im making myself a sort of NAS box, but without the NAS for now lolI will be mounting 4 3.5" HDD's in a hot swap box im making, and converting them to usb. For backing up purposes, without RAID.Instead of having 4 usb cables coming out, i though about building a powered usb hub inside, and having just the one cable come out.
When I have finished with my computer I always power down completely(switch off at the socket).With this procedure I have no problem booting,but if I shut down the computer leaving the power still on,it will not reboot until I switch off at the socket. All I get is a whirring sound from the hardrive.
im not sure what this means, but im shocked to learn that windows 7 just restarted my computer or crashed and i dont know why. can anyone help me? im using build 7077. and heres the stuff from event viewer relating to the restart.
Was browsing a website when my pc just powered off,tried to turn it on but the blue light flicks for a sec and it wont turn on,i have a usb ext hdd plugged in and the light on it is green,so think this rules the motherboard out,also take 1 stick of ram at a time out and tried to power up,still no power,took sound card out,still no power,im thinking psu,but why would the usb lightup the ext hdd,anybody any ideas before i take it too the pc shop in the morning,they fitted a motherboard for me 3 months ago,so if its the motherboard it should still be under warranty~?
I'm having problems getting sound to come throughf my powered speakers.I wiped the 32 bit XP OS and clean installed 64 bit Windows 7 Professional on my HP DC7800 cmt. I also installed an "HIS H675F1GD Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity" (long title!) and powered it with a FSP BOOSTER X5 450W front bay power supply. I connected an ASUS VH242H RT monitor to the video card via an HDMI cable, and although the sound comes through the lousy speakers on the monitor, it will not come through the green audio out port on the back of the computer, which I have connected to a couple of powered speakers.When I look in the control panel playback tab, the only device listed is the monitor, so I can't even select speakers to change them to default. I restarted the computer after plugging them in and I've looked all around and read of problems with Vpro (whatever that is) and sound. I eventually searched for audio drivers in the search function of the start menu and nothing came up. So, I looked online and there appear to be two different kinds of drivers: "Adi ac97 integrated digital audio driver for windows 7" and the Realtek HD audio driver. I don't know which one of these I should try, and I am further wondering of two different "PC issue warnings" I am receiving are not part of the problem, namely "my version of Intel active Management Technology is not compatible with this version of Windows" and there are "no drivers found" for the PCI serial port and the "PCI Simple Communications Controller."
I have a 2-yr old Alienware Aurora. This AM, following a Win 7 update & restart, I powered off the system before the update was complete (the Alienware splash screen covers up Win info on startup). Now, the machine will start, but goes no further. I cannot boot into Bios or any of the system files. The machine also does not recognize the original OS disk, so I can't even do a reinstall. No keyboard commands are functional at this point.
I have a Sabrent 2.5" hard drive enclosure SBT-EKU25 that I am trying to use with USB on a Windows 7 laptop. The drive works but stops doing anything for several minutes at a time. There are no error messages, it just stops... no flashing or steady light. A minute or two later it picks up where it left off as though nothing has happened. It will then run fine again for several seconds and then it goes back to "sleep". I am trying to use the drive to backup files and it spends more time sleeping than doing anything else. The drive enclosure does not come with any drivers and is supposed to be plug and play. I have checked the USB drivers and Windows says they are up to date. I have installed a 60Gb hard drive from an old laptop in it.If i plug the the drive into the USB port on my Windows XP desktop it works fine.
I am using Windows 7 64bit and M/B Gigabyte p67A D3-B3 (1155/ P67/ DD3). The problem happens randomly (I haven't managed to nail down a pattern when it happens or replicate it). Let's say it happens when running full-screen applications (games n stuff)Without warning everything that's connected through a USB stops working. Mouse and Keyboard are in usb 3 slots (and are compatible) and headset in usb2 port. The devices are powered still normally and the computer still functions (for example, game of LoL still continues normally, I can see what other players do or type etc etc, but the usb devices are unresponsive - though powered)
it's already about a year know since I've assembled my computer. My motherboard seems not to completely shutdown the power of the usb ports. The motherboard I use is a Asus P6T se, I've been searching trough the forum but nothing came out.. maybe I oversaw it but I'm not sure 'bout that.
So when I shutdown all usbdevice basically stay on or are still getting power.. I want it to turn off too. First reactions will give me go check the BIOS. I browsed it several times already.
I have a 1TB external storage drive that uses its own power supply and connects to my laptop via USB 2.0 cable. For months I've had absolutely no problem out of the device, until the computer randomly decided to forget the device was plugged in. Now I'm lucky to get the device to be recognized by the computer at all, and when it is recognized, if I try to move anything to/from the device, the connection is immediately severed from the computer.I use this device for my backup as well as holding on to things I would rather not get rid of. All my drivers are up to date, I've done all the Power Management checking and unchecking that I've read from other threads found via Google search, and still it won't work correctly for me.
I have a Sony Vaio laptop, maybe 2-2.5 years old. I let it install the updates earlier this afternoon and it needed to restart to finalize everything. I did not have it plugged up but thought there was plenty of battery life so I let it restart and went to do a couple things around the house. I was only gone 10-15 minutes but when I got back it was dead.
So I plugged it up and tried to power it back up. The VAIO screen comes up and then it goes straight to a black screen with a little blinking dash mark in the top left corner. The dash moves down 2 or 3 lines and then just sits there and blinks. I cannot get the computer to do anything else.