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USB game controllers stop working... Help needed please

Question: USB game controllers stop working... Help needed please

I hope someone can help me troubleshoot this as it is driving me crazy! I have a dedicated PC (Win7 x64) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, but I can't fly at all at the moment because of this issue, unless I use the keyboard to input everything (not really an option!).

I load up the sim (FS2004) and start doing the normal 'game' preparations, but usually within ten minutes - it seems to be getting worse as time goes on - both my Saitek X52 joystick (USB) and my Belkin Nostromo N52 (USB) stop working, at the same moment moreover. I assumed it was a USB issue, though my keyboard and mouse still work just fine. Also, when I go into the Saitek Control Panel (where you test all the buttons and functions are working) everything responds as normal, it's just in Flight Simulator, my profile (that is, with what keyboard functions I have programmed all the buttons etc.) is unloaded and a default (I assume) takes over - the button I use to remove aircraft brakes now operates flaps instead; the 'hat' which changes views from exterior to interior now does nothing at all, and so on.The keyboard shortcuts I have programmed into the X52 and N52 still work if I input them via the keyboard instead.

In addition, the Saitek icon in the task bar changes to a blue circle and I cannot access any of the functions which are normally available there - clicking the blue circle does nothing. If I terminate the Saitek profiler process in Task Manager and unplug then plug the X52 back into the USB port, the device lights up, but no icon reappears in the system tray... As for the N52, I can still access the programming software, but the device itself is to all intents and purposes dead, no lights at all.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the programme software and drivers, but to no avail. Removing the USB connectors for the X52 and N52 and replacing them does nothing, I need to reboot. But then the same thing happens again, usually before I ever get to take off.

I suppose I could try uninstalling all the USB ports in Device Manager and rebooting, but I am far from convinced that the problem is with the USB itself, otherwise the Control Panel for the X52 wouldn't show all the buttons, rotaries and sliders working OK), I can't think of what else to do, despite Googling this till my head is swimming! The fact that the N52 stops too is really puzzling... which points to something generic rather that specific to Flight Simulator (otherwise I wouldn't post this here).

No information relating to this appears in Event Viewer at all, that I can see.

Appreciate any ideas!



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Answer: USB game controllers stop working... Help needed please

Looking at this (one example)..

I disabled xHCI in the BIOS, as a test. After a few minutes with Flight Simulator, I got a BSOD "System Service Exception" 0x0000003B. (Microsoft say this is to do with IEEE 1394 (firewire? I don't have firewire on this PC). Goes from bad to worse!

As per the above thread, does anyone know how I can use a different USB3 controller - to try out ASMedia instead of the Intel? I have no idea how to check which USB ports use which controllers (Asus H971 Plus M/B).

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Have just installed Ship Simulator 2008 but none of the threecontrollers I have seem to work with it.The controllers are Saitek P2500-Rumble pAD
XBOX 360 wired controller
Game Prince JH-907
How can I check if they are installed correctly
I am running Windows 7

Answer:Game controllers not working

Do they show up in Device Manager with a yellow exclamation mark against them? You've installed the drivers for them, right?

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I have recently installed several games that I require the "Force Feedback" aspect to work and they do not since installing Windows 10.
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Have just reinstalled Vegas 2000 about a week ago. All was fine and now it just stopped working.

Have uninstalled and reinstalled, looks as if it is being installed with no problem. But when you go to play it just doesn't. All files look as if they were copied.
Wondering if anything can be done short of getting another game.

Know if there is an answer I will get it here

Answer:why does a game just stop working

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Hi i'm looking for a new gamepad to use with my pc games (specifically the ones labelled games for windows) However after looking at various sites for a cheap one i couldn't find one that was suitable. I need one with the dual analog sticks but prefer the xbox style controllers but the cheap versions seem to get bad reviews. Can you recommend a good gamepad; alternatively would it be possible to use my old gamepad from the xbox (the 1st one) on my pc?

Answer:Pc game controllers

Have you considered using a playstation controller with an adaptor?

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Question: game controllers

hi there,i have plugged in a usb gamepad and in control panel its says it is wokring fine and i can calibirate no problems but when i am config in a dos programme it cannot detect it ?any ideas?cheers

Answer:game controllers

Without loading drivers and possibly other software DOS does not support USB, as far as I know that is.

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Question: Game controllers

I recieved two sport games for the computer on Christmas day. I was wondering if someone could recommend a controller. The games are harder to play using the keyboard. The games are Madden football and NHL hockey.
Thanks Danboy

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Question: Game controllers

I use the cheapest MS Sidewinder for both flying and driving games. Most are very hard to control and airplanes flit around like butterflies and cars go from one curb to the other. The question is - will a better control such as a force feedback be any help? Also will a steering wheel control an airplane as well as a car? I'd greatly appreciate your opinions of the various types and brands of controllers on the market. Thank you. dormant. P.S. Yes I have tried to change sensitivity settings.

Answer:Game controllers

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Question: Game Controllers

Anyone recommend a good game controller for playing Assassins Creed on a PC.

Answer:Game Controllers

click hereor the wireless version: click herei have the wired version, its great :) i use it for gta san andreas multiplayer

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i have my logitech dual action usb plugged in and being the only one in its listed controller 1. now i plug in my gravis gamepad pro usb and then the dual action drops down to controller 2. now with that happening, problems occur. my already set button configurations for games for my dual action now dont work since its listed as controller 2. is there anyway i can keep the dual action as controller 1? thanks

Answer:game controllers....

stupid answer:
unplug yer gravis gamepad while you are using the logitech

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Hi,just a quickie to see if anyone has any solutions to a problem....I enjoy playing 'first person shoot-em-ups' and have had an '8 axis contoller' similar to a playstation joypad for some time. I can never seem to get any game to recognise the controller, thus rendering it useless. Does anyone know of a way around this problem or be able to recommend a similar type controller which will be compatible with most games?ThanxGarrit.


Have you looked on-line for a driver for your controller?

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Question: Game Controllers

Probably VERY stupid question but if I install a game controller (it's got a rumble pad)what can I use it for? I have an old racing game called Big Red racing we had on our old Window 98 computer and the controller doesnt seem to control anything. Does it only work with some sorts of games? If so, how do I know which ones?

Answer:Game Controllers

Hi,your controller will only work with games that support it. I am currently playing Resident Evil 4.When you install the game, it will tell you if a game pad is supported.If a PC game needs a game pad its crap.

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i have only one controllers but in the windows it appears to have 2 how to delete one of this?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3646 with Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J1800 @ 2.41GHz and 4GB of memory and although the computer works fine it has 1 small major problem:
It does not recognize ANY game controller that is plugged up to it!
I have Flight Simulator X installed and it works fine except for the fact that I have no game controllers for it.
I have plugged in my CH Products USB Flight Yoke and USB Rudder Pedals and thiscomputer says that they do not exist.
I have tried my Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4 joystick and installed the updated drivers for it and this comnputer says that it does not exist.
Has anyone else had this problem?
I have no problem plugging in any other USB product, camera, phone, turntable, hard drive and even a USB portable Blue-Ray recorder and they work fine.
You just can't plug in any game controller.
This really *** and even though I just purchased this computer less than 8 months ago I am ready to set it on top of the garbage can for the collector to pick up but I'm scared he might get *** at me.
Any suggestions or help would be most gratefully appreciated.

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I have a problem with my usb port and game port. When I have them both pluged in they conflict.
the other loystick is hook up too my game port too my sound card. The names of the Controllers are saitek x36f and the other is thurstmaster fusion game pad.

