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American Megatrends - No Floppy Drive Detected


Recently, when i turn on the power on my computer, i get a message from american megatrends saying that "no floppy drive detected, press f1 to resume". This comes up every time i turn on the computer. Problem is, i don't even have a floppy drive! What's up?

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Floppy Drive Shuts Down Computer

I own a 2005 dell 8400 xp, it did not come with a floppy drive. When i purchased my designer i embroidery unit it required floppies. I ordered a small floppy drive and plugged it in a usb port. For the past couple of years this had worked fine. Now when i plug it in the computer acts as though something is attacking it and shuts down. I use frontier "peace of mind" for my troubleshooting and what not and they told me that when windows did an upgrade it must have down something to no longer recognize the floppy drive and suggested i call dell. Since my computer is no longer under warranted they wouldn't hep me. What can i do?

Posted On: 2009-12-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Floppy Drive Or Disk Not Recognized

Windows7 ultimate (64 bits) does not recognize a usb-connected floppy drive or disk that works fine with windows xp and, before i installed windows7, that used to work with vista ultimate (64 bits). I can plug this teac drive into another machine, a notebook running windows xp, and there is no problem-i see the six .doc files on the diskette, and i can open all of them. But when the same drive (with the same 3. 5" floppy diskette) is plugged into the window7 machine, i am told to insert the diskette, which is never read.

A speedometer for computer slowly proceeds across the top of the screen, but nothing happens. No matter what i do, i see: "please insert a disk into floppy disk drive (a)". Rebooting does not help. And canceling and reinsertion of the diskette changes nothing. Launching word and then trying to open the files from word's open gets me nowhere. Disabling my anti-virus software changes nothing.

Windows tells me that the floppy drive is installed; i see it listed by name (teac drive) in device manager; and from device manager i have tried deleting the driver for this teac drive-windows then reinstalls it. I also tried to update this drive from device manager, but then i am told: "windows has determined that the driver software for your device is up to date". Please help.


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd Rom And Rw Drive Not Detected

I installed fresh copy (no upgrade) of windows 7 last night and after the installation finish, i notice both drives were missing from my computer.

Dell dimension 9200
Missing drives - pbds- dvd+-rw dh-16w1s and tsst corp dvd-rom ts-353b

Under device manager - they appear with an !Exclamation! Over them, there is no window 7 drivers  on the dell support website for my computer. I have attempted to do the firmware upgrade but tsdnwin reports drive not found. I have deleted the drives from devices manager and shutdown then disconnect and reconnect the cables and boot, and the problem is still here. I have try diagnostics built into windows 7 and it didn't work. Drives are showing up in my bios, while booting. Is there anything else i can try?


Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd Drive Not Detected By Pc After Upgrading To Win 7

I am running windows7 home premium 32 bit which was upgraded from preinstalled vista 32bit (oem) on dec. 7, 2oo9. Now, dvd -drive is not detected by computer.microsoft automatic troubleshooter from action centre also failed to resolve the issue. Dvd-drive not detected by pc after upgrading to windows 7 home premium from vista 32 of same version. Cd-drive is mechanically working ok. Pc was purchased direct from dell co in  nov. 2009 and is within warranty period. Troubleshooter was run which indicated that dvd-device is not detected by windows on your computer. If you do have a dvd-drive installed, contact your oem or device vendor.

Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Hard Drive Detected As New On Every Boot

I'm using a usb hard drive (a redrive, from hitachi) for storage of recorded tv. Recently, i installed windows 7 on the internal hard drive for the same machine, and now every time the computer boots up, i get a dialog telling me that windows 7 has detected a new usb device, and asking what it should do (open the folders, start a slideshow, whatever).

I just want the pc to treat this like another hard drive, and not a removable usb peripheral. Any way to do that?  This worked in vista.


Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

External Usb 2.0 Hard Drive Not Detected

I am running windows 7 and trying to plug my 200 gb hard drive from an old computer with xp into my new computer via usb 2. 0 from an external enclosure. The external enclosure is has its own power source and does not require drivers. When i plug it in the usb port i hear the chime indicating window detects an external device and it will appear under usb devices in device manager but only for about 10 seconds and then disappears.

It never shows up under disk management nor under computer as a mass storage device. I have tried using other usb cables/ports. I have tried exchanging the external enclosure for a new one thinking the first was faulty but that didn't help.


