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Need help re-installing Windows audio sub-system

Q: Need help re-installing Windows audio sub-system

Background: A little while ago, the audio on my Windows XP Pro SP2 system
stopped working. I was using the on-board audio card and never had a problem
before. Then, the audio device just wasn't recognized by windows anymore.
When I went to the "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" window from the
Control Panel, it would tell me that no audio device was detected. Looking
in the Device Manager, however, under the "Sound, Video and Game Controllers"
section, all drivers were installed properly, with no IRQ conflicts, and no
yellow exclamation points on any of the sound devices or codecs. I also
verified that my speakers were working on another system, obviously, and
ensured that the audio card was enabled in my motherboard's BIOS. I
downloaded the latest drivers for my motherboard (and on-board audio card),
uninstalled and successfully re-installed those drivers multiple times.
Still no sound! I even went out and bought a new PCI audio card, installed
it, downloaded and installed the latest drivers for it. STILL no luck. This
is when I really began to scratch my head.

Next, I tried a to do a non-destructive "Repair" of Windows using that
option from the Windows XP setup CD. I got errors doing that , and I gave up
after several attempts. Finally, on a cloned backup hard drive, I
re-installed Windows completely. Lo and behold, the audio worked fine!

This leads me to believe that some part of the Windows XP audio "sub-system"
on my old hard drive is corrupt or has corrupted files. Does that make sense?

So that I don't have to start from scratch with a fresh XP installation and
re-install all my apps, I would like to be able to just re-install the audio
sub-system of Windows XP on my old hard drive. Is this possible?

Is there just a list of DLLs that I can extract from the Windows XP setup CD
and overwrite? If so, what is that list? What services will I need to stop
in order to do this? Will I need to re-register any DLLs?

Help in this matter would be GREATLY appreciated.

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I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my computer after reformatting it.
The installation is successful but there is no Audio.
When i click on the properties of the Sound & Audio,
the error says: "Cannot start this device. Code 10".

I have tried to update it through Windows update, but there is no update for the audio driver,
it always says 'Your Audio Driver is Up to Date'.

I have manually tried to download and install the Audio Realtek HD sound Driver,
Still does not work.

Please Help!!

A:No Audio after installing Windows 7

Let's make sure that your playback devices are enabled.

Right-click the speaker icon on your taskbar > Select 'Playback Devices'
In the empty space, Right-click and select both 'Show Disconnected/Disabled Devices'
Do you see icons for your speakers and headphones now? You may need to enable both of these.

You can also try the troubleshooter to discover any connection issues that may exist, instructions are below:

Click 'Start' > Select 'Control Panel'
Type troubleshooting in the top-right search field > Select 'Troubleshooting'
Click 'Hardware and Sound' > Select 'Playing Audio'

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This issue occurs with unit with skylake processor.(Eg: HP ProBook 430, 440, 450, 470 G3) Please follow  these steps to try resolve the issue :  1.Disable Intel Smart Sound (ISST) option in BIOS before installing Windows 7. 2. Restart the unit  3. Uninstall the unknown device from Device Manager. 4. Restart it once again.  

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I am really hoping if someone could help me with this issue that I am facing ever since I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit).
I was using Windows XP Home edition prior to this.
After the installation of Windows 7, I saw in the Device Manager under the section "Sound" : Multimedia Audio Controller. This also had a yellow exclamation mark.

On my desktop, on the bottom right hand corner, if I click on the speaker icon (It has a red cross on it), it says "No audio devices are installed".

I have integrated sound card.

Can someone please tell me how to check what sound drivers I need and from where to install it?

I would really appreciate the help.

A:No audio after installing Windows 7 Ultimate

You find your driver at the mfgr's website.

Tell us what hardware you have and we can be helpful.

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I re-installed windows and my speakers no longer work, I have been told by friends i need to install sound cards, drivers, etc. But I dont have a clue on exactly waht to download and where to download it from. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Additional Imformation

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name K-C8070B56C99D4
System Manufacturer AOPEN_
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1470 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix/Award Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 11/22/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name K-C8070B56C99D4\Kel
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 477.54 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.90 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

aavmker4 avast! Asynchronous Virus Monitor c:\windows\system32\drivers\aavmker4.sys Kernel Driver Yes System Running OK Normal No Yes
abiosdsk Abiosdsk Not Available Kernel Driver No Disabled Stopped OK Ignore No No
abp480n5 abp480n5 Not Available Kernel Driver No Disabled Stopped OK Normal No No
acpi Microsoft ACPI Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\acpi.sys Kernel Driver ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] No Audio After Re-installing Windows, Please Help

and welcome to the Forum

Is this a branded PC? . . if so, what brand and model

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion dv2000 notebook. I did this without noticing it was muted. Now I have no audio. I have tried downloading a variety of vista compatible Conexant High-Definition Audio drivers and as yet none have worked.

The audio icon in my taskbar has a red circle with a white cross in it. When I try to install the latest driver through windows task manager it says I have the latest one. When I do a windows update I get no difference. Not really sure what I should do now. I'm out of ideas. Help? Please?

A:HP Audio isn't working after installing Windows 7

Have you tried downloading the dirvers from the HP website? I had to do that in the past..?

Select software and drivers HP Pavilion dv2000 CTO Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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I just installed the GameMuse DVD 5.1 driver to my Windows XP Pro because my sound wasn't working and now I can't get past the "Windows Is Starting Up" Screen. It will say video resolution not supported and then the only thing I can do is reboot.

This never happened before when I installed this driver, but it happened now after I installed and used Driver Genius Professional.

Please advise.

A:windows not starting right after installing new audio driver

Try these:

1. During startup, press F8 repeatedly (could be a different F-key, usually F8). If done right, you should come to a black screen with multiple selections, such as starting in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, networking, etc. Select the "Start with last known good configuration" option and press enter. See if that helps.

2. In the event the above does not work, then do the same thing again and start in safe mode. If it allows you to do so, go into the device manager (right-click on "My Computer", properties, click the Device Manger button), select the device you installed the driver for, and roll-back the driver.

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Hi guys!

First i want to apologize for my bad english since i'm italian

So.. I just installed windows7 ultimate and suddenly the right audio channel is not working.

1) I want to make clear i've tried different cables and headphones/speakers (i'm a producer so i've got plenty..) and i can't hear the right channel at all.

2) I tried to download latest version of Realtek and it didn't help

3) On audio configuration when i press the configure button and it starts helping me configuring it, when i tried the right audio channel i could hear it very low (like the left channel is at least 10 times higher). that is the only situation in wich i can hear something coming out from my right speaker (and is like a 90w monitor.. so i think i'll hear it otherwise)

4) Since i just installed everything i tried to format and re-install, but i got no results

5) I tried the bit/hz thing but with ANY configuration i don't get any result

6) And now a very odd thing: since i got an external audio interface i tried even with that. right channel still not working.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand now some hardware things that may be helpfull to help me (hopefull)

DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2500 MHz (12.5 x 200) 4800+
2gb RAM ddr2
MB: Asus M2N-MX SE Plus
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Audio Interface: nVIDIA nForce 6100-430 (MCP61P) - High Definition Audio Controller PCI (RealTek ALC662)

Did i forget anything?

I really hope someone could help me since i'm stuck with my producing work (i... Read more

A:Audio right channel not working at all after installing windows 7

Update: now with the external audio interface is working on both channels in stereo

Now i wonder why without this isn't working fine on right channel.. :/

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I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on Toshiba Portege M500. However there is no audio came out although in the device manager it worked properly.

I have installed realtek audio driver but still no audio.

Could you please advise how to fix this issue? Thank you.

A:No audio after installing Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on Laptop

If you installed RealTek, it did not take. The generic basic function Windows installed High Definition Audio Device is all that is showing for sound. Are you sure this PC has RealTek?

Looking at the Device Manager listing, this PC has other unidentified device problems. If there are motherboard chipset drivers for this model, install them as a first step.

More on the specs of this PC is needed. I looked at the Toshiba site but there are many different Portage M500 models.

