - no DVD burner. What have I missed? I thought maybe it was a driver problem, but I don't think that is the case. Any help would be appreciated - sorry for the long post.
 

A:DVD Burner Install Help Needed

Welcome to Techspot !
You are going to have to back up .
Re install your Dvd burner as the master on that IDE channel and the Dvd player as the slave. Be sure you have the jumpers on the back of the drives set appropriately.
Once your Bios and Windows recognizes the drives correctly then you can move on to the configuration/settings for the software.
Next go to the Web site for yor burner and make sure you have the latest 'Firmware ' for your drive.
I believe you may have some issues there but We can address those after you solve step above.
 

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A:Install PCI device

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I've tried installing USB devices recently and for all new USB device installation, I get an error message that says:
"There was a problem installing this hardware:
USB 2.0 Hub controller (or shows the appropriate USB device)
An error occurred during installation of the device.
The data is invalid"

This message came up when I tried to install a D-Link 4 port USB hub. I'm able to install the hub on other computers with no problems. I've tried this USB hub on all USB ports on my laptop - no difference. I do have other USB devices that are working OK on this laptop so I know USB does work.

I've also had a similar problem recently preventing me from installing any/all USB devices including a USB memory card reader, a USB Logitech webcam, etc. I get the same line at the end of the error that states "The data is invalid".

The USB hub controller installation tries to use Windows 'Generic USB Hub' driver for the installation. It shows up in Device Manager as a 'USB 2.0 Hub Controller' so the device is being recognized correctly, just not installing the driver correctly. The Logitech USB webcam shows up as a 'USB device' in Device Manager but it does say 'Logitech USB Camera (Fusion)'.

Any suggestions on what may be causing the error "The data is invalid" and blocking all USB device installations? Any ideas on how to correct this problem?

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Is it possible to install with the same DVD using the same product key?

Thanks!

A:Possible to install 8.1 to another device?

One Product Key = One PC.

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I am doing a setup of Windows XP.

I'm not real good at the interface for the program.

Install went ok.

I was having a problem getting XP to read the motherboard installer disk and several other.

Running the Hardware finder/installer worked ok for Realtek audio, my PNY Vid Card and DirectX 9 which came with the mobo disk. I installed whatever I could figure out from the prompts.

Now comes my last and very important USB device: the Yamaha RP U100.

In XP there is one unknown device with the Question Mark on it.
It isn't flagged as a USB legacy device or anything. The Yamha factory disk won't read when the wizard goes through the routine which worked for most of the stuff above.

Is there a source to install USB drivers? The Yamaha is an old unit not even USB 2. There's a USB wireless mouse sensor that apparently got found ok.

The Yamaha disk contains all the programs which allow me to run the
Receiver from the screen. XP isn't finding anything related to it.

Are there updates which cover such legacy devices? I can get some directory info off the Yamaha disk, but the disk is auto run and won't go even as the first device at bootup. There was some error listed as it not being a valid System 32 file or something-- couldn't catch that part.


Would this device work if I reinstalled FAT32 file system? I have an NTFS machine running Win2k which accepted the install of the Yamaha.
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A:Install a USB device to XP

You may have to go in bios and enable legacy usb. Make sure to
install sp2, this usually clears up usb issues.

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So I just installed a video card yesterday (nVidia GeFore 210) and it installed fine but at the same time I got prompted that there was a new PCI Device found but I can't install it.

When I view Device Manager and go to the 'Other devices' tab it shows a yellow mark next to the unknown device. I tried to get the Hardware Wizard to install whatever it is from the disc that came with the video card but that didn't work.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 4700 with Windows XP Service Pack 2.
 

A:Can't install new PCI Device

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Ok, I've had this problem for a while now and it just seems to get worse.

Whenever I attach a new USB device to the PC the Install New Hardware Device Manager pops up. No matter if I choose Automatic install or specify the location the device will not install.

The only way I have managed to install a new device was to reistall windows (XP media centre) Attach the USB devices and then it installs fine. Having installed all protection (Norton at the moment, but I have used others in the past and had the same prob so its not that) and connected to internet, I apply all updates. Then if I attach a new USB I still get the same prob. I've had this with Keyboards, Mice and now my Webcam.

