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Where can I find some server hardware reviews?

Question: Where can I find some server hardware reviews?

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.

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Preferred Solution: Where can I find some server hardware reviews?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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Question: Hardware Reviews

Can someone tell me of a site that has excellent reviews on all types of computer hardware.

Answer:Hardware Reviews

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Question: Hardware Reviews

Does anyone know any good web sites where computer hardware is reviewed? Such as peripherals and CPU's? You see I am about to buy a AMD K6-2 CPU and I would like to read more reviews on this product.

"There is only one good: knowledge, and one evil: ignorance."

Answer:Hardware Reviews


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does anyone here know of any websites or online stores that have reviews/feedback of computer hardware from customers who have bought and used the product? this includes any kind of hardware from motherboards, CPU, fans, cases, power supplies, anything. lets people leave feedback and thats exactly what i want, but i can not find any other website that does this too.

Answer:customer hardware reviews

Try I always prefer a review from somebody that knows what he's talking about rather then reviews from kids that don't know what they're talking about.

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Daily Reviews Summary 09/29/11

Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 09/29/2011 11:07 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including EDGE Boost Pro Solid State Drive Review, NZXT Source 220 Case Review, and ASUS GeForce GTS 450 Direct CU Silent Video Card Review to expand...


Answer:Some Hardware Reviews out today.

Daily Reviews Summary 09/30/11 (19 reviews) @ NT Compatible

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Gigabyte X58A-OC Intel X58 Motherboard Review, LEPA W500-SA 500W Power Supply Review, and Guru3D Rig of the Month - September 2011 to expand...


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I'm looking around the internet for as many video card reviews that I can find. I'm deciding between ATI and Nvidia cards, namely the top ones. Naturally, I'm sure, once the new ones (the NV40 and the....ATI one....), reviews are going to pop up everywhere.

Can anyone refer me to their favorite and most trusted hardware review sites? I don't want to follow biased information.


Answer:most trustable hardware reviews?

Anandtech is my favourite source for CPU, mobo and videocard reviews... unlike 'other' sites that tend to stick with one or another manufacturer on convinience (which is even more obvious for us working on the medium) you should be able to trust on Anand's info.

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The Games of Christmas '08: GPU Performance Part 1 - Page 15 - Hardware Canucks

check it out... great new review with most recent drivers

green team still taking the lead

Answer:Hardware Canucks Gpu reviews (recent)

ooh interesting results in there.

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What software do websites use to make graphs for Hardware reviews ?

Answer:What software do websites use to make graphs for Hardware reviews ?


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click here On giveaway of the day looks like it could come in handy.Has anyone tried it before.

Answer:Anyone tried multiset 6.3 I can't find any reviews

The description of what it does sounds dubious, to say the least.

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Hi, i cant find my latest issue of Pc Advisor and i wanted to check out the reviews of the latest under£600 laptops (the new category), is there any way i can check them out online please?

Answer:Aug iss. Pc Adv.-where can i find laptop reviews?

Menu item on the left called reviews! Choose Laptops and sort by price maybe.

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Hello, I saw that some people here have already received this laptop, and was wondering where I could find some reviews, or whether you could give me your opinion.. thanks!

Answer:Are there any reviews out for the Flex 2 14? I cant find any..

I have found a short review...

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Can anybody tell me where to find comparative software reviews that would indicate the most secure OS, antivirus, antispyware / antimalware, firewall, clean-up utility, browser, malicious website warning, etc.?

Answer:where to find comparative software reviews

Unbios software and technology reviews - CNET Reviews is pretty good: PriceSpy to find the best prices (but thats for New Zealand only but might be others like it?): opinion - just to check out if you want...The most secure OS? ummm is DOS counted?Good antispyware, I would recommend Lavasoft Ad-aware or Spybot.Best anti-malware, well NOD32 is said to have good detection, but I perfer Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 as it has firewall and other features as well.Clean-up utility? Advance System Care ProBrowser? Internet Explorer 6! (jokes, but honestly all browsers have there faults)

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Can anybody tell me where to find comparative software reviews that would indicate the most secure OS, antivirus, antispyware / antimalware, firewall, clean-up utility, browser, malicious website warning, etc.?

