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Question: Windows not Detecting Headset

Hi,

I recently purchased a VersionTech EACH G2000 and I plugged it into my computer, but Windows does not recognize it in the playback nor recording devices. Help would be appreciated.

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Answer: Windows not Detecting Headset

From what I see this has the two 3.5mm plugs and also a USB. I can't find out if the USB is just for the lights or if it is used for anything else in the headset. But, make sure you plug in everything.

As you have a Dell, and are you using the built in sound device? or have you added a separate sound card? If you added a separate sound card, you need to connect the front panel to the new sound card.

If you are using the built in sound device, try connecting the headset and mic to the rear connectors (Green and Pink) and see if it works there.

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Windows will happily output sound to my headset but there is no input from the mic. I have a xonar dg as my soundcard.

The headset mic has been tested on a laptop and works
The microphone mute button the the headset cable is set correctly
The jack is correctly in
On plugging in (and fiddling with the jack) the mic I can see noise in CP/Sound window
It has been tested on the front panel, the soundcard jack & motherboard jacks
Drivers have been wiped and reinstalled
System restores had no effect
A reinstallation of windows keeping programs & settings had no effect
The mic is not muted or set too low in Control Panel / Sound
The mic in my webcam works correctly (USB)
Connections inside the case are not loose
Toggling the front mic option in Cp/Sound/Recording/(the mic)/properties/custom has no effect
I also managed to get the mic to work (badly) for a few seconds after windows reinstalled. After I plugged in the headphone jack, the mic went dead and hasn't recovered since.

The mic has worked on this PC before, it seems some setting / software / driver is mucking up.

Answer:Windows not detecting input from headset

I noticed the sound card can only handle up to 48KHz/24-bit recording. However the CP sound options would let me set it above this. Lowering it to the acceptable level made no difference.

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i've been having this issue for a while now, my headset hasn't been detecting. it is connected via the 3.5mm headphone jack. this is a problem i've had with every pair of headphones/headsets i've tried, so it isn't an issue with the model. the only reason i haven't noticed this issue until as of recent is because i've had a USB connected headset. now that i need to use the 3.5mm jack, nothing is detecting. i've tried to fix this issue, and all that has happened is that my headset shows up as "Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)", and will not register my microphone. any help?
note that these three screenshots are taken whilst the headset is plugged into the 3.5mm headphone jack (the only connector that came with the headset)

 

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I got a Turtle Beach P11 Today i cant seem to get the mic to work.
I got a mobo: Gigabyte Z68x-Ud3h-b3
My Realtek cannot find the microphone usb port
 

Answer:USB port not detecting headset mic

Have you tried the headset in another computer?
 

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I recentley did a complete reinstall of Windows 10 onto my computer, deleting everything else on the drives along with it. However now when I plug my headset into either the front or rear jacks Windows is not detecting anything. I have installed the newest Realtek HD Audio drivers but am I missing anything else? Or is it a more serious problem? Ty in advance.

Answer:Jacks not detecting headset

Originally Posted by CoolioF


I recentley did a complete reinstall of Windows 10 onto my computer, deleting everything else on the drives along with it. However now when I plug my headset into either the front or rear jacks Windows is not detecting anything. I have installed the newest Realtek HD Audio drivers but am I missing anything else? Or is it a more serious problem? Ty in advance.



Open Settings and type Audio in "find a setting" box at top....this will give a selection of options to cure your problem.

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Alright so I have a BRAND new Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7, it's model # is VPCCW21FX. I got it only a week ago.
I play games so I connect with Ventrilo, but with this laptop it is not detecting my headset. It's a standard Logitech headset that connects through those pink and green jacks on the side of my laptop. It only recognizes the laptop's built-in microphone, however. This is what I've tried to get my headset's mic to work:

1. Disabling the built-in microphone. The laptop still did not recognize that I had a separate microphone plugged in through the jack.

2. Updating sound card's driver / rollback to previous, to see if it might work. It did not.

3. I tried to use the Ease of Access -> Install new microphone. The laptop would only still detect the built-in microphone, not the one that was plugged in through the jack.

I know it's not the headset's fault because it was working perfectly fine in another computer just this morning, and I tested it on my brother's computer a few minutes ago. His computer detects my headset. Yes I have the plugs in the correct holes, and no there are no drivers since this isn't a USB headset. The laptop KNOWS that something is plugged into the mic jack because it mutes the laptop's built-in microphone once there's something in it, but no sound is detected.

As you can see from the image, the Realtek microphone is the built-in one. My headset is currently plugged in, but ... Read more

Answer:Laptop not detecting headset

on that screen if you click on the microphone - so thatthe properties button highlights
click on that
another screen opens - click on recording TAB
on that screen - do you have 3.5mm Jack - anything you can enable there?

Well I have a Sony Vaio and just plugged a mic in (on vista) and it worked ...... so ignore above - that made no difference on my machine

I used start> programs> accessories> sound recorder
to test with

try that see if it works with that application
 

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I recentley did a complete reinstall of Windows 10 onto my computer, deleting everything else on the drives along with it. However now when I plug my headset into either the front or rear jacks Windows is not detecting anything. I have installed the newest Realtek HD Audio drivers but am I missing anything else? Or is it a more serious problem? Ty in advance.

Answer:Jacks not detecting headset

CoolioF said:

I recentley did a complete reinstall of Windows 10 onto my computer, deleting everything else on the drives along with it. However now when I plug my headset into either the front or rear jacks Windows is not detecting anything. I have installed the newest Realtek HD Audio drivers but am I missing anything else? Or is it a more serious problem? Ty in advance.



Open Settings and type Audio in "find a setting" box at top....this will give a selection of options to cure your problem.

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I recentley did a complete reinstall of Windows 10 onto my computer, deleting everything else on the drives along with it. However now when I plug my headset into either the front or rear jacks Windows is not detecting anything. I have installed the newest Realtek HD Audio drivers but am I missing anything else? Or is it a more serious problem? Ty in advance.

Answer:Jacks not detecting headset

Originally Posted by CoolioF


I recentley did a complete reinstall of Windows 10 onto my computer, deleting everything else on the drives along with it. However now when I plug my headset into either the front or rear jacks Windows is not detecting anything. I have installed the newest Realtek HD Audio drivers but am I missing anything else? Or is it a more serious problem? Ty in advance.



Open Settings and type Audio in "find a setting" box at top....this will give a selection of options to cure your problem.

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Hi, I recently bought a new headset due to one of the ears falling apart...

My old one was USB with a 3.5mm cable and worked perfectly fine. The new one I got has no USB and uses the green and pink cables. I've plugged them in and it seemed as if they were working well but I realised they're not actually picking up the sound from the microphone, they're playing my computers sounds.

I looked through other forums and found people saying that it may be a driver issue, so I updated and got the Realtek HD, which then showed the Stereo Mix in my devices. Basically what's happening is that Stereo Mix and Microphone are both playing volume at the same level and acting as if they're the same. I've tried disabling Stereo and keeping Mic but it still plays the computers sounds. I've tried vice-versa too. The "Speakers" device is also playing at the same level of volume.

And then obviously since it's doing that, it's playing my computer sounds through Skype.

Basically what I want to achieve is have the headset playing sound but also be able to speak through skype without it playing the sounds I have on.

Also, there's a little switch on the cable to act as a "Mic Mute" switch, if the Mic is ON then the sound is fine, if I switch it to OFF the sound is very echo'd and distant.

Answer:New Headset, not detecting microphone.

First, stereo mix should be set as the default recording device. Then any input device that is used will be heard.

As Windows only allows one default audio playback device, separating sounds or what's heard may not be possible or is an option of the application program. I'm not familiar with Skype so I don't know what the options are or do.

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Hi,
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:

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My Laptop Model : HP Pavilion 15-ab267cl  My Sony Bluetooth Head Set model:  Sony mdr-zx330bt I am not able to connect my bluetooth Headset to the Laptop. IN bletooth devices it's not detecting my headset

Answer:laptop Bluetooth is no detecting my sony bluetooth headset -...

Hi, You have to allow your Sony is discoverable. How ? Please check its manual. Normally it MUST have a blue button to press. Regards.

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Hi All,

I want to know in Vista,

At the Same time,
How to get the Head Phone Front Jack on, output
the Rear output for the Speakers -5.1 Surround
a USB Headset for another Mic ONLY that is USB.

Three things all Going at once?

Is it possible,
I cant even get the Headphones front output-pink and the rear speakers playing at the same time
Thanks

Answer:How to use front Pink Headset, USB Headset, and Rear Speker outputs atthe same time?

Hi Dash,

I know its possible with Realtek HD devices...What type of device do you have?

Steven

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So basically, will this headset work with windows 7 ?

Answer:Tritton AX 720 Gaming Headset with 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Headset

Yes it will. Google for reviews.

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Hi All, I have Nokia BH-900 bluetooth headset and X60s laptop, how to use the headset for VoIP calls? The OS is Windows XP. So far I have added the bt device to the device list, but for some reason the device connection does not activate, ie the headset keeps blinking green, not blue. And I can not find the bt device from any settings. I already tried the search on this forum, but the given instructions did not seem to match my case, or I did not understand them  BRJorma

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HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.Thanks for any help provided!

Answer:Headset microphone not recording when headset is default audio device

Hi iBSOADed and welcome to TenForums,

First of all, you shouldn't have had to worry about installing any drivers after installing Windows 10 as Windows should do that automatically.

Have you tried using the Corsair Gaming Headset Setup program in the Downloads section of this page? Vengeance® 2100 Dolby 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset
-Chuck

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HelloSo three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.Thanks for any help provided!

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On Lenovo Thinkpad x1 3rd generation with windows 10, i'm pluging in my iPhone headset (I also tried with my samsung headset and one plus headset), but it will not recognize the mic. the headphones speakers works just fine, but the array mic stays on and no indication on windows, what so ever, that a mic was plugged too. Thank you for your assistence Idan 

Answer:Thinkpad x1 iphone headset plugged. headset Speakers works but not the mic

I'm not sure, but I think that this answer, about enabling multi-stream solved the problem https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Audio-coming-from-headphone-and-speaker... 

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Hello

So three days ago I wiped all of my drives and installed Windows 10. I have a Corsair Vengenace 2100 headset. I installed the realtek drivers from ASUS download section for my motherboard and then I installed the headset drivers.

The problem is that my headset does not record anything through the microphone if I set it to be the default device for audio output. If I have my other computer speakers as the default output device my microphone works just fine.

This goes for all the USBs in the back of the motherboard. The headset works just great if I plug in the wireless reciever in the front of the computer.

I have tried to reinstall the drivers multiple times and checked a bunch of different settings in the sound manager in windows but nothing seems to work.

Have also googled all kinds of things but nothing seems to relate to my problem.

I do not have any external sound card plugged into my computer.

Thanks for any help provided!

EDIT: Can be closed as I found the win 10 forum after I made the thread. Sorry!

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Hey,

the topic pretty much says it. I bought myself a new headset(C-media headphone set or something) which uses a USB-port instead of an original sound-port-thing. The problem is, whenever I plug the headset in the USB-port pretty much nothing happens and I can't get the sound in the headset, it just stays in the speakers...

It used to be no problem when I used a headset with the sound-port on the motherboard to just change it. Anyone have any suggestions on what I might do? :(

edit: forgot to say that it works just fine after rebooting the computer.

Thank you

Answer:Problem with USB-headset(Can't switch between headset and speakers without rebooting)

Hi Foonksh,

Try going into the Control Panel and go into Sounds and Audio Devices. From there you can pick the default device for recording and for playback. In the playback section, set the headset as the default device instead of your speakers.

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HELLO TO ALL !

I am knew on the board. Greetings

I installed a NEW Logitech USB Headset 350 onto my Winows XP Service Pack 2 generic 'puter.

I now have no speaker sound and no option shows except the headset and "Modem #1 line ".

It sorta looks like I have no speaker drivers .

Unplugging the headset does not help.

Anybody know how to fix this problem so I am not forced to wear a headset for audio ALL OF THE TIME ?

HELP !

(ME)
 

Answer:Installed new USB Headset NOW no speaker audio even if I unplug the headset

Yeah, my USB headset was a little weird at first as well.

Try going into your volume control (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume Control):
1. Click Options
2. Properties
3. Change the mixer device from the USB headset to your speakers.

Should work.

Also should note you can change the output settings in most audio software (for example: Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc.) so if you can't hear anything from your speakers when using those programs, try fiddling with those settings as well. I know for Winamp it's Options > Preferences > Plug-ins > Output > double-click the plug-in you use (mine is out_ds.dll) and again change it to your speakers using the drop down menu.
 

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I have an Acer Aspire V 15 (V5-591G-55pv) laptop. The laptop has a HEADSET jack (it shows a little symbol next to it referring to a headset with mic and headphone) and i have a headset that has 2 wires. 1 is for the headphones and the other is for the microphone, so i am using a headset adapter that came with the headset itself. I have used the microphone and the headset adapter on my PS4 controller and it works so the microphone is not defected. my computer does not detect my headphones but still plays audio through it, and the microphone is not detected. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
 

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I can't figure out how to fix this. I noticed that, when I'm watching a video, my headset's mic will relay the audio coming into my headset. Disabling Stereo Mix doesn't fix it. The physical controller that's on my headset cable doesn't stop it from happening, as even if I turn the volume knob all the way down and flick the mute switch, it's still picking up the audio. Muting my headset from within the computer stops the mic from hearing it, as does switching to my speakers that are plugged into the front jack. My headset is a 3.5mm jack type plugged into the back of the computer, directly into the motherboard.
 

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With my old headset i used to have a blast recording sounds/music coming out of my comptuer directly using wave out. Often for MSN voice clips and such.

I haven't changed anything, but now that i have this new headset, the only recording i seem to be able to do is voice recording in sound recorder, i can't seem to record wave out mix on sound recorder, and can't record anything whatsoever in msn voice clips.

I can hear voice clips sent to me though, strange thing is, when someone invited me to an audio conversation earlier, i got the annoying ringing noise alright , but i couldn't hear anything.

I checked my volume controls nothing is muted.
Any help would be fantastic! Thanks in advance
 

Answer:New Headset dilemma (C-Media USB Headset to be precise)

Lame
 

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Hey.

Ive got an Logitech 250 headset USB, And i have a stereo soundsystem. So i wont be using the headset, but only the microphone. Is there anyway to 'split' the microphone from the headset, like with a software or something, Cause i dont want to hear everything on the headset when i plug the usb in, but i want to hear it on my soundsystem.

Any help? Without ripping my headset apart? :b
 

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I have a almost broken headset, but the microphone still works fine, The microphone is connected on the wire right before the headset, Its not actually touching the headset itself.

Would this microphone still work if the headset was cut off?

Sorry but I can't manage to take a photo but

Answer:Will a Headset microphone still work if I cut it off the Headset?

Is the microphone actually supported by the headset, by that I mean when the set is on your head is the microphone carried close to your mouth so you have both hands free. If this is the case then cutting off the headset will mean the microphone will not have any way of being held near your mouth.
If you cut it off you will have to be very careful you don't cut the wires for the microphone & it's possible that there is a common return wire for the earpieces & the microphone in the form of a shielded cable, so it would be very difficult, but if you have skills in this area it could be done.

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Sound does not go through headset. A headset is not working. 

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I have 2 headsets both from different companies, one from Andrea the other from Altec Lansing. I have them plugged into the front ports of my tower. My computer detects them both and says that they are working. However, I can hear out of them, but I cannot say anything. It does not hear me at all. I've tried various testing procedures and it doesn't detect anything.

What do I do?
 

Answer:Headset detected, not working (2nd headset)

Hi Cdn, The Vista default setting under audio and microphone is rear line in. Right Click the speaker
icon in your task bar or system tray. Click on the Recording tab at the top. Make sure that Front Mic.
is enabled and has a green check mark next to it. Click Apply and Okay. Try it now.
 

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I've searched around a lot about this topic, but after hours and days of searching, I've found nothing to fix my problem. I have a headset that has speakers and a microphone (3.5mm jacks) that work fine, except when I'm trying to talk to someone using the microphone, they can hear the sounds coming from my headset (youtube videos, game sounds etc). I've tried installing the Realtek HD Audio Codec but it disappears after it finishes installing and after I restart (although it still remains in the Programs and Features uninstall page), the program files for it is empty with the exception of RtlUpd64.exe which doesn't do anything when executed and a few other files.
In device manager, the things I have under sound, video and game controllers are Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus and the Intel Display Audio. I've updated everything to the latest. Also, I recently system restored my computer and before I did I had IDT High Definition Audio Drivers, but after updating they were changed.
I think the problem is that stereo mix is enabled somewhere or something to do with my drivers as when I tried plugging my headset into my brother's computer, it worked fine (he has the Gigabyte Realtek Audio Manager thing and was able to adjust the stereo mix settings).
If there's a program or workaround to this, or how to disable the stereo mix like through registry or something, please let me know.
My computer is a HP Pavilion dv6-7040tx running Wi... Read more

Answer:Headset mic recording sounds through headset?

You are correct, that is the usual cause of this problem. And aside from being set in the drivers, it can sometimes be set in the application (used for the communication).

That model does appear to use the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio chipset. The problem is likely in the fact that you upgraded to Win10 and I don't see that HP supports nor supplies drivers for Win10 (I only see drivers for 7 and 8). Which means you are using generic drives supplied by Windows. The generic Windows drivers often work well enough to get hardware functional, but quite often don't support all hardware or all features of all hardware.
 

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I have tried 2 different headsets using front ports of my computer. The headsets are detected by the computer and I can hear fine out of them, but no voice is detected. I have tried numerous tests and other small things, but nothing seems to work. The headsets are supposed to be working properly according to the system.

What do I do?
 

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I recently upgraded my stationary computer with a bunch of new components, just harddisks remaining. Anyway, I bought 32GB RAM, might've been a bit overkill, but RAM is cheap these days. The motherboard support up to 64GB RAM and I'm running Windows 7 64bit. The RAM is 4*8GB, but in windows it only detects 8GB RAM. What can be the cause of this and how do I fix it?

Answer:Windows only detecting 8 og 32 - GB RAM.

try downloading cpuid or speccy and check how much the system detects and in what slot it is detected in, after that reboot and check the bios, report back

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Can anyone tell me why in my BIOS my HDD and DVD rom are present as master and slave but when windows load up the dvd rom is no where to be seen. I just install a new MOBO and I need to load all the chipset drivers via my dvd rom but it cant detect my drive. Any ideas why this happends and what is the way around this? appreciate any help that anyone can provide.

Answer:windows 98 not detecting dvd rom

Are you using a blank hard drive or is it one with windows on it from a previous system?I am wondering if its the latter if that is somehow causing this.

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My brother was trying to restore his friends laptop and during the process the power got disconnected and the C Drive got wiped--I believe.
I decided to fix it I would do a fresh install of Windows 7.

Everything was going great and I got the recovery disk to install, but my problem was the Hard drive wasn't showing up as unallocated disk space. The drive did show up, but not as any free space.

I tried to do some tutorials in diskpart to fix the drive, but to no avail.

Now, I can't even get windows, or BIOS to detect the drive.

The last diskpart command I did was to reformat it.

It wasn't the quick reformat, but the one that takes an extremely long time.

That's when I noticed it wasn't detecting anymore.
Here's some pics of what I'm seeing:

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Answer:Windows 7 not detecting HDD

If the HD is not detected in BIOS then it likely is bad. You can try reinstalling it and check the contacts to see that it is correctly inserted, but if it won't register in BIOS then it's likely gone bad and needs replacing.

If you can get it to show up in BIOS then download and burn to CD the HD maker's HD Diagnostic using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn then Boot to run the extended CD scan.

If this is OK then see if it will show up in Diskpart or installer now. If so, create a full Disk partition to run Disk Check from the DVD Command Line. Those two tests are needed to pass the HD as useable.

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Hi everyone,
I'm not sure this is the right place to post this problem, but i believe it may be a driver problem. Please move this thread if it is in the wrong place.
Thanks!

Spec List:

OS: Windows Vista Ultimate x64CPU: Intel Core2Duo D6750Motherboard: Asus P5K-SE - latest BIOSRAM: Geil Ultra 4x1GB 4-4-4-12GPU: Raedon X-550HDD1: SATA WD Raptor 150GB (Primary)HDD2: IDE Seagate ST380011A 80GB (MISC/Torrent)

Problem: IDE HDD not being detected in Windows

A brief history of me and windows vista:
When Vista first came out, I obtained a Business/Enterprise Edition from work and decided to try it on my system. Unfortunately, like alot of people, i experienced quite a bit of problems, and the only reason why i went back to Windows XP Pro was because at the time Canon did not have a Vista driver/program for my laser multifunction centre.

So when the drivers/program did came out for vista (incl x64), I did no hesitate to format and install Vista Ultimate x64 on my system.

Problem #1(Solved):
First problem i encountered was that Vista did not detect my Pioneer DVD burner, and finally after some googling and registry tweaking, it was found that because i installed PowerISO that mucked up a few things. Smiliar problem happened to another user whom installed Daemon Tools. So that's solved *Phew* SOLVED

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Answer:Not Detecting an IDE HDD in Windows

try a system restore to load a configuration that was working before, also reseat the drive, just in case a cable got loose.

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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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Ofcourse got windows 7 bout last week with a new comp.
its an hp. forgot which kind but its the lower level one.
computer properties say
Intel Dual Core 2.6
3gb
an Ati video card.
bla bla bla.
So far i have liked windows 7 except for this problem.
I have windows 7 64 bit by the way.

I try installing my printer but i cant seem to.
it worked fine with my previos xp computer. it was an OLD gateway.



My printer is an HP PhotoSmart C4180
but Windows wont detect it.
I installed it manually before
Installed the drivers from the HP site.
And it wouldnt print.
Nor detect an MS DUO card when i inserted it in the Printer.

So i uninstalled the printer.

Now i try once again to install it manually.
And i go to the add a device screen.
And it doesnt detect it.
Powered on and everything. Just doesnt detect.
the add a device screen has now been searching forever without stopping.
Around an hour and doesnt find anything.
I tried switching usb cords but nothing happened.
Restarted the Printer Spooler Service. but nothing happened either.

Can somoeone please help me, and windows detect the printer.
And install it properly. Any help would be Appreciated it. Thank you.

Answer:Help Windows Not Detecting.

Hi lwd8ball, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Try this:
Uninstall all drivers for your printer you have installed
Disconnect the printer
Open Devices and Printers
Click Add a printer
Click Add a local printer
Click Next
Choose HP on the left pane and HP Photosmart C4100 series on the right

Click Next and follow the instructions. Do not connect the printer before you are told to do so
This should work.

Kari

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Ok, so I was running Win 7 RC and it was great. Its on a dual boot hard drive with xp installed. Anyways, one day it wouldn't boot into Win 7, so I ran a scan with Win 7's memory diagnostic scan and it said I had some sort of hardware problem. I didn't think that was the case since Win XP boots fine. So I talked to a buddy of mine and he told me he had a similar issue and he resolved it by removing all his ram and putting 1 stick at a time back in, and everything was fine afterwards. So I tried the same thing. I have 4 sticks - 2x1GB and 2x512MB. After I tried this method, I all of the sudden lost 1 GB of RAM. What I noticed was it was a specific 2 slots on my motherboard that doesn't seem to be detecting them. I also noticed that my northbridge fan wasn't working. I just finished replacing that.

So far I have tried a few things. I checked to make sure that the ram was still working. All the sticks work fine. The motherboard has 2 green dimm slots and 2 purple, the purple are the ones that don't work. I took all my ram out and put a single stick into a purple lot, and the system wouldn't boot. The bios only detects the ram in the green slots, along with Windows, but CPU-Z detects all 3 GB and even tells me which ram stick is in what dimm. I attached some photos of the CPU-Z on the ram. I also ran the regular windows ram diagnostic test, and after 67 passes, no errors.

Also, after reseating the ram a few times, Win 7 boots fine now, but th... Read more

Answer:Windows not detecting all my ram

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I just finished rebuilding this comp for a friend and im trying to install windows and its not detecting the hard drive. I did the jumpers right, reconnected everything, switch with the cdrom(maybe work??..lol) cord. I cant figure it out = (
thanks
 

Answer:Windows not detecting HDD

To confirm your computer is seeing the harddrive you need to check in bios (not Windows) if bios (cmos or setup) sees it, then it may be a driver issue (that F6 prompt when installing Windows)
 

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Hello, I'm new here. If this is posted in the wrong section, I apologize.

Today when i booted my computer, it said "windows has detected a decrease in memory" I turned off my computer, unplugged it, took out all 3 sticks of ram, put them back in...

Still, windows is only detecting 2gb of ram when I really have 3gb of ram.
Performance Index for ram went down from 5.9 to 5.5

Can someone tell me what to do so that windows recognized all 3gb of ram.

here's a a couple screen shots:

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/488/ss1z.png
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8462/ss2hd.png

Thanks!!

Answer:Windows 7 64 bit Only Detecting 2gb of ram?

It is giving this behavior, because likely, one of your memory sticks, or one of your memory slots has died. Swap them around to find out which it is, and then you can go about replacing that part. Hopefully, it will be one of the sticks, as that would be much simpler than replacing the mobo.

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I have two 4gb chips of RAM installed on my dell laptop. My bios as well and windows is only detecting 4gb of RAM.


I am positive both chips of RAM are functional.
My BIOS gives no option for memory remapping.
I do not have maximum memory checked under boot > advanced.


Please help.

Answer:Windows only detecting 4gb of RAM

Initially I was going to tell you that you may be running a 32-bit version of Windows and would need to upgrade to a 64-bit version to use all your RAM but after seeing that's not the issue here, I would suggest scanning your system on Crucial.com to make sure your memory is connected properly/compatible with your motherboard. Please reply with your scan results as well as your computer's specs.

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Hey, I'm having problems with getting my GPU to work with Windows 7, I'm dual booting with Windows XP x86 (32bit) and with XP it's working perfectly.

I've done a CPU-Z report and uploaded the details via my website, you can check out the specs here. I've done the majority of troubleshooting steps that I've found via google, MSN, general bulletin board lurking and so on, I've yet to find the answer.

I'm running Windows 7 x64.


CPU-Z report on Windows 7 x64.


The error I'm currently recieving.


I've tried getting the drivers via the Windows Update tool.


I've tried going through the Device Management and locating the "nv_disp.inf" file, but I couldn't do it via that way, only goes to the "English" folder and no further.


I've also tried doing the same as above except going to "show compatiable hardware" unticking that, then clicking "Nvidia", then locating the 9500GT from the list and then trying that way but it does not work either.

Answer:Windows 7 not detecting my GPU.

Forgive me for reviving this thread, but I really need some assistance

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Hi,
I am trying to get a logitech headset to work with my windows 10 laptop. The headset has a 3.5 mm male aux. I want to input/record audio with its microphone and receive audio with the headphone part simultaneously. I tried this using the aux, but my laptop only gave the headset audio and did not accept audio. Would a female aux to male usb adapter work?
 

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Up until recently Windows explorer automatically detected an sd card when inserted in the card reader. However now it won't detect it. It does autmatically detect a USB drive inserted into the usb slot on the same hardware. I have ruled out a hardware issue by booting from other windows 7 drives on my machine and both times the sd card is detected by Windows explorer. I have tried checking the driver for the flash reader on the problematic hard drive and it says it is working properly. Is there a fix for this without reinstalling windows 7?

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Specs: MOBO: Gigabyte GA-880GM-UDH2 Rev. 1.0 (AMD SATA)
BIOS Rev: F8
HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB SATA
HDD Plugged in to SATA2_0
First off, I've read several post reporting the same thing and have tried to take the advice given in each. My question doesn't come from a laziness in research but not getting anywhere with previous suggestions.

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate on a system I've had for a couple years that has previously had several OS's install on it (I use this system as a test bench), including Win7 Ultimate but this time the Win7 installer will not recognize the HDD. I've tried putting the HDD in another system and removing all partitions (with and without creating new partitions and formatting), tried changing BIOS settings from AHCI to IDE, tried loading drivers while installing Win7. I've tried using DISKPART and yes, it recognizes the drive. I've cleaned using both "CLEAN" and "CLEAN ALL". I've tried partitioning and formatting via DISKPART (and also just performing the CLEAN without partitioning and formatting) yet Win7 install will still not recognize the drive.

What's frustrating is that I had Win7 installed (using the same sourse for installation) as recent as last week before wiping it clean to put Win8.1 on this thing to do some testing.

Any help and/or suggestions?

Answer:New Windows 7 Install Not Detecting HDD

Wow. Can't believe I forgot this BUT on this particular MOBO you need to have the bootable USB stick plugged in to SPECIFIC USB ports (KB_MS_USB Ports) ONLY. Problem solved. Working now.

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Hello,
I am having a problem in my HP Pavilion laptop. If I eject any device connected to USB port and then try to connect it again, it doesn't detect it until I shut down my laptop and start it again. Restart also doesn't helps in this case, if I try to restart the laptop, it keeps on loading and loading and then ultimately I need to force shut down the laptop.
Another problem that I am facing is I use Micromax netsetter for internet, and if I keep the PC in sleep mode while having that netsetter connected, it automatically restarts my laptop every now and then.

Please help me to solve these problems.
Thanks in advance !!

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I have a new HP laptop with pre-installed windows 10.  I am attempting to attach two additional monitors via USB with Diamond BVU3500 Multi-display adapters, however, I can't get the additional monitors detected via the windows 10 settings. 
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I got a new hard drive, and my bios detects it as a 160 GB drive but windows only detects it as a 127 GB drive. I have Windows XP Home SP1. I haven't upgraded to service pack 2 because my friend had it installed and he said it ate up a lot of memory.
 

Answer:Windows not detecting HDD past 127 GB

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I have a new Lenovo AIO that came with Windows 10. From the start, it successfully detected a second monitor connected by HDMI. Yesterday I disconnected the second monitor in order to move to a new location. Now Windows is not detecting the second monitor. I've disconnected and re-connected the cable and re-booted but to no avail. In device manager it shows that I have the latest update for the display driver. Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 10 not detecting 2nd monitor but it did before.

Win key + P will bring up the projector (second monitor) options. Can you extend or duplicate displays there?

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I am trying to install windows 7 on My new Lenovo Y50-70 but problem is that, after booting its HDD not detecting and not showing any partition even not there any space for create partition! Help me.
 
Mod comment: Picture with serial number removed for members protection.

Answer:HDD not detecting when Installing windows on Y50-70

Since the hdd is not detected by the bios, then it could be defective or has been disconnected physically. No matter what you do if it is not detected by the bios, you cannot achieved whatever is your objective.

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I have a dual monitor setup. I have 2 AOC e2252V monitors that would work fine on Windows 7. I have all updated drivers. I've checked the internet for multiple solutions but everyone's problem seemed to be that they didnt extend their displays. My problem is that both windows 10 and my graphics card are not detecting it. They are both connected to the DVI-D connections on my MSI R9 390 graphics card (installed with the latest drivers from 11/30/2015 on the MSI website.) One monitor is hooked up from VGA through a DVI-D adapter to connect to my graphics card. I assumed this wasn't the problem because I did the same thing on my previous card where it worked just fine. I checked to see if one of my DVI-D connections were faulty on the card, but my one monitor hooked up directly through a DVI-D cable (no adapter) works on both of them. If I hook up my TV through HDMI connection, it will detect my TV. I wonder if this is a problem with Windows 10, MSI R9 390, or the adapter. If anyone has a solution or advice, that would be greatly appreciated.
These are pictures of some of what I'm talking about.
http://imgur.com/a/ciskE [1]
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252062742418[2] This is a link to the adapter I am using. VGA from the monitor, connected to this adapter, into the graphics card.

Answer:Windows 10 not detecting 2nd monitor

Have you tried just one monitor using the adapter? That way if it works you have eliminated the adapter as the problem.

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Hey guys, im in a great deal of trouble here... I wanted to do a hdd wipe because I had trojans and other viruses... so i did a system wipe using a free program off the internet (probly my biggest mistake) anyway.
Heres my situation- I bought a Barricuda seagate 7200.10 250gig HDD the SATA version. I plugged it in and installed windows XP and everything worked fine. then i did the sytem wipe and now when i put the windows xp disk in, it wont find any HDD. nothing works


PLEASE HELP ME !!!

Answer:Windows XP install not detecting HDD !!!!

So what you're saying is that XP installation program doesn't see any disk to install itself on ? You haven't opened the case nor touched at the disk cables since you had XP working fine on it ?

What's the wipe program you used ? It might have wiped the manufacturer's disk settings.

Does the disk still show in the boot sequence and in bios ? Try to enter bios and use the hdd detect utility to redetect the drive.

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Hi there!

I've been using a dual monitor setup for a few weeks now and it's being going great. I decided that I was going to move my PC and monitors into a different room so I moved it all through but now my second monitor isn't being detected.

Monitor #1 is plugged in to my PC using a VGA cable with a VGA-DVI adapter on the end (because my graphics card only has DVI outputs). Monitor #2 is plugged in using a standard DVI-DVI cable.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers but Windows simply won't pick up Monitor #2 anymore since my computer has been moved.

Does anyone know why this and if there's any way to fix it?

Thanks!
jloc

Answer:Windows 7 not detecting my second monitor

Do you have proof that 2nd one is even receiving power at this point? [starting at the obvious, apologies]

....and it's not plugged directly into a master switch outlet [connected to a switch on the wall] that is in off, position or verified that the outlet it went into is working.

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i have eset nod32 antivirus 8 installed and working . but when i go to action center it tells me find an antivirus online !

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Windows 8.1 on my main tower isn't detecting my second monitor. I have tested the monitor with 8.1 laptop and it works.

Answer:Help, windows 8.1 isn't detecting my second monitor.

Are the two monitors connected to the same video card? If the answer is no, check the bios and make sure the onboard video connection is enabled.

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Hello,I am having a problem in my HP Pavilion laptop having windows 10 OS. If I eject any device connected to USB port and then try to connect it again, it doesn't detect it until I shut down my laptop and start it again. Restart also doesn't helps in this case, if I try to restart the laptop, it keeps on loading and loading and then ultimately I need to force shut down the laptop.Another problem that I am facing is I use Micromax netsetter for internet, and if I keep the PC in sleep mode while having that netsetter connected, it automatically restarts my laptop every now and then.Please help me to solve these problems.Thanks in advance !!

Answer:USB not detecting once ejected in windows 10

Hi @angel_anjali, Welcome to the HP Support Community! I have read about your issues with your HP Pavilion Notebook and USB support and Micromax Netsetter. The USB drives load after Windows loads. So this would cause a lag in starting. No USB cable should be connected at the start of Windows. Micromax netsetter support would be the best suited to answer your concerns with their product. I am not familiar with any settings for this.Thanks.   

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Hello all,

I recently formatted my computer due to it freezing up. I've currently got a 128GB SSD, and a 1TB (SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com)

I've installed the Motherboard Drivers, and the GFX card drivers. Not sure how I can get my second hard drive to show up in My Computer. I didn't reformat it or anything...I figured I'd be able to just format windows that was on my SSD(c drive) and I'd be able to keep everything on the 2nd drive.

In Device Manager I see both Hard Drives under the Hard Drive section....Any ideas?

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows not detecting 2nd HDD

If you go to Disk Management does the drive show up there?

If so see if reformatting the drive fixes the issue. Formatting the drive will delete anything on it!

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My laptop runs Win 7 Home Premium, all patches. I had an LG 500G phone and was able to connect it via a USB cable and copy off pictures. I lost that phone and got another. Connected it, Windows went "boo-doop", and that's it... no new drive, nothing in Device Manager, nothing. I tried re-installing the latest drivers from LGs site. Nothing. How can I try to get it to see the memory in my phone again?

Answer:Windows mostly not detecting USB device

Do you have a memory card in the phone?

While the phone is connected,

You may have to go to settings and tools/ USB mass storage device/ enable.

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This is what has happened: My sound drivers seem to work fine; My sound output through HDMI works. The only problem is that when I plug my speakers into the 1/8 inch audio jack or plug my headset into USB, Windows 7 does not show them as connected in the sounds dialogue box (the one you get when you right click on the speaker and go to playback devices).

The speakers work in other computers. At first, I thought it was the motherboard speaker connection until the USB headset stopped working. I expect that it is a Windows problem in it not detecting my speakers/headset whenever I plug them in. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 7 not detecting speakers.

right click on the volume icon and click playback devices, then try setting your speakers as default with a right click, make default device.
 

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Hey,
I'm having problems with installing Windows XP Home edition to an old computer.

I'm getting a message: ?Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer?

The motherboard is old, Abit BE6-2. HD is 30GB IDE.

I tested the HD with Linux live CD, and it found no problems.
Linux install also seems to be going well (85% atm), however I'd like to get XP working.

Answer:Windows XP install not detecting HDD

Linux installed without problems. Why I can't install XP?

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Every 2 minutes this popup shows up on the bottom right of my computer screen "WINDOWS HAS DETECTED SPYWARE INFECTION! IT IS RECOMMENDED TO USE SPECIAL SPYWARE TOOLS TO PREVENT DATA LOSS.
. I recently just downloaded SPYBOT SEARCH AND DISTROY and i've fixed and deleted all the spyware that spybot has found and i am still getting this message from windows. Can anyone help me out with this horrible situation that i am in??
 

Answer:Windows detecting a spyware

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Hello,
I just installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and now the internet connection doesn't work. When I go into the Network and Sharing Center, there are only two options instead of the usual 3. They are " ISAACFOX-PC" and "Internet" and there is a line with a red X in between. The router is not located, although it is working on the desktop I am typing this on. Any suggestions? I am using a Netgear NVG150 router.

Thank you,
Isaac
 

Answer:Windows 7 Not Detecting WiFi

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I have been given a "broken pc" which is a pentium 233 with 32mb ram and a 2gb hdd.I discovered the reason it was "broken" was that the grapgics card had come out of the pci slot and assumed that it had been manhandled or dropped, but when I fixed this, fdisk'd, formatted and installed an old win98 and now windows will not detect the mouse, but I can navigate windows with the keyboard.The mouse port is a serial one connected through to the motherboard with a thin ribbon cable connected to a 10 pin rectangular socket. I have checked all the cables are in ok.As I do not have a serial mouse I have connected a ps2 mouse through an adapter. Initially I thought that either the mouse or the adapter may also be faulty but I have changed both of them, and it still will not detect the mouse.I am now wondering if there is a motherboard or serial port fault and how to get around it.Could I fit a pci card to one of the spare slots with either a ps2 or serial connector for the mouse, and would I have to disable something in the bios or motherboard to enable this to be detected, or does anyone have any suggestions please.The only identification I can see on the motherboard is Winbond written on a couple of the chips. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.

Answer:Help please - Windows not detecting mouse !!

Hi, Sounds like a driver problem to me.GO to Input-Drivers.com and find the driver for your mouse,you may be able to install over the old driver,if not uninstall the old driver and then install the right driver from that site.Hope this helps.

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I'm trying to use a CD and it won't load. I go to My Computer and it doesn't show the D:\ drive. Please help!
 

Answer:Windows not detecting CD drive

When did the problem first appear? Have you added any new software lately?

When you enter BIOS setup (by pressing a key usually indicated on the screen when you boot), does the drive appear there?
 

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haai friends.I am having an Ideapad Z580I just updated my windows 7 to windows 8 pro.I am facing three problems.1.my bluetooth device is not detecing.i tried all the drivers.But it is still undetected.2.automatic updates are not working.it is showing error code.8024401C3.An USB 2.0-CRW not installed message. Can anybody provide any solutions??  

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Hello,

From what I know windows XP will only accept 3 gigs of ram, correct? Here is my problem, I have a total of 3 gigs of ram set up into my computer at the time. The BIOS is detecting 3 Gigs of ram but windows is only detecting 2.5 Gigs of ram. I have ran memory test with good success (did 40 or so passes)here are my specs:


(ALL Parts brand new)
AMD 3800 x2
ABIT KN8 SLI
3 Gigs of ram ( 2 x 1 Gig sticks & 2 x 512 Sticks) 4 Sticks total all kingston
x 2 Nvidia 6800 XT (SLI)
Plextor DVDRW
Generic DVD
SB Audigy 2 Sound Card
Western Digital 250 Gig HD (Using Sata 3)
and a good ole fashioned floppy drive

Answer:Windows only detecting 2.5/3 Gigs of ram

Anyone have any information?

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I'm told that Windows is supposed to be able to recognize if I have a non Microsoft firewall and anti-virus, yet my Home Premium 64 doesn't do this. I have turned off the Windows firewall and have had to turn off notifications telling me to turn it on again.

I use Webroot Secure Anywhere and System Mechanic. The latter does detect my Webroot anti-virus, but not the Webroot firewall. I wrote to System Mechanic and they say they are dependent on Windows detecting what other firewalls and anti-virus programs are installed but mine doesn't.

Is this normal behavior? I don't recall ever seeing whatever firewall I have installed, whatever make, apart from Microsoft's own.

Answer:Windows not detecting my Webroot

Let's see what "Security Check" shows:
Download Security Check by screen317 from here http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe or here http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.
Please post the contents of that document.

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Hello,
I am having a problem in my HP Pavilion laptop. If I eject any device connected to USB port and then try to connect it again, it doesn't detect it until I shut down my laptop and start it again. Restart also doesn't helps in this case, if I try to restart the laptop, it keeps on loading and loading and then ultimately I need to force shut down the laptop.
Another problem that I am facing is I use Micromax netsetter for internet, and if I keep the PC in sleep mode while having that netsetter connected, it automatically restarts my laptop every now and then.

Please help me to solve these problems.
Thanks in advance !!

Answer:USB not detecting once ejected in windows 10

Hi, from a command prompt run
powercfg /devicequery wake_armed
-lists all currently configured devices that can wake your PC.

Look for your device, note the name.

Now run
powercfg /DEVICEDISABLEWAKE <your device name>
(Omit <>)

You may need to run this in an admin command prompt window.

