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HP computer setup (bios) not showing born date

Question: HP computer setup (bios) not showing born date

I have bought HP Probook 450G3 yesterday with Intel i7-6500u processor and 2gb AMD graphic card, 8gb ram, 1tb hard drive with OS DOS. I have upgrade hard drive to 2.5 SATA SSD and installed windows 10 pro on it.HP computer setup (bios) not showing born on date instead just showing 00/00/0000 what to do?

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Preferred Solution: HP computer setup (bios) not showing born date

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Can you please tell me the format of born date in the HP notebook in its BIOS. Is it MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY ?


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Answer:Question related to format of born date of notebook in BIOS

Hi, It's in the format MM/DD/YYYY Regards, DP-K

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Born free and born wild
By: John De Sohn
Album: Far from home

Answer:Why isn't there this song ( Born free and born wild. By John De Sohn )?

Are you asking why this song isn't available for download in the Xbox Music store? Availability in the music store depends largely upon the rights owner of the song, typically the record label that released the album. If it's not there, it's likely that they have not yet negotiated the downloading rights to this album with Microsoft.
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I've got a new SSD drive to try and regurgitate an old Samsung laptop. The SSD drive shows up fine in windows setup and I can format it etc. but when I go to continue with the setup it comes up with the error ""Windows cannot be installed to this disk this computer's hardware may not support booting this disk ensure that disk's controller is enabled in the computer BIOS menu."
I've tried every option in BIOS including making sure AHCI is selected. I'm completely stumped. Laptop is a Samsung RV510 and it has the latest BIOS version.

Answer:New SSD not showing in BIOS, is showing in Windows Setup

Anything HERE

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Hi, I'm new here. I worked as technical support where I should maintain many T400. I have to deal with this issue for T400 type 2767 CTO The T400 should entering BIOS first and re set date format to actual date after battery emptyWithout re set date and time T400 can't be use. I have checked whether there's damaged in internal BIOS battery,and find no issue in there. In previous purchase where I got same T400 but different type ( TYPE 2767 RR4) we've never seen an issue like this. Any solution about my problem Many thanks. Regards, Doni   

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My company uses images to install OS and standard software. I am in charge of Inventory. I am trying to find a way to be able to tell what "date" a machine was imaged on. Is there a registry entry or a possible log file (other than event viewer) that would give me the date the machine was last imaged?

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Acronis Image "born on" date?

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So I just stuck a 1TB SATA HD in my computer, and it's not showing up when I open up My Computer. I've re-started about half a dozen times. I went into the BIOS, and the BIOS sees it. I have very little exerpeience with SATA so maybe I'm just doing something stupid. FWIW, my main HD is on SATA 1 and the new HD is on SATA 3. PLZ HALP!! Thanks

Answer:New SATA HD not showing up in computer; showing up in BIOS

what's happening is the drive hasn't been formatted so it's not showing up in windows because there isn't really anything there. You have to go to disk management and format the drive.

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Computer ?Virus? Is Born 26 Years Ago Today

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Just purchased two Dell U2715H 27" monitors the other day and a Dell XPS8900 tower.

intel Core i7
16GB Ram
NVidia GTX 960
I am having an issue where when I launch two steam games I run into a crash. The games i'm trying to run are "Pure Pool" and "Pool Nation FX". Both games sometimes run without any issues, but occasionally when the game has ended the screen which I was gaming on will turn completely black, not even backlit, just black.

Also when I launch the games sometimes the monitor in which the game is running will be completely black, not even backlit, but i'll still be able to hear the sound.

What is really odd is that when I close the program such as the pool game, the black screen will still remain. (please note I can still use task manager on my other monitor).

Also, sometimes when I finish playing either game I won't get any black screen, but when I come to restart my computer one of my monitors will be black, not even backlit as before.

I can run DOTA 2 without any issues at all. This PC and monitors are both new purchased this week.

Answer:Computer with dual monitor setup showing black screen on game launch

One thing I also notice is that when running in Window mode it tends to perform better, but yesterday as I was playing Pure Pool, the screen just went randomly black even when in windowed mode.

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Just purchased two Dell U2715H 27" monitors the other day and a Dell XPS8900 tower.

intel Core i7
16GB Ram
NVidia GTX 960
I am having an issue where when I launch two steam games I run into a crash. The games i'm trying to run are "Pure Pool" and "Pool Nation FX". Both games sometimes run without any issues, but occasionally when the game has ended the screen which I was gaming on will turn completely black, not even backlit, just black.

Also when I launch the games sometimes the monitor in which the game is running will be completely black, not even backlit, but i'll still be able to hear the sound.

What is really odd is that when I close the program such as the pool game, the black screen will still remain. (please note I can still use task manager on my other monitor).

Also, sometimes when I finish playing either game I won't get any black screen, but when I come to restart my computer one of my monitors will be black, not even backlit as before.

I can run DOTA 2 without any issues at all. This PC and monitors are both new purchased this week.

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I got a Refurbished Dell Latitude D600 Laptop from ebay yesterday on Tuesday, September 26th 2017, It had Intel Pentium M (Non-Centrino) and Windows XP Pro SP3, but when i boot it up, it resets to The Default BIOS Date, can someone help me?

Answer:Dell Latitude D600 Current Date Resets to The Default BIOS Date

The coin cell battery on the motherboard that keeps time while the system is powered off is probably dead.  Not too surprising given that the D600 is about 15 years old at this point.  If you open the system up, it should be easy to find, so just note the type of battery, e.g. CR2032, and then buy that type of battery at any grocery/convenience store.  Should only be about $2-3.

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I'm having a problem,  I installed windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and could not get ubuntu to boot up right so I uninstalled it. I used a program to get rid of the GRUB and boot into windows 7 without it and this was successful.Now I had to delete the ubuntu from my drive,this was successful as well but when it came time to extend the windows partition I had trouble.The extend partition command was greyed out and I might have did something wrong because when I reboot now I get the Dell splash screen but can only get into setup.I tried getting into the boot menu by pressing the f12 button but can't.It use to get past the splash screen and ask to press f1 to boot system but won't anymore.  
The System is: Dell Dimension C521 
BIOS Version: 1.1.2 (11/08/06) 
Processor Type: AMD Sempron Processor 3400+   - 1.80 GHz -

Answer:Need help in Computer BIOS Setup

I used a program to get rid of the GRUB

What program?
Did you restore the Windows MBR?

The extend partition command was greyed out

When you installed Ubuntu how did you do it?
Did you create a partition?
Did Linux create a partition?
How was the partition formated? Fat32, NTSF, Ext2,3,4?
I think the Ubuntu partition is ext4 and will need to be formated to NTFS, Also there should be a second smaller partition on the disk that Ubuntu will have created as a swap partition, The swap partition will be the same size as the OP's ram.

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Hi Guys, i have HP Pavilion P6510Y computer, 2gb Ram, Quadro Fx 400 Graphics Card, From Past few days i was constantly getting BSODs.  i was thinking that Ram is faulty so i checked it with third party software. Ram was fine. i checked all the hardware component and everything was fine. so i decided to update Bios.While updating the bios i lost power for 1-2 minutes and now my computer dont show anything on moniter screen. all the power functions are working fine, Fans, Processor, Ram, Lights everything is working fine but i cant get the display. i reseat all of its hardware components but still cant get display. i even tried to reset CMOS setting by shifting the jumpers but still got no luck.  i cant go into bios setting, cant get into windows to run bios updater again. Please help there anyway that i can copy the bios into a usb flash drive and then run the bios from it?   

