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Vista x64 Driver "not signed" question...

Question: Vista x64 Driver "not signed" question...

Only been here an hour and already on to my second problem, lol.

So my only other problem is one little hardware adapter that has 64bit drivers... but they're not signed.

Is a "Syba" Serial to USB Adapter (SY-USB-S)...

basically I need to use it so that my battey backup can talk with Windows and give reports on power spikes etc... as well as control the shutdown of windows when I'm not around if there's a power outage.

Now, it's not a huge deal as the battery backup will still work of course, but the extra features won't work until Windows can communicate with it. Unfortunatly the backup only as a serial connection (and my motherboad doesn't) so I'm forced to use the "Serial (RS232) to USB" adapter.

So I'm wondering a few things.

1) can I force Vista x64 to use the unsigned driver from the company?

2) can I trick Vista x64 into thinking the driver is signed? (or someone mod the drive to that it is signed by me?)

3) Anyone know of a signed driver from another company that will work with this item? I assume a few companies use the same chip inside the device. All it does is make a bridge from USB to serial so it's a pretty simply device as well.

4) Anyone know of another Serial to USB adapter that has singed drivers that I could purchase to replace the current one?

Thanks again for any advice or help,

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Preferred Solution: Vista x64 Driver "not signed" question...

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Answer: Vista x64 Driver "not signed" question...

Hi TK,

This will allow the unsigned driver to run in Vista. Hope it works for you.

- Allow Unsigned drivers to run


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Hello everyone.

Recently I kept getting this popup saying *A digitally signed driver is required*

How do I find out what program is using this unsigned driver to remove this popup?

Answer:How to solve "digitally signed driver is required"

Any warnings in Device Manager ?

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Hello everyone.

Recently I kept getting this popup saying *A digitally signed driver is required*

How do I find out what program is using this unsigned driver to remove this popup?

Answer:How to solve "digitally signed driver is required"

Any warnings in Device Manager ?

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well i installed the 64 bit drivers for my easycap DC60 eventually, but the problem i have now is that when i change my settings in AMCAP or the program they installed for me, i get an error saying something along the lines of "mini-driver "get" error and "mini-driver "set" error" when i highlight any boxes. Also i have noticed that many boxes are blanked out and different to those of other peoples (youtube tutorials)

any help would be greatly appretiated, thanks guys.

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I don't understand why, but on the login page you have to uncheck the checkbox.
Anyone speculate on the reasoning ?

Answer:Yahoo Mail Now Has "Stay Signed In" Auto Checked

Checked e-mail a few minutes ago and no check in the "stay Signed In" box.
Must have been a test run ?

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I just replaced a failed HDD and trying to install W 7 from my original W7 Dell disk on my XPS 9000 PC
The install process stumbles at "no signed drivers found, make sure the installation media contains correct drivers".
Where can I get the needed drivers, and how do i install them in the middle of the W7 installation process??
As I have no network access on the desktop, can I download the needed drivers from Dell on another pc and then install them somehow on the desktop pc that needs them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi there,

As per the title:
I have the samsung NVME driver on a USB stick, the Win7 installer can see the stick and the other driver subfolders on the stick (nvme driver on root).
But, the installer finds nothing on the stick on a scan, and displays no driver on a manual search, and recognises no drivers if i simply point it at the stick an accept.

I simply get a error message from the "Load Driver" popup:
"No signed device drivers were found. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK."
USB drive is formatted as vFAT (32?).
Tried both EUFI and normal boot from DVD drive.


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hi im trying to install the pc game called "Two Worlds" and it says i need the driver "AGEIA phys x driver 2.7.0" every time i do it says "Fatal Error" "the installation was not completed due to a premature error"
what do i need to do in order to install this driver?

Answer:Windows Vista Is Not Installing This Driver "AGEIA PhysX driver 2.7.0"

I have the same issue and have not been able to resolve it...Help!

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I have Win 7 Pro and this is happening to me too. In fact, just yesterday it did it again.

When I clicked to log on, it said "Preparing your desktop" and signed me in with temp profile.

Answer:"Preparing your desktop" and signed me in with temp profile.

Hello Jerry,

This usually helps with that error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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For the purpose of being as concise as possible, I will go through my situation in builet points. If you want more details or specifications, simply ask and I will provide.

- I have a Lenovo laptop which came with Windows 8.1

- For various reasons, I recently had to do a hard drive erasure, erasing everything - including the recovery partition.

- I then installed Linux.

- Now I am trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 using a bootable USB.

- I get stuck on the installation setup. The error message is "Load Driver: No signed drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK."

- I have spent many hours googling and have tried..
* to add the supposed needed drivers as suggested here: boot - Windows 7 install "Load Driver" error, Lenovo laptop - Super User but I am unsure which specific files are meant by "Intel Chipset Driver" and "Intel Management Driver", where specifically to find them, and how specifically to put them in "the root of the bootable USB-device".
* to add USB 3.0 drivers to the USB as suggested here: No Device Drivers were found -Windows 7 Install (from USB) - [Solved] - Windows 7

- The problem still persists however.

I will very much appreciate any help I can get.


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I visit several sites where there is a sign in required.
They have a box for "always stay signed in"

I check it, but it never works, and I always have to re-sign in.
Same is even true for Google stuff.

Any idea what might be preventing these always stay signed in's ?


Answer:"Always Stay Signed In" Option Never Seems To Work: Why ?

Well, they want to establish a "cookie" with your Browser which provides the information needed from visit-to-visit. You must somehow have "accept cookies" turned-off or otherwise blocked for specific sites.

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Hello all, I've been up for the most part of the night trying to solve my problem with a few of my drivers not working.
Most of the time I can figure this stuff out on my own, but this one has me stumped. I will provide pictures of the drivers that are not working, and have the "Code52" error.

The things that I have tried to do:

1. Ran sigverif.exe - the files was not signed
2. Tried to rename the files and re-install.
3. Booted into Advanced Boot Options and disabled driver signing.
4. Started in safe mode and installed the drivers, but after reboot I had the "Code52" again.
5. Ran a full system scan with Trend Micro.

I could be leaving out something, but I been all night trying to get this problem fixed. Any help would be nice, but I really don't want to format unless that is the only way I can get this fixed.

PC Specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12272 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305021 MB, Free - 104231 MB; D: Total - 304921 MB, Free - 89955 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Eclipse SLI (MS-7520)
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Solved: Drivers not being signed - "Code52"

Well it looks like I have found a fix for the error "Code52". It looks like if you go into the boot menu, and turn off the driver signature enforcement it will work. I thought I was doing this correctly before, but I wasn't. I could not get my Advanced Boot Menu to pull up while starting my PC. I went around that and pulled up msconfig. The only thing wrong with using msconfig to open the menu is, it will start the computer in safemode. In this case, it didn't work. Safemode allowed me to install/sign the drivers but would not stay installed/signed once I rebooted. I tried once more to spam the f8 button until it put me into the menu, which after a few tries it did. Once I got into the menu I then chose the driver signature enforcement option. I launched windows and bingo, I have sound again. Although this may be a temporary fix, i'm not sure yet. I may have to disable driver signature every time I launch, but if it saves me from a format I can live with that. Hope this helps someone down the road.

