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After Windows update 2nd Viewsonic monitor will no longer display

Q: After Windows update 2nd Viewsonic monitor will no longer display

Just performed windows update on my Dell Inspiron Desktop 560MT - Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit. I have been using dual monitors on the system since purchase. After performing windows update today my second monitor (connected by HDMI) will no longer display. The other monitor (the working one) is connected via VGA. The system does not recognize it is even connected. At start up however it will display up until login window. I am using two ViewSonic VX2453 Series monitors. I am desperate as I have to have both monitors for work. I have tried unplugging and replugging, restarting it with it unplugged and plugged. I uninstalled the update and have tried autodetect on the system all to no avail. Help!!

A: After Windows update 2nd Viewsonic monitor will no longer display

KChristians, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Sounds like you have WU set to automatically download and install updates, and it updated either the video or monitor driver. If that is what happened check your update history and you can uninstall it from there and should get you back to the previous drive.

Also if that s what it was you might want to set WU to not download and install drivers automatically, step #4 here,

Device Installation Settings

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During an upgrade from XP to Windows 7 I experienced a problem with my ViewSonic vx2235wm display and NVIDIA GeForce 8400gs video card. The display is powered and the blue light comes on when the computer is starting up. I get a couple of flickers of lighter gray on the display but no picture. I have upgraded the drivers for the NVIDIA card and the display but no help. The diplay is on a DVI-D single link connector with the video card. I can hook up a Sony display to the VGA connector in the NVIDIA card and get a picture fine. Neither NVIDIA or ViewSonic have come up with anything that helps. Any suggestions?

A:viewsonic display problem with windows 7

I finally got the driver needed from ViewSonic but it took two emails and a phone call. The driver is not listed on the site but is available at:

There is also a driver for 64 bit:

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I'm running windows xp home edition version 2002, Service Pack 3. My display device is NVIDIA Geforce4 Ti 4400. I installed Windows XP update KB967715 and after I rebooted, once windows xp started, my display flashed about 6 times then went dark. I'm able to use the internet via safe mode. I've uninstalled this windows update and all the ones from Feb: KB958687 and KB960715. I've also reinstalled all my display drivers.

The error messages I received are:
Error code 100000ea, parameter1 835d17e0, parameter2 83465008, parameter3 f79aacb4, parameter4 00000001.

Error code 100000ea, parameter1 834f74d0, parameter2 834ea768, parameter3 f42ffcb4, parameter4 00000001.

Error code 100000ea, parameter1 82dac4f0, parameter2 834b4b10, parameter3 f79aacb4, parameter4 00000001.

I'm at a loss, the next options I can think of are re-installing Windows XP and I'd rather not if I don't have too.

Anyone have any other ideas?


- Rachel

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A:Installed most recent Windows update; display no longer works except in safe mode

Hi Rachel and welcome to TSF

You didn't say, but I'm assuming that after the uninstalls the problem is still there.

Try doing a system restore to a time before the updates.

If you can boot in the safe mode and get video, then it must be something that is booting up in regular mode that is messing up the video. Before doing a re-install, look in the msconfig and see if something was installed there that might be the culprit. Under the start tab, the check boxes will let you selectively disable applications that install during normal boot. See if one of them is problematic. What each of those items do can be seen here:

Do you have any red or yellow marks in the Device Manager? That almost always means a device driver problem.

If you have to resort to a re-install of XP, I would suggest a Repair Install which will leave your normal applications and data in tact. Guidance for that can be seen here:

Hope this helps,

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Ok, no laughing when you read this.....I just bought a new Dell 660 computer that has Windows 7 on it. I can't get my monitor to work on it. Ok, so don't laugh, but it has been a good monitor that was manufactured in 1997......Viewsonic know the old, bulky thing. I told myself that I would not buy a new one until this one died. I'm on my third computer with this monitor. Can I get this thing to work with my new Dell?

A:Windows 7 and old Viewsonic Monitor

Wow, does that bring back memories. I use to have one It's time for you to treat yourself to another Viewsonic monitor that will enhance your new computer

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Dear All Experts,

Hello! How are you all doing? Well today, I came across this Viewsonic LCD Monitor which looks quiet appealing and of course, being manufactured by the leading display technology company of the world  Viewsonic! Heres the link to the product:

Viewsonic VX2433wm (24inch HD LCD Monitor)

Now here's what I need to know:

My main use of an LCD Monitor will be to:

* Watch Movies (Which should include a DVD & High Definition (HD) Quality Videos).
* Play 3D and Normal Games.
* Movies like Jurassic Park, Speed, Titanic, Action Movies, etc...
* Web browsing, doing back work on PC, Listening to music.

So, this in short will be the purpose of using a new LCD Monitor. So far, I am using CRT Monitor.

Once you have gone through the above link, could you kindly let me know how well would this Viewsonic LCD Monitor fair in terms of my above mentioned usage.

BUT NOW HERE's A TwIsT >>> While looking forward to buy an LCD Monitor, one question that kills my decision of buying it is that What if a Touch Screen LCD Monitor will be made available once Windows 7 releases to users. Then would all these LCD Monitors sold out today will be consider completely outdated not only in terms of technology but features as well. However, there are few things that comes to my notice for going with an LCD Monitor and not a Touchscreen one...

a) Touch Screen LCD Monitor is for sure goi... Read more

A:Viewsonic VX2433Wm's - Is it a good LCD Monitor? Should wait for Windows 7 Touch Scre

Hi, Viewsonic is a well known and trusted brand (in my experience) you will find that most modern monitors are well made certainly need to be FCC certified for US sale . Now there is one major element missing from your post. What computer specs have you and most important Memory, Video card and Power supply unit (PSU).

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What can I do to correct this. I've checked the connections, rebooted the computer. The non functional monitor is plugged into an HDMI port, the main screen into the VGA

A:After the last Win 10 update my computer no longer identifies my second monitor. Why

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Greetings all,

My ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED monitor is recognized as Generic Non-PnP Monitor. I even downloaded and attempted to install Viewsonic's "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed_Win7_x64". It times out at the end of installation and requests I download "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed" from Viewsonic website.

My display view is set at max res of 1600x1200. I am running Win7-Ultimate 64bit.

Is there any other way to get Win 7-Ultimate 64bit to recognize the monitor as VX? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using an NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS 256MB card.

Thank you

A:ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED monitor is a Generic Non-PnP Monitor

If you need to know, here is how I fixed it.
First install ViewSonic's "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed_Win7_x64"
Go to Device Manager
Select Monitor drop down tab
Select Generic PnP Monitor
Right-Click on Generic PnP Monitor
Select option "Update Driver Software"
Select "Browse my computer for driver software"
Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
Select from the models listed: Generic PnP Monitor
Select option "Have Disk..."
Select "Browse..."
Navigate to where the ViewSonic monitor drivers are stored
Example: C:\ViewSonic
Select monitor driver
Example: VX2450_SERIES
Click "Open"
Click "OK"
Select from the pop up window:
ViewSonic on the left and ViewSonic VX2450 Series on the right
Click "Finish"

Finally, you will receive the message: Windows has successfully updated your driver software.
Notice resolution is now 1680x1050

After successful install of Nvidia drivers for my laptop's "nvidia geforce 9300m gs" current version:

186.19 to new version: 260.99, the max res cannot be set to the following available resolutions:
1920x1200, 1920x1440 or 2048x1536


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I have a ViewSonic 19" TFT monitor after I formating my computer I am not able to get the display setting to 1400x900 i have tried installing the drivers first from the CD provided by viewsonic and then when i was not able to get the correct display i tried to download the drivers from their site as well... however, it didnt help!! Any suggestions???

A:ViewSonic VA1912w display problem

download drivers for your video card, the driver for the monitor that you get from the box with the monitor only tells your pc, you have a viewsonic 19" TFT

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I need some help with a LCD monitor that I bought from a friend. When I hook it up, the screen will be scrambled or very fuzzy. Sometimes I it will work, then sometimes it won't. When I hook my 17" crt up it works fine. Could there be a problem with my video card that doesn't support the LCD? If so, why does it work at times and other times not? The monitor is a ViewSonic VG 175. I appreciate everyones help.


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I want to start by saying I have read a couple of threads on this site that have similar problems with their Viewsonic monitors and the threads have not helped so I am posting this as new.

Hardware: Viewsonic VX910, Dell Dimension 4700, Radeon X1600 series video card, old spare Dell lcd monitor

About 1 day ago the viewsonic monitor would not come out of its "black screen"
I usually leave my monitor turned off (It is a server that I leave running)

I plugged in my old Dell lcd monitor and it works fine on this system (Computer and video card are now proven good) - Viewsonic monitor is now the culprit and I need to find a solution.

I am asking if anyone knows about any components in the monitor that have been found to cause this problem. I have replaced capacitors on this monitor in the past to correct a prior problem and it has worked flawlessly for the past 9 months after the fix. Here is what I am seeing; can anyone help?

