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Error instaling bluetooth controller

Question: Error instaling bluetooth controller

I've bought a new headphones wireless with conection bluetooth, but my pc doesn't have bluetooth so bought a controller to conect them. Trying to install this controller, it stops and crash in the middle of it and can't go ahead. I'm submitting my error list. (sorry for my bad english, i wish you can understand me well enough :s)

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Answer: Error instaling bluetooth controller

have you installed the correct drivers?

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When i am instaling windows from usb, i have this eror every time. Notebook: Lenovo ideapad B 51-30 

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Answer:Error with instaling windows

I would not want to break your heart, but this is an error related to your harddrive malfunctioning, commonly known as bad sector. Was your Windows getting slow before you installed Windows? 

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When trying to install the free update of win 10 on my Samsung N220, an unknown error: C19000101-4000D accurs, why?
And what can I do to get it to Work?

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When i am instaling windows from usb, i have this eror every time. Notebook: Lenovo ideapad B 51-30
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Answer:B51-30 - Error with instaling windows

I would not want to break your heart, but this is an error related to your harddrive malfunctioning, commonly known as bad sector. Was your Windows getting slow before you installed Windows? 

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Every time I try to install Windows 7 64-bit SP1update, it errors out. I get the following message: WindowsUpdate_80073701" "WindowsUpdate_dt000

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Hi! I've had my Lenovo Sl510 for about a year and i have installed all of the updates but when i installed the last updates a few days ago, after rebooting an error showed up "Fatal error C0190003 applying updates operation 2021 of 118389 (kbdugh...)" and i do not know what to do. All of my data is on one partition and i was wandering if i can reinstall windows without losing the data (which to my own mistfortune i did not back up).

Answer:Fatal error with instaling updates

What happens if you try again?

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Hi everyone
I have 2 unrelated problems.
A while ago, i tried to delete an unneeded network bridge. The deletion process got stuck and interrupted. Since then, that bridge contains no data and just sits in my network places. When i try to delete it i get the following error:
"An unexpected error occurred while configuring the network bridge"
Is there anyway to get rid of it? Its harmless but annoying.

while i am trying to install quicktime 7.2 i get the following error:
"Error 1316.A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file c:\WINDOWS\Installer.msi"
Any ideas on how to fix this?

Two really unrelated problems that i really need help with.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:error instaling quicktime and old network bridge can't be deleted

Hmmm, no ideas?

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Would an "SM Bus Controller" that is missing drivers cause bluetooth devices not to run? Ive had that message in the device manager ever since my upgrade to Ultimate. Tried the GPU chipset on the AMD site with no results. And even though my bluetooth devices say they install, my BT icon says "no bluetooth device connected" with three different transmitters. Ive been battling this bluetooth issue for over a month and its stressing me out! ANY help is appreciated specs are listed below.

Toshiba L775D-S7112
AMD A4-3305M APU 1.9GHZ
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Answer:sm bus controller/bluetooth


Yes it could as you need to install your chipset driver as that is the SMBus driver, then install any BT driver.

Any device that in Device Manager that has a yellow ! mark by it can cause issues with hardware,

Weirdly Toshiba no drivers are listed on the Toshiba site I looked at, so maybe attaching the log from the below may give us clues, unless you already have a driver CD from Toshiba to allow you to re-install these drivers.

Download the free, Speccy HERE then run Speccy and click File > Save as Text File, then attach the log as per instructions below (note: as Speccy also now lists more data it likely will have your Windows licence serial key also in the log, so look for Operating System and under that Serial Number and delete the code and Save the log)

Then attach your log to your next post as per these instructions HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post Click to expand...


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Hi, is there any way to connet the PS3 controller to the Y50 via the built in bluetooth?

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I can't find my WiFi option in windows 8.1

Answer:network controller,PCI simple communication controller error...

In device manager there is error sign for PCI simple communication controller,network controller... Please help to solve WiFi issue

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I own a Split X2 notebook. Ive installed a new storage for the 'screen' part, where the OS resides.So, i had to make a new installation for the pre existing windows, since i changed storage devices.Since then, bluetooth and MicroSD stopped working. Everything else is working fine.Where can I get a link for installable original controllers for both Bluetooth and MicroSD? Or is there any other solution? Thanks very much.

Answer:Bluetooth and MicroSD controller for Split X2

@jmfeitosa Your drivers for W10 here. REO

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So I have an Xbox One Bluetooth controller, with a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter, made by some Chinese company, I think. The issue is that occasionally my controller doesn't respond for a second or so, and that in of itself has created lag spikes in some games that freak out when the controller disconnects even momentarily (I'm looking at you, Bioshock series). Is this a Windows/controller issue, or is it more likely the BT adapter (the latter of which I'm willing to bet on)?

Answer:Xbox One Bluetooth controller having issues


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I have a driver problem with the following device.Here are the details: Bluetooth Peripheral Device: BTHENUM\{00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_VID&00010075_PID&0100BTHENUM\{00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_LOCALMFG&000f SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&SUBSYS_1670103C&REV_05PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&SUBSYS_1670103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&CC_0C0500PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&CC_0C05 Any help would be greatly appreciated 

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It asks for a pairing code when I try to pair it on bluetooth. I take it this shoudn't happen. What do I enter as a passcode?

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Just picked up an Xbox One controller with Bluetooth connectivity. I recall disabling the Bluetooth Support Service as part of some of the Windows services I would normally disable if not using them. I have re-enabled Bluetooth Support Service but the controller is still refusing to connect.

I've gone to settings/Devices/Bluetooth & other devices and clicked on add Bluetooth or other device for which it says "Couldn't connect".

I don't have any Bluetooth icon in my Action center.

I've run the Bluetooth troubleshooter for which it says "Select the repairs you want to apply" "Check Bluetooth compatibility" then with a tick box that says No Bluetooth. After clicking next it says "Bluetooth is not available on this device"

I'm at a loss, help?

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Hi, I'm using a laptop with Windows 8.1 x64 and I have the Intel Wireless-N 7260 WiFi card with Bluetooth 4.0.

Last week I tried out a Bluetooth speaker of a friend, it was the BOSE Mini SoundLink. When I connected it to my laptop, the controller got installed automatically and it worked nice.

Now I have that BOSE speaker device in my Bluetooth devices, and I want to delete it from there, cause I'm not going to use it anymore. When I uninstall it, this is what happens:

19:05:24 Device deleted
Device BTHENUM\DEV_000C8ABDD31C\7&22B2924B&0&BLUETOOTHDEVICE_000C8ABDD31C was deleted.