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i intalled the windows 10 to HP Core I3 laptop. So after installing I installed the Skype and conected my freinds in UK and Canada. so when we started the dialog I can hear very well my freind talking but he is not hearing my voice (audio is not working) thats the issueplease resolve, i downloaded drivers and installed again but still it does not help  please giude me how to resolve the problem thanks Sumathi.

A:how to resolve audio issue after installing windows 10

Sumathi1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about lack of sound and wanted to help -- but need more information. I see you're running Win10. Did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?If you did the upgrade, how long ago was that, and what was the prior OS? Also, please follow these instructions for finding the detailed product number of your laptop: Finding Your HP Product Model Number | HP® Customer Support And finally, I need to know what sound drivers you are using, so please open Control Panel --> Device Manager --> Sound. In there, you should see Speakers.  CLick on that and then click the Properties button.  In there, you should have a section Controller Information, click the Properties button. Then click the Drivers button -- and tell me what it says.We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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Toshiba A105-S4211

After installing Windows 7 on my laptop (clean install), everything's good EXCEPT when playing music. There is an intermittent loud buzz which lasts for a second or so - this happens only once every 5 minutes or so, but is very annoying. I tried updating the drivers to Realtek, which came with the computer originally, but it did not help.

Can someone help?


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Guys, I have problem with Realtek HD audio when sound plays. The sound skippies on some areas.

Please reply.

A:Sound Skippies on Windows 7 after installing Realtek HD audio

Sound is always on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Depending on what the higher priority device is it could be interrupting the sound.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the RealTek entry and then LEFT click "Uninstall" DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. Sometimes this puts sound on a different shared IRQ and fixes the problem.

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Just like the title says, I don't want the realtek audio drivers as it completely messes with my audio and also doesn't correctly switch when i plug in headphones for example.
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Windows itself does a far better job as opposed to realtek.

Every time i uninstall realtek it automatically gets reinstalled.

Sorry Microsoft, you don't know best.

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Stop Windows From Automatically Updating Your Hardware Drivers | Lifehacker Australia

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I am using this window with administrator user
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Please advise.

A:Solved: 'no audio devices' after installing audio driver

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A:Installing Windows 7 on new system

Quote: Originally Posted by Rhombus

Hi, I downloaded the RC last night for a new system I built, because I didnt have enough money for vista. Well anyways I was installing it and all was well until I got to the step asking where I want to install it, but it is not registering that my hard drive is there. I checked the SATA cables and the power cable and both were attatched securely.

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No operating system - FreeDos shipped in box ready to install

I have Windows XP Pro SP1 retail CD, will it install on this system? It's to late to cancel it's already been shipped, if Windows XP won't install on it, it's useless to me, If it can't be installed, then I'll refuse shipment.

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A:Installing Windows XP on new system

How Do I Install Windows XP On A SATA Hard Drive

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any ideas how to get windows 7 installed?

dont know if you need any specs but here they are:

asrock p67 pro3
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sata 2 disc
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thanks in advance for your help

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A:My System will not reboot after installing windows 7

Can you be more specific and detailed as to how you installed Windows 7 in that computer?

What's the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?


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This is my first posting into this forum. hope someone can help me out.

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Hi all

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Hi all;

I know this question gets asked a lot (yes I have searched the forums), however none of the previous posts have been particularly relevant to me. This is my first post, so here we go:

I recently won a competition where the prize was Windows 7 Ultimate (full, not upgrade, version). I also just bought a new Dell Studio XPS desktop (please see the specs. in my profile... if you can) which came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) (OEM version with no disc, of course). My question is this:

I want to (clean) install Windows Ultimate onto the new Dell PC. Will I run into any problems in doing this? I basically also want to get rid of all the Dell crap and 3rd party software that came with the computer, and set it up the way I want it. I have heard that Win 7 will install all my drivers automatically, so would I be right in saying that I do not need the Dell "drivers and utilities" disc that came with the system?

The internet is littered with people bitching about how their Dell keeps screwing up or how Windows isn't compatible with this or that, and I'd like to try and avoid becoming one of those people. Basically, I'm just wanting to know if there are any issues in straying from the Dell OEM operating system, and installing my own full retail version of Win 7.

Any and all help will be appreciated.
Also, I am not really a "tech savvy" guy, so simple terms would be great.


A:Installing Windows 7 on a Dell system

1) Make sure you clean your HD
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

2) do a clean install is always best
Clean Install Windows 7

3) you need your drivers disk to install all miss drivers.

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Having everything plugged in is good, but if you haven't installed everything properly, the system won't be able to find the optical drive, which seems to be the problem you're having. There are a few items that could be responsible for that type of problem, so let's take a look and see if we can figure this out.

Just a heads-up about installing Windows, or any OS; it will install MUCH faster if the IDE devices are connected to different channels. The HDD should be the only device on the Primary IDE channel, jumpered properly, and the optical drive should be the only device on the Secondary IDE channel, also jumpered properly. If you're installing Windows with only a single IDE cable connecting both IDE drives, the installation will take a lot longer.

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio G25-AV13 laptop and there is no way to disable RAID so i have JBOD setup on both.

I have a RAID system setup as JBOD on both drive in my laptop and I formatted using DBAN... Now i boot with Windows XP Pro so i can install it and it only recognizes one of my drives. I loaded my RAID drivers. I go ahead and try to install XP on it anyway. I tried to format the drive again using FULL format, i tried a Quick Format, and I also tried leaving it as is. It will install the setup files and reboot my computer. So i take out the XP disc but then it doesnt recognize any disks. Does anyone know how i can reinstall XP back on this sysetm or how I can get XP to recognize both my drives even if i slipstreamed my RAID drivers in it already.
I have 2 60gig SATA hard drives in my laptop.

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Over here: KVR: Win7 system restore disaster (& dongle issue...) [slashdotted!]
the poster reported:

The first problem is to do with system restore. Basically Win 7 makes restore points but automatically deletes all of them when the PC is rebooted. This deletion happens during the 'Starting Windows' screen and means that booting after a restore point has been created takes a long time (several minutes).


If you install Win7 over an installation of XP that stored user data in a different partition to the system drive (e.g. by installing XP from a slipstream CD), system restore in Win7 won't work. It will delete restore points without warning upon boot. In other words, this produces the same effect on system restore as dual booting between Win7 and XP.

Anyone-else seen this?

A:Installing Windows 7 over XP - System Restore

I have seen no evidence to support either of these contentions.

In fact, Sys Restore in Dual Boot with XP is fixed as far as I know. I just checked it on a computer here and both XP and Win7 have their Sys Restore on. Just check for sure.

How would installing XP from a slipstreamed CD cause User data to be stored in a different partition than the system drive, thereby causing System Restore to not work? Huh?

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Hi there. How you guys doing? Anyways, i have question, that my c: hard drive is almost full, and i am trying to install the windows vista operating system on my current windows xp profressional operating system. Now, how can i switch the location to save the windows installation from c: to k: which is an external hard drive, as i dont have enough space in my internal hard drive.



A:Installing Windows Vista On Windows Xp Operating System

Generally, no. Vista uses a new type of bootloader, which needs to be able to see the vista partitions at boot. XP wont even work if the drive is not connected.

There is also the problem that no version of windows can install to USB disks.


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I've read over the tuturiol. It doesn't apply in this matter, at least I don't think so.

I have a p6130y Hp desktop that was preinstailled with Windows Vista Home on it. It has one parition with the OS on it. And another Parititon with a recovery on it.

System Stats:

Motherboard: M2n7b-la
8gb Ram
750 Sata Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive

Since i have a Sata harddrive, I keep getting a Pci.sys error. I've found and put on a disk the 7 files that you need to install a sata driver during instaillion. When i press f6 and it ask to specify additional scsi adapters, cd rom drivers, or special disk controllers for us with windows. It lets me choice the xp/server 2003 one. I hit enter and it says that Windows already has a driver that you can use.

