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Broadcom crystal HD BCM 70012 - Idea Pad S10-3s cannot find the new hardware. Help!!

Question: Broadcom crystal HD BCM 70012 - Idea Pad S10-3s cannot find the new hardware. Help!!

I am using Idea Pad S10-3s, and same as most of the user, I want the computer to play 1080 movie smoothly, so I bought a Broadcom crystal HD BCM 70012. However, after installed in the netbook in the PCI-e slot, it cannot detect the decoder. Can anyone have any workable suggestion? I know that there is a thread for S10-3t here (, but it is too difficult for me to update the bios. Besides, I am not sure if 3s and 3t has any difference and therefore I am not dare to update it. Is there any easiler method or alternative products that can have the same fuction and easiler installation? Thank you very much.

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Answer: Broadcom crystal HD BCM 70012 - Idea Pad S10-3s cannot find the new hardware. Help!!

It does not work with the S10-3.

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I see people can install the accelerator on a s10-3t but what about the s10-3 what are our options as i tried the 70015 and it didn't work/recognize it

Answer:Broadcom Crystal HD for S10-3

BCM970015 is what i tried in the 2nd slot

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Looking at buying one of the NB305 netbooks but wanted to check if there's anyway these can play H.264 encoded mkv files. I know the pinetrail cpu would probably struggle, but I've read that the broadcom crystal hd card can get around this issue. Would the the NB305 cope with this card as it requires a spare PCIe slot? Guessing there's no option of buying the card with the netbook like you can do with the dell mini 10 and hp mini 311?


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Answer:NB 305 & broadcom crystal hd card

Hi mate

I don?t see any reasons why you should not be able to watch and play H.264 encoded mkv files.
The files might be a little bit bigger due to the high definition resolution but and simply VLC player (small tool for free) should be able to play such file?

> Would the the NB305 cope with this card as it requires a spare PCIe slot?
?.No?. you cannot insert, upgrade this notebook with any additional PCI cards?
This is not possible.

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please help!!!!!!where to find a modified BIOS for the C10-3, which has support BM70012??


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hi there. just purchased a s10e and im wondering if this card will work. hopefully (cheaper) this one anyone has had success with either of these 2 cards i'd like to hear about itie has it made any difference to watching youtube or avi files ?thanks in advancebenjamin PS im running ubuntu and macpup linuxalthough im still interested about how it runs on windows

Answer:broadcom crystal hd card

I have topic regarding S10-3t and the Broadcom card. Hope it helps. In short you can use the card with most software avaiable. Media Player classic, Windows Media player/center, ProgDVB for TV tuner viewing, or XMBC. 

Lenovo S10-3t:Atom N550, 2gb Ram, OCZ Vertex 2E 180G, Avermedia A316, Broadcom Crystal HD, Samsung Blu-Ray USB drive, Edimax Wifi EW-7811Un.

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Hi, this is my first Post - but I have been lurking the board since I bought my S10-3t a month ago. This is my second tablet, the first being an Acer C110, circa several years ago. I am excited by the potential for this new tablet as it certainly beats my old companion in all features and capabilities - most of all in battery life (8 cell). However, the potential comes at a price and effort. I have done nearly everything I intend to do to improve the basic device: 2 GB memory, 500 GB hard drive, fresh install of Windows 7 Pro without all the Lenovo bloatware... and the tablet performs quite well. Even the Microsoft Tablet Pack works pretty well. [Thanks to Jesse B. Andersen and his - GOOD WORK] However, one of my principal uses of will be playing video - and this is where I find it is still lacking. In particular, I am trying to play my collection of HD mkv files. My player of choice is Zoom Player and I have installed the best and most efficient codecs. Even with the Haali splitter and Cyberlink codecs installed, and the processor set to maximum performance, the playback is choppy with occasional audio sync issues. So I come to my next performance hurdle. I have purchased a UCI BCM970012 that I have attempted to run from the second PCI slot. As expected, the BIOS refuses to boot the unapproved card. SO, my question to the community is has anyone had success running this card in the S10-3t ?? I see where peop... Read more

Answer:Broadcom Crystal HD - BCM970012 any success with S10-3t ???

Are you sure it's a bios problem and not that the socket is the wrong type? As I understand it a mini pci socket can be either pci or usb, the broadcom HD card needs it to be pci.  If you have a socket used by the wifi card it might be worth trying the HD card in theat to see if it's any better. My Intel S12 accepts the HD card and even lets you install the drivers, but cannot access it (that is definately a bios/intel chipset  problem)

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I have an AzureWave AW-VD920 HD Video Decoder mini PCIe card. It has a Broadcom BCM70015 chip on it. I cannot get it to work in my X220 laptop. There's an available mini PCIe slot but Windows 7 x64 doesn't detect it. For some reason, the card works in my other ThinkPad laptop, which is an X201 but not in X220. I inserted the card in the Wi-Fi slot but the BIOS halted with an "Unauthorized network card..." message. I know the available mini PCIe slot works because I successfully installed an SSD in the same slot. I also know the Broadcom card works since my X201 recognized it. Not that it matters, but the BIOS on the X220 is current (version 1.39). I welcome any feedback. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Broadcom Crystal HD on X220 Laptop

Definitely this card utilizes pci-e bus lines so it can't work witin wwan mini pci-e/msata slot.wlan slot has usb and mini pci-e bus lines. In your case the cause of issue is white list of approved wireless cards stored within the BIOS. That's the cause of error message you're facing with. So I hope you know the solution regarding the BIOS.

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Hello All, Was just wondering if anyone has tried the Broadcom Crystal HD viewer for their ideapads? I would to know if there are any issues and performance. Perfomance wise my guess is that it will have smooth 1080 playback as netbooks equipped with this can do it. thanks!!

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Looks like this guy figured out how to install the Crystal Broadcom decoder and WIFI card internally into the S10-3! Worth getting??

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I was able to install the Broadcom Crystal HD card  and a new WIFI card INTERNALLY at the same time.  This is how: You will need to buy:BCM70015 Broadcom Crystal HD pci-e card (must be this model number) AND Q802XKG   802.11 b/g Wireless Lan PCI-E   1) Remove the original WIFI card from the pci-e slot and store in a safe place2) Remove the spacer metal plate from the BCM70015 Broadcom Crystal HD pci-e card3) Place the BCM70015 Broadcom Crystal HD pci-e card where the original WIFI card was4) Take the antennae connector shield off from the auxilary antennae and place them over the primary antennaes connectors to protect the circuits.5) In the empty PCI-E slot [the trick is this isn't a PCI-E slot but rather a USB slot which is why the new WIFI card works but the stock wifi does not] install the new Q802XKG   802.11 b/g Wireless Lan PCI-E card in the slot and connect the auxilary antennaes. After that you are done,boot up and install the drivers and enjoy!.     - I wish the postings on this forum were more organized as it was confusing understanding which posts meant s10-... Read more

Answer:Broadcom Crystal HD & WIFI card both working internally on Lenovo S10-3

Did you need to hack the bios? Edit (Apr 5, 2011): No bios changes required.

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 Hello,I've been experiencing issues with the Broadcom wireless card. I wrote to the assistance many times since when my laptop was in the warranty period but the problem came out again and again... They continued on telling me what to do, always the same procedure, I even told them that this issue wasn't new for the laptop but they always answered with the same things: update the Broadcom drivers, use the automatic troubleshooter, restore the previous status of the system... but this is not called "solving a problem" and my laptop isn't repaired.Now I'm stuck because I'm out of warranty and I don't know what to do, I'd like to receive some help from someone is possible. It happens that the icon at the right-bottom of the screen for the internet connection tells me that there aren't available connections but it's not true: my home Wi-Fi is perfectly running and I didn't turn off the connectivity with the connection button on the keyboard. It's only the Broadcom card that gives this issue, or at least I suppose it because it's always the same problem even updating the drivers. I'd like to have assistance and a definitive solution about it. Thanks in advance. 

