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Headset isnt detected when I start windows

Question: Headset isnt detected when I start windows

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

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Answer: Headset isnt detected when I start windows

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

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

Answer:Headset isnt detected when I start windows

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

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Hey all

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

My sound card is a SB audigy from creative.


Answer:Headset isnt being detected

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

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yesterday my headset mic was working
now it isnt anymore its using the green and pink connection
and its not working
do i need update drivers or something?

Answer:headset mic isnt working

1: Make sure they are plugged in correctly.
2: Make sure the 'Line In' or 'Mic' is not muted.
3: Update the drivers, if there is no newer version reinstall the current ones.
4: Test the mic in another computer.
5: Enjoy your sound input experience / Buy a new microphone. =(

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Hi i have a lenovo ideapad, not sure which one im not techy.I recently bought a microphone headset to start working for an online DJ broadcast because the internal mic sucks , but the microphone on the headset does not work on the computer and it is not shown in the control pannel so i have no clue how to hook it up, i have been searching google endlessly for 3 days and bought many different headsets none of which are working. like i said i am no good with computers and am getting very frustrtated. Should i just get a mac or a different brand computer ? this is ridiculous. 

Answer:My headset microphone isnt working?

Hi briianna_tomeii,
Welcome and Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
I?d like to help you with the issue that you?re facing when you look on the screen frame can you see like any model like: G580,Y580?
Another way I?d like to help you to get the Machine Model when you enter BIOS by turning on the machine please keep pressing on F2 and you will access the BIOS and you can see Serial Number,Bios Version and another information and maybe one of them Product Name: Lenovo ?
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
Thanks and Best Regards,

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charged up set-then plugged doogle in an usb port -nothing-a different port -nada. hset blinks green slow then [when i push pairing] blinks fast green/ nothing.

Answer:H600 headset/ isnt rec by win7 computer

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As the title suggest, my problem is that my headset isnt recognized by my MSI GE60 notebook with w7 HP 64bit when I plug it in into 3,5 jack, it goes for both (green and pink one). (this headset doesnt have usb).
I can hear sound in it without a problem but when I want to record sound through the microphone in audacity or speak through it via teamspeak etc it doesnt work because I cant set the proper device as it isnt recognized and therefore doesnt show up in the menu.
I installed latest windows updates and also installed following drivers for audio:
Realtek DRIVER VERSION: R 2.79
Driver Version in Device Manager:

None of this helped, I also found a solution which required to choose: "Make front and rear output devices play two different audio streams simultaneously" in realtek HD audio manager but mine doesnt have device advanced settings for some reason so I couldnt try this way of solving the problem.

Any suggestion would be welcome as I dont know what else to try :/

Answer:Headset Razer Carcharias isnt recognized by the system

Do you have another PC or a friend's PC that you can try the mic part? First thing is to make sure it works.

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

What do I do?

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

What do I do?

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

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

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I just got my computer fixed and upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and the sounds are all fine but the computer is only detecting my monitor mic, when i plug in my Turtle Beach: Earforce z2 headset i can hear sound fine but the mic isn't being detected it doesn't require any drivers its just plug and play it worked fine on vista but now it just wont appear can anyone help me please?

Answer:Mic isnt detected at all on my system

If you have your monitor mic connected (I assume to the rear Pink jack) that it may be overriding the front jack???
If this is the case, unplug the monitor mic and then see if it will work.

As you upgraded, did you install the correct sound driver? Usually Vista drivers work OK with Windows 7. First choice for driver is the PC vendor (or motherboard) for sound drivers.

Also, do you have everything connected correctly?

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HI i did a system reformat on my c drive last night and now when i try to reinstall my Creative x-fi sound card it crashes at 85% in the installation and then restarts the computer. When it boots back up it says "The audio device supported by this application is not detected. The application will exit". I turned the on board sound device off already and made sure that the soundcard was secure in the pci slot, and when I goto the device manager the soundcard shows up there but it says VGA device until i click it and update it then it shows creative soundcard but it will still have the !. I also did try to roll back the driver but it said nothing to roll back to so i couldnn't help plx

Answer:Soundcard isnt detected?

Lylekinoji, Have you gone to "add/remove programs" and tried removing any sound card software and then shut down your computer and restart to see if "new hardware detected" window opens?Then if that happens install from the manufacturers website the drivers appropriate for your PCI sound card.truenorth

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The computer i am use is only a week old.
Its a Compaq Presario CQ56 Notebook PC
So i cant post a link, Hp's web site has everything on this computer so you know whats comes with it etc.

