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#31
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i'd probably download them all--it will not hurt to update all drivers.


Is it actually updating them though? They seem to be the same programmes.

Should I also download the BIO ones? I've heard that's risky.
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I honestly don't know what version of driver you have installed...it will not hurt to update, even if it is only overwriting.

Is BIOS risky? Well, it can be....but it is not like it once was. Modern BIOS are designed to be updated and are very tolerant as long as you follow the instructions.

I've only had one BIOS flash go bad on me in more than 15 years of doing them.

Freezes are most often caused by heat, bad ram, bad hardware or incompatibility, drivers.

You can also try turning off hardware acceleration

Right click MY COMPUTER< choose PROPERTIES > SETTINGS > ADVANCED > TROUBLESHOOTING

slide it to the left.
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I've tried all of the things suggested and none of them seem to work.

In device manager I noticed that one of the adapters has a red x on it but I'm not sure whether it is supposed to be deactivated.

To be honest I don't think this was a problem with the drivers. It's more like there's some other programme running that's interrupting the media files.
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Maybe check the malware forum for this.

Click Here for the malware procedures.

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I hope it's allowed, for non-staff members, to show people where to go with their malware problems.
Since I didn't tell them how to fix something, is it still ok? Sorry if I'm not allowed to post this kind of help.
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It sounds like your PC is dropping into PIO transfer mode, but everest does not confirm that...if you like

start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>

go to IDE ATA/ATAPI CONTROLLERS
and check Properties > ADVANCED TAB...what transfer mode

If those are in ultra dma mode, I still think it is the driver,perhaps it was damaged

Right click each audio device in device manager, and choose uninstll...do not reboot until they are all gone

Reboot.

WIndows will reinstall the devices on reboot,
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It sounds like your PC is dropping into PIO transfer mode, but everest does not confirm that...if you like

start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>

go to IDE ATA/ATAPI CONTROLLERS
and check Properties > ADVANCED TAB...what transfer mode

If those are in ultra dma mode, I still think it is the driver,perhaps it was damaged


No ultra dma modes but there were normal dma modes. One of them did say its current transfer mode was PIO though

Right click each audio device in device manager, and choose uninstll...do not reboot until they are all gone


The only one that has an uninstall option Realtek AC97 audio controller. The audio codecs tab (in sound,video and game controllers) has a remove option for the audio compression codecs in properties. Did you just mean the driver?


Reboot.

WIndows will reinstall the devices on reboot,


Are you sure. I did this once with a 98 desktop and they definately did not reinstall. By the way did you notice my mention of one the network adapters being crossed in device manager.
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No ultra dma modes but there were normal dma modes. One of them did say its current transfer mode was PIO though





Whoa, stop right there,,,,that is the issue.



Everest reported it as udma



I haven't run into this in a while...let me do some research and I will post back
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No ultra dma modes but there were normal dma modes. One of them did say its current transfer mode was PIO though





Whoa, stop right there,,,,that is the issue.



Everest reported it as udma



I haven't run into this in a while...let me do some research and I will post back


That was in the Primary IDE Channel; Device 0.
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that is the harddrive

what do you know of registry editing (regedit.exe)
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that is the harddrive

what do you know of registry editing (regedit.exe)


Nothing.
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start > run
regedit
<enter>

Navigate to the following key (folders on the left)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi

Right click the folder and choose EXPORT
save it as scsi.reg


Navigate to the following key (folders on the left)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Right click the folder and choose EXPORT
save it as ide.reg

close regedit

Use a compression program to zip these files into an archive and attach it to your next post
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start > run
regedit
<enter>

Navigate to the following key (folders on the left)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi

Right click the folder and choose EXPORT
save it as scsi.reg


Navigate to the following key (folders on the left)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Right click the folder and choose EXPORT
save it as ide.reg

close regedit

Use a compression program to zip these files into an archive and attach it to your next post


Here they are.


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Go to device manager and go to where you saw the PIO mode...make sure the drop down menu says USE DMA if enabled, change it if it does not and reboot


Then you need to make an edit to the registry yourself...

Navigate to the following key (folders on the left)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi

Beneathe this key, you will see

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1]

You will see the following

DMAEnabled = 0


Double click it and change the 0 to 1



(if it is 1, leave it)



Now, download the attached file, extract it, double click,and reboot.



Windows will redetect your drives on reboot



Let it

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Beneathe this key, you will see

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1]

You will see the following

DMAEnabled = 0


Double click it and change the 0 to 1


Do you mean under the data heading for port zero?

When I click on DMA enabled it has the option of decimal or hexadecimal. Do I need to worry about that.
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no, it
s actually a dword value, rather than numerical value, and simple means 1=enabled and 0=disabled
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