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I have a new Asus laptop (U38N) shipped with W8 and now running W8.1. According to the device manager, both wifi adapter and bluetooth modules are Broadcom. I can't make heads or tails of which driver to use. It's a virtual cornucopia of various drivers from 3 manufacturers when in reality, both hardware components are from Broadcom. Is it common to be running an Atheros driver on Broadcom hardware for instance?
The Asus website shows various combinations of driver versions from Atheros or Broadcom or Azurewave to be used for the Broadcom wireless modules.
Here is what Asus shows for my model (Asus 38N):
Windows 8
Wifi Adapter- Atheros (Version V6.30.59.74) and another Atheros (Version V10.0.0.216)
Bluetooth - Azurewave (Version V12.0.0.3100) and Atheros (Version V8.0.0.214).
Windows 8.1
Wifi Adapter- Only Atheros present (Version V10.0.0.263)
Bluetooth - Broadcom (Version V12.0.0.7900) and Atheros (Version V8.0.1.306)

Answer:Atheros drivers over Broadcom hardware??

Hi floepie,

To be sure, you can download HWInfo and view the Network Devices and it will identify exactly what you have:

Note that I do not have wifi on my desktop but yours will be there.

HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download

This should eliminate any doubt as to which drivers you will need. Hope this helps.


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I bought a secondhand Acer Aspire 5310 and I reinstalled all the drivers except the driver of the webcam, I found three drivers of the webcam in Acer website I installed them all, but the webcam doesn't work. there's also an unknown device that I don't know what it it.
I'm running Windows 7 professional 32 bits

Answer:Can't find the Crystal Eye Webcam driver for Acer Aspire 5310

Hi ... Have checked the Acer Website there are only Vista Drivers available for your Model ...

Select the unknown Device right click select Property's ...
Post any Information you see under the Details Tab please ...

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Here are the items I need drivers for:

#1 - Mass Storage Controller (Texas Instruments (TI) PCIxx11/21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller)

#2 - Network Controller (Broadcom Corp BCM4309 802.11a/b/g)

I have googled my little fingers off trying to get to these with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Answer:Can't Find Download for TI and Broadcom Drivers


What Windows version do you have?

Is your PC an OEM built one like HP, DELL etc? if so whats its model and version?
If your PC is a home build one then what is the make and model of the Motherboard?

The above info will help us track down the correct driver as you may already know typing those into a search engine will come up with results from all sorts of weird download sites, soem may work but some may not or worst hold malware in the files.

To aid in finding the info I asked for this should help

Download and install Everest to find this info, at times a summary log of your PC can help, to do this

Install Everest and run
Click Report (top menu) > Report Wizard > Next
Choose System Summary Only > Next
Choose Plain Text > Finish and wait for report to generate
Click Save to File and leave the File Name as Report, then click the Save as Type dropdown and choose Report files (*txt) and click Save (n.b. Save to desktop is best as easy place to find it, use Browse to locate desktop)

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


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Not understanding the difference between the 1x1 and 2x2 designations of 802.11n, I ordered my X120e with the default 1x1 option. While the speed is OK when I'm close enough to my wireless router, the range is not nearly as good. (Not nearly as good as the 802.11g adapter in my T61.) Now I know better, so I'm on a mission to buy the Broadcom card. According to the hardware maintenance manual, the FRU # is 60Y3251. If you Google this number, there's only one store selling the part: Has anyone ordered Lenovo parts from them before? I understand from another thread on this forum that the BIOS has a whitelist of approved mini PCI Express cards, otherwise, I'd just order a Dell part that has the same Broadcom chip and costs less.


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Answer:Trying to find the Broadcom 2x2 WLAN adapter for X120e

I wouldn't mind that either. So far the 1x1 has been OK, but it does not connect higher than 72mbps according to my router, but I havent really put it thru its paces. I was also unable to choose the 2x2 when ordering my configuration, Win7 Home config only had 1x1 available, but the WIn7 Pro option had 2x2 as an option. This was on the Canadian Lenovo store. I would have gladly paid the difference. I also thought of trying to get one on ebay, but the BIOS whitelist worries me... But I wonder about the second mini-pci-e slot, used for the WWAN. I'm never gonna use that, could a generic card work in the second slot? There is antenna hookups there as well, though I wonder if they are tuned for cellular use, not WiFi?

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my HP pavilion tx2000 cant locate and communicate to my broadcom wifi hardware

Answer:HP laptop can't find Broadcom WiFi Adapter

Hi,Jessica here from Canada. As i have seen your comments above & I must say that you had shared a lot of information above so I must say that you should re-Insatall your wi-fi drivers & win 32.Dll check them somthing there are some mistakes in system32.ThanksJessicabest external battery pack for 3g iphone

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I have the Acer Aspire Notebook 5734Z-4725. I have had the black screen with the USB sound going off. I've been getting a pop up saying I can use a faster port but close it because I don't know about ports and don't want to screw up my computer and the pop up notice saying the camera is in use. I have deinstalled/reinstalled the driver. I have also done a system restore on the computer which set it back to factory settings that didn't work. As far as I can tell it is the same driver. Sometimes it seems to be working fine like the video will work but this is very rare and if I move my computer it puts my webcam back to a black screen. My webcam doesn't work with skype, ooVoo, msn, yahoo nothing.please help i'm so tired of it not working it has been like this over a month i have been on the internet for hours looking for a solution.

Answer:Acer Crystal Eye Crystal webcam isn't working

Do you have a recovery option to reinstall the driver. Note : This image is on a Sony Vaio laptop but more likely similar.Make sure you choose the similar feature if available and not use the restore to factory default as shown.

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I've been going to the drivers site for the G570 Notebook (3443) to find a driver for my wireless Network adapter.  I have the Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter, version dated 10-12-2010.   There are no Broadcom drivers listed at all. I'm planning on uninstalling the ReadyComm 5 and would like to have the Broadcom driver handy in case I need it. I'd appreciate any help in finding this driver.  Thank you.  

Answer:Can't find the Broadcom wireless Network adapter driver for G570, Windows 7 64 bit directly one click away from download.. . but it looks like same version....

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Guys, I need your brilliance!  
I was part of the windows 10 insider preview program and I know that during one of the windows 10 builds, I was able to download a copy of the driver from somewhere that worked and supported windows 10 Hello.  It was very useful.   I would love to find that again.  

Can anyone help me?

Thanks very much!


Answer:Latitude E6410 can't find Broadcom USH fingerprint driver that will work with windows 10 64 bit

Hi Stu,
I just solved the problem on one of our Latitude E6420. Therefore I setup the Dell ControlVault software for Broadcom devices (you may find them under support > Security, RDYG9). Additionally it was necessary to upgrade the reader into the latest revision (DKKN9).
I hope that helps for you as well.
Best regards

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Here is my issue...
My computer is about 2 years old got it because it was supposed to be awesome for gaming. For the past month now its just been randomly shutting down....or i should say it is randomly shutting off, completely. No warning no shut down procedure just straight to the always scarey blue screen of death. All thats left on is the power button light on the front of the tower, no green power light on the back of the case. Ive taken it up with verizon since i have their security suite and according to them it is not spyware or a virus. At first I thought it was over heating so i cracked the case and gave a little help with a regular household fan on a low setting giving it a bit more air flow, but even with that i figure couldnt be overheating because at times it will shut down minutes after powerup.Could it really just be that it needs a good cleaning physically? Or am I going to have to shell out money for a new power supply? How can I diagnose the power supply of that is the issue? Ive rolled it back to a restore point and so far its run ok for ten minutes. Any ideas? What could be the problem? Hardware, software, spyware? Any help is seriously appreciated.

Answer:Hardware, software, syware..... no idea

Well, clearly, one of the steps here is to clean out all the dust, expecially in the processor and video card heatsinks. Also, while you're in there, reseat ALL the cables, expansion cards, etc.

Next, I'd give it a memory test, at least a couple of hours on one of these. Any failures are a problem, these should run error-free for as long as you let them run.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic


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Already 16 days over still no laptop..i payed money but No working laptop..what is this.its not fair...why you people selling used laptops?? i raised a complaint after 2 days of purchasing..and i submitted service report given by lenovo technical engineer..i need my money back or else i want new working laptop. thatsit.please understand it..we paid money value of it.many times i called to customer care,no use,no proper support.anyone help me please
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I plan to build a system with an Intel Core 2 E6600 with a NVidia 8800 GTX and was wondering if there is any big problem with running my copy of Windows 2000 Professional I already have. I still use it with my 3Ghz Pentium 4 and it's been perfect for me.

