Windows Troubleshooting

Windows Troubleshooting

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Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong! At least once. Learn from your Windows mistakes and help others avoid them. This is the place to share, get support, and find solutions. Please be respectful of others. Brought to you by MakeUseOf.com

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User 1ox2017-09-17
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User 1sm2017-09-17
good reply
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User 1mz2017-09-16
When a piece of software requires a (relatively) small code change, the update is called a patch. Patch management is the process of testing out and applying the patch to your version of the software. An example of this is when Microsoft releases security updates for Windows. These patches are then available for IT departments to test out -- making sure they don't break the software before applying the patch.
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User 18m2017-09-16
dear all can you tell me that what is patch management
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User 1sm2017-09-14
hii
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User 1oy2017-09-14
Any one got windows activation keys to share for win7 home premium?
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User 6xc2017-09-12
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hirens-boot-cd-allinone-boot-cd/ via MakeUseOf.com/app
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User 1ox2017-09-11
Ok ty
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User 1mz2017-09-11
I have responded to your question in the macOS group. Please keep posts on topic - macOS has nothing to do with Windows Troubleshooting.
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User 1ox2017-09-11
Ty eddie this utility where can open im new and start using apple macbook pro i want to explore and know more as of now what you said upgrade ram is there anything i need to know eddie ty big help god blezz
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User 1o02017-09-11
Upgrade RAM, removed all junk files you have using disk utility.
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User 1ox2017-09-11
Thanks to all the info is a big help anyway how can i speed my macbook pro 13 inches early 2011 what is the best way to speed up can you guide me ty gid blezz
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User 8ku2017-09-06
No. It is getting into startup repair from the recovery partition which is likely on the same hard drive. Without knowing a lot more details, there are several things that may have gone wrong. The contents of your Windows partition have been deleted, the partition reformatted, or the partition was deleted. All 3 have the same result on UEFI systems: the bootloader cannot find the files necessary to start Windows. From the command prompt, start diskpart. Select your hard drive (disk 0 for most systems) with: select disk 0 Then list all partitions: list partition On an EFI/GPT system, you should see 4 partitions if it is using the default Microsoft layout. There will be an NTFS-formatted recovery partition, an unformatted reserved partition, a FAT32-formatted system partition, and your NTFS-formatted primary partition.
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User 1rp2017-09-06
Does this mean it's not detecting my harddrive?
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User 1rp2017-09-06
I use command prompt to find c drive. It says in directory of c, file not found
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User 1rp2017-09-06
It
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User 1rp2017-09-06
Windows is not opening. It goes into startup repair. can't fix the problem, so I open system recovery options.
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User 1rp2017-09-06
Hi.
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User zy62017-09-03
Start\Control Panel\Administrative Tools. Of course, the name after CP may vary with the version.
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User 1ql2017-09-03
Thanks
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User vm42017-09-03
That is called USB-Hub. And happy for you.
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User 1ql2017-09-03
I simply fixed it with that blue thingy
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User vm42017-09-03
There should be a small CD that come with the adapter in the box. Start installer on CD and file the steps. I have done it in my friends Windows machine and it worked fine after installation. No installation was required on Linux. Android 6 (marshmallow) required restart Everytime I wanted to use it. Hotplug feature wasn't working for wifi adapter.
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User 1ql2017-09-03
Yeah,I used Gparted too
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User vm42017-09-03
I recently pushed a position forward on Gparted and it worked fine. I have done it like 3 weeks ago.
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User 8ku2017-09-01
I just fixed (as in less than 2 minutes ago) a computer that was doing the same thing. My first guess was a thermal shutdown until I got my hands on the machine. Turns out the fans were working properly and CPU temps remained very low. (I could keep my fingers on the heatsink and it was only slightly over body temp.) Turns out it was an intermittent problem with the PSU. Replaced the power supply and it has now crossed the 10 minute mark without power loss. According to the owner, it hasn't lasted more than half an hour in the last 2 days, so I'll keep it going for a few hours before returning it (updating outdated software in the meantime).
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User o3x2017-09-01
Finding out what went wrong at the time of the system shutdown should tell you what exactly is causing the issue, and allow you to find a solution from there.
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User 1r02017-09-01
hmm. ok . thnx anway. i will knock again if needed.