Cyberlink Youcam:
When i open Youcam it says "No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using a integrated camera make sure that it is turned on"

So far i have went to control panel/devices, and check the Cyberlink driver.
it says it is working properly.
Also have checked a few other website that allows you to use a web cam and nothing has worked.

Please and thank you for any help.

Answer:My webcam isnt being detected

Hi Semi,
Ok i think i know you problems and the solutions might supprise you but sometimes it works...
Just download the Crystal Eye and install it on you Pc..
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im building a computer for a school project, when i turn it on it just constantly reboots, it reboots right before the disk in the cdrom is supposed to load.

it decets the hard drive so thats what i dont understand. i even tried a different cdrom drive and it does the same thing, i switched the hard drive and cdrom IDE cables and it does the same thing. i tried a diff. power outlet...i tried takin the disk out...

i dont know what specs you need to help me so just ask.

any help?

Answer:cdrom drive isnt being detected

Is it a continuous reboot loop? Or does it cut off and stop until you physically turn it on again.

Is this the first time it's been boot up? No OS is currently on the system correct? I would double-check and make sure everything is plugged where it's supposed to be inside the case to your motherboard.

If there's no OS on the system and this is happeneing for the first time upon startup, something isn't right. Give the system specs so we can make sure all the parts are compatible. Perhaps the PSU can't supply enough power to boot...or something else along those lines.

Where exactly is it on the screen when it restarts itself? BIOS loading up and detecting IDE devices? Or before that?

I'll help more if I can when I know the system specs. Thanks.

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a friend is having a problem with his microphone, he is using Vista and the only thing we know his is mic headset show a flashing red light on the remote part(idk the exact name) of the headset, we search and its mean he his muted, how can we fix this if anyone has a clue.

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It was working fine a few days ago. but I just noticed my built in camera stop working, when I tried to video chat a friend on a social network and it gave me a error that no camera is detected. and to test this some more, on Myspace, I tired to take a pic using webcam, I set it to look for Lenovo easy camera, but nothing it being detected.  It just stopped working. It was working a few days before. And its not like the camera isnt connected, because when I do a task that requires vista administrator, the camera view shows up on the screen. how do I fix this issue? I tried downloading the camera driver from the link here but when I run it, I recieved a error, that no camera was detected.

Answer:not sure this right model forum: but My built in camera isnt being detected

What model of Lenovo laptop do you have?
Aryeh Goretsky

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I have windows xp, I just reinstalled windows because it was having some problems that system restore couldnt fix (mainly system restore didnt even show up). So i backuped my important files, reinstalled windows, everything works as it did before.

Except, my computer cant connect to the network because my network adapter card doesn't have a driver. At first, I could see it in device manager, and it said Ethernet card but it didnt know the model or manufacturer of the card. I dont have a cd for the driver either, so I have no clue to what driver I should get for it.

Now when i check on device manager, it isnt there anymore, network adapter doesnt even show up as an option. I checked off the box "show hidden options" and about 5 of them show up for network adapter, but none of them seem to be an actual network adapter card (Direct parallel, WAN Miniport, etc.), and then theres something called a network client which doesnt have a driver for it either.

What can I do to solve this situation? How can I find out the name of the network adapter so I can get a driver? What is a network client, and how do I find out what driver I should use for that? Would these things solve my problems, or is there something else missing?

Answer:My network adapter isnt detected in device manager

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I Ran full system sweeps with Norton Antiviris, Spysweeper from Symantec. Spybot Search and Destroy. These all havent picked up anything. I looked at another forumn on the site about someone who also got thier wow account keylogged, so Downloaded the ComboFix and did a full scan and everything.

here are the results:

ComboFix 08-12-11.03 - Andy 2008-12-11 16:16:41.1 - NTFSx86
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Running from: c:\documents and settings\Andy\My Documents\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

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Answer:My WoW account was hacked twice I definatly have a keylogger that isnt being detected

what should i do

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

Answer:Headset Not Detected

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

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

Answer:USB headset not detected

Hi daveodonoghue, May i know does your machine works with other USB device? Please try update BIOS. If problem remain, please contact local lenovo for further assistance.Worldwide Support Center phone list for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systems Update Utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad T420, T420i

T61 + X201i

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

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

Answer:Headset not detected after launching Day Z

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

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

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

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

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So my nephew is trying to play this game and wants to play using the headset so he can be able to talk while he is playing. Problom is we can hear sound from headset but mike isnt working. The computer im using is Emachines ET1331G Windows 7. If i can get a totorial on how to get this stuff working i would really appriciate it.

Answer:How to get my headset working, mike isnt working

Yes, you need to enter the default recording device (microphone) in Control Panels sound applet. It's that easy!

If you have any other questions, dont hesitate to ask!

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

Answer:New Turtle Beach PLa Headset not detected

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

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

Answer:USB Headset not detected on Lenovo T500

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

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Hi here,

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

Many thanks,


Answer:Headset microphone detected but won't work

Hi tjm, welcome to the vista forums

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

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

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

Any help on solving this would be appreciated.

Answer:Microsft headset not being detected when plugged in

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

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

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Answer:Wireless speakers detected as bluetooth headset only

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

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

try the latest driver from Realtec.It's worth a try.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Dear all. Since yesterday evening i am not able to use my T60 anymore as the HDD isnt getting detected as usual. After the BIOS bootup sequence the following error appears:  ERROR2100: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) initialization error (2) Press <ESC> to continue  As far as i press ESC i am getting a new screen informing me about "Cannot boot from any device" and my HDD is outlined as "4: ATA HDD0: Device Error". I already tried to find it via BIOS and by PC Doctor HDD check tool but nothing happened. The HDD isnt getting recognized anymore. There was nothing special due to the regular usage of my T60 and i am not sure if i would be able to at -least recover, data in any way back to somewhere. Any help, idea or even support would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance and best regards SteveMessage Edited by T60_user on 11-09-2008 03:20 AM

Answer:T60 hdd isnt getting detected anymore (error 2100:hdd0, initialization error 2)

Hello, please try Ultimative Boot Cd or Ubuntu or Knoppix Linux Live Cd.Burn them to disk and boot with it. But it seems, that either the hdd or the board controller is faulty.

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Answer:USB Mouse not detected on Start Up - Windows 95

I didn't think Windows 95 had USB support ?!?

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Amd Athlon X2 64 4400+ Dual core @2.2Ghz
Asus A8n something motherboard.
512MB ram (i know its low but i only browse net and watch videos on it so its ok)
Now the problem is,that only 1 core is being utilized or detected for that matter and it gets EXTREMELY slow if i try to multi task the slightest. Since only 1 core is being used,the CPU usage is 100% always.
What i SHOULD get in CPUz:
But what i actually get:

Need to know how i can fix this so i can freaking change tabs or even type without it getting hanged.

Answer:Processor isnt being "completely" detected!

seriously no one?

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ok so i went to update my BIOS after one of my games(call of duty: Black ops) was lagging badly and i did everything to reduce lag even though my computer could run it on high settings. BTW the lag was gone after i upgraded BIOS for the game i mentioned above.

So a friend suggested that i update the BIOS. i did and then after restart my computer would freeze but when i unplug a usb device from 2 ports grouped together it booted. Today i got the boot until i remove a USB device but now i get crashes in games. it also decided to install printer drivers...again even though the printer has been working fine since the day i installed windows 7 x64 months ago. My version is not a beta or a RC its a full version fully updated with some minor tweaks like UAC turned off but nothing major that would cause startup to fail.

i know i dont have a virus or a rootkit. Thats the first thing i checked. This didnt happen till after i updated the BIOS.

so here is what i have done so far:
Startup repair twice(i chose the recommended option).....neither time it worked it just reverted it back two days.

did a antivirus,rootkit, spyware,etc... scan found only small stuff that wouldnt cause this much problems. in other words small stuff that i got rid of easily that is fairly common such as data miners and tracking cookies.
also ran combofix....didnt find anything.
next did a scan using Advanced windos Care 2 didnt find anything wrong with the disk or anything else.

also ran chkdsk also ... Read more

Answer:Start up isnt booting properly after BIOS update

After you updated your BIOS, did you load defaults, reboot, enter the BIOS again, and configure the BIOS to what it was prior to updating the BIOS?

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ok well i just got another computer off a friend it was a reasonably old one but i needed it for the mobo. When i got the pc inside it booted fine, but then i removed the mobo from it and now it wont start with my components. It will start the fan on the cpu ,make disc drives start, start the LED's and read the hard drives but nothing comes up on the screen. would be very grateful for any help, cheers in advance

p.s sorry about the text language in title wasnt enough words

Answer:pc wont start please say my mobo isnt fried if it was wud it still run the disc drive

Try resetting the BIOS using the jumper on the motherboard. Remove everything except your video card, the CPU and RAM and see if it boots.

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I loaded Avast anti-virus software onto my Dell Venue Windows 8 tablet. I started a boot up scan. When the first virus was detected I could not select a resolution since there was no keyboard capability.