Class Guid: {E0CBF06C-CD8B-4647-BB8A-263B43F0F974}
19:05:29 Device installed (bth.inf)
Driver Management concluded the process to install driver bth.inf_amd64_88930228cab10f27\bth.inf for Device Instance ID BTHENUM\DEV_000C8ABDD31C\7&22B2924B&0&BLUETOOTHDEVICE_000C8ABDD31C with the following status: 0x0.

I uninstall it through Device Manager. Right-click on it, uninstall. Then it disappears, but if I check for changes in hardware, it appears again. It's like I successfully uninstall it but immediately after it gets installed automatically.

I have 3 controllers of this device:

Bluetooth: Bose Mini SoundLink
Human Interface Devices: Bose Mini SoundLink Audio/Video Remote Control HID
Sound, video and game controllers: Bose Mini SoundLink Stereo

Human Interface Devices
19:43:04 Device deleted
Device BTHENU... Read more

Answer:Can't uninstall controller from BOSE bluetooth speaker

OK, I've finally solved this annoying issue.

All you got to do is go Control Panel/Devices and Printers/BOSE speaker, right-click, remove device.

That finally removed every single thing about BOSE speakers. Wow, it's been 5 months 'till I solved this...

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Hello, I cant find driver for the Blutooth Controller. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The hardware ID is:PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3298&SUBSYS_18EC103C&REV_00PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3298&SUBSYS_18EC103CPCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3298&CC_0D1100PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3298&CC_0D11 Appriciate your help.


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Answer:HP Probook 4540s Bluetooth controller driver

Hi: You need this driver for the bluetooth device...

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Hi. I have a HP 15 r015dx Notebook. I have just recently downgraded it to Windows 7 Professional 64bit from Window 10. I have installed most of the drivers needed except for the Wireless and Bluetooth. I have search for all possible avenues to find a driver for my laptop and was unsucessful. I read an article Solve: HP 15-d006tu Windows 7 64-bit Wifi Driver where Paul Tikkanen provided a solution to the individual who had a  similar problem. Can anyone in this forum give a solution to this problem I am facing. Need of help.... ASAP Bill  

Answer:HP 15 r015dx - Wireless and Bluetooth Controller Driver

Hi, Bill: Here is the wireless card driver you need for your notebook... This package contains the driver installation package for the Realtek RTL8723BE/RTL8188EE wireless LAN Controller in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. File name: sp72932.exe According to the product specs page for your notebook, it does not come with built in bluetooth networking, or that feature would have been listed along with the 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN wireless connectivity specification.

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ok i have a windows phone nokia 365 bought Megadream Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Game Controller Joystick seller is telling me that i need to use icade pairing mood i can't find aand app or switch the keyboard anyway there is an video game controlller that works with this phone via bluetooth

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Hi I have problem with drivers : PCI Device and Bluetooth controller & Universal serial bus controller in( Device manger) can any one suggest me how to over come this problems In my laptop

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I am hoping to use one of these bluetooth game controllers to simulate some keyboard presses so I can control my DIY teleprompter. I can pair it with my PC and Windows sees it as a keyboard (name MOCUTE-032X_B63-9196) but I don't know how to get the button presses to do anything. I've used SharpKeys to get scan codes from the four buttons (E0_3F65, E0_3F64, E0_3F76, E0_3F6E) but I can't do anything with them in SharpKeys because it says they're scan codes it doesn't know about. The ones that SharpKeys knows about have four characters instead of six.

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Hi! Please provide the Bluetooth and USB Controller driver software for HP 15-BE011TU : OS - Windows 7 64bit

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My Ipega 9025 bluetooth controller will connect to my PC fine (It didn't even connect previously but i solved that) but it then installs drivers while the controllers pairing LED is still flashing, it then disconnects before the drivers are installed and every time I re-connect it's treated as a new device and installs again and again. Any ideas?
My bluetooth adapter is the ASUS BT400

Edit: tried one more time and it seems to have solved itself! Now i can finally play Dark Souls III

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i just recently bought the new xbox one s controller and i want to connect to my pc using the new bluetooth feature and play sound through the dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack on the controller. the problem is i cant figure out how to get it to work. i have updated the drivers on windows and the controller and have the xbox accessories app installed and still nothing. i have reinstalled my audio drivers and still nothing. can somebody please help me with this? i am not using apple headphones. they are samsung. i mention this because i read that apple headphones have the ground and mic sleeve swapped because theyre retarded and its just apple. thanks for the help. have a good day.

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Do anyone of You has connected Sony Sixaxis controller with T500 laptop using bluetooth connection, I have sucessfully connected and configured it with usb cable using MotioninJoy, but I cannot see controller by bluetooth.


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I have a Satelite A200-23W and just installed winXP SP2 and the problem is:

1. that i cant see the bluetooth anyware (i have istalled the bluetooth monitor from the eu toshiba web site)

2. Also in the device manager i see that Mass storage controller needs new drivers but i cant find any?



Answer:Satelite A200 23W: XP -> Bluetooth and Mass Storage Controller issue


Regarding the point;

1) The notebook supports BT definitely so did you install the Bluetooth driver too?
The BT monitor is one BT control utility but to use the BT you need the BT stack!!!

2) This device is likely the Turbo Memory former Robson module.
This hardware is only supported by Windows Vista.
Therefore there is no Windows XP driver.


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Hi Guys!
My girlfriend gave me this fantastic Bluetooth Controller ( on ebay it was sell COMPATIBLE for Nokia Lumia) but when a try to use it, games like Drift Mania Championship doesn't work with.
The joypad can be connected in 3 way:
1) Game Pad Mode (only android 3.2 +)
2)Keyboard mode (with this mode I can write some words with no sense)
3)Icade Mode (in this mode, joypad can't connect with my Lumia)
4)SSP Mode (systems with virtual keys of the game, also this mode doesn't work)
I have Lumia 1520 with Wp 8.1 Gdr2. With Windows 10 TP could works?

Answer:Lumia 1520 + iPega Classic Controller Bluetooth: UnCompatible?