If it's not wise to run Windows 2000 on this new hardware is it better to get Windows 2003 64-bit or Windows XP 64-bit and why? I pretty much use my computer to play games like Half Life 2, Flight Simulator 2004, Doom 3 and to watch movies and look at pr0n.

Answer:Windows 2000 on new hardware, is it a good idea?

FM 3370 said:

I plan to build a system with an Intel Core 2 E6600 with a NVidia 8800 GTX and was wondering if there is any big problem with running my copy of Windows 2000 Professional I already have. I still use it with my 3Ghz Pentium 4 and it's been perfect for me.

If it's not wise to run Windows 2000 on this new hardware is it better to get Windows 2003 64-bit or Windows XP 64-bit and why? I pretty much use my computer to play games like Half Life 2, Flight Simulator 2004, Doom 3 and to watch movies and look at pr0n.Click to expand...

Boy that pr0n is gonna look great with that 8800GTX. </heavy_heavy_sarcasm>

2K had it's time in the sun, now it's past. Get XP SP2 on there and you'll be fine. As most others will tell you, with any 64 bit OS you're going to encounter issues with gaming and drivers. I personally don't have any issues at all on this Core 2 Duo running at 1.66 GHz and using Intel GMA950 onboard graphics, so that monster you're going to build would absolutely scream with XP or Vista for most intents and purposes.

But sticking with 2K at this stage in the "game" of Windows and computer hardware would be like putting racing stripes and a Recaro seat on a Segway...

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So, I upgraded some hardware x3 720 BE, asrock extreme 3 mobo, kingston hyper x, hopefully a GTX 550 ti or somthing similar soon And of course with no warning that I ever saw Vista locked me out of windows.

Is there some way to get my cd key with something like winkeyfinder (I tried but it wont recognize my thumb drive)

Any help appreciated.

Answer:Hardware upgrad Vista needs revalidation, no idea where my key is

HardCopy said:

Can I get a cookie?Click to expand...

You're still using Vista, and want a cookie?

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

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Answer:I have no idea where this should go... Edit: This should go to hardware but I dunno how to move it.

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For the first time ever, I built a PC in late July. Since the first week of owning it, I have gotten the same BSOD once a month, at least. The BSOD's almost all occurred while gaming as well. I also have experienced 5-10 PC freezes, and I am at a loss. I have run Prime95 and Intel's diagnostic program, and the CPU has passed both fine. I have yet to run Memtest though, mostly because I am a bit fearful of stress testing and don't really know how long to do it for (surprised I even did any with my CPU) and just am worried that pushing it to it's max will shorten its life. I have not stressed tested my GPU, and figured it wasn't the problem as the GPU is at full load a lot of times during most days and these blue screens occur about once a month.

My hard drives seemed to cause a problem because of the frequent freezes. I also cannot put my PC to sleep, because it almost always freezes at the welcome screen when it wakes. I ran SeaTools diagnostics for my hard drive, but it froze my PC instantly. I have two of the same hard drive, but it only freezes at this moment when I have both hooked up. I cloned my main drive to my secondary drive and tried booting with each one hooked up individually. In both cases, I did not freeze when running SeaTools. Both drives also passed its diagnostic tests.

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Answer:Monthly BSOD, Hardware Failure, No Idea what it is!

Hello and welcome Rayz mate the memtest would be a good run

MEMTEST one you will need to make a bootable disk set the BIOSto optical (or USB if preferred) boot the machine and let it run for at LEAST 8passes unless the errors come up straight away. Takes fair time to complete andsome leave it running overnight.

But first run these and delete any rubbish you find with the malware scans the ADW just run the Clean button when done.< DO NOT runon a SSD

download from bleeping computer

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Hi, i scoured the internet and you forums for solutions and unfortunatelly nothing helped. My problem is as folows:  i did a new clean install of Win 7 Home Proffesional on laptopLenovo G560Bios: 29CN34WWand after i downloaded all your recommended drivers from your support page i noticed thatpci network control device was without driver, on further investigation i noticed u dont have an win 7 driverfor broadcom wifi device.PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_0280this is device hd id. i downloaded drivers suggested in other posts: some other versions. From year 2010 till latest from 2013.With every version syptoms are the same - everything looks ok, in device manager i can see the device, it says it works propperly, but i cannt enable the connection. It pops enabling connection and just stops.icon remains grey. My tcp connection works fine. when i start troubleshooter it finds an problem, cannt find a solution and gives a message - problem is probably with driver for the device.I tried reinstalling  Energy managment, i dont have any other lenovo software.ipconfig /all  i have restarted my laptop like 20x times today from all the installing and uninstaling of drivers,and atm i am out of ideas. So if anyone has any new input i would be grateful Cheers, Marin


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Answer:Wifi problem, Lenovo G560, Broadcom device, cannt find drivers that work in Win 7 32bit.

Forgot to mention, Wireles is enabled in bios, in Energy managment. All indicators regarding blue tooth and Wifi are on. operating system is Win 7 Home premium service pack 1 with all updates installed. Connection by cable and bluetooth are working ok. Cheers, Marin

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Hi, I am from India. I am eager to buy  K220-Idea center K5358 3FQ with 22" LCD MONITOR. Anybody here can give following details as it is required before going for purchase: 1.Which Motherboard is used in this PC? Howmany RAM slots are there? Up to what capacity I can install RAM in future?Does it have HDMI port? 2. Is Hard disk supplied is SATA_2 standard? 3.Does DVD writer supplied is on SATA interface? 4.22" Monitor supports which resolution?Does it have HDMI In? 5.Does this system supports WINDOWS 7?  On the Driver Download page there is no drivers for Windows7 provided by Lenova company. From where I can get it? Please answer my que so I can PURCHASE 2 PC. THANKS!     

Answer:K220-Idea center K5358 3FQ Specifications of Hardware used in

Welcome to the forums The system has drivers available for windows vista,If you want to run windows 7 you can wait untill its released in october and check again.

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When I am trying to set up my computer to get TV from my set top box the computer identifies my signal and shows a small picture of the live TV.  When I click on next I get a message - IR Hardware not detected.  Can someone please tell me to what this refers?  My wireless remote works and the set top box has an IR cable that is only a few feet away.  My TV remote picks it up easily.  Is there more hardware that needs to be bought for the TV to work with this computer? Thanks, David

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Hello my friends.
I appreciate a lot your work on this site, and I hope you can help me to find out more about threat that is on my computer.
There is original Windows 8.1 on my PC, so I have option to reinstall it again. This clean system install was done one month ago, but more than a half of my System and registry files are modified on the 22th of August 2013, not by my obviously. Somehow my system was infected again by restore option.
Malwerebytes, Avast and MS Essentials found no infections, but my computer is acting very weird especially my graphic card driver and hard drive. Yesterday I found this threats by Nod online scaner, cause every antivirus I installed found nothing and started to act also weird. I think a have a RAT, or some hack tool installed still.
Nod online scanner found:
adware similar to Win32/AdWare.RegTweaker,
MSIL/HackTool.WinActivate - this is surely inheritance from previos system, and it was not on system partition
BitTorrent-6.3b.exe - I had BitTorrent installed 2 years ago

Today I did system refresh, and now I can not update my windows. It shows some kind of error.
In attach file you can find new addition from Farbar scan tool, cause I could not use DDS.
Here are the logs after refresh:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 27-04-2014
Ran by myplanet (administrator) on NIKA on 28-04-2014 13:44:08
Running from C:\Users\myplanet\Downl... Read more

Answer:Have no idea how to find this threat

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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So I've ran Kaspersky,NOD,and Malware bytes, NOD found nothing, Kaspersky deleted Trojan-PSW.MSIL.Dybalom.fe, Malware found and delete

Once again no idea if any of these are keyloggers. The person that keylogged me accessed my World of warcraft accounts and stole like all myself, i ran the check the other day and thought it took care of it, but then they did it again today and did even more damage, so im just trying to make my computer secure again, Oh and the Hijack logs are this, im willing to pay via paypal for sevices rendered if someone is able to fix this, the guy did damage that will take months to get back.

Answer:Keylogger, no idea how to find it

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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The product is a Zonet ZEW2501 WLAN USB dongle. Before you go LetMeGoogleThatForYouing, ZonetUsa's website has been taken over by hackers/malware hosters. (see:

There are a ton of ""/etc sites that just list freeware and host tons of ads, but most link back to zonetusa and the links are broken or otherwise compromised. I found one hosting the old 2005 drivers, but they weren't Vista compatible.

Anyone have any help?

Answer:Any Idea where I can find a driver for this?;001

That looks like it has the same chipset. Your chipset is supposedly ZD1211 (found this Googling), so drivers for devices with the same chipset should theoretically work.

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I have been struggling with my both dell machines. Both have Broadcom cards. These cards have similar problems with my router for the past few days. what wireless cards do you have?

Answer:broadcom 1390, broadcom 1370 dell wireless

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I've been kickin around the idea of making a website and I want to host it at my house. I don't expect many hits realistically, I can't see their being more than 10-30 hits a day at it's peak. I'm not too concerned about bandwidth and upload speed. It's not going to be more than 1-3 pages with mostly text with some pictures, so I won't be hosting any downloads.

Do any of you host websites at your house? What are the major security concerns? I plan on using Ubuntu 9.04 for it. This is the hardware I was thinking of using, I didn't think it needed to be that powerful and I wanted it to use the least amount of energy possible since it'd be 24/7. - Winsis Wi-01 Black SGCC &#47; ABS Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 200W Power Supply - Computer Cases - Intel BOXD945GCLF Intel Atom processor 230 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard&#47;CPU Combo - Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo - Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 &#40;PC2 5300&#41; Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - Seagate ST9120817AS 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5&#34; SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - Laptop Hard Drives - Sony Optiarc Black 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA Slim Combo - CD / DVD Burners

I would assume an Atom would be sufficient.

Answer:Hosting a website at your house. Good/Bad idea? Hardware questions as well.

really to host a website it isn't difficult at all, grab a good copy of ubuntu server edition and apache. the only thing that really limits you is bandwidth. Also if you don't plan on getting many hits then hardware is a minimum. The atom processor would do just fine in that case, but if you ever got a lot more traffic then it might become a problem.

I used to host a website from my house on a modded xbox...worked fantastically.

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This has been driving me nuts. I can't find it *anywhere*


Answer:Anyone have *any* idea where I can find a driver for this item?

tried this ? WLAN USB Dongle (1.0)&MenuID=102&LanID=9

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Hi, joined this site hoping I can get some help as internet searches haven't so far.
I got a virus from downloading a fake version I guess of a program which I didn't realize until too late on the 9th. AVG immediately caught a Trojan and other things and said it got rid of them. but to be safe, I tried using SuperAntiSpy and it kept freezing so I installed Malwarebytes. I had Malwarebytes do a scan and it told me to restart after it finished so I did, after computer restarted it said it was connected to the internet but nothing internet related would/will work. I found atieclxx.exe in task manager, which I know would be a part of my gfx card, but it wouldn't let me see the file location for it and it wouldn't let me end it, said access denied. Also found VOPackage and was able to end that. That didn't help, so I tried restoring to a previous date, then I started getting bad image errors on any running task. I've been running scans in safe mode, but nothing is being found. I found a random folder called 003 in my program files and deleted the exe file in there that I searched and found to be a bad file. I tried installing SpyBot instead but that one ended up being blocked by the bad image problem. But nothing has worked and I am at a loss on what to do and I need this computer and its programs for work.
Thanks for any help.

Answer:Hard to find virus I have no idea what to do...?

The first scan I did with Malwarebytes did find a few things but I can't recall what they were.

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ok first off ive been expirimenting a lot latley with the visual enhancements on this site i have put in FlyakiteOSX 3.5 and my desktop is looking awesom now but what i want is for the mac osx theme to look grey like in this link here also i have seen a pic where the persons icons are grey aswell if someone could please tell me what software i need to make it look like that i would really appreciate it


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I reinstalled WindowsXP in my computer recently. I downloaded DriverMax and the result of uninstalled hardware is as under:HSP56 MR (VIA)Manufacturer Conexant Hardware type Modems Hardware class Modem Hardware ID VEN_1106&DEV_3068&SUBSYS_4C211543&REV_80 Vendor ID 1106 Match probability 100 % FMV-FX52Z2(A)Manufacturer Fujitsu Hardware type Modems Hardware class Modem Hardware ID VEN_1106&DEV_3068&SUBSYS_4C211543&REV_80 Vendor ID 1106 Match probability 100 % Motorola SM56 Data Fax ModemManufacturer Motorola Inc Hardware type Modems Hardware class Modem Hardware ID VEN_1106&DEV_3068&SUBSYS_4C211543&REV_80 Vendor ID 1106 Match probability 100 % Motorola SM56 Voice ModemManufacturer Motorola Inc Hardware type Modems Hardware class Modem Hardware ID VEN_1106&DEV_3068&SUBSYS_4C211543&REV_80 Vendor ID 1106 Match probability 100 % HSP56 MRManufacturer PCtel Hardware type Modems Hardware class Modem Hardware ID VEN_1106&DEV_3068&SUBSYS_4C211543&REV_80 Vendor ID 1106 Match probability 100 % HSP56 MR (VIA)Manufacturer PCtel Hardware type Modems Hardware class Modem Hardware ID VEN_1106&DEV_3068&SUBSYS_4C211543&REV_80 Vendor ID 1106 Match probability 100 % HSP56 MR (VIA)Manufacturer PCtel Hardware type M?dems Hardware class Modem Hardware ID VEN_1106&DEV_3068&SUBSYS_4C211543&REV_80 Vendor ID 1106 Match probability 100 % How to proceed further how i can know which is my Modem amongst all above so that i can... Read more

Answer:how to find a hardware make and model to find driver

Clik Here...

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Hi, yesterday I had an issue with my laptop because I couldn?t connect and detect any Wi-fi network, the Bluetooth device was unavailable too, The network icon just showed available a Ethernet connection but I did not had cable so, I couldn't connect to the internet and I was looking a way to "turn on" the network adapter but I couldn't and I gave up.I download a report from the networks config and it showed the status for the Wi-fi & Bluetooth device as: DOES NOT EXIST (Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Wireless Network Adapter and Bluetooth Device) Today I turned on my laptop and the Wi-fi was available again, I checked immediately the Lenovo Solution Center App in the section "Instantanea" to compare the changes in hardware and software vs yesterday and in the section for Network Board there is a change, yesterday there was not a available devices for Wi-fi and Bluetooth and today there are both "like they were added today".I'm worry about having the same issue in the future, my laptop is my work tool and if it fails again like yesterday what could I do?Attached a picture of the Lenovo solution center from today showing the difference vs yesterday.  

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In essence, I have gone over at least 100 forums trying to find one that I could UNDERSTAND. I am good with computers except for one detail... the names and lingo for everything does nothing but confuse me. I can send my specs if you would like. Mainly I am trying to find the driver for the ethernet controller on a Sony Vaio VGC-RB43. I have software that can download and update all of my drivers for me... except I cannot connect to the internet because my Ethernet Controller driver isnt there... which is why I believe that Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit is telling me that their is no cord plugged in. (which there is.) I am on my Mac mini trying to figure this out and find out what driver I need to transport from here to the Vaio. Please.... any suggestions?! Remember when the lingo or names get really technical... I will be lost.

Answer:No Idea How to Find my Ethernet Controllers Driver

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is there a driver for the camera on a y510 idea pad for windows 7??  I can not find one and hated vista so I upgraded and can not find windows 7 driver anywhere on the websitethanks in advance

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can give me advice.

I am currently using windows 7 with a nividia graphics card and ASUS N1 3219 motherboard (which I believe is made for HP)

however windows keeps randomly freezing, this happens in win 7, I have also tried a fresh installation of XP And vista and the same thing happens, it simply locks, no blue screens/errors etc so hard reboot needed.

I have taken all insides out and re pasted the processor chip (amd quad core)

I have done tests on the hard drive and hard disc.

I dont (think) it is an overheating problem, well 90% sure its not.

the graphics card did go through a noisy fan stage, however has been cleaned and was doing it before the freezing started and now appears to work fine.

Anyway, I have no idea what is wrong with it, any help would be appreciated or idea's on how or what to fault find next to remedy.

Thanks in advance


Answer:Computer keeps freezing? idea's to fault find appreciated

Please post complete specs of the system in question including PSU type/model etc.

Stress test your graphic card with OCCT, and RAM with memtest (you can find it in techspot's download section). Run minimum of 8 passes on each individual RAM Module.

Also ensure that your RAM's specs are correctly set in BIOS.

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I have recently purchased the B310.  Within a week the DVD drive completely disappeared.  Used the Microsoft fix Mats_Run.dvd.exe which always says "no optical drive detected".  If I shutdown and restart, the drive is usually seen but will disappear again, usually after doing another task on the computer.  The machine has been returned to supplier for a complete system clean reinstall but after a week, the problem has returned.  When visible, the details are as follows: Slimtype DVDADS8A4SDevice type:        DVD/CD-Rom drivesManufacturer:     (Standard CD-ROM drives)Location:             Location 0(channel1. Target0. Lun0)Driver version:    6.1.7601.17514 File Details:Driver Files:         C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sysFile version:         6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm090713-1255) I have Googled the problem and it seems to be a common one!  Please, can anyone help and give advice how to solve this exasperating problem!!!


Go to Solution.

Answer:Idea Centre B310 Failure to find DVD drive

hey formulaoz,i would suggest getting in contact with the service center as I do believe that your B310 is still under warranty.

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Hope that some one can help me I have 4 workstations running XP SP2.
When I run the install it stops at the updating component registration
screen. Internal error 2908 is the first screen i get. I hit OK and get the
next screen which reads error 1935 a error occured during the installation of assembly CrystalDecisions.Enterprise.Desktop.Rtf versions=11.0.3300.0 Culture=neatral PublickeyToken=692fbea5521e1304 Please refer to Help and Support for more info HRESULT:0x8002802f. Any ideas would be appreciated.


Answer:Crystal Reports Runtime install errors - Crystal Reports 9

you need to give us more details. what program are you installing?

check this out:

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Hi, I do not see the restor windows to factory setting among the repair option. Is it not available in Lenovo B320. My idea B320 developed some problem with display and would work only in safe mode. While I suspected problem with IC or graphic card, the technician from the dealer (it was still under dealer's warranty) told me that it is a issue windows software. So, I decided to restore the system to factory settings but to my dismay, there was no such option. The closes I saw was restore system using image recovery (or something of that sort) and when I tried it, it said there is no image file available. Your guidance would be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Unable to find restore factor settings option in Idea B320

OneKey Recovery is an easy-to use application. You can use it to restore your computer to the system default or a previously backed up state.Detailed Operation Procedure:1. Turn on the computer. When the Lenovo logo appears, press the F2 key on the keyboard to start the Rescue System, then you can select OneKey Recovery.Note: System Recovery will overwrite all of the data on drive C. To preventloss of data, be sure to back up relevant data before performing system recovery.2. Follow the onscreen instructions to select the backup task you want to restore from and disk you want to install operation system, and press Next to start restoration.3. Please wait during the process of system recovery. Do not interrupt the operation during the recovery process.4. After the system is recovered successfully, the software prompts to restart the computer. Restart the computer and enter the system.

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Dear Support / Friends. I am using Y500 for the past one year without any trouble, but today i am unable to connect to our network, says network cable unplugged, (i am unable see the Lan Adapter Green/Orange Light blinking) but same cable working for other  systems, so reinstalled the AtherosLan(v2.1.0.21) driver, it says driver already installed.. So i reinstalled/repaired my Windows OS 8.1 Pro. after that i could find Lan Adapter in my Device manager, I try to install AtherosLan(v2.1.0.21), i got the message Installer can't find Qualcomm Atheros AR81 Family ethernet controller on system. Can any one help me resolve this issue, thank you. jerald 

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Cant find this driver and I am servicing about 90 computers. I sometimes have to reinstall windows because of software issues and need this driver.  

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Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my brothers' computer. I need a new mobo, CPU, and some RAM modules.

Now, I know I can go to newegg myself and look there, but I also know that you guys are pros when it comes to this, and I'd like the best bang for my buck. So I'd appreciate it if you could help me find the best deals out there (from newegg).

Ok, so for mobos, I prefer AMD-based socket 939 (please no AM2--just 939) and exactly 1 PCI-E x16 slot (for later upgrading). For now, they'll be using onboard video, though, so make sure that that's at least mediocre.

For CPU, any 939 Athlon 64 will do.

And finally, for RAM, just please have it be compatible with the mobo. No more than 512MB is needed (again, at least just for now. 3-4 sockets for RAM is preferred).

In total, I don't want to spend any more than $225 including S&H, excluding mail in rebates.

Thanks, dudes.

Answer:Please help me find some hardware

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Every time I boot up windows it attempts to find new hardware as follows:-

PCI Media device
PCI Emulation
PCI Gameport

It finds them ok except for the Gameport joystick which has an exclamation mark next to it in device manager.

Any ideas?

Many thanks


Answer:Find new Hardware ???

The gameport drivers usually load with the soundcard drivers. Try downloading the newest sound drivers from your SC manufacturer and see if it fixes the problem.

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i have a dell latitude d610 and i have trouble finding one driver for it in device manager called the pci simple communications controller. can anybody help me find it I've spennt about 5 hours searching for it but can't find it can you give me a direct link to it?

Answer:can't find hardware help

this is all i have been able to find for you see here:

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I have a program from my friend that needs the hardware id, it works fine on windows XP but it wont work on my laptop which has windows 7. I would use his but seeing how hardware id is unique to each PC i was wondering how i could get it?


Answer:How do i find my Hardware ID?

If you mean the IP address try the following from the Help section on Ip Address.
Control Panel, Network Connections
Select an active network connection, and then, in the toolbar, click View status of this connection. (You might need to click the chevron to find this command.)
Click Details.
Your computer's IP address appears in the Value column, next to IPv4 Address.
Click to expand...

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Dear all, happy New Year! I have a major problem: My new IdeaCentre 310S - 08IAP desktop frequently drops wireless connection and  then is unable to find any wireless network at all. A restart will sometimes help out - but activiating and deactivating Wifi does not help. So a restart is required. Sometimes it works well - it is turned off - and then restrarts not finding any network. In those instance where wireless networks are detected there is plenty of them - once it loses WiFI connection - none can be detected. I have already spent two days on this problem - looking up posts - and I have done all of the below mentioned trouble shooters: While my problem is a combination mentioned scenarios - drop of wifi network - then no detection of any network - then restart - sees many networks at times - or none at all.- is connected and then all of a sudden after 10 or even 20 or 30 minutes loses network connection .. I am very desperate - ready to return this newly bought desktop - after spending 2 full days - can anyone help? Done already:> updates with LAN in a separate room (as PC is placed with wireless access only - no chance to lay a LAN cable anywhere close> installation of Lenovo System updatesDone all that was written in this post about "frequently drop or intermittent wireless connection Window 7, 8 and 10" _ Symptom: This article only applies to devices that can detect a wireless signal and have su... Read more

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I have never done It before I know you can over clock the videocard (mines a nvidia geforce8800gt) someone told me gateway made me unable to change my mother board so i think that takes the processor out but what about ram and the hard drive? I dont expect a step by step guide (id like one tho but I just want a link to a guide what makes it the hardest is I do not even know the name or brand of my ram or hard drive (I even looked on gateway and couldnt find it) device manager doesnt have it either. any other things that can be overclocked I would appreciate as well. The only thing I found a good amount of info on is cooling. Thank you for your time..

Answer:Where do I find a way to overclock my hardware?