Answer:Using Avast for a start up scan on a Dell Venue Windows 8 tablet, how do I get rid of a virus that was detected?

Plugin usb keyboard

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I have built a new computer, and managed to install Windows 7 on it. That installation worked perfectly, so when I reached the desktop I activated windows and downloaded updates. After that, though several problems appeared:

If there is no windows disc in the DVD-drive and both optical drive and hard drive are powered and connected with SATA, on startup I see an error screen saying "Windows failed to start". The message says I can fix that with my installation disc and startup repair, the problems with that are detailed further down. This same screen offers me methods to boot into windows using Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Last Known Good Configuration and Start Windows Normally. If I select either safe mode, the system hangs up when loading "crcdisk.sys" and reboots, and under the other two options I see "Starting Windows" with the animated logo for less than a minute, and then the system reboots. After rebooting it returns to the same error message. Also in this configuration, the BIOS tells me it does not detect ANY drives at all, and will not recognize a Windows installation disc (it goes to "loading operating system" with or without a disc and performs the above error. My boot priority is set CDROM -> Hard Disk -> Floppy). This has been repeated both with an identical hard drive and a much older IDE hard drive, both yield the same results (even though either drive has no OS to begin with). Again, through all of this... Read more

Answer:Unending reboot cycle, no SATA drives detected, Windows fails to start

Try this, as it was a solution for several people I know suffering the same issue: (not guaranteed to work though)
1.) Start the computer and choose "Safe Mode."

2.) When it freezes at "crcdisk.exe," press the computer's power button ONCE.

3.) The computer will appear to have shut down, but should restart itself in Startup Repair Mode.

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Running a dual boot PC with Windows7 and XP. Everything has been working OK for months.
PC is AMD X2 processor in an ASRock 939N68PV m/board.

Now my Sennheiser USB headset will now work in Windows 7. It works fine in XP using the same hardware.
When I connect it, the PC goes through the installing drivers process, but then reports it failed to instal the device properly. In Device Manager its shown as a "USB Composite Device", but it reports "The device cannot start - Code 10".

I've followed a few troubleshooting guides, tried unistalling all the USB devices in Device Manager and allowing the PC to rebuild the USB Stack, but no improvement.

The headset works fine in XP on the same PC and on other PC's so I'm confident the hardware is OK.

All other USB devices are working fine - USB HDD and Mouse.
Really puzzled with this one !
Any help appreciated.


Answer:USB Headset fails to start

No sooner had I posted when I found a firmware upgrade for the headset mentioned on another forum.Installed new firmware and its working fine. Not sure why it needed to be upgraded when it had worked fine until today ! I suppose its possible the firmware could have been corrupted when plugging in and upplugging the device ? If it helps anyone else the links is :

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

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

Problem: not able to use headphones on my controller

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

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

Answer:Xbox One Headset Device not detected in device manager

Hi realflow100,

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

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


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Hi All,

I want to know in Vista,

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

Three things all Going at once?

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

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

Hi Dash,

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


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

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So basically, will this headset work with windows 7 ?

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

Yes it will. Google for reviews.

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I have a curious problem Microsofts 8.1 site searched and said I have 8.1 on my HP laptop but then it says you can tell you have 8.1 because the start screen has a power and a search icon next to the account picture and it doesn't so what next.

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

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

Hi iBSOADed and welcome to TenForums,

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

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

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

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

I'm not sure, but I think that this answer, about enabling multi-stream solved the problem 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help provided!

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

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well, first of all, windows started to download 3 updates, and afterward it asked me to restart, and i did. after windows restarted, it configured 2/3 of the updates (they were vista updates) but, once it got to the third one (something for an apparently important program that windows needed to run right) didnt get past 0% for half an hour or more. then i shut down my com again, started it normally, and it still didnt get past 0% for around an hour this time. then i shut it down again, started it in safe mode, restarted it, and tried to go in normal mode. it went to the login/password screen, and i typed my password in. but when i hit enter nothing happened. then i hit the (>) button next to the password thing, and still nothing happened. next i clicked the red button to try to shut it off Again but then the screen froze... so i had to manually shut it down, and when i turned it back on, i tried starting it again, same thing with the enter and (>) not working, but i clicked the up arrow to try to restart instead of shutting down, again it froze, so shut it down and started it in safe mode, did a virus scan, and tried it again, and it still didnt work for the same reason. the same things happened even after i reverted two days back in time and did a memory scan or whatever its called, and it still didnt work. then i didnt get on it fora whole day hopping that it had just been on too long... but it didnt work. im posting this while on safe mode on my laptop. Help please!
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Answer:Help!!!! windows isnt working!