However when using the manufacturers disk to intall I can see the devices working properly, but when the installation is complete the device will not work and looking in device manager I can see only 'Unkown Device' for any device installled after updating windows from a fresh install.

When installing the webcam (a basic Creative Webcam PD1001 ) The hardware manager pops up constantly and fails constantly - even when I started the process with the manufacturers disk) and leaves a trail of unknown devices in device manager.

I don't want to have to reinstall windows again - which i did for my new mouse - but I can't find any logic to this. Something in Windows is screwed up - and yes I know all the USB ports work, because they work when I attach a new device after... Read more

A:Cannot Install any new USB device

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I finally identified the drivers i just need the right information off the internet now
my audio and video needs to be installed

Field Value
Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name TOOCH (Base Command)
User Name Tchad

Display
Video Adapter SiS 315 Integrated
3D Accelerator SiS 315 Integrated

Multimedia
Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device
 

A:Help me install this device

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Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter -from windows update Install  failed - Where can I find this so I can retry to re-install - mobile device does not connect  WINDOWS VISTA- verizon treo running windows mobile 6 professional CE OS 5.2.1620 (BUILD 18125.0.4.2) Here is the error message: Microsoft Corporation - Networking - Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter Installation date: ‎10/‎4/‎2009 12:02 PM Installation status: Failed Error details: Code 800F020B Update type: Recommended Microsoft Corporation Networking software update released in May, 2007 More information: http://winqual.microsoft.com/support/?driverid=20060042 Help and Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub I could not find anything to help me with this.. I did download & install the new Windows mobile device center v 6.1.6965  but the device will still not connect.. i'm thinking the failure of the Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter is the problem (i think)  so I want to re-install the update.. but don't know where to get it. Windows update in VISTA does not let you go out and pick an update from a list Any and all help appreciated

A:Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter -from windows update Install failed - Where can I find this so I can retry to re-install - mobile device does not connect

Your best option may be to open device manager (with device connected) and uninstall any related device, making sure the 'Delete driver software for this device' is checked.Once you have done this, unplug your device, uninstall WMDC 6.1 and reboot your machine. Then follow the instruction on my first reply, this should sort it for you.If anyone is helpfull, please click the 'Vote as helpfull' icon.
If anyone has answered, please click 'Suggest as answer' at the bottom of the post involved :)

Thanks

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O.K.

First off why would HP make a computer with a 2Gig processor and no AGP slot. (grumble...)

Computer... HP 533w wal-mart special...with the glendale motherboard (2 motherboard came with this unit). This has onboard video which is disabled in bios. As far as I can tell from HP online suppourt there are no jumpers to alter (I could be wrong on this though)

Video Card...PNY with NVidia FX5200 PCI card..(as I have no AGP slot ....grumble)

What I get with the board installed and the bios set to look for PCI video. Turns on , I see the Video Board Description then the usual HP logo, then the usual Windows XP home loading logo, then as soon as it goes to what would be the password request to enter the desktop ...black. I suspect that the computer is actually running just fine ...however I can't see anything so its hard to prove this.

I have tried to run in safe mode ...in order to dable with drivers and settings...but no luck...screen still goes black.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers (both from the disk that came with the card and from the NVidia site...both same result) to no avail...I keep having to get back in the bios and switch back to onboard to see anything. Another note ...at one point I got adventurous and tried to unload the onboard drivers (845g/gl ?? I think) yet they are still there..?

The always useful device manager troubleshooter tells me that the video card is ok ( of course I'm looking at it while in onboard video)

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A:Video Card Install Help Needed

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Okay, this is a comedy of errors of sorts. Now I need to get back up and running.

While trying to keep my system clean of unnecessary files, I inadvertently deleted a dll file that cut off access to the Internet and local network. I tried restoring to an earlier date but the one given date was not possible to restore. I then hastily deleted the registry. Then I copied an old backup of the registry from last March. Needless to say, many of the apps added since then are not recognized or working erratically.