Answer:usb ports and game controllers

Well, i have a MS Sidewinder (the original, still the bomb) and i switch off between Logitech Formula Force USB and MS Precision Pro USB, and the play nice w/ each other. You might not have the latest ver. of DirectX 7. They released DX7a shortly after 7 for the very same (or close) problem you're having. Also, just to be sure, are you running Win95, 'cause the USB support on that sucks. But i don't know why it would also cause your Saitek to conflict as well

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Hey all i was wanting to get a Xbox controller for my computer. Do they make these or do u have to use Xbox contollers and modify them?

I seen my buddy had one on his computer.

Also where can i get one? and how do i set it up?

Answer:Game Controllers on computers?


Take a look here :

Have a good day.

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My friends computer--400 MGHz pentium, 352 MB SDRAM, 2.5 GB HD. 2 GB secondary HD--is not recognizing any game controllers, USB or serial. all the drivers needed are installed. when pulling out the USB controller, the name of the controller will flash on the screen for an instant, but that is all. anyone have any idea how to solve this?

Answer:Win 98 not reading Game Controllers

G'day Dking63, you might try having a look in control panel > system > device manager and open the game controller applet (which is also sound) If you enter it you should see something like " this device is working properly" or words to that effect and probably a few other tabs you can peek into.
There is a possibility you may have multiple installs which is probably best addressed by deleting anything associated, rebooting and redetecting etc.
That is a start toward trying something, there is also an applet called game controllers in the system area which may tell you something.
Cheers, qldit

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I want to buy a controller that will work with new games that requires Xbox 360 wired controller. I bought a cheap Chinese controller but it works on games prior the year 2007. New games like Borderlands, Call of Duty cannot be played with this controller. I saw Logitech F310 controllers which looks good but not sure if it works on these games. Please tell me which games can be played with controllers.

Answer:Which game controllers will work on new games?

call of duty wont work with any controller, its built for use with a mouse and keyboard.
However there is a soloution to get cod to work with xbox360 controller , installl pinnacle and download a cod profile. this has the gamepad buttons mapped and will play as if playing cod on the xbox ( with a controller)

there are a few games that dont use gamepads and so there are profiles for them also.
its not free.

there is a trial but it stops the game profile working after 10 mins or so.

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I am building a super pc for someone and they want two wireless game controllers that are similar to the xbox ones, but don't have to be that exact configuration.

They have to be very reliable and it would be nice if the batteries could be recharged.. (Like they have a dock)

I was looking at two of these: - Microsoft JR9-00001 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows - PC Game Controllers

But alot of the reviews are looking quite bad.

Price is no issue and they can be ordered from anywhere..

Answer:Wireless Game controllers for 64 bit windows 7

That is the same controller i use with my XBOX 360. You need the Receiver for the PC but it will work fine. Just use rechargable AA Batteries and they will work for over a week easily.

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i need some expert help. i have never played video games on computer, but i know im gonna need a good controller. is there a good one to get that stands out above the rest? i had one before but could never get it to work. probably operator screw up.

Answer:Solved: game controllers for comp.

Well, it depends on what kind of games you want to play. If you want to play first-person shooters, like Half-Life, Call of Duty, etc., then you may find that the keyboard and mouse are easier, and more natural to use. If you want to play sports games, then a controller is definitely a better option. Some games just work better with a controller than others.

Anyway, for the actual controller, I have a Logitech Rumblepad 2 that I use for baseball games, and it works great for me. I've seen many people using an Xbox 360 controller for PC use, and it works great for them. I'd probably try that if I had an Xbox, but I don't, so the Logitech controller works for me.

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HI guysI have just reformatted my harddrive and removed winxp because the computer was not suitable and reinstalled win98e everything is fine except my sound.In the device manager there is no sound video and game controllers sound socket are connected to the mother board and I do not know what is is called so how do I find out what sound driver I need? The system is an AMD-K6(tm)processor 128 ramI only want this for my young g/daughter but would like to get the sound working any help or suggestions will be appriciatedregardskimo

Answer:no no sound video and game controllers

Download and run SIW click here, let us know the make and model of your motherboard, it should also tell you the name of the sound chip.

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Every time i try to open the game controllers option in control panel,the machine locks up completely,requiring a power off to restart it. Anyone have any experiences such as this?
motherboard)giga-byte k7 triton
CPU)amd athlon 3000
O.S.) windows xp pro,service pack 2
RAM) 1024 megs

any ideas would be appreciated,,thx

Answer:Control Panel/game Controllers=lockup

Have you installed the motherboard/chipset drivers for the K7 Triton? Have you installed the drivers for the Game Controllers?

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My Device Manager is showing 21 different USB port controllers See attached screen shot

I suspect some are from old USB devices once installed that I no longer use.

Can these listed USB controllers be causing a drain on the power needed to operate USB ports?

Is there any way to see if these controllers are redundant or actually still used?

Thanks for your help


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I have recently had problems with my microphone and speakers/headphones as well as game controllers.
The microphone sometimes stops working when on Skype for example, but most of the time works fine again when I restart the pc.

The speakers are sometimes still working when I plug in headphones.
Some of the sounds are still coming through the speakers where as some coming through the headphones.

I have a usb game controller which also did not work any more properly.
If I assign the buttons in the program they do not work in the game.

All these device are in the device manager in one group which makes me think that it is some kind of dodgy annoying update that messes around with them.

Does any body have similar problems or know what to do best?


Answer:Satellite Pro C650D - Problems with audio and game controllers


Can you please post some details about the notebook model and the system you are using?

Regarding the sound/mic issue:
>The microphone sometimes stops working when on Skype for example, but most of the time works fine again when I restart the pc.

Are you talking about internal or external mic? Does this happen only using Skype?
In your case I would test the mic using different applications to ensure that this is not a Skype related issue.

>The speakers are sometimes still working when I plug in headphones.
I recommend checking this thread:

The user has had an similar issue but this was related to settings in Realtek HD Audio Manger.
Her wrote:
+?In the top right corner, there's a little yellow folder called "Connector Settings" in my version.+
+There, I could finally reactivate the setting "Enable pop-up dialog, when device is plugged in".+

+So now when I plug in an external speaker or headphones, it pops up and I select the option "headphone" (instead of "line-in"), and then the sound comes out only through the headphones/ext.speaker.+

Regarding the game controller:
>I have a usb game controller which also did not work any more properly.
>If I assign the buttons in the program they do not work in the game.
I don?t think its notebook problem? in my opinion you should ensure that the controller is compatible wit... Read more

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A friend of mine has an Acer desktop, i5, 3rd gen. Several months ago the sound stopped working. I checked Device Manager and found No Sound, video and game controllers. I downloaded the drivers from Acer for the Realtek and installed it. Still no Sound, video and game controllers. I bought and installed a new PCI sound card still no Sound, video and game controllers. As I was working on the computer, the USB keyboard stopped working. I rebooted and got it back. The next time I rebooted, I lost the USB keyboard and mouse. I tried a different USB mouse and different USB ports and none of the USB ports worked. At that point, I went and got a glass of wine.

I spent hours looking for suggestions on the web but none of the suggestions worked. Could the motherboard be going out? Does anyone have any suggestions.

Answer:NO Sound video and game controllers, then lost USB ports

Sounds like a power draw issue is that sound gone when using game controllers or is that just what it is saying? At this point try resetting the USB stack.

Refreshing the USB Stack
a. - Device Manager –

b. Expand USB Serial Controllers - RIGHT CLICK on EVERYTHING and UNINSTALL all except the category itself. (If you have a USB keyboard/mouse do it last then unfortunately reboot the pc via the power button, as the keyboard/mouse will be gone. you can avoid this if you have a ps\2 port and keyboard to use to do this)

c. REBOOT the computer. This refreshes the drive and the USB stack

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Hi guys The sound video&game controllers do not show in the device manager using win98se any help would be appricated REGARDS KIMO

Answer:sound video and game controllers missing in manage

are they not listed or are listed but did not work?johnny.