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Hi all,

I'm having a problem with a 3TB Western Digital Red drive.

It does not show up in My Computer, Disk Management or Device Manager or diskpart >> list volume.
Also a no show in the Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics tool and CrystalDiskInfo.

It does show up in BIOS (See screenshot) and also in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tool (See screenshot)
In both places it is showing as 0GB though.

What I've tried:
Unplugged all other drives except the C Drive and the 3TB WD, same result as above.
Unplugged all other drives except the 3TB WD and launched the installation CD for both Windows 7 and XP to see if either would recognise it. Neither did.

I'm out of ideas (I did see a few things online I didn't try, like uninstall the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers from the Device Manager, since I don't really know what that means I didn't)

Answer:3TB WD not showing in My Computer, Disk Management but does in BIOS

Try this.....
I have a 3 TB drive. Windows 7 Ultimate won't format more than 2 - Microsoft Community

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AMD 64bit dual core 2.01ghz each

1gb corsair ram, 512 x 2

Sapphire ATi Crossfire xpress 3200 A9RD580ADV

160gb Hatchi Sata HDD (sp?)

Nvidia 7600gs PCi-E, SLi Ready, 256mb

I've plugged everything in, and i'm quite sure it's all been plugged in correctly.

On the motherboard is 3 little lights. Saying:


The top 2 lights are red, and the bottom light is green. I'm guessing that is symbolising that i have a problem.

When i turn on the computer, my moniter stays on stand by. All the fan's and lights show up, even the LED's on the fans, but i get no action from my moniter.

shouldn't i see the bois information?


on to my dvd drive. i've plugged it in, with the 4 pin power bit, and an IDE cable which goes into my primary IDE slot.

I get power, but when i press the "eject" button nada happens. When i take OUT the ide cable, the disc tray does actually eject.

i've stuck in an old CD drive and it does the exact same. any reason why?


I got this PC off a friend for free. He said it was all working before hand and so on.

The graphics card AND HDD are brand spanking new and have never been used.

Answer:No Bios Showing. No Display. Brand new computer

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hi. my computer is frozen at the black boot screen- just before you enter setup. I can't use the keyboard to enter (the)bios. There is a message "no msi smart key is present" then it stops. I have been trying for almost a week to fix this problem. My bios are: award modular bios v6.00PG obviously, on a separate machine from this one. :-) I have tried every bios key I could google, and about 10 different usb drive boots, including the HP one. I am a novice at this, and really need help. Can't use the keyboard to boot- just the power button. btw: memory test goes fine, but the time is set on something weird. Thanks in advance for any and All your help. dm.

Answer:computer frozen on bios/setup (no msi key)

Are you using a USB keyboard?If you are try using a keyboard with the old PS2 connector: if the time is messed up it might be an indication that the motherboard CMOS battery has or is going flat:

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Hi guys, I've an old(around 3 years old) HCL desktop computer. When I boot up my computer, first it shows HCL's splash screen. Then it directly goes to the "Boot from CD/DVD..." screen. On my other computer a screen appears before that which says at the top "Press DEL to enter setup". But that screen just gets skipped in this computer. But I need to set my flash drive's boot priority to the topmost. So I need to access BIOS setup for this.

Can anybody please help me with this?

Answer:How to get into BIOS setup when my computer boots?

Instructions for entering the BIOS (and other useful info) should be part of your onwer/user's manual. Have you checked it?


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Anyone ever hear of a computer clearing POST but then freezing during startup before accessing any drives? It also freezes when I try to enter the BIOS setup. I have an image displaied during setup so I can't see where it freezes. I have never had a computer not enter setup before and I have been building them for over 20 years. I can't get into the BIOS and I can't boot from a floppy to try and see what the problem is. This system was working fine yesterday but this started when I did a restart last night. I have disconnected the SATA RAID and all of the IDE drives and it still freezes. Any ideas?

Answer:Computer not entering BIOS setup

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Forgive me if you`ve already tried all this.

Try clearing the cmos.

If it`s still a no go, then I`d suggest taking the heatsink off and after cleaning off the old thermal paste/pad, applying some new thermal paste and reattaching the heatsink.

Check the mobo for bulging or leaking capacitors. See HERE for more info.

Try a different psu.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Well I got it fixed. The motherboard was busted. I got a new one and it works just fine. My question is...I have an external, usb floppy drive and a cd rom. How do I go about getting into DOS or loading my OS? Thanks.


Answer:Initial computer setup, BIOS, etc

PS, I want to put Linux on here. I am downloading it on this computer and will burn it to a cd. I had windows xp but I can't find my cd. Thanks.

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I've had a call from a non-techy mate whose computer has startd playing up. It apparently goes striaght into the bios setup utility and he gets stuck there.It turns out that the keyboard got drenched in wine before this happened. I'm thinking that therefore the keyboard is the cuse and has somehow got the delete key jammed on.Does this sound likely or are there other likely explanations?I am going over there later this afternoon to attempt to sort it. I'll be taking a spare keyboard. any other ideas about this problem?Thanks

Answer:Computer goes straight into bios setup

Keyboard fault most likely....

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Hey all,

This is a long post but it's because I've tried so much and am getting a bit fed up.... anybody who reads it and has a good suggestion, thanks in advance...

I have been having a major problem with my computer. The last time I was using it was a few days ago when it worked fine. I was driving some car subwoofers quite hard with my PSU which I have done for over a year without issue. I restarted the computer after this and then the issues started.

At the moment, I cannot get past the BIOS splash screen. If I bash DEL to enter the bios setup it says "Entering Setup..." and freezes.

Obvious first step is check the RAM which I thought was suspect (as I have had issues before and re-seating the RAM has seemed to solve the problem). In fact, all 4*1GB sticks are currently plugged into my brothers computer and they all work perfectly. I have booted off all of them individually in that computer and there is nothing wrong. Run memtest as well just to be sure. I have now taken his 2*1GB sticks which I know for certain work. At the moment I only have one of the sticks (1GB) plugged in.

All peripherels are unplugged, including hard-drives, USB, DVD drives etc etc. I switched the Nvidia GTX-260 for a basic 7200 graphics card, still the same problem.

When I initially put in the 7200 card card and put 1GB of RAM in the first slot, it did boot.... once. As soon as I added extra sticks I had the same problem. Then I removed the extra sticks so I just had the ... Read more

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Afrer not using the computer for a week, my pc suddenly powers up by it's own each time I open the slot for the CPU on my extension meaning I don't have to press the power button on the CPU which is weird, and instead of hearing just one beep, my CPU makes 2 more beeps after the first one.

After that this weird BIOs would show up(as shown on the attachment) and when my computer finally starts up, it would suddenly flash duplicates of my home screen forcing me to restart the entire thing. Any solutions?

Answer:Startup question - computer showing me some kind of BIOs?

CMOS checksum error means the CMOS battery in your computer needs to be replaced.

It's a CR2032 and is about the size of a quarter. They usually coast around $2.

Power off the computer, disconnect the power cord then open the case and look for the battery.

This shows how to replace it on an Emachine. Yours may not be the same but should be similar:
How do I remove the battery on my emachine desktop?

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I have an ASUS AMD x2 mobo/processor, the other day I hit the Shut Down key on my keyboard which I have never done but accidently pressed it. The computer shut down like normal.