Welcome to Windows Central,
Sorry but if it is this one then it is not compatible with a Nokia IPEGA Wireless Bluetooth Game Controller Classic Gamepad Joystick Supports Android 3.2 & IOS 4.3 Above System / PC Games: Computers & Accessories
Product Description
-Exclusive gaming application platform, the classic hand travel under control (ipega game lobby only for Android platform).
-With the telescopic stand, the phone can be put in the stand (maximum support for 6-inch mobile phone). Easy for playing games.
- With "volume +, -,"last ","next ""Play / Pause", total 5 multimedia function keys (This function is imcompatible with Y key mode.)
-User-friendly software designed to enter the power saving mode with no connection state.
-Under Android system, it supports the vast majority of games and simulator games (such as MC4, Wild blood, Dungeon Hunter, Zombie, FC simulator, GBA emulator, arcade emulator, SFC simulator, N64 emulator, Shadowgun, Sonic CD, Cordy, Soulcraft, Zenonia4, 9 Innings 2013, Riptide GP, etc.)
-Download method of games that are compatible: Enter itunes and App Store to search for "iCade". The handle can be compatible with the vast majority of games, such as Gunman Clive, Helium Boy, League of Evil League of Evil 2, Muffin Knight Free Stardash, Temple the Run and so on.
-X.GamePad Mode: Only Android 3.2 + versions supports this mode.
-A.Keyboard Mode: suitable for Android system.
-B.iCade modes: suitable for IOS system.
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Please help:
I can't get this computer to run the files for the drivers(Zipped files). I have 7-Zip to open them.
Thanks for any help.

Answer:yellow ! on Video controller and. ? on multimedia Audio controller, RAID controller, and an unknown device

Just to add, I tried updating the drivers but windows won't run the downloads.

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Hi!I bought the s430 yesterday and exchanged the hdd with a ssd. I tried to install windows 7 ultimate (sp1), but the drivers for  Ethernet-Controller, Network-Controller, PCI-communications controller and fingerprint sensor are missing, I can't find them on the support page. Also you can see an unknown device in the device manager (Hardware ID: ACPI\LEN0068 *0068). Another problem is, after installing the Ultranavdriver, I couldn't use the touchpad anymore, trackpoint still worked, after deinstallation the touchpad worked again. Last but not least, the Power Manager doesn't recognize the storage battery, the computer tells me there's no battery installed. With the hdd and the preinstalled windows, everything works. I installed all the OSfixes, all available drivers. Does anyone know what's the problem? edit: I found most of the drivers on the hdd in the c:\swtools\drivers folder. Ultranav and Power Manager now work properly. But in the device manager you can see that the PCI Simple Communication Controller still isn't installed. Hardware IDs: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FC17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FC17AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780  


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Answer:Drivers for Edge s430? Ethernet-Controller, Network-Controller, PCI-communications controller...

download Thinkvantage System Update, it should pull the necessary drivers from the central database for your machine.

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Right when I log onto a particular Win 7 x64 system that performs as a file server I get a System Error 11 logged:

The specific drive is a Western Digital 2 TB MyBook 1140 USB drive attached via USB3 connection, and apparently has something to do with being spun down.  It won't log the above error if it's already spun up.
The system drive is a RAID 5 array of SSDs managed by Intel RST.  No part of RST seems to even know about the backup drive, so I doubt this is an issue.
I'm not sure why Explorer or anything should be trying to access this particular drive when I log in, nor why it being spun down should cause an error even if something does access it.  It's a pretty lean system, without very much that runs upon
I have the latest Western Digital drivers, and the drive is otherwise perfectly healthy.  Every 3 hours a backup runs and it logs no errors at that time - just when I log into the system interactively, either by RDP or locally on the console.
I prefer to have my systems run error-free, and this is one of two classes of errors I'm trying to eliminate (the other being a recurring registry access error logged by Microsoft Security Essentials, which seems unrelated).

Any ideas?


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Hi all !  About to abandon the ship !!.... Newly installed components include: RAM (2x DDR2 400 Mhz 256Mb to 1x DDR2 533 Mhz 1Gb)PCIe video card adapter (Asus/nvidia 8400GE) Then, POST error when booting but booting goes on by itselp after a few seconds of displaying the diagnostic.  Cannot use any PCI devices afterwards including on-board ethernet and IEEE 1394 card adapter. User's manuel (troobleshooting section) on Lenovo web site does list POST messages from 1801 to 1805, BUT NOT 1806 !!! What I've done so far :Removed IEEE 1394 card, but not my new video card.Brought back memory to prior configuration.Bios flashed to latest version.CMOS re-initialized (new battery).Ran PC-Doctor for Windows which revealed NO problems with the machine. Any advise, someone ?   


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Answer:A51p (8427-31U) - POST error 1806: PCI/PnP Error! Resource Conflict - PCI Network Controller

Guess what ?!?  Answered my own question !! At the time of my problem, there was another addition to my set-up that I did not bother to mention : a USB external drive.There is a sequence that generates the problem, and a somewhat reverse sequence that solves it. When powering off the external drive without "Safely removing hardware", and then shutting down the computer, the problem is actually occuring during next booting !! The way to get aroud this problem is simply powering on the external drive after boot-up, then shutting down computier via Start, and finally powering off the external drive :  next boot-up, the problem is solved !! I've been able to reproduce the problem (and solving it) over and over again.  Hope this can help other people, cause I was not the only one posting this problem over the net !

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I bought a Samsung SH-S202N DVD Writer. I installed it properly but whenever I insert a CD or DVD into it Windows hangs (nothing happens,even the mouse pointer doesn't move, Task Manager can't open, dead nothing). Checking Event Viewer I found the following: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0." When I remove the media from the drive Windows ceases hanging. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.
P.S: I don't think it's the IDE cables, I've already replaced them 3 times but no change. :evil:

Answer:The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0 error

Is that the only drive on that IDE cable?

What jumper setting and what connector is it using (end/middle) ?

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i cannot find any drivers for bluetooth controller and pci device

Answer:bluetooth controller driver and pci device driver for hp 15 ...

 Hi, PCI: Bluetooth If they do not work, attach the Hardware IDs, check: How to easily find drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows

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Hello All, Hope someone may be able to sort this one out for me; my efforts so far have been useless  I am using a ThinkPad R60e (model # 0657-3LG), running Win-XP-Home Premium - SP3, with BlueTooth built-in; it worked fine until a few days ago, when I allowed ThinkPad SystemUpdate to attempt to update its driver (Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software) to its most current version ( For the first time in its over two years life, SystemUpdate STALLED during the update (never done that for ANY piece of software, application or driver!). I had to "brutally" abort it (after several hours of wait), and tried again: same result. I downloaded the update from Lenovo's Web site, and tried to run it manually (not under the SystemUpdate services): again, it stalled eventually. Assuming an incomplete update was performed, I entered the Windows Control Panel, and went through an UNinstall of the software (to clean the area), closed the Bluetooth radio, and done a reboot. Further to which, I restarted the Bluetooth radio, cancelled the Windows' "detected new hardware" pop-up, and tried to install the driver anew (from the file I previously downloaded); complete failure, with a pop-up stating "Internal Error 2753, F84988_btins.dll". Repeated attempts, produced the same result; this time, the software no longer appears however under the Windows' Control Panel's "Add/ Remove Programs" (incomplete install ...) Under the Device Manage... Read more

Answer:BlueTooth Update Error (Internal Error 2753, F84988_btins.dll)

Hello All, Is anybody monitoring these Forums? I REALLY could use a helping hand here ... Thanks,                Rougena

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Hola again. I would like to know, how easy it is to install a new fan in my Dell Dim4500. I would like to put in another fan, or is it better to get another tyoe of cooling system?

