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Failed to create graphics device. Can't run games anymore

Q: Failed to create graphics device. Can't run games anymore

I received this error after trying to play europa universalis 4, after updating with the latest windows 8.1 updates. Yesterday all games worked fine, today, none of them run at all.

I've been searching for a solution but all i can find is update your graphics card / DirectX / install the Dx in the game folder itself, all of which i did, but none of it worked.

I've tried pretty much everything i could find about this problem, anyone have any ideas? Only difference is i am running all of this off a laptop with an intergrated graphics card though, and for the next few months my laptop is all i have in terms of a pc. Graphics card is Intel HD graphics 4600, which worked just fine a day ago.

A: Failed to create graphics device. Can't run games anymore

Welcome to the forum!

You are certain you have only HD 4600 graphics and not also a discrete Nvidia graphics chip? Does device manager show only HD 4600 graphics adapter?

Would also help to know exact model like V3-772-xxxx.

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When i try to open this program called Novelty it says "Failed to create Direct3D device"
and "No image handler for type 17 defined".
And then it opens a note and the one written says:
Novelty version: 0.8.9
Starting Scalari graphics engine
Fullscreen: No
Loading Direct3D
Detecting DirectX capabilities
Graphic adapter: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
Driver: ialmrnt5.dll (
Display: 1280x800 [FMT=0x000017]
Hardware acceleration test [ADPFMT=0x000017, BBFMT=0x000017]: Success!
Depth stencil format: 0x00004B
Hardware vertex processing: No
Pure device: No
Presentation interval: 0x000001
Pow2 restriction: Yes
Backbuffer size: 2048x1024
Maximum backbuffer size: 2048x2048
Supports dynamic textures: No
Supports masks: Yes
[Error] Critical features not supported by the hardware
[Error] Failed to create Direct3D device

What should i do? Please Help.

A:Failed to create Direct3D device

It sounds like the onboard graphics is insufficient to run the application. You could try installing the latest graphics driver available but it might not help.

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I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT. Now I was trying to run a trial version of Badaboomit (video converter) on my pc and it came up with an error and made an error log. In the log, it said: "GPU 0: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
FATAL:ERROR: failed to create D3D device (0x8876086C)
GeForce 8600 GT GPU selected
Num Multi Proc : 4
Clock rate : 1188000

I thought maybe it was a problem with drivers so I downloaded the latest and installed it: No Cookie.

Then I proceeded to uninstall the drivers, and clean it using an "driver sweeper". I installed the new drivers again... still, No Cookie.

Before writing off the application, I decided to check some other things...

Nvidia Sterioscopic 3D setup wizard:
Error: Failed to create D3D Device.

PhysX_Screen_Saver (from NVidia site):
Error: Unable to create device
Error: Unable to setup 3D device

So as you can see, there is a pattern here.

Badaboomit is a video converter that uses CUDA to do all its processing on the GPU. I really wan't it to work and as you can see, the problem is not limited to Badaboomit only.

My PC:
Windows 7 - OS,
3GB - RAM,
Intel P4 HT 3.2GHz - CPU
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT - GFX Card

Please help me to fix this problem. Thankyou.

Dipun Mistry

A:Solved: failed to create D3D device (0x8876086C)

guess what...

about 6 months ago, I stopped working with DirectX... Uni finished .

I forgot that I had directx runtime and debugging tools and the tool was set to use a debug version of directx. I told it to use the retail version and vioalla! everything works!

Hope this helps some unsuspecting graphic developer... I feel like an idiot now.

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every time i try to run a program that uses direct 3d, or any 3d for that matter, it crashes out or errors out. i ran DXDiag, and all tests check out, except direct3d, i get the fallowing messages:

Direct3D 7 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x887602eb (error code)
Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8007000e (Out of memory)
Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8007000e (Out of memory)

its a Geforce4 4400 128mb, it just all the sudden started mid a game, then i couldnt boot the game back up. please, ,someone help me out here.


A:[Resolved] Failed to create direct 3d device

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For a few days now, whenever I've clicked to go to a different webpage in IE11, most of the IE screen has gone black until it gets to the page I want.
Then this morning, when I powered up I got the above message.

I searched here and found many threads, most of which had common advice to run sfc /scannow. I ran this and now have the CBS log on notepad. It shows several programs which couldn't be repaired.
I haven't got MSPaint and it look too long to snip. It's 21 pages long on Word and I'm not sure if that's the best way to send it to you. I'll try - and watch what happens.

In case it's relevant, I still haven't been able to install the latest Microsoft updates - I've tried every day but just can't get through.

Edit: Some of the threads were in Games, others in programs and some in Drivers. If I've put this in the wrong section, would some kind person please move it for me please.
Edit 2: again, in case it's relevant, I just remembered that when I opened IE11, the Norton task bar was showing although it was ticked at the top. So I restarted IE11

A:CRITICAL ERROR: Failed to create DirectX device

You're probably all very busy sorting out problems caused by the latest Microsoft updates and their flawed subsequent Update to correct those.

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Recently when I tried to open Device Manager on Vista, I got an error 'Failed to Create Empty Document' Device Manager never opened.

Anyone know why it is doing this and how to fix it?


A:Device Manager 'Failed to Create Empty Document'

For me, it was a problem with user32.dll.mui, so I had to change the one i was using for a backup. So ye, problem fixed now.

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Okay so here's what happened, I Was working on photoshop one day and when i was trying to do more CPU hungry things on it (evan cropping) the screen started to flicker black and come right after 10 seconds OR evan flicker then turn off. One day it started flickering and then turned off, I just though ahh damn... But then the moniter didn't come on so i tryed another moniter and it didn't work either.

I Connected the moniter to the onboard VGS port (well the blue cord / port thing) and that worked fine.

What i didn't relise is the computer was now using the onboard graphics card instead of nvidia. (NOW MY WINDOWS RATING HAS GONE FRO 5.6 TO 3.3 BECAUSE OF GRAPHCIS CARD)

I Have 2 monitors now so i relised i have to fix this problem so i can connect them to my nvidia card.


I took it to people who fix computers they put it in another machine and it worked fine.



TRYED INSTALLED LATEST DRIVER BUT IT SAYS "The NVIDIA Setup program coult not locate any drivers that are compatible with your currect hardware. Setup will now exit."


here are my specs


AMD Athlon II X4 Processor 620 2.6GHz AM3 2MB Cache

MicroATX MB, socket AM2+, DDR2 800/667/533/400 x 2 DIMMs, 6-channel audio, 10/100 LAN.

*Graphic Card
nVidia GeForce 9600GT PCI-E 512MB 256-bit DDR3, 650/1400MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, HDTV, Fan

2x2GB DDR2-800

*Hard Drive
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A:my nvidia graphics card will not show up in device manager anymore

So when you took it to these computer repair people, iit worked? Cause to me it sounds like it overheated and might have burned out. Download SIW. Open it up and check in the hardware section. Its the most accurate free program I've ever used. There should be a section for GPU (graphic processing unit).

Let us kknow if its there,

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Hello i keep getting the same symptoms as everything(black screen followed by the igfx message) and frequent bsod. I have already ran everything in the virus, malware department, cleaned my system and even tried a system restore. I have updated all drivers(I have the intel chipset family graphics driver)

Heres some specs, if you need something else, let me know.

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TAMMY-PC
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.42, 5/14/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
User Name Tammy-PC\Tammy
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.90 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.13 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.98 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.96 GB
Page File Space 4.20 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

The last time i got the blue screen of death and rebooted, it showed me this error message from windows.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
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A:Device driver igfx has failed or recovered.(And i dont play online games)

Hello and welcome to the forum and I am sorry you are having system problems, start with this and someone who is an expert in BSOD will get back to you.