Quote from: doc_holliday420 on August 24, 2008, 02:55:10 PM someone told me gateway made me unable to change my mother board so i think that takes the processor out but what about ram and the hard drive? If your BIOS doesn't allow you to set CPU parameters, it is doubtful that you can (or should) overclock the RAM. There is no overclocking for hard drives.Overclocking is science and art! You have a nice system based on your other topic - my advice is->don't screw with it! Perhaps you could benefit from another video card, see what advice you get. Best of luck!

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I know there are lots of threads about the same thing. But ive looked.. for the last few hours and I'm stuck. I have a Dell dimension 5000. xp.
Just got a friend to reinstall it. Now its not even listing ethernet on the device manager. Downloaded the chipset and the network driver off the dell website but it still isnt working. Currently having to download things onto a memory stick and transfer between computers 2 floor apart. fit i am going to be. Any help would be amazing as im going insane. Thanks

Answer:Cannot find network hardware

did you get a Restore CD with the laptop
Dells often have a partition which you can restore from
Note sure but I think taping F10 on boot goes to that partiion,

One of the above should restore the PC to the factory settings with all drivers

Otherwise the drivers off the website should work

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Hey there my fellow tech heads.
I am in need of a new case for my motherboard (Socket 775);

Manufacturer Acer
Model FG965M
Version R01-B0
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model P965/G965
Chipset Revision C2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801HH (ICH8DH)
Southbridge Revision B0

Brand Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version R01-B0
Date 06/18/2007

One that will fit this and enable me to have more fans to keep a new GPU I will be buying cool.
My current default Acer Aspire E700 case is far too small and will get hot far too quickly!
Please help me find a case as I don't really know what I'm looking for?!
Thanks, Jay.

Answer:Help me find a case that will fit all my hardware in?

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I have a T43 that was agonizingly slow. Being a nontechnical sort (compared to you) I reloaded XP Pro (SP2) from a newly purchased distribution. I downloaded the Broadcom driver using another machine, copied it to the newly rebuilt one, and installed the driver there. The operating system still says there is no internet hardware. Any suggestions?

Answer:Reloaded T43 with XP Pro, can't find hardware

Welcome to the forum! Downloading the driver is only the first step in the process. After the download is complete, the driver must be unpacked from C>Drivers>Win>Ethernet. Posting the 7-character model number of your T43 (either 26??-??? or 187?-???) would help us assist you better. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Hello all,

I just reinstalled Windows XP, with Service Pack 2. Now, for some reason, the computer doesn't seem to realize it has a wireless card, and does not automatically join networks. Then, when I go to "Network Setup Wizard", I get a "cannot find network hardware" error.... what happened?

Thank you all,

Answer:Cannot find network hardware?

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Im looking to build my own PC and I have a fair idea of the parts I need and want. What im finding difficulty with is chosing the RIGHT ones for the job. Are there any sites or people I can talk to, to find out if what I have in mind will operate like perfect clockwork?Thanks

Answer:How do I find out the compatibility of hardware?

click here

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I am getting ready to slick my NT system because I can not get any of my administrative tools to work. I don't know what else to do.

So what I want to do is reinstall NT but I do not have any of my system drivers(computer was given to me)

Is there a way I can find out what hardware I have in it?

Another quick NT is a standalone not connected to a network..When I go into User Manager.. I get the error message "The network path was not found." "Do you want to select another domain to administer?"

What can I do?

Answer:{Resolved} - How can I find out what hardware I have?



Are you logging onto the NT machine with an account that is in the local administrator's account?

From the sound of things, it seems like you have been given a computer that has NT SERVER on it, and was once on a network LAN.

Once you are logged into the machine with a local administrator's account, you need to access the control panel, and slowly go through the different icons to find what drivers have been installed for the different hardware components. In NT4, there is no one area for this, like in Win9x. You need to look in the Multimnedai applet for your sound card, the network applet for your network card, the display applet for your screen card, the modem applet for your modem, the printer applet for your printer...

As for the User manager for Domains question... Click on the YES button, and type in your Computer's name. That will connect you top the local User manager.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I recently purchased a video capture board and i'm encountering a familiar problem, the software cannot find the hardware, the software simply starts and says "cannot initialize hardware" this also happened with a soundcard i brought AND my graphics card, although working, when the drivers cd is inserted a message like "hardware not detected" comes up. I am at my witts end with this and would really like some advice



Answer:Software can't find Hardware :(

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I have windows7 unidentified "blue-tooth dongle some parts. How do i find drivers for it using hardware ID?

Answer:How to find Drivers using Hardware IDs

This tut saves me the work of making snips.

How To Find Unknown Device Drivers By Their Vendor & Device ID

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New DSL and (alleged) network installed. The "network tech" left us with 1 computer able to access the copier for printing and two able to use the internet, I have managed to convince my XP machine that it is on a network and can access the 98 machine and copy files etc. However the 98 machine can't browse the network and the Wizard disk from my machine states that windows can't find the hardware on the 98 machine. I get this from ipconfig /all:

Windows 98 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . : dell1.domain_not_set.invalidD

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast

NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No

NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : Yes

0 Ethernet adapter :

Description . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-03-47-CE-BF-99

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . :

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . :

Default Gateway . . . . . . :

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . :

Primary WINS Server . . . . :

Secondary WINS Server . . . :

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . : 06 07 06 12:42:30 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . : 06 08 06 12:42:30 PM

Answer:Net Wizard can't find hardware

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i had restore my pc. and made sure that had MOBO driver installed but it still say's cannot find network hardware. any clues'

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Where can I find the specs on the hardware of my Laptop? Type of HDD how many HDD slots, RAM upgrade capacity, etc?Thanks for any help

Answer:Where to find info on hardware

15 inch notebook have a single hard disk bay. Use google as I did. The following document has the specifications of your notebook. 

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My computer has been playing up for a while, I just got a CD which should find out which piece of hardware is defective, do I have to boot up from CD through the bios (and if so how to do that) or do I boot up into windows first and play the CD normally?The CD is called Ultimate boot cd.Thank you.

Answer:How to CD to find out which hardware is playing up

As far as I can see click here is not really a tool for an 'Absolute Beginner'.If you want to run it you will need to set the BIOS to boot from the CD drive click here then restart with the CD in the drive.

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Here is a tutorial on how to find out some information that is very useful when upgrading or troubleshooting your computer

The first section is the steps needed to find out what hardware you have and will give a list of things to include when asking for advice about your computer.

The second section will list the steps to use DirectX Diagnostic Tool to determine your type of Video Card


Section 1: Obtaining and using CPU-Z to gather system information

Section 1a: Obtaining and using CPU-Z

1) Go and download CPU-Z.

2) After downloading CPU-Z extract the contents of the .zip file, and put the extracted files where you can easily access them.

3) Double-click the cpuz.exe file.

4) Now that CPU-Z is open, you can click on each tab to find out specific information about your computer.

Section 1b: What to list when asking for advice

In the following section list the information that pertains to your query. For example, if you are upgrading your CPU, list the relevant information from the CPU Tab.

CPU Tab:

Processor Specification
Processor Code Name
Core Speed
Bus Speed

Mainboard Tab:

Motherboard Manufacturer
Motherboard Model
Graphic Interface Version
Graphic Interface Transfer Rate

Memory Tab:


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Answer:HOW TO: Find out what kind of Hardware you have.

Might wanna put this in the Tutorials Section (although it doesn't get much traffic)

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Any one please help, i just recently had my xbox 360 stolen I ran it on a wireless network, I know the Mac address and whomever stole it used it and logged into my network which tells me they are near me. I suspect they changed the host name and may be using a new IP address since I know they have still been logging online based on my gamertag activity. is there any way to trace my mac address by scannig the local wireless networks? that way I can catch the *******s....PLEEEASE HELP.

Answer:Find hardware using MAC address

If they are logging onto your router, then no. If they log onto their own network, then you can ask one of the game servers to ask for the IP address that logs onto the servers and then you can give the info to the Police, which can get the information on the user from the IP address.

However I don't think the person will be too far from you as the wireless range won't be that far out.

Was this at home, school, etc?

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I cant find were to go when i am trying to look for like video cards, and all comp. perfomances. PLZ HELP, THX

Answer:How to find windows mce hardware


Perhaps you might want to say a little bit more about want you are looking for or want to do if you want to get some responses.

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I reformated my computer today and this message would come up when i try to play a song, I checked device manager and I dont have any known sound cards besides some drivers "PlayCenter could not find the necessary hardware or drivers to execute properly. Make sure your hardware and frivers are setup correctly."

Answer:PlayCenter could not find the necessary hardware?!! HELP

go to the creative download section and d/load the software and drivers for the card and install them
this will tell you what card you have

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Hi everybody,

I have reinstalled the windowXP of my desktop and I am not able to find the drivers of my sound card and graphic card.

I have used device manger to search it on internet but it couldn't find any.
Could anyone tell me how to find these drivers or what software can check all my drivers, please?

Thank you very much

Answer:how to find all hardware drivers?

Download "Everest Home Edition" & install ... it will tell you what cards you have and probably give you a link to their home site for divers.

If not, then at least you'll be able to tell us what they are ...

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Dropbox + Sugarsync - running both at the same time - good idea or bad idea?
Will they both be thrashing my machine and eating up lots of CPU like a hungry monster?


Answer:Running Sugarsync + Dropbox at the same time - good idea or bad idea?

You can be specific about what each actually synchronizes so I don't see that as a CPU issue. However if using both over the Internet with one of the more substantial data plans to sync, I would wonder which gets priority or how well they share the upload bandwidth. Wouldn't be so good if one was always grabbing it to sync in the off-load times and the other just kept waiting and waiting for its turn.

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Hi I would like to ask if I could use the power adapter from idea U460 to idea U310 touch? Thanks

Answer:Using the power adapter from idea u460 to idea u310 touch

hi abeltran,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Just to verify, do you have these AC adapter specs:
IdeaPad U310 Touch AC Adapter
Ideapad U460 AC Adapter
If both adapter have DC19V, 3.42A then you should be okay.
More info in this article.

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Hey all,
Just wanted to know what software you use after a fresh install of windows to view the hardware specs. I have this laptop that has a fresh format, yet no drivers installed. I'd rather not open it up to find out what drivers I'd be needing.

The laptop is a Toshiba M45, and I have the driver page, there are just a few driver options for different configurations. So I need a piece of software that can tell what the exact hardware I have.


Answer:Find hardware specs after format

Wouldn't it be faster if you go to the support page for that laptop and download the drivers from there?

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I recently completed a clean install of Windows 7 on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite l655-s5150). However, I am unable to update my drivers as my computer cannot identify most of my hardware.
Under device manager it has "Other Devices" listed as "Ethernet Controller", "Network Controller", and "PCI Simple Communications Controller". All three have a yellow exclamation mark next to them and Manufacturer: Unknown.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Cannot Find Hardware After Clean Install

Go to Toshiba Support, click on the Download tab and enter your system details. Download and install the chipset drivers and then the remaining items should be recognised. You can then download and install the other missing drivers if Windows does not install them automatically.

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The add new hardware wizard is not finding new drivers on cd.The drivers are there. Using win98 and trying to install Creative Blaster USB modem V92 on friends machine.

Answer:Add New Hardware Wizard does not find new drivers

Browse the cd and point 98 to the drivers.

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Hi one of my friend gave me pIII system. i have freshly installed windows xp sp2. while installing some files couldn't b copied. so i pressed skip to continue installation.installation is over.Now i could not find add hardware icon in control panel to install new hardware inmy system. plz help me out. is this the fault of my cd?

Answer:Add Hardware can't find in control panel

go start>run>type Hdwwiz.cpl

do u get the Add Hardware window?

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Hey there,

I use Norton Ghost to back up the contents of my master hard drive. The secondary hard drive(the one I back up my files to) I place in a Mobile Rack which I slide into my computer before I back up and slide out and put away when not backing up.

All this worked fine for MONTHS. I was able to back up my master hard drive to my secondary hard drive... But all of a sudden I'm having problems...

Last week I opened norton ghost but it said that it could only detect my master hard drive, not my secondary hard drive... So I logged onto windows xp and went into the Add Hardware section to see if I could detect the secondary hard drive. It found it fine and I was able to back up my master hard drive to the secondary hard drive...

This week the same thing happened however when I went into Add hardware, it won't pick up the secondary hard drive... I've also tried uninstalling the Secondary IDE Channel and SIS PCI IDE Controller but it didn't end up picking the secondary hard drive up... I've tried this and restarted my computer seceral times...

Sometimes the yellow light (the light that fashes when the hard drive is loading/thinking) appears on the secondary hard drive so I guess it is getting power to it.

Any ideas why it is not finding the secondary hard drive?
Is the secondary hard drive faulty? It's fairly new (6 months).

Answer:Can't find hardware - hard drive

Any ideas?

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Hallo, I tried installing drivers from kxproject (3550) for my soundblaster 0060. Sound was working, and everything seemed fine, but it's either I'm unsure of how to setup the 'recording mixer' so that I can use my microphone, or it wasn't working? So I got rid of those drivers, and went with an older version of the drivers to see if that would help. ( 3548 )

Now, not only is nothing working for my soundcard after that, but it refuses to uninstall with both the default uninstaller ( which I tried first ) as well as the device manager. An odd woodpecker/repeating sound can be heard. If you click uninstall in the device manager on the different sound card parts, the sound card comes back & reappears. The odd noise is not stopped while doing this. I found that by clicking on the properties of the sound card, I was able to see that it used 'audio endpoint'.

I then went into system32, and deleted the 'audio endpoint' .inf files. Now that I've deleted one of the .inf files, it's now falling back onto a different .inf file it seems, and I have no clue as to what the name of this one is, as it isn't the same name as what it's now being given as ( generic software device. )

The soundcard used to be under 'audio inputs & outputs' but now is under 'software devices' in control panel.

What can I do to make this work on my system? Does anyone know how to locate the exact .inf files that the hardware is using so that I can delete them? Does anyone know how to setup the soundca... Read more

Answer:How to find .inf of your hardware? Soundcard issue

Unfortunately, you have made a mess where it will be literally impossible to install any driver for it now.

Suggest to run sfc /scannow from elevated command prompt to fix it and if not, clean install Windows.

(Another option is to copy what you deleted from an EXACT same Windows install from another machine and the replace it. Same build, same architecture, if you have one.)

Do not ever delete .inf files unless instructed to do so by someone with intricate knowledge. What you deleted is necessary for Windows. Anyone that knows better will never suggest to delete .inf files, unless in extreme rare cases, where it is impossible to install a driver otherwise. And never under any circumstance should a Windows .inf file be deleted.

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I can't find the web sites any more that I use when I would refer to them
to identify all kinds of hardware, like Motherboards, Video Cards, CPU's, Hard Disk Drives, and all the other types of hardware and Cards.

I have so much Hardware from older computers and would love to be able to ID them being I never marked them on what they were when I took them out of the the cases.

Can everybody please help and post back any information that can help me, web sites that you use and know of, thank you very much for the strong support like all ways, Joe

Answer:Please, Where Do I Find the Sites So I Can Identify Hardware?

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hey everyone, I got a R61 (8932 - CTO) and I am running XP home.  I am trying to find the audio drive for this laptop. I scour through Lenovo support and downloads site.  I tried the Conexant High Definition Audio drivers and when I run setup, it gives me an error that it cannot find this driver. In Device Manager, i do not see an audio device.  I tried the ThinkVantage Updates and it does not show that I need a new audio drive to download. As on device manager it doesn't show anything, I do not know what the audio drive I need. When I go to this page => and ran these upgraded: Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) High Definition Audio class driver (Q888111) for Windows XP with ... Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) High Definition Audio class driver (Q888111) for Windows XP with ...  At last, I am stuck...I am pretty sure the audio is coxeant audio device.   My questoin is: i) How do I find this device in my compii) How do i install the drivers to this device. Thanks!!

Answer:R61 - cannot find audio hardware and drive

Hello, is there a yellow exclamation mark at any deivce? It should be.Otherwise your have already installed one.Which SP (1 or 2) version do you use?

