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Common Solution For PC Problems

When having problems, always try this first:
1. Make sure Windows is updated
2. Restart PC

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wont play dvd

Hi,try these steps
1-make sure your DVD drives works properly and read at least 1 data dvd
2-make sure you can play dvd movie in other pc or dvd player to works properly
3-make sure your dvd writer can read dvd technology,read it in the manual(DVD+ DVD- DVD RW or etc)
4-may be you choose the DVD region country in the properties of dvd player and dvd movie is not for your region or country
5-try to play it with another software like power dvd or ...
6-may be you have hardware problem with your dvd writer
7-try restart or re installing windows and update windows and disable the antivirus(not usually works)
kind regards

Apr 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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PC boot problem

Hi Jimmy,
Does the PC load windows fully before restarting?
If it does load and then restart,then it may be a problem on the part of your hard drive.
Run a full scan of the PC with an updated anti-virus to rid off any viral attacks.Make sure the anti-virus is always updated for better performance.
If it does not load windows,try this:-
  • Restart the PC.
  • Before it loads the first page,press Ctrl,Alt and Del.This is a soft boot sequence.
  • The booting leads you to the Bios setup page.
  • Under file save changes and exit[though no changes made].
  • If problem not solved repeat the procedure again.
If the problem persists,you may have to reinstall the operating system again.

Hope this helps.Thanks!

Nov 05, 2011 | HP 2133-1 Mini-Note PC

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 PC Notebook Internal Cam and USB

Hi anuj_shahi24,

Based on your situation, I suggest trying the following steps:
1. Download the updated camera driver here. 2. Go to camerasection and make sure you select the Windows XP or Vistaversion of the drivers that matches your Windows operating system. 3. Afterdownloading install the driver then restart your computer. For theUSB concern,

1. Gointo Device Manager and uninstall all of the USB related devices.

2. Shut down and restart the computer. Windows will redetect and reload
the USB drivers which may resolve the issues.

3. If the problem persists then I suspect that you may have a physical
(hardware) problem with the USB ports themselves and therefore you
should have a hardware repair technician examine the computer.

Hope ithelps.Thanksfor using Fixya

Feb 24, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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Unable to access my 4 GB Transcend pen drive with Windows Vista Home Premium Edition. Able to access it with Windows XP successfully but always prompting "Unable t find driver" when tried with Vista

Here are the 3 possible solutions to this problem,

Make sure the you have the Service Pack 1 installed for you vista computer.
You can find it out by opening the run command and type "winver" (without quotes) there. If it's not showing SP1 please update Windows Vista to Service Pack 1 which includes the update to fix this problem as this was the problem when vista was launched but fixed with SP1.

If updating vista does not resolve the issue try the solution provided below:


Manually locate the driver within the Vista operating system. 

Microsoft Windows Vista may not find any driver for the device that is plugged in the USB port because the usbstor.inf (for MSC device) or wpdmtp.inf (for MTP enabled devices) is not present inside the C:\Windows\INF folder.  

To resolve this issue, you must copy the driver files to the C:\Windows\INF folder. 

Browse to the following folder:

1. C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository. 
2. Look for the folder that starts with usbstor.inf_. 
3. Copy all the files inside this folder to C:\Windows\INF. 
4. Disconnect and reconnect the device. 

If the problem still persists, try this Solution: 

Clear hidden devices and make changes to the Registry

First backup your registry by  following these steps,
1. Click Start 
2. Type regedit on the start search field, then press Enter. 
3. Click File then select Export. 
4. Under Export Range select All. 
5. Type in the desired name to be saved. 
STEP 2 - Remove Hidden Devices 
1. Click Start.. 
2. Type cmd on the start search field , then press Enter. 
2. Type set DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS=1 and press Enter. 
3. Type set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1 and press Enter. 
4. Type start devmgmt.msc and press Enter. 
5. Device Manager window will appear  
5. Click View, then select Show hidden devices. 
6. Click + to expand Imaging devices, Unknown devices, and USB devices. 
7. Verify if there are any devices and unknown devices (including grayed out devices). Uninstall. 

STEP 3 - Remove all oem*.inf files 
1. Click Start. 
2. Type cmd on the start search field and press Enter. 
3. In the command line, type in the following commands and press Enter after each command: 
  cd \windows\inf 
  ren infcache.1 *.old 
  ren oem*.inf *.old 
  del C:\windows\setupapi.log 

STEP 4 - Remove entries under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB 

Remember,if you have a USB keyboard or mouse, do not remove the VID entry for these devices, otherwise, Windows may not restart correctly. 

1. Click Start 
2. Type regedit on the start search field, then press Enter. 
3. Click on the "+" symbol beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE 
4. Navigate to \System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB. 
5. Highlight and delete all the VID_xxxx entries. 

Please note that if you have a USB keyboard or mouse, do not remove the VID entry for these devices, otherwise, Windows may not restart correctly. 

After this turn off your PC completely then with the PC turned off, plug the USB flash drive to a USB port and then turn on the PC. 
Now, a New Hardware Detected balloon will appear and the USB drivers will load automatically.

Please let me know if the problem persists.

Nov 18, 2008 | Transcend 4GB JetFlash 110 USB 2.0 Flash...

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my windows alwyas restart & recovery bios


pc r restart for several reason like power supply problem, over heated, os problem. if ur pc restart when u try to access any drive or insart cd or dvd in drive means ur power supply is faulty. and if it restart after a fixed time (approximately) means over heated. (u reinstall xp so operating system is not infected.) if one of above symptom r their then no need to update bios.

2nd if some problem heppen during ur bios update and it not wirte properly and u restart ur pc in this situation the ur pc can not start and result is no display condition. if it happen then contact with any mother board repear centre or mother board service centre. (because if bios program r corrupt it need to repalce or rewite).

(**2nd time if u update any BIOS be Cautious. at first take backup then update. if any problem happen then restor with backup copy, then restart ur pc. until u sure update successfully do not restart ur pc).

Jul 10, 2008 | MSI PM8M-V Motherboard

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