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Hi to all,
I have a Hauppauge TV tuner in my present Dell Windows 7 computer and record TV with a Comcast card into Media Center. I just purchased another Dell computer that has Windows 8 installed. I haven’t plugged it in yet but I am sure it is only the standard Windows 8 and not the Pro version which I have been told is the only version that includes Media Center. There is a dearth of information in the box – only a Quick Start Guide and no information concerning Windows 8 not even a registration number. There is a lot of information on the internet and in Windows Secrets about upgrading to Windows 8 Pro but I am confused by all the various prices. I see it being sold from $39.99 to over $150.00. Is it true if I up-grade from XP, Vista, or
Windows 7 I can buy a program that will update and license up to 5 of my other computers to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 but if I upgrade from Windows 8 it will cost me $69.99 for a single Windows Pro Pack license?

My wireless network consists of 1 Windows XP laptop, 1 Windows Vista laptop, 2 Windows 7 desktop computers and I will be adding the new Dell desktop to the network. Most of the other computers are not converting at this time, they want to see what problems I have first. I plan to remove the TV Tuner from the old Dell and install it in the brand new Dell with Windows 8. Can someone tell me the most economical way to update my current Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro?
Respectfully, Graphics Guy




Hello,

I am brand new here and I apologize if this is not posted in the right place...

I have to buy a laptop this week and I have no idea what I need or where to get it. Can anyone give me some buying tips? I know nothing about processors, speed, etc. I have been told that I should definitely get a laptop over an iPad?

If you were to buy a laptop today, what would you get and why? I will be using my laptop for work and home - email, pictures, music,word processing, spreadsheets, etc. I want Windows 8 in it, even if I have to pay a small fee to upgrade. Where would one get the best deal? I am afraid to go into a Best Buy and ask for help as many of my friends have had horrible experiences with them.

Any suggestions you ,might have would be greatly appreciated!




I shall soon be retiring my old Dell desktop, which runs Windows XP 32 Bit. My new machine will probably have Windows 8. I have a legacy application, that I wish to retain, that will not run under Windows 8, so I shall install XP in a separate partition or on a separate drive.

The problem is that my copy of XP is a Dell OEM "Reinstallation DVD". I have seen it said that this can be used in the way that I intend, and elsewhere, that it cannot. Certainly, it is possible to buy the DVDs for ruined machines on ebay with (somehow) unused product keys that are guaranteed good for this purpose. However, since I already have the DVD, I would rather use this. Is what I propose possible, and if so, how do I get a new product key?




I am faced with buying a new laptop because my present one is overloaded (only a miniscule 40gB hard drive, of which 33 gB is gobbled up by Windows and other software!) and getting very slow. I am currently running Windows XP and Office 2003 and so will need to not only buy a new laptop running Windows 8 but also a new version of Office. My question is whether it is worth spending nearly $400 on Office 2013 (more than for the laptop!!) or buying Office 2010 and saving around $250. From what I know about the two versions (not much, admittedly), it seems like 2013 is built for tablets and touch-screen computers, which I will not be using. All opinions would be welcomed. Thanks for your help.

DonH




Hi,
Not sure if this is the right place to post this one so forgive me if it's not.

Apparently you cannot update from a 32-bit version of Windows (XP in my case) to 64-bit Win 8 using the Windows Upgrade Assistant and the downloadable $39.99 version, you have to purchase a boxed DVD set and do it that way.

No problem, I go to JB Hi-Fi and buy the $58 retail pack. Get home, do some backups, image of my C partition etc etc. Now I'm ready. I put the 64-bit DVD in the drive and stand back, waiting for Windows 8 loveliness to enter my world, but instead I'm greeted by this message:

"Your installation media cannot be used to install Windows"
"Your current version of Windows is 32-bit and does not match the architecture of the 64-bit installation media. Please insert the 32-bit media and restart Windows setup."

If I use the 32-bit disc, it gets further, to the point of going ahead.

Except I don't want 32-bit.

My machine has a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 mobo with Athlon II 635. The Windows upgrade assistant makes no mention of this being unsuitable. The reason I'm running 32-bit XP is because it's all I had at the time I built the box and just didn't get around to buying a 64-bit version of Win 7 (which were outrageously priced here in Oz).

