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Deskjet 610CL driver doesn't work with Vista

Q: Deskjet 610CL driver doesn't work with Vista

HP Deskjet 610CL driver doesn't work with Vista. HP Support in Bombay, India says "You should buy a new printer."
Printer still works great with windows 2000.

So should I remove Vista & install Windows 2000 on my PC or is the a driver somewhere that will fix the problem? Don't tell me to go to HP website. BTDT, it teels me that the driver is already installed on Vista. That's the one that doesn't work.

Anybody know ANYTHING about this problem?

A: Deskjet 610CL driver doesn't work with Vista

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I am trying to install the printers for a organization I participate in. A new install of Windows 7, their HP Deskjet 3915 will not install. The troubleshooter always ends with hp deskjet 3900 doesn't have a driver. This website says to just hook up the printer to with a usb cable and the printer will automatically install. Except... it doesn't. I tried all USB ports the machine has. same "hp deskjet 3900 doesn't have a driver" message. Please help. We cannot publish our newsletter.

A:"hp deskjet 3900 doesn't have a driver"

Go to HP and download your drivers.

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Since buying new HP with windows 8 I have been having trouble with F300 HP printer connecting; If I turn spool spinner off and then turn on again it starts to work. Now I cannot get to the spool spinner thru services misc as before.

A:HP Deskjet F300 AIO printer doesn't work with Windows 8 PC

You may need HP's drivers to set it up: drivers should be the same for all printers in the F300 AIO series.)

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Sorry if I am posting in the wrong forum, I'm not sure if this should be in graphics cards or drivers...or somewhere else entirely.

I have an Intel 845GL Chipset....I can't find a driver to make it work using Vista.

Do I have to buy a new graphic card? Or am I missing something easy, or is there a work around?

A:Work around? Intel doesn't supply a vista driver.

Ok, I am resolved to replacing my video card.

I've never replaced a video card before, but I've upgraded memory, installed a hard drive and a modem replacing a video card more complicated than that?

And, where should I start in determining what is compatible for my system/Vista etc?

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Got a new tablet pc. Put in a new hard drive and installed vista ultimate x64. Works great. I was suprised how much smoother it runs.

The 11a/b/g/n wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter isn't recognized by vista. My friend said it might be a problem because it doesn't work with 64 bit software. Went through the long process of installing vista 32 bit version. Same thing. It was recognized by vista.

So now here I am with 64 bit vista installed again. I downloaded a couple drivers that it could be from lenovo website. It still didn't work.

Before I started this whole project I went to the microsoft upgrade site to check compatability. While running XP, the site said that I would have to download the wireless lan driver and install it after i installed vista. It also said the fingerprint reader would need to be manually installed but I don't care about that.

Any suggestions?

A:IBM Lenovo X60t Tablet Pc wireless card driver doesn't work after x64 Vista

Hi davIbus

Have a look here;
Lenovo Support & downloads - Wireless LAN ThinkPad 11abg, abgn, bg, bgn for Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit- ThinkPad

Download using the file link

I hope this helps


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Hope somebody can help with this. I have a new Vista Premium 64, it has it's own driver for the above parallel port printer (about 10 years old!), which is installed. If you try to print the job will spool and sometimes the printer will spew out a blank page or two, but usually the printer just makes a noise to start up printing and then the power light just blinks, the job disappears from the print job window in vista - and thats ya lot! Any thoughts/ help appreciated.



A:HP Deskjet 720C printer does not work on Vista 64 - help!

Try this driver :
HP Deskjet 720C Driver

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I've got the HP Deskjet F380, and im using Vista Home Premium. But this printer just doesnt install.

I spend like a few hours every day trying to make it. I've downloaded the driver like 5 times over (which takes like 30 mins every time), but it still doesnt work.

It doesnt show up or nothing.. Sometimes it shows up after I do something, and I click 'Dont have disk' (this is after i've downloaded the driver) I tell it to search threw c:\ for it, it has like 7 parts to it, 6 'parts' succesfully install and the last one fails.

I've phoned HP Support and I cant understand them and I just say yeah to whatever they say and eventually they go "Thankyou for contacting HP Support" then hang up!

I got this printer last Christmas and I paid like £50 so I dont want it to go to waste, it worked fine with my old XP machine.

Grrr please help me!!!!

Thanks sooo much
- Mike

A:HP Deskjet F380 - Vista - Doesnt Work

With HP aren't the instructions to install the software first and then turn on the printer? If you got it last year for XP then you need to go here and download a Vista driver for it and install this instead.

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Does anyone have a copy of this driver. HP no longer has it on their site?

A:Vista HP Deskjet 3915 driver

That's an old low-end model and only has driver software for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.


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Hi..i need driver for my printer for Vista..i saw the Thread about this problema but..i follow what you said..but when i click on HP DeskJet 660C i see this message: Error during installation. Can not find device..can you help me please??..thank you..bye bye..

A:driver HP DeskJet 670C for Vista

Select your operating system HP Deskjet 670c Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

there are no vista drivers for that printer and if Vista doesnt recognise it and install any generic drivers then im afraid you cant use it.

did somebody here help out earlioer? did they give you a link to some drivers? can you post up a shortcut to the thread/post?

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!


A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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I recently bought a C.D. and wanted to upload it to iTunes and put it on my iPod, but it would not load. I thought, "Oh, it must have a security thing." So I tried it in a C.D. player. It worked. I tried once more with the computer, and it failed. The driver shows up. But there is no C.D. I even tried another C.D. to see if it was just the one I had bought, but it wasn't. Any ideas?

A:My CD Driver doesn't want to work.

Hi lol_alex_lol30 and welcome to TSF

I can help you with some basics, but you will need to check further to get all the data you need, as I don't upload to iTunes.

I'm assuming you bought an audio CD. I'm also assuming that iTunes would like to see MP3 audio files....You will need to find that out. This though, is true. When you burn an audio CD from music files, those files are most likely in the form of WAV on your harddrive. They are burned onto the CD with a .cda extension and are named track 1, track 2, etc. The song names are not shown on the CD if you view it with Windows Explorer.

Extracting songs from an audio CD to harddrive is called ripping the song. Songs end up on your harddrive in the form of "songname.wav". songname will be Track1, Track2, etc. and you will have to rename each to have the actual song title associated with the song. WAV files are quite large and about 24 songs is the maxium that you can burn onto an audio CD.

Mpeg level 3 (MP3) is a compression specification that can be used to make much smaller audio files. A 20,000,000 (20 meg) WAV file will compress into a MP3 file that is about 2 meg or less. A file that is 10 to 11 times smaller than the WAV file. I'm sure you can appreciate the fact that small files upload much faster than very large ones. Also you can put about 240 mp3 files on a CD, but only about 24 wav files. You could also appreciate that your ear can't tell the difference between the sound of... Read more

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In Windows 7, I am trying to figure out if I have any faulty drivers. I have been having BSODs for a while, and I've removed RAM etc. So the next step was to test drivers.

