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Phoenix Bios Does Not Detect Webcam / Audio Devices


Phoenix bios on hp laptop does not detect dvd webcam or audio devices. I'm running windows 7 ultimate and my hp dv6000 laptop doesn't detect the audio card, i have looked in the device manager, and the sound devices category is not listed, the dvd rom is not detected by the bios nor windows and the video card does not detect the web cam, as well as with the audio card, device manager does not list the category of dvd/cd rom and image devices, technicians have said that the problem might be the motherboard, can it be fixed without changing the motherboard?

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Phoenix Rom Bios Problem With Installing Win 7

Windows cannot be installed on this computer with the current system bios version.contact your computer manufacturer for a bios update, install the update, and then start windows installation again. Oem name: dell inc. ; Oem model: xps m1530 ; bios version: phoenix rom bios plus version 1. 10 a05; bios date: 20071117000000. 000000+000i have tried several time to downloaded the required bios from dell and microsoft and it wont allow me, i have read other forums online however i am still having the problem. Anyone can help? Loading it when down loading the bios the error message tells me there are no files to download.

Posted On: 2010-08-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win 7 Does Not Detect Dual Core, But Bios Does

Windows 7 pro does not detect dual core, but bios and intel processor id tool does; have tried everything. Have a e6600 dual core, evga 680i board, 4 gb ddr26400, gtx260, 7 pro upgraded from vista. I have looked all over and tried almost everything. Bios detects dual core as it allows me to enable or disable the second one, and intel proc id tool detects 2 cores. However, windows 7, and any other programs like cpuz and core temp report one core. Under device manager only one core is listed under processors, and under computer it says acpi x64 pc or something instead of acpi multiprocessor.

Msconfig only shows one core to be enabled/disabled. Have done repair install, full install, reformat install and still only one core shows. Tried easybcd with core=0 to try and reset, and nothing. Bios is up to date (p33), reset bios settings and even escd reset. This all started after power cut out randomly. At first, windows would not boot, but did mbr repair using a 7 home disc and it booted. Few min later comp felt sluggish so looked at cpu usage and task manager and found out about only one core detected. One graph/cpu is already selected as it is the only option.


Posted On: 2010-07-16 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Bios Cannot See Any Devices To Boot

I performed a full hard disk encryption on my laptop using truecrypt. Now i cannot boot. Before i started i took the precaution to take a full image backup using norton ghost. I used the latest stable version - 6. 3a of truecrypt. I created a truecrypt rescue disk.

My hp laptop was running windows 7 ultimate (32-bit). The laptop contains 2 x 640 gigabyte hard disks from western digital - wd6400bevt blue scope 5400rpm - part number 591192-001 - model number wd6400bevt-60aort0. The system disk had 4 partitions before i started.

When i ran truecrypt i opted for: "encrpt the system partition or the entire system drive"; "standard truecrypt volume" i.e. No cascades; serpent encryption algorithm; the ripemd-160 hash algorithm; and 7 passes. The truecrypt program checked my parameter choices and did a test reboot without any error messages. The encryption process continued for 32 hours.

After the encryption finished with a "successful" message i was a little surprised that the program didn't suggest an immediate reboot. So i looked around on the disk. My file systems appeared normal. I was able to get into microsoft outlook and download new mail. I was able to browse my favorite sites on the internet. I was also able to look inside word documents.

So i decided to reboot. Since then i have not been able to get my system to run at all. I have had no luck using the truecrypt rescue disk; or a system recovery cd; or even the original windows 7 installation disk.

I get a black screen with a 4-5cm diameter blue disk displayed in the middle with the white letters, "hp". Down in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen it says "press the esc key for startup menu". Pressing esc does nothing, unless you press it 8-10 times, when it causes a "beep" noise to sound.

The problem is that the insyde h20 bios supplied by hp is unable to communicate with either of the hard disks or the cd drive; or a usb thumb drive. The bios program does talk to the keyboard.

I have tried a strategy to reset the bios back to default. I removed the battery and power cord from my laptop. Then held down the power-up button for 15 seconds to ensure any residual power had drained. Then i plugged the power supply back in, and hit the power up key. I still get the black screen with the hp logo and the press esc message.

I tried powering up and pressing a range of function keys.
F1 gives me a , "f1.system information" message.
F2 gives me a , "f2. Startup check" message.
F9 gives me a , "f9. Change boot device order" message.
F10 gives me a , "f10. Bios setup options" message.
F11 gives me a , "f11.system recovery" message.
Esc gives me a , "esc. Pause startup" message.
. But none of these options actually work.

