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Question: USB headset not detected

Logitech USB headset not detected by Lenovo T420 - 64Bit Windows 7. Headset is new and verified it works in another laptop. Tried all USB ports in Lanovo and still not detected. Any ideas?

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Answer: USB headset not detected

Hi daveodonoghue, May i know does your machine works with other USB device? Please try update BIOS. If problem remain, please contact local lenovo for further assistance.Worldwide Support Center phone list for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systemshttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=HT036550BIOS Update Utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad T420, T420ihttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018785Fred





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

What do I do?
 

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

What do I do?
 

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

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

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I have a headset that worked before I reinstalled Windows XP, and the microphone on it doesn't work now. It records whatever is coming out of my speakers. I tried changing it in control panel to my microphone, and the only option if REaltek AC'97, which records my speakers. It's a Yapster headset that comes with no drivers, you're supposed to just plug it in and it'll work. Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Headset Not Detected

EDIT: Fixed this. I had to select line-in in the audio effects program from Control Panel.
 

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Hey all

I just upgraded from xp to 7 and it stopped detecting my headset. It worked fine on xp 2 days ago and i already tried to see if it wasnt broken or anything and its not. My headset doesnt come with any cd for driver installation or anything

My sound card is a SB audigy from creative.

Cheers

Answer:Headset isnt being detected

Are the soundcard drivers up to date? W7 installation can't always be trusted to get it right!

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I have a Toshiba Portege R835 with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I am using a Medialink BT Adapter 3.0+HS Class 2 specs. I am able to pair with my Nokia C3 00 mobile but my BH 503 headset cannot even be detected by my laptop. Please advise what drivers need to be downloaded for my BH 503 to be detected.

Answer:BH 503 headset cannot even be detected by my laptop

You can refer the following link
Connect nokia bh 503 with laptop or desktop PC - Engineer Philosophy

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Hey there, so I have a gaming PC and I play a game called Day Z (the Standalone version, not the mod for Arma II). Anyways, there seems to be an issue where whenever I am using the microphone to chat whilst playing the game such as through Teamspeak or Steam Voice Chat, the whole headset stops working and becomes undetected by the PC. I have to fully close the game and the application that I am using to talk to my friend, in order for the headset to be detected again.
However, today closing the game and restarting the application did not fix the headset, and it is still undetected. I have unplugged the headset and plugged it back in to several different USB ports (It is a Siberia Elite gaming headset that plugs into its own sound card which plugs into a USB slot) all to no avail. This so far seems to only be an issue with Day Z in particular, as I haven't had problems speaking to people whilst running Minecraft, Battlefield 4, Skyrim, and various other games on my PC.
Typically I would just file this in the Day Z forums, but this appears to be more of a Win-7 Related issue.

Answer:Headset not detected after launching Day Z

Does plugging it into another pc cause it to be detected?

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I turned my PC on a couple of days ago and my headset was being detected as speakers, No sound coming from them at all, Yes my drivers are up to date, Yes I have it plugged in correctly, I've tried windows FixIt and still nothing, I tried troubleshooting audio and it didn't detect anything, I've tried SFC /scannow and still nothing, Its strange since I turned my PC off working perfectly and the next day I have these problems, I didn't download anything prior to this happening except a game update, Also I've made sure it isn't my headset that is broken, Even when I try talk with its built in mic, It doesn't pick up anything I say, I have literally tried so much stuff and nothing works... Please help

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Hello everyone! I recently got a new "Creative Fatal1ty" Headset and it doesn't seem to be detected at all! I have 2 cables to plug in to the laptop, 1 for audio and 1 for microphone, but on my HP laptop there is only one hole for a cable! I plugged in both cables at different times but neither of them seem to be detected at all. I tried on my family's public pc, which is a dell, and it works perfectly fine. What is the problem here? I payed some money for this headset and laptop and this is quite annoying. Please solve this. 

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A Plantronics Audio 478 USB Headset is not detected when connecting via one of the USB ports. My concern is that only the 3.5mm front mounted jacks can be used on the T500 for audio devices, can someone confirm please? thanks.

Answer:USB Headset not detected on Lenovo T500

Check to make sure it is enabled as the playback and record devices in audio settings (right click the speaker icon in the tray). If that doesn't work try another USB headset, there is no reason why you cannot use one. Although if it is a work machine it is possible that the USB ports have been disabled for security reasons.

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Hello,

I have a Microsoft headset which I have been using fine until today. When I attempted to use it today the computer shows it as unplugged. The interesting thing is that when i unplug it it shows as plugged in :s

Any help on solving this would be appreciated.

Answer:Microsft headset not being detected when plugged in

ok it started to randomly work all of a sudden... however now it says my speakers are unplugged which they are not

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Hi here,

I just got a new computer with Vista. I'm trying to get a headset that I used on my old computer to work. The headset is a free one that came with some language learning software so there's no driver. In the sound manager, Vista detects the microphone as being plugged in - as a "Microphone/Line In - SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC", but no program notices any sound coming from it. It is set as the default microphone and it's enabled. It works on my old computer still. Is there anyone that could help me get this working?

Many thanks,

Tim

Answer:Headset microphone detected but won't work

Hi tjm, welcome to the vista forums

may seem a bit basic but have you checked the levels, right click on the sound icon in the tray and select recording devices - click on your microphone and check on the levels tab.

hopefully it's that simple have seen new installs with either very low or muted mic channels

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Hey, yesterday i bought a new turtle beach PLa headset for a PS3, but on the back it said that they are PC compatible. When i plugged them in, they worked fine for the first night, but the next morning, my computer doesnt detect the headset being plugged into the usb port, I've updated, and re installed the drivers with no success, and when i go into the sound icon for playback devices, theyre are shown but underneath it says Not plugged in, i have no idea on what to do, so any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

Answer:New Turtle Beach PLa Headset not detected

I did a computer restore after a while, it seems to have fixed the problem, my computer wasnt recognizing my mouse either so i panicked and did a restore. I think i may have installed/downloaded something dodgy

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I bought an Aspire E 15 E5-571G series laptop yesterday and later realized that it only has one headset/mic jack. I am not using any kind of splitter but when I connect my headset into the jack my computer doesn't detect the device. Also, when i connect the headset, sound plays from the headset as well as the laptop's external speaker. I don't want the external speaker to play sound when I connect the headset. This is really frustrating. I would be really grateful if you could solve my problem. I have Realtek HD audio manager installed and it shows only "Speakers" under the playback panel.

