Thanks Mike, I am saving this and recommend no gurus do the same. al May God give us strength Al's TV 224 Rt. 46 Mine Hill, NJ. 07803 973-361-5796 alleathe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: <jmgoins.tn@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 12:31 AM Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: computer technique for non Gurus > I have fought losing battles with Windows more often than I care to talk > about. Really useful documentation is scarce or nonexistant (at least in my > case), so I can only offer guesses from observed behavior. When you install > drivers, it seems to act like if drivers exist, that it doesn't actually > replace all the existing files even though the screen messages implies that > it does. It seems to work better if you use newer (updated or more current) > drivers, so the date stamps may be involved. > Sometimes going into the system icon on the control panel , and deleting a > device, and letting it reinstall on the next startup cycle works, and > sometimes it does not. > The PCI bridge drivers ( some of the proprietary systems like Commpaq > Deskpros need these loaded from the driver disks or from downloaded files) > are important, as until these are loaded the OS will not be able to > identify a lot of on-board and PCI preipherals. > > The point of all this is a recommendation that you use Ghost or something > similar (if you have it) to copy an image of your system to another > partition, or hard disk now that it is working, ( several images in > different stages of installation are useful.) and burn a copy to a cd (or > cd's by using the spanning option when creating your image, if your image > is too lareg to fit one cd). > I do not claim to be a Guru, although I have done this for a job. > > Mike Goins jmgoins@xxxxxxxx > > > > At 10:59 PM 9/30/01 -0400, you wrote: > > > > > > > >Subject: computer technique for non Gurus > > > > > >> HP Vectra VE, customer screwed audio, would not go back on with its own > >> discs or plug and pray! > >> Remember a "guru" suggested removing all the boards except simple vga card > >> and re-installing win98,with updates. I did this after de frag and disc > >> scan. > >> I then installed the whole cd that came with the sound card BEFORE > >> restarting computer.I even installed all the "extras". > >> I shut down the computer, installed the sound card, and fired up the > >> puter. Audio was perfect.I figure their kids hit the wrong keys(games up > >the > >> gazoo) and deleted > >> part of the audio drivers (volume control gone) and win98 fought the > >> drivers. They also had a fancy video accelerator that I will re install > >> tomorrow. > >> I worked on this computer on and off for weeks,no audio, so I am > >happy > >> this worked. The gurus may feel this is obvious, but it wasn't to me. Hope > >> this helps somebody. > >> Any "gurus" kind enough to explain the theory on this.I would > >appreciate. > >> al > >> > >> May God give us strength > >> Al's TV > >> 224 Rt. 46 > >> Mine Hill, NJ. 07803 > >> 973-361-5796 > >> alleathe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> > > > >Help make your TechAssist online repair tips > >database better! Submit your fixes here: > >http://www.circuitwork.com/techassist/tip/#tips > >To unsubscribe write to: > >techassist-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >with unsubscribe in the subject line. > > > > > > > >--- > >Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. > >Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). > >Version: 6.0.282 / Virus Database: 150 - Release Date: 9/25/01 > > > > > > Help make your TechAssist online repair tips > database better! Submit your fixes here: > http://www.circuitwork.com/techassist/tip/#tips > To unsubscribe write to: > techassist-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with unsubscribe in the subject line. Help make your TechAssist online repair tips database better! Submit your fixes here: http://www.circuitwork.com/techassist/tip/#tips To unsubscribe write to: techassist-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the subject line.