BSOD - Debugging a BSOD in Vista

BSOD with netio.sys or ndis.sys - Fix

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a while back. Every time I open the computer I get a pop-up notification telling me the USB device is unrecognized. I have no USB devices in any of my 3 USB ports.
I sent my computer in twice. No help. They just uninstalled everything and reinstalled everything and told me it should be fixed. It is not. I then went about updating every driver in my Device Manager. I uninstalled the Unknown USB Device and then updated
other drivers. Certain drivers (such as PCI Express Root Port #3 - 9C14) when updating would also reinstall the Unknown USB Device, which I would then uninstall and keep working down the list. At the end of updating EVERYTHING I scanned for hardware changes
and "found" the Unknown USB Device. 
From what I can tell, and I know very little about this stuff, my computer can't name one of my USB ports. Since it can't figure out what it's called it can't download the proper driver for it. Since it can't download the proper driver it can't work properly.
The practical result from this is that one of my three USB ports does nothing when I put in any USB item (connect my android phone, thumb drive, presentation clicker, etc).
I've looked on tons of forums. My current thought is that if I can tell my computer what the deice is or download the right driver and tell my computer to use that driver for this device it should solve my issue. But I don't know how to know what the name
of the USB port should be (I imagine it woul... Read more

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I'm frustrated. <sigh>

Hopefully someone can give me some insight as to why all of the sudden my computer is telling me that my audio and media devices are gone.

My volume control is gone from the task-bar and everything in my system is telling me that I have no audio devices anymore. In 'Sounds & Audio Devices' (in the Control Panel) it tells me that I have no audio device (which used to be SB Live!). Under the Audio tab, SBLive! is gone from there now too and the only thing listed under "sound playback" is 'Modem #2 Line Playback'.

I've reinstalled SBLive! and this didn't fix anything.
In the Device Manager the following have a "!" next to them:

Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller
Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
The properties for both of these items list the following error:
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a duplicate device already running in the system. (Code 42)

I also was told that it might help to delete the Upper and Lower filter settings in the following Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Needless to say... this didn't help either.

Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get my sound working again?
Please let me know if you need me to post any additional information here!


A:No audio device or active media device anymore

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Today, I just realised that when I tried to right click and click new, the Zip folder option wasn't there anymore. Can someone tell me why this is happening and how to solve it?

A:Can't Create Zip Folder Anymore

Press Windows Key + R key altogether.
When "Run" window appear,
At Open: , type regsvr32 %windir%/system32/zipfldr.dll
and click Ok.

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First off, I am the administrator and have my settings on full control. I am running Windows 7 Pro x64.

Ok so I don't know what disabled me from creating new folders, but there has to be a way to change it back. Whenever I right click, instead of there being the "folder" option under the "new" tab, it just shows "shortcut" in place of where the folder would be. I also opened up the "Documents" folder and tried creating a new folder by clicking on the "New Folder" tab inside the "Documents" folder. Neither of those options worked. I don't know if something got disabled or deleted, but I can't create new folders at all. I can still download and install whatever I want. It's just that I can't create a new folder at all.

Hopefully you guys will know =) thanks.

A:I can't create a new folder anymore

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Downloading and merging the .reg files for the listed directory and folder options in the tutorial below should be able to fix this for you. It will restore their default associations and registry entries.Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,

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Hello, ok so after recently doing a clean install of windows 10(please don't get me started on that mess). my system has been plagued by random usb drops. it's where everything connected via USB suddenly disconnects then reconnects out of the blue. well I was using a Rosewill Transenclosure RX200R-APU-25B USB 3.0 dual 2.5 hard drive enclosure and transferring files from one drive to another (connected via USB) when one of these drops occurred. Now whenever I plug in my hard drive enclosure in a windows warning pops up and says "the USB drive that was just connected Malfunctioned and could not be installed" and in system manager it says "Unknown USB device (device descriptor request failed)". I know it's not the hard drives because I can remove them and use another connection and they work fine, all files intact. It's just now my hard drive enclosure won't recognize. This also happened to a "Loot crate exclusive Game of Thrones stark sigil 4GB USB stick I plugged in and turned into a windows 10 install drive. When I plugged it into use it after the windows media creator said it was done the USB stick was raw and unformatable. Please help. Microsoft keeps telling me it's a hardware issue even though it happened on two different systems. both operating windows 10 never any issue with windows 7 or 8.1

Dell N7110
i5-2450M about to upgraded to an i7-2820 if I can get this USB issue under contol
16GB Samsung DDR3 Ram
3-750GB HDD, 250GB HDD
EVGA GTX 1... Read more

A:Unkown USB device (device descriptor request failed) after disconnect

The driver could have been corrupted please re install the drivers for dell. Hope this helps

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We have some symbol windows mobile-based handheld devices that we use in our business.  We connect these devices to our computers to copy files to.  This all worked fine until recently the devices come up as failed.
It appears in device manager with a yellow exclamation point.
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged.  (Code 19)
I've tried all the solutions I can find on the web and none of them work.
Uninstall the device in device manager and scan for changes.  It downloads the driver from windows-update and returns to code 19.
Tried hardware troubleshooter which basically seems to automate the process of uninstalling and scanning.
I've tried removing windows media player 12 feature and adding it back.
I've tried deleting USB controllers from Device Manager and rebooting, it re-detects them all and still gets code 19 on the device.
I've tried deleting upper and lower filter values in the registry which I found out later is mainly for CD/DVD devices, that didn't fix anything.
I've tried removing and re-installing Windows Mobile Device Center and driver pack and that did not fix it either.
Additionally Canon Powershot camera gives us similar results.  MTP USB Device failed.  
This is so far happening on 3 of our workstations that we know of.
At first we thought it was due to windows updates but nothing recent has been installed that looks rela... Read more

A:SOLVED:Windows Mobile-based device and Canon Powershot cameras showing code 19 and MTP USB Device failed.



Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.


Do you have Kaspersky installed? Kaspersky Filter driver caused that any USB device could not connect.


It is suggested to have a look at the following registry. Make a backup of it and remove the Upperfilters setting:


“Upperfilters” = klfltdrv


If the issue persists, please find a working machine and compare the registry settings.


Best Regards

Magon Liu

TechNet Subscriber Support
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Im running windows 10 on an HP laptop, 64 bit, and i just got a micro usb to usb device so i can transfer stuff onto my phone. It worked when i first got it but now it comes up with a Device Descriptor Request Failed and a Code 43 error. Ive tried updating
the drivers, restarting my laptop, and plugging it into different usb ports but it still comes up with the error. Any suggestions? 

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My computer keeps telling me Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed), so I looked up how to fix it and they told me to uninstall it then scan for hardware changes and it will reappear working properly. Only it did not come back working properly, it came back the same. I am also 98% sure that this "unknown USB device" is my built-in webcam that has never once worked. So if someone wants to help me out and allow me to use my webcam that would be great!

A:Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)

Hi there, can you first tell us what is the Name and Model number of your system?

What OS are you running

im sorry if you already listed this, as I cannot see your specs from the Windows Forum App..

I take it this is a laptop?

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Fresh install of Windows 10 and the last driver I need to sort out is the above.

I believe it is my powered USB 3 hub to which I plug in my keyboard and mouse. Technically it is working but I don't like seeing yellow triangles on devices.

So are there any fixes?

A:Unknown USB Device (device descriptor request failed)

If it's a generic USB 2.0 Powered Hub then technically there's should be no drivers needed by Windows, if it's a USB 3.0 Hub then I'm unsure (since I don't own any USB 3.0 Hubs).

Might be a Windows bug, basically Windows can't find the description information to display the Hub's name in the Device Manager example: Generic USB Hub, Root Hub Device, etc....

I'm pretty sure everything is working as should, you're good minus the minor annoyance if all device connected through the USB Hub is recognized by Windows; if you right click Properties on the yellow triangle it probably says "The Device is working properly".

