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Cannot Find Hardware After Clean Install

Question: Cannot Find Hardware After Clean Install

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.

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Preferred Solution: Cannot Find Hardware After Clean Install

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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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So, my computer suddenly started finding a handful of devices it can't find drivers for. I didn't add any new hardware. After trying all I could think of I resorted to trying a clean install. Sadly that did not help.

Can someone advise me on where to begin to diagnose this problem? Obviously I'm not very experienced with this.

I'm sure you'll need more information to truly help with this, but I'm not sure what to provide or how to obtain it.

Answer:No new hardware, can't find drivers even after clean install

Please provide more information. What do you mean your system is finding devices for which it can't find drivers? Please explain IN DETAIL.

Also, after the clean install did you download and install the chipset driver followed by all other appropriate drivers? Look in device manager - any yellow or red symbols?

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- x64
- Original installation
- Retail version
- All new hardware, 2 weeks old
- OS is 3 days old, thats when I reinstalled it to get rid of driver BSOD's

The crashes seem quite random, this is one of the first I had on this fresh OS install. I had 2 others, but I got cleaned by ccleaner.
The memory has been tested 16 hours/16passes by memtest, no errors. My first set of ram was corrupted, so I had those changed. I had memory_management BSOD's because of those faulty modules. Haven't seen that specific one yet with the new modules, so that should be O.K! All temperatures are OK.
Gigabyte X58A UD3R FB bios
Intel i7 930
OCZ Platinum 6GB 1333Mhz 7-7-7-20 specs/voltages set as recommended (screenshots first post, last bit of settings in the first reply) by guys from OCZ forum
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ, two in RAID0 on which the OS is installed as well
X-Fi Titanium
Radeon 5870

All at default speeds, no overclocking. The only thing I changed were the memory timings and voltages. The BSOD that is attached happened when I was playing Medal of Honor. Yesterday I had a BSOD when the PC was idle in Windows. But as I said, the previous two errors were cleaned.

Thanks in advance, will post any other BSOD I get in the meanwhile as well!

Answer:New Hardware, Clean install

Welcome to the forum. Sorry you are having troubles.





Quote:
Error code 3B, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory.



Code:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c04000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e41e50
Debug session time: Wed Oct 20 07:44:29.392 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:09:28.391
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
............................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.....
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002da890d, fffff88002d73750, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExAllocatePoolWithTag+53d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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7: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis ... Read more

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So I just got a real steal deal on a new i5-2500K and an Asrock z68 motherboard from Microcenter; and have some new G.Skill DDR3 on the way from Newegg.

I am an AMD build, to an Intel build... which will be my first Intel in 10 years; I got into AMD back with the old K6-2's...

Anyway, I am running Windows 7 64bit Ultimate.

I am going to pull out all my AMD stuff eventually, motherboard, Phenom II 955, and its Ram kit; then replace it all with the Intel parts.

Obviously, I am going to want to do a complete, total wipe of my HDD, and reinstall from scratch off a clean slate.

Before I do that, I would like to know the best option for backing up most of my data.

Go I go.. PCName>>>Local Disk (C)>>>Users>>>Myname

...and just copy/back up the entire "Myname" folder; which contains all the AppData, My Docs folders, etc ?

Then copy that all back onto the new installation?

Answer:Clean Re-Install of Win7 with new Hardware

Yes you can do that however re-importing hidden AppData settings is a corruption path into a brand new clean reinstall so it's better to not import any but the active User folders, then start fresh.

Here are steps to adapt to get a perfect reinstall based on thousands we've helped with here: Reinstalling Windows 7

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I've just upgraded my CPU and motherboard (Intel to AMD) and I've been trying to do a clean install of Windows so that I can prevent any issues but the Reset my PC option doesn't work. Whenever I try, it just ends up with a message saying "could not reset pc. No changes were made". I am using Windows 10 Education that I got for free through my school if that helps. The windows refresh tool does not work either.

Answer:Trying to clean install my PC after changing hardware

If you want to do a clean install, you need to boot the computer from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD. Select the custom install option. Delete the partitions that are there now (you can save any data partitions if you have them). Then select the unallocated space to install to.

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Hi all,

I have a Fujitsu Siemens laptop, Amilo Li2735, model M52228, which has performed faultlessly for the last 7 years. The HDD has now 'failed' with random corrupted files so I have installed a brand new HDD and attempted a clean re-install using the original DVD system restore discs I made when the laptop was new.

The install appears to go smoothly and goes through the usual screens: Factory Defaults restored successfully, then reboots with 'Please wait while Windows sets up your computer', followed by the (common?) error of 'Windows setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware.'

No changes have been made to the laptop since new, and the original SATA HDD was replaced by a conservative WD 500Gb SATA II drive, which I was told is backwards compatible with SATA.

I would really like to get this laptop working again, so any help would be appreciated. It's been a great piece of kit and for the low cost of a new drive it seems a waste to bin it.

In anticipation - John

Answer:Please help with clean install: cannot configure on hardware error...

Try to reinstall windows without your system restore discs. Use a clean windows installation disk.

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I just built my first rig a week or so ago. I'm not the most experienced troubleshooter.

Intel i7 920, not currently overclocked
Asus P6T LGA
XFX Radeon 5770
G.Skill 3x2GB DDR3 1600
Corsair TX 750watt PSU
A single SATA WD Caviar Black 640GB
A single SATA Lite-on CD/DVD burner

Building went just fine- everything posted right away. I set up a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot. Two partitions for the two OSes, and a third for general storage. My copy of Win7 was purchased from my university's webstore, and the .iso burned to DVD using ImgBurn on a slow speed. The installs went smoothly, everything operated well for about a week.

I started to get some error message about win32kernell.dll being messed up. I thought I might have let AVG move something it shouldn't have. Then on a reboot, I got the "Windows was unable to start" jazz and the repairer, which eventually let me back into the OS, which was still not running smoothly, same error. I didn't have much installed on the machine yet, and decided to just do a new clean install from my install disk rather than mess with it.

Win7 reinstalled smoothly on its partition, if slow, and it seemed alright again for about a day. I then started receiving errors about installers not being able to run properly, and then on reboot, Windows was unable to start again. The repairer got me into the OS, but Windows Explorer was crashing every three seconds and it was unfortunately rather fubared.

Trie... Read more

Answer:Sudden hardware incompatibility on clean re-install?

Was there any applications that you installed on both installations of Windows 7 you have performed? What other common things did you do between the two (such as adjusting any settings)

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Hello,
I previously posted here regarding a variety of BSODs I was getting on my machine which included various stop codes:

usbohci.sysfaulty hardware corrupted pagekernel security check failurememory management
After trying a bunch of things (including some good suggestions from the forum), I gave up and did a clean Win10 install. To be clear, this was a disk format, followed by a fresh/clean install using the Windows 10 .iso image from Microsoft. This is a new thread because I re-installed Windows 10.
To my astonishment, within a day of the clean install, I already got a BSOD, this time saying "Stop Code: Memory Management". This happened as soon as I woke the machine up from idle sleep. Starting to wonder if I have hardware issues. I have installed minimal things beyond the fresh windows copy, including latest Radeon video drivers, but I don't think that's it. I've run the memcheck and diskcheck utility a bunch of times, with no problems indicated. Welcome everyone's thoughts, and thank you again!

Answer:BSODs continue after clean install - hardware?

Code:
0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (9.04.2017 18:10:58) [Windows 10]

CAUSED BY: memory_corruption

PROCESS: LockApp.exe

Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel


Since like u said, there were different bugcheck codes,

The cause for different error codes are usually hardware and lower level problems.

U should begin with memtest, running 8 passes:


Diagnostic Test

 RAM TEST

Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


   Note
MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

Make a photo of the result and post it.

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I have Dell studio 1558 with windows 7 home premium, my hard disk is failing and it has bad sectors that cannot be repaired by any kind of software as shown in the pictures attached,, I have ordered a new HDD and going to install windows 7 back by downloading the latest official Win7 installer ISO with SP1 . Can I make a clean OEM install of my windows 7 profession home as I still have the COA(certificate of authentication),and will it be successful as my hardware is changed (HDD is changed)

Answer:Can I make a clean OEM install after changing my hardware

Download win7 home premium in your language (is it available on Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life)?

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-U ISO
English x86: X17-58996.iso
English x64: X17-58997.iso

Burn the right ISO to DVD and install from that DVD. Use key that's on COA-sticker. Installing/moving to another disk doesn't give you any problems (win7 stays genuine)

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Hi, I'm looking for a guide for Win 7 clean install including driver's instalation for ThinkPad SL500 (2746-2ZG). Can somebody refer me to a proper place? Couldn't find it by myself. Thanks

Answer:Win 7 clean install + drivers install - where to find?