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I've seen a number of reviews like you refer to and everyone reaches their own conclusion. I personally rely on the expeertise of the Malware fighters here, who I think are among the best you will ever find.

If you follow this;

You will be as secured as you are going to get. The biggest factor isn't what software you have installed, it has got to do a lot more with the organism typing on the keyboard or clicking with the mouse!:wave:wave:wave

Else, a simple google search for security software reviews will give you enough websites to peruse for a couple of hours, but as I said, I rely on MG to do this work for me.:wave:wave:wave

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A) There are so many AntiVirus programs! I've been trying to find a website that offers OBJECTIVE reviews of them, so I can make a reasoned selection. So far, the only half-way good ones I've found are... - this one has links to many sites that have info on viruses & AV sw - extensive tech articles on viruses. (Am I wrong or does this outfit have a tie-in to McAfee?) This site has a pretty good "comparison chart" of AV software at...

B) If you come across a site with good, informative reviews, I would appreciate your posting the URL!

Aloha from Hawaii,

Answer:Where to find AntiVirus software reviews?

Well it looks like you have some fairly good links there. I really haven't collected any myself. The occasional magazine reviews that I've seen make me question their objectivity. For one they leave out the freebees.

I would generally agree with the last link you posted. One caveat I would raise is that "detection" is one thing and "cleaning" another. Many products can detect a wide range of infections, but when it comes to cleaning them, leave the registry corrupted or Windows files unrepaired with no further indication to the user as to what needs to be done -- unless they consult a virus library or a help site like this one.

Moreover the ratings you see never really evaluate the effects of the product on system stability. Something in which McAfee often runs a close second to many of the viri it detects.

Just my 2c as they say.

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I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good site (unbiased) for software reviews. I have Google'd many software reviews and I have become suspicious that they are mostly biased. I understand that if a software company is spending money with your site (advertising or whatever) you can't tick them off by giving an honest review if their software isn't very good. So does anyone have any suggestion?

Thanks, Marshall

Answer:Where to find Unbiased Software Reviews?

Read user reviews rather than professional ones. It is completely irrelevant if some geek with 20 years expereince in IT finds some software "easy to use, self explanatory and full of features". A normal user might very well find it confusing, too many options, useless help files etc. Of course this would be an extreme situation but not that unrealistic.
Are you looking for something in particular?

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I'd like to create my own Cloud Service for my business. Im having trouble finding a Cloud Server Software that is not complicated to setup and have the small list of features im looking for.

Before anyone asks, my server is a AMD a8 3ghz with 8GB of ram and will be using 3 TB of space for the cloud. My Internet connections is more than acceptable.

What Cloud Server software have you used and how did you like it?

- Client is able to create their own unique password to log into the cloud
- Client can Map their folder which is shared with them to their computer
- Client(user) can only access a specific folder

A few that I found
BarracudaDrive - I couldn't figure out how to get it working
OwnCloud - complicated to setup
Tonido - don't think I can map folders and client can only use a password the admin creates.

Anything else?

Answer:Cloud Server Reviews and Suggestions?

Nothing huh? Anyone ever tried using their PC as a cloud server?

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I'm looking for a webcam which I can clip to my laptop and also stand it beside me on the table.(so as I can capture other people in the room and not have to get up and change seats)Every review I look at on webcams is not very inspiring. Can anyone recommend one pleae?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't find ANY good reviews on laptop webcams!

Hi, this looks quite a good one -click hereCheers.

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Dear Members,

i've been extensively searching all over the Web a solution to this problem, recurrent and unfortunately even after having tried many attempts, I am facing a wall and constant reply:
Win+ R / run / shell:sendto

==> cannot be found..etc..

However the location is well defined at:

but, here again, no solution for having any opportunity to send files by brwsing locations..folders ...etc..

