[TechAssist] Re: Fw: computer technique for non Gurus

Thanks Mike,
  I am saving this and recommend no gurus do the same. al

May God give us strength
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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
> >>
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