Answer:Headset not detected. Laptop's pc also plays sound...

try the latest driver from Realtec.It's worth a try.http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/

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I can't get my new DELL AC411 wireless speakers to pair with my new DELL Precision laptop.  When I try to add a device, it shows up as an AC411 Bluetooth Headset.  Have tried many times, even after a restart.  Please advise.

Answer:Wireless speakers detected as bluetooth headset only

Per the User's Guide, the AC411 are only supported in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8. Open the User's Guide to page 5 and make sure your setup is the same.

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I have a G35 headset and I plugged it in the back of my computer. Now, when I start Windows, its not detected until I re plug it in. Its only with this headset, nothing else too. The USB works because I re plug it in again and it detects again.
I have no idea why it is doing this. My sound card is Realtek.

Answer:Headset isnt detected when I start windows

Um maybe its something having to do with windows 10 drivers for that headset or maybe the USB port faulty.

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I have a G35 headset and I plugged it in the back of my computer. Now, when I start Windows, its not detected until I re plug it in. Its only with this headset, nothing else too. The USB works because I re plug it in again and it detects again.
I have no idea why it is doing this. My sound card is Realtek.

Answer:Headset isnt detected when I start windows

Um maybe its something having to do with windows 10 drivers for that headset or maybe the USB port faulty.

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Ok I know this sounds crazy but i received 2 new Creative Fatal1ty headsets in the post yesterday. Proceeded to turn off my 2 Gladiator Titan Systems ( both running Win XP Pro Sp3 btw (i forgot to include that in my details when i registered)) and pluged in the new headsets. When i came to turn the systems back on BOTH systems wouldn't boot both showing an identical couldn't find system disk message. Checked in the BIOS and neither is detecting the HDD's. Both PC's were running perfectly up until i pluged in the new headsets, in fact I shut them both down to plug them in so the fault wasn't there up until that point.
If anyone has any ideas what could have caused the problem or how to remedy it i'd be most appreciative.
Thanks In Advance

Ralph

I should probably add that the BIOS still detects the optical drive just not the HDD.
 

Answer:Solved: Sata drive no longer detected after conecting headset???

After a lot of reading i'm guessing i've contracted a BIOS virus (never even knew you could get a virus that effected the BIOS).
Working on steps to remedy this now, ie
1/.remove M/B battery discharge power
2/.Replace battery
3/.flash bios
4/.Format MBR and delete partitions
5/.Reinstall everything

Obviously won't be doing steps 4 & 5 unless i get to see the HDD again after the 1st 3, but heres hoping.

I'll post the results of how it turns out as soon as i know.
 

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What should be happening: I plug in my headset to my controller on my windows 7 x64 PC (wired controller)
and sound comes out of the headset and not the computer

What is happening: No new device shows in device manager underneath sound video and game controllers audio

Problem: not able to use headphones on my controller

How do i solve this problem? When I restart my computer or "scan for new hardware devices" nothing happens and i dont get a headset audio device showing up

And it also doesnt appear in volume control icon > right click > playback devices
so i cant enable it there even when (show hidden/disabled devices) is enabled.

Answer:Xbox One Headset Device not detected in device manager

Hi realflow100,

what USB port are you plugging in the Headset in? I've noticed that sometimes depending on if you plug the headset in a USB2 or 3 port matters for some devices.

What is the audio driver you have for the moment, if you haven't got the latest here is the Acer support download page for your PC:
Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site

Cheers
Boris

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Hi All,

I want to know in Vista,

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

Three things all Going at once?

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

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

Hi Dash,

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

Steven

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So basically, will this headset work with windows 7 ?

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

Yes it will. Google for reviews.

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

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Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help provided!

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

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

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

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

Hi iBSOADed and welcome to TenForums,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HELLO TO ALL !

I am knew on the board. Greetings

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

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

It sorta looks like I have no speaker drivers .

Unplugging the headset does not help.

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

HELP !

(ME)
 

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

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

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

Should work.

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

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Hey,

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

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

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

Thank you

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

Hi Foonksh,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lame
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Headset mic recording sounds through headset?

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

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

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Hey.

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

Any help? Without ripping my headset apart? :b
 

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I have a RocketFish Bluetooth 2.0 EDR Class II Wireless USB Adapter, connected, and installed. Drivers are in and the device is working.

But when I use the Windows Bluetooth device app, and search for the headset, it's not finding it.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.

Answer:Trying to use Bluetooth headset as a Mic/headset on my PC

Bump. Help please?

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I'm running 2 pc's on windos xp pro, I have a d-link wireless N router, and i just can't use my pc which is connected through the wireless part of the router.

It shows the signal Very strong strength, then it doesn't see anything at all, and it keeps happening over and over. I've tried changing the wireless channel, nothing.
The other PC has an USB wireless adapter.
PS: i've tried restarting the router/moden, to no avail.

Anyone got any ideas ?
 

Answer:wireless network detected, not detected, detected and so on.

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I have a Lenovo T410s - 29123RU BIOS - V1.5 (6UET70WW) 2012-10-11 - (updated from V1.1 this morning hoping it wold solve the problem)ECV - 1.14MTM - 29123RUCPU - Intel Core i5 M520 @ 2.4GHzRAM - DDR3 - 4GBx2 - PC3-10600s This laptop uses a 250GB - 1.8" Micro Sata HDDTOSHIBA MK2529GSG - 250GB - HDD1F07 M BL02 The other day the laptop was running fine then all of a sudden crashed.  I tried to reeboot and i got -  ERROR 2100: HDD0 (HARD DISK DRIVE) INITIALIZATION ERROR (2)PRESS ESC TO CONTINUE I have run scans on the drive itself using: HD Tune ProHDD RgeneratorCrystalDiskInfoTestDiskUBCD- ViVard v4.0- TAFT v1.2Passmark BurIn Test Pro v8.1 All the tests came back excellent which lead me to see if it was a BIOS issue.  I downoaded the updated v1.5 this morning and replaced the original v1.1.  No change in HDD detection. What really puzzles me is that when i use an OS through my USB or USB-SSD, they detect the drive and I am able to read/write to the entire drive without any loss of data or S.M.A.R.T. errors.  I just can't use this as my primary drive anymore because it will not initialize with BIOS.  I am hoping that I do not need to replace the MOBO as they go from $50 - $150 US plus shipping.   OS's used:Win10x64Win7x64WinXPWin98SELinuxMintBT5-R3KaliLinuxUBCD - FreeDOS - LINUXDoss6.22 Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated

Answer:ThinkPad T410s - Primary Micro SATA HDD not detected by BIOS - Only Detected By OS Platforms

It sounds like something is timing out.  It is hard to be sure without swapping either the drive or the MB.  You might go into the BIOS and select diagnostic mode for boot.  That would do a memory test and it might slow things down enough to mask the problem

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Hi, I am completely new to this, so please be patient. All I know is that my new computer has detected the Trojan files listed in the subject and I don't know how to get rid of them. I am running Vista premium and this is my first post, so I need to know what I can do to remove this stuff before it starts wreaking havoc. Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: OfficeScan detected WinAntiSpyware2007 file and SpyHunter 2.9 detected Trojan.vundo!

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=610916
 

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Today Norton Antivirus began to block threats from Trojan.Zeroaccess.B, Trojan.Gen, Trojan.Gen.2, and Trojan.Zeroaccess.C. I have been prompted to do a manual removal of Trojan.Zeroaccess!inf4 from c:\windows\system32\services.exe. Additionally, Bitcoinminer is being repeatedly detected, blocked and quarantined. I'm not sure if Norton is having a problem deleting/quarantining Bitcoinminer, or if it is actually being downloaded over and over. I suspect that these two problems are related, as they started at the same time.

From what I gather, the fix seems to be quite complicated and I would appreciate some help.

My system is running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium w/ SP 1. Looking at similar threads, it looks like I'll need to use a flash drive to run removal tools. I do not currently have a flash drive on hand, but I do have an 4 GB SD card. Will that be a sufficient replacement?
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Ii-chan at 21:49:01 on 2013-01-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.932.81.1033.18.6060.2045 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton AntiVirus *Disabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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Answer:Trojan.Zeroaccess!inf4 detected in services.exe, also Bitcoinminer is repeatedly detected/blocked

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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I did a stupid thing yesterday. I downloaded an icon pack APK file on my computer to upload to my mobile. Anyway, the thing is, when I double clicked on it, BlueStacks (Android Emulator) opened up, and Avast started giving me lots of warnings about BlueStacks accessing Trojan URLs (it blocked them of course).
 
Now, the thing is: I scanned the APK file both in Malware Bytes Anti Malware and Avast (and even Malware Bytes Anti Rootkit), and it showed no virus or malware found. But when I try to attach the the same APK file as a Gmail attachment (which I read on the net detects viruses, which is why I tried it), Gmail gives me a "Virus found" error.
 
So, my question is how come such reliable antivirus / anti-malware programs like MBAM and Avast didn't detect the virus but Gmail did? And more importantly, (though I have deleted the APK file in question from my computer) is my computer safe? Or has a rootkit / trojan been installed?

Answer:Virus not detected in Avast & MBAM, but detected when I upload the file to Gmail

Upload file in question here: https://www.virustotal.com/ for security check.

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Keyboard not detected, Mouse not detected. Fatal Error, System Halted.

That's what the system said, in DOS, on the black screen. Of course, I had my mouse and keyboard unplugged at the time, because I had just unplugged everything to move the computer.

Anyways, I plugged the keyboard and mouse in, restarted the computer, and everything started normally.

My question is, what is with this error? Vista can't boot up if I don't have a keyboard and mouse plugged in? It's not a big deal, but it seems like very odd behavior.
 

Answer:Keyboard not detected, Mouse not detected. Fatal Error, System Halted.

This has nothing to do with Vista whatsoever. As you said it showed up on the black screen with white text, which is the boot screen. The computer hasnt even started loading windows yet. The fatal eror occurs because you have no input device. The computer recognises this, and given that they are important, it puts a warning up that there is no connection.
It is completely normal, really, and whatever OS you have, its going to do the same thing.
 

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Hi!

I hope you're having a good December. Thanks again for your previous help this past summer!

A scan by TrendMicro picked up several infections, most of which it was able to clean up. But it wasn't able to remove PAR_SE.50425 and PAR_SE.50426. It also says I have a (MS05-004) ASP.NET Path Validation Vulnerability (887219), even though I have automatic Microsoft security updates. The first several minutes of a PandaScan (I didn't have time to finish it) found some SearchMeUp adware.

I'm so sorry, I can't remember how to Hijack This, otherwise I'd post that log, too. Any help you could provide would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much
 

Answer:PAR_SE detected by trendmicro, searchmeup detected by panda

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I should have came to this conclusion sooner, but my current re-installation of Windows has some problems that I haven't had the time to address until now. What I need, though, is access to the repair function on the disk. However, herein lies my problem...

When I boot up, media in the drive or no media, bios does not show the drive in its list. I can still open and close the drive as if nothing is wrong there, but I cannot "boot from CD". I've reset my bios back to defaults and while the drive appeared on IDE Channel 1 in the settings, it still would not recognize ANY media while booting up.

I have the latest version of my bios. I have also tried changing cables. The drive is on an IDE channel by itself.

Once my system boots into Windows, however, the drive is recognized and acts normally as if nothing happened in bios. Media operates fine. I have checked the event viewer, and there are no entries anywhere that states my optical drive has been experiencing problems, and yes, in fact it operates just like it always does.

Can anyone help me get my bios and cdrom back together again? The problem is I just do not know where to start to solve this. I wish I could say how long this has been happening, but I really don't know as of today. There have been no hardware changes in the past three months, and my current installation and configuration began back in late April.

Thanks for your time...
 

Answer:CD/DVDROM drive - not detected by bios, detected by Windows?