I turned my monitor on yesterday to check something and this is what I found:

1.) Upon turning on the monitor the screen lights up and displays what the video card is putting out (a desktop, or login box, etc.) for one second then the monitor goes back to blank.

2.) The led on the power button stays green the entire time indicating it is receiving something from the video card, but the monitor stays blank.

3.) If the monitor is unplugged from the video card the power lcd goes amber indicating no signal and I get the "no s... Read more

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About four months ago I bought a supposedly rebuilt Viewsonic P815. About one month after I hooked it up it started to not degause. The screen is pink.

Every once in a while it will correct itself and be fine for a day or two, then it goes pink again. I've replaced cords and plugs.

Any ideas?


A:Viewsonic monitor

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I'm trying to decide between the G90FB 19" or the P95F+B...
Here are the links:

The only real difference between the 2 is the fact the Professional one (P95F+B) has an aperture grille while the Gaming (G90FB) has a shadow mask

I know the shadow mask uses dots (dot pitch) while the aperture grille uses lines instead of dots...

Which monitor will give me the best picture for gaming and crisp clear text.

A:Which is the better Viewsonic monitor?

If you can afford it I'd get the Professional version. I had Philips 107P (Professional) monitor with a .25 Aperture grille and it was the best monitor as far as picture quality/clairity I've ever seen (I'm sure there are better, but not without paying major money).

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I run XP on a new box and a fairly new 19" (year old) View Sonic LCD monitor. The monitor worked as advertised on my old PC but when attached to my new one I frequently get a flashing green power indicator light and will get no picture.

This happens 100% of the time if I cold start the PC and I have to screw around with the restart button and on/off power button to get it to come back to life and in truth I do not know which combination of button pushing gets it to come back. I now use the power saver mode because that seems to be the most consistent way of bringing the monitor back to life but even that didn't work this am.

ViewSonic's web site wasn't much help.

Help here?

A:ViewSonic Monitor

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I was just wondering if I'm pretty much out of luck with my monitor or is it fixxable?
Whenever there is any spot for black its pretty much like the picture on the right in this link[email protected]@@@@@itaki_fade5.html
It makes watching things or playing games horrible.

A:ViewSonic Monitor

Your link doesn't work.

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I have a Viewsonic VG2230wm display that recently died. The blue light at the bottom center comes on, but the screen stays dark.

Thought I would take a look at the power supply capacitors. Removed the stand and the four screws from the rear panel.

How do I remove the rear panel? I see a hole on the back panel with a padlock symbol but no obvious way to separate the rear panel from the front panel.



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I have a ViewSonic 19" CRT monitor (bought new in '99) connected to a PC that runs Win XP SP2, 512 MB RAM, Matrox Millenium AGP card.

The system ran fine until I moved it (carefully) to another room. The CPU boots but the monitor does not give any video. I get a black screen with a repetetive blue area that indicates no signal. The specific line entry is "No Synch". I think I may have seen this in the past, when the monitor was powered on but the CPU was shut off. I can't be certain it's the exact same condition.

I switched cables and tried a different video card but no luck. I don't have another monitor other than my laptop. I think I can hook it up to act as a monitor but not certain. Can't afford to crash the laptop.

Any suggestions?

A:No Synch w/ ViewSonic Monitor

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Asus VW266H ($375) vs Viewsonic VX2640W ($399)
Both 25.5 viewable

300 cd/m^2 vs 400 cd/m^2

Viewsonic does not have DVI
both have HDMI

Image Contrast Ratio
20000:1 (dynamic) vs 1000:1 / 4000:1 (dynamic)

Color Support
24-bit (16.7 million colors) vs Up to 16.2 million colors

Gray Response Time 2 ms vs 3 ms

Which one would you choose? Any other ideas?

A:New monitor Asus vs Viewsonic

Come on and give us a clue what you want to know.

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I have a four year old 19" viewsonic monitor-just recently its started shutting itself off for no apparent reason. If I press the power button it comes on again-for a while. Tried it on a different PC and same problem

Is this a known fault with monitors and is it likely to be worth repairing I wonder?

A:Viewsonic monitor turning itself off

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I just bought 22" viewsonic vx2235 , but having problem in installing it,The maximum vmixel size is 1680x1050(wide view) but my properties doesnt show this pixel size.rather my pc pc shows only non wide view pixel .

I have installed the dirver as shown in user guide but still doest work.I have 2.8Ht and MSI chipset board, please tell me what may be the problem that i done have wide view pixels

Please Help!!

A:ViewSonic vx2235wm LCD monitor

What video card to you have? BTW I have the same monitor.

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hello everyone.

I have a monitor viewsonic p220f that when I turn on, a thin blue horizontal line appears in the middle of the screen. Dont know if its broken or could be fixed or maybe video cable is broken.
Please advise
Thanks ahead of time for any help.

A:Viewsonic Monitor Problem

It sounds like the vertical deflection is gone. Try the monitor on a different computer or a different monitor on yours to see where the problem is. If the monitor is bad its better to bury a new one than to pay to have it repaired. New monitors are pretty cheap now.

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I am running Vista Home Prem.I use an 8800 GTS EVGA.I have the latest drivers for my 8800. I run 2 Viewsonic monitors. One is a VG900b and is fine. I also run a VX2235 digital monitor. Both monitors are listed in device manager by model. I manually installed drivers directly off of the discs.I have also downloaded Viewsonic's monitor drivers. I can't get my 22" to go to it's native resolution of 1680x1050.I have had these installed for a long time and working fine. When I ran a hard disc error check that is listed under tools under properties of my computer it erased my 22" and it's capabilities to operate @ native resolution. Another difference is that before I manually installed the VX2235, it was listed as a 'non plug and play monitor' under device manager. I have never seen that before. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am this close to going out and buying a new XP Pro disc.

A:Viewsonic monitor drivers?

Why not just uninstall the monitor drivers you installed and reboot and use the Vista drivers?

Start there.

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My 2nd attempt to get some help off the forums

A few days ago, I tried loading up Warcraft 3, a game, and the screen went black, with the light flashing on and off. If I alt tabbed out of WC3 the screen turned back on. The problem persisted after a restarted, so I left it for a while. A few hours later I tried and W3 worked fine, no problems.

However today I turn on my PC and after a few seconds during the boot up, the screen goes blank with the flashing on and off light again. I restart it and it goes blank even faster.
After a while on the forums (on my GFs laptop) I try pressing F8 before the screen goes blank, and then press ESC for the 'default' Boot option. It goes on to boot up normally, with screen errors. I test out warcraft 3, (since when I first saw this it was whilst starting up this program) and it works fine, and goes on to do so for a few hours, till I turn the screen off and on to see if the problem is permanently fixed. It hasn't, the screen goes black.
Upon restarting my PC I get the same error as before, Pressing F8 and Esc doesn't fix it anymore. However now after pressing Esc I get to the screen where they ask me if I would like to Boot up in Safe mode. I do so and it loads up in safe mode fine.
Later on I try again to get it to load in normal mode, it does first time. Then upon loading Warcraft 3 again, the screen goes black again, with the flashing light. Again rebooting results in the same black screen a few seconds into loading... Read more

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hello i am new here. my viewsonic VE710b lcd monitor is acting up. when i boot into ubuntu 7.10 the monitor blinks on and off for a minute before it stabilizes. this happens even during the loading of grub which only means that it has nothing to do with the OS. i tried with my other linux OS on another partition and the same thing happens. does this mean that its the end of the road for my trusty friend?!


A:viewsonic monitor on the fritz?

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please computer is quite old in computer years......about 6 or 7 years old.................i've never had any problems with it until now.....after recently moving and not having it set up for a few months i finally got it ready to use was all running fine for about two days when i started having the monitor problem..........i have a viewsonic A90 screen..........the image on the screen will zoom towards the center and then the screen will turn black............if i turn it off and on it will just do the same thing and go black one point it started working again for a few hours but that's it......i had the whole computer running off an high grade extention cord which i thought may have been the problem but i have moved it off the extention and i am still having the problem......i have fiddled with the cords etc and it didn't help..................please help the screen totally gonners????? this is very strange..........i've never seen a screen do this

greatful for any help........thanks

A:old viewsonic monitor problem

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My Viewsonic LCD monitor flashes on and off depending on what I am viewing. I can view pages in any program that has writing or a small number of small pictures without too much trouble. A web page with lots of pictures or the desktop and screen saver are the worst. The monitor flashes off so much on these last pages that I can barely see the page long enough to move the mouse and open a program or expand one from the start bar. I have checked cables, changed power cord, and checked video card drivers. Viewsonic website was no help. Anyone with any ideas?

A:Viewsonic LCD monitor trouble.........

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Do you happen to know if you are operating the monitor at or beyond its normal operating range for resolution and refresh rates?

