Cannot find the 1 TB external storage device
Recently, when I connected the external storage cable unit (1 TB) portable power source cable and power icon shows not on the bottom right of the task bar. Oppening desktop computer icon also does not show the external device IE. "removable F drive '. Is there a way I could locate my external removable storage device. Thanks Chris
By any chance, you might try: http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-21877-windows-xp-won-t-recognize-wd-ext-hard-drive
"Could not imagine that connect this unit to a surge protector would cause only not to work." However, it was easy to try. I unplugged from the surge protector plugged into the wall, and he immediately started working. A big thank you to you all. It really worked.
So, from the start of my screen is empty and Caps Lock flashes 2 times. I tried the Windows key + B + power key without success as indicted here:
I tried to recover the BIOS with an external storage device but HP's Software and driver download page does not have BIOS updated. I've updated for Windows 10.
Where is the BIOS update that is supposed to be here? :
This model seems to have a lot of problems with what I find it everywhere on the internet, but the solutions all return to the download of the update of the BIOS. I noticed that I can download an update for Windows 8.1. Are there not one for Windows 10 yet? Can I use the 8.1?
The BIOS in the list of drivers of Windows 8 is the last exit for your model. You can use it regardless of the operating system because the BIOS recovery is run outside of Windows.
BTW-to help the Windows key + B keys. When you press and release the power button / continue to hold the buttons for a few seconds see if BIOS recovery screen appears. I know that it is different from the document - but try it.
Hey everybody,I was running Windows vista professional for more than 2 years yesterday, I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled vista prof. (entirely new, different CD key). Everything works very well excenp for one thing - I had saved some of the programs and files on my external hardrive before formatting my laptop. Now, when I try to access these files I get the following msg-"cannot find the specified device, path, or file." You don't have permission to access them. ".I am logged in as administrator.
Help, please. I reallly need the files.
Any help would be appreciated.
It looks like permissions.
Try this on one of the files on the disk to see if it allows you to copy the files.
1 right click on the file, then select Properties
2. click on the Security tab
3. click on change, in the name box, type "Everyone".
4. in the boxes next to the permissions below, put 'Total control' for everyone
5. click OK, and then close the dialog boxes
6. try to copy the file that you just modified.
If the works above, you must change the permissions on all the files you want to copy. Normally, you can just highlight all the and follow the steps above to change the permissions on all files at the same time.
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I have a PC brand new - HP and played Chess Titans. Now all of a sudden it says it cannot find the texture, but he said no zero the reference count and then could not find device 3D.
original title: Chess Titans
I have a PC brand new - HP and played Chess Titans. Now all of a sudden it says it cannot find the texture, but he said no zero the reference count and then could not find device 3D. What's past and how to fix this. Thank you.
These error messages can occur if you (or software) also disabled Aero. Aero must be on (and supported by the video card) to play Chess Titans. "192GO should be enough for everyone." (of the miniseries "Next generation jokes")
After Vista update cannot find the external hard drive, AutoPlay does not work, and new unusable disk appears under my computer. Also I can't 'manage' my computer because I do not have "permissions". I tried a fix he 45071 and it did nothing.
Applications, (Norton and McAfee) (including free evaluation versions are notorious for not not upgrade (or uninstalling) itself.) If NIS has been installed for 3 years, you have NIS update at least once and maybe twice (e.g., NIS 2009 > NIS 2010 > NIS 2011).
[You may want to print these instructions for reference offline. If a step said to reboot, reboot.]
1. download the Norton Removal Tool, save it to your desktop: ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe
2. close all open applications (that is, anything with an icon on the taskbar).
3. After completing some you have a copy of your handy product key, uninstall all Norton software (including LiveUpdate and everything Norton Add ons) viaControl Panel | Programs | Uninstall a program (or Control Panel |) Programs and features, if you are using the classic view).
4 IMPORTANT! -Online activate Windows Firewall immediately after the restart.
NB: Now you're "working without a net": no to ANYTHING else online (e.g., navigation, reading e-mail, chat) until you have completed step #7 below!
5. right click on the file that you saved in step #1 above, and then select run as administrator. DO TAP not your keyboard until the race ends, then restart.
6. do a clean install of NIS 2011 (using your product ID, if need be) & reboot. CF. http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20080514162318EN
NOTE: Do NOT activate or install additional modules of Norton (for example, Norton Anti-Phishing) immediately.
8. open Internet Explorer (only) to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 & run the difficulty.
9. open Internet Explorer (only) to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058 & run that set it by DEFAULT and modes and AGGRESSIVE. 
10. restart once again & test.