I noticed this recurrent problem all over, but today I must admit that I cannot sort it out!

Thanks for any help

1- solving the cmd shell:sendto
2- having opportunities to save files where I would like

( permissions of administrator? I am all alone with password for entering the PC , is Users only way?)

Thanks alot

Answer:Even after reviews: windows cannot find.. shell:sendto

Besides a complete reinstall (or repair install),

You can try an SFC scan (system file checker): SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

To clarify, you are only attempting to use the send to function? Try this. Create a text document on your desktop. RIGHT-click it and see if send to is available. Does your screen match mine?:

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I've already ordered Nero 7 Ultra from and it is on the way. Today, I looked at Newegg and Amazon and read the user reviews.

It seems all six reviews from users of the product have absolutely nothing good to say about it and every last one of them says that version 6 is better and advise against the purchase of version 7.

Anyone here have Nero 7? If so, what do you think about it?

I'm thinking maybe I should ship it back without even opening the package.

Answer:I find nothing but bad user reviews on Nero 7--not even one good one.

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Hey Friends,
Anyone help me ! I wanna buy new Canon Powershot G9 or any other alternate. I have tried to find canon cameras on many websites but i m still confused...i found one good website which provides Latest Digital Camera Reviews, ratings along with prices...still I am looking for more details of other digital cameras informations. Please let me know...

Answer:Anybody knows where I find latest Digital Camera Reviews?

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I'm thinking about purchasing the new Razer Blade gaming laptop, and was wondering if anyone out there has any reviews or feedback on it? I've been scouring the web but have yet to find much feedback from actual users of the laptop. It's all editors and site writers...
If you have the laptop or have some experience with it, I'd appreciate your feedback here! Thanks Windows Central!

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Does anyone know of, or where to go and look for
Voice recognition / talk&type software?

I have a request to build a system for a guy who needs this
sort of software to help him get text entered onto his PC
by talking as apposed to typing it. I would like to get him
something good but have no clue about this sort of thing.
He has recently become paralyzed so doesn?t know anything
about this stuff either.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

Answer:Where do I find Voice recognition / talk&type software Reviews?

Look at IBM's Viavoice, probably the best in the world

check Dragon Speech out too:

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The fine folks over at Hardware Secrets are pretty well known for their excellent reviews of different hardware, including power supplies. They are one of the few sites that really knows how to test a power supply. There is MUCH more to it than hooking up a digital multimeter to a spare molex connector and then running an assortment of load/idle tests and recording the output from the multimeter. Most sites will not test the noise and ripple in a PSU (and "noise" here does not mean the sound from the fan, it means "line noise"; a decent metaphor would be "static"). I recently read a review where the testing uses only a voltmeter, and the reviewer states the power supply had a bit more ripple than he would like to see. :confused Without an oscilloscope, it is impossible to measure ripple, so it would appear that the reviewer is talking out his a** and has no idea what "ripple" really means or what it is. This review can be found here, the "ripple" comment is on page 5, on page 6 you'll see the PSU received a "Top Rank Award". However, Hardware Secrets reviewed this same power supply (review is here), and you'll see that it miserably failed the ripple/noise testing, and in fact the unit burned up when trying to draw the advertised 750w the unit is rated for. Yet the other reviewer gave it a "Top Rank Award". So- all ranting aside, do not trust any power supply review that doesn't include '... Read more

Answer:Power Supply Reviews - Why 99% of online reviews are WRONG!!!


Good report except that setting a voltmeter to AC and measuring a DC voltage will give you a reading of the AC component (Ripple) riding on the DC.


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I have started searching around for the correct docs on how to do this but haven't had much luck finding one that addresses what I'm trying to do.

I have an existing Windows 2000 server and am going to replace it with a server running Windows 2003 Server R2.

I would like to know the best way of doing that. Most of the docs I have seem talk about it as though you're keeping the same server hardware in place. That's not what I'm trying to do.