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User o3x2017-09-01
Open your event viewer and check for error or critical warnings under system events. I however forget how to open the event viewer, haven't turned on my Windows PC in ages.
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User 1r02017-09-01
when u give me reply there is no notification sound. thts why i give u late repl. sry
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User 1r02017-09-01
and when PC restarts, it shows message that "WINDOWS SHUT DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY" and show options to starts PC in modes, 'safe mode' ' safe mode with network' and ' start windows normally'
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User 1r02017-09-01
no. it just shut down all on a sudden. and at present only once everytime I start the PC.
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User o3x2017-09-01
Does it give you any warning that it is going to shutdown after a certain interval? Or does it just do it at random?
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User 1r02017-09-01
My Problem: I have recently purchase a new desktop pc. But when I start the PC it starts re-start after interval. I guessed it is due to the backdated antivirus given free by my PC seller. Then I installed ESET antivirus 30 days trial from online. But still the problem remains. Then I anticipated that may be it is due to my wifi router settings. Anticipating that I have reset my wifi settings. After that the problem almost gone except the PC restarts once after few minutes I start the PC and then it wont restart anymore till I shut down the system. But everytime I start the PC it restarts ONCE till I shut down the PC! why is this happening...?? Can anybody help me pls in this regard??
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User 1r02017-09-01
ohh... i see
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User 8ku2017-09-01
Just post the details of the problem and someone (not necessarily an admin) will probably help you find a solution.
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User 1r02017-09-01
sry
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User 1r02017-09-01
i dont know who can help me here in this regard...
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User 1r02017-09-01
actually i am facing a problem in my windows desktop?
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User 8ku2017-09-01
Which one?
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User 1r02017-09-01
:(
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User 1r02017-09-01
may I have attention of the admin??
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User 1r02017-09-01
HII
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User a0z2017-09-01
That works
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User 1ql2017-09-01
Nevermind,I fix it with this!
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User a0z2017-09-01
You might need to run Windows update for a few days and it will download the rest of the drivers
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User 1ql2017-09-01
But I have only one problem now that is only one USB port is usable.I got two normal USB port and one USB 3.0 port. Only one USB port is usable that is that one normal USB port. Please someone help.If I solved this,I can peacefully use Windows 7.
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User 1ql2017-09-01
Man,thanks David.Finally it is working!
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User zy62017-09-01
Much kind of you.
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User a0z2017-08-31
No problem 🙂
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User 1ql2017-08-31
Yeah,I'm going to try it later.I will come back if it did not work.Thank you David
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User a0z2017-08-31
You can't download the driver to your phone that connects your file via micro USB to USB type A Cable and then you plug in your Wi-Fi card and the next thing you know, you have working Wi-Fi!
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User 1ql2017-08-31
Yeah,why?
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User a0z2017-08-31
Good idea, do you have an android phone?
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User 1ql2017-08-31
Yeah,I'm gonna use another laptop
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User a0z2017-08-31
You need to get the driver using a second computer wether it be an android phone or another laptop or desktop computer
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User a0z2017-08-31
Unless you download the proper driver from the manufacturer, you cannot use it any Wi-Fi adapter or anything unless it has the proper driver installed on the computer
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User 1ql2017-08-31
No,I do not have one.So,you are saying that anyone who use Windows 7 cannot use WI-FI adapter?
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User a0z2017-08-31
Reason is because the windows eight has more drivers in Windows 7, each newer windows Edison has more drivers that were installed by default when doing the first booth of windows. Do you have an ethernet connection? If you connecte reason is because the windows eight has more drivers in windows seven, each newer windows Edison has more drivers that were installed by default when doing the first booth of windows. Do you have an ethernet connection? If you have an ethernet connection, you can connect to the Internet wired and download a driver so you can get your Wi-Fi modem working
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User 1ql2017-08-31
Actually previously I used Windows 8 in the same hard disk and it can detect when it is connected to both USB ports.I do not know why Windows 7 won't detect it and now I am feeling regretful
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User a0z2017-08-31
Also, why not try to USB 2.0 port if you have one? Did it work with USB 3.0 before you reinstall the windows?
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User 1ql2017-08-31
But I doubt that does Windows 7 will not detect USB 3.0 port?
