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PC not detecting all RAM

Question: PC not detecting all RAM


I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, and I've been running on 4 GB RAM for a while.

Today I bought four RAM sticks, 2GB each, and installed it in my desktop. but Windows only saw 4 GB of RAM. So I removed two of them, but now Windows only sees 2 GB of RAM!

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R . And I've installed the sticks on the yellow and red slots as you can see below:

And here are my RAM specs just in case:

Old RAM sticks: DDR2 5-5-5-18 @ 1.80v, 800MHz

New RAM sticks: DDR2 5-5-5 @ 2.20v, 1066MHz

I'm no hardware guy, so if anyone can make sense of this, I'd really appreciate it. And I've missed mentioning anything important, please let me know.

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I am having trouble with my windows installation after attempting to install windows 10 a second time on the same machine, but different partition.
I have used a bootable USB device with the windows 10 installation (created with the same machine and the same settings for OS).
After pressing F12 and selecting the USB as the boot device, i started the installation process and got to the stage where you select which drive / partition to install windows. But the list only contained the USB device i used to start the installation process, and the SSD did not appear when tried to refresh / reload drives (or unchecked the "hide incompatible drives" checkbox). 
After canceling the installation process, i was met with the following message when rebooting windows:
"Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0x0000034
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you dont have..."

Before the error occured:
I have tried many different things BEFORE i got to the step above where I was able to start the USB stick and consequently ended up with the error.
However when the error occured the BIOS was reset to factory settings and i was able to log in to windows (and listen to spotify for an hour or so) before i tried the install that gave the error:

I tried installing windows 10 with a stick created from another computer. That time I got to the installation process. But when... Read more

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my pc has had a 160 gig hdd in it and i recently purchased a 200gb hdd put it in my pc turned it on and its not is detected in my bios and in my hardware list but i cant see it in my computer or when i put in the disk to set up the hard drive it doesnt see it is there...i have it set up in slave position on the cable and have it set to cable select jumper any help please would be greatly apreciated thanks

Answer:PLEASE help hdd not detecting :(

1-Get the latest Bios for ur motherboard.

2- If you are connecting the 160 gig hdd together with ur new 200 gb , then try connecting -only- your new hdd.

3- Just to ensure its not a master/slave issue....unplug all ur CD-ROM(s) drivers ( power and IDE cables ) , in other words , make ONLY ur 200 hdd connected and give it a try.

Hope this helps

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Question: Detecting Bad Ram?

I'm not positive I have bad RAM but I rebuilt my computer and noticed a few problems. I didn't put back in my floppy drive so if the programs out there are required to boot I would need one that would work with a bootable cd. Anyways sometimes during Counterstrike or Halflife2 my game will just crash and I get some kinda memory error. I been trying to get Sims Online to work and it just completely freezes while loading. Someone said it could be my memory latency but i'm not sure how to check that, is this signs of bad memory?

Answer:Detecting Bad Ram?

Does your system start to beep in any manner or are you given an error message like "virtual memory dump" ?

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My computer isnt detecting any cds, cdrs, cdrws, et etc.
It is a windows xp.
When ever i put in a cd it won't auto run, and when i double click on the disk drives in 'my computer' it opens a blank page. whenI right click and properties, it says disk is full, even though it isnt detecting one. Any help would be appreciated and thanks alot.


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Question: Not detecting USB

I have a Wireless USB adapter that I'm trying to get on the network. I had it working fine till a network guy come over and started messing around. Now, when I plug in the adapter, the computer either locks up or just doesn't recognize the new hardware. It's getting power fine though. What should I look for to fix? I've tried the Add Hardware but it doesn't detect it either.

Answer:Not detecting USB

Remove all the drivers, programs, and program file folders associated with that network adapter, then reinstall it according to the instructions provided with it.

Did the network guy you are referring to do anything to your laptop specifically?

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A few weeks ago my CD ROM just stopped detecting any CD's.

I tried removing it from the system, reinstalling it, reinstalling drivers, checking for conflicts but nothing works.

Any CD ROM I place in the system doesnt work.

Please tell me how I can fix this problem

Answer:CD-ROM not detecting any CD's

First thing: Is windows detecting it? Does it show up in My Computer??

Second: Have you tried using a cd cleaner??

It may be also the drive has gone bad. It does happen.

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Hey Guys,

I have a PC with a 1 TB Sata HDD. I had an old 320gb IDE HDD that I thought I may as well use, So I opened the case plugged in the hdd and while the case was open turned on the pc to test and everything was fine, the hdd was detected and I was able to access it.
Put back on the cover turned on the pc and got suck at start up trying to find the IDE drive. Re opened the case checked cables and tried again...all good!

Now I left the PC for a while and now came back to it, once again I got stuck at the start up while the PC tries to detect any IDE drives. Only way I am able to get to windows is to press F12 to go to startup and select my Sata drive that has windows installed.

Does anyone know what could be causing this?
I didnt touch any of the pins on the IDE drive so I beleive its set to master. I am also running Windows 7.

Answer:Detecting second IDE HDD

Is it the only drive on the IDE cable or is there another drive connected to the same IDE cable? Also is the cable 40 wire or 80 wire? Needs to be 80 wire with the blue end connected to the motherboard and the black end connected to he master drive. Also check the jumper of the drive and verify that it is set to Master, you can also try the Cable Select/CS jumper position.

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Question: Not detecting?

Alright I am installing a fresh copy of XP and after I get a certain point I get an error and I seriously have no idea what is wrong.

I press enter then this happens...


Answer:Not detecting?

I'm not sure where the point of confusion is, considering the message clearly states it cannot detect the hard drive. If it's a standard IDE drive, check your cables and make sure the BIOS sees it. If it's a Serial ATA, since it's the AMD platform, you need to hit F6 and load the drivers, even if your not running a RAID setup. Also, if it's SATA, make sure the BIOS is set to use it as a regular drive, and not a RAID array.

You didn't bother to tell us if the drive is PATA or SATA, so our help is limited until we know necessary details.

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Question: Not detecting IDE

Hi, I have a 1998 PC which I am fixing up for my wife. its a Via Technologies X86 based PC with a 350MGz CPU. i have bought a MAXTOR 40Gb HDD to replace the 5Gb existing one and I have hit a problem.When I try to boot up the diagnostics start but then freeze when it gets to 'Detecting IDE Primary Master'i have checked all the cables and plugsin fact tried new IDE cables,checked the jumpers but still cant get past'detecting IDE primary Master.I put the old HDD back in and it boots up fine.I changed the jumper setting and tried installing the new one as a slave but it still froze at the same point. I have disconnected my CD/rom and DVD/RWbut still the same. Am I missing something or could it be a faulty HDD.Any help would be appreciated.Regards

Answer:Not detecting IDE

I'm just tagging along as have similar prob on 1 pc. Ta.

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Hi, My old Packard Bell PC keeps detecting a PCI multimedia audio devise that is not even installed. It has audio in the mother board which does not work so I have a sound card in it but not in a PCI slot. All the plugged in stuff is accounted for and the drivers are installed. Every time I boot it it says new device so I have tried to find a driver on all the driver cds and 98 disk I have and it can't find any and says unknown device. It won't tell me what it is. Any one have a idea what is happening? Tom

Answer:PC keeps detecting something that is not there,

What pci cards do you have in the computer?

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I have been trying to get winblows to see another hdd I just added to my system. Nothing special, just an extra 10gb hdd. The BIOS is auto-detecting the hdd, but I can't see it anywhere in winblows. I'm running win98se.

Thanks in advance.

Forgot to mention that I have the AN11 mobo.

Was also wondering if there was a way to disable the RAID detection. I don't use RAID and probably won't.

Answer:PC not detecting HDD

I also forgot to mention that its a Seagate 10gb drive. Windows can see the master drive fine (which is a maxtor).

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Hello guys! I'm having a problem here. I manually upgraded from windows 7 to Windows 10 and it isn't detecting my cd/dvd rom.

My system specifications are as follows;
FX 6350, 2x4gb ram, gtx 760, gigabyte 78lmt-usb3

Answer:CD/DVD Rom isn't detecting on Win 10!

I'm having the same problem, except the disk drive isn't even showing up in device manager. I assumed it was a problem with the disk since Autoplay did nothing, but i've tried several with no luck.

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Hey, so I just recently bought:
CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 550 (PC 4400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

and installed them both in the DualChannel slots on my Asus A8N-SLI mobo. For some reason however, the computer is only detecting 1GB instead of 2, anybody know why this is?

Answer:Only detecting 1GB...

Right off, make sure they're seated properly, a lot of times new RAM is somewhat hard to push down all the way and you think you got it, but you don't really heh, happened to me before once.

Also after that, possible RAM slot could be dead and that would suck!

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In my PC desktop (Dell Dimension E520) I was unable to burn CD. But it could burn DVD and CD-RW. So I added one CD-ROM, but it did not help either. CD-ROM can write on CD-RW but not on CD-R. While I try to write on CD using DVD or CD-ROM it can not detect CD-R. Pop up window gives message to insert CD-R. Interestingly CD-ROM and DVD both can read CD and run CD. I will appreciate if anyone can help me out. If you have question about this complex situation, I will be available at [email protected].Thanks lot - Anwar

Answer:CD-R is not detecting in DVD or CD-ROM

Hi, please do not give out your email address -all communication giving help where possible is done via this Forum, for all to see.Cheers

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Hey everyone, When i go to sytemn information it says 261,616 kb ram. IS ThIS correct???!? What is this problem? this started happening after my other problem please look at this other thread

I am currently running another psu that is 230W but it hasnt had the problem yet like my other one did

Answer:PC Detecting Low RAM?!?!

That is correct. 261,616kb divided by 1024KB(the number of KB`s in 1MB) = 256MB of ram.

Regards Howard

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Im running windows xp SP2, 2 evga nvidia 8800GT cards, Asus Maximus motherboard, and i have the newest drivers. But i can not get the sli working, ive looked up how to enable sli and its supposed to be in my Nvidia control panel under Manage 3d setting, but theres nothing there that says anything about sli. I have the cards connected to eachother and its setup in the bios to PEG. "PCI EXPRESS GRAPHICS"

Answer:XP not detecting SLI

I've had problems with enabling SLI also. In my case, I started with one card and added a second card about a month later. I had to remove all the drivers with only one card installed. Reboot. Go into BIOS and switch from single card to SLI mode. Shut down. Install 2nd card. Power up and install the latest drivers. Reboot. Go into the NVidia Control Panel and enable the SLI (if it doesn't auto enable). Reboot.
That's what I had to do. I hope this helps.

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Until recently I've been using a 10gb hdd,but have decided to add a 80gb as a slave.However,during boot up my pc hangs on the 'Detecting Primary Slave'line.Please tell me{or give me a link} what I need to to make my pc detect the additional drive.The connections are all okay as are the jumper settings.Btw,although it's a used drive,I've been assured that it's sound.Many thanks,C.D.

Answer:Help with detecting hdd.

What is the make of the new drive?

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i use an adaptor which goes into my usb 2.0 ports ,with a ps2 pad .
It was working fine unitll ive got my pc fixed and new sound card put in
In The control panal and it says not connected but ive got it connected ,i also tryed all 4 of my usb ports and still no luck
I dont seem to need any updates for my pc so im at a loss at how i can fix this i cant even find where the adaptor installed itself to because i want to reinstall it ,ive looked in main places like program files and in my add or remove programs but to no avail.
any help would be apreciated

Answer:PC not detecting my ps2 pad

what kind of ps2 pad? like a PLAYSTATION 2 dance pad or a ps2 touch pad (mouse touch pad thingy) if it's the playstation one i wouldn't doupt it if your converter is fried.

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Question: Not detecting IDE

Hope someone can help with this, last week I kept getting the message "Boot Disk Failure Insert System Disk"
After reading a thread I changed the grey cable from the hard drive to the motherboard and all was fine for a week now I get as far as detecting IDE drive and every thing stops there, also I can't get into the BIOS to see if the drive is reconised
I have a Norton Ghost backup but can't change the boot from HDD to CD as I can't get into the BIOS
Would appreciate any help with this.

Happy New Year

Answer:Not detecting IDE

I think we need a bit more information, 21st.

Let's start with what you were aiming for when you changed the cable connecting your hard drive to the motherboard. What was the objective? Can you put it back the way it was? What happened when you did?

What's the make and model of the motherboard? With that info, someone here can probably tell you how to get into the BIOS to change the boot order if Googling the motherboard model number doesn't get you that information. (BTW -- have you got the motherboard manual around?)

You say that the boot process gets as far as detecting the connected drives. Does the POST successfully identify the drive? What drive is it? (If the BIOS can identify the drive, it may not be a drive cable issue.)

The error message you get usually comes up when the BIOS is able to interrogate the drive, looks for a Master Boot Record, and does not find one that it can boot from. The MBR could have been corrupted or overwritten.

Another possible cause of that error message is a drive controller failure. There are several things you can do to confirm or eliminate that possibility, but I won't offer any until I know what filesystem(s) are on that drive. Without that knowledge, I might suggest something that gets unreliable results and causes you to wipe the drive when it wasn't necessary.

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Hey there,

I recently installed a 4GB DDR2 800Mhz and under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System i can see that installed memory 4.0GB (2.94 usable) so i have 1 GB of ram missing !


Answer:W7 64 bit only detecting 3GB out of 4GB

I had the same exact problem. It is a motherboard limitation. You need to go into your BIOS and enable "Memory Remapping". If I remember correctly, it's in the Northbridge settings.

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Question: Not detecting HDD

Hey guys.

I'm getting a DISK BOOT ERROR INSERT SYSTEM DISK message after switching a new power supply and CD-ROM drive into my old computer. I'm attempting to repair or reinstall Windows, but it's not reading my HDD as existing. I've tried switching IDE cables and changing things around in the BIOS, but to no avail. I know the HDD is fine because I tested it in another box, but whatever I do, the HDD won't read. Any suggestions?

Answer:Not detecting HDD

potential problems:
bad IDE cable
Bad controller card
DIP switches set wrong (master for slave or vice versa)
Cable installed wrong.

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Ok, heres exactly what friend gave me a hardrive(used) one day since i needed more space, when i attached it to my computer and restarted thats when the problem started, i dont know if either its my motherboard or something but anything connected to the IDEs does not get detected. harddrives,Cdrom etc, the floppy gets detected, and so does my sata raptor. I tried new another power supply..nope...I tried getting new cables, that didnt work..i tried taking out all the harddrives leaving one in, that didnt work...i also flashed my bios to newer updates which also didnt work. then i got the idea of trying to downgrade (using older versions of the "updates" for my bios..and using one hard drive and it just showed me question marks a row of them..i am stumped some help please?

window xp
3200 amd semperon
two kingstong 512s hyper x ram
10,000 rpm raptor (32 g) (sata)
k7n2 delta 2 (platium edition)
floppy drive
radion 9800 pro 256mb
600w power supply

Non detected stuff: (all ide)
20gig IBM harddrive 7200rpm
80gig seagate hd 7200rpm
80gig western dig 7200rpm
52x sony CD rom
dvd rom..

Answer:Not detecting Anything with IDE

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Question: USB not detecting

guys more power to our forum....

I got a problem here my PC my 4 usb doesnt detecting any devices even my Printer... and my USB CD WRITER.. before its working.. but few days ago its gone...

what is the reason why its happening this...

can anybody help me with my problem....

I have PC
P4 1.7
Intel chips


Answer:USB not detecting

Try to reinstall the usb composite device

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Question: not detecting

my laptop of windows 8.1, when my mobile is connected to it, its detecting only photo transfer and for the charging but not for other USB options like file transfer what should i do?

Answer:not detecting

What phone is this? Do you see any prompts on your phone?

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Let me tell you a bit about the bg of my problem,i started my pc with 2 HD one with windows xp <c:> and the other was a backup <d:>,I wanted to try windows 64 bit so i bought another HD and installed it as <e:> after the i installed the trial of 64 i started to get probs with my boot.ini so i uninstalled it with the intention to install S.u.S.e linux but after i uninstalled it i couldn't access my <c:> with XP because it came up with a ntldr error so i installed windows XP on <e:> where 64 bit use to be and repaired my original xp from there.But i found out for some reason the disk names changed and my backup became <c:> my original xp became <e:> and my new xp became <d:>.

I didn't think it was anything serious so i uninstalled the new xp and installed s.u.s.e and told it to install on <d:> where my new xp was but it installed it on <e:> where my original xp was ,i'm guessing it was because of the mix up of all the names and stuff but now i lost my original xp and all its content & when I try to start the original xp (because it still comes up with the boot list) it says hal.dll is missing.

I tried starting s.u.s.e and it asks me for a password but when i enter it it comes up incorrect and when i try it on safemode it asks me for a username that it randomly selected when i was installing it and cannot remember what it was.

I reinstalled xp on the HD where i wanted linux to install <d:&g... Read more

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Hey guys,

I have a really weird problem where the CD-Rom on my laptop is not detecting CDs when i insert them.

I put the CD into the CD-Rom and i hear it spinning for a minute or so, then it stops. When i go to My Computer and try to open the CD by double clicking the drive, it just opens a blank drive. I have tried multiple types of CDs: games, music, and movie CDs all have the same problem. I know that the CD-Rom itself is not the problem because i had the company, Acer, send me a brand new CD-Rom and the problem persists.

I have tried reinstalling all of the drivers, multiple times with no success.

This has been an ongoing problem for weeks now, and is frustrating because i can not play games, listen to cds, or even watch dvds so if anyone can help, i would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:CD-Rom not detecting CDs

If you right click on the Drive letter and choose properties and click on the AutoPlay tab is the radio button 'prompt me each time for an action' selected?

I'll continue to research this, sounds like something wierd with your OS, guessing Windows here.


EDIT: Something just popped in my head. When you go into that area, check to see if your media (music files - .mp3, etc.) are associated with BlankCD in the windows.

You can check this another way. Open up My Computer and select Tools -> Folder Options. Scroll through the extensions list (.mp3, .avi, etc.) and see if for some reason thy are associated with BlackCD.

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Question: usb not detecting

hey m using windows 7...ultimate....and in dat my usb is not getting detected...actually its showing dat drivers are installed in my computer window its not showing it as a i cant open my storage device...

Answer:usb not detecting

Try USB device with a different computer, if still not detected then usb device may have fault.

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Question: help detecting

Hello, I need help detecting which of the files hijack this! found that I should fix and delete.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:22:29 AM, on 2/4/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

Answer:help detecting


We ask that you please follow our procedure here. A HJT log is not the first step. Please follow the TUTORIAL listed below. When asked to post a HJT log it must not be inline but rather a .log or .txt file. It must also be place in it's own folder such as C:\Program Files\HJT, not in a temporary file.

This site has alot of good tools for cleaning up your computer. It's very important that the first thing you do is the following:

First, please follow ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal.
If you already have any of the programs linked in the tutorial please double check your version to make sure you have the latest one and that you have any/all updates for the programs.

NOTE: In order to resolve the issues you are having it is very important that you at least try to perform all the steps as outlined. If you have any difficulty please post back letting us know what steps you have completed, what you found while doing the scans if anything and details about any problems you have encountered in completing the steps. The more details you can provide the better.

Try this... you may find it's all you need. If not post your results and I am sure one of the PROS can help you. These guys are quite busy, as you can see by the number of posts, so hang in there. Good Luck!!

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I just bought a WD Caviar 80GB 8mb cache HD for my Dell Dimension 4100. I want to have this hard drive set as the slave for my computer; however, it is not being detecting. I connected everything properly with the jumper settings set correctly and it still does not detect.

One wierd thing is, if I set the WD hard drive as the master, it boots directly to a screen saying "insert a disk to A: to boot" or something like that. (although, I realize the HD has nothing on it and has not been formatted), the wierd thing is that it boots directly to this screen and seems to skip loading anything else on the system like the memory, floppy, etc.

Any ideas on what could be the problem here?

I'm trying to find new firmware for the motherboard, but I'm finding it hard to find...

Answer:2nd HD not detecting

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I finally got my pc to boot into dos but if I try to make it access C:\ it says Invalid drive or something like that, I tried the following commands:
cd C:\
cd C:
cd C:\>

Answer:Ms-Dos not detecting C:\?

If c: has been formatted NTFS, then DOS cannot read it without some help (NTFS for DOS or a similar app).

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Hi guys, Ive got an R50.Recived it with no hdd installed.Put a 10gb Ibm drive into it. Was working great.Then my hdd died. I have attempted to replace it with numerous drives and non are detecting in the unit. Toshiba-MK6014MAP not detecting. A seagate ST94019A . ALSO  have a IBM Travelstar IC25N020ATCS04-0 thats not detecting. I did find but cannont find again the R5X supported list of every tested hdd. Can some one point me in the direction of that HDD compatiblity list that would be great. Cheers 


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Answer:R50 not detecting any hdd

Maybe this might help ?

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Re: HP a1600n (Media Center) with Win 10 CreatorI have 4GB RAM installed but PC is detecting only 3GB. I installed additional RAM many years ago and PC recognized 4GB. I do not regularly check this so I have no idea when PC started seeing 3 vs 4GB installed RAM.Does this mean one or more of my RAM sticks is defective? How would I check? Thanks.

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Question: Detecting USB 2.0

How can you tell if your PC has USB 2.0?

Answer:Detecting USB 2.0

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First of all hello to all @ Tech Support Guy Forums.

Basicaly I have a Sony VAIO (VGN-AR51M)

I had my laptop sent off for repair as my graphics card is a defect Nvidia chip and it had to be re-balled however you spell it. I now have the laptop back and everything is working absolutely fine.. But! I noticed when I checked in task manager & also the BIOS my laptop was only detecting 1GB of ram in total.. It detected the whole 3GB before just fine.. So i tried a couple of things out..

I took out the 1GB stick of RAM and left the 2GB stick in and it detected the 2GB just fine. I then did the same method with just the 1GB stick left inside and it only detected the 1GB.. (I tried doing both the sticks in each slots each time to check one of the RAM slots wasn't faulty)

The problem I'm having is that when both the sticks of ram (2GB & 1GB) are in the laptop it only detects 1GB of ram.. I have been racking my brains for the past 2 hours wondering how the hell this is possible but it sure as hell is..

So my question to you guys.. How do I fix it?

Answer:3GB RAM only detecting 1GB

Have you called the repair shop and ask them what could be the problem since it was working before you sent it to them?

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hello first off i just put together this computer for my sisters kids for christmas..... first thing that is happening is when i leave something in the floppy or cd rom and try and boot up it. says detecting ide and gets stuck there for along time..... second off i have a maxtor 80 gig 7200 8 mg buffer and it formated to a 76 gig is this correct??? please help me and happy holidays!

Answer:Help With Cd Rom Ide Detecting

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Dear All,                    I have vista installed on my lenovo 3000 laptop. My CD ROM is not detecting any written CDs, i mean to say CD on which any softwares or songs are written from some other PCs. It is detecting only few CDs e.g. Driver CDs which came with Laptop, or Modem driver CD or CD which came with Tata-indicom USB Modem.This is happening from last few days, I have reinstalled vista but same problem is there.Can anyone plz help me out of this problem. 

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Hi All

If anyone has got any pointers to a resolution to the following problem, they will be my friend forever
When VB returns the Run Time error, 75 (Path/File access error). Is there any code I can use within the error trap to return the resource that is using the Path/File and even the computername that the resource resides on ???

Many Thanks

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Sometimes when I boot up my pc it'll slow on detecting IDE Drives, then it'll go again, and then at ask me to boot from cd.

This happens probably 1 out of 20 times I boot up.

I am Windows XP Professional, with Athlon XP Processor 2200. And standard dvd rom drive, and a none working floppy.

Answer:Detecting IDE Drives........

If your bios is looking for 1st boot device as floppy try changing 1st boot as either cd or system hd.

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yes i have a 2002 emachines pc with windows xp and my cd-rw is not detecting anything i put in it. it use to play anything before but not it's not. can you tell me whats wrong with it.

Answer:cd-rw isnt detecting

I've had this problem quite a few times. Never really resolved it. Some CD's still do not play correctly.

If it's not playing ANYTHING you might have:

1) A bad IDE cable
2) A bad CD-ROM
3) A bad IDE controller.

Before you jump to that, make sure it doesn't work in DOS. Try booting to the Windows XP restore CD (don't do anything, just see if it boots). This may help clear things up. HOWEVER, it is also possible that you have bootable CD's turned off, which requires going into the BIOS. If you don't mind getting dirty, we can most likely walk you through this, but note that it can be very dangerous.

You could also put a windows 98 boot disk in and see if you can browse a CD in DOS.

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Question: Detecting Arrays?

My computer(Details listed in signature) is annoying. I recently repaired missing or corrupted files with the Windows XP CD. Now my computer randomly freezes whenever Im on it. Everytime I restart it, and the last time I restarted it it told me that it was Detecting Arrays..THEN it would restart and go back to detecting arrays. IT keeps doing it over and over again. Then lastly it took me to a screen where i could enter the setup. But i dont want to mess around with *censored* in there. Anyone have any idea what to do?

Answer:Detecting Arrays?;start=allPlease keep your issue in the original thread...You need to determine as was asked if that is a SATA HDD or not.If it isn't there is no need for RAID to be enabled on that machine.Either dis-able it in the BIOS or un-install the drivers.

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I have been getting a "Windows XP" has recovered from a serious error report. THis tells me that I have some driver issues. I found a piece of software called "Driver Detector".

It told me that i had some "Bad anbd out of date" drivers - which surprised me because me PC is only about 3 months old. Anyway, before I shell out for this software so that I can download the drivers I need is it going to work?

I am nervous - ios driver detector any good? Can anybody recommend another one?


Answer:Driver Detecting...

Detective not detector

whoops - its was driver detective not detector...


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Hi guysMy problem is that my lenovo y50-70 is not seeing my gtx 960m , when i go to the device manager i only see the intel hd graphics 4600i have tried uninstalling the graphics driver using display driver unintaller and when i tried to install it again says that i don't have a compatible hardware with this driver i was just using it normally to game last night and when i opened it today i found this problemany help would be appreciated, thanks

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I've got 4 HD's, two of them hooked up to an ultra100 TX2 card. They worked just fine in my last computer who's motherboard died (They were/are raid'd together, both 60 GB to appear as one 120GB drive). I installed that card and HD's exactly as they were in my old system into my new system. They are detected and everything appears as it should on boot, but when windows loads, the HD's aren't in "my computer". Any ideas?

Answer:Ultra100 TX2 / HD's not detecting

uhm.... did you perform the installation steps that came with that controler card? and is it listed in the computer managment console/disk management?

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i have gta 4 and it doesent seem to support my joystick.i dont have an xbox controller but gta  only works with that,is there any way to work around that?any software that enables me to use normal joystick with gta 4?other games allow me to configure normal controllers with it

Answer:gta 4 not detecting my controller?

Have a look at Xpadder - it's a powerful utility that will let you map any button, including on an unsupported gamepad, to any keyboard and mouse action.  It may take a little time to set up but it'll do exactly what you need.

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Hi, I have Panasonic CF-29 that I am trying to fix for my sister. There is no volume. XP does not recognize a sound card. I am not sure if the laptop has a sound card. I never opened up a laptop case. So I prefer not to open the case unless I have to. I bought an external sound card and XP doest recognize it. My PC recognized the sound card. I connected a USB mice and an IPod and XP didn't recognize it either. So there is a problem with USB port. According to ITunes, the previous owner connected their IPod 2 months ago. So the UBS port was working 2 months ago. Any ideas? Will an internal sound card fix the problem? I already updated the chipset. And uninstalled all the devices under USB System controller in Device Manager.

Answer:XP not detecting USB devices

Go to the manufacturer's website and download all drivers and reinstall them.Most (if not all) laptops don't have a replaceable/upgradeable sound card.As for whether or not it already has one, it does:SigmaTel? STAC9751 AC-97 v.2.2 Compliant Audio Codec- Intel? high definition audio compliant

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Hello friends Recently i formatted my system and reinstalled windows xp professional sp 2 and all the necessary drivers including USB2.0. But this time when i insert pen drive ,the system is not recognizing it. It showing a message that "new hardware found......".I follwed there mentioned instructions and uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. But the problem remains as it is and it still showing the yello color dot infront of "usb mass storage device" in device manager dialog box.Please help me in this reagard

Answer:Pen drive not detecting

Does this drive work in another Computer?Also, if you go to Device Manager, are there any Yellow Exclamation Marks or Question Marks?

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Hi Friends,I am Kranthi from India. I done my "Diploma in multimedia" and presently I am working for Advertisement company, I am interested in Animation so I started learning "MAYA software" on my home. While I am using the Windows XP operating system on my computer. But I am not able to practice well on my computer having high configuration "Intel Dual core processor with inbuilt graphic card, 2GB RAM and 250 GB Harddisk" Actually what I want to know from these post is to get rid out of the problem which is causing my computer to stop without any response. PROBLEM: My system is showing blue screen Message suddently without any intimation all the programs are been closed and after that its restarting.I thought its may be RAM problem I checked with the hardware specialist and he had changed my "2 GB RAM" After that also I am getting same error message on blue screen showing "Memory dump problem".Then I checked the Harddisks and that also I replaced but again the same blue screen error message is showing.Please HELP me to detect the cause for this problem and get rid out of this problem. Is that the error message is caused due to the Virus Infection or Due to Hardware or software installation problem. Please let me how to solve this problem for all.Hope that this forum will solve my problem.Thanks,[email protected]

Answer:Detecting the problem cause

Have you got any antivirus on your computer, if so do a scan.

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Hey guys.I insert a cd into the tray and close it. I hear whirring noises and see sparkly flashing lights. ...But nothing happens. I go into My Computer to the CD-RW Drive (E:) and open it, still nothing. No CD shows up. I don't remember when it first started, but it was a long time ago. I don't know how I got by without being able to use CDs.It is an ATAPI CD-RW 52XMaxComputer Specs-System:Microsoft Windows XPHome EditionVersion 2002Service Pack 1COPCSTOP.comCustom SystemAMD Athlon(TM) XP 2000+1.66GHz224 MB of RAMAlso, this computer is not connected to the internet, so I don't know if I'll be able to download a new driver if that is the problem. (Using a laptop right now.)It's not much information to go on, so please tell me specific things to add.Thanks a lot in advance for your help. Cheers,Tekk

Answer:CD Drive Not Detecting CDs

The optics usually go LONG before the mechanics, which is why the drawer will open and close, but it doesn't work. In the absence of a history of damage to the drive, playing about in the BIOS, etc. then a replacement is in order. A new DVD burner is about $40 delivered.Windows has all the drivers you need. You can try deleting the CDROM entry in Contol Panel/System and rebooting. If that doesn't fix it, then it is time to go shopping. There is a reason those drives have a one year warranty or less.  

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my ROMs won't detect a disc. both of them open and close fine, but neither one of them will recognize when a disc is put in the drive. when the RW is closed with a disc, the read light blinks continuously. both drives show up in device manager. removing by deleting in device manager has been tried. also have system restored. i'm running winME (don't laugh, it came that way...) with an 800Mhz and 256 RAM. there are no yellow exclamation points in my device manager. i've tried gateway and they can't help, but want to take away my computer for a week. HA! but they are my only hope unless i have some other options before tomorrow. if anyone has any ideas, please help. PLEASE!!!

Answer:CD-ROM and RW not detecting discs

hi michealius,welcome to T.S.G........does this happen with only one particular make of disk?have you tried another make?
i had a similar problem with one make of disk,90% of the time it wouldnt work with my yamaha burner.....i tried all the things you probably have and found that it was the type of disk that would not work in that burner.
hope this helps,if not,let us know.
good luck.

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My Compaq LTE 5400 doesn't detect the floppy or hard drive.
It boots with the following message:


<F10> to enter Computer Setup"
-next screen-
"No boot disk in the system -- install a boot disk and restart"
If I enter Setup, both Hard Drive and MultiBay fields say 'none'
I would greatly appreciate any help with this.


Answer:LTE 5400 not detecting HD or FD

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Hello Everyone:

Its official my computer has put me over the edge. I am using Windows XP and to tell you the truth Iím not that impress with it. When Rebooting the System, Plug and Play Message 'New Hardware Found' or Add New Hardware Wizard Appears saying it has detected a printer, doesn't give the name of the printer just that it detects one. However the printer has been installed and is working great. I thought maybe it wasnít installed correctly since the computer keeps detecting it so I uninstalled it and reinstalled. This didnít help so I had thought I had it figured out again what I would do is agree to the install this new printer so I went through the process once it was finished it said unable to find the new hardware, problem with installing new hardware WELL of course it did because its already installed your stupid computer. So I noticed at the end of this install process that there is an area that if you keep checked off it wonít look for this hardware again, at least thats what it says, however this didnít work it still detects this printer. Soooooooooo what I did next was try re-installing Windows XP why? I had to do something; I thought maybe the problem was with XP. But guess what? This stupid computer still detects this printer. Now I can click cancel every time I re-boot but thatís just a pain, besides the computer freezes up until this detection process is started and complete. This is a new computer and the printer has been sent ba... Read more

Answer:Detecting New Hardware

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Hi, just bought a second hand internal Philips DVD-RW DL (IDE interface) on ebay to replace my old Emprex one. I have it set up inside my PC, LED, SIMM and IDE cables are all connected but when i go into the BIOS its saying 'unknown device'. Just before the PC starts up its also saying 'secondard hard drive 1 not found even though i only have one hard drive.  Any help would be great. I also have an internal Lite-on CD-RW which in the D driveMy specs are:Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2640mb RDRAM200gb harddriveGeforce FX 5200 256mb graphics card

Answer:PC not detecting internal DVD-RW

Ok, just got it sorted! Had to change the jumper setting to Slave, it was on the Master jumper setting.

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I have a MicroFlex Laptop with a Celeron 400Mhz processer and 64 MB of Ram. I recently did a clean upgrade to Win 2K Pro and now my Teac CD-224E drive is not found by Windows on start up. I have power to the drive and I have checked all connections. This drive worked fine for the installation and then, poof!!! No drive. Thanks in advance.

Answer:CD-Rom not detecting after W2K Install

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Hey I just got a new computer. I built it myself so its all from scratch.I guess the only important things you might need to know is that I have: Windows XP Pro,, the story I'll try to make it as clear as possible.I put together the computer, turned it on, inserted XP. It installs XP but when it went to launch XP, my computer shut off due to the processor overheating. It was no big deal just my room is to hot for this computer I have, so I moved downstairs. Well I turn it on, the overheating problem is gone, and I find out that now it doesn't do anything. It goes to a black screen.Being more detailed about whats happens when I turn on the pc. It loads and gives me the DEL for setup and TAB for bios message. Then it lists any Errors that happened. The error is: (a sentence picking out my cd/dvd drive) detect device done, no any drive foundthen the screen is black and nothing happens.So I went into the bios to double check, and sure enough my cd/dvd is there but its not being detected. Nothing is working I am totally lost as to going about finding my drive. I cannot do anything but enter the bios.Any solutions would be welcomed ^_^. Thanks

Answer:New Computer Not Detecting

I advice you to reintall your operating system. also make sure that your processor, fan and heat sink are install properly. And to check if cd or dvd rom is ok, remove it and boot your computer and if it persist, then do same with other hardwares. If possible start afresh eg partitioning, farmating and xp installation. Good lockmy email:     email removed to prevent the Spambots attacking...

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Hey guys!I have a kinda weird problem.Few years ago I bought games-Age of Conan,Call of Duty 4 and LOTR:Battle for middle earth 1,2 and Rise of the witch king and AION.I installed them and I normally played them.Then some time ago I took Call of Duty 4 and LOTR:BFME 1,2 and ROWK and AION to my friends house and installed them there and played them there.I didn't take Age of Conan though.Then after some time I took them home.I tried playing CoD 4 and LOTR:BFME again but it didn't detect the cd's.I could play aion though as it didn't need cd's to run.i tried uninstalling but it still couldn't detect them.So i uninstalled LOTR:BFME.I left CoD4 cause i could still play multiplayer.Then after some time i need space on my computer so i deleted Age of Conan.But few days ago I felt like playing age of conan again so I tried installing it but again it wouldn't detect the cd.The same went for other games but the difference was that Age Of Conan was the only game i didnt install on other computer and it still didn't work.So I thought the only problems could be,that the discs are to strached or the thing that detects cd's is broken.So I tried installing all the cd's on another friends computer and they worked.Then I tried installing some other games and my computer detected the cd's.So i'm a little confused how could i fix it.I did update my video and sound drivers meanwhile if that matters.I run Windows XP, and when i check dri... Read more

Answer:problems with detecting cd

Are the disks you are talking about CDs or DVDs? Check if the Sony Optiarc drive detects other disks. Check both CDs and DVDs. Were the "other games" on CD or DVD?

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When going to IE6, will not display any web sites, but Mozilla Firefox works just fine and Outlook email works. Have also been able to ping at command prompt to various sites so I know my network is ok.  Also when going to ie6 internet options, connections tab the lan settings button is grayed out. I do not not think it is a virus but maybe, I have ran anti virus program and spy programs nothing showed up. Can some one help? Thanks

Answer:IE 6 Not Detecting Lan Connection

Chuck83..... Welcome to Computer Hope.A bit of additional information would be helpful.For example : What O/S are you using ?When did this issue start?Do you have other machines on your network?Do you have IE6 set as the default browser?Did this issue start after doing any updates ?dl65  

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My BIOS isn't detecting my HDD. Any ideas? The cables look fine. Would it make a difference if I used the normal power plug on the drive? I'm using a SATA power adapter currently.

160GB Hitachi Deskstar

Answer:BIOS not detecting HDD

if it's a SATA drive you have to use SATA power. was it working before and now it stopped working, or is this the first you've tried to use it?

a fried hdd controller on the motherboard could cause what you describe

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I run AVG every morning but it's been saying I'm infected with Trojans. Yesterday, it was only two and I thought it had cleared it up but today, it's now reading five! I'm running on XPpro and I'm not getting any pop-ups or other real signs of spyware/adware. Just my AVG saying I've got the trojans. Should I run HJT I've got Spybot/Ad-Aware and I'm trying a few other malware programs I found but I don't know if spyware programs is going to be enough.

Please, any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:AVG Detecting Trojans

Please follow MicroBell's 5 Step process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hello. I've recently replaced some parts: mobo, processor, ram, and power supply. I've also formatted and freshly installed 64 bit Vista in place of the 32 bit XP I was using previously. My 2 hard drives that i have plugged in are both older ide Seagate hdd's. My new mobo only has sata plugs, so I got an ide > sata converter. Anyway, my computer has no problems with my main hdd, ipod, or external hdd, but it doesn't detect my 2nd(slave) hdd. I tried checking in bios, and it doesn't detect my slave hdd either. I have the jumper thing plugged into the main hdd as the master, and non set up on the slave hdd. Also, if this helps at all, there's a red light that I'm guessing lets you know that the ide > sata converter is working. The main hdd's converter is lit up, while the slave's isn't lit up. The slave hdd's converter lights up when only the converter's plugged into the hdd, but once i plug the power into the hdd, the light turns off. I don't know what the problem could be; the hard drive was working perfectly just hours earlier(on my old set up). Any ideas on what could be wrong and how to fix it?

Answer:Computer Not Detecting HDD

Need a little help visualizing. Did you get a IDE to SATA adapter for each drive or double lead single unit?

If they're independent try swapping them to make sure the adapter is working, try jumpering both as master as there is no Primary/Secondary relationship established by jumpers with SATA. Also check the BIOS to make sure you have the 3/4 SATA controller enabled if you're trying to use one of them.

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Hi All,
This is my first post in this am sorry for any mistake(if any).

I have Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook.
Here is the config of the same:

Processor: Mobile Intel Pentium 4 (2.80GHz)
Memory: 512MB
HDD: 60Gb
CDRW/DVD Combo: Samsung CDRW/DVD SN-324S
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition(5.1) SP2

My problem is that my CDRW/DVD drive is not detecting my DVD....but my Audio/Data/VCDs are being detected correctly.

I installed the Power DVD which came with the Dell, but still its not working.

This problem started sometime back when I had to format my system and reload the Operating System. After doing this, everything went fine, except that whenver I insert a DVD rom, the PowerDVD gives me a message "No File in D:"

I have a CD with some .VOB files (some of my Video Backup).
Those are playing absolutely in when I insert my CD, PowerDVD plays those .VOB files without any problem.
But on inserting a DVD, no files are shown in D:.

Can anybody please suggest whether what could be the problem? Is this related to DVD Drive H/W or the S/W problem?

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Question: Detecting CDRW

I am not a GENIUS in fixing. When I go to "My Computer: I don't see me F: drive. It was working before, perfectly. WHAT'S WRONG? My CDRW is connected.

PS: I am using XP.

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i have a MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU KT333 Motherboard.. and when i tryed to put in 512mb ddr 266 ram (184 pin) it would not decet it all i got was a beeping sound when it started up.. when i put in the 128 and the 512 it starts up but only the 128 is detected.. what i want to to know is how can i get it to detect the 512 sticks that i have?? or is the 512 to big for it.. should i go with 3 sticks of 256?

any help would be apprecated


Answer:motherboard not detecting new ram

personally, i'd like to ask you which OS you're using, because i had a similar problem with winME, wouldn't detect anything over 512 actually... also, check to see if your board is 266 compliant, i'm not going to search online to findout for you, you have the manual handy.. right? anyways, lemme know about your OS and i'll continue from there =) also gimme the specs on your pc

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Hi all,

I have a problem on my hands unfortunately..

I have myself a Lenovo h50-50 and it is listed under my system specs. I went to turn on my PC after replacing my hard drive in it, and no screen whatsoever upon boot. The monitor does not turn on at all. I noticed that my led keyboard and everything else lit up fine and I could tell the PC booted because it took a while of holding my power button to turn it off.

What I've tried:

-put in another gpu
-reseat the camos battery
-change power supply unit
-unplug hard drives

I don't know what's going on because I remove my gpu and the PC boots with the screen lighting up. Everything is normal except for the gpu when I put it in my tower.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I will gladly mark this as solved if it is fixed.

Answer:Lenovo H50-50 not detecting gpu

I found this:

Could my gpu's just not be supported by this motherboard? Should I just get a gpu in the list? Which one should I get then if I should?

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Running Windows XP with 1GB of RAM and only 960MB shows up when I goto My Computer properties. The full amount shows up in BIOS. It also shows 960MB in the Task Manager.

Answer:XP not detecting all of memory

If you have onboard video it will 'borrow' some of the total RAM.

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i have 6 gig dual channel ram installed, bios detects it but windows says i only have 3 gig under system properties. i have no problems in the device manager. whats wrong?

Answer:windows not detecting ram

Are you running a 64 bit system? If not Windows can't handle anything above about 3.2 GB RAM.

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Hi guys,
I have another problem. I have a LiteON SOHW-1633S DVD Burner and LG DRG8160b DVD-ROM. I write several DVDs using my DVD burner. But the problem is that whenever I insert the bunrt DVD into any drive, it's not detected by windows! Sometimes it detectes and after restarting it fails to detect! But all the time I am able to read all the files using special software like CD/DVD diagnostic, CD Roller etc..

Also I have updated the latest firmware for my DVD-Burner and possibly latest Firmware for my DVD-ROM (which is really old). I have the ASPI layer v4.70 installed and working properly which is tested from Nero InfoTool.

Plz help guys
Thanks in advance

Answer:DVDs & CDs not detecting!

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I am trying to duel run xp and vista. I currently have vista 64 bit running and have created a second primary partition. However when trying to install xp it only detects one partition (C drive with vista installed). In disk management the new partition is showing as healthy. Is it because i am using an old version of xp (version 2002)? Or is there another reason?

Many Thanks

Answer:xp not detecting new partition

Delete the new partition in Vista, and then setup should see it as unallocated space. Press C and it will let you create a new partition.

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Question: Virus Detecting

Ok, I know there's problems with my computer and internet and I know I have viruses but Norton isn't picking anything up. Is there a better program that'll do a deeper scan and help either bring those out or fix them. Every time I use Spybot or RegScrub XP the problems are still there and my java has to be re-installed.

Answer:Virus Detecting

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I recently installed windows Xp next to my Windows Vista. I plan to use XP for gaming. So anyways, I got everything to work, I got dual boot working. The only big problem I have is that XP doesn't seem to detect any drivers. I tried to manually install some. I succeeded on installing my Nvidia video card driver, was quite easy because it was just .exe.

First of all, I have no sound and internet. So my priority is to get the network card driver to work first, so I don't have to switch from XP to Vista over and over just to go to the internet.

This is what I tried: I went to the website of my computer brand (, I selected my computer (AMILO Desktop Pi 3630)
Then I get a list like this: Flash - Bios, Audio, Chipset, Graphic, Home PC, LAN, WLAN, and Other.
I clicked LAN, and downloaded the driver it said (LAN nForce Realtek RTL8211 (Onboard on MB MS-7504PV, ?ATX, V 1.1, Socket 775) )
I put that on my external harddrive, rebooted my computer, went to XP, I went to Device Manager, rightclicked on what looked the most like a network card (it was something with Ethernet).
What you should know: There were around 4-5 devices with an exclamation mark next to it
I went through the wizard, browsed to my external HD, clicked the .ini file (from the driver I downloaded), it said it was installing some files. It looked good, until it finished, it gave me this error: This device is not working properly because Windows cannot l... Read more

Answer:XP not detecting any drivers

Welcome to TSF!

All of the drivers at that site are for Vista. Doesn't look like they support XP on that system. Only thing they show for XP is System Diagnostics

You'll need to identify the hardware, either from the website or while booted to Vista and then see if you can track down drivers for it from the different manufacturers web sites.

For instance the Ethernet (LAN) is a nForce Realtek RTL8211. The nForce means it's part of the Nvidia chipset, and Realtek won't have drivers for it. So you'll need to go to Nvidia's web site.

I believe this is the driver for your chipset (and LAN/SATA)

You can try to search for the Audio driver (alc azalia 888s), or search Google.

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I have been having some pretty weird computer problems the last couple days. My keyboard started asking funny, then video conferencing started freaking out...and I was not using it at the time either, last night I had closed IE and went to reopen it and IE started going nuts. It kept opening one page after another, by the time I had gotten it to stop I had 60+ pages open.

I turn on my computer this morning only to find that it will not leave the Detecting IDE Drives.... screen. I have tried to get into the SetUp, but nothing happens. I have files that I would like to possibly save, if I can get past this screen.

I am running Windows XP Home.
Any suggestions or any help would very much appreciated, I only want to get in to save some files then I'll gladly wipe out my computer and start over.
I am currenty using my laptop lol


Answer:Detecting Drives...

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Have had some small technical problems with windows programming.
Purchased a 160 gig External HDD to back up complete system and info data etc BUT unfortunately computer wont detect External HDD as Add hardware programming in control panel not responding....Does anyone please have an easy solution on how to get the info from the computer to the HDD and/or even detect it? regards Neil:pray:

Answer:Not Detecting Hardware

If you received a CD with your external HD use it to load the drivers for it, otherwise Google the manufacturer's web site and find the drivers for your particular model and install them. Theoretically, Windows should have a driver suitable but ......

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I tried to fix my son's computer which would not boot.The first tried to reinstall Windows XP Home and was told there was a problem with the hard drive. I formatted the c drive using a Windows 98 boot disk. I then tried to install Windows XP Home butnow the computer couldn't find c drive. I rebooted a few times and now the computer cannot detect the primary master or the CD ROM drive. I'm not sure where to go from here.

Answer:Not Detecting Drives

first check on the Bios those the bios see the primary master or the CD ROM drive ?
next if bios dont see it check the cable make sure is in on the primary IDE channel
next check on the Hardrive jumpers make sure is set to master if you have any other hardrive unplug from the system and only work with the main drive next will be to download the diagnotic software for your hardrive and have your drive check or write zero to the drive if you dont need anything from the drive and you want to do a clean install of windows xp if you do going to do a clean install setup your bios to boot from the cdrom first put your windows xp cd in the windows xp cd will let you format and partition the drive before you install windows

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Hello, HP 250 G3 notebookProduct number: J4T62EA#ABB It's not detecting the CD/DVD drive. I don't see it in the Device Manager:  Also when the device Eject button is pressed it's not reacting at all... Can you please help me to find a solution ?Thanks for your support!

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i recently uninstalled web n walk usb device from my computer.
and when i tried to restore it wont dectect it.
i have tried various methods, but it does not seem to be anywhere.
the device is working i have checked it on another computer.
i have a feeling i may have removed the usb mass storage device by mistake.
any idea

Answer:detecting a new device

Check the USB device section in Device Manager and see if any of the entries there have a red "x" or a yellow "!" mark next to them. I suspect they will probably show as alright. To update your USB connections right click on each entry in the USB section and select "Uninstall" (answer yes or okay to the prompt that comes up). Once they are all gone close device manager and reboot. Windows will reinstall them for you. Let us know if that gets it going.

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If I change the CD/DVD in my drive, it doesn't notice. Opening it just shows what was on the previous one.

I've tried uninstalling them and letting XP refind them, which it does, but the problem persists.

In W98SE, There was a "Remount" option, when right-xlixking on the relevant drive.

A) Is there any way of getting this "Remount" thing for XP, like a DOS command, or summat?


B) Any ideas as to how this little quirk may be fixed?

Answer:XP Pro not detecting CD change.

Katzy said:

If I change the CD/DVD in my drive, it doesn't notice. Opening it just shows what was on the previous one.

I've tried uninstalling them and letting XP refind them, which it does, but the problem persists.

In W98SE, There was a "Remount" option, when right-xlixking on the relevant drive.

A) Is there any way of getting this "Remount" thing for XP, like a DOS command, or summat?


B) Any ideas as to how this little quirk may be fixed?Click to expand...

I used to have the same problem exactly. What worked for me was to turn autoplay back on. (It was disabled because I found it annoying).

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Ok I have Windows Xp and when I installed my DVD Writer it showed both the Writer and cdr in windows explorer, when I went and installed sonic software for recording dvd's I noticed the cd' drives were missing from windows explorer, there are exclamation points next to the drives! When i click on properties it says hardware detected but there is an error in the registry? any ideas?

Answer:Need help with detecting CD Drives

Umm pc-doctor? I'm sorry if my response is inadequate, because I don't have much knowledge in this field. Also is there an option for "repair" or something like that?

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i recently created an user account as a member of administrator, but when i logged in with that user account i can not access lan settings as it is showing cross mark on it. I even unable to open my computer. when i tried to give print out it is not working but when i posed anti virus i can give print outs. internet is working fine. please help me to resolve this issue.


Answer:lan is not detecting in one particular user

Can you access the LAN with the Built In Administrator account? Not the new user you created? Is this computer part of a Domain? Or is it part of a P2P network? Or is there a Group Policy on this computer?

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I have been told that if I install a new motherboard and video card I can boot up with my present hard drive with XP Home SP2 on it and Windows will detect the new hardware and ask for the drivers and then I will be good to go. Is this correct or is it just a wishful urban legend?

Answer:Detecting new hardware

Leo will tell you

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I have just installed Windows 7 to my second hard drive. On my first hard drive I have got Windows XP. When I go to the OS selection on bootup windows7 isnt there.

So i have to disable my first ahrd drive in order to load up windows 7 because wints xp is set to default.

If I load windows xp and try to choose windows 7 as default OS in the GUI I cannot because Windows 7 is not in the drop down list...

Anyone know how I can manually make windows 7 the default OS so I can enable my first hard drive, because I want to have access to the data on there whilst using windows 7.

Answer:BIOS not detecting W7

There should have been an option path at the time of install of 7 to setup the dual boot. Now you will have to either manually modify the bootloader (bcdedit) to include both, use a different bootloader (GRUB) or what I would try becasue I'm lazy is the EasyBCD bootloader modification program ( even though 7 is not officially supported yet.

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Hi, I built a computer with M.2 Intel SSD 600p 256 GB and for some reason it doesn't detect the M.2 ssd. I have HP Pavilion Gaming 15 -ak155nm laptop. Please for help.  Thanks Toni 

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I know the rpc files came from Absoultes LoJack software I shoulden't have bought it to begin with for my DeskTop, but oops I did. I uninstalled it a long time ago and AVG keeps popping up with the allow or deny box every time I boot my computer. Any ideas on how to delete thes files permanatly?

Thx, Dave

I'm getting these doubble underline ads on this Tech Support Forum site, I can't move the mouse across the screen without popups everywhere. I know there was an addon in Firefox that did that, but I got rid of that a long time ago and there is no addon in Firefox to justify it. What's up with that? Any way to turn that off?
The copy\paste txt you asked for:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by Administrator at 15:52:39 on 2015-01-30
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgidsagent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienwareAlienFXController.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iolo\Common\Lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBox\pbbtnService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)... Read more

Answer:AVG detecting RPCNETP.EXE how do I get rid of this?

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


If there are any personal files, pics, etc. on your computer you cannot live without, back them up now just as a precaution.

Emergency Backup Procedure - Tech Support Forum

Also, if you haven't done so already, create a system repair disc. It's really easy and quick.

Create a system repair disc


iolo technologies System Mechanic

We do not recommend the use of registry cleaners, or the registry cleaner feature of CCleaner. Our colleague miekiemoes has an excellent writeup here

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Hello i am raj, i have small bug fixed in my lap i.e, after enabling and resetting done as shown in the viddeos in youtube to detect wifi networks also it has not been detecting the wifi networks can anyone plz dissolve this issue..

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Hey all, this is my first post

I got a real strange issue (I have chronic bad luck)

Basically, I have a 760 GTX graphics card (Nvidia) which is working fine on my 32 inch samsung led tv (model number ue32f5000 )

Everything was working fine, turned it off went to work came back and now the tv cannot detect my pc and vise versa my graphics card is not detecting my tv.

Now this is really strange, I have used a different HDMI cable, still the same problem. I have used another TV with the same lead in the same port of my tv which works fine, as does my tv works fine in the output of 2 other devices (ps3)

Now I know for a fact the the HDMI outputs on my tv work as does the inputs in my graphics card. but for some reason my 32 inch TV in suddenly not linking to my graphics card. The 2 cables do defiantly work as i tested them, the 2 hdmi outputs on the tv defiantly work because i tested them and all inputs on my graphics card defiantly work because i tested them.

Now sorry guys, I am seriously baffled as to why this certain tv is not detecting my graphics card and vise versa, it was working fine before till today.

If you can solve this baffling problem, i will be delighted!

Oh and my operating system is windows 7 64 bit.

Oh also I would also like to add that i have tried to use the rigurosly detect tv in the nvidia control panel, just to clear that up, it did not work at all by the way

Answer:TV suddenly not detecting PC

Will state the obvious, but have you tried rebooting?

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Question: Detecting Proxy

I have an IBM thinkpad that is running XP pro SP2. Has all updates. I'm running behind a firewall that needs a proxy to accesss the internet. Whenever I open Ie, the proxy is always being detcted even with IE pages already open. I varified the proxy address is correct and i'm definately going out on the correct port. I'm connected through a network that has DHCP. Any thoughts?

Answer:Detecting Proxy

Are the settings for your proxy server set manually within IE or are they automatically detected? If they are manually set then you should disable the option to automatically detect proxy settings within IE. With that option disabled IE should no longer display the "detecting proxy server settings" message. If your not sure where to check this open IE and just click on TOOLS and then choose INTERNET OPTIONS. Next click on the CONNECTIONS tab and then click on the LAN SETTINGS button. The options I'm referring to are within here.

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I am using IE9 Beta. I have installed Internet Download Manager6.04

It is not detecting the presence of any video or audio content.
But IDM website says that it is built with Improved FLV grabber.

any help plz

Answer:IDM not detecting FLV files in IE9

I dont think it is compatible with IE9. I had a look on the home page and could not find any references to IE9.

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Ok well my system was working fine, I had 2gig of ram and I decided to buy an extra 2gig. So I install them, then when I turned my pc back on it got stuck on a screen saying ''detecting arrays'' and stuff about rom bio or something. I took out the ram that I just bought to see if it would be back to normal but same problem. I took out the older ones and just put the new ones and still stuck on the same page. I really don't know what to do. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

my system-->

I upgraded the power supply and graphic card. But like I said it was working fine before I try to add more ram.

Answer:Need help--Detecting arrays

Ok I think my problem is that I tried to put to much ram. Im running on a 32bit vista, my system says max is 4gig but at some places I read that 3gig was max.

I still don't know how to fix it. Can anyone help me please?

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vista 64 bit is a headache. I can't get wmp to run dvd's. It's not the dvd rom, It's new. I have a asus sata dvd rom. It worked briefly the other day when I did a system restore. Today it won't work. I've downloaded codec pak and K-lite codec pak. I don't have enough hair to pull out.

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am using hp pavilion g6-1157se laptop .there two graphic on this board one is intel family and radeon. while using photoshop and premior pro there is an issue graphics not support all software are detecting by intel .pls give any options pls

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Question: detecting array

ok so it started like this... I have 2 hard drives in my computer. All was working fine till a couple months ago and it would not recognize the 2nd drive(thats where i keep all my important family pics/videos, etc). So I get the bright idea to go into bios and see if I could "fix" the problem... changed the RAID setting to enable, saved and exited... Now I'm getting the message "MediaSheild ROM BIOS 6.84 Detecting Array" with the curser flashing... It will not let me F2 to get into BIOS to change it.. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!

Answer:detecting array

So if you power on your computer and IMMEDIATELY start hitting the F2 key repeatedly... it does not eventually go to the BIOS? I know by enabling a RAID array, it will always show that RAID message before going to the BIOS. But as long as you hit the right key at the right time (which is long before the RAID message appears) while booting, you will get in.

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Hey all,

I have a Samsung SD-616Q running on WinXP, but im trying to run a burnt DVD that a mate made for me.

Unfortunately, the bloody thing just wont read. It blinks and blinks for a while, then stops. If I attempt to see the contents of the drive in explorer, it says 'Please insert a disk into drive D:'

I should note that normal dvd's work fine, im just having trouble getting it to read burnt ones.

Answer:DVD drive not detecting DVD's

many dvd-rom drives do not read burnt dvd's. should not have a problem working in a dvd-rw drive. I have the same problem with mine, doesnt work in the rom but does in the rw

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