When you mean clean install do you want to install it from a retail DVD?Here is the download link for your drivers
 
Or you can use the thinkvantage system update to get all your drivers 
 
 

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Corrupted windows 8.1 system. Has windows 8 sticker on bottom. Upgraded to 8.1

Reset and refresh failed. May have been wiped before. Acer management console gone as well.
Need to clean install but Can't find 8 ISO online anymore.
I have 8.1 ISO. The belarc revealed an 8.1 windows Key
Will this key work if I clean install using 8.1 or will it reject it since it's an upgrade key

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my current setup is that i (believe) i did a clean install of win 7 prof over my old win xp. but in any case, i have a new mobo, cpu and ram and im assuming i have to reinstall windows because of the hardware change.

since this is an upgrade version, do i have to reinstall xp first before i install win 7? or can i just install the win 7 w/o having to bother with the xp at all?

Answer:new hardware, can i do a clean install with a retail upgrade version?

Hello Natty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, usually with a new different model motherboard you'll need to reinstall the OS.

You will not have to install XP first. The tutorial below can help show you how to do a clean install with a upgrade copy of Windows 7.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So a few months back I upgraded for free from win7 to win10 Pro. Today I got a new CPU, RAM, MBO (also currently using the new MBO onboard GPU, waiting for my new one) and did a clean install of Win10 (from USB created with MediaCreationToolkit). Now I remember reading somewhere about steps to activate Windows 10 after hardware change, but can't seem to find it anywhere, so thought I'd ask here.
The error I'm getting: 0x004C003 The activation server determined the specified product key is blocked.

The thing is I need to get this PC up to my needs fast, and this doesn't cope well with that...

Thanks for the help!

Answer:Windows 10 clean install not activated (Hardware upgraded)

Hi marq020, welcome to Ten Forums. Windows 10 is a free upgrade from win 7. What you did is basically install it fresh on a new computer. If you have a full retail version of win 7 install that first and then upgrade. If you have a OEM version that came on your system then you are probably out of luck. European laws are different so there might be a way around it that I don't know about.

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had a severe attack from win32Heur virus/trojan and decided for a clean install. Went well, but I saw that the 2 internal hd's werent recognised....is it possible that the virus has infected the motherboard? In the bios I see changes too, no 2 internal hd's, c:\ is all of a sudden first slave and dvdrom primary master...need some tough advise...are so fed up with it....got the infection back again and have only visited MS update...specs: AMD Athlon 64, 3200+, 3Gb RAM, XP+SP3, XP Firewall and AVG free version 8.5. D-Link wireless adapter...IE8

Answer:after clean install: PC cant find 2 internal HD's

It is extremely rare if possible at all to get an infection in the BIOS so i doubt highly if this is the case here.Did you remember to re-install your MBoard chipset drivers ? ?Try hooking up one of the internals to another machine to see if they are recognised...

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Hi Guys, This is my first post on here so hopefully i've provided enough detail! I upgraded my U410 to Windows 10 a few months back but decided to do a clean install yesterday as i wanted a fresh OS. I deleted all of the partitions as required and the installation proved to be a success.  However now i can't find the SSD anywhere: bios, disk manager or device manager and i want to install Intel RST so that my laptop runs quick again. I have read through all the posts on here and have tried loading the default settings in the bios but i always end up with a blue screen error message saying: EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot failed. The second recommendation i saw was to set the SATA controller mode from RAID to ACHI but, this may be me being stupid, i can't see this option anywhere in the bios? I'm at a bit of a loose end now as i don't know what else to try so if anyone has any ideas that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. Dan  

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Hi Guys, This is my first post on here so hopefully i've provided enough detail! I upgraded my U430 to Windows 10 a few months back but decided to do a clean install yesterday as i wanted a fresh OS. I deleted all of the partitions as required and the installation proved to be a success.  However now i can't find the SSD anywhere: bios, disk manager or device manager and i want to install Intel RST so that my laptop runs quick again. I have read through all the posts on here and have tried loading the default settings in the bios but i always end up with a blue screen error message saying: EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot failed. The second recommendation i saw was to set the SATA controller mode from RAID to ACHI but, this may be me being stupid, i can't see this option anywhere in the bios? I'm at a bit of a loose end now as i don't know what else to try so if anyone has any ideas that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. Dan  Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have an old pavillion p6107c pc that came with vista and I got a win7 upgrade from hp.  I wanted to install a clean win7 install NOT an upgrade but everything I try it complains that the hardware is not supported and aborts the install.   Any suggestions?

Answer:install clean win7 on pavillion p6107c hardware not supporte...

Weird. From: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-p6000-Desktop-PC-series/3942799/model/39... HP supplies device-drivers for 64-bit Windows 7. From: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01742891your computer was originally shipped with "Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Media Center (64-bit) with Vista Service Pack 1". Your computer greatly exceeds the "minimums" for 64-bit  Windows 7 (1.0 Ghz, and 2  GB RAM). Any information on which component triggers the error-message? Is it possible for you to find a friend with a  "retail" copy of Windows Vista 64-bit, and install it?(Note that *ALL* the versions of Vista (Basic, Home, Professional) are on the same DVD disk.Just do not enter the 25-character product-key.Then, rerun the HP Windows 7 installer. Or, since you have a license-key for Windows 7, you can download the software, and use your license-key.Access the HP Support web-site to add all the device-drivers for the HP-specific hardware.   

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I'm trying to clean install Windows 8 Pro x64 under UEFI and RAID on a ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard on a blank SSD. I'm installing from an OEM system builders DVD. I plan to create a RAID1 array later after successful installation of Windows.

For the installation I do the following:-

I'm using these BIOS settings:-

SATA Mode set to RAID
CSM set to Disable
Secure Boot set to Windows UEFI Mode

I press F8 and select the UEFI option on the DVD

The installation procedure then starts but after the screen where I enter the language, country etc I get a screen which says that SATA drivers cannot be found and that I should browse to their location.

I have downloaded all the drivers from the ASUS site for this board onto a USB pen drive. When I browse to this location the installation procedure says no drivers can be found there.

Please advise exactly which SATA drivers the installation procedure wants and where I can find them.

Many thanks for help.

Answer:Where to find driver required during clean install

I am not good on what you are trying to do, but check this tutorial out: SATA Driver - Load in Windows 8 Setup.

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My samsung laptop keeps shuting off. Hard drive passed test, Memory passed Test, Clean Windows install and all driver updates and bios updates, and windows updates, Current Java???

Answer:BSOD on windows 7 Clean install how do I find out why? TIA

hello, torantaulbee. I will try to help you. I need you to do a few things first. Please fill out your system specs as complete as possible including your PSU and CPU cooler. We often have to look up components, so Manufacturer and model is important. These are the instructions I usually give. They may help you a little. But, thanks for what you did fill out.
Please fill out your System Specs


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Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs

The files you uploaded did not contain dump files, which is what we use to debug a system. Please make sure your computer is configured for Small Memory dumps. Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on B... Read more

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Gooday all at BC. I have been messing around with a crash and burn box that I have. I formatted the drive, installed XP with a legit Disk I bought and updated through Windows update site.Speccy below shows the outfit specs. Problem is that I can't get the mo-bo drivers. I have tried going to the Gigabyte site and entering pertinent details but still no go. Would one of you kind souls point me in the right direction. Thank you in advance. James.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Q0DX50HNKKG6xcDGBEiatCm

Answer:Clean XP install, unable to find drivers.

Have you tried here:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=1737#dl

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Hi,

Just did a clean install of W7 64 and all is fine except that I'm missing a few drivers.

Ethernet controller, SM Bus Controller and Universal serial bus controller.

MS couldn't fine them on line.

System has an ASUSTEK P8P67 Pro mother board and I've tried downloading drivers from their site, bit it didn't help.

BIOS is American Megatrends

Any help with how to get the drivers would be much appreciated.

Michael

Answer:[SOLVED] how to find drivers after clean install?

Hi redmike,

I want to verify, is this the exact computer motherboard you have?

Motherboards - P8P67 - ASUS

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Hi,I have the main drive with windows installed. Then 2 smaller disks striped as secondary for video work.I needed a clean install of xp pro on the C drive so I disconnected the raid disks before reinstalling windows. Having done that I reconnected the 2 drives in the same order as before but now cannot see the raid for the 2 smaller drives in My Computer. I still have data on them. Does anyone know if I can get the raid working again.Any help would be gratefully recieved.Thanks

Answer:Find striped raid0 after clean install xp on c

Have you loaded the drivers back on to Windows for the Raid controller?Is the Raid controller showing up in Device Manager?I take it you did not disable Raid in the BIOS or mess with the boot order.