Do you get a stable image if you start Windows with a lower resolution in Safe mode?

In the future, it would help us to help you if you give more details like the model number of the monitor and how it is connected to the computer. The TSG reporting utility program does not produce an exhaustive and detailed report about all of the hardware related to your computer.

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I have a Viewsonic VA721 monitor that I was using up until earlier today when the monitor started acting like a scrambled cable tv channel when turned on.

I was wondering if anyone might happen to know as to what might cause that, what the technical term for it might be and as to whether or not it can be fixed.

Up until today I have never had any problems with the monitor. Every time I would walk away from the computer for a while I would shut the monitor off so that I could avoid any burn in problems with it thereby preserving the life of the monitor. Because of that I have never had any problems with it until today and at the moment I do not know what could be causing the problem.

I tried the monitor on two different computers with two different cables and got the same result. I bought the monitor in 2006 brand new and up until today it has served me faithfully without any problems.

I don't know if it can be fixed or even if it is worth it nor do I know if it is something that I can fix myself or if I would have to have someone else fix it.

What I do know is if there is anything that I can do to fix the problem myself and restore it to active service then I might choose to give it a try.

Until I have more answers though I cannot make an informed decision about any of it and that is why I am asking.

I am hoping that there will be someone here that will know about such things and can give me some straight advice and information about the monitor and the pro... Read more

A:Viewsonic VA721 Monitor

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I just replaced a 1280x1024 Viewsonic monitor, that had gone bad, with another one (Viewsonic VA708).

Though I've never really been one to pay "hard hard" attention to how things look on a monitor - never felt a problem with anything - something just looks/feels "off" with this one.

This is most noticeable to me on the titles appearing on the browser tabs in Firefox. They just look "wrong" - watery maybe to my eye.

BUT... I have attached a screenshot comparing a blowup of a browser tab from my work computer Dell 1280x1024 monitor (top) and my new Viewsonic monitor (bottom), blown up to 1000 px wide (I cropped), and in the blowup, I can't tell the difference.

So why might I be perceiving things differently with this new monitor?

FWIW, I did update the driver from the Viewsonic site, and I also played with both the monitor's and the control panel's display adjustments.

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I recently downloaded the latest drivers from ViewSonic's page and isntalled them, and upon rebooting I had weird resolutions listed. Missing are 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200. Instead I have ones like 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x960, 1360x768, 1600x900, and 1600x1024. I Desperatly need my non-distorted resolutions back!! I have tried uninstalling the drivers and the device. I have also tried to just change to a Generic driver but the resolutions are the same. HELP!!!!
Monitor : ViewSonic A90f+ UltraBrite

A:ViewSonic Monitor Drivers

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So, anybody used other one of these LCD displays? VIEWSONIC: ASUS: If yes, please, do post anything you have to say about it! I'd be forever grateful for not having to make a leap into a void of ignorance if I chose to buy one of these. They seem to be decent low-price displays, but you never know. I'd prefer the ASUS one, just because the web store is a new one to me, and I'd like to experience it and it looks a bit cooler to me.

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Hi Guys, I have no idea whats going on over at Viewsonic, however their support service is lacking some serious SUPPORT!!! Just the other day, I re-installed Vista 64 and had been happily using a x64 monitor driver for my VX2025WM, just before the re-install I decided to trall the net for latest drivers and deleted any old ones I had (stupid I know). Anyway on re-install with the latest unsigned driver - Standard_Monitor_Driver_Unsigned_Windows_x64 - Dated 04/10/2007, it is now telling me it cannot find my monitor. I've also tried the latest signed driver and this is not working either. I have tried a manual install from C:\Viewsonic and funny enough the monitor isn't even listed. I've asked Viewsonic for help with them replying asking me to download the latest unsigned driver (what the???) All I need is a copy of the previous unsigned driver to this one listed and I know 101% it will find my monitor and work, does anyone have it or know where I can find archived drivers, as Viewsonic have not responded to this request. Please help! Cheers in advance.

A:Viewsonic VX2025WM Monitor Driver

Ahh it's always the way... Just found the old (November x64) driver on and guess what, it WORKS!!! Tried updating manually to the new driver after I installed the old one and it's displaying a could not install new driver message. Bloody viewsonic, I HATE SUPPORT!!! Why do they treat us like monkeys???

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I'm stuck between these 3 monitors. The HP 27xi AOC i2757fh or the Viewsonic VX2770SMH-LED 27

They all look similar, but I'm just not sure which one to get. I'm leaning toward the HP 27xi though, but this site rated the AOC i2757fh a little higher over the HP 27xi. I'd like to hear some feedback from you guys.

My main usage is playing games like BF3/BF4, SWTOR and Titanfall when it comes out. I also do a lot of web surfing and occasional movie watcher on this monitor. My current monitor is a 24 inch Asus VW246H and I like it, but I don't love it. So my main concern is how well it displays games. I don't want any ghosting and the least amount of input lag I can find. Now, I know the AOC boasts a slightly quicker response time of 5ms vs the HP's 7 seconds, but the reviews I've read thus far state there is no visual lag from the HP. What do you guys suggest? Thanks in advance!

A:HP 27xi, AOC i2757fh, or ViewSonic Monitor

Really? No one has an opinion on this?

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I have a viewsonic UltraBright A90f+ monitor and an ATI radeon 9600XT bravo video card. While playing some games my computer will hang and I believe use VPU recovery program supplied with the VC and then return to the game. After about 3 times the monitor goes black and "Viewmonitor" pops on the screen with 2 values 18.9 & 23.6 (normal values a lot higher)and the status is OVER at the bottom.It also says User Mode 14? I then have to restart the machine. Also I have noticed that sometimes when I exit a game my screen resolution has changed to that of the game I was playing. I have all the latest driver for Monitor and Video card. I have and ABIT MB using RAID set up and it also has its BIO's and drivers updated. I run windows XP also with 512M corsair ram.

Any help is appreciated

Thx E West

A:Viewsonic monitor locks up computer

Doesn't sound like the monitor is involved in the problem. A quick swap to another monitor to just be sure.

Does it only occur on one particular game? Anything running hot? How tight is the power supply sized?

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Hello guys,

So one night when I left my computer on, i wake up at 3AM on a rainy night and i notice my entire room flashing (like from a tv in dark room). I thought I was having a rolling blackout, but as I got to my senses I noticed that my monitor was the only thing turning off and on. I turned it off, and went to sleep. The next morning I went to go turn on my computer and the monitor does the same thing. It turns (about a one to two second delay between each) until I turn the monitor off. The LED light is green. It goes from green, to off, to green, etc. I've had no prior problems with this monitor.

I tried switching out the power cord and plugging it into my wall (not connected to my video card, or anything) luck. It's definately the monitor. I don't know if it's dead or repairable or what. I often leave the computer on over night but i have a 10 minute screensaver and my monitor goes on standby after 20 minutes. When i fell asleep, my monitor was on standby (yellow LED). When I woke up it was the green turning on and off. Doesn't make much sense.

I don't have a my situation is pretty bleek atm.

I have a Viewsonic LCD VX924 3ms that i bought around the holidays of 2005. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Viewsonic LCD Monitor turns off and on constantly

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I just bought a new 19" A90F+ ViewSonic Monitor (not flat panel LCD) and everything went great for my 1st week. After this when I would move my mouse to take it off standby my perportions were off and the I could only see half the taskbar...I guess it change the display areas automatically. Also I have noticed some of the edges kinda slant in or curve at the edges some. It's so frustration because the bottom seems to be fine and the top corners can be half there. What's a joe to do?

PS: I Havne't even touched the OSD settings on the monitor itself...


A:ViewSonic Monitor Won't Square Up In Corners

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What is the best way to clean a flat screen monitor? It's not a flat panel monitor, just a view sonic trinitron style....I got finger smudges and want to know the best cloth/fabic to wipe it with.

A:Wiping off a ViewSonic FlatScreen Monitor

Hi ChunkyTeXas,
I use a clean soft towel and water. It works fine> Turn the monitor off too before you clean it

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My monitor seems to be experiencing some kind of problem.

The best way I can describe it is as a 'widescreen' mode. There is a black bar on the top and bottom of the desktop about 1 inch wide and extending across the entire length of the screen. I cannot move the mouse into this portion of the screen.

When adjusting the horizontal and vertical settings, 100% stops with the 1 inch black bars still in place. I cannot seem to make the desktop fit the screen. It seems to have shifted into some other mode of viewing.

I called Viewsonic tech support, but they didn't really know much else to do besides checking my settings. I am at 1024 x 768 resoloution, Radeon 8500 64MB graphics card, Windows XP and have installed the most recent drivers. Even when booting - the black bars are present, as if the monitor has somehow decided that is the mode it wants to be in.

If anyone has come across something like this before or knows how I might be able to fix it, I'd be MUCH obliged!