What is the boot sequence in the bios? should be CD or optical drive first, then Hard Drive or IDE-0 second if you want to boot from the cd-drive. Many computer manufacturers set the computer to automatically boot off of the hard drive by default so setting the factory defaults might not be what you are looking for. Look for the screen that has the boot order or sequence and just change it, exit and save settings and restart the computer with the boot cd in the drive. I hope that helps.
 

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Hi guys,

I bought a bluetooth dongle off of amazon so I could use my bluetooth headset with my comp. Once plugged in it installs driver version 6.1.7601.17889 from microsoft and there are no yellow '?'s. When I look for devices it sees my headset no probs but will not connect, which it does instantly with phones / tablets etc.

A very detailed search has brought me to the conclusion that it's a problem with the bluetooth driver, not the headset. Unfortunately there are no identifiers on the dongle itself but device manager seems to think it's:

Device type: Bluetooth Radios
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd

Is there anyway I can detect exactly the chipset in the dongle and get the correct drivers installed? Or am I barking up the wrong tree completely?

Thanks.

Answer:Bluetooth dongle detected, items detected but not connecting.

Have you tried contacting CSR? CSR PLC Customer Support

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Hi all,

This is my first build and I am so close yet it feels so far away. I'm at the final step of installing Windows 10 onto my PC I have a bootable USB drive connected and everything goes smoothly until I have to select a hard drive!

I have a Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 1Tb with a Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero LGA 1151 intel z170. As you can see from the photos below, the ssd is detected in the bios but not in the hard drive. I'm booting it with UEFI USB priority. It's a clean ssd do I have to reformat it?

I am not sure whether drive 0 Unallocated space is my ssd but it also says it has 0 free space. I am super confused please help!

Thanks!

Struggle - Album on Imgur

Answer:SSD not detected in Win10 install but is detected in bios

Welcome to the TenForums @Roketmann

If this is a brand new drive it needs to be initialized. Click the word "New" in the screen shot you provided. It will then want to create a partition.

You should then be able to install windows, it will tell you that it will create additional partitions.

Not sure what your strategy is for using 1TB. Are you going to have boot partition (windows will create some small ones it needs) and data drive(s) or one large C:drive

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Hi all,
I cannot use my keyboard when the PC post checks and stuff, for example when it says press del to enter setup.

However I can use the keyboard once in windows.

I am using Asus P5W64 WS Professional motherboard

Sorry:
The keyboard is a USB Microsoft one (Its like a USB and mouse through one USB)

Thanks everyone and merry xmas
 

Answer:Keyboard not detected in boot, but detected in windows

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Hello, I recently bought a Probook 450 G4, i7 7500U with 1 TO HDD and 8GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade it with an SSD so I bought a ADATA Premier SP550 2280 M.2 SSD. The BIOS detected it normally, but windows installer wouldn't find it. I removed the HDD and tried again, same issue. I then installed windows 10 on the HDD to try and format the SSD in windows and surprise! no sign of the SSD nowhere, not in browser nor in Disk Managment or Diskpart. Apparently HP disabled the M.2 port in BIOS as mentioned here ( https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/M-2-SSD-Upgrade/m-p/5580822#M3... ) I updated the BIOS the the latest version provided by HP for my laptop model and the same issue is still ongoing, this is a 120$ SSD that I can't use nor return as the problem is the HP product not ADATA's SSD! The simplest solution is in the hands of HP, just release a BIOS update with the M.2 port ENABLED ! why brag about having a M.2 port in your products and then DISABLE it ?! Any insights please ? Many Thanks. PS: I started a new thread yesterday and it is no longer available now ! did HP remove it or what ? it was there for a while and I'm sure! what a shame !   

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After a long fight with my ideapad S10-2 to install windows 7, i am facing a strage problem now !!! The HDD now has 2 partitions: C: that contains win7 installation & the recovery partition i hava changed the boot order to be: 1- IDE0: the HDD itself 2-USB HDD 3-Network boot (realtk something !!) When i first boot the netbook, it proceeds to the network boot then displays a message : "no bootable devices found insert a disk and press any key". On that first boot, if i press F12 to select boot device, i don't find the HDD, only the realtk network adapter. After i receive the "no bootable devices" message i press ctrl+alt+del , the laptop is rebooted & the windows is loaded !!!! my guess is that the HDD is acting slower than the bios, so the bios overlooks it !!! i have tried to find a way on the BIOS to add a delay so that the HDD becomes ready, but there is no such option !! i have even tried to add it as the second last boot option, with the network boot being the last option, but still no luck !!! what should i do ?? thanx in advance

Answer:S10-2 HDD not detected on first boot, detected after reboot

hi mohabayman,
 
Can you try to:
 
1. Boot into the BIOS and set PXE Boot to LAN = Disabled (if applicable).
2. Reseat the HDD (see page 56-59 of the User's Guide for instructions)
 
If the unit is still slow, I recommend you run a diagnostic to test the HDD's health. Try to download and install HD Tune and run the diagnostics in Windows.
 
 
Let me know your findings
 
Cheers

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Hello!

I've been working on this off and on for a week or 2 - searching the net hi and lo, including this site, and can't come up w/anything, so I'm resorting to posting here...

I've just built this PC (configuration should be in sig), and installed Win98SE on it.

I have a SoundBlaster PCI 128 CT 4700 (w/ES1370 chip) that I bought off a friend. He didn't have the original CD w/drivers.

I've downloaded SEVERAL different "updated" drivers from various sources (including Creative), but nothing seems to work.

Here's what happens:

Start PC
Windows sees new hardware and starts installing drivers. About the same time another window pops up:

Windows
Creative Sound Blaster PCI128 Hardware not detected. The driver will be disabled.
OK

Press OK, this reveals the window in the bg:

System Settings Change
To finish setting up your new hardware, you must restart your computer. Do you want to restart your computer now?
YES NO

Click Yes...

1)cmos/whatever screens flash, then
2)Windows98 lite blue startup screen
3)then dos screen for a few seconds - I have installed LetAssign that lets my "Data drive" be called D, and the "Games drive" be called G, etc...
4)then big blue screen with "dos-like" text:
Windows
Creative Sound Blaster PCI128 Hardware not detected. The driver will be disabled. Press any key to continue

Press "any" key....

Windows continues to start up just fine.