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I know that a similar question has been asked before but, not with the last part of the message, (Device Descriptor Request Failed). I get this, in Device Manager, and I have searched for an answer on the net. Also it is a Code 43. I went through my laptop, with an HP Technician this morning, I might add at a cost of 5p/minute, for 30 odd minutes. He has said that because I had gone over to Windows 8.1 and the recovery discs I made will not load, to put back in Windows 8. I have to send the laptop back for re-installing the OS, because Windows 8.1 do not have the update for my problem. Also the R.H. USB socket has a failure ID:0GAPTK-6T7716-MFPWWK-8D1Q03. I personally think that this is all what the problem is. a duff USB. Is this a cop-out???
My question is; has anyone heard of Windows 8.1 having driver WHQL problems?? Very.

Any/all ideas, appreciated.

ps, I only found out the problem with the usb when I tried to download a Mobi file to a Kindle for my wife. The other usb's work OK.

A:Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)

Is there only one USB port on the right hand side? Sometimes manufacturers connect internal devices via an unused USB port internally. USB ports are usually in groups of two, seeing only one port is usually a sign that the wiring has been redirected internally to something else like a Bluetooth adapter or wifi adapter. It may even be a card reader or touchpad. Is anything like that not working? If it is start looking for a driver for it.

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After installing Windows 10 anniversary update, I get the following error in the device manger: Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)

Tried uninstalling and restarting PC. Reinstalled Windows made from media tool. Nothing fixed it. Did a google search and nothing has worked. No USB drivers on the PC maker's website.

Any ideas?

A:Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)

You can try going into device manager > select show hidden devices and delete all "inactive" usb device appearances. In my example below, there would be four. Once done, reboot and try your device again:

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hello    i'm an embedded developer. i have an usb type ic programmer to burn microcontroller. now i'm getting this error "Unknown USB Device(Device Descripter Request Failed)" while plug my usb programmer into my pc socket. but this same hardware support in my friend same hp430 pc.

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I have had the Microsoft Wireless 2000 Keyboard and mouse for 10 months and it has been working fine. But recently when I plugged it in I got an error message which said :The last USB Device you connected to this computer malfunctioned. and Windows does
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I opened Devices and Printers and it said Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed).

Also it is on Windows 10 Home

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I have bought a new windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop when I connect my external hard drive witch was working ok before it's telling me - unknown usb device (device descriptor request failed) code 43

A:unknown usb device (device descriptor request failed)

did you try to go to power manager, shut off usb power saving

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Greetings folks

I have a problem that bugs me for years, I never intentionally solved it, sometimes those errors disappears and all USB ports work fine, sometimes they do not. So anyone can help me please, it would be great.

Some of my ports do not work all the time, I cannot identify a specific moment. Inside the Device Manager, Universal Serial Bus controllers, I get 1, 2 or more "Unknown USB Device ( Device Descriptior Request Failed )", sometimes more sometimes less.

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770
Motherboard: AsROCK H77 Pro4/MVP
Windows 10 all available updates downloaded and installed as of today, and everyday. The problem appeared on Win 8 or 7, not sure when. So it's not necessarily Windows 10 specific. I ported it to 10.
Here is what they look like:

Bios is up to date. Chipset drivers updated, various solution tried from googling, I even managed to make all USB ports stop working testing some of these solutions, I had to restore windows from a ghost image I had.

It's like these USB ports remain suspended sometimes.

Any advice on what to try? The most annoying part is that from the frontal USB ports some stop working randomly too.

Thank you

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Ok i posted a support post up for the network.
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A:I can't get my games to run anymore

Did you reinstall your video and sound drivers, also would make sure your running the latest version of directx after the reinstall

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Ive been having a lot of troubles with my Pc lately, around 2 days ago i got a blue screen saying Watchdog error along with my internet download speed going from 5mb/s to 700kb/s and the games where i usually get a average of 150+ frames i cant even get a steady 20. Ive tried updating all my drivers but got no luck.
Specs: Intel Core i7 6700K / 4.00GHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27-inch 165Hz
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Guys you won't believe it.

I reinstalled Vista yesterday because of this issue and also my games.
Yesterday everything worked.
Today I installed my applications and extra drivers and I started Racedriver GRID and it did the same thing.
So since its a new Vista install I checked what I installed today and removed the Windows Visual C and my Genius Fpen 610 driver.
Reboot and magically Grid and all my games started.

My Genius F610 Tablet driver for Vista was causing all the trouble!!!!
Can you believe that?

Thanks for everyones help!

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After I ran registry mechanic and defragged my hard drive (perfect disk - thrice, although I stopped the defrag half way through), none of the latest games work anymore (Call of duty 4, Crysis demo, Bioshock), although older games like Heroes of might and magic 3 still runs fine. Whenever I click to start a game, the splash screen will start, the screen will go black like when one normally starts a game, and then I'm just back at the desktop, with no error message. All other software works fine, like Ableton Live 5 etc.

I should also say that before all of this I decided to clean up my hard drive and deleted some files mainly in C:\documents and settings\bernhard\local settings\temp. I did not delete any read-only files. Maybe this screwed it up?

It's strange because everything works fine except these games all of a sudden.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:XP games not starting up anymore

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

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recently i have not been able to play resident evil 5 or dead space on my computer. the games ran fine for a long time, but not when i double click the icon nothing happens. i have have tried reinstalling the games multiple time and updating direct x and video driver, nothing seems to work. although splinter cell: conviction seem to work fine. any ideas?

im running Windows XP pro service pack 3; Nvidia 8800GT; 1GB ram

A:Games won't start anymore!!!

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My games used to work,haven't used them in a long time. Now when i load them they come up,
start to load,then the screen shuts off and
it goes back to my desktop.Tried reinstalling
them but had no change.One of them goes right
back to desktop when i click on it from start menu.
[email protected]

A:Games not working anymore

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Hey guys,

Recently my graphics card wont run anygames anymore.It loads
the main menu of a game but when its finished loading a map or mission the computer crashes and a the screen was messed up and a error came up saying that the driver couldnt load normaly and restarts. It was working fine a few hours ago with all the latest drivers. Ive reinstalled the drivers and swaped it with another graphics card. By the way its a geforce fx 5900 agp. Any help apreciated

A:Cant play games anymore

Is the GFX fan spinning normally? Check your GPU temps.

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None of my games work anymore, I either get a black screen, then am sent back to windows with no explanation or the games just don't run. These are all old games that I've played a long time ago and haven't touched for years and now when i try them they don't work! I've installed the latest version of directx and scanned my computer for viruses, but still no luck.

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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Hey guys I have AT&T "High-Speed" Internet DSL. I used to be able to host games and such when I was directly connected to the modem and nobody would lagg, and I would never lagg in games. Anyways, now I bought a linksys wrt54gl because I needed internet for myself and other people here at home. Well I tried the best I could, and I can join games (I play Borderlands and CS:Source and Team Fortress 2) but I can't host. When I host, my friends can't join, they used to be able to join me with no lagg... now they can't even join me.

I've tried port forwarding, disabling DMZ, removing the router firewall, tons of stuff. I can't get it to work, and I need to be able to host games again because I have the fastest internet.

Please help me out, I'm a newcomer and not too Tech Savvy but I'm not stupid either.

Thanks guys at Tech Support Guy Forums,

A:Can't host games anymore, help?!!

just for troubleshooting, put your computer in the DMZ (must have manual IP address). What the DMZ will do is route any traffic to that computer without any issues/port blocks etc.

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hi im trying to get rid of system integrity scan wizard and some other pop ups that are making my game drop down during online game play here is my log any help is appriciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:53:43 PM, on 4/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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Hi I'm after a little help I cant run my older games anymore
I think it might be to do with the video card not sure
the games i cannot run are Delta force 2 and land warrior, hitman original, and an oldy called Driver, wont load with video memory errors
my system specs are below and ill attach my dxdiag
any advice appreciated in advance
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TEST
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1800 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0204, 14/10/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name TEST\Mark
Time Zone AUS Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 136.45 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 1.12 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

A:Can't run older games anymore

When you say older games don't work does that mean they did work on that PC before or not?

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About a few months ago I can still play games like Combat Arms, Call of Duty 4, BioShock, and Dead Space at minimal performance. But now, I reinstalled the game to play it again and it just got stuck on the Starting Screen or just plain BLACK Screen! I can still play some MMORPG like Sword of the New World: Granado Espada or the recently Closed-Beta, Luna Online just fine. I don't know what I did wrong with my Dell XPS Laptop. Any help will be apreciated.

My System Specs:
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS M1530
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, 1667 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 11/17/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
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A:I can't play my games anymore!?

The only thing I noticed with Vista and games is sometimes a game will load and you get to a black menu screen for the game. I play Silent Hunter 4 and the first time I loaded the game in Vista I had not issues at all. Me being me messed up how to handle admin account and user account so I did a clean install to start over. Once done I loaded Silent Hunter 4 again to play. No issues, loaded fine. I clicked to play and I got the load screen. Once I got to the menu of the game it was nothing but a black screen. I could hear the music and see my mouse cursor but nothing else. So, what I had to do was go to my videocard tweak program ( I just use the one offered by Nvidia, it works fine) and reset my video card to all the default values. Should be just a box to check and apply to reset to defaults. Once done, I ran the game and all was fine. I closed the game out and reset my videocard back up to the tweaks I like. My game ran fine every since. Give it a shot, it worked for me.

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I think I am in the right place but if this thread should be in another spot let me know.

I bought a computer a while ago and because it has a GeForce 7800 GS video card it sadly has the infinite loop problem. I managed to fix the Blue Screen of Death errors this problem causes when I downloaded the latest drivers for my card. I haven't had the crash problem since, but still have video rendering problems when I play some games like Battlefield 2 for instance what happens is the environment goes all screwy, I see a checkerboard type map on the ground or the image of the gun I am holding has odd triangle shapes coming off it or when I get into a vehicle the view is all triangles and flashing object or the other characters in the game look all sparkly and seem to be made up of odd triangle shapes. The only way to fix this is to reboot the system closing the game and starting it again doesn't work. Anywho the main reason I am here is because since I updated the video drivers ( I don't know what they were before or if this is the real reason for the problem) or because of something else other than the driver update, I can't say for sure as I didn't notice the problem right away because I didn't start the affected games for quite some time after the fact. I can still play COD4 but COD5, COD6, and Black Ops all fail to work and close down before they start COD6 actually stutters at the menu screen and I have to shut the system down by pulling the plug.... Read more

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Why movies graphics effects are always much powerful than video games graphics?

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Why doesnt my steam or gamespy work anymore. It says that it cannot connect b/c my internet is unstable or i am connected through a over protected firewall, and it has been doing this for about a month now. I went to the steam website and did everything they told me to and it still doesnt work....what should i do?

A:None of my online games work anymore

well make sure your are not in fact blocked by a firewall or anything, unless your 100% sure. make sure your internet connection is set under the right setting appropriate for you under Settings>Internet tab for Steam.

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I have a gateway with a tsstcorp dvd =_ rw mlti format double layer drive and very suddenly I can no longer watch movies. Games play, cds play, audio fine. But I put in a movie and it's like there's no disc here. We've watched movies on it for over a year, so I checked multiple movies that once worked. I've followed the troubleshooting, tried to update driver. The wizard could find no better driver than what is already being used. I DO NOT get an error message. I just don't get anything to show up either under My Computer or in Media Center or Media player. Oh, and if it helps we have Windows XP Media Center Edition. This stumps me. I read somewhere "Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)" was a problem but I even went to add/remove programs and couldn't find that paticular update, so I couldn't uninstall that.
Thanks for any help.

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I hope someone has an answer to my dilemma. I like to play games online, especially at and, but since yesterday I haven't been able to play any of the games. The games don't load for me anymore.

I have disabled the firewall and the pop-up stopper to see if it would help, but it didn't. I don't know what else to do. I am sure I am missing some files, but don't have a clue to which ones are missing.

Any help is greatly appreciated....

By the way my computer has windows 98SE.

Thank you in advance!

A:Oneline games don't load anymore...

Problem fixed. I did a system restore and now I am good again.

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At least 2 old games gothic 1 and gothic 2 ( raven ). Both played well on my winXP 64-bit. I reinstalled them both. Gothic 1 has no images in intro, and the sound is very spotty. Gothic 2 also has no intro images and even stopped in the middle of intro.

It is the same computer, except some more games. The computer is virtually not connected to internet except when I need a patch. What could be the reason?

one year old gaming computer
winXP pro 64-bit service pack 2
AMD phenom II X4 955
3.21 ghz 8 gig RAM
radeon HD 4870 X2 2gig video RAM
BTW, the DVDs come from " gothic universal " which includes 3 DVDs ( No1 is gothic 1, No2 is gothic 2 and No3 is gothic 3 ). No3 which is gothic 3 works fine so I have no reason to think that the other two DVDs do not work because they are dusty or scratched. Most other games played well including both old and recent games.

A:games that don't play anymore on same computer?

are you saying they were working on the same computer and stopped working after you reinstall them? why did you reinstall them?

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Hi,Im new here.Heres whats been going on.I just bought some games over the weekend.The games are Airline Tycoon and Crazy Taxi Driver.I keep getting this error message that says "interface not registered".So it wont even let me install them.What can I do to install them?

I also bought Flight Simulator 2002 with the add ons that go to that game and now the add ons are saying "interface not registered".What can I do?

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A:most of my games dont work anymore

What version of windows are you using? Also are there any numbers or other parts of the error message?

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I've already asked this on two other forums, no one can give me a straight goes:

Whenever I play a game for more than 10 minutes, it locks up and I have to reboot my PC. Even after I reboot, it still occurs every single time. Also, if I want my games to run smooth, I have to run them as soon as I boot up the PC or else the frame rate goes to hell. I have all the latest drivers for my vid/sound card and XP. Defragged around 2 days ago.

The 2nd problem happened long before the first but I didn't think much of it...

I really have no clue what's wrong. Any ideas?

My specs:

AMD Athlon 2100+
512mb RAM
60gig HD
Radeon 9000 Pro 128mb
Sound Blaster Audigy
Windows XP


A:PC games don't work anymore....desperate for help!

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i use to get all my poker sites, full tilt, pokerstars etc. now when i try to get them i get the cannot cnnect to server message. i try disabling my firewall (windows firewall) nothing, i try to uninstall my games nothing. PLEASE HELP...

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about 3 days ago, i was just on the computer. I went on the internet, tried downloading adobe after affects, and played minecraft. after awhile i got bored so i turned off my computer. When i decided to go back on later, i couldnt play my only 2 computer games which are wizard101 and minecraft. Internet, videos and other programs work just fine. Its just wiz101 and minecraft.
When trying to open wizard 101 i get 3 errors (see attached file). After all those messages go away i can type in my username and password to start the game, but it just tells me i am unable to connect to wizard101.
For minecraft, i have 2 different minecrafts installed. One of the minecrafts let me enter my password and username and begin playing the game, but after that the minecraft window just goes black and stays like that. When trying to play the OTher minecraft i get this error -
Java Virtual Machine Launcher 
Error: Invalid or corrupt jarfile C:\Documents And Settings\Victoria\Desktop\Mineshafter-proxy.jar
ive tried uninstalling and then re-installing minecraft, thats all. It did not work though. I havent tried anything else yet. I have a windows Xp. If you need anymore info on my computer or need me to be more clear about some things, please let me know. Thank you.

A:I cant play certain games on my computer anymore?

Required reading : .
Me, I would try running the sfc /scannow command, to repair/replace damaged system files.
How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files -

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I tried to partition my OCZ rally2 16gb into a NFTS and a fat32 using Acronis disk director.