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Backup Error - No Writable Optical Drive Detected

I can't get a backup of netbook settings & files to go from acer aspire to wd passport essentials 320 gb hd. Error code says no optical drive detected. I am using a netbook w/o a dvd/cd player. Now when connected to the backup drive, i am getting "no writable optical drive detected. I just got this hd on black friday and was told by store personnel that it was compatible with windows 7. I even had ms windows.com/linked to check the hd for problems, but haven't seen any problems with it yet.

Posted On: 2009-12-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Detected / Working But Not Display In Pc

I am running windows 7 professional. Any usb storage drive i connect to my laptop is not displayed in computer. It is assigned a legitimate drive letter and i can access the drive's contents by typing in the drive letter in the navigation bar or in run. I have verified this using the disk management utility. File operations on the drive work perfectly fine. The only issue here is that the drive is not shown or is hidden in computer. I have set folder options to show everything, ie. Any option to hide anything has been unchecked.

Additionally, when clicking the safely remove hardware icon in the tray, the device is listed as ". " Instead of the actual device name and drive letter. Note that there is one user account which is my administrator account. Interestingly, i created a new standard user account and was able to see the usb drive in computer when logged in to that account. Is there any setting i can change on my admin account to enable this? I would prefer not to have to create a new account and reconfigure all my settings.


Posted On: 2010-06-30 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40) Press F1 To Continue

I'm running windows 7 on a desktop system. Whenever i reboot the system, i receive an error message just after my desktop system loads its bios: "floppy disk(s) failed (40). Press f1 to continue. "

That is the entirety of the error message. The booting process never proceeds beyond that point, unless and until i press f1. I do not have any floppy disks on this desktop system; it is only a couple of years old (most manufacturers stop putting in floppy disks a long time ago).

Furthermore, this error message is quite recent: it only started about 3-4 weeks ago. Prior to that point, i had never seen such an error message before and windows 7 seemed to be operating properly (no problems). It was recently suggested that i update the bios to see if this might help the situation. The bios has indeed been updated, but the error message remains.


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Backup Failed, Backup Drive No Longer Detected

Windows 7 kept bugging me about creating a backup, so i finally decided to. I chose to backup the default items onto my d: drive. I let it run, left for a bit and came back. It failed at 70ish%. Tried again. Same thing. I didn't have a whole lot of time left so i decided to just forget it.

I deleted the incomplete backup files on my d: drive (there was a c: backup file and mediaid. Bin) since there seemed to be no use for incomplete backup files.

When i got home and turned on my computer, post took longer than usual. My sata 2 drive was undetected. Sata 2 = my d drive. When windows starts to boot, it freezes when the windows animation is doing it's thing. I tried repairing and restoring from previously known good configuration and still nothing. I used my win7 disk to check for problems, and i even used that to restore to a point prior to my failed backups.

What else could i try? Why would my d: drive suddenly be undetected in bios, and why would a failed backup cause my windows installation to freeze? Edit: i unplugged the data cable from my d: drive and now windows boots. So deleting backup files royally screwed up my d: drive?


Posted On: 2009-12-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Joystick Not Detected

I'll describe the situation in detail. First, i upgraded to windows 7. When i had installed my games, i tried to add my joystick. I discovered windows 7 doesn't support standard gameport devices, only usb. No problem, i have a converter cord that lets me use my gameport joystick on a usb port. I plugged it in and got nothing. No sound effect, nothing. I tried looking for it in the devices menu, the game controller menu, even the device manager, but it appears nowhere. It's as though it's not connected at all.

I thought it might be that the joystick is too old and not supported, but it's a microsoft sidewinder 3d pro, and it is apparently supported. I thought perhaps the usb port was faulty, but i have the same problem regardless of where i connect it, and other devices work normally on all the ports. I thought perhaps the adaptor was faulty, but my gampad works using it.

In the end, i went out and bought a saitek aviator usb joystick. I connect it and nothing. Exactly the same problem as the sidewinder. The drivers are up to date. The port is operating, the joystick works on my old computer, the adaptor works with the gampad, and all of them are supported by windows. I'm at a loss. What else could this be?


Posted On: 2010-03-04 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

No Network Detected

I recently installed windows 7 on a brand new hard drive and it went fine. However, when i try to connect to the internet, nothing happens. I have downloaded the correct driver, i think, but it still doesn't work. In fact, windows doesn't even recognize my home network. There are no devices listed under device manager. I actually just got my pc back from the geek squad. They "fixed" the problem i brought it in for, but they forgot to plug my hard drive into my motherboard. I had to do that.could an unplugged cable to my network adapter be the issue? If so, what am i looking for?

