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Pci error when the comp boot it detects a new pci device,when i try installing the device using windows installer i does not install.then the computer hangs.please help

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  • stevekibe Feb 05, 2009

    i formatted my compueter and now it cant play any sound though the speakers are working, besiodes it detects a new PCI device in the Device Manager panel but when i try installingn it does not pick. any solution please? Kibe from Kenya

  • kabmfy May 08, 2009

    my pc does not make a sound hp Compaq dx2300 microtower what should I do?

  • rebelyes1 May 11, 2010

    what device does it want you to install?

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I would suggest that you cancel the device installation, download the drivers for various components (Sound, Chipset, Network etc.) from the HP website. Install those drivers and restart. Check if that new device found message comes again and let me know.
Hope it helps.
Love. 

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Re: Dell Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for Setup utility error Thanks for the reply Craig. Yes the hard drive was removed for a new one and the EIDE cables were changed 3 times to make sure that I didnt have any defective ones. The jumper settings were left on cable select (old hard drive AND new).

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