I am prepared to spend a day re-installing Windows XP Pro from scratch and re-installing all the application. I was wondering if there is any way that will save me this hellish task. This is especially true since many applications and add-ins were downloads and I'll take me quite a while to find them.

My system is in the usual C drive and I've moved data to the D partition. I presume the D partition will not be erased by the new install? Also, what files should I hold on to - e.g. passwords, history, preferences, etc.

Any help, even if the help is no help at all, would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Ozzie
 

A:Some help needed before I perform a full re-install

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Hi I have just replaced Windows Vista with Windows XP Pro on the following computer:-Acer Aspire M1100Now I am stuck at the 'drivers' stage, and would greatly appreciate some help. Note that I am fairly novice in the field of computer hardware, drivers, BIOS and the like.Here is where I am at: XP is now successfully installed on the computer. First thing I notice is the desktop screen is stretched even on what looks like the 'correct' resolution [1280 x 1024 on 19" wide monitor] - but of course no graphics drivers are yet installed on the new OS.The graphics hardware inside the computer is: ATI Radeon X1250 - I understand this is 'integrated graphics'?. After hours of searching [including ATI website drivers page], it seems there is no specific driver for this graphics card and Windows XP. However I did find this 'ATI Catalyst 8.2 Display Driver for Windows Vista (32 bit)' which mentions XP in its spec:-http://www.softwaredriverdownload.com/ati_...sta_driver.htmlAfter attempting to install however, there were installation failure messages [I forget exactly, something about 'install manager' failing I think]. After going past the few error messages and allowing 'installation' to continue, it seemed at the end that nothing had been installed at all.But before I deal with the graphics card/drivers, I learned from some Googling that the first drivers I should be concerned with is for Motherboard. I've had a look in Device M... Read more

A:Windows XP new install - drivers help needed

OK, I've had to go ahead and try to get this computer working.

From the drivers mentioned above I obtained from the Acer website, I have done the following:-

- Attempted install of the Acer VGA driver. This is also described as a 'catalyst display driver'. Installation successful. However, on rebooting machine, nothing has changed graphically - looking in Device Manager, there is no entry for 'Display Adapters', and running DXDIAG says in Display/Device that there is none available. BUT... I don't quite understand if my ATI Radeon X1250 would register as an 'external device/graphics adapter', since I believe it is an 'integrated graphics card'?

- Attempted install of the Acer Realtek HD sound driver. Success - the computer now has sound, so that is at least one thing out of the way

What I am still in the dark about, is the state of the computer's graphics - I do not know if they are running 'correctly' or if another driver needs to be installed to unlock the X1250 [or is it now running, but it doesn't show up in Device Manager because of its 'integrated' status'?].

Tomorrow I will be able to hook it up to the web, providing there are no problems installing the modem driver! Once on the web I guess I can surf and see how the graphics fare compared with when it used to run on Vista.

Would still like some clarification on the motherboard and BIOS. Is it likely I need to install a driver for my motherbo... Read more

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Hi

I have just replaced Windows Vista with Windows XP Pro on the following computer:-

Acer Aspire M1100

Now I am stuck at the 'drivers' stage, and would greatly appreciate some help. Note that I am fairly novice in the field of computer hardware, drivers, BIOS and the like.

Here is where I am at: XP is now successfully installed on the computer. First thing I notice is the desktop screen is stretched even on what looks like the 'correct' resolution [1280 x 1024 on 19" wide monitor] - but of course no graphics drivers are yet installed on the new OS.

The graphics hardware inside the computer is: ATI Radeon X1250 - I understand this is 'integrated graphics'?. After hours of searching [including ATI website drivers page], it seems there is no specific driver for this graphics card and Windows XP. However I did find this 'ATI Catalyst 8.2 Display Driver for Windows Vista (32 bit)' which mentions XP in its spec:-

http://www.softwaredriverdownload.co...ta_driver.html

After attempting to install however, there were installation failure messages [I forget exactly, something about 'install manager' failing I think]. After going past the few error messages and allowing 'installation' to continue, it seemed at the end that nothing had been installed at all.