A:Viewsonic Monitor E771 Problem.

Might be starting to fail, 3 year warranty on those generally check the date on the back. Absolute easiest think to do would be to try it on another computer. On the other computer see if you square up the image with the screen if you can't then its the monitor, if you can it could be the video card.

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I have recently changed my hard drive and had to reinstall all the programs on my computer. Since doing so, the Viewsonic monitor has been stuck in troubleshooting mode. All the fonts and windows are very large, and the only resolution available is 680 x 460, with the only colour option at 16 colours.

What do I do to get a better resolution with this monitor. It worked fine until the hard drive was changed.

I have downloaded the driver for the monitor from the net which was unsuccessful.

I tried changing the adapter from standard to SVGA as recommended by windows, which was rejected by the computer and I had to change it back.

Windows is not accepting the driver that I downloaded.

A:[SOLVED] Viewsonic Monitor problem

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Just upgraded to Win7 64bit. My trusty old monitor has no sound (the picture is fine) I found a driver for a generic Viewsonic x64 driver, but that didn't solve the problem. I read a suggestion somewhere to uninstall the driver and let Windows find it. That didn't solve the problem either. I tested the monitor with my old (XP) system, in case the monitor developed a sudden fault, but there is still sound when I plug it back in there.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I really don't fancy having to buy a new monitor too, after having had to replace my printer and scanner

A:Viewsonic vx2235wm-1 Monitor has no sound.

What does the monitor require? Older monitors, that use VGA or DVI usually have a Jack to connect from the PC's Speaker out (GREEN) to the monitor for sound. No driver is required for that. There is no audio in a VGA or DVI connection, just video.

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I have a ViewSonic 2235 22" LCD. I need to find a driver to allow 1600x1050 resolution. I've been to ViewSonic's site and downloaded their signed and unsigned Vista drivers with no improvement - the closes resolution I have the option of is 1600x1024 or 1600x1200.

I had this monitor working fine with a 1600x1050 resolution. I changed out my motherboard (from an Asus p5w to p5e) and reinstalled Vista - and now I'm unable to get the monitor to the right resolution.

A:Solved: ViewSonic Monitor driver

Never mind, problem solved. I needed one additional Nvidia windows update, but was confused because windows said it was current on updates.

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Can any one out there tell me how to find out the best monitor settings, i am not sure they are correct, expecially the horizontal and vertical settings.

A:viewsonic a72f monitor settings


1280x1024 maximum resolution
Displays a maximum resolution of 1280x1024; 1024x768 optimal resolution at 87Hz flicker-free refresh rate for easy-on-the-eyes viewing.
1280x1024 @ 66Hz
1024x768 @ 87Hz
800x600 @ 110Hz
640x480 @ 135Hz


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I have Viewsonic P225f CRT monitor. My desktop computer has Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit operating system. I want driver suitable for 64-bit. I had tried to install unsigned/signed driver from Viewsonic web site but installation encountered problems. I have a gaming system see specifications below, so I want to install Viewsonic monitor driver instead generic driver. I can send you error details as attachment if you mail me link. Kindly solve this driver problem.


Processor: Intel Quad Core Extreme Processor QX6700
Motherboard: MSI P6N Diamond Nforce 680i SLI
RAM: Corsair Dominator Quad Kit 4GB DDR 2 1100MHz
Graphic Card: NIVIDIA Geforce 8800 Ultra OC SLI (768MBx2)
Hard Disk: Dual 1000 Giga Seagate 7.11, SATA, 32MB Cache for RAID
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty
Optical Drive: LG 18X DVD-RW, SATA
Speakers: Creative Gigaworks S750
Power Supply: Enermax Galaxy 1000 Watts SLI
Casing: A-Open QF60

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I need help in making my mind up between the gorgeous Lg 1981Q and the attractive Viewsonic Vx924.

I have recently upgraded my desktop and am thinking about shifting to dual screen, mainly for video and web editing (with a little bit of gaming on the side) and need help in picking out new monitor.

one of my problems is that the looks of the tft is very important to me, cos i cant look at something ugly all the time, i would like a tft which is slim and very sexy (just how i like my women )

If anybody owns either of these screens i would really appreciate their feedback, on how good the monitor is and if they would recommend it.



P.s is there really that much noticable difference between 4 and 8 ms, and if so is it going to be noticable when video editing and gaming.

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Never mind, as quick as the problem began, it's resolved itself for some reason. Post can be deleted.

I'm having a bit of a strange issue with my ViewSonic VX2258 monitor.
Out of nowhere, the screen started to flicker (not the sort of flickering you might expect from a loose cable, but literally going completely off and back on) every few seconds. Eventually the screen did not come back on at all.
Thinking there was a loose cable, I tried tightening them but to no avail. The light on the monitor is still blue showing that it is detecting an input and Windows still detects that the monitor is plugged in.
When I turn the monitor off and on, I can see the ViewSonic logo, but oddly enough after that it is a black screen and I am unable to get any system menus to appear (the ones that are generated by the monitor itself, not the PC) or change the source. I would have thought that because of this, there is something wrong with the display but that doesn't seem to be the case considering I can see the logo upon starting the monitor. (Perhaps something to do with firmware?)
I don't think that it is a problem with my GPU as my secondary monitor (a Samsung SyncMaster) still seems to be functioning perfectly but just in case, it is a Powercolor Radeon R9 290X and my drivers are all up to date.
Thanks for the help!

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Hi I have Lenovo IndeaCentre K210 system with 3GB RAM, 500G HD with the video adapter integrated in the Intel Chipset31/33.
I also have a Viewsonic VX2433 Model VS12324 monitor and the problem that I have is when I open some applications (like Taxcut), the lines on the display (screen), do not line up properly.
For example if there is a YES and NO box to be checked off, the YES box would line up next to the NO Box and the NO Box would line up under the NO box (next to nothing), instead of being next to the NO Box.

This is not only annoying but it is causing/creating problems especially when I work with with the Taxcut program becauses (with things not lined up properly), I am not sure where the correct entry should be made?
I updated the Viewsonic VX2433 driver and installed the most current Intel Chipset driver but the problem still continues.
I contacted Viewsonic and they advised me "the lining up of the boxes is coming not from the monitor but the incoming signal (video card issue)" so it appears that I may need to purchase a new video/graphics adapter and would appreciate your help.
My questions are:
- Do I really need a new video adaper?
- If so, WHAT video card would you suggest that I look at for a configuration of a Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 53134BU system with an integrated Intel Chipset31/33 (video adapter) and a Viewsonic display?

Thank you in advance for your help,

A:Compatibilty problem with Intel Chipset31/33 video card and Viewsonic display

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hi all - ive got a problem with my new viewsonic vx2753mh-led monitor. its got 2x hdmi inputs and one vga.

the vga works straight off the bat, but whenever I try and plug the hdmi in it just says no input signal detected and goes black

I noticed in device manager that this was installed as 'generic non-pnp monitor' so after jumping through some hoops i managed to install the driver as 'viewsonic vx2753 SERIES'
Anyway this doesnt seem to have made a difference. still no input through the hdmi.

I have tested to cord on my samsung tv and it worked fine so it can't be a problem with the cord or the graphics card....

just some general info that might be of use:
windows 7 x64
dual monitor setup

the graphics is integrated on the intel i5 chip
my display adapters in device manager says Intel(R) HD Graphics Family.
it has a dvi out, hdmi out, and vga out.

thanks for any help you can give!

A:Viewsonic LCD monitor not recognizing HDMI input signal.

I have a Viewsonic which I'm also trying to run a media PC to connected via an HDMI cable, and I have noticed the exact same thing.

It was working fine for awhile, but recently I have been receiving an error on screen saying the "HDMI to DVI cable as experienced an error" or something to that effect. Note: I am using strictly an HDMI cable, not an HDMI to DVI as the message states (can't explain why I'm getting that message). I did the same thing you did, tested the machine using the same cable on another tv, and it worked fine on the other tv. What's strange is I can connect the cable box to the tv using the identical HDMI cable and it worked fine. Tried again using the same cable from the PC to the tv, and either 1) blank screen, or 2) shrunken screen with the aforementioned error which will go blank once I open Media Center.

Sorry, I don't have an answer, but it seems to me Viewsonic hasn't made a good product in terms of connecting media PC's, for some reason. Of course, my tv is out of warranty at this point. If you find an answer, keep me posted, I'll do the same.

I have a Viewsonic VT2430 monitor/tv, and a Windows Vista 64, with ATI 4200 graphics chip PC.

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Title says it all really, just put a scratch in my 3 week old monitor , mildly annoyed about it and wondering whether theres any way to make it go away. When I run my finger over it it dusn't feel like a scratch, but with the monitor off, or showing a bright white screen its quite evident, and running fingernail over it i can tell its an indentation. Against bright white it looks almost like the effect seen if theres water on your monitor (rainbowy), if that helps at all. Basically i'd just like to be not able to see it, and was wondering if you had any suggestions?