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I suppose this is yet another reminder that if one does not continuously back up saved information, they will regret it.

My laptop has been, against my will, trying to update itself to Windows 8.1. It has been going through multiple installations, rendering it completely inopperable for hours. Then the power goes out on it. And it does a bunch of other things, possibly including system restore. I'll be entirely honest; it's 11 Am right now, and most of this was apparently happening at 4-6, with very little input on my end about it.

Right now, I try to get to my desktop, and most of my files I keep there are completely gone. I fee that a few of the programs that I frequently used and installed stuck around, though, so I had faith that I could get them back some how. Then I see the window in the bottom corner, saying the thread title quote. I did search and found this link, which claims to be a fix. But the first thing I notice is that it says it will delete the corrupted user profile. And since I'm the only user, and that's all of my files, information, and data at risk, I have quite a vested interest in not letting all of that be deleted.

The short stick of the situation: any chance I can find a way to fix this issue and just get things back to the way they were without it deleting all of my stuff? A thought occurs that the data I seek to save and they profiles may be entirely separate from each other, but I sure as heck want to be sure of this before I make a mistake and ... Read more

Answer:"You've been signed in with a temporary profile": data?

You do the following so you don't lose your data:

2. Back up anything that you do not want to lose in the C:\Users\(user-name) profile folder (ex: Brink) of the affected user account to another location. When finished, delete the C:\Users\(user-name) folder.


12. If successful, the affected account's (ex: Brink) user profile will be recreated and no longer receives the error. You can then copy any files you want back from the back up created at step 2.

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Until today, I've never had the problem with the "Keep Me Signed In" button in Firefox when trying to login into Yahoo Email, however, something must have changed.

The settings in my browser which are under Tools > Options > Privacy > History are no longer settable. If I select "Use Custom Setting" there is an option to accept 3rd party cookies which until yesterday had the option "Until I close Firefox". That option is now grayed out and with this graying out, I cannot load the login page without getting the checkmarked "Keep Me Signed In" button for Yahoo Mail.

I've cleared all the cache, history, cookies, etc., then ran CCleaner and then started Firefox again, but haven't had any success getting rid of the Remember Me button. I didn't change any of my settings, so I don't know why this is not clearing properly.

The Yahoo forums and Help haven't offered anything helpful. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Answer:can't uncheck "Keep me signed in" in yahoo logon

Hey Norgates, try clearing the history in this manner. In FF click History, then click Clear Recent History in the drop down box, then when the option box pops up click the arrow and chose Everything then put a check in every box the click Clear Now, then close FF and open Ccleaner then under Applications FireFox, check all boxes and clean, then open FF and try it now.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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XP Home (installed SP2 recently, which MIGHT have something to do with this?).

Just saved two word docs and a bmp file, all separately. All three times I saw that a new location has been added to the Save As drop-down menu. It didn't open to My Documents folder but was in the general folder list of the whole computer. The location was called "FTP File Locations." It's never appeared on the Save As menu before. This made me think of the file/print sharing control, which is now located in the Windows Firewall, but I don't use that Firewall, I turned it off to use Norton. What was FTP Locations? And is there any way to disable file/print sharing without using the Windows Firewall? (These may be the same thing, I don't know.) Also, in Network Connections, I thought I'd find file/print sharing control there, but now XP wants me to run a whole Network Wizard thing..I'm afraid I'll somehow set up a network instead! or enable all kinds of things..I don't want to create a disaster here.

(My son installed an FTP program months ago for work he was doing, but the program was removed. I just searched for it, it's definitely gone.)

This is a stand-alone, non-networked home computer.

P.S. I saved another Word doc and now it's back to opening to My Documents folder as I can't find the FTP Locations anywhere.

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In simple words, I got a piece of "driver" software from ViewSonic (link's below) and I wish anyone would like to take a deep look for what it does. I'm just a normal PC user and have almost no knowledge for analyzing a program.

(I disabled the link by adding "hxxp://" in it.)

And here's the story.

Recently I found a piece of software called "EventService" on my super old ViewSonic VNB101 laptop. I didn't notice it until few days ago, when I was surprised that the timer on the laptop went as fast as Sanic (about 10 mins per second). Soon after I found this "EventService.exe" in the processes, and whenever I kill it, the timer speed works right again.

I opened up control panel, and here's what I saw:

FIG.1 (Well... just ignore the Mandarin characters.)
Now everything about this thingy starts to look fishy now.

First, The "OEM" in the description links to the website "" (I disabled the link by adding "hxxp://" in it), which is now a dead site with nothing but ads. Nevertheless, since "OEM" means "Original Equipment Manufacturer" in English, I suspect that the producer of this application just faked the information.

FIG.2 (Look at that yellow donut from WOT at the upper-right corner. lol.)

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Answer:[Question] EventService "Driver" from ViewSonic Laptop

Interesting the detection of Kaspersky.

I suggest you to analyze it with:
Anubis - Malware Analysis for Unknown Binaries
Deepviz Malware Analyzer
Malwr - Malware Analysis by Cuckoo Sandbox
And please post here the link of the results.

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Hello, I am running Windows 8 Pro on an HP Elite 64 bit-8gb ram.

Today, all of the sudden after restarting my computer, once I put my password (my admin password) it took me to a guest desktop. I have restarted multiple times and it does the same thing. But, when I go to "computer" I can view everything from my REAL desktop, so I know it wasn't wiped.

What did I do, and How do I fix it!? The account it is asking me to sign in with, is the same account I use every single day, only now it takes me into a guest profile. Since I know all of my files are safe, how do I actually log on as me to access all of that?

Answer:"You've been signed in with a temporary profile"

Hello Mike, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help with this error. Be sure to read all of it for all available options.

Hope this helps,

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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We have an ABS computer with an Athlon 1900 XP+ processor and loads of memory. The video card is an NVIDEA GeForce 2Ti and audio is a Soundblaster Audigy. We get crashes caused by an "unknown device driver." Since I got the computer, I have installed ClickN'Burn CD software, which I like, a Sandisc card reader and a Viewsonic Monitor. I did not install the Viewsonic software. I did uninstall the CD software that was preinstalled. Also, the system is supposed to be dynamite for games, but we have problems with freezing, crashing, reboots etc.

Question: can I go into device manager and disable the drivers one at a time to see if it cures the problem or do I have to uninstall? I suspect a video problem because I get some funky looking shadow type things over the minimize, maximize and close icons in Word Perfect. All the drivers I can find have been updated and supposedly are XP compliant.

Any suggestions?

Answer:"unknown driver error" question

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As this question was never answered I'll post it verbatim with my own comments below,
See original post here;

In all operating systems up to Vista, the flash drive's "active" light turns off when I go through the disconnect procedure; but, in Vista, it doesn't. I have traditionally used this as part of my explanation to others (and a convenience to myself) about when to not to remove the flash drive from its USB port.