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Helo, i have a Laptop Acer Aspire that cant find this 2 controllers on updates,
am i loosing too much?

*Mass storage controller
USB 2.0 Camera

Answer:Windows 7 32bit - 2 controllers needed

Quote: Originally Posted by Seven 32

Helo, i have a Laptop Acer Aspire that cant find this 2 controllers on updates, am i loosing too much?

*Mass storage controller
USB 2.0 Camera

Hi and welcome

We need specific model number to find drivers. your drivers are here. Acer Support - Download Drivers

let us know if you need help

Ken J+

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I've recently installed a usb camera into my Toshiba Satellite laptop running xp home.I'm trying to set up a small webcam outside the kitchen window, using two 3metre cables and a powered hub. A few small problems led me to look at the device manager and I see that it shows : -Universal Serial Bus ControllersIntel(r) 82810DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CDIntel(R) 82810DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2Intel(R) 82810DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4Intel(R) 82810DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7Logitech USB Camera (Communicate STX)USB Root HubUSB Root HubUSB Root HubUSB Root HubAs I only have two usb ports, can some helpful person explain to me why there are so many entries, and the significance of the 24CX numbers ?However, I have also installed other usb devices in the past ie a usb/wan adapter, a different webcam etc.Are these responsible for all the entries ?MTIA,John

Answer:Understanding needed re "usb controllers" in devic

click here

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A few months ago my audio started cutting out. Restarting my media played seemed to help, but it didn't last. Upon rebooting my PC, the speaker icon on my taskbar appeared with an error mark. The red dot with the white X. I went to see what was wrong in Device Manager to find that Sound, Video and Game Controllers was missing. I tried reinstalling the audio driver, but as long as my computer doesn't recognize the device, the driver will not work. HELP! My laptop is an entertainment notebook and I can't even listen to music or the dialog of clips and movies.

FYI: My computer is an HP Pavilion dv9000 series notebook and runs on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I upgraded it from Windows Vista Home Premium and everything worked smoothly for almost a full year. That is, until now.

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Answer:Sound, Video and Game Controllers (Missing From Device Manager)

Hi and welcome to MG's.
Please Download the free, Speccy then run Speccy and click File > Save as Text File, then attach the log as per instructions below (note: as Speccy also now lists more data it likely will have your Windows licence serial key also in the log, so look for Operating System and under that Serial Number and delete the code and Save the log)

Then attach your log to your next post as per these instructions

Have you tried doing a restore back to a point when your audio was working ??


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hello , im stuck up a creek with out a paddle, i was running windows 10, when i shut down the asus laptop,then powered it back up later,sound video and game controllers missing from device manager using windows 10, sooooo i reset it...... back to factory condition, now its using windows 8, still the same problem....then i tryed to install
sound driver,it didnt work either, i am a computor noob,,,plzzzzzzz,,, HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!! here are the specs,,,
Operating System
Windows 8 64-bit
Intel Pentium B980 @ 2.40GHz 44 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
LCD TV ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics (ASUStek Computer Inc)
Optical Drives
No audio card detected

Answer:Sound Video And Game Controllers Missing From Device Manager

"No audio card detected"

Major problem.

This is where you should be getting your drivers from:

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Unknown usb device (device descriptor request failed) - Guys I really need your help, I've tried every thing I found on Google but they didn't work. I tried some driver installing software and they said that my Sound, video and game controller is unplugged, I don't know if this is a software issue or a hardware issue. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 7537 - running windows 10 creator. Thank you!!!

Answer:Sound, video and game controllers missing - Error code 43

Location is Port #0006 Hub #0004, does this mean something?

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I swapped hdd from my old compaq to a newer HP, everything runs fine expect i have no sound, went in the device manager and theres no sound, video, game controller option, anything we can do do fix this and get my sound back??


Answer:Missing Sound, Video and Game Controllers from Device manager


You can download the Drivers for the HP. Just go to there website and download the

correct Drivers. What is the model number?

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I was running my HP Pavilion Laptop dv2000 and playing an audio
suddenly the audio file stuck and since then a red cross is appearing in taskbar against the speaker icon.

I read may forums however every forum asks me to go to sound video game controllers in device manager

However, my sound video game controllers is not appearing

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium
HP Pavilion dv2000

pls help.
I am new to this forum and request help please.


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no sound,(there is a white x surrounded by red color next to volume icon)

troubleshooting results in message reading "hardware changes might not have been detected".

Sound, Video and game Controllers in device manager is also missing,
please help ! Model L655D-S5116 (toshiba satellite)
I tried reinstalling the audio driver(Conexant), tried clean start-up and dvd C drive recovery but doesn't help.
if I shut down computer for more than 5 hours, then turn back on the problems usually goes away............
but if I restart the computer, the problem will come back......

Answer:Sound, Video and game Controllers in device manager is missing,

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Please run a System Scan and Post back the results .. The Link below will help you achieve this ...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
What Antivirus programs do you use ? ... Or Registry Cleaners / System Utilities Software ?

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Just noticed this problem yesterday when attempting to play my flight simulator after work. The controls didn't work at all on my Saitek X45 joystick. The LED status lights were OK, so I exited the program and opened the control panel to access the game controllers. After numerous double clicks, it didn't open. I went into device manager, and under "sound, video, and game controllers" my joystick was not listed; however, it was under the HID section, and disappeared/reappeared when I unplugged the joystick and plugged it back in.

I found several threads on different forums so I tried a few options, including removing all the HID devices and USB devices from device manager (had to use VNC from my iphone to finish all of them when I removed the mouse/keyboard from the list, lol). I then rebooted and let windows "re-find" all of the devices, but "game controllers" still wouldn't open. The Event Viewer shows no errors and I am not getting any popup errors when trying to open it. As a last resort, I tried a registry cleaner this morning, but I am now lost because I have pretty much exhausted all options that I know of.

I did try creating another windows user account and tried to access game controllers from that account. It, too, did not work. The only time I could get it to open was when I booted into safe mode. It came right up.


Answer:[SOLVED] Game Controllers (Joy.CPL) in Control Panel no longer opens

I should also note that other game controllers DO NOT work either. However; all other USB devices are functioning normally.

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On my bar at the bottom right, the speaker has a red "X" on it. When I hover over it, it says "no audio output device is installed." When I go to "Device Manager" the "sound, video, and game controllers" tab is missing. I downloaded the correct audio drivers for my motherboard and ran them and they installed correctly. The audio driver shows up in my "programs and features" tab. Anyone know how to start troubleshooting this?

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agh :blackeye: , I work on a Pavillion ZX 5000 and i just recently reformatted and re-installed windows...I am in the process of re-installing my drivers but when I go to install my Radeon Mobility 9600 (128mb) card driver, it is telling me it could not find the Video Controllers necessary..i believe similar files for my audio are missing as well...does anyone know where I could find such things and how to get my laptop up and running again...I use this for my classes everyday as I am a Digital Media Major so I need to learn about all this and get my lappy up and running ASAP

All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and very much welcomed...

Thanks in advance!

Answer:VIDEO CONTROLLERS/ DRIVERS etc needed after reformat MUST FIND!!

Hi dude not sure if this is what you want but this will take you to a list of hp laptops where you can download all the drivers for you lappy.:

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I have a compaq presario f700 with windows vista home basic 32 bit with SP 2 and my sound doesn't work. A common fix I've heard of is going in the sound video and game controller section of device manager and uninstalling and then wait for windows to detect my audio device again so it can reinstall. The problem is there isn't a sound video and game controllers section in my device manager. I want to know why so I can have my sound fixed. My sound driver is a Conexant driver.

