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ECS Elitegroup KV2 lite 1.0 Motherboard doesn't detect SATA drive and takes forever to load BIOS

my problem is as follows: I was connecting a (bootable) SATA hard drive to the 'ECS Elitegroup KV 2 lite 1.0' in my friends rig, which already had two IDE hard drives (one with bootable Windows XP) ...
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lshw not reporting memory information correctly

We are working a project where we will be receiving 50+ laptops on a regular basis and we need to get hardware information from them. During some test runs we found some strange results. On a Dell ...
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USB drive stop working after making bootable

After making my USB drive bootable using WinToFlash, it has stopped working. My laptop now cannot detect the USB.
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laCie 1TB USB3.0 not detected in windows 7 64bit

I have a problem with my laCie rugged USB3.0 1TB. When I connect it via USB2.0 it works correctly according to USB2.0 specifications. Recently, I have bought a USB3.0 adapter and when I connect the ...
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WD (Western Digital) Mybook appears and disappears

Don't know but maybe it's an odd problem, Using windows 8, didn't have critical errors, sometime I got the blue screen on Win8, after restarting it didn't show my WD MyBook 2TB USB3 external drive, I ...
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Why is my graphics card not detected the first time I start the PC?

I just upgraded to a Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB RAM and I'm experiencing a problem with it. The system takes slightly longer to display the BIOS splash screen and the graphics card goes into some ...
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HP v220w not working after using it as bootable pendrive

I have made a bootable pendrive just before a week. The pendrive was working previously. I've made a bootable pen drive using following instructions: Launch the DiskPart utility by typing ...
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DVD Reader not showing under “my computer”

I have a DVD drive in my computer, and it shows in "device manager", but not under "my computer". It cannot read discs right now, and i have cd that i want read. ...
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My WD passport detected but not shown on my computer

1TB WD harddisk is detected in laptop but drives not visible on my computer. Under disk managment drives shown without letters. Right clicking on these drives give 2 options: Delete volume Help. ...
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Force TV detection in (new) Catalyst Control Center

I need to force a detection of a TV because it's not auto-detected. The problem is that, in the newer versions of Catalyst Control Center, there isn't a check-box for that any more. EDIT: I'm using ...
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My DVDROM is not detected in my HP pavilion dv6500

I have a HP Pavilion dv6500 with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. My DVDROM is not detected. A message is shown on startup: no tpm or tpm has problem. I have replaced my DVDROM but the problem still there. ...
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Windows does not detect my hard drive

my hard drive (WD Scorpio Blue 1TB) is not recognized by my Windows 7. The hard drive spins but it clicks every 2-3 minutes and is not recognized by windows using sata to usb cable and sata only. I ...
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HP Pen drive not being detected in Windows after being made into bootable Ubuntu install drive

My HP250W 8gb USB pen drive is not detecting only on my Windows OS. But it is detecting on side-by-boot Ubuntu and also on other machines regardless of the OS. Other pen drives also detecting in my ...
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Windows 8 isn't detecting PS3 eye

I have the PS3 Eye web cam installed with drivers from Code Laboratories, which comes with a test program. When I open the test program it shows a clear picture from the webcam. Every other program ...
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Intermittent hard disk I/O errors

For the past 2 years or so (4 year old custom build) I've been getting random moments where everything stops responding (or takes a very long time to respond) followed by I/O and HDD not detected ...
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Linux Debian doesn't detect HDD (booting from USB flash drive)

I'm trying to install Debian on my HDD booting from USB flash drive but when I reach step called Disk partitioning I can see only my flash drive (/dev/sda automatically mounted as /cdrom). When I ...
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My PC suddenly doesn't detect the primary drive (SSD)

My computer has been working fine for months, and it worked today, but tonight I went to start it up to find that my OCZ Vertex 2 isn't being found. When I turn on my computer, the loading screen gets ...
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HP Pavilion P6210Y [Pegatron M2N78-LA Motherboard] will NOT detect replacement Western Digital 640GB SATA Hard Drive

I'm working on an HP Pavilion P6210Y (Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard) that's hard drive has crashed. The issue that I'm running in to is that for some reason the computer absolutely REFUSES to detect ...
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integrated and external graphics card not detected simuntanously

I've got one huge problem. When I plug my external graphics card internal one is not detected, but when I remove it, then it is! Why is it happening? I've got two lspcis: Internal 00:00.0 Host ...
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HDD Disappears after sleep mode

I recently purchased a HDD and it works fine except if I go into sleep mode. Every time my computers comes out of sleep mode the HDD disappears completely. I have literally tried EVERYTHING to fix ...
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How can I detect the amount of memory slots I have?

I know that there used to be a Corsair memory detection tool, but I can no longer find it. I didn't find anything when searching Google. I would like to scan my machine to know a few things: How ...
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Is there a way from within windows to identify which BIOS is in the machine?

I'm wondering if there's a way to retrieve information on the BIOS from within Windows 7 without rebooting and going into the BIOS. I've checked Control Panel\System and Security\System and Device ...
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How to tell if an empty PCI Express slot is 1.0, 2.0 etc? (general test, or enquiry command, not refer to spec)

Is it possible to run a test on an empty PCI Express slot to definitively determine that the slot is PCI Express 2.0 or not? My reason for asking is to see if I get the most out of USB3.0 with my ...
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Is there software to tell what kind of hardware I have so I can find drivers for it?

Maybe I'm just lazy, but I really don't want to open this computer up and look. I'd like to know the type of wireless network card I have, but CPU-Z doesn't tell me. I need drivers for my wireless ...
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Is there an inbuilt microphone on the Toshiba Dynabook Satellite J50?

Is there an inbuilt microphone on the Toshiba Dynabook Satellite J50? If so, where is it?
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Bypassing “Found New Hardware Wizard” / Setting Windows to Install Drivers Automatically

My motherboard finally died after the better part of a decade, so I bought a used system. I put my old hard-drive and sound-card in the new system, and connected my old keyboard and mouse (the rest of ...
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What hardware information about your PC's can gathered by websites/ISP's?

What hardware information about your PC can be transferred ever the internet or stored by websites or by your Internet Service Provider. For eg. Your MAC address can be stored by websites but I ...
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Tool to get installed components on a PC

Can anyone suggest some good tools that generate a report of all installed components in a PC? Ideally one that is easy to use. I need to upgrade my father's computer but won't have access to it ...
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free program to automatically detect hardware

I am re-installing a computer for a friend (Windows XP SP3), do you get a program that can automatically detect hardware for the system? For example motherboard, graphics card, network card. This ...