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Here is the rundown:

In mIRC/MSN/YAHOO/AIM I get disconnected randomly. I may be in a middle of a conversation in MSN and it will boot me out. In mIRC I may get BLOCKS of information (like 5 minutes worth) in approximatley 2 seconds, or just get disconnected.

I also cannot download anything above 20mb. It will stop at 5mb, 1.9mb, 18.5mb (totally random).

I currently have Comcast HSI. I run a Motorola Surfboard 5100 cable modem, plugged into a Linksys BEFSR41. Both cable modem and router are BRAND NEW.

Silly as it may seem, this is the 3rd router. We had a BEFSR41 before, but it would "die" on us, about once every other day, until we unplugged it, and replugged it in. Before this, we had a netgear router, which worked flawlessly, BUT COULDNT send e-mail. (Strangest thing, could GET e-mail, but couldn't SEND e-mail. EVEN THOUGH THEY BOTH USE THE SAME MAIL SERVER. I could even telnet and ping the outgoing mail server. Tried in outlook, firefox, mozilla suite, etc. E-mail keeps me in business, so I switched to that BEFSR41.

So it seems I just cannot get it right. I just purchased a Cisco uBR904 router, but I cannot get it configured correctly to do what I would like, so will probably be putting it up for sale.

Now, the Motorola surfboard 5100 is about 1 month old. The "new" BEFSR41 is 1 month old. Obviously this combination is not working. I DO NOT CARE HOW MUCH IT COSTS, I want a router that will work flawlessly with SB51... Read more

Answer:I honestly cannot find good hardware

Have you just tried running just the 5100 directly into your computer? That way it will be easy to tell if your really dealing with router issues or if its not something else, such as cable modem, service itself or computer configuration.

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Hi! I've been using Lenovo since this summer but I decided to install Windows 7 Ultimate instead Windows 7 Home Premium. I've downloaded drivers, but there are some troubles:1. I can't install Bluetooth driver. Installer informs: "Can not detect your Bluetooth hardware."(something like this, because I've got Russian Windows) and the only one button "Abort installation". Reset doesn't help2. When I'm installing Hotkey Features Integration, namely "On Screen Display", installer says: "An error occurred during copying the file "cleanup.dll"". This message appears when installer is copying pnpreg.dll, regcat.dll, tphklock.dll.PS sorry for my grammar)

Answer:Can't find bluetooth hardware on Edge 15

I solved problem with bluetooth. I'm waiting for solution of second trouble)

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Here's the setup:
Recently purchased an EMachines M6805 laptop (A64 3000+). Laptop comes with built in 802.11b/g lan in the form of a Broadcom 54g MaxPerformance wireless card.

After fiddling with it for 10 minutes, wireless worked out of the box. It came with Windows XP EMachines Version pre-installed with all the drivers. Now, of course I'm too stupid to settle for this, so I reformatted two days later and put XP Pro on here. It was lightning fast after that. Problem was, it had none of the drivers on here, so I chickened out and put my other copy of normal Windows XP Home on here. I found the drivers this time and installed them from a restore CD, and wireless worked and so did wired. So far so good.

The problem arose in that Win XP Home didn't accept the emachines cd-key cause it was for a specific version, and i wanted to use my legal home copies, because they don't have all the bloatware the Emachines one does. So I stupidly resorted to killing the WPA (windows product activation) process with a crack. I'm pretty sure I can narrow that down to when it stopped working, though I can't be sure because I fell asleep with my pc on in my bed, and woke up 4 hours later with it sitting next to me. This is around the last time it worked, but I was tired, so don't clearly recollect.

I then got frustrated and reinstalled XP Pro one more time, and it still didn't work even with the drivers. Now I've put the original EMachines copy of ... Read more

Answer:54g card does not find anything, settings or hardware?

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While I am on the computer, I heard an alert sound to inform some driver download is available for a hardware of my computer.

I do not want Broadcom Cooperation Driver update for Broadcom Bluetooth 3.0 USN, as I during clean install of my OS had this got installed automatically and made my wireless keyboard non-functional.

I do not want this to happen again.
I would appreciate if anyone could help me with the identity of this purported driver for my computer hardware?


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I of course could just build one from scratch, but this is a recommendation for a friend for his business and they have to have a vendor-bought system. Now, I realize this could turn into a whole lot of "I like Dell" and "I like HP" posts, so I'm going to clarify. I'm looking for a few good resources (websites) that review/compare pre-built Server systems. An example would be READY GO.

Answer:Where can I find some server hardware reviews?

Good question, my anwser is that there are very few sites that do this.

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I'm trying to make sure I have all the Right Drivers... But I wanted to find a program that can tell me each piece of hardware. I used Belarc Advisor... Its ok. But is there a better one?

Answer:Looking to find a Program to read all my Hardware..

Everest or SIW. Both are free downloads.

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I would like to install Linux on my PC as a dual-boot system with Windows XP but after checking many websites I can't find any drivers for my Gigabyte GA-6WMM7 Motherboard or my Intel 810 chipset, among other things. I wondered if anyone here knew the location of these drivers or if there is a generic driver that will work for all these. Most of my other hardware will work, but i'm not sure about my Celeron II 700Mhz Processor. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:I can't find Linux drivers for my hardware!

Have you seen this useful site click here

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my astranet ia101 scanner has a problem. i need to reinstall it to my pc, because of a hard drive crash and the techs had to wipe and reformat my drive, so i have to put everything back on it. i have reinstalled it before many times with no problem, but this time for some reason, my computer won't find the device driver for it now. i installed it with my disc that came with the scanner, and i also tried with a download from the umax website. when i restart my pc, windows recognizes that there is new hardware, but cannot find the driver. when i click on the vistascan icon, it tries to find it, but says, error, scanner access failed. everytime i run the windows add hardware wizard, it says cannot locate drivers for the scanner. the windows hardware wizard always asks me to put the windows 98 cd in, but the drivers aren't there. they are on the scanner cd and on my computer somewhere. after i installed the vistascan from the disc, it said successful install. the vista shuttle and the copy utility are fine- just the vista scan. how do i solve this? i have windows 98 on my pc.

Answer:win98 won't find hardware drivers

Have you used the "have disk" option and directed the path to the driver on the installation CD?

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I bought my Yoga 720-15IKB slightly used on eBay and did a clean install of Win10 immediately after receiving it. During this process, I noticed the recovery partition was empty, so I decided to format the entire drive and delete the recovery partition. After getting back into Windows, I noticed the usual methods of installing Nvidia display drivers weren't working, so I opened Device Manager and can't even find the Nvidia device in there under the generic "Microsoft Basic Display" name.I'm really worried the previous owner somehow fried the card. Does anyone have any ideas of how to get it working? EDIT: This is the first driver I've tried to install. Would installing the other drivers somehow make this device appear?

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Hey there, firstly i'd like to say i really respect what you guys do helping all the clueless peeps like me, i've had various problems before and have solved them all through searching help threads here.

Recently my system had been playing up, random restarts, long boots, incredibly slugish and i was recommended to do a reformat of windows xp. Which i went ahead and did no problem. Now with the fresh system i am unable to make any connection to the internet.

When i go into the network setup wizard it says "The wizard cannot find your network hardware".

I use a router with a ethernet cable.
The cable is fine.
I've read around and hear i may need to install network drivers. Which i dont have a disk for.
I have no idea where to locate these drivers or what i need to download specificly
My motherboard is a "ECS 945G-M3 V3.0 Socket 775 Core 2 Duo Ready FSB1066 DDR2 Onboard Audio mATX"

Any assistance you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

I really have little knowledge of what i should be doing.

Thanks - A tired Josh.

Answer:Wizard cannot find your network hardware

Go to "system then hardware the device manager" if it does not shop there then go tot add & remove hardware, let the system try to find it. If the system does not find it try to go back and select it from the list, take your time it is not as hard as it may seem. Another point!!! You may need a driver, many drivers are available on the net from the maker, you will need the make/model number.
Added note if you find the net card in the device manager but with a yellow asterisk, right click a panel will open click on driver and try the update feature the driver may be on your windows disk!

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