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Hi everyone,
I have windows 7 on core i5 laptop. my laptop is not detecting USB ( the memory device or the pen drive). when i go to the Devices and printers section the USB is categorised as unspecified. when i troubleshoot that icon it says that USB driver is not installed please advice what should i do
 

Answer:windows not detecting USB device

disconnect all USB devices

try uninstalling the USB hub and then rebooting and allow windows to re-detect and re-install

you may need to reboot twice
 

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Is it possible to somehow "hide" another operating system on my PC. I think an unauthorized user may have done this. My computer knowledge is limited so bear with me. I am currently using Windows XP Professional but have reason to believe NT is also installed. How can I figure this out and if it is installed, how do I uninstall NT?
 

Answer:Detecting and Uninstalling Windows NT

if u have windows xp look in your program files in your local disk c u will see a folder that says windows nt. its not hidden. its a component and a program thats part of windows xp pro and home versions. it cant be removed or deleted.its not in your add/remove programs.its not doing any harm to have it. and u only should have windows xp in your computer if thats what the computer originally came with.i can assure u no one put it there. its just there minding its own business.lol! dont worry about it.the only way u would even have the full version of windows nt is if you have partitioned your c and d drives. one for xp and one for nt which i seriously doubt. hope this answers your question.
 

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Dear All,,,

Pls help me asap..as my laptop of sony vaio (windows 7 ultimate 32 bit) .is not detecting hard disk / nexus mobile. With previous OS of windows 8,,it was working fine. M in no mansa land as my laptops hard disk is almost full and m nt able to download any big size files like full movie....
Pls assist urgently...My OS is up to date till yesterday...Pls let me know if any Drivers for the same can help me out.

[email protected]

Answer:USB Not detecting in Windows 7 ultimate

Hello and welcome vikas mate it is really hard without some system specs and just to get it clear in my mind did you say the hard drive previously had Windows 8 on it ? If so did you install over the top of the 8 or wipe and format the drive before you installed the Windows 7?

For the specs mate try running this Speccy - Download

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Hi,

I have an old Athlon xp 2800 running XP sp2. After expanding its memory I had some "blue screen" events... I did some "house keeping" and apparently everything is fine again.

However, Windows seems not to recognize any devices attached to the computer. This applies to printer, sound, USB ports and even the network card (despite I could make it work after the house keeping).

When I open the Device Manager, it shows a blank page, as if there were no hw devices on the computer. Also, I tried to force a hw detection but it simply does not work.

I ran chkdsk /f several times and nothing was found...

I am afraid some windows files got corrupted.

Can anyone help with this?

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ive recently upgraded my mobo, ram, and cpu, and used my existing parts for my pc and everything posts fine in the bios, but when i try to do a repair install of windows, it shows that it cant detect a hard drive. my hard drive is a seagate sata2 160gig that has windows already installed. i heard that disabling ahci in the bios would fix this but ive searched for awhile and cant find it. also, i tried to boot the driver cd that came with my mobo, but it wouldnt work. i dont have a floppy drive, so i dont know if that could be a problem as well. any help would be great.

my specs are

amd althon x2 5600+
2 gig wintec ddr2 800
biostar tforce 550 motherboard
msi 7600gt
thermaltake 430 watt power supply
seagate barracuda 7200.9 ST3160812AS 160 gig sata2 8 mb cache
 

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I just reinstalled windows XP after a crash (hal.dll missing, couldn't repair) and now my other two drives are missing....any ideas?

Answer:Just reinstalled windows, not detecting other 2 IDE HDD's.....

What type are the IDE drives? Did they come with seperate driver software on a disk?

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I have a new Lenovo AIO that came with Windows 10. From the start, it successfully detected a second monitor connected by HDMI. Yesterday I disconnected the second monitor in order to move to a new location. Now Windows is not detecting the second monitor. I've disconnected and re-connected the cable and re-booted but to no avail. In device manager it shows that I have the latest update for the display driver. Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 10 not detecting 2nd monitor but it did before.

Win key + P will bring up the projector (second monitor) options. Can you extend or duplicate displays there?

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I recently just bought a new pc and I am having issues with using dual monitors. 
 
PC INFO:
 
I have Windows 7 Home Premium and a AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB graphics card. It is suppose to support up to 3 monitors at one time. It has a Display port, HDMI port, and two DVI ports (1 DVI-I Dual Link and 1 DVI-D Dual Link). 
 
I am using both DVI ports at the moment and I am using standard DVI-D Single Link cables as it shows they are compatible with both dual link DVI-D and DVI-I ports. I have a 22 in wide screen hanngs monitor and a smaller 19 in princeton monitor.
 
My two monitors are different sizes, but both have a DVI-I dual link port and both are set to use a digital signal. I used the AMD Driver Detector to get the newest drivers and updates to the Catalyst Control Center(CCC). I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver a couple times with no success.
 
This is what the AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB card looks like:
 
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,3253,l=320681&a=318900&po=2,00.asp 
 
PROBLEM:
 
When I start windows both screens display the windows starting screen. When I get to the blue splash screen the bigger monitor goes to sleep and says it doesn't detect any signal. My other monitor works just fine. I tried using windows and ccc to detect my second monitor, but neither could find it. 
 
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My Windows 10 won't detect windows 10 Build 14393.1613 (KB4034661) I have tried to restart and it still can't Detect it.
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Hi guys,

i have 2x2gb corsair make ram sticks installed on my 64bit windows pc

but since yesterday windows is only detecting 2gbs of ram, while the bios and sw like rammon detect 4gb installed

have tried resetting bios by jumpers but sometimes windows says 2gb, 2.96gb usable and sometimes detects full 4gb ram!!!!!

Answer:64 bit windows is detecting only 2gb of the 4gb ram installed

Abu mate might be worth running a memtest - takes a long time RAM - Test with Memtest86+

you will need to make a bootable disk and set the BIOS to boot from the optical and let the test run for at least 8 passes unless it finds errors very quickly.

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i recently reinstalled win 7 on my laptop, and it come with error message:
windows havent deteceted any networkhardware.

the networkcards are called: Bluetooth unit (personal Area Network) and Bluetooth unit (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
taken from the device manager

please help me i have to have the pc ready for monday

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I have a dual monitor setup. I have 2 AOC e2252V monitors that would work fine on Windows 7. I have all updated drivers. I've checked the internet for multiple solutions but everyone's problem seemed to be that they didnt extend their displays. My problem is that both windows 10 and my graphics card are not detecting it. They are both connected to the DVI-D connections on my MSI R9 390 graphics card (installed with the latest drivers from 11/30/2015 on the MSI website.) One monitor is hooked up from VGA through a DVI-D adapter to connect to my graphics card. I assumed this wasn't the problem because I did the same thing on my previous card where it worked just fine. I checked to see if one of my DVI-D connections were faulty on the card, but my one monitor hooked up directly through a DVI-D cable (no adapter) works on both of them. If I hook up my TV through HDMI connection, it will detect my TV. I wonder if this is a problem with Windows 10, MSI R9 390, or the adapter. If anyone has a solution or advice, that would be greatly appreciated.
These are pictures of some of what I'm talking about.
http://imgur.com/a/ciskE [1]
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252062742418[2] This is a link to the adapter I am using. VGA from the monitor, connected to this adapter, into the graphics card.

Answer:Windows 10 not detecting 2nd monitor

Have you tried just one monitor using the adapter? That way if it works you have eliminated the adapter as the problem.

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a friend has a computer and he thinks he may have a virus how can he scan the
computer to see if he has one and where can he download a free virus
protector from or is there one on the windows cd and what would i look for it
the windows cd has a virus protector the operating system is windows xp
professional

:confused
 

Answer:detecting a virus windows xp

Welcome to Major Geeks!

To check the PC for malware, please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions. If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


If you want to know where to know about free tools, it is in another sticky thread posted in the forum:

How to Protect yourself from malware!
 

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Every time I boot XP it comes up with a blank screen and says detecting... then loads windows XP start up screen. I have tried editiong the bios and setting XP to fast detect. But nothing makes it any faster?It is presumably searching for HDD's and how do I stop this from happening?Thnaks

Answer:Windows XP - Boot up - Detecting???

Are you on a network or have a network card fitted?

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I've just re-installed Windows 98 on my old computer after my 20GB Hard drive failed. However, installing 98 on my new 80GB Samsung hard drive left me at a dead end; it is only picking up 8 [or rather 7.95gb] of my hard drive. Any ideas why, and, any possible fixes?Thanks

Answer:Windows 98 only detecting 8GB on a 80GB HDD

and view partition information. It may not be set up correctly. Does bios correctly identify the drive? Using win98 suggestes an older machine to me. are you sure the MB can handle a drive that size?WTM

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Hi all,
My Alienware Aurora has an ATI Radeon 5870 graphics card and my Windows 7 detects that. But if I view my system information, it only lists my DirectX version as 10! Is this normal?
 

Answer:Windows 7 not detecting Directx 11?

Does anyone know about this?
 

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Hi !
I just bought a 160ghz hd but my windowsXP seems to not detect the full capacity,it only detectes 130ghz.
I made a partition of 15ghz on it,and it says on the other part 114ghz left...I was told by a friend that it would do that but he dont know if theres a way to make windows read the missing 30ghz..so is there a way?:beard:

Answer:Windows detecting HD capacity...

By ghz do you mean GB?

I do know that sometimes when companies say 80 gigabytes, they really mean 80 billion bytes and since there is 1024 bytes in a gigabyte it makes a difference. However, that only accounts for 10 missing gigabytes... weird.

What kind of hard drive is it? Do you have a link we can look at?

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I've got a Lenovo X230 Tablet and the problem is these things come with a combined audio/microphone jack. So recently, I bought a combiner (one of these things: 3 5mm Earbud Headset Headphone Earphone Splitter FOR Tablet Phone MP3 MP4 | eBay) and although it doesn't specifically say its used for this purpose, I've used it at least 10 times and it has worked perfectly fine through Skype, Wavepad, etc. The microphone from headset worked, sound came into the headset, everything was perfect.

Now here's the problem. It suddenly stopped working.
I've plugged my headset into my mother's laptop (which has separate audio and microphone jacks) and confirmed that the headset is fine.
I plug the mic/audio from headset into combiner and into laptop as always but I only get audio. I've swapped them around and audio still comes in so I think the combiner should be fine too.
However, my microphone isn't detected. It was as simple as plug it all in before, but now I don't know what the problem is. I've updated my Realtek HD Audio Manager driver and restarted multiple times but nothing has changed.

This is what Windows shows. http://i.imgur.com/BJCmjRo.png
I don't know what the top one is because I've never used 'Bluetooth Hands-Free Audio'. The bottom one that just says Microphone would be the built-in microphone which has terrible sound quality and might as well not be there.

Please help cause this is beyond inconvenient and annoying. Something that works fine suddenly... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Detecting Microphone

Have you tried to reinstall your Audio Driver?

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If I open windows explorer, the cd-rom drive doesn't even show up anymore. I went into device manager and it doesn't even show up anywhere. This is on my laptop and I haven't even used the drive that much, so I don't think it could have went bad.

Is there any programs or anything that can help me detect the cd drive?
Why would it just one day not work?

I tried a system restore, but that didn't work.
I even did a complete restore of the laptop using the system recovery disk.

Nothing worked.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Windows XP not detecting my CD-ROM all of a sudden?

Can you open tray and do you have light blinked.? you should check your device connection on laptop. Also download everest software and run for laptop hardware information .
go to Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com than search for everest

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For Christmas I got a pair of Razer Blackshark headphones/headset. It's great and the bass is kick ass. But for whatever reason Windows 7 does not recognize that I have it plugged in. I hear audio and what have you but it's using default system audio levels. So if I unplug my headset and turn up the audio and then replug them, I get my ears blasted because it doesn't auto adjust.

The funny thing is, it works fine on Windows 8.1. It is recognized as a headset and everything. Show disabled devices is enable on Windows 7 and it is not there.


Realtek Control Panel doesn't even detect it.

Answer:Windows Won't Recognize Headset

Hi Collin,

Try to update the drivers from here and after that try this.

1. Go to Start and click on Control Panel.
2. Click in Sound, then a new window will open up.
3. In the new windows click on the tab "Recording" and right click in the window and click on “Show Disabled devices”.
4. Now check if the Headphone is listed there and right click on it and choose enable.
5. Highlight the headphone and click on "Set as Default".

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Hi

I purchased a new usb headset, it worked fine i plugged in for the first time. I could able to hear sound and i could able to use mic as well.


After a while, I unplugged it and plugged in back, I am unable to hear anything except the sound like buzzzzzzzzzzzz

please help out to fix this issue.

Thanks

Answer:Usb headset not working in windows 7

Is the headset detected by the PC? USB headsets DO NOT use the PC's sound card. They take the digital audio data and convert it to analog audio in the headset. Since the headset converts the digtal to analog, may be a problem in the headset. Is there another PC you can try the headset to see if it works or has the same problem?

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Information on my system below.
I have Ps Headset model # CECHYA-0080 (wireless usb) and I am wondering if I could set them up in 7.1 surround (after searching it appears that they can run 7.1 when connected to ps3)
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.131030-1505)
Language: French (Regional Setting: French)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire T3-605
BIOS: P11-A0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16036MB RAM
Page File: 2561MB used, 16417MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Description: Haut-parleurs (4- Wireless Stereo Headset)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: USB\VID_12BA&PID_0030&REV_01>?&MI_00
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: USBAUDIO.sys
Driver Version: 6.03.9600.16490 (French)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 3/11/2014 14:16:12, 121088 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
 

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Simply, I plug it in and nothing happens at all, no pop-up, not found anywhere, not device manager no where. It is not the USB jacks, I use them for other things and they work fine.

It is a HP stereo headset, i looked on the HP website and there are no custom drivers to install... what can I do?

Answer:USB Headset not even recognised on Windows 7 x64

Hi have you tested them on another computer to check them

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Can I use a Bluetooth headset with my laptop running Windows 7?

Answer:Bluetooth Headset with Windows 7

I don't see any reason why not, but the Laptop needs to be Bluetooth enabled, either with a built-in Bluetooth adapter or with a USB adapter plugged in.

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No sound is coming out of my Bluetooth headset even though it is paired successfully.
Is there a driver or update that can be installed to get them working?

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