But before I deal with the graphics card/drivers, I learned from some Googling that the first drivers I should be concerned with is for Motherboard. I've had a look in Device Manager to see what might al... Read more

A:[SOLVED] New XP install - drivers help needed

OK, I've had to go ahead and try to get this computer working.

From the drivers mentioned above I obtained from the Acer website, I have done the following:-

- Attempted install of the Acer VGA driver. This is also described as a 'catalyst display driver'. Installation successful. However, on rebooting machine, nothing has changed graphically - looking in Device Manager, there is no entry for 'Display Adapters', and running DXDIAG says in Display/Device that there is none available. BUT... I don't quite understand if my ATI Radeon X1250 would register as an 'external device/graphics adapter', since I believe it is an 'integrated graphics card'?

- Attempted install of the Acer Realtek HD sound driver. Success - the computer now has sound, so that is at least one thing out of the way

What I am still in the dark about, is the state of the computer's graphics - I do not know if they are running 'correctly' or if another driver needs to be installed to unlock the X1250 [or is it now running, but it doesn't show up in Device Manager because of its 'integrated' status'?].

Tomorrow I will be able to hook it up to the web, providing there are no problems installing the modem driver! Once on the web I guess I can surf and see how the graphics fare compared with when it used to run on Vista.

Would still like some clarification on the motherboard and BIOS. Is it likely I need to install a driver for my motherboard, or should I consider that already 'done'? Is it a given... Read more

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Hi there,

It all started more than a week ago when I picked up a virus worm on my system from an e-mail.

I have been getting awsome help & assistance from one of the TSF support team members over the last 6 days, but on his advice, I now need help from a Windows XP Pro expert in doing a Repair Installation on my machine.

I have the Setup CD, as well as copies of all the system drivers on CD.

I have limited computer skills and knowledge, but will attempt to attach the previous thread.

Many thanks

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...fr-474165.html

A:Urgent Help Needed with a XP Pro Repair Install

Please stay with your other thread in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help section until they tell you different.

Closing this one at least for the time being.

BG

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Hello to all....
Im hoping someone can advise me on the following.

I currently have two HDD's, one is purely for media storage and back ups. The seocnd is partioned with "C" being my XP os with all of my program files, etc. Dve "D" partition has Vista installed, I wanted to try it before I clean installed over XP.

Now I would like to remove Vista from "D" and clean install on "C" but I dont really want to lose all of my programs, drivers , internet favourites, etc.
So can I -
1. Remove Vista from "D" or does the partition need to be deleted?
2. Make some sort of CD/DVD copy of my programs, etc to make an easy re-install?

Lastly, How do I delete and/or recreate partitions?

I appreciate any help and thank you in advance.

Tejmar
 

A:Vista clean install help needed

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Im putting the cd in my pc, restarting it. The Vista setup begins, and then when it gets to what i think is the Hard Drive selection screen it says something about drivers needed and basically it won't find any HDD. I can press Browse and i see the HDD but it doesn't do anything. Any ideas? Btw the HDD is SATA.
 

A:Vista won't install, drivers needed. HELP!

Anyone?
 

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dell Dimension 3000/win7/2gb ram/120gb hdd

A few months ago I uninstalled cyberlink power 2go from my computer. I want to re-install the program now, but I get the error messages that I will attempt to attach to this post. The install will progress part way then the messages arise.

In an effort to correct this I have done lots of research and have run geek uninstaller and ccleaner regclean.

There is no evidence of the program in 'add-remove programs', 'program files', or the registry. At least I don't see anything in the registry that I recognize as being related to P2go.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

JohnGo

A:[SOLVED] Software Install help needed

Hi run system restore that should bring it back then try Revo Uninstaller also Cyberlink have their own tool http://www.cyberlink.com/support/pro...6220&prodId=24
Revo has a free version Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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Can anyonehelp me with this I have been trying for the past few months to install these needed updates with no luck. I am getting 3 error messages.
1 -- error message # 8007000B

2 -- error message # 80070643

3 -- error message # 643



If someone can help with this it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

bluedog_76550

A:Unable to install needed update's

Try these:

Error 1
1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click
Run as
Administrator.
3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
4. At the command prompt, type "fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\ ",
without the quotation marks and then
press ENTER.
5. Reboot your machine and try to update again

Error 2:
Method 1: Determine the status of the Office Source Engine service
To determine the status of the Office Source Engine service, follow these steps:1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
2. In the list of services, double-click Office Source Engine.
3. View the Startup type list.
4. If the startup type is set to Disabled, change the startup type to Manual. To do this, click Manual in the Startup type list, and then click OK.
5. Try to install the Office update again.

