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Problems running any game on Vista Business x64 by Varant
Hello there, Any game I run on Vista Business x64 gives me some problems. I can play games for anywhere between 4 minutes and 4 hours. But after a certain amount of time, my computer completly locks up (not even a BSOD). The game just freezes and my sound goes berzerk (it's sounds like a weird repeating sound kind of virus like). I have run all virus scans, disk defrag and updated all...
August 13th 08 06:53 PM
by Timothy Davis [MSFT] Go to last post
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Vista and USB HUBs? by LR
Hi I have had a strange issue with USB HUB's for some time now, both without and with SP1. I'm using Vista Ultimate on a DELL XPS 1210. The problem is that devices connected to the USB HUB seems to stop working after some time. It is seen with my: PDA (sync doesn not work), Mouse (sometimes hangs for a second or 2), Keyboard (reppeeeeeeeats letters quite often), USB key (not recognized)....
August 13th 08 08:56 PM
by hkancyr[_12_] Go to last post
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RTHDVCPL.exe driver signing problem, Vista SP1 by Joe Auerbach
After applying Vista SP1 on my Acer notebook, I started getting a popup saying that this driver didn't have a valid digital signature. This is support for the internal Realtek audio system (mic & speakers). Any thoughts on either getting the correct files or else bypassing driver validation ? Thanx, Joe Auerbach
August 13th 08 11:42 PM
by Joe Auerbach Go to last post
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Acer OrbiCam behaving erratically by Joe Auerbach
I have an Aspire 5610 with the built-in Logitek Orbicam. As of about a week ago, it sometimes refuses to start the camera. There is a quick popup saying 'reconnecting" and then it goes away. I've tried reinstalling the drivers and the app, Acer's support is useless (I'm waiting on a reply from Logitec), just thought I'd throw it out here for any feedback. I'm current with patches, tho this...
August 13th 08 11:50 PM
by Joe Auerbach Go to last post
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Wireless service by drm
We have a new Dell with Vista Home Premium. I am now on my 3rd attempt to get internet access (tried AT&t express card, Verizon usb, and now Verizon express card). The error message that I get when we install the modem is "unable to create a new connection - error 711." Can't get anywhere with Dell, Verizon, or AT&T (each blames the other). There are articles on error 711 with XP, and we...
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August 14th 08 04:25 AM
by Doy22[_2_] Go to last post
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disabling alps pointing device by Nepelus
I am trying to disable the touch pad for I am using an external mouse and don't need it. It is just getting in the way when typing. I have followed the following instructions they are not working for me. In this one here, there is no Touch tab. To turn the touch pointer on or off in Control Panel Tap to open Pen and Input Devices. Tap the Touch tab.
August 14th 08 12:41 PM
by mdbrock Go to last post
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My Documents in explorer by Clues
I like to see my documents in explorer, at the top under desktop. I've seen some 'tweaks' that show how to make a shortcut to Documents on the desktop, but this doesn't add Documents to the Explorer. I could change the location of Documents to the desktop, but I'd rather have the old hard link in XP, where it acts as the actual folder. There is probably an app to make hard links, but that...
August 14th 08 01:52 PM
by No Name Go to last post
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WD MyBook 250 Gb external HD by Andy G[_2_]
Is this or is this not supported in Vista? Anyone know? It worked fine in XP, and it shows up in Device Manager, but I can't get a drive letter!! Thanks in advance Andy
August 14th 08 02:43 PM
by Andy G[_2_] Go to last post
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More than 4gb ram by George
I have added 2 more gb ram.Vista home premium 32bit reports 4gb ,but using various applications I see 3072 mb ram.Is there a problem ? Thanks George
August 14th 08 05:26 PM
by Paul Smith Go to last post
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Vista and Blu-ray by Peter[_19_]
Hi. Sorry if this has been raised before, but I only just got a new Notebook with Vista Home Premium on board, so after years of familiarity with XP, I'm now struggling to come to grips with the slightly different feel of the new OS. The question I have concerns playing a Blu-ray disc on the Notebook. It uses an enhanced version of WinDVD to play HD discs, and there is no problem watching...
August 14th 08 05:32 PM
by Paul Smith Go to last post
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sidewinder big anoying problems by c4rv3r
hi, i purchased a microsoft sidewinder mouse about 2 or 3 months ago, i have treated it with care, never had anything spilt on it, no damage wotsoever. recently... about 3 weeks ago i noticed that during game or desktop i would be moving my mouse and it would suddenly stop, completely. it would do this for about 4 seconds and then start working again, about 40% of the time that it does this is it...
