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    Zig I did not know about that setting. Will chec...

    Zig
    I did not know about that setting. Will chec it out and see if it makes any difference.
    Thanks!

    rstew
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    Well the problem is solved! I checked device...

    Well the problem is solved!
    I checked device manager etc to see if any problems; nothing amiss.
    I removed and checked all usb plugins, all looks good.
    Then after re-booting, I tried an SD card,...
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    Thanks Jerry for the ideas, and Berton as well....

    Thanks Jerry for the ideas, and Berton as well.
    I think it is plugged into the usb header correctly. The bios shows several new usb devices; such as SD, MMC, etc.
    Also there is a pilot light on the...
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    Trouble Finding Bytecc Card Reader

    I have a newly built rig running W7 HP 64 bit and an inexpensive Bytecc 50 in one card reader plugged into one of the onboard usb headers.
    The bios turns up several usb devices, but windows shows...
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    Problem solved! I finally got sick and tired of...

    Problem solved!
    I finally got sick and tired of messing with the original Acer MS7399 mobo. I swapped in a spare Asus 775 mobo with a Xeon X5470 CPU. It posted just fine and booted up no issues. ...
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    Clint Yes I am familiar with that screen, but...

    Clint
    Yes I am familiar with that screen, but with this one it puts up the missing driver window before it gets that far.
    The progress bar only gets about half that far in the "collecting...
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    Another discovery: I tried another spare 750 gb...

    Another discovery:
    I tried another spare 750 gb sata drive in the new Win7 rig, and behold, there it was in "computer", no problem.
    Right after bootup windows showed that it found new hardware, and...
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    Clint; Thanks for your input. The DVD drive is...

    Clint;
    Thanks for your input.
    The DVD drive is set to the first boot device, the HDD second.
    I have tried an OEM Vista disk, as well as a newly aquired non-OEM 64 bit disk.
    In both cases it opens...
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    I think what I'll do is remove the drive and...

    I think what I'll do is remove the drive and format it in another computer, then re-install it and see if the Vista dvd suggests formatting.
    if it does, I'll format it again.
    That should work,...
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    I am trying to install a non-oem version on what...

    I am trying to install a non-oem version on what is supposed to be a wiped hdd. How can I format the hdd from the vista boot DVD?

    Thanks
    rstew
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    Missing DVD R/W Driver?

    In my travels I picked up an older Acer Aspire M5640 that was looking for a new home.
    God knows why I thought I needed it, but there you go! :rolleyes:

    Anyway I am trying to install Vista...
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    Thanks RTG; The current OS is Vista HP 32 bit;...

    Thanks RTG;
    The current OS is Vista HP 32 bit; sorry for the confusion.
    I wanted to upgrade to Win 7 64 bit, but I wanted to keep Vista around in case there is some software that is not happy with...
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    How To Install Win7 as a Dual Boot System?

    Just thought I ought to ask about this before plunging in and maybe messing things up!

    I have my new system up and running with Win7 x 64 bit. All is good so far.
    I want to keep the old Gateway...
  14. RTG; Thanks for posting. Very useful...

    RTG; Thanks for posting. Very useful information!! :rolleyes:

    rstew
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    ruirib; I went to the heidoc site per the link....

    ruirib;
    I went to the heidoc site per the link.
    When I downloaded the three file, the .wim files had extra extensions on the end and the 14-6453 exe file downloaded under the name of...
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    Thanks for that help, but unfortunately those...

    Thanks for that help, but unfortunately those download files dont seem to be available at present.
    Another question; are the COA sticker autehntication keys specific to one version only, or could...
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    How To Download Replacement Windows OS?

    Just for fun I bought a used basic rig online, with a wiped HDD.
    It includes a COA sticker for Vista HP on the case.
    Is it possible to download the complete OS from the Windows site, and...
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    So visual bee seems to be gone. Just did...

    So visual bee seems to be gone.
    Just did another malware bytes scan and now there is something new called FLVMPlayer, or something like that.
    Google shows it to be some sort of adware thing that...
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    Don't feel too bad. My Vista 32 bit rig usually...

    Don't feel too bad. My Vista 32 bit rig usually takes 3 to 4 minutes for a cold boot-up.
    Instead of shutting it down each day I usually just put it in sleep mode. Start up the next day is only about...
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    That sounds like a great deal for 70 bucks! Let...

    That sounds like a great deal for 70 bucks!
    Let us know how it works out.

    rstew
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    Looked around and found the Kingston memory at...

    Looked around and found the Kingston memory at Tigerdirect, got it ordered.
    Hopefully that will work.
    Thanks to all for the help and suggestions!

    rstew
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    UPDATE: Well I am finally making some progress...

    UPDATE:
    Well I am finally making some progress here.
    Got the warranty replacement new MoBo back late July, then we were away nearly a month.
    Tested the new board out yesterday, outside the case...
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    Thanks all for the great advice. This is a GREAT...

    Thanks all for the great advice. This is a GREAT site! :)
    I printed the list of processes runnning, then Googled the ones I could not easily recognize.
    I found several that were not applicable, and...
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    OK thanks for that link. I will try removing...

    OK thanks for that link.
    I will try removing visualbee and see how it goes.

    rstew
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    Thanks all. I will revisit the startup folder...

    Thanks all.
    I will revisit the startup folder and see what I can get rid of.
    No actual boot up or running problems, just interested in fine tuning

    rstew
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