This is a problem common to all Vista systems I've seen.

Why does the light not turn off in Vista?

And, is there an easy way to correct this?

Additional information: I have eliminated this problem being hardware-related. I have loaded Vista onto one of my systems here that previously had Windows 2000, then XP on it and it was only with the loading of Vista that the problem developed on this system. Just to be absolutely sure, I did a restore of a previous image of Windows 2000 and the problem went away again. I put Vista back on and the problem came back. So, this is strictly a Vista problem.Click to expand...

I have had the same problem with every Vista system I have used and every flash drive (note this means SSD NAND flash not HDD's or card adapters). AS the last discussion degraded into useless questions about hardware and other OS's let's get a confirmation that someone out there actually has a flash drive that turns its activ... Read more

Answer:Flash drive's "active" light doesn't turn off in Vista when "safely removed"

have done a litte research and testing in my lab on several machines and have confirmd the problem. What it seems to indicate to me is that, in Vista, the light simply indicates power, not data transfer. Whenever I am transferring data, the light blinks.

While I have never actually tested it, I do not belive that the "safely remove" feature actually kills all power to the USB port in XP. If that is the case, then there is really no danger as long as vista has acknowledged the disconnect and knows not to try to write data to the drive.

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Okay, I have an ATI Radeon 8500 on my Windows XP system, and one day, after my dad had used the computer, the 3D video driver stoppeed working. He can't recall doing anything. So it goes. I think "whatever", downloaded the latest Catalyst drivers, and try to install it, only to get the message "INF Error, Video Driver Not Found" and then "Try to set up your adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup". I tried googling for info (apparently it's a common-ish issue), but I never found anything that worked. I tried uninstalling anything ATI and then installing, to no avail. I tried uninstalling the error-listed VGA adapter from the Device Manager and then running install which didn't work. Rebooting after that also didn't work (it popped up with "New hardware found" after the reboot, but it couldn't find the proper drivers).

One suggestion that I found is to download drivers for my "chipset" or mobo. Unfortunately, I don't know what my chipset/mobo brand/model is, and don't know how to find out. If this is the solution, how can I find out? If this isn't the solution, what is?

If this could be solved ASAP, that would be lovely, as I'm going through video game withdrawl here (also scrolling in Firefox is all jerky and some videos are jerky when playing).

Thanks in advance,
Robbie B

Answer:"INF Error", VGA Driver "Missing" Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

After an unedifying series of adventures I got to which has several drivers for my mobo. I first downloaded (obviously) the VGA driver, and tried to run setup. Unfortunately, after preparing the install, an Error message pops up saying "The system cannot detect the device, please confirm that the device is configured properly and restart the setup program." I then tried downloading the AGP upgrade, installed it, but nothing changed. I also downloaded the BIOS update, since it mentioned a VGA upgrade, but I'm uncomfortable with upgrading the BIOS if it's possible that that's not the main issue.

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I have been getting the BSOD since a few weeks and found out by trial and error that a USB-hub is causing the problem. Whenever I disconnect the hub before I shut off the computer I do not get the blue screen.
Yesterday I also got a BSOD that mentioned driver power state failure. After I had de-installed Ubuntu 10.04 (I wanted to see what people are talking about but did not really like it) that problem did not show up again, although I do not know if that is just coincidence.

I have enclosed the dump files as per your instructions and hope that somebody will be able to help me.
Thank you.

Answer:BSOD with "usbhub.sys" and "driver power state failure"


It does look as if your USB drivers are causing the issue.

Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Apr 28 03:41:32.255 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:31:47.502
BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 9482319c, ad39bb40, ad39b720}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for libusb0.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for libusb0.sys
Probably caused by : libusb0.sys ( libusb0+428c )
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Mon May 10 03:46:15.009 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.272
BugCheck 124, {0, 8752f544, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : hardware
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Mon May 10 05:22:31.146 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:23.393
BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 9444b19c, adb53b40, adb53720}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for libusb0.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for libusb0.sys
Probably caused by : libusb0.sys ( libusb0+428c )
Built by: 7600.16... Read more

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Okay, I have an ATI Radeon 8500 on my Windows XP system, and one day, after my dad had used the computer, the 3D video driver stoppeed working. He can't recall doing anything. So it goes. I think "whatever", downloaded the latest Catalyst drivers, and try to install it, only to get the message "INF Error, Video Driver Not Found" and then "Try to set up your adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup". I tried googling for info (apparently it's a common-ish issue), but I never found anything that worked. I tried uninstalling anything ATI and then installing, to no avail. I tried uninstalling the error-listed VGA adapter from the Device Manager and then running install which didn't work. Rebooting after that also didn't work (it popped up with "New hardware found" after the reboot, but it couldn't find the proper drivers).

After an unedifying series of adventures I got to which has several drivers for my mobo. I first downloaded (obviously) the VGA driver, and tried to run setup. Unfortunately, after preparing the install, an Error message pops up saying "The system cannot detect the device, please confirm that the device is configured properly and restart the setup program." I then tried downloading the AGP upgrade, installed it, but nothing changed. I also downloaded the BIOS update, since it mention... Read more

Answer:"INF Error", VGA Driver "Missing" Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

the radeon is not integrated with your motherboard, and the onboard video has probably been disabled in the BIOS. to install the appropriate drivers for an ATI radeon 8500 card you need to download and install the drivers from ati's website. from there you can download the latest version of catalyst and install that.

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Basically I get this error whenever I try to install my iPod on my laptop. The iPod never goes to the "Do not disconnect" screen and the computer pops up this error. I can't seem to find actual drivers for the iPod though anywhere (I've never needed them before, even on my desktop running Vista x64).

Any ideas?

Note: I posted this here because it seems to be a driver issue with Vista. If it should be moved please do move it.

Answer:"Windows was unable to install your iPod" driver issue on Vista x64

If your willing to use something other than iTunes...I'm pretty sure Anapod works with Vista 64bit... it does with x86 and it's worth every penny...

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My system crashes fairly frequently when I am doing nothing more than browsing the internet with a blue screen saying that an attempt to reset the display driver failed.
Here is additional information from one of the dmp files

Mini092110-01.dmp 21/09/2010 6:45:15 AM 0x00000116 0x892e4510 0x8ee9cf40 0x00000000 0x00000002 nvlddmkm.sys nvlddmkm.sys+df40 NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 187.66 NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 187.66 NVIDIA Corporation 32-bit C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini092110-01.dmp 2 15 6000
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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I recently bought a new Sata 3 Hard Drive (500gb Sata 3 Barccuda) for my PC.
I've downloaded countless Windows 7 ISO's. I have a LEGIT key. After burning it on ImgBurn, Nero and Poweriso at 4x and 3.5 (Can't go lower than 3.5) It gets to the Language setup after 30minutes or so, Than a futher hour to get to driver selectio, but once on driver selection it tells me "No device driver found", I've tried lots of seperate ISO's and even Vista!

I've been trying to fix this since Friday and everything I've tried doesn't work. I've even tried using a USB. Please, Help is extremely appreciated!