NB: Installation KB971029 disables AutoRun/autoplay on USB connected but not 'brilliant media' external drives (i.e., CDs & DVDs). See http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2011/02/08/deeper-insight-into-the-security-advisory-967940-update.aspx
 full Disclosure: the difficulty operating in AGGRESSIVE mode will remove your update history but not list the updates installed in Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) or installed updates.
~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
Original title: Windows encountered a problem installing the software driver for your device...
Arrrrgh! Had a terrible time trying to get the scanner function works on my Epson Stylus CX7000F.
I get the too common but seemingly irreparable "Windows has encountered a problem installing the software driver for your device...". Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error trying to intall it. The system cannot find the file specified. "
The job of printer/copier/fax end but not go on the scanner.
I tried the 'fixes' to epson.com repeatedly with no luck. This includes their reccomendation uninstall/install several times, trying even to this process in safe mode and clean boot the.
I ran the program to 'fix' Microsoft ATS with no luck. It has detected the error and said that the problem has been resolved, but guess what? No, it isn't.
I clicked on install update driver/driver from Device Manager.
I tried the work around, eliminating the "LowerFilters" of the registry. Guess what? You have it, no luck.
So, before I go and buy a new printer/scanner, with no guarantee that they will work. Does anyone have another suggestion?
I am running Vista, 32-bit.
You can also try and replace or install the ntprint.inf file.
I had a similar problem on a Windows 7 PC and noticed that this file was not present. I just copied the file from a different PC Win7. The printer, I tried to install was a Brother MFC-J410w.
The file can be found here C:\Windows\inf
Hope this helps someone.
Original title: Carpenter
I can print but can't scan. Tried to uninstall then install the 3 in 1 copy fax printing hp 4500 but says cannot find the wireless device.
You can check the link to HP support to run the HP Diagnostic Utility to check the issue of scanning:
You can also check out the link to HP support and try to update the latest drivers/software for your printer:
You can also read the articles and check if it helps:
original title: the backup help. I can't run a backup. Windows Vista 64-bit. Get the error "the system cannot find the specified file. (0 x 8007002) ideas?
My last successful backup has been 12/12/2010! I am backup on an external hard drive. I installed the KB947821 hotfix successfully, but the backup still does not work.
I'll go through this link try others did for the resolution measures
I use Windows 7 on a computer to which a printer is connected directly by a USB cable. I am able to print, but cannot find the printer when I run control/devices and printers Control Panel
I use Windows 7 on a computer to which a printer is connected directly by a USB cable. I am able to print, but cannot find the printer when I run control/devices and printers Control Panel. In fact, no devices appear at all.
Can someone help me with this?
If this does not help, there is a very long thread here, which may include other suggestions--> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/devices-and-printers-dialog-box-empty/353707a4-bcb0-4334-98bc-aab84747fecd?page=1
This seems to have started with the last batch of updates of Windows 7 (including SP1).
I can't connect using dial-up. Get the message:
Cannot load the Remote Access Connection Manager service
Error 711: The operation could not complete because it could not start the remote access connection manager service
in time. Please try the operation again.
When I try to start the Remote Access Connection Manager service manually, I get the message:
Windows could not start the service on Local computer remote access connection manager.
20 error: the system cannot find the specified device.
My phone displays the modem works properly, and telephony and the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol service started.
I don't know what else might have changed.
Thanks for your post. Take a look at this thread for a possible solution to your problem.
See you soon
I can find driver for my dvd writer dose not work Windows cannot load the driver for this hardware device. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) _ dvd writer ad - 7530 has ata thanks
Windows cannot load the driver for this hardware device. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) has .dvd rw ad - 7530 ata
Code 39 means that the driver is corrupted or missing.
Please make all below even if you have done some before as it is often the set of operations which solves
Try this - Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double-click on the device - driver tab - click
Update the drivers (this will probably do nothing) - then RIGHT click the drive - UNINSTALL - REBOOT
This will refresh the default driver stack. Even if the reader does not appear to continue below.
Then, work your way through these - don't forget the drive might be bad, could be a loose cable or
slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.
Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 - a Mr Fixit
The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to Windows Vista
When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error during the installation of Windows Vista after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
Drive CD - R or CD - RW Drive is not recognized as a recordable device
Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then make sure that the cables in both
ends. Remove and replace, do not just tight. For laptops, you can often clean power and
contacts data with a pencil eraser.
Also check with your system manufacturer to see if there are any updated drivers for your DVD. Or even if it
are you can reinstall the 'old'. Many use Windows default drivers however some special aura
ones. Also check the website of the manufacturer of the car.
Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
Hope these helps.
Rob - bicycle - Mark Twain said it is good.
My HP Envy 15-j139TX got stuck (frozen) and I force closure by long pressing the power button. I tried to start by pressing the power button, it shows a black screen (display off) and the capslock continues to Flash.
