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Gygabyte S-series motherboard, vista home. the pc only boots up to the point where you click to open windows, then after a few minutes trying to start windows the screen goes black. does it every time. the pc is my 14 yr old son's about 4 months old, god knows what he's done to it. thanks martin

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    Martin Coomber Aug 20, 2008

    still doing the same, tries to open windows the black screen.

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When starting the PC press F8 slowly, a screen will appear with options choose Last Know Good Configuration.

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Cannot record sigmatele soundcard in windowsxp pro


Dell Suport > Dimension E510 Desktop PC > Drivers and Downloads>

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19

Look in the box under the Operating System subheading -
Windows Vista 32-bit.
The download page automatically opens to Vista 32-bit.

Left-click on the blue Down Arrow, to the right of the box.
In the drop down list, left-click on Windows XP.
(Works for both Home Edition, and Pro Edition)

Click on the blue Down Arrow to the left of - Audio (3)
Go down to the third file listed in blue - SIGMATEL - Driver
Go across, and left-click on - Download File

In the pop-up window make sure there is a green dot in the small circle, to the left of - For Single File Download via Browser.
If not left-click in the small circle.

Now go to the bottom of the pop-up window, and click on -
Download Now in the blue oval.
A small window will come up on the right -
Opening R114282.EXE

Left-click on Save File
Another small window will come up on the left.
In the heading at the top of the window, tells you where the file will download to.

Using Windows XP as an example;
(Doesn't matter if it's Home Edition or Pro Edition),

It may have Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads, in the wording.

Desktop: The driver file will be on your desktop screen.
My Documents: Left-click on Start, then My Documents

Downloads: Left-click on Start, then My Documents.
DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click on it.
(Yes the file is OK, if a Microsoft 'Squawk Box' comes up. Click on RUN )

The Installation Wizard will appear. At the bottom of the next three small windows, click on Next, Next, and Finish.

If you are not asked to restart your computer, do so. Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Restart. (Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

When Windows goes to load you should hear the Windows 'jingle'.

Still No?
Let the computer run for about 10 minutes or so. Surf the internet, whatever.
Now turn the computer off.
WAIT 2 minutes, turn the computer back on.

Sometimes it takes a Hard Start. { Cold Boot }
(Restart is a Soft Start. Warm Boot)

Still no? The audio chipset on the motherboard, (Integrated Audio) is bad. Suggest an economical sound card, for one of the white PCI slots.
Need guidance with this post in a Comment.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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When you open System Restore click the Settings link to increase the space. Or you can click Start/Control Panel then look for System or System and Performance. Click the System Restore tab then increase the space.

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When I turn my computer on it boots up just fine & monitor works. At some point, sometimes a few minutes, sometimes a few hours the monitor will go black and I get a no signal message. The system is...


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Check this site for info: http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml Hope it helps.

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assuming you are connected to internet.


take start menu and type "device" in the space provided in start menu.
this will list device manager
now open device manager
from the other devices list right click ion the devices with yellow icon.
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in the windows that pops up click on "serach automaticaly....."
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eistot. Let me guess. You operating system is Vista. This is a common problem for Vista users. Open control panel, open system, click the hardware tab, click the device manager button.
Scroll down to your devices that have a yellow ! point. Right click once on a device & left click update. Windows hardware update wizard will open, click not at this time & click next. Click install from a list or specific loacation. Click the brows button & than next. Point windows to C:\windows\system32 & choose to look in sub folders too. Windows should find your USB devices again.
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Good Luck & kind Regards eistot

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