Answer:Can't find "Sound, Video, and Game controllers in device manager vista

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:confused I need updated drivers for the items listed below.
I have included an Everest report.
If you need more info, please let me know.
I appreciate any help you can give me. :confused

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB

U.S. Robotics 56K Fax PCI

Universal Serial Bus controllers
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2

Report Type Everest Quick Report
Generator Administrator
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-04-29
Time 14:34

CPU Properties:
CPU Type Intel Celeron, 2400 MHz (24 x 100)
CPU Alias Northwood-128
CPU Stepping D1
Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE, SSE2
Original Clock 2400 MHz
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 24x / 24x
Engineering Sample No
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 8 KB
L2 Cache 128 KB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info:
Package Type 478 Pin uPGA
Package Size 3.50 cm x 3.50 cm
Transistors 55 million
Process Technology 6M, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu, Low-K
Die Size 131 mm2
Core Voltage 1.525 V
I/O Voltage 1.525 V
Typical Power 52.8 - 68.4 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 67... Read more

Answer:Updated drivers needed for: IDE ATA/ATAPI, USB controllers & fax modem driver

:wave I forgot to say that I have looked and looked for these drivers.
I didn't have any luck. Thanks again.

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Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06Ghz
3.06 Ghz, 768 MB of Ram

I use PC controllers called Logitech and ever since I went to my bios and set everything to default to fix a certain issue I had. now I can't seem to use the controller. please help me getting working again thanks

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I am using Windows 10 and I have been using my Xbox 360 Wired controller for some time now. I've been playing a game called Rocket League and in the middle of the match my controller stopped working. I plugged it back in to see if it would fix it, but it keeps telling me the controller is malfunctioning. I got a new controller and tried to use it, but it still tells me that the controller is malfunctioning and that it does not recognize. I even tied plugging it into my xbox360 to see if it would work and it did. Somethings not right.

I've also noticed that the Microsoft Edge internet browser has been going very slow too.

Can someone help me please?

Answer:Xbox Controllers Not Working

Open Device Manager.
(Right Click the start menu button and Click "Device Manager")

When Device Manager is open, open the "View" menu, and tick the option "Show hidden devices"

Look through the devices under "Game Controller" (or similar), "Universal Serial Bus controllers", and "Human Interface Devices".

Right click and delete each option which is related to your XBOX controller. If the checkbox to delete drivers is available, tick this check box.

This will clean out the configuration and driver caches.

Plug in your controller and report back with the situation.

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Sons old  laptop with Windows 7 Pro ( could not update it to 10)Trackpad works NONE of the USB ports workRan Microsoft fix it for USB problemsIt reports USB controller not present or not workingDont know where to find them and how to install themAny advice appreciatedThanks 

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So im currently using Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit. My laptop is an Asus f3sv-x1, an older model dating back aug 2007, but it works with windows 7 until recently... While Asus doesnt officially support this particular model with windows 7 drivers, i was able to easily grab the drivers off microsoft. Everything worked nice and smooth until a recent windows update that i installed. Basically every time i restart or shutdown my pc, my ethernet, Usb, and wireless adapter drivers will not load during startup or start. To be more clear, i went into device manager only to find out that there are exclamation marks next to the network adapters and USB controllers. Each device has the cannot start code (10)
The funny thing is that if i unistall the drivers or disable/enable them, they would automatically download from microsoft and it would work. Like i said before, this would only occur when i restart or shutdown my system. It's such a hassle to constantly unistall/enable the drivers everytime i restart or turn on the pc. I dont want to reformat because i just prefer not to.. Any advice out there?
System specs:
Asus f3sv-x1
4gb DDR2
Nvidia Geforce 8600m GS
WD 320GB 7,200 RPM
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Answer:ethernet, USB and wireless controllers not working

This happened to me on a fresh install. I had to roll back the ethernet driver and hide the update causeing the problem so it would not happen again. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Hi my name is mike and my PC 1800xp 256ram win98se has just lost the cd and dvd drives, they do not show up in device manager, this is on my master drive on my slave drive everything is there. On my master drive the primary and secondary ide controllers are shown as not working how do I get them back please!

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Joy.cpl opens fine, and each device has "OK" next to it, but when I attempt to click "properties," no worky. Says "Necessary support files not found." I think this may have to do with my monkeying with DirectX, as 9.0c screwed over my joystick's compatibility with X-Wing Alliance, and I used a utility to uninstall it forcibly. I then proceeded to attempt reinstalls with 8.0 and 7.0, but neither worked. Now, after reinstalling 9.0c, the properties button remains unavailable, the joystick -still- doesn't work in X-Wing Alliance, and it's becoming very frustrating. I don't have my Windows 2000 cd as it is in CO with my dad--I do have a full copy on the hard drive, however. Both input devices worked before--one is a usb and one is a serial port. Essentially dxdiag tells me everything is fine regarding inputs, though dsound is apparently an older version, and ddrawex.dll was missing until I copied it back in from a source online. How can I, in order of importance:

A) Return the Properties button to normal functioning
B) Get X-Wing Alliance's aging software to detect my version of DirectX enough to recognize my joystick?

The basic problem with X-Wing isn't appropriate for this forum, natch, but apparently its joystick recognition interface is tied to an outdated dxdiag, and the "configure input" button results in a command to install DirectX 6.1--this didn't happen before with previous versions of DirectX,... Read more

Answer:Game Controllers "Properties" button returns error message

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I recently bought an old gameport flight control system off eBay for use in flight sims. When I click on the "Add..." button at the game controllers control panel, I get one of those Send Error Report messages. Since I've only had to deal with plug&play USB controllers in the past, I've never had to manually add a controller so I don't know how long this problem has existed on my system. I've tried expanding rundll32 from the WinXP CD into my system32 folder, and I've taken all the steps in the "READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide". I've searched the internet, but the only results I've found deal with rundll errors while running System Restore. I'm running WinXP Pro SP2 on a homebuild P4. Below I will post some of the details from the error message, and I will also attach the logs from AVG anti-virus, BitDefender, Panda ActiveScan, runkeys, newfiles, and HiJackThis. If any can help me or has any ideas, I would be very grateful.

Thanks in advance.

Error Message:
Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Error Signature:
EventType : BEX P1 : rundll32.exe P2 : 5.1.2600.2180 P3 : 41107dbc
P4 : dinput8.dll P5 : 5.3.2600.2180 P6 : 411096b0 P7 : 0001874f
P8 : c0000409 P9 : 00000000

Files Included in Report:
C:\DOCUME~1\ZeRo\LOCALS~1... Read more

Answer:Rundll error at "Game Controllers" control panel

More logs.

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I have been having a devil of a time trying to get FEAR to run on my desktop PC even though I have plenty of hardware. Win XP SP2, 2 GHz P4, 2G DDR SDRAM, Geforce 7600 GS, SB Live! sound, Direct-x 9.0c. I have given up on that for now to chase a related (I think) problem.

I click on Game Controllers in Control Panel and nothing happens. I get an hourglass for a couple seconds and then nothing. I have 2 joysticks, one a legacy MS Sidewinder that works through the SB game port. That still works fine on games likeNeed for Speed. I recently picked up a new Logitech USB stick and that works fine, too. But I can't get to the Game Controllers area to tweak drivers or delete the old MS Sidewinder from the system.

Also, when I run dxdiag.exe it aborts on the directinput part. If I say OK to skip that it analyzes everything else just fine. But there is someing f'ed up in the Windows game controller component. Everything else in Control Panel works fine and the computer is otherwise running great.

