I am trying to install a graphics card in my desktop pc. The heat sink on the card blocks the SATA port that the DVD drive is plugged into (SATA1) so I've switched the DVD drive to SATA2. The drive is now showing as connected to port2 in the BIOS, but in windows (Windows 8 64-bit) it isn't detecting the DVD drive at all? I've seen other posts about this on the internet suggesting to add a line to the registry, but I've done that and it doesn't solve the problem.
So I recently bought a new computer. I was using the GTS 450 on the old one no problem not even a month ago. I have attempted to install it on my new pc. Switched out to a Thermaltake TR2 600W PSU which is operating just fine. I placed the video card into the primary pci slot and powered it with the 6-pin connector. Put everything back together and started her up. PC turns on fine, with even the fan going on the video card. But no video output. I'm stuck. What can I do? The drivers won't install themselves without the hardware.
my graphics card, Nvidia GT650 is not ready for UEFI installation and I have no way to flash the bios. If I boot using legacy bios, install the card, then can I flash the card BIOS and then return to UEFI booting?
The card is currently not installed and I have no other system to use to flash the cards bios.
I just changed the wifi card in my laptop and forgot to back it up first. After changing it it failed to boot because of a recent hardware change. I downloaded a copy of windows 8 pro to attempt to do a repair install, and did the automatic repair option but it failed to do it. Is there a way I can get my system to boot without reinstalling the OS?
I have a notebook pc that comes with windows 7 from factory. I would like to install windows 8 in my machine. It has integrated intel hd graphics chip and separate nvidia geforce 420m graphic card. I heard switchable graphics are not working fine with windows 8. Is that true? BTW my system manufacturer isn't providing drivers that compatible with windows 8. Whatever windows 8 upgrade assistant says already installed drivers also compatible with windows 8 and individual hardware manufactures has windows 8 compatible drivers. So, what should I do? Windows 8 upgrade is useless for me?
Fresh install of Win 8.1 Pro, all patched and everything else is great but I cannot install the NVIDIA drivers or the GeForce Experience software for the GeForce GTX-760 video card. This is what I get...
I am having is my Windows 8 x64 has tons of artifacts and the mouse leaves trails that's even if it lets me into windows... however when I use the same setup on my Windows 8 x86 there are no artifacts...oh and same on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I am aware that there are still some known issues with Nvidia Chips on x64 versions of Windows 8.
I have tried several different things and nothing has worked so far...
I have windows 8 on a Dell LATITUDE D620 everything works fine except that what my graphics card is i have tried everything to find out what it is including taking off the back of the laptop and what i think is the graphics card but i dont know it says on it Hylinx Made in korea. i need to update my graphics card drivers in order to play a game that i have but i need a way to download the right driver from the maker's website but i dont know who the maker is
Im sure I downloaded the correct version for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and for my Proccessor and Graphics but an error before installation stops me from updating the drivers. I have a picture below to show the error and more. I have checked ASUS if they have the newer driver but they dont, what I have installed currently is what they have to download on their site. I tried running as Administrator and using a mirror but to no avail.
Ever since I have upgraded from my trusty HD 6790 setup (2 in crossfire) to my GTX 780 (evga sc acx edition, if that matters) it has been a nightmare.
I originally had Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my PC, it was hard to get anything done, it would BSOD pretty much all the time, and just getting logged in was a pain, I tried multiple drivers and even tried an older driver with an inf mod.
Upgrading to Windows 8 made things a bit better, but games were jerky, crash-y and froze alot; formatting my data drive sorted this. I still got alot of random BSOD's until I upgraded my motherboard and cpu.
I went from an ASUS P7P55D-E PRO with an i3 530 to a Gigabyte Z87X-D3H-CF with an i7 4770k
I'm currently running the latest driver, I have also tried different drivers with my new setup, apart from the older one as I can't get it to work on 8.1.
My BSOD's occur every few hours, the bug check string changes alot, but the crash address is pretty much always ntoskrnl.exe (got this in win7, too)
This is the best my pc has ever ran with this gpu, crashing every few hours. I tend to just be browsing the web, or leaving it idle when I goto sleep when it BSOD's.
The only thing I can think of now is a bad power supply or bad card, although I highly doubt this as my psu ran fine with my crossfire setup + is 750w, then again, it isn't the best psu ever. It's a powercool 750w psu, not modular, I can't find it online. It has 4 pci-e connectors, 2 of which are 8-pin.
I had 2 BSOD's typing this out :L so much for it happening every few hours.
I have attached the files from the diagnostics tool.
I also doubt my ram is bad as my PC ran fine with my AMD gpu's.
I recently had a crash on my system while updating my ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card.
This occurred yesterday while updating to Catalyst v13.1, released on Jan 17 2013. Once I start the install, at around mid installation the BSOD appears and restarts my computer. I have since then done a clean install of Windows 8 Pro and it keeps appearing every time I try to update my graphics card. I've had this card for about a year now and with no problems until now.
The crash dump file appears in c:/windows/minidump
PC SPECS: Gateway DX Windows 8 Pro 64bit AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 2.7Ghz 6GB DDR2 ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB 640GB HDD Dump Files View attachment 011913-13743-01.dmp View attachment 011913-29000-01.dmp
My employer is starting to look at Windows 8 for our tablet PCs. Currently we only have 1 model, its the Dell Latitude ST and are using Windows 7 on them. I am trying to create and customize an automated install of Windows 8 for our Latitude ST's.
I've used MDT to capture a Windows 8 Enterprise 32bit image and can image Latitude tablet from thumb drive just fine. In image I copied (not installed) driver files to my WIM file. My unattend.xml file works fine, am not getting any prompts once booting into image on my Latitude ST's.
The problem I am having is Windows Setup is not installing any Latitude device drivers. I copied the device drivers to C:WindowsINFLatitudeST folder and in it is a folder for each device (i.e. Network folder contains all driver files for NIC). I see in the registry that the device path is set to %systemroot%INF so I think I have correct location for parking the driver files. I'm assuming that Windows 8 will search all files/folders in C:WindowsINF for correct INF file. I even tried copying the actual network driver files to C:WindowsINF thinking the system should see it and then install drivers (incase it didn't search for sub folders). To make sure I have Windows 8 supported drives, I downloaded latest driver and still don't work. Everything I try I just cannot get device drivers to install during setup.
Once I am in OS, I can go to device manager, see devices that are unknown, then manually install drivers pointing to the C:WindowsINFLatitudeST folder. Manually works, automated don't.
On Windows 7 Pro 32bit OS, I don't have a problem. The Windows Setup will search C:WindowsINF and find all the correct device drivers for the Latitude ST tablet and install them during setup.
My internal multi card reader has been working fine for just under a year but just recently it has stopped recognising SD cards. When I insert a card it normally opens an explorer window but now it does nothing and does not show in file explorer.
Though if I click on .. file explorer/manage/disk management .. it then opens an explorer window for the card.
I have the setting in autoplay - memory card and removable drive set to open explorer.
I just got a new laptop, a Lenovo X230, for which I paid extra to have the OS on it as Windows 8 Pro.
So--now I have it, and Win 8 Pro 64 is installed and activated on it. I am a legal owner of Win 8 Pro.
However, I would like to do a clean install of Win 8 on the computer, to have it free of bloatware, etc. (In fact, I would like to set up a multi-boot with Win 7, and perhaps even triple boot with Xp as well. (I have installation media and my product keys for XP and 7 though, so those are not really a problem.)
The computer came with no discs at all. There is a procedure to make recovery disks. I may do that, but I think those will be to restore the computer to how it came from the factory, and therefore not usable for a clean install.
I don't see my product key for Win 8 anywhere. Not on the computer, not on any kind of card that came with it, etc.
I looked at the tutorial here for clean install of Windows 8, but it requires an install disc and product key. I have neither, although I am a legal owner of Windows 8.
Is there a way I can create (from my installed Windows 8) a win 8 install disk, that can be used for a clean install? Or a link to download one? Is there a way I can get my product key?
Yesterday I was playing Dota 2 when suddenly I got a black screen and "display driver has stopped working and has recovered."
Right after, I tried to open the game again. There was no way of getting it working.
Any other game was also not working. The first thing I did was, of course, trying to reinstall the driver.
I tried to install the lastest driver (337.50 beta) and I got only "installer has failed". I also tried with many other older drivers and such, with no result.
Other things I tried:
Clean install (from custom install options)Hard clean install (Deleting all nvidia files before)Display Driver Uninstaller safe mode + reboot and install (same error)Install in safe mode (installer error)Register again WMI files (nothing changed). Take ownership of various folders containing drivers (nothing changed)Directly install INF files using devmgmt (gives error code 28) Changing some registry values regarding vbscript that fixed it for other people. Use Windows Update. "1 update was not installed" + error 80070002sfc /scannowRollback from devmgmtRestore to a early system point where it was working (couldn't restore, no matter what point I choose)
Nothing worked. It just won't install. Now I'm stuck with Microsoft base driver and can't play anything.
Here's the installer log, the only part with errors: Log (full log attached)
Event viewer shows nothing.
My system specs: CPU-Z Validator 4.0
I think it's probably a miracle if I get this working without refresh/reinstall Windows.
I am running a pc with a switched boot for XP pro 32, W7 64 HP and Windows 8 pro 64. I usually connect to my monitor with DVI and everything is hunky dory. I lent a friend the monitor cable for a few days and connected using an HDMI cable. I didn't have any specific graphics drivers on any of the operating systems. They all report full hd in control panel but there is a wide margin around the display. I went on the AMD graphics site and downloaded the autodetect software in turn and then the catalyst software. This worked fine for XP and W7 but not Windows 8. The graphics are Radeon HD 4200 onboard an Asrock 880GMH/U3S3. Any solution for Windows 8.
I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7, and I cannot get a wireless connection. I have a Linksys Wireless G Card v4.1, and I've attempted to use multiple different drivers, but none of them work. At one point I was able to get a "Network Controller" to show up, but after rebooting my computer, it went away (and I was unable to get it again). Is it possible to get an internet connection with my card and Windows 8.1? Or will I have to stick with Windows 7?
I am trying to upgrade from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1 on a samsung laptop. The download completes and installation starts.
After a while the following message appears "you cant install windows on a usb flash drive with setup"
I am not actually trying to install to a flash drive. I contacted Microsoft and after 5 hours they said that I should connect to the internet with a cable and not by wireless in order to solve the problem (this didn't work of course and I had told them that it was an install problem and not a download problem).
Until very recently i was running Windows 8 with a 240 GB Sandisk SSD as a primary and a 2 TB Western Digital Green HDD as a storage. I decided to set up a RAID 1 setup so i purchased a second 2 TB HDD and installed it.
My intent was to run windows 8 off the 240 SSD as a primary and have a RAID 1 setup for my 2TB HDDs.
I learnt that my data configuration was set to AHCI. I decided to do a complete clean install and change the sata configuration in BIOS to RAID.
After successfully creating a RAID volume using my 2TB HDDs i proceeded to install Windows off my primary. I am however having difficulties in that it will not allow me to install windows on either drive.
When I installed the Video card, I either disabled, or uninstalled, the Intel HD 3000 Video adapter. I am now having issues with the card and wanted to try using the Intel graphics, before replacing the card, but they are no where to be found. "Scan for hardware changes" produces nothing.
They do not show up under display adapters in Device Manager, so I can't enable/install them. I d/l the last 2 versions of drivers form Intel, neither will install -
"This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software"
OS - WINDOWS 8 PROX64
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - S/N MT7023036900599
I downloaded the drivers for windows 7 x64bit for the SD card reader in my system. I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro x64.
I had the same issue with Windows 8 and now that I have settled on 8.1 need to fix my card reader. Funny thing is that the drivers from Microsoft load (2006) and all devices look fine in Device Manager.
Even after installing the link from Acer and even searching around and getting other ones from Lenovo, HP still no go.
Been experiencing seemingly random BSOD's for the past few weeks, and completely unable to solve the problem myself. It happens from a minute or two after startup to after 3 or 4 hours or working, and sometimes doesn't crash on intensive apps like Furmark.
I'm running a Lenovo Y400 with the newest Nvidia drivers, and have attempted rolling back and uninstalling with DDU but no success.
I bought myself a Radeon HD 7770 a few months back to replace an old GeForce 9600GT. A few weeks after installing the AMD card, I was going through my programs cleaning out old files and decided to remove all the Nvidia stuff. I removed the drivers and stuff and upon reboot, my computer would no longer boot to the desktop. I ended up having to use system restore to get the computer working again...
Fast forward to yesterday. I upgraded from Windows 8 Pro with Media Center to Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center, and I started experiencing the same problem listed here: "Win 8.1 desktop right click takes 15 seconds!" I tried the same solution that was found and it did not work for me. My guess is it had something to do with the Nvidia driver software still being installed on my computer. So I again attempted to remove the drivers. At this point I couldn't even remove the Nvidia software as nothing happened when I pressed the uninstall button. I ended up having to reinsert the Nvidia card, and reinstall the drivers, in order to uninstall the drivers. After I restarted and reinstalled the AMD card, the computer, like before would no longer boot to the desktop. All I would get was a mouse pointer that would appear and disappear every couple of seconds and a Number lock button on the keyboard that would be turning on and off at the same interval. If I reinsert the Nvidia card the problem goes away, but obviously I don't want to keep the old card in my computer.
My question is: Why would the computer boot with the Nvidia card when the Nvidia drivers are uninstalled and yet not boot with the AMD card when the AMD drivers ARE installed?
My laptop originally had Windows 8 installed on it on an SSD and an HDD. I have since wiped the drive clean. But now, I need to get Windows 8 back for work. How can I replicate the original layout with Windows 8 being put on both a SSD and a HDD. The nature of my work involves a lot of CAD software usage for projects as well as research and the like. As such, I would like for such software to be located on my SSD for faster speeds.
Tried numerous times to install the update but keeps hanging when at "Applying PC Settings". It usually stops at around 84%, eventually the screen will go black only showing the cursor then finally it shows the bsod. The bsod says: driver power state failure.
I Know that Windows 8 doesn't support this program. Before i have Windows 8 but i had to format. Now i dont' find how to install it. How can i install Graphics Media Accelerator of Mobile Intel R Series Express Chipset Family?
Oftentimes when I'm finished with my PC I'll turn the monitor off, the speakers off, and fold my arc mouse to let the system do maintenance. I have it set to sleep after an hour. I'll hit a key to wake it and turn everything back on. The lock screen appears then turns black. I then turn the monitor off and back on again. Sometimes the process repeats, however, it always stays on upon the 3rd try.
I thought I had the problem resolved by turning off by turning off the picture slide show on the lock screen. That worked for a few "out-of-sleeps" but then failed again. I have no virus according to Defender, which updates and scans daily. I did a few DISM/Scannow-s, (Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth) but those failed as seen by the snip below.
I have WDDM1.1 driver. Could it be corrupt? If so, how would I go about repairing it? I've scoured the MS site to no avail so to download then point to it. I searched my 8 DVD install media to no avail likewise. Not sure even if that would work being it will have the same name?