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Solved: Audio devices showing up wrong in properties.

Question: Solved: Audio devices showing up wrong in properties.

I have a really weird situation here. I have two audio devices, speakers and headphones, both connected to my computer. The headphones use a usb and a audio slot and the speakers use only a audio slot. When I go in properties, they show up backwards. If audio is playing through my headphones, it says they are playing through the speakers. This really hasn't been much of an issue because it hasn't really effected anything but now I'm trying to optimize the settings of these devices. If I try to enable higher bass quality for my headphones under "headphones" in the audio section, it enhances it for the speakers. But for both devices there are different options to enable or disable so I can't use them on the correct device. I know what I'm saying probably doesn't make sense but let me put it like this. Under my headphones there is an option for optimizing "Headphone virtualization," but I can't actually put it to effect because it applies for my speakers (which seems to do nothing), and under my speakers I don't get that option. So basically what I'm saying is I can't optimize my audio devices because there is some sort of weird error.

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Answer: Solved: Audio devices showing up wrong in properties.

Desktop or laptop? Which ports are each device using?

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I have a Gateway Laptop Model NX570X that I purchased three years back with Vista. August 2009 I was able to load XP Pro with no problems in the Gateway Laptop. I had to reload the OS again (XP Pro). This time on the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window all settings are grayed out. When I started the reload I installed Bluetooth, which I do not use. At that point the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window all where Bluetooth and with no audio. I have deinstalled Bluetooth but now all the settings are grayed out. The only CD I have for the laptop is Vista. What do I need to do to get audio back and or have the settings not to be grayed out.

Thanks in advance


Answer:Solved: All the settings on the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties are grayed out.

Here you go, the main page for the Gateway NX570X:

Then click the first link "Driver Downloads".

Then under "Sound Drivers" you need to download the XP-compatible sound driver, titled "D00664-001-001.exe - SigmaTel Audio Driver version: 5.10.5082.0"

Then, on the next page, click "Download Driver".

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My system properties is showing that I only have 120MB of RAM instead of the 128 I actually have. As far as I know, it isn't even possible to have 120. Does anyone know how to fix this? I'm trying to upgrade AIM and it won't let me unless I have 128MB of RAM.


Answer:System Properties showing wrong amount of RAM

That's a pretty small amount of RAM...

... I'm willing to bet anything that old would have problems, lol.

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hey everyone, I recently bought an HP lap i5 6200U, according to intel it suppose to be 2.80Ghz maximum but on my task manager and system properties it shows 2.40Ghz, at the same time sometimes on task manager the speed goes all the way to 2.70GHz,

Answer:system properties showing wrong GHz speed

Hi, CPU uses a technology called SpeedStep technology. It won't run its full speed if NOT required and it can bump up its normal speed when required. More information: Regards.

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ok, so i just got a new laptop yesterday from an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile, 2.0Ghz...well, in the system properties it shows it as 803mhz...thats if i go to my computer, right click and go to properties..if i go to start, control panel and system properties through there, it shows up at 1.6Ghz...i installed a game yesterday (age of empires III) and it said requires 1.4ghz, but i only had .8ghz...well, i restarted the game and that message didnt show i exited and went to my computer and then system showed it as 2.0ghz...technically, it should be 4.0ghz if its dual core tho (correct??)...i refreshed it and it went back down to 1.6ghz...whats going on there??? is there maybe a driver thats not compatible with the hardware or something??? here are my system specs:

CPU: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60, 2.0Ghz
RAM: 1Gb ddr2
VGA: Nvidia Geforce 7600 GO 256mb
MOBO: MSI megabook (dont kno anything else)
HDD: 60GB 7200rpm SATA 150

the model on under notebooks/AMD is Battalion 101 CLX

any help is GREATLY appreciated..


Answer:processor showing up as wrong one in system properties???

Because you have a laptop w/ a mobile CPU (Turion) it will only draw as much power as needed.... therefore at idle and light usage you get the reading of 800mhz.... and that's why the game didn't give an error: 'cuz when the power is needed, the CPU steps up to what is needed. You can get more info about this from either AMD or from your laptop manufacturer.... if you notice that the CPU is not stepping up, check into a driver or BIOS update, but it shouldn't be necessary. Mobile CPU's are designed this way to conserve power comsumption, extend battery life, and to reduce any possible thermal/heat problems..... it won't show as 4.0ghz even if it's dual core; but it should show as two CPU's running at 2.0ghz. I've seen the dual core Intel chips do that. For detailed CPU info, download either CPU-Z, Crystal CPU, or CPUID (CBID??? It's the one for AMD's only: Central Brain Identifier.). All are free and can be found in the Processor download section right here at 'The Geeks'. Also look into AMD's power tool (also in the Processor section) and maybe AMD's Cool-n-Quiet driver/app.....


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I have two USB audio devices that I cannot seem to properly install drivers for.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & KORG MicroKONTROL

I am in communication with both product tech support teams but so far they have not offered a successful solution. As the same issue is occurring with multiple devices I thought it might be an OS issue.
I run Win 7 Home Premium x64

The problem is as follows:

The product drivers install correctly without error. However, instead of showing up in the Device Manager in either USB Controllers or Sound Controllers they both show in Other Devices with a yellow exclamation mark.
I have tried the following fix from this site (USB Driver - General Fix for Problems) and this actually enabled me to access a portable HDD that wasn't working, but it didn't fix the issue for my 2 audio devices.
I have also tried right clicking on the devices in Other Devices, selecting Driver Update. I then find the correct drivers listed but when I hit install I get the following error message on both:
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. One of the installers for this device cannot perform the installation at this time."

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Audio USB Devices showing under Other Devices in Device Manager

Could it be the two devices are competing with each other and the driver installer gets confused? Details on the devices and the needs to use two of the same type probably would be helpful.

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I have a buffalo 500gb external HD which I use mainly as a back up for photos/docs/vids etc., I have been deleting alot of uneccessary things on it and it now contains only 47gb of material, however when I click on the properties it is still showing 270gb free of 465gb, this means that there is still 195gb of material when in fact there is only 47gb of material on it in total - how can this be?? I have unplugged the buffalo drive, left it a while and replugged it in but its still showing (in the properties of the drive) that it has 270gb free of 465gb, very odd, thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

Answer:buffalo external hard drive showing wrong amount in properties???

Show hidden and system files click here
If there is a Recycle Bin Folder on the drive, go into it and Empty or manually delete contents.

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When I right-click on the volume control, next to the clock on the System Tray, it shows me , but no Sounds and Audio Devices Properties. I have also looked elsewhere, like the Control Panel for them, to no avail - they show me the same thing as the volume control. Can anyone help me with this issue? Specifically, I need to access the Sound Playback and Sound Recording boxes in
, which I can't get for some reason.
However, this box is shown in Windows XP. Might this have something to do with the fact that I have Vista on a Dell Laptop? My sound card is SigmaTel. Thank you to all who can help

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I'm running a ThinkPad R500 with Vista Ultimate as a computer to do sound recordings. I bought a external piece of hardware that, in order to use, I need to change my MIDI music playback setup to USB Audio Device. Where is the option for this?!

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Hi - I am hoping someone might me able to assist me with a problem I have with my Sound Card.

In device manager I have a Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM) which is showing as working ok and the device is enable.

However under Sounds & Audio Device Properties this is missing from both the Sound Playback and Sound Recording - when the drop down tab is selected nothing is shown.

Any ideas how I get this back so I can select as the Default Device,

Hope this makes sense

Many thanks


Answer:Missing Default Device Sounds & Audio Devices Properties

Try uninstalling them all, restart PC and the reinstall software.

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HP Envy Recline 27
Windows 10 Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.14)

While trying the solve the windows 10 no audio after sleep problem, I noticed that since the 1511 Upgrade and the windows 10 RollUp the following week, the Playback Enhancements tab had moved from the IDT High Definition Audio Codec properties to the USB Audio Codec properties. I don't know if this problem is related to no audio after sleep problem, which I assume is a power management problem.

Both drivers are up to date and since the windows upgrades there are no roll-back option on either.
I'm considering uninstalling both, but unsure on order of reinstall.

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I am not able to record or hear sounds from my office based Packard Bell laptop running MS Windows XP Professional SP2.

The mixer device is Realtek AC97 Audio which appears to be installed and running OK. The driver is also current.
The attached speakers and Logitech headphones work OK on my personal laptop and are plugged properly.
The control panel volume options are grayed out for both "Device Volume" and "Speaker Settings" in Sounds And Audio Devices Properties.
I am using Windows Default Sounds.
There are no error flags on the "sound, video or game controllers" under Device Manager.
Sound playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset. MIDI music playback default device is Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth.
Voice playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio (using laptop speakers selected) and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset.
Troubleshooting has not pointed to any problems.
The problem surely rests with the grayed out volume options with the volume slide set to 0. From my many attempts to Google a solution I am of the opinion that this is not an uncommon problem.
Can someone please help.



Answer:Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - Volume Options grayed out

So dev mgr shows a-ok?

I'd still reinstall the sound drivers....

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Well i have an odd issue. I'm using the built in speakers on my laptop since my dog chewed the speaker wire... I currently have 2 hd audio devices showing under sound and dxdiag. on is for left speak and one is for right speaker and this is something new wasn't like this before. Is there any way to fix the issue I've tried re installing the realtek drivers and get the same thing.

------------------System Information
Time of this report: 2/15/2015, 23:33:39
Machine name: PLANET-X
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_r4.141028-1500)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
System Model: G750JX
BIOS: G750JX.209
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16302MB RAM
Page File: 10320MB used, 8413MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.17415 64bit Unicode
DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retai... Read more

Answer:sound showing 2 hd audio devices

Uninstall/reinstall RealTek and see if that takes care of it.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for RealTek in the Sound section to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will reinstall the sound. See if this corrects it.

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I have an HTPC that I use to watch TV through Media Center with an HD Homerun Prime. Lately I've been getting an error message in Media Center that say something to the effect of "no audio device detected." When I close out of Media Center, I notice that the little speaker icon in the bottom right of the screen shows that the volume is muted. If I right-click on the speaker icon, and select "Playback Devices," the HDMI Audio is not listed. It's usually listed as something like "Denon Receiver - Digital Audio".

Anyway, I've right-clicked in the Playback Devices dialog and made sure that I have both "display disconnected devices" and "display disabled devices" checked. Even with those settings, it's still not showing the HDMI Audio. It's as if the cable was completely removed, even though the video is getting through.

Does anyone have any ideas of what could be causing this issue? This HTPC has been working without this issue for years now, so I'm not sure why this issue is suddenly popping up, but it's really annoying. I haven't installed any new software or made any hardware changes that I can recall.

Here are my specs:

HTPC: Intel Celeron with onboard graphics (HD4000, I think);
Receiver: Denon with HDMI inputs;
TV: LG 50" plasma.

I should mention that I have the HDMI cable running from the computer to the receiver, and then an output from the receiver to the TV.



Answer:HDMI Audio not showing in playback devices???

Check the Device Manager, Sound section. You should have Intel Display Audio and the regular PC audio listed. The Intel Display Audio is for the HDMI.

If the Intel is missing, the Intel CPU drivers will have to be reinstalled, as a start. If it has an error code, please list the code. If its show and status is working OK, try recycling the Intel Display Audio, Uninstall the device in the Device Manager, but DO NOT uninstall any drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the Intel Display Audio. See if this fixes it.

If not, try running the HDMI direct from the PC to the TV and see if you get audio.

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Can someone help me solve this enigma? Can't find answers anywhere...

So I've installed Adobe Audition on my brand new Asus K53E. When I try to record, I can't select my headphones as the default audio playback. So I go and try to do it in the control panel. But the headphones/headphone jack simpy isn't listed in the devices in control panel, or anywhere.

The thing is, the headphones work fine in the jack. A message alerts me when I've plugged or unplugged anything into the jack (I only have one headphone jack on my Asus K53E). I use the headphones when I watch movies on this machine and everything is cool, but if they won't register under playback devices, then I can't set them as a preference in Audition, and therefore can't use the program (headphones being vital to record, unless you want to end up with feedback loops..)

I tried "show disabled devices", no luck. I fiddled around in the Realtek HD audio manager, but none of the settings there seem to do anything either. I downloaded the latest driver from realtek, but it won't install. I've tried "rolling back" updates and then re-updating, still nothing. Would this be a driver problem or am I simply missing something in the settings? Would USB headphones be seperate to the soundcard? Would they work?

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Answer:Strange problem with audio playback devices. Headphones not showing up

really 134 days and still nothing... im getting pissed having the same problem searching all over for an answer and theres alot of people having the same problem and no one has the solution.

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hi i use a windows xp proffesional 32bit, i just bought a new 2gig ram to use with my old 1gig. my board has two slots and a maximum of 4gig. in my bios it shows i hav 3072mb of ram but in my properties it only shows 1gig. whats wrong?

Answer:Solved: new ram showing in bios but not in properties

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I have just installed the audio driver for my motherboard, restarted the computer and it seems that driver doesn't do anything at all. I have the speaker icon in the tray bar with a red 'x' on it, and it says: "No Audio Output Device is installed". Why is that? I tried the driver that's on the motherboard CD and also the one from Realtek's website, and while they are different versions, the problem is identical.

Please advise.

Answer:Solved: 'no audio devices' after installing audio driver

You have posted in Windows 7 forum but your spec says
OS: Windows Vista
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: Kingston 2GB DDR2 667Mhz
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD2400XT
2. Is it the same system please but with 7, if NOT please post the spec
3. What does device manager show please for sound - on the entry there

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There are no USB ports/links show in 'my computer', but they are visible in Device Manager .

When I plug my Thumb drive into the computer it tells me it's installed successfully. And also my USB mouse and webcam work fine. But there are no ports shown in 'my computer', which is strange.

What could this be, how do I fix it?
Regards, Joe.

Answer:[SOLVED] USB Devices not showing in 'My Computer' but are in Device Manager

Hi, make sure the USB device (removable device) you want to use is plugged into the computer then go to start search and type:-
diskmgmt.msc, open disk manager, if you have a mapped network drive you will find the USB device has been assigned the same drive letter. Right click on your removable drive and choose "Change Drive Letter or Paths..." and assign a different letter.

Open "My Computer" and the drive should be there. Next time you connect it, it will pop-up with a newly assigned letter.

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I just installed ECS IC780M-A0 2 1.mobo and now no pci devices are showing up. What do I do?

Answer:Solved: Just Installed new mobo ECS IC780M-A2 1.0 and no pci devices are showing up

Are there missing devices in Device Manager? Has the board's chipset driver (platform driver, or Intel Inf Utility) been installed?

Are PCI devices disabled in the BIOS?

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Hi folks;

Please help me to remove these items from my laptop. A particular & ungreatful person abused my laptop to the point where I had to install a password. Now he has his own (thank goodness). I had to perform all kinda of removal actions but I just noticed in my network domain that his name followed by "PC" & under "media devices" & "network infrastructure" contains his name again w/ PC & devices called [TV]UNE40ES6100.

I am using the program's wireless service which I am allowed-to. I just want to remove this person from my laptop. It won't delete when r. clicking. I have win 7 and use this laptop mainly for my online school & email. I know, I should've never lent it to him in the 1st place cause I took a big risk of having it damaged or infected with his relentless music & video downloads.

Thanks for any assistance or advice you can provide.

Answer:Solved: unwanted PC & devices showing in my laptop network

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Please delete this

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I have a Windows XP and have recently been having some virus issues. I have used Avira, AVG, Malwarebytes, Spybot, etc., to scan my computer and remove a lot of the corrupted files.

The problem I am having now is that any external device I plug in to my computer (hard-drives, thumb drives, iphone, ipod and memory cards) through any of my usb and card reader slots are not being recognized in "my computer."

The slots do work, in the sense that the external hard-drives light up and the disc spins, I can charge my iphone and ipod through my usb, but my computer does not find them so I cannot access the external hard-drives, memory cards, or sync iphone and ipod. Also, I can hook up these same devices to other computers without any issues.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled all of the usb drivers, tried safe mode, and multiple other things I've read from other forums. I was also getting the "windows no disk exception processing error" that I was unable to resolve by any of the proposed methods such as renaming drives, etc. I ended up downloading a patch to make this error go away, but it just stops the error from popping up, it doesn't actually fix the problem. I am guessing this might be related to my current problem, but it may also be a result of some of the spyware and trojans I have had and what I deleted from my computer to clear up these viruses.

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Answer:external usb devices and memory card readers are not showing devices in my computer.

Scan you computer with "Microsoft AutoPlay Repair Wizard". It will scans your computer devices to find defective AutoPlay settings, and attempts to fix those it finds.


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A little background info:
I had a friend of mine build this PC for me a few days ago, its custom. 
This is the motherboard I bought (new): Z-97A
I did a lot of upgrades so we had to do a custom install, I chose the default location to the same drive as my original W7 OS was on.
I installed all the drivers that came with the motherboard and all windows updates.
Even if they are not recognized the devices still get power (like my phone will charge but the PC doesnt know what it is or even see it as unknown)
While gaming 2 nights ago one of my presumed dead USB ports that didnt read my Sennheiser headsets randomly began to read it & automatically installed drivers for it after I was initially unable to get it to detect before. So it just kinda came "alive" on its own you could say
I've attached screenshots of my devices and printers and device manager

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4 weird things about the devices and printers list:
You will see in devices and printers it says I have 3 Keyboards, I only have the one on the far left.
I Only have 1 Playstation controller
When my Sennheisers were detected I immediately installed the drivers for them from their website but now it shows up as "Unspecified". Before my reinstall of windows I am pretty sure it listed in the devices category with a picture of the headset.
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Answer:Some USB ports not detecting devices + Duplicate devices showing

FWIW:  Duplicate devices may appear...if one device is used to install...and a different one is used later, IME.
The ximple way to remove any apparent to delete them via Device Manager (including the use currently installed)...then reboot and reinstall the drivers if they are not automatically reinstalled by Windows.
Device Manager typically reflects such items on a given system, see Remove Unused Drivers and Devices - .
I have no answer for your USB questions, it appears that the right drivers are installed.  You might take a look at

USB port may stop working after removing or inserting USB device -

USB Problems, MS FixIt -

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I am running Windows 7 64bit on a Toshiba laptop.
As you see in the attached photo, the connections information icon shows "wireless connections are available" status even though I am connected! I am connected via hotspot (with a program called Connectify) to another laptop which has wired connection. I have no problems with the connection itself, but only with that status icon's wrong display.

This happend after I installed software for a bluetooth usb adapter. I have searched the web for the same problem and tried the suggested fixes: uninstalled the software, uninstalled the network adapters (wired and wireless), deleted iconchache.db file but none worked for me.
This problem is really driving me nuts so I would appreciate any suggestions on how to fix it!


Answer:Solved: connections tray icon showing wrong status

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Any help to correct this problem would be appreciated.
I don't know if this is a hardware issue or a software issue. Whenever I press certain letters I get a numeric stroke. For example:


The only reason I'm able to type this is because I've connected another keyboard up to the laptop.

Answer:Solved: Fujitsu laptop keyboard showing wrong characters

Most likely you have some kind of number lock feature on. It's so you can use the letters as you would a number pad on a standard keyboard.

Try to find a key on your keyboard labeled "Num Lock" and press it (you may have to hold down something like an "Fn" key while pushing the Num Lock button).

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Hi guys, I am fairly new to this website and would absolutely LOVE if someone could help me figure out this problem.

I have an Alienware Windows 7 M17 laptop (I know, everyone hates alienwares but I don't have enough time to build my own)
The laptop has a build in SoundBlaster Recon3Di, with an intel display audio. This problem just started happening yesterday before I went to work, and when I came back the headphones wouldn't work. I thought the headphones were the problem so I tried testing them on two different computers and they weren't working.

I went to get some new ones, and tried plugging them in and they didn't pick up either.The jacks do show that they pick up when the headphones are plugged in, just no sound will play. Speakers work perfectly fine but I listen to music all the time and need to have headphones that work. The laptop is fairly new so I know it's not a problem that persists with that..


Updated ALL of the drivers persisting to sound
Disabled and uninstalled all drivers and restarted the computer

If there's anything else I should add, please let me know. I just cannot figure out why it would suddenly stop working

Answer:Headphone not showing up in playback devices; jack saying it's showing up. No sound.

Sorry guys, forgot to add this into the main post.
(Attachment included of the picture)

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Ok i've never had this problem before.
Yesterday i tried to play Batman Asylum and i was unable to play it because it says i need a better graphic card.I've played the game with no problem 2 days ago with my graphic card nvidia 8600 GT.

So i checked the device manager and dxdiag and it is showing the wrong graphic card which is NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 43. The one attached to my computer is actually 8600 GT.

So someone help me please ?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Wrong Graphic Card Showing On Dxdiag and Device Manager.

For some ODD reason, your computer is confused... and is referring the GF6150 as your primary display adapter.

You should disable it in BIOS, if possible.

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If I double click the C drive or D drive, Its showing Properties. Instead of opening the drive.

Answer:Solved: If I double click the C drive or D drive, Its showing Properties.

Here`s a quick fix for drive opening:

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Recently in one of my programs, each time I click on something it gives out a loud clicking noise, (which it never did before) and when I go to Control Panel/Sounds & Audio Devices/Sounds, it appears that under "Start Navigation" there is now a "Windows Navigation Start.wav" file. I amended it to "None", applied and closed it, but it keeps reappearing, although I do not want any sounds applied on these occasions. Can anyone help me to make sure no sounds appear, as I thought that saving "None" would have that effect. Thanks.

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Read through some posts on this site, but I'm still having issues.

Had to reinstall XP due to some disk errors. Now my audio does not work.

I tried reinstalling drivers,but I'm not 100% sure I got the right ones.

Under Sounds and Audio Deives everything is grayed out.

In the device manager all the "Sound and VIdeo Game Controllers" appear to be OK....however under Other Devices all options have a yellow ? next to them. I think it has something to do with this....especially the Multimedia Audio Controller one.

I've attached a screen shot of the Device Manager screen.

Answer:Solved: No Audio Devices Found

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WinXP with service pack 3 - has decided, overnight, that I have no audio device installed. I have checked under device manager and Creative Labs seems to be working. Have tried to update drivers but all drivers current. Have I got something configured wrongly?

Answer:Solved: Sounds and Audio Devices

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Restarted my computer today and none of my audio devices were working. I have installed all the latest Window's updates and re-installed Realtek. When I run the troubleshooter I get

this error.

In Device Manager all my audio devices have a yellow triangle beside them and have Error Code 19.

If anyone has any help it would be very much appreciated!

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Hello - I wanted to install my own sound which would play when I empty the Recycle Bin any time in Windows XP. But each time I browse to the particular item I want, and click on "Apply" it plays OK when I test it, but next time I go in it has reverted to the "Windows XP Recycle" sound. Does anyone have an idea as to how I can make it use my own sound instead? Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Sounds and Audio Devices Query

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Ok... I really have no idea what is going on with my computer. Everything was working fine (Well I had noticed it was a lil slow since a few days) until this morning. I had a playlist running on WMP and all of a sudden one of the songs started being really choppy and kept stopping, etc. I thought the problem was with WMP but it does it with all my other players and also does it with videos... When I reboot my computer, it takes AT LEAST 10 minutes until I get to the desktop and can fully work on it. It spends minutes on the opening screen with the Windows XP thing running left to right (if you know what I mean). I'm starting to freak out... What should I do ?

About two weeks ago I installed a huge program (Virtua Tennis 3). But everything was working fine until today.

Thanks for any help you can give me. I include my HijackThis log, please tell me if you need any other info.

Another thing : I'm working on it now and it's going fine. Whenever I open a program though it takes a long time but ends up working ok. But I absolutely can't do anything when I open a song or video. It's terribly choppy. And my cursor buffers when I go through the window.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 16:19:07, on 2007-05-30
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

Answer:Solved: choppy vids and audio, WMP and other devices, slow CPU

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Hey everyone, Google directed me here after running into this sound problem with my new computer. I recently built myself a computer, it was my first time, everything seemed to be going pretty swimmingly too considering. Then i got service pack 2. The first restart after installing my audio was scratchy and going in and out. Then after the next restart it was dead. The drivers were still there, and according to windows, working fine, but as far as my computer is concerned, there's no sound devices. At first I thought maybe it was my sound card driver, but then i tried using my mobo's on board audio and that didn't get recognized either. Yes i made sure it was enabled in the bios. I'm really at quite a loss here. I've updated all the drivers for on board and my sound card with the newest i could find, and it just doesn't recognize it. Plugging my speakers into my onboard and using it's config program to do a sound demo puts sound into my speakers, so that part works. I need to get these devices communicating somehow and I haven't the faintest idea how. Anything short of reinstalling windows would be obviously preferred. If it helps here's my system specs:

Mobo: Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
Gfx Cards: Dual XFX GeForce 7600GS 256MB's in SLI
Ram: Corsair XMS2 2 x 512MB 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
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Answer:Solved: Windows not recognizing audio devices Post SP2 install

If the on-board work OK, then the wrong default sound devices are selected under Control Panel - Sounds and Audio. You can only have one device selected.

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Somehow I lost the Program Events for Start Windows, Exit Windows and a few others in the Sound Schemes for Sounds and Audio Devices. I am unable to attach sounds to these "missing" events. What is the best way to recover add them? Thanks in advance for any advice.

Answer:Solved: Lost Program Events in Sounds & Audio Devices

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On windows 8.1, my taskbar, one day, suddenly stopped displaying the audio icon on the taskbar. When I right click it, go to the properties, and click customize, it doesn't show the audio icon as an option. When I click, "turn system icons on or off," I can see the audio icon, but it is locked to off. I don't know where to look from here.

Answer:[SOLVED] Not Showing Audio Icon On Taskbar

Method 1:
There is no option available in control panel volume settings to show volume icon like earlier operating system. In Windows 8 and 8.1 you can enable volume icon by modifying ?Turn system icons on or off? option.
Right click on or near time clock in notification area and select Properties.

Make sure Volume icon is set ?On? as shown below, if it were off, make it on to show volume icon.

If the above step hasn?t help, ?Restore default icon behaviors? which may bring back the missing icon.

This is the normal procedure to get back the volume icon. In case the Volume icon option ( on/off) grayed out and you can?t change it, then follow the method 2.

Method 2: If volume icon is missing and you can?t enable it from ?Turn system icons on or off? area, then that could be an issue with explorer process. The following two methods can solve the issue.
a) Kill the explorer.exe from Processes or Details tab under task manager. Find out all explorer.exe and kill them, make sure no explorer.exe is running in the task manager. After that, on the file menu select new process or Run (or new tasks), type ?explorer? and press OK. It will start the new explorer process. That should bring back the volume icon, if it hasn?t, redo the method 1

This method has brought back missing volume icon on my Windows 8.1 computer.
b) Registry modification- Its recommended to take a backup before modifying registry.
Open registry editor in Windows and find out;
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I'm hoping there is someone on the forum that might have had the same problem, and able to fix or any suggestions for me to fix this problem.

Recently I took in my computer and think I got rooked actually, as built a new one, but nothing like what I had. Okay, they sent home with no audio which is on board
ASUS P5LD2 - Premium. They wanted me to bring it back in, but really don't want to and trying to fix this myself. I just haven't had time, or would have fixed my problems before I took it to them. What a mistake, as never took any of my computers to nobody to fix before. Back to the problem though, I can not get audio to work. I've downloaded the driver, so did get the icon up on task bar, but has the x and giving message that "Audio Output device is not installed". Anyone know how I can get this problem solved. I sure would appreciate any help you can give me. I am running Vista Business. I really would love my audio for certain things, although I don't use often, I do need it. Thanks again for any help you can give.

Answer:Solved: Audio Output device not showing up

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Good Morning,I have searched through forums and there are similar probems so I have attempted the solutions presented there and I still have no sound. I will go to bullet points as I have now been up for 22 hours with this. sony vaio vgn-bx196sp running xp pro service pack 3 model number pcg-9w2m1. installed bt dialler 2 days ago it called itself btdialler hdaudio, could this be part of the problem or red herring? 2. when I switched laptop back on no sound. sound and audio shows no audio device and greyed out boxes for default deviceon sound playback and midi music playback3. on sound recording default device shows realtek hd audio input after much tinkering.4. in device manager m/s kernel audio splitter, audio mixer and acoustic echo canceller show yellow !5. have uninstalled the above numerous (oh god so so many) times and they reappear6. have attempted to update reatek hd audio from device manager page, both 2005 and 2007 versios and computer froze an had to be rebooted each time.7. went to bios via f2 and could not find peripherals or integrated etc. only speaker volume, turned it up from 4 to 6 .cant find onboard audio device enable/disable8. still get chimes sound on vaio entry screen on boot then no sound after dos curser page9. windows audio set to automatic and shows startedI apologise if I started this thread in the wrong forum I am a little new here, though after 22 hours I feel I know some of you well. I do wonder if the bt dialer (now uninstalled) has s... Read more

Answer:Realtek hd audio card no sound, properties shows no audio device

Read this it will help you I think.,81042.msg537287.html#msg537287

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Hello everyone,

Laptop Samsung NP300V5A. Sound stops working about a month after Win 10 upgrade. No changes done at the time.

Audio devices show up under Device Manager, but not under Playback/Recording Devices. Same for Realtek Sound Manager - it doesn't see the devices. I can install, delete and update drivers under Device manager but it doesn't make any difference. It is not a physical problem, tested on Linux live CD.

Solutions tried:
-Installing various versions of HD Realtek Drivers (including windows update version)
-Installing/Removing Realtek software.
-Enabling/Disabling devices under Device Manager
-Called spirits of ancestors. Seemed like it worked for a while, but ended up being a joke.
-Did system restore to various dates.
-Restarted in safe mode
-Restarted various services such as Windows Audio, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, Plug'n'Pray, Power, etc.
-Checked system, application and driver even logs.
-Tried a couple of registry fixes. Angered spirits of ancestors. Turning gray..
-Reinstalled chipset drivers
-Rebooted about 30 times
-Sound Device Troubleshooting finds no issues
-Display Disabled Devices is enabled

I've been looking for a solution to this issue for about a week with no result.

Answer:Audio devices in Device Manager, but not in Playback Devices

By what you have done, it suggests a Windows/sound corruption. Probably going to take a Windows reinstall. Sorry.

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When right clicking I get two choices: "create shortcut" And "Properties"

If I try to click on Properties, I get a Desktop Error: The Properties for this item are Unavailable.

Everything else seems to be working fine.

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Never had speakers before on this Dell Xp computer.
Bought a pair of used speakers with a light green color coded end.
Plugged into matching color plugin at rear of comuter. Still no sound.
Clicked on sounds and devices in control panel.
Properties box came up with everything greyed out and could not adjust anything such as volume bar.
Device manager has Audio Codecs and Legacy Audio Drivers listed.
I don't know where to start.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Answer:No Sound - sounds and devices properties box greyed out

Please open device manager. Are there any yellow or red symbols?
Also, in Device Manager what is listed as your sound device?

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I recently reformatted my computer and reinstalled windows, however, after I had got it back running again I found that there were none of the usual Network Connections showing up. I checked the Device Manager and nothing was appearing on there either, however there were several "Other devices" that were appearing with unfriendly looking yellow question marks.

I think there are drivers for most of the things it was showing on a disk that came with the motherboard, but that has since disappeared. I have been on the ASRock website and I am downloading what I think is the same things that were on the CD.

Some information about the "Other Devices":
?! Coprocessor Location: PCI bus 0, device 1, function 3
? EPSONStylus D88 Location: on USB Printing Support (I have the drivers for this)
?! Other PCI Bridge Device Location: PCI bus 0, device 7, function 0
?! SM Bus Controller Location: PCI bus 0, device 1, function 1
?! Unknown device Location: on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System

What I would like to do is to get all these "Other Devices" doing what they are meant to be doing and I would also like to get the LAN showing up on the PC, although I think these are part of the same problem.

I have updated my Computer Specs to the latest setup. The motherboard is an ASRock AliveNF6G-DVI and the downloads for it are here
I am downloading the top one, which other ones should I download? (Should I be downloading the top 1?)


Answer:Solved: No network adapters showing up but lots of "other devices"

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Under the printing preferences the Paper/Output tab sometimes shows up with nothing in it. It's a Xerox 7232 and is attached to a network.

Answer:Properties not showing up for printer

Uploaded with

You see the problem?

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Hi, my problem is simple, i want to access TouchPad properties as explained on the HP website but it's not there. Here's an image that shows what it's supposed to be (the image on the website) and what I got beside. I wanna point out that my driver is up to date (maybe that's the problem...)  Is there any reason i don't have the same layout ?

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We have multiple people accessing files in a shared network folder.  We have people using Windows 7 and Windows 10.  We have added additional information to a file's properties, specifically in the categories field.  The Windows 7 user
does not see the data entered there, though the modified date, size, etc all show correctly for them.

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My computer has 2gb's of ram installed and my BIOS recognizes that I do as claimed and so does my System Information but right clicking on "My Computer" and Properties displays 256mb. Any one know a solution or what the problem is or if it will in fact affect my performance? I just formated to XP Pro from Media Center Edition which came with my laptop and had to change a BIOS setting for "enable native SATA support" for it to recognize my HD in order to format with XP Pro CD.

Answer:Wrong Ram Amount via Computer Properties


Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and under the Performance tab, see what it lists under Commit Charge (K)>Limit.

You can also check in Start>Help and Support>Whats new in Windows XP>Tools (bottom left)>My Computer Information. (General Information)

Another way is Start>Run>type: msinfo32 and Enter.

Se what it losts their as the total amount of RAM picked up.

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I am having Acer Aspire 5052 ANWXMi-Turion Laptop.


I have Windows-XP professional service pack 2 installed on it.

I am facing two problems in it:

1. If I go to My Computer and try to open any of the drives (i.e C, D, E & F) by double-clicking the drive labels, the drive is not getting opened.
But I am able to open the hard-drives using right-click-->open. This double-click problem is not happening anywhere else like in other folders etc.

2. The second problem I am facing is that I have 1GB of RAM in it(2 each of 512MB), but when I see System Properties it shows a RAM of 768MB but if I go to
System Information and check the Total Physival Memory it shows as 1024MB.
I would be really greatful if somebody can help me in resolving these issues.

Answer:Wrong Display Of Ram In System Properties

Hi .The memory probably caused by the fact that part of the physical RAM installed (1GB) is being used for onboard video. The System Properties info reflects the net of total RAM installed minus such allocation.What do you see if you go Start/right-click on My Computer and select Properties? Should be 768MB, if I am right.There is a setting in the BIOS which you can use to adjust the amount of RAM so used. You can set it for a lesser amount. If you only do normatl things, there is no reason to allocate more than 64MB for onboard video, IMO., but I have no answer for your first question, although I have seen the answer posted in this forum before.Louis

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I am working on an IBM I series 1300 for a customer of mine and I have a bit of a problem. The BIOS states a P3 750MHz processor but the Win XP properties shows a 477MHz P3?????????????? I have never seen this before and it seems to me that the computer is running a little slower than these have in the past. It's like it's running at 477Mhz instead of 750Mhz. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Wrong CPU specs in system properties

Sounds to me like a communications failure between your motherboard and Windows. I'd suggest updating your motherboard resource drivers (chipset, etc); these should be readily available from the website of your motherboard's manufacturer.

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when i right click a folder on my network drive and choose properties the files and folders and the sizes just go up and up forever! see attached pic for example. there is no hope in hell theres almost the same amount of folders as there is files in there and the same goes for the size its nowhere near that.

Answer:whats wrong with my folder properties?

Quote: Originally Posted by totalguy

when i right click a folder on my network drive and choose properties the files and folders and the sizes just go up and up forever! see attached pic for example. there is no hope in hell theres almost the same amount of folders as there is files in there and the same goes for the size its nowhere near that.

Are you running a good Antivirus app? Strange things like this are often caused by virii!

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When I insert a CD in either of my two drives the window that jumps up giving me the options of what program to use (CD Properties ) is maximized and takes up the whole screen. This just started happening. If I double click on the top blue titlebarlbar it goes back to it's smaller (normal) size. I tried holding down the ctrl. key and closing the window but the next time the computer boots it does the same thing. It is not possible to drag this type of window in any way. The only option for this type of window in the upper right corner is an X to close it. It may need a registry edit but I don't know how. To access a similar type window open "my computer, right click on any drive, the window that opens is the same type. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:CD Properties Window wrong size

Minimize it again and this time hold down shift and close it off.

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Hey! i'm new here and i have recently noticed something wrong with my date and time properties. When i checked it it said "Datum en Tijd" where date and time is supposed to be at.
and it looks like that. D: i've been searching online on whats wrong with it but no luck. I didnt mess with the setting whats so ever. The only thing i've done was leave my laptop on overnight. So, if there is anything anyone knows on how to fix this or anything about it please help >__<

Answer:Something is wrong with my Date and Time Properties.

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What is the reason that I would not get a match? Please see screenshot. Every time I right click and chose Properties it gives me a different file count and different size that's never right. I've never had the kinds of file problems I'm having now before I installed Window 7 64bit Pro.

Answer:File Properties Constantly Wrong

Select all the files and then press the control key and deselect thumbs.db and see if you get a correct amount. It seems that when you include Thumbs.db which is supposed to be a hidden file, it is only selecting your Solidworks part files: you have 9 of those.

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I am running WinXP, SP2. I have a Fellows Internet Touchpad installed. When I go to the Control Panel and select the Mouse, the standard Microsoft Mouse window opens instead of the Cirque Touchpad window. The mouse is identified correctly as a Cirque Ps2 Touchpad and the driver is correctly specified. The special functions of the touchpad are all working ok, however without being able to open up the correct properties window, I cannot make any changes. It used to work properly. I have tried uninstalling the touchpad driver and reinstalling the touchpad driver. That does not fix it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

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Windows 7 Professional, SP1, 3GB Physical RAM, 64-bit. System Properties has a label such as this on *OTHER* systems:

Installed Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.85GB usable)

And you will see this "usable RAM" item in many Windows systems. However, there are some systems where it simply does not show the item in parentheses AT ALL such as mine:

Installed Memory (RAM): 3.00 GB

I have a company that requires seeing this "usable" RAM and I can't Google anything anywhere how to make this show up or what prevents it from showing up or how to make a WMI call to make it show up.

It is a Dell E5500 with the latest BIOS (A19) and chipset and video driver.

+Resource Manager and msinfo32 show there really is only a scant 45MB being used for video RAM (hardware) thus if the value ever showed up it would say 2.93 or some such.and company would be happy my PC passes their certification.

+tried setting msconfig Boot|Advanced Max Mem to 3072 KB and did not impact anything (nor does unchecking and saying 0)

+looked at msinfo32 -- nothing useful

+Googled "usable ram" etc. and all everyone talks about is situations when the usable *IS* *IS* displayed and is less than expected. That does not apply here.

+Ran memory diagnostics; reseated RAM -- forced apps to go well past 2GB and no problem.

I know 2.93 GB is usable because I know how to interpret the usable RAM from other values (resource Monitor Memory) but the company doing the certification insists on... Read more

Answer:System Properties Not Showing Usable Ram

Way to much to read.

Lets start with basics.

Show us these pictures from the problem computer.

Use this tutorial by Brink.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have recently purchased the note book it's a dos laptop so I want to install Windows 10 I have done a clean install of Windows 10 but I am not able to see hp logo while booting or in propertiesHP Logo including manufacturer detail, model missing please give me some solution please

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Have three win xp machines on lan will search and find all three but while two will show the lan network properties, one wont . I need the properties of the netcard to set tcp/ip and dns .
have tried uninstalling the netcard no help! uninstalled xp networking components no help.
any help please Regards Alan G

Answer:winxp not showing network properties

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I have windows media center 2002 edition with service pack 3. I have an old mircrosoft plus program I installed to try to get some desktop themes but the the tab for themes in the display properties is not there at all. I already checked in my services and Themes is turned on and set to automatic. Is there something I'm missing here or is there an free alternative solution I could use? Thank you in advance.

Answer:"Themes" Not Showing up in Display Properties

is there an free alternative solution I could use? Thank you in advance.Take a look through our Freeware replacements guide

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I have installed an extra 2Gb Crucial memory modules to increase to 4Gb on my Dell Dimension E520 with a view to upgrade to Windows 7. In the hd properties it shows 2.79 Gb of 3Gb. Can anyone tell me where the other Gb of memory is? According to the manual the E520 has a 4Gb maximum memory level.

Answer:extra memory not showing in hd properties

You say that you are about to upgrade to Windows 7 so presumably you still have Windows XP. If my memory serves me correctly, Windows XP can only see 3.2 GB of RAM and some of this could well be used for Graphics resulting in your 2.79Gb. You will need to install Windows 7 and then see what happens.

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My Computer properties only showing General tab -- all other tabs missing.
Started with modem not being able to dial out-- fixed that issue under My Network Places - default connection was not checked for my ISP I use to connect to the internet.

Answer:My Computer properties only showing General tab

well, i dont believe that the dial changing would change that. However we may need to work back a bit.

1. Are you on an administrator account. Or, when was the last time you recall going into that and seeing more options other than the General Tab.

2. When your ISP had been unchecked was another one checked?

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hi guys..
is there a program or a way to change the size of a file?i mean for example i have a music with 4mb and i want to when anyone watch the propertise of this song , it shows 10mb to him???

Answer:show wrong size of a file in properties

no one has my answer???

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my Folders show incorrect no of files inthem & therefore incorrect Sizeeven after i have removed unwanted filesthis does happen to very recently created folders anybody any clues pajamahead ???

Answer:Folder properties shows wrong data

You will/may have hidden files.

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hi. im new here but i hope im posting my request for help the correct way. My computer has a problem. the tabs on the display properties are not shown properly. i have tried changing themes and back to luna. However, once i reapplied the theme and close the display properties. rundll32.exe gives me an error "0x7c911e58 referenced memory at 0x00000000." anyone has an idea on what im supposed to do to restore my tabs? a reinstall of my display driver and upgrade of system bios didn't help. =[

Answer:Wrong Appearance Of Tabs Under Display Properties.

any help ? x.x

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Thanks for the help in advance.

I have a folder (actually many) that give the wrong size in MB. Right clicking on a folder and selecting properties pops up a dialog that has the size listed as 11.5MB (12,163,992 bytes). Last I checked 12,163,992 bytes = 11.6MB. Why does windows report an inconsistent size.

I need to understand where windows got the 11.5MB from.

PS I was going to upload a screenshot of the property dialog but could not figure out how to insert a picture into this forum.

Answer:Windows folder properties gives wrong size

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To all -

My first post in this forum, but I've been around the block a few times building my own machines (and for others), but a month ago i ended up springing for a dell xps 8300 desktop b.c i got a great deal on a scratch and dent system with an i7-2600 processor, 1.5tb drive, and an ATI 5770 1gb graphics card.
So long story short I've added one component and upgraded one existing component. The first was adding an SSD drive to the mix, which worked out wonderfully (i boot from power off to desktop in 13 seconds). Very pleased.
The second seemed to be just as successful...I replaced the stock PSU (460watts) with an Antec 650watt continuous power PSU (certified and all). Reconnected all the cables, crossed my fingers, turned on the power the green light on the motherboard so turned on the computer and all was fantastic!!!
The catch is..........I didn't notice until hours later i'd not heard a sound from the computer in quite some time. Tested by playing a few songs and nothing.

Here's where i got lost. In the "playback devices" (right clicking on the audio icon in the task manager tray) it shows the music playing (as in the levels are bouncing up and down). First thought - i'm an idiot and plugged my speakers into the wrong hole.....not the case. Second thought - speakers could be toast - not the case. Tested speakers on mp3 player and tested the audio cable by plugging headphones in the front audio ports (th... Read more

Answer:Dell XPS 8300 desktop PSU upgrade gone wrong, horrible audio!!

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When I make a backup I like to copy & paste the Properties dialog into my diary and it looks like this:

What I would prefer is that the Created/Modified/Accessed fields show the actual times, not these "relative to Now" indications "7 hours ago".

Is there any way to change this behavior in W7HPx64, to show actual times?

Answer:Any way to stop Properties from showing relative times?

Hello maxseven,

If you like, you could enable the "last access time" for this.

Last Access Timestamp - Enable or Disable in Windows

Hope this helps,

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saturdy i replaced my motherboard and then reinstalled 10 pro 1703. everything was working great until after a reboot when i would click on a folder or a program shortcut it would open the properties instead of launching the program or opening the folder. i ran into this once before on a friends system and manged to fix it, but for the life of me this time i couldn't remember what i did to fix it, so this time i just did a reset of windows. if anyone knows the fix for this can you post a link so i have a reference to fall back on if the issue arises again? thanks

Answer:Folders Showing Properties Insted Of Opening

Don't know if it fits your problem but some time back saw where the mouse was the problem, the buttons got switched in Control Panel, Mouse which worked fine for a left-handed person. I still have a couple of clients using that setting.

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Hello everybody! I was wondering if anybody can help me with a small problem I have. When I go to Settings under Display Properties, it's showing that I have 2 monitors when I only have 1. I'm including a jpeg in case I'm not explaining it very well.

The first monitor is the one that I am using, the second doesn't exist, yet it says that it's the default monitor? This is also a fresh (within 3 days) install of windows XP, the only things installed have been drivers for the video card and a game. Under display adapters in device manager it says that I have 2 video cards, ATI Radeon 9600 PRO and ATI Radeon 9600 Pro - Secondary. I only have the 1 video card.

I also receive an error when I try to select the ATI catalyst control center from desktop properties, here's a screenshot:

Any idea what's causing these problems? I'm at a total loss here

Answer:Display properties problem, showing I have 2 monitors

Your first picture is showing that your video card is capable of handling two monitors but you are using only one. Does this not reflect reality?

I don't know anything about the Device Manager or missing file issues.

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Hi all,
Previously I Installed Windows 8 Pro on my PC and another Same PC of my brothers.... Both PCs are exactly same
i.e. Compaq Presario SR1924IL except our RAMs and Hard Disk... He has 1.43 GB Ram and I have only 1 GB... He has 160 GB hard drive and again, I have 80 GB Hard Drive but when We installed Windows 8 Pro on our PCs the System Properties Are Different... We have Pentium D processor which in His Case is 2.80 GHz and in my case it's 2.67 GHz.. Can Someone Please Let me know what is gone wrong??? I am irritated with this processor memory... Please Someone Give me a Solution.... ...

Thanks For Reading.....

Answer:System Properties Showing Low Processor Memory !! ?

Processor memory, what's that ? Are you running 32 bit or 64bit windows ? With so much RAM you should be both using 32bit version. The rest of it I don't understand what you are talking about. How much physical memory do you have on each computer. Also check BIOS in both of them and make sure they are both set identically.

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hi, bit of an odd thing. not greatly in need of fixing, i'm just a little confused!my pictures are appearing as backgrounds in desktop when i go to change my background display picture, a lot of my digital cam pics show as backgrounds. is there a particular file extension that show certain files as background files? the only thing i can think of that might have caused this is syncing my laptop with my pc. i know something went wrong on the pc because some synced files were left with wrong file names.any ideas? can i just delete them from display properties or would that delete copies i have in 'my pictures'??

Answer:my pictures showing as files in desktop properties

Anything that you put into My Pictures is made availiable in the background list.

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In system properties it is showinginstalled memory(RAM): 8.00GB (3.13 GB usable).Now my question is how to increase the 3.13 GB usable to 8.00 GB.

Answer:Win 8 system properties is showing 8gb ram as 3.13gb usable

Assuming you have the 32-bit version of Win8, the only way to make all 8GB RAM useable would be to replace it with the 64-bit version.

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''dell inspiron 1501 AMD turion(tm) 64 X2 ,TL-50 1.60 GHZ
Memory (RAM) 894mMB
system tipe 32-bit operating system''

I have set the touchpads property in the mouse properties to a single tap a month ago... and now, when i go to control panel and and try to click on the mouse to see the properties the message 'unable to connect to the Synaptics pointing device driver' appears. when i cancell that another message appears saying 'Windows host process (Rundll32) has stopped working' I obviously am not a computer genius so I didn't know what to do to fix that and make my mouse properties work to change some settings. Please Help!!!!

2- Why do the GTA games run slow on vista???

please help!!!

thanx a lot.

Answer:vista mouse properties now showing anymore

Mouse pad, pointer, ,etc. Worked fine one day, next day, just hovering NEAR a previously 'double-click to open' link and BAM! It opens. Ads, stories I don't care about, leads I have no intention of following....all open seemingly with a mind of their own. Try to reset the stupidly required 'synaptics pointing device' to previously set parameters...OH NO! That would be too easy. First, it tells me it can't 'point' to the driver, then "It's unable to CONNECT to it, AND BONUS! : 'Windows process RUNDLL32 HAS STOPPED WORKING! MAN," do I hate Windows...KNEW I should have stuck it out for a MacBook Pro... a little help?


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New build just arrived, nice new AMD QUAD PHENOM 9850 with 4 gb ram DDR2 800 (2 x 2g)

Why does it show as just 2.87gb in the system information details?

(I'm using windows XP Pro SP3 32 bit)

The graphics card is ATi Radeon HD2400 Pro and uses the memory/hypermemory on mother board to apparently go upto 1 gig, maybe its stealing some memory from the board and thats why its not showing?

Answer:4gb ram installed but only 2.87gb showing in system properties

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Hi Team,

I have a problem with my Local Area Connection. I have installed the driver correctly and can access the internet also. But when I go to Open Network and sharing center -> change adapter setting -> I can not see Local Area Connection icon appear. My OS is windows 7, HP System.

Answer:Local area connection is not showing in network properties

Welcome to Seven forums mail.

Can you please post a picture of Device manager and a picture in the adapter settings where your local area connection should be?

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I don't know where my network adapters properties options have gone

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Im using lenovo y40-70 having 8gb of inbuilt ram ,i have added another 2gb ram but its not showing on system properties however it gets shown in cpuz what might be the reason and is my pc is able to utilize the exta 2gb ram?
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Whenever I try to change a file properties to one with special letters it's automatically changes the letter to '?'.

For exaple: If I have a .mp3 sonf file and I go to the file's properties-> Details. And in the Title I want to change to name to "Ma?ana" ('tomorrow' in Spanish), I click OK and then go to the properties again and it says: "Ma?ana".

How can I change it so that these kind of special letters will remain and not change to the question mark?


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I have my [email protected] 3.85GHz, yet in vista64 in "properties" it says my quad is 2.39GHz? What gives? Clearly the PC is operating @ 3.85GHz. Here is a screen shot to show you what I mean:

Answer:Vista and system properties showing CPU speed question

I can see your product key...

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Hi, if anyone can help out with this it would be greatly appreciated, so thanks in advance. Anyway I'm using an Asus Eee PC netbook with a realtek HD audio interface, and a built in realtek speaker and mic. Audio has been fine up until now (And I use various music software) until suddenly I can get no sound out of the realtek driver at all. Windows says that the speakers are running, and all the services are fine, but when I go to playback devices and click 'test' on the speakers, I get an error saying 'this device is being used by another application. Please close any devices that are playing audio to this device and try again' This is wrong, there are no visible applications open and nothing should be taking exclusive use anyway, becaues exclusive mode is turned off. I assume this is some form of memory leak, but nothing can seem to fix it. Not only that, but any external audio device I plug in (like headphones) aren't recognised in the playback devices window. The only way for me to get sound out of the PC is when I run the ASIO4ALL V2 interface through music software, which recognises all my devices. ASIO doesn't work with windows, so I need the realtek to work in order to use the Netbook!
If anyone knows this issue, please help!!!
Joe GJ

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Hi  I just delete Vista and install Windows Xp pro, and i try all the drivers in this website , but i can't find it.  In the same time i'm looking for video drivers Intel GMA X3100 Some info about my system Thanks a lot                                                                                                                                                                                                    


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Answer:Need Audio drivers (Analog Devices AD1984 @ Intel 82801HBM ICH8M HD Audio controller

Here is the driver for Intel X3100 graphics.

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I recently upgraded the system, earlier my memtest.exe was not working and "Support Information" in the System Properties was showing oem logo and support links with around the world support phone numbers. But after the upgrade my memtest.exe started working but the "Support Information" in the System Properties is not showing the desired help files anymore.
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Is there any way to fix it, I found the OEM support files in the C:\Windows\Help but "Support Information" in the System Properties is not indexed to it. Any way to edit the Help page that is presently poping up...? I request community advisor experts to look into this matter...
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Answer:Lenovo "Support Information" in the System Properties not showing OEM Help files

HiYou can have a look at this link which tells how to edit the oem info in windows 7 by editing the registry. Please do this on your own risk. the way, what did it show before upgrading?Regards

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ok so i saw my friends system it shows 3.4 ghz and next to it shows 3.8 ghz
so thats turbo boost and on mine it only shows 3.4 ghz and next to it same 3.4 ghz what could be the reason to that?
my mother board is asus p8b75 ml3 and his is giga byte ga h77 ds3h

Answer:i core 5 3570 k not showing turbo boost 3.8 ghz in system properties

Are you saying after you enable Turbo Boost Windows only reads the 3.4Ghz?

What does it show in the BIOS?

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i just re-installed my Windows 7 Ultimate, some folders in my D drive are showing folder is empty but when i checked the properties of the folder showing original size of data that folder contain 2GB.

How to resolve this issue.

Answer:D/ drive Folder properties showing data but folders are empty

Welcome to the forum.
Maybe those files are hidden, Open windows explorer then select organize from there go to Folder and search options, in the view tab select show hidden files, folders and drives That will anveil the files.

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HiI installed Corsair 4GB PC10666 1333mhz DDR3 SODIMM into my ThinkPad Edge E520 (model1143-3FU) but it isn't showing up in the system properties.  The machine is running Windows 7 Prof 64 bit and the specs show 8GB as the max memory supported so I am not sure what the deal is. Has anyone had this issue?  Any thoughts about how to fix it?Thanks

Answer:RAM added to ThinkPad Edge E520 not showing in system properties?

You might have to buy a 8gb kit with two 4gb sticks for it to work. Some memory modules just dont play well together, eventhough they are of the same brand. if you buy a kit they are tested to work together. That might not mean that it will work for your machine though. A quick call to Lenovo suport might get you in the right direction. GL!

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Alright here's my situation:

I have a Core2Duo PC running Vista Home Premium 32 bit, hooked up to my TV using a HDMI cable. This has been working fine for 2 years now. Yesterday I decided to add some more RAM to this PC (4 GB instead of the standard 2 GB to be exact). I know 32 bit will only read 3 GB but I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit later.

Anyway I booted up the computer, worked fine of course, even watched a movie or two without problems. Then this morning I booted up the PC and I suddenly noticed the volume icon saying that there were no audio devices detected! I checked under Hardware and there are no audio devices whatsoever! So my HDMI cable is still giving me picture but no sound! Seeing as I'm using onboard audio I immediately booted into the BIOS and although I couldn't find a specific option that said onboard audio I did see something audio related being "HDA" (I assume HD audio) on automatic, the other option was ACRealtek97 or something. However it was enabled so no luck there.

Does anyone know how all of a sudden my HDMI cable isn't providing audio anymore? I even checked my Nvidia card which also stated that HDMI audio was enabled.

I hope anyone can help me, thanks in advance.

Answer:HDMI audio doesn't work, no audio devices detected.

hi and welcome to the forum's

Go to:

Control Panel > Sounds > Playback

Then click on HDMI sound and click on the Set Default button

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New one on me.
Just reformatted my 250GB WD HD and re-installed WIN XP OS 2002 and put service pack 2 on.
Only installed the essentials and a couple extras : MS Office 2007, ASUS drivers, EPSON printer drivers (with Arc Soft Print Creations), MS intellipoint for my wireless Mouse/keyboard, ATI drivers Catalyst Control Center, Firefox, KM Player and iTunes.
In my C drive properties I have 113GB Used and 119GB Free.
Ran a scan with both WinTree and JDisk Report and both show 6.5 GB being used (Windows 2.4GB, Program files 1.1GB, Files in the directory 2GB, and Documents and settings is about 1GB)
I just jumped into system properties and checked "show hidden files and folders" as well as Un-checked "Hide Protected Operating System Files"
Went into my Disk Manager to check on the partition in case I created a new one by accident. I knew I didn't cause I formatted and the C Drive NTFS Is healthy with 232.88GB.
Its a pretty simple setup
AMD 64 FX-62 Dual Core 2.8 GHz
2GB of RAM
ASUS M2A-VM HDMI Motherboard
Nothing in the PCI or AGP slots - all off the MB
I also have a 1TB Western Digital External HD hooked up into the USB with 365GB of files on it.

Any Ideas?
Thanks guys

Answer:Hard Drive not showing correct amount of free space in properties

113 Gb + 119GB = 232 GB, I don't see where the problem is. Are you asking why it isnt showing up as 250Gb? The manufacturers capacity is 250Gb when figure using the Decimal (Base 10) system where one Gb is 1,000,000,000 bytes. But the computer doesn't read it in Base 10, it reads it in Binary where the Gb =1,073,741,824 bytes so when you divide 250,000,000,000 by 1073741824 it equals 232.8306436538696 Gb

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i recently bought a new mobo (MSI - p4m900m3) and everything is working fine apart from i cannot get my sound to work.... everything seems to be installed correctly in device manager ( no '!' next to any of my audio drivers) i have ALC888 on board sound. on board sound is enabbled in my BIOS. iv been compleatly stumped on this one for quite a while. if you need any more information just ask. any help would be very appretiated.

Answer:No Audio Device shown in sounds and audio devices

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I'm gonna try and lay out my problem very simply, and then tell you what I have tried/done.

PROBLEM: When I plug in Headphones, I can not hear anything, and in the playback devices, nothing is shown to be plugged in. This goes the same for my other audio device which is a bose sound dock (for ipod but I connect using a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable)

Okay, so here goes. When I first build the system and installed windows, i wasn't thinking much of the sound as i was installing updates and video card drivers and what-not. I did, at some point, connect the bose to the computer using the 3.5mm jack on the front panel of the computer. It worked fine, I heard the little sounds the computer makes when logging on. Since then I have had troubles with my network card and ran windows update and various other things.

Now no sound works at all. When I realized this I tried:
-Changing the actual front panel cable that is connected to the mobo from hd audio to ac 97 (and changing the setting in the bios)
-Searched for many hours online trying many different solutions such as:
-updating drivers
-rolling back drivers

Other things i've tried:
-system restore
-update bios
-install audio drivers from mobo disc

I have moved past being extremely frustrated and I now just dont know what else to do.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback what so ever :)
Ask me any questions you want

Answer:Realtek HD Audio/Motherboard Not recognizing any Audio Devices.

Try this.


Then this.

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I have three audio devices on my pc (ATI HDMI, Via HD onboard and steelseries usb soundcard) and through all devices I only get audio out of the left channel. I have tried two pairs on headphones and my tv speakers all with the same results. I have looked at all the balancing end everything is set to even on both channels.

Windows 7 X64 ultimate
M4A78 PRO Mobo Via HD audio
Steel Series Usb SoundCard

Answer:Audio Only out of one channel (multiple headsets and audio devices)

As you have three devices, each one separately generates the sound. The only thing common would be the sound itself, such as a wav or mp3 file.

When you use the PC's sound chip (VIA HD) that is one hardware device and the wired on the motherboard output jacks. If you use a USB connected sound device then you are using that device to generate the sound and that device's physical jacks. If you use the ATI HDMI, most video cards have their own built in audio chip (unless this is an old video card that uses S/PDIF connection to the motherboard) and thus again everything separate for audio generation and connection.

One comment, if you have both the Via on board audio and the usb connected sound card enabled at the same time there can be conflicts and sound problems. Not the balance problem you have but there can be problems. If you want to use the VIA then physically disconnect the USB. If you want to use the USB, disable the on-board audio in the BIOS.

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Hi guys,

I've only just fixed one problem with the help of one fantastic member but now I have another!
All of a sudden my speakers decide not to work!! I checked the volume etc and alll was fine but when I went in control panel>sounds and audio devices it says I don't have an audio device!!!

It worked fine this morning and I havn't done anything that could have done this.
These problems I'm having are all spontaneous, I don't know what's going on!

Does anyone know how I can fix this and does anyone suspect virus activity? (I have done a scan which said I don't have any)

I use a P30-145
Many thanks

Answer:Satellite P30-145: Don't have an audio device in 'Sounds and Audio devices'


Did you check the device manager?? Is the sound card listed properly in the device manager or some yellow exclamation marks appear?

Did you try to reinstall the sound driver? If not, please try it.
Of course I would also recommend to update the anti virus applications and to scan the system for virus and malware

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I have a lenovo u410 and when i updated to windows 8.1 like many people my dolby home theater didn't work. So I tried to find the answer and fix it myself. I unistalled all the audio drivers and then downloadled the new ones but when i try to install them it "can't find the device" I get no audio from my laptop and I'm not sure what to do. I'm confused i have both audio drivers in my C: and D: drives (D: is a solid state disk) Please help I really like this laptop but I've had a number of problems with it.


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Answer:New Conextant Audio drivers can't find the audio devices

hi swimtrack,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Can you try opening device manager and under Sound and game controller uninstall the Conexant device, if prompted by delete driver software place a check under it and continue with the uninstall.
Then download and install this driver,
 Conexant Audio Driver   
Let me know your findings
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