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User a0z2017-08-31
You need to go to the website and download the driver onto a thumb drive on a working phone or computer plug it in and install the driver
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User 1ql2017-08-31
Help! So,I recently installed Windows 7 and whenever I tried to connect my WI-FI adapter via USB 3.0 port,it did not detect it!I tried via the normal USB port and it says 'Updating driver' and then said 'Failed to update driver' because there is no Internet source to download the driver! By the way,my WI-FI adapter is TP-LINK 725n and I tried their setup to install the driver but whenever the setup says 'Searching card',it says 'There is no card detected' Yeah so that is it.I hope anyone will help me.
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User 1qe2017-08-31
thankss sir
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User 13f2017-08-31
I tried running it from another account on same pc , there I able to open but no in my main account
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User 13f2017-08-31
Hello , I am facing a problem , I am not able to open google chrome
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User 13f2017-08-31
I tried firewall permissions , turned of virus protection , restart but still not opening
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User 13f2017-08-31
App is just not starting
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User 1qs2017-08-31
HI BRO
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User 1ql2017-08-31
Yeah,thanks Bruce
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User 8ku2017-08-31
It's been a while since I have used it, but if it will allow you to push the existing partition forward so the unused space follows it, it should work.
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User 1ql2017-08-31
How about Gparted?
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User 8ku2017-08-31
You need a partition management tool that can move the existing partition forward, then extend it. I put my trust in the Paragon Software tools, though there are many others that can do the job.
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User 1ql2017-08-31
meaning?
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User 8ku2017-08-31
This can only be done with Disk Management if the unallocated space FOLLOWS the partition you want to extend.
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User 17b2017-08-31
Try another partition manager program like Minitool Partition Wizard https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
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User 1ql2017-08-31
Why I cannot extend this partition.Please I need help ASAP.
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User o3x2017-08-30
Oh, I guess General PC Talk would work too...
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User zy62017-08-30
Okay
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User o3x2017-08-30
I'm not sure exactly, I wouldn't say it's out of place here though.
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User zy62017-08-30
Sorry, Mike! Which forum would be best for removable media questions?
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User o3x2017-08-30
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User o3x2017-08-30
With a CD-R you have to "finalize" the disc before it can be usable in other devices (another PC, CD player, etc...) only CD-RW discs can be rewritten. Finalizing a disc will make the blank space unusable.
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User 1p42017-08-30
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User zy62017-08-30
Sourav, I see that you asked this question elsewhere. And yes, 3 metres of USB cable should be the maximum. A 5m extension is too much, and coupled with the original cable, that's what... 7 or 8 metres? Where are you located? As in, where in the building?
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User zy62017-08-30
What is your computer's USB technology? 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, or 3.0? A five meters-long cable should be within norm. I'm away from a set of notes that could answer your question. I'll look them up tomorrow.
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User zy62017-08-30
Good evening, everyone: A customer asked me how can he record only a limited amount of data into a CD-R, and ensure that no other data can be recorded in the remainder of the disc. Is this possible? Can this be accomplished by writing white noise on the space that would have remained blank otherwise? I searched the subject in the local knowledge base and the web, but found nothing applicable.
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User 1qe2017-08-29
please help me
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User 1qe2017-08-29
when i putting a (terabyte usb cable 5m )it not supporting in my pc
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User fuh2017-08-29
After my computer finishes booting and I get to the desktop, the notification sound plays on repeat for about a couple minutes straight. It doesn't appear to be coming from anywhere, I'm not getting any notifications.
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User 8ku2017-08-28
From what has been disclosed so far, it just seems as though they want to set up a peer network with nothing to share between the devices. Makes no sense to do it, but that is what has been described.
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User vm42017-08-28
They are also using same person's devices as server and clients. Does that also mean business owner is his own customer? It sounded like they will make a small setup and understand how the server-client interact before building the actual server.
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User 8ku2017-08-28
"Nothing to share but to help a friend who opened a life insurance business and who wants me to help setup network in wireless way" This is for a life insurance business according to that post. Not a place to experiment.
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User vm42017-08-28
Server on LAN May have different needs than Server on WAN.
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User vm42017-08-28
He wants some setup to experiment.
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User 8ku2017-08-28
If there is nothing to share, you don't have a need for a server at all.
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User 1qb2017-08-28
yes & thank you
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User vm42017-08-28
İs it some small setup for practising on how a network works? You better go with Linux backend.
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User 1qb2017-08-28
he has 4 laptops and 1 pc and wants to setup network and make his windows 10 pc a server and his laptops client, thank you
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User 1qb2017-08-28
Nothing to share but to help a friend who opened a life insurance business and who wants me to help setup network in wireless way
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User 8ku2017-08-28
What do you want to share?
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User 1qb2017-08-28
How can one make a pc a server ?
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User 1qb2017-08-28
Thank you, How can one fix if anyone puts a syskey on windows and pc restarts and stucks in startup password?
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User 8ku2017-08-28
Yes. Any Windows machine can share resources.
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User 1qb2017-08-28
Can I attach memory to windows 10 and make it a server and make other laptops or pc as client?
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User 1q42017-08-27
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User 1q42017-08-27
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User zy62017-08-25
The version dictates whether it will be an upgrade or a clean install.
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User zy62017-08-25
First of all, which version of Windows 7? Home & Student, Home Premium, Professional, etc?
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User 1ph2017-08-24
anyone able to help with a windows 7 online upgrade to window 10 and with the recent updates my computer which is being used as a server wont even boot up.
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User 1ob2017-08-22
Check hardware
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User 1mz2017-08-21
Did you have any success?
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User w4v2017-08-20
Let me try it. I hope it will work. Thank you (:
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User 1mz2017-08-20
https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/uk/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000005754.html
Error on PCI Simple Communications Controller in Device Manager
Describes reasons and solutions for errors on PCI simple communications controller in Device Manager.
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User w4v2017-08-20
Was it causes no sound on windows??
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User 1mz2017-08-20
Not sure what you mean?
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User w4v2017-08-20
Already
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User 1mz2017-08-20
Could be a driver issue. Have you had any updates recently?
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User w4v2017-08-20
Anyone knows how to fix no sound on windows 7?? My audio is unmute but I couldn't hear anything
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User fuh2017-08-18
This has nothing to do with troubleshooting.
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User 1mz2017-08-18
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7
Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)
Recover or reinstall Windows 7 purchased through a retailer. Simply download a Windows 7 ISO file or disc image and then create a USB or DVD for installation.
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User 1on2017-08-18
Hello how can i get iso windows 7?
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User m132017-08-14
Not related to Group. 1 week ban.
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User yib2017-08-14
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User 17b2017-08-13
If your BIOS can recognize it but Windows can't, it might be a driver issue.
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User 1hm2017-08-13
Thanks guys, I will try all suggestions asap and revert back to the group
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User 8ku2017-08-13
You can use Sandra Lite to see if it has problems detecting the hardware. Their commercial Tech Support version is directly bootable and is better at finding hardware problems. You could also use a Linux LiveCD to boot the system and scan the logs looking for errors indicating hardware problems. Since the USB ports and the network adapter are on separate PCIe busses, my initial impression is a controller problem and a high likelihood that there are other system devices that are not functioning.
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User 1hm2017-08-13
Ok
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User a0z2017-08-12
Maybe check the BIOS?
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User o3x2017-08-12
Might be an issue with the PCI controller. Any other devices not functioning or being detected?
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User 1hm2017-08-12
Hi, client brought in a laptop to me that had windows expired. The network card isn't working, USB ports ain't working. Even going through safe mode didn't help either. The only option I have is to format but, I need your opinion. Has anyone experienced such a challenge?
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User 1lr2017-08-10
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User 1lr2017-08-10
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User 1m92017-08-06
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User vm42017-08-02
Continue using CodeBlocks. Stop including conio.h library 😊 You don't need getch() in terminal, do you?
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User 1hp2017-08-02
Yeah you are right. The problem started when i started using "Codeblocks" compiler 16.0. What should i do now?
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User 8ku2017-08-02
How long was it working before you started getting this error? Is this happening when trying to start the IDE or when using the command line compiler? What has recently changed in the IDE configuration?
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User 1hp2017-08-02
It was working but suddenly this problem occured
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User 1hp2017-08-02
M using windows10
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User 8ku2017-08-02
What version? Installed it on what? You do realize it was written back when MS-DOS was the de facto operating system, right?
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User 1hp2017-08-02
I have installed TurboC++ compiler and it doesnt work. It opens ones and an error messange comes along with it "some problem in opening this program." What should i do. Please help ms
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User 1lq2017-08-02
I got a problem with Windows hello face recognition after I type in the pin in set up it just sounds an error sound and does nothing after I close it the error sound comes again after few seconds.
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User 8ku2017-08-02
Excellent
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User o3x2017-08-02
Glad to hear!
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User a0z2017-08-02
@Michael & Bruce, it seems to be that switching to ACHI may have fixed the problem as not 1 error has come up & Windows Update is working!
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User a0z2017-08-02
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User a0z2017-08-02
I am now getting farther in AHCI mode with no errors & am at the following screen!
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User a0z2017-08-02
There's no working Network Controller driver upon reaching the desktop for the 1st time. That means, no LAN or WLAN.
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User a0z2017-08-02
After rebooting the computer, the wireless magically starts working!
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User 8ku2017-08-02
The WU error is probably due to the wireless driver not being installed if you are not hardwired to the network.
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User a0z2017-08-02
It says "No Bootable Media Found"
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User a0z2017-08-02
Weird thing is that this computer only boots of the USB but not off the DVD drive
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User a0z2017-08-02
This time in AHCI mode
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User a0z2017-08-02
I'm trying a 3rd time to reinstall Windows
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User a0z2017-08-02
Could this be the reason for all of the errors?
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User 8ku2017-08-02
With a single hard drive and the extremely remote possibility of ever using RAID on the machine, you are better off using AHCI mode. You don't want ATA since performance will suffer. Changing from RAID to AHCI may require reinstalling again depending on how the mobo manufacturer set things up as well as the specific BIOS implementation.
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User 8ku2017-08-02
Gpedit.msc. User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Driver Installation. Set Code signing for drivers to Disabled. You may need to reboot before attempting to install the driver again.
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User a0z2017-08-02
I just put it back to Raid On.
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User a0z2017-08-02
Now I'm changing it from AHCI to ATA
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User a0z2017-08-02
I changed it from Raid On to AHCI
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User a0z2017-08-02
Those are the specs
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User a0z2017-08-02
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User a0z2017-08-02
This is a Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO
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User a0z2017-08-02
You can see all the drives
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User a0z2017-08-02
Would this cause all the errors? There's only 1 hard drive installed
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User o3x2017-08-02
What kind of hardware does this system have?
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User a0z2017-08-02
Have you ever had this happen to you on a Windows install? I never have!
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User a0z2017-08-02
Also, UAC is going off for every movement that I make.
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User a0z2017-08-02
The wireless installer froze upon installation so I had to force quit the installer & restart, if the driver doesn't work properly then I'll uninstall & reinstall the driver.
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User a0z2017-08-02
The 2nd time that I've reinstalled Windows.
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User a0z2017-08-02
Sooooo many errors!!!
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User a0z2017-08-02
This computer is acting like the OS is corrupted but it's nothing but a clean install is Windows 7 Ultimate
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User a0z2017-08-02
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User a0z2017-08-02
"The not recommended move of allowing unsigned drivers"
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User 8ku2017-08-02
How to go about what? Finding and downloading the driver or the not recommended move of allowing unsigned drivers?
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User 8ku2017-08-02
Ctrl-R -> services.msc. Look for Windows Update. Is it running? What is the startup mode? It should be Automatic. If it is Disabled, change it to any other mode and start it, then try the operation again.
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User a0z2017-08-02
Not sure how to go about that.
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User 8ku2017-08-02
Self-explanatory. The Broadcom driver currently being used (and compatible with the upgraded OS) isn't signed. Either find and download a signed driver for the device or change the OS settings so signed drivers are not required (not recommended).
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User a0z2017-08-02
Here's another error that I get when trying to run Windows Update
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User a0z2017-08-02
Why am I getting this error?
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User a0z2017-08-02
"Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer's hardware"
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User yib2017-08-02
What does the error say David?
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User a0z2017-08-02
Anyone know why I keep getting this error on my computer when I try to install Window 7 Ultimate 64 Bit on to a Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO?