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Q: New Hardware Fresh Install

I have just completed building a new system for a friend.
My friend is purchasing a new windows 7 pro package shortly.

In the meantime I would like to get her new machine up and running.

Can I install Win 7 with my copy but not enter a key thus allowing her
to enter her own OEM key once she receives the new computer?

I would like to at least get the updates installed for her and configure
the new machine prior to her receiving it so that she only has to put in
her key to activate windows and everything else will be ready to use.

A: New Hardware Fresh Install

Receives the new computer? or the new installation disk? Installation without entering a key is always possible while going for updates is a different matter there.

With any fresh install of 7 you first have to pass the WGA validation as well as the installation of the Windows installer used to put the updates on once downloaded. That requires an activated Windows however leaving you in a dilemna. Once the new disk is in perform the clean install at that time and get ready for the load of updates once that is activated.

For simply running 7 for 120 days without activationm,

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

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

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

I have tried:

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

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On older version of windows, whenever you upgraded hardware, it was always best/mandatory to do a fresh install of windows. Is this still the case for 7? I really dont want to reinstall windows (mainly because of all the gigs i would have to download because I deleted the install files that are on my windows drive), but I dont wanna gimp my performance because something didnt get detected.

A:new hardware, fresh install?

Its not mandatory .... just make sure that you have updated your new hardware to the latest drivers...

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Several months ago I put windows 10 on my custom desktop and really enjoyed it. As of a few weeks ago, I started getting random bluescreens. They became more and more frequent with wildly ranging error codes. Unable to pin down a particular cause, I wrote it off as random issues with windows 10. With the latest build, build 10130 my computer has been a nightmare. I've seen every bsod under the sun: WHEA uncorrectable error, IRQL not less or equal, critical process died, driver manager io violation, unexpected kernel mode trap, kernel security check failure, and I decided enough was enough.
I reset the bios to default settings (disabled overclock), I reseated all power connections, cleaned out all the dust, and wiped my boot drives.
With a fresh install of windows 8.1 all seemed to be going well.
Until just 8 hours after fresh install, I'm watching a movie with my wife and bam.
Just had a second one while typing this. Today is not a good day.
Computer build mostly in 2012:
Asus z77 Sabertooth (BIOS 2104 latest)
Intel i7 3770k + Corsair h110i
Seasonic SS-750KM3 (750 watt)
2x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 in RAID0
4x G.SKILL Ripjaw X 8gb 1600 DDR3
EVGA GTX 780 Classified (Currently in default bios, no OC)

sfc /scannow, no integrity violations
chkdsk, no bad sectors
CrystalDiskInfo reports both drives in good health
Memory Diagnostic test - no errors

I'll probably pull the graphics card tonight, but it seems to be either pointing to my power s... Read more

A:Fresh install of Windows 8.1 - BSOD - Likely hardware

Got a new bsod That I had never seen before today. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (win32k.sys)

Might remove 2 sticks of RAM just to see if that helps things.

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I just installed a fresh copy of windows 8.1 on my Asus N53S laptop that comes stock with Windows 7 and now my keyboard shortcuts for volume do not work. Above the F1-F4 keys i have three buttons to mute, increase and decrease the volume which do not work. The keyboard shortcut's for muting, decreasing and increasing volume do not work either (Fn+F10-F12) but the shortcut for decreasing brightness and turning the screen off works (Fn+F5-F7) If there is any way to get this working again, I'd appreciate the help. Having to use the windows volume slider is a bit of a pain.

A:Hardware Buttons not working with fresh install of Windows

Did you download the chipset drivers for the laptop?

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Hi everyone,

My mom's pc, that I've build, is having serious issues. The frequence of BSOD's was almost one every hours...
So I've decided first to format and install Win 7 x64 ultimate, then I installed the up to date drivers (Lan, sound, chipset, gpu, webcam...) some were installed via the windows update manager. I've installed the USB 3.0 driver recommended on the Asus website, which is a Nec usb 3.0 controller... . BSOD's were still happening so I've decided to check the Ram, using memtest, I did 4 passes with no errors. Then I tested the CPU and GPU (the integrated one, as I've noticed that without the GPU on the PCI-E slot, BSOD's were less frequent) using OCCT for one hour on both with no errors... In the end I've uninstalled the USB 3.0 driver, as apparently it was also causing BSOD's.

I don't know how to check the other hardware such as : disks, the power supply (I changed it recently), and the motherboard itself. I am now wondering whether it is an hardware or software issue, that's why I'm posting here.
Before I attach the SF diagnostif folder, here are the specs of my pc:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (no o/c)
GPU: integrated: AMD HD4250, and the one on the PCI-E a HD5850
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2*2GB 1600Mhz
Hard drives : main : WD Caviar Black 500GB secondary : Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB
Power supply : Antec HCG 520W

If you could help me, I would appreciate it, thanks!

A:Frequent BSOD even with fresh install and hardware check...

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002ad193c, fffff8800a8e6020, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for klif.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for klif.sys
Probably caused by : klif.sys ( klif+1cd1f )
Followup: MachineOwner
2: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff80002ad193c, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff8800a8e6020, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
... Read more

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For some reason my boot drive is incredibly slow to boot and log on.  It's an SSD, and the CPU and Motherboard are new.  All the correct drivers are installed.  The event viewer is flooded with errors, but I have no idea how to interpret them

A:Fresh install of windows, slow boot, new hardware

Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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So, I'm pulling out my hair.

I kept getting a TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" error

I tried all suggestions I could find, Driver(s), VBScripts, and everything else and the most that happened was that Windows stopped logging those errors, but the system never stopped to hang.

I thought it might be a hardware issue, so I ran scans, and everything passed, even a bios level scan of hardware; and Windows ran fine in Safe mode so that made me think it was a software issue.

I reformatted + installed a different edition of Windows that work gave me (I had Win 7 pro x64, and got Enterprise x64 from work)... everything was fine for 48 hours and my computer JUST locked up again...

Any ideas at all? Im desperate!

Here is the full error log:

Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

I'm not sure if relevant but, my specs are:
HP a6403w
4GB of Ram
Core2Duo E8400
Windows 7 Enterprise x64 (w/ SP1)
Radeon HD 6450

A:0x80041003 Error(s) (Tried fresh install + hardware scans)

attaching the file dump...

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Hey all,
First post here. Apologies if I mess something up. Going to include all of the information I can at the top and work from there.
Current build: Intel Core i7-5820K, EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) - xnaasDT - xnaas's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker
Old build (until I update my site): Desktop Specs
Dump files:

How this started
So I was running on my old build just fine. I wanted to upgrade from an i7 to make streaming hurt a bit less and maybe experiment around with some server stuff. Anyway, I went to Fry's on Sunday(?) and bought everything. I got Windows installed and everything the following day (Feb 1, where the first BSOD occurs). When I installed Windows, I completely wiped my SSD and did a new install of Windows 10 Pro via USB. Installed all my drivers and thought everything would be good to go. BSOD on day 1. I thought it couldn't be too big of a deal and went on.
Where we are now
Now, I've gotten 3 BSODs. I cannot get another one to happen. I ran memtest overnight and my RAM completed 48 passes with 0 errors. I know this isn't a 100% sure way to know that the RAM is fine, but it seems like a pretty good indicator. Granted, it's Patriot, which is like the lowest tier of RAM, so it's very likely I just have faulty RAM.
I've attached SSD and RAM support lists. Technically neither is on the list, but it see... Read more

A:Random BSODs after Hardware Upgrade and Fresh Windows Install

I should add that I have found no corruption in windows running
sfc /scannow
or various
commands. CHKDSK also returned back to me clean.

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Hey all,

First post here. Apologies if I mess something up. Going to include all of the information I can at the top and work from there.

Current build: Intel Core i7-5820K, EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) - xnaasDT - xnaas's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker
Old build (until I update my site): Desktop Specs
Dump files:

How this started
So I was running on my old build just fine. I wanted to upgrade from an i7 to make streaming hurt a bit less and maybe experiment around with some server stuff. Anyway, I went to Fry's on Sunday(?) and bought everything. I got Windows installed and everything the following day (Feb 1, where the first BSOD occurs). When I installed Windows, I completely wiped my SSD and did a new install of Windows 10 Pro via USB. Installed all my drivers and thought everything would be good to go. BSOD on day 1. I thought it couldn't be too big of a deal and went on.

Where we are now
Now, I've gotten 3 BSODs. I cannot get another one to happen. I ran memtest overnight and my RAM completed 48 passes with 0 errors. I know this isn't a 100% sure way to know that the RAM is fine, but it seems like a pretty good indicator. Granted, it's Patriot, which is like the lowest tier of RAM, so it's very likely I just have faulty RAM.

I've attached SSD and RAM support lists. Technically neither is on the list, but... Read more

A:Random BSODs after Hardware Upgrade and Fresh Windows Install

Please delete this thread. I realize now I just posted into the Windows 7 forums instead of 10. Oops!

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Getting a BSOD on a DELL XPS13 (L321X) after fresh install of Windows. I just replaced the MB with a new MB. DELL diagnostics show everything is okay.

Windows 7 - Home Premium - 64 Bit
Intel I7 - 2637M @ 1.7
4 GB onboard memory
120 GB SSD

A:BSOD - Fresh install of Windows - DELL Diagnostics show hardware is ok

Welcome to SF ccwtech .

Usually I would like to have more than one dump file so manually check the minidump folder.

If dump files are present in that folder copy them to the Desktop, zip and upload in your next post.

As for the dump files uploaded;
The bug check is 0x9F which is DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE that happens in
transitions between power states most commonly S0 (ON state) > S3 (Sleep state)
or vice-versa. You can read more HERE.

The most common cause is a device driver but sometimes it's the hardware itself
that is at fault.

A driver has failed to complete a power IRP within a specific time (usually 10 minutes).
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa8004090060, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff80000b9c3d8, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa8009df5260, The blocked IRP

!irp fffffa8009df5260
>[ 16, 2] 0 0 fffffa8006e2e050 00000000 00000000-00000000
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETwNs64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETwNs64.sys

lmvm NETwNs64
start end module name
fffff880`05c15000 fffff880`0649b000 NETwNs64 T (no symbols)... Read more

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Hey, I'm installing windows XP onto a 500 g SATA hard disk that I just installed into a Dell Dimension 9100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A st... Read more

A:Random BSOD - Fresh install, fresh system

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

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

It worked fine - for a while.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not sure how I can get dumps or test st... Read more

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

Hi MitchellTyner,

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

Clean Install - Windows 8


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Let me start off by saying that I have seen several similar posts in these and other forums, but none have exactly the same symptoms as I have with this problem.

Backstory :
I previously had windows 7 dualbooting with Ubuntu on my barebones computer kit (with a Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT video card upgrade)
The specifications of this machine were as follows:

Motherboard - Evga 7050/610i
Processor - Intel core 2 Quad Q6600 (at about 2.4ghz)
Memory - (2x2gb) 4gb DDR2
Power - 450W
HDD - 500gb Sata

details beyond this, I either don't know or can't find.

I decided to upgrade my computer in the hopes of expanding it further later this year, so the changes I made were :

Motherboard -> Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3
Processor -> Intel Core i5 655k (at 3.2ghz NOT OVERCLOCKED)
Memory -> (2x4gb) 8gb DDR3 (at 1333)
Power -> 600W

I planned on keeping the HDD the same and doing a system repair to recover the Windows7 and Ubuntu installations on this hardware. Basically....I was putting the old harddrive in a completely new computer.

I tried to run the computer with the video card, but quickly found out that the mobo wasnt set up for it yet. I started off only using 1 stick of ram as well. The bios and post run exactly as they should, I made ... Read more

A:Windows 7 fresh installation on new hardware

My suggestion is with Win 7 dvd start the install, go to the point where it shows the hdd to install too, you will see at the bottom right of that screen you'll see drive options click that and do delete volumn then do the same to the second partition and leave the whole drive unallocated and x your way all the way out of the install. Shut down with the dvd in the drive and start back up and it should start the install. Have any other hdd's unplugged and sound card removed, also make sure in bios the other hdd's are turned off and if you have onboard sound it's turned off

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After many years of experiencing a BSOD, I decided to ask the forum so it'll be a lot faster and easier with the help of many experts. So let's get the story situated.

I have/had a Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.
CPU: Intel i5 2500K clocked at 4.0ghz (stock voltage)
Cooler: Corsair H50 Cooler
Graphics: Zotac GTX 560 TI OC AMP edition
RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x 4GB Ram 1600MHZ DDR3 1600
Hard Drive: Intel 320 160GB Solid State 1.8"
Motherboard: Biostar TP67B+
Power Supply: Antec Power Supply 400W High Current
Sound card: HT Omega Claro Plus

After running the computer for about a year, with all updated drivers and such, BSODs starts to occur. At first, I assume it was a virus (had avast before); so I decided to fully reformat the hard drive with Windows 7 x64 Ultimate again. I remember reading the BSOD screen, and sometimes they had different error codes. Strangely, sometimes my hard drive would not be detected until I had to restart many times until a successful detection for the SSD would occur.

So I reformatted, however; in the process of installing my first driver (Nvidia for GTX 560), I got a BSOD. Giving up hope, I decided to come here and report the problem. After that I just installed several drivers but not all.

Thought: I believe it's my hard drive that's failing, but I wouldn't mind a second opinion. I did transfer some of my old files after a fresh reformat; however, none of them were .exe files (except genuine drivers such as nvidia's)

Included are t... Read more

A:BSOD After Fresh Reformat. Possibly Hardware?

Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (ac adapter then battery for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.

The above steps were a result of: Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system? - Crucial Community

While that may not be your drive, a power cycle should be the same on all SSD drives. See how the system responds after the SSD power cycle.

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Been having problems with this new ITX system. Changed motherboard 4 times, changed CPU once. In order to keep it short, I won't elaborate on the problems happened in the last 3 times.

This time around, I get 3 BSODs within a day after installing new motherboard and freshly installed Windows 7 64-bit. The third BSOD happened while running the dump & system collection app.

The necessary files are attached. Additional info below:

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64
- Reinstalled OS on the system
- OEM version of Windows 7 (disc given)
- Age of hardware: Less than a month (motherboard is only one-day old)
- Age of OS: Less than one-day old

Please help to shed some light on what's wrong.

Thank you very much.


A:BSOD - Fresh Hardware & Windows 7 Installation


What Model PSU are you using?

The dump files do not point to a 3rd party driver as a probable cause, meaning that it is either a "hidden" driver or hardware. As your drivers look ok, and you have re-installed several times I suspect hardware on this one.

Run a memtest yet?

Memtest - Instructions:

Download the ISO (or the .exe for USB drives) from here Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Then (if you have chosen the ISO) burn the ISO using IsoRecorder: ISO Recorder v3 Download (How to use IsoRecorder)

Boot from the CD/USB and run the test (at least 7 passes per test) with only one stick of RAM in place at a time.

It is a time consuming process but it is the only way to be sure it isn't a RAM fault.

For your final test, run the test with all the RAM in place.



Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Jul 28 22:40:50.601 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:07:18.835
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffffa8004e784d1, fffff880071fece0, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSystemServiceHandler+7c )
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Jul 28 19:45:36.793 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:24:04.981
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002bea42e, fffff88006d195d0, 0}
Prob... Read more

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A while back i posted a thread for help, unfortunately i cleaned the computer before hand with cc cleaner, so all logs where gone. BSOD occured randomly while using the computer. Only browsing etc, no gaming or heavy programs.

Because of deleting all the logs i decided to update all drivers, clean the pc and try again. (The computer is not mine, parents in law. They only use it for internet.)

They told me it was still getting BSOD, so i decided to give it a fresh install.

I installed an MSDN version of Windows 7 Professional with a legal key. The computer ran without any problems, updating drivers untilll suddenly a BSOD occured. The fresh installation was only 10 hours old, with a total use of maybe 2 hours.

I now installed a 86x OS, before the clean install it ran a 64x OS of Windows 7. It only has 3GB of memory.

Anyone have an idea of what the problem could be? I think it hassomething to do with the hardware.

Thank you in advance!

A:BSOD on fresh instal. Prob. hardware issue.

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

BugCheck A, {29cd030, 2, 1, 828bf9d3}

Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KiUnlinkWaitBlocks+41 )
807debf0 8f6c95d6 intelppm!C1Halt+0x4
807debf4 a79ffa72
807debf8 807ded20
807debfc 8297e854 nt!PpmPerfPolicyLock+0x4
807dec00 00021d2d
807dec04 00021d00
807dec08 807dec28
807dec0c 00000002
807dec10 82814cca hal!HalEndSystemInterrupt+0x6e
807dec14 a79ffa72
807dec18 807dec28
807dec1c 82812479 hal!HalpClockInterruptPn+0x1a1
807dec20 00000002
807dec24 000000d1
807dec28 807ded20
807dec2c 8f6c95d6 intelppm!C1Halt+0x4

Update your CPU driver.

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

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

Thanks for your time!

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

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

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

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

This one DMP was related to the following.


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

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

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


Thanks as always for the help.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello guys,

I need help for my new build.

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

VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE igdkmd64.sys
Or sometimes it's

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

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

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

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

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

The most likely suspect is a bad video chip.

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

Who makes your 550W power supply?

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

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

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

Thank you for any help that can be given.

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

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fffff880`02f1ffc8 fffff800`02d5c83b nt!KeBugCheckEx
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fffff880`02f20050 fffff800`02cfee2d nt!_C_specific_handler+0x8c
fffff880`02f200c0 fffff800`02cfdc05 nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd
fffff880`02f200f0 fffff800`02d0eb81 nt!RtlDispatchException+0x415
fffff880`02f207d0 fffff800`02cd3842 nt!KiDispatchException+0x135
fffff880`02f20e70 00000000`00000000 nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2
Realtek wanted to do a task but it was executed for some reason. Do you have Realtek installed?

Best Regards,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello all, long time browser first poster...

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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

**LookinArounds link to the fix: ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Fresh win7 install need driver and HDD install advice

"always use MOB site drivers,

Best to use the manufacturer's drivers.

Windows except unformatted ST2000

Check in Disk management & format.

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-Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1

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

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

Install new Windows Update software

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

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

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

Windows could not search for new updates

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

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

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

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

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I'm unable to get windows to install properly properly and have spent the around 20 hours in total trying to troubleshoot it the last 2 days.

It started with a failed overclock attempt, and reseting uefi to default settings.
When I booted up again the start menu didn't work. I attempted to arc /scannow among some other fixes to no avail and therefore opted to reset windows 10.
This resulted in an error message (unable to configure windows 10 for this hardware or something along that line.

I Then I made a usb with windows media creation tool on another computer, and attempted a clean format and fresh install of the drive, with no success. This time it left me stuck in a reboot loop at the oobe phase (use express settings.. blue screen, please wait. ) with no error.

After another format, I tried to install windows 7 and upgrade from there. I had some success, but the windows 10 would log in with a black screen and working mouse and keyboard shortcuts. After 5-10 minutes the Rest of the interface loaded, the start menu however did not work, nor did windows update or the search bar.
I've tried various fixes, but nothing seems to help, or introduces another issue.

I'm running out of ideas, and cant seem to track down the root issue. Could a component be broken?

I have gone through several attempts to reinstall, but every method results in one issue or the other.

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Hello from a first timer here.

I'm using HP pavilion DV7-1195nr, 4gig, 9600m gt 1gig. I had Vista 64bit Prem. that ran just fine, and I did the Win 7 Prem. upgrade. It seems to run smooth until I started getting bsod. I decided to do a full install of Win 7 Prem from my upgrade disc. I booted to the cd, formatted my drive partitions, it created a 100mb partition.
I did the double install way to make the activation work.
Ok, the first install I did not update the firmware. and got all kind of bsod etc problems. Main culprit then was the wifi card driver.
I flashed my bios, got all my updated drivers for everything and did another fresh install which is where I'm today. I might not have installed my chip set driver first is only one point I want to point out.
So, I only have MS Security Essentials installed simply because I thought I had this thing whiped. Went to shut down and it will not shut down and will hit a BSOD and reboot. It continues to do this for some reason. It will reboot in safe mode. I also noticed if I remove a driver and try to update it, the system seems to just hang now?
One other note. I realized last night weather or not this is a issue, that I have my NAS running WD Myworldbook that I continuously connect to via WiFi.

I'm attaching my mini dumps and the other two errors that I saw in hopes for some kind of help, cause I'm at a loss now. I have seen what they have to say to a point, but I can not for the life of me fix this issue. I really... Read more

A:BSOD crashes after fresh install of 7 64bit install

Maybe I should also mention, that I either pulled the drivers from there Hardware sites and if I did not, then I used Hp site. So, I have the latest intel chipset from intel, latest intel wifi from intel and latest nvidia drivers from nvidia website.

There are only like 4 or 5 things starting up. Few of them are nvida driver stuff, MS essientials, touchpad software & can't remember the other two.

This may be another issue, but I have noticed every since I have put Win7 on, while it boots, I get a pop in my speakers??

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

Critical Event (1)

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

Files that help describe the problem

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

Critical Event (2)

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

Thank you any help you can offer.

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


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

Uninstall MotionJoy.

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


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

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

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

Windows Easy Transfer
Ill get the link

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

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I've been searching for a while most links lead to here. Although I am getting the same error 80070020 I do not have any anti virus installed yet. I literally just finished installing an hour ago and the .net service pack update is the only that keeps failing.

I don't have any .Net framework* in my add/remove programs and like I said I don't have any anti virus programs running yet. I am using a genuine copy of vista (Home Premium 64bit btw) and I am at a loss.

Also, when I select to install it says the progress is at 99%, then it rides, then it fails.

Any help would be appreciated greatly!

A:Fresh install, can't install .Net 3.5 sp1 and .Net Family Update

Try downloading and installing THIS then click on the link in my sig

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Hello My mum has a Packard Bell M3871. Recently she had a problem that she would turn on the computer and the date would go to 1/1/2011 and not all startup applications wanted to boot up like the antivirus etc. I decided to restore the system to factory settings. Worked fine. The next day the date went back to 2011 and i wasn't able to use the internet as it said the connection is not private and it was recommended to install updates. So i waited a few hours while it was searching for updates and no sucess. Keeps on searching and cannot find anything. I even tried upgrading to windows 10 but the installation get's stuck at 99% and after a manual restart windows 7 loads as normal. Any help is highly appriciated!

A:Fresh install will not let my upgrade or install updates

Hi: See if installing these two W7 updates resolves the problem. You can also read this article for more info...

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I just bought a 500 GB SSD, and I installed Windows 7 Pro on it. I was going to clone my drive, but the SSD to USB cable I ordered was from China and won't arrive for more than a month (I did not see that when I ordered it). The install took, but it didn't pick the USB ports, wireless, or ethernet up. Normally, I would go to the HP site, download the drivers, and call it a day. This time, however, I simultaneously cannot access the internet, my USB drive, or my micro SD (i.e., I have no way short of buying and burning a DVD to transfer the drivers to the drive).

I tried the generic USB drivers provided with windows, but it still wouldn't read the drive. Is there a generic driver for WIFI, SD, or USB bundled with windows that will work in cases like this? I am a programmer and consider myself to be a modestly advanced user (i.e., registry solutions and system hacks are fine). Thanks in advance.

A:Install drivers on fresh 7 install without USB, SD, wireless, or LAN

Are those USB 3 ports (blue ones)?

Try Linux Mint MATE (if asked for choose TRY and not INSTALL!) or Windows 7 Repair Disk (command prompt) to copy paste to SSD.

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

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

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

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

I am connected at this time using Ubuntu.

Thank you

A:After fresh install, trying to install device drivers

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

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Answer Match 47.04%'s a good one. I know I'm missing one setting, one trick.

Installed my new SSD yesterday, clean install 7 pro x64.

I have two printers at home, both of which I used flawlessly before this new SSD and fresh install.

I am the administrator of the machine and turn off UAC.
I originally moved the temp and tmp directories to a second hdd, and since moved them back to the ssd. (Read that it that fixed it somewhere)

Both printers are networked.
One is an old trusty HP 4050N connected via LPT to a DLink DP300U print server.
Add it as a local TCP/IP printer, change the queue settings to match the printer settings, and add the HP 4050 driver. I get an error message (That I've researched over and over) I'm attaching it later.

Second is an HP Photosmart Plus (209a) that I have the latest drivers for, and is attached wirelessly. The HP bloatware/software sees it, detects it...but right before it adds it, it stops...with the same error message.

I edited the local security policy to enable the local administrator account status (I was an administrator before this).

Both printers give me the same error message. As said...they worked just fine on the install prior.

Here's the error message:

A:Fresh 7 install (x64) network printer won't install

can you connect the printers directly to the machine and see if they install??

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Using the DISM, restorehealth, etc.. all do not seems to work. Advise. Spend 3 days doing it... even reformatting and reinstall OS.

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Our Acer came with & home pro 64. we did a AU to ultimate64. The laptop is slowing way down and needs a fresh install. Not sure how to do this. Do i use my original BU disks then use my same AU code and redownload or will i need to call microsoft? the Acer also has a 0 partition. so i'm just lost any help would be great.


A:OEM install win7HP64 AU to Ultimate. Need to do fresh install.

I would use the original BU disks. If you have a problem just call MS, it is a very fast and quite simple thing to call them.

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OK Windows 7 Ultimate reinstall, have done this numerous times, but this time, a new wrinkle:

Happened with these 3:
and a disk imaging tool:

Once install completed, the desktop icon gives access denied, I am on the only acct that I created and it's obviously an admin acct.

I know how to fix it, but why has basically NO PERMISSIONS been setup? [installed these apps before]

I look at the drive in explorer, and three directories are showing LOCKS with the folder symbol.

Is there some services to adjust or disable that is doing this to me?
It's a totally new issue, I have not encountered before, and I have wipe and dropped 7 at least 7 times and set it up from scratch each time same as now.

Only thing of note, maybe, apps being installed to reformatted old SSD.
Using NTFS on all partitions.
Ran chkdsk /f and drive has no issues.

A:Fresh 7 install, go to install applications, 3 out of many, fouled.

No ideas?

Stumped as well still, misbehaving installers, perhaps?

I have UAC, Windows Firewall, and Defender all disabled and did during the installs that fouled up, these are things I don't use.

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Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install windows 7 it says hard disk in gpt style.

The hard drive in this HP p2-1343w Desktop PC
HITACHI HDS721010CLA632 JPT41A SATA 6.0 1TB hard drive
Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA632
P/N 0F15013 MLC JPT41A
I am trying to help a lady friend from Church.
She has a HP p2-1343w Desktop PC with Windows 8, "Which I hate".
Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install windows 7 it says hard disk is in gpt style. I tried some steps to covert gpt to mbr so I can install fresh full Windows 7 but don't know what to do from here.
Please help thank you.
N4TUX Boyd

A:Can not install full fresh Windows 7 it says cannot install because...

Hi N4TUX is there currently an operating system on the pc?

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Just wondering what everyone rushes to install on a fresh install of Windows. If this type of thread has been done already, sorry feel free to merge.

I tend to format and reinstall so often that I keep all my apps on a USB stick install them all then use File Hippo's update checker to update anything that's been updated since I put the installers on my stick, I also copy the new installers over to my stick for the next time I reinstall.

My first install is Anti-virus, which used to be Avast but i'm now using MS security essentials. I let it update and scan then reboot install any available Windows updates.

Second install is Firefox which is my favorite browser and I use to surf around while windows update is running.

After closing Firefox my third set of installs are plugins: Java, Flash Plugins (IE & non-IE), Shockwave, Adobe Air, and Python.

The rest are:

7-zip: Great utility for handling all kinds of archives (doesn't integrate into the shell well on Windows 7 yet)

Abiword: Light weight word processor. For the most I use this to compose longer blog posts and replies to private messages. It beats launching Open Office.

Audacity: Program for manipulating audio files. Mostly use this to cleanup intro and outro gaps on rips.

Any Video Converter: Pretty simple and easy to use video converter so I can play them on my Zen.

Ccleaner: An awesome temp/internet files cleaner.

Google Chrome: I use this as my secondary browser.

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A:Fresh Install of Windows -- What apps do you install?

Don't forget to install Malwarebytes:


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I have been trying to get the hp mediasmart software installed so the quicklaunch button will work.

It starts to install but closes during the process. I downloaded the latest version from hp. I tried running it as admin. tried safe mode. Removed temp files and then tried as admi and in safe mode but nothing is working. I am currently downloading the older version of the software to see if that will work even though I don't think it will.

Any other suggestions.

A:Can't install hp mediasmart software after fresh install

Once you get it installed you can send it to the quick launch with "send to toys"
(pimp up your Right Click menu)

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Hello all,
I upgraded my desktop to Vista x64 and it runs very slow (formated the hard drive). The mouse moves about the screen like normal but after i click on something it takes like 20-30 seconds to do anything. I had it do windows updates but have not had it on the net outside of that. I did the memory check and all checked out fine. I am certian there is no virus on it, I just think that i have a setting wrong or something. I updated the drivers on th video card, montor, BIOS, thinking that would help. But to no avail. Specs listed below. It is a home brew system. And ran windows xp 32 bit just fine. Everything hardware is the same. The only thing that i did was format HD and install Vista X64 download drivers from net on a diff computer and installed them. It boots up fine. Actually quiet quickly.

MOBO- Asus A8S-X
HD- Mextor 200 gig (Vista X64 is on a 48 gig partition w/ 16.8 left unused on that partition)
Video card- Radeon X1950
RAM- 3gig


A:New install, fresh install. But very slow

Welcome Elmer
Reading your post carefully indicates that you may have actually upgraded, when you should have made a clean install. If you did not install pursuant to the instructions in this tutorial, back up your stuff and reinstall.
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

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Hi, I recently purchased my HP ProDesk 400 G3 Microtower PC that came with Windows 7 Pro pre installed but it was not provided with any Windows 7 media or a  Windows COA on the case. I would like to do a fresh install of the Windows 7 OS onto a new SSD so I have 2 questions for you? Can I download an ISO of Windows 7 Pro and install this to the SSDIf I can do the above will the Windows 7 pro licence key be picked up from the motherboard during the installationRegards db

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I just installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, using my Upgrade Disc, on a broken Vista machine. Windows Update says I have 289 important updates. Do I need to install these or can I go straight to Windows 10? In a possibly related situation I should add that I have downloaded 10, and agreed to the licensing terms, but seem to be rather hung up on the little royal blue "Getting Updates" screen. It can't seem to get past the first part; "Checking For Updates", after which it claims 0%. It has been "checking" for a long time!

A:To 10 from fresh 7 install - Do I need install all 289 Win 7 updates?

Hello lookN4shortcut, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Yes, you could upgrade to Windows 10 without having to install all the updates first.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

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I am thinking about zeroing and reformatting my desktop and then reloading. My XP OS has about 4-5 upgrade CD's. I have an early version of Vista before it was commercially available, but installed then immediatly uninstalled that piece of &*^%.

Can I buy Windows - 7 and simply load it as a brand new installation? Or, as I've been warned, do I have to bring all the XP versions back up to date?

Can anybody make anything that isn't a pain in the ass?


Frustrated in Detroit

A:Can I buy and install Windows 7 as a "fresh" install?

From what I can see, you can not upgrade from XP but you can from Vista. So if you have XP you will need to do a complete install, probably haveing to format, but I'm not positive of that. I don't have Vista, but I did pre-order Win 7 from Newegg. I figured it's only $99, (sale ends today the 20th) so what the heck.. I'll give it a try..

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Just curious if when the free upgrade expires if they will still allow 7/8 users to do this.

I still have a couple valid 7 keys kicking around for a future build if I can use it for 10.

Searched around but did not find any information.

A:fresh 10 install with 7/8 key after 7-29?

When you upgrade the win 7 or 8 key is authenticated to 10 so if you did the upgrade on those keys you should be able to upgrade after...

Imho Microsoft should just make basic home edition free no more licensing bs then just add extras that they charge for like office and media player. And upgrades to pro or server

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i have had my pc for about 3 years. and it never had a fresh install. i have 2 HD on this PC. and 1 is the main HD with the operating system on it. plus it has partition on it. i guess its a back up? can i use that to to fix or repair vista. with out loosing any thing?
or can i just transfer all i want to save onto the other HD. . and the use the partition to do a fresh install.

A:fresh install?

Is your PC a laptop?

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I completely reformatted my computer back in early May, and ever since then I have had enormous amounts of lag when trying to play WoW. I tried lowering all of the settings(which makes ground effects a PITA to see) and that didn't work. Any ideas?

A:Bad lag in WoW after fresh install

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I want to know what you folks recommend for my defense products, AV spyware and firewall. I want a package that is light on resources, and of course free. Let me know what you personally would recommend and why. I really appreciate your input. Post up and let me know.

A:Fresh Install of XP

Hi,This is being discussed in this topic,so you may find something of interest. These are of course personal opinions, so may not suit you.

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Wanted to do a fresh install. I want to wipe the HD clean before I start a clean install. Any programs out there for doing this?

A:Fresh install xp

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I would like to do a fresh install of windows, i just upgraded to windows 10, from 8.1. My problems is that i want to do a fresh install without all the pre installed applications, but i dont have a windows 10 install disc. Can someone please help.
Incase you need the model # it is a Dell Inspiron-15 3542.
Thank You in Advanced

A:Help With Fresh Install

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I have like 5 partitions and i want to delete them all and just have one big partition to install win 7 in it. What's the best way to do it?

Heres a screenshot from partition wizard:

Also i dont want a recovery partition.

Thanks for your help.

A:Fresh install

Boot from the Windows PC. When you get to the screen for setting up partitions...just delete the 5 you see and create 1. I'd suggest going with 2. That way you can back up files and such from C: to D: Makes it really easy to format and start back over as you can leave your D drive intact during the rebuild.

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Just installed Windows Xp on fresh drive. Installed service pack 2. Then on every restart a Windows Installer window comes up and if i leave it doing its this it crashes, so obviously i click cancel. what can i do?

Many thanks, John.

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A:trying to do fresh install from usb

Set your PC to boot from USB via BIOS
Put the USB in and let it load until you get to this screen:

Once at this screen, press: (SHIFT+F10) to get a CMD window
This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 738x386.
MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE DRIVE YOUR INSTALLING WINDOWS TO NOT ANOTHER. In the CMD window, type in Each Command and Press <ENTER> Key as follows:

DiskPart <ENTER>
list disk <ENTER>
select disk 0 <ENTER>
clean <ENTER>
create partition primary align=1024 <ENTER>
format fs=ntfs <ENTER> (Will Take a While)
assign <ENTER>
active <ENTER>
exit <ENTER>
exit <ENTER>
After it completes, exit the INSTALL COMPLETELY and reboot.
Once you are back in, go about installing Windows just DO NOT ALLOW Windows to create a new partition, use the only one there.

Windows will now install
(Instructions found via hArLtRoN)

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Hi all - I have just done a fresh install of Windows XP - all is fine!

Question - I am just downloading 92 updates from the M/soft site!!! Is there anyway to get hold of these and burn them to a CD so next time I don't have to d/loa?


A:Fresh Install

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Hi all.
Yesterday I've tried to install Xp on old laptop which when it was ok, had xp, so i know for sure that this laptop is capable to run xp. But when i got to the point when on the screen u see disk space and u are asked to choose partition where to install, i tried to make from all hdd space one part. and install on it xp, instal stuck. Software is not letting me go further then here. When i tried to install without doing partition on unpartitioned space, soft just keeping me on the screen when u have disk space and u deciding where ti install windows.
Is it mean that my hdd is dead or something? I bought on ebay specially for this 40GB Hitachi hdd. Laptop has IDE connection so hard drive i bought is used.
Or maybe i have to set up somehow jumpers on hdd? It says that hdd without any jumpers(as i remember couse now disk is in laptop) is treated as cable select, 2 jumpers connect is disk 0 and 2 jumpers connected in other position is disk1.
I want to be able to utilize this laptop. Eater as machine with xp or some server.
What i have to do now?

