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Your PC will not act at all? Hard drive is not detected, the optical drive was slow, the monitor that is not optimal appearance, or a router that is too frequently hangs? Occasionally this can happen. PC suddenly acting up, and can not be resolved easily. Even if you've read the various troubleshooting guides are available in the manual. And this can also happen to you.
Not looking at the situation and conditions, a system can be acting up. It could be a moment after you perform the update drivers. Or after adding additional devices on your system. Or occur suddenly, without warning or prior notice.
And the review will discuss the things mentioned above. Have no need to panic anxiety and deal with it.
Sit quietly, and just follow the discussion this time. Hopefully one of them is the answer to the problem you face with your favorite PC.
Latest, Not Bug-Free MeansNot always the latest technology to provide the best for its users. Even the few times we have witnessed, a product that carries the latest technology, the initial batch is also accompanied by a fairly dizzying perbagai problem.
For example, a motherboard with the latest chipset. Here are some cases that is often felt by the members of the Media PC lab. Need to hold several small-scale research, to be able to run a series of tests to perfect. Ranging from the occasional find BIOS updates, driver updates or just the manual updating of the product concerned.
Another example is for testing video cards. With the sharpening of competition ATI Radeon and nVidia, makes a variety of products with the latest chipset, kept coming to our lab. Which ultimately requires patch testing software solutions. To be able to run it.
Then, what happens in the real world? In everyday use with your PC
Step OpeningAs in chess, the first step will be very decisive. So also in solving problems that occur with your PC.
In this subbahasan, will contain the most important steps in trying to resolve problems with your PC. The important thing is to try to find out, what is causing your PC acting up. The last change what happens on your PC?
It is very important to know for sure. Remember, this will greatly facilitate the settlement to be done. Adjusted to the possibility of problems occurring. From here, makes it possible to narrow down the possible problems that occur with your PC.
01. PC No Reacting, When Power Button Pressed.Problem: you press the power button to turn on your PC, but PC does not show signs of life. What happened?
Solution: If this happens on your PC, there are several possibilities that must be examined one by one gradually.
Step 1: Check all the electrical network, from the AC outlet to the PSU (power supply unit) on your PC. Is it installed perfectly. Starting from the PSU to make sure the switch in the ON position, or if you use a UPS (uniterruptable power supply) and / or stabilizer AVR (automated voltage regulator). Make sure all the ON position and in a state to function properly.
Step 2: If it is not the cause, then the next new possibilities on your PC. Make sure all cables (especially power cables) and components installed properly. The trick with mebuka casing, then squeeze back component and the existing cable connectors. Sometimes this is because the connector is not connected properly. Note also ATX 12V, which can be found on most motherboards four years. Motherboard will not act, without ration power from this connector.
Step 3: It would be quite troublesome. Make a check of device one by one. What is meant is the CPU and motherboard. Make sure both are still functioning properly. Because let's say if the CPU is damaged, the system will not light at all. Likewise, if the motherboard is damaged. Especially for the affairs of any power source (MOSFET, power lines on the PCB and so on). It will also cause the PC will not react at all.
02. Fan, Hard Drive Sounds spins, but the monitor screen remains dark.Problem: PC react. There was a fan rotation, and other signs of life from hard drives, optical drives and others. However, the monitor remains dark.
Solution: Fiuhh ... at least it was slightly better than the problem number 1. For this problem, you should rely on a given sign the BIOS POST. Make sure the speakers are plugged well casing, so you can listen to a combination POST beep is definitely available on most motherboards. Or on some of the latest motherboards, integrated buzzer is also available on the motherboard.
Easier still, if the motherboard BIOS POST code display is accompanied in the form of two seven segment LED, which will display the code hexagesimal. If you do not know the meaning of the code (either sound or light) or even lose the manual, once again no need to panic. You can try to open the site Bios Central (
Hard DriveSaving documents, favorite songs MP3 format, 3D gaming installations (up to units of gigabytes in size), some even collect video download DivX format, or master digital video transfer from handycam results. It is not strange if the hard drive with full speed. Adding a hard drive was, it did notapart from some problems that might arise.
03. System Not Recognize New Hard Drive.Problem: The new hard drive installed, was not detected either in Windows or the BIOS though.
Solution: The point is to install and configure the hard drive correctly. Harddrive not include a hard component in the installation process. However, there are several steps that must certainly have been done, when installing the hard disk.
Step 1: Make sure the hard drive is getting power supply from the PSU. Trivial mistake like this could happen. Given the location of the hard drive is usually in front of the casing. Sometimes you connect with the branch of power from fan, who did not get the power supply from the PSU. This could also be due to inadequate number of power connectors from the PSU.
Step 2: Make sure that the master and slave hard drive exactly as desired. Or if you want to use cable select on the configuration, make sure to use the configuration on the second hard drive, your old and new.