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I went to connect today and my dialup connection was gone.  I thought, well, I'll recreate it....but Windows would not let me and said (in the Connect to a Network box):  "Windows could not detect a dialup modem", "Is the modem connected?", "is the modem switched on?"
 
It is an internal modem.
 
I went to Device Manager, and there it is as usual, "This device is working properly".

Answer:Dialup modem detected, but not detected, huh?

Doing some searching gave me this solution:
 
It is caused by certain services being shut off for unknown reasons.... definitely unknown in my case (??).
 
Delete or rename the following folder:
c:\windows\system32\logfiles\wmi\rtbackup
(the folder, rtbackup)
 
However, it has some kind of protection and doesn't allow itself to be so changed.  I did it from a DOS boot disk with NTFS4DOS.
 
Everything is working.

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I own a T61 7658 I bough on 2008, it worked great with the default power settings until October 22nd I decided to change my power profile to MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.  Next day I received on Message Center... 10/23/2010 - Battery health is critical. With the current system settings and a full charge, your battery can provide approximately 3.0 hours of use. A new battery could provide up to an estimated 5.5 hours.I kept using the Laptop with the Max performance until...11/12/2010 - Battery error is detected. Irreparable damage to the battery has been detected. Replace the battery with a new one. I have used IBM/Lenovo  for years and even had used batteries for 5 years without a single issue.I have read many posts of people having the same problem not only with T61s, but many other Lenovo models, and also read posts of Lenovo's administrators suggesting this is normal and justifying that batteries should be good for at least 12 months and after that we are on own, basically meaning we should be thankful in name of our own safety that we had that battery protection and we must replace it at our own cost and forget about it.  That is a very easy way out, isn?t it.But certainly, not only batteries with more than 12 months are failing, even new batteries are and have been replaced with multiple exchange programs posted by Lenovo in their website just as in http://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/batt/082009/LandingPage.html. and also... Read more

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I picked up a computer off craiglist was thoroughly enjoying my gtx geforce 680 ( https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/sys/6239989909.html ) when it "crashed" about 6 hours after purchase.When I rebooted I received the "no hard disk detected" message. Upon launching bios setup the hard drive is listed with details as being attached to its corresponding sata port. I am trying to determine if my hard drive is broken or if it needs remounting or some other sort of procedure.

The hard drive is a slightly dated WD Carver 1 TB SATA internal drive interacting with an asus motherboard. I did notice the boot order for drives had been rearranged putting an external and an optical disk drive in position 1 and 2 for boot directories. I disabled both the external and optical disc and selected the WD sata drive as the first preference for booting. Still I am getting the same error. I read somewhere that if the bios is recognized in setup but is still not recognized for booting that I may need to run a 32bit diagnostic. The forum I saw the diagnostic post mentioned on was in reference to a dell machine. I don't really know what this is or if it exists on my ASUS mother board.

In short: how can I tell If my hard drive needs replacement?

If Bios recognizing the drive is sign of life how can I get my computer to recognize this drive again?

are there any programs I could download on my laptop and put on my external that could be used to boot and run diagnostics on t... Read more

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My computer was infected with trojan this morning, I ran Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, it deleted couple file.Now I am constantly the following two error messages via Symantec Endpoint Protection address line:-[SID: 23615] HTTPS Tidserv Request 2 detected.[SID: 23621] HTTP Tidserv Request detected.I ran the Symantec Endpoint Protection Full Scan come up clean but I still receive the errors as described above.I would greatly appreciate any assistance and thank-you in advance.I have pasted and attached the logs that I believe I need to for you to assist .Please advise if I need to do anything else at this moment to helpThanksBarryDDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86 Run by clejstiege at 15:28:03.94 on Tue 06/22/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.411 [GMT -4:00]AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection *enabled* {BE898FE3-CD0B-4014-85A9-03DB9923DDB6}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Juniper\NetScreen-Remote\IPSecMon.exeC:\Program Files\Juniper\NetScreen-Remote\IreIKE.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

Answer:[SID: 23615] HTTPS Tidserv Request 2 detected. & [SID: 23621] HTTP Tidserv Request detected, Unable to resolve Infection

hi,Your post is a few days old if you still need help simply reply to my post.

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My laptop has suddenly started running CHKDSK during startup. After it completes and finishes booting I go to Properties > Tools > Error Checking of my C drive and click ?Check?. It says errors were found on this drive and to repair drive now to prevent data loss. I click to run it, the system reboots, I see the prompt to cancel CHKDSK by pressing any key, let it run, the screen remains blank with just the little spinning dots. It finishes (in less than a minute, which is faster than it usually takes) and loads to desktop. I check the C drive properties again and it still says there are errors and to repair.

Running CHKDSK from CMD prompt I get ?Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems. No further action is required.? Running a 3rd-party disk checker (Disk Doctor, Tune-Up Utilities) also reports no errors. Yet the properties dialog continues to warn that there are errors.

I can?t be certain when this started. Just noticed this yesterday when I booted up (I don?t usually stick around and watch the computer boot). Windows has all the latest updates/patches. This is an HP ENVY laptop that came with Windows 10 pre-installed.

Anyone have any ideas?

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My laptop has suddenly started running CHKDSK during startup. After it completes and finishes booting I go to Properties > Tools > Error Checking of my C drive and click ?Check?. It says errors were found on this drive and to repair drive now to prevent data loss. I click to run it, the system reboots, I see the prompt to cancel CHKDSK by pressing any key, let it run, the screen remains blank with just the little spinning dots. It finishes (in less than a minute, which is faster than it usually takes) and loads to desktop. I check the C drive properties again and it still says there are errors and to repair.
Running CHKDSK from CMD prompt I get ?Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems. No further action is required.? Running a 3rd-party disk checker (Disk Doctor, Tune-Up Utilities) also reports no errors. Yet the properties dialog continues to warn that there are errors.
I can?t be certain when this started. Just noticed this yesterday when I booted up (I don?t usually stick around and watch the computer boot). Windows has all the latest updates/patches. This is an HP ENVY laptop that came with Windows 10 pre-installed.
Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Inconsistent error warnings: Errors detected, yet no errors detected

I believe I solved it.