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I have Windows automatic updates turned on, and the following update was installed yesterday: Dell Inc. - Video - Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family. After the update was installed, the system automatically restarted and now everything (desktop icons, text, window size) displays much smaller on my monitor. I did a "system restore" but didn't turn automatic updates off, and now the update has re-installed, and the problem returned.

Should I just turn off auto updates and remove the update, or is there some way to return to my previous display mode and leave auto update on? And, is this update really necessary - Windows says this is a security update? Thanks for help with this!

A:Update Changed Monitor Display

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You can do a few things. You can try to change your display via the display properties. You can use system restore again, go to Windows Updates and customize the way you recieve updates by removing that update from being installed. You can also change the way your updates get installed, you can be notifed when there are updates so you can choose which ones to install.

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Me and my friend just finished our computer, we had a few issues with the NZXT Phantom case at first: they didn't send us a few screws so we had to go to the local tech store and buy a few, but everything worked out.


Our screen seems to be having a slight problem: the image of the screen is not taking up the entire space provided by the screen.
There is an option that we found: Auto Image Adjust, and I am sure this is the right one, except: it's disabled!

It's a ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED Full HD 1080p
We have Windows 7 installed on it, and everything is working fine.
The Screen Resolution is set to 1920 x 1080.
DPI Setting is at 150%

Thank's for the help!

A:[SOLVED] ViewSonic Monitor Auto Image Adjust Disabled

How much of the screen is being used?'

What is your GPU?

How is it connected?

Did you install the drivers for the monitor and GPU?

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 I have it hooked up with HDMI (brand new gold plated cable). The text especially is blurry/fuzzy and the screen doesn't take up all the space it should - about 1/2" at the top and sides, bottom is ok. The guy at View Sonic support said it was a video card issue and I would have to figure it out with HP or Intel. Can anyone help me? I have Intel HD graphics. The monitor is Viewsonic VX2270-Smh-LED. It's 21.5" 1080p frameless IPS display.

A:Trouble with Spectre x360 and Viewsonic Monitor, blurry text...

 Hi @butlerll, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Spectre Notebook and the HDMI port not working correctly. Try running the Windows updater Tool. Here is a link to help troubleshoot the HDMI Display. If the Notebook is not having an issue displaying anything on the Notebook screen, it is not a graphics card. Please get back to me how this goes. Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this help resolves the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution.  Thanks. 

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Hi, new to the forum and I thank any in advance for entertaining this noob's dilemma. I purchased a HP desktop a couple of years ago with W8, upgraded to 8.1 and subsequently to 10. The computer has had no previous issues/problems, until the latest round of updates. I've searched this forum for similar problems, but what I've found don't quite match mine. I don't get a mouse cursor, no images or text of anykind, nothing...just black, and the monitor doesn't wake up.

Last week, what I suspect is the most recent update, prevented my monitor from displaying. I restart the monitor and get "No Signal" and it goes right to power save/sleep mode. I performed a number of "hard" shutdowns and restarts and I finally got my monitor to display. I went back to my restore point and didn't have any problems for the past week, until last night. I tried to prevent the update, but was unable to, Windows forced the update and now I cannot get anything on the monitor. I tried a couple of "hard" restarts/reboots like last week, tried the Ctrl key and password, CAD, Esc all to no avail. F8 key had no discernible effect, still no display.

Any help is appreciated.

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Hi all,
I just noticed today that [many] Apps which appear as tiles on the Start screen no longer work.
Tested: Travel, Calender, Finance, Sport, Weather and News don't work)
Photos and Store do work.
When I click the tile for an App (which is not a desktop program) it flashes on screen then immediately disappears. The app is running, it is listed on the left side when I swipe my pointer on the extreme left of the desktop but it will not display over the desktop when clicked.
Anyone else noticing this?
I could restore the system I suppose but I don't know on which date this problem started and in truth I hardly use any Apps . I only noticed because I wanted to check my weather App.
Maybe an update from Microsoft will fix this problem in due course.
cheers, *Haircut

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Greetings everyone.

The *.ico files in windows 7 explorer no longer display their own unique icons.
Now they all display the blank paper icon.

The very same icons diplay properly as icons every place else. They also display the right
icon for different file types. It's only in explorer where they no longer display their own icons.
They displayed properly in windows explorer before, but now do not.

I have searched this forum and the internet for the solution but have yet to find it.

To any and all who can help me (and others) restore the *.ico display in windows 7 explorer, I thank you.


A:*.Ico files no longer display their own icons in Windows 7 Explorer

Hello setvarman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the .ico option in the tutorial below. It'll restore the default associations for .ico files, and will hopefully sort this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I have a laptop with a secondary monitor plugged in using HDMI. Some time over the last couple of days it has stopped working.

I have just uninstalled and reinstalled the official Intel display drivers and nothing has changed. When I look at the screen res menu and the Intel display menu and neither show that there is another monitor plugged in.

The monitor turns on fine but says no signal and suspends its self. Almost as if the cable isn't plugged in, but it's not been touched.

Any ideas what this could be?

A:Windows no longer recognises my secondary monitor

J, do you have a keyboad shortcut that will allow you to switch between monitor modes, such as extend desktop, duplicate desktop, etc? If you don't, I will tell you how via windows.
Right click your desktop and select "screen resolution". Do 2 monitors show up? Click "Detect". Click "Connect to a projector" and select the option you want.

Hope this helps

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After the Anniversary update, my tray time display is way too dark to be read.
I can't find anything that controls the text color.

Any ideas?

EDIT: If I switch to large taskbar buttons, I see the two-line date/time in White characters! But it switches to black when I use the small buttons.

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I recently noticed there was no sound when using my desktop and when I clicked on the sound icon (bottom right) was told no speakers were connected. I checked all the connections between the tower and the monitor but nothing obvious was disconnected. There are built-in speakers on my HP 2009v monitor so I couldn't figure out what was going on. The monitor is connected to the desktop, although it doesn't show as existing on the HP Support assistant. After a lot of searching on websites and downloading updates from microsoft and HP  I found advice on your forum to download software updates on Windows 8.x. Did this and now my headphones work but the built-in speakers still don't work. Help please! The monitor has it's own set of controls and menu and I get the impression that something there may not sit well with Windows 10 - when I've tried to use the Auto function and the menu on the monitor all sound has previously disappeared (I got as far as sound in the headphones previuosly).  I'm not touching that set of controls now, in case I go back to no sound at all! Any detailed suggestions please? - I don't know lots about computers so I'm a bit intimidated by things like opening in safe mode etc Cheers

View Solution.

A:Speakers on my HP 2009v monitor no longer work after Windows...

Hi: See if installing this W10 IDT audio driver gets the sound to work again. Install and restart the PC. This package provides the IDT Tempo High Definition Audio Driver for supported desktop models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp71717.exe 

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Sorry about how long this is but I don't want you to miss any details that could've caused this issue.

Alright, so, I have a Sceptre X20WG Naga 20.1" monitor on a DVI connection with my EVGA GTX460 card. I was using it yesterday while studying for finals and decided to hook up my 37" Westinghouse TV via VGA connection, using a VGA-to-DVI converter to plug into the graphics card, as the card only has dual-DVI and mini-HDMI outputs. It was working grand as a second screen, no issue at all. Now, today, I turned on my computer and my Sceptre Monitor wasn't outputting any images at all, it just said no signal detected and then went to sleep, though my computer was still on. So I turned on the TV out of curiosity and found that the TV was now the main screen, still with the VGA connection, and I hadn't unplugged anything since yesterday. So I logged in and right-clicked on the desktop, went to screen resolution, and here it says that the TV is the only screen detected, even after hitting detect. So I unplugged the VGA from to TV and plugged it into the Sceptre Monitor. Turned on the computer and the monitor worked like a charm on the VGA cable. I also plugged the DVI cable that I was using for the monitor into the TV and that worked like a champ too. The only reason this is bugging me is because I won't always be using the TV as a main display because it's kinda of a pain to sit close to a screen that big. So I am currently on this forum while my monitor is using the VGA... Read more

A:DVI Port no longer works, AND Windows won't detect monitor with DVI

MustangFX93 welcome to the Seven Forums.

As you discovered only the first DVI port (DVI-I, analogue and digital) on the card will work with the DVI-VGA adapter and the second being DVI only (DVI-D, digital only). It also makes it that no matter what you do the first port is considered the primary port by the video card, with the only way around it is to try and modify the bios of the video card to change which it thinks is the primary port (not recommended); there is nothing you can do from within Windows to change this.

About the only thing you can do is from within Windows set the monitor as the primary display and then use the Windows key + P to set it how you want it (computer only, or extended displays for example).

