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  • 1. AGP 4x videocard showing as PCIx0 in XP
    Hi all, I've got an AGP 4x videocard on the other PC here. The system (ASUS P4S8X-X), supports 4x is in the BIOS. According to the manual this mobo can go to 8x AGP. Its set to 4x at the mo. The AGP card has 3 little leds on the videocard. (Geforce 2 MX400) Power, error, and 4x. The power and 4x leds light up. BUT when u go to the desktop / properties/settings/advanced/the card (the Nvidia 71.89 drivers are installed). Instead of showing the speed opposite bus (AGP 4x) here it says pcix0? Would it be the wrong version of the Nvidia drivers, thats making it do this?? The system works fine, it runs and u can get into windows xp. I've tried 2 videocards, on this PC and it says the same thing. Anyone seen or heard of this before?
  • 2. Drivers Fail to Reload After Redetection of Hardware Device
    I have a problem with a Windows XP install. The USB ports have failed to work properly after I did a fresh install of Windows XP. Windows XP is up to the latest service level, the BIOS on the machine is up to the latest release. Everything looked fine in device manager but when I plug in a USB device the device shows up in Device Manager (DM) as an Unknown Device. No USB devices work. When I uninstalled the Device and let Windows redetect and load the drivers it failed and now the USB Hubs are Unknown Devices. I disabled the on board USB and plugged in a a PCI USB card and got the same behaivor. When I plugged the PCI USB card into another system the card was imediately detected, the native WinXP drivers loaded automatically, and the card functioned wonderfully. Any clues as to what service, maybe PNP, is not running on my problem install? -John
  • 3. Hard drive partitioning with Windows XP Pro
    I just installed a new Western Digital 80G hard drive. My goal was to partition it into two equal 40G partitions. I insertet my windows XP dics and created and formatted the first 40G partition. I then proceeded to load Windows on that first partition. The problem I am having is how do I access the other nonformatted 40G partition? It is not recognized in Windows explorer. If I insert the Windows disc again, as if I'm downloading another version of Windows, it only recognizes the formatted partition. I did format in NTFS if it makes any difference. I use the Western Digital 3.5" floppy utility and it gives me the option to partition and format. But it wants to erase the data on the entire 80G drive and start over. I want to be able to access only the unformatted 40G partition and format it. My BIOS recognizes all 80G. Any help would be great. Thanks, Eric
  • 4. Lexmark Printer Use When Not Logged In
    I would like to use my Lexmark printer when I am not logged in but the software seems to require that you are logged in as someone on the computer. Where other printers just use a simple driver that runs through the computers processes regardless, the Lexmark printers use a more user input friendly system that speaks and everything. I emailed Lexmark and they just gave some generic uninformed answer back. Is there something that I could do that would allow me to use this printer from another computer on the network without being logged into that computer? Locke

For those using Pioneer DVD -R/RW and DVD Recorder, Compaq DVD-R, Apple Super Drive

Postby UGV0ZXI » Mon, 08 Mar 2004 04:51:05 GMT

Have a Pioneer DVD-R/-RW
READ THIS NOW!

Do NOT use the new 4X DVD-R or 2X DVD-RW media in a Pioneer DVD recorder until you get the firmware update. The drive will burn up in 5 minutes trying to calibrate itself for the new media

This includes Apple SuperDrives, Compaq DVD-R, and several other Pioneer recorders, including their new DVR-A04

See  http://www.**--****.com/ 

Good Luck!!!!!

Pete



Re: For those using Pioneer DVD -R/RW and DVD Recorder, Compaq DVD-R, Apple Super Drive

Postby Flossie » Mon, 08 Mar 2004 05:13:36 GMT





until you get the firmware update. The drive will burn up in 5 minutes
trying to calibrate itself for the new media.
recorders, including their new DVR-A04.
firmware CD.

I had been using 4x DVD-R meda for over 6 months with a Pioneer
DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R  with NO Burn outs.. I didn`t upgrade the firmware as the
drive had already been patched.


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Re: For those using Pioneer DVD -R/RW and DVD Recorder, Compaq DVD-R, Apple Super Drive

Postby Cerridwen » Mon, 08 Mar 2004 09:41:18 GMT



And what model Pioneer drives does this refer to?! I am using a 107 and it's
burnt to every brand and speed of disc I've thrown at it thus far.



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Andy,

Thanks, but it didn't work.  I deleted the E: and G: drives as instructed 
and rebooted.  However, the G: drive came back.


"Andy" wrote:

> Run regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices,
> and delete the entries for E: and G:.
> Reboot.
> 
> On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 20:00:21 -0700, STLCardsFan
> < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:
> 
> >I have a weird situation going on with my DVD-RW drive.  I have a Sony 
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> >installed.  For the last couple of weeks, the drive has been showing up twice 
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> >as a DVD-RW (Drive E:) and as a CD-ROM (Drive G:).  
> >
> >I have made sure that I am running the latest firmware version of the drive 
> >and I have not made any changes to the system or installed any new software.  
> >Sony's support could not provide any useful information.
> >
> >Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this issue?  I am running 
> >Windows XP Home with SP2 installed.
> >
> >Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> 

5.DVD-RW Drive Shows up as DVD-RW and CD-Drive in Windows Explorer

I have a weird situation going on with my DVD-RW drive.  I have a Sony 
DRU-710A DVD-RW drive installed on my machine with no other optical drives 
installed.  For the last couple of weeks, the drive has been showing up twice 
in Windows Explorer with two different drive letters.  It shows up as drive 
as a DVD-RW (Drive E:) and as a CD-ROM (Drive G:).  

I have made sure that I am running the latest firmware version of the drive 
and I have not made any changes to the system or installed any new software.  
Sony's support could not provide any useful information.

Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this issue?  I am running 
Windows XP Home with SP2 installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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