Mobo: Ga-Ma770-Ds3
CPU: AMD 6000+ 3.01ghz X2 Dual core
RAM: 1gb x 4 (4gb)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 550TI 1gb

I don't know if it helps but I use TDK 4.7gb CDS.

Answer:Windows 7/Vista Install "No Device Driver found"

please help

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I recently upgraded Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 in order to get a lot of things working, and after a fatal Windows Virus... a lot of the programs I need to use aren't compatible with Vista yet, so I had no choice but to reformat. So anyway, I formatted the hard drive. Then I went ahead and did a clean install of Windows XP Professional edition. Everything is working fine and all my drivers are backed up except for my High Definition Audio Controller.

I have read another thread, with the same problem, but for another type of machine, and a person found a possible (but non working solution), please read so you are on the same level here....

After almost becoming desperate looking for a solution, and by try-and-error, my brother H?ctor has managed to solve the question:

1- Download hdaudbus.sys version 5.10 (easy to find via emule), be sure is from Microsoft Corp, size 135 KB.

2- Copy/paste and remove newer version 6.0 from C:\\Windows\system32\DRIVERS

3- Install Realtek drivers for XP, and, if asked, maintain older version.

4- Done! You will probably asked to reboot, after hearing a typical xp sound.

Good luck

I did the process, and followed each step this person took. This did stop the orange exclamation [!] next to the Aud Driver finding itself, and I did the reboot, and started the PC again, and the computer installed "Legacy Audio Codecs" and other drivers, and say they are working properly, but I... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Hi Def Audio Driver isn't working since I "UPGRADED" Vista to XP Pro SP2


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Hi Everyone,

i am using CRichEditCtrl::GetLine() function to read the text from a dialog.
If my text contains any space character then it is throwing improper argument error and the application getting closed in vista only.....
What is the actual problem ????? why it is happening with vista only...?

Please suggest

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I want to know if I can import/export my Vista Mail settings from my laptop to my desktop PC?

I'm not talking about the contacts which is easy but rather all of the blocked senders/domains lists and quite a few "rules" I've set up.

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Why does my Performance Information and Tools tab look like this? Is it just because my system has already been rated so it doesn't offer the option to adjust the score until my configuration has changed? I'm just curious, it just doesn't seem right to me.

Answer:Question about the "Performance Information and Tools" tab, Vista

Ya you need to rate your PC first.

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What is the difference between the "windows vista standard" and "windows vista basic" color schemes (under windows color and appearance > open classic appearance options)? They both look exactly the same to me.

Answer:Vista color schemes: "vista standard" vs "vista basic"

Technically they are not the same if you look at your close, minimize and maximize and the color scheme they are different.

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well my laptop had vista home premium on it, i accidentaly over wrote the OS on it so my computer savy friend of mine put black xp 35 ultimate on my laptop but i have no sound driver and last time i tried searching for it a got a crap load of malware finally got rid of malware but now back to original problem of no sound...

if anyone could help me get the right sound driver i need so i can have sound again it would be most sppreiciated

Answer:from vista to "black xp" driver issues?

Go to an XP forum. Or, better yet, actually buy software.

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Just a quick question regarding the default audio driver Vista installs; has anyone seen a comparison done between it and drivers written specifically for your hardware?

I know a few people (some are technophobes, some "enthusiast" types) who've never installed the drivers, instead opting to use the "default" driver since it seems to work fine.

For those of us who don't require advanced audio features usually provided by the hardware-specific drivers, have any of you noticed a difference in CPU utilization, etc.? Or is this simply a case of folks being too lazy to bother?

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I have 2 GB of old RAM, and recently upgraded to windows vista 32 bit. As I type this, on the task manager it shows Total memory 2046, cached 1608, and free 37. Running a total of 39 processes with explorer and xfire open. Does this mean that right now windows is using about 400MB of my 2GB and I have 1.6 GB left, or that it is using 1.6GB and I only have about 400MB left? Thanks

Answer:Question about "cached" memory in vista

Its using ~400MB RAM and ~ 1600MB is used as cache.

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I have a question about the Vista Manager program. I came here earlier looking for a tutorial on how to change my icons and found this thread. I decided to try out the program before messing around with regedit and it seems to work great except for the folders that are just called File Folder. I'm pretty new to changing stuff on my computer and I'm wondering if these folders have a file extension or what they are and if they can or can't be changed. I've tried to change the Folder(open) and Folder(closed) option but that's not it. I'm sorry if this is a dumb question.

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In Vista's Start Menu, there's a specific "Games" menu.

Games that received the "Games for Windows" label automatically appear in that menu, and it's pretty easy to add other games with "drag and drop".

But I don't understand how to remove those links??? Uninstalling a classic PC DVD doesn't remove any links from that menu.

I can't right click and delete anything, of course :

Help please.

Answer:Question regarding Vista's "GAMES" menu

right click -> remove from list (or delete)

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Well, about an hour into my Vista Expirance... maybe after my 4th or 5th reboot... I couldnt open Control Panel. No error or anything.. just you see a small window where control pantel should be, then closes in less than 1 second. If you try to right click on My Computer, then go to properties (to see like computer info) it dosent do anything at all....


So I format.... everything is Good to go.. and at a totally different time, before I even load any drivers... same deal. No Control Panel or anything.

I tried pressing F8 and trying Disable Driver signature enforcement and it worked for 1 reboot... now again, no control panel... ?



Answer:Vista - Cannot Open Contol Pantel or "Properties" of "Computer"

Set the overclock in your sig back to default before installing?
A Mobo BIOS update available?
Innecessary peripherals disconnected whilst installing?
Just thoughts. It sounds like a hardware related glitch of some sort or other.

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When attempting to save a document or browse to open a file from within an ap, the dialogue box freezes for 10 secs or so when trying to browse to preferred save location. The ap shows as not responding. I don't have any mapped network drives and can't seem to find any other solution. This seems to be fairly common, as I've seen this problem on a couple other forums, but never found an answer that actually works. Any Ideas?
System is:
ASUS Crosshair AM2 board, X2 4000+, 2 GB DDR2-800 (OCZ), 7950GT, 5 SATA HDDs and a couple of DVD-RW drives (1 SATA, 2 PATA). Vista x64 (clean install)

Answer:Vista x64 "Save as..." and "Open." window OFTEN freezes when trying to browse

I've seen this happen on 32 bit systems running MS Office and have a printer with a memory card slot which creates a drive letter on the computer. If this is the case remove the drive letter for the memory card.

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What is the difference between these two versions of Windows Vista?

- 66J-00003: Windows Vista Business English Upgrade North America DVD
- 66J-00023: Windows Vista Business English Intl UPG DVD

Can I legally use both of them in Italy?

Answer:Windows Vista "international" or "North America" version?!

It's probably just the languages available, the International version would probably have more languages and english for the default and less in the North American version, I can't see any reason why you couldn't use them in Italy.

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I bought a computer back in December with Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium. I set most folders to "view list" and either "sort by date modified" ascending or "sort by name" ascending. It seems like most of the time when I go to a folder after having changed another folder's "view _____" or "sort by _____" or ascending\descending settings regardless of of what directory it's in, the folder will have changed to different "view by _____" and\or "sort by _____" and\or ascending\descending settings. Anybody know of a fix? Thanks!

Answer:Vista and "sort by _" and "view _" folder settings changing from what I set it to

Welcome to probably the most irritating Vista problem in existence. Microsoft has not even acknowledged that this is a problem yet the web is absolutely overrun by people complaining about it.

The problem is there is left over XP code and the folder settings are stored in 2 places, one for XP and one for Vista. Also, the automatic folder 'sense' that Vista has, where it determines the contents and adjust the folder accordingly, effects it. Those 3 registry keys basically fight over the settings. I've actually had the folders reset, then go back on their own before. Basically the fix that people have the best luck with is erasing the XP keys, increasing the 'bag' size, to store more folder information, and to disable the auto sense. You then have to manually set folders to Music, Pictures and Video, etc...

1. Go to Control Panel, Appearance and Personalization -> Folder Options.
2. View tab -> Uncheck Remember each folder view settings.
3. Press Reset all folders, then apply to all folders. Press apply, then OK.
4. Run the following registry file. Copy this text into a Notepad file. Save it as 'all files', so you can add your own extension. Name it something like Fix.reg ... it will appear as a registry file that merges with the registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; This is a Vista ONLY Folder Repair tool, This tool will force Vista to remember your folder settings by
; Modifying registry entries. Description... Read more

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I am being driven crazy, PLLLLEEESSSEE Help. My laptop, running Windows vista Basic, shows that it is connected to the internet with Excellent signal strength both wireless and ethernet. However it says "Unidentified Network" and "Access: Local Only" and is not really connected to the internet. My Tower computer (on Windows XP) is connected, that is what I am using now. My MAC IPad is connected fine. I recently changed my Router to TP-LINK through my local provider (Don't want to call him out to fix it as it will cost me an automatic 50 Euros). I live in Spain. I have tried all sorts eg disabling IvP6 etc but no internet. Can anyone out there please help me.
Thanks, Jim

Answer:windows Vista "Unidentified Network" and"Local access only"

Are you using a VPN program? That sometimes makes the pc say local only. Can you open websites in IE or connect to the xp computer by tiping \computername in the adress bar. If you can don't worry. If not in routers web interface disable MAC address filtering.

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Ooops, I meant to post this in Hardware...??

OK the box my new machine came in says:

"VRAM: Shared"

I suppose that refers to "Video" memory (?), and relates to the "Intel HD 3000 Graphics" which I also apparently have...or are they one-and-the-same, please?

This is "integrated" (built-in) graphics, yes?

And if I am able to improve upon this (or improve upon these things), what might the "LOW-END" price range to achieve that be, please?

Thanks in advance,

Answer:"VRAM: Shared"? And Graphics "Card" Question

HI Glenn

Moved your thread to hardware for you

Yes you are very correct VRAM is video ram and the shared part is generally for onboard graphics solutions like the Intel HD Graphics, so what it does is have limited RAM on the video hardware itself and then uses a portion of your main system ram to top this up.

Sadly Glenn, updating a laptop graphics is not worth the hassle or cost and in some cases you just could not do it, dependant on model as the space to fit new hardware would not be available

Question what is it you need good graphics for as in many cases for daily usage onboard graphics will be fine (Surfing, Office, Email, mid range image editing and basic games), if you wanted this laptop for mid to high end gaming then always better off with a desktop and good mid/high graphics card, but this depends on the games.

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I hope that the answer is not too easy, but how do I quickly find a thread
that I posted? Sometimes I have to scroll through many many pages trying
to locate my question. I have tried it by searching for all my queries by my
screen name, and sometimes that works, other times not.
What am I missing?

Answer:(Solved) A "stupid" question, need an "easy" answer

Click on your own name and choose find all posts by " you "

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

Answer:Latitude E6530 Windows 10 no "stereo mix" option for sound input device, only "high definition audio device" with Microsoft driver and unknown manufacturer.

aj_chicagoWho makes my sound card?
Hello. The audio chip manufacturer was IDT.
aj_chicagoWhat replaces that capability?
IDT doesn't have "stereo mix", so I'm not sure how you used to have it on the E6530. IDT has an equivalent capability that it calls Rec.Playback. That can be found in the list of recording devices, after the IDT driver is installed.
aj_chicagoHow do I do that now?
Dell doesn't support audio on an E6530 that has had Win10 installed. The IDT company went out of the consumer audio business long before there was a Win10 OS, so there is no Win10 IDT driver for that model. Your computer is currently using the Windows native audio driver, which, as you say, does not support a stereo mix kind of feature.
You should be able to install the IDT driver for Win7 by installing with compatibility mode.
1. Download and save the audio driver to your desktop or any convenient location on the hard drive.  [There are two "formats" on the driver's page. Scroll down to the 2nd one, named "Hard Drive" format, and download that one, not the 1st one named "Windows Update Package".]2. Double click on the new folder to extract (unzip) the driver files.3. The extractor wizard will create a new folder for the driver files. It will be at "c:\dell\drivers\xxxxxx". Write down the exact location that the wizard creates. 4. If the driver begins to install automatically, halt (cancel) the installation.5. Browse to the dri... Read more

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Answer:will vista ultimate "upgrade version" have the "extras?"

Upgrade versions always have the same features and extras as the full version of the same type. The only difference is the pre-installation requirements.

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Can you clean install to a different partition (I got XP on C and planing putting Vista on D) with the "Upgrade" version of vista or no you cant.

Based on this:
Its not.

Answer:No "clean install" in "Upgrade" version of Vista

Ether you have to format your hd or put it over xp
P.S you need xp product coad if you clean install the hd

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

Answer:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Answer:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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When I play a game that changes my resolution and then leave the game, the Start interface is still at the games resolution. I have manually changed the resolutions to see if it would changed back but it is still stuck. The only way that I've found to change it back is to log off then back on. Anyone experience this problem and found a way to solve it?

Windows 8 Pro x64 w/WMC (its a upgrade that I've used as a full version, installed twice to get full)
EVGA Geforce GTX 550 ti driver v. 210.70

Answer:Question about "Metro" or "Modern" interface.

FYI, not related to your problem, but NVidia 210.70 has a severe vulnerability in it that viruses are using to take over systems. You should upgrade to 210.90, which fixes it.

Reinstalling (or better yet, upgrading as I suggested) the video driver MAY solve the problem. It sounds like it's definitely driver related.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

Answer:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."


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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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i've tried uninstalling the drivers (all associated with lumia) and unplug phone and restart computer then replug and let windows install. But it still shows this.
Under "Portable Devices" it shows my phone's name with a Lumia logo.
I am trying to deploy a test app from Visual Studio but Visual Studio is saying there's no Windows Phone detected. Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot !!

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I tried to record some audio with Auadacity but it won't work unless I enable the Wave Out Mix. I've tried the "right-click and choose Show Disabled Devices" trick but nothing shows up.

Answer:Cannot find "Wave Out Mix" or "Stereo Mix" in Vista


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I really cannot figure out how to do a proper search in Vista.

Is there an option to search for hidden files?

How do I search for a specific file type?

How do I know when a search has finished?

Remember the drop-down box in XP which would give you the option for selecting a specific file type?

Or the fact that a search could be done (no name) to display the entire contents of a folder or drive?

WTF man...
I really don't get this new search system.....

How about the DELETE option, Why is this thing RECYCLING ALL THE TIME.

Why does it take so long to delete something from the drive. (I changed the recycled size limit to only 500mb)

Answer:How does "SEARCH" and / or "DELETE" work in Vista?

1) You need to unhide hidden files in order to search for them, same as XP

2) You can always turn off the recycling bin, or hold down shift and delete, to remove the files right away, same as XP.

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Today, after months of use, my wife's computer suddenly declared on startup that her copy of Vista Ultimate is not genuine. (It came from the Microsoft store in Redmond, and installed nicely without problems; our son works for Microsoft and was kind enough to buy us both copies of Ultimate.) On reboot, it said "Activation was successful" but also has "This copy of Windows is not genuine" in the lower right corner of the screen. Any ideas on what happened or how to fix this? (I must say that this adds to my perception that Vista has a LOT of problems.)

Answer:"Activated" but "Not Genuine" VISTA Utlimate?!?!?!

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I have an HP Pavilion and cannot get the machine to power down into Sleep Mode or Hibernation. When I first bought this PC the middle of last year I remember reading after my first Windows Update that the feature might be lost as a result of the Windows Updating process. However, as the months have gone by and more and more apps having been installed and loaded on to this machine, it now takes longer for it to boot up. I always liked the Hibernate feature on my old Windows XP machine, but since I lost the Sleep and Hibernation features on this machine and realized why they were gone shortly after having purchased it, I just went ahead with complete shut downs and cold boots. At this point though I'm pretty tired of the extended waits for the machine to boot up all the time so I would like to know if it's possible, and if so, how, I might get the Sleep or Hibernate features back on this machine.

I wasn?t sure what other Section to post this message in since I don?t see an applicable Heading, so I went with the General Folder.

Answer:Vista "Sleep" and "Hibernate" problem

Hello Ccantare,

You might look through the items in this tutorial below to see if it may be able to help you determine why your computer is not going to sleep.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,

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First post!

Hopefully somewhere here can help me fix my in-laws' new computer. They bought an HP Pavillion that runs Vista 2 weeks ago. I worked fine until yesterday when anytime someonew types "h" or "s" something funky happens: The "h" loads "Hardware Diagnostic Tools" and the "s" loads "HP Support Information." This happens regardless of the application or the keyboard (I already swapped out a different keyboard and that didn't work). Is there a setting in Vista that somehow the h and s were assigned these two programs as hot keys? These seems like a stupid settings issue but I couldn't find anything within the hardware section of the Control Panel but I may not be looking in the right place. Any advice would be appreciated!


Answer:Problems when typing "S" or "H" on HP Computer with Vista

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Let me explain that title... I am looking in the desktop directory which I accessed from "My Computer" (actually on WinVista it's called just "Computer" but you know what I mean). From looking in the desktop directory, I see some files there which I do not see on the actual desktop! There are two such files. When I minimize all windows and look at my desktop in its entirety, those two extra files are nowhere to be seen. Yet Win still thinks they're there somehow. If I try to paste the same file to the desktop, it asks me if I want to replace the one already there.


Answer:Win Vista: how can 2 items on desktop be "missing" when they are actually "there"??!

The Icons may have been moved off the screen, I've had that happen before, annoying but pretty minor bug, since they came/come back later. Or you can select "auto arrange" which should fix it, then you can switch back to whatever view you prefer. (if it happens again or to anyone else reading this thread.)

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Hopefully I'm posting in the correct forum section and that this isn't a topic that has been discussed frequently as I've done extensive searches and browsing before deciding to post.

So here's the problem/annoyance I'm encountering and I'm wondering if there's some sort of solution out there:

I have Vista Home Basic and IE7. I can download files quite fine, but the problem is that when I try to open the file either from the dialogue window that shows up after the download OR when the file opens automatically after a download, a new dialogue window shows up that says "Verify" (apparently while the system verifies the file for who knows what).

Now, that window showing doesn't really bother me that much, even though it does bother me, the real problem arises when you download multiple files at the same time and open those files because once the system tries to verify all those files at the same time it ends up crashing the browser.

So what I'm mainly looking for is a setting that would disable this file verification by Vista/IE7.

I have a fairly good computer, with 2GB of RAM, 2.20 Dual Core processor so I really really doubt this is a performance issue.


Can provide screenshots if needed.

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Firt of all, excuse for my english. I can read, but I cannot write. I am live in Brazil.

My computer is showing a blue screen when I play Fifa Soccer 2005 and other games (I had install the same games in other computer, and works well). Sometimes the information of blue screen change. Another day it is showing:

Driver Irql not less or equal

I update my sound drive and the problem was resolved. But, in the next day, the blue screens appears again, but with another information:

Page fault in nonpaged area

I update my video drive and the problem don't resolved. I feel that after the update the blue screen appear more fast.

So, what I must to do?

Can anyone help me?

I make a search in "google" and the opinions are much variants.

My computer is:
AMD Sempron (TM) 2500+
Windows XP (SP 2)
GeForce FX 5200
512 Mb RAM (two combs)

Felipe Sabino
MSN: [email protected]


After write this text, I received another blue screen (playing Fifa 2005):

Stop: 0x0000008E (0x0000005, 0xBF824DE0, 0xB1DEEB18, 0x000000000)
Win32k.sys - Address BF824DE0 base at BF 800000. Data Stamp 43446a58.

Answer:'Page Fault in nonpaged Area" AND "Driver Irql not less or equal"

Maybe faulty memory


The culprit is faulty memory. You can run memtest to stress the ram. If memtest reports the ram is faulty, ram is bad. However Memtest is not a perfect tool to test the memory as some faulty ram can pass memtest.

1. Check the temperature of the CPU and make sure that it is not overheat (ie temperature < 60C)
Make sure that the CPU fan works properly
2. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot. Reseat video card as well.
3. Downclock the ram. Check to default setting if you video card is overclocked.
4. Clean the dust inside the computer case
5. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
6. Check the bios setting about memory timing and make sure that it is on
For example : DIMM1 and DIMM2 do not have the same timing.
DIMM1: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.0-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
DIMM2: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
7. Make sure that your PSU have adequate power to drive all the hardware including USB devices
8. Run chkdsk /r at command prompt
9. Run 3DMark 2005 to test your video card
10. Upgrade BIOS

If it still crashes, diagnostic which memory stick is faulty
Take out one memory stick. If windows does not crash, the removed memory stick is faulty.
If you have only one memory stick, replace the ram

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help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird....

i have no clue on what to do.. im stuck at a screen that says this

?..? said:

"Server Infomation"
"Select the type of incoming server you are using"
"[_??_] POP [_??_] IMAP"

"Enter the name of your incoming server (for example, "")."