Method 2: Repair the Ose.exe file
To repair the Ose.exe file, copy the Ose.exe file from the Office 2003 CD. To do this, follow these steps:1. Determine where the Ose.exe file is located. By default, the Ose.exe file is in the following location:
path:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\
2. Insert the Office 2003 CD in the CD drive.
3. Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
4. Use Microsoft Windows Explorer to locate the following folder on the Office 2003 CD:
path:\Files\Setup
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Ok so my stepfather let me use his WindowsXP for a while but since I was a newb then I messed it up during a graphics update. He went to get it fixed and since we were in an argument he didnt leave it here for us. Luckily there was a program at my school; CFY. They gave us a Windows2k and I've updated it(carefully!) to my every need. But I can't seem to shake the feeling off that it's too... old fashioned for me to use. I hate the msn features and mmorpgs aren't the same anymore.
So here's the point. I've googled this but the answers are too complicated for me. I want to borrow a Windows Vista disk from a friend so that I can make a clean install of it on this computer. I'm just hoping that it's possible because I've heard it's only good with WindowsXP. Please tell me if there is any way that I can get a better OS that doesn't involve buying anything cause I'm poor
If I need to post my system information just tell me =/
 

A:Clean Install Desperately needed :(

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Downloaded a program and when I tried to run it the message came up that the VB40032.dll file was missing. Looked in "Find Files/Folders" & only VBrun file it found was VBrun300.dll

Hard drive on comp. crashed -- lost everything except W98SE which the Tech was able to save -- so I wonder if either this 40032 file was lost, or may not have been on the HD at all

Anyway, where can I find such a file, and how/where is it installed? The 300 mentioned above is in the "Microsoft Works" folder someplace (I didn't open the "Works" folder to see where its at though.
 

A:Source/Install help needed for VBRun

Hi, The sites below should provide all you need.

The actual file needed is from VB4, might be you can just work from 4 right up to 6, you will need 6 sometime or other....

http://www.webgrid.co.uk/dlldrivers.html----scroll down this page for good info about VB4, it is still needed by some older programs.

http://www.snapfiles.com/help/missingfiles.html
 

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Hello.

I am trying to reinstall Vista on my Sony UX-380N UMPC after a recent hard drive failure (new zif 1.8" hdd was installed).

I have an external drive hooked up via usb. The computer loads Vista, I select the language, choose install, and it asks me where I want to install Vista.

There are no options in the list. I brought the hdd new so I can only assume it works. Do I have to install some sort of driver? The hdd model is:
1.8" SAMSUNG HS04THB 40GB ZIF 5MM
Any help is very appreciated.

A:Driver for 1.8" ZIF hdd needed for Vista install...?

See http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNUX380N&SelectOS=7 for drivers provided.

Louis

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Well, SANS Ouch! January 2013 has started the year off with one of my favorite subjects.The paper below only discusses JAVA, not Javascript, and they state such in the paper. And, their warning/recommendation makes me feel very good. The paper is only 3 pages, and well worth the read.My Reader's Digest version of this is, "Do not install Java unless you absolutely need it".OUCH-201301_en.pdfDocComputers verified since 1972

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The online Lenovo sales rep told me that I would also need the "ThinkPad Mobile Workstation Storage Kit" if I want to buy the P50 with only the 500GB HDD and upgrade it with a PCIe M.2 SSD, but that's not actually correct, right?  From reading this forum it appears that what I would actually need is an M.2 tray, specifically this one: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0L78233/460/41E9A3C3FB5A45A9AC47C56812E4188C#4XB0L78233 Is that correct?  Is that all I need (other than the tools necessary to actually do the replacement, of course)?