I have updated the sound card drivers but I am wondering if one of the Windows service pack or security upgrades may have created an incompatibility with my sound card/game port??

Any ideas how to recover this?

Answer:can't access "game controllers" in Control Panel

Well, I managed to sleuth this out. I figured it had to be a conflict caused by the legacy (Win 95 vintage) MS Sidewinder joystick. So I went into Device Manager and selected Human Interface devices. Everything there had a name except one that was merely listed as a "HID-compliant device". I figured that had to to be the Sidewinder so I disabled it and lo and behold, the Game Controller selection in Control Panel was operative again! I opened that and deleted the MS Sidewinder and then went back into device manager-HID and deleted the driver. Too bad that some Win XP update caused this issue. The joystick was perfectly good and worked with XP without issues for many years. Now dxdiag runs with no issues and reports the keyboard, mouse, and Logitech stick. All is well again. :-)

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Hello all, I've been trying to calibrate a joystick on my Toshiba laptop (Windows XP). When I click on :Game Controllers" in the control panel, nothing happens. I've even tried to right click and go to "open", but it still won't work. Other items in the control panel work.Help!Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't open "Game Controllers" in control panel?

Did you go to 'add hardware' in the control panel?

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I have a Gateway GT5628 Core 2 Quad desktop. Vista Home Premium. It has on-board sound (which is enabled in the BIOS), and worked fine for the month I've had the machine until a couple of days ago. We had a power outage, and when the system came back up, I had a speaker icon in the system tray with a red X saying "No Audio output device is installed".

The system does not seem to realize that a sound card exists. It no longer shows up in device manager. Also, "Sound, video, and game controllers" is not showing as a category in device manager...was this removed in Vista, or is this part of my problem?

I talked to support at Gateway, and they told me to reinstall the drivers. As I expected, the drivers won't install because "Audio device not found". They then told me to do a Factory thanks. I've spent too many hours tweaking this thing! Do you folks think a Factory recovery would do anything? To me this seems like a hardware problem. If the machine can't see the sound card now, it's not going to see it with a recovery either, right?

Plus, I already ran System Recovery once! The system blue-screened like crazy when I first got it. After installing all my software, I realized that SP1 was not installed. It would not install no matter what. I had to do a factory recovery, then install SP1, then re-install all my software!

FYI - I have the newest system BIOS installed.

Thank you for any tips!

Answer:Solved: No audio output device is installed - "Sound, video, game controllers" option

Sounds like the power outage did something not so nice to your PC (investing in a UPS is a good thing). It sounds to me like some sort of hardware issue at this point.

I would recommend opening the case up and seeing if any of the capacitors (little can like things) on the motherboard look like they are distended (look like they are bulging out or exploded), also do a sniff test and see if anything smells funny.

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My Samsung NP300E5A-A08CA is showing yellow exclamation marks under other devices in Device Manager. I can't find or I'm not sure what drivers I might need. I didn't see anything that looked appropriate on the Samsung website. Anyways I can't get online using WiFi or Ethernet cable with my Samsung notebook but I have access to another pc. I was hoping to find the proper drivers and download them to a thumb drive then install on the notebook. I'm I newbie and not even sure I'm on the right track , I read somewhere to check to Bios first.. Not sure how or what I'm looking for. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
Samsung series 3 NP300E5A-A08CA
Windows 7 Home premium 64
intel core i3 2350M
intel HD3000
500 gb hd
intel 802.11bgn(1x1)+BT3.OHS

Answer:Ethernet,Network,PCI and Bus controllers not working! need drivers or?

Under the devices in device manager.
I want you to right click each and press properties, and go to the details tab. Next under property select it to read the "
device instance path. Copy and paste the path it outputs here once you have them Here is an example

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This started as Windows ME Boot problems.

I originally posted this to the Spyware Forum, then to the Software, then Hardware.

The history is this. I'm running Win ME on a P4 processor with 128 M Ram. Initially the problem was that the system stayed at the Windows ME screen for about 5 mins. before booting to the desktop. In safe mode, the machine booted up right away. When selecting Selective Boot, only when I load all Windows drivers do I see the delayed boot.

The software forum pointed me to a Microsoft site page which suggested that I should disable devices in the device manager and enable them one at a time to determine what could be causing the problem.

I disabled the devices, and the problem seemed to go away. But now, I can't enable the Floppy disk or Hard disk controllers. They all have the yellow exclamation point. When I attempt to update the drivers, Windows says that I'm already using the best driver for the device. I tried disconnecting the drive from the motherboard and restarting, and I still can't get the yellow exclamation points to go away.

If I start in safe mode, windows seems to see the drives, but the CD drive is not visible in Windows explorer.

Please help. Any ideas? How can I re-enable the disk controllers?

Answer:IDE Controllers and Floppy Disk Controller Not Working Properly

have you tried unplugging the ide cables from the mobo and putting them back in?

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Hello, hope you can help...

Problems assumed to be caused by malware or Trojan but not easy to be sure.

Op-sys ? Win XP SP3 fully patched and up to date; also running Kaspersky Internet Security 2011.

SELF ? grey-hair with good general knowledge of windows and hardware, but fortunately, only rare experience of successfully fighting malware, once before, with help from Major Geeks, I think.


* Sound card..... and​
* system restore..... ​
....... are all inactivated (although not ?disabled?, just non-working); ​
Kaspersky reports having found ?Trojan Dropper HTML meta ao? May be an unconnected finding.​


USB ports don?t work. More precisely, the whole USB control subsystem is down; shown by (a) In Device Manager, the whole ?family? of USB controllers & ports have ! marks. (b) Dev Manager properties reports driver is ?Missing or corrupted (Code 39)? but attempts to reinstall or update fail. Root hubs are absent from Device manager [would be expected to be there, I think]. (c) Trying to work-around this, I installed a [never-previously-installed] ?daughter? USB card (with its own controller and ports) in a PCI slot but the newly installed USB controller immediately exactly mirrored the fault that affecting the on-board controllers/ports. This seems to exclude flaky hardware on the board as the new hardware fell victim to the ... Read more

Answer:TrojanDropper HTML meta ao - or not.... Hard to be sure. USB controllers not working.

Re: TrojanDropper HTML meta ao - or not.... Hard to be sure. USB controllers not work

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You do not appear to be having malware problems. That item Kaspersky mentioned may not really have been a real case of malware. Without seeing a log showing exactly what was found and where I cannot fully say. But typically things with names like this are not really big problems.

I would suggest uninstalling Kaspersky and rebooting and see if anything changes. Then if still having a problem, see if System Restore will work without Kaspersky installed.

Other than that, I suggest posting in the Hardware Forum.

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my question is i dont know if this will make any sense but oh well, you know gamepads when they first came out the standard was a digital controller like old snes mega drive, but later on they added an analog controller like dreamcast ps2 xbox, what im trying to get at is why did they add the analog controller after the digital surely it should of been the other way round analog to digital ex analog tv now its all changing to digital tv, digital radio same as tv etc etc

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first off, i'm running xp...

i have shortcuts on my desktop to folders that i use often. if i just boot up the comp, they work fine. after the comp has been on a while(i never shut it off, so after a day or two), the shortcuts stop working, but only shortcuts to a folder. shortcuts to a program work fine. i can still get to the folders by clicking on my computer, then going to the folder, but it's more aof a pain to do it this way.

if i reboot, they work fine again, for a while. then back to what i just explained.

WTF is going on???

Answer:shortcuts on desktop stop working, reboot comp, then they work, then stop... WTF??

Open System Restore back to the date when you "stopped" using the computer.

