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Why my USB microphone isn't detected by the Realtek Audio Console?

I don't know why my USB microphone isn't detected by the Realtek Audio Console.
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How does an operating system know about display resolution and pixel density?

How does an operating system detect what the resolution and pixel density of my monitor is? Do monitors provide these information through some kine of interface to a video driver and then pass those ...
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Laptop monitor not detected, only external monitor works

This all started when I had my laptop connected to my TV via HDMI and changed the display setting to "Show only on 2". I then remember opening my laptop and the internal display wasn't ...
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lshw and /proc/meminfo show different values

I have an old server from a friend (so I'm not too familiar with its specs) and am confused by the various ways system statistics get shown. The machine is running Ubuntu 22.04: ubuntu@ubuntu-desktop:~...
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Motherboard causes Windows boot into INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

Alternative problem: After replacing motherboard(MB) or resetting BIOS settings to defaults, Windows boots into INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE (IBD) There are tons of IBD questions, but they are mostly ...
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Why doesn't Kryptex inside Wine recognize CPUs and GPUs?

When I try to run Kryptex inside Wine on Lubuntu, which is installed on a USB drive (not in live mode), either the program freezes during benchmarking or it finishes without finding any hardware on ...
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My new ethernet adapter device that I plugged doesnt seem to work

My onboard ethernet that came with my motherboard is limited to 100mbps and so I bought a new one (Gigabit Pci-express X1 Realtek 10/100/1000mb), it shows on my devices on windows (windows 10 pro), ...
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Is safe do an upgrade of RAM but without parity equality?

I have an ASUS UX501VW-DS71T, currently with 16GB of RAM. According with the official documentation at ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW about the RAM is indicated the following: Memory DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM, up ...
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Computer switches between detecting TV and undetecting it, and chimes. How to stop this?

I have a Dell Optiplex 3070 micro with Intel UHD Graphics 630, connected to an old LG TV over HDMI. The OS is Windows 10 Pro. I keep the PC on, and when I switch the TV to an input that is different ...
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RAM Is dead or Is just a software error?

This is my spec for clarity reason: •CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X •Mainboard: Gigabyte B450 Gaming X •RAM: 2× G.Skill Aegis DDR4 3200Mhz Now, I never have problem with this sticks and they worked in dual ...
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USB-Ports do not work completely on a DELL Latitude D620 with Windows 10 (SSD)

I have equipped my old DELL Latitue D620 notebook with an SSD and installed Win 10 Pro on it. The overall performance is surprisingly good. Now I also have a port replicator, which has a total of 4 x ...
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External Hard drive is not detected on disk manager despite showing in device manager

My external Hard drive is not detected on my computer, It shows up on device manager under but in disk management section it does not appear I have exhausted all possible reason like, issue with ...
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remove "safely remove eject hardware and eject media' windows 10

This icon in the system tray when a usb device is connected I never use and would like it removed / turned off.
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How to test laptop fan that doesn't start?

I have this old but still good laptop MSI gs60 2PE and the fans stop working. One simply didn't work anymore and the other started making horrible noise. I bought new ones, plug them. But nothing ...
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Why could TPM be enabled in BIOS but not functional in OS?

If the BIOS of a computer system shows that TPM is enabled then one would think this would mean the operating system would be able to use the TPM. However, this is not necessarily the case. The ...
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How to physically identify a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on motherboard

Many TPM issues are reported by users in various online forums. One issue is the TPM being found in the operating system or BIOS without the TPM being useable (e.g. TPM shows in Windows 10 Pro Device ...
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I have found an analogue device that has an active input but can't find a way to disable it. How do I do that?

This is the second time I try to find a "ghost device" that gives "random" inputs since there aren't any built in tools to make it easy. I have managed to find out that it's an ...
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Network Interface Card not using the correct PCI link width

I am running a Mellanox PCIe card that uses PCIe 4.0 x8 that should be running at 16GB/s. This is connected into a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot on this motherboard. This also runs at 16GB/s and I should be able ...
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Is it feasible to alter the CPU ID through the utilization of software?