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This is my second Vista install problem.

During install, It says that I need to install Cd/DVD Drive drivers because they are missing. My drive is a Hitachi-LG GSA-H20L. Anything else, feel free to ask. I really don't know what else to put here. :\

A:DVD-RW Drivers needed in Vista Install. Help?

HL-DT-ST GSA-H20L Firmware S853 Driver Download

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I've been going through my house and insuring everything against fire/theft loss, and now I'm looking at my computer. My data is all backed up off-site in two ways. I have not previously tried to back up software install discs, but seeing as they could get torched in a fire, it would be nice to have a backup in some safe location.

Most of my expensive software is music software that uses dongle protection, so the install discs themselves aren't copy-protected and this should be easy.

But what about the Win 7 install disks? (I have both the 32-bit and 64-installers for Win 7 Home, in the upgrade version.) I also have some Windows XP disks from earlier on. Can these disks be copied simply as a data disk (i.e. look at the files they contain and copy to a new disk) or is there some copy protection scheme?

Or maybe I don't need to back them up. Does Microsoft have some policy of resupplying the disk if I can show the serial number or something like that?

A:is a backup of Win 7 install discs needed?

ImgBurn will do it. Make an ISO and either just keep that or burn another DVD if you want. I cannot comment if MS have issues but of course the copy is useless without the key you paid for. Also, you can download the ISO if you get stuck. The real thing is to keep copies of your activation Key.

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Hello, I installed Windows 7 and I'm in the process of installing drivers from my motherboard's manufacturing website. I have a P5QE mobo (https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5QE/#support). I already boot in AHCI mode.

I have already installed the following 4 items from the site:

Under the Audio Section: SoundMAX 2000B Audio Driver V6.10.2.6585 for Windows 64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the Chipset Section: Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility V9.1.1.1019 for Windows 32/64bit XP & 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the LAN section: Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver V11.10.5.3 for 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the SATA section: Marvell 6121 SATA Driver V1.2.0.69 for 32/64bit Windows7.

I noticed that there is another download under the "SATA" section.
This download contains the items:
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Driver V8.9.0.1023 for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Intel(R) AHCI/RAID Driver Disk for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.

Do I need this download? I do not run in RAID.
Also, I've heard that IMSM 8.9.0.1023 causes windows issues like disabling windows updates (https://communities.intel.com/thread/29057)

Also, are there any other drivers I should be installing (I've already installed my video card one, and all available windows updates). I also did not install my chipset driver first (it was the second dri... Read more

A:SATA driver needed for new OS install

It is always best to install the chipset or inf driver first. The subsequent drivers can then config themselves correctly. You might want to reinstall whatever driver you installed prior to the chipset driver.

As to the other drivers, I usually do not install the matrix storage driver. What I usually do is go to the intel [not asus] site and install the RST or rapid storage tech driver; you can download install whatever you are using ie raid, ahci. Again this is not necessary either; it just gives you a lot newer driver than what is available on the asus site.
 

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Basically, I just need to start fresh. Sound keeps skipping, I'm littered with malware after running 2 months without anti-virus/firewall. Got Norton with my ISP package now so I'll install that as soon as I can.

If I were to copy the contents of my 80gb IDE system drive over to my 250gb backup Sata, will I be able to access the documents and all the files from the copy?

Thanks, there may be more Q's on the way.
-Jack
 

A:Solved: Re-Install needed. Can I back up this way?

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My desktop (which I now fondly refer to now as "Chernobyl" was really badly infected w a rootkit, so I'm going to do a clean install from XP to Win 7. Are there any extra measures I should take over the standard reformat/clean install to better ensure total destruction of this scourge? Thanks!

A:Advice Needed on Clean Install of OS

Should you decide to do a clean install from XP to Win 7 due to malware infection, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by hiding a file extension or adding to the existing extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. If you cannot see the file extension, you may need to reconfigure Windows to show file name extensions. Then make sure you scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to to copying it back to your hard drive.If your CD/DVD drive is unusable, another word of caution if you are considering backing up to an external usb hard drive as your only alternative. External drives are more susceptible to infection and can become compromised in the process of backing up data. I'm not saying you should not try using such devices but I want to make you aware of all your options and associated risks so you can make an informed decision if its worth... Read more

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I use Advanced SystemCare, CCleaner and MBAM to scan / remove issues on my laptop about once a week.

About a year ago I downloaded a similar program from CNet Downloads and ran a scan / clean. However, a few days later I noticed I get errors for example when right clicking on the desktop and clicking 'personalise', I now get an error - 'explorer.exe no such interface supported' and similar issues like when in 'Control Panel\System and Security' if I click a sub-category nothing will happen.

These errors don't have any effect on my laptop for daily tasks, but 'niggle' at me now and again.

I don't have my Windows 7 disks with me, their at my house some 200 odd miles away (not going back for a while), but was wondering if there was a way to repair my system without the disks?

A:Repair Install Needed but No Discs?

64bit home premium. what language?

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I have a 256GB SSD; which has 117GB of FREE space available.

It ONLY has my Windows installation on it, and a few other key applications, while the bulk of my other apps and games are on a HDD via Steam Mover.

I now also have, a brand new ASRock Z97 Extreme6 Motherboard, and an Intel Core i5-4690K, and a new computer Case and I'll be using the rest of the parts from my current PC.

Essentially it will be the exact same computer, just with a new motherboard and a new CPU.

I am debating either (Option 1) using this...
Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

Or (Option 2) partition the SSD and put a fresh clean installation of my Windows on the new partition, then gradually migrate data (ie My Docs, Etc) from the old to the new, and then just reinstall a few essential applications... the only catch being my Steam installation has a number of junctions created to the HDD using Steam Mover; so I'll presume that after reinstalling Steam, I'll probably have to copy the original from the old partition, over onto the new.

Then just gradually change size of the partition as things are moved over, and the old windows is no longer needed... until the SSD is just a single 256GB drive again...

But I am unsure as to whether or not I should attempt option 2 cause well I forgot just how much space a fresh and clean installation of Win 7 Ultimate 64bit will need; and what would I need to do to get it "reactivated" with Microsoft without having to go buy another copy tha... Read more

A:Reinstallation on SSD, how much GB needed for clean install?

Hmm personally I think you are for the sake of the cost of a new OEM going to have a lot of messing around to do like that tutorial lays out .

If it were me I would clone that drive to a spinner just to save my data (if it is only data you want to save) and then install the OEM onto that SSD after wiping it then just install my applications - it would not take so long and seems a simpler way to make the SSD your C: drive, and like I said just for the cost of an OEM.

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On my PC I have two hard drives.

Disc 1 containing C: and D:

Disc 2 containing F: and G:

C: drive was running out of space so I tried to expand the partition by making D: smaller.

I used Partition Magic 8 which was installed on D:

This was unsuccessful as one of the sectors was "damaged".

I then tried to merge both C: and D: together but another error came up and the process was aborted.

I now find in My Computer that I only have C: F: and G; drives remaining. D: drive has vanished. However C: drive still only has the same amount of space as before.

I have made a back up of C: and D: using Norton Ghost which lies on G: drive.

As Partition Magic program was on D: I am unable to make a partition on the Disc 2 and to call it D: I could have then put the Ghost Image of D: onto the new partition.

Looks like I will have to install a new hard disc drive.

Can someone help me on how I can go about this?

I need to put the original C: and D: drives back onto the new hard drive.
 

A:Help needed to install new Hard Drive

You shouldn't need a new drive.
Go to the disk manufactures website and download the available drive utilities.
You should have the option to do a low level format which will write 0's to the drive and erase any bad sectors.

Then, depending on which operating system you are installing, you can create the partitions through XP's setup, or fdisk on lower operating systems.

EDIT: Didn't partition manager get copied when you used ghost? Can't you pull it off that drive?
 

