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Questions tagged [hardware-detection]

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What is this part in my laptop screen?

So recently the hinges of my laptop broke, and while fixing it I came across the following component. My laptop is an Asus VivoBook S551LB-CJ046H. It's at the bottom of my screen, and is normally ...
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Can I use a macOS installation on an external drive with different hardware

If I install macOS Mojave to an external USB drive using computer A, can I then use that drive and macOS installation on a computer B with different hardware? And then back on computer A? Even if ...
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PC doesn't detect external USB hard drive

My PC doesn't detect an external USB hard drive. The weird thing is that the power LED is on which should mean that everything is okay. I tried it on different ports and it still can't be detected. I ...
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RX 580 Not detected

Msi RX 580 video card is not detected on device manager or outputting signal to the monitor. Everything is connected properly. When connected to the GPU I don't even get the bios screen. Everytime I ...
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How to resolve storage (HDD Disk) not found issue

My laptop has recently been in strange problems. It has two internal disks: one HDD and one SDD. The SDD still functions normally, while the HDD occasionally cannot be detected. After some time, the ...
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What is the significance of video card DeviceID from WMIC?

I'm using a batch script on Windows 10 to gather client hardware information. Some of my clients are laptops with dual video adapters, an embedded Intel graphics adapter and a discrete Nvidia adapter....
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Front panel USB not working anymore after recent update in Debian 9

My USB front panel in a workstation does not recognize new USB devices anymore, whatever's plugged in. dmesg shows nothing on plugging in new device in front panel. (Some 2 months back it was working ...
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Power surge, computer can't find one hard drive, case light still on

So, my entire machine is consistently plugged into a surge protector. All the same, a sudden electrical storm caused a total power down. After starting it back up, it can't find a relatively important ...
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Connecting SATA drives after the computer is booted up

I'm trying to clone an HDD, that's the end goal here. I tried to boot up my PC with all the HDDs involved connected (host drive, drive A and drive B to be formatted and copied over; all drives have an ...
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How to fix nonresponsive iLO 2 on an aftermarket DL 380 G6?

I recently purchased an HP DL380 G6 for homelab-esque usage, and I've found a few issues that I think are all caused by a nonresponsive iLO 2: POST takes several (e.g. 5) minutes, longer than would ...
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Graphics card not detected when the monitor is not plugged in

I have a desktop computer equipped with 2 graphics processors: Intel HD Graphics (Integrated): output = VGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX (Dedicated): output = DVI I used to plug my monitor via the VGA port (...
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How to determine ethernet port capability with RHEL operating systems

I am not quite sure how to word this..as you can tell by the slightly vague title. I recently purchased an MSI WE72 7RJ-1032US Mobile Workstation Laptop in hopes of making it into a development ...
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What kind of memory is needed for my old PC? [closed]

Here is the photo of my old PC What kind of RAM and HDD are supported there? From Windows hardware details I found the following: amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 4200+ 2,21 GHz 960 Mb RAM ...
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Can I install Samsung 960 EVO on Lenovo Y520 as a storage drive separately without installing any OS on it and not use it for booting?

My laptop came with a 128 GB SSD (SATA) and a 1 TB HDD but after installing the OS and all the softwares I need, I am barely left with 50 GB on the SSD which isn't enough for gaming (GTA V itself is ...
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I attempted to repair a hard drive and it doesn't show up anymore

I have a computer who's motherboard fried, and in the beginning the hard drive was detected by the computer but I couldn't access the files so I tried using the program TestDisk to fix it. From the ...
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What is “Out-of-band Remote Access”?

DMIDECODE: Handle 0x001E, DMI type 30, 6 bytes Out-of-band Remote Access Manufacturer Name: Intel Inbound Connection: Disabled Outbound Connection: Enabled LSHW: *-remoteaccess UNCLAIMED ...
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SSD not detected when connected via USB disk docking station

(Moving this question from unix.SX) I'm connecting a newly-bought SSD (Samsung 850 EVO) to my Linux Mint 18.3 via a USB 3.0-connected disk docking station (this one). Unfortunately, the disk does not ...
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No video output on newly built PC

Building a computer from scratch. Attached everything and it doesn't output to the monitor. The VGA led error light on the motherboard lights up even when it's only the RAM CPU and CPU cooler ...
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Storage Device being Detected as Printer

I have an HP USB thumbdrive. It was working fine but after a bad eject, it stopped. Now, when I insert it, it gets detected as a printer (from what I can tell). My syslog shows this when I insert ...
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saving hardware information before giving it for servicing

Let's say I am going for a RAM upgrade. My laptop is brand new and is in fully working condition. Before I give my laptop to the technician, I want to ensure that that he does not change working parts....
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Directly interrogating video card to confirm spec?

I just bought a ASUS OEM Radeon R9 370 second-hand online and I'm not sure if it's okay or not. I probably have no reason to suspect anything wrong, the labels look fine, except that I just ...
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Hardware details of the new RAM not having correct values

I have a thinkpad X260 laptop in which I run both windows and linux manjaro. This laptop comes with only one RAM slot and had 4gb by default. Got the ram upgraded to 8gb at an authorized local ...
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How to find capacity of an SD card plugged in to your Windows 7 PC

How can I find the capacity (in MB or GB) of an SD card plugged in to a Windows 7 PC?
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USB detection issues with Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo Yoga 300

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR and am having trouble with USB devices being detected. The primary device in question is a Seagate Wireless Plus external hard drive. This ...
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GPUs aren't recognized by nvidia-smi

Possible duplication, but that post is on MS window, mine is on Linux and I wasn't able to solve my problem reading that post. Specs: Motherboard: AsRock H170 Pro4/Hyper CPU: Intel G4400 GPUs: 6 x ...
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disabling devices in motherboard BIOS: does it save on power?

I've always wondered if disabling devices via BIOS saves on power? some full feature motherboard have all sorts of devices I never used. Firewire, built-in WiFi, audio (for my servers) and etc. ...
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How to disable 'monitor connection' detection by windows 10?

Configuration I have my desktop connected to two monitors, of which one is the primary monitor (best quality). I have a server as well, and its video output is connected to the alternate input of my ...
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Computer not seeing all RAM installed

I am the go to IT guy in the office, and a user was reporting that her computer was running slowly. After trying the obvious things, I decided to increase the RAM. She had 4GB installed; the RAM chip ...
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Moving windows XP embedded to new hardware

I'm trying to move windows XP embedded to new computer since the current computer failed. I've cloned the disc with "Acronis true image" and used "fixide" to reset the controlled driver. And I get ...
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When I plug an USB key, my computer detects it twice

When I plug an USB key, my computer detects it twice. I tried with several USB keys and I always have the same issue. The slots (F:/) and (G:/) are in use. When I click on (F:/), I see nothing in the ...
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Can you identify the model of this Slot 1 motherboard?

Can you identify the model of this Slot 1 motherboard? It's been pulled from an old arcade cabinet from around 2000. It doesn't have any ports for keyboard, mouse etc. I cannot find any kind of ...
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Can't see hard disk after inserting it in again

I have inserted an old hard disk on my PC, but to do it, I took off the one that I usually use. After seeing that the old one was OK, I inserted again the one that was there before, but the computer ...
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PC not using all RAM

So CPU Z can see all 6GB of ram, even Memtest can see it but in the upper left corner it shows it's only using 4, also in task manager it shows up as 4GB. I've googled far and wide and still haven't ...
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LOW-Level tool to retrieve CPU Info

I have encountered something strange with some CPUs I bought for my home server. These are - allegedly - Xeon X5672 (3.2GHz). So it should be a Westmere (Model 6 Family 44 Stepping 2). According to ...
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How to reformat a micro SD card (not detected)

I want to reformat my sd card so I can use it again. I have no intents of recovering any data because I might have ruined it before I even started. system: windows 7 sd card: ADATA 256GB So here is ...
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Speakers don't play sound after disconnecting and reconnecting monitor

I disconnected my desktop monitor from my tower and reconnected it to my work computer. Finished my work and reconnect my monitor to my desktop. But now I can't hear anything from my external speakers,...
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RAM detection issue

Is there a way to trigger RAM detection without removing it from the slot and putting it again? The thing is I bought a new RAM and it works fine, but every time I shut down (sometimes hibernate) my ...
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Stop 'Found new Hardware' popup on logon

I want to disable the popup telling me that Windows has found new hardware because it's annoying, and there are no drivers for it, and disabling it causes a BSOD. I have tried adding the following ...
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Can I Install a Graphics Card While Windows is running?

I built a new PC with an AMD Radeon Rx 480 4GB Graphics Card. The only way I could boot into BIOS and install Windows 10 was to remove the card from my motherboard and boot off of the (Intel i5 6600K) ...
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How can I install the Linux version of USBView (the USB device viewer)?

Greg Kroah-Hartman writes that the Linux version of USBView is a GTK program that "displays the topography of the devices that are plugged into the USB bus on a Linux machine. It also displays ...
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How can I download and run the Windows version of USBView (the USB device viewer)?

I installed the Windows version of USBView (the USB device viewer) as part of a much-bigger set of tools. The installer installed a deep tree of many directories onto my PC, but it didn't seem to add ...
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Asus A450LC BIOS Can't detect any harddrive

my laptop suddenly rebooted when i was used it for browsing with chrome. After reboot BIOS says that no bootable device are detected, then i check out my BIOS config then it appear my HDD not detected ...
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Detect whether running in VM and mount differently depending on that

Context: I am a second person who had this problem - a dual-boot system with a shared data partition, plus wanting to run one of the OSs in a VM on the other. Thinking on it, I realized that it could ...
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Battery Cycle Information

I have a windows based laptop, I want to explore certain hardware based information, like battery cycles of the laptop. How do I get to these information ? Is there any way to access them ?
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Wacom Tablet CTH-680 not detected on Fedora 25?

I know wacom tablets are a problematic to begin with since there's little official support from wacom. However I 've read in multiple forums that users had gotten their CTH-680 to start working easily....
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My laptop is supposed to support 16GB of RAM, but only 8GB is reported (but the chips and slots all work)

Here's the scenario. I got this laptop, a Clevo W230SS recently. I also bought two of these 8GB RAM sticks. However; my laptop will only detect 8GB of RAM. More specifically: Both RAM sticks work ...
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Input Signal Out Of Range

I'm gonna start out by saying I'v been baffled by this and there is probably a very simple answer but I can't seem to figure it out. So I have 2 monitors, 1 Is my main one / gaming one, and my other ...
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“Aopen_ AWRDACPI” motherboard [duplicate]

I need to determine (at least approximately) a motherboard model. msinfo32 shows the following info: System Manufacturer: AOPEN_ System Model: AWRDACPI System Type: X86-based PC Processor: x86 ...
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Drivers fail to install on Windows 10 - Saitek Cyborg X

I want to install my old Saitek Cyborg X Flight Stick (Not F.L.Y. 5) to my Computer. When i try to install it, the installer (for win 7/8/8.1) won't find my connected stick. (Drivers: http://www....
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Detect if an SD card has been inserted via PowerShell

I would like to use PowerShell to detect if an SD card is there. After an SD card has been detected, a PowerShell script should automatically copy some files to the SD card. I already found and tried ...