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I recently noticed there was no sound when using my desktop and when I clicked on the sound icon (bottom right) was told no speakers were connected. I checked all the connections between the tower and the monitor but nothing obvious was disconnected. There are built-in speakers on my HP 2009v monitor so I couldn't figure out what was going on. The monitor is connected to the desktop, although it doesn't show as existing on the HP Support assistant. After a lot of searching on websites and downloading updates from microsoft and HP  I found advice on your forum to download software updates on Windows 8.x. Did this and now my headphones work but the built-in speakers still don't work. Help please! The monitor has it's own set of controls and menu and I get the impression that something there may not sit well with Windows 10 - when I've tried to use the Auto function and the menu on the monitor all sound has previously disappeared (I got as far as sound in the headphones previuosly).  I'm not touching that set of controls now, in case I go back to no sound at all! Any detailed suggestions please? - I don't know lots about computers so I'm a bit intimidated by things like opening in safe mode etc Cheers

A:Speakers on my HP 2009v monitor no longer work after Windows...

Hi: See if installing this W10 IDT audio driver gets the sound to work again. Install and restart the PC. This package provides the IDT Tempo High Definition Audio Driver for supported desktop models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp71717.exe 

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I am running: Windows 7 64bit
On: Acer Aspire 5750 laptop

For a couple months my computer has been locking up at random intervals for several seconds each time. I got no error messages and each time it came back acting fine, so I just assumed I had too much running. Now, I'm not so sure it wasn't the HD failing, because...

Last week, I noticed the shield on the shutdown button indicating windows needed to run an update. I closed out of everything and pushed the button to shutdown/install updates. The computer immediately crashed almost as if I had held down the power button. When I attempted to restart it, my only 2 options were to start normally or launch repair mode. Normal didn't work, so I launched repair. Repair ran for close to 4 days. In the first 36 hours it asked to be restarted twice, after that it just kept running until finally I gave up and shut it down with the power button.

Like a moron, I do not have a recent backup of my files and really wish they could still be saved.

Since then:Tried to rescue files with Umbutu boot stick- error said it could not mount to drive.
Tried to launch safe mode with command prompt via F8- system went back into repair mode instead.
Tried to launch to last known good configuration via F8- system went back to repair mode, again.
Tried to launch via Windows Boot Disk- the screen it gave me was not the same screen as the screenshots on the forums suggested I should get. My screen was an Acer logo with 3 option... Read more

A:OS no longer loads after Windows Update

Hello Drexi and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry to hear about the problems you're having. One of the Forum experts (who also happens to be a Microsoft MVP) prepared a troubleshooting tutorial for failure to boot issues. It's time consuming but has helped many to resolve their boot problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I just noticed today that My windows update won't run anymore. It's the red X image that lots of people are describing and when I try to turn it on it says it can't turn on because it's not running. Windows update is not in my services at all, nor is BITS. I've tried getting in command prompt and as far as it tells me, Bits is an invalid service name. wuauserv is also an invalid service name. Its like all of the sudden Windows update and the programs people recommend messing with to fix it are all gone. Windows defender is also not present on my computer anymore. I don't know why. I tried downloading it and it is telling me I already have it. I can see it in my search box but when I click on it to turn it on it says "the specified service does not exist as an installed service."

I am in the process of getting rid of a trojan dropper so I wonder if these problems could be related. I have been able to update just fine in the past.

A:Windows update no longer works..

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The other day, I wasn't able to log into my laptop. The login prompt would not show, and when it did after n restarts, it would get stuck logging in. I decided to refresh my laptop and start from scratch.
While updating my files and programs, I tried to use Windows Update. It wouldn't work, so I used Fixit tool found on Microsoft's support website. Everytime I run the program, it fixes the same couple of problems. It won't download updates or install them, and it alternates between saying there are updates and there aren't. The view update page doesn't load correctly, and restarting doesn't fix anything. I don't think it's a virus, since it's pretty much a clean hard-drive and all of my antiviruses come up clean.
Where can I go from here?

A:Windows Update No Longer Working

Hi there,Please try - Windows Repair All-In-One (Portable)- Download Windows Repair All-In-One (Portable Version) from here.- Extract to your Desktop.- Disable all your antivirus and antimalware software - see how to do that here.- Right click on and select Run as Administrator (XP users just double click) to start Windows Repair All-In-One.(Windows Vista/7/8 users: Accept UAC warning if it is enabled.)- A window will appear. Click Step 2.- Click the Open Pre-Scan button, then click Start Scan. Wait for Windows Repair to finish scanning.- Depending on which error Windows Repair found, click Repair Reparse Point or Repair Environment Variable accordingly. When the button changes to "Done!", click the close button to return to Windows Repair.- Go to Step 3, then click Check in the See If Check Disk Is Needed.- If Windows Repair stated that errors are found, click Open Check Disk At Next Boot. Choose (/R) Fixes errors on the disk also locate bad sectors and recovers readable information, then click Add To Next Boot. Reboot the computer to let Windows check the disk.- Go to Step 4, then click Do It.- Go to Step 5. Under System Restore click Create.- Go to Repairs and click Open Repairs. Leave all checkmarks as they are, then click Start Repairs.- By default Windows Repair All-In-One will create a "Logs" folder in its folder on the Desktop. Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.Regards,Alex

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After updating Windows 7 Pro, my computer stopped booting with an "Error loading Operating System" immediately after BIOS is done.

Right now, I'm using an EeePC running Ubuntu. I formatted an USB flash drive to NTFS and used dd to write the Win 7 64-bit Recovery disc onto it. I added "Removable Device" to the top of the boot order in BIOS, but the computer still displays "error loading operating system" immediately after exiting BIOS, regardless of which USB slot the flash drive is in (my computer has four USB slots).

Now, I'm out of ideas and looking for help.

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All worked fine - problems have only arisen since installing updates on 29th Feb.  No configuration has changed.

When I say not working - the VPN connects successfully, and I get allocated an IP address in the remote LAN (10.x.x.x).  However, I can access nothing in the remote LAN, either by browser, ping or tracert, always using IP address (so it's not a DNS
issue).  Events in the system log all report successful connection.

There is no internet access via the VPN, as I have "use default gateway on remote network" switched off (intentionally) for IPv4 on the VPN config (this has been the case for months).  Switching this back on does not help.  However,
I do manually set up routes to some IP addresses to run through the VPN - this was working fine but also no longer works (the routes set up correctly according to the "route" command, but the server is not accessible).  Internet access via the
local connection continues to work fine when connected to the VPN (now, as before).
It's very much as if everything is fine, but no routing is taking place for IP addresses on the other side of the VPN connection.

The remote end is a Vigor router - this also has not changed.

I'm running Windows 8.1 (standard) with a reasonably full set of updates, on a Lenovo Yoga 3 11" (UK variant) with up to date drivers from Lenovo (which were updated several weeks ago and have been working fine).  The VPN client is t... Read more

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I have my laptop with Win 8.1 set to automatically download updates and to notify me when any are available so I can see what they are before installing them. When I realized that my almost-daily Windows Defender definition updates were not showing up, I investigated and found no check for updates had occurred since August 4th. Trying a manual check, I got an error message with a code of 80244019. Nothing I found in Windows Help or on the web has been useful.

Any ideas on how to fix this problem? Other than installing updates, I haven't made any changes whatsoever to the laptop in months.

A:Windows Update No Longer Works

Have you checked out Microsoft's Windows Update error 80070422, 80244019, or 8DDD0018?

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Hi all! New to forum and Thanks in advance for any help.

System is as follows:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.80GHz
1.79GHz 1.00 GB RAM
Windows Update no longer works from Start Menu or manually from Microsoft's website. From the start menu, when selecting Windows Update, it opens IE window but IE reports that "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" and has the "Diaognose Connection Problems" box. Typing the url to connects fine. Once on the Windows Update page it starts Checking to see if the computer has the latest version and then stops and reoports "X The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view."

Connecting to internet using the Desktop IE icon works and navigates to other sites ok too but often getting a Windows box stating "Generic Host Process for Win 32 Service has encountered a problem and needs to close. Do you want to report this to Microsoft..etc." I have selected to report it many times and then IE will usually shut down. Typing a search phrase in the IE search box returns Google results to the page but when selecting any of the search results it ends in a redirect to some unrelated page. This does not happen if you type the url for Google in the address box and then do the search. All of these things happening seems to be some kind of virus infection that keeps... Read more

A:Windows Update No Longer Works

id have a look in the mbam and avg vaults to see what those virus's are, and look them up to see what problems they create. as a rule any identity theft virus means a reformat and reinstallation of the system

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-TWPCJ
Windows Product Key Hash: L5W9t0jF6gRxW2X3EJ9STr8pVBo=
Windows Product ID: 55041-007-2532986-86327
Windows Product ID Type: 6
Windows License Type: Volume MAK
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {2EA0F432-77CB-425B-B113-C2D073ABEB6F}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258... Read more

A:Windows no longer genuine after update

The installed Key is NOT a retail one - it's an MAK Volume License one, which is not valid for resale. The Key has been abused, and MS have blocked it.

