Thicko questions about Windows and stuff

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Paul Corfield, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. First off I confess I have been fiddling about with Windows Update and
    when I updated drivers for my Sound Card I ended up with no sound via
    the speakers. I then decided to delete the most recent files instead of
    reversing the update (ahem!). I did manage to also reverse the update
    but in the process have gained a new error message on start up.

    This is as follows

    RUNDLL
    Error Loading cmicnfg.cpl
    The specified module could not be found.

    I have had one system crash since this error appeared but otherwise the
    machine runs OK. Any clues as to how to get the file back as I have
    rerun Windows Update and used a programme called PC Mighty Max and
    neither have solved the problem.

    The second numpty question concerns XP service pack 2. I have not
    updated with it because at the time it was launched there was a lot of
    feedback about it clashing with existing Firewall and Anti Virus
    programmes. I use Norton Internet Security 2006 on my system.

    What, if anything, do I need to do in advance or after loading Service
    Pack 2 to stop clashes / non operation between XP and Norton?

    I'm left with no choice but to upgrade to SP2 given Microsoft have
    stopped actively supporting XP1.

    Your patience in dealing with a numpty would be appreciated as would
    easy to comprehend non techie answers.

    <dunces cap on>
     
    Paul Corfield, Dec 10, 2006
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  2. This is a soundcard related file, so might explain your lack of sound.
    AMNAE but you could read this:
    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=248586#comments


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    Dnc

    B12, ZZR11
    A6 2.5TDi V6 Quattro Sport
    MIB#26 two#54(soiled) UKRMMA#26 BOTAFOT#153 X-FOT#003
     
    DoetNietComputeren, Dec 10, 2006
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  3. Paul Corfield

    peter Guest

    Take a look here which may help:

    http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread25517.html

    As to XP SP2 and Norton I run that combination on a laptop with no
    issues. SP2 upgrade by dowload. That is until I junk Norton when my sub
    expires as it is slow as hell. AVG and Zone Alarm on my other boxes.
     
    peter, Dec 10, 2006
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  4. Paul Corfield

    mb Guest


    Uninstall driver completely, restart may be a good idea.
    Go to website of sound card maker and download proper driver. Install.

    I wouldn't trust Windows update with hardware drivers - I've had a
    similar problem, also with a soundcard.

    Download full SP2 from download centre, not from Update. Stop all
    unnecessary programs, especially Norton and anti-virus thingies.
    Install SP2 and restart.
    Pray.
     
    mb, Dec 10, 2006
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  5. Paul Corfield

    Steve Parry Guest

    In
    Have you tried using Windows Restore to return the machine to an earlier
    state?

    Start
    All Programs
    Accessories
    System Tools
    System Restore
     
    Steve Parry, Dec 10, 2006
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  6. Paul Corfield

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Don't even go there, we don't want to wake up Paul Carmichael...
     
    Timo Geusch, Dec 10, 2006
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  7. Your best bet is System Restore to a point before you started fiddling.
    Then install SP2 if you need to.
     
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Dec 10, 2006
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  8. Paul Corfield

    Christofire Guest

    Paul Corfield wrote:

    <sound card>

    Who makes the sound card? Is it one that's bundled on the motherboard,
    or a soundblaster card/etc? From the web descriptions of that file it
    looks like a motherboard one.

    Whichever way, goto the manufacturers website, look through and get the
    latest drivers and save them to your computer. See if there's some
    install instructions and follow the procedure for uninstalling, then
    installing the drivers.

    That should sort out your sound card - if not, post up the details of
    what you've got and I/someone else should be able to point you in the
    right direction.

    A quick google doesn't put PC mighty max in a good light. I'd get shut
    IIWY.
    I've never used it. Safest thing would probably be to download the full
    SP2 update to your computer[1], disconnect from the internet, uninstall
    Norton, install SP2, install Norton.

    To be honest, if you know how to reinstall windows from scratch I'd be
    tempted to windows-update to SP2 and see what happens.

    [1]
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4
    F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en
     
    Christofire, Dec 10, 2006
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  9. *Yawn* Lovely siesta. Got to cook some roasties, peas and bangers.

    After what happened last week, I'm not in the least bit interested in
    computery stuff.

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    Paul.
    CBR1100XX SuperBlackbird
    BOTAFOT #4
    BOTAFOF #30
    MRO #24
    OMF #15
    UKRMMA #30
     
    Paul Carmichael, Dec 10, 2006
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