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    No STARTUP/Bios messages displayed

    Friends, I have made progress. I was able to view my desktop by using my laptop and TEAMVIEWER. My desktop was booting, but I could not see any display because of the graphics driver issue. SO using my laptop, I was able to remote in and fix the driver issue. I followed all these steps here...
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    No STARTUP/Bios messages displayed

    Somehow , I hit some combo of keys and was able to see the start-up messages. Good thing to, because the graphics were articfacting and tearing, Through the gibberish I was able to see a BSOD ! This gave me a " Stop Error : 0x00000116 and nvlddmkm.sys address 93D02A50 base at 93C18000 "...
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    No STARTUP/Bios messages displayed

    Hello friends, I have a Dell XPS 630i that has an odd issue. I have NO START-UP or BIOS messages displayed. When it boots, there is just the black screen, then it boot right to my desktop. This is usually pretty quick ( ~ 45 seconds ) so it has not been an issues until now. Now it seems it...
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    Solved: Windows 7 FAILED to start....0x000000f

    I FIXED IT ! I went back to the very basics and thought about what was happening. That is when I realized I had multiple Hard-drives on this desktop. And my old HD had an installation of Windows XP on it. This was labeled as my 'D' drive. I also had another extra internal HD. SO I...
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    Solved: Windows 7 FAILED to start....0x000000f

    This time during the clean install, I choose the advanced options. I highlighted my primary drive and opted for 'format'. It went so fast I didn't think anything happened, so I did it again. I then continued with the install of Windows 7. However when I reboot without the install disk in this...
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    Solved: Windows 7 FAILED to start....0x000000f

    ..I did type exactly that. Including those spaces. What I got in return was "The system can not FIND the path specified " actually. And the 'C' drive in the boot drive for Win7. Curious....
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    Solved: Windows 7 FAILED to start....0x000000f

    I tried typing that into the Win7 command prompt in the Recovery Environment. And it gave me an 'invalid path ' response. It typed just as you suggested. Any thing else to try ?
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    Solved: Windows 7 FAILED to start....0x000000f

    Friends I was very excited to install WINDOWS 7 Home Premium on my XP machine. I backed up all my data and did a CLEAN INSTALL on a new ( large ) hard-drive. All seemed to go well during the install. However , I am unable to boot without the install disk in the drive. When I take it out and...
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    Nerworking solution saught....

    ....and it is pulling down decent speeds. Now I am having trouble joining it to my network. That PC (#1) is also running WIN XP Home. However, after going through the network connection wizard, it does not appear on my network. It has a unique computer name and it is part of "MSHOME" like my...
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    Nerworking solution saught....

    Thanks for this. And I do already have a wireless network set up with WPA-PSK using AES. And my laptop works fine on this. The question pertains to my wife's DESKTOP. I wanted a solution for this PC.
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    Nerworking solution saught....

    EISH ! I did not realize Ethernet over Power was susceptible to that ! And my wife does not game or download a lot, just general surfing. So speed in not that critical.
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    Nerworking solution saught....

    Hello Friends, I need help with a NETWORKING dilemma. We moved into a new house and my wife now wants her desktop PC upstairs. However the Cable Modem and Router are dwonstairs. Of course she needs to access the Net and my Network from the top floor. I wanted to aviod the cost of hiring...
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    Solved: Nvidea Driver Problem

    I have now installed my old drivers back onto my system. It seems ok now. :) These were 178.24 that are working now. I guess my cards did not like 182.08. Or maybe it was just nTune that screwed things up... Anyhow, I think it is true : " If it isn't broke, don't fix it ! " Thanks and...
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    Solved: Nvidea Driver Problem

    *UPDATE* I was finally able to get into SAFEMODE ! First I went into the BIOS and made sure I enabled ALL USB devices I could. Maybe my USB keyboard was getting 'lost' during the POST. So I hit F* and got to the BOOT menu. After making a selection I was able to hit F8 again. THIS then got me...
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    Solved: Nvidea Driver Problem

    Hello friends, Tonight I was trying to update my Nvidea drivers.I think the latest is 180.02 ? I uninstalled the old drivers 1st. Then installed the new drivers and rebooted. That is where the problems began.I tried to then go into the Nvidea control panel and enable SLI. I would click...
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