But I can't run Driver Verifier. No matter which drivers I select, the Driver Verifier causes a blue screen as the windows 7 logo starts to come together. I have to clear the settings in Safe mode to get it back.

Is there any way to fix this, or any other way to check my drivers?

(My most recent BSODs have said caused by dxgmms1.sys and tcpip.sys -- lots of IRQL_not_less_or_equal and system_thread_exception_not_handled.)

A:Driver Verifier Doesn't Work...

The purpose of Driver Verifier is to cause a Blue Screen of Death.
Analysis of the memory dump files will then (if it's worked) let the analyst know what driver caused it.

You'll know this because there will be a Driver Verifier Enabled memory dump.

FWIW - I had a system at work today that would spit out the IRQL error messages, but not the Driver Verifier Enabled error messages. I finally enabled all settings in Driver Verifier and then rebooted. An hour and a half later the system was still booting with the Windows 7 splash screen.

The point here is that the settings that you use in Driver Verifier are critical - and are determined by the type of BSOD events you are getting (for example, if you have BAD_POOL_CALLER errors, then you want to enable the POOL checking options in Driver Verifier).

Please zip up the contents of the C:\Windows\Minidump directory and upload/attach the .zip file to your next post.

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I?ve got some problem with my W-LAN device. Recently I?ve got a strange feeling about it because some things didn?t work correctly, so I decided to reinstall the driver. It didn?t work directly (I don?t know why), so I tried to uninstall it first, to install it again. Now I got this message:

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

An update for the latest driver was useless because I already got the latest one. I tried both installing it from the device manager several times, which failed everytime with this message to come, and by the driver setup (there is a folder available on my computer with all drivers installed on it), which seemed not to have any effect, although it said "Installation complete". Has anyone a solution for me?
I?m going to reinstall my Windows soon, but it?ll take some weeks to that. But until that, I need my W-LAN to work again!
I?ve got Win 7 Home Premium 32bit, my W-LAN device is a Broadcom 802.11g, my notebook is a Lenovo G550.

Thanks for any help, Bennington

A:Reinstallation of W-LAN driver doesn't work

First go into Device Manager (right click on Computer and choose properties, then Device Manager), then go ahead and delete the Broadcom device under Network adapters. Then try and install only the most recent Lenovo supplied driver for your laptop model. Let us know how that goes...

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Dear Sir,
yesterday I installed windows 7 home premium x64
Before installing nvidia driver it runs well with windows default video performace (800x600).
But after installing nvidia driver, it doesn't work perfectly
MY problems after installing nvidia driver
1. It runs well before showing the start up window (welcome window where I have to entry my password)
2. But when I run the windows in safe mode it works perfectly
3. You can say that it is for driver problem / driver software problem. But I used the driver in the previous windows 7 home premium x64
If you need anything related with my problem, then comment in down

A:Doesn't work video driver

Hi rx123yz. Your issue sounds like that Windows have installed its own drivers over new ones that you installed. Remove all the old drivers and use Driver Sweeper. This little software removes all the bits of the old drivers. Below is the link to download the S/W. Before uninstalling the old drivers, download the latest drivers for your card from Sevenforums or from Nvidia site and install them after uninstalling and sweeping off the old drivers with driver sweeper.

Driver Sweeper Download

Keep us posted.

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Every time I start up the computer, my video card stops working. When I look in Device Manager, it shows the video card there, but with an exclamation mark by it which means it's in a 'problem state'. I can fix it by reinstalling the driver, but I have to do this every time I turn it on! How do I make it work every time?

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please anyone know how to make this driver work under windows-7 64-bit or vista>

it works fine under 32-bit>

i think it's easy to edit this driver to work under 64-bit or maybe there is another solution that i don't know>

thanks in advance>

A:Psx Driver for ps controller doesn't work

Hello TheEvil

You might want to checkout the Windows 7 Forums for all things Windows 7


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Hello. I have Radeon HD 3850 AGP and Win7, and I tried to do almost everything ...
I installed 9.12 drivers, 9.12 drivers with adding CL_91526 from the topic above), 9.11 drivers, 9.11 drivers with Hotfix (ATI), 9.11 drivers with adding CL_91526, manual driver install by right click . Absolutely no changes and everytime the same ... During and after installing (before reboot) no changes in Device Manager, having "ATI Radeon 3850 " (or "ATI Radeon 3800 series" or something like that...) with yellow triangle and Microsoft Co. driver. And after reboot no changes with it, an error message with something like "Driver didn't install correctly, please install proper driver" ( though in ATI install log you can see that everything was installed succesfully). So after reboot I still see my VGA like "ATI Radeon 3800 series" with Microsoft driver and of course no changes in monitor resolution and all. If I try to delete microsoft driver (and device), and then install radeon drivers , during installation I absolutely just don't have any VGA in Device manager. And after reboot Win7 "finds" VGA and install from internet microsoft driver, so I can see "ATI Radeon HD 3850 (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)" in Device Manager.

I think that radeon drivers don't install (or don't install correctly), and Win7 ignores (or doesn't see) them.

Please help... Maybe I do something wrong ?...

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A:Radeon HD 3850 AGP, driver doesn't work.

Welcome to seven forums AngieM: Unfortunately you have a pretty old system a socket 478 board I would suggest first off to use 32 git seven and try the method in this thread to try and get your driver to install. Not every systems hardware is up to running windows seven Install AGP Drivers for HD 3850, 3650, 2400 PRO This is the only method I know of that will install the agp driver, Are you sure you are following the directions EXACTLY the way they are written and installing form device manager? If so then it is possible your system may just be to outdated to run win 7 Sorry to tell you but?. Fabe I wanted to add you might want to uninstall the driver then use driver sweeper to make sure all remnants of the previous driver are removerd before trying again

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Hey guys,

Yesterday I formatted and reinstalled windows Vista on my new Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. I've gone through the whole driver CD, installed everything there, but wireless still doesn't work! It doesn't find any networks. I realize that the drivers CD just has the default 1720 drivers, so some things might be different (for example, the default video card is 8400, but mine has an 8600, and the driver for that isn't on the CD). Perhaps I require a different wireless driver?

If that is the case, how do I know which one I have and where to get the propoer driver for it?

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you.

A:Solved: Wireless Doesn't Work! What driver do I need?

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The Stylus Pro 7600 is now a really old printer, the last supported driver was for XP but it worked in Windows 7 and I believe to some extent in 8 although I never did try it.

It s a really good reliable large format printer though and very affordable in parts, ink and the second-hand purchase price.

However alas Windows 10 doesn't like it, I did the upgrade to 10 (and then the downgrade) from windows 7 but it will not see the driver it sees the device but calls it a USB high speed device or something like that and compatibility mode didn't seem to help.

So unless there is a clever work around and I'd love that to happen I'm stuck on Windows 7 for the duration.

Suggestions welcome.

A:Epson Stylus pro 7600 - Driver doesn't work

No cleverness here, and I don't have such a printer, but...

Have you tried the drivers for Vista?

Epson Stylus Pro 7600 - Photographic Dye Ink, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.

These are for the dye-based version. I didn't look to see whether the Ultrachrome based one uses different drivers.

(There are also 32 bit Windows.) If they don't want to install, you could try right clicking on the installer and running the Troubleshoot Compatibility tool.

Good luck.

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Yesterday I reinstalled Windows 7 on my notebook PC. I had to use a Microsoft installation disk because unfortunately, serious errors resulted after I installed from the HP recovery program. Consequently the HP drivers that were installed automatically with the recovery program weren't installed on my system. I had to install several of them from the HP support site. I got everything to work except for the Touch volume control, or the Volume Scroll Zone as referred to by HP in the service guide. This is the device located just above the keyboard that increases or decreases speaker volume when you drag you finger on it. I installed the Quick Launch button driver but that only applied to the mouse and pointer touchpad. I looked at the devices listed in my startup configuration. I saw the synaptics pointing device and the HP quick launch buttons listed. So is the IDT PC audio driver.  What am I missing? Where I can I find it to activate the touch volume control?

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@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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Hi there!
I just got my new Asus Vivobook s400ca running Win8.1, a few weeks ago.
It really runs great, although I managed to find one problem. Since this is a laptop without a detachable screen,
I didn't really find any good reason for having the touch keyboard toolbar () in my task bar, since I was pretty sure I'd never need it. So I disabled the keyboard, which worked out fine but the toolbar was still there.

I then went on to try to remove it by using one of EightForum's .reg files for that purpose.

This did, as described, remove the toolbar, but apparantly it stopped the mouse pad driver as well, even though the mouse pad itself basically works. (no gestures or scrolling though.)

As you can see here, There's no driver running.

And in the ASUS hub, it's also impossible to turn it on. It just keeps saying it's off.

So I decided to use another .reg file that I found with the initial one, that should basically just rollback the effect that the other one had, but to no avail.

It just made the toolbar come back.
So I don't really know where to go from here. Any suggestions?
Also, if there is anyone who knows what to do about that toolbar, please do tell! [:

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My boss bought a new HP tower after our old one ran out of space. I plugged it in and everything worked until I realised the scanner didn't work. I downloaded a driver but it still didnt activate the scanner. So I looked at the driver repair discs that came with the tower. I installed that thinking it would repair the scanner driver and when I logged back in, the keyboard or mouse USB didnt work. I hope I didn't screw up anything. The keyboard works in BIOS. My boss doesn't know and I would like to get this repaired without bringing anyone in. HELP! Im on Windows 7.

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Hiya... I want to transfer some mahoosive files from my Vista laptop to my iMac. So I've plugged in a network cable but the two computers don't seem to want to communicate. My iMac doesn't even acknowledge that anything has happened, whereas my laptop has noticed that there is a LAN there (which I have set to Private) but won't bring up the iMac on it's list of connected devices.

How can I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Mac and Vista LAN doesn't seem to work

Found this.Don't know if it address your issue,but here it is.

And this regarding file format required.

connecting to the router and accessing the internet is done with TCP/IP protocol, so they both are speaking the same language then. Your problem is sharing drives of dissimilar file systems, which can't see each other. What you need is a file system both can see and write files on. That would be a FAT32 partition on one of the computers, or a LAN capable external harddrive with FAT32 partitions on it, hooked to the router.

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I'm trying to add a Canon imageCLASS MF7470 printer to my laptop. When I plug it into the USB, Windows 7 detects it, but as unspecified. It says no driver is installed. When I do a Windows update it comes up with other imageCLASS models but not the one I have. I've tried going thru these threads to locate my options but nothing works. When I go to add printer, properties is as far as I can go cause the only tabs I get there are general and hardware. This is a work printer for a jobsite, so of course the disk has been lost at some point, but I need this running ASAP.

A:Add a Canon printer with no driver and Windows update doesn't work

Here is the driver page for Canon, just specify your OS, download drivers, install and go at it could be that MS just doesn't provide them. However Canon does for both 32 and 64 bit.

Canon imageCLASS MF7470

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Ok, so I've re-installed Windows XP (SP2) and after it booted up, I noticed that my onboard ethernet adapter wasn't recognised. So I went and downloaded the appropriate drivers ( from the mobo's official site (it's a PCChips M848A mobo) but when I try to install the drivers, it still says that the hardware isn't functional (Code 1).

I've tried many different versions of SiS900 drivers but it simply won't work.

When I tried the setup.exe file that came with the official driver, the install would say "Update Driver for PnP Device Fail. Setup will exit".

That's when I simply forwarded the windows hardware installer to an XP folder i found in the zip file. But still, it doesn't work.

I really need help on this matter. Thanks in advance...

EDIT: Maybe it's worth mentioning that I re-installed WinXP over an existing windows partition without formatting it. I simply deleted the former windows installation files.

A:[SOLVED] On-board Ethernet Adapter Driver Doesn't Work

Have you tried directing the driver to install from SiS900\WinXP\netoem.inf ?

Go into your device manager, right click the device under network adapters and click update driver. From there direct it to the aforementioned file.

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I installed a new HDD on my Satellite A210-106. Usually it runs on Vista but I had Win XP Professional installed.
Everything woks but the sound/speakers. The driver ist not installed correct.

There unsed to be realtek driver on the old HDD but I can?t get hold of the driver working on XP on the toshiba download list or via realtek.

I would appreciate any suggestions to get the system running again.

A:Satellite A210-106 - Sound Driver doesn´t work running Win XP

Which service pack version contains your installed WXP?

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Hi, I had some issues with a HDD around this time last year, so I replaced it with a new western digital HDD. I wasn't able to back anything up, so I cloned it instead.

turns out I installed the incorrect driver for my video card and suffered from the BSOD syndrome....

well, I finally got that sorted out, ( I think ) and now I am trying relentlessly to get catalyst pro control center to work properly. Ive read numerous places online that involves editing the Assembly folder, but I have no such keys in there.

when I try and run CCC, it tells me that I am unable to run as I wouldn't be able to change any settings within the app basically. Ive tried uninstalling, installing. trying ATI opposed to AMD- to no anvil.

I know for a fact that I had CCC on this pc, but it almost seems impossible to get up and running, I am very desperate to get this up and running.

thanx in advance

A:Catalyst Control Center doesn't work after I installed the wrong driver

Hhhmmmm... let's take a look

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
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I have this motherboard:
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The specified chipset doesn't support Windows Aero unfortunately.

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Hey people
My hibernate doesn't work
I cleared the hibernate inf in Disk Cleanup and now doesn't work any solutions?
I would like for it to work

Vista SP1 Home Premium
Power4 Gears Extreme

A:My hibernate doesn't work Vista SP1

I fixed it Here is the solution

I have fixed the issue from the following website

click Start button type in cmd then click cmd, and right click and run as administrator, click ok or continue and then type in powercfg /hibernate on

After you done the disk cleanup.
Its a bug in Windows Vista

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Is there any known fix for vista search yet?

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I find search takes a bit of getting used to but it still works.

This tute any good?

Search Options

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A:RealPlayer doesn't work with Vista 64 bit

I am moving my question to the windows vista forum.

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Hi everyone. My best friend has been trying to play this wrestling simulator called TNM7. Well, we install it on my computer and during the installation, the window just disappears and so does the icons that are supposed to be used to play it. What can we do?

A:TNM7 Doesn't Want To Work On Vista

Try compatablitly mode or check the TNM7 website for Vista support info.

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My printer is a HP Deskjet F4400 series, bought it March of 2010, and lately it was making noises, but now it doesn't print anymore. When I was trying to print something, the paper starts then stops, and nothing else (the machinery) happens, then it becomes a pain to turn it off. Is my printer going, or could it be something else?

A:My HP Deskjet F4400 doesn't print

Double-post: is there anyone who can help?

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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Help my windows 7 laptop just keeps rebooting and i cant get to safe mode or recovery what should i do ?

A:system recovery doesn't work and safe mode doesn't work and just keeps reboting

System manufacturer and model?

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I downloaded Win7 x86 drivers for our Ricoh Aficio MP 171 from Ricoh, to load them onto a machine freshly updated from XP to Win 7. Every time i try to install them, Windows tells me the default driver it chose is the best one and won't install it. The driver it is using does squat, the printer was working fine when it was connected to XP, now the most we have gotten out of it is a few pages of jibberish when we tried to print a photo.

I have tried manually installing the driver from the device manager, i tell it to use a folder on the desktop where i copied the driver, but when i press next it immediately says the driver being used is up to date. I tried telling it to read from a dvd i burned the driver folder on to, it doesn't like that either.

I am toying with the idea of deleting the default driver from system32 (but copying it first to a data key), disconnecting from the 'net, and then installing the one from Ricoh.

A:Default printer driver doesn't work, Win7 won't update it. Ricoh mp171

Hi briligg, Have you tried installing the drivers in admin mode Run as Administrator Some times you have to overrule win7 and tell it you know best this time

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Hi guys. My CD/DVD drives don't work on Windows Vista, and it's been about 6 months now. I was hoping that the problem would go away with time or that I'd eventually stumble upon the solution. I have tried several things, including formatting and reinstalling Windows Vista, but the drives still don't work.

I realized the problem when I tried to rip a couple of CD's I bought off Amazon. Whenever I insert an audio CD, the computer just sits there waiting. When I open My Computer, the green bar is filling in very slowly, and when it reaches the end, nothing happens. If I try to right-click on the device properties, the computer locks up... until I press the eject button on the drive in question.
Same thing happens with DVDs. And Data CDs.

Both drives work perfectly well on Windows XP and on Xubuntu.

What I've tried:

1) I'm acquainted with the registry deletion of the UpperFilters and LowerFilters keys, but that just hasn't worked for me. I've tried it several times.

2) I've formatted and reinstalled Windows Vista. The drives still don't work, even though tested the drives as soon as Vista finished installing.

3) I've cut off the power supply to each of my drives (by disconnecting the cable) and booted with a single drive. Still didn't work.

4) I've waited 6 months for the problem to go away... it didn't.

5) Vista Updates didn't resolve the issue before formatting my Vista partition.... Read more

A:CD / DVD Drive doesn't work on Windows Vista

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hi every one, i had problem with my internet connection, in my windows xp there is no internet and even there is no router ping and no received packets but there are packets sent,otherwise in vista although there are no received packets but my internet sounds good and works well.
here is my network adapter : SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

here some info

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4C-4D-0B-48
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : EF-9F-E9-F7-F7-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::59ec:c447:9181:e5a0%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

A:internet doesn't work on xp but it works on vista plz,help

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I just bought an OEM Toshiba laptop, running Vista Home. Out of the box not a problem with Vista, but because I HATE touchpads, I bought a Microsoft corded optical mouse, and when I plug it in, I get a message from Vista, that a USB device has malfunctioned. But I know that's crap, cause when I plug it into my desktop CP machine, it works fine.
I have installed all Vista upgrades, and updated the Toshiba thru their website, but I still can't get a MICROSOFT MOUSE TO WORK WITH A MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEM.

Thanx and best regards


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I just upgraded to Vista and my speakers fail to work. They are connected in the correct socket.. Do I need to update the driver, if so how? Or is there some otehr problem..

A:Upgraded to Vista now sound doesn't work..

I just checked it in devices and it says it cannot load driver software... what should I do?

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Hi i would like some help!!!!!

my laptop screen stops working when login to windows (when in normal boot mode). So when i boot in safe mode it does work!

also i don't know when it stop working in vista since i normally always work with my tv, you see and rarely switch back to my laptop screen.

so what i have tried so far:
reinstalled the VGA drivers
checked with search & destroy, ad-aware and comodo virus scanner.
updated everything
let windows repair it-self
did a system restore to a earlier date but the only one i had was from 4 days before i noticed the problem(so not very useful )
cleaned out my start up programs
also did a Cclean of my browsers and reg
also uninstalled some programs i didn't use or didn't know why they were on it anyway .

intel core 2 duo t7500
intel 965m chip
4gb ram
vista 64x ultimate
if you want more specs ask...

so can some help me out please, i have ran out off idea's what to do about it....

A:Laptop screen doesn't work in vista 64x

Model Number Please?

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Vista Home Premium (w SP1)

I booted to the Startup Repair tool about a week ago, ended up having to restore, at which point it worked and booted normally. The next time I booted up, same thing and I started to get a bit concerned. The restore worked again. Now, I'm on my third boot that this has happened so I jotted down all the information and now I'm here...

This is the error message that I get between the Startup Repair Tool and the Restore step:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: Autofailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 1
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: BadDriver
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem:
The dump file is there but I don't know how to view it, tried wordpad to no avail.
The other "WER" files, I cannot see. View hidden files IS enabled.

Error Window AFTER booting up:

Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown

Problem Signature
Problem Even Name: Bluescreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Local ID: 1033

Additional Information About the Problem
BCCode 100007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 8f7BD06D
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A:Vista Booting to StartupRepair, doesn't work...

Bump, anyone?

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I have a HP Pavilion laptop that runs on the first version of Windows Vista. And recently I can't manually or automatically update any updates where it just shows that it's checking for updates but never actually does the update from Microsoft (see screenshot)

So I tried to install the Windows Vista updater and again it keeps showing that it's checking for updates but never does anything, even though I let it run for 5 hrs (see screenshot)
Any suggestions?

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Everything else plays fine music, movies etc. so the sound card works fine,only
thing that doesn't is windows sound scheme. It used to work but not now. Even
when I select the specific windows sound and press TEST icon to see if it
plays it does not work. Does anybody have ay idea how to fix it?

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I just got a lenovo R500 laptop a week ago today. It came with Vista premium. I got it all set up and the internet worked fine through IE8 (which it asked me to upgrade to). Later last week I installed google chrome for an alternate browser. That worked fine as well. I did not try to use IE again.

My wife tried to use IE on Monday, but it will not connect to the internet on her user account or on mine. It opens up and just continues to say "connecting" Toolbar options will not work, if you try to close it, it goes to "not responding" and I end up closing through the task manager.

I don't even necessarily care that IE doesn't work, but I can't even access Chrome from her user account (at least that I can see). This is my first experience with Vista, so I'm a big noob.

How can I get Chrome to show up as an app in her user account? Any ideas on fixing IE?

I'm using the packaged windows firewall, and downloaded Avira for virus protection, in case that matters.

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I use a server push program to upload a still image every 60 seconds or so with my web cam. I use ChillCam, YawCam and have recently tried Willing Webcam, but I can't get any of them to work with Vista. These programs all worked find with XP so I assume I'm just screwing up some security setting that Vista has, but I can not figure out what it is.

The program itself works fine, but the actual upload fails. The program appears to have uploaded the image, but it never shows up on the server or in the page. I allowed access to th programs and java in my virus protection console and I even turned my firewall off. Alas, it still doesn't work.

Can anyone offer me a solution?


A:Webcam Software doesn't work with Vista

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I Have This problem Since Vista Sp1 64-bit also That Video Thumbnails at Vista SP2 64-bit doesn't work

at windows 7 and vista 32-bit every thing is ok but at 64-bit i get that problem

is there any way to fix this

A:Video Thumbnails at Vista SP2 64-bit doesn't work

Import avi fixer from below
File association fixes for Windows Vista

+ restart

If you have also the same trouble with other extensions import fix for them also

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Apologies if this belongs in a different forum - I'm think this is primarily a Vista issue, but may be a hardware problem, as well.

Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P105
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (no service pack)

Windows 'recovery' information:
Problem Signatures
Event name: BlueScreen
OSVersion: 6.0.6000.
LocaleID: 1033

Additional Info
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 87879D58
BCP2: 8D4BF9A0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000002
OSVersion: 6.0.6000
ServicePack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Gleaned from the blue screen:
Attempt to reset display driver and recover from timeout have failed.
.... (lots of text displayed for 3 seconds while physical memory dumps)
STOP: 0x00000116 (more numbers)

Events leading up to the problem:
Playing Thief II (patch 1.18) - an older game that would freeze up on occasion. Would have to reboot when this occurred, but no problems otherwise. Upon rebooting this particular time, the screen remained blank, though I could see some light along the bottom edge of the monitor - so it was getting power. Everything was working fine right up to that point.

Tried resetting several times before hooking up the monitor from another computer to the laptop. By this point, the boot procedure would ask if I wanted to start windows normally or go to safe mode. All attempts to boot normally resulted in the Blue Screen, while Safe Mode was accessible.

I attempted to restore the system from Safe Mode, to no avail. Even goin... Read more

A:Vista Won't Boot & Monitor Doesn't Work

Update: Currently attempting to wipe the hard disk and reinstall everything.

Still using the desktop monitor - I hope that is not going to mess the installation up.

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When I attempt to use the Vista backup Wizard from the control panel to backup files to a DVD disk, it runs silently for a couple of minutes, then stops with this error "The requested resource is in use. (0x800700AA)". I am able to transfer files manually to the DVD with no problem.

A:Vista backup doesn't work correctly

I'm not sure why, but the problem has gone away.

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Hello,1 year ago i have buyed this card.I have cd with installation..OK program is working but drivers doesn't..

I have now Windows 7 Build 7068.


A:EasyTV doesn't work on Vista/Windows 7


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I have been wanting to address this problem for some time now but I have always felt that it is going to be difficult to understand and solve. Maybe, maybe not.

I just looked at some of the previous FAQs on this subject and I don't fully understand their fixes. One fix tells me to go to change the Indexing somehow by disabling it. But when I go there, that box is inactive and cannot be changed apparently.

So before I go further and not know what I am doing, I decided to post and ask for help.

To illustrate my problem, let's say I am trying to find a file in my Downloads folder. I open my Downloads folder and can see the file I want.

Yet when I do a Search for that file, the Search cannot locate it. It is as if the file doesn't exist. But I am looking right at it in Downloads!

I don't yet know how deep this problem goes, i.e. what if my file I wanted was a .dll file or something deep in the computer and I couldn't find it?

Is the fix to this problem simply to disable Indexing? Or is there something more sinister going on with Search not being able to find anything?

Thanks. I hope I can understand any technical replies about this problem.

A:Vista Search doesn't fully work

I don't like the search feature in Vista/7 - but it's actually fairly easy once you've messed with it successfully for a while.

By default it only searches Indexed files - so if your Download folder isn't indexed, it won't find it. You have to check the little box that instructs it to "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files (might be slow)" (Microsoft KB article about this: You cannot find files when you search a Windows Vista-based computer even though the files exist on the computer ).

Picture here:

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I am using a program called MediaFace---a lable maker for CD-DVD'S. In order to get the playlist to copy from the CD to the MediaFace program, I need to download a plug-in. The plug-in wont load with Vista. I tried to use the compatibility wizard for Vista to XP...but it wont work. Same thing with my ipod shuffle---I can't use the reset utility because it doesn't work with Vista---again, the compatibility wizard not working. Any solutions, other than downloading the whole XP tamale?--thanks.

A:vista to xp compatibility wizard doesn' work

What "XP tamale"?

Did you both install the program and run it under compatibility mode? What happens when the plugin doesn't work? "Not working" does not give much of a problem to solve.

Application Compatibility Toolkit

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My Brother is having a heck of a difficult time with his new ACER Aspire 9420 laptop computer. I have the same model that was bought at the same time. I'm not pleased with mine, however I am not having the same kind of problems he is experiencing.

After having a problem running programs, he decided that he had to use the backup OS disk that was recommended to be made so that he could restore his computer to the initial factory condition of the computer. After inserting the DVD he made with the back up program on it, he found that it wouldn't run or be recognized. Why would ACER have suggested that such a disk be made, if it will not run when you need it?

Anyone having the same problem? How do you correct this?


A:Vista Backup Program Doesn't Work

There could be a problem with the disk, with the DVD drive, or with the settings to run the disk when it boots. Has he tried making another disk?

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Hey all,
This is my first post here and I am hoping some of you wizards can give me a hand here. I have a Dell windows vista 32bit business ed laptop.
the other morning, when I switched it on I noticed it began booting then stopped, looking at the plug I noticed it wasn't in all the way so I slammed it back in with my foot and continued to re-boot the laptop.

It booted requesting to do a chkdsk scan, fair enough I thought, I let it continue and it crashed on repairing an index.

It rebooted a second time with an option to load a 'repair' option, loaded this and one of the options in the list were to 'repair the boot files'. jolly good.... 13 hours later, it was still proceeding, but the HD light was at a constant on-off slow flicker, which it had been for the past 12 hours.

Resorting to the last option, I entered the vista disk and decided to try a repair from there, same issue as before, so Now i decided to format the drive and start again. The vista boot disk just said it couldn't format the drive, so i decided to install windows over the top!. It said it couldn't do that either!