"Incoming Server: [___????????????????___]"

"Uncheck this checkbox to store mail for this account in its own directory. that will make this account appear as a top-level acount."

"[_??_] Use Global Inbox (Store mail in Local Folders}"

"Enter the name of your outgoing server (SMTP)(for example, "")."

"outgoing Server: [___????????????????___]"Click to expand...


Answer:help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird...

afaik hotmail does not provide pop\imap or smtp for free you may get it if you pay for the hotmail service but i would not recommend you do that just so you can get pop\imap or smtp

hrrm tbird and hotmail from the thunderbird faq
Can I access my Netscape WebMail or Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird?

No. Netscape WebMail and Hotmail use proprietary protocols. To access WebMail directly through an e-mail client requires you to use Netscape 6+ with AIM; to do so with Hotmail requires either Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Of course, you can access your WebMail account on the Web at, or Hotmail at

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


Answer:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????

Answer:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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Hi, I'm trying to reinstall my sister's scanner driver because XP has decided that it's not there any more. This happens occasionally and usually reinstalling the driver fixes it (I think that's what I did last time), but this time i just can't get it to work.

If i unplug the USB cable then plug it in again, it comes up with a message saying that the device has malfunctioned and it doesn't recognize it. I have the driver CD but windows always manages to install it as "Unknown device" before i can tell it to search the CD. I've tried telling it to reinstall the driver from the CD but it says that there are "no better matches for this device". I've also tried uninstalling the program form the CD and reinstalling it then restarting the pc but that didn't help either. I tried plugging it into another USB port (as suggested by Windows Help Center) but that still didn't work.

It's not often that something like this gets me in a circle and scratching my head but I'm really starting to run out of ideas.

Any help would be very appreciated, i just want to get this thing running again

Answer:Stubborn Scanner Driver - "Malfunctioned Device" and "Unknown Device"

Could it be that the scanner really did die?

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im not sure why windows vista is doing this error how can i fix it The application error "0x7c919af2"referenced memory ae"0x00000010" the memory could not be written'

there shouldnt be any reason it has happening on several applications from games to ie fire fox has done it as well if u can help i would be ever so gratefull

Answer:vista The application error "0x7c919af2"referenced memory ae"0x00000010" error

Hi, let us have some Pc specifications.
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
Download Security Check by screen317 from.

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista or Win 7 - right click the icon - run as Administrator
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.

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I am a Frenchman leaving in Estonia.

My Vista Control Panel seems to have 2 big problems (the following 2 icons are blank and do not open) :

- Problems Reports and Solutions : I get the error message : "is not a valid win32 application" !!!
- Device manager : I get the following error message : "MMC couldn?t create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly. CLSID:{74246BFC-4C96-11D0-ABEF-0020AF6B0B7A}"

How can I get everything back in order, please ? These errors are chinese to me and I just do not understand what there is to be done . !

Looking forward to getting some kind of information, I send you my best wishes.


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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

Answer:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

* *
* Bugche... Read more

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Windows 7 Home Premium

I would provide a screenshot (or three) however that is at the crux of my problem - I should perhaps say my current, with "7" (I am beginning to tire RAPIDLY of 7, much more quickly than I did with either XP, or Vista).

PROBLEM: When I attempt to "Save As" a document (Notepad, for instance), or even a Paint image, I get a window/page/screen/whatever, that has no "Buttons" ... no button to "Save", no button to "Cancel". Simply NO BUTTONS???

I had this problem the other night, and we "faked" or cheated our way through it, by using the Enter (Return?) Key to advance the cursor (cursor??) to where we wanted to be (well, we "hoped" we were "there", anyway, since we could not "see" what button or drop-down dialog box was selected or highlighted).

It's almost as if I had a "Resolution" problem, whereby the resolution is set too low (say, 800 x 600), things are too big to be seen/won't FIT on the page. However, my resolution is set to the "Recommended" 1366 x 768.

Please help...this Netbook would be a WHOLE LOT easier to throw against a wall than my desktops ever were . . .

Thanks in advance,
glenn . . .
PS, Hoping I was/am clear here...under the drop-down boxes of "File Name" and "Save as Type", there is nothing to select - not "Save" or "OK" or "Cancel" ... NOTHING????... Read more

Answer:No "Buttons" to "Save" or "Cancel" in Dialog Boxes WIN7


Type dpi into the Search box and choose "Make text smaller or larger" at the top of the search result list. In the window that opens see what it is set to. You want it at 100% rather than 125% or 150%. So if higher than 100% change it back to 100%. Hit Apply. You will need to reboot. See if that helps.

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?


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Hey there...I found a folder that I've never seen in my D partition before...I partition my hdd into 3 parts...C=OS installation...D=Programs and Games...E=Misc downloads and music and pr0n ...

Well I've never had a virus or anything in my D partition before...I just found this folder named "winnt" and it had some bat files and some kind of Airline JScript and something that looks like an airplane tracker...

Then in a folder named sdata (still in the winnt folder) there's files like 911, police, air, fire, etc...OMFG!!! This is like some terrorist thing or something...FBI is gonna find me and I'll never see the light of day again!!! I'll miss the [H] and I haven't even watched LOTR Extended Platinum Collectors DVD thing (the big ass package with those book holder things)...I haven't even completed Doom 3 or started playing HL2 or even had a chance to buy an X-Box and play Halo 2!!!

AHHHHHH!!!!!! WTF is this crap on my computer??? I'm gonna delete this...I should delete it right??? Scans say it isn't a virus but what do they know...I'm screwed...


Answer:OMG!!! Found some folder with files like "911" "police" "air" and a airplane tracker!

if youre os is on C: there shouldn't be a winnt dir on d:, should be safe to delete it.

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Please help review my HijackThis File. My computer has problems with "Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups".

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:46:28 PM, on 10/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide sticky not followed.

Answer:"Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups"

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user... Read more

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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

Answer:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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Answer:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?

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Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!

Answer:Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"

My keyboard hath the thame problem with the thupid eth key. The blathted thing ith driving me nutth.

All aside, usually, that is a hardware problem. Can you find or borrow another keyboard and see if it will work correctly on your machine?

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Hi, my sister dropped off a gateway MT3432 laptop and when i turned it on, nothing works, It starts up but nothing shows on the screen. I hear the system booting up and spinning off the hard drive but cant get to the BIOS screen or nothing. I tried plugging in an external monitor and still nothing. I don't know what the deal is. Plz Help. I replaced the ram and the harddrive and still doing the same thing.


Did your sister say she had did anything to the machine?  Played with registry? dropped it?

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I can't copy and paste "User name" and Password" in Windows Mail (Vista 64 bit SP2)

I have already try both mouse and keyboard (ctrl+c and ctrl+v)

I would like to know how to setting then I can copy and paste "User name" and Password" ?

Kind Regards,

Answer:I can't copy and paste "User name" and Password" in Windows Mail (Vista 64 bit SP2)

I'm no expert, but I'd imagine it's a security measure.

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Hi to anyone who is reading this.

My life is has suddently turned to hell as my computer is having those blue screens of death.When i install something/ burn i loose data and Dvd r's and sometimes its just like that.

When ever i do something it happens after 5 mins after logging on as admin.I mean its not exactyly but i am trying to say its not a quick reboot.Also in the BOD it does not specify any file names or anything there is technical info such as 0x245 well...i have not written it down but its like this.

Ive tried to find out which device driver is causing this problem by so many means.I had gone to device manager and found no yellow marks.Ive tried safe mode to see which area is causing problems.I have probably formatted my drive around 9 times to do everything so carefully some how till now no luck... ive goten white hair due tot thinking soo hard about what to do... you cannot imagine i cannot even sleep thinking that soemthing bad is gona happen when i work.

I have the latest service packs all updates and believe me when i say so that ive tried a lot.Microsofts error report says its caused by error report thats all THEY ARE OF NO help at all.I started having these after 4 months of purchase of this CPU.Everything is brand new from sound card to graphic card... welll at that time.

I have sound max driver for sound card.
Nvidia 66.93 verson of Nvidia driver graphics
interet driver i have 3com

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Answer:Device Driver "Error" Please "Help"!

Have you installed the drivers off the cd that came with your motherboard? This board has onboard sound doesn't it? If you are using an add in sound card, pull it out and try the computer. Then pull the network card and try it. Does this board have on board network? I would pull all the pci cards except video and try it. Go to each cards web site and look for the latest driver for it. Reinstall them one at a time and try the computer. Put them in a different slot than the one it came out of to force windows to reinstall the driver. Is your heatsink secure on the cpu? Memory firmly seated in their slots? Video card firmly seated?

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I am attempting to set-up/configure OpenDNS, and when I try to get into my wireless router (to set preferences), and type, I get this screenshot, attached.

Would this mean I still have Comodo SecureDNS, please?

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Not sure if this is a "Hardware" or "Software" question?

How exactly are you typing that in? Are you putting anything before or after What type of router do you have? What OS are you using?

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I got a Vista Business from school, however, when I booted up with the DVD, and after I click INSTALL NOW, the message "no device drivers were found" came up, what happen ? please help

Answer:installing Vista Business....""no device drivers were found" came up

Post your motherboard model and hard drive interface. It may be a problem with an unsupported chipset. You might have to copy the appropriate drivers to a CD/floppy/USB flash drive to use during setup.

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Title is supposed to say that it is NOT animated.

I recently purchased a Dell Studio 1737 direct from Dell.

Every time I turn on my laptop and log into my account, there would be a blue, animated circle cursor indicating that the laptop was just turned on and that it is working in the background.

Later on however, I noticed that whenever there were programs working in the background, my cursor shows a blue circle with a light in it, but it wouldn't be animated. This usually happens about 15 minutes after the laptop has turned on. I'm assuming that the cursor SHOULD be animated just like how it was during start-up.

I tried switching the pointers (eg. aero large to aero regular) and it seemed to solve the problem (i think), but after a while, the circle becomes frozen again; I am faced with the same issue. I tried downloading and installing different cursor sets (from DeviantART), and the ones that WERE animated in ANYWAY, were also frozen after a couple minutes.

I'm wondering if anybody else has had this problem and would greatly appreciated it if they provided a solution.

I'm using a 64-bit 7 Home Premium with ATI Radeon HD 3650.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows Vista/7 "Working In Background/"Busy" Cursor NO

Quote: Originally Posted by Andresu

I recently purchased a Dell Studio 1737 direct from Dell.

Every time I turn on my laptop and log into my account, there would be a blue, animated circle cursor indicating that the laptop was just turned on and that it is working in the background.

Later on however, I noticed that whenever there were programs working in the background, my cursor shows a blue circle with a light in it, but it wouldn't be animated. This usually happens about 15 minutes after the laptop has turned on. I'm assuming that the cursor SHOULD be animated just like how it was during start-up.

I tried switching the pointers (eg. aero large to aero regular) and it seemed to solve the problem (i think), but after a while, the circle becomes frozen again; I am faced with the same issue. I tried downloading and installing different cursor sets (from DeviantART), and the ones that WERE animated in ANYWAY, were also frozen after a couple minutes.

I'm wondering if anybody else has had this problem and would greatly appreciated it if they provided a solution.

I'm using a 64-bit 7 Home Premium with ATI Radeon HD 3650.

Thanks in advance!

Hi and welcome

How much ram? can you take a screen shot of task manager (right click task bar) in teh performance tab. to get to task manager right click task bar


Ken J+

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Hi all, this originally started with an issue with the wireless. I recently installed a D-Link DIR-515 wireless router and did a basic setup, giving it WPA2 security. My Vista computer originally was able to connect to the router with Internet (and before that, to the modem directly with Ethernet), but it was infected by the Vista Security 2012 virus, which I removed after following some steps and MBAM. Since then, it can no longer connect to the wireless network, so I Googled the issue, and did a few things:
- Norton Remover,
- In command prompt, ipconfig and netsh + .... (some commands that reset/refreshed IP/DNS or something along those lines)
- Going to wireless settings and disabling ipV6
- Going to wireless setting and manually giving it an IP, Default Gateway, DNS (according to the specs that I found by using ipconfig on my working Windows 7 laptop)
- Updating the Atheros driver to version 9.1

Somewhere along the way, I must've nipped something important somewhere, because now the Vista machine doesn't connect to the internet wirelessly NOR with the Ethernet cable attached! The icon in the lower right hand corner shows that the machine sees the router, but with Local Access only.

I've done an ipconfig /all with the machine and here are the results (this is with ethernet attached):
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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Answer:Vista computer had "local only" access with wireless, now "local only" with ethernet

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

Answer:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.


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I have recently updated to the creator version
My files end up in unintended destinations. When I click in the documents tab in the sidebar of the documents screen, it takes me to a ?Documents? folder that appears in ?One Drive? group. Any files that I send from my desktop end up there
Those files are also shown when I open the first ?Documents? folder that appears in the ?Quick Access? group. I have similar problems with ?Pictures? folders
I have attached screen shots that I hope will explain. I want all my files of any description to end up in the ?Documents? folder contained in the ?This PC? group. Can anyone help please?
Incidentally, I don?t understand the purpose of ?One Drive?, and don?t believe that I will have a use for it. Can I remove/disable it?

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As I said I am new.....
Hope this info is the way you need it.
Check out the following .....HHEELLLPPP

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:38:36 PM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
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Answer:NEW THREAD / "xads", "xlime", "Context3.kanoodle"


how to create a folder ?

right click anywhere in your desktop
click new,a tab opens ,click folder ,name it hjtantivirus .

download again hijackthis and install it in the new created folder .

your hjt is here now
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

it will not work properly if it stays there .

and don t create a new thread ,keep only one thread .this one ,now .

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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Answer:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"


ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"


The command above work fine under WinXP


Answer:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?


Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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