I booted into the recovery menu and then advanced options. I chose Command Prompt then ran the command CHKDSK C: /F

At Stage 3 it found errors and repaired them:
Errors in MFT bitmap attribute
Errors in volume bitmap

Afterwards, booting up and checking the drive status it now reports no errors finally. I guess the CHKDSK procedure didn't detect these errors when running during bootup. The other disk scanners I tried didn't pick them up either. This seems to have fixed it.

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Hi
My Kingston Data
Traveller 8 GB drive (1 yr old) is not getting detected on my new PC (2 weeks old). It was working perfectly on my old pc, and is working fine on my office PC, frnd's PC, Philips DVD player, Sony HiFi audio system.

My mobo is Biostar TA785GE 128M, OS is win xP Pro 32 bit. The drive is detected on all USB ports of mobo, but as soon as I start any data transfer, it crashes and i get error that data cannnot be transfered.

The Disk Management (My Computer - Manage) shows the drive as healthy, but after I start any file transfer, in a few seconds, it reads "Unreadable". Sometimes, the drive letter also goes missing. In brief, the drive is displayed in My Computer till any file transfer is initiated. As soon as any file trnsfr starts, I get error that file transfer is not complete and the drive goes missing.


My frnd's UsB drive (2 GB), and my old 256 mb drive, both work and files are transferred which removes the doubt that there is some prob in USB ports. As the 8gb pen drive works on other PCs and devices, so i guess the drive is okay. I ran HDtune for it, and it has no bad sectors. That leaves my OS as the culprit (I assume). Looks like there is some problem in the way XP maps the USB drive.


I've tried many things, and here is my observation:

* Changed drive letter to other letters, but to no avail. Changed drive letter to a working USB drive letter, but failure again.
* Formatted many times, but data transfe... Read more

Answer:USB drive not detected on one PC, but is detected on other PCs

Try the troubleshooting steps you'll see here: Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize Your USB Hard Drive
 

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Win XP Home
Duron 600? (shouldn't matter)
ESS Modem

OK - When I look at Device Manager, the modem shows up. When I go to Properties / Diagnostic / Query Modem, it is fine.

When I run Juno, it is able to successfully retrieve e-mail (it just dials and connects).

I CANNOT connect to the web - Juno says that there is no modem installed. Upon further investigation, when I go to Connections and try to add a new connection, I am not allowed a choice of using a modem.

So - Device Manager and Juno E-mail both think that the modem works fine. Connection Wizard and Juno WWW both think that no modem exists.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the modem, to no avail. Oh, and yes, it used to work, and I can't get the user to remember a specific time when it stopped working.

Suggestions? Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:modem is detected....but not detected!

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Question: Best Headset

I need a cheap headset to use while playing Battlefield 2 and other games for VOIP. I'm not paying 100 bucks for a pair of headphones with a mic. I refuse, does anyone know of a good cheap headset with a mic? Or even something that I can just talk to and use my logitech 5.1 speakers with, that would be ideal, as I don't really like usuing headphone, but I will because I'll prolly hear them better. THanks.
 

Answer:Best Headset

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Question: Headset Help

I need help with my headset, simply becuase when i am gaming i cannot hear left from right in my headset where as the other people i play with can hear it...Is there anyway to change some settings so i can tell left from right?Thanks Shivz

Answer:Headset Help

control panel / sounds and audio devices, make sure that under speakers you have Stereo headphones selected

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Question: Which PC Headset!?

First of all..Hello I'm new to this place and am having a problem...

I am in need of a new headset because my Plantronics Audio .90's all of a sudden died on me and have two headsets I'm really thinking about getting..

Can anyone tell me the difference between the Sennheiser PC150's
and Sennheiser PC155's besides USB on the 155's, Because I've read from places that its the exact same as the 150 except not usb. Do I really need to spend the extra money on the 155's or should I just go for the 150?

Sorry I cant post links since I'm so new, It doesn't let me..So Google it
Thanks
 

Answer:Which PC Headset!?

Never used the other two...but the Audio .90's are good. Though a few days ago my Mic went out randomly and dosent work. Luckily i purchased a best buy 2 year warranty
 

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Question: JBL headset

I bought a set of JBL E50BT wireless head set and can't get it to connect through the bluetooth set up. I got it paired or so it says on the set up page but its not working. I can get it to work but after installing then uninstall it but only sometimes.

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Question: New Headset

Hi all. I have tried google, youtube videos, changing ports, making sure that the volume is at 100%. I can't get my headset mic to record it is senicc gaming headset. I have tried recording with Sound Recorder and Audacity. It is active and says its working fine. Can anyone help me fix this?

Answer:New Headset

Hello and welcome ?Sally have a look at the Device Manager and see if there are any yellow triangles against any plug in devices ie the headset.

I am presuming you have updated the driver for the headset? If not try this
Driver Download

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Question: Headset

anyone know a good quality and name brand headset for $10-20?

Answer:Headset

bose quiet comfort II...but those are 300 bucks hahaha, i have some logitech ones that are good, anything logitech is good so check them out.

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Question: PC headset

i just bought anew headset so i can talk to people though my mic it was working fine couple days ago but then my computer messed up so i had to reinstall windows and all my drivers

i have realtek HD autio manager on here as my sound

can someone help me out please
 

Answer:PC headset

will try. but need more info

Click Start->Run, enter; dxdiag.

When window pops up note progress bar in lower left corner. When its done click Save Information button to save a text file (.txt) to your Desktop.

Then attach it to your TechSpot post by clicking the paper clip icon. (Must used Advanced not Post Quick Reply in TechSpot to see that icon)
 

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Question: HeadSet

My friend has a headset and her computer doesn't seem to detect it. She said it worked once for a second but then just stopped.

Her OS is Windows XP, the headset is Plantronics Audio 90 Analog, And she thinks her Sound card is a SoundMAX Digital Audio.

