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  1. PCI/PnP Audio is "Realtek ALC260 @ VIA VT8237A High Definition Audio Controller PCI" There are other options that may provide a newer driver. Realtek has full-featured generic drivers available, and the chipset maker ViaTech has product-specific drivers. Before obtaining the Via driver, you'd need to obtain the precise device ID under the Details tab in the Device Manager, in order to identify the exact codec. www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsCheck.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
  2. The product URL changed during the last month, and i've updated my post with the new link.
  3. Like this, or something different? www.datalinksales.com/detail/DM9900.html
  4. As far as I know, RDRAM is still made by Viking and a few others; new but discontinued Samsung RDRAM is fairly easy to acquire.
  5. The message means that the Web page wants to use an "embedded" font. When you click "Yes", the font is temporarily downloaded form the server and used to render selected text. For example, if the embedded font is Lucida Handwriting, the page might specify "Lucida Handwriting, Comic Sans MS, cursive" from some text. If Lucida Handwriting isn't installed on the computer and you decline the embedded font, the browser will use the fallback font Comic Sans MS. If the fallback font isn't installed, the browser will use the system's default cursive font. To avoid the prompt, you can configure the browser to always or never download fonts. In Internet Explorer, open Internet Options, click Internet under the Security tab, and click Custom Level. Under Downloads, choose Enable or Disable for font download.
  6. "Plug and Play Monitor" is the name of the driver, and it's generally a better choice than the native Windows driver (actually just an INF file). With PnP selected, Windows interrogates the monitor for its capabilities, such as supported resolutions and timing. The Windows monitor INFs usually omit some resolutions and restricts the refresh rate to lower values than the monitor supports. A problem that often results is that the highest resolutions cannot be selected, or the refresh rate cannot be set higher than 60Hz. PnP also acquires settings that aren't in the INF, such as chromaticity and white point (for faithful color and white) and gamma (for good black and grays). The system RAM cannot cause the symptoms you report. The problem is likely due to a failing video cable or plug, or a bad solder joint at the video card's VGA socket (or, less likely, inside the montor). The situation is may be more serious if you're using the DVI-D connection. The "green tint" description is a little puzzling. The next time the problem occurs, don't correct it. Open Paint, then click Colors, Edit Colors, and Define Custom Colors. Set Red to 255 and the others to 0, and note the color in the box. Repeat, setting only green to 255, then only blue to 255, noting the displayed colors. What are the results? Consider reseating the card in its slot.
  7. I think that you have a kind of "synchronization" problem. It seems clear that the default location of your documents folder was changed to D:My Documents. The previous folder in C:UsersJohn still exists, but probably contains only a Desktop.ini file. The registry probably contains pointers that should but do not reference the same location. You can check some registry keys for consistency. Open the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer key. Verify that both the Shell Folders and User Shell Folders subkeys contain a value for Personal set to D:My Documents. Correct the value if necessary. Also open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer key. If the value Personal is present in either or both of the Shell Folders and User Shell Folders subkeys, delete the value.
  8. Hmm, third on my search page ... http://tim.id.au/laptops/toshiba/equium%20l300d%20satego%20l300d%20satellite%20l300d%20l305d%20pro%20l300d.pdf
  9. The complete error message is needed. If the computer restarts before the details can be recorded, perform these steps. Log on to an account with administrator's rights. Click Start, right-click My Computer, click Properties and Advanced. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. Deselect the "Automatically restart" option, then click OK and OK. You should check for errors in the applications and system logs using the event viewer (eventvwr.msc). I note you have both Immunet and Norton products installed. Running two antiviruses is nearly always a bad idea, and could be the sole cause of the problem. I recommend removing Immunet, then observing if the problems still occur with the same frequency.
  10. See www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/92758-windows-explorer-auto-arrange-disable.html.
  11. Is the problem restricted to the Pictures folder, or does drag & drop not work anywhere? A key might be stuck. Try pressing the control, shift, Alt, and Esc keys repeatedly.
  12. Just tested it again, it does work for me.
  13. Open Internet Options in the Control Panel. On the General page, under Browsing History, click Delete. Select Preserve Favorites and History, deselect the others, and click Delete.
  14. You don't actually need a videocard installed to power up a board. Remove the videocard and PCI cards, and unplug all devices other than the keyboard. Disconnect the hard disks and other drives, but leave the power cable on one hard disk to provide sufficient power supply loading. Install one known good stick of RAM. Connect the internal speaker and power up, carefully noting any sequence of beeps. One long plus two or three short is bad video RAM or card (expected); repeated beeps indicates bad RAM; high-low repeating is a bad CPU.
  15. Open Notepad, then copy & paste the text below (including the final semicolon). Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IEDevTools] "Disabled"=dword:1 ; Save the file to your Desktop as "DisableIE7+DevTools.reg" (including the quotes). Double-click DisableIE7+DevTools.reg and add the setting to the Registry. If the problem still occurs, mention the version of Internet Explorer, and describe the exact actions that result in the developer tools window opening. Also, when the window opens, press F12 to close it — does it remain closed?
  16. Leave the prefetch folder alone! "Cleaning" the prefetch files to resolve some performance problem is purely a myth. www.edbott.com/weblog/2005/06/one-more-time-do-not-clean-out-your-prefetch-folder
  17. The completed names should be Search Filter Host, Search Protocol Host, and Search Indexer. I'd recommend turning off the service regardless of the version of Windows. To disable, run Services.msc. Double-click Windows Search, click Stop, select Disabled under Startup Type, and click OK. Side effects of disabling search include being unable to search Libraries, or apply an Arrange By option in Libraries. If you prefer, you can leave Windows Search enabled, but limit the locations that are indexed. Visit the URL for details. www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69581-indexing-options.html
  18. I think you guess right You most likely have 512 MB installed, with 8 MB allotted to the onboard graphics, resulting in the 504 MB that Windows reports.
  19. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and click Properties. Toward the bottom of the General page you'll see the approximate CPU speed and the detected RAM size. Taking into consideration that you "don't do much on it", if the computer has about 500 MB or greater RAM, adding more will not significantly improve performance. If about 250 MB is installed, and you haven't noticed any stalls lasting more than a second, or any general slowdowns, there's no need for more RAM. If the above symptoms occur more than a few times a day, and 250 MB or less is installed, consider adding a 256 MB or 512 MB memory module. If all available RAM slots are already populated, replace the smallest capacity module with the new one. If only one slot is onboard, replace the RAM with a module of twice the current capacity or greater (minimum 256 MB). Again, with your usage, about 500 MB is a reasonable maximum for XP. Keep in mind that Internet performance is not affected by RAM size. Stalls and general slowdowns in your Web browser or file downloads are not an indication of insufficient RAM.
  20. Then you cannot have Directx 9. Win7 ships with DX 11.
  21. There should be no conflicts due to the motherboard chipset Microsoft did not intend to port DX 10 to XP; DX 9.0c release for XP. DX 10 videocards work fine under DX 9. There are a couple of DX 10 installers for XP, however, all of which I suspect are based on Falling Leaf Software's Alky Project. I seem to recall a DX 10 alpha for XP from Windows update, though ...
  22. You may have wasted your money. Even with more than 2GB of RAM installed, XP is generally limited to about 2GB. The exact figure is dependent on the specific hardware, and can be a bit more or less. What amount is reported in System Properties?
  23. You should not use ComboFix unassisted. If MBAM doesn't resolve the problem, post in the Viruses, Spyware, Adware forum. forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/forum/9-viruses-spyware-adware
  24. Try Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM), which is safe for casual use. www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php If MBAM is not effective, you must post this problem in the Viruses, Spyware, Adware forum, as the removal utilities needed may be dangerous to use without guidance.
  25. Perform the steps outlined in my previous post, but substitute sres2s for sres2s.dll (that is, omit the .dll extension). If the filename is found, don't delete it yet. Instead, copy its registry location. To do this, right-click the open registry key in the left pane (indicated by an "open folder" icon) and click Copy Key Name. Then, paste the information into your reply by the usual methods.
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