I did research on the problem and discovered that the issue was "the BIOS corruption failure" according to the information on the link below:
I tried to recover the BIOS using an external storage device by following the instructions at the link below:
But it did not work. The lights keep flashing. I have my files b.SC. thesis on the computer and their need for pronto. (If not my life is pretty well made)
I also couldn't find the files for version 10 of Windows (64-bit) to my laptop, so I tried with one I downloaded from another site and I got a BIOS of Windows 8.1 HP site.
Is there anyway I can fix it soon or get my files as soon as possible. Help, please!
Have you ever updated the BIOS before?
If you have, you should be able to recover the BIOS using the Windows key + key B method.
All holding the key Windows + B button down, press the power button and wait to see if the laptop responds with a message of recovery of the BIOS on screen.
As my wife continued his mastery, I insisted on his recording of his files periodically to our home network NAS.
You can remove the hard drive and connect it to a desktop computer to get the files from it. You can connect the hard drive to a USB to sata cable to connect it to a laptop. Instructions to access the disk by opening the back door are on page 42 of the maintenance and service guide. The hard drive is part replaceable by the user, so you don't have to worry about voiding the warranty.
Your notebook is new enough to have the recovery key enter BIOS update available. Use the F.65 version in the Windows 8.1 driver download section. the softpaq is at the following ADDRESS.
You will need at least 256 MB usb key to create a USB rcovery to recover the BIOS with. BIOS update softpaq will offer the opportunity of creating a recovery USB. I used the method on multiple occasions and it worked for me.
Original title: CD/DVD drives do not work after upgrade from XP to Vista
I upgraded my dell E521 to Vista dimension, but now finds that none of the CD/DVD drives work. I also tried two external drives, same thing. I downloaded the new drivers for the internal disks and when I tried to install the windows said they already had the best drivers. Both drives are TSST - I get device status "windows cannot load the driver for this hardware device. The unit may be damaged or missing. "I want to upgrade to 7, but can not run the dvd, and apparently MS has no download available if you purchase cd! Am tearing my hair!
In general, the error can be caused by a missing required device driver, a required binary file is damaged, if there is a problem with the process I/O file, or if a pilot that makes reference to an entry point in another binary file which can not load
You can try to uninstall and reinstall the driver for the device to solve this problem.
Step 1: Uninstall the CD/DVD driver. Follow this step to do the same thing:
a. click the Start button, select Control Panel, click System and Maintenance and then click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
b. expand CD-ROM/DVD-Rom drives-> right click on the device, and then click Properties.
c. on the device properties dialog box, click the driver tab, and then click on uninstall.
d. restart your computer.
Step 2: Reinstall the CD/DVD driver by visiting the manufacturer's Web site.
See the links below for more details on the update of drivers:
Updated a hardware driver that is not working properly
Also, read the following article and check if that helps.
Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
Hope this information is useful.
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After entering the external storage devices such as smart, external hard drives and flash cards, these devices cards indicate connection to the computer and the computer indicates recognition of them all in the 'auto play' windows, which disappear very quickly. I find these devices listed in Device Manager, but their icons do not appear in 'computer '.
Check if the hard drive, Flash card and external gets detected in disk management. If it gets detected in disk management, and then format the disk and assign a drive letter.
Follow these steps:
a. Click Start and type diskmgmt.msc (command to open disk management) in the start search box and press ENTER.
b. If you see the SD card or external hard drive, then right-click on the drive and select Format.
NOTE: Please check that you back up all data on the disks before get you in shape.
See this link for more information on how to assign a drive letter to a drive:
Afzal Taher - Microsoft technical support.
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Hi, I have a desktop with Win 7 ultimate x 64 and Mass Storage Controller appears in the Device Manager to other devices. Win cannot find the driver for it. I need a little help pls. I tried with Win update-nothing online.
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
There is no driver selected for the item or a set of device information.
To find a driver for this device, click Update driver.
Type of device: other devicesManufacturer: unknownLocation: Bus PCI 4, peripheral 4, function 0
H ardware ID:PCI\VEN_1283 & DEV_8212 & SUBSYS_0C7F105B & REV_13PCI\VEN_1283 & DEV_8212 & SUBSYS_0C7F105BPCI\VEN_1283 & DEV_8212 & CC_018000PCI\VEN_1283 & DEV_8212 & CC_0180
The PCI\VEN_1283 & DEV_8212
The number of providers (FRI) and peripheral (DEV).
Here is a link to the page of the seller:
PCI vendor and device lists: 1283
Scroll down on this page for 0 x 8212 entry to see the details for the device.
In this case, the seller of Waldo is probably the seller where your computer manufacturer bought it.
You need to contact the computer manufacturer for the latest driver.
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