Any ideas? We've tried going into the recording control menu and we've made sure the Microphone option was selected. She says she's ure the mic is unmuted.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hey guys so long story short my headset went kaput one day but it was old so I saw this coming, got a new headset and plugged it in, it was working fine for a short while then this one went kaput for seemingly no reason (while it was working i did some set up and noticed some sporatic static not sure if its relevant or not). I opened up device manager and it showed two unidentified devices, one under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers". I tried to update drivers, uninstall then scan for hardware changes and it seems like nothing I do works. When I try the latter immediately after I get a (what I would describe as) whooshing noise and then the sound audibly cuts and it pops back up in device manager as an unidentified device I'm at a complete loss as to what to do in this scenario, I tried a couple of other ports on the pc but the scene played out the same way. I have also gone so far as to have dont a restart of windows with deleting all of my personal files but the problem persists, the sad part is that I guarantee the headset works as well as the usb port because other devices in the usb port work and the headset on other devices works. I'm completely out of ideas at this point and would love any help :/
FYI I tried out the headset on another computer and it got the same error oddly enough but the first time I plugged it into my computer it was working just fine albeit with a slight amount of static. The headset has one 3.5 mm jack that plugs into a contr... Read more

Answer:Headset Help Please

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Question: headset

hey guys again.....im geussing/hopeing that this is the last post i have to make in the hardware help forum for a bit lol..


well i have the plantronics DSP-400 headset and it has been acting up lately....w/e usb port i plug it into after like 45 min it will start makeing a scratchy crackly noise and i have to unplug and replug and restart and program that i was currently in with sound...any ideas?

Answer:headset

Sounds like it could be dieing on you. I've had a few cheapy headsets die on me. Then I decided to grab a nice sound card and some zalman 5.1 headphones and they work much better.

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Question: headset

my usb headset for the ps2 has just died , i need a new one for today , the shops in my city will probably only sell ones for pc . will a pc usb headset work on the ps2
 

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A little late but...

Not that I know of. I think it's propertiety. If you did manage to get it to work let me know

The headsets should be about £10 now anyways.
 

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Question: usb headset

Hi guys,(and girls) it's been a while I have got a usb headset (free with a subscription to PC Gamer). My problem is, when I disconnect it from the pc or laptop I get an error that says Windows Explorer has encounted a problem and needs to close. Now I know that you need to "safely remove hardware" but there is no icon in the taskbar (like you normally get)to do this with, and I have looked in "my computer" to find the headset and disable it, but there's nothing there. Does anyone have any bright ideas? Regards.....John

Answer:usb headset

you could put it back..click on Start, Run..., and type in: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dllAnd press OK.

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Question: New headset

Helo I have recently purchased a new headset for gaming - 7.1 surrond soundS teel series headset siberia and it have drastically effected my multiplayer FPS were as i used to get around 50-90 i am now getting around 20 if i am near any loud noise.I have a PNY 9800GT graphics card2mb ramand i also have creative labs x-fi gaming soundcard.The headset came with it own driver which i have installed via USB so my headset is not actually plugged into my soundcard.

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Question: Headset Help

Hey all, I'm looking for a new headset. It would be mostly for gaming. I'm not to sure what the advantage would be for USB vs 3.5 for connection. I think I want surround sound headset so I can play late at night without waking the Miss, Unless you tell me otherwise to stick with stero type. I'm willing to spend around 150 bucks or more if it will get me agood pair. I do have a seperate sound card with surround sound. Plus I would still like to keep me existing 5.1 surround speakers. Is this a problem? Do I have to manually go behind PC and connect speakers/headset every time I want to swtich them back or fourth? Thanks
 

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getting one with a usb connection will mean that you won't have to disconnect anything, and 3.5mm will only give you stereo sound unless you get a headset that can emulate surround sound

if you have front panel audio ports then you could quite easily be able to plug a 3.5mm pair in without disconnecting your existing speakers

shop around on pc or audio specialty websites and see what you can get, newegg.com is a good one for pc parts but i don't know if they have a/v equipment on there as well
 

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Please help me decide which one is a better bang for the buckhttp://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1224484&Tab=11&NoMapp=0ORhttp://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1222391&CatId=0Thx in advance

Answer:Which Headset is a better buy

I use Logitech and I have never had a problem with them. They have my vote.

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Hello all,
So, basically, Im looking for a headset to get for Tom Clancy's End War, and, I guess, other games as well.
Thing is, I want a headset that is small, light, only covers 1 ear, and has good quality, I was thinking blue tooth or something, im not sure though,
What would you recommend?
 

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Plantronics Gamecom 367?
If so, what is the sound/mic quality like and how long is the cable?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Tommyd


Plantronics Gamecom 367?
If so, what is the sound/mic quality like and how long is the cable?


I don't own them but they appear to be quite good. Plantronics is a good brand of headset.

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I just bought a Sennheiser PC-150 .
What headset do you have?

Answer:What headset do you have?

Zalman 5.1 surround.

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Question: Headset

I've had this head set for a while. It a Sound Blaster Arena Surround headset. Normally I have no problem switching between my main soundcard and my usb soundcard (headset).

After restarting earlier today i am not able to switch the default audio device. Certain programs only use the default sound device to emit sound.

Is there something that im doing wrong, i goto my sound devices, click on my head set, then use as default. When i hit ok and go back to that window it says my speakers are back to the default device. When i select my headset the apply button doesn't enable.

Whats wrong?

Answer:Headset

Go to the Control Panel then click on Sound. You should see the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon there. Click on that. When it loads up, double click on the two jack images below "Analogue" and you'll get a choice of headphone or line out.
See if this resolves your issue!

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Question: Headset

Okay so when i plug the audio cable in the audio jack it works fine, however when i plug in the microphone cable it doesnt work anymore. The audio symbol keeps flikkering on and off.
 

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Need more info.

What kind of computer?
Make?
Model number?
What OS?
Make and model of headset?
 

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Question: USB headset

Recently, I bought Rapier USB gaming headset ( Rapier USB Gaming Headset with Vibration | Gaming Range | Verbatim Europe - Data Storage, Computer & Imaging Consumables )
The problem is that it is too loud. Even when I put my volume to 1%, it is still too loud.
Do you know what could be the problem?

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No one?

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Hi everyone,

So I've decided to go and buy a new headset after my current one is getting a bit dodgy in some aspects.

I am limited to buying from this website: http://www.pccasegear.com
and I am quite confident in buying one of two Corsair headsets. I'm completely indecisive of which one though. One is a direct USB connection, and the other one is analogue that I would use with my Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card.

First option: Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 Dolby 7.1 USB Headset
(Note that this is virtual 7.1 surround sound with Dolby software)

Second option: Corsair Vengeance 1400 Analog Headset
(Note that this is stereo only)

My main concern is whether or not it is better to get the more recent 1500 model or the older 1400 model that I could use with my sound card.

I'm also open to suggestions of other headsets, although they need to be worth less than $110 on the website I mentioned. I'll be using the headset for the entire range of things from gaming to movies to music. I will be using the mic every day as well.
 

Answer:Looking to buy a new headset

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Question: a new headset/mic

I just bought a new headset with mic and I plugged it into the holes with the icon for each. I restarted the computer and have no sound nor able to record voice. I tried switching holes but it still doesn't work. I really am not sure just how to check it and the only instructions that came with it are troubleshooting but the trouble I am having doesn't fix with what they have listed.
 

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Welcome to TSG!!

Is it mic and ear phone in the same plug? if so, you need a spliter so you can plug them into their appropriate jacks. They are about 50 cents or so at radioshack. (many things such as phones use them on the same 1/8 in mini plug)
 

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Question: PC headset

Hi, I am having trouble with my pc headset with microphone, The people I am trying to talk to on my Call of Duty 4 cannot hear me. I right clicked on the speaker icon and went to recording devices and everything seems ok. any idea's? Also I am running Windows 7 os.

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Question: Headset Help

I have a headset with a microphone and I need to use the microphone on it, and it is plugged into a USB port. Sounds play through it, but I want sounds to play through the speakers plugged into my green audio port. How do I do this?
 

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Question: USB Headset

Hello,

I have a problem. My EXSOUND Shark USB headset won't work with vista x64. Windows can't find any drivers. I have looked on the web but can't find any. The headset works fine in WinXP.

Windows Update have a driver for it but it does not support the Vista x64 platform.

It's boring not to be able to use a good headset when you have it

Maybe you guys got a solution?

Answer:USB Headset

I have the logitech USB head set and have no problems.... i have checked in device manager and it uses the default Microsoft driver
you can manually assign a driver to the USB headset in order to try get it to work
or an even simpler way is to try another USB port or 2

i have to use the back ports for mine.. if i try to use the front ports then all i get is crackling in my ears and anyone an the recieving end of my mic will only here what they describe as a helicopter sound

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Question: psp headset

I just ordered socom fire team bravo 2, and thinking about getting headset for multiplayer. anyone know how well these work?

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Always handy to have a psp headset my sisters have 2 psps and they sync with each other when they play there games Tony

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i have a dell inspiron 6000 notebook and a logitech usb mic/headset
when i plug the usb in it take over the audio and plays it through the headset but i want it to play thought both the usb head headset and the dell built in speaker
plz help
 

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Question: Usb Headset

My friend was looking into getting a nice headset like this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16826504004We were wondering since he has a pci slot sound card, that doesn't have any usb, if the sound card will just be a waste/no use? He bought the sound card because he couldn't find the drivers for his sound (newegg never sent the disc with motherboard after he rma'd it) so his integrated sound doesn't work, but would it work if he used usb? Thanks for reading the post!

Answer:Usb Headset

You should be able to get the correct drivers for onboard sound from the motherboard's mfg. support site What make/model is it?
Mark

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Question: Which headset?

So, right now im using a Logitech headset to play WoW on. Its alright, it has surround sound and stuff. Very uncomfortable, and tired of the cords getting underneath my chair, obviously isnt the best headset, considering it was only $30. So what headsets would you recomend me buying? I've been thinking about buying the WoW Wireless Headset. Just dont know if thats the best deal.

Anything wireless and anything under $200 you recomend.
 

Answer:Which headset?

Don't think wireless headsets are really as big a thing as marketing people suggest. They are prone to noise, heavier, and generally not as good as their wired counterparts at this moment.

Whatever it is, don't ever think you'd get away with a cheap pair. The noise alone will make using them unbearable.

My suggestion is to actually try it out for yourself: earphones can be a pretty personal thing, unlike asking about the best CPU or graphics card (kinda like asking someone whats the best restaurant in town).
 

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Question: New Headset

hey.... ive have a lot of bad luck with headsets in the past.... the ones i have now aren't working so i need new ones.... i'm going to be using them for gaming and music so i want one with a mic on it and one that sounds great.... i dont care about cost, i just want a few ideas and i'll try to choose from there..... thanks guys!
 

Answer:New Headset

JJJIrish05 said:



hey.... ive have a lot of bad luck with headsets in the past.... the ones i have now aren't working so i need new ones.... i'm going to be using them for gaming and music so i want one with a mic on it and one that sounds great.... i dont care about cost, i just want a few ideas and i'll try to choose from there..... thanks guys!Click to expand...


I just bought these a week ago, great for gaming and easy on the pocket (unless your looking for an expensive set), real comfortable and the mike is very strong and clear, I can always speak over anyone when using TS. Plus, they sport the vibrating speakers, so when they pick up large bass frequencies they vibrate on your ears, real fun when playing games, late and in the dark.

Just an idea...

http://www.inland-products.com/singleproduct.asp?search=headset&partnum=87076



Happy Gaming

*WavY*
 

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Question: USB MIC/Headset

I purchased a USB MIC/Headset and set all the settings as instructed in other posts. There is STILL a 1 second delay between the sound actually happening and the sound reaching the headset this is maddening while attempting to record my singing. It is OBVIOUSLY an OS issue and I for one would love to see it resolved. Since the USB Mic/Headset does not use sound drivers it IS NOT REPEAT NOT a driver issue. I have set the record settings to 0 and muted it as well there is STILL a 1 second delay. FIX IT dont dance around the issue JUST FIX IT

Answer:USB MIC/Headset

I had the same problem. Return the USB MIC/Headphone and pick another brand. Fixed my problem here. So far the "Plantronics" have been the best. Next is the "Logitech". These two seem to work well. Several others did not work at all or had sound problems.

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Question: Headset Help!!!

Hey so I just built my new PC and I have a Logitech USB Headset and a X-Fi Fatality sound card. So I was wondering if my USB headset is using my sound card or not, because theres no point in having a nice sound card just to not use it. Also if the USB doesn't use my sound card can anyone point me to a really nice gaming headset that WILL use it? Thanks.
 

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