-thankyou so much
Sec Slave Drive Error
Posted 20 April 2005 - 08:21 AM
-thankyou so much
Posted 20 April 2005 - 12:58 PM
You should be able to prevent the system from seeing the drive by going into the bios & disabling it. (eg disable secondary master if thats what the drive is configured as)
If this doesn't work or causes the system to hang at boot up, then physically disconnect the IDE cable & power cable from the drive. If the drive is the only device on that cable, then remove the cable completely from the system.
Posted 20 April 2005 - 02:22 PM
Posted 20 April 2005 - 03:59 PM
1. lots of third party programs loading - some things need (or should be allowed) to load at start up. Eg anti-virus software etc. But a lot of stuff that loads at start doesn't really need to - these can be prevented from loading until you actually require them
2. Anti-virus / maintenance scans. If your AV software runs a virus scan on every boot up, this will obviously slow things down. Its up to you whether or not you want it to run this check every time. (personally, I don't bother). Same applies to some maintence programs that run checks every time - this is also unnecessary
3. Badly fragmented hard drive or lack of hard drive free space
4. Problematic drivers or devices loading
To resolve number (1), go to the Run command & type msconfig
Look in the 'startup' tab of msconfig to see a list of programs & utilities that are being loaded at startup.
Msconfig will safely allow you to temporarily disable any of these items & re-enable again if needed.
I suggest you either try doing this (if you know what all the entries mean) or tell me whats listed there & I'll recommend ones that could be disabled.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:41 AM
SiSUSBrg.exe- unable to locate component
This application had failed to start because SiS_Lib.dll was not run. Re-installing the application may fix this problem
i had it posted and received some info but just didnt have the knowledge to fix. i didnt want to bother everyone too much. i reinstalled one driver and then my internet didnt work so i am hesitant to try and reinstall all the other drivers like the admin suggested.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:40 PM
Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:22 PM
You could try going to link below - scroll down page til you find 'sis usb registry patch' & download it. When run, it should reinstall the patch & hopefully fix the problem.
If you're worried about installing it, you could always create a restore point so you can roll back after if it doesn't work.
pptd40nt is part of your paperport scanner software. If you only use the scanner now & then, you could disable this one. The scanner should still work without it, it probably just won't autodetect the lid being lifted etc.
htpatch is another sis component, so leave this as it is.
nvcpl - this is a tricky one! nvcpl is basically a library file req'd by the Nvidia graphics card. However, it can also be spyware. (I think the difference is nvcpl.dll is OK (nvidia) but nvcpl.exe is spyware.
You may want to run an anti-spyware utility over it or maybe consult the malware forum on this subject.
LVCOMS is associated with logitech quick cam. Again, if you don't use the camera much, you could disable this also.
qttask sounds like a quicktime file to me. I would disable this one for sure.
ADVCHK is part of nortons AV. So if you want antivirus protection - don't use nortons, its crap!. Sorry, what i mean to say of course is - leave this file enabled so lovely nortons can do its thing (eg balls sh*t up)
CCAPP - nortons again
SNDMON - nortons again I'm afraid
MMTASK - multimedia support - leave this in
REALSCH - realplayer update thingy, disable this. You can always update it manually
JUSCHED - part of Java (updater). leave this in
dumprep - dump reporting tool - can be disabled
ctfmon - part of MS office - language bar etc. Can be disabled normally, unless disabling causes a problem of course
WCESCOMM - used for synchronising hand held PCs. Disable unless you have a handheld pc
wkdetect - ms works updater. disable & update manually if required
adobe gamma - calibrates monitor colour settings - disable unless you have problem using adobe products etc
adobe speed launcher - disable unless you use adobe acrobat a lot
MS Office - probably the fast find utility - disable
reboot - dos thing, leave in
screen saver control - self explainatory. leave in if you use screen savers, otherwise disable
Hope this helps
Posted 22 April 2005 - 06:11 PM
Posted 22 April 2005 - 06:25 PM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:00 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:32 AM
To create a restore point :
Go to programs->accessories->system tools->system restore
Follow instructions on screen.
Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:36 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:39 AM
Is it still connected but disabled in bios or physically disconnected or what?
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