Step 3: If you want to use cable select configuration, consider the installation of the IDE cable on the hard drive. Some new wiring, has given a special mark, to help determine which connectors will be regarded as a master, and which connectors will be considered a slave. If not available, the easiest way is by following the basic rules. Connectors are located tip is designated as master. While the connector in the middle, will be treated as a slave.
Step 4: If it can not resolve the problem, then there is an alternative answer to the BIOS settings. In the main options Integrated Peripheral, there are usually options for the IDE controller. Here there are also options for setting the SATA hard drive controller. Had you experienced similar problems, when I want to add a new hard drive were SATA interface. Especially for SATA hard drive and Windows, do not forget to install the driver that is usually supplied by motherboard manufacturers. Or update, depending on the chipset the motherboard uses.
04. Hard Drive Detected but Can not Be Operated.Problem: The BIOS detects the presence of the hard drive. But not so with Windows, and even DOS.
Solution: This is not a big problem. All you need do is create a partition and then format the new hard drive. Due to the new hard drive is not formatted in a file system that can recognize the Windows or DOS. There are several possibilities that can be done with the new hard drive.
Possibility 1: If you want to install a new hard drive with operating system Windows 9x, it would require some basic knowledge about the command FDISK. For this one, we strongly recommend to use this command, accompanied by your experienced colleagues.
Possible 2: If you want to install it with Windows 2000/XP or some of the latest Linux distributions nowadays, you do not need another headache to deal with the FDISK command. They provide a choice during the installation process. Just follow the steps and choices given. At least it will be easier than using the FDISK command for most people.
Possible 3: If the new hard drive would be used as an additional hard drive for data storage, it will be easier. For example you've been using Windows XP operating system. By using a user who has administrator rights you can do the following.
Simply go to Disk Management. One of them by right click on My Computer, choose Manage.
Notice the left column. Then in the Storage, select Disk Management. From here you can view and manage your new hard drive more easily.
Note: Be careful when using the facilities available in Disk Management. Do not choose the wrong disk. Because data on the hard disk or partition may be lost. Likewise, when using FDISK or a similar function available on the operating system installation process.
05. Installing New Hard Drive Extra Large.Problem: Hard Drive 200 GB not detected either in the BIOS, let alone Windows. In fact, step on a tip to 03 and 04 have been executed all.
Solution: Along with time and technological advances that exist, then the hard drive large bulk products are available in the market. With a relatively affordable price. The core problem exists in the method is to use LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is used. The problem for the above, usually caused by hard disk larger than 137 GB, using 48-bit LBA method.
To that end, the first should be to ascertain whether the BIOS is used, already supports 48 bit LBA. For example here is to use 48-bit LBA Test Program for Intel Application Accelerator ( Simply by running a simple application 48lbachk.exe on the system.
If you find that the BIOS is not supporting, it is necessary to update the BIOS. Note the readme available on the BIOS update. Make sure the updates that will be used, it can resolve compatibility issues 48 bit LBA hard drive.
Optical DriveThis one device may have long relied for business storage. Here might be some problems that can occur.
06. Software Burner Optical Drive Not Functioning on the New.Problem: Suppose you had to say goodbye to the old CDRW drive. And replace it with a new burner drive. But you realize, that mainstay Nero burner software, can not be used with the new drive. Why is that?
Solution: In the early heyday of the CD-RW drives, most of the sales package comes with the burner software. However, now many outstanding optical drives that do not come with the burner software.
Please note, OEM licenses are granted for package sales. And devoted to the bundled product. And Nero has a protection, so it can only be used specifically for the drive. To continue to use it with a new burner drive, the most minimal cost is to upgrade. enggunakan Nero 6 Reloaded Upgrade Downloadable Serial Number (, for U.S. $ 39.99). This is cheaper than the full version.
07. Write speed is not fast as Promised.Problem: specification does not promise 100% accordance with the existing reality. But if it takes a write up to two times or more the time promised, there must be something wrong. What causes it?
Solution: This may not be so much felt, even for CD-RW drive is the fastest though. However, if it is switched to the DVD burner drive, the difference will be felt. It could take more than an hour to complete writing data on DVD media capacity of 4.7 GB.
The need to ensure is that, either hard disk or optical drive is used, has been working on the Ultra DMA mode (Direct Memory Access).
How to check, on Windows XP with respect to the Device Manager. Open the IDE controller on the tree. And look at the Advanced Settings tab. Notice in the Current Transfer Mode. Check on each IDE controller in which the hard drive and optical drive installed.
VGA and DisplayBoth are designed to pamper the eyes of users. With a more powerful VGA, you'll get a better frame rate. Meanwhile, with better display, you will get a resolution and refresh rate that is not tiring the eyes. However, it does not mean they are free from problems.