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Hi I spent most of yesterday and today tring to instll Win98SE. This is a Clean install.I have found advice on the net and hear but I cant get 98 setup.I use Start with CD SupportWhen I put the Win 98SE boot disk in I get at the start No Drivers Found Aborting Instalation,and then it continues to load start up files.At the A: I change to the C: andType md win98 EnterType cd win98 EnterPut the win 98 in the CD RomType copy d:\win98 Enterand Setup and Enter.I get Bad command or file name.and boot is CD first

Answer:Instaling Win 98

You tried using fdisk?type in 'fdisk' at the command-prompt and press enter.You can check all your partitions and drives (hard-discs) and format them this way.. This usually fixes this problemAlso, I use the "d: [enter] setup.exe [enter]" commands to launch setup (where [enter] means press enter)

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Question: re-instaling xp

i use p3 859mhz ,winxp. from sometimes my computer has become terribly slow so i want to go for a re installing of os. but i dont have any back up of my hard disc.
i feel if i format c drive i'll need to reinstall all the drivers and sofwares again. in that case if i install xp over the present one without formatting,will the softwares work?
what precautions should i take before re-installing if something goes wrong to restore my previous settings? will system restore do that?. are there any software for that? specially i want to know whether reinstalling will affect my other drive's content and to my peripherals: printer,modem etc.

Answer:re-instaling xp

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Question: Re-instaling XP

I installed Win 7 on an XP notebook that turned out to have a number of incompatibilities. I have since partitioned the drive on my Vista machine and am dual booting and it's working great.

Problem is -- I can't re-install XP on the notebook. Getting and error message telling me it won't let me install an older operating system over the newer one.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Re-instaling XP

Are you booting the XP dvd and doing a clean install?

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I now have a slipstreamed XP version on my pc that crashed, how do I install it?

Answer:instaling new XP files

Welcome to TSG....

Is it a legal version?

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i currently have windows XP pro and im having some troubles with a few files errors, i was wondering, if i run cd and reinstall, will i still have all my files when it has finished re-installing. ?

please help

Answer:Re-instaling windows

Before you reinstall, try the repair option.

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HI i just picked up a external usb maxtor 3200 200 gig hard drve. i got it working fine and everything so i dont want to use the internal hard drive for xp cuz its small. is there a way ican instal windows xp on the usb drive ive tryed but it wouldnt alow me to for some reason so is there another way i can or am i doing something wrong

Answer:instaling xp on usb drive

a 10 GIG HDD should be big enough for the C: drive so why not use the big drive for storage, and usb is a good way to backup as it doesnot have to be on all the time...

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Ok so i put the xp pro cd in the drive, bang it spins. ok now its at the blue screen (window setup) then it ask to install xp then it says "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer." and i know i hooked it up right. i hooked my one sata hard drive to the sata1 port. ok so i look at forums for days and download a couple hard disk controller drivers to install at the F6 screen and still no luck maybe im just using the wrong drives. i went to asus website and got the 378 sata sata drive and tried it after usignthe makedisk utility and so i run xp and hit F6 and then put the floppy in and i suposedly instal the drive and then i still get the same message, setup did not find any hard disk drives in staled on your computer etc.
i jsut dont know wut to do :( :( :( :( :( help me plzzzzzzzz anyone lol

SPECS: amd64 3000+
asus k8v se deluxe
nec nd3500 combo drive
liteon combo drive
ge force 9800 pro aiw
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Answer:instaling xp pro on wd raptor hd

This MB has 2 SATA controllers. Promise 20378 RAID and VIA VT8237 RAID controller. You are either doing one of two things here. Using the wrong SATA controller driver or connecting the drive to the wrong controller. The 2 SATA ports on the top are for the VIA controller and the ones on the bottom are for the Promise controller. If you use the Promise controller, make sure the controller is enabled in the BIOS and make sure the drive shows in the Promise BIOS that will appear after the MB BIOS. Either way just make sure the drive shows in the MB BIOS or the Promise BIOS.

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technical information stop:0000000077(0XC000000E,0XC000000E,0X00000000,0 X00003000how I can solve this problem in install windows xp (dead windows page)

Answer:problem in instaling xp

Are you trying to install XP over the top of an install.In other words, are you starting up your comp, letting windows open & then putting your CD in.

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hi, iam installing win 7 on my dell insprion laptop every thing well after everything is done i get msg The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS

Answer:problem with instaling win 7

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Question: Instaling Driver

I am trying to install a driver for my graphics card and i get the error mess set up cannot proceed because the length of the specified directory path plus the installation folder exceeds 88 charecteres please shorten both below the limit.

Answer:Instaling Driver

for the installation so limited usually the install program downloads to C:\Documents and settings\computername\local settings\Temp -already about fifty charactersmaybe putting the installation program in the c; will let it work ?

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If i put my Windows Disk in can i tell it which Drive to install to? I have a second drive which is new and bigger. I plan to put XP pro on that one and use the smaller one for the kids' games?

Answer:Instaling Windows XP Pro to second HDD

Don't know about XP but all other Windows installation disks will only install to C: drive.Why not download a copy of xxcopy from click here and install the new drive as a slave and then xxcopy everything over. Once that is done make the new drive the master and the other drive the slave and reboot. The smaller drive can then be re-formatted and the kid's games installed on it.

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Hi I dont know much, but Im getting a new computer tomorrow. I want to take my old HD out and put it in my new computer. I just want to move some data from the old to the new then remove the old from the case again. Im not 100 % sure on how I do this. Do i just open the case connect power and ide cable under the originally HD then boot up? Then will it show the new c: and the old d: there?

Or after I physically connect do I go into bios and make sure the new HD is a master and the old one is the slave? Then reboot? I just want to know because I dont want to try this then find out XP automatically fdisks the old disk losing everything...

Thanks for any help guys!!

Answer:Hi, some1 help about instaling 2nd HD

You just have to make sure you get the jumpers correct for the master and slave drives. There is sometimes a picture on the top of the HDD that will tell you the settings for the jumpers so they will register as master and slave. The only thing you might have to do in bios is make sure you have the boot set up for the drive with the os on it. Im pretty sure it automatically boots the master by default. It wont fdisk anything if you dont tell it too. Once you boot to the os you can just drag and drop from one HDD to the next. I did this and it works great if you just want to transfer a few old things. I wouldnt recommend this process though for transferring massive amounts of data, ie 10 gigs.