After it fully shut down I tried to press the power button again to turn the system back on but nothing happend no fans or anything. I took the system to work and swapped the Power Supply. Fans and computer started!

Problem not solved though, computer would POST after it started up it would only get to the BIOS splash screen, where it tells you to press DEL to enter setup. As soon as this screen comes up the system restarts and will continue to do the same until you kill the power.

I just RMA'ed the board and got the new back today and the same thing is happening.

I swapped out all RAM, took drives off the board, tried multiple video cards, is it the processor that isn't more then 2 months old? Or did the company just think the board was fine and send me the same one back?

Answer:Computer constantly reboots can't get into BIOS setup

Try putting a bootable CD into the drive, even if its set to read a hard drive first it should boot with that.

Regards, Ellgor.

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   Hey guys, wanted to know if you could give me a hand with a BIOS problem I just discovered. I am running a "Ranger" from ViciousPC, identical to the one here except that I'm using a GeForce 6800 video card, . I have video skipping in movies in some games, so I need to turn fastwrites_ON, (which requires editing the BIOS, of course.)  Normally accessing the BIOS is a simple process- press the indicated key at startup, or find out what key to press online.    When I press the key indicated, it goes to an all black screen with my "cursor" in the upper left hand corner, and nothing else happens. Apparently no typing or other actions are registered, (the cursor blinks but does not move,) and I have to restart the computer manually. I had tried doing this 8 or so times, and everytime it freezes up. I have no clue what could prevent me from being able to edit my Bios, so I could use your input.My Specs: (Other info. available at the link above.)Motherboard Model: NF-CK804Motherboard Chipset: nVidia nForce4Motherboard Slots: 5xPCIBIOS Manufacturer: Phoenix-  Award WorkstationBIOSBIOS Date: 7/20/05 (checked the website, apparently they don't offer any updates, you have to contact the motherboard manufacturer)All of my drivers are up to date.   I have a basic knowledge of what BIOS is, but not enought o troubleshoot it or figure this problem out. I can follo... Read more

Answer:BIOS Setup Key Causing Computer To Freeze

Jaegan:Assuming you are still able to boot the computer normally when you do not try to enter the BIOS setup, i have two guesses:A. There is a jumper on the motherboard that must be changed before you can enter the BIOS setup (most modern systems simply give you the option of entering a password to keep trouble makers from entering the BIOS setup, but some still have the jumper).B. The data on your BIOS chip is corrupted.  In this case, flashing the BIOS or even replacing the chip might be required to fix the problem.Doc

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I'm replacting essentuially my computer, but not quite all of it. I'm ditching my motherboard, processor, memory (going DDR2), PSU, and case. I'm keeping my hard drives (one for my operating system and one with all of my files on it) and optical drives. I think I can figure out the motherboard connections and such, it's the software that I'm worried about. I have a couple main questions - I would senceirely appreciate your assistance.1: The operating system. I'm running a non-OEM copy of Win XP Pro (I had to get rid of my OEm Win XP Home, apparently Dell OSes don't run on custom non-OEM PCs) right now. When I get all of my stuff hooked up, what's going to happen? Won't Windows freak out and self-destruct in the panic of booting up to find a new.. everything, literally? Would there be a considerable advantage to formatting first (or would that lead to more problems)?2: Drivers - I'm used to the Dell drivers CD for just about everything. Namely, graphics, networking (I'm on a LAN), and sound. Will a driver CD that comes with the motherboard include jsut about anything I may need?I realize the situation may not be predictable in every way since hardware varies in so many ways, but I would appreciate any input you may have. If it helps, I'll link to the main hardware components to be included. That's below - Thanks a lot in advance!(click here) - Motherboard(click here) - Processor(click here) - Case/PSU(click here) - Memory

Answer:New computer guts, drivers and BIOS setup?

1. Yes formatt and install your new retail XP Pro2. All the drivers that you need will be on the Mobo disc for everything that is onboard.So set your bios to boot from cd rom put your new O/S disc in reboot and follow instructions install new O/S then run your MoBo disc and that should work.

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I just finished assembling a new computer. Using an Abit NF7-S Ver 2 MOBO, AMD 2500+ Athlon CPU; and a Evga GeForce 6800 GT Graphics card and Windows XP Pro. It booted up the first time (score one for me) but I have a couple of questions about the BIOS setup.
1. The CPU comes up as unknown, is this normal?
2. What should I set the CPU operating speed, External clock and Multiplier factor to? Right now they are CPU_600; Clock-100Mhz; Mult-6
Thanks in advance for any help

Answer:BIOS Setup for newly built computer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your fsb should be set to 166mhz for your cpu.

The multiplier cannot be set, and is automatically set at 11x.

11x166mhz(333mhz effective)=1826mhz(1.8gig) cpu speed.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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i have Time computer which i bought in 2004 and then later it went bust and now i have virus on the computer and try using the reload or recovery cd but i get the error message unable to determine bios lock please contact manufacturer which have gone bust and need to my computer back as quick as possible running please help much appreciate with owners of time computer or ho have experienced this problem please help! what shall i do and how to bypass it and reinstall windows xp because it's not happening with bootup disks

Answer:Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

HI, i have the same issue with tiny PC, any help appreciated. In fact what i would prefer is not tohave to do the reload, but it all keeps crashing on me, cant boot up even in safe mode. Got as far as defrag in safe mode then crashed and cant get anywhere near it now

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Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong section, I looked for something related to the problem and this was the closest I got.

My cousin has a Gateway computer running on Windows XP. He had a Supervisor Password which he set-up in BIOS. All was fine until one day he turned it on and it stopped booting before it reached the screen where he would enter his Supervisor Password. The screen to enter it never comes up. All it does is sit there at the Gateway screen doing nothing. He tries to get into BIOS Setup when he first turns it on to possibly remove the password which would at least get him to Windows, but the computer won't even allow him to do that. It's like it doesn't detect anything at all. He's called Gateway and spent over an hour on the phone with them and they've been unable to help him. Does anyone know what would cause this and if there is anything he can do to get into his computer to make any necessary changes to prevent it from happening again?

Answer:Computer stops booting before reaching BIOS Setup

If he set up the password in the BIOS, he may have to clear the CMOS. If he does that, he'll need to restore the BIOS configuration settings. If he can get into the BIOS setup, he should note the relevant settings before he clears the CMOS.

Usually, there's a jumper on the motherboard for that function. With any luck, it's marked, but it's usually a lot easier to find it if he's got the manual for that motherboard. On recent ASUS boards, it's marked "CLRTC". It has three pins, with a jumper connecting two of them.

To clear the CMOS, turn the system off and unplug it. Some motherboards require the CMOS battery to be removed. Move the jumper over, so that it's connecting the other pair of pins. That shorts out the CMOS. After 5 sec., put the jumper back where it was and replace the battery. Then re-start the system, go into the BIOS, and re-set the configuration settings that got cleared.

Gateway may do things differently, so the above may be no use to your friend. He should check his manual for the system. And it's possible that there is a hardware problem somewhere. If that's the case, the above won't have any effect.