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Hello Everyone,

I hope someone can be of some help here.I will try tp explain from the

start....*(1) My motherbord died (may it RIP! This happened

ablut 5 months ago. I just bought a new MB, and connect all my drives to the motherbord. My SATA Drive has windows 7 Ultimate Installed on it. but here is my problem I did I have forgotten the Password for win. 7 and did not receive my keycode from the local computer store where in was

installed! So I connected my hrd drive that has windows xp Home and

currently i am running XP. I have tried may progans to find my key

from the Hard drive with windows 7 Ultimate, but i haven't hade any

luck. all programs give me key code for my xp. so if anyone might know

something I can try It wii be greatly Appreciated. I am currenly booting

from xp and my other drive is connected also.
Thank for any

suggestion you have,
J.M.Smith

Answer:can't find product key on OP no disk and need to do clean install

Take a look at Option One of this tutorial:
Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See

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I had a system that was blue screening and having sporadic critical Kernel-Power errors. I have since replaced the power supply, motherboard, CPU, graphics card and RAM. the only parts that remained were the ODD and HDD.. I am still getting Kernel-Power errors ("information" and "error" level only now) but it is not blue screening.

I read another thread that made me think it could be my old power strip/surge protector that could be failing. but I'd like to ask if this would possibly be the hard drive? it was wiped, reformatted and a clean install of Windows was done. I can't think of a way the hard drive itself could cause my issue but I just wanted to double-check.

System Info:
ASUS H97M-PLUS
Intel Pentium G3258
Kingston HyperX Fury 1x8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Sapphire R7 250X
Corsair CX500M
Win7 Home Premium, 64-bit

thanks,
jchap1590

Answer:random Kernel-Power errors persist on clean install/new hardware

try to download and use a live CD of any Linux OS such as mentioned in this post Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup and if it still gives you error then it's probably a hardware problem. Also download Seatools and test the hard drives as per this tutorial SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Win 10 installs and opens the first time. Once it gets reset (it automatically starts downloading updates and requires a reset), it boots back to a black screen where nothing happens. I tried repair, etc. from the Win10 installation DVD, but it gives me an error. I have deleted all content on the HD and done a clean install at least 10 times. I have tried DDU (driver display uninstaller), and that was able to boot once, but required another reboot, during which it said "Unable to install updates, removing updates" (windows updates, not DDU updates) or something like that. Then it booted to a black screen again.

This is a brand new build with SSD, HDD, ODD, and GTX 970. I have downloaded the latest 970 driver from Nvidia web site, tried installing from Nvidia CD, tried DDU then GEforce Experience, etc. All ultimately end in black screen on reboot.

I can boot into safe mode if I go into msconfig on first initial boot at the completion of installation. If I don't do safe mode, I get black screen on next normal mode reboot no matter what I do.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:New install on clean hardware, 64bit, endless black screen on reboot

It's probably the graphics driver. Boot into safe mode and see what it is in Device Manager (search for it). If it is Microsoft, it means that Windows Update decided the nVidia driver is old or incompatible with Windows 10 and replaced with a Microsoft driver instead. Try to run the setup or manually install the nVidia driver. While in Control Panel, expand the display adapters list by clicking on the +. Then choose your graphics card, right click and select Properties. Now click on the Driver tab. Driver provider should be nVidia not Microsoft. To manually install the nVidia drivers, click the Update driver button. Always select last option until you see a "Have disk" button. Press that button and browse to the folder where the driver files are extracted (usually in This Computer, C:, nVidia folder). Then you should be presented with the model that is most compatible to your hardware. Click on it and proceed with the installation. Reboot and you should be OK.

Another cause of your problem is probably that the chosen display settings (resolution and color depth) are incompatibile with your monitor, hence you see a black screen instead of the desktop. This happens rarely and it is because Windows didn't identify the monitor correctly, so it tries to set an unsupported resolution. To see if this is your case, reboot some times until you see the troubleshoot screen. Choose advance boot options and then the one that says "Low Resolution" or similar. This will... Read more

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Hi all, until last night everything was ok. After I'd cleaned the computer and plugged everything back in windows decides it can't find drivers for any of my usb devices (keyboard, mouse, camera, gamepad, joystick).

When it finds them it says new hardware found. with 3 choices:
Locate and install driver
Ask me again later
Don't show this message again

So I click the first option, and it searches for drivers but...'Could not find driver software'. I then click 'Check online for a solution' with no luck.

These devices are so basic that the manufacturers don't supply drivers for the products; they should all be with the OS.

What can I do guys? I'm a keen photographer and not being able to upload my photos via the camera or card reader is a real issue for me.


By the way the above process happens for all the usb hardware I have except the printer, usb flash drive, mouse and keyboard (luckily!)

Answer:Vista can't find its hardware drivers, Most usb devices won't install

in the device manager click on view at the top and show hidden devices
then uninstall all usb listings
turn the computer off and unplug all usb
reboot twice and replug in usb

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Has it been determined if you can use a valid Vista disk to validate a clean Win 7 install from an upgrade version?

If that isn't clear; can I do a clean install on a formatted HD with the Win 7 upgrade version by inserting at some point, my original Vista disk?

Thanks

Roll

Answer:Canít find a definitive answer; clean install/upgrd ver

Although nobody knows for sure. I don't believe that you will be able to upgrade anything which isn't installed and Activated. Microsoft hasn't done an actual media check in quite some time...so that method is almost guaranteed to not be an option.

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I've just installed a clean Windows 7 Ultimate on a brand new Acer Aspire 5750.

The lan nor wireless didn't work out of the box. After installing the Gigabit lan drivers it found the network card.
But it can't find the wireless.

When I try to install the Wireless drivers from: (http://support.acer.com/product/default.aspx?modelId=3474)
It's the Atheros card I have. So when I try to install the Wireless Lan Atheros drivers it sais:
"The device doesn't exist. Please plug the device back in and try again"

What do I do now? It's a laptop, I can't exactly remove the network card.
 

Answer:Can't find wireless card after clean install of Win7

have a look in the bios settings and see if there is an option to disable the wireless LAN

were they there any chipset drivers at all

can we see a device manager screen shot

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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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Hello,

This is my first thread here...so be gentle. I am not entirely inexperienced in building PCs (i've built 2: 1 mid-range and 1 gaming/workstation), but i have NEVER had this many issues with either the XP or Vista machines that I built.

Ok, i built a "whitebox" for a friend at work and they wanted to windows 7 64bit. So, i built the machine and have been trying to figure out how to get it to recognize the HD for the past 4 hours... mainly thanks to Samsung for making impossible to find drivers on their website for the Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB hard drive and i am also having problems finding drivers from the Gigabyte website... Anyway, suggestions? I gone through all the suggestions about checking the BIOS for RAID settings, but there is only 1 drive in this machine.

Furthermore, after trying to find the drivers online for about 2 hours...i ended up reformatting the drive from the utility disk that samsung had on their website....

The specs are:
Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H (AM3/DDR2)OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W
AMD Athalon II x2 250 Regor
4g OCZ Reaper DDR2-800
LG DVD+/-RW (SATAII)
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB
Thanks for the help!!

Answer:Clean Install of Win7 doesnt find HD Drivers

Hi thanotosq
I promise to be gentle
Try updating your chipset and sata/raid drivers.GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA78LM-S2H (rev. 1.0)

EDIT - Just to clarify, download both of these from the link.
Chipset / VGA / SATA RAID
and
SATA RAID

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Hello!

I've been trying to install win7 ultimate Upgrade on a M.2 SSD (SM951 Nvme). I have found a Nvme SSD driver that i could load during setup that shows my drive. Since this was quite an ordeal I will try and retrace my steps here:

1) In BIOS I set PCI-EX16_3 Bandwidth to X4, and SATA Mode Configuration to M.2
2) I run win7 install from a retail Upgrade DVD
3) When the installer asks for a drive there are none listed
4) To see USB (3.0,3.1 and 2.0 are not recognized by the installer) I choose Load Driver and load the USB3 driver from the Asus driver CDROM.
5) After this my USB is visible and I install a downloaded NVME driver
6) After this my M.2 SSD is visible so I prepare a partition and continue install
7) Install finishes, windows 7 boots from the M.2 SSD
8) I install system drivers from the ASUS driver CDROM
9) I install drivers for my GPU from CDROM
10) I start updating through Windows Update

During this process I get several errors and some strange behaviour. Amongst which (I can't recall all):

-) Loading USB drivers in setup failed the first time, crashing my mouse and keyboard that were connected to USB2.0 ports. Second time around I loaded an unsupported USB2.0 driver, didn't work either. Tried the supported USB 3.0 drivers and they magically worked and showed my USB stick.
-) When windows loaded, I had no (USB) mouse/keyboard control. Had to use PS/2 mouse and keyboard to get to the Asus Driver CDROM and install USB drivers. After that they wor... Read more

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Hi,
I just insalled SSD making clean retails W7 Pro 64 Install from retail disk and entering  COA number I had under battery,  but now I stumled to find all drivers, I tried all WiFI ones from Lenovo support page and nothing works.
 
My T410 is 
TYpe 2516-DCU   S/N R8-******
 
I  think there is some way to ID what exact mode of wifi card installed on  you pc  ?  Appreciate you help.
I also have old HDD with all good working drivers, not sure is there is way to extract this driver from old HDD?
 
 
Thanks all for help.
Mario
 
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Answer:T410 can't find WiFI driver after clean W install

Hi,
 
You can probably figure out the exact card model by going to Device Manager and taking a look at the hardware IDs: Control Panel -> Device Manager -> select the wifi adapter -> Properties -> Details tab, Hardware IDs in the drop-down menu.
 
From your laptops details, I'd guess you have the ThinkPad bgn card:
 
i5-560M(3.20GHz) 2GB RAM 320GB 7200rpm HD 14.1in 1280x800 LCD Intel HD Graphics CDRW/DVDRW 802.11bgn wireless Modem 1Gb Ethernet UltraNav Secure Chip Camera 6c Li-Ion Win7 Pro 64
 
This ought to be the driver if my guess is right:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS000979
 
An easy way to go might be to install ThinkVantage System Update and run it.  It should find the drivers and software appropriate for your exact configuration: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS012808
 
Z.

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         I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate on my Gateway ID43A04c laptop and can't find anywhere that allows me to get the network adapter drivers. I have a copy of all of the drivers on my main desktop but when put them in my Drivers and Driver Store folders  have to re-install Windows again. I have the Adapter ID if you can help me find the drivers and would like any and all help finding the correct drivers. 
Thanks, 
  Kingfudge.

Answer:Windows 7 Clean Install Can't Find Network Drivers

Hello,
In Device Manager right click the Network Adapter. It should have an exclamation mark next to it. Select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware ID's in the drop-down box. Paste the results in your next post.

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I just switched form Win 7 32 bit to 64 bit. I performed a backup and was able to get 64 bit installed and working properly, however I can't find my backup of MS Office 2010.I've looked through my backup and also Windows old file and can't seem to find it. Will I have to reinstall Office from the disk?

Answer:Windows 7 32 to 64 clean install - Can't find Office 2010

Yes. You always have to install all your programs after a fresh install.

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Hi Guys,
I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro last year from Windows 7 Pro all was good for a while. A few weeks ago I began to experience some stability issues, so I decided to do a clean install.
I backed up my personal files, word docs, spreadsheets etc onto an external hard drive and completed the clean install. I then re-installed Office 2007 then copied and pasted my saved docs from the external drive into the documents folder.
All the folders and files appear to be there but when I try to open a file I get a message saying that Windows cannot find the file. If I search for the file it shows me that it is in the Documents folder but when I go there it still says that Windows cannot find the file.
I can open them from my external hard drive as thankfully I hadn't deleted them from it but cannot access them from the desktop. Does anyone have any idea how I can solve this?
Also I noticed that the name on my user folder has lost the last letter it used to be Martyn but now Windows 10 thinks I am Marty. Why on earth would it do that?
Thanks in Advance
llewitha

Answer:Windows 10 cannot find office 2007 docs after clean install

Hello llewitha,

I hope the clean install will solve your stability problems - it usually does and is well worth doing! I'm sorry you now seem to have a few problems. The issue with your user folder is easily explained, Microsoft takes the first five characters of your username (email address when you sign in with a Microsoft Account) and uses this as your user name for the folder. Annoying but that's the way it is and it is really quite a pain to change the folder name so my advice is leave it alone.

The files are another matter though and this should not have happened. Are you able to right click on any of the files in your documents folder and check their properties? You should have full control of them when you examine the security tab.

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I am repairing a friends Pavilion dv6 laptop were the Toshiba hard drive had completely failed - even the Recovery partition was unreadable. I have installed a new WD Black hard drive and loaded Windows 7 Home Premium using my own OEM disc and the Product Key provided with the laptop. Activation was successful. My problem is that generic  Drivers have been loaded for all the major hardware such as display, sound system, graphics etc and I want to "upgrade" to the specific manufacturer's drivers. I have looked up Pavilion dv6-3139tx on the HP drivers download but as I am unsure of exactly the hardware I have installed it is difficult to know which driver may be suitable and in the instance of the graphics where I downloaded the specified Intel HD Graphics driver I got an error message when loading saying that "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". If I run the Intel Driver Update Utility it reports that "No drivers were detected for your product" My question is how can I identify the precise hardware present in this laptop so that I can then find and install the correct driver? The Product number of this laptop is XV832PA#ABG and the Serial number is CNF0398HQL Any help on finding the correct drivers would be appreciated Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 Clean Install - Can't find correct drivers or iden...

@coylum? These are your drivers. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/424... What you need to do is find the hardware ID's do a Google search with the ID then install the appropriate driver. http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Hardware-ID REO  

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I have a customer's Satellite L305D S5895 laptop. This was shipped to me by the customer who tried to install Windows XP Pro, Vista and none would install.
He said he tried all installation CDs he had and finally gave up on it and shipped it to me.

When I got it the partition were deleted so I tried to install Win 7 and when I do doing a custom install I get an error saying the hard drive can't be formatted on disk 0 or it will give an error that no hard drives were found.

I reset the bios to default and no matter what I do it won't format or find the harddrive. I was going to upgrade the bios but the only way I found to upgrade the bios is after windows is installed.

Anyone got any ideas on this laptop so I can get a system installed. I checked the bios and there is no settings for a sata drive, raid drive or IDE drive so it looks like this version can't be changed.

Thanks for anyone who can help.

Rick

Answer:Satellite L305D S5895: Win 7 can't find HDD or can't format HDD on clean install

Hi

First of all this is an US notebook series.
[Satellite L305D-S5895|http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2144776& rpn=PSLC0U&modelFilter=L305D-S5895&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663]


The notebook supports an AMD CPU and ATI chipset.
This means that the SATA drivers is a parts of the ATI graphic card driver.

You have to include the SATA driver firstly in order to install the Windows OS.
You could add the SATA driver to the Windows disk using software like nLite / vLite

Greets

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hey, guys,i hope that some of you can help me out here.I just install a non-lenovo version of 64bit Vista Ultimate on my new W500however, i amd running into some issues.in my Device Manager, under "Ohter Devices"there are  3 Devices that cannot be found on my computer.the weird thing is, that i believe i installed every drivers that's on the support page!(thus, basicaly, i have EVERY devices found and function, but i just can't figure out what are those 3 remind) so, can anyone tell me how to get those drivers?Unver my "otehr devices" there are " base System Device, Base System Device, and PCI Simple Communications Controller"\ please please pelase do tell... (PS. doing clean install is a pain in the butt with a ThinkPad!  why can't it be as simple as a Dell Workstation M1430....")  best regards

Answer:W500 Vista 64bit Clean install, how to find some drivers?

welcome to the forum! a clean install can be simple.    the easiest method is to install thinkvantage system update and let it find your missing drivers.   you're probably missing chipset support and TPM drivers.

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Hi Guys,
I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro last year from Windows 7 Pro all was good for a while. A few weeks ago I began to experience some stability issues, so I decided to do a clean install.
I backed up my personal files, word docs, spreadsheets etc onto an external hard drive and completed the clean install. I then re-installed Office 2007 then copied and pasted my saved docs from the external drive into the documents folder.
All the folders and files appear to be there but when I try to open a file I get a message saying that Windows cannot find the file. If I search for the file it shows me that it is in the Documents folder but when I go there it still says that Windows cannot find the file.
I can open them from my external hard drive as thankfully I hadn't deleted them from it but cannot access them from the desktop. Does anyone have any idea how I can solve this?
Also I noticed that the name on my user folder has lost the last letter it used to be Martyn but now Windows 10 thinks I am Marty. Why on earth would it do that?
Thanks in Advance
llewitha

Answer:Windows 10 cannot find office 2007 docs after clean install

Hello llewitha,

I hope the clean install will solve your stability problems - it usually does and is well worth doing! I'm sorry you now seem to have a few problems. The issue with your user folder is easily explained, Microsoft takes the first five characters of your username (email address when you sign in with a Microsoft Account) and uses this as your user name for the folder. Annoying but that's the way it is and it is really quite a pain to change the folder name so my advice is leave it alone.

The files are another matter though and this should not have happened. Are you able to right click on any of the files in your documents folder and check their properties? You should have full control of them when you examine the security tab.