Posted On: 2010-05-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Graphics Memory Not Detected

Just recently upgraded from the windows 7 rc to windows 7 ultimate.got a bit confused with the folders and have deleted the "windows. Old" folder from my computer as i didn't think i needed it any more. Anyway just ran the index experience thing and it came up with 1 as the score for my graphics. Was definitely not this before ad i think i may have deleted something wrong. Can anyone help? This is what my computer says:
 
Total available graphics memory not detected

Dedicated graphics memory 0 mb
Dedicated system memory 0 mb 
Shared system memory 0 mb
Display adapter driver version 6. 1. 7600. 16385


Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Devices Are Not Detected

I've been reading a lot of posts in this community and in similar ones and i tried all sorts of things suggested there with the hope that my problem gets solved. Unfortunately it hasn't happened so far, but at least i know i'm not the only one frustrated. I have a toshiba satellite l30-10t laptop, running windows 7 home premium, clean install after vista home basic oem.

After installing 7, my usb devices (wd 320 gb external hard drive, usb hub, mp3 player, flash drives, mobiles phones, digital camera) worked fine for a few days, then all of a sudden were not recognized anymore. I don't get any error message, the devices are powered (lights on, disc spinning), but drivers fail to load. I've already tried the following (the list is randomly ordered) with little or no succes at all:

- Reinstalling the os
- Updated bios
- Trying to update the usb drivers
- Uninstalling the usb controllers/reboot and let windows find them again, both in normal and safe mode.
- Shut down, unplug from main power supply (with the battery taken out as well), left it overnight and then boot again
- Erased all the installed usb devices in device manager using the "show hidden devices" feature
- Deactivated the usb selective suspension in the power scheme settings and the "allow computer to shut down device to save energy" (my windows is in italian, i'm sorry if not getting the right names in english) in the usb hub's settings - solved the issue for a few days.
- Deleted the upper and lower filters in the registry as suggested in one post - this only caused a blue screen each time i tried to reboot.
- Installed the latest driver for the ati chipset (or at least i think this is what i did)
- Used this tool http://www.Zhangduo.com/udi.html to find any unknown devices, it found a couple, usb controller and usb hub, but i couldn't get any drivers.

I've seen a solution that seemed to work for some, though it was for xp, change the disableselectivesuspend value in the registry, but i couldn't figure out exactly how since my registers look a bit different than described in the post.


Posted On: 2010-04-04 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Microphone Sound Not Detected

Microphone issues i recently got a hp computer with windows 7 installed on it, i got the updates, installed skype and when i went into a call, the other person couldn't hear my microphone, i know these things: it's not a problem with skype. It's not my mic, as it worked on the previous computer. Yes, the mic is unmuted, and plugged into the correct jack i've looked at all of the troubleshooting guides, and the only result i have received from any of them is a loud screeching sound from my mic when i click "listen" in the control panel>sound>recording>microphone area.

I've downloaded and installed any updates that the trouble shooting guide suggests i do. Yet still nothing. All i'm getting is the same screeching noise that i wasn't getting before, i checked all the mic settings and it's enabled, unmuted, and the computer says it's getting the signal from the mic, i even did a troubleshooting check and it said it found no problems. And again, i know for a fact it's not the mic itself because it was working on the previous computer, and while i was changing computers no damage was done to the mic.


Posted On: 2010-05-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hp Deskjet 1000c Is Not Detected

Windows 7 professional is being used. The computer is a dell studio xps 9000. The usb cable is a sabrent "usb to parallel (printer ieee1284) cable". The printer is the hp deskjet 1000c. This computer does not have a lpt port. When the cable is attached to the computer's usb, the cable is recognized but the printer is not. I tried to print a word and an excel file and neither program could detect the printer. I also tried to use the virtual pc utility, in xp mode, with some works files and got the same results.

The windows 7 compatibility list did show this printer as being compatible. Do i need different drivers, a different cable or what?


Posted On: 2010-03-30 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Usb Adapter Not Being Detected

Okay, here's what i'm having a problem with. I purchased a mayflash n64 duel port adapter, which is supposed to be "plug and play". It says compatible with windows 98, me, xp, and vista. But my pc isn't even acknowledging that i've plugged something in! Is there something i'm missing here, or am i just out of luck because i bought into windows 7?(I've never had trouble using older programs/devices before. And i was really excited about using the n64 controller with the n64 games. )I searched for drivers, but since it's "plug and play" i couldn't find any.

Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Secondary Display Not Detected

I have two monitors on an nvidia 8600gts running windows 7. 1 is a generic dell 19" lcd that came with my room mate's computer, and the other is a 22" lg flatron. For a long time i had both running fine, primarily using the lg, and putting up documents on the dell. I disabled the dell to get a game to run, since it would not run with both monitors enabled, which was my first issue. Then, about 2 weeks later i shuffled my machine over a bit. One of the monitor plugs came loose, and now windows will not detect my lg screen.

This had happened before, and then came back about a week later, however both screens were enabled at that time. Now i cannot get the lg to be even found on my computer. I've tried the windows display settings, the nvidia control panel, even the hardware manager. I cannot detect the monitor anywhere. So, how can i get it back? I've got up-to-date drivers for the card, i've tried rebooting, unplugging and replugging, changing inputs, scanning for hardware changes, and everything else i could possibly think of. Please someone help me get both my monitors running.


Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Display Not Detected In 64-bit

Intel i5 750 2. 66 ghz gigabyte ga-p55m-ud2 matx 4gb ddr3 ram, 1. 5v 13333mhz corsair 450w vx series psu500 gb western digital hd nvidia 8600gt

I've ran into a problem after i reinstalled windows:previously i had 2 monitors connected. The pimary is a 23 inch monitor connected via dvi, the secondary is a 32 inch lcd tv connected via vga. Before the reinstall both monitors worked fine although the secondary (vga) display would show the startup (bios, starting windows etc) before switching to the primary (dvi) when the desktop appeared. When i reinstalled windows this time i disconnected everything bar the primary monitor, mouse and keyboard.

Now the primary monitor is working fine (and is also showing the startup process) but windows can't detect the second tv. Using control panel > display  > adjust resolution and clicking detect i get the message 'another display not detected'.nvidia control panel also fails to recognize the 2nd display. I've removed and reinstalled the latest nvidia drivers but the problem persists.


Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Intermittent Usb Not Detected Problem

My problem is the following: i have a genius traveler 315 laser mouse which i brought last summer and it worked perfect on my laptop. Recently i have bought a new laptop, on which the mouse does not work anymore.

The problem is very awkward, because the behavior of the mouse on the new laptop is completely random: on several occasions it actually worked perfectly when plugged-in, but most of the times (e.g. After restarting the os or unplugging the mouse and plugging it back) it didn't. This behavior is even stranger because on my old laptop and several others the mouse still works perfectly.

My first opinion was that the problem is with the usb or mouse drivers, but when i tried another mouse and an external hdd on the new laptop, they both worked fine. I even copied the usb-related drivers from my old laptop to the new one, hoping i could solve the problem that way, but the outcome was the same (on both laptops the os is win 7).

Another possibility was that one of the wires in the mouse's cord was broken, but i crossed that out, too, because i tried twisting the cord as much as i could while it was working on the new laptop and it still worked fine. The usb sockets on the new laptop are all working (i tried them all).

I know that the easy solution is to buy another mouse, but i rather figure out what is wrong with this one (or with my new laptop) than to spend money to replace a mouse that i know it is functional because i feel that that money would be wasted, i have no guarantee that the new mouse will work (if i'd buy a new one i'd still go for a genius) and, besides, i would be really glad if i could solve this awkward problem.


Posted On: 2010-08-09 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Integrated Graphics Card Not Detected

Upgraded dell 630 from xp to windows 7 64-bit (4gb ram).system has onboard/integrated x3100 card, can't see it after upgrade - display adapters shows "standard vga". Getting multiple warnings: "hardware acceleration is either disabled or not supported by your video card drive". Attempted to install win7-64bit x3100 driver from intel, installation failed due to "error 0x7fb: no infs found that match the active devices on the system". Anybody to prove mac commercials false?

Posted On: 2009-12-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Usb Storage Device Not Detected

I am using a 2gb "memory stick pro duo" plug into a "memory stick pro duo" to "memory stick duo" adaptor, this is then plugged into my trust "all-in-1 card reader" which is plugged into my computer. The computer however does not recognize that anything is plugged in and no error message shows up. In device manager i can see 2 "generic usb hub" which i know signifies the "all-in-1 card reader", but no other devices related to my memory stick show up.

I've tried this on two other computers and they both have the same problem. When i plug my memory card into my camera it can easily see the pictures stored on there. I was going to try to reformat the memory stick but if it can't be detected at all, how would i do that?


Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Usb Devices Not Detected - Bsod Driver_power_state_failure

I am using a toshiba satellite a505-s6025 running windows 7 pro 64-bit, 4gb ram, nvidia 310m graphics card. Things have been working well for a couple of months until yesterday, after i installed a western digital mybook world edition (1tb) and the most recent windows updates. After these installations, i have been having 2 problems:
 
1. ) First thing i noticed is that shutdown takes forever, and ends with a bsod with driver_power_state_failure message.
 