What options do I have now? The laptop is absolutely useless, does it sound like a FUBAR'd hard drive? if it does, I think a swift call to dell is in order, or can anyone think of any fixes?

Thanks all.

A:Vista Installation, Doesn't work, cannot fix or remove

Hello Nucleo,

Have you already tried doing a factory restore from boot?

Dell - Technical Support

Hope this helps,

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Help! I just refilled my HP DESKJET 3847 (ink cartridges 27 and 28) for the first time right after the ink levels were shown low and the red does not print at all! Only the yellow, blue and black ink shows. Everytihng was printing perfectly fine until I refilled it. Is it possible that there might be air bubbles inside the RED channel or something blocking it from the REd from going out? Or I refilled it too quickly? Whatever the cause is, can there be a solution to solve this problem?

I already did all the "cleaning Cartridge" tests and procedures both from the software setup and physically as well with the q-tip dabbed with warm water and rubbing alcohol. i even used my lexmark rubber nozzle to suck out some ink, even though it was too small for the HP cartridge, some ink did eventually go out and the RED printed for a while but about half page it just faded away into YELLOW.

Does anyone know an alternative solution into fixing this? Thank you for your time.

**EDIT**: When I was sucking out the ink several times, sometimes it would be blue, red, yellow, and green. All in all, there would always be bubbles bubbling up in the syringe. Should that be normal?

A:HELP! My 1st HP Deskjet 3847 refill doesn't print RED!!

Sounds like a faulty cartridge....You will probably have to replace it or exchange it for another new one.

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I installed vista transformation pack 8.01 and the vista menu bar (bottem) bar is still xp. I went to screensaver options, and i found out, it the display says the bar is vista.... help plz.

A:Vista Transformation pack menu bar doesn't work


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Dear Sir/Madam:
Thanks for your attention. I cannot open Internet Explorer. Trying giving a solution, I have downloaded the last version of Internet Explorer (IE8). When I try to open it, always appears "Lo sentimos, no se puede encontrar la página solicitada" (in Spanish. Its approximate translation is: We are sorry, the required page cannot be find). And then appear:"A runtime has occurred. Do you wish to debug?" In checked box: "Use the built-in script debugger in Internet Explorer. Yes - No". I chose "Yes". Then appear a "developer tools" page accompanied by a box with this legend: "JScript Debugger. Breaking on JScript runtime error - Object expected. OK". I click "ok".
When I try to close the page, it ask me "Do you want to stop debugging?" I chose to click "yes".

I think the solution of the problem is to keep it in debugging. What do you recommend me?

I appreciate deeply your sugestions.

Ruben Salazar

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At first it worked fine for all the downloads except for Tinker. But now it is all downloads--- when I try to download anything (Important & Optional) I get the following message:

Error Found:
Code 800f0818 Windows Update encountered an unknown error

Additionally, Windows DreamScene doesn't even appear as a possible download....

I spend the last 2 months talking to Vista tech support with no luck...

Oh and this happened on both the first m15x and the replacement m15x that Alienware sent me after the first blew up

A:Vista Ultimate, Windows Update doesn't work....

bump (sorry)

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Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and managed to get some good deals on black Friday.

I'm having problems with my Gateway P-7811FX. I was playing a game and the computer completely froze. After powering down and trying to reboot, I get the Gateway load screen, Microsoft loading bar, then black screen with _ in the upper left. This always happens when I try restarting normally. On some occasions I get the white cursor afterwards, but thats it.

Sometimes I will get the boot unsuccessful screen and the option for Windows repair or Windows normally. Neither works and results are the same. On one attempt I received the following message

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable

On a second attempt I received this message

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The verification of a knownDLL failed. system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000221
(0x0068cba0 0x00000000).

I have tried booting into safe mode or last known good configuration, I end up with the black screen and _ or white cursor

I tried using the recovery cd and after hitting a button to boot from cd, I get the windows installation bar, then again it gets to the black screen with white cursor.

Also, when I navigate the bios menu, it's sluggish and sometimes takes a couple of seconds to register keystrokes.

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A:Can't boot up Vista in any mode, recovery CD doesn't work

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit, on a hp Pavillion6000 laptop. The network adapter is a Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG (it was stock with the computer).

I've never had problems with the network adapter before! It completely stopped working on all fronts. I tried updating and/or replacing the drivers, but there's one error that I keep getting no matter what I do (besides erasing it all together) when I look at it under Device Manager.

"This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

That's it! It doesn't work at all! It won't update, I already tried manually downloading / installing drivers from Intel's website, and it's still messed up! I've spent hours trying to figure this out, and I'm completely stumped. Any ideas?

- Nate

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My wife's computer went crazy finally and she's finished with Vista, so I wiped the computer and put XP on it. When I say wiped it, I mean its clean, deleted all the partitions and everything. Started from scratch. Everything works great on the computer after I downloaded all of the drivers I am pretty sure the computer needed, except the wireless internet. Both of us being college students that is kind of a need. When I go to network connections there isn't an option for wireless network which is where I get thrown when I look at any "hold my hand and walk me through so I can get on the net" tutorial. Any help would be greatly appreciated and if you need to poke fun of my lack of PC knowledge that is just fine too. Thank you again.

A:Upgraded from Vista to XP Home, wireless doesn't work

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Hi i have windows home premium 32 bit. i downloaded the blue refresh theme, copied into my \Windows\Resources\Themes folder, and then went to personalization and clicked on the theme. it did not do anything but change the transparency. all the bars are still black. so far i have tried 3 themes and none have worked. help plz?

A:My vista Blue Refresh theme doesn't work

Originally Posted by cundiff11

Hi i have windows home premium 32 bit. i downloaded the blue refresh theme, copied into my \Windows\Resources\Themes folder, and then went to personalization and clicked on the theme. it did not do anything but change the transparency. all the bars are still black. so far i have tried 3 themes and none have worked. help plz?

you cannot use custom themes unless you have theme software installed, ie/ DesktopX, windowblinds. they simply will not work.

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I loaded 360 2.0 on a hp pavillion tx 2000 after de installing the original norton and runing the norton register clean tool ( I think) and my computer crashed with blank screen. Many restarts later, I used f8 to start it in safe mode, copied most files off it and then got it to start used norton to scan for virus, ran registery clean from norton. My computer would not go through the restore process after first start. After it powered down, tried to start and f8 won't work. Any suggestions? I don't have a back up disk but the 2 disk system restore from HP. Don't want to use as I will have to reload all of my software again. A couple of clues, norton 360 on the site says it does not support tablet pcs but I called them and they said they support this model. I also had a driver conflict with the external monitor driver and should have fixed it. I have not loaded any major windows updates since I bought it in July. I did load the driver updates from HP in September as it crashed then.

A:HP Vista 64 crashes after loading Norton 360 f8 doesn't work

1) get a linux live cd...bear in mind it must support ntfs? or fat or whteva
2) backup all your external disk
3) reinstall operating system

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I really do hope that someone will be able to assist me with this very frustrating issue I am having with my desktop. For about the past month or so I have not been able to connect to any internet web sites. I typically use Firefox for web browsing but that stopped working and also IE 7 and Safari stopped working as well. I have tried to do almost everything I can think of to get it to work again.
I've already tried to:
1. Disable windows firewall / windows defender
2. Disable add-ons in IE
3. Uninstall anti-virus software
4. Reset the TCP/IP connection through command prompt using Netsh commands
5. Rewired/Reset the modem and Router
6. Logged into the Router and tested the connection via Ethernet cable from Laptop running XP
7. Reset system services and clients - DHCP, DNS, HTTP
8. Ran several cleanup/scan utilities - McAfee Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes (Anti-Malware), MS Malicious Software Removal Tool, HijackThis

I have just installed the latest version of HijackThis on the machine and have run a scan. This is the following log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:17:53 PM, on 5/13/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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A:Internet/Web Doesn't Work...Router is Fine; Vista

I still am having this issue....Is there anyone out there who knows about this sort of stuff?...I am starting to question these forum's.....

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So I bought the windows upgrade CDs to upgrade my vista PC's to 7. (Big mistake) Wiped out the HD and did the entire install. But every time I open up a video on my WMP it starts to play then stops. The PC then opens up a SV Host program that uses up 80% of the processor. So I have no video playing and my PC won't hardly work at all till I cntrl alt del and close the SV host.

What can I do to make this OS work correctly? The PC is an HP m9500z.

A:Upgraded HP from vista to 7 Home Premium, now my WMP doesn't work?


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I have a HP pavilion dv3z- 1000 notebook pc
with genuine Vista Home Premium 32 bit,Service pack 2,
I wanted to instal new program so decided to do manual restore point,it says it does it but the time I restart my computer and checked it says:
No restore points have been created on your computer's system disk.
I run vssadmin list shadowstorage in run, this is what it showed:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadowstorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.
Shadow Copy Storage association
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Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{65267062-723f-11df-8eaf-806e6f6e69

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 0 B
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 0 B
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 33.179 GB
Shadow Copy Storage association
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Shadow Copy Storage volume: (D:)\\?\Volume{65267063-723f-11df-8eaf-806e6f6e69

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 0 B
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I tried to do restore points couple of times already but it s the same thing, doesnt show any of them and it use to do them authomaticly, maybe it s something that i ve chan... Read more

A:vista system restore doesn't work,any clues how to fix this?

I don't know much about this, but it appears that it's either turned off - or that you haven't given it any space to store the restore points in.


Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 0 B

Don't have a copy of Vista handy right now, but I think if you go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and then press Enter. That'll open a window with tabs across the top. Select the System Protection tab and see if you can start/allocate space from there.

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Hi guys,

I use the Vista Home Basic, SP2 with HP EliteBook 6930p. After several months of working perfectly fine, one day the computer started working really badly. Firstly, it either took ages to logon successfully or the computer just stopped at the logon screen. One day, it suddenly worked fine until now (I have no idea why). Secondly, once the logon is successful, the computer cannot work properly in normal mode. The computer often stops responding during start-up. If the start-up is fine, the computer stops responding after several minutes or if I try to open any program.

Now, I can only use in safe mode. It's really annoying.

Can you help me?

Thank you very much.

A:Vista Home Basic doesn't work properly!!!!

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Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

This is the link everyone gives me to fix my pc. I carried out all the instructions, burned the file onto a blank dvd and everything. When I boot from the DVD, Vista Installation pops up...why is this?

A:Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

Did you download the right bit rate for the disk?

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I upgraded my Gateway All in one Gz7108 computer from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate. Now the "Eject CD Key" on the keyboard no longer works, except during bootup before the Windows progress bar, then it will work. I can still go to eject in the right click menu for the CD drive. Anybody have any suggestions?

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You need to install drivers for your hotkeys to function, I know because my Dell Inspiron 9400 and ASUS A6Je hotkeys (volume, eject, brightness and wireless) dont work without drivers.

My suggestion is to go to the Gateway site and download all drivers for your PC specified for Vista. The name of the package may be: "hotkey drivers", "chipset drivers", "Utility drivers", "Function drivers"... OR look for your driver cd.

Hope this helped.

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Hey folks,

I switched from 32-bit XP to 64-bit Vista and my Microsoft Office 2003 isn't working on Vista for some reason. Is this supposed to happen or is there something I can do or something that I can download to make it work with Vista by any chance??? Or is there nothing I can do to make Office 2003 compatible with 64-bit Vista? Do I absolutely *HAVE* to have Office 2007 for 64-bit Vista?

Thanks in advance, folks!!

A:Solved: Microsoft Office 2003 Doesn't Work On 64-Bit Vista?

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i have the problem update problem with the reboot loop on my vista, if you do not know what it is, whenever i start
my computer, it says it is cofiguring update 3 of 3 0% until it reboots and the whole thing continously happens.
the computer does work in safe mode though, and as i read in other forums, to get rid of the reboot loop i have to
to a system restore, either in safe mode or using the vista cd. since vista was preinstalled on my pc i tried the system
restore option, and whichever system restore point i select, it tells me that "system restore failed due to an unspecified error. the parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057) ...when i normally start system restore it also tells me i cannot carry it out in offline mode and i have to type a special
command to reach system restore, but i do not think it makes a difference. tell me if you need to know any additional information and please give me a step to step guide if you have a solution, i am not very experienced with computers. THANKS A LOT in advance, i really need your help guys!!!

A:System restore on Vista doesn't work, parameter is incorrect

Have a read here:

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So my AVG's right-click "Scan with AVG Free" menu option doesn't work anymore. I click it, and now nothing happens. How can I fix it?

AVG 7.5
Windows Vista Ultimate

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I can't get Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to work between my new Vista computer (host) and my old XP computer (client). I have followed closely the ICS instruction provided by the Windows Help and Support website. However when trying to view a webpage on my client computer, I get the message "Internet Explorer can not display the webpage". I can view the same webpage on the host computer with no problem. Any ideas as to what I can try to resolve this issue?

Also, there isn't any icon for connecting/disconnecting on the client computer. Should there be? On my old network when I used ICS between my XP and 98 computer, there was an icon in the task bar of the 98 computer that provided connect/disconnect/status.

Background: My client and host computers are connected via an Ethernet LAN via a router. I have sucessfully transferred files between the two computers (both directions) and to my shared printer. My internet connection is a dial-up on the host computer and also works fine from the that computer.

A:Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) doesn't work on my Vista & XP computers

I am disappointed that I received no help from anyone on this forum, but I have solved this problem. ICS now works between my Vista and my XP computers. The following article was very helpful as well as other articles. I do not know where I found this article and I have changed it slightly but here is essence of what he said:

As many IT Technicians know, networking different windows versions is absolute hell, i can speak from experience here.

Each OS adopts a slightly different method to networking; especially with the automation.

The only real way to ensure that everything works fine, is to manually configure each setting to ensure that the OS doesn't assign anything automatically, which is usually where the problem resides.

Follow this procedure to manually configure your network:

1.] View Network Connections
2.] Select the LAN network connection and open its properties.
3.] Open the properties TCP/IP connection
4.] Set the IP in this range: 192.168.0.? where ? = a valid integer between 1 and 255.
5.] Keep the default setting for subnet mask.
6.] Set your Gateway for the main computer and put its IP address in the Default Gateway value.
7.] Put the IP address of the computer that is directly linked to the internet into the DNS server value

Repeat all steps on other computers ensuring that you change the IP addresses value by 1 or 2 etc.

Go to the advanced tab of the connection and enable ICS.

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A:windows live messenger application sharing doesn't work in Vista

Hello Blizzard49

Welcome to TSF

Now with this issue you are using remote desktop (Accessing a Vista based computer via another XP based system)
unfortunatley you are not able to use any apllications without allowing access to your drives within remote desktop.
You need to use the Group Policy Editor in order for drives to become available through remote desktop connection

Try this:

In Group Policy Editor
1. go to Computer Configuration
2. Administrative
3. Templates
4. System
5. Remote Storage Access
6. All Removable Storage:
Allow direct access in remote sessions... set this to ENABLED.

Or alternatively use a program like UltraVNC. UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely.



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I am trying to use my CD-ROM drive and it doesn't work here are the list of things I have tried

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Read stuff about code 39 and removed in the registry edit screen Upperfilters, Upperfilters.bak, Lowerfilters, Lowerfilters.bak and rebooted (Didn't work)

Removed itunes from computer (didn't solve the issue with cd-rom player)

Went back to a system restore point that was before the last time I used the CD-rom player and it worked and that (didn't work as well)

Read a lot of different posts about code 39 and nothing is given after the above steps are taken if it still won't work except to reformat which I would prefer not to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:CD-ROM doesn't work, code 39 error, tried many things still doesn't work

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.or...2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on to unzip it.Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.Accept registry merge.Restart computer.or...4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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Hello All!

I just got this new computer - it's vista..and I installed outlook 2007. I set up my exchange great..but i had this other software where i can add an additional exchange server..but it doesn't work on there some way to add an additional exchange server to outlook 2007 on vista?


A:Adding additional exchange server on outlook 2007 doesn't work on vista

are you attempting to connect to two or more Exchange Servers OR just two or more
pop3 email servers.

You can't add the second ES unless it is also online at the time of the configuration.

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Hi guys,

as my nick states i am absolutely clueless how to get my Wacom Bamboo working again...

I had to repair my Office 2007 Installation because Word and Excel crashed instantly after starting. This began when i installed two official Microsoft Addins.

After repairing Office it worked again but by now i am unable to write anything on my tablet. It only works for navigation (mouse-like) and Windows-Journal can't get startet anymore by now because the "inking component" can't be started. ('Windows Journal cannot start. There was an error initializing inking components. IF this problem persists after restarting, contact your system administrator.')

Things i've tried so far that didn't work:

- Reinstalling the optional TabletPC components from Vista
- Tried to start Windows Journal in Repair mode ("journal.exe /repairnotewriter") -> Windows Journal still refused to start
- Reinstalling WACOM Bamboo Drivers (different versions)
- Repairing Office (+ OneNote)
- Googled for hours what the problem might be... there is no knowledgebase article from microsoft that helps with this problem.

The Bamboo works fine in Photoshop ...

I wasn't able to use a windows restore point since the feature was disabled for some odd reason.

Has anyone the slightest idea how i could make it work again (except reinstalling -> I had to reinstall 1 week ago and it took me 2 whole days to get the system updated and every software installed)?

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A:Driver for HP deskjet

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the hp website states that the driver is included with win7:

Installing the Product with the USB Cable and Using the Windows Update Driver or the Driver Located in the Windows 7 Operating System HP Deskjet 3535 Color Inkjet Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)=

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A:driver for hp deskjet d1460

hi welcome to TSF

here is a link Software & Driver Downloads HP Deskjet D1460 Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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Hello bogdan. Have you tried to download the driver from HP support page and run it in compatibility mode?
Compatibility Mode

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A:HP deskjet 3420 driver


Here's the direct link to all the drivers for HP Deskjets from Microsoft.
Microsoft Update Catalog

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Hi All
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A:Solved: hp deskjet 340 driver for win xp

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I have a new Windows 7 laptop networked to my Desktop XP machine. They are both in the same workgroup. I have a DeskJet 722C connected to the XP machine & it is working fine. When I try to connect/install this printer to my new Windows 7, it can't find the driver. I checked with HP & they said they don't have one for "7" but it is contained in Microsofts stash, which it isn't. I tried to connect using the 710C, 720C & 500C printers, but none of those drivers work. Does anyone know if there is a generic driver or some other driver that might work?


A:HP DeskJet 722C Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by effjay

I have a new Windows 7 laptop networked to my Desktop XP machine. They are both in the same workgroup. I have a DeskJet 722C connected to the XP machine & it is working fine. When I try to connect/install this printer to my new Windows 7, it can't find the driver. I checked with HP & they said they don't have one for "7" but it is contained in Microsofts stash, which it isn't. I tried to connect using the 710C, 720C & 500C printers, but none of those drivers work. Does anyone know if there is a generic driver or some other driver that might work?


Welcome to the forums effjay!

HP website for your printer drivers: Select your operating system HP Deskjet 722c Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Shows a Vista driver... which outta do it!

If it wont install or print natively, try compatability mode by rt clicking and choosing Troubleshoot compatability. Remember to first uninstall any printer drivers you have tried previously.

NOTE*** I just clicked the Vista link on the above link... as you said it says there is no driver and should be in Vista... No mention of Win7!

Here is the MS Win7 Hardware info on your printer... Windows 7 Compatibility for DeskJet 722C: Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Information coming soon
We are working with the device manufacturer to confirm this product?s compatibility.

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The driver for my HP 6122 Deskjet is not available for Windows 8. Does anyone know a work around.

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A:HP Deskjet 6122 driver

Apparently some people have had luck using the alternate Windows 8 driver for HP 990C

HP Deskjet 990c Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

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A:Deskjet F380 All-in-One driver

I install it using windows update and it works without problem.

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Can anyone think of a solution?

Great website by the way, surprised I haven't come across it before ^^!

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Hi I recently updated my Windows 8 to Windows 10. I also downloaded the new driver ( Just really not sure if this driver is for Windows 10). And now my printer cannot be detected by my Laptop. Pls Help Thanks


View Solution.

A:HP deskjet 1015 wont work on windows 10

The full solution software includes everything you need to install and use your HP printer. This collection of software includes the complete set of drivers, installer and optional software.File name: DJ1010_188.exe Alternately, The HP Printer Install Wizard for Windows was created to help Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10 users download and install the latest and most appropriate HP software solution for their HP Printer.Simply run the tool and follow the on-screen instructions.File name: HPPIW.exe

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