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Guys, I got my U350 Win 7 upgrade discs yesterday and I've performed a clean install.  I've installed the easy camera application from Lenovo support site and it works well. After I installed the Lenovo Energy Management software, all the Fn buttons are also working and they are showing the little graphic image on the screen (like volume up/down, camera on/ff etc). Any idea, why the ReadyComm software used?  The only drivers I've installed from the Win 7 upgrade disc 2 are, 1. Ethernet driver2. Chipset driver (even though I guess it is not required, as my screen resolution was perfect with out it)3. Sound driver (sound card was working but to get the Dolby and Smart Audio applications, I've installed it)4. Energy Management5. Camera software (i inturrepted the driver installation in between, but before that as well Win 7 recognized my camera and the driver is from Microsoft and not from Lenovo) I'm not sure if I need to install any other drivers. So far, so good with my U350 + Win 7.  No problems detected. I read on some other forum that people are having issues with Sleep and Wakeup. I tried to put my laptop to sleep by closing the lid and after a little while I tried to wake it up, but it was not coming so I had to do a hard restart. Afterthat I've changed the settings under "Power Options:" in control panel on what to do when the lid closed, what to do when the sleep or power button pressed, and it was good t... Read more

Answer:Ideapad U350 - Post Win 7 Upgrade (or clean install) issues - Drivers/Software/Hardware/Apps etc

UPDATE: 1. I've also installed the Synaptics Touchpad (mouse) driver.  But the multi touch feature is not working.  It worked earlier on Win Vista. Any of you have the same problem? 2. When I installed the Intel matrix storage monitor driver (I'm not sure what is the need of this?), when the system restarted the Harddisk was making very loud noice when the Windows Login screen appeared.  (I guess that is when the application actually loads (at the login screen) and is causing that sound). I was scared of damazing the hard disk and I've uninstalled that driver and the sound is gone.  now it runs nice and smooth. Do we need to install this driver at all? Whats the use?  Anybody else has the same problems? 3. Also, what is the use of ReadyComm software?  

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Hi guys, I have a friends ThinkPad R40 Type 2724 and she asked me if I could do a clean install of XP Pro Retail on there which I did.  Of course I had to come here and download various drivers.  Everything is working fine, however I have tried all 3 sets of Wireless Controller drivers and none of them work, they don't recognise any hardware.  I have a feeling it's the Intel Pro, but not sure.  Nothing ever shows in the Device Manager.  There is also another 'Unknown device' but no idea what that is as I can't see anything else not working other than the wireless. Any help on this one would be appreciated as it'sdriving me up the wall.  I've done installs for so many people and never had this issue when using drivers provided by the manufacturer. Many thanks, Andy.  

Answer:R40 Type 2724, Clean XP Pro Install, Cant find Wireless Controller Driver

Welcome to the forum! What's the full 7-character model number of that R40, 2724-???

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Dear Friends, After installing Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bits on my new S206, the operating system does not recognize wireless device. Any suggestions? (I'm not a novice, but I spent a few good hours on this issue already and didn't make any progress whatsoever  Need your help! Thanks in advance.

Answer:IdeaPad s206 Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit does not find wireless after clean install

Hey, did you format your HDD using GPT instead of MBR? Then you might have the same bug your predecessor S205 suffered from. In GPT formatted HDDs WLAN Chips are only being recognized after you installed (and started!) the Lenovo Energy Management (I am not sure about the exact right name at the moment). It might work with your S206 aswell.Best regards.

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I will clean install windows 10 once the new build is released.. which will accept keys from windows 8.1/ windows 7.. My laptop is now on windows 8.1 single language the keys of it are embedded. Can i use it just like normal/retail keys?

Answer:Hardware embedded keys of Windows 8.1 SL for activating Windows 10 (clean Install) (build10565)?

No, you would need to upgrade first to Win10 before you can do a clean install.

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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

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So hipacritly, if you accepted the win10 upgrade, did the "fresh install option", and decided you wanted to go back to win7 in the future, how would you do it? Can you use any normal win7 install media and grab the key from win10 before you blow it away? Do you have to call in and give the robot your win10 key?
 

Answer:Clean win7 install after clean win10 install?

nightanole said:





So hipacritly, if you accepted the win10 upgrade, did the "fresh install option", and decided you wanted to go back to win7 in the future, how would you do it? Can you use any normal win7 install media and grab the key from win10 before you blow it away? Do you have to call in and give the robot your win10 key?Click to expand...

I recommend imaging the windows 7 system using acronis or some other imaging software. Then doing the upgrade activating then reverting back to the image.

Lets say you already wiped it out and did a clean install. there is no way that I no to go back to windows 7 without a windows 7 key. There are downgrade right but they still require a key (I know it's stupid).
 

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I have a customer's Satellite L305D S5895 laptop. This was shipped to me by the customer who tried to install Windows XP Pro, Vista and none would install. He said he tried all installation CDs he had and finally gave up on it and shipped it to me.

When I got it the partition were deleted so I tried to install Win 7 and when I do doing a custom install I get an error saying the hard drive can't be formatted on disk 0 or it will give an error that no hard drives were found.

I reset the bios to default and no matter what I do it won't format or find the harddrive. I was going to upgrade the bios but the only way I found to upgrade the bios is after windows is installed. There is no way to make changes to the bios for settings that would have to do with the hard drive. This has a Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive.

When installing Win 7 I get the normal windows, "windows is starting", "Select Language", "Select System", "Type of install", "Custom Install", "Delete partitions", "New Partitions", "Format", then the error message "Windows cannot format a partition on disk 0. Error: 0x80070057"

This happens regardless what system I try to install. I've tried two different versions of XP, one of Vista and 3 Win 7 and each time a different install CD.

System Specs
AMD Turion (TM) 64 x 2 Mobile CPU
CPU Speed 2.00 GHz
Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive
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Answer:Solved: win 7 can't find hard drive or can't format hard drive on clean install

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Hi BC,
Couple months ago I spent some time in your malware forums trying to resolve issues with a constantly running Windows 7 media center which I noticed was running - not my - porn and bitcoins through. The issue progressed, solutions did not, files got locked, online access became scarce, and as I couldnt keep in timely contact with your well-intentioned helpers here, my thread was closed. To not be a burden on volunteer time, I left the idea of one on one help behind and sought additional insight on my own.
4 months after first noticing an issue, I have my same refurbished HP notebook with no accessible OS, no way to install one from disk, no income, and no hope.
I do have 12 weeks of notes from the most tenacious remote hack I believe exists. It has swallowed my entire home network and every machine in it, even those not configured for online access.
To start, I just want to get an OS on my laptop. I've long since kissed my data goodbye. I ran killdisk multiple times - the last time took 6 days - but I still have an X drive with a registry, command prompt, notepad, you name it, on my machine. I just dont have normal access to "windows"... all these individual programs I can access through command prompt.
Today I'm looking at a new security log called "backup" that starts, "administrative privileged user logged on. Parsing template defltwk.inf. Configuration engine was initialized successfully..."
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Answer:Can't clean install Win 7: Can't create partitions or clean disk. Remote hacked.

Hard drive manufacturer?
 
Can you enter the BIOS?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
In spite of your assertions...the original topic reflects no evidence of malware found, IMO.
 
Louis

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Hi,

Due to some corruptions in files system that can't be repair. I decide to do a clean install of vista from recovery partition preinstalled in D drive.

My question is does the clean install also clean out any hidden/unactive virus/rootkit if i format the laptop to its factory condition?

I have tried various AV software on this old laptop but the results come out clean but I still suspect there're some remain hidden as the system is slowly corrupted.

Answer:Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?

Hi,

The answer is yes it will, if you do a destructive install (Format "C") & it has not infected any other drives.

So, what drives do you have on your system? "C" (System) & "D" (Recovery) plus DVD/CD drives.

Do you have anything else? USB plug in hard drives or USB memory sticks etc. etc.

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Hi Guys
BACKGROUND: Im relatively experienced technical windows guy but I wanted some top tips please rebuilding my XPS17 (L702X tag D6F23S1) after my HDD started corrupting files & registry after 5 years use.
I swapped it for an SSD, now I have some challenges which I'd love some help / wise advice with.
I WOULD LIKE TO: Either recover the image from data (need help) or do a full format of the Windows partitiion (ensuring I have all the right drivers) and begin the painful task of a rebuild. 
CURRENTLY I HAVE DONE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Imaged the original HDD and applied the image to the SSD. 
2. I have tried a new install of windows which has installed to the original drive but leaving only 10% space free.
3. When I break out of the boot sequence I dont get the Dell Recovery option but i can see the Recovery partition in 'Disk Management'.
4. I cant find the recovery discs easily (think house move and everything in the attic situation) made originally but I do have the data on my network NAS and can copy over to a USB stick - I have tried to boot to the USB but I cant make that happen.
QUESTION:
A. Is there a good guide that allows me to download and boot to a recovery environment, format the C: drive and reinstall windows?
B. Is there anyway I can download software which can utilise existing data I have to recover the original windows state please?
I'd be grateful for any advice you can give!
Many thanks
Marcus

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Hi Folks,

I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.