2. ) Secondly, none of my usb devices are being recognized anymore. Sometimes when i have these devices plugged before turning windows on they get recognized properly, but if i plug any usb devices after windows loads i do
Not get any recognition at all.
 
I've tried updating to the latest video drivers, bios, and uninstalling the programs that came with the wd drive (mionet and wd anywhere backup) but the problems haven't gone away.
 
Analyzing the memory dump led to this message:
 
On thu 5/13/2010 2:28:10 pm your computer crashed

This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe

Bugcheck code: 0x1000009f (0x4, 0x258, 0xfffffa8003b85040, 0xfffff80000b9c510)

Error: unknown

Dump file: c:windowsminidump


Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Incompatible Program Detected Live Mail

I installed windows 7 about 3 weeks ago. Windows live mail worked fine. The past week when i click on windows live mail to open, it won't open unless i left click and go to troubleshooting. Then it tells me there is an incompatible application. I have to do that every time i want windows live to open. I can't seem to find where to correct the problem. It is very frustrating. I am not very experienced in computers and this is aggravating to have to open it that way all the time.

I can not find anywhere to email windows live and get their help! I keep sending them the error message but it does no good as the problem still exists! Is anyone else having this problem with windows 7? Does anyone know a phone number for windows live or windows 7?


Posted On: 2010-08-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Sb Audigy Detected But Live 24-bit Onboard

Windows 7 detects that my soundcard is a sb audigy but my msi k8n diamond motherboard has a creative ca0106 chipset and this was supplied with soundblaster live! 24 bit drivers. The drivers for the sb audigy work fine in producing sound but i would like to use the karaoke player application which came with the original soundblaster live! Software, and that worked fine in windows xp. How can i tell windows 7 that i have a live! 24bit soundcard not audigy sound-card?  I would then be able to reinstall the creative eax console program which was supplied with the motherboard and i will be able to sing karaoke again!

Posted On: 2010-04-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Headset Sound Is Not Detected On Skype Phone Call

I'm using a logitech headset with microphone to answer and make skype phone calls. I hear them. Why cant they hear me?I have run all set up options from skype. As for the logitech equipment is concerned i believe it is "plug in and it is ready to use", there was no program to load nor was there an instruction manual.

There is a slider on/off switch for the microphone. I am not sure that microphone options and volume {specially for a headset with a microphone} from inside my dell studio 1555 are set up correctly. I have inquired on this matter via online chat and allowed remote access to dell representative to assist me. Nothing has worked. When i started skype 2 months ago it worked fine.

Not perfect 100% of the time yet good enuf. Now i am not heard at all or barely when i'm in a phone call with headset or without. As of today: 7/1/2010 i can't hear "them" so i don't know if "they" can hear me. So, please tell me how to make my skype phone work through my laptop.


Posted On: 2010-07-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Windows Detected An Add-on Trying To Use System Memory Incorrectly

As soon as i logon to my secure work webmail account, i get a pop up = ulead mp3code v1. 0. 18 ulead system (www.Ulead.com). I then get the message noted in my question title and i am forced to exit windows. Thus, i am never able to check my work email from my new computer that uses windows 7/explorer 8. This never happened on my previous windows xp computer.

I was told to disable the 'sound' that plays when new email arrives. I have done this and it has made no difference. Digging deeper into the problem i read about dep which is getting far too complicated for me. What the heck is going on and how or who can fix this?


Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bthomehub-0025 Wireless Router Connection Not Detected

Okay, i just recently upgraded from windows vista to windows 7 ultimate, everything seems to work fine except for the fact that my laptop isn't detecting my wireless router bthomehub-0025. All the other wireless access points show on the box connect to a network. Then i went to set up a manual connection and i typed in the ssid box.

Bthomehub-0025
Security type : wep
Encryption type : wep
Password :**********

When i clicked next it said this network already exist and i clicked on that option and it took me to the connect to a network box and still bthomehub-0025 was not there. My ps3 and xbox works fine with this internet connection bthomehub-0025, its only my laptop with the windows 7.


Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Speech Recognition Detected Background Noise As Commands

I have a quick question about speech recognition in win7. So far i'm having rather good success with it but i have an issue. Sometimes when i type on the keyboard, it starts recognizing the noise made by the keyboard as commands. Since the software learns over time, it starts learning these noises as commands. Is there a way to tell it that the last command was just background noise?

Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .