I'm not particularly computer literate, however my desktop computer won't read discs. Whether it be a DVD, a set-up disc or even music CD's, there's a 1 in 10 chance that it will see it is there. On the odd occasion it opens, it works fine.
Currently an issue as I am trying to install wireless stick software but the disc will not load.
I recently installed windows 7 on my dell xps m1530 laptop. Till yesterday, the dvd drive was working perfectly fine, but yesterday, it just suddenly started ejecting all the cd/dvd i inserted. I tried using Microsoft trouble shooting, and when I chose that I was having a problem in playing the dvd, it started scanning for errors, and i inserted a dvd during it, it started working. But when the program ended, it found no problems. After closing the program, I inserted another dvd, and the same problem. The dvd drive is TEAC DVD+-RW DVW28SLC. I have tried reinstalling the firmware using device manager but it doesn't work.
Every time I stick a DVD (game/movie) into the drive it comes up with an autoplay box with 1 option, to open the folder to view files. In Explorer the DVD shows up just as a generic DVD - basically as if it were just a blank disc for burning. If I 'explore' the disc there are no playable files, just an empty folder and a notepad document. I can't play the DVD in WMP, or any other player and can't start a game from the disc. This happened once before after burning a CD, the system just wouldn't recognise DVDs. It sorted itself out pretty quickly last time, this time, again after burning a CD, I can't get it to work.
I am having problems with autoplay, it doesn't open when I insert a disc. I get a message that tells me that I don't have a program installed as default when opening a dvd, same with audio discs but I have media player. I can still explore and install programs and have found i can open DVDs with Power DVD but I would like to find out why DVDs and CDs just don't open. I have autoplay ticked in default autoplay settings and have attached the message I get when I try to open from my computer.
When I insert my music cd into the drive all I get in win media is a tract and 1KB showing , this is a new computer and I was wondering why it wont recognize my CDs I am a senior citizen and am very proficient in computers until I came upon this one
I'd like an icon to show up on the taskbar whenever I insert a USB thumbdrive. Then I can click this icon to safely eject the USB. I'm not talking about the notification area. I'm talking about the taskbar where open programs show their respective icons.
I am using HP DC 5850 system and I currently inserted nvidia gforce gt520 the sound driver I uses works perfectly when there is no nvidia card in the system but as I insert the card the sound driver stops working and it works only through hdmi and there is only single icon of HDMI in my pc sound control menu. I tried every sound driver but no one works to give me sound through the speakers.
I tried to break the disk on several parts with Partition Manager, but at the middle of the process it froze and I forced the computer to restart. After resetting it says to "Insert the Recover Disk or other Recovery Media". After it I put the disc with the Windows 7 and at the menu where you have to choose to move (by keyboard arrows) to installation, the keyboard does not work, so I can't move to the installation and it jumps directly to the Local Disc. I also tried Windows XP disc and the same problem - there is no chance to reinstall the system. The keyboard is working in the BIOS, but after does not work.
When I installed Windows 7 Pro x64 today, I did a custom install but I didn't format my drive beforehand. After it restarted the first time, it came up to a screen that said this: Code: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:< Windows root>system32toskrnl.exe.Please re-install a copy of the above file After several failed attempts my Dad somhow got it to install properly, and it worked fine until I needed to reinstall updates. When it restarted again, the same screen came up. I put in the Windows 7 DVD and restarted, this time it booted without any problems. My boot is setup as "Boot from CD/DVD Drive" first, and "Boot from HDD" second. But when it said "Press any key to boot CD/DVD" I didn't press anything, and it just moved on normally.
I recently install windows 7 RC and when I tried to put in the cd to install some sound drivers my computer just froze. explorer.exe just stops responding whenever I put any disc in the drive. If I open the drive to take the disc out it instantly unfreezes and it's completely fine! I have tried reinstalling drivers and several other things and I'm at a loss.
ok there is another thread about this problem but that is my friend helping me out this ir really my computer i built. i have never built one before so there might be hardware issues who knows, but in the selection screen where you choose where you want to install windows to it has my 500 gb western digital (blue ranked) drive and if i try to click next ot creat a partition it will freeze up plus i cant seem to get into bios because the wireless keyboard i bought gives a error message in startup.
so i have to wait untill windows installer opens to plug in the wireless transmitter i think there is a solution in repair my pc but i dont know it sry for the wordy question but i realy need this pc to work because of it being my first one ive built. if you need the specs ask but im honetly to lazy to get the paper work from frys and type it all up right now please repond and answer will do i will try anything!!!
A random times, often not long after startup/wakeup my hard drive appears to freeze. The hard drive light lights up solid, any programs accessing the drive freeze and resource monitor says the disk is "100% active" yet also says "0kb disk I/O" is occuring.After a couple of minutes it fixes itself and anything ive attempted to do during the time it was frozen all happens really quickly.The nature of the problem makes me believe its the hard drive at fault, but its smart readings are fine and ive ran the dell diagnostic tool that came with the laptop without finding any problems. Ive also done the ususal routine of updating drivers and the BIOS etc.
Neither of my hard drives work in normal windows with the gpu in. On a fresh reformat they work for a short while before starting to click and freeze up. On an older installation this freeze is instant, as soon as the desktop loads.It works as it should in safe mode leading me to believe that it may be a software problem but I haves no idea.The hard drives work as intended in normal windows without the GPU.I don't think it's my PSU as it's 750 watts. If it's software I have no idea where to begin.It may be worth mentioning my mobo (MSI z68 gd55 g3) was sent away to get a BIOS update for compatability with ivy bridge, but I have installed the drivers for the update.
Having a weird problem with a LaCie 1TB Network space. It is plugged into my router and i can see it on my windows 7 computer, map its folder as a network drive and even create folders/new word documents on it.
However whenever i try and copy a file larger than a few kB my entire computer freezes (completely unresponsive). The computer recovers fine on a hard reboot.
Also my computer freezes after being left on for a while (this may be due to utorrent, saw some mention of it causing windows to crash after an hour).
I am running Windows 7 on a Dell XPS L502X. The only modification I have made to it is swapping out the spindle hard drive for a SSD (Crucial Technology 128 GBl RealSSD C300 Series). I have had this computer almost a year and it works very well except for the fact once every few days it will completely freeze. I will be able to move my mouse, but nothing is clickable and all the programs I had open will just stay up, not doing anything. The only way I am able to get out of it is by hitting ctrl+alt+delete and waiting for the option screen to come up (Lock computer, change password, Task Manager, etc.). Once that happens, I just click cancel, and then everything is working perfectly again, without any programs crashing.
Also, here is a hardware/software snapshot of my computer: [URL].
I am little bit worried about my harddrive. Previously I had 80 gb harddrive and then I upgraded it to 320 gb. I have dell latitude d630 laptop with two operating system. Windows 7 and XP. When I use Windows 7 then my computer specially hard drive light stays on and mouse is busy and I have to restart my laptop however in my XP this problem is never seen. I also installed vista and deep formatted the hard drive but the problem still persists in windows 7. The system is normal but when I surf internet via mozilla or chrome. This problem arises. I have done everytrouble shooting I can chkdsk and everything but when I use chkdsk in my western digital harddrive, it says error. I am thinking its harddrive issue what do u say?
I am little bit worried about my harddrive. Previously I had 80 gb harddrive and then I upgraded it to 320 gb. I have dell latitude d630 laptop with two operating system. Windows 7 and XP. When I use Windows 7 then my computer specially hard drive light stays on and mouse is busy and I have to restart my laptop however in my XP this problem is never seen. I also installed vista and deep formatted the hard drive but the problem still persists in windows 7. The system is normal but when I surf internet via mozilla or chrome. This problem arises. I have done everytrouble shooting I can chkdsk and everything but when I use chkdsk in my western digital harddrive, it says error.
I just turned on an almost new build pc to install windows 7. The entire pc is a new build except the hard drive that has a good copy of xp installed. I am trying to install a new copy of windows 7 on the hard drive. So I turned the pc on and go into the bios to set the DVD to boot first. So windows starts to install and the window is loading bar comes up. After the bar gets over half full, the screen drops and there is a line of h's on the left side of the screen and the installation freezes.
i have random freezes sometimes they are glitchy and rarely bsod all on bootup or up to about half hour in (which also turns of the mouse). also Internet doesn't autoplay playlists and all sugestions next to the video are black. this started a few weeks to a month ago, first it seemed just a minor annoyance but it started to become more often the last few days. i've tried some checks but without success. also i remember the week before those crashes that twice the screen driver crashed for a second or 2 and then a message popped up about how a monitor driver crash was adjusted, always when i played a certain game that is still in beta so i taught it was the game.
My audio was working well, but i decided to start recording find a way to improve my outbound audio quality (i'm an audiophile). I purchased a Fast Track Pro. Unlike other threads I've read, I'm not seeing any BSOD and its not crackling. My operating system will just stop functioning, or freeze for a half a second at a time. This can become frequent at about 10 times in a thirty second period requiring a restart. I had installed the latest x64 driver for my W7 x64 system from M-audio's website.
I uninstalled the driver and restarted, the issue persisted. I then installed the on-board audio driver and restarted, no system lag is present. The audio device-driver is acting up and I'm not sure why. Because i bought it used M-audio's support is a no-go. Are there any additional steps I can take which may troubleshoot this issue?
I have a hard drive I want to backup to a 64gb flash drive and then restore it to another different hard drive than where it came from. I have windows 7 and office on my laptop and I want it on my desktop pc. There isn't close to 64gb of info on my laptop so it should be fine even though the hard drive says I have 160gb. It is all free space except for those programs.
I am experiencing freezes constantly in Win 7 64bit. I eliminated some install freezes by not using my wireless mouse and keyboard on install and installing later. The install still freezes when it tries to update the ATI driver. I also have problems with freezes with
X-fi (probably drivers), ASUS mobo drivers and apps, and installation of many other common apps. The system invariably freezes on the first boot, but may work for a while after resetting. I will experiment by installing XP Pro 32bit to determine the hardware stability and will post my results on this thread later.
Intermittent issue. Brand new Dell Laptop with preinstalled W7 x64. Initially having issues with video playback not working, freezing IE. A system restore seems to have resolved that, but am still having issues where randomly visiting a basic webpage, IE freezes.
Really annoying when it happens, but it is intermittent. Once a weekish, a reboot seems to resolve it. Thought it was an issue coming back from Sleep mode but it happened today on a fresh startup. Here is the error message in the event viewer which has it listed as an Application Hangup:
The program iexplore.exe version 8.0.7600.16385 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
This is what they came up with after so many years? this is what Microsoft came up with and claimed it is been tested even with Steve ballmer's son? This is the best they can do? I have been on my laptop for 2 hours and had to reset 6 times.
And it seems to get worse day after day. the second day i installed it it only froze 1 time for being on it for over 6 hours. Microsoft may as well give up software staffs and may be focusing on making mouse pad and keyboard before the name "Microsoft" gets tarnished forever.
I'm having a serious problem for weeks now. Tried almost everything possible without result.
Tested the Motherboard (Asus M2A-VM-HDMI)
Tested Memory (4 GB) with memtest and uninstalling and reinstalling them one by one
Unplugged all device such as USB's and video without result
Removed AVG scanner and replaced it with Microsoft Security Essentials
Did run an online scanner by Kaspersky, and others
Tried to delete all tasks in Taskmanager one by one
even closing down all tasks which were sometimes important
Running many safe modes
Repair of win 7
Check and repair all Hard disks also blank records
Did check device manager but no comments over there
Did a scan with Malwarebytes and even bought it because of real time security
Did replace Explorer.exe for disk maintenance by FreeCommander
Trying to stop some tasks in Source Controle
But still getting Freezes. Iíve noticed a while ago that when freezing, the hard disks are running 100% (lights of harddisks burning constantly and hearing diskdrives running) but the processor is running for 1% or 2%. There must be a process responsible for it but I canít get a finger behind it which one.
Iím getting nowhere and need this system every day. So if you could come up with a solution it would be very welcome.
It seems to work great on safe mode.. but when I boot it up normally, it works great for the first 4 minutes and then after that it just completely freezes, no mouse movement or anything. Things Ive tried: Virus scan - clean chkdsk c: /f - didint help solve problem Closed some start up programs - didnt work either
It all started yesterday, while I was browsing the net my computer suddenly froze and got a bluescreen. When it rebooted everything looked fine during startup except that it froze after a few minutes again. During the freeze I can move the mouse, but I can't open any programs, and any programs that already are open stop working. Can't ctrl+alt+delete or do anything else than reboot the computer by pressing the start-button.
I didn't visit any websites that I haven't visited frequently these past weeks so I don't think I've gotten anything from them. When I start in safe-mode the same thing happens after a few minutes, cant start any new programs, and any programs that already are active stop working.
I installed windows 7 on a brand new HDD,i updated all the drivers of chipset etc,the computer runs fine,but the only problem is that when i try to make it restart the screen goes black, the keyboard and mouse also,but the fan and the pc keeps running, i tried to set the bios to default but nothing,so i tried to restart it from the safe mode,from the same mode it loggs off ok but when the shutting down screen comes it freezes there,so i am guessing its the same thing happening to the normal restart. I tried uninstalling all the newly added programs but still the same thing,i tried resseting the ram but still the same
Whenever I try to log into Windows once I type the password and click it just remains at the Welcome freeze and never logs in. I am currently in Safe Mode and it seems like everything works fine .If I log out and try again to log in Windows I either get stuck in the welcome screen . I have left this over a hour and yet no luck.I have to manually shut down the computer. 2 days ago I had my iPad(first gen) plugged in to synch with iTunes. This is what I have been doing for a long time however yesterday despite me not pluggin out the ipad I got some kind of USB error and then an iTunes error. I unplugged my iPad and tried pluggin it again however both the iPad and iTunes did not recognize it. I continued to use my computer and it seemed to work fine till I shut it down last night. Now I am unable to log back in.[CODE]
im having some problems installing windows 7. i had vista home premium but it started going very slow so i decided to install win 7 ultimate as i use it at work and its alot nicer tbh. I reformatted my partition and started the install tis gets to 10% usally can get up to 16% and then it gives an error file missing or currupt, when i restart the computer i get the "BOOT MNGR" is missing error i thought maybe a hardware issue as it was under warranty Toshiba had a look hardware is 100% fine no errors found. so now im stuck with this error and no way round it. i have read lots of similar problems but none come up with any decent ways to fix it, most have managed to install it and then get the boot error but mine has not even installed so i cant repair the OS ect.
I have also tried putting Vista back on but it just doesnt load up just a black screen, i tried XP but i think the laptop is to powerfull as it just bluescreens everytime i even tried removing some ram as xp only run upto so much but to no avail. atm im trying with a new partition + the 100mb system one but has frozen
ever since I got my new Asus A52J notebook about 3 months ago, it occasionally freezes for everything between 30 seconds and 5 minutes, mostly around 1 or 2minutes. After this happens I find an event with the Event ID 9 in the Event Viewer(The device, DeviceIdeiaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.). So far this mostly happened when I'm watching a movie(online as well as offline) or playing a game and then mostly in the beginning 1-3 times and after this it was fine for the rest. SO, now I installed Firefox 4 and if I'm running it, I get 10 of these freezes in 30 minutes. Anyway, I downgraded to Firefox 3.6, I found some information about this on some other pages already(The device, DeviceIdeiaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period Solutions Log , Derek Seaman's Blog: Windows 7 Intel SATA/AHCI Lockups and Intel SATA Event ID 9), but nothing helped. By the way, I'm using Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium, the version that was installed on the computer. I attached the reports you ask for in the BSOD posting instructions, even though I'm not having BSOD issues at the moment, might still be some useful information in it.
sometimes (still, quite often actually) windows explorer freezes and cannot display information such as drives and partitions; have to stop windows explorer and restart it and then it works. Cannot see any pattern for this to happen.