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Keyboard and mouse stop working

Hi, I'm having some major problems with my Dell Dimension 8400 which runs on Windows XP.
It all started with some files found and replaced during chkdsk.
My PC was working fine yesterday, but today when I turned it on the problem started.
At first, everything is okay. Then, after the initial Windows page the screen goes black and a gray bar appears at the bottom. At this point, the keyboard and mouse shut off (lights go off) and stop working. Once the gray bar has finished loading (1-2 seconds), windows continues to start as usual. The only problem is when I get to the log in screen (where I have multiple user accounts) I cannot choose one to log on with because the keyboard and mouse do not work. I have tried unplugging them and putting them in the USB slot instead but to no avail. I cannot run safemode or anything because the same login screen comes up.
I tried hitting F12 initially and ran hard drive diagnostics which gave me the alarming result:
"Drive 0: ST3160023AS - FAIL - Return Code 7
Drive 2: No device"
Drive CD drive...diagnostics not supported
Drive DVD drive...diagnostics not supported

Any Suggestions? Please help!

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Keyboard and mouse stop working AND STOP 0X0000007B

Please follow the steps here for the Stop 0x0000007B error:

As you will note, one cause can be a boot sector virus.

Return Code 7 can indicate hard drive failure. Drive 0 is the hard drive.

As for CHKDSK replacing files and causing this problem, it's not likely. Even IF you check both options- fix file system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, it didn't 'cause' the problem, it just made it more evident.

Backup everything you do not want to lose and consider replacing the hard drive.

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Excuse me, Are there any that I can stop notification for this game ?
It made me annoying a lot, but I don't want to uninstall it.

because I still want to play it

Answer:How can I stop game notification ?

Would you mind translating that for us please? lol

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Ok, this might sound a bit weird, perhaps sad even.I have just purchased Sensible Soccer for the princely sum of 1 from a local charity shop.I have installed it from the floppy disk but when I try and run the program it tells me I need at least 586k of RAM. I have 128Mb of RAM.Why does it not work? Is there any way I can get it to work or is the game just freaked out cos it is so old?Please help so I can relive my youth!

Answer:Help needed for really old game!

Think it means dos high ram not system ram,think its a dos game.

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Question: Game help needed!!

I have a copy of Codename: Outbreak installed. Not the best FPS, but fun so far. I am stuck in the science comlex trying to get from one dome to another. Anyone know how to get through the door? Or where I can find a walkthrough?Have searched the net for walkthroughs using Copernic ( - brilliant utility!!) to no avail.I don't want to dump the game just yet.Sorry if this isn't really the right forum for asking games-based questions!Squeals

Answer:Game help needed!!

This is a pretty handy site and maybe of some here

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my laptop is y460p
it's stop working a few min and run again and stop working and run again and ...
please help me. please
Moderator Note; subject edited to reflect content

Answer:y460p stop working and run again....stop working

hi  qoqnus,
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
When you said it stops working, does the computer freezes up and stops responding for a while?
If this is the case, try to:
1. Perform a clean boot. - this isolates the issue if there's an application or a service that's causing the hang time.
2. If the issue re-occurs, there's a possible bad sectors on the hard drive and the only way to find out is to run a hardware scan on the HDD. I personally use UltimateBootCD ( for the diagnostics. Video usage here.and here. Click here for details or:follow the stes below:
1. Download the the UBCD ISO (
2. Burn the ISO using imgburn
3. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot
4. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD
To burn the diagnostic softwre on a flashdrive, follow this guide
If you find any errors, you will need to change the HDD. If don't have a recovery or restore disc, you can obtain one by contacting the Lenovo Technical Suport. Support phone list here.
Hope this helps

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This is a pretty inconsistent BSOD. I get it sometimes when I start a game, but starting the game may also just cause a 'freeze' (Mouse stops goes really slow, can't close programs, that kind of fun). But the BSOD also occurs (but not always) when I launch SpeedFan. And 1 time it also happened while I was using Matlab for school...

This is the 'Technical information' I get from the BSOD:

*** STOP: 0x00000116 (0xFFFFFA80108D4010, 0xFFFFF88004E72008, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009A, 0x0000000000000004)

*** nvkflt.sys - Address FFFFF88004E72008 base at FFFFF88004E5D000, Datestamp 55c3e96d

Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 45

And these are the specs of my laptop:

Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad W520 (2011)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
GPU: Nvidia Quadro 2000M
RAM: 16.0 GB
Motherboard: Intel QM67 Express (I guess this is the motherboard? Correct me if I'm wrong!)

I also see at the Device manager screen a sign at the NVIDIA Quadro 2000M. It says the following:
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
Driver Provider: NVIDIA
Driver version:
Driver date: 7-8-2015

I went to the IT desk here at the university, but the guy was in quite a hurry and said: I'll try 'Roll Back Driver', but that didn't do anything.. I still get the BSOD.

Can you guys help me out?

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Answer:BSOD when trying to game (but inconsistent) STOP: 0x00000116

Hi Dutchmen,

Welcome to the 7forums.

The 0x116 crash and the mentioned driver from the picture are related to the display drivers.

Please uninstall everything of Nvidia using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from your manufacturer.

Likely the drivers are out of date or corrupted, corruption explains the error code in device manager.

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Hi Guys,
I have some problems with Bluescreen of deaths. I had this problems in the past, and i reinstalled my whole laptop, it helped for a good year. But now i getting BSOD again and i hope u guys could help me. I get this BSOD's when im am playing games like: Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 - Multiplayer, League of Legends. Games that I think my laptop should be running fine. The information from the diagnostic tool are below.


Answer:BSOD when playing game, stop 0x124

Post 2 for good information on code 124

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error message no audio device detected

Answer:game loading..stop with error messege

Do you have proper audio drivers for your hardware? try using and update your Audio driversIf it does not work then your audio hardware is probably not DirectX compatible

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i do not have the vocabulary to even ask the Q, but when I open google chrome or internet explorer on my Lenovo laptop, a tab opens automatically with all of this promotional commercial garbage such as games on it. How do I stop this from happening?

Answer:how do i stop the lenovo game centre tab from opening?

That page has probably been set as your web browser's "home page".To change your home page to something else:Internet ExplorerClick the "cog wheel" at top right under the window control buttons.Choose "Internet Options.Under "Home Page" delete existing URL and enter a different one of your choice.ChromeClick the "three bars" icon at top-right.Click "Settings".Under "On start-up" click "Set pages".

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i have windows 7 and my game every time i get on it and start playing it or get in a tractor or any thing that i drive
it frezzes up for about 10 to 20 or sometime 30 mins or kicks me out of my game so i am trying to find out how to keep it from doing that so i can play it more

yes my computer needs more memory i know but is there away to keep it from frezzing intell i get it i don't have the money for any more memory sticks for now but i hope that i am not the only one that is having this trouble out there

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Hello, I have Windows Ultimate 64-bit with CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800).

It seems I always get them while playing Starcraft II, but it only happens about once or twice per month.

I have a PNY GeForce GTX 670 with updated drivers (version 314.22).

The errors include the following:


and just saw this one for the first time recently:


I attached the SF diagnostic tool .zip file.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Getting several different BSOD stop errors playing game

Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lvrs64.sys
Image name: lvrs64.sys
Timestamp: Wed Oct 07 01:27:59 2009
Your logitech webcam driver is pretty old

Uninstall Daemon Tool Lite . That program is known to cause BSODs on Windows 7 .

Once your done removing DTL use the tool below to remove the SPTD.sys driver if located

If the Uninstall button is greyed out . Close the Program if its not please go ahead and press the Uninstall button.
: Added :


Spybot - Search & Destroy 2 . That software does more harm to your PC then good.
Drivers NeededASMedia USB 3.0 XHCI Controller
Your current Bios

BiosVersion = 0402 BiosReleaseDate = 05/16/2011 
Current BIOS VersionDownloadSABERTOOTH 990FX BIOS 1604

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My mouse and keyboard stop responding once I join a server (or a single player game, even) in Battlefield 2. They work fine in the game menus and server browser, but cease functioning when I join the actual game. What on earth could be causing this?