I'm thinking I will just use the 32-bit disc and then upgrade it with the 64-bit disc but I don't really want to get all the way through and find that it won't do it then either.

Anybody else seen this behaviour? If I use the 32-bit disc will the 64-bit disc upgrade it afterwards?

TIA,

Cheers,

FP




I accidentaly tripped over my laptop cord while booting. The computer was not harmed, but the adapter unpluged from the laptop and the laptop lost power while booting.

Timeline of events:
1) I tripped over the cord
2) laptop lost power while booting up
3) I pluged the laptop back in
4) I pushed the power button
5) Windows said it was loading...and then restarted its self while loading windows (it kept doing this in a loop)
6) I manually restarted my laptop
7) Windows said it was loading...and then restarted its self while loading windows (it kept doing this in a loop)
8) I exited the loop by pressing F1 before the windows loading screen
9) This took me to a screen where I could either choose which operating system I wanted to boot from, or press F8 for advanced options
10) I pressed F8
11) This took me to a screen with many options (repair windows 7, safe mode, debugging mode, boot with last known good configuration)
12) I booted with last known good configuration
13) This time windows loaded me to a black screen where I could see my mouse, but nothing else
14) I restart my computer again and navigate back to the advanced boot options screen
15) I choose, "repair windows 7"
16) windows 7 repair loads
17) I login to windows 7 repair
18) I am given options, (startup repair, system restore, command prompt, system recovery image, memory check)
19) I never made a system restore point, never made a system recovery image, and my windows 7 DVD which I bought over a year ago is now missing, so I choose "startup repaid"
20) Startup repair runs for 5 hours till it finds an error and tell me it needs to restart to fix it
21) My computer restarts, and windows 7 loads...taking me again to a black screen where I can see my mouse but nothing else
22) I restart my computer and re-navigate back to "startup repair"
23) Again I run startup repair
24) Startup repair runs for 2 hours till it tells me that noting can be found wrong and it sends a messgae to microsoft, and tell me to restart my computer
25) So, I restart my computer
26) My computer restarts, and windows 7 loads...taking me again to a black screen where I can see my mouse but nothing else
27) I restart my computer and re-navigate back to "startup repair"
28) Again I run startup repair
29) Startup repair runs for 2 min till it tells me that it is finished and can find nothing wrong (I try this several times with the same results)

What should I do?

The last time my computer was having this problem (same cause), it autostarted a disk check after restarting a few times, and that fixed it..., but I have no idea how to make it do one of those...(it just sort of happened on its own last time)

I already tried taking my computer in to tech support...and they told me that there was nothing I could do without buying an enitre new windows 7 DVD from them. I am kind of hoping that I do not have to do that though...because they are expensive as hell...and Christmas sort of has me tight on funds at the moment.

So..here I am, using a public hotel computer, asking for help from the Internetz. :-$




Windows 7 is the best choice for buying a computer,whether it is your first computer,laptop,netbook or a new one. First of all Windows 7 is very user friendly and easy to use and you can personalize it in many ways. But the one thing you will want to do is find a good web browser. By default Windows 7 comes with Internet Explorer 8 or 9 for newer computers. But IE is very slow and crashes a lot even on the best network connections and not very customizable.Firefox is a good alternative browser to the horrible IE but the latest versions of Firefox have become slow. This is because Firefox although it is made compatible for Windows it is also made to be compatible for all systems.Mac,Lynax etc. The ealirer versions of Firefox 3.53 worked fine but now Mozilla have upgraded their browser to 3.610 it is now outdated and Firefox seems to be upgraded every month or two.But there are open source versions of Firefox that are made ONLY for Windows computers and these can be used on Windows Vista,Windows XP and Windows 7 and also other versions of Windows.One is Pale Moon web browser that is a Firefox open source but all the Firefox add ons work with this browser and it IS actually faster than Firefox but it can only be used on a Windows computer.As Pale Moon is made only for Windows but it is updated nearly as much as Firefox is. The latest version is Pale Moon 3.69.Pale Moon does not come in a beta version and I don't mind Mozilla Firefox but I dislike both Firefox and Flock beta because they are both bland and clones of Google Chrome browser. And as I already have both Chromium and Google Chrome Canary which is the open source shell of Chromium,I do not need Firefox beta. Chromium is a very fast browser as is Google chrome but some sites work better in Mozilla Firefox or Flock,so I still need these type of browsers.And I find that Pale Moon does work faster and better than Firefox which some times crashes.And in the future Mozilla may decide to discontinue both Mozilla Flock and Firefox and replace these with the beta versions. Which means I and other people who do not want beta will have to look for alternatives. But Pale Moon is the perfect alternative and also another browser that is not well known is Safefox,another Firefox open source.This takes on an earlier version of Firefox 3.52 but it is fully supported on all web sites. The only problem I had was finding a download link as the Safefox website re directs you to the Firefox website. But I got my Safefox browser from the C Net website that has a direct download link and may I add that that site has many web browsers listed for Windows users with direct and safe downloads from their site. I use C Net all the time to get new software for my laptop. Safefox has a password safe bank,so that when you log into your email or website,you can tap your password in on a keypad in the browser instead of the web page. So very useful if you are using a shared computer but you do not have to use this facility but it is there if you want it. Safefox like Pale Moon works with all of the Firefox add ons. And both Safefox and Pale Moon can be used alongside your existing Firefox browser or instead of Firefox. Also both these browser are made just for Windows so they are faster and more secure for browsing. So if you have not tried Pale Moon and Safefox yet you should. I have uninstalled my Firefox browser and am now using both Pale Moon and Safefox and I don't have any plans to go back.Andrea Borman




Just bought a brand new HP desktop from Best Buy yesterday in part to be able to play Microsoft Flight Simulator X on it. The computer came pre-loaded with Windows 7. I loaded up FSX with no problems, and it seems to work pretty well until it just randomly crashes. It has crashed maybe 6-7 times in three hours of play.

It crashes most often when I am fiddling with different views (opening up new ones or re-sizing existing one). Here is the computer I bought:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pav...&skuId=9549438

Has:
AMD Phenom II X4 2.6 ghz
8 GB DDR3 RAM
ATI Radeon 4200 - 256 gb Video card
750 GB Sata Hard Drive

I haven't run any updates such as SP1 or SP2. Maybe this will fix the problem? I've also considered upgrading to a 1GB video card, but I"m not sure this will help.

Thoughts??

Thanks,

Mike




I support a small office with a half dozen PC's all running Win7. The users are not interested or skilled in modifying or customizing the Windows file system or user interface. They are only interested in using the system to get their work done. So my question is: is there/will there be a simple painless way to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 where all user files/programs remain intact, AND the user interface for Windows 8 is reasonably close to the user interface on Windows 7? And if so, where are the best clear, detailed instructions for how to accomplish this upgrade? What I hope is that I can buy the $40 upgrade, take a CD to each PC and run it, then return an hour later, and Windows 8 is done and working on that PC. Is this a possibility, or is this too much to hope for? Thanks for any comments from persons who have experience with upgrading to Windows 8.




I have been checking out Windows 8 computers on line
--- One of the computers that is in my prices range is an HP Pavilion p7-1520t Desktop PC Windows 8 64-bit at http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/hom...20t-Desktop-PC
I'm already up to 727.00 not including shipping yet but that's ok

I need help on figuring out how my monitor will work on this computer
--- I know I can call sales once I decide which computer I'm going to buy but I'd like to have a heads up on how to discuss my monitor to computer connections so I don't spend a more than I have to
--- I believe my graphics needs are pretty simple right now but eventually I will be uploading pictures from a digital camera or camcorder

Anyway the computer comes with Integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics [DVI-I & DVI-D, DX 10.1]
--- I have a very simple NuTech QL711V [Monitor] (17.1"vis) with VGA connector only
--- The VGA cable isn’t removable from the monitor
--- Unfortunately I can’t tell whether or not this computer has a VGA connector on the back of it
------ Does this mean I have to get another monitor for this computer or is there an adapter I can use for my monitor to be used on this computer?
--- There is a 512MB AMD Radeon HD 7350 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter] I can upgrade to but I still don’t know how the VGA adapter would accommodate my monitor

Last but not least there is Roxio Secure Burn available. Is this worth getting?




