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Make Win10 auto-detect audio instead of requiring opening the 'Sounds' panel

I use a television as my main monitor on Windows 10 Pro and connect to it via HDMI. This works fine for the most part, however if I turn the TV off for more than a couple minutes, when I turn it back ...
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Mac OSX Catalina and Unknown USB Audio Device

I have an "Unknown USB Audio Device" that represents the mic in the Logitech webcam. I have no interest in using this mic. I would like to disable the audio device because invariably the system ...
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Sata drives not recognized in BIOS after motherboard change

I just changed out the motherboard, CPU and PSU in my desktop, and now no sata drives are being recognized on system boot. I have double checked the connections, and both the data and power cables are ...
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Replace broken SSD with adapter and new SSD in another format

Unfortunately the SSD (model: XM-11; the picture below) of my laptop (ASUS UX31) is broken. The problem is that I don't find a reputable provider who offers such an SSD-model at an acceptable price. ...
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Did I brick my PNY GTX 1080ti oc 11g graphics card?

I'm here to ask if I messed up and burned my new 1080Ti xlr8 oc graphics card. I have a 500w PSU (ZALMAN500-HP). When I took out my old GTX 750Ti and plugged in my new GPU, my PC didn't work. The ...
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InsydeH20 BIOS does not recognize my bootable Windows 10 USB device

I created a Windows 10 bootable USB device for my laptop, but the UEFI/BIOS doesn't recognize it in the Boot menu (while pressing F12). I'm booting with the UEFI boot mode, and my boot menu has only ...
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Mouse showing LED but no pointer on screen

OS: Windows 10 Model of my mouse: A4Tech OP-620D For the past few days I'm facing the following stated problem with my mouse. When I turn on my desktop, the mouse pointer doesn't appear. But the ...
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How can I get my PC to detect my GPU

I have built a new PC, in this I have got the following spec; i5 9400 asrock h310cm-hdv/m.2 motherboard 8gb ram 550w PSU MSI GTX 970 4gb But I have the following issue; When using the GPU, this ...
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Multiple issues after trying to install systemd-boot

This question is a follow up of this question which suffered from an XY problem I have a Lenovo MIIX 310-ICR with Arch installed on it. I tried to install systemd-boot to replace rEFInd since I ...
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Phantom jack detected in front panel

On my PC, dual boot (Windows, Linux) I have an annoying problem: from time to time (like every 15 seconds) my system(both windows, and Manjaro) detect the insertion of jack in the front panel. It also ...
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CPU-Z, AIDA32 and hwinfo detect different chipsets on the same machine

Previously I was posting the question, where I determined my Lenovo G550 laptop's chipset by sudo hwinfo | grep Chipset command: E: ID_MODEL_FROM_DATABASE=Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller ...
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Software workaround for a problematic motherboard?

I have a Gigabyte Z390 Aoros Pro (non-WiFi) which I strongly suspect has a broken RGB controller. RGB Fusion 2.0 cannot control the RGB, yet it recognises the board. Every 10mins, on the dot, a ...
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My external hard drive fell down and now shows a code 43 error

My Seagate Backup Plus Hub external hard drive fell down and now stays undectected by Windows 10. In the device manager, it is shown as an unknown USB device with an error 43. I tried to update the ...
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Find out what is causing add/remove hardware sound

I have a Windows 10 computer that every 5 minutes or so, plays the Windows Add/Remove hardware "removal" sound and then a few seconds later plays the "added hardware" sound. Sometimes it does this ...
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Windows 10 1909 Causes Secondary Hard Drive to not be Recognized

Installing the Windows 10 1909 Update causes my secondary internal (data, non-OS) hard drive to not be recognized. It isn't visible in: Windows Explorer, device manager, or disk manager. ...
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Monitor Not Starting After First Boot

My Computer starts when I press on power on but Monitor does not load and starts. I Tried switching the monitor on/off still display is not detected. When I restart my PC after that, the Monitor ...
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Can't move cursor after booting, unplugging helps

Sometimes (but not every time) after booting into Windows, my mouse won't work. The red light underneath won't be on, I can't move it, click doesn't work. When I unplug it from the USB port, and ...
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How to detect a input signal of a non standard keyboard button ? Asus ROG laptop

I am looking for a way to trigger some stuff when I press the 'ROG' key on my keyboard which is Asus specific. When I run showkey it doesn't output any value. Do you have any idea if there's a way ...
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Windows XP Embedded not installing new hardware

We have a Hurco VM10U milling machine running Windows XP Embedded (XPe) 6.06 and we're trying to add a Quatech QSU2-100 USB to RS-232 hub to expand some features. The hub was supplied with a drivers ...
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Is it possible to change hardware manufacturer name of Linux Server?

My Linux server shows a weird manufacturer name: Dell System5[0000]1[0601]7[8664]8[ ]9[R630 Base]10[2.2.5]11[01. Is there a way I can change it to remove those extra characters and numbers after '...
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How do I specify which driver is used for a device when more than one are applicable

I'm working on getting a more modern Linux working on a single board computer where the original company has gone under but the hardware is well supported by the open source community. I've made very ...
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Can BIOS be modified to fake hardware information?

I had my laptop repaired for a power circuit issue recently. During the repair the technician stole some of the RAM, claiming one of the chips was broken and so he removed it, but he removed both ...
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Computer not detecting keyboard or mouse

I’ve been trying to solve this for two months now, basically the computer that’s broken had windows 10 on it previously and I started getting a black screen within 5 minutes of log in. I couldn’t even ...
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HWiNFO - Why does my laptop have two different SATA types?

A little bit of story: I was planning on buying an SSD for my (old) laptop and wanted to know my laptop SATA ports. I plan to replace it with the optical drive using a caddy. After a bit of research,...
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Can I add RAM to my Linux system when it is hibernated

As far as the BIOS is concerned, when my Linux laptop (ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K53E, submodel X53E-SX806X) is hibernated, it is switched off. There is no difference from a hardware perspective, unlike ...
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acer laptop, no clue what the module is

currently I am wondering, what this slot is. Seen in an acer Aspire 1080TZ. (On the top left and top middle there are two RAM Slots. On the bottom left there is the WIFI module and on the bottom right ...
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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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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 SSD. The SSD 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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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. ...