Answer:Mouse and keyboard stop responding in-game

Have you checked to make sure that you have the game set up to receive instructions from your keyboard and mouse?

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Hi there all - I have this quite annoying problem of whenever i run this game called Rakion, my comp will start to lag, then as soon as i click on something my comp will go to BSOD. I can leave my computer there loading the game for about half an hour, but AS SOON AS I click, it'll BSOD.

The details on what comes up on the BSOD is
blah blah blah
STOP: 0x0000008E (blah, blah, blah)
kgdqfxbp.sys - blah blah something datestamp blah

When i start windows again i get a system recovered from fatal error and these are the details it gives me

Now i not sure what the hell is causing this ANNOYING problem, all i wanna do is play some rakion lol. Ive downloaded new chipset drivers, downloaded the newest nvidia drivers, tested my ram using memtest, all the usual crap you do when you have a problem...But i havn't found a solution so thats why im turning to TSF once more, hopefully to find a little bit of help :D

BTW comp specs are:
Windows XP Pro SP1 (I had SP2, restored back to SP1 because of...bad happenings - No, upgrading to SP2 doesnt solve the problem)
P4 3.2ghz CPU
Nvidia MX4000 128mb AGP8x Gfx card
....dont laugh now - 19GB Maxtor IDE hard drive (Brand new 320gb Seagate SATA2 died on me - getting replaced as i type)

So yea, help me out pleeeaase ? Thanks TSF, hope SOMEONE can help me out.


Answer:STOP: 0x0000008E While starting a game (Rakion)

Bump it up

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hello there,i have this problem when i playing game need for speed undercover on my laptop with my processor amd e350..win7 32 bit,i can play at sometime n it is just stop look like it stuck or something..also command promt window says' master not sent???what is that??help me pls

Answer:game need for speed undercover stop while playing

Hi borneo and welcome to TSF.

Can you download and run Speccy for me. Once the program has gathered the required information, go to the top of the Speccy window and do File>Publish Snapshop. Click Yes when prompted. Now copy and paste the URL address that it gives you to your next post.

Also, if this is a desktop, can you post what Power Supply Unit you have? Please include the make/ model and wattage.

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 Hey! I've recent been unable to play any of my games for mroe than five minutes before a crash.  Sometime the game locks up/closes and gets a windows error report and other times my computer restarts.  I've recently installed a new graphics driver from Nvidia, I use a Geforce   5600.  I downloaded the Quadro one for Windows XP professional (My operating system..). The games I play are Neverwinter Nights and World of Warcraft.. Any help would really be nice, thank you!

Answer:Serious help needed, Game crashs!

How well do the games perform prior to the crash?

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when i first load out planetside the game takes ages to load out then when im in the game it keeps freezing and going really slow sometimes it stops responding for long periods of time. I keep recieving the error message that my computer stopped recieving packets from the server then it just quits .
i have a fast computer and a good graphics card i have disabled anti-virus and firewall software also i have updated my driver. im not sure what the problem is plz could some 1 help

Answer:Help needed with Planetside game

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Okay, we have the Sims 2 discs here. It requires you to use the 1st cd to play the game. I want to know if there is any way in which you can play the game without the cd.

I got Alcohol 120% and tried the image making wizard. When the program starts "dumping" the cd onto the computer, so to speak, I just get error block after error block and it would take an hour or more to finish (when on the help section it walks you through and it only takes 2 minutes for a whole game disc). I set it all up the way the help section had it except for one thing. In which I forget. If you all know exactly how to do this...then plz let me know. If you need more info, let me know.

Answer:Play a game w/o the needed CD


You need the No CD Patch

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I bought a usb game pad controller to use with an MMORPG we play but can not get it to work with the game. It is called Shadow of Legend. Does anyone know how to configure it to work on this game? It works on my RPG games and I can use it right now to click on things but just can't get it to work on this game.

Answer:usb game pad controller help needed

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athalon 1400,288ram,23gig left from xp pro. i have just tried to load a game,virtual simpsons,it says that it needs 640kb on hard drive,when i try to install it says there is not enough room.can anyone help as my 11 year old is driving me mad,the game was made in the win 95 era so might not work anyway.

Answer:help needed installing game

Have you tried running it in compatability mode?

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help with this needed

my wife is trying to play games from big fish,some stupid mystry game but went she goes to play it,i get..

there was a error creating 3D window what does this mean?

here is some info from my computor..

System Information
Time of this report: 7/29/2010, 13:55:53
Machine name: JAY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP d530 CMT(PH339UC)
BIOS: 786B2 v2.18
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, ~2.8GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1016MB RAM
Page File: 844MB used, 1692MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Answer:help with playing a game needed

games from big fish,some stupid mystry gameClick to expand...

Name of game so I can see if it is supported in Win 7?

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Hi all , i accidently found this site so i tought you guys maybe could help me... I just bought a new pc and i was ancious to play newer games that my older pc didn't handled.Specs: ASROCK 945G intel chipset ,  Pentium D 2.8Ghz Dual-Core , 512 667 mhz DDR2 ( im gonna double it as soon as i fix this problem) , Point of view Geforce 7600GS 256mb PCI-E  connected thru DVI to a 20" LCD FLAR CHIMEI monitor, 160 gb sata 2 .. didn't oppened it up to see the cooling but the case is colder than my older pc.. and its a totally new pc so i thing its not the problem... neither is power supply..So i come back home with the pc , install windows xp , drivers etc .. and then F.E.A.R And Elder Scrolls Oblivion .. i was pleased to see fear's loading was fast and it detected my system has High () but then the sweet surprise comes .. a 2-4 seconds halt and my pc reboots .. there i have it 2 hours after purchase and it made it first crash .. well i tried again i made pass the menu into the testing cutscene it looked beautyful until it crashed again and rebooted... i tought maybe it was the game but the same happens with oblivion and HL2 : episode 1 .. so i downloaded the latest GPU drivers from nvidia and nothing .. same thing happens ... so i try to reinstall directx but it doesnt seem to let me  ( it just doesnt installs everything it just skips to the finish part , what seems to be logical cause i already had 9.0c)before i go back to the place i bought the pc i wanna try it... Read more

Answer:Help needed... game crashes

Right click my computer then go into properties then advancedClick on the start up and recovery settingsUncheck Automatically restartNow when you go to play the game and it crashes it will show you a blue screen with an error code.Write down what the error code is and its brief discription.Reboot, come back and tell us what the report said.

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specifically alien versus predator 2, but its not only that game that it happens

what exactly happens is that while in game, about 15 min in throught the game, it takes me to a blue screen with all this numbers 0x0000008E (0x00000005, 0xD415017D, 0xF6ECEA94, 0x00000000) and some gibberish that doesnt quite help me.

yes i have updated everything up to date and i meet all of the requirements...

the exact error message is...:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space if a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory option such as caching or shadowing. if your need to use Safe Mode to remove or disavle components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0x00000005, 0xD415017D, 0xF6ECEA94, 0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk: (right here it just starts counting up)

Answer:blue screen/ stop message when playing game

my directX diagnosis thing is here:
System Information
Time of this report: 6/20/2004, 18:35:11
Machine name: SEAN
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: GBT___
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 309MB used, 2155MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in DirectSound (stage 1) & DirectShow (stage 1)

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0341&SUBSYS_194C270F&REV_A1
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Dell P1110
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I'm trying to figure out how to stop windows from moving around and resizing when I alt+tab out of a game like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. It gets annoying and I'm trying to figure out how to get it to stop doing that. Any help is much appreciated.