A:Fresh install of xp and hdd

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I had some spare time yesterday and after a full image backup I decided to re-install Win7 32bit. So many dread doing this and I can understand if you have Terabytes of programs and data to recover but data is the easy part is you backup regularly.

It took me 2 hours and that was to install Win7 and get back to normal. The updates for both Win7, Office and hardware were lots.
(FYI, I do have a fast ISP connection)

After Win7, MS Security Essentials and Office I then installed Media Center, Foxit, Ccleaner, Malwarebytes. Oh I forgot to mention that I also keep a copy of my desktop folder that has all my links to my data and stuff. That saves alot of time.
After this was completed I just copied my data folder from backup HD to C: and did a little tweakings. That was it.

I then made a full image of the new HD just for safety sake.
It was fun but I need to make sure I had my ducks in a row just in case I ever had a failure and had to do it under stressfull times.
1 SPECIAL NOTE that wasted some time.
When I did the initial install on C: Win7 installed a boot directory and made my backup drive an Active Partition instead of just a Primary Partition.
I resolved this by unplugging the HD and reinstalling Win7 on C:
After the install I had to go in and change the backup drive back as well as get rid of the boot directory and bootlog it created.
Actually the solution was to backup the whole backup drive to another location and reformat then reinstall my backup stuff on it... Read more

A:Fresh Install just for the fun of it

If think with the formatting and installing, XP would take 3/4 of an hour and vista was half hour. 7 is the same. But it can take a couple of days, whatever os i install, to install all my programs. Gotta work in between and most of the time i do fresh installs during the week, that way i have the weekend to play my games and do whatever.

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Hello everyone,
I just reformated and did a fresh install of windows xp... I've started downloading all the windows updates, but i haven't gotten to SP2 yet. (My windows cd is does not have sp2 slipstreamed....yet). So what should I do first install an antivirus program, windows defender...some other antispyware monitoring service?

I would just like to know all the precautions I should be taking in order to keep my computer clean. I was browsing through different threads, and I noticed someone posted that you should change the administrator name for some reason... didn't know if that was necessary or not. But things like that are what I want to know.

Thanks in advance for your expertise!

A:Fresh Install of what do I do first?

Install all drivers
Install SP 2
Install the remaining Critical Updates
Install anti virus and firewall, if installing a firewall will help you sleep better

I also install SpywareBlaster and IESpyad on all fresh installs

Download SpywareBlaster
When you run this program, you need to Update, then Enable All Protection. Do this at least once a week.
This is not a scanner. It sets killbits that help prevent spyware from being installed in the first place.
If you get any file missing errors, check here
Heres a tutorial with pictures

Download IESpyad
This puts harmful websites in your Internet Explorer restricted site zone.
Run IESPYad, and it will extract to C:\iespyad
Open that folder, and click on install.bat
Then choose option 2
Then choose option 1 (yes)
When it tells you to press any key to continue, press the space bar
Then choose 2(exit)

My tags are for a different forum...need to update! ;)

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Uhh anyone know why after a fresh install from w/98 to win/xp that I wouldn't get internet? I thought xp was suppose to get some drivers automatically?

A:Fresh install win/xp

XP will load most drivers . . have you looked in device manager to see if the network card is recognized? You may have to run the "set up a network" wizard from Network Places.

When you say clean install from 98, you deleted partitons before proceeding with the install?


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Hi guys - I have been running the 64bit beta since it came out and generally speaking, I love W7. There have been some snags here and there - like with the right version of iTunes and such, but nothing major for me.

Now it's time to load the RC on a clean clear VelociRaptor.

Aside from updated drivers, what are your top 10 applications to load up after a 64 bit install?

Mine start with:

Kaspersky AV (came with the MoBo)

What are YOUR first installed applications?

A:Fresh x64 RC Install Top 10

WinRAR x64
DU Meter 4.01
ESET Nod32 4.01 x64
Minefield 3.08 x64
Everest Ultimate 5.0
UltraISO SE 9.3
uTorrent 1.82
BOINC x64 Client for folding

And a few others...

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I bought this asus x550 which cane with win8. I would like to install win7 and also replace hdd with samsung 840pro 250gb ssd. I had previously done all this with help of you guys. But this time an error is coming up saying not able to creat or read from specific location. I have followed all the steps in how to ready the ssd and align ssd. Also did few things that came up on YouTube regarding this issue but nothing helped. Thought should raise this issue here.
Looking forward to you inputs guys

A:Fresh install help

Work though Troubleshooting Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Is there a way to do a "fresh install" of Windows 10? Something went wrong with mine (can't find "Recent" folders) and I'd prefer to not continue messing with it. My current User ID is nested under a previous User ID and I'm not sure how the previous one got there. I've had suggestions to edit the registry but am concerned that will lead to weeks of tweaking.

I'd like to completely start over. Is this possible?

A:Fresh install?

Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

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Okay, this seems to be an on-going issue.

It started off in XP and I couldn't figure it out for the life of me. Coolswitch was enabled
in the registry and it still didn't function and nothing I did could make it work.

I decided to reformat with a fresh install of Vista SP1. I am having the same issue I was
having with XP and Alt+Tab is not working. My Alt key works fine, as does my Tab key.
Winkey+Tab works to cycles through the windows in the 3D flip. I have no idea why this
is happening and it's starting to make me go a little mad as Alt+Tab used to be my best

Any help at all will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.


A:Fresh install.. no alt tab.

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Hi all,

I have the need to do a fresh install of XP, I'm not sure if the computer came with an XP disc or not (its not my computer)... I can however lend a copy of an XP disc.

What I'm wondering is, if I lend a copy to do a fresh install will the license key on the bottom of the laptop work or not?

Or will this be taken 'out of play' once the C: drive has been formatted?


A:Fresh install of XP

If the operating system is the same, you had before then that license key should work. Give it a try

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Greetings !

I have just received a new Hdd.( samsung 40 gb)

Now I need a recommendation as to the steps involved in setting it up(formatting ,diagnostic etc ) and what would the best partition distribution be ?

I have win 98,Winme and Win xp ,which one should I install .

My usage is basic work in word , above average gaming ( Black hawk down, splinter cell, gta3 etc ),surfing the web , watching tv, hearing music etc.

I take alot of snaps on my digicam so that takes a lot of space .

Another question is it true that a tv tuner is very hard on a hdd, ie it keeps the hdd always running !

Any other solutions would be most welcome .

A:fresh install

Install XP, that'll do all the hard work for you

nuff said

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I have upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 then did a clean install.....

need ed to change the laptop HDD will I be able to do a clean install and achieve activation or is there a procedure to follow


A:fresh install with new HDD

Just simply reinstall, and it will activate automatically (skip any key entry).

In rare event it fails to activate, you can use your old windows key if you install version 10586.

Note: good plan to make an image backup of current install just in case things go pearshaped.

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I've been trying to reinstall a fresh, liscenced copy of XP (sp2), but when I get the windows disc to boot, my keyboard won't work. I've tried to keep in both the usb port and to use the adapter to stick it into the dedicated keyboard slot - no luck with either. Do I have a driver issue? Under admnistrative tools/computer management/keyboards/hid keyboard device/driver/driver details, I have two different driver entries: the highlighted one on top says WINDOWS/system32/DRIVERS/kbdclass.sys and the unhighlighted one below it says WINDOWS/system32/DRIVERS/kbdhid.sys. I seem to remember adding or updating my keyboard driver at some point, but I'm not entirely sure. Can I/should I restore the kbdhid.sys driver, and if so, how do I do that exactly? Do I have some other issue? A USB driver issue perhaps? I have a number of different usb drivers as well...

