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NVIDIA GTX650 Ti 1 GB, nvidia-drivers, boot udev fail on gentoo

I have an Asus H97 Plus motherboard with i7 4790 proc, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, western digital hdd and a Gigabyte nVidia GTX650 Ti 1GB videocard. I have just installed a Gentoo on it (kernel: ...
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How to make a bootable USB disk for installing Windows 7?

with my new Lenovo E145 I am stuck when it comes to installing a fresh Windows 7/ dual boot device. The laptop has no CD/DVD drive, and had Windows 7 pre-installed. I downloaded an ISO image X17... ...
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1answer
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HP HDX 16 Fails on WDS PXE BOOT

When I PXE boot my HP HDX 16 machine it will show the boot options. If I go Windows 7 x86 it will go to the screen to pick which Windows to install. However, if go with the Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 ...
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1answer
22 views

Updates needed to ensure successful dual-boot [closed]

I am wanting to get a list of different updates that a computer should have done in preparation for dual-booting to ensure that everything will go smoothly. The reason I'm asking this is because I ...
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2answers
65 views

Custom PC driver installation [closed]

So I'm getting into selling custom computers running Windows 8.1. I want to have necessary drivers installed before the user boots into Windows for first setup (so after everything is installed and ...
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1answer
627 views

USB devices are only recognized if connected at boot (Win 8.1 x64)

I have a Clevo P170HM laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 edition with Media Center. I have observed peculiar behavior in the form of USB devices usually not being recognized unless they are plugged in ...
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1answer
170 views

What configurations are different between BIOS and UEFI “AFTER” OS boot?

I tried installing Ubuntu in UEFI mode to VirtualBox. The installation was fine, but after rebooting, OS started correctly while the graphic environment didn't start. This problem itself was reported ...
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0answers
224 views

Crash on startup between agpcpq.sys and acpi.sys — Win XP

My Dell Latitude D505 laptop is not booting. In normal mode, the Windows XP startup screen displays, and then goes blank and hangs indefinitely. In safe mode, it lists drivers up to agpCPQ.sys, and ...
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2answers
277 views

Change motherboard and CPU drivers of Windows XP without booting

I have a very old pc running Windows XP that died. I took the hard drive and connected it to a new system which has new CPU and motherboard (ASUS P5K-VM). When I switch on, Windows XP boot menu ...
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1answer
236 views

Upgrading to Linux kernel 3.13.1. Can't boot. A video driver issue?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.4, kernel version 3.11.0-15-generic. I want to upgrade to kernel 3.13.1 to take advantage of the new multi-queue block layer. This is very important for me, since I am benchmarking ...
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0answers
15 views

Windows Local Kernel Debugging

I am following these instructions on setting up Local Kernel Debugging on Windows 7 x64. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff553382(v=vs.85).aspx When I enable bcdedit /debug ...
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1answer
133 views

BSOD after installing old driver in Windows 8.1

I have installed an older version of BlindWrite (I know it was a stupid thing to do) on my Windows 8.1 laptop. During the reading of a DVD, a BSOD showed, saying DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. When ...
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1answer
240 views

Random pixels and stripes on screen while booting, disappear in safe mode

My lcd started showing random patterns of rgb pixels all over the screen. This is visible only at certain resolutions. It is visible during boot and in bios. It is OK when the windows logo is ...
3
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1answer
74 views

The driver crisis

I have an old laptop on which I tried to install Windows XP. It asked me for a serial so I entered one posted online, then it told me I needed to activate that copy of windows, so I said maybe ...
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0answers
102 views

Linux Driver: Missing required config variable

Through multiple previous inquiries (Depmod freezing up after bcwml-kernel-source install failure; alternative to bcmwl-kernel-source package; ndiswrapper not downloading large files) I have been ...
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1answer
104 views

Fix a Windows 8 unsigned driver

I have installed a legal copy of Windows 8 on an illegal copy of Windows 7. Now every time I boot, Windows finds some wrong driver and tries to restore system. I have to boot with "Don't verify the ...
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2answers
735 views

Does the BIOS have some sort of generic 'drivers'