As many of us are aware, Microsoft announced their iPad competitor, the Surface, will be available after the launch of Windows 8. What does everyone think? The RT version will be running a version of Windows 8 specifically designed for tablets (think iOS rather than Mac OSX) while the Surface Pro (with a core i5 processor) will run Windows 8 Pro, but not be available until 3 months after the RT.

I personally (price dependent) will be buying a Surface Pro. My lifestyle has changed over the last year or so, I've tried to stray away from spending so much time at the computer and rather spend that time productively, getting exercise and working for Tourism Nova Scotia. For these reasons, I'm always on the go. While I have 3 Windows Phone devices, they don't quite cut it for screen size or productivity, so I intend on selling my current notebook, buying a Surface Pro and a new Windows Phone 8 when the line is released. Although if the price of the Pro is over $800, it's going to be a tough call, perhaps I'll wait to see how it turns out before buying one.

Anyone else?




Having used Windows 8 CP on both my desktop & notebook, there's no doubt as to my decision to purchase, as I love the OS. For all intents & purposes, it's already become my default Windows install on my desktop, having purchased a separate IS for it.

What I want to know is this: If I were to buy a Windows 8 OEM license (when the time comes), can it be installed as a dual boot with Windows 7? I'm not going to buy an upgrade license, because the way I understand it, that means giving up Windows 7, which I paid for Anytime Upgrade keys for both to Pro.

Or will I have to pay for full retail licensing?

Cat




Well, y'all knew I'd toss my 2 cents in here Yes, I, too, knew the numbers, the specs, even the motivators & goals, in advance AND what it all suggested... hell, I even sat through a whole morning of listening the Steve rant about its greatness & appeal... I muddled about w/ the DP. We are not there yet, folks but, now we have a beta. It's still early!! ...I don't hear my machine running!!! That is not the case when it's on Windows 7. I have gauges on my screens… the activity & levels are not the same!! Period. W/ Windows 8 it's freaky how low the values are. No wonder things are fast; point here is, to see it hands-on, that's when it becomes concrete & impressive. Damn machine is hardly working... doing the same stuff as would be in Windows 7. However, ppl will balk & fight it tooth & nail unless the majority buy into comments like these. MS has hit a homer, by the looks of it, so far. Will most ppl buy into it, not only as a purchase but, conceptually. I will be bold enough to say MS has turned a corner in what IT & computing is & is becoming, where it's going. This should have appeal... BUT, will the (Metro) Start be a turn off, the lack of Start Menu, ppl thinking it requires Touch and "What??!! I have to go new, again, already??!!"... will these 3 be obstacles? Will all the timely sense it makes, all the performance it offers, outshine all that? Between the number devices upon which this thing is happy & the number of End Users who could be very happy w/ it... it is worth learning it & w/out a chip on one's shoulder OR being pissed about a learning curve... why wouldn't there be a learning curve? Ah, but, no call for panic... MS gave it to the world @ a time ppl would be so bloody curious they would try or play w/ the damn thing, right now, Beta or not, for free... and, gosh, what happens if, even, most of them think it's screamin' cool, too? Maybe, MS lures & hooks folks... Ya think?? Anyway, all factiousness aside, even w/ some things in the DP I thought, this is how is should have always been; then you realise what actually exists now, technically, how Windows 8 positions itself & the IT road ahead... faster, smaller, more powerful & capable, lighter on resources & easier to understand & use. So far, this OS looks like it may be a hit that's going out of the park & lots of folks will applaud. Regards, Drew




Instinctively, you may believe that it is necessary to install drivers for your components, once you have Windows 8 up and running. This may not be the case, however, and historically has not been. If your device, whether it be a PCI card, a USB device, or even something connected to a serial port, was created and placed onto the retail marketplace before Windows 8 was released to manufacturers, and a Windows 8 driver already appears for that device, you may not need to get a "special driver" for Windows 8.

Despite what most people think, the problem with driver compatibility arises after Microsoft Windows already hits store shelves. Companies begin to design products for the latest version of Windows, and the drivers for those products do not exist already in Windows. The reason for this is actually quite simple: Because Windows 8 was finalized when it was released to manufacturers, only the manufacturers of hardware and software peripherals have responsibility over complete driver development after that date.

To give you an idea of what I am talking about, many people who run JBOD, RAID, or SCSI devices for their hard drives have difficulty installing Windows without pre-loading a driver when performing the installation. In almost every case, this is because the storage controller device did not have driver development performed on it that was submitted to Microsoft leading up to the final release of Windows. Since Microsoft cannot include every single driver for every single device in the universe on their DVDs and images, Windows 8 has a set number of drivers and compatibility drivers once it is released. It is then up to the manufacturer to make a difference.

In the case of drivers reaching Windows Update, not only do they need to be developed, quality assurance (QA) tested, and finalized, but they also need to be digitally signed and submitted to Microsoft for testing. Depending on what company has developed the driver and how it is being integrated into Windows, the digital signature of the driver is usually completed by a trusted root certificate authority, either operated on behalf of Microsoft, or known throughout the world as a trusted root CA. An example of a newer trusted root certificate authority would be Google. An example of an older trusted root CA would be VeriSign, or, as it was previously known when it had a monopoly on Internet domain names, Network Solutions. To solve the solution of having insecure root certificate authorities, but not having enough in the world, policies were implementing to allow small companies to chain off of existing large root certificate authorities. This means a company like GeoTrust, which is a large, world renowned root certificate authority, can also allow smaller companies to chain off of their certificate authority servers. If the smaller company becomes unreliable or technically compromised, at any time, GeoTrust can revoke their own certificates or that of the smaller company. Similarly, because Microsoft has direct control of the root certificate authority trusted certs that ship with Microsoft Windows, they can make immediate changes if a security problem arises.

When dealing with driver signing, this all becomes quite convoluted, and potentially confusing for end users. What is important to know is that driver signing is not much different than digitally signing a document using a certificate authority, or providing a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption digital signature for a website domain name. In the case of drivers, the digital signing will assure one certain thing: the driver has not been altered or modified since it was published. This prevents hackers from taking over a web server that is providing drivers and distributing malware-infected drivers.

How does the process of publishing drivers take place once Windows is published? Well, Microsoft itself works with thousands of companies to get drivers placed into Windows for peripheral devices before and after the release of Windows. But, ultimately, if you were to invent a product or service, it would become your responsibility to keep it up to date. Similarly, the manufacturer of hardware or software that requires drivers to operate in Windows needs to make sure that those drivers are secure and will not damage the operating system. In the past, one of the leading causes of system crashes was known as DLL (dynamic link library) hell and the problem of drivers not being adequately tested. Drivers run in the hardware abstraction layer of the kernel and control how Windows communicates with the hardware. Microsoft has created a framework for ensuring that all drivers conform to both quality and security standards whereas:

The drivers will not significantly slow down the operating system or eat up an enormous amount of system resources.

The drivers will not compromise system security.

The drivers will function appropriately, and will be well-defined as to what their function is for what hardware.

To get to the level where we are at today, where unsigned drivers at not permitted to even run in Windows, Microsoft implemented an enormous security overhaul effort with the release of Windows Vista and onward. For that, they should be credited, as well as for including so many functional drivers for old hardware.

But wait, I have a device, and it doesn't work because I don't have the driver

If you have a device that predates Windows 8, and there is no driver for it, apparently anywhere, not even from the manufacturer, this usually means that the manufacturer did not want to spend the time or money to have the driver developed by programmers, quality tested, digitally signed, and/or submitted to Microsoft. There are reasons for this. The development of new drivers could have been considered by the company that you bought your product from as costing too much money. Or, the very same company may want their customers to buy only newer technology. And it is remotely possible that the company simply couldn't make their device work with a newer version of Windows, although this reason is highly suspect.