I would NEVER buy software in eBay - particularly Windows software - as it's known that over 50% is counterfeit.

Here's a variation on my standard spiel...

The Key in use is an MSDN Key from a not-for-resale MAK Volumme License.
Unless you are a member of the Licensed organisation, you are not entitled to use the Key – and whoever sold it to you was not entitled to do so.
You need to claim an immediate refund from the vendor - do NOT accept the offer of a new key (all they are trying to do is to get past the 45-day claims window or avoid you sending the evidence of their crimes to the authorities)

Please read the following posts.... .................................


The pirates have got VERY good at this over the past few years, as the price of equipment for manufacturing the packages drops, and as factories open in less well-policed countries.

see also this post....
Also - have a look at this video....

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I run into the issue where Windows update is no longer working (keeps searching forever) and the CPU usage is at 50%. I found that others encountered the same issue on this forum. However, it was not clear to me what the solution is.
I had the problem previously in which case a reboot and time seem to have resolved the issue. No longer.
I kept the PC up-to-date so far. However, I had to uninstall two updates to enable a function that MS eliminated.
(KB3185330 and KB3108699.). The feature it disabled: hosting IE inline a Silverlight app within Microsoft Media Center).
Does anyone know how to fix this CPU usage issue? Other than disabling Windows Update?

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I am a bit concerned. Windows update is no longer working and HiJackThis reports my WatAdminSVC.exe file missing. I have a legitimate install of windows on my machine. Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:06:22 PM, on 6/25/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17041)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\HTC Sync Manager\HTC Sync\adb.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
E:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exe
E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\HTC\ModeSelection\VMMModeSelection.exe
E:\Program Files\Itunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\12.1.2015.2015.105\Bin\ccSvcHst.exe
E:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\MsoSync.exe
E:\Program Files\HiJackThis\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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A:Windows Update No Longer Working

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Hi there. I have a major problem as I can no longer get any security updates for vista through the windows update.
Whenever I click on it, the window opens, and just a white background is presented, then I get a message saying not responding.
Then the entire windows explorer crashes, and then reloads quickly.

Does anyone have any ideas in relation to how I can get this windows update working again?

Many thanks!

A:Windows update no longer works...?

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I no longer can get Windows update to work; only getting a screen that reads:

"Windows Update can no longer check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." Please see attachment.

I have restarted the computer but still get the same message.

What is meant by "the service is not running"?

Any suggestions will be thoroughly appreciated.


A:Windows Update no longer working

Hello Jack,

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that the Windows Update service is enabled, started, and set to automatic. Afterwards, see if Windows Update will work for you now.

Services - Start or Disable

Hope this helps,

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Well I did some windows updates earlier, and now for some reason my pc is no longer logging me into the only user acct on this system automatically, it sits there at the choose user screen till I click, How do I go about setting it so that it'll auto login that user on boot?

A:Did a windows update, pc no longer auto logs me in.

Read this tutorial, see if it helps: Log On Automatically at Startup

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I had installed the original Windows 7 beta build 7000 on a Shuttle X100 XPC and when I ran Windows Update, it pulled down a nice pre-release version of a Windows 7 driver that worked very well. This XPC is about the size of a hard-back textbook and uses an ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 GPU chip. This is much like many mid-level notebooks from a few years ago. It's not great, but has enough power to play most any multimedia and supports full Aero.

Today I decided to install one of the newer betas of Windows 7, so I performed a fresh install and foolishly expected the nice video driver to show up in Windows Update. IT"S GONE! After some web searching, I discovered I'm not the only fool who trusted Microsoft concerning this ATI driver. I was able to install a Vista driver from Levono in compatibility mode. It does work, but I'd prefer the real thing.


A:ATI X1400 Driver No Longer in Windows Update

That's often the problem when counting on seeing everything through the MS updates. A quick trip directly to ATI.AMD might spare you some problems there since that's the manufacturer.

Tadaaa.... Look under Vista 32/64>ATI mobility at Graphics Drivers & Software The X1400 is in plain sight!

For 7 drivers the wait will be there since it's an unfinished version of Windows also seeing an unfinished support base. The one saving grace however is being able to still use Vista drivers while Vista couldn't use XP drivers!

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I was trying to download & install a new antivirus and found out it could not be installed because windows can not be updated. It states that the files required to use windows update are no longer registered or installed on my computer. I have no idea how or when this happened. My updates have always been set to automatic. My os is xp with service pack 3. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:windows update files are no longer installed

What particular AV gave you this message?

Please post the exact quoted message you received.


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Microprocessor 1.8 GHz AMD Turion ™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-56
Microprocessor Cache 512KB+512KB L2 Cache
Memory 2GB
Memory Max Max supported 2048 MB
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 (UMA)
Video Memory Up to 287 MB
Hard Drive 160GB (5400 RPM) SATA
Multimedia Drive LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition BrightView Widescreen (1440 x 900)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g WLAN
Multimedia Features HP Imprint Finish & Integrated Microphone

For some reason after updating, my sound will not work anywhere, but what's odd is that Firefox will play sound without a problem (YouTube, for example).. Note that I can't do a System Restore since it was disabled (for space reasons).

A:Sound no longer works after Windows Update!


my sugguestion would be to unistall the sound card via device manager, the to re-install using the Scan Hardware changes icon... this should solve the problem...

had a similar problem myself...


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after an update, can no longer use the fax. The computer can see the modem and it is working properly, but Windows Fax and Scan cannot see it. I tried everything to no avail. I am unable to add an account for the fax.

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It fails to install updates and claims that updates have never been installed.
When I search for updates, I receive 80080005.
I attempted to install the latest SURT, twice, but it failed both times.
I was considering going onto SFC scan step, but since SURT failed, I thought I should ask first.

A:Windows Update no longer functioning properly

Yep - do the SFC scan, and post the full set of data. Hopefully CheckSUR got far enough in to leave traces behind that we can work out what broke it.

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I'm running Windows 8.1 Core 64bit, I'm logged in with Local user account, so device encryption is off and there is no way to enable it.

I have set Windows update to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". I usually wait several weeks after windows updates are released before I install them.

First when optional updates were released on September 15th I could see KB3084905 listed in available optional updates list, but 2 weeks later when I decided to install optional updates KB3084905 was no longer offered to install.

Was it pulled by Microsoft because it's not applicable to my system since I'm logged in with local user account or for some other reasons?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:KB3084905 is no longer offered by windows update

It's been pulled or another cumulative update has it, it's now where to be found in the Microsoft library.

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I had some issues installing my updates initially, so I did them in small chunks in order to prevent my computer from freezing up. Finally I was ready to install service pack 1, but the installation continued to fail. After trying many things, Windows thinks that I have never installed any updates at all, and can't search for new ones. When I try, this is the error I receive:

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

Error(s) found:
Code 8007370B Windows update encountered an unknown error."

It also says:

Most recent check for updates: Never
Updates were installed: Never

Which is of course not true. I'd like to try uninstalling these updates so I can try again, but I can't do that if it thinks they aren't there.

I have tried using the Update Readiness tool, which claims to be successful, but changes nothing.

I have run the update troubleshooter which claims to fix two issues, but changes nothing.

I have tried to run sfc /scannow as suggested by many people, but I receive this error:
"Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."

I have tried stopping the Windows Update service, deleting the Software Distribution folder, and restarting the service, but it changes nothing.

I'm at my wit's end; this is a company computer and I really need to get it working again. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:Solved: Windows 7 update no longer works at all

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So I can't update windows or anything. I can't gt automatic updates to start. When i go in services.msc in start>run i try to start the process for automatic updates and it won't let me. I go to manual, click start, and it says 'could not start automatic update service on local computer. Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it'. Now when I go to auto updates in control panel, it is set on automatic, however it doesn't do it.... Help?

I'm on windows xp home edition.

A:Solved: Windows update no longer works

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Yesterday evening (wednesday 14 Januari 2015) a few updates were downloaded for my PC. As I shut it down for the evening it wanted to install 6 updates. Normally this takes a minute or so and it's done. This time it stayed for a while on update 1 of 6. Instead of waiting for them to be done and turning off the power I decided to let it update while I went to sleep.
This morning the PC was shut down. When I tried to start it up again it just hummed a bit, didn't show anything on the screen and then shut off again, only to turn itself on again in an infinite loop.
Thinking it might be stopped by draining the energy, I shut it down completely by holding the power button. Then took the power out and activated it so it would use up all remaining power in the system (the lights flashed for a moment and went off). Then I turned the power on again and tried to start the PC, but I got the same results as before.

