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Keyboard lights not coming on causing pc to not boot

Sometimes (it seems to happen mostly when i haven't booted my computer for a few days) when i turn on my computer everything starts up the monitor light and mouse light comes on, but sometimes the ...
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Access old Users folder on backed up hdd

I tried googling to no avail. Here is my problem My old harddrive needed to be replaced, so i imaged it and copied to a new hdd. I later upgraded the hardware significantly and installed a new ...
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15 views

Computer Freezes for some time after beeps from motherboard

I have Gigabyte 970a ds3 rev3.0 motherboard. While running some applications I hear some beeps and at that time my pc freezes but after few seconds it again runs fine. Can this happen because of a ...
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1answer
57 views

Random Boot Loop

I am experiencing that my computer is rebooting at random times and not even reaching BIOS. It happens mostly after my computer have been turned off over the night. but sometime just random. Here's ...
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60 views

Windows computer getting Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) after a fall

Accidentally knocked my laptop onto the ground last night and have been having some trouble with it since. After picking it up, I opened the screen to make sure there wasn't any obvious damage and, ...
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1answer
34 views

Upgraded Computer, Now It Turns Off Randomly/Won't Turn On

I have recently upgraded my computer and now it turns off at random times. Sometimes, I'll be on all day and there will be no problem. Sometimes it'll be a couple hours and it'll shut off. And ...
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0answers
41 views

Computer Freezes but no Idea why

I have a 2 year old desktop, with x86 32-bit processor, and came originally installed with Windows 7. I since installed Ubuntu 12.4 and now run both dual booted. Running in either OS, my screen ...
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1answer
53 views

Is it a hardware error for the audio device

Last night, after I restart my laptop ( DELL Inspiron 14 N5010 ) the audio device is gone and it says no speakers or head phones are plugged in . I've tried uninstall the audio device in the ...
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1answer
106 views

Powering Off Hard Disks, is a life saver or life depleter?

Hardware description and problem introduction: I'm a Home user and I use Windows in a Home PC, I have 4 internal hard disks connected and running, 1 hard drive is for the OS, and the other hard ...
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1answer
94 views

Graphics card not working even with the latest drivers?

I have a new laptop Acer Travelmate P-255 MG which had linpus Linux on it, and has a graphics card: Name: AMD Radeon 8750M Vendor ID: 1002 Devicde ID: 6600 I installed Windows 7 x64 on it, and I ...
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1answer
33 views

Network Adapter just disappeared

This morning I turned on my Computer and I didn't have an Internet connection. Checking the Network Center on Windows, it said there is no cable in the device. I replugged it, thinking that it is ...
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0answers
47 views

Can this be something else than a defect graphic card?

Since a few days I'm experiencing strong issues with my ATI Radeon HD 7870. Often while playing games my two monitors turn into weird artefacts (with ongoing music for a moment) and then stay like ...
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1answer
102 views

Internet-connection not working properly on one of my computers (even after format)

All of a sudden my Internet-connection started acting strange: sites wouldn't load properly (didn't load all data, leaving the page to be unfinished, images would be strange-looking), some clients, ...
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0answers
35 views

Upgraded Graphics Card, Wireless Not Fully Working

I just upgraded my graphics card on my desktop. My wireless no longer fully works. I have already ensured that that the card has sufficient power; manufacturer suggests min 750w and thats what I have. ...
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4answers
99 views

Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)

I have Sony Vaio laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. Later I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Grub. Now the hard is showing early signs of failure. How can I replace the hard disk ...
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0answers
62 views

Computer crashed for good

My one-year-old custom PC was crashing when I played Battlefield for 5 minutes or Counter-Strike for 20 minutes. Now it keeps crashing whenever I power it up. (It doesn't loop.) Debugging steps I ...
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0answers
43 views

Windows 7 USB not working in legacy mode

I have a problem. Some time ago I have bought Acer V3-571G laptop with Windows 8. Later I have decided to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7, so I have switched BIOS to Legacy Mode and unfortunately ...
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1answer
98 views

Likely cause of BSODs associated with Desktop Window Manager warnings

My primary PC experiences a BSOD (bug check 124) roughly once a day and has been doing so for several months. These BSODs appear to be related to warnings 500 and 501 in the Windows event log. Both ...
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1answer
48 views

What piece of hardware has failed?

The other day I set some video files converting, around 15 minutes later I noticed that the PC had turned off and the 2 front LEDs were flashing. I turned the power off and restarted it (The GPU made ...
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2answers
85 views

How can I get data off of a Corsair SSD?

My Corsair SSD won't work and I have some critical data on it that I didn't back up (I needed to create a copy of my mechanical storage device, just forgot). The drive isn't detected by the OS or ...
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1answer
368 views

Random crash then “a disk read error has occurred”

So out of the blue today when my computer was tabbed out of a game things got laggy and my computer crashed with a scrambled corrupt version of my screen making me think it was the GPU overheating. ...
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3answers
238 views

External hard drive not recognized in OS

my Hitashi external hard drive is not being recognized by any OS. On windows when i go to "disk managment" section, i have the partition as "NON INITIALISED/ NON ALLOCATED". no other operation on that ...
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1answer
164 views

Windows 7 not recognizing SATA-connected Drives

EDIT: The drives are visible in my Windows 7 Device Manager, but not in the filesystem. It says the best drivers are installed. What's going on? I have a desktop rig as such: SSD1 - Windows 7 ...
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1answer
58 views

Windows 7 Not Recognizing Any Hardware, Linux Recognizing Hardware

I have a new desktop computer with two SSDs: one running Linux Mint 15 (SSD1), the other running Windows 7 (SSD2). My mint runs perfectly - USB wireless adapter is recognized, SSD2 (connected by SATA) ...
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1answer
87 views

My Dell studio 14" doesn't load boot bios, OS and even firmware

Dell studio 14" doesn't load boot bios, OS and even firmware it only displays gray light and after some time laptop shutdowns. It doesn't even read any external drive. Could any one help me with this. ...
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1answer
106 views

Broken USB disk

Somehow my USB flash drive is broken. When I plug it into my Windows 7 PC it appears in Windows Explorer, but I cannot format/access it; I get the "insert disk" message every time I try to ...
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1answer
34 views

Partition Recovery and tools required

I have Windows 7 machine. I had partitioned C: to extended partition D:. Well yesterday I was increasing the space for D: (for installing UBUNTU -dual boot-). I used G-parted of UBUNTU to expand the ...
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1answer
201 views

What happens with a normal disk when you unplug power vs an SSD [closed]

We are using SSD's sata2 disks, but they often get corrupt. I also see that users on their desktop, don't use the on off switch from the computer but use the main power-switch of their office room. ...
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1answer
43 views

HDD doesn't properly work [duplicate]

Recently, while I was installing windows 7, I tried to re-partition my 750 gb hdd. There were following partitions inside my HDD: Swap Ubuntu Backtrack System reserved for Windows 7 Windows 7 I ...
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1answer
1k views

Flickering horizontal static lines in display

I have Dell Inspiron 15 Intel N5050 laptop around one year old.When I started my laptop yesterday I saw Flickering horizontal static lines in display and it seems continuously at present time. What's ...
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128 views

Video hardware error

I just used the Windows Solution tool and I had 4 errors that stated this Problem: Video hardware error Files that help describe the problem: WD-20130630-2216.dmp sysdata.xml ...
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1answer
148 views

DVD recording fails with “Power Calibration Error” or “Internal Target Failure”

I'm using a Pioneer DVR-215, firmware version 1.22, on Windows 7 64bit (with various apps, e.g. Nero, DeepBurner) - to try and burn a simple ISO DVD (tried both with and without multisession). This ...
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4answers
123 views

Is it benificial to shutdown a computer while not in use? [duplicate]

Often times I leave my computer on while waiting for a process, such as a large download, to complete. It's a superstition of mine to turn the computer off as soon as possible after the task has ...
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1answer
108 views

Why would a computer stop POSTing only temporarily after a crash?

The other night, I was playing a game on my desktop PC when the graphics started stuttering and, eventually without warning, the entire display froze and the speakers emitted a constant buzzing sound. ...
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0answers
55 views

Fujitsu Hard Drive asking to be formated

I have a Fujutsi hard drive that's requesting to be formatted, but if i cancel the format window it gives me this error "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)". The thing is that I don't want to format ...
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0answers
196 views

What can cause “Reboot and select proper boot device” other than hard drive issues?

I'm having some weird issues with my computer that I'd be hugely appreciative if someone can help me troubleshoot. Recently, my HTPC will start fine, then after 20-30 minutes it will freeze up and ...
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1answer
102 views

unallocated space in hard drives causing windows not to load

I was trying to dual boot kubuntu with windows 8. Now, I created unallocated space and restarted my PC, the windows didn't load showing an error. Windows diagnostics didn't work. There partitions in ...
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1answer
229 views

Slow BIOS bootup

This is a new HP DV-7 laptop. When you turn it on SOMETIMES it will wait at 15 minutes on the press escape for menu and sometimes it will boot correctly. IS this a hardware failure issue or is this a ...
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110 views

Dell inspiron laptop failure due to USB

I have a dell inspiron laptop with 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive. I recently plugged a usb to Robotic arm interface cable from my laptop to the robot. My laptop was in sleep mode, and right when ...
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1answer
466 views

Windows 7 hard disk failure - Re-enable warning

I've previously disabled a hard disk failure warning in Windows before later removing the disk. I've since done some further diagnostics and I now believe the SATA cable to be at fault, I've replaced ...
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0answers
169 views

The spacebar on my new microsoft keyboard 4000 is acting crazy, what's causing it?

This Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard is practically new, less than a month old, and today out of nowhere when using Ubuntu the spacebar stops working. At first I thought it might be the occasional ...
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1answer
387 views

Windows tools to diagnose dead USB ports?

I have a Toshiba laptop with 3 USB ports. The ports stopped working, independently, over time. Now I can't use a mouse with the laptop so basically it's a non functional computer for me. I don't know ...
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1answer
343 views

SSD and Lenovo X60s laptop dont get along under Windows and Linux

I put an SSD in my Lenovo X60s laptop and the two do not seem to get along. I tried to install Windows 7 and 8 several times and I got several different errors, most often: windows setup could not ...
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2answers
343 views

Monitor constantly flickering between no signal

Info - Gfx Card: 7850 TV: Element 55 inch OS: windows 7 64 bit I'm using 1080p/HDMI. When I turn my computer on, I get 'no signal' all the way until the log in screen, because apparently the ...
2
votes
1answer
482 views

Laptop nvidia geforce turned into intel graphics card?

I am experiencing something strange in one of my laptops that I haven't seen before. The laptop is an ASUS K52JC, has an Nvidia Geforce 310M. I have it setup as a dual boot with both windows 7 and ...
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2answers
807 views

Sound (and possibly other functions) cut out on laptop, but only under specific conditions

I have an odd issue with my new Windows 7 laptop, and I'm at a loss to explain it. I was listening to a podcast downloaded to my hard drive (incidentally a StackExchange podcast) while I did the ...
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2answers
1k views

Lenovo T410 overheats since replacing HDD with SSD hard drive

As already mentioned in the title, my Lenovo T410 notebook overheats regularly since I've replaced my old harddisk with a SSD harddisk. My assumption is that the CPU is stressed since replacing the ...
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3answers
953 views

Hard Drive is running at a crawl after intermittent startup issue. Is my HDD finished?

I woke up the other day to find that my Sony Vaio VPC wouldn't boot up after multiple attempts. After running a system diagnostic check using the built-in recovery partition that came with the laptop, ...
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1answer
280 views

Vertical lines going across my PC monitor

How do I get rid of 15 vertical lines going across my PC monitor? It is a HP Pavilion desktop running Windows 7 enterprise.
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3answers
679 views

System hangs after Windows startup

I have an Asus N61JQ laptop with Windows 8 Enterprise 64bit installed – same problems using Windows 7 X64 though. Sometimes my Windows hangs when I shut it down by pressing the power button, and when ...