As a corollary, when booting with a bootable disc (the XP disc and with my BIOS set to boot from disc first), the program asks to hit any key to boot from disc. With my keyboard plugged in normally (to the usb port), I get no response at that stage. Using the adapter, plugged into the dedicated keyboard spot, I CAN get a response, but then get no response (from either usb or dedicated keyboard connecter...) when the XP disc boots up to the blue option screen.

My computer knowledge is adequate but not extensive. I did build my system, but it was my first build.

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A:HELP! Trying to fresh install XP!

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I've browsed this forum and have found that other people have had issues with Windows 7 not being able to see their Harddrives. I am having the same problem, but none of the remedies mentioned will work for me.

I am not upgrading form a previous OS, this is a new system with brand new everything. So, i have an empty WD Caviar Blue SATA II that is waiting for Windows 7. Unfortunately, when Setup gets to the "Select Drive" screen, no drive shows up. The drive is visible in my Bios, so I know it's plugged in right. But, Windows 7 is failing to find it.

Are there some drivers I need to download to make it show up?

Thanks for your input.

A:Will not see HD on Fresh Install

Go into control panel>aministrative tool>computer management>disc management.
In there you should see your SataII drive.
Right click>assgin letter.

It should pick it up.

If you cannot see your hard drive in the my computer window but you can see it in device manager then this will work.

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I have an issue with a unit I hope you could help with. It was infected with a lot of malware, so I wiped it and installed a clean version of XP. However now it will not recognize or install any drivers for the NIC or USB or onboard video. I do not have a restore disc, and cannot figure out how to get it to connect to the internet and load these drivers.

A:Help with fresh install of XP

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i got a new velociraptor harddrive, i want to do a clean install of windows7 and a few games i use often,
and have my old WD green as storage.
Is there anything i have to do to reactivate windows7?
-windows 7 home prem OEM

A:fresh install on new hdd

Quote: Originally Posted by Sleezevil

i got a new velociraptor harddrive, i want to do a clean install of windows7 and a few games i use often,
and have my old WD green as storage.
Is there anything i have to do to reactivate windows7?
-windows 7 home prem OEM

You should be fine as long as your motherboard stayed the same. I've swapped hard drives in machines that had OEM copies of Windows of all flavors and it ran just fine. In the event it doesn't work, just call them and tell them what you did and they'll 99.421% of the time be chill.

Is your OEM copy one you bought or did it come with your machine?

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Ok I did A fresh XP pro install and I am missing ethernet controller driver.
An EVEREST report file is atached.

Please point me to where I can get the drivers for this.

Many Thanks

A:Fresh XP PRo install

You have a Intel D946GZIS motherboard.Here are your drivers,;submit=Go%21I suggest you install the Chipset [INF] driver first followed by the video, sound , & LAN drivers.

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I just used the Restore CD furnished by Gateway to restore my XP Home. Before it installed, I saw a backup application running. I assume that my files are still on the HD since the 72 gigs are showing. How can I get them back where they were in my newly freshened system?

A:Fresh install

Gateway would be responsible for providing directions for the use of such CD.

I suggest that you review your owner's manual and the Gateway website for specifics of what you can and cannot do with said restore CD, how it all works, etc.


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Hello. i upgraded my HDD to a WD caviar black 2TB drive today. I put in the fresh drive with no other HDD installed in the system. I installed windows 7 with no troubles and began to install all the windows updates. after service pack 1 the computer restarted and now everytime it boots it will go to this screen after the windows logo

ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

idk why it is doing this.

if anyone is on tonight that knows what i should do please let me know asap. i really need thsi computer up and running.

A:Fresh install. was going well. but now i see this

There's some reason it's booting to BIOS screen. Check all cable connections to HD, swap them.

Can you reset BIOS to optimal default? If the choice isn't available and you can't browse to the other BIOS setup screens, try one of these other methods like pulling the CMOS battery: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If this fails, try triggering the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to boot Win7 DVD, enter System Recovery Options to see if it discovers an installation to repair and offers a repair. If not, click through to tools list to run Startup Repair.

Try removing some RAM sticks, then swap them to see if it will start with any combination.

If this fails, can you boot the old HD?

Report back what happens.

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Hi i just installed xp pro and sp2 as well. Im just wondering what are some of the default services running that i can safely disable...besides that one already!


A:fresh install of xp pro

That's really hard to say. I have 20+ services that have been added since XP SP2 was installed, so I don't even know what ones came with XP any more. Every computer will have a different configuration of services. If you have problems, go back and try to figure out what service needs to start.

But, be aware that services are not the same as running precesses were on 98. XP is services-based and not rersource-based, like 98/ME. Running extra services only uses memory, not CPU cycles, so if you have plenty of memory, turning off services will make no difference with the speed of your machine.

The safest thing to do is to set ones you have a question about to manual. That way, they will usually start when needed, but don't start automatically when booting.

Be sure to put your new DCOM server service on automatic or you won't be able to install any program using InstallShield (RPC service is unavailable error message).

I see no benefit from running the new Security Center service. It appears that all it does is tell you if you have AV, firewall, and automatic updates. And it doesn't do that very well since it doesn't detect many apps.

If you use automatic updating, keep the Background Intelligent Transfer service running to download your updates with idle bandwidth.

The HTTP SSL service can be set to manual---it kicks in when you access a secure site.

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I cant restore my toshiba satellite M305D-S4830. I start the computer it shows the toshiba screen then goes to a blank dark screen. I put the restore CD in like it said; turned the computer off and held down the "C" key, released it when the screen read "Toshiba". The CD starts spinning but no screen pops up giving me any options. It stays black. If I push any key it just "beeps at me"

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well i got around the problem of the read mem errors. i reinstalled the os. so now i'm facing the situation of getting rid of all the riff-raff and crap i don't need. i found a good page with a lot of useful tips but unfortunetly can't find it anymore. i'm looking for helpful tips or resources on optimzing xp and closing out all the programs and apps that i don't need to be running.
- tia, tag.

A:Fresh install of Win Xp Pro

This is a pretty good one . .

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My P.C is Win XP SP3, however I have too much clutter on the P.C, too many programs and probably a few viruses lurking around.

Basically I just want to start again with a fast smooth running computer, how can I do this?

My P.C was bought from the shop, so I don't think I have the XP CD?

What options do I have here

A:Fresh Install?