How does the BIOS control I/O devices without any form of drivers? For example how is an image displayed whilst the computer is booting if the BIOS doesn't have any drivers for the graphics card. ...
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0answers
184 views

Computer boots in safemode but get BSoD in normal mode

For my grandparents I installed my old computer with the harddisks from their computer. Now the problem is when I try to boot I get a BSoD and then it instants restarts the computer. If I run in safe ...
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1answer
4k views

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Blinking cursor and cannot start after Nvidia driver upgrade

I am running a relatively new install of Ubuntu 12.04. I just finished installing all of my customizations, and decided to install Steam so I could play Team Fortress 2. Steam presented me with a ...
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1answer
966 views

How to make a PXE boot, if the client PC has no network card driver?

As I have researched, we can do a clean installation of an OS through network booting (PXE boot). I have also tried to do it to a virtual machine via windows Deployment Services (WDS). It was OK. ...
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1answer
321 views

Installing required drivers for a laptop before the windows boot up?

My Laptop HDD was broken (with factory settings partition). So, I replaced it with a new HDD which has nothing stored in it. I installed Windows 7 on it using an ISO burned to a DVD media. Now I do ...
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5answers
612 views

Install Windows 7 without DVD drive

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop from a USB drive. I used the Microsoft tool to make a bootable Windows 7 USB drive and it boots, but when I try to install it says: A required CD/DVD ...
0
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1answer
606 views

Arch linux boots into graphical bug with no console access (ATI card)

I installed Arch with gnome 3 yesterday and all was going well. I installed open source video drivers for my card (Radeon HD7770) however the performance was really bad (I could hear my GFX card fan ...
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0answers
475 views

Freezing with black screen after booting OS with AMD Catalyst driver

I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 on my HP laptop. A few weeks ago I was confused with a weird trouble in proprietary drivers for my graphics card. When I start X server (or just boot Windows) system ...
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3answers
2k views

How to find drivers that are loading on startup?

How can I find what drivers are being loaded on a Windows 7 x64 startup? I've seen a couple apps that show what programs are being run via registry entries and Startup folder, but I'm not sure how to ...
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1answer
117 views

NVidia on startup breaks all drivers and the system

Based in friends advice, I've installed Nvidia driver on my system. Instead of improving performance, driver hooked into system startup and breaks the system. What happens: Any external ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows 7 SP1 installation hangs during boot when CF card present in sata card reader

as per subject I have a nasty problem with Windows 7 and a CF card in a SATA card reader, first some details. Hardware specifications: Asus P8C WS (Intel C216 chipset) with BIOS version 3202 ...
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1answer
45 views

Configuring video driver on boot

I followed a guide to installing an AMD Radeon driver for my laptop running Fedora 17 and it must have had issues along the way. Once rebooting I freeze up in the middle of the boot process as it ...
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0answers
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how to change driver parameter into Fedora 17 boot?

For some time I use Fedora 17. Usualy with KDE but sometimes with GNOME too... With a lot of help from Google and Fedora forum I managed to make my tvtuner work. However it is very annoying that every ...
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0answers
348 views

How to restart Windows 8 directly to Startup Settings menu?

I need to restart Windows 8 with no driver signature check mode. I use shutdown -o -r command, then I need click Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then Windows Startup Setting, then Restart and ...
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1answer
2k views

How to uninstall AMD Display Driver from other install of Windows

So my Windows 7 had a BSOD from an Ati driver file then restarting only gives me some wierd coloured lines at the top of the screen. Starting in safe mode causes the boot up to freeze at AtiPcie.sys ...
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1answer
653 views

Installing two different sets of motherboard drivers on one HDD to Boot

Summarized: Can I install two different set of Motherboard drivers on the same Windows installation/HDD, and therefore be able to boot with two different motherboards on the same HDD? Or: How do I ...
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2answers
264 views

Freeze on boot: firmware bug

When I boot Mint in recovery profile it says something about a bug, then it freezes on the line: Firmware bug DOD is defined but not DOS I want to access it because I need to restore it like ...
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0answers
5k views

How do I install/uninstall drivers from CMD in windows7?

Recently I had to change the motherboard(different manufacturer and chipset) on one of my computers and now windows 7 wont start. I would like to avoid reinstalling windows from scratch since it would ...
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1answer
442 views

how to enable caches in u-boot for imx boards?

Since I am working on boot time optimization for imx boards , I heard enabling caches(D-cache or I-cache) in u-boot causes improvements in boot performance.Can any one suggest the way to enable ...
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1answer
676 views

Intel Rapid Start Driver Reinstallation doesn't work?

I recently had to reformat my entire drive and reinstall Windows 7. Something that bothers me is that when I was downloading the Intel Rapid Start driver (I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y480, and it comes ...
2
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0answers
137 views

Hardware doesn't work some times at boot time

I have an Asus n51vf laptop. I bought it not long time ago (less than a month) and installed Windows 7 on it. Since that it wasn't new when I bought it, I don't know, if the problem was occuring ...
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1answer
334 views

How to boot Slax on my notebook (CCE XLE-425)?

I have a 8GB flash drive with Slax 6.1.2 SO installed on it, so I can use that in almost all computers I use to access my files and programs with my configurations. BUT I have one serious problem ...
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1answer
70 views

Do I have to do anything special for drivers on my system on reinstalling the windows

I will reinstall windows 7 on my toshiba machine and I wonder if I need to do anything special for my drivers. Does windows (or windows update) take care of them?
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1answer
1k views

Extremely Slow XP Pre-Boot (Driver Loading Phase)

Pre problem: My system crashed recently while I was in XP. I booted into DOS and ran ScanDisk to check my XP partition (FAT32) and ran a surface scan. Once I was satisfied that the system drive was ...
2
votes
2answers
203 views

Should pre-boot SATA drivers be 32 or 64 bit?

In the past when I've downloaded preboot drivers for use with F6 during a Windows Installation (for SATA drivers for instance), I've always just seen a single set of driver files. The Intel drivers I ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

Why do I get a blank screen on booting in Windows 8 Developer Preview (x64)?

Basic system info: OS: Windows 8 Developer Preview (x64) CPU: Intel Core2 Duo Graphics: Intel integrated/ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 The problem: After installation everything works fine and it ...
4
votes
3answers
7k views

How can I install drivers before Windows boots?

If there's a bad hardware driver that is causing Windows to crash during startup, how can you update the driver? Do I need to make a boot disk? I have the driver installation disc that came with it ...
3
votes
3answers
699 views

Why is my computer 'freezing' during OS loading & POST?

My computer is suffering from seemingly random crashes, that get progressively worse the longer a computer session runs. Initially, the system will start, appear to run fine for some time, then a ...
2
votes
1answer
808 views

If you uninstall the primary Windows hard drive drivers, are these reinstalled during next boot?

I'm having a problem with some partitions in Windows, and I read that reinstalling the drivers may solve the problem, but this is the disk where Windows is installed. If I uninstall the drivers ...
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1answer
175 views

How to embed-assign a catalog assigned driver?

"Drivers can be signed in one of two ways: catalog signing (which includes the signature in a catalog file) or embedded signing (which embeds the signature in the driver file)." I was looking over a ...
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1answer
2k views

Where/How does Windows get it's driver list?

When starting Windows in Safe Mode, you can see a list of loaded drivers on the screen. I would like to know where Windows looks to find which drivers it loads and in what order.
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0answers
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Block writing in sections of registry run, services, drivers

I'm looking for a program block (ask me for permission) writing in sections of registry Run (RunOnce), Services, Drivers. Before I used Ad-Aware 1.06, but now it's out of date. New versions Ad-Aware ...
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0answers
1k views

cannot boot normally with external monitor (broken screen) due to drivers

The LCD screen on my Toshiba Satellite A100-011 laptop suddenly went black. Since the backlight is still working, and I have image on an external monitor (see below), I'm assuming it is broken. ...
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5answers
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Stuck at “Starting windows..” when switching to AHCI mode

I had a Windows 7 system working fine in AHCI mode and decided to change the motherboard to another brand. I created an image of the boot drive. I changed the motherboard which runs in IDE mode by ...