I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium.

How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to start over because I'm just at the stage of adding the security software. Already did the drivers but don't mind doing those over again.

I have a Dell 5150, Pentium D820, Dual Core 2.8 GHz with 3 GBs memory.

Many thanks,

ms

Answer:Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean

Do you a regular Windows 7 installation disk, with Product Key?

If so, boot from that disk by setting your DVD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS or by choosing the DVD drive from a menu. Do you know how to do that?

Midway in the installation process you will come to a screen that asks where you want to install Windows. Look for "drive options, advanced" or something very close to that. Take that choice.

At the next screen, all of your partitions will be shown. Delete them all.

That will leave you with nothing but "unallocated space".

When you install to the unallocated space, it will be automatically formatted by Windows and you should end up with a very small "System Reserved" partition and a large C partition covering the rest of the drive.

Back up your data before beginning.

Windows.old is your old installation. If you proceed as above, you won't get it.

With 3 GB of RAM, you should probably go with 32-bit.

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When I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7,
it worked fine for the next few hours then
i couldnt acess the log in screen
it was just stuck on the slider and then it flickers.

tried to trouble shoot, system restore, clean installed
(using the restart 3 time to trigger system diagnose screen)
tried to use the usb media tool but i t didnt work
it still asked for the usb boot device or disk despite it running that error on the usb
(i used the x64 bit boot installer from windows from another computer,
after i tried to boot the USB on pc, the. i tried it on the laptop after,
it says that there's an error with the autorun.dll error 0xc1 error
and 0xc000012f error

now when I try to load windows on pc it just says
"your pc failed to start, we'll restart for you " screen
then it just loops from there.

help please and thank you uvu
i'll love you forever

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I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean erase of my 480GB SSD and then a clean install of the same Windows 7Pro 64bit. Can you tell me how and provide any cautions etc. Thanks.

Answer:How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

Hello Joseph,

If you like, a normal clean install will also wipe the drive before installing.

Clean Install Windows 7

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If I run Vista as a custom install from the DVD why when I look in either "computer" or C:\ do I find 3 folders, one for a device manager for a Philps MP3 Player I have and 2 folders of files and data etc for a PIC Programmer I used in the previous install of the OS. Why have these 3 been carried foward ??? Also patches and Acer set up wizard stuff also from previous install.

Answer:Clean custom install Vista NOT CLEAN Help !!

I'm wondering if their is a difference between a custom installation and a clean installation. I have seen a number of programmes that offer custom installation meaning that you can elect to install or not various features of the programme and later on you can go back into the custom installation and add or remove features that you require. Personally I would have thought that any clean installation would require the disk or partition to be formatted first thus removing all traces of the previous installation and then installing the programme on the newly formatted drive.Microsoft does seem to be ambiguous on this point click here and they seem to imply that custom and clean are one and the same thing.

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Question: clean hardware

how do i clean my hard drive without loosing my windows program

Answer:clean hardware

Do you have a set of restore disks? and do you have windows restore date ranging back to its inception?    both these ways to clean a drive will erase files and programs you have created or installed.If you explain more in your question I can go farther into an explanation and solutions.

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A Hardware Clean Boot is different from the usual Clean Boot State. The hardware components that are not necessary for a system to run are disabled in the Device Manager.
To perform a Hardware Clean Boot, press Win+R to open the Run window. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
Once you have done this, you have to disable the drivers for the following devices by right clicking them and selecting the option to disable them. Display Adapters.DVD/CD-ROM drives.ModemsPortsSound, video and game controllers.Network Adapters.USB Devices and controller. Disable it only if you are NOT using USB/Wireless Mouse or Keyboard.
This helps you troubleshoot and identify fault or problematic hardware on your Windows system.

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Is a new hard drive, or brand new hard drive required for installation for a new mother board, processor, and ram? I would think it would be cause the old bios from the old MB would still be stored on the harddrive, and whatnot. I need to know because im upgrading to new hardware, MB,PROCESSOR,and RAM, and i would like to use my old hard drive. Is it required to have a clean hard drive for new components? I need to know ASAP please. Also is Dynex thermal compound any good or is it crap?


Thanks

Answer:Clean harddrive required for new hardware?

just reformat your current harddrive and it'll be clean and like new for your new components. you really don't even have to do that, but i would.

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hello
I had many problems with BSOD crashes, and decided to make a new clean install (SSD or harddisk).
If I make a new clean install (no upgrade) is it enough to create 1 continuous unallocated disk and then it will make a clean install
Or do I have to "clean up" my old disk first before making a clean install?

Answer:Clean disk before clean install?

You can delete all of the partitions on the disk that you're installing Windows to. The installer will automatically create the partitions that it needs (2 for an MBR disk, 3 for GPT), and format them. It takes very little time, at least on an SSD.

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Last week I installed Vista using a clean install. In the Vista installation setup I deleted the entire hard drive, formatted it, and installed Vista. I noticed it didnít have the same performance that a fresh install of XP had, moreso than I assumed a performance hit from Vista would make (I use an OCíed C2D @3 GHz, 4 GB Ram, raptor HD).

My theory is because it wasnít fully reformatted. Like in XP, when running from the CD, you go through all the blue screens, click delete partition, non-quick format, and then it takes a long time saying ďformattingĒ, and then after it spends 1-2 hours formatting, it then installs XP. In Vista. I clicked delete partition, it said deleted, and then went straight to the installation, and completely skipped the long formatting process.

I also noticed when running Vista that my hard drive ALWAYS seemed to be accessing something when using Vista. I would like to discover a way to FULLY reformat Vista and not their crappy version saying it is reformatted and then finding it doesnít seem to be.
 

Answer:Vista Clean Install = Not So Clean

Look up bootit next generation in google and download the cd version iso burn it when you boot the cd bypass the install by saying no when it asks to install it will then give you the ability to access the partitions and you can format a bunch of ways fairly quick and then tell it to reboot put in the vista cd and let it format it however it wants there will be nothing left from the earlier install it even gives you the option to secure wipe the drive {time consuming}
 

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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?

Thanks
 

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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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: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/n...4/19399078.aspx

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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

Dave
 

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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Hi thereSome time ago I believe I was infected via some sort of flash-based malware. It put the Total Security fake anti-virus on my system, which I managed to stop running by being quick on the ctrl-alt-del as soon as windows started, and killing its process. At the time I used Malwarebytes to get rid of it. However, over the last month or so, odd things keep happening that may or may not be connected.I noticed that my password forms would be reset, meaning I would have to re-enter them, which made me suspicious. Around the same time, Microsoft Security Essentials found and removed PWS:Win32/Zbot, though this keeps coming back. I found a website online that directed me to look in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data (I am running XP) and sure enough found a randomly named folder in there. This is one folder that has regenerated itself, always with a random 4 character name, and containing an exe with a 5 character name. When that folder came back, my firewall (Zonealarm) also detected a file with a random name, but of the format 0.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.exe where the x's are numbers. The 5 character program also adds itself to my startup files, which I checked using start > run > msconfig.I also started getting problems with my ATI graphics monitoring program, CCC, where it would crash on startup (I reinstalled it and seems ok now) as well as odd graphical glitches and instability within ZoneAlarm (also reinstalled whilst in safemode... Read more

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I have gone through read and run and here are the logs for the scans. I just want to know if I am clean or if I have anything still on here. I had regscan.exe but I think I got rid of it and am now just trying to make sure.

The posts with the scans are found in this thread:
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=104391
 

Answer:Just want to find out if I am clean

Please don't start duplicate threads! It just creates busy work for us and it will not help you get a faster answer. In fact it will just slow the whole process down.
 

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by the way, i i

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14.07.24, on 28/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programmi\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Programmi\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Programmi\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Programmi\Arcade\PCMService.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\Programmi\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Programmi\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Programmi\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb12.exe
C:\Programmi\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\windows\hffext\hffsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
C:\Programmi\File comuni\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
C:\Programmi\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Programmi\AdunanzA\eMule_AdnzA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Programmi\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Programmi\Microsoft Office\Office10\EXCEL.EXE
C:\Programmi\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Programmi\Paint Shop Pro... Read more

Answer:do you find this clean?