So, you don't have to go through all the steps I need to do. If you could just point me to the correct doc and give some helpful hints I would appreciate it.


Answer:Help Needed To Migrate Windows 2000 Server To Server 2003 On New Hardware

Need to know what services you are running on the server to be able to help you further.

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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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I have a client with a web server running Windows 2000 Professional. They also have a server on the network running NT 4. They have been told that there is a device that will route requests to the NT server if the 2000 server is down that costs about $100. I have not heard of such an animal, and if anybody can shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it. The device should somehow, I suppose, automatically detect that the machine at IP address A is not responding, and route the web request to IP address B. Anybody?

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was trying to network my computer to the server but keep getting the message 'server not responding from client computer' can anyone help please.

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this is my sisters hp laptop she got malware which made the internet explorer not access any networks but i deleted the maleware wid maleware bytes but still cannot connect to server its using a wireless connection to a bt home hub the connection is fine cos she can connect to ares lite (the p2p program) but not to any websites ive tryed winsock fix lpfix and iefix but all did not work ne help will be much appreciated thankx

Answer:internet explorer 6 cannot find server server or dns error

am i doing something wrong?

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Any Vista Reviews? (Jan. 07 Reviews)

i read some last month on gaming pc mag. they said its very unstable, they also said it wasnt a finished product to the public, it was only a corp. business verison finished product..

so i need a clear view on vista, if its worth and good idea to switch to vista without major problems as the review mentioned.. probs they mentioned was driver issues, OS being unstable in general areas, ect..

Answer:Any Vista Reviews? (Jan. 07 Reviews)

Vista Ultimate RTM 64bit

I've found no instability issues but drivers support is lacking. The OS has not reached official release as of yet so I'm waiting patiently.

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I'm messing around with W2K Server at home and can't seem to get it connected through my cable modem to my ISP's DHCP server. I know the cable and connection are good because it works on my W2K Pro workstation. I've tried ipconfig /renew but that's when the error occurs that it can't find DHCP. I can successfully ping the loopback address. The NIC is set to use DHCP.

Since I'm just becoming familiar with Server I'm sure there's something I'm not configuring properly. Suggestions?


Answer:W2K Server can't find external to DHCP server

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I need help badly!!! I have a dell desktop pc that I bought from the business I work for. I have tried a wireless connection as well as a cable connection and have been having the same problem with each. It will show that I am connected however I can only access a few web pages here and there and then after a few minutes all sites display 'cannot find server'. The computer has been removed from the domain (as someone told me to do) and I hope I did that correctly. I was also told by someone else to setup a new connection to my ISP server and delete any others which exist. Did that as well. Still having problems. I went to a website to run a test and it said my DNS server IP address needs to be reconfigured. Does anyone know how to explain to me how to do this in 'how to for dummies' terms??? lol Thank you in advance for any help i may receive!!!!!!

Answer:Cannot find server(Reconfigure DNS server IP address)

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Red Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Administrators
Amber Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Non-Administrators
Green Shield - IE Zones
When I click on the how to correct this it takes me to a Windows 2003 page not 2012 for the first issue

And page does not exist for the second issue ?
Any ideas ?

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response on screen says "Server busy" or "Can't find server"

Answer:can't find server or server busy

A technical question, to be answered, requires tecnical information.Your post contains no tecnical information beyond a message. Put the message into context and we might get a clue as to your issue.

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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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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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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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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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Question: Server Hardware

Hi there, I've looked online but can't seem to find advice about which type of hardware you need for different servers. I guess for Exchange or SQL you'll need a number cruncher with 2 Processors and lots of Ram, but what do you need for a Fileserver and a Printserver?Any ideas?Thanks

Answer:Server Hardware

click hereclick hereclick here.

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okay, the budget is about 1500 Euro.
this thing will be doing the following:

- Webserver
- Gameserver (think BF: Vietnam and the llike with 24 player max orso)

what would be the best setup for this thing?
keep in mind it has to be one pc as we're not allowed to have more than one pc running as a server on the Business ADSL we've got.