I press S to use the driver on my floppy drive. It choices the one i want. Now when it goes back to the selection screen. I have three choices. S to specify a driver, Enter, and press f3 to exit. I hit enter, but the choice for enter says "If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manfacturere, or do not want to specify additional mass storage devices for use with windows, press enter" If i keep hitting the S to specify additional devices i go in a loop.

So the only way to move on is to press enter, even having selected a driver for the Sata harddrive. After it goes to start windows, i get a pci.sys error.

I hope you have all the information to help me. Thank you.

A:Helping installing Windows xp on a Windows Vista System

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Okay so my problem lies in the installation of windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on my system.


Intel i7 2700k processor
Intel DZ77BH-55k motherboard
Intel 180gb SSD
8gb memory

(feel as though this is all the necessary specs for my issue)

I custom built this computer and after using the installation disk that contains both 32 and 64 bit. On my brother's computer we used this disk and it automatically installed to 64 bit without making us choose. However on my machine, it automatically goes to 32 bit even though all the parts are 64 bit compatible. My question is simply how can I install 64 bit windows 7 to utilize all 8 gb of memory. I have tried reinstalling i using the disk multiple times, each time giving me the 32 bit system.

Basically tried installing windows 7 64 bit, however keeps giving me 32 bit system even though all components are 64 bit compatible. Used this disk on other computer and it booted up as 64 bit. How do I get my system to 64 bit windows 7.

Any response is greatly appreciated, Thanks.

A:Problems installing windows 7 64 bit on compatible system.

Where did you get this DVD? How is it being activated?

Use the latest official 64 bit installer for your licensed version from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Those steps will also assure you get and keep a perfect install, even for retail.

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I am new to this site. I hope I found a good resourde for my problems. I just had to re-install Win 7. Now I am starting to get some signs that my computer is still infected. My volume control making wierd sound, FBI moneypack shows up but I can still use my browser. Today I was prompted by my Malware protection about this file
C:\Program\Files(86)ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MMLoadDrv.exe Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. I looked it up and I got directed to this Web sit. Does any one have any advice how to handle this problem?

A:A viris that has been infecting my system after re-installing Windows

Which software detected the file? 
The file in question has a legitimate file name, file location and company name. See here.
If you would like to double-check, please upload the file to VirusTotal. 
  VirusTotal Upload
Please go to
Click Choose File and locate the following file:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ati technologies\ati.ace\core-static\mmloaddrv.exe

​Click Scan it!.
If you receive the following notification: File already analysed click Reanalyse.
Once the file has been analyzed, copy the page URL at the top of the window and paste in your next reply. 
Lets move on to the other issues you've mentioned. 

My volume control making wierd sound

Please elaborate on "weird sound". Does it sound as if ads are playing in the background? 
Were you experiencing this issue before reinstalling Windows 7?

FBI moneypack shows up but I can still use my browser.

I assume this occurs within your browser. What are you doing when this happens? 
How does the ransomware screen open? A new tab, new window, same window, etc?
Please upload the file to VirusTotal and respond to the questions asked. 

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Just wanted to say for those who aren't aware and are doing fresh installs in the next couple days. If you have your hard drive partitioned and have system restore turned on, on both drives you might want to try to remember do disable system restore on the other partitions (D,E, whatever) before you do a fresh install. If you don't it will leave the shadow copies behind and it will take a few steps to get rid of them. Its just easier to turn off system restore first. This only applies to fresh installs not upgrades.

A:Vista - System Restore & Installing Windows 7

Thanks for the heads up on this. However I was a day late for reading this. I can turn system restore off and then back on again to delete and start over? Is that the Fix?
I have vistax64 / win7x64 in a dual boot both on same disk. Any and all info will be appreciated

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I've been tweaking my computer since upgrading from Windows 7/64 to Windows 10 last week.

Although I'm seeing the fastest boot times that I've ever seen (47 seconds), my system is becoming very obviously sluggish when doing routine tasks such as emails and word processing.

My HD is at about 20% full and I have 8GB of RAM. What should I do to reduce CPU load and how can I determine where the bottleneck is?



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Hi Everyone,

I am attempting to restore a Windows 7 image from one computer to another. I understand that the 'Backup & Restore' functionality, which I used to create a system image, is not intended to be used between different computer models, however I am giving this a go anyway. I have successfully installed the image backup from computer 'A' to computer 'B' however computer 'B' is presenting a BSOD, as shown below -

I was able to find some information online related to this error, it mostly pertains to Windows XP, but I believe that it is still relevant.

I strongly believe that the issue relates to drivers, so I am wondering if there is 1). Any 'low level' way of adding relevant drivers to a Windows 7 installation without booting into Windows at all?, 2). Whether alternative drivers could be added to the system image?

Any help here will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


A:Installing Windows with a System Image from a different computer...dri

It will not work as your current drivers and settings are all for the old motherboard if your going to do that you backup the first pc with something like acronis or macrium-reflect that supports universal restore, then you must universal restore it. Macrium Reflect Free Download the trial of home so you ca do redeploy (their universal restore).

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I am interested in buying another copy of Windows 7. However, when I installed my favorite game, the filing system on Windows 7 will not let me install the additional software I want to install for the game randomly!!

(The disk has several lines of data on it but when it is installed and I want to install additional software in the folder to play other portions of the game, the new software installs above the bottom line of the data in the folder instead of below the bottom line of data. This does not occur when installing the game and additional software on XP.)

Is there a way to eliminate this alphabetical filing system so I am install files randomly?

Thanks for your assistance and I look forward to your input.



A:Installing game with Windows 7 filing system

What are you talking about? As far as I know Windows 7 knows of only three filing systems--NTFS, FAT32 and FAT. On a hard drive files will be stored randomly using any of those three.

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I recently installed Windows 8.1 and am now experiencing constant system freezes. I initially thought it was related to playing Battlefield 3 but about 15 minutes ago it froze while I attempting to do some pretty light analyses in R Studio. I'm not entirely sure what you guys need to help me find the source of this error.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Kind regards,


A:System freezes constantly after installing Windows 8.1

Hello E Allensworth and welcome to the forum. I don't game myself nor am I familiar with the Program you mentioned, but not to worry: someone will be along shorty to help you with those issues.

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Hello everyone, i'm new here and i'm from Holland so my English is not very good.
I want to uninstall my only OS: Windows 7 and reinstalling a new Windows 7. I want to do this because i can't delete a driver that is causing shut down problems (if you people can me help me with that would also be ok!) So i've got 2 partitions; a C and a D. My OS is currently running on my C, so how can i delete the OS and install the new OS? My second question is; will ALL the drivers of external hardware (keyboard, mouse) and internal hardware be gone? Oh yeah, the driver that causing the problem is the driver of my Steelseries keyboard and i can't delete it, can i delete than one in safe mode?

A:Installing a new Windows 7 on a single boot system

Hi there,

Before we start talking about doing a clean install, have you tried going to Device Manager and clicking on the arrow next to Keyboards? You will then see the keyboard you are talking about. Right-click on it and choose Uninstall and that will uninstall your problem driver.

You will obviously have to then look for a more recent one or do some research on Google to see if other people had the same problem with that keyboard and what solution they found.

Stay cool mate.

By the is a link that shows you how to do a clean install in case you decide to go down that road.

Clean Install Windows 7

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Over a month ago, I noticed that my system had started to become very slow, taking a long time to switch between apps, or between tabs in Chrome (even with only a few tabs open).

I've constantly had Resource Monitor open to try and track down the source of the problem. Initially, I thought this was a problem with Chrome or my pagefile, because Chrome was often at/near the top of Disk Activity, manipulating pagefile.sys. However, it seems like the amount of data being manipulated isn't very large; typically well below 1 MB/sec. I tried moving my pagefile to a secondary hard drive to no effect.

Thinking that it might be a problem with my hard drives, I've downloaded and run multiple programs to check hard drive health, and none of them have found any problems. I'm not talking about simple S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics, but in-depth scans.

Thinking that it might be a problem with Windows 7 at the time, I wiped the drive and installed Windows 8.1. I installed the latest motherboard drivers and disabled Windows search and file indexing. The problem remains. The fact that the problem persists after wiping the drive had me thinking it's likely a hardware problem. Alas, various hard drive scanners haven't found a problem.

I have 8GB of memory; rarely is more than 4GB ever in use. Both of my hard drives have plenty of free space (400+ GB each).

Any ideas?

A:System running very slow, even after re-installing Windows

It helps to know more then that the unit has 8GB RAM installed.

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Greetings to all,

I had been using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit for nearly 6 months since only 2.90 ram usable out of 4.i have migrated to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.. for one week the process and working of os was good .. suddenly i has encountered the problem of heating and some buzzing sound which could be heard till next room.. I'm really frustrated by seeing this ****.. please net pals suggest me good ideas to get rid of the this problem. i wanna know whether the problem is my lap OR the current os..
after all the thing my processor support 64 bit..

should i head back to 32 bit again?

A:System heats up after installing 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate

You can try to head back to 32-bit but I doubt it'll help, it sounds like the laptop is over heating due to a broken fan.

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In trying to install the software for DirecWay Satellite Two way
system, I run into a problem with a protocol item stuck in the
"connection area" of Windows XP. It is a blank protocol item as
described below, that pops up when I go through the automatic
install process from the CD provided by DirecWay. I've called their
tech support 14 times and they have tried every thing from uninstalling their software and starting over to editing with regedit to try to get rid of it and nothing helps. They say it is something left over from some previous software that I have installed. Everytime I reinstall their software, it pops up and I can't uninstall it from the Local Area Connections Panel. Here's how it is displayed;
Under Network Connections
and then in Local Area Connections
on the General Tab I have;

Connect using

Satellite USB Device

This connection uses the following items;

Client for Microsoft Networks

a blank item preceeded by the same protocol sysmbol as the next item

Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) preceeded by the protocol sysmbol

Any suggestions as to how to remove this blank Protocol item will be very much appreciated.


A:Problem with Windows XP in installing Satellite USB Two Way system

Welcome aboard, I see this is your first posting.

It is best to use Safe Mode, go into Device Manager, and delete the network and Satellite devices, which will remove all protocol as well. To enter Safe Mode depress F8 when booting the PC. Once Xp is running depress the Windows+Break keys, select Hardware tab, select the Device Manager button, double click Network Adapters, delete the devices, and then delete all Satellite devices. Next unplug all USB connections, reboot, install the DirecWay Satellite software, and then plug the DirecWay Satellite connection into the USB port. Good luck.

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Just started recently: At seemingly random intervals, the audio levels for certain programs will dip to an extremely low level. I just experienced it with VLC player and had to go into the volume mixer. The bar was lowered to about 10% of all the other volume levels.

It also happens to the system beep. In my mIRC chat client I use system beeps as notifications that someone has mentioned me or sent me a message. I can't figure out a way to fix this. "System sounds" is still at full volume in the mixer, but I get very low, muffled volume levels for my beeps. Moving the slider up and down in the mixer sometimes produces beeps of a more appropriate volume, but it never persists and I always end up with the same old quiet beeps.

This may seem like a trivial thing, but as I said, I use system beeps to alert me, and it's started affecting other programs like VLC as well. Restarting my machine solves the problem, but that is an extremely inconvenient "fix." Anyone have an idea of what could be causing this?

A:Bizarre audio/system beep glitch - Windows 7

Make sure audio drivers are updated - go directly to audio device manufacturer's support site.

Check audio device Control Panel, which should be listed in Windows Control Panel.

Regards. . .



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Hello guys, this is my first post here and I would appreciate any help if any can be given.

The story goes like this, sometime last week my PC stopped working, a bluescreen would pop right after windows started, for which I did a system repar using the windows 7 32bits disk, this messed with all my drivers, it took me quite some time to get the wireless adapter working but I can't seem to get the audio to work.

In device manager, there is no "video, audio and gaming" category, instead in "system devices" I see "high definition audio controller" with a yellow sign, my audio is completely gone, its enabled in the BIOS, the current driver (as seen in driver details) is "hdaudbus.sys", I tried using windows driver update but it says its already the best choice, also I tried manualy installing Realtek audio driver fow Win732b and when its about to finish it says "The driver software failed to install"

The hardware ID for my sound card is this: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS_D6088086&REV_01

I tried uninstalling and installing in safe mode, doesnt work, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do now. Please if you think of something let me know

A:Missing audio in Windows 7 after a system repair after bluescreens

this comes up as the driver

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I have an Asus 1215n netbook. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. The drive came with the following partitions:

100 GB Windows 7
15 GB Asus Expressgate (a quick-boot minimal OS)
118 GB Empty partition
15 MB (unknown)

I had been using TrueCrypt to encrypt the 100 GB system partition, which required that I enter a password before booting into windows.

Other than that I never touched it until now. Today I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate, so after making sure everything I wanted to keep was on the 118 GB partition, I booted into the Windows 7 setup, formatted *only the 100 GB partition* from within the setup, and selected it as the volume to which to install.

Upon restarting, the third partition wasn't shown in My Computer. I went to Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management, which shows the following partitions:

100 GB Healthy
15 GB Healthy
118 GB Free space
20 MB Healthy

I've done these exact steps in the past with similar configurations, and have never had this happen to me before. I can only surmise that this is due to having had a TrueCrypt boot manager, but beyond that I am uncertain.

Any suggestions as to how I might be able to recover this partition?

A:Non-system partition no longer formatted after re-installing WIndows

Quote: Originally Posted by gadgetier


100 GB Windows 7
15 GB Asus Expressgate (a quick-boot minimal OS)
118 GB Empty partition
15 MB (unknown)


100 GB Healthy
15 GB Healthy
118 GB Free space
20 MB Healthy

Any suggestions as to how I might be able to recover this partition?

Can you clarify a bit?

You list 4 before and 4 after.

Which is the problem partition?

Do you mean that the 118 GB that was "empty" before is now "free space"?

Some drive letters or points of reference would help.

The 15 MB partition grew to 20?

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Hi all, I have an Asus P6T Motherboard LGA 1366 and an intel core i7 processor with 3 2tb hard drives setup for raid 0. The size of the first array is 300 gb and that is what i want to install W7 onto. When i Load the most recent intel driver for my mobo during w7 install everything runs great until the last step after the reboot, then it tells me "Windows setup cannot install on this system's configuration" or something like that. Help Please!

A:Trouble Installing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on raid 0 system

Did you setup the raid before install ?

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Upgraded system to Conroe E6600 - Intel D975XBX MB - 2 GB OCZ Extreme
> performance RAM, XFX GeForce 6800 PCIE Video adapter. Reinstalled XP Pro w
> SP2. NO OVERCLOCKING - RAM at 667 MHz. New 600W PS which ran OK with new
> Athlon64 CPU and system.
> When I attempt to install the latest driver from NVidia, the system reboots
> ~ 1/3 the way through driver installation. If I uninstall the video card
> under Control panel, System, Hardware, Video the system will recogonize the
> card and attempt to reinstall drivers with the same result. >
> If you "leave the driver installed" the system goes into a continuous reboot
> mode.
> Have turned OFF HW acceleration and write combing with no success. Do not
> see any resource conflicts in Device Manager.
> System boots OK in safe mode. New 600W PS

If I manually install the video driver from the XFX video card CD ROM it works; however, if I then go to the nVidia site and attempt to install the latest driver I get the Blue screen of death and system will attempt to continuously reboot.

> Any suggestions on how to isolate and resolve would be appreciated

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My computer was working perfectly (and shutting down nicely) until I installed the 2005 version of Symantec System Works and newly insltalling Norton Ghost.
Now it won't shut down at all.
I need to shut down manually.
I recall this happening in the past but I thought that this type of problem has been fixed with Windows XP - SP2.

A:Windows XP Shut Down after installing Symantec System Works

What do you mean by "it won't shut down at all". Do you mean it won't shut down by itself after you select turn off?

edit: Norton has a very bad reputation noadays, just browse the forums, you'll see what I mean.

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I received a notice through HP Assistant that I need to install HP System Event Utility.  After clicking install, the program begins to download and then freezes at the point where it is downloading and then nothing happens. I have tried to installl this program several times and have even waited an hour for download to happen. I recently downloaded Windows 10. Please help.

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This happened to me last year. While I was installing the program, it kept on freezing when it got to installing the background music files. SOLUTION 1: Try installing it in C:/Harry Potter instead of C:/Program Files/EA Games/Harry Potter. It will still freeze, but do it anyways. Now go into the Cd-ROM Folder (Mine is d:/) and look for the install program. Right click, and go to Properties. Go to Compatibility, and set it to Windows 98.
Try again, and try to install it in C:Harry Potter like before. It won't work, but do it anyways. After doing this, try to install it normally (turn off Compatibility and install it in the default folder). Don't ask why, but it'll still work! TRUST ME!

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Here's what i am trying to do:
Windows 7 Home premium pre installed on system when purchased (SATA0). I put in a new hard drive (SATA1). What i want to do is install windows XP home edition on the HD that i just installed. When i restart and boot from disk the windows installer shows up and gives me an error message that says check drive F: (New HD) for errors, Viruses etc. which i have done over and over and still nothing. I have searched more threads than i can count and have found problems similar but have tried to do what others did to correct with no luck. If there is more information i need to post please let me know

A:Installing windows xp on a system with windows 7 (Seperate HD)

Have a read of those tutorials:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

A bit more reading.
BCDEDIT - How to Use - Page 7 - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi all,

I currently have a VirtualBox VM (virtual machine) of Windows 7 Professional running on a host Windows 7 Ultimate, both 64-bit. I am in a situation where I am finding the audio output from my VM is simply too low in volume even with the VM Windows's volume set to maximum at 100%. While a simple answer would be to increase my host Windows's volume further (it's at 70%) and/or just crank up the volume on my speakers, this skews with the host system's volume where I have set everything perfectly where I want it.

So I am looking for a software-based alternative that can boost the volume of Windows's audio in the OS itself (inside the VM). Googling has only brought up the "answer" of turning on Loudness Equalization, which is inadequate for my needs as it introduces audio distortion and is not the exact answer to my problem at any rate.

While I will have to resort to the Loudness Equalisation thing if all else fails, I'm looking for something with a more refined approach. Does anyone know of a piece of software/driver that can, for example, serve as an equalizer or in-between filter that sits directly in Windows 7's audio subsystem, not unlike Realtek's equalizer on their HD Audio drivers?

For reference, the VirtualBox VM is emulating an Intel HD Audio sound card/chip. This can be changed to AC'97 or Soundblaster if required. This is also a virtualized environment if it wasn't clear already, so any concerns of blown speakers and hardware are not applicable sh... Read more

A:Software to increase system-wide audio volume in Windows 7?

I guess, judging from the lack of responses, what I'd inquired about is unfeasible at this time. Oh well, was worth a shot! :)

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Hi.I just bought an Asus P5N-D ATX SLI-ready mobo. Have 512 mb of memory to start with so I figured I would set everything up and make adjustments as I received my new parts. Started with a 250 gig Western Digital SATA 1.5 harddrive, a 600 watt Ultra PSU, 512mb of DDR2 PC6400 800fsb single channel, a P4 Dual Core 3.0 processor, and a Windows XP Home Edition 32bit disk. This isnt even close to the setup I plan to use but I thought it would be nice to tweek this processor to see what it would do before I got my new Wolfdale E8400 3.0 processor which I expect great things from. Its the 45nm series. I also have 2 gigs of DDR2 PC6400 800fsb Dual Channel OC memory in shipment. My problem is during my setup I formatted my harddrive for a clean install and when its close to being done I get this error message on the forbidden blue screen: STOP 0x000000A IRQL-NOT-LESS-OR-EQUAL. So I browsed through my BIOS checking settings and ran into this in PCU settings: cache 2x1024 memory. Assuming this could be changed I browsed some more changing settings and taking note of what I changed and what the original settings were,but never could disable the cache. It doesnt seem to be an option at all. I think this is my problem. I think the sytem is trying to access unaccessable memory to finish downloading XP, but I also took note when I was searching the net that it could be a driver issue. If anyone knows anything that may help me resolve this, or if you are aware of a way to disable the cache b... Read more

A:Solved: STOP:0x000000A (Problems installing Windows XP on my new system)

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STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of (0x00000000) (0xc000012d 0x001003f0).
I see this error when i try to install windows 7 ultimate from bootable pendrive. it happens after "Windows starting" and then system shutdown.please help.
specs: cpu- intel pentium 4 2.8 ghz dual core
memory- 2gb

A:STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} When Installing windows 7

Try Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello, guys! I am sorry if I posted this in a wrong section, this topic relates to graphic cards, drivers, system, windows updates, I guess. So, let me explain how did I get this problem. Recently (about a day ago) I decided to re-install my windows 7. My PC was full of crap, as I thought and I decided to re-install my windows, with hope that I will get rid of everything that slows my PC performance (tried Ccleaner and other methods, didn't help that much).

Everything was just fine, I was re-installing my windows by reading this tutorial - Reinstalling Windows 7 Eventually I re-installed my windows, I formatted my Local disk, but I was faced with a big problem for me. At first, my network adapter was missing and I did not had any backup, lucky for me, I have old PC, that still works, so I managed to download some netword adapter drivers and put them on my USB. I did fix the network adapter driver problem.

In addition to that problem there still is a problem with my pc graphics. The windows 7 theme seems crappy, the bottom task bar is solid and I can't change my resolutions to my previous ones. It allows me to change display resolution to 1024x768, even though I was having 1366x768. At first I tried to update my video card drivers, it installed them but there were no changes. I tried to look in Device manager, no results. Later this day I decided to talk with my buddy, who re-installed his windows on a Laptop too, as he said, he had the same problem and windows updates... Read more

A:System doesn't detects video card after re-installing windows 7 x64.

You will always have to install drivers after you install windows. Windows come with a lot of drivers but not all.
You will have to go to the manufacturer of your pc to download the video drivers and install them. Didn`t your laptop come with any cd`s with your drivers on it ?

In your case the video drivers will be at or

You don`t want to use any driver detecting software, they are garbage and that`s how you will be messing up windows all over again.

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Hello everyone.

I recently built a brand new computer (Core i5, GIGABYTE mobo, 8gb ram, 500GB hd) and I've been trying to install a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate onto it.

The first issue I ran into is that I didn't check to see if the new motherboard had an IDE ribbon cable port for my DVD and CD-ROM drives in my old computer that I planned to port over. The new motherboard does not, so I attempted to run the computer using my old hd and planning to install the new drivers over it. This was met by having the computer get to the startup logo animation, continue for about 0.5 seconds, and then immediately restart. Once it had restarted, it gave me the option of Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally. After I had messed with it a bit, I looked for a reason why this could be happening. The biggest response I saw for other people was that there was a conflict between the drivers and that a clean install would be the best option. Since I don't have a DVD or CD-ROM drive (yet), I had to find a solution for that problem.

The solution I found was a tutorial by a Microsoft employee on how to create a USB Boot Drive. I correctly followed the instructions and attempted to install Windows 7 Ultimate on the new machine. The installation setup was very fast on the new system, but when it got to the first actual step of installation (after selecting language and pressing "Install Now"), an error message stated that there were drivers for my DVD and/or CD-ROM drives that were not ... Read more

A:Installing Windows 7 Ultimate on New System; Complicated Driver Issue

Why are you installing 32 bit with 8gb of ram?

Take a look at these posts:
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Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

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Greetings. First time posting here.

I recently brought out one of my old PC's out of mothballs, an etower 366is, with only an approximately 360mhz processor, just to give an idea of how old this thing is. The reason: I want to create a specialized gaming rig for DOS gaming.

Last time I used it, I had the ISA working fine; it had an ISA network card, and an ISA sound card, namely a Sound Blaster or comparable (I believe the latter). However, as soon as I powered it on, though the PC booted up fine, it no longer detected the sound card in Windows 98. Switching it with two other ISA sound cards (a genuine Sound Blaster AWE32 and a Sound Blaster Pro 2 [CT1600]), neither seemed to work, not being detected at all by Windows 98. I also tried changing IRQ, DMA, and I/O address, while also doing the same by moving jumpers to the corresponding positions on the sound card. I also changed the BIOS settings so that the IRQ and DMA channels were set to ISA mode for the ones with the sound card on it.

One thing I should note that one potential cause is that the computer's BIOS battery is pretty much (if not completely) dead, which means any BIOS settings I had beforehand are gone. It seems to remember them within the timeframe that I was testing the problem, but I need to change the battery for long term use. Another thing I should note that when I removed, and subsequently re-added the network card, it too stopped being detected by Windows 98, and I did try removing and re-ad... Read more

A:The joys of ISA - Problems with installing ISA card on legacy Windows 98 system.

There are a lot of old sound drivers here :-

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I have a Dell XPS 13 running Windows 10.
I have been unable to install updates. 
After several sessions with Microsoft support, I spoke with a Level 2 technician who emailed me the following diagnosis:
This is XXXXX from Microsoft escalation team. We had a conversation regarding the case number: XXXXX,
and we tried to Upgrade to the Anniversary update using the ISO, but unfortunately it failed with the error
 "We could'nt update the system reserved partition" .
 So we would not be able to Extend the system reserved partion as we do not have the access and it needs to be done by Computer manufacturer.
So please conatct Dell and ask them to Extend the system reserved partion.
Has anyone else had this issue? When I contact Dell support they blame me (because I upgraded the computer from Windows 8 to Windows 10) or Microsoft.
Any advice is appreciated. 

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Hi Guys,

I have a really puzzling problem. I have been using Norton Ghost 10.0 for years now on a Windows XP system along with Norton Internet Security 2005. Recently however, I had a Trojan horse problem that Norton Internet Security 2005 could not solve and I was forces to upgrade to Norton Internet Security 2009. Norton Internet Security took care of the problem but I was left with some instability issues. My PC kept crashing. I figured that some damage had been done to the registery as a result of the Trojan horse so I decided to invest in Norton Utilities This did not sort the problem. I decided to bite the bullet and proceed with a full reinstallation of Windows XP. Also, the hard drive that was in the laptop was only 100GB so I replaced it with a 500GB while I was at it. Everything went well. I reinstalled windows XP, Norton Internet Security 2009 and Norton Utilies with no problems. However, when I go to reinstall Norton Ghost 10.0, during the restart after the installation, the system crashes every time. I can perform a sytem restore using Safe Mode to the pre-Norton Ghost installation and everything works fine again. I am wondering, are there any compatibility issues with Norton Ghost 10.0 and the newer Symantec products? Is it time to upgrade Norton Ghost version 15?

The laptop I have is a Sony Vaio VGN-BX295VP. It is about 3 years old now and although that might be considered ancient, it is an excellent laptop. It is still very fast considering ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP System Instability after Installing Norton Ghost 10.0

Hey ExcelentEnginer,

You might try Norton's Instant Online Chat - it is free and they will try to help you solve your problems with their products on line. They can access your computer remotely via Live Chat and help you solve your problems while you watch. You can see what they do from your monitor, communicate with them via Live Chat and or terminate what they are doing at any time. I had issues with Norton System Works AntiVirus Auto Protect not staying on and they spent over an hour with it and helped me solve it. I had Windows 2000 and had to move up to XP to solve the problem because, Symantec no longer supports products running on anything older than XP and they have limited support for their older products ? this might be your issue. Bummer!)

Good luck...

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I noticed that very occasionally, my computer will hang. Nothing will respond, not even Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and the only way out of it is to force a shut down by holding down the power button.

I also noticed that this has always occurred when audio is playing. The audio will loop infinitely once the computer hangs. Sometimes, when I hold down the power button for a while, the system will unhang. Other times it will not.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC662
I should also mention that the machine is a laptop!

I can't update to the latest Realtek drivers because that causes the sound to start crackling and fizzing really badly (stupid bug). I also don't have any minidumps as the computer doesn't get a BSOD, it just hangs and I have to force shutdown.

Any ideas on how to solve this problem or what I can do to help you solve this problem?

A:System Crashes While Playing Audio, Audio loops indefinitely

What is manufacturer and exact model number of laptop?

Run Belarc -

What is BIOS date?

Don't post Belarc output - keycodes are in the listing.

Regards. . .



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I had to download the updated drivers for my computer that has windows 2000 loaded on another computer. The drivers were too big to copy to a 3 1/4 floppy, so I copied the drivers to a cd disc. When I try to update the drivers using the cd disc, the pop up screen say "this is not a valid mfg hardware update." I know they are valid because I copied them from the mfg website. How can I get these drivers installed in c:\winnt folder since the first place the installation looks for is files that are under this particular folder first and then ask if you have disk. Any help will be gladly apppreciated. Thanks


A:Trying to get modem, video, and audio to work with Windows 2000 operating system

Hi ja50us, Welcome to TSG !!

I did the exact same thing. I downloaded the new drivers for mine to CD (video, MB, audio, nic, etc.). I opened device manager, Right clicked the device I wanted, selected properties. Clicked on update driver, Then pointed to the cd. Found the driver and installed it. Did that for each one.

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hello there,
i have this problem, after installing a new update from windows xp, i think was "sp3"? not sure but was a "update from windows", i started to have some problem on my pc,
windows media player 11 is not working i have to "reinstalled everytime that opens.
Second ,im having problems with my "Audio Device", when i tried to open a audio file with "windows media or Zune or nero, i got a error message saying that i dont have "audio device ", i checked my audio card" (EMU-1404), and its working... i kinda fix that problem, i went to "windows Services" and i have to start it from there, i dont know why stop! everytime that i have that problem about the "no audio device" i have to go to "start,run, type services.msc and from there go to windows audio and start the program... i dont know why stop?...
Third problem... my "System Restore" is gone... i tried to restore to a early date but all the dates are gone!!, when i tried to install windows media again, said that my system restore was "off", but wasnt true...its "on" , then i went to the services..and yes was "stopped"...and it keeps going that way even when i started and i changed to "manual" i dont know what to do anymore...
and my "windows firewall" is dead too.... when i tried to "start" give me a error message..." Windows cannot start the windows ... Read more

A:Windows Audio and system restore Services and firewall dont work!!!

it sounds like the update was corrupted also right click on computer- properties -hardware-device manager is the audio device flagged with a yellow icon ?

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My daughters Dell 1520 Inspiron laptop has begun to work strangely over the past week. First she noticed it wouldn't go into hibernatre mode. I can't get the windows update program to run, it open in IE and then says "it cannot display the webpage." Then the start toobar at the bottom went to a "grey" colour and her wireless internet wouldn't connect (or I coudn't get ethernet to work either) - searching for IP address all the time. Browser seems to be redirecting to other pages as well, not the ones we are searching for. Also when the grey toolbar showed up her sound went. Sometimes if she is lucky when she reboots the normal toolbar returns with sound and she can connect to the internet. We have run several programs - spybot search and destroy, malware bytes, and superantispyware - all have found problems and fixed them, but system problems still remain. Have run a hyjack this file and will attach. Any help would be greatly apprecaited :0) Thank You!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:29:39 AM, on 5/31/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv... Read more

A:system slow, features not working - audio, internet, windows update etc....

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I have windows media edition. i installed ubuntu yesterday after that i tried to switch windows but windows went in hibernated mode soon after window logo and then sytem restarts.after few try i press f8 for advance option before hibernating. there i made silly mistake without knowing about option i select something like "delete distoring data and start system boot".(sorry i dun remember exect option). but soon after that i am getting
STOP:c000021A {Fatal System

Error} The Session Manager Initialization System terminated unexpectedly with
a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

Please help

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Please help. I posted previously and probably to the wrong forum. I have had a persistent problem with a trojan called Trojan.DL.Small.DTLZ and a worm called Worm.Leave.BD. Everytime I run Stopzilla these show up and I remove them. I'm not sure what all these are doing to my system but here are some symptoms. I have no system audio or audio icon in the system tray, nor can I hear internet videos, although volume works fine for mp3's played in mediaplayer and the internet videos are viewed with no problem. I did some online research on the audio problem and thought I had found a problem with Windows Service Pack 3. I reinstalled it and got my audio back for a time, but then the icon disappeared again and I lost audio. I'm assuming these viruses/worms are causing the problem but I can't seem to rid my system of them. I have had success with combofix in the past but now I'm getting an error that I don't have a compatible operating system. My system also is giving me problems connecting to the internet at times, althought there are no connectivity issues found. Various and sundry other little glitches have occurred, too numerous to mention, and usually go away. I have removed any applications which were recently added as I felt these might be causing a conflict or, indeed, had installed the virus in question. Nothing I'm doing seems to be correcting my problems and I am desperate for help. I tried running the dds script before posting but my system doe... Read more

A:No system audio but audio works fine in Mediaplayer

Hi Buzzerman and welcome to the forum!

Please do not run combofix unless requested to do so by someone from our malware respose team as it can be dangerous!

I have requested that this topic be moved to our AM I Infected forum to get you the assistance that you need.
Please be patient as tomorrow is a holiday

Happy Thanksgiving

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Recently Sophos antivirus found a trojan on my computer. I removed it using that program. I also ran Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and Lavasoft's AdAware and they all found errors and corrected them. However, I'm still having several problems.-Google search results redirect to monstermarketplace and several other weird search result pages-I cannot connect to Windows or Microsoft Update at all, it won't even load that page.-I cannot use system restore-My audio works at first, but then cuts out and clicking on the speaker icon in the taskbar tells me I have no audio device installed.I read the forum posting guidelines but I cannot seem to get the dds.scr file to run. It says it's an unknown file type and wants me to select a program to open it and I'm not sure which one to use. I can post a HiJackThis log if that would help?Much thanks in advance,Josh

A:Google Redirect + cannot use Windows Update or System Restore + Audio Device problems

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. *Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies. See HERE*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools/updates unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*Please be patient, all Bleeping Computer helpers are volunteers and have lives outside this forum.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.==================================1. Please try using a different version of DDS, download it from the links => => Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here. Extract the contents of the zipped file to the desktop. Double click GMER.exe and if you are asked if you want to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please allow it to do so. If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan, please click on NO. In the right panel you will see several boxes that have been checked. Unchecked the following checkboxes: IAT/EAT Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\) Show All (don't miss this one) Now click on the Scan button and wait for it to finish. Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in ark.txt and save it to your desktop.Post the contents of that report when you reply.We're so sorry for the delay,~Semp

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Compressed operating system will not install windows 10 on a Windows 8 RT system Asus Tablet 10" exiting install

A:No joy Installing Windows 10 on Windows 8 RT system

True. Windows 10 is built for Intel or AMD processors. Windows RT is built to run on ARM processors. The processors are incompatible, which is why you can't install normal PC programs on your RT tablet. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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I bought HP laptop with the above said model from HP on 1st of september 2007 in sweden.
but i want to install Orcad v15.7 on my laptop but this software is compatible only for upto windows 2003 server or previous version of microsoft operating systems.
so when i want to install windows XP operating system, i couldn't able to install since it was saying that it didnt recognize the hard disk and its necessary drivers in hard disk as well.

since I bought this laptop only to use orcad v15.7 version(latest version) as my primary need. when i approached their service point they said it is not possible and you can find it in our website also about non compatibility of the other operating systems even it is from microsoft also.
but they did not say while i am buying laptop from them about the compatibility of other operating system it is due to faith on HP laptops..but now they say that it will not.
then it is of o use to buy laptop from HP since they are controlling the freedom of choice of choosing operating system to use on HP laptops by the customer.
It is simply cheating the customer.

if any body suggests about how to get hardware drivers to install on HP laptop.
it would be a great help for me.

thanks and regards,

A:installing a dual boot windows operating system with vista on HP pavilion dv6500 lapt

Try and read this.

It mentions finding the intel SATA driver, putting it on a floppy, and pressing F6 during the WinXP install and loading the SATA drivers.
Then WinXP installer should find the hard drive.

However if you want to keep Vista around, you will have to resize your partition before attempting to install XP.
To do this you would need Partition Magic or GParted.

Then when you do install XP you have no guarantee that you will be able to find drivers for everything. Since HP doesn't seem to want to support XP, you will probably have to try installing drivers from the hardware makers. For example if the motherboard uses an Intel chipset, you will need the reference drivers from intel. I think it uses a GeForce video chipset, so you would need drivers from Nividia. You would also need ethernet drivers from whoever made the network chipset.
Its going to be a bit of searching.

If you can return it, try and find someone still making xp laptops, or at least still offering drivers for the hardware if you choose to install xp.

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Sound worked fine before installing XP Pro SP3......after instal, no audio.

No audio after installing XP Pro SP3 (from disc) on an IBM/Lenovo T60 ThinkPad.

IBM/Lenovo drivers from Lenovo Support site for "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus"

are not recognized when trying to install audio device.

Tried installing Microsoft drivers from Microsoft support site and got the same results.

Please help. Thank you.

A:no audio after installing XP Pro SP3 to IBM T60

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with yellow marks? If so, these devices need drivers installed.
Either way, download the Audio driver for your computer and any other drivers from the Lenovo site.

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I just reinstalled xp and restarted everything and then suddenly I have no sound. I remember there was this program I have to install to get sound but I forgot the name. Anyone got a program they can recommend? I don't have sound right now.

A:I need help installing audio.

If you know the manufacturer of your sound card, go to their website and look for the proper driver. If you don't know the manufacturer, look in Device Manager in your PC. In Win 98 go to: Start, settings, control panel, system, click the device manager tab, look under sound, video and game controllers. Don't know the exact procedure in Win XP, but hope this helps, T.

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Do you know anything, like what i should do?

Acer Extensa Laptop 1.9GHz 2GB 120GB

A:System continuously crashes when installing operating system

At what point in the installation does it crash. Like, what does it say it's installing on the screen when it crashes?

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System: Dell Studio XPS 1340 running Windows 7 x64 build 7600

I just had to reinstall the OS on this system because something went wrong. After the clean install, everything was working fine until it got time to install the Dell System Software (found here: Drivers & Downloads )

When I installed this and rebooted, the "Starting Windows" screen took a little longer than usual. Then there was a blue screen for half a second and then the system restarted. I was able to revert using startup repair to a previous restore point. Do I really need the system software that much, and if so, how do I go about fixing this problem?

A:Installing Dell System Software causes system to not boot.

Hello and Welcome to SF,

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Hi there, I just installed Windows XP on a computer that was severely infected. I had to wipe the hard drive partition and started a new installation of XP professional, however after installing it, I can no longer see the speakier icon on the task manager.

I tried updating drives from the device manages but it says that there are no drivers installed. I follow the stes where you direct or browse the drives to install and if fails bacause it doesn't find the drivers.

I installed a HDA Bus Driver and restarted my PC but still nothing..... Please help and thank you in advance for your time.

A:[SOLVED] No audio after installing XP

Make and model of the computer?

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My audio got off 5-10 minutes after installing ad-block using Firefox. I shut down all my programs open, disconnected my headphones, reconnected them, and the audio was working fine. I feel like this is connected to my installing ad-block. I've already removed it because I'm paranoid about this issue. Should I un-install and then re-installFirefox as well? I feel like this has srewed up my entire internet browser.

A:Audio got cut off after installing an add-on using Firefox

Hi. Can you check Ad Block settings here?

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I am running Windows XP home edition and finally got brave enough to install Service Pack 2 after hearing of it causing lots of problems. But the news lately seemed to be positive so I thought it was finally safe. After going through the long process and rebooting, I immediately noticed I had no sound and I no longer have a volumn icon in my task bar. When I open Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control panel, it tells me "no audio device". How do I fix this problem? Who knows how many other problems I will encounter if something like this showed up immediately! I knew there was a reason I didn't want to install this SP!

Thanks in advance,

A:No audio device after installing SP2

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A few months ago I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (x86) on this computer and I got all drivers to work except for IDT Audio. Assuming IDT would provide some installation patches later, I just kept putting off. Now, several months later, nothing has come up and I'm still stuck without it. Everytime I try to start the setup file, it would start Install Wizard, but it would then give me an error saying "ExitError:Error=Device Object not present, restart the system and run setup again"

My computer's specs:
Motherboard: GF7050-M by ECS
RAM: 4.00 GB

I'm not really sure what else might be needed, so just leave a post asking for more information.

A:Problems installing IDT Audio

Do you have a Vista driver? The Vista drivers should work OK on Win 7. Have you tried downloading the driver again? Maybe the driver you have is corrupted. Also, if there are motherboard chipset drivers, did you install them? On many systems the chipset drivers must be installed before installing sound drivers.

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I have been running XP with SP2 for years, and after a virus problem a few months ago, (which BleepingComputer helped me remove), I decided to move up to SP3. After it was installed, followed by 68 updates, everything seemed to be working well, until I tried to play an audio file. My system shows no audio device installed. I tried to find a solution to the problem, but what I found is that the Realtek HD audio adapter (which is built in to my Toshiba A105-2141 laptop, is not compatible with SP3.

So I decided to uninstall SP3, and stay with SP2. I have followed the procedures to removing SP3, but it uninstall wizard "cannot find a file", and then announces that SP3 was no uninstalled.

I would like to restore audio to my computer, either with a fix to work with SP3, or by going back to SP2. Can anyone help?

A:No audio after installing SP3, and cannot uninstall

<<...Realtek HD audio adapter (which is built in to my Toshiba A105-2141 laptop, is not compatible with SP3...>>

Can you post a reference for this, please?

FWIW: Loss of audio usually indicates damaged audio drivers...overcome by reinstalling the audio drivers.


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My system is a Dell Dimension 8100, running Windows ME

After re-installing Windows ME, there is no sound. Everything worked well before the re-install. Can you tell me specifically what to look for and what todo. I looked at the device manager and saw the following information.

under that category I see Crystal Sound Fusion (with a yellow exclamation mark), and Wave Device for Voice Modem.

A:Audio gone after re-installing Window ME

Those exclamation point seems to indicate that the driver is not installed ( to be 100% sure, double click on it and on the new window that will come up windows will offer some sort of information about what is wrong).
On a hunch, i believe that the driver is not installed. Basically you'll need to get to the Dell site and under support will need to download the audio driver and the install it.
But first as i mentioned , double click and check out the message that windows puts

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Hi everyone!
I'm new here so if i post this in the wrong place, i apologize!

I have Win XP sp3 and all the requirements are there. I just bought the Audio Advantage SRM USB. I followed the instructed manual on how to install the card. When it comes to the part where it asks to
'please insert the Audio Advantage in the USB port then click OK'
I clicked OK, but it will not work. It keeps coming up, even
though i've connected the product to the USB port. I tried using the
Vista driver (srm_vist.exe) but its still not working.

Can anyone help me ?? thanks you!

my email: [email protected]


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I purchased a asus netbook from a pal awhile back. I had nothing but problems with xandros and was eventually convinced to switch to xp. I installed the new os and proper drivers but no matter what I do I cannot get any audio. Any suggestions?

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Hello everybody!

Ok, so a couple days ago i turn on my computer and bam no audio. Clicking on the little sound icon only shows "No audio output device installed". double clicking on it brings up a msdt.exe that only leads to an error "0x80070490". Because my sound is connected through HDMI connected from my graghics card to my tv and then out through an external speaker system, i simply unplug the speaker's cord from my tv and plug it into the output on the back of my computer and it started working again back to normal. However a day later it completely stopped working again.

So of course i scour the internet for help, i uninstall and re-install the drivers to no avail through device manager. "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus" as it is called in my device manager (there is two of them actually, the other being my NVIDIA drivers that i uninstalled out of desperation) shows a yellow exclamation mark and brings up a (Code 1) "device not configured properly".

Whatever happened also managed to add an exclamation point next to my cd/dvd drive and plug and play software device enumerator as well. Using the same logic as i did trying to fix the audio drivers actually worked on my cd drive but the plug and play device completely disappeared and cannot re install it. I tried deleting ExcludeFromSelect=* line in the machine.inf file and then adding new hardware, selecting the hardware to install, have disk, but "plug and pl... Read more

A:no audio, re-installing drivers does nothing.

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I have an old Auzentech X-Plosion Cinema sound card and Realtek audio connections on my P8P67 motherboard.

Would there be any problems if I installed drivers for both and switched between them?

A:Installing two audio drivers

You can only have one default audio playback device but not both at the same time. Unless you run into a conflict it should work OK. Just as noted you will have to manually change the default playback device to whichever one you want to use in the Sound Panel.

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New Build and a NOOOOBE,
MSI-Z87-GD Motherboard - SSD HD. Win7- X64 Ultimate - 8G DDR3 ram.
No programs installed except upgraded to MS IE11. Have been updating Windows.

Installed, from MSI M/B disk - Chipset, Vga, Lan and storage drivers.
I have not installed - SoundBlaster Cinema or Realtek ALC 1150 codex drivers.

I am getting Audio now using the rear "Green" port..

I have two desk speakers and one Sub-Woofer, Should I
or do I need to install SB Cinema and or Realtek?

If so what order? Realtek 1st then SB cinema?

Will I continue to utilize the same green rear speaker port?

Will I need to change my "Audio" config. settings after, and to what?

Sorry for the Newbe questions..


A:Installing Audio on MSI motherboard


I forgot to ask... If I create a restore point prior to installing the Audio Drivers will this
restore point take me back to "Prior to Installing"?


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I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Clean installation, everything that I had before is now gone. Before today I ran on Windows XP.

Anyway, everything else works perfectly, I installed all other drivers, but I am having serious trouble installing IDT HD Audio.

I tried to install:

Download IDT HD Audio Driver 6.10.6222.0 for Win7 Driver for Windows 7 - Softpedia

Download HP IDT HD Audio CODEC Driver 6.10.6225.0 Rev.A for Win7 Driver for Windows 7 / Windows 7 x64 - Softpedia

But everytime I tried to install it it showed me an error saying: The hardware detected is not supported by this IDT software package. The install will be aborted.

Could anyone help me, please? How could I install it? on Win XP I was running on IDT audio and I pretty much loved it.


A:Problems installing IDT audio

Quote: Originally Posted by Beach


I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Clean installation, everything that I had before is now gone. Before today I ran on Windows XP.

Anyway, everything else works perfectly, I installed all other drivers, but I am having serious trouble installing IDT HD Audio.

I tried to install:

Download IDT HD Audio Driver 6.10.6222.0 for Win7 Driver for Windows 7 - Softpedia

Download HP IDT HD Audio CODEC Driver 6.10.6225.0 Rev.A for Win7 Driver for Windows 7 / Windows 7 x64 - Softpedia

But everytime I tried to install it it showed me an error saying: The hardware detected is not supported by this IDT software package. The install will be aborted.

Could anyone help me, please? How could I install it? on Win XP I was running on IDT audio and I pretty much loved it.


Did you try running it as an administrator?

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Hi together,
I have a virtual Windows 8 machine that had houndres of updates to install.
After finishing the updates and rebooting the system the machine stops (or takes very long time?) with "updating your system" 11% (for more than 12 hours).
For sure there is important data on the machine ;-).
I read about a problem with an old update (november)...
Any idea how to figure out if the machine is "only" very slow or how to proceed?

Greetings/Grüße Gernot

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