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I need help installing SP2 my computer will start downloading the files then stop at the part that says "Running Processes after install what do i do to fix the problem

Answer:Need help instaling Windows XP SP2

Hi Dale064

Try installing it from the standalone installer --- --- unplug from networks, disable wireless, & shutdown your antivirus during the install - re-enable your protection immediately thereafter.

When done installing SP2, you might as well install SP3, now that it's available. Your system has been vulnerable to attack without the updates - it's a good idea to keep up-to-date nowadays.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Ok, I am interested in installing new RAM for both a desktop and laptop computers. I have looked into this and it seems like a pretty simple process. Can anyone give me any good advice and any online tutorials that will help me out?

Answer:Instaling RAM tutorials

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hey guys.

i am wanting to install w7 64bit but wen i boot from the cd/dvd it does the whole starting windows thing and then gets to the blue screen with the little bird thing and just stays there. the same thing happens with the 32bit w7.
I have now managed to install the 32bit one but i am still wanting to run 64bit.

If i run the CD from my computer it tells me this:
"This installation disc isnt compatible with your version of windows. To upgrade, you need the correct instalation disc. For more information check your computer's system information. to install a new copy of windows, restart (boot) ur computer using the installation disc, and then select custom (advanced)."

I really dnt kno wat to do now pls can someone help.

O and my specs are:
AMD athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 4800+
2 gig ram
Gforce 8500 GT

So im sure i should be able to run 64bit??

Answer:need of help instaling w7 64bit.pls help

Unplug every non-essential device from your machine. Also, doing an upgrade is ill-advised, do a clean/fresh install if possible.

Most importantly, unlpug everything that you can from your system and get it up and running before re-connecting devices - one at a time.

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Hi guys,trying to install a tv tuner on my windows media center , but after going through all the steps for installation . i am getting a message which says "CANNOT FIND TUNER CARD"DONT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG. i HAVE CHECKED THE DEVICE MANAGER AND IT IS NOT INSTALLED. i AM INSTALLING A  TV WALKER lite. any help appreciated.alli

Answer:help with instaling tv tuner

Did you install the drivers provided ? ?

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I am installing a OEM version of XP Home and install gos okay untill i try to update windows. it just hangs on the searching for updates page. Any advice would appreciated.

Answer:Problem instaling XP

Depending on how long you have waited for, searching for updates does take quite a while, especially since this is a fresh install. In all honesty, I'd have a good book nearby while waiting for it to be ready to download. You'll be able to finish it while it installs them.

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i have downloaded max payne 2 via torrent . but i am unable to open its install.exe file . when i run this file followin threat is detecteddetected trojan\documents and setings\welocome\local seetings\tempmagic iso 01cbod8d0866327\Ainstall.exewhreas it runs smoothly in my friend"s computer he has also same oc as that of mineif any answers then please e mail me at [email protected] i will be very thankful to plz kindly solve my problem

Answer:problem while instaling

Hi, you will get 10,000 spam e-mails because you posted your e-mail in a post. Good Luck.If you downloaded an infected file, what does that tell you? Try downloading a better version.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Hi I have an old PC the hard drive was wiped clean. (I have many old PCs)I reformatted it some time ago with a Windows 98 disk.I would now like to install Windows 95 onto it.I have booted it up with a floppy 95 typed in fdisk and got to the first page but I am unsure where to go from there.Dose any one know of a page on the net where it gives instructions.Ex

Answer:Instaling Win 95 from fdisk

* Make sure you have installation disks from all your applications. * Back up all your data files. * Create a DOS boot disk, making sure it has the commands to activate a CD-ROM if you are installing from a CD-ROM drive. * Reformat your hard drive. * Boot from a DOS disk as described above. * Install Windows 95. * Reinstall all your programs. Don't try to use a back-up tape for this. The programs and the system won't work properly because the programs all have to be re-entered in the registry. The entries are different from the Windows 95 upgrade entries. * Use your backup to re-enter your data files.

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Hi I'm looking into building my own comp 2 HDs 500GB and 160GB
I'm a Mac user (yes I know Boo-hiss, lol) the 160 drive is for my windows that I need to run other programs that have yet to work on or refuse to work on a MAC. I've tried VPC (Virtual PC which is an emulator) but windows runs FAR too slow. I was wondering about the DPST and if you might have a tutorial or something so I might be able to install it?
I want to switch between my MAC hd and Windows hd. I want to COMPLETELY shut them off from eachother, basically running to OSs. Is this possible and can you please help :3


Answer:DPST instaling into Midcase

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sir am using windows7 newly after instaling os sound driver and web cam driver is not instaling

Answer:sound driver is not instaling

Are you trying to install the correct version drivers, x86 or x64, for your devices ?A little bit info about your devices, sound board and web cam, may help forum members locate correct drivers for you. CoolGuy

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I was given these instructions.

...............daa made with PowerISO.4.3.................

Unzip and mount CIVILIZATION4.daa to virtual drive, or burn to disk.
Run Civ4Patch1.74_Final.exe
Copy Civilization4.exe to Game directory

Important Notice
If game does not run. Extract
CIV4 to windowssystem32, folder

However i don't know what any of this means. I was already told to download "Alcohol 120" for a "virtual drive" which i did.

now could someone please explain to me step-by-step what i am supposed to do? I would be forever greatful.

Answer:Need Help Instaling a Game. Civilization 4

this sounds like a dodgy pirate copy! where did you get this version of civ from? I would go and buy one from a shop, at least you get no trouble that way. I got a all in one version with the latest patch included for only a fiver from a local store of mine and have had zero problems, certainly nothing like you've said.

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Hi Guys,
I have Compaq 500 pc and i try to install on it fresh windows xp after format hard drive. But after starting installation it gives message like setupdd.sys could not open and installtion could not possible presse any key to exit.

i have two diffrent bottable cd for XP prof. and Home edition but same message giving in both. i also checked for virus in boot sector but there is no virus in RAM and bott sector also.
So please help me how to install operting system in my pc.


Answer:Problem Which instaling Windows XP

According to microsoft: This issue may occur if your computer contains a hardware component that is either damaged or is incompatible with Windows XP.

Check out the link for more information on resolving this.

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When I try to play Oblivion, I get a message telling me that there was an error installing Oblivion and tells me to un-install re-install Oblivion. This would not be an issue if the game would un-install. When I go to un-install the game, it follows the steps in un-install wizard and states that it is completely removed from the system. However, the game is still on my computer and refuses to un-install. Help please!!