I am considering implementing a method for ensuring the integrity of the activation/trial period of my software, by tying it to the unique fingerprint of the user's machine. After conducting research, ...
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Is there a website that stores printers hardware IDs? [closed]

I'm working with about 200 different models of printers, each printer model has unique hardware IDs. I know I can extract them by plugging the printer to the PC but it's time consuming and I don't ...
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Is there a way to make a virtual machine that resembles a given real one as closely as possible?

I've taken a habit of installing OSes on older machines as follows: I create a virtual disk drive on my more powerful desktop, so that it is as large as the physical drive, then I run the installation ...
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I need help on Xerox VersaLink C405

I need some help with "How to replace the Transfer Unit Kit" from the printer Xerox Versalink C405 I tried looking for some solution, but I didn't find a proper one. If someone could help me,...
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Is it possible to determine the byte order of the system without programming on Windows?

I would like to know how the underlying hardware system arranges the bytes in memory (whether in big or little endian). Is it possible to figure this out on Windows without programming (as suggested ...
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Can't detect USB on RHEL9 VMware

I can't detect my USB on RedHat Enterprise 9, I did make sure that the removable disk is connected to VMware and not the host. I can detect it on Kali Linux btw I even tried to use an external hard ...
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Why should we NOT "trick" the PC into thinking that there is a Display connected ? [ OR ] Why is the Display Mandatory?

[[ De-Escalated Quickly ! OK , I will try to edit it so that my intent is clear ]] According to this Post , we can use "Dummy" Hardware to make a fake Display. Such fake Hardware are used in ...
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How can i find out the maximum amount of ram supported for my computer? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade ram for my old laptop but i am a bit confused.. what is the difference between pc3 and ddr3 or how many mhz should it be, so what can be the highest.. can you help me? Screenshot ...
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there is an error while trying to run command and conquer generals game on my system?

I was given this error while try to run Generals. I want to know if this system is not good enough to run the game? CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H GPU: GeForce RTX 3060 RAM: 16GB 3200mhz
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Cannot install Windows 10 on a very old laptop: CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED

I have a very old laptop (based on Intel Core 2 Duo T5450) which came with Windows Vista which works on it just fine. It has 3 GB of RAM, plenty of free space and otherwise 100% functional. I'm unable ...
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Does my HDD still work after almost 10years not in use?

I found my HDD HD250HJ from Samsung after 10years. The whole HDD is encrypted with TrueCrypt 7.1 and is a hidden volume. When I plugged in my HDD it's not visible in the explorer nor in TrueCrypt. Is ...
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swapping between Hard drives with OS in a laptop

I'm about to do some tinkering/experimentation with my laptop and looking for some options to keep my system safe from any wrongdoings that I may trigger. Therefore, is it possible to take out my ...
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Product Information Not Vaild HP Laptop

I got this error on my laptop (HP Folio 9470m) which shows that the product information is not valid. Upon search, I found that it usually occurs after changing the motherboard, (which I didn't, It ...
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USB NIC not initialized on boot

I have a server running on a Rpi4 that runs multiple services via LXD, one of which is a VPN Service. Due to restrictions on my ISP, I route port forwarding through a paid VPN provider to the server (...
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What PCI Bus ID is 0x1?

I need to find what is connected at Bus id 0x1. On Linux doing lspci I got the bus ids in a different format such as 00:01.0. I guess these are same, just x is used instead of ':' in the first ...
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GPU not detected every 4 days

My Galax GTX 1650 Super EX-1 Click OC PCI-E after 1 year+ of use, suddenly after BSOD , and not able to detected by Motherboard, but surprisingly after few days probably 4 days+ it can detected by ...
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Windows key and backspace stopped working on laptop

A few days ago, while using my laptop normally, the backspace key and the windows key stopped working. I did all the checks suggested by the first results of the few results of the main search engines....
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How did Windows Memory Diagnostic cause an SSD to suddenly become detected by both the BIOS and Windows 10

I have just bought a SATA Samsung EVO 870. After installation it was not visible to BIOS or Disk Management/Device Manager. I tried using the cables directly removed from a working drive, new cables - ...
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Ghost key presses in Dell laptop

I am using a Dell laptop with Windows and Ubuntu 18 dual-boot. Recently I have an annoying problem with my laptop, ghost keypresses. If I'm reading an article or a long mail or reading a PDF file, the ...
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After deleting all bluetooth from the device manager, how to add it back?

In futzing with bluetooth I seem to have removed bluetooth from the device manager itself. How do initiate a scan to detect the internal hardware to then download the correct driver? I've tried: `****...
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Microphone and headphones no longer detected in my computer

I am having problems with my microphone as well as my headphones. Whenever I try to use my headphones not only they are not detected, but I need to reboot my computer with them inserted if I want them ...
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Hard drive not detected after replacing board

I have a 4TB WD “Elements” (WD Blue inside of the casing) Model: WD40NMZW-11GX681 portable drive that I use for my Xbox One. The drive has stopped working. When I plug it in nothing happens, it doesn’...
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Using Virtualbox on Windows 10 Home to run a VHD of my old PCs Windows 7 (recently upgraded from Vista HP) hdd

New Virtualbox user (got Linux mint running smoothly a couple days ago ((new Linux user too)).) Created a VHD of my old PCs hard drive after its psu died (used disk2vhd - didn’t give me the option to ...
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Reasonable Limits (alarm) for sensor temperature (lm-sensors)

Using sensors command (package lm-sensors) one finds out values (mainly temperature). I guess it is not useful at all, if one is not capable of estimating which values are critical? How to find ...
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Discover the interface of a DVD drive (GT30L) on a very old HP notebook (Pavilion dv4-1620br)

I'm trying to find out which interface to connect to the DVD drive, but it is very old, it must be from 2008-2010, does anyone have any ideas? It is neither SATA nor IDE. Photo: Inside the notebook (...
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My hard drive (A:) shows no letter in processes but in disk management it appears correctly

My hard drive (A:) shows no letter in processes but in disk management it appears correctly. Is this an issue? And if it is how can I fix it? I am experiencing issues with my hardware and trying to ...
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Why is my pc saying I have only 1 4g stick of ram in the 4th slot when I have 8g of ram 1 stick in the second and one in the 4th

I built my PC on Monday this week and I just noticed last night that in my task manager it is saying that I only have 1 stick of ram installed into the 4th slot even though I have two sticks one in ...
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How to debug a keyboard's keys matrix row and column and microcontroller?

I was wondering how you can find the "address" of a key on a keyboard, that usually gets sent to a microcontroller on the motherboard, probably. As example, these addresses can be called &...
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How does a computer know which device is connected to the usb port?

I was wondering that in a same USB port many devices can be connected like keyboard, mouse, storage device etc. So, how does a computer know which device is connected to the USB port, like when we ...
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What is CPU power limit?

I see in HWinfo this but on Google I can't find an explanation of what these are, can someone help me to understand? The Intel explanation isn't very clear. CPU PL1 should be equal to TDP, but it's ...
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What is this "Unknown Device" in Device Manager (Root\SQExtFramebufferUmode)

My Microsoft Surface Book 3 15" laptop just updated to Windows 10, version 2004. After the update, there's a new "Unknown device" device listed in Device Manager. It didn't exist before ...
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New internal WD HDD not being detected

I have two rather old desktop computers, one is DDR2 with 500Gb Hdd (with Win 10) and other is Dell optiplex 7010 without HDD. I bought a new 320Gb Hard disk (but with product date: 2009 WD) for ...
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