Answer:Server, what hardware?

addendum: HDD's are all accounted for so we don't need those, nor do we need floppy drives or cd-rom drivers or a monitor

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Question: server hardware

I will like to build a File/FTP/Web Server using RAID 0 or +1. What would you recommend (e.g. make):Processor:Motherboard:Memory:RAID controller:Hard Drives:NIC (how many):Do I need a video card? Do I need a CD-R writer or or a DVD/CD?Do I need a Sound card?How can I get just terminal to attach to the server or do I need a proper PC client.Help much appreciate.loco

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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:


--------------------------------... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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Running XP SP2, Outlook Express 6, Norton Anti-Virus 2005...

Client of mine can ping email server, and browse (there is a web interface for web mail) same server via IE, but OE claims it cannot find server.

Deleted cookies, emptied cache, rebooted, disabled firewall & anti-virus, dang OE keeps claiming the server isn't out there despite the evidence otherwise.

Any other ideas?

Answer:Why would IE say "can't find server" if you can ping, browse the mail server?

IE. Tools->Internet Options->Security Tab. Restricted sites?
Hosts file?
OE->Tools->Options->Security Tab. Check off Internet Zone


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I'm planning to build a new data server for my small business. Very small businesss. I don't need enterprise capabilities since we only have 5 client PCs in the network. I have a good idea of what I want in the system... except for the video card. The server won't be used as a workstation at all, so I don't need all of the features that are loaded on video cards that are found in every tech shop. I just want something simple. Can anyone recommend a brand and model?

Also, the following is a list of what I plan to put into the server. If anyone sees any mistakes that I might be making, please steer me in the right direction.

Abit KX7-333 mother board
Athlon XP 1900 CPU
Antec SX635 Mid Tower
350W Power Supply
512MB PC2700 DDR RAM
Standard Floppy
CD Writer (brand not yet determined)
3COM 56K Modem
Net Gear NIC
2 UDMA 133 7200 RPM 60 GB HDD
(maybe raid, but I'm not knowledgeable on the set up)
15-inch Monitor
Standard keyboard & mouse
NT 4.0 OS with SP6

I don't need sound of any kind.

Thanks for your time.

Answer:Need server hardware advice...

Howdy there Logie2...

Try going here and look for the cheapest PCI card you can find ( just make sure that it has drivers for NT ), also I would upgrade NT to SP 6a...

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I have to PC's of similar spec, and I can't decide which one is better to run game servers on like COD, COD4, UT2004 ect and a teamspeak server. Both run windows XP Pro
(This is only for a LAN btw)
First one is an old HP ProLiant Server ML 310 G1
It has a 2.80Ghz CPU
2gb RAM PC2100R
2 WD800 setup in RAID 0 (supposedly 7200 rpm but they are old now)
Intergrated 1gb/s network card.
Only has USB 1.0 ports
IDE Raid Controller
Also put page file on another intenral system disk

Or a Dell Optiplex GX270
2.6Ghz Pentium 4 With Hyper Threading.
1.5 Gb RAM DDR PC2700
PCI 1gb/s Network Card
WD5000 Harddrive (seems to get very hot short time, case has s*** airflow but nothing i can do about that)
Has USB 2.0
Overall the Optiplex seems the faster PC, but the harddrive although new (about 8 months old) is rather loud / cranky

The Proliant is about 6-7 years old atleast, but has more RAM and slightly faster CPU but with hyper threading on the optiplex, would the slightly faster cpu make any difference or not?. However even with the RAID setup, it still seems to have the harddrive as the limiting factor and is noticable secong lag every now and then.
EDIT: Also just bought a high speed usb memory stick, so was thinking i could use a program like eboostr to act as vista ready boost?

Also was thinking of switching the fast ram to the ProLiant server, would this help at all? currently it has ECC Ram, can you mix the too or not?
Just wondering what your guys opiions ... Read more

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Am new and have been wondering for some time how you go about replacing a single processor on a server with a faster processor. Maybe even installing additional processors and upgrading the operating system for multiple processes

Answer:Hardware installation on a server

Good question. What motherboard is it running? That way I can try to find out some info on it.

I'm wondering if all the CPUs have to be identical, or would it run with different speeds... I am leaning toward identical, but I'd like to pull the specs to be sure.

I the server is only running a single processor, period, then changing it out would be just like changing a cpu on a PC.

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Hey Guys and Gals:
I have a Compaq Prolaint ML370 server that does not want to turn on.
Seriously: YES! The power cable is connected and yes I press the Button!
The Leds on the mother board and Raid card are on but when I press the power button nothing goes on not even the main fan on the tower.
The interesting thing is that the power leds on the power connectors are off, but the server seems to be getting power.
Another crazy thing is that there are three small leds lights in the middle of the motherboard and when they go on everything seems to start going, but then they just turn off and the system does not turn on.
It seems like the system is not holding on to the power charge.
I have checked all the cabling and everything seems to be on least I thing they are...
If anyone can help, I would be very grateful...thanks a million!
The one and only grateful one......TASKWON....."smiling always fixes everything!"

Answer:Server hardware problem

Try a different power supply. How old is this server?

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My knowledge is quite limited but could anyone provide some insight and/or recommendation of the following type of servers (hardware). That is, should we looking to go for the RackMount servers or Blade? To provide some context, we’re essentially a small team of less than 15 people but looking to expand over the years, we trade daily and have a huge amount of data input. Server hardware is something we do not wish to go cheap (but within reason for a small shop like ours) on given how crucial it is, simply we want something that is effective and won’t create any major headaches in the future.

Appreciate any guidance you can give:

Min Requirements (I've been told I have been misquoted - but this what I was told):
- Server is to have 8 or 16 cores (2 to 4 CPUs) using the fastest processor available and 4GB memory.
- Raid 1 with 2x15k hard drives and Raid 10 (1+0) array are required for log and data either via direct storage or SAN.

Recommendations made to us:

Rackmount: DL360 G7 – Model 579240-421 (1 Xeon 5650/6Gb Mem)
Raid 10 of 4x15k 72Gb drives – Model 512545-B21

Blade: BL460c G6 – Model 595725-B21 (1 Xeon E5650/6Gb Mem) with HP SB40C Blade
Raid 10 of 4x15k 72Gb drives – Model 512545-B21

Answer:Server Hardware Recommendations

What are you looking to do with the server.

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I'm in need of some suggestions on what type of PC (hardware requirements) would be good to run versions of Windows Server. The PC would not be used for business purposes, purely for learning. All I need is for the PC to run Windows Server and run it without being too slow ie, I want an old PC to run Windows Server not a new one but I dont know what would be sufficient.

So if anyone can provide some suggestions, such as a PIII 700mhz, 256MB RAM etc it would be great.

Thank you.


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We're starting to plan a server migration. Mgmt wants us to follow procedures similar to a recovery process, which means they want us to restore a backup. We backup our servers a couple different ways. One is to a online hosted service and another is to tape using Symantec Backup Exec. The catch to this is that we're buying different hardware for the new server. Backup Exec has IDR to cover this; see link below. I wanted to ask if anyone has been through a similar process and if they would share the experience.

Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR) Restore | Symantec Connect

Answer:Migrate Server to New Hardware

Have you resolved this issue yet?
I would be happy to give you some more info on a VPS solution if you're considering that avenue.

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Hi i want to make a server the min requirements is SQL server Standard or Enterprise

RAM 1GB - 2GB, But in most cases 4GB + 30MB for Reporting Services + Analysis Services, 50-60MB for SQL Management Studio & it’s recommended each user connection takes 24KB

CPU 64Bit Proc Intel Xeon 3.4GHz

HDD Internal for the Min of 500GB

We will need Fibre connection to external storage array, Fibre cards in servers for connection to storage array, UPS & a Rack & the server should be cheap & upgradeable in future.

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I am looking to run SQL Server 2000 and Exchange 2003 on a Windows 2003 server and I need to buy a new server. I have approximately 75 users who will use Exchange and about 5-10 users who will use SQL. I was going to buy a server with dual Xeon processors, 2GB RAM & RAID 5.
I was told that I should not use RAID 5 and that I should use RAID 1.

My question is, why not RAID 5? I checked online and found that RAID 5 is recommeded for email and database servers, so why would I be told not to use RAID 5 and to use RAID 1?


Answer:Server Hardware Requirements?

raid 5 uses multiple drives and it is hot swappable. If 1 drive dies, you can put a new one in and it will rebuild itself. it is fault tolerant. Raid 1 is mirroring. whatever data you have it, is copied to both drives, it is fault tolerant. Generally speaking, you get a lot better performance with raid 5. You could use raid 15 if you wanted, it is a where you mirror your raid 5. i personally would just use raid 5, depending how many disks you get

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I'm taking a college course in networking basics. I have an assignment that requires me to spec out a server for a small business network that supports less than 30 users. I have found sites where I can pick and choose servers and server hardware upgrades, but I don't know what is overkill or underkill.

Can anyone refer me to a site that offers guidelines to help me with my research?

Many thanks,

Answer:Server hardware specifications

Don't really know the exact info you need but try these links

Computer Bits

PC Mechanic

Practically Networked

World of Windows Networking
hope they offer some advice

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hai guys,
i want to know one thing, is there any hardware proxy server available. ie., some thing like display card, ethernet card like that.
iam asking this because, i am using wingate proxy server, there is often problem with it.
so i want to know, whether there is any hardware proxy material so that i can buy it and use it
reply me as early as possible

Answer:hardware proxy server

There are internet appliances that are very expensive that allow you to share a connection. Just get a Cable/DSL router and a switch chained to it if you need more ports.

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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 had some shareware programs that I wasn't using so I deleted them. After when I tried to play any audio or video the audio wouldn't work. I can get an .mpeg to play but no sound. Anything else like an MP3 tells me there is a errror and there is a problem. I tried going into the device manager - properties>Hardware>Device Manager etc... and found the yellow exclamation point so I deleted it and Rebooted and let windows detect the device- it would NOT detect the disk that I put in even when I pointed to it. So I tried to run the disk manually and it says after it installs that it CANNOT FIND ANY SOUND BLASTER CARD HARDWARE - HELP!!!!
Thanks everybody!

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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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I have Windows XP Media Center Edition on a Dell E521. Just recently, within this past week, I have connected my USB SanDisk ImageMate SDDR-05 Flashcard reader to my computer in order to transfer picture files from my camera to the computer via a flashcard. While doing the initial setup the Wizard Install box instructs me through all the necessary steps, but it finally states that: ?the hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software.? I?ve attempted this procedure several times but always with the same result...I still can?t find the device anywhere on my computer, not even within the My Computer icon. On the device manager the SanDisk hardware appears (identified as USB CFII), but as a yellow question mark upon which I always end up uninstalling/removing it. I called SanDisk tech help and they said that their Flashcard Reader already has its driver pre-installed within every XP system...and that is why their website does not offer any ImageMate SDDR-05 driver downloads for XP. I have even tried changing to the other computer USB ports including one which my printer already works without any problems...but I still get the same none result. This hardware did work, without any issues, with my older Dell which had a Windows 98 OS. The SanDisk tech suggested I contact Microsoft... Any suggestions on what I could/should do to remedy this? Please help!!!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have a external USB DVD drive (plug and play) that I'm trying to hook up. I am getting this successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device (code 41). I looked in the device manager and it has a yellow exclamation mark next to my device. I tried to update the driver(didn't work), I scanned for hardware(didn't work), I uninstalled it(didn't work), I tried the add hardware wizard(didn't work) and I followed some threads from Majorgeeks to delete the "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters". When I try to delete the UpperFilters and/or LowerFilters, It does not show me that option. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
There is no listing for Upper or LowerFilters to delete! I have an older computer which is a Dell Dimension 8200 Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP3. If anyone could me with this issue, that would be great! Thank you for your time! I hope I gave you enough info!

Thanks for the HELP!

Answer:cannot find hardware device (code 41)

try this...

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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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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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There were a few apps about at one point which you could load up in Windows and they would give you a breakdown of the inner-workings of your PC, i.e. what processor, RAM, HD etc etc...

I've long since forgotten what the app was called and want to get some RAM to upgrade a friend's laptop... I do recall it going from a totally free app to one which required registration for the more advanced features...

Anybody able to help out?
Many thanks

Answer:How Can I Find Out What Hardware Is Inside My Laptop?

Try this EverestHome

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Windows Xp

So 2 days ago, i was having a problem with my computer, i would log in, and once my desktop came up, it would show for about 10 seconds, and then my icons and taskbar would dissapear. So i called dell, and they told me that most likely some spyware had leaked through and the best solution would be to reboot xp and start from scratch. So i go to do that and when the installation finished, i suddenly have no internet connection. I use a linksys router, and my laptop is connected to the router and gets a connection just fine.

So im guessing my problem is that when i go on my pc and go to the network connections screen, its empty. Wehn i try to set one up, i get the "Wizzard cannot find your network hardware" which is strange because before i re-installed, i had a working internet connection. If you have any tips, that doesnt require me talking to the useless folks at "dell-on-call" please help.

Be slow with me lol, im a beginner, i kno some basics, but if u tell me to do some crazy stuff, i will probably get lost =). So step by step please if u can help.


Answer:Wizard Cannot find your network hardware.

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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 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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Note: The printer's scanner worked fine on my cousin's netbook so I don't think its defective.

I recently bought a new printer which is also supposed to be able fax and scan. The printer works fine, but I am not able to scan. During installation there was an error ("Your new hardware might not work properly"). I opened up Device Manager and there you go, a yellow exclamation mark ! next to Lexmark 2600 under images and devices.
To fix the problem, I tried to update the driver from the installation disc. But it showed me the message "Wizard could not find a better match for you hardware than the one it already has"
I went to the Lexmark website and downloaded and installed the updates, followed the troubleshooter, and even chatted for an hour with a support operator. The instructions he gave me were the same thing I was already doing; try updating from the cd and the downloaded package from the site, install,uninstall, reinstall, try different usb port... but i got the same disappointing result; Wizard cant find a better match.

04:48:58 PM [Marco] I see. I apologize. That is correct. However, to be honest, I am not certain why XP is not allowing you to update using the downloaded package and the CD.
05:02:27 PM [Marco] I see. I apologize we have perform the necessary steps to have the printer updated, however the issue persists. There may be a software or Operating system policy blocking or not allowing the update.

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Answer:Wizard could not find a better match for you hardware than the one it already has

Hi from the user guide
The following operating systems are supported: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3
or later, and Mac OS X versions 10.5, 10.4 and 10.3.
1 Check the USB cable for any obvious damage. If the cable is damaged, use a new one.
2 Firmly plug the square end of the USB cable into the back of the printer.
3 Firmly plug the rectangular end of the USB cable into the USB port of the computer.
The USB port is marked with the USB symbol.
1 Press to turn the printer off.
2 Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet.
3 Gently remove the power supply from the printer.
4 Reconnect the power supply to the printer.
5 Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
6 Press to turn the printer on.
1 Close all open programs.
2 Disable any security programs.
3 Do one of the following:
• In Windows Vista, click .
• In Windows XP and earlier, click Start.
4 Click Computer or My Computer.
5 Double-click the CD or DVD drive icon.
6 If necessary, double-click setup.exe.
7 Follow the instructions on the computer screen to install the software.
8 When the installation is completed, enable the security software again
guide here
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where on control pannel will i find hardware and sound button i want to change plan setting to shut down

Answer:where do i find hardware and sound on vista

Its under 'Control Panel' use 'Home' rather than the Classic view.

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