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Hey friends yesterday i got a Hitachi Deskstar Hard disk (160 gb) from a friend.wen i conect it to my Desktop (ASus dg41 chipset m/b. 4GB DDR3 kingston Ram,Intel Dualcore original (3Ghz)Processor.And 450watts new smps power supply)IT show zero bytes in bios and not shown in windows explorer,I see it in Device manager,wit zero space.I reconnect this Hard disk to my friend desktop (Lenova desktop)(Actually he gives me the hard drive to use).In Lenova Desktop it shows the space in windows explorer.And works normally.I try to conect this hdd in several desktop systems bt same result that not showing in win explorer.Why this is not showing in other desktops(except lenova pc) ?Is there any way to get it works on any computers.Plz help me

Answer:Hitachi Hard disk showing 0 mb in bios & Not showing in windows explorer

QuoteIT show zero bytes in bios and not shown in windows explorer,I see it in Device manager,wit zero space.The Bios recognizing the drive is the lowest level of recognition. If not recognized at this level its usually a jumper setting, cable issue, or Bios needs to be flashed with a newer version.Is this hard drive an IDE (PATA) drive or a newer SATA drive for starters?If it is a IDE (PATA) drive it could be jumper set wrong, (Master(MA), Slave(SL), Cable Select(CS))If its a SATA drive I'd try a different SATA cable with it to rule that out.*I wouldnt jump into flashing your Bios with an update unless you find information supporting a known issue with the version you are running and hard drives. A bad flash can kill certain motherboards that dont have Bios protection that can revert back on wrong or failed flashes.

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Well, I chose the boot as "legacy bios only" after receiving the x220. I did a clean install of Win7 ultimate 64bits (which means the setting soft provided by Lenovo does not work) and then updated the BIOS to 1.15. After all these, the machine runs mostly fine but I noticed that I could not log into the BIOS setup any more. Pressing F1\F2\F12\thinkVamtage when the bootup screen shows up (press thinkVantage bottom....), and nothing happens. It does not beep as it did before and does not respond to the buttom press. That means I could not choose bootup device either - it will log into Windows from HDD no matter how you tried to boot from other devices. Any ideas on the problem? And I guess resetting the BIOS might solve the problem, but how? Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Can not log into x220 BIOS? How to reset BIOS setting without entering BIOS setup?

Try turning the system completely off, then power it on and press F1.I've seen strange cases where pressing F1 doesn't work on a warm boot.  It always works on a cold boot.

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Hi,date on pc showing usa way 5/01/06, date and time settings are shown to gmt so time right how do i get the date the uk way please?thanks

Answer:date on pc showing usa way 5/01/06

Try control panel, regional and language options.

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I am using l625 preview 8.1, i checked for cyan update its saying ur phone is up-to-date...
any ideas how to update cyan........???

Answer:l625 showing up-to-date

Hey may I know where are you from ? You can also check the status of cyan update if its available in your region by clicking on this page -> Lumia Cyan Update for Windows Phone 8.1 Features - Nokia

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I figured out how to construct a formula that would add 7 days to a date from a previous cell. I am simply using =B2+7. My problem is that the results are showing as ###### instead of a date. When I mouse over the cell there is a "pop-up" type "comment box" with the correctly calculated date in it, so I know my formula is working. But I want the date to be in the cell. I can get the date in B2 to display properly if I change the date formatting to m/d/yy but otherwise it becomes ###### too...all the tutorials for date formulas make it look like the result should just automatically appear in the cell...HELP!

Answer:Date results showing up as #s

Did you try expanding the column width?Excel will display "negative dates" as ####, but if you are sure that the correct date is in the cell, it just might not be fitting in the cell.

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Hi this is my very small hjt log.. My eset security shows red but is up to date.. can you take a look and let me know what you think.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:45:52, on 18/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
J:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
J:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
J:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe
J:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
J:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
J:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
J:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
J:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "J:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NapsterShell] J:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe /systray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [egui] "J:\Program Files... Read more

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just got my 98se pc back up and running. After up-dating a2 the scan showed 18 malware thinking nothing of it I went ahead and cleaned them.Now going on-line with my XP pc I am getting the same message from a2 although I up-date regularly. Scans with Spybot,Adaware ,Ms Antisyware,and Sky defence show no Malware. Ewido found nothing but the scan finnished OK BUT WITH THE PROGRESS BAR AT 60%. Any ideas

Answer:a2 showing 18 malware after up-date

Prob a dodgy update if everything else is coming back clean

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All my emails from all 4 outlook accounts are now going into the outlook outbox showing date as 'none'. They then refuse to budge, despite pressing F9 and 'send and receive' Any help much appreciated


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2549 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 205244 MB, Free - 10019 MB; E: Total - 99997 MB, Free - 22672 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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i update bios in this website here File names are 5fcn95ww_private 32bit and 5fcn95ww_public 32bit because my laptop is in window 8 32 bit version and I also read the file called readme. After I update first file which is called 5fcn95ww_public 32bit, my laptop is restarted automatically and the problem is about boot setup/Phoenix securecore Tiano setup after update Bios like in the subject of my message.And this is the photos involved yor helpThank you in advancePs. I'm not English native speaker please ask me if you don't understand my question

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I've tried and tried and just can't find it.
Is it possible to have my tray clock showing date aswell? Like it was in xp?

Answer:tray clock showing date

Hi Nicolai,

Does your tray clock not pop up the date when you move your mouse cursor over it? Other than trying a 3rd party program, I don't know of another way to have the date show on the tray clock.


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I have the long date format set in the taskbar (dddd dd MMMM yyyy) and it works every day except for Wednesday. On that day the only thing that is shown is the time.
Tried using short month ie Sep but nothing seems to work. No big deal but, just wondering if anyone else has come across this. Latest build Win 10 pro 15063.632.

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I noticed just yesterday that the short date is not showing in the taskbar, it was showing before in the same settings in the taskbar, I don't remember when did it disappear.

Now the issue is if I change the short date style it shows properly s seen in image 2

Any idea how to get my date format back.

Thank You

Answer:Date Not Showing as per Setting ddd dd MMM yyyy

The only way I know to do it is right click the taskbar and unlock it. Then put your cursor at the edge of the taskbar auntil it turns into a double headed arrow. Now drag the taskbar up to make it fatter. The long time should show then. Lock the taskbar.

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Anyone else in the US showing the month/day/year on their date?
I just noticed this... it may be what everyone else is seeing, but I just noticed it I prefer day/month/year. How do I set it for that?

Answer:My date (under time) is now showing European?

I'm not sure if I understand you correctly. Do you want to show the date on the notification area as in Europe, 15/01/2011 instead of 1/15/2011:

(My Taskbar is vertically on the left so it might look funny to those used to normal Taskbar, but you get the idea.)

I think your best shot in that case would be to change the format to English (United Kingdom) instead of English (United States) as I have done, then manually change the other formats like currency symbol, digit grouping etc. as I have done to get German formats.


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Is there a way to find out why a machine that shows the DLP, VSE and Agent are up to date, but still shows up as non-compliant? I am new to McAfee and learning on the go, so excuse any future ignorance if anything is obvious, thank you for your help.

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Hello All,

I have an issue when I open the Date and Time calendar in XP. In place of the month is the number 1. I click on the drop down and they're all 1's.
When I go into Windows Explorer to display the date, the time is shown, but no date.
When going into system restore, there's no month listed anymore, so I can't even do that.


Answer:Date and Time - Month showing 1

In the Control Panel, open up Regional and Language Options. See if the Date option is correct there (short and long dates). If there is something wrong, you can try Customize and the Date tab.

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This seems to be a common problem:I bought a HP 250 G4 notebook on 5.4.16 but the warranty date shown on my computer ends 16.2.17 so this is incoorect.Product number shown on th screen is: T6P47EA#ABU.Can someone from HP please contact me to get this changed.I have the invoice.

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I am in the process of scanning in numerous old photographs and I thought it would be an idea to change the file creation date to the date on which (approx) the photograph was taken. I am using ninotech dateedit for this. It works fine. If I right-click a file and look at its properties it gives the new creation date. However, on adding the date created column to details view in explorer it seems that any date prior to about 1980 is simply shown as blank. Can this be altered or is it a feature of explorer?

I have tried a few replacements for windows explorer and so far they all appear to have the same behaviour which suggests it is linked into the OS.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:File creation date not showing in explorer

If I remember correctly, the earliest date that a PC can deal with is Jan 4th 1980 - as there was no need to have date capacity before this point

I don't think you'll be able to get around this, so it might be better to watermark the images with the date you need

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HiA fairly small query which I hope is easily solved!When I transfer photos from my Nokia 6300 phone onto Windows and store them in the Pictures folder it never shows any information for Date Created/Taken.I checked the photos on the phone and they all have information regarding the date and time they were taken. I was wondering why, when transfering them from phone to pc, this information doesn't get copied too? My husband has a Nokia N95 and all the photos from his phone transfer with all date and time info intact. It's probably something to do with settings but I can't see where I would change anything.Any help appreciated as I am trying to organise loads of photos on my pc and lots of them have no date info which is proving tricky! I am having to go back to my mobile and look up each photo to check the date and include it in the name of the file (once i know the date windows won't let me add any date taken info). Thanksbear

Answer:Date of camera photos not showing in windows.

If you open your photos in, for instance, Irfanview and click on the "i" button on the Toolbar for each file, you will/should be able to read the required information in a panel.

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For the last few days I have had a problem with the Date: headline on the Sent Items page in MS Outlook. When showing expanded it says "next month" and messages are not the latest. If collapsed then the latest messages are shown.

Ideally the heading should be saying Date: Today expanded.

How can set this right. Your help is much appreciated.

Answer:MS Outlook Heading showing Date: on Sent items

Could you post a quick screenshot of what your seeing?

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Windows says all my drivers are up to date. But for example i was going to install the Intel WiDi and said that my wireless driver needs to be updated. What are the chances that its just different type of driver it needs or the worst part a lot of my drivers are not up to date?

Answer:Driver updates showing up to date but doesn't look like it

HP laptops some with an HP utility that allows you to check for newer drivers from HP -- don't know if yours does, but you should check for that.

The only way to tell is to see if (1) your laptop supplier has newer version drivers for your OS, and (2) the hardware suppliers for your components have newer drivers.

I would not trust any of these online services that claim to check your drivers -- mostly, they just want your money to install the same thing your already have, or worse, the wrong drivers.

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As the title says I cannot see the date when hovering over the clock in the task bar.

I see a very brief flash of what could be the date only.

Any help appreciated.

Answer:Date not showing when hovering over clock in taskbar.

Hover over other items in system tray. They work?
Did you reboot already... but still same problem?

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I don't want the date showing on my taskbar, so I put the icon size to small so only the time would show, but it's still showing the date as well. How do I get rid of it? Obviously there's a glitch somewhere, but I don't know where to begin.

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 My system is custom built by self.I have a MSI-MB/K9VGM-V w/via k8m890 chipset. I bought a AMD Sempron processor1800mghz/AM2 socket.(also temporary till I can afford better AMD X2)1gig ram 667ddr, 80 HDD, with only 2 PCI 's plus the pci xprs16 for video and 1pcixprsx1 for ?.Ive got a capture card in one pci to use to download from my DV camcorder,as that was cheaper than a DV cable-firewire cable and firewire card in the pci . The other pci has a modem for faxing from fax machine from garage sale-5.00.As you can see I build on an extreme budget.I took some parts from other dead pc's.I did get a decent power supply-Thermaltake 575watt,two fan power. And I have only one fan in caselocated in rear and the fan on the cpu that came with the cpu from AMD. Everything was bought from newgg when on sale with free shipping.It took me three months to get all the part to build this pc.Only other expense was case from for16.00,cheap,but works. I figured total cost around 225.00 dollars US.i MENTION PRICES AS i CAN ONLY AFFORD CHEAP. So any help to get this machine to run faster than default settings would be appreciated.I'm running win xp pro (edu. version-from bookstore on OU campus)All software is hand-me down.Need help with setting up V.6 Award bios/cmos (Award workstation)Award-Pheonix. The support from MSI is non existant in respect to specific part of bios as to meaning of the advanced settings such as IOA pic functions?DQS in Dram config, DQS Training... Read more

Answer:CMOS setup in Award-setup bios

Normally a BIOS is limited to how it was written for a specific machine...why not visit some overclocking boards to see exactly what that board/BIOS can handle ? ?It sounds like you're trying to make a screamer out of a budget machine which as you can see doesn't always work...

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Hello guys, I just wanna know what is the correct term about the firmware called BIOS. Should I say CMOS setup or BIOS setup? Thanks!

Answer:Which is correct, BIOS setup or CMOS setup?

They are both technically correct...

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I am trying to get into BIOS Setup or Program Setup with the keys " DEL or " F12 " on my Acer Aspire M3450 - UR20P for the last few days. I am not sure why it won't happen after restarting the desktop then hit the key for BIOS or Display Boot Setup. After the desktop restarted and went right into login at Windows. I am wondering if I can get into command prompt to type the commands for those two setups or not possible.

If yes, is there a tutorial for this.


Answer:Can;'t get into BIOS Setup or Program Boot Setup with DEL and F12

Did it work earlier? If not try F2(mine works with that), also if u have uefi try these methods Four Methods to Access UEFI BIOS Setup in Windows 8/10 PC/Laptop/Tablet

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Hey guys,

I went to the Best Buy geeksquad with this problem since they have helped me in the past with a couple of other smaller issues. I finally realized that there service is no good and I could be considered more of a tech support then them. I will defanitly never go back to them and always try to do what I can to work out the issue using the great forums like this one and you guys, it will def save me some time. ok, so heres my sitaution.

I come home and turn on my computer and I get this error....
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:<Windows Root>system32\hal.dll. Please reinstall a copy of the above file.[/u]

Now I searched around for a solution for this and tried some and came up with nothing, so I think its best I ask you guys first hand to let me know whats the next best step considering my situation. I know i can just format and reinstall windows but LOSING THE DATA ON MY DESKTOP is not even close to a option. I have to know a hundred percent that there is nothing i can do before i take that route. I work as a web designer and have some projects saved on my desktop that I can not lose. THIS MIGHT SEEM LIKE A BIG ISSUE AND IM SORRY ABOUT THE LONG THREAD. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR. I HOPE YOU GUYS WILL READ THROUGH IT AND HELP ME DECIDE THE NEXT BEST OPTION.

( I have a dell 4700, windows XP, sata HD, i have a surge protector and I run adware and tons of other anit-virus programs every week.)... Read more

Answer:hal.dll error, please help, will name first born after you

Perform a Repair Installation

Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. Then insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

1.When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.

4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.

6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

If you have xp sp2 installed it needs to be incorporated into your xp disk or it will not offer the repair option only the clean install.

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD

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We have a Dell laptop with a unique problem.. An email showed up today from a person in our company.. date was today, however, the preview pane date had a date in the far future.. All other persons that received this same email have had no problems. Any idea why this one laptop would future date in preview pane?

Answer:OUTLOOK 2010 PREVIEW showing date in the future?


First, how far in the future?

If it is one one day then it is down to the "Global Location" settings on the laptop (Date & Time zone).

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If the taskbar is horizontal, the system tray (notification area) only displays the time. However, when I dragged my taskbar to the side to make it vertical, my system tray displayed the date ("Monday, August 23, 2004") in addition to the time.

However, I just noticed that the date disappeared. I don't know what I clicked or how it happened, but how do I get the date back? Thanks!

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No one knows how to do this? Seems like it's something simple, but can't figure it out:

"If the taskbar is horizontal, the system tray (notification area) only displays the time. However, when I dragged my taskbar to the side to make it vertical, my system tray displayed the date ("Monday, August 23, 2004") in addition to the time.

However, I just noticed that the date disappeared. I don't know what I clicked or how it happened, but how do I get the date back? Thanks!"

Answer:Date not showing in system tray with vertical taskbar

Increase the height of the taskbar when it's at the bottom to at least double its minimum height and the date will be displayed under the time.

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Is it possible to not show the date modified when saving on my usb device

Answer:Prevent showing Windows 7 files modified date

just hide the column.

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We recently switched internet providers and now when using Outlook Express, though we have our mail sorted by date received, it does not show date or time received. Also we continuously receive duplicates of all messages. Is there a way to fix both of these issues?

Answer:Solved: Outlook Express not showing date received

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For the past week or so my computer has been starting up showing the time as 23.03 and the date as 31st December 2002. I have corrected time and date - connected to "Automatically synchronize with Internet Time Server" - had confirmation that time and date successfully synchronized - next time computer switched on time and date setting reverted to 23.04 on 31st December 2002.

Normally, when computer is switched on a 'DOS' type screen appears for a second or so - then it scrolls through various Microsoft Windows XP - loading your personal settings, etc. When it opens up with an incorrect time and date I get a different 'DOS' type screen - at the bottom of which are the options:

F1 to continue - DEL to enter SETUP

F1 continues to the normal start up routine - DEL opens up another 'DOS' screen - and on this screen pressing F10 offers the choice to exit and save - Y for yes N for no

Have tried saving this screen when correct time and date displayed - reverts to incorrect time and date next time machine switched on.

I would appreciate any help and guidance that I can get.

Answer:Solved: Incorrect date and time showing on screen

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 I'm having a problem getting my graphics to more than 640x480. I've updated the driver wth no change. This is an old 845dxr Intel board. I'm on my way now to obtain another PCI graphics board but I'd certainly like to know what I'm not doing right  here. Thanks for any help,Mike

Answer:Graphics card only showing low resolution, driver up to date.

What OS ? ?

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Hello, I suddenly have no desktop calendar showing when I click on the time and date in the taskbar. There used to be a huge rectangluar thing with a calendar there, but now nothing.

Can anyone please help me with this?
I added a screenshot to show what it does when I click on the date and time... no calendar pops up.

Answer:Calendar not showing on desktop when I click the date and time

I got it fixed. I think I opened the control panel then defaults and then I clicked calendar and set everything back to its default settings.

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Hi, id like to make it possible that every page i print on my hp laserjet printer shows the date when the page has been printed does anyone know how do i make this happen?

Answer:how to setup date to be shown on print page??

Check the "printing preferences". What is the brand/model of your printer?

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So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same regardless. So I link the issue to the GPU.

Anywho, the new Galaxy card on boot, displays it's own Bios information before the mobo Bios page shows up. It's actually the first thing I see on my monitor. It just simply displays Galaxy Bios version (etc. etc. etc). It doesn't last for more than 3-4 seconds, but I personally feel it's an unnecessary delay. Especially since I'm so adamant about computer efficiency and I try to get my boot up times as fast as possible. Just a personal hobby I enjoy! So I was curious if there is a way to disable this initial Bios screen? I did many google searches and couldn't find the problem to a a perfect description. Some people did mention that it has to do with a motherboard conflict, but that's why I mentioned bother motherboards. One was old, and the one I'm on now is brand new. I've never purchased a Galaxy card until now, so I'm curious if it's unique to their brand? I've never updated Bios on a video card before and I'm not sure if it'd cure the problem either. Anyone familiar with this situation? Thank you!

Edit: I'll take a picture of the Bios screen and post it quick. I just thought about doing it, but I typed this entire message and I can't ... Read more

Answer:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

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We have T570 laptops and Bios version 1.09 and some on 1.19 bios version.  New Bios came out to upgrade to 1.21 4/27/2017.  We've download the new Bios and upgraded it but in Bios still shows 1.19 not 1.21.  We try to run the upgrade again and says we have the latest version.  Anyone have a solution for this


Go to Solution.

Answer:T570 Bios 1.21 upgrade not showing correct version in bios

1.21 (N1VUJ04W) 1.21 (N1VET31W) 1.11 (N1VHT21W) 01 2017/04/25
1.19 (N1VUJ03W) 1.19 (N1VET29W) 1.09 (N1VHT19W) 01 2017/03/30Found the 1.21 on Lenovo site is still packaged with 1.19 files to flash.  Once run the 1.21 file it extracts to C:\Drivers. In that folder show N1VUJ03W which is the 1.19 not the N1VUJ04W 1.21 and in the flash folder has the N1VET29W 1.19 not the N1VET31W 1.21.  Who ever packaged the 1.21 did not add the new files for 1.21 or the link to download is still pointing to the 1.19 exe file..

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Hi Good Peoples,

A couple of days ago, I reinstalled XP Pro from scratch on my HP Pavilion Laptop. The email virus protection is managed by my ISP. I do have AVG but only run it about once a week to check things are OK. Also have Zone Alarm. I am connected via a one way satellite.

After downloading all the patches for Windows and MS Office, my satellite connection started having heaps of DNS errors (for days) so I connected via the phone line without the satellite. That was when I noticed that even when the computer was idle, there was a large continuous flow out data out of my machine and very little back.

One thing that may help identify the problem. When I was downloading the updates, I got a pop up screen. It was white background with black text. In essence it said my computer could be infected or contain spyware, I do not remember the exact wording, but it suggested I click on the button to take me to a site to check. I closed the box and did not visit the link. The box appeared twice more.

I ran Add Aware and Spybot and they are now clean.

I have run Hijackthis and the log reads as follows:-

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:25:38 PM, on 20/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:... Read more

Answer:[Solved] The born loser - help please

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Morning Guys, I was just looking around for a decent graphics card, my friend has offered me a nearly new HD5770 1GB Graphics card for just ?50, I currently have the VTX Radeon HD 5450, and it's RUBBISH. My FPS in every single game is terrible, later did I realise that it's not actually ATI, haha! It's a cheap firm called "VTX". Should I get the HD5770 1GB? And what are your views on it?Many thanks,PCGeekable.

Answer:A New Born Graphics Card

The Radeon HD5450 is not really a gamer's card. When it came out around the end of 2009 the reviews generally said that it is aimed at the HTPC (Home Theatre PC) market. That is, it is OK for playing HD video etc and is not really designed or meant for demanding gaming use. It is a low power card, some models using this chipset are passively cooled with just a heatsink, and no fan. At the time it was the cheapest of the 5000 range. I actually bought one to put in a Shuttle mini PC that I was building because (a) it was cheap (?29.95 in UK money) and (b) it was quiet (no fan). I kept getting freezes which turned out to be the HD5450 overheating and I took it out and just used the Shuttle's onboard video chipset (nVidia GeForce 8200) which is quite enough for my needs. The Radeon 5770 is a higher level card, still in the budget range, it came out around the same time, and was priced at around 160 US dollars, and was much more of a (budget) gamer's card. So you'd be going from a low-end card to a mid-range card. However you'll need to make sure your computer is up to the job. The power supply needs to be a good stable 500 Watt (minimum) type and unless your cpu speed and memory size are suitable, you may not see very much improvement. You can buy new 5770s from around ?70 upwards. Plenty of cards with ATI chipsets are "powered by ATI" rather than "made by ATI" - my own one was actually a Sapphire, and this does not always mean they ar... Read more

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Ok everyone..I need serious help. I have the worm, but I fear that is the least of my problems.
I have downloaded about every anti-virus scan/remover known to man. Every time I run a virus scan, it disappears. It will run for about 30 seconds and then the whole window will "poof" materialize into thin air! I don't understand what's going on!! It's done this for Norton, McAaffe and Symnatec, please help me!!

Answer:I'll be forever indebted to u if u help me! You can have my first born!!!

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I had 3 more BSODs today but ony got two DMP files out of it please investigate my problem.Thank You.

Attachment 80482

Answer:Say hello To My New Born BSOD Twins

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Low\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ZQNUMTKX\Two%20DMP%20files[1]\062310-18252-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a4f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c8ce50
Debug session time: Wed Jun 23 08:11:59.275 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:12:06.727
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
...Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
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..Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
.Missing image name, possible paged-out or corrupt data.
Missing image name,... Read more

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I'm in so much **** right now I'm dead. Let me just say windows sp2 is the biggest dumbest peice of **** ever!!!

I was @ work and my boss was complaining about the printer not working and somehow their drivers got deleted. However what do I see in the taskbar? Windows updates are ready to install. Hmm...maybe that will help but gotta do those updates why not? So everything is going smooth then it gets an error.

Undoing changes blah blah blah. Coo let it do that. Everything seems fine. I reboot the computer. Now when I try to start it, it has the windows xp logo now not the home now but the sp2 plain looking one. But it constantly reboots after that and just loops on and on.

I have tried safemode. I can't get it working. Is there a boot cd I can download from somewhere anything please help? They have all their bills Quicken files and etc. On the computer I gotta get it working or I am super Effed and I need to get it working asap please help thank you.

Answer:Very Screwed Help!!! Please!!! I'll Give U My 1st Born!

Okay to recover the files under a version of a bootable linux OS this is what you do

First, you need a FAT or FAT32 drive to save stuff on, and you could probolly burn it to a CD or DVD as well.

It's called knoppix Linux, you put the CD in, press enter when it says boot: and come back 5 minutes and you have a complete OS.

However assuming you have NTSF drives, you can only read, not write to the NTSF windows drive.

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Just got a Nokia Lumia Icon for work today and I synced it with my Microsoft Account. I also have a Lumia 920 with 8.1 developers preview for my personal device. After about a hour, my Microsoft, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts on my Icon were showing a "not up-to-date" message in the settings menu. Any advice to fix this or should I just hard reset the phone and see what happens? Already tried a soft rest with no luck :(

Answer:Microsoft, Twitter and LinkedIn account showing not up-to-date message

Make sure your date and time are set correctly and have a stable wifi or network connection (I suggest wifi)

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Recently I've been getting a number of e-mails every day with only the envelope icon showing in the From column and the date/time showing in the Recieved column. The Subject line is completely blank.

I've had this happen before, but very infrequently. Now, all of a sudden, I'm getting at least several of them every day. I'm wondering if this could be symptomatic of some underlying problem with my system, or if this just might be a common, harmless occurrence. Whatever the reason, it's certainly happening much more frequently now than it did before.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who might be able to explain to me what is going on.

Answer:Strange e-mails (only envelope icon and date/time showing)

I'm having the same problem. Just made a thread of my own a little while ago (didn't notice yours). I've been told to just delete the e-mails. No solution has been found yet.

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The same issue from BIOS 1.2.5 is happening with BIOS 1.2.6. After the update, the boot screen remain totally black (no Dell logo) and you cant enter in the BIOS interface (no video at all).
The workaround is to downgrade to BIOS version 1.2.3 
The windows boots as usual, and maybe this is the reason that users havent noticed this issue.
The bios upgrade/downgrade is automated. No mouse clicks are needed. Just wait computer to boot and wait some minutes. After this (blind) downgrade (because there is no video), you will see the dell logo once again and everything works as usual.

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I am guessing that something quite wrong was done in 2.20 (and it persists into 2.21). There was no such errant behavior with 2.19, as I've confirmed by reinstalling 2.19.  Works perfectly and boots promptly and the BIOS Setup utility works lickity-split with 2.19, just like it always has.  But with the install of 2.20 the behavior changed drastically.
Looking at the README for BIOS 2.20 this definitely seems like the culprit:
[Problem fixes]- Fixed an issue where fan might rotated with max speed due to not reading CPU   temperature correctly.- Fixed an issue where system might not boot to OS when attached an external monitor   and its USB3 devices.- Fixed an issue where network boot might happened at reboot after resume from suspend   by Wake On LAN.
At first I thought I had blown the BIOS update, since my screen was simply black for what seemed like 1-2 minutes after displaying the Lenovo logo and "press ENTER to interrupt" message.  I pressed ENTER repeatedly but nothing happened, for a long time.  Eventually, the hard drive activity LED on the P70 started flashing, and seemingly almost 2 minutes later, the machine came to life and boot process continued normally.
Then, once I entered the BIOS, I used the right-arrow key to navigate through the tabs.  No problem until I got to the Security tab and then pressed right-arrow one more time to navigate into the Boot tab... and it hung!  Didn't go ri... Read more

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When I turn on my computer yestereday it loaded the post screen briefly than went directly into BIOS setup. When I exit the bios setup the screen goes black flickers than goes back into BIOS setup. BIOS recognized hard drives and cd roms, and boot sequence was correct. I decided to deal with it tomorrow or today.. When i turned it on today it booted to my 2nd harddrive (which also has an OS installed) went into bios booted from my main harddrive and the computer worked fine for about 20 min. I was browsing the web and microsoft outlook kept trying to open eventually everytime i closed it pop right back up couldnt access taskmanager keyboard couldnt type however i could manuever with the arrow keys. Powered down and when i rebooted had the same problem as before.. wont get past bios setup. I have tried reseting the CMOS jumpers but that didnt have any affect. tried booting with soley; each hard drive (separately), cd rom, and with each stick of memory. All running into the same issue. Any ideas?

Home built...
Windows XP Pro SP3
ASRock K10N78M Micro ATX motherboard
AMD Athlon 5600X2
WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
XFX Geforce 9800GT 512MB
1TB Samsung HD
500GB Western Digital HD
Liteon DVDRW
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt

Answer:Boots Directly To Bios setup, exiting cycles back to Bios

Have you tried another keyboard?

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

Answer:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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The button battery on my mother board died giving mme "CMOS date and time not set" message.  I have changed the battery and using F10 on boot-up have successfully updated the correct time, month and year.  However it will not let me update the correct day (17).  The highest number it will accept is 12.

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I flashed my BIOS, so it might be some different.  But here's the specs...Intel D845GRG, Version AAA81583-304, Serial ABRG32219313...BIOS RG84510A . 15A . 0057. P19I changed a setting trying to maybe enable ACPI, but didn't work either.  It was under the Power Catagory, seems like it was a POST setting and maybe video.  Could be I just know that from video takes 4-5 minutes at POST.  But I'm pretty sure it was a POST setting.  Can't boot from a boot disk for some reason either, to get to DOS.  Anyway the BIOS set Up screen never shows and I've tried pressing F2 at all different times still nothing except Windows at the User Account screen.  Skips XP's start Up screen also.  I tried Flashing Bios again thinking it might set it to default but flashed successful and it's just like it was.I think it's sleeping but can't wake it.  Searched near 15+ hours stil aint found the solution.Thanks,

Answer:BIOS ACPI Setting (something POST) locked me out of BIOS SetUp.

What happens if you try F8 - do you get the option to boot from Safe Mode? (just to make sure it's recognising key input during boot up)Have you tried any other key than F2 (Del, F10 & F12 are common keys).Is this a laptop or desktop? Removing the CMOS battery can clear any unwanted settings and default it back to factory settings.

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Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

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I have a problem with this one where the machine does not switch on at all. One minute it was working fine then when I tried to switch on another time nothing happens. Any ideas please?

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I've been having an unstoppable, seemingly popular error with the shell unexpectedly stopping and windows explorer shutting down, with sometimes an error in the event viewer showing ntdll.dll being the culprit. I've done endless searches on the net, endless virus/spyware/everything scans, with no result. I even found a similar case on this site with Photoshop being the problem, except I don't have Adobe Photoshop installed.

I've got Nvidia drivers, and I think one solution is to update them. How do I do this successfully (I know I go to and download, but do I just install and thats that, or do i have to uninstall my old ones) and another way is that there's bad memory / power supply. How do I test to see if this is the problem? Also, how do I ensure my computer isn't overclocking, as this could be a cause too. Plllleeeeease anyone help.

Answer:I will sell my first born child to rid myself of this error...

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My computer refuses to connect to the internet and I have no idea what to do . I've tried pretty much everything I can think of. Hell, I resorted to calling tech support and after trying everything they could think of I still can't connect to the net. I'll describe what's going on and if anyone can figure this out I will henceforth refer to them as my lord and savior. I've been working at this for hours and hours and I still can't connect.

Ok so here's the deal. I was trying to forward some ports through my WRT54G. I did that and went back to BT and I was still getting crappy download speeds and a yellow status light. I tried many different ports and still the same story. I ran a NATcheck and it said I failed on those ports even though I had opened them in the router. So then I got to thinking that perhaps there was some kind of interference between the modem/router my ISP gave me and my Linksys router. I thought it was a longshot but I figured I might as well be certain. So I unhook the Linksys and plug the modem/router directly into the computer. I immediately attempt to load up the router's configuration utility by typing in After typing in the correct username and pass, the page won't load, much ot my chagrin. I hook everything back up to my Linksys to see if everything is working there, and it is. So I decide to try going to directly into the modem/router again after confirming everything is working fine with th... Read more

Answer:I am at a complete loss :S. (If you can fix this I'll give you my first born son)

Perhaps your just confused with terminology. Why are you trying to logon ot the modems utility at all? "After resetting the modem I try to load up again and nothing happens, but this time it doesn't even ask for my username/pass, it just tries to load but can't. So I try to load a webpage" I assume your modem also doubles as a router? If so then why are you changing anything on it? Port forwarding? I would do a hard reset of your modem or modem/router if that is what it is. if it is a router then you don't need another router in the mix. If you have a linksys router then all you would use that as is a switch., not a router. In other words, don't use the WAN port on the Linksys, only the LAN ports. Honestly your description is a bit too confusing to offer a whole lot of advice. Elaborate and I am sure there are plenty of people here that can help.

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Hello Forums,I have a problem with the BIOS update of myHP Pavilion p6523w (H-Alpinia-RS780L-uATX)I updated the BIOS from Ver 6.04 - to - Ver 6.10The problem started the the new BIOS not acceptingthe processor, I have a AMD Phenom ii x6 1100t.and the new BIOS (Ver 6.10) would not recognize it.My Question is: Is there any way to recover my old BIOS (Ver 6.04)or the most up-to-date BIOS for myp6523w (H-Alpinia-RS780L-uATX) compatible with myAMD Phenom ii x6 1100t  Processor,  please put links if there is any product purchase nesessary. I hope an answer as soon as possible, Thank You.

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i think tere is broblem with bios because there is no functuion to control vram for example or many other things .... can any body help ....thx 

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I attempted to update the BIOS on my Inspiron 5565 (AMD-A10 9600P) from .1.0.5 to v1.0.8 using the 'BIOS flash update' with the BIOS update file downloaded (and md5 hash verified on a usb key) from the drivers download page:
I followed the instructions on this support page:
to copy the BIOS update file to the USB but when I find and select the file in the 'BIOS flash update' function it reads the USB key (usb key read/write light flashing) but prompts with 'Invalid file!'. I have not renamed the file at all and I also tried to update to the other downloadable BIOS update file, v1.0.6 but get the same error message 'Invalid File!'
Reason for trying to update via the BIOS update feature is that I have a blank hard drive and I'm having trouble loading Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (but seem to have no issue with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) so trying to update the BIOS as first troubleshooting elimination step.
Any tips or suggestions most appreciated.

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I updated the bios to I installed Windows 10After these installations, I can not access on the bios menu by pressing F2.I tried with other keys but nothing.can you help me?thank you

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(Windows XP with 2Gb of Dram. Acronis default settings).I regularly perform a full disc image back up to an external USB hard drive which takes around 15 minutes and results in a file of around 23Gb.Yesterday, for the first time, I had cause to restore my last back up on to my C drive. It has all worked perfectly but the computer was churning away for 13 hours.Is this usual? Why the huge discrepancy in operating times?Jeff W

Answer:Acronis 11 - a question born of idle curiosity

Do you mean you save a full disk image rather than a backup file (compressed .tbi)?I can restore Acronis backups in about 30 min. to 1 hour.

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So... Sitting in my office right now with very little motivation to work Taking a 30 minute break and I'm thinking to myself, why do we not have something better than the registry. Here's what I was thinking, why doesn't windows scan all root folders in "c:/program files" looking for a specific registry file that it loads.

This would allow you to quite literally drag-and-drop programs into program files and they'd be installed automatically & quickly. Dependencies could be indicated in the registry file of the root folder of each individual program as well, and if the dependencies were not installed they could be installed/downloaded.

Is it just me or does this not sound like a far superior system? You could literally bring your PC back to a "fresh install status" by just removing every folder in program files.

I highly doubt the bootup scan process would add much time to bootup either, as it would just scan the root folder of each folder in c:\program files and look for a specific file (similar to autorun.inf on CD/DVD's). I bet 500 folders could be scanned practically instantly, and I doubt many users have over 500 programs installed. But even if they did, the additional bootup time would probably be negligible.

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Answer:Idea born of boredom... Successor to the registry?

I wouldn't even do the start up scan. When an application starts up, it would look in it's current directory for the registry settings ( an "INI" file, if you will ), then check in other directories defined by an environmental variable.

The real bitch with installs isn't the registry though. It's the dlls which the install process setup.

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