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Acronis showed it as two partitions, but the sizes were not as they should have been if the operation finished successfully. HPUSB format utility showed the drive as a single full sized drive. The original 14.9gb drive showed up, but said 0 bytes free, 0 bytes used and 0 bytes total. I did not check the contents, but the custom icon was still there so I assume my data was fine.

I reemerged the partitions successfully and both Acronis and HPUSB format show it as a single 14.9gb drive, with the correct amount of free space. The only problem is I can not see it on my computer. I rebooted and changed the name with acronis, but it still doesn't show. It shows up under device manager as a USB storage device. I've run the USB drive cleaner already, still not showing up.

I can still boot off my flash drive though, so I think it is still fine.

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my niece has a packard bell 266 with 160mb and is running win me.

when she turns on the comp she gets the post test and then it goes into options and guides her to safe mode.
after safe mode her desktop screensaver comes up and then new hard ware found but then nothing.
we managed to get scan disk to run once but nothing else, it just hangs on the screensavers.

the message after trying to run new hardware is:

su reg create key failed.

i've looked thru what i could but can't find anything, any suggestions?


A:su reg create key failed

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hey, i've been trying to install a software so i can transfer music from my pc to my cell phone, downloaded p2kman and installed it, but the computer does not recognize when i plug in the cell from a usb cable, tried to install it with the driver that came in the p2kman, unplugged the usb and when plugged it back, the computer will not read it, as if nothing was being plugged in.... what can i possibly do?

A:Windows Xp Does NOT read usb device anymore

plug it in to the pc and navigate to device manager and see if you have any bright yellow question marks or exclamation points. start - right click my computer - click properties - click the hardware tab - click on device manager

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Hi, I have a computer with hardware capable of running almost all current titles, EG Bf3, Dota2, counter strike GO, that was until a few months ago.
I started experiencing serious ping issues / packet loss in games causing me to completely freeze, then re-appear where I would have been. On counter strike source "string_cmds" graph peaks when this occurs.
The problem has got worse now, though, I can't play more then 10 minutes of ANY game before something goes wrong, be it a game crash or my whole computer shuts down resulting in one of the many Blue screen Stop errors I have said.
The game will run perfectly smooth, then suddenly my whole computer will shut down. This can happen about 5 times a day depending on how willing I am to restart the game.
Google chrome has just started to crash frequently now, too, and with limited income being 16 I need to fix this rather buy a new pc.
I don't know whether this will be useful but the address for one of them ( I've had well over 100 by now) Is "at FFFFF8801047D000" and another.." STOP: 0x00000019"

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz 47 ?C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Acer Aspire M3910 (CPU 1) 30 ?C
HP S2031 ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 5670 (Sapphire/PCPartner) 48 ?C
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A:Multiple BSODs - 3B, 7e, 10, 50, can't play games anymore

Welcome to SevenForums,

I have had a look at your last 3 DMP Files, 2 of them are referencing memory.

Can you try these steps for me

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+If there is no error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.

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I decided to install the game Grid but the installer will not run because it says that its not compatible with the windows version im running.. But 5 months ago i installed it with no problems. That happened with some other games i installed.. i have the same windows version on my desktop and there i never had any problem instaling just on my laptop.. I have vista home premium 64bit.
I already tried to go to the setup and run it in compability mode but still doesnt work..
What should i do? How come i use to be able to instal and now im not?

A:vista wont install some games anymore..

I have had the ability to play older games. I speculate that after installing SP2 on the x64 you lose the ability to install/play older x86 games. I cant play my MechWarrior 4 anymore and it has me annoyed. I also assume at times...even though sounds stupid..that newer hardware is just too high end for older games that they cant be installed on them. I know its silly but possible. Just keep trying in compatibility mold all the way back to windows 2000/xp settings and try it out more. It might just work if it feels like it.

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Mothers computer, all she does is play solitaire and bridge games on it.
as of this morning none of the standard windows 7 games or even games explorer will open.
I have un enabled and the re enabled the games through features control. no help
System file checker and scandsk no help
system restore says error XXX8000ffff (not exact error) and doesn't restore anything
Games wont open from the exe in program files either.
Win 7 ultimate x64

Any Ideas?

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Ok here we go, i got my laptop last year and i got a virus about 6 months ago. I had my laptop reset completely to factory settings. Before i got the virus and reset i could play: sims 3,democracy,fifa,call of duty, downloaded 3d games. Now i cant play any games hardly the screen goes black and it has an error on every single one then it says windows has stopped working



name: SiS mirage 3 graphics
manufacturer: Silicon intergrated systems corp.
chip type: SiS672 series
DAC type: internal
Approx memory: 184mb
display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60hz)
monitor: Generic Pnp monitor

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled


Main driver: SISGRUMD.dll,SiSclone.dll,SiSfunc.dl
version: 8.14.0010.518 (english)
Date: 30/06/2010
WHQL logo'd: Yes
DDI version: 9Ex

please help me thanks i want to be able to play all the games i could before.

A:My laptop wont play games anymore

We need the model number and make of your laptop, as well as full system specs to help.
Although I can say right now, your integrated graphics sucks.

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hello, i'm trying to open the game driv3r and i get the message "failed to create directX. Not supported display adapter present..." my card is Mobile intel(R) 945 express chipset family(driver updated) and the laptop has 1gb ram with the cpu at 1,80mhz..
thank you in advance for your help..

A:failed to create directX

Try this:

go to Start / Run / type dxdiag and press enter

on Direct X Diagnostic:

click on every tab (screen / sound / music / network / etc)... and run the tests. See which one is giving out an error, and come back to investigate further on that.

Could also be the program you are trying to run is not compatible with the "latest" version and is actually trying to use an older version.
Otherwise try reinstalling directx and then the program.

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Hi my computer keeps saying when I download things failed to create reg key what does it mean.

A:[SOLVED] failed to create reg key?

I get that too every time now when I try to use IE Spell.

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I am running Windows XP SP3 and after reinstalling my system after a recent failure I receive the message "Failed to Create OCX Control" every time I log on. The system seems to operate properly, but the error message has piqued my curiosity.

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Dick Flanagan

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When I used printmaster16 today I wanted to use some pictures that I have there. They were ones that I imported from another site. When I click on them to select it says "Failed to create picture". I've used them before but I know it has been awhile since. Could someone help me out and tell me how I can use them again? (if possible) THANKS
I hope I posted this in the right category??? I have windows xp

A:failed to create picture?

figured it out and deleted what I didn't want.

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I recently wipe out the entire hard drive and OS on my Dell Inspiron 6400.
I was using XP media edition.
Had a friend install XP professional

Now i don't have sound except for error beeps; my video display is choppy when dragging windows around; no long have SVGA 64bit color, only 32bit VGA.

I have tried everything to update drivers from everywhere. However the problem is that my computer doesn't recognize any sound device on the computer. How do i get it to recognize this?
in my Device manager, there is nothing that shows sound device. There are seven yellow exclamation marks beside the following:
-Other Devices (also has a yellow question mark before)
Base System
Base System
Base System
Ethernet Controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
However, the exclamation mark is on top of a yellow question mark too.

Is there that big of a difference between the XP Media, and the XP Pro?
How can i fix any of this?


A:No sound device located, No SVGA anymore.

Several drivers are missing. When you download the drivers, before install, go to Device Manager and delete or disable the existing driver before installing the new one.

Then connect to Dell for a new scan, and let Dell decide if it can download helpful stuff.

I would pay particular attention to the Chipset... but install ALLl the drivers at the Dell support site for your Service Tag...

Then when you have done all you can, run Windows Update, as it will often find needed drivers.

Yes there is a big difference betweeen XP Media Center and XP Professional. Huge.
But on a Dell the drivers will only be different on a very few theing.s

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I fubared the system. (Windows 2000 pro SP 4) And now I can't get the scanner or camera to work.
When I try to use them I get the error ::
The Image Admin control cannot be found. Reload imaging.

In my device manager the scanner and camera show up as UNKNOWN.

I can't seem to find any way to reload the imaging stuff. Its not listed as a windows component and putting the 2000 cd back in had nothing on it.

I hate to have to reload the whole system again.
Any help appreciated.


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I have Win XP with a gig of ram and a nividia geforce 5500fx video card, i used to play battlefield 2 and 2142 with little lag, now my system is slow slow i can't play ANY games, single or multiplayer. Its fine until you get into the acutal gameplay. Several of my process are above 50,000k.
svhost.exe is at 59,0000 right now and comes back if i end it. Here is my hijackthis logfile:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:56:31 PM, on 2/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

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C:\Program Files\Common

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition


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A:Help Computer suddenly very Slow - can't play games anymore

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I'm experiencing slim keyboard not being recognized in the Windows 8.1
The keyboard was working fine until just one day it just stopped working.
I tried factory reset literally 8 times along with most recent BIOS update and dell's recommended update software. + power setting --> disabling power saving on USB
It still come up as unrecognized each time even with fresh reinstall.
I was wondering if this is a hardware issue or just software bug from factory reset.
I don't think there is a available driver for this kind of problem is there?

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/ConfigurationSource:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnPDate:          8/6/2016 1:09:35 PMEvent ID:      411Task Category: NoneLevel:         ErrorKeywords:      User:          SYSTEMComputer:      DellDescription:Device USB\VID_0000&PID_0002\5&1347b1a9&0&4 had a problem starting.
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Running Windows XP, the little "blinkies" that you can find and download on graphics sites for uses in forums won't show up as animated on computer anymore. Any suggestions/tips/reasons why? And ideas how to fix it? Thanks in advance!

A:Blinkies (Animated graphics) don't show up anymore

Running Windows XP, the little "blinkies" that you can find and download on graphics sites for uses in forums won't show up as animated on computer anymore. Any suggestions/tips/reasons why? And ideas how to fix it? Thanks in advance!

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I have got a problem which has occurred just few days ago. My TV could not and still cannot be recognised by my graphics card, meanwhile my monitor is working properly. I always use TV for watching movies, videos and whenever I am too lazy to get off my bed.

Recently I have changed my graphics card from nVidia GeForce GT 320. The new card's drivers may not be working properly and every time I turn on my PC, OS crashes on start up. Blue screen appears, showing that physical memory is being dumped. Then restarts. I select "Start Windows Normally" option. After everything loads, I get a message on my desktop saying error related to OpenCL.dll.

So one day I turn on my PC, go through all the rough start up and try to watch video through my TV and it is not recognised. I tried to repair it by checking all connections, AMD Catalyst Control Centre and "Screen Resolution" option on desktop (right click).

After my TV wasn't working with my PC, I left it alone. I was looking for solution online but nothing useful. Next day I came back from work and I tested it. It surprisingly worked and was showing all as before. The day after that it didn't work again.

Here are some answers to questions you might want to ask:My TV is 42" Philips Smart LED Easy 3D 4300 series (Full 1080p).
My monitor is simple 24" AOC screen (Full 1080p) and it is connected through VGA cable.
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A:My TV is not being recognised by MSI R7770 graphics card anymore.

Fellow Sufferer,

I recently bought a r7770 which started blacking out on my 1080p TV. I was using the HDMI port at the time. After checking and adjusting my PC resolution and TV settings, I opted to use another port on the graphics card. I used the DVI to HDMI adapter to connect the TV and runs flawlessly.

Nevertheless, I am still going to take the card back to BestBuy and exchange it for another. I will connect the new card to the TV using the HDMI, and if the problem resurfaces I will notify the manufacturer of the defect. I hope this helps.

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Hi everyone, I found MGI Photosuite on my hdd today, so I clicked on the .exe and it said "failed to create an empty document" Can anyone tell me why It can't create an empty document and how to fix it?

A:Failed to create empty document

Hi there....

Have you tried reinstalling the program?

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Dear friends,

each time I try to open a particular program (Mathcad 15) I get the message 'Failed to create empty document'.
Then the program goes on but is useless because I cannot open an new or existing document.
In my opinion this is a permission problem because the program runs without a problem within the hidden administrator account.
I tried a lot of things:
running as administrator
setting permissions for the program
taking ownership

nothing works.
This is very annoying because I have a huge library of MCad document I can't open anymore.
Well I could when I login as hidden administrator but this is not a good idea I suppose.
OS = win 10 pro.


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in trying to open Wordpad I get a message saying "faild to create empty Wordpad". This happens either with new doc. or already saved doc. What do I need to do to fix the problem? Appreciate any help you can offer.
Thanks, Kevin.

A:Wordpad - failed to create empty doc. msg

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I know this has been all over the boards, but I cannot find a solution, I know there has to be one.

I have installed Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 for my son on my gaming machine (quad core 3.0 w/ 4gb Ram. I am running DX11 with an ATI 4850 (Windows 7). I have installed all the latest drivers (so that is not the problem) I have tried to force dx9 at startup (didn?t work), I have tried editing the option.txt (didn?t seem to work). I am not the most tech savvy guy, but this problem should not be happening. I way exceed all the hardware requirements for this software. This problem has been reported on this software before; by others?they seem to be having trouble with an old video card or bad drivers. Atari doesn?t seem to be monitoring their help forum?..Any ideas?

A:Failed to create direct3d divice

This game was designed for older operating systems before Windows 7 was released. Install the game patch and change the compatibility mode to Windows XP and see if it helps.

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i have got many prblems in installing yahoo n its ma billionth attempt
i tried all
uninstalled, cleared all cookies and registries n keys by Reg edit, reinstalled and while updating as a last option
i get such error

problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: YAHOOM~1.EXE
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4c053ffe
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bdc9
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00062613
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 3636
Additional Information 2: 79f130e859daa17c69a6e9eb616b66af
Additional Information 3: 2fad
Additional Information 4: ca9c4ac6aab7546d96887a80879c3ab9

Can some one help me out?

A:Co create instance of yahoo dll failed

Welcome to the forum.
First you need to do a full AV scan, make dure upto date.
Please let us know the results, it may be a virus.

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im trying to create disk image but every time it failed with the next error message:0x81000033.what can I do?

A:create disk image failed

it's because you don't have enough space in the hidden system reserve partition, first can you make us a print screen of your disk management...right click on computer icon > management > disk management > right click on the reserve partion and show us property like in my image

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Does anybody know what this could possibly mean? Whenever I stick a DVD in I get an error message that says "Creat Overlay failed. Lower your color depth or resolutiojn and try again." I did what it said first I shrunk my resolution down to 800x600(an event wich will permanently scar me), that didn't work then I reduced it to 256 and got the error again. I recently had uninstalled the DVD software(Intervideo WinDVD) because my computer was very screwed up so I basically uninstalled everything I didn't use everyday(it didn't fix it). I was able to watch DVDs fine with the same default settings, I have tried multiple DVDs and it still happens, nothing has changed on my system, I didn't delete any shared files. What could possibly be wrong?

A:DVD Create Overlay Failed Error

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Ive been using the program NTI Filecd for awhile but recently its not opening and I get the message "Failed to create empty document"
Their support hasn't been able to help me.
I think it started happening after I installed the program CD Anywhere but i'm not sure.
If I can't get this to work,What other software can I use too do what Filecd does.

A:Failed to create empty document

You really posted this in the wrong forum -- and off the cuff I don't have a clue. Usually what I do when I run into things like this is go through google hits until I'm exhausted. Both Google > Web and Google > Groups can provide solace and consolation if not real help: document"&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&sa=N&tab=wg

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Hi, I have just downloaded and tried executing VirtualBox and then get the following critical error:
Failed to create the VirtualBox COM Object.
The application will now terminate.
Any idea what's going on here and how to resolve this? Thanks.

A:Failed to create the VirtualBox COM Object?

I tried to install the current version last night, and I couldn't get it to run, so I fell back to version
Have a great day!

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Hi there.I'm running Windows 95 and managed to wind up with some sort of Adware that downloaded Security iGuard to my machine. I think I've managed to get rid of the iGuard, but I still get messages saying:Warning! Failed to create process.I was wondering if you had any ideas as to what else I can do to try and get rid of whatevers still infecting my machine.thanks a lotDave M.Mod Edit: This will be moved to a more appropriate Forum.

A:Warning! Failed to create process

Create a directory on your hardrive, to save HijackThis.exe, called c:\hijackthis. This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.Download the latest version, from here.Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, hereThen, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum. Do not fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

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I have windows vista. Everytime I try to open MS Paint I get an error saying: "failed to create empty document". Any online solutions I've read have either:

1. Involved there also being a problem with wordpad giving the error "failed to create empty document" as well, and it's not.


2. It doesn't tell me how to fix the problem for Vista, only has solutions for Windows XP or lower.

Any suggestions? I tried going to an online computer tech chat and that didn't me absolutely no good. All that resulted in was my getting angry at ignorant people asking very stupid questions and the tech guys basically telling me I was out of luck because they had never heard such a thing. Please help.

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(This is about a different, new computer.)

Computer was asleep early this morning, but after SuperAntiSpyware ran, it dir not go back to sleep. Testing showed that automated sleep is not working. Rebooted, got a pop-up box with the text as shown in the title of this message.

Ran the MS diagnostic for this problem, using msconfig; no luck. Googled for the error, not much there, but did try a few things. Turned off router, so not likely to be a address conflict, as one person was able to fix the problem through that route.

Ran another SuperAntiSpyware scan, a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, one with Avast!, and the on-line HouseCall scan; nothing found. I have run a few of Dell's on-line diagnostics, nothing found so far.

I would appreciate knowing how to inoculate the computer, or what spell to cast thereupon, or how to properly remove the enchantment, or even anything actually related to repairing the whatever-it-is that is causing a probably very useful empty document to not be created. (Oh, yes, CCleaner was also ran, which deleted lots o temporary files, etc.)


After posting this fascinating missive, I ran one of the MS Fixit programs, which did find that the Recycle Bin was corrupt and fixed it. I rebooted; sadly, I still got the pop-up error message, but yet one more test of the sleep function found the computer willing to obey its master, as first the monitor and then the computer went to sleep with a one-minute setting.

A:Smoni Failed to create empty document

Hi there ... Have you any Printer Software Installed ? I found a few Posts relating to Brother Printers which can cause this problem ..

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In regards to DBaR, it did not come installed with the computer I got, Inspiron 2350, AIO, Win 8.1, I believe I was able to create a recovery 'something or other' on an external drive.

The thing is I look at the Activity Logs and saw a bunch of failed Instant Restore Snapshot notations.
There is an update but every time I try to update, it went as far as the download screen then disappear and nothing happens. Since the current version is, could it be it has not updated because I have not upgraded to Win 10?
Most importantly, I now see a PBR Image with a new drive Y: but the bar is red!  I did try to use Windows System Image but that failed with an error message that said not enough space and a whole bunch of other stuff.

Here are some shots.

above: Home page indicate an update
Any idea why I am not able to update?
I realize there's a forum to post about the Y: PBR Image issue so I'll do that.

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Dear Forum,
I did search this forum for this problem and I hope I didn't miss it, but to my surprise I found no mention of it. Otherwise, many other forums have several and lengthy threads concerning this problem from way back in 2006 to the present. And none of the threads that I looked at concluded with the fix.

Hopefully, for some reason, I just never saw the right post and someone's going to tell me that I'm wasting the forum's time, because this was solved a long time ago.

But here it goes:

Every once in a while after I tap the space bar to wake the computer up, and after the Vipre antivirus immediately announces that it's downloading new definitions, Vista locks up shortly after Vipre is done its download. And when I say Locked up... you do have some slight functionality, but you can't do a shutdown or restart. You have to eventually do a hard shutdown. If you hit ctrl alt del for the task manager the screen eventually goes black. Then after a while, a message box appears with the title bar text, "logon process has failed to create the security options dialog", and the message text starting with a "X" in a red circle icon, "Failure - Security Options". After you click on the message box's OK button you now go to a very strange, foggy looking desk top. And as many times as you hit ctrl alt del, you can return to the black screen with the message box, then click OK, and return back to the foggy desktop.

I read many posts on this ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] logon process has failed to create the...

Hi Rand -

What happens if you remove Vipre a/v (as in get rid of it completely - un-install)? Do you have link for this product - I've never heard of it, not that fact really means anything of course.

Does it have a firewall?

What happens when you boot into SAFEMODE ? Try it - tap F8 repeatedly during boot-up.

I assure you - never a waste of time to try and help. After all, by my calculations you have about 5.5 years until you build your next system, right?? (I read your post from last fall !!).

Regards. . .



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When starting up my laptop, I get an error "Failed to create Conexant Audio Factory, The Smart Audio will not exit"  I'm up to date on my drivers, etc.  I have sound and I can click on OK to close the error message but it's annoying.

A:Failed to create conexant Audio Factory

@BturnerCR? Welcome to the HP Community Forum - we are a community of HP enthusiasts! See:HP Notebook PCs - Failed to create Conexant Audio Factory When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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I'm trying to create a virtual smart card on my Windows 8.1 machine for a development purpose. I ran tpmvscmgr.exe like this:
tpmvscmgr.exe create /name testvsc /pin prompt /puk prompt /adminkey random /generate

But I'm getting this error:
"Failed to create the Virtual Smart Card component. (0x80090030) The device that is required by this cryptographic provider is not ready for use."
Any idea why?
Thanks in advance!

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This is my first thread.. sorry for my bad english
Yesterday I tried making partitions in my hard disk, and I failed

Here's what I did:
1. run compmgmt.msc
2. Shrink C: drive
3. my hard disk' capacity shrunk from 451GB to 260GB
4. an error window appeared ("I/O device error" I think)
5. it left me no unallocated space to create partition

using compmgmt I can't extend my hdd back to 451GB, so I used MiniTool partition wizard to restore it (btw, shrinking with MT PartitionWiz resulted the same, no unallocated space)

So how do I solve this problem? thanks in adv.

A:Failed to create partition : no unallocated space

Can you post a screen shot of the disk management display?

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My daughter came home for the weekend from college and she said she could no longer use MS Paint. It seems everything else works. She said her Norton AV s/w gave her a notification saying her account expired over 30 days ago. She renewed it immediately. Her college offers it for free.

Windows Vista Home Premium w/ SP2 (32 bit)
Dell Inspiron 1525
Core 2 Duo T5750 @2.ooGHz
4.0 Gb RAM
Here is what I saw. When I attempted to launch Paint, it gave me the message...

Failed to create empty document.

I did a web search and did the following.

created new user acct ("test")- no change
verified the TEMP and TMP pointers were correct in "Environment Variables" - no change
A disk cleanup to remove all temp files, etc. - no change

I did a virus scan using the s/w on the machine and using Symantec's download scanner - nothing found

I talked to a friend and he recommended your website...

Following the instructions I've attached the following logs.


Thanks in advance!


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I am trying to make a system image with a machine that is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit to DVD.

It lets me get to 3 or 4 disk and comes up with this.

Create System Image
The back up failed
There is not enough space on the disk

There is not much on the drive except Office 07 Ultimate, Nero, Photoshop 7, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash...Just your basic stuff really...Microsoft Security Essentials.

It says that 431GB of 465GB on a Western Digital Black drive. There is maybe 1GB of data. So I am not really understanding why 34GB is being used.

