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Hi all,

my windows xp has change its style, it now looks like win 98, this in itself isn`t a majour problem but every time i boot the compuuter up and log in to windows it finds new hardware, (a dvd burner 1008, a dvd burner 1009, a cd-rw, 2 x ide channels and an Unknown). if i try and install the drivers the system just hangs, but if i click cancel every thing works fine. Also i have recently bought an epson r300 and tried to install it but it cant find the correct drivers for it or for the usb2 port (which where already installed).

i would appricate any help as i don't really want to resort to formatting the drives and installing windows again.

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Hi Pete and welcome to Geekstogo.

I can help you with your desktop theme

download a copy of luna.msstyles here:
http://users.pandora...patchy/luna.zip

Unzip it and MOVE the luna.msstyles which is present in that folder you unzipped to next folder: C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Luna
Don't move it to anywhere else than that folder!

When moved it there, rightclick on your desktop > properties ... and look if Windows XPstyle is now present again. Choose apply and OK.

If not, reboot first, and try again to select Windows XPstyle

:tazz:

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thanks mate, but i just get page cannot be found.
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I uploaded it to this post, use that. :tazz:

:)

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Ah wonderful :tazz:

that is a lot better looking many thanks.

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also i just tried to run everest and started to do its report and then gave me the blue screen of death
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Howdy:

Can you give me the entire EXACT BSOD message??

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unfortanatly not as i didn`t write it down, and i have now run everest again and it has worked ok.
I have attached my everest log if you need it, also i noticed that one of my hard drives is missing (it a SATA if that makes a difference)

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Did you get a systemboard driver cd with your system??

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yeah i did (as i built it myself) :tazz:
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Then, go into Device Manager and see if there is anything in there with a yellow or red mark..

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there are no red marks but there is one uknown device
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Is your SATA controller showing in there??

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not sure where to look for the SATA controller

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Expand "Disk Drives", "Saitek Magic Bus", USB and VSO Devices and tell me what is under all of them..

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