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Bring up a command prompt and in the window type SFC /scannow
When that is done it will tell you if there are files missing and whether it was able to repair them.

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 12, 2017


Try changing the CMOS battery, and see if the problems go away.

Northgate... | Answered on Aug 07, 2014


You should have mentioned your Operating System, but I would email or call Newegg, and ask them. http://help.newegg.com/app/home/site/US#ContactUsTab

Northgate... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014


Please don't turn it back on. Unplug your computer from the wall and examine the wall socket for blackened or burned sections. It is likely that dust has caused a short in your computer. Sadly, most times this means that you are going to need a new computer or at the very least, some new parts. Take it to a reputable computer repair shop near you and have them test the power supply and other components to see what is salvageable of your computer. With any luck, your hard drive contents MAY have survived but there is no guarantee.

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 27, 2014


http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/
TRY THIS SITE.DOWNLOAD THE DRIVERPROGRAM AND DO A SCAN.

Northgate... | Answered on Jun 03, 2013


you can go to setup restart the machine HOLD the keys CTRL+F2 or esc and go or restart HOLD keys CTRL+F11OR 12 and restore factory settings.

God bless you

Northgate... | Answered on May 24, 2013


"40drhol"? If you are re-installing the OS, when you re-install it will ask if you want to format. If the HDD is not the Primary HDD in your computer. a spare HDD, If the HDD is compatible with your computer interface you can install as a slave/second/primary, depending on the interface/pin outs, or load a different OS on it if you wish and have a Dual-Boot. If it's a second drive in your computer, Open Start Menu, Computer, Select the HDD, just right click and format ,select File System.

Northgate... | Answered on Feb 15, 2013


Hello,

You need to install the driver of your printer that works with the operating system of your northgate computer. The driver is in the CD/DVD that came with your printer.

After installing everything, you can add RadarSync to your computer to optimize your computer's driver (eg. keeping them updated to avoid from some problems, and running automatic updates so that you can avoid from the headaches of doing the updates manually).

I hope this helps.

If you need more info, please let me know.

Carlo

Northgate... | Answered on Jan 23, 2013


You can download the HP printer drivers from their support WEB site. Please click on this link and select your model printer to download :- http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html

Northgate... | Answered on Jan 23, 2013


You didn't state the model number, unless that is it in the problem heading, STAX2517C2.

IF, this is the Model Number of the Northgate Desktop PC, it is supposed to come with a Foxconn/Winfast K7S741MG-6L motherboard,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAX2517C2-Winfast-Foxconn-AMD-Motherboard-K7S741MG-6L-/380384605182

Click on the photo with SOLD across it. On the next page scroll it down.
There is a main view shown, and separate views under it.
In the separate views, click on the third one from the Left.

http://www.motherboards.org/imageview.html?i=/images/mobot/motherboards/8286.jpg

Looks like the Front Panel header on the motherboard, is an 9-pin unit.
(Down by the round CMOS battery, black plastic rectangular header, 9-pins.
In the photo it is down to the Bottom/left corner )

[ The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

May be an abbreviation silk-screened on the motherboard next to it.
F PANEL 1, or FRP1, or FP1 ]

Motherboard sitting in your computer case, the Front Panel header is sitting Horizontal, and parallel to the bottom edge of the motherboard.
There are two rows of pins.

4 across the Top row; 5 across the Bottom row.

The best method is to take an LED light with two wires, and touch two contact pins at a time.
I would go across the Top row first.

Start with the first two pins. Then the second two pins.
When you touch the correct two pins, the Power Supply will come on.
(So will the computer)

You now know that this is the two pins for the Power On switch.
Computer running do not touch the two pins again.
Now touch two other pins.

When the LED light blinks, you know you have the HarDDrive activity LED pins.
If the LED stays on you have the Power On LED pins.

If the computer restarts you know you have the Restart switch pins.

This is what I have that seems to be close, for a Front Panel header pinout for your motherboard.

HOWEVER, I would like you to connect the two pins to the Power On switch first. Just those two.
If these are correct there is a 99 percent chance the others are too.

A) Using an LED light will not harm your motherboard. If the computer isn't running, (Power Supply not on), then you will not be touching any 'live' pins on the motherboard.

Just make a brief contact, with the wires to each set of 2 pins. The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch.

Pinout I have;

Looking at the Front Panel header - Top row;
Starting at the Left side, coming across to the Right side;
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. Blank spot -> No pin.

Bottom row;
Starting on the Left side, coming across to the Right side;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

A) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED (Light)
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

C) No pin 10. Blank spot.

D) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

F) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Probably 5 Volts (DC), and reserved for the factory.

Would appreciate hearing back if this pinout worked for your motherboard.
Also would appreciate if it did not work, and you found out, how about posting back on that also?
A LOT of people would appreciate this information.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Northgate... | Answered on Aug 08, 2012


sounds like the battery is dead in the computer itself, its a watch battery you will need to reset the clock and some other settings in the bios

Northgate... | Answered on Jul 04, 2012

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