If you have been following the development of Windows 8, then you have seen the release of many public tests prior to the finalized copy of Windows 8 reaching manufacturers. Even the RTM version, which will not differ at all from the version that hits store shelves, has been sent to manufacturers to make sure that all of their products work on release day. The developer preview, and even the consumer preview, were designed to make it easier for Microsoft not only to track down bugs, but for developers to learn how to write code for Windows 8, including code for drivers. With months, and even years given to companies to get their act together before Windows hits store shelves, it becomes hard to blame Microsoft for a piece of hardware not to have driver compatibility.

For example, the Windows RTM version that was released last month has the near latest drivers from NVIDIA and AMD for graphics cards. It works with almost all of Canon's printers and scanners. Owners of nearly any device from Intel, Logitech, or Samsung need not worry, as the latest drivers are already there. It is no longer necessary, at the time of this post, to download and install any chipset compatibility drivers from Intel. It is evidenced that they have been working directly with Microsoft since around 2009-2010 so that they would not have to release the "Intel INF Update" utility again.

So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen... Windows 8 has a lot of driver compatibility, but there will continue to be drivers that you don't need. This is at least true until Windows 8 gets older. As new products are released that the developers of Windows could have never imagined, it becomes necessary to make sure that you have the latest hardware and software updates.

Before looking for newer drivers, always check Windows Update.
Access Device Manager by hitting the Windows Key + R and type: devmgmt.msc
Or search for Device Manager
For your device, right-click and go to properties and look at the date.

If the hardware or software you are examining had drivers published by Microsoft in Windows 8, you will rarely need to worry about the driver publication date.

However, if the driver you have has been published within the latest 3-6 months, you are usually good to go with this device. The only exception is almost always graphics cards and network adapters.

Look to the manufacturer to see what they are doing about making sure your purchase is compatible with Windows 8. See if they are willing to spend some time (and thus money) to even speak to their customers about driver compatibility.

Thanks for reading.




On November 29th 2012, I purchased the new Windows Phone 8X (aka HTC 8X) from a local store called "The Soruce" (replaced RadioShack here in Eastern Canada, is owned by my carrier Bell Mobility). I got the phone as an early upgrade for some $250. Immediately after purchasing it, while using the camera, I noticed it would not autofocus. I figured rather than a fault with the device, it was just my fault for not doing something right. So I continued using the phone and eventually the idea sank into the back of my mind until it was past the 14-day return period. I know this is technically my fault for not returning the device as soon as I realized the issue and I accept that, but the piss poor service I received from HTC during the (3) repair processes is not... Let me explain.

On December 31st I returned the phone to my carrier store to have it sent away for repairs (standard procedure for most phones in Canada). I had to send my LG Quantum away a few years before so I understood it usually took about 2 weeks for a device to return. I opted out of getting a loaner phone for $120 refundable as I'm not a person who can't live without a phone for 2 weeks.

So the issue was the camera not autofocusing, I figured that would be an easy enough fix, the camera would be replaced. When the device returned to the store, the note attached specified that is exactly what had been done. So I put my micro-sim in and fired it up. Guess what? No service. No matter what, the device would not connect to the cellular network (and in the selection area, only showed one network by a new carrier). To add to it, the device had been in a case and was in absolutely mint condition when it was sent away. It returned with scratched on both the back casing and hairline scratches on the screen. This is about mid-January and that pissed me off, so off it went again to have a problem caused by the repair team fixed. Fast forward another 2 weeks and the device returns with the exact same issue.

At this point I almost launch the device into the wall behind the CSR's head. I maintain my cool and have it sent away for a third time (now it's early February). This time I argue with the CSR who's helping me to get a loaner phone for free (it's $120, $20 of which you don't get back). Of course every person who works at the local Bell store except for the manager is a complete p**** so I get nowhere with that. I pay for the loaner phone (which I had previously been told was a Nexus 4) and get some scratched up Samsung Galaxy Gio. Whatever, it works.

I'm convinced the device will not work when it comes back the third time, so I buy a brand new Nokia Lumia 920 in white on eBay with a free wireless charger. I did a little research before as the phone was locked to AT&T, there seemed to be lots of sites on the internet offering unlock services, most had a few positive reviews too. I didn't look hard enough as it turns out most of these sites were scams or didn't yet have access to the code database (which they won't until AT&T ends their 6 month no unlock contract on May 1st). So now I've got a brand new phone which I still can't use. I chose to enable tethering on the Galaxy Gio and download a free texting app on the Lumia, which lets me do everything except call (which I don't do anyway) on my Lumia so long as the Gio is in my pocket or near by.

The HTC 8X finally makes a return just this past week (more than a month, wtf?). Turns out they replaced my phone with a "new" device. It's not new, it's refurbished. The case has noticeable scratch straight across the speaker and Beats audio logo (although this could have happened during shipping). The screen is not seated properly on the front of the device: there's a gap less than 1 mm at the top where I can basically see the insides of the phone and due to this, it sits about 1 mm lower at the bottom, which causes light leaks around the entire bottom of the casing, including the micro-USB jack and microphone. It really looks like an alien at night time. The final thing is the screen: it's not even for the blue phone, it's for the black model. The LCD and digitizer are glued together to basically be one extremely hard to take apart piece (so basically, if you replace it yourself, be sure to buy the combo, not one or the other because it's a mess). Included in that combo is the grill for the earpiece which is a piece of plastic about an inch and a half wide by a quarter of an inch tall and is the same colour as the casing on the phone. But no, this one's black. It looks very boring.

So three months later and I have a half-assed refurbish of a device I now completely hate. I heard lots of bad things about HTC before buying the phone and still chose to, and I made the mistake of not returning the device for an exchange as soon as I noticed the problem with the camera. Those two things in combination lead to the absolute worst customer service experience I have ever had. I will never buy another HTC product, not because they're bad quality (admittedly can't wait to get my Lumia 920 unlocked, that is true build quality), but because their customer service is absolutely abysmal.

As for the 8X... I'll probably sell it to a friend for a few hundred bucks as soon as I can get an unlock code for my Lumia 920... The worst part of the entire deal, for me, is that if I'd waited an extra two weeks I could have got the Samsung ATIV S with a 4.8" Super AMOLED screen and all the exceptional build qualities I've come to love from Samsung.




In this article, we will give an overview of the technical side of Project Detroit, the Microsoft-West Coast Custom Mustang creation. If you're not already familiar with this project, you can find more information here.
Key Design Decisions

It’s important to keep in mind that this car was built for a TV show with a set schedule. As a result, there are a number of unique design decisions that came into play.

Schedule

Working backwards, the reveal for the car was set for Monday November 28, 2011 at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue, Washington. We started the project in early August, which gave us approximately 12 weeks for research, development, vehicle assembly, and testing. This was by far the #1 design decision as any ideas or features for the car had to be implemented by the reveal date.
Off the Shelf Parts

Another key design decision was to, where possible, use off-the-shelf hardware and software in order to allow interested developers to build and reuse some of the subsystems for their own car (at least the ones that don’t require welding). For example, instead of buying pricey custom sized displays for the instrument cluster or passenger display, we used stock Samsung Series 7 Slate PCs and had West Coast Customs do the hard work of building a custom dash to hold the PC.

Hardware and Networking

The car is packed with a variety of computers and networking hardware.

Instrument Cluster Slate – This slate is on the driver's side and manages the instrument cluster application and the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) connection to read telemetry data from the car.Passenger Slate – This slate, which is built into the passenger's side, runs a custom Windows 8 application (see Passenger slate below).
Laptop 1 – This laptop runs the REST service to control different parts of the car, the Kinect socket service for the front Kinect, and the user message service to display messages on the rear glass while driving.Laptop 2 – This laptop runs the Heads Up Display (HUD) service, the Kinect socket service for the back Kinect, the OBD-II database, and Azure services.Windows Phone – A Nokia Lumia 800 connects via WiFi and a custom Windows Phone 7 application (See Windows Phone application below).Xbox 360 – The Xbox 360 displays on either the passenger HUD or the rear glass display.Networking – A NETGEAR N600/WNDR3700 wireless router provides wired and wireless access for everything in the car, which is used in conjunction with a Verizon USB network card plugged into a Cradle Point MBR900 to provide an always-on 3G/4G LTE internet connection. The slates, laptops, and Xbox 360 are connected via CAT5e cable, while the Windows Phone 7 connects via WiFi.
Note: One of the limitations of the Kinect SDK is that if you have multiple Kinects plugged into one PC, only one of those Kinects can do skeletal tracking at a time (color/depth data works just fine). Because of this, we decided to have a dedicated laptop plugged into the front Kinect and another laptop plugged into the back Kinect in order to allow front and back skeletal tracking at the same time. If we'd not used simultaneous skeletal tracking, we could have combined all of the systems onto a single laptop.
Architecture

Here is a quick overview of the application architecture.