08. Video Card Driver not installed with the Perfect.Problem: It seems the driver installation process went perfectly. But after the system restarts, there is a warning error box: "Application Error cli.exe. The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click OK to terminate the application. "What causes it and how do I fix this?
Solution: Some users have video cards with ATI Radeon chipsets VPU never felt it. Especially if you ever update the drivers and supporting applications using the ATI Catalyst. For information, ATI Catalyst that are specific to this Windows operating system, built using Microsoft. NET Framework SDK.
The operating system needs to be added by installing the Microsoft.. NET Framework Are now available are for version 1.1.
It would be useful if you would also install applications created by using Microsoft. NET Framework SDK. To solve all the problems, which led to the emergence of pop-up window similar.
09. Avoiding Error Message When Installing the VGA Driver Update.Problem: How should perform the update VGA driver. Because in some cases, there is often an error message appears.
Solution: There is no special commands are included on the installer file update VGA driver, who suggested to uninstall the old drivers previously been installed. However, you should do the clean up your operating system from the old driver ever. Before installing the latest updates as desired.
For users of VGA with ATI Radeon chipsets, you can easily uninstall the old drivers, along with several supporting applications. Since ATI has also included ATI CATALYST Uninstaller, which is automatically included when ATI CATALYST driver installation process.
For others, it needs its own tricks. Quite a few alternatives to clean the old drivers. You can use Driver Cleaner, which is now available Driver Cleaner 3.3, Professional Edition or variants (
10. Improving the view in the Monitor.Problem: You have selected the best monitors. Say a TFT-LCD, or "merely" a leading brand CRT monitors, which often win the hardware reviews. But the resulting appearance is not satisfactory. What to do?Solution: As great as any device whatever, will not be optimal without the optimal configuration. Similarly to the monitor.
Most LCD monitors have a special button AUTO (or similar), for automatic configuration. In accordance with the data communicated between the monitor with a video card with DDC. But sometimes not perfect. Most of the moire interference is still felt. You can use the Monitor Test, and try mengalibrasikan to moire interference is minimal.
For CRT monitors, mostly on the issue of contrast and brightness levels. Contrast will adjust the light power monitor. But if too much will tire the eyes. Brightness will lighten. However, if too high, it will lose the black level. And in some cases will also disrupt the focus of the monitor display.
NetworkingDSL Internet connection speed does offer a fairly satisfactory. Package offers a variety of prices, can be tailored to the needs. However, the problem was also not free from it. And it's not an easy thing to make an Internet connection that is free from problems.
11. Hang the router, and should be restarted.Problem: Initially, when installing the router, this has never happened. But lately, often the router hangs and needs to be restarted to get Internet connection on a PC connected to the router.
Solution: Even though the best configurations, the router can still have a hang. Usually this is because too many requests for connection at the same time. And so far, the only solution is to restart the router (turn it off and then turn it back).
Step 1: If your router manufacturer has provided updated firmware, you can try to update the firmware to fix the routing process and prevent crashes on the router.
Step 2: You can take precautionary action. This sort of thing can also be caused by viruses, spyware attacking PCs as well. Run antivirus and antispyware that has been updated, to check on each PC.
Step 3: Consider the applications installed on each PC client router. Especially some of the applications file sharing Peer to Peer (P2P). Such applications can also cause this. If not configured properly, P2P software can be opened Sharring its permissions, so if too many requests will automatically burden the work of your router.
12. Wi-Fi Connection with Sometimes Disconnected.Problem: network connection using Wi-Fi, occasionally interrupted abruptly. For no apparent reason. This occasionally happens on Centrino notebooks are already equipped with Wi-Fi connection.
Solution: Usually this is because the power saving mode. Centrino notebooks by default enable this functionality in order to conserve battery consumption. The easiest way is to use the Intel PROSet application (if available).
Or through the properties on WI-Fi devices ethernet, on Network Connections. Then select Configure. In Adcanced tab, there are settings to optimize power consumption. Ad Hoc Transmit Power, influence the range. Meanwhile, Power Management, will adjust to the battery condition, and the idle time of the notebook. And will automatically lower the power consumption of the battery.
This, which may lead to a Wi-Fi connection is lost. So there are two alternatives that can be done.
Option 1: Setting the maximum position for both of these functions. Especially if you're not worried about the remaining battery capacity. Because the available shortcut keys to instantly turn off the Wi-Fi in most Centrino notebooks.
Option 2: Adjust the style of your notebook usage. Learn idle time usage of the notebook. And tried in accordance with the habits of everyday use. Surely you do not want Wi-Fi connection you suddenly cut off due to idle time five minutes had elapsed. And you just leave your notebook, to simply using the toilet or make a cup of hot coffee. - B. Setyo Ryanto

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