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I have a computer that I sent with another guy to another office to utilize his software on his computer on their network. They had to screw with the settings to get his computer on their network domain, then when he brought it back, I had to unscrew it as we are P2P in a workgroup. He is now able to remote login to their computers from here if needed.The thing is, since hes been back with his computer, everytime windows starts, it would come up with 7 found new hardware pop up screens. Very annoying, and couldnt find anything to install, so everytime they came up.I worked on his computer, and did some of the stuff I usually do, and I got it to where only 3 pop-ups were coming up each time.I used MBAM's Latest version on it, and it found 26 items, I deleted them, reran, and it found one more, reran again, and it said it was clean.After rebooting all those times after each scan, the pop-ups stopped.Rebooted after the last one, and the 3 pop ups came back. UGH!!!I ran HJT, just to see before performing the MBAM, and then after the popups came back, reran HJT. The logs looks pretty much the same. There was a few items in section 04 that look corrupt, and looks like something to do with installing, just not sure if these are causing the problems. I Bolded the items in question below. Please see if there is anything else that looks bad. I also have included the MBAM report below the HJT report.One other thing, the System restore option is greyed out, and wont let me tu... Read more

Answer:Help with an annoying "found new hardware" issue, I ran MBAM and after clean still does it

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi,
I Just bought 25 Thinkpad T431s Laptops for my company (@ISRAEL)All of them came with windows 7SP1 Installed And Recovery is Windows 8 (not 8.1 even though 8.1 is out for a yr!)
The Install process takes 3 Hours!!! Just for upgrading to windows 8.Then I need to upgrade to 8.1 - the process is about 3 hours more! Because I need to Register And create Microsoft account for each user then to verify the account.After that I need to Log with the account to the PC And then Download the update (3.5GB) And Install it.
IS ANYONE AT LENOVO THINKS THAT ITS ACCEPTABLE?DO I WORK FOR LENOVO? DO I NEED TO SPEND 6 HOURS FOR UPGRADING EACH LAPTOP?
Don't forget that after that I need to uninstall all the bloater from the PC. Like Symantec AV (Because Enterprise company's uses Enterprise Class AV, FW And other software. We uses Kaspersky Enterprise, ESET, And others...)
AND ABOVE ALL.If I want to Install Original Windows 8.1 I can't!Because the OS Recovery DVD is not bootable And contain special recovery files with special extensions. Also, there is no PRODUCT CODE! Just "WINDOWS 8" sticker logo on the back of the notebook.
SO I WANT TO KNOW WHERE AND HOW(!)I CAN GET A WINDOWS 8.1 ORIGINAL ISO IN ORDER TO INSTALL IT ON ALL MY PC's.
I want to know why I can't Install Just the "OPERATING SYSTEM RECOVERY DISK" (A standard clean Install)== When I tried with my own Windows 8.1 Pro VL \ RETAIL ISO to Install it didn't pass activation====================== not even with the extracted key from the ... Read more

Answer:NO Lenovo Windows 8.1 Recovery DVD for CLEAN INSTALL! + unable to Install UEFI MODE

Hi ohad, welcome to the forums,
 
I'm sorry to read about your experience. 
 
I don't work for Lenovo but it would appear to me that something may have gone wrong at the sales / purchasing stage; to my knowledge the T431s is only available with Windows 7 preload, (with Win 8 recovery discs in some cases as you have), or with Windows 8 preload. A Win 8.1 preload doesn't appear to be available for the system, but I stand to be corrected on this.  If you required Windows 8.1, in my opinion the better option of the two, would have been a system with the Win 8 preinstall as this would only require updating to Win 8.1
 
Unfortunately I also can't envisage Lenovo creating a factory image for the T431s because it must be pretty near end of life.
 
You might find the following to be of interest;
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-and-8-1-Knowledge-Base/Why-can-t-I-boot-from-a-USB-key-on-UEFI...

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Hello,I have few of A22m's and A21m and a few weeks back I did clean install WIN XP SP2. All is good with the exception of Ethernet card - which is not recognized after the installation. Previously those systems were running XP SP1 and there were no issues with the Ethernet card. I have tried all possible driver downloads from Lenovo/IBM support site including Intel and 3com and still nothing. Supposedly the Ethernet drivers are native to win XP, but for some reason I can't get them to work.I want to donate these units to charity, but I want to make sure all works fine. Thanks in advance,Andrzej

Answer:A22m and A21m will not install/recognize internal Ethernet card after WIN XP clean install

Welcome to the forum! Please post the 7-character model number(s) of your A2x ThinkPads (should be something like 262x-xxx), so we can determine the type of mini-PCI card installed. Also, after downloading the drivers, have you unpacked them from the appropriate directory, should be something like C>Drivers>Win>Ethernet. Good luck and let us know. 

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Downloaded and ran 0zus06ww.exe, which produced a folder structure in C:\Drivers. Inside I found Setup.exe. Upon running that with administrator privilege and clicking Next, I get an alert box containing only a red circle with an "X" inside.The solution was to use the file SetupUSB3_Dell.exe - which contained all the right stuff marked with the Intel brand - nothing was marked with the Dell brand.













Solved!

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Answer:P580 clean install Win 7 Ultimate 64bit - Can't install Intel USB 3.0 driver

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Hello Everyone,

I did a clean install and on first use of Windows update the updates for some reason we're downloading and installing at a slow pace which I didn't recall in the past. Not sure if I'm having an issue on my end or not if it is on the side of Microsoft. Any fixes or solutions you might recommend I would appreciate it. Here is some nfo below.

Answer:After clean install, windows update slow to download install updates

I always keep the current cumulative update off line installer on hand and install it before going online. Also remember it is not just Windows updates you are also getting STORE updates in the background.

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Sorry if this has been addressed already (a search didn't yield exactly what I was looking for). I'm planning on doing a clean install of Win10 next weekend after upgrading from 7 x64 Pro. I'm wondering if anybody has a detailed account on what happens after the first load of Win10 after a fresh install; as far as Windows Update automatically actually going out and getting the NVidia driver and installing it then it being installed after a reboot instead of just manually installing the drivers off of the NVidia site. Does it actually do all of the device driver downloads and installs in the first 15 min. as others have described, or will it wait until you go into the settings app and hit the windows update button?

Thanks for any advice...

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Hi
I have looked through solutions for this issue, but the suggestions don't seem to fix my issue...

I am running Windows 7 SP1 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 760, and try to do a clean install of Windows 10, using the ISO file which I downloaded from Microsoft & burnt on to a DVD, and instructions from the tutorial on here, which are very good. I downloaded the correct 64-bit version.

I boot from the DVD, enter my region (UK), and choose custom install, and then my hard drive does not show up on the list of where you would like to install. I have all my USB's unplugged (except keyboard/mouse).

I tried deleting my partions using MiniTool Partition Wizard (bootable DVD), so that the entire disk is unallocated. That didn't fix it. I also tried creating a new partition (NTFS) of the entire drive (to get one Primary NTFS partition). That didn't work. I also tried setting that partition as 'active'. The same.

Before formatting etc, I tried a boot from the Windows 7 install DVD, and the hard drive does show up, unlike the Windows 10 DVD.

Do you think it's an issue with the Windows 10 installer?

I downloaded another version of Win10 from the MS Tech Bench page, but same issue.

After formatting etc, during the Windows 10 boot, I tried another suggestion to open up Command Prompt (Shift + F10), and ran 'diskpart' - and no drives are found. I checked the Bios, and it was there.

So presumably that is the issue. If i ran 'diskpart' with my prior Windows 7 install, diskpart sh... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 clean install - hard drive doesn't show up before install

Welcome toTenforums, Simon.

I am a little concerned that the Windows 10 setup program on DVD does not have drivers to properly see and interrogate the system on your PC so that the hard drive is visible. It's the second similar case on this forum that I've seen recently. You also seem to be trying to clean install on an empty PC - is this correct, because if you do so It will not activate.

Solved Can't install. possible partition error - Windows 10 Forums

After much to-ing and fro-ing, it was finally possible to *copy the Sources folder from the setup ISO file onto a partition on the hard drive, and run the setup from there, where it wasn't possible to boot from the DVD, even though it worked elsewhere.

If you still have Windows 7 installed (and you should do for Windows 10 activation purposes - if just to obtain a genuine ticket for digital entitlement), and you have the ISO download available, the solution is fairly simple. If you haven't you will need the Windows 7 key to activate the install.

You seem pretty PC savvy so, I'd ask you to follow the bolded instructions from the * in the 5th para above.

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Hi
I have looked through solutions for this issue, but the suggestions don't seem to fix my issue...

I am running Windows 7 SP1 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 760, and try to do a clean install of Windows 10, using the ISO file which I downloaded from Microsoft & burnt on to a DVD, and instructions from the tutorial on here, which are very good. I downloaded the correct 64-bit version.

I boot from the DVD, enter my region (UK), and choose custom install, and then my hard drive does not show up on the list of where you would like to install. I have all my USB's unplugged (except keyboard/mouse).

I tried deleting my partions using MiniTool Partition Wizard (bootable DVD), so that the entire disk is unallocated. That didn't fix it. I also tried creating a new partition (NTFS) of the entire drive (to get one Primary NTFS partition). That didn't work. I also tried setting that partition as 'active'. The same.

Before formatting etc, I tried a boot from the Windows 7 install DVD, and the hard drive does show up, unlike the Windows 10 DVD.

Do you think it's an issue with the Windows 10 installer?

I downloaded another version of Win10 from the MS Tech Bench page, but same issue.

After formatting etc, during the Windows 10 boot, I tried another suggestion to open up Command Prompt (Shift + F10), and ran 'diskpart' - and no drives are found. I checked the Bios, and it was there.

So presumably that is the issue. If i ran 'diskpart' with my prior Windows 7 install, diskpart sh... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 clean install - hard drive doesn't show up before install

Welcome toTenforums, Simon.

I am a little concerned that the Windows 10 setup program on DVD does not have drivers to properly see and interrogate the system on your PC so that the hard drive is visible. It's the second similar case on this forum that I've seen recently. You also seem to be trying to clean install on an empty PC - is this correct, because if you do so It will not activate.

After much to-ing and fro-ing, it was finally possible to *copy the Sources folder from the setup ISO file onto a partition on the hard drive, and run the setup from there, where it wasn't possible to boot from the DVD, even though it worked elsewhere.

If you still have Windows 7 installed (and you should do for Windows 10 activation purposes - if just to obtain a genuine ticket for digital entitlement), and you have the ISO download available, the solution is fairly simple. If you haven't you will need the Windows 7 key to activate the install.

You seem pretty PC savvy so, I'd ask you to follow the bolded instructions from the * in the 5th para above.

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Originally I set it to install and walked away came back hours later so I wasn't at the pc watching things. Anyways I managed to damage some files or something and for whatever reasons i could not figure out how to repair them. The microsoft forum was a bust no even one person tried to help me so I got sick of waiting and deleted the partition on the drive and made a new one and formatted it within the installer loaded from boot of the vista CD. That part went fine and quick. However when arriving at the step where its expanding files it took almost an hour before it spun up the CD and began increasing beyond 0%. From there up to 5% at best increases (avg 3%) then the CD spins down and idles for at least several minutes and then spins up gets a little farther and repeat. Basically the amount of time its just sitting there is probably 20 times or more longer than the time its actually progressing. Why is this? Is it supposed to do that? It seems odd to me that it wouldn't just keep spinning the CD and continuously progressing. Especially on a system with a dual core 3.2 ghz and 2GB of ram installs should zip through no time at all. I'm sure the install will be done before anyone replies but i thought I would check here in case its something I should be concerned about as a possible problem with my system.
 

Answer:Clean install of Vista 64bit on brand new pc is this norma install behavior?

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My system setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
XFX PVT71PUDP3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported EXTREME Video Card
OCZ S.O.E 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) {TWO OF THESE}
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 18X DVD?R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M
I put up the whole entire name of the parts from Newegg just to make sure I did not foget anything like model # incase you guys need it. Anyways on to the problem. Everything goes good all the way up to the Completing Installation part. It will hang there forever. I've tried a few times, sometimes it would just hang there forever until I reboot it and it gives me the usual error you all are used to hearing about about not being installed properly, or it will randomly restart on its own and give the same error. I have searched and searched and searched but I can't seem to find anything that helps. I've tried messing with the BIOS like instructed from some other help sites but I do not have much experience in the BIOS so maybe I'm missing a setting I need to change? If someone that knows about this motherboard can tell me the steps on what I should change and how to get there I would greatly appreciate it and try it out. My computer has no floppy drive just so you guys know. Also I'm not sure what version of BIO... Read more

Answer:Vista Home Premium Install Hangs At Completing. (clean Install)

First of all, Did you install the sata drivers?

In the Bios set every thing to default.

Vista asks for a few questions then does the rest its self. give it tops about 2 hours usually takes like 30 min or less.

You say you got an error message? Please post the entire message

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Hi everyone, I have an x220t (4296-2WU) running Windows 7 on the stock 320gb HDD from Lenovo, bios v 1.33. I?ve just ordered a Crucial m4 128gb mSATA drive. I?d like to going from my current setup of: HDD = boot drive & data drive, with Windows 7 Pro 64 To: mSATA = boot drive, with clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64 from a MSDN .iso (with a legit MSDN key)HDD = wiped, then used as data drive I?d prefer to nuke all the content on my HDD from orbit during this process. I?m planning to do the following ? but I?m a bit unclear on a) whether the MSDN .iso + license key will allow a clean installation onto the bare mSATA drive, and b) whether the process below will allow me to make the SSD the boot drive while re-formatting the previous boot drive, the HDD: -Burn .iso from MSDN to bootable DVD-physically install the SSD-Boot to the installer DVD, format the HDD, install Windows 8 onto the SSD-Boot into clean Win8 install on the SSD, apply Windows updates, apply Lenovo System Updates Thanks for any thoughts or advice!

Answer:x220t: Install mSATA for boot drive & clean install of Windows 8?

I had a simliar desire but slightly diffferent solution. Been running Win8 betas since they were released last Winter on a 64gb mSata in a dual boot config. I wanted to start  fresh when Win8 Pro was officially released but with a larger mSata in my x220t. The weekend prior to release I backed everything up, installed a 256gb mSata and did a clean Windows 8 RP install on the mSata. Once the update was made available I booted from Win8, made the purchase and installed Win 8 Pro on the mSata.. Worked very well. No worries about trying a clean install from an upgrade OS purchase. Quick, clean and very functional. Plus I stll have a dual boot config until I am confident enough to wipe the Win7 OS from my HD. You should still be able to install Win8 RP through January.

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I have a T60p with Vista Ultimate.  It has a 100 GB HD with about 6 GB available. (Thanks Vista!)  It has a 2.0 GHZ Intel Duo Core and 2 GB Ram. I am trying to reinstall the OEM Vista without doing a complete Factory reinstall.  How do you do that? Thanks,Vince





VinceT60p, Model 8743CTO, CPU T7200 Core II Duo, RAM 2 GB, Mobility ATI

Answer:Clean Vista Ultimate install without complete factory install on T60p

Hello, please look here a Vista clean install guide on NBR . Kind regardsAndreas

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Hi,

I recently did a clean install of Vista Home Premium x32 and upon completion am unable to connect to the internet. I received the following error: "windows unable to install ethernet controller." Upon accessing Device Manager, I noticed yellow exclamation marks associated with my network controller. I have an Acer Aspire 5536-5224 notebook. Windows could not locate the drivers on the machine and I cannot connect to locate. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure where to begin searching for the driver! Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Installing some drivers went OK after clean install. I was not aware of any special settings or any need to install certain drivers in order. So perhaps I didn't do something right. I noticed that there was no WiFi service. I downloaded and ran the file 0zwl03ww.exe, which is listed as the 32/64 Intel WiFi driver for Win 7. I got a message indicating that something might have gone wrong with the install. So I chose to re-run it. I was asked if I wanted to overwrite some existing file. I said "Yes To All". The result was a message saying "Access Denied". Afterward, there was still no WiFi service and no WiFi driver shown in Device Manager. I restarted the PC, hoping this would help. Still no WiFi and nothing shown in Device Manager. I looked at the C:\Drivers folder containing the driver files and subdirs. I removed these and tried removing the folder. I was not allowed to do so. I checked the security setting on the folder and was shown a red X with a message saying the security settings are not available. When I try re-installing the driver, I get the same results reported (files to be overwritten), but no files are shown in Windows Explorer in that folder. I tried restoring the original folder from Recycle Bin. The restore happened but now the files are gone. There is another driver supplied for Liteon & CyberTan; this does not seem to be the correct driver. So the PC works, LAN works, wired internet OK - but I'm stuck with no WiFi. Ca... Read more

Answer:P580 clean install Win 7 Ultimate 64bit - Can't install Intel WiFi driver correctly

I found and ran a setup.exe for Win7 inside the extracted folder. I went through the install routine choosing Typical and was told "Intel ProSet Wireless/WiFi software setup wizard ended prematurely" with no further explanation given.

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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

Welcome

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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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);

Motherboard
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

BIOS
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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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.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05216563 

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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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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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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
http://pc-wizard-2008.en.softonic.com/

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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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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,
Michael
 

Answer:Cannot find network hardware?

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Hi

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

Thanks

R.B
 

Answer:Software can't find Hardware :(

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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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HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF HARDWARE YOU HAVE WITHOUT OPENING YOUR COMPUTER'S CASE

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

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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
FSB
Bus Speed

Mainboard Tab:

Motherboard Manufacturer
Motherboard Model
Graphic Interface Version
Graphic Interface Transfer Rate

Memory Tab:

Type
Size
Frequency

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

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

http://www.techist.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=68

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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 question..my 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?

Greetings

OK...

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.

Cheers

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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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