AMD 64x2 3800 Dual Core, 500gb WD Black, 4gb Kingston Value Ram, LiteOn DVD/CD RW, 450watt Corsair power supply, Mitsumi floppy drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Create system image...Back up failed.

There are a lot of reports historically of difficulty imaging to DVD or restoring from DVD.

The consensus seems to be to avoid it if at all possible and use an external or internal hard drive.

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My Auto Run/Auto Play stopped working in Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS, I 've ticked the box Use Autoplay for all media devices in Control Panel / Hardware and Sound/ Autoplay. Also tried other options like I'd used before when it used to work.
Tried Reset all defaults.Nothing seems to fix it.
Sounds like a Registry issue??? But don't know!
Any ideas how to repair/fix this problem please.

A:Auto play / run doesn't work anymore when USB Device is plugged in.

What anti-virus software do you use. If there is a virus on a USB my anti-virus (nod32) won't let auto run start. Try another device before you go into the registry.

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can anyone help me I have a HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L SCSI CdRom Device drive that no longer reads DVD's but has no problem reading CD's any idea why?. It use to in the past and i have made no changes to the driver, It seems this is not uncommon, I brought my computer second hand and it works fine but I don't have a warranty for the Drive will HP still give support and how do I contact them?.

A:HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L SCSI CdRom Device Won't read DVD anymore only CD's , Why?

You probably need a new drive. I doubt you will get support from HP, but look at

The easiest way to make sure the drive is at fault is to try it with a different operating system. That makes it clear whether it is Windows or hardware. try Ubuntu or Knoppix and boot them to run in memory so you can try the drive.

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I got back from christmas break, (hadn't used my computer for about 2 weeks) and my computer was running incredibly slowly on the internet ( i have cox high speed) and when I tried to uninstall and reinstall a few games, they wouldn't uninstall, and i couldn't use them. I think i installed a corrupted rollercoaster tycoon disc, and that messed up my computer.
I've run Norton internet security (05), ad aware, stinger, and tried my cox security, but norton keeps interfering with that. here is my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:45:18 PM, on 1/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:slowed computer, games uninstall/install doesn't work anymore.

Welcome to TSF.

You're infected with a trojan...TWICE!.

There is a procedure for removing the duplicate infection in one go, but I can't remember. So, we are going to run the tool twice instead.
Please print these instructions out for use in Safe Mode. Or Save them to Wordpad so that you can access them in Safe Mode.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to extract the files
This will create a VundoFix folder on your desktop.
Go into Add/Remove and uninstall:

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
Continue to do so until the 'Windows Advanced Options' menu appears.
Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the menu item - Safe Mode.

Once in safe mode open the VundoFix folder and doubleclick on KillVundo.bat
You will first be presented with a warning.
It should look like this


VundoFix V2.15 by Atri
By using VundoFix you agree that you are doing so at your own risk
Press enter to continue....

Press 'Enter' to continue!
Next you will see:


Please Type in the filepath as instructed by the forum staff
and then press enter:

At this point please type the following file path (make sure to enter it exactly as below!):C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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While rebuilding one of my older systems i found a graphics card that seemed appropriate for the system (a 2mb graphics card for a pentium 1 system is about right, yes pentium 1 keep laughing lol). This graphics card is a 2Mb PCI video card made by Explorer Multimedia yet when i search online for the company explorer multimedia there are no results that have anything to do with video cards . The exact name of the videocard is Explorer Multimedia VideoPRO 64 FX. Does anyone know if Explorer multimedia has a website where i can get the drivers for this video card? or is Explorer Multimedia owned by another company?

(also i dont have any documentation or disks to go with this card becuase i did not buy it, it probably came in a computer that I just used for parts, also this is not an urgent problem but something that was just bothering me )

Please help

A:Graphics Card company apparantly dosent exist anymore

Try and search for your exlporer multimedia you should at least a few hits.

Ps you may have to register but its free and painless

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This isn't crippling or anything like that, but it certainly is annoying. Every time an update fails using windows update lately, it seems to create folders filled with random numbers and letters that I cannot delete because I "require permission from System" to do so. Is there a utility or workaround that can help me to get rid of them?

Picture of said folders attached. Everything above "Aeria Games" has been created this way.

A:Failed Windows Updates create folders that cannot be deleted

Quote: Originally Posted by Visigoth

This isn't crippling or anything like that, but it certainly is annoying. Every time an update fails using windows update lately, it seems to create folders filled with random numbers and letters that I cannot delete because I "require permission from System" to do so. Is there a utility or workaround that can help me to get rid of them?

Picture of said folders attached. Everything above "Aeria Games" has been created this way.

Running the disk cleanup wizard should remove them,.

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Hello All,

I am hoping someone can help me out, and I have very little knowledge about computers.
I purchased an HP Laptop awhile back, and it came with WIndows 8.0 installed, and was upgraded to Windows 8.1 when it became available.    When I bought the HP Laptop, the built in hard drive had a partition which is a 'Recovery' partition.
I recently got a SMART notice that my HDD was failing.   I was basically very limited in what I could do.  I tried to clone the hard drive, but it wouldn't work.  I was able to 'copy' the Recovery drive to another HDD, which I have placed
in one of those little hard drive cases that you can attach to a computer via a USB port.
I have another computer running Windows 8.1, and was wanting to attach the recovery drive via the USB port, and somehow create a bootable USB drive, so I could use the bootable USB drive to get the computer started again (I have a new hard drive in it).
In my searching, I see how to create a bootable USB drive, but all the ones I have looked at (and when I tried it), are creating vs the internal hard drive and don't have an obvious option to create from the attached by USB hard drive with the recovery partition.
Let me know if you can help.


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I'm trying to create a Windows Blue WMC image using DISM. I'm running it from my host command prompt (9200).

I think I have to use the following commands:

DISM.exe /Mount-Wim /WimFile:S:\Blueread\install.wim /index:1 /MountDir:S:\Bluemount
DISM.exe /image:S:\Bluemount /Set-edition:ProfessionalWMC
DISM.exe /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:S:\Bluemount

The first command completes without problems, but the second one generates this error log:

2013-04-03 14:47:37, Info DISM DISM.EXE: <----- Starting Dism.exe session ----->
2013-04-03 14:47:37, Info DISM DISM.EXE:
2013-04-03 14:47:37, Info DISM DISM.EXE: Host machine information: OS Version=6.2.9200, Running architecture=amd64, Number of processors=4
2013-04-03 14:47:37, Info DISM DISM.EXE: Dism.exe version: 6.2.9200.16384
2013-04-03 14:47:37, Info DISM DISM.EXE: Executing command line: Dism /image:S:\Bluemount /Set-edition:ProfessionalWMC
2013-04-03 14:47:37, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=2588 TID=1844 Getting the collection of providers from a local provider store type. - CDISMProviderStore::GetProviderCollection
2013-04-03 14:47:37, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=2588 TID=1844 Provider has not previously been encountered. Attempting to initialize the provider. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider
2013-04-03 14:47:37, Info ... Read more

A:DISM - Failed to create DismHostManager remote object

Haven't tried dism from within blue.

Recimg in blue not working for me.

Maybe there are a few bugs.

You can see if it is there with DISM /image:S:\Bluemount /Get-TargetEditions

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I just reinstalled XP Professional on a year old Acer laptop and am suddenly getting various Parser file errors as well as "failed to create empty document" errors. This occurs during just about any operation I attempt to execute on the computer, even when trying to access device manager. From what I've learned about these errors it has to do with MMC but I haven't been able to find out what to do to fix the problem. If it would be best to reinstall XP again, I don't mind but what has caused this to happen in the first place?

A:Parser & failed to create empty document errors

I'm guessing nobody knows the answer to this since my question hasn't generated any replies or even that many views for that matter. Oh well, thanks anyway, guess I'll try somewhere else.

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