Hi .One possible course of action: a. Download and install SIW Download - . This is a very useful tool that will provide you current info about your system. Save the file generated on a floppy or whatever (file size will be less than max floppy disk content). b. One of the key items saved will be your valid XP license key, it will be under the Licenses category and will be listed as the Windows Key. If you do not have a valid, legal license to use XP...this outline procedure won't help you. c. Other potentially useful info saved will be summary data re your CPU, motherboard, network adapter, RAM/memory, video card or chip, and audio card or chip. d. If you have a system sold by Gateway, Dell, HP, eMachines, etc...write down the vendor and the model number of your system. Doing this will facilitate your downloading drivers if you ever want to update such or reinstall such. e. Find someone who has the same version of XP installed as you. If you have XP Home, you need someone with XP Home, if you have XP need someone with XP Pro. Since you are doing a clean install, it doesn't matter if the CD includes SP1, SP2, and SP3...these SPs are available for download and installation once you get XP properly installed. f. Ask the person that you found to either allow you to use their CD (not the owner's license) to do an install...or ask them to burn you a copy of the MS XP CD. Getting a copy of recovery/r... Read more

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I've posted my hijackthis log and haven't received any replies to it in another forum so I guess I must do a fresh install of XP because doing a pc restore doesn't help the problem. My problem is constant freezing to the point I can't do much on the computer anymore. The diagnostics says everyhting is fine. How do I do a fresh install of xp? Is there any sequence of reinstalling items, etc... PLMK Thanks

A:How do I do a fresh install of XP

Hi, be aware that there is a huge backlog in the HJT-forum, due to the fact that there are very many with problems and only a certain number of people here at BC that are qualified to assist to the problems. The backlog can be more as a week.
You will get a reply, if you didn't receive one until now that does not mean your PC is hopeless.

If however you decide you don't want to wait and want to go through with the reformat, please post back.

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Hello all.

I just finished building a new system. This system has a card reader installed via a USB internal cable. After installing Win XP Home SP2 I noticed that my hard drive(Win XP) is drive G. I was always under the impression that the OS would install as the C drive since it was the only hard drive on the system. I'm guessing because Win XP saw the card reader as s few different drives that XP just installed on the next availble drive letter. My question is, will this have any impact on performance or cause any problems later on down the road?


A:Win XP Fresh Install.....G??

When installing a new operating system it might be better if you left the USB devices dis-contected until after the installation is over with and also during the installation there is a section of the install that asks where you want the operating system installed on which drive and drive c: might not be the one that is suggested.

To change the boot drive from drive G: to drive C: you might have to re-install all over again and if you do please to read each and every screen before doing the page.

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Don't know anything about clusters or what size is best. Any help appreciated.

A:fresh install

WinXP Clean Install...step by step tutorialIf you intend to use multiple partitions, or dual boot, this is where you specify the size of the boot partition and or setup location for XP. If you are planning to dual boot XP, I would create a small 100 meg DOS partition for the first primary partition, then an 8 to 10 gig partition for XP. You can partition and format the remaining space after XP is setup from Disk Manager. If you do not intend to dual boot, you can either use all the un-partitioned space, or create an 8 to 10 gig partition for XP and leave the rest free to partition later.Good Luck

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I was put in charge of building a buddy's computer recently. I have been having a bit of an issue with it.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I have been trying to install that on his new rig. I have a 240 GB SSD that I am trying to install it on. The first one lead me to believe it was a faulty SSD and I sent it back to Newegg and they gave me a new one. I tried installing today, brand new SSD had to set a partition and everything, and I am still getting the same error as the last one. I will be posting everything that I see below, as well as what his rig looks like.

MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
PNY Optima 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD8192SD3-1333
AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz (4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Rosewill Stallion Series RD600 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
SAPPHIRE 100358-2L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

Error Message:
Gets through opening steps fine, then while "Expanding Windows files" it says the following;
"Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570"

A:Can't Do Fresh Install on New SSD

Not the SSD?
Maybe bad media?
Got this once ages ago it was bad media, re-downloaded the .iso and burned a new DVD, plus re-seated ram in a new build.
How To Fix 0x80070570 Error?


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Hi i just ran into p probs with xp media edition on emachine winxp, all i had was disk i made of thats half as slipstreamed, anyhow i was able to save what i wanted to burn, did a reformat kinda but looks nothing like the oold machine having the d drive for restores, only one c drive now before i waste time upgrading this should i do it differently, like a c and a d drive? thanks bignight

A:fresh install

IF the system had a restore partition before, and you formatted the disk not using system restore then you deleted that partition. There is no need to create another restore partition since you don't have the information that was there anyways. You can install everything to The C: directory.

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I am going to fresh install Win XP Pro tonight. I have two hardrives, 1 40GB and the other 250Gb. We keep all our files etc on the 250Gb hard drive and windows on the other. BUT i want to make sure all my stuff, outlook etc is kept (from the os drive). Can someone give me a fool proof way of doing that?


A:Before fresh install


You could use "the files and settings transfer wizard" (start - all programs - accessories - system tools - files and settings transfer wizard). It will let you select the files and system settings you want to keep. Just follow the wizard, select a drive to save the files and settings (NOT the OS drive, so you can acces it after the installation). Then when you have to select what you want to transfer, check the box where it says you want to make a custom selection, then you can select whatever files and settings you want to transfer.
After your new installation you just open the files and settings transfer wizard again (select "new computer" this time) and then you can import the files and settings from the location you saved them to.

I hope this was helpfull


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I have a question regarding the installation of XP Pro, I am currently running an UN LICENSED version of XP PRO on my desk top I have purchased a LICENSED version and wish to install the fresh version and wipe all remains of the old. I am not sure of the terms being used with the install cd and would like someone to help with a step by step of this process. I wanted to re formatt my C: drive to clean off all programs with the old OS and install fresh, But my problem is how do I install if I can not reboot?

A:Fresh XP Pro Install

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My laptop is a Toshiba Tecra R840-16J running Win7 Pro 64bit. After a BSOD I restored it to the factory state!!! But I'm not satisfied at all with the results!

So, I took 2 decisions:

1- move from my seagate 500 GB 7200rpm HDD to a 512 GB Plextor M3Pro SSD
2- install everyting from scratch (Win7 Pro 64 bit,...). I don't want to migrate, clone, etc to SSD, I need a fresh install!

So, it is here that I need your expertised help: how to do it correctely?


A:Fresh install - how to?

It's like any other install:

Disconnect all drives other than the SSD.

Disconnect all peripherals such as printers, USB drives, etc. Just leave monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Connect the SSD.

Boot from the installation disc.

Follow the prompts.

You will end up with 2 partitions: a very small System Reserved and a large C covering the entire remainder of the drive.

After it completes, get an Internet connection going, install anti-virus, and update Windows.

Then reconnect any other drives you may have and your peripherals.

I'd also check a few things, like size of page file, amount of space devoted to System Restore, SSD alignment, and your defragmentation schedule. Look in Device Manager to see if there are any errors or missing drivers.

Do you have an Ethernet driver to be able to establish an Internet connection? It may be on a disc supplied by Toshiba. If not, go to support page for your laptop and download it to a USB stick or CD or DVD before installing the SSD.

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hi guys

i have just installed windows 7 again but it is not finding all the updates it needs. it finds about 9 updates then in installs windows sp1 pack and then the windows updater updates, then the windows updater just keeps searching and never stopping. i have reinstalled it 3 times now and its not working.

its missing net.frame works and everything. it normally finds about 71 updates now its only finding 9 and most of them are optional.

this isn`t the first time i have installed windows 7 and it never did this before.

any help please?

A:Fresh install of 7 help please

I would start over using Win7 installation media that includes SP1 to avoid problems. How to obtain it is discussed in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which compiles everything that's worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here, and has been used by 1.5 million consumers without a single complaint.

As it also explains in the tutorial Updates can bunch up on the Start menu Shutdown button as signified by a ! mark. These may need to be cleared with only a shutdown to proceed. Then check for Updates and if it doesn't resolve you can Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help
but I wouldn't waste much time since you'll have a much better install if you start over following the first tutorial.

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