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I will be changing motherboard and processor, and was wondering if I will need a fresh clean OS install or not if so I need to do some backing up some data. Thanks!

A:fresh OS install needed after upgrading MB and CPU?

If it was not the same as the other installed. You may have to. I would try a repair install first. Make sure you make up a backup of the current drive. Otherwise you could end up losing valuable data.

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i just installed win XP, placed authorization numbers in a safe place and called bill gates to activate this version of XP.

do i need the XP disk anylonger? also i always wondered if the disk got broke or lost,would one be plum out of luck if it was needed again?

thanks
 

A:WIN XP INSTALL DISK,after installation,Is it Needed?

If you ever need a file or to reinstall you will need the CD. You are allowed to make a backup copy or at least you use to be able to. Just don't use EZCD to do it. If you're trying to pirate the XP HOME/PRO don't bother - it can only be installed on one machine at a time.
 

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Have just installed Win Xp Home and it comes up with a screen that needs a pssword Administrator password
User Password
I Have not specified any passwords what do i do so i can continue to actually use my computer?

A:Fresh install/password needed

You should just be able to go past it w/o entering a password if it's fresh. You can go back and change it to include a password if you want later through User Accounts. My XP Pro asks for a password once in a while when it think it's time to change it, and i just enter through it and it's fine.

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I have downloaded from Microsoft TECHNET the official SP3 Technet ISO. (Not RC the full RTM).I integrated the included EXE in the downloaded ISO it into an INSTALL CD of SP2 PRO (successful) and then burned back to a CD.I have run the XP Pro SP3 install off the new media and it has got to the 2nd phase (passed the text-based install) and has asked for the file "asms" on the Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD!What is this and why? Integration was successful. CD is readable and verified burn?!Just says in the dialog box the message above with D:\i386Please help!

A:The file ASMS on Win XP SP3 is needed during install!

Evening Guy
  did you look at this kb from Microsoft? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311755
 
  My guess would be the speed at which you burned the cd\dvd might have been too fast. What rate did you burn at?
  Also verification was checked by guessing what you stated
 
   readable and verified burn.
 
  Did you use the official Microsoft method? *have to ask* Which method to integrate.
 
  I would attempt to see if the methods described in the NTFS mentioned towards the end of the kb helps you out.
 
  Other wise you may have to slow down your burning speed. I could be wrong here, but dont know your burning speed as I mentioned.  Which media are you using? at least one recommended by your cd\dvd burning hardware correct?
 
Also look here former Microsoft support person,  hints at a few things to look at
http://www.tutorials-win.com/XPSetup/file-asms/

 Hope this helps you.
 
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Keith

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My gaming laptop is the ASUS ROG G750JM Gaming Laptop. It is approximately 14 months old and I cannnot get any OS to install on it. I had windows 8 pre-installed when it shipped. A few days ago the laptop just froze up and crashed. When I tried to reboot it failed and said system 32 was missing or deleted. Automatic recovery did not work and I did not have an installation disc, so I decided to try a new OS using a USB. I used the SteamOS but for some reason installation failed. I decided to try Ubuntu next but that installation also failed. During Ubuntu's installation process I recieved an error message saying that "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI5 (0,0,0) (sda) failed. The computer should be more than capable of running any current OS as it is only a 1-year old high end gaming laptop.

A:[HELP NEEDED] Can't install any OS on my Gaming Laptop

All new systems have the recovery to factory on the HDD?

May need to refer to manual on how to preform.

Notebooks & Ultrabooks | ASUS ROG G751JM | ASUS USA

Start from page 93.

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Hi,

Hard Drive in HP Notebook has gone bad.
Ordered exact Hard Drive that was in the Notebook so that I'd be sure it worked. Ordered it from newegg.com
There are no instructions with the Hard Drive. I was counting on that!

Would someone be kind enough to list the steps for install of the Hard Drive as well as the OS? (I have winXp Home Edition)

Also: I just assumed I had to take out the 2 main screws and pull Hard Drive out. I'm meeting with resistance so want to double check if I'm doing it right before I proceed.
Thanks in advance!
 

A:Hard Drive Install Help Needed

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