To me this indicates that the bios programme is working partially and able to intepret keystrokes from my keyboard. But nothing else happens other than the whirr of my fan, the led lights displaying normally around my keyboard and the sound of my dvd/cd drive spinning up, and then slowing down again. It appears that in order to bootstrap my hard disk or even bootstrap from a bootable cd the bios needs to talk to one of the (now encrypted) partitions on my system hard drive.

I have tried re-seating the hard drive cables and contacts, and even swapping the hard drives over. I've probably voided my warranty by unscrewing the covers off the underside of my laptop to access these hard drives. I don't have access to another laptop or desktop capable of mounting my western digital hard drives. So i haven't been able to try the option of decrypting my system hard drive by that method.


Posted On: 2010-05-29 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Audio On Webcam No Longer Works

I am pretty sure that since i ended up with 64 bit system type, that is when my audio stopped working on webcam. I know when i upgraded to windows 7 the webcam disappeared, was so happy when i got it back thanks to this site, i didn't even notice the sound was gone. Anyway, have to use google to use alot of things i need. I just want to change back to 32 bit, anyone else have an idea what could be wrong or how to go back, i would appreciate it very much. I would go back to vista if i didn't have to go through so many changes again. So far i don't see where windows 7 is anything but a pain in the butt.

Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Multiple Audio Devices

Like many people, i have a television connected to my pc as a secondary monitor (extended desktop). My television is connected through the hdmi port on my video card, which includes high-def audio. I also have a pair of desktop speakers next to my primary monitor, which are connected via the analog line-out jack. I'm having trouble finding a satisfactory way to specify audio output to the correct pair of speakers for the display i'm using. I've set-up the volume control options to display both available devices, and they are both enabled.

Ideally, what i'd like is for any window placed on the extended desktop (tv) to automatically send audio to the television speakers, and for application windows on the primary monitor to send audio to the line out (desktop speakers). If it can't be done automatically, can i specify which audio device each window uses individually? Or, is it possible to have both devices playing simultaneously, with the option of muting one device or the other?

What i'd like to be able to do, for example, is watch a movie on my tv with sound through the television speakers, while my wife plays a game or surfs the web using the desktop monitor with her audio routed through the desktop speakers. If this cannot be done through windows 7, is it likely that audio or video drivers would have this feature? Is there third-party software or hardware that can do this?

System info:

Pc - dell inspiron 580
Os - windows 7 home premium
Video  - nvidia geforce gt 220
Audio -    realtek high definition audio


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Using 2 Different Multiple Audio Output Devices For Applications

I want to play sound through 2 different audio output devices at the same time, the audio device the sound goes to depends on the application. For example: have teamspeak play sound through my usb headset, while my itunes is playing through my stereo speakers. Is there a way to do this?

Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Audio Problem When Audio Driver From Msi Are Installed

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Posted On: 2010-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Detect Dvd/cd Drive

My averatec 4200 laptop was just upgraded to windows 7. The dvd/cd drive worked fine when i installed windows 7, but for some reason it is no longer visible, anywhere.

Device manager - nothing
My computer - nothing
Hardware & sound troubleshooter - no device detected

I have tried everything i can think of. The dvd player hasn't been removed physically and reinstalled. Also, when i put in a dvd the player spins, but nothing is detected.


Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Both monitors work perfectly when i boot to windows vista but when i boot to windows 7 the 52" screen is not recognized at all. If i switch the cords plugged into the video card the 52" will work and the 22" will not be detected.


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

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I have a wireless modem set up and other laptops in my house can get a signal but my own personal laptop cannot. The wireless network list on my computer shows that the network is detected and that i am connected. Despite this, the signal comes in and out and tends to be very weak. The signal on the bottom right shows full bars so the signal is supposedly very good but somehow i cannot get on the internet. I have tried multiple websites and the message that internet explorer cannot open the web page comes up.

Posted On: 2010-07-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win7 Does Not Detect External Monitor

I have just upgraded to win7 home premium 32 on a sony vaio laptop. Previously i was running vista business. I was happily using an lg1512s monitor plugged through the vaio docking station.
Post the win 7 install, my laptop does not recognize the external monitor. I have gone on to the control panel all control panel items-display-screen resolution and the multiple screen dialogue does not appear.
 
I have with no success:

ˇ Clicked detect in the control panelall control panel itemsdisplayscreen resolution
ˇ Clicked the f7 monitor on/off button.
ˇ Plugged the monitor directly into the vaio (i.e. Not through the docking station)
ˇ Used windows-x and tried to use the mobility centre to connect the external monitor.

Meanwhile i have plugged the monitor into another laptop i use that is running vista home and the monitor lights up so i know the monitor and the cables are ok. The problem is that win7 is not seeing the external monitor. Any ideas?


Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Applications Cannot Detect Dvd Drive

I am having trouble with my cdvd burner, as no applications on my computer recognize the drive at all. The hardware was working fine and was displayed under a list of burners in applications like cyberlink dvd, nero, windows iso burner, windows media player; now it is not displayed at all. I constantly get error messages that "no burners were detected" or to "connect a burner and restart the [windows media] player. " The drive does however appear in windows explorer and i am able to play dvd's from it (although i believe these are stored in a temporary cache).

I have already attempted to reinstall the driver from "device manager dvd/cd-rom drives hp dvd rw ad-7581s ata device" but this had failed. I have also run the online "playing and burning cds dvds and bds" troubleshooted from microsoft; it finds no problems, probably since it did not actually burn any data to test it. I've also downloaded the mats_run. Dvd.exe which supposedly fixes the problem automatically, this just downloaded massive amounts of data and went to the above troubleshooter. I am not able to burn dvds and no applications even detect i can.


Posted On: 2010-06-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Detect And Determine If There Are Drivers For Win7?

I purchased a new intel i-7 computer that came witn windows vista. When the windows 7 program came out i ordered the program from microsoft. When offered the choices i just ordered the professional option since i want to upgrade to the 64 bit version for adobe photoshop. I tried the upgrade and found i could not upgrade because the computer came with vista ultimate ultimate. What are my options to complete this upgrade?  Is there a program that will detect my existing and determine if there are drivers for windows 7?

Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Macbook Does Not Detect Wireless Network

Window 7 installed on macbook - does not detect any wireless network/connection at all only on windows os system side. I have installed windows 7 on my new macbook, so my macbook operate both on apple macos and windows os. However, my windows os side does not detect any wireless network at all. When i switch back to apple os, there is no problem connecting to the internet and there is no connection problem at all.

But for some reason, my windows 7 does not detect or show any available wireless network. I use linksys wrt-110, and i don't think it is my router problem because it works perfectly on apple macos system. Does anybody have any solution? I am not very tech-savvy, i.e. , I need step-by-step explanation as to how to tackle this.


Posted On: 2010-06-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

System Wont Detect Cds

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I already tried  windows trouble shouting and nothing. Checked file extension association and everything appears to be in order. I also ran drm. Also perform cd, dvd region check. Lastly i also perform a system check from the windows command prompt and found nothing either.

Anybody have any other ideas?
 


Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Detect 2nd Hdmi Tv Display

I had a vga display as my primary display and a hdtv display via a hdmi cable as a second display hooked up to my computer. This worked fine until a month ago. When at first the picture showed only a zoomed in top left hand corner of the screen on my hdtv with all psychedelic colours the first thing i tried was a roll back of the updates but this had no effect, as dis changing the cable. Then when i changed the graphics card windows 7 stopped being able to 'detect' my second display with either card.

Any ideas or solutions would be most helpful?


Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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My ide 750 zip drive is set up properly in the bios. But it would not detect in windows 7 pro. It has two sata hard drives as c and d. My sata dvd drive is e. I can not to get the windows 7 to detect my zip drive at all.

Posted On: 2009-11-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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The problem is that windows 7 does not detect my sdhc card when inserted. I suspected something similar what i needed to do in xp, but i am unable to find new drivers or similar sw patches.

I tried to uninstall smart card reader from windows device manager along with all usb controllers (as instructed in an article in this forum), then rebooting (thus updating usb stack), but without luck.

I also got usbdeview sw to see what is happening. It seems that that device (usb 2. 0 flash disk usb device) is not connected, drive letter seems fine (g:, no conflicts), device is enabled (and it does not help if i disable and then enable it again). What i should do to have windows 7 support sdhc cards?


Posted On: 2009-12-26 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Skype Error - Can't Detect Your Sound Card

I cant use my mic on skype. Its giving a error that cant detect your sound card. I can listen other side but i couldn't use my mic.

Posted On: 2010-05-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Tried brother web site
Tried searching web
Tried the scanner camera wizard


Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Win7 Doesn't Detect Usb Mouse

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I have tried different usb ports, i have tried unplugging all other usb devices and leaving just the mouse, and i have updated my drivers. It detects my usb keyboard and external hard drive every time, but windows has stopped detecting my mouse on startup. Suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-06-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win 7 Fails To Detect 2nd Monitor On Boot

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As soon as i shut down the computer and reboot, the sony monitor is again undetected and i have to go through the whole process again. I have deleted all ati drivers and reinstalled current catalyst drivers (8. 732, 5/26/2010), as well as current motherboard drivers. (Motherboard is gigabyte ma790gp-ds4h). Integrated graphics card on motherboard is currently disabled, although this made no difference to the problem.


Posted On: 2010-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Xp Mode In Win7 Will Not Detect Ati Radeon Graphics Card

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Posted On: 2010-06-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .