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Vista loses drivers



 
 
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Old July 1st 07, 05:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
queen
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Default Vista loses drivers

Freddy:

i am the administrator and i am logged in as the administrator. when i try
to delete this file, it tells me i do not have permission. any ideas?



"freddy" wrote:

harmonp,

Some folks have had good luck resolving issues like you have by deleting the
INFCACHE.1 file, which can get corrupted with bad data and cause issues. The
file is located at C:\Windows\inf. There, scroll down to the INFCACHE.1 file
and right click it and select delete. To do this, you will likely have to
give yourself permission to delete it, because of Windows built-in security
you know. Just right click the file, select Properties and then click on the
security tab. Let us know whether this procedure does anything. Sometimes
it does and sometimes not.
--
freddy


"harmonp" wrote:

Why is it that Vista can't hang on to drivers that have been successfully
installed. I have an HP laser printer and an HP All-in-One. Both have Vista
drivers which have been installed and both work correctly...for a while.
Periodically, Vista says it needs to look for new drivers, then it can't find
the drivers, and I'm tied up for hours trying to get Vista to recognize one
printer or the other. Sometimes Vista (Ultimate) loses track of the USB
printer drivers and sometimes it is the Scanner driver. I had to buy all new
printers/scanner to work with Vista, and yet I have to spend hours keeping
them connected properly in Vista.

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Old July 1st 07, 05:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
freddy
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Default Vista loses drivers

queen,

Even the Administrator sometimes has to give himself permission to do
something in Vista. You do this by right clicking the file and selecting
Properties and then clicking on the Security tab. Under that tab, you can
give permissions. Vista works this way when you don't own the file. You own
the file when you created it. If Windows created it, then you don't own it,
but you can gain access because you're the Administrator. This procedure
makes Vista more secure.
--
freddy


"queen" wrote:

Freddy:

i am the administrator and i am logged in as the administrator. when i try
to delete this file, it tells me i do not have permission. any ideas?



"freddy" wrote:

harmonp,

Some folks have had good luck resolving issues like you have by deleting the
INFCACHE.1 file, which can get corrupted with bad data and cause issues. The
file is located at C:\Windows\inf. There, scroll down to the INFCACHE.1 file
and right click it and select delete. To do this, you will likely have to
give yourself permission to delete it, because of Windows built-in security
you know. Just right click the file, select Properties and then click on the
security tab. Let us know whether this procedure does anything. Sometimes
it does and sometimes not.
--
freddy


"harmonp" wrote:

Why is it that Vista can't hang on to drivers that have been successfully
installed. I have an HP laser printer and an HP All-in-One. Both have Vista
drivers which have been installed and both work correctly...for a while.
Periodically, Vista says it needs to look for new drivers, then it can't find
the drivers, and I'm tied up for hours trying to get Vista to recognize one
printer or the other. Sometimes Vista (Ultimate) loses track of the USB
printer drivers and sometimes it is the Scanner driver. I had to buy all new
printers/scanner to work with Vista, and yet I have to spend hours keeping
them connected properly in Vista.

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Old July 1st 07, 07:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
queen
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Default Vista loses drivers

hello freddy:

thanx for the i