If it helps to know I'm using Windows 10 64 bit.

Answer:How to stop windows from moving around and resizing after exiting game

Is your game running at same resolution as native/desktop resolution?
if for example you run game at 1280x720 but your desktop is 1920x1080 then when you get back to your desktop windows gets confused about sudden change of resolution and window size/position etc. may change.

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I got this error after playing Day of Defeat for about 30 minutes. I ran the system file check and memtestx86 for 5 passes and both of those showed no problems. I ran the debugger and figured out it's the nvlddmkm.sys error. Which is apparently my video card. I have a nVidia GeForce 8400 gs video card. I checked their website and I'm running the latest driver. So now I'm stuck. I did all the basic checks so what should I check next. Or should I just wait-and-see since this is the first time its happened?
Any help is appreciated. Here are my specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.60 GHz
MSI Model KA780G MS-7551 motherboard
NVidia GeForce 8400 GS video card


Answer:Windows 7 BSOD stop error after playing game.

Have you ran a sfc/scan now to check for errors, or have you checked event viewer what the error is pointing to....

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I have the Game GTA 4 it can save videos of a fight or what ever i want to know is how can i open a CLI File does any body have any ideas.

I tried to convert the CLI file but the converter will not even take the file.Any ideas.

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playing COD4 on my pc i would like to get a decent game controller instead of using the keyboard functions..can anybody recommend a sutible controller and the best place to get one?..thanks in advance OZZY

Answer:advice needed on cpu game controller

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i'm looking for a mid, to high-end game demo i can download to test out a gaming computer ; thanks; crysis ? or crysis 2 ? anything newer than these ? thanks

Answer:high-end game demo needed ?

I would go for Far Cry 3, any of the Batman games, or Skyrim with lots of mods.

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Had some time to kill between practice and needed a little help with my Laptop.

The problem:

Can't run GPU properly. Gives 'This device cannot find enough resources that it can use (Code 12)."

I have disabled some services and cleaned, scanned, etc. Used latest drivers and older drivers. Even reverted back to SVGA driver. Called Tech Support and spent an hour with them. No luck. Suspect malicious program.

Have scanned with Spybot, Adaware, CCleaner, CWShredder, AVG. Tried system restore, but failed. No go for T.O.

The specs:
- Lenovo R61I
- Vista Home Premium
- 1G RAM (ugh)
- Intel 965 GPU
- 120G HD

The log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:23:24 PM, on 11/21/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16546)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\EZEJMNAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Drag-to-Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\ACTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\ACWLIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
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Answer:While I wait for my big game Thursday, a little help needed.

Your log is fine.Its clean.This is not a malware problem and is far above my technical understaning but this may explain more..

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I seem to have a problem recording games using programs like fraps, this might apply to other kinds of recording but ive only found this problem so far.

I 1st tried fraps (granted it was the free version) i recorded a video file, i tried to play it back with windows media player but it stated the codec wasnt recognised. I gave up with fraps and tried another software for game recording. I found the same problem. However i installed both onto my laptop (my other PC) and it worked fine. i also realised that the problem was not that my desktop could not recognise the file, because when i transfered the video files that were created on the laptop to the desktop, they played fine, likewise the files created on the desktop would not work on the laptop. so the problem must be with the actual recording of the files?

I went to properties>summary of the video files i created using the software on the destop and noticed there is no frame rate or data rate. if thats helpful?

Also i ran 'dxdiag' there didnt seem to be any errors.

Im not at my own computer right now (internet is currently cancelled) so i can only give basic specs and may even be incorrect.

3.6 ghz AMD
Geforce 6500?
1gig RAM

3.0 ghz pentium
512 MB RAM

I cant understand why game recording wont work on my desktop computer. I hope you can help.


Answer:Help needed: game recording, codecs?

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I use a Compaq Presario AY655AA ACJ CQ3220IX with the following configuration:
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz
HDD Model: WDC WD3200AAJS-60M0A1
Drive Capacity: 305,245 MBytes (320 GB)
Total Memory Size: 3 GB DDR3
Video Chipset: Intel GMA 4500(M)(HD)
Video Card: Intel G41 Chipset - Integrated Graphics 0 [A3] [Hewlett-Packard]
CD Drive Model: hp DVD A DH16AAL
Monitor: 18.5 inch TFT Compaq W185q
Motherboard Model: FOXCONN ETON
Motherboard Chipset: Intel G41 (Eaglelake) + ICH7
USB Version Supported: v2.0
Audio Adapter: Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio [A1]
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have a quite unknown game, War World Tactical Combat. It installs with no problem. But when I
try to run the game, it runs well till the developer's intro. After that, it displays a blank screen,
with the background music playing. I meet all the requirements to run the game. Please suggest me what
should I do?

Answer:Solved: Help Needed for War World game

That game was released in 2006 and does not mention Windows 7 supported

Try right clicking the shortcut to the game choose properties then Compatibility tab and choose XP service pack 2

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I installed the latest driver package from NVIDIA Sept 3.
For the last week Microsoft has been trying to install
and NVIDIA update and has consistantly failed.
See Mesage below:

NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 - Error 0x800f0102

How do I stop this or fix it?

Answer:How do I stop this un-needed update?

Check out this tutorial to stop updates for your devices.

This will stop Windows Update from bugging you about updates you already have.

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I have run Norton, Karpofsky, Windows Defender, but still get pop-ups . Here is my hijackthis log - what else can I do ?

thank you .

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:56:12 AM, on 12/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SSA\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\Intel(R) Quick Resume Technology Drivers\Elservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP DigitalMedia Archive\DMAScheduler.exe
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Answer:Help needed hijackthis log - cant stop the pop-ups

Hello and welcome to TSF.

You are using an old version of HijackThis and it's in a temporary directory.
Please download and install the latest version of HijackThis v2.0.2:

CLICK HERE to download the HijackThis Installer:

1. Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
2. Double-click on HJTInstall.exe to run the program.
3. By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
4. Accept the license agreement by clicking the "I Accept" button.
5. Click on the "Do a system scan and save a log file" button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
6. Click "Save log" to save the log file and then the log will open in Notepad.
7. Click on "Edit -> Select All" then click on "Edit -> Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
8. Come back here to this thread and paste the log in your next reply.
9. Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet! Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

You may uninstall/delete the older version once you have successfully downloaded and installed the latest version of HijackThis v2.0.2.

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Hope this is allowed here...Soldier of Forune Special Edition...haven't played it for a while, tried today and it says the violence lock has been activated so I can't play the full game with gore. I am the only adult in the house and have never "locked" the violence button. Tried uninstall via add/remove, searched for any files left, cleaned the registry with regseeker but on reinstallation it says "game was previously installed with violence lock, you need a password". I am very adult (44!) if not mature and have tried all my usual passwords, despite being sure I have never applied the violence lock. Any ideas??

Answer:technical help needed with violence lock on a game

Im not sure but have you tried the gold patch for it,you may even have the patch with the game but it may help,its about 100 odd meg if i remember right.

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i'm looking for a free downloadable game demo with system requirements similar to black ops, as i'm looking for a used gaming desktop and want to test the video card, cpu speed, etc. by downloading a game demo with system requirements similar to black ops; crysis (2) ? thanks call of duty (modern warfare 1) does have a demo, it's a bit old, though; thanks again !!

Answer:GAME DEMO NEEDED : black ops comparable

Not seeing the PC demo yet.
They are still using metro 2033 for video card tests.
Might give that demo a try to see how far you can push your card.
Crysis 2 doesn't allow access to video settings.
It does it all automatically.
Still looks good though.

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