I had an old HP printer so added a parallel port PCI card to my system. The printer shows up as a choice when I go to print. The printer however does not show up under devices and printer folder. I am trying to remove the printer from the system and from showng up as an available printer when I go to print.
I have a Toshiba laptop which is running Windows Vista Home Premium. I've gone and selected show Hidden and Disabled devices and nothing showed. So I went and installed every update, and still nothing. I'm lost as what to do about this problem, and none of the other solutions are for Home Premium for Vista.
When I hover over the sound icon, it said "No Audio Output Device Installed". I have had this laptop for over 2 years and this is the first time this has happened.I have been reading several posts and many of them say to go to the "Sound, Video & Game controllers" tab in the Device Manager. However, that tab doesn't exist for me. I even clicked "Show Hidden Devices".
I just upgraded my XP home edition to Vista home premium with an upgrade disk provided by Dell. Before the upgrade I uninstalled my HP 2575 printer and software because it was listed as a compatibility issue. After upgrade I reinstalled new software from HP for my printer from the HP website. I plugged in the USB cable from my printer. Vista recognized the new device but would not put it in the printer folder in the control panel. Vista did find driver software online but could not install it. The HP solution center tells me no HP devices have been detected. When I try to print I get a message that I donít have a printer hooked up. Thatís the back ground here is what I have done.
I have updated Vista; most were successful some security ones failed. I have Service pack 1 I uninstalled and reinstalled HP software many times I started my spooler and reinstalled printer and software many times. I checked Task Manager and the hpqste08 services are running. I uninstalled virus protection and turned off the firewall. I have done everything I can find at HP, Microsoft and here. I tried to reload Vista but got a Worker Thread Returned at Bad IRQL error message so I stopped reload.
The one odd thing I did find was in the Device Manager. In the Device Manager the HP 2575 is listed twice. Once under IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer and once under Other Devices. When I click on the one under IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer and update driver software it finds the driver and says itís up to date. When I do the same on the one under Other Devices, windows finds the software for this device but encountered an error when trying to install it. It does this when looking online and when looking in C: drive.The printer still does not show up in the printer folder in the control panel.
I've had Vista for a while now and out of the blue weird things start happening. Whenever I browse through folders on my hd via an application like Photoshop or Internet Explorer, that application will lock up when I get into Documents. Whenever I make a 'New Folder' the folder icon does not show up and its this weird white thing. Almost all folders in Windows Explorer look like this and it's extremely annoying.
I am trying to edit my "All Users" Start Menu. I can create a folder so that when I click the Start Menu, it shows. But the folder will not open to show the shortcuts in it. If I right-click, explore, the shortcut is there, but I am unable to access it the conventional way. Is there sometihing I am missing?
Is there a way of doing this in My Computer &/or Windows Explorer? Windows has always shown file sizes, but NOT FOLDER SIZES unles you right click for the pop out menu, then click Properties. This is too time consuming for me. All I want to do is find which folders are using up so much HDD space so I can then go in & delete the culprit files. If Windows won't allow this simple request, is there some 3rd Party Utility available?
It has some good icons the ones i was interested in was the Blue/Green folder icons similar to the ones installed on my Vista , I downloaded them extracted as advised everything OK but when i tried to us them IE Customise/Change icon/browse route they don't show up in the folder which is strange because i can open the folder normally and see them , they are in PNG format could this be the problem if anybody manages to use them or can shed some light on
After spending hours trying to find 20 GB that Explorer reported was on my C:drive that wasn't there when I added up the sizes of all the visible and hidden files and folders, I finally discovered 16 GB of data in the C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsWERReportQueue folder! 16 GB! This folder is the Windows Error Reporting queue. I have been having some trouble with Windows Update and a few other Vista things, but my problems can't be so interesting that it takes 16 GB to describe them. I only found it with a freeware program called WinDirStat. Explorer didn't show it in any folder. I just deleted it all and so far so good. If you're having trouble finding what's sucking up your disk space, check
I have an external hard drive (portable) that I have stored a bunch of digital scrapbooking kits on. When I plug it into my laptop, I can not figure out how to change the view of it so I can just put one "picture" on the folder. I need to know what is in each folder by looking at one picture on the icon and for the life of me, I can not get it to work. I right click, go to customize and choose file. I pick what I want on there and then click apply and it does not work. I am at a loss. Does anyone have any ideas for me. I can get it to work on something that is internal but not the external.
I have a folder with about 142 gigs of files in it and when I open it up, it takes sometimes 15 sec. before anything shows in the folder, while the little strip across the top of the folder does its "Progress" thing. Yes, I have Indexing on for that partition (this is a partition of my main hard drive; it is a 566g partition used only for archiving and it has 126gigs left).
What strikes me as particularly stupid about this is that it does the "progress" thing EVERY time, even if I close it and open it again 10 seconds later, it does not "remember" the indexing or whatever it just did! Is there any way to fix this? Seems absolutely ridiculous to have a super fast computer that can't find files in a folder without waiting 15 seconds!
I am networking Vista and XP. Everything seems to be working EXCEPT the XP computer does not show up in in the Vista network folder. I can access the XP computer by entering \computername in the "start search" box, after which I see all the XP shared files and can access the files as expected. When I run the "map complete network" function, the network map is correct and shows the switch, XP computer, and Vista computer. The XP side works 100%
The only problem is that on the Vista side when you open an explorer window and click on Network, the XP computer doesn't show up. For purposes of debugging, both firewalls are off. Authentication is set to NTLMv1 level, and the XP LLTD patch has been applied.
In the "Folder Options" > General tab, I ask for each folder to open in its own window, it does not happen. I also request to use classic windows folders but the only difference from that and "show preview and filters" is whether the tool bar shows or needs alt to display it.
PC: HP Windows Media Center PC m8200n; Monitor HP w1907. November 2007. OS: Windows Vista Home Premium. HP: Deskjet F4180. So I noticed that the printer icon for my printer became all white, IE a corrupted icon. So I went online and found information on how to refresh your icon folder. That didn't do anything. So I thought I'd uninstall and reinstall.
I have tried to reinstall my HP software from disc, and I get a 'new PSSWCORE.msi' file. I see the file on the install disc, yet it won't install. 'Network resource is unavailable.'
Now I cannot uninstall it. On my Add/Remove I see:
HP Customer Participation Program 9.0
HP All In One Software 9.0
HP Imaging device Functions 9.0
HP On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator
HP Photosmart Essential
How can I get these off my PC, and reinstall cleanly so I can use my rinter/scanner again?
Is my first post and i have a problem with avi file icon. I am from Cyprus and my english its not very good. Some of my avi files show a picture and some others show a black icon. I did not have this problem before. Before all my avi files show a picture. I have K-Lite Mega Codec Pack (new version). I try Vista Codec but i can solve it. If you don't understand my english, one of the moderators please delete my post.
I?m trying to install a network printer on a Vista machine. Vista is able to locate the printer on the network but when I select it for installation, for some time, Vista tries to connect and then pops up this message: "Failed Connecting to Printer - Access Denied" And then another window pops up with this message: "Spooler Subsystem Application stopped woring and has been closed." In fact the spooler service always stops, so I have to restart it on the services windows, within Administrative Tools of the Control Panel. The machine is new and has been installed yesterday. Everything else works fine. The printer I am trying to install is on a Windows XP Professional machine within the same network (naturally).
I have a Dell PC with XP Home and a Dell A960 Printer attached to it. I also have a new HP Laptop with Vista premium that has also had the same printer attached to it at times so the drivers are installed on HP laptop. I recently installed a router so I can use laptop wirelessly. That works fine. However, I am unable to print to the host printer wirelessly. I get message saying printer cannot communicate with computer. I tried everything I found on Google searches. I have enabled printer sharing on both. Do I have to make the Workgroup names the same and if so do I change the Dell with XP or the HP with Vista? I changed the Dell once to no avail so I changed back. Do computer names have to be same? I am a novice at networking.
Dose anyone knows if they make a printer cable: I received a new lab top and it didn't come with the older printer jack on the computer. I guess I need to use one of the usb ports? My Epson 660 still works I hate the idea of getting a new printer when my old one works.
Just installed Vista SP2. Everything seems to work OK except for my Dell 1720 printer. It now prints an extra page before the actual document to be printed. There are just a few spurious characters printed at the top of this unwanted page. The following "proper" pages are OK. I have, so it seems, the lastest driver available.
I cannot set the default printer in Vista Business with SP1. I am connected to a domain trying to set a network printer hosted from a server as the default printer. I have seen a dozen or more questions similiar to this in this group as well as on other forums and found no answer. I see a MS-MVP come on and tell people to remove local printers such as the XPS and adobe printers. This is a ridiculous solution. Sure it may allow you to connect to a network printer but you have removed printers that you are going to need to use again. Unacceptable.
So far the only other solution that does not include deleting all the local printers off of the machine is to make sure you have write permissions to the default printer registry key. I have checked this and I do have write permissions(Full Control). SO WHAT NEXT? IS MICROSOFT EVER GOING TO COME OUT WITH ANOTHER FIX FOR THIS?
I have a Vista Home Premium Laptop, an XP Home laptop and an XP Home desktop (and an XBox 360) connected to my Linksys wireless G router and an XP Home desktop connected via CAT5 to the same router. All connect to the internet fine. The XP laptop finds and uses the printer on the desktop fine. I had setup a share of the Canon I560 printer, connected to my XP desktop, on the Vista laptop and it worked fine. I don't believe I made any changes, but now it won't find the printer and I can't seem to install a new copy.
The Vista machine will not detect the printer and won't even find the XP desktop or laptop on the network. The XP machines find each other fine. All machines get their IP address from the router via DHCP. All are in the same workgroup, or it seems so. Strangely the Vista machine shows WORKGROUP and the XP machines show Workgroup, even if I type the name in caps, XP still shows Workgroup and Vista WORKGROUP.............
I have a Vista Desktop that has a wireless router. I have shared a printer, but I would like my Mac laptop to be able to print to it. Do I install the printer driver on the Mac or on the Vista machine? If I install on the Vista machine, is there a special installer? The printer is an HP DeskJet 2445.
I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but I thought I'd post it anyway. I recently upgraded to Vista Home Premium 64. It's not an upgrade disk but a full version on a DVD with SP1 (so I upgraded in the sense that I'm not using XP anymore). There are a couple of annoying things that keep happening.
First, Vista isn't recognizing USB devices, specifically my Ipod, my thumb drive, and my external HDD. They don't even come up in Windows or Disk Management. It's like they're connected (my external HDD has the power led on, but no activity) but invisible. I can't figure out any way to force Windows to see them. Is there any way to do that? Is there a problem with my USB drivers?
The only surefire way to get my Ipod recognized is to attach it first, without opening any other programs, after a start-up or a re-start. If I start my computer and work on it for a while and decide to attach a USB device, Windows doesn't see it at all. Obviously, re-starting each time I want to plug in a plug-n-play device is unacceptable.
I have read in previous posts that the USB parts are not available in a VM. I am wanting to run XP in a VM on a Vista computer, but I have a USB keyboard and mouse. If I understand the previous posts, I will not be able to access these devices. Is this true? If so, is there a way to work around this (besides having two KB's and mice)? What I want to accomplish is to be able to utilize XP and Vista on the same machine. From what I have read in previous posts, it seems that a VM is a better solution than a dual boot. I am just looking for a way to run older apps on my Vista machine (Office Pro XP, Office Pro '97, and some old games from the as far back as the W98 days [and yes all software is legit]). So far I have been able to run all the W2K apps that I want, but I am just starting to move from W2K to Vista (Basic and Home Premium [two different computers]), and I foresee some problems in my future. BTW, I am able to run the old W98 apps/games on W2K by using the Compatibility tool.
I am having a problem with Vista. Last time I shut my computer down, my mouse worked fine. Now it is gone. I normally use a regular Dell USB mouse. I tried a PS2 mouse that that isn't recognized at all. So, I plugged the USB mouse back in. The computer recognized that I plugged something but claimed it couldn't find a driver for it. I read that Windows Update KB938371 but I am unable to uninstall it and a system restore doesn't fix the problem.
As an additional note to this problem: for the past couple of days ANY USB or firewire drive that I plug in (even ones that I have used before) will not work. As with the mouse, the computer recognizes that I plugged something in but it can't find a driver for it. Anybody have a solution for this other than reinstalling Vista? Having no mouse and no connection to a external hard drive is quite an inconvenience. Even if I DID want to back my stuff up and reformat my computer, I don't dare do that because I have nothing to back it up on besides a bunch of DVD's.
I've been experiencing this problem for approximately six months on and off. Intermitently, when I go to attach a USB device (memory stick or ipod) I get the pop up "USB Device Not Recognized." At this point, nothing I attach will be recognized
In the Device Manager whatever I attach is listed as an Unknown Device. I check the Properties and get the advice "No drivers are installed for this devices" I've tried right clicking and Updating the Driver Software but get the response: "Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date". I check the Properties again and still get the advice "No drivers are installed for this devices".........................
I'm gonna put a list of devices and software and if you see something that will not run. The OS * Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM. Building a new system from the ground up. CPU * Quad-Core Q6600. Mobo * GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35.GPU * POWERCOLOR AX3650 512MD2 Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 .RAM * CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400). HDD * Western Digital Caviar GP WD7500AACS 750GB 5400 to 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s. Optical * LITE-ON 20X DVD?R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06.
A friend of mine gave me a his HP notebook which recently developed a serious problem. It's an HP Pavilion DV6305 that uses an Nvida chipset and AMD cpu and runs Vista Home Basic. When he first bought it, I set it up for him with Eset's Nod32 anti-virus. The problem appears to be that at least 10 devices appear to be unable to load the associated device driver and in each case (looking in device manager) the error message appears to be: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (code 39)Googling on this error only turned up dozens of references to people having this problem with their CD / DVD drive but nothing like what is going on here.
Of course my first suspicion was a virus, since this seems to be the case with so many people having problems these days. I scanned with the installed Nod32 V4.0.x and it didn't find anything. Of course not that that completely rules out a virus. Next I tried running a disk test on the boot drive with both "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" and the system log seems to indicate that the hard drive is clean with no problems.
The devices that are disabled include both the Ethernet and wireless controllers, the USB controllers, the HP quick Launch Buttons, the audio controller, etc. The only way to get files onto the machine is by burning them onto CD, since the CD / DVD drive is one of the few devices that appears to be working. I've tried downloading drivers for the Nvidia chipset and networking controllers, putting them on a cd and trying to reinstall them but while the installation appears to complete without errors on reboot the device still doesn't work properly. Does anyone have any ideas what I could do to fix this problem? If this is a virus, any ideas on how to remove it since the installed scanner can't detect it?
Previous versions of Windows provided a list of Midi devices usually under a tab in the control panel under "Sound settings and devices" or something similar - where do I assign a different Midi device to say, the Media Player in Vista?