August 14th 08 07:25 PM
by c4rv3r Go to last post
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MAt****a dvd-ram uj-8505 ata not working by Torz
HI I am having massive problems with my dvd drive, a while ago it started refusing to burn audio cd's for me, tbh I didnt do anything about it at the time. More recently it is now refusing to play any dvd's or normal audio cds, progams or games. The auto run does not even start. If I go into my computer I can see the dvd drive but if I click on it it trys to tell me that the drive is empty...
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August 14th 08 07:58 PM
by Torz Go to last post
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Need to purchase extra cartridges for my new printer. by Grasim
Hi everyone, I have purchased a new printer and I am planning to purchase some extra cartridges so that I don’t have to go to the market again as I have sometimes my projects going on for a long time and at nights I wouldn’t like to be stranded in middle of nowhere, so I am on the look out for good sources to purchase my ink cartridges from. Please let me know any good ones and your review on...
August 14th 08 08:00 PM
by tanuj_chadha[_8_] Go to last post
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Chkdsk in Vista 32-bit SP1 is corrupting security descriptors by William West of Boca
I ran "chkdsk /f" last night, thinking that I was doing a good thing, on my Intel, DG965WH computer with Seagate, SATA, AHCI Generation II harddrive. Instead, chkdsk brought down my operating system, C: drive by first giving me messages like the known MAJOR BUG occurance in Windows 2000 systems. It displayed messages exactly like the following two:
August 14th 08 08:26 PM
by PhillyTechGuy Go to last post
4 131
CDs and DVDs not recognized when inserted. by Double9s
This is a Vista problem. When I open my CD drive or my DVD drive and insert a new disc, like a game, Windows doesn't recognize that I've done so. The autorun doesn't run. In my computer, it still shows the title of the last disc that was in there. And when I doubleclick the drive I get an error. The only way to run anything is to "explore" the disc and open the program. It's only been this...
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August 14th 08 10:30 PM
by swamppa Go to last post
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Autoplay-Broken for My Camera by y0himba
Hi! I am very impressed with the forums here so I thought I would risk public ridicule by asking about a problem I can't seem to fix. I have a Kodak Easyshare C643 Camera. It shows up in Autoplay as "C643 Zoom Digital Camera" and I have it set to "Ask Every Time". I have tried setting it to others in the drop down list, but no matter what I do, it will not autoplay. If I remove the SD card...
August 15th 08 01:32 AM
by y0himba[_3_] Go to last post
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Disappearing DVD drive--not an upper or lower filter issue by No Name
OK, I am trying to help a couple guys out both suffering from this same issue on Vista installations. On both computers the DVD drives were working fine one day and then disappeared the next; on one computer. One computer has sp1; the other is a dual boot with out sp1. There are no upper or lower filters listed...
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August 15th 08 12:26 PM
by George Yin Go to last post
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enable bluetooth gateway notebook by [email protected]
I am thinking about getting a bluetooth mouse for my Gateway MX8738 (which has bluetooth built in.) I don't see any bluetooth icons or options in Windows Vista Home Premium. How do I tell if Bluetooth is enabled on my notebook? the keyboard has a bluetooth icon and I read to push the Fn button along with F6(bluetooth icon on the button) to enable or disable it, but since there's no icon on Vista...
August 15th 08 03:51 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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i need help cleaning up my Recovery (D;) by mykerl
Ive been trying to do all that I know how to do to try and clean up, compress, delete unused programs and i am having no luck. I read somewhere that you can reformat, but I don't know how to do it and I'm afraid i will lose vital info. Please help me. Marilyn -- mykerl
August 15th 08 05:57 PM
by tanuj_chadha[_8_] Go to last post
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Help connecting a new sata hard drive by xXwhygodwhyXx
Hi sorry if I posted in the wrong forum but I got this hitachi sata 320gb hard drive from newegg and didnt come with any cords or drivers, just the hard drive. Ive been having problems trying to get the pc to reconize the hard drive, here is what I have done that hasnt worked, ive tryed connecting the sata cords to different slots on the motherboard, I have enabled all my raid ports, Ive gone to...
August 15th 08 06:19 PM
by oldun Go to last post
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