Do a system restore, pick a date before the reshacker and MS updates installed

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I am knew on the board. Greetings

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

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

It sorta looks like I have no speaker drivers .

Unplugging the headset does not help.

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



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

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

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

Should work.

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

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

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

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

Thank you

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

Hi Foonksh,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your time...

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

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

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Hey so the other night my laptop's battery died while I was listening to some music, and this morning, when I plugged it back in and loggen in, there was a "X" mark on the sound icon(that one thats on lower right corner of the taskbar), and whenever I hovered the mouse over it, it said something like "no speakers or headphones are pluggen in".
I've uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled, and now it has no longer the "X"mark but i still aint got no sound.

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Hi I have just reloaded WinXP.I didnt format the drive just reloaded it.When I move a window it leave multipulls of its self and scrolling isnt smooth it rolls a bit like a wave.I have tried setting the resalution in all modes but it makes no difference.I have not been able to load the drivers for the MOBO as I cant find the CD.Would they be lost on the reloading of XP.

Answer:Windows XP Scrolling isnt smoothe

XP will load failsafe default Microsoft drivers for your motherboard components and graphics card. Hence your problem. Download the motherbaord drivers from the relevant site (they will likely be more up to date anyway) and do the same for the graphics card, which is your primary culprit here.

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So I got a new Windows XP laptop. When ever you turn it on, the backlight clicks on but then nothing shows up. The screen stays lit while the computer loads. Nothing pops up, can you help me? The computer is a Hp Pavilion ze4800.

Answer:My Windows XP computer isnt working!!

This is a used laptop ?

Did you pay for a used laptop that doesn't work ?

When you say "nothing", do you really mean nothing, no BIOS boot screen, no Windows logo, nothing ?

If absolutely nothing shows up, you have a hardware problem.

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Hello Community, after endless trying im here ,needing some help.My System: P51 ,SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000L7, i7-7700. installing Windows 10 is fine,installing ubuntu with some tools is fine .i followed these guides to install Windows 7. i used for the USB-installation the Windows ,Lenovo and Rufus tool,changed all Biosvalues (SecureBoot ,Legacy ,...)Changed Partitions ,to copy Windows there to run it quick and dirty and it all didnt work. In some situations hte Error is ,no Nvme,sometimes it didnt even load the Partitions in the Setup .Are there some predefined .wim files by Lenovo or is there any other way  with stable drivers or hotfixfiles ?im on this for 20 hours now . Thank you in advance for your replies.

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idk why but my windows store stopped working and whenever I try to download an app it says that an error occurred so I tried to signed out and now I cant even sign back in it says the same thing that an error has occurred and now I cant download anything what do I do?

Answer:Why isnt my windows store working?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question idk why but my windows store stopped working and whenever I try to download an app it says that an error occurred so I tried to signed out and now I cant even sign back in it says the same thing that an error has occurred and now I cant download anything what do I do? which OS version and on what kind of device?
You can try resetting store if this is a pc
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I reserved my free upgrade. Now it's July 29th and I still haven't updated to windows 10.

Answer:Why isnt my computer updating into windows 10?

Check your calendar again, it's June 29th ;P

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Hello All,
So I had to contact Microsoft for some reason, and I remember telling them my product ID and them saying that my product ID is blocked, and the reason is that 'my laptop manufacturer has blocked it'. So I got in touch with my laptop manufacturer, and they said that the Product ID can't be blocked. In the end, I'm stuck. Any help appreciated.

Attaching the Windows Validation Data report, just in case.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VGV87-C7XPK-CGKHQ
Windows Product Key Hash: sdEjrEJjW0FuXAhegYxl8GAkBYg=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00016
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {1E2B9345-99BA-48E0-93F7-D41FAEB35B3C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150525-0603
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
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Answer:Windows says product ID blocked, when it isnt

This tutorial to fill in your (My System Specs)

System Info - See Your System Specs

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I try to go on windows 10 store and error code! :(

Answer:Why isnt my windows 10 store not working?

I've had the same problem since updating from windows 7. Error Code 0x80072EFD keeps appearing.

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I'm working on someones computer and they had a ton of virus and trojans and so forth on the computer, reall messed the thing up good. I've gotten to the point were I get windows task manager up. From there I can run programs and so forth. I have to use Real Players media browser in order to get on the internet. Since explorer doesnt work I cant get to the start menu, all I have is the desktop wallpaper there isn't even a single icon. I've tryed everything to get explore to work (that I can think of). I've gone into the system.ini and placed shell=explore.exe but that didnt do anything. I've even tryed making it run on boot up and it still doesnt work. What else cand I do?

Answer:Windows XP Explore isnt working

D3m3nt3d said:

what kind of PC is it? What are the specs?Click to expand...

I'm not sure what that has to do with anything. Its not a name brand and I don't know the specs.

Also when I try to run it from task manager it pops up and says it can't be found.

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I have been repeatedly trying to open Windows 10 Mail but I click on it and nothing at all happens. I have tried logging on and off, turning my computer on and off for half an hour but nothing is working.
Any help please???

Answer:Why isnt Windows 10 Mail not working?

Are you on the released version of Win10 or the beta builds?
Most important - Have you installed al the updates? This is system updates and app updates... You can check by opening settings and going to Update & Security...then checking for updates. For App updates, open the store and click on the picture next to the search field, then click on the download and updates.
Also - Have you checked to ensure your computer hasn't used all your resources while doing background tasks? I have seen this on a computer. I just waited the 10 minutes for it to finish what was doing and it started to behave.
Also - Have you verified your account is set up correctly? Perhaps you can remove it and re-add it.

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2 days ago, I opened a .exe file, and it came with a virus/malware. It was puttig pop-ups in my screen and istalling programs that i didnt wanted.
Then i instaled Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and it removed that malware, but i still got some problems
The problems that i know i still have consist in: 
.The windows taskbar dont work like it used too ( right button dont work above the icons/applications, i cant use the search and the "windows button dont work);
. I can ear a sound coming from my pc stereo every 3-4 minutes ( i think is the windows sound)
.When i open a new chrome page it opens in this link : "file:///C:/PROGRA~2/Google/Chrome/APPLIC~1/54.0.2840.71/"
I also would like a recomendation about a good free antivirus or another program to track back another possible virus that i could have.

Answer:Windows 10: My windows taskbar isnt working normally, and other problems

Here are the logs.

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2 days ago, I opened a .exe file, and it came with a virus/malware. It was puttig pop-ups in my screen and istalling programs that i didnt wanted.
Then i instaled Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and it removed that malware, but i still got some problems
The problems that i know i still have consist in: 
.The windows taskbar dont work like it used too ( right button dont work above the icons/applications, i cant use the search and the "windows button dont work);
. I can ear a sound coming from my pc stereo every 3-4 minutes ( i think is the windows sound)
.When i open a new chrome page it opens in this link : "file:///C:/PROGRA~2/Google/Chrome/APPLIC~1/54.0.2840.71/"
I also would like a recomendation about a good free antivirus or another program to track back another possible virus that i could have.

Answer:Windows 10: My windows taskbar isnt working normally, and other problems

Here are the logs.

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

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

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

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

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


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please help me, i just got this computer today and windows backup and restore is not working. There is no help for my problem. I am not getting any error messages, instead whenever i click anything with a blue and yellow security shield next to it in the backup and restore window, i am redirected to the system 32 folder.

i do not know why it keeps on happening and i am getting no help at all with people who are having a similar issue. i have heard something about how it is an issue, but no helpful info was posted.

Answer:Windows 7 backup and restore isnt working for me! please help me.

i just got this computer todayClick to expand...

If new I assume it's under warranty. I can't think of any reason this should be happening if you are using an Administrator type account. A Standard user may not have permission to do these actions.

If the computer is used I'd reinstall Windows and start with a fresh system.

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I have a WIN JR LTE X130E and i've installed the Windows Device recovery tool, my device was detected and I downloaded the new firmware software, i'm then told to restart my phone and follow instructions until I get the bolt and cog icon, but nothing else happens and the firmware never installs.

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My help and support isnt working either is my search on windows wont let me log on to email or play will load up and thats all.

Answer:Why isnt my help and support or my search working on windows xp?

Need computer info in order to try & help: In meantime:  First you should check that the help and support service is running ,to do this first click on start then click on run, In the run dialog box type in" services.msc "In the window that opens up scroll down until you see "help and support" then check the status to see if it is active. If it says disabled double click on help and support listing and from the dialog box that pops up select automatic for the start up type and then click on on the start button on the same dialog box to start help and support then click on OK.See if help and support comes up when you try to start it. If that fails check out the following two sites and please list computer info.

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my video card wont work correctly on windows xp proffesional and i have had it working before
it gives me errors that it cant create 3d environments, that direct draw isnt working, that my hardware acceleration is disabled when it is turned all the way on, and is crashing anther program

The the specific program/error combinations

elderscrolls 3 morrowind/crashes
AT1BT(assault tech 1 battletech, free game)/cannot create 3d environments
Halo/directdraw failure/hardware acceleration disabled

video card specs Nvidia geforce 4 mx440 agp8x

i have tried working with directx diagnostic tools, changing hardware acceleration, reinstalling games, and getting+reinstalling new drivers

Answer:my video card isnt working on windows xp

try posting in their forum

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i just finished formating my h.d and after i installed tcc windows xp lite, one of my h.d which wasnt formated (sign I) isnt being recognized by windows now.

Answer:just finished install windows xp and one of my h.d isnt recognized

Right click "My Computer" select Manage

Go to Storage>Disk Management

Is the Disk listed there, if you have two hard disk, you'll see Disk 0 and Disk 1.

You need to initialize it as extended and format it as NTFS for Windows to see it.

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i used windows link to update my laptops window from window 8 to window 10. after downloading it i installed and after a while my laptop restarted and then hp logo came on screen and since then it is not opening. it just stucks at that logo page

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There was a window that kept popping up when windows xp loaded. It read something like "user logon ui encountered a problem." So I went on yahoo answers and followed ppls directions. went to the directory :C>windows>system32 and found the file "msgina.dll" I was told to move it somewhere else and that windows xp would automatically extract or copy a new file in its place. So I did that, moved the file assuming everything would b ok. Today I try logging in and can't it reads "the logon user interface msgina.dll failed to load" "contact your system administrator to replace the dll, or restore the original dll." I know exactly where the file is and can move it back easily. But I can't log on so I'm kinda stuck here. Everytime I try logging on I get that failled to load window. The only option is to restart. Sucks. Safe mode doesn't work either. Is there any other way??? Please help I know I posted this question twice but the first time I posted it the tex was all jumbled up n doesn't make sense. I'm also desperate and anxious to fix the problem quick. I need to get some work done

Answer:how can i log into windows xp if the file msgina.dll isnt loading :(

do you have a windows xp installation cd?

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I built my pc awhile back about 9 months if not more, Well things ran smoothly pc booted fast could multitask no issues once so ever with little to no slow down. The past 3-4 Weeks Ive had quite the opposite, first of all i got blue screens which i never had they are all random errors havent had one in about 5 days now though.
Like i said lots of things seem to be going wrong. i booted up my pc one day and said Windows cannot load missing Critical File but upon restarting the pc it booted fine.....And if i try to listen to music while i play a game it gets horribly laggy also now it takes about 1 min to boot up whereas it used to take less than 20 seconds. Ive also noticed now when i click on anything to open a program it takes much longer, and when i exit a game all my icons dont appear or appear slowly after 5 or so seconds...and another thing i had go wrong is my pc was sayin no HD detected so i opened the case and pushed in all the wires and it booted since all the errors the only major thing i have tried is Fixing windows with the windows cd which didnt totally help.
So if u have any suggestions or ideas please id love to hear them because im at the point now where im about to go buy a new hard drive to combat the problem. Thanks. -silentr

Answer:Somethin isnt working right. Windows, hd or MoBo...

It could be a hard drive going bad, but also could be RAM going flakey.

I would suspect the HDD first, download the manufacturer's diagnistic program from their website to see if that the problem?

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in the beginning after upgrading just the shift would get pressed automatically for a long time> and then later i installed nvidia driver and it worsened> now shift key is pressed automatically most of the time and hot keys are not working at all > when shift isnt being pressed function keys work but not the hot keys> as u can see i cant put any fullstops because shift is pressed now

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i used windows link to update my laptops window from window 8 to window 10. after downloading it i installed and after a while my laptop restarted and then hp logo came on screen and since then it is not opening. it just stucks at that logo page

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I have a E drive that's 1.5TB and I download movies and delete movies from there. I know 100% its fragmented like crazy. But when windows 7 analyzes it it says its 0% fragment. Is this correct?

Answer:Disk Defrag isnt working in Windows 7?

having analyze, why don't you try defragmenting it

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I decided to reformat my computer tonight, but when I put the windows XP boot CD in and reset the computer nothing happened. I made sure that it was booting to the CD first but still nothing. When I reset with the disk in the drive the screen stays blank for a second or two and then loads windows. Any ideas?
P.S It really doesnt matter to me wether or not I figure out why the disk isnt working. I just want to reformat.

Answer:My windows XP boot disk isnt working

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I downloaded reader for app thats on start up in a tile for windows 8 but much to my sadness its not available for windows 8 users??? Can anyone help me plz? thx

Answer:Blio reader isnt Windows 8 compatable??

I don't understand your question.

I just downloaded and installed the Windows client for Blio, and it works just fine in Windows 8 as far as I can tell.

No, it's not a Metro app (Tile) but it works just fine. What's the problem?

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Hi I noticed that i had an extrememly large ammount of Windows 2000 hotfixes on my computer when i went to add/remove software.

I got my computer for free from Someone Who switched from PC to MAC, so I dont know what all was done to this computer. Its windows 2000 and Every single time i log on to windows, Theres Windows Updates that need to be installed, Yet everytime I install them that icon never goes away its always prompting me every minute of the day for updates. And My Hotfix list is getting bigger and bigger.

SO silly me, I decided to get rid of the hot Fix'es in the Add/Remove Software and I left about 3 or 4 of them and deleted the rest because I didnt think it would be an issue seeings how my computer wont stop prompting me for updates.

Well my Job is on the computer, Im a Graphic Artist and A Vocalist as well as Producing Music, and My Microphone is working, Because I can hear myself talk even when im not recording. BUT THE PROBLEM is that Everytime I go into a Program to record with the mic..I hear it come thru the speakers but its not even recording my voice..its alll silence. Ive tried Windows Sound recorder, Ive configured everything and sure enough the Mic is working, I can hear it.

How do i fix this? Im starting to think I made a Really Big Mistake =( Please help me Its Much needed Thank you!

Answer:Deleted Windows Hotfixes Now This isnt working.

What I always tell people who get a second hand PC is to wipe the OS and do a clean install. This will make sure your computer is in good shape. You can either reinstall the hotfixes by running windows update or do as i suggest and resinstall the OS starting fresh and clean.

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

However I can use the keyboard once in windows.

I am using Asus P5W64 WS Professional motherboard

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

Thanks everyone and merry xmas

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

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I just started having this problem about 2 days ago. When i turn on my computer and there's a cd inside the DVD-rom the comp will take about 1 min longer to start up and the light on the DVD-rom blinks non stop about 1 blink every 1/2 second and then when I click on my computer I can only see the cd-rw and not the dvd drive, whats wrong?!! I've started up my computer w/ cd's in it all of the time forever and now it just decides to stop working! I havent upgraded to anything.

Answer:DVD-rom not detected at start up!

Is it showing up in the bios setup?

Do you have any yellow exclamation marks on IDE controllers in the device manager?

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display not compatable navidia ge force7025/

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google chrome isnt loading keeps saying google chrome has become unresponsive kill or wait, i have to click kill in the end as waiting to keep getting the same message and still unable to upload page is very frustrating help. iv tryed uninstalling and installing googlechrome but the same problem

Answer:Windows 7 google chrome browser isnt working

run these 2 free utilities to remove ALL malware and spyware from your PC...then try re-installing chrome.Adwcleaner in posting on plus free progs and instructions

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Hi Guys

I know sound fixes are sooo anoying to fix but im really asking for your help.

When I tryed to play a movie the other day, I found out that I couldnt play it. I had no working sound.

So I tryed a reinstal of the drivers, half way though it windows said that it wasnt a trusted name and I said that I would continu anyway. When I restarted the computer there still was no sound. Im not even getting a little sound icon on in my task bar.

I think windows either screwed up the instalation or isnt letting the driver run when it boots.

Can some one give me some ideas or help me with this.

Thanks, Noga

P.S. (specs in sig lanlover9100) onboard sound

Answer:Windows isnt letting sound work, try stuff

make sure that your speakers are plugged in both the wall and the back of the computer ...and make sure that it's not muted for some reason in volume controll

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Hi,Yesterday I was using my Iomega 500GB external hard drive perfectly, it worked I was able to put data on it and get it off etc. This morning however, its not working! When I turn it on it powers itself up from the mains (I can see the blue light come on at the side. It makes a wirring sound, this sound is constantly going and obvisiouly if i left it for a while it would get warm.The major issue is it wont appear on my computer. When its all connected via USB etc it sits there doing nothing! Still makes the noise but windows doesnt see it as a hard drive! I have tried it on another computer running Windows XP and it just doesnt work!What do I do as it has all my information and photos stored on it, I need to get them back!could it be that the USB cable has blown? and in that case, what is the name of the cable I need? its like a fat rectangle going into the device and a normal USB into computer. Someone please help I am so desperate!Thanks

Answer:External Hard Drive turns on but isnt in windows!!

Can you see it in?1. Device manager (USB mass storagedevice)2. Disk management Right click My computer - manage - storage - disk management should show as a drive

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