Answer:Oblivion un-instaling problem

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hi in the process of instaling new hdd maxtor ata133 diamondmax9 80 gig ,my old hdd is a samsung 40 gig am i likely to have any problems swapping the hdds over? ie will the ide cable off the old hdd plug straight into the back of the maxtor my mobo has no ata ports it is a gigabyte ga-7ixe i have allready done a bios upgrade in preperation for the new hdd .this is the procedure i am going to do -remove old hdd ,fit maxtor in hdd bay set as master connect ide ribbon cable and power plug ,boot up and auto detect new hdd in bios ,use maxtors maxblast software to set partition and format the drive ,install windows -is the pin configuration ,for the ide cable the same on the new maxtor drive ?does it matter that it is a ata hdd?-any problems noted and any suggestions would be greatfully recieved ,cheers-hol pol...

Answer:instaling hdd ata type -any likely problems?

You shouldn't have any problems installing it holly polly. But make sure the IDE ribbon cable is an 80-wire cable, if it's only 40-wire you wont get the full 133 speed from your new drive.

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HiI have a Elite K7S5A motherboard and would like to update the bios so at to use faster athlon cpu.I have found the bios i need on web but can some one please tell me in plain english how to install the new bios.Thanks Ian

Answer:instaling new bios settings

the elite site click here and it explains it all thereclick on the motherboard series, then the model

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my newly installed hp 1050 does not print

Answer:after instaling the 1050 it does not print

Have you inserted the ink cartridges? I'm not trying to be funny but there isn't much to go on in your question. Have you followed the setup procedure in the quick start guide? Is the printer shown as being installed and active in 'Devices and Printers'? Is it set as default? What happens when you try to print something - any error messages?"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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I have a new PC with Windows XP Pro and am in the process of installing all of our games, software etc.

The new PC has separate partitions, including one for all applications ie. so the C: drive contains only Windows and can be easily imaged.

Age of Empires (I or II) both refuse to install to the partition I have for applications (F: in my case). It will happily install if I leave the default of C:, but of course I don't want it there. All the other applications are happy with this set up (so far!!).

Can anyone offer any ideas as to what is going on here? It's all very strange ...

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I have tried loads of internet sites for this. I have got a partition for XP and one for Vista. I booted the laptop from the XP cd. Now it cant find my hard drive. I tried to disable my SATA driver but that option isnt available on my laptop. The customer care says i can make a floppy drive of the driver and insert when prompted in the setup. But i dont have a floppy drive. And they say, i cant do anything else. I, however, got the driver and tried to incorporate in the xp setup using nlite. But then my laptop doesnt boot from that custom cd. I am stuck. I do however want my vista as well on the laptop. I dont want to clean it. I also am not able to find all the other drivers. I got hold of the ones on hp support site. But still some of them are missing. Please help!

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The operating system is operated by Samsung

This is a Samsung x11

Hi I had to reinstall my windows XP (sp2) with a cd after my friend downloaded multiple infections. when I installed it I had to install all the drivers again! How ever the the sound driver which is opens but then says "This will take several minutes" then after three minutes it just dissapears. I then went to a samsung website and downloaded then sp3 version (url)

I then downloaded windows service pack 3 from microsoft and installed it how ever when try to install the samsung x11 sound driver for sp3 it does the same thing.

I've tried 23 times and now 24 but now it wont even show that message it opens fat then closes. I have come to a conclusion that there is an error somewhere. But Sound is needed!! And i have no clue, what could be stopping it. It worked when i firstinstalled windows 1 year ago so why not now. Please Help me I would be very grateful


I can link you to the sound driver

Answer:Sound Driver Instaling does nothing!

Install your chipset, then your audio.
NP-X11 Intel Chipset Driver
NP-X11 Sound Driver

The below only pertains if your audio is Hi-Def.
If your audio is HD, it probably will not install if you are updated to SP3.
I am not sure if Samsung's driver contains the KB888111.
So here is the fix for that.

1. On your PC change the CSDVersion registry key to XP SP2:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDVersion value=200
2. Restart your PC
3. Install KB888111xpsp2.exe HD_Audio/kb888111xpsp2.exe and your Audio driver
4. Change the CSDVersion key back to XP SP3 again:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDVersion value=300
5. Restart your PC, finalize configuration of your PC, sysprep and capture.

Step by step
Goto Start>Run and type in regedit , then click OK.
Click the plus signs in front of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SYSTEM, Current Control Set, Control, and finally, click Windows.
In the right panel you will see CSDVersion.
Right click it, choose Modify.
In the highlighted input window, you should see 300. Change it to 200.
Click OK, close regedit and restart your PC. Windows will now think it is SP2 and allow you to install the UAA and your HD audio driver.
Make sure to reboot and then test your sound BEFORE, changing the value back to 300.

Then follow the same steps to change it back to SP3. Change the 200 back to 300.
(Thumbnails contain screenshots of locations)

If that doesn't get your sound back use Everest to get a report of your system?... Read more

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we have a old hp laptop 6735s it was running on windows xp and I found a windows 7 upgrade kit and put the first disk in "acer Upgrade DVD" yes it was a acer upgrade kit and it ran a program and finished then I put the other disk in "windows 7 DVD" and it said did I want to install I pressed that one then I pressed the system option not backup and it started. and copyed files over then went into the next step. I went away and came back and the windows 7 program had crashed and all had frozen I waited a while in the end I force shutdown my computer and then turned on it and the screen didn't do anything and the disk drive sounded like it was going back and forth on off kinda and nothing happened I tried pressing f10 to go to boot menu no response screen blank still and then sent this please help we might take it to a computer shop if we need to

Answer:Instaling windows 7 but it crashed

It might be that the computer might not be able to be upgraded to windows 7. and i dont think using an acer upgrade kit in a hp computer is going to work either.i would check on the hp website for your model of computer and see if there is even windows 7 drivers listed for it. if not its going to be very hard to find the correct ones needed.if there are drivers listed than make sure you have enough ram to run windows 7. at the minimum you should have 2gbs at least to start with.another thought if you are able to put windows 7 in there you might have to check in the bios to set it for AHCI to install windows 7 correctly since if its running xp now it might be set for ATA, SATA, IDE, or compatability etc.

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Had a lot of trouble with my motherboard in my pc and decided to get a new one. So i ended up with this one click herecheck out the link. i know its not anything special but the expense of a good one i just could not afford. The problem at hand is i have got the motherboard installed and when i switched it on it started up but nothing happened on the monitor it was like it did not access the hard drive so i dont know what to do next. I know the hard drive is working as i took it out and tried it in my sons one and it worked alright in there so i know its not the hard drive. If you have any suggestions i would appreciate it as i cant afford to take it to a pc shop and i have had help in this forum before so i thought i would give it a go and try to get some help here.


Much as I dislike deriding any manf the pc Chips board is one of the cheapest and worst built boards little money can buy.It can be a right pig to set up properly having had much entertainment with them myself. ( I will not ever use them myself).Does proc fan run on boot-up but no beeps and no display..?If so Please post back with spec as supplied.( Proc speed and type,Hard drive size and manf,Grapic card if any, sound card if any Etc).

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could any one tell me if it is possible to connect an external floppy disc driver to my laptop as my laptop only has a cd drive and im not able to save any of my work so if theres a problem one day i could lose all my years of hardwork ive done at uni and am still doing. is there a way??????????????????

Answer:instaling floppy on laptop

I think you can get a usb one but I may be wrong. I have a small program also that will make a floppy hold 1.72Mb instead of 1.44Mb if you want it post me from envelope to the left of the post, but if you have a USB socket why not get a USB CDRW drive

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the 1rst day i had sound n the 2nd day i have no sound any ideas why?

Answer:no sound after instaling win7

First let me welcome you to sevenforums. there are plenty of resources and people to help you so dont hesitate to ask.

There are several reasons your sound stopped working.
It could be turned off in control panel (does the speaker in the system try have a read circle over it?), it could be a bad audio driver (try re-installing it) If you could give us some more information about your system it would help. Is it 32 bit or 64, do you have a sound card, is it a laptop or desktop, etc

Hope this helps


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I wanted to do a fresh install of Xp pro on a hard drive i had laying around. I ran the disk. Deleted all the old stuff on hard drive. the disk seemed to run normally. Except when it stopped running during install. it did this about 5 times. I got the message....
1. cannot copy the file... msvct.dll ( at 2%)
2. cannot copy the file... mswsock.dll ( at 5%)
3. cannot copy the file... msvcp60.dll ( at 8%0
4. cannot copy the file... msvfw32.dll (at 9% )
5. cannot copy the file... msxml.dll ( at 9% )

It said "try to copy again press enter" or to skip this press "esc" I tried to copy again but kept getting the same message on all of them so i skipped them and continued to install. After it was done copying files it stopped running the install. i got the error msg...

STOP:c000021A fatal system error
I also got one that said....lsass.exe system invalid parameter was passed to a service function.

I am going to try again but was just looking for some help so if you have any suggestions i would appreciate them

Answer:trouble instaling windows xp pro

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need help i want to play lotro but i need net framwork 1.1 .i download it then start instaling it ..then it ask me do i want to instal net frame work 1.1 then i chose yes after that it stop working and noting happed.i really want to know why is that happening.

Answer:problems with instaling net framework 1.1

Hi ganer1515 and welcome to TSF.

Can you download the latest MSI (Microsoft Windows Installer) and then reboot your computer. Then retry to install .Net Framework 1.1

Here is the latest MSI. The file you want to download is called WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe and is 3.2MB

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i just installed windows xp pro sp2 on my ibm thinkcentre mt.m 8215-E70 but after doing so im unable to connect to the internet and i have no sound. i found that some of the drivers arent working and im wondering what i can do to fix this.
any help would be appreciated.

Answer:im having driver problems after instaling win xp

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I've had Windows XP Pro installed on my computer for awhile, but the activation code I was given did not work, so the time ran out. Since I got it for free I was not really angry that it could not activate. The problem is, now when I try to use Windows XP Home upgrade that I bought today, it doesn't boot on startup. I think it needs to be started from Windows explorer, but I can't get onto that, since Windows won't let me log in. I've already tried a couple ways to boot from BIOS, but I couldn't find anything. Any help would be appreciated on how I could fix this.

Edit : Nevermind, Problem solved I think. Apparently the Disk drive shook itself loose. sometimes the answers easier then you think.

Answer:Instaling Windows Xp Home

You cannot downgrade from Pro to home. You will have to do a clean install.

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Hi i would like to know if there is anyway i can check if my win7 is genuine BEFORE i remove xp. i do not want to end up having to reinstall xp

Answer:validation check, before instaling

If you bought it and it has a serial #, it's legal. If you bought it from a guy on craigslist who claims it's legal, there could be a problem.

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Hello, Tech Support Guy community! How would i find out what ram is compatible with my laptop and would it be a bad idea to self instal it if i'm not firmiliar with building computers.

Answer:Buying Ram For Laptop and Self Instaling?

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I had a desktop running windows 10 with a solid state drive crash on me. I got the message "operating system not found". Geek squad said the drive is dead. So, i bought another one and plugged it in. I have a windows 8.1 iso on a usb and i am attempting to boot from it, but no no avail. I have an Intel G540 @2.5GHz with 8 GB of RAM. I have no idea what the below image means. I have googled my life away, but this is still beyond my competency. Any guidance would be amazing. Thank you.


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OK, so I've seen this done before on XP and Vista but I don't know if you can do it on 7. What I am talking about is where the OS and drivers are located solely on 1 drive, and all the data and everything else is located on a 2nd drive, by default. I'm not talking about installing the OS and then relocating all your default folders and everything else to another drive. The OS core is located on C, then on D you have User Data and Program Files, etc. Any Help?

Answer:Instaling Win 7 in a multi hdd format

It isn't recommended to have programs separated as they write registry keys which integrate themselves into the OS itself. But it can be done:

You can separate the User folders to another drive during install this way: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

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I'm getting DSL and aparently I need to take apart my computer and install this. Where exactly does it go?

Answer:Instaling an ethernet card.

It is installed in a PCI slot. The slot that is smaller than the AGP slot. it will have a gap that looks like this

--------------------- ------
--------------------- ------

Usually there are 3 or more PCI slots on the motherboard.

You will also need to install the driver for your ethernet card.

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i have xp pro and wanted to do a clean install and eraserd both partiotions on my hard drive whaen i try to install xp it says interal error could not find a place to swpp files. and kicks me out of setup i have the cd-rom folders i386 already and can use the winnt command. afetr that it wont let me set up i more promble cant if disk i have ot hdd on my computer c,d . cis the one i have erased. More about my system compaq 550 cdr.dvd rom 256 ram. soundblaster live

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Hey guys,i wanted to ask after i build my pc and instal the w7 i will be good to go and use it for gaming and other stuff ?or do i have to instal another software?

Answer:Instaling w7 to new custom build PC

Hi HeartbeatSensor,

After installing Windows 7 you're up and running, but with alot of generic built in drivers. In order to play games properly you also need to download the drivers for your Graphiccard & chipset drivers.

In order to find these, visit the manufacturers website.

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OK. I have a laptop which currently has no opperating system on it. I have a win xp pro cd. I boot from the cdrom and go through the setup installation process. However i come to a error blue screen telling me that "setup has stopped to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you have gotten this message restart your computer. If this message comes up again run /chkdsk /f to look for errors on your computer". Could someone please help me on fixing my computer to run the windows setup, it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:help on instaling windows xp pro edition

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Hi. I have problem with my PC. I have P4, Windows XP about 1 year old, and this morning I was turn on him and he wasn't start he was give me some message that some file missing and windows canot start and I just try to reinstal all. Problem is now that I cant reinstal windows, when I put disk in drive and restart all it is ok but I can use only option for quick format if chose normal set up it start and stop at 1% and no move. I dont know what to do I set up now windows but dont know why all option in setup dont working, and I make 3 partition and first is 16 GB and have 69 % free space on it but I try defragment disk and was wait 3 hours to finish, is it posible that my HDD is gone. Please can someone help me. Thanks.

Answer:Instaling Windows Problem

Do you have a full Windows XP CD-ROM or a manufacturer's recovery disk? If you have a full XP CD-ROM try and load the recovery console and run chkdsk to see if your hard drive is okay.

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when i try to install anything it opens up but then like gets turned off like someone is keep on turning it off
any help plx??

Answer:[SOLVED] problems with instaling

try scanning your harddisk for virus, or u can restore to an earlier time using windows' own utility in help and support~

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today i instal max payne 3 and after that this bsod start to show up

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1071

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FFFFF8A00B36B000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF8000338C079
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

i uninstal the game but stil te bsod i showing up.

Attachment 215051

Attachment 215052

p.s i hope i do all step right

Answer:bsod after instaling max payne 3

Problematic Software:
Start Menu\Programs\Driver Genius Professional Edition Public:Start Menu\Programs\Driver Genius Professional Edition Public
Start Menu\Programs\WinUtilities Public:Start Menu\Programs\WinUtilities Public
We do not recommend automated driver update software. It often finds drivers for devices similar to but not exactly the same as the hardware actually on the system. This can lead to conflicts and blue screen crashes. If you need help finding driver updates for a certain device, please start a thread in Drivers - Windows 7 Forums instead of using software. Driver updates are not always necessary and some updates can actually decrease system stability rather than increase it, so it is usually better not to update unless a device or its driver is causing problems with the system. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
You are running torrent software without security software installed. You are... Read more

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i went out this afternoon to look around my local puterstore and saw a great deal on Hard drives, 160gb samsung for 70, As my old 20gb HD is almost full to bursting, i bought myself one, but when i got it home, there are NO instructions, rung the store who said it doesnt come with instructions??? SO, can any one reccomend a site that gives step by step instructions (pref with pics) for sure some may think i shouldnt have bought it if im not sure what im doing, but im a student and cant afford to pay someone else to put it in i dont know any one who has the knowledge, and any way its probably a good way to learn more about my puter that i spend so much time with.

Answer:self instaling hard drive?

Its not difficult but do you want to keep your existing drive or replace it with the new one?It may be easier to get someone who knows how to do it to do it for you as the whole process can be done in 10 mins.Do you have the screws and cables etc or did you just buy a drive on its own?

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I have two other problems trying to install iTuens and Adobe reader 9.1 updates. I think is a registry problem and would like some help. I run win vista 64bit. this is the error message I get when attempting to install the new Zune update:

No installation Media
cant find the media for installation package 'Zune'. It might be incomplete or corrupt.

Error code: 0x80070002

When I go to the link at the bottom of the error message it takes me to a knowledge base. At this knowledge base it gives me the chance to troubleshoot and download the exe file. None of it works.

Answer:Problem instaling the new Zune 4

I have this exact problem on both of my computers. One runs on Vista and the other is XP.

It's probably just a problem with Zune itself.

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I have an emachines 700 etower computer and need to upgrade my hard drive from 20gbs. Can anyone tell me how to install and partition a new hard drive. Many thanks.

Answer:instaling a new hard drive

Have a look here......

It should give you the info that you need.

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I am having a problem trying to re-install Windows XP on my Acer laptop.I am using a set of 5 Acer recovery discs that I know work OK because I have successfully used them before on the same laptop. The process appears to work OK, and eventually I arrive at a message that says ?Restore complete?. Then, when the laptop automatically reboots it goes through the usual ?Welcome to windows? stuff that you see when you switch on a brand new PC, inviting you to pick language, time zone etc. The first thing odd that I notice is that the touchpad does not work, although the mouse does. Then, when (optionally) invited to enter the computer name and description, I am unable to type any characters in the data field i.e. nothing happens, as if the keyboard is not working. The process then freezes at that point and I am unable to do anything other than power off the laptop. I have tried using a 3rd-party recovery disc to format the C: drive, which appears to work OK, then run the re-install process again, but exactly the same symptoms and problems occur.Anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Problem when re-instaling Windows XP

Have you tried doing it in Safe mode?

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Hi ,

Just finished my first build ..all went well

Come to instal windows and i keep getting messages saying can't copy XXX file

Ie spiro800.dll and kodak_dc.icm .

It askes you if you want to retry and i did and the files copyed ...but some just will not copy .

I gets to about 58 % and i get a error message telling me to restart machine .

Any idea what is wrong ?

Thanks in advance


Answer:Problem instaling windows XP ( help)

It seems to be a semi-common problem with new builds, and could be caused by a bad disc, cable, or faulty hardware (typically memory in the case of my first build).

First, download Memtest86+ and test each stick of memory in the system. If you get many errors, then you've probably found your error (unless other hardware is also bad in the system).

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i bought a giga-byte GA-7VAXP and i think thier isnt enough risers or somthing because when im trying to plug something in the motherboead it tilts back and fourth and kind of bends. i dont know what i should do

If i have a cd rom drive and a HD what would the jumer dettings be for both of them.

Does anyone know where i can get some ddr memory at DDR 333 128 MB less that 40 bucks

On the F_PANEL settings does it matter which way i connect the pewer leds and everything. Left or right. IS it ok if i dont connect the soft power connector, my case didnt com with one.

SHould i get a OEM of AMD Xp 2100 or a retail version.

Answer:instaling a motherboard to a case

Sounds like you have som problems....or will have problems. There should be no bending of the motherboard if it is installed correctly. Is the case the correct size for a full ATX motherboard? There are metal or plastic standoffs that screw into the backplane and in turn the motherboard screws to those. They have to be placed properly and only under the holes that align with the ones on the motherboard. The drive settings depend on how you want to connect them to the motherboard. If they are on the same cable set them as master and slave. If they are on seperate cables set each one as master or in the casse of the hard drive as a stand alone drive. It does matter the way you connect the LED connectors since LED's are polarity sensitive. Go by what the motherboard manual syas, not the case.

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