The PC itself wasn't showing any signs of problems before the update. I was playing a game (planetside 2) with unstable servers that sometimes would hog my internet connection so much during a lag spike that all internet traffic from my PC stopped momentarily.
The PC has been cleaned a few weeks ago and is still reasonably clean right now.

I have looked around at the usual support forums but did not find a way to get to the repair functions from where I'm at. My only option as I could see would be to use a repair CD which I don't have. Maybe I have a backup on an external dr... Read more

A:Windows update longer than normal, PC won't start afterwards.

Is the machine actually getting as far as trying to boot Windows - or is it stuck before/during the POST?
If the latter, then it's a hardware problem, and you need to seek specialist advice.

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I recently did an unusually long Windows update that took about an hour in total, and once my computer was running again, Windows gadgets said "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" and then I tried to open Skype which also said "Skype has stopped working". I tried updating Java, a second Windows update, uninstalling and reinstalling Skype, advanced uninstalling Skype and reinstalling, but nothing I'm doing seems to be having any effect. I'm completely out of ideas, and was hoping someone could help me to solve this?

A:After Windows update Skype and Windows Desktop Gadgets no longer run.

Bump. This is at 100 views with no one offering any advice. I'm really stuck here, I've exhausted everything that I know how to do to fix faulty computers. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance.

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I've been going around with this for a while now and I can't figure out what is going on. WU consistenly errors out on me when I try to download updates and system restore will no longer restore to any older points. I've also noticed that running all of the Microsoft Diskfix tools has somehow managed to lower my SSD space in the neighbourhood of 27 GB and I'd like to get that back. I don't even know where to start so can someone point me in the right direction. I've run every diagnostic tool and everything should be working. Safe mode doesn't help either. However if anyone cares to advise I would appreciate it.

A:Windows Update and System Restore no longer working in Windows 7 64 bit...

Hello there,

Have you launched "Windows Update troubleshooter" yet?
Keep us posted! 

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I recently upgraded my hard disk and operating system to Windows 7 Professional from XP Professional that was orignally on my Lenovo T61p Think Pad.

The Windows as purchased from Micro Center was an OEM system builder pack.

Can you advise how I can resolve these issues?

A:Windows Update no longer working, Windows now states not genuine

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I'm running W7 SP1 on a Dell Studio XPS. A bit over a month ago my HD went belly up and I ended up doing a System Restore to a new drive. All appeared to go well and have been using the system with no apparent problem. A couple days ago, it dawned on me that I hadn't seen ant recent Windows Updates. When I checked I found that I was receiving "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running...."

I have tried various things and did get it the point where Windows update history showed NEVER and last update showed NEVER rather than "the service not running" message, but that has again reverted to the "service not running" state.

I downloaded SURT and attempted to run it, but it errors out with: Installer encountered an error: 0xc8000247

I've attached screen shot, CBS log and Farbar Scan. If I've missed something, please let me know.

Attachment 295002

Attachment 295003

Attachment 295004

A:Windows Update no longer works after a System Restore to a new HD

run services.msc
scroll to "windows update"
startup type="automatic delayed"?

Try to start it manually there. What error?
Maybe service Windows Update is normal running.... so a fake error message. I found this a long time ago and helped a few people with it

I too kept getting the same error code 0xc8000247, although on Windows Vista 32 bit.
Any microsoft download, did not work. Defender updates, Windows updates, Internet Explorer, Windows
Media Player and more.
These problems all seem to coincide with the time I upgraded my hard drive from a 160gb to a 500gb.
I used Acronis True Image to clone my original HDD and I appeared to have no issues. However after a while I notice I hadn't got any updates for defender. When investigating, I noticed the automatic updates I'd set up weren't working either.
After weeks and weeks of trawling forum after forum, trying different downloads, registry fixes, and loads of other stuff I eventually came across this
It updates the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (IRRT).
It does specify in the link that it is Western Digital drives, so not sure if this is the link for you, but I am sure that the
Intel Driver is the cause of your problem.

Hope it helps.

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Wi-Fi is fine but my networked computers - my PC and my laptop no longer talk to each other. I keep being told that a network cable is unplugged when I run the troubleshooter but it is wi-fi!! Any help would be gratefully received

A:After Windows 10 anniversary update my network no longer works,

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Wi-Fi is fine but my networked computers - my PC and my laptop no longer talk to each other. I keep being told that a network cable is unplugged when I run the troubleshooter but it is wi-fi!! Any help would be gratefully received You must enable again and join both of them in Home Group

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What started as a crippling annoyance has escalated out of control. Windows auto updater, the bane of my existence, downloaded a patch and forced my computer to restart. Somewhere during that process, my laptop ran out of power and died, and upon rebooting, would load to configuring update, only to proceed to configuring failed, revoking changes or something to that effect. It would hang there for as long as I was patient to wait for it, which was a good half an hour. I proceeded to do shut it down and attempt a system repair, which apparently was successful, but I still had the same problem. I then went to system backup, only to find to my immense concern that there wasn't a restore point at all (which is unusual because the last time I did a system restore, I had several) I then proceeded to attempt multiple means to fix things, with only running in safe mode with networking to allow me to log in. Eventually it offered to run a CHKDSK scan, which apparently found and cleaned a metric ton of files in a variety of manners, but now it won't load at all. Trying to boot it in any mode causes the laptop to hang indefinitely on the windows logo, attempting to repair the operating system with the installation disk merely causes it to search endlessly for an operating system to repair, despite having found one flawlessly before the CHKDSK scan - I'm now attempting to run a startup repair with the F8 menu, but it is currently searching endlessly for problems.
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A:Windows 7 no longer loading after failed Microsoft update

Hi Tikoxi. Try running system file checker in command prompt if you happen to have a repair disc.

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this morning my laptop was working fine but now after a windows update the touch pad and keyboard don't work. i have already reset took out battery and tried again. i also did a system restore to 2 previous dates. after that didn't work i went into the BIOS screen at start up and reset the defaults which showed i had keyboard usage just not when using the OS. These all haven't worked so i went into device manager and scanned for updates to the drivers with no success. idk what else i should try before getting it professionally looked at. any advice is welcome just read what ive already tried, thank you

A:After Windows update hp laptop keyboard no longer works

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Yesterday, I had a Windows 8.1 update and today the start button has no right-click functionality. Also, all of the desktop shortcuts that were specific to my user account became hidden. I set the folders to show hidden and now they are back, but semi-transparent. What has happened here?

I really don't want to do a reinstall, because I only did that a month or so ago and had a right game installing all of the applications I use. I tried to create another user account, but it won't let me use the same email address...bit of a problem as that email address is linked to my MS Office 2013 purchase and updates.

Can someone please advise on the best course of action? I know, I know...switch to a Mac. Trouble is, I need some Windows-only products and hate using parallels.

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just get Aw Snap! as soon as it starts up

when I attempt to learn more, I learn nothing

A:Chrome no longer functions after recent Windows update

I have tried un-installing and re-installing Chrome- made no difference.

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A few hours ago I received the latest update. After restarting my resolution cannot go beyond 1024 and Windows no longer displays my LG 3D TV but lists it as a generic non PnP monitor. Uninstalled display drivers using DDU and reinstalled latest drivers from nVidia. No change.

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A few hours ago I received the latest update. After restarting my resolution cannot go beyond 1024 and Windows no longer displays my LG 3D TV but lists it as a generic non PnP monitor. Uninstalled display drivers using DDU and reinstalled latest drivers from nVidia. No change.

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Yesterday I installed about 18 updates. Also hid a few. Now the Windows Update icon is not appearing in my system tray even though there are still updates to install (and my MSE definitions updates definitely are new today).

Nothing changed on my system. I even unhid the updates I hid but still no notification. It tells me it checked at 1:37 pm today so it is checking/working but the darn icon is not showing. If I change the icon behavior and then put it back to "show icon and notifications" it says "This notification icon is currently not active, it will be shown the next time it is active". The icon was always there. Now it is not. I have to manually open windows update rather than clicking on the icon. Any ideas?

A:Windows Update icon no longer in system tray

I had to being this thread back to life.

I noticed that I too have started to have this problem, BUT it is on my old Win XP Sp3 OS!!!

I always for ages had selected let windows download updates but let me choose when to install them. This would cause the WU yellow shield to pop up in the tray letting me know there were updates available and I could click on the balloon to select them.

This past week with latest updates the yellow icon showed up when the latest updates were downloading but after it was finished that task the icon disappeared!

Well actually I noticed that it will flash in the tray for about a couple of second and then disappear again. If I try and click on it nothing happens and it goes away.

Something interesting when I looked in the customization for the tray icons I see my yellow icon listed as "past items" for downloading updates AND also Windows Security Alerts, AND as WIndows Task Manager.

I wonder what is going on here. I have to assume it is something to do with WU, but I have to say that if I go to Microsoft Updates the latest updates are there and available for installation as well. So they WERE downloaded into the system. Just the option of selecting them via automatic updates is gone .

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