REST Service Layer

The REST Service Layer allowed different systems talk to one another. More importantly, it allowed different services to control hardware they normally wouldn't be able to access.

Thin client approach
The solution we chose was to have all the services that control different parts of the car reside on the laptops and have client applications like the Windows Phone application send REST commands to execute an action so the service layer would execute the request.REST-enable hardware
Controlling hardware should be invisible to the consuming clients. For example, hardware that requires USB communication would be impossible to control with a Windows Phone. The service layer allowed us to control hardware in a way that was invisible to the end user.Helper Libraries
To simplify communication with the service layer, we built a set of helper classes to abstract out repetitive tasks like JSON serialization/deserialization, URI building, etc. For example, to get the list of car horn “ringtones”, the client application can call HornClient.List() to get back a list of available ringtone filenames. To set the car horn, the client calls HornClient.Set(filename), and to play the car horn, it then calls HornClient.Play(filename). The Helper libraries were built to work on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 7.
OBD-II

We have already released an article and library on the OBD-II portion of the car. In short, OBD-II stands for On-Board Diagnostics. Hooking into this port allows one to query for different types of data from the car, which we use to get the current speed, RPMs, fuel level, etc. for display in the Instrument Cluster and other locations. OBD can do far more than this, but it's all we needed for our project. Please see the linked articles for further details on the OBD-II library itself.
For the car, because only one application can open and communicate with a serial port at one time, we created a WCF service that polls the OBD-II data from the car and GPS data from a Microsoft Streets & Trips GPS locator, and returns it to any application that queries the service.
For the OBD library, we used a manual connection to poll different values at different intervals. For values critical to driving the car—like RPM, speed, etc.—we polled for the values as quickly as the car could return them. With other values that weren’t critical to driving the car—like the fuel level, engine coolant temperature, etc.—we polled at a 1-2 second interval. For GPS, we subscribed to the LocationChanged event, which would fire when the GPS values changed.
Rather than creating a new serial port connection for every WCF request for OBD data, we created a singleton service that is instantiated when the service first runs. Accordingly, there is only one object in the WCF service that represents the last OBD and GPS data returned, which is obtained by the continual reading of the latest OBD data using the OBD library as described above. This means that calls to the WCF service ReadMeasurement method didn’t actually compute anything, but instead serialized the last saved data and returned it via the WCF service.
Since WCF supports multiple protocols, we implemented HTTP and TCP and ensured that any WCF service options we chose worked on Windows Phone, which, for example, can only use basic HTTP bindings.
To enable the ability to change the programming model later and to simplify the polling of the service, we built a helper library for Windows and Windows Phone that abstracts all the WCF calls.
The code below creates a new ObdService class and signs up for an event when the measurement has changed. The Start method does a couple of things: it lets you set the interval that you want to poll the ObdService, in this case every second (while the instrument cluster needs fast polling, the database logger can poll once a second). It also determines what IP address the service is hosted at (localhost), the protocol (HTTP or TCP), and whether to send “demo mode” data. Since one of the main ways the car is showcased is when it’s stopped on display, “demo mode” sends fake data, instead of always returning 0's for MPH, RPM, etc., so people can see what the instrument cluster would look like in action.

_service = new ObdService(); _service.ObdMeasurementChanged += service_ObdMeasurementChanged; _service.Start(new TimeSpan(0, 0, 0, 0, 1000), localhost, Protocol.Http, false); void service_ObdMeasurementChanged(object sender, ObdMeasurementChangedEventArgs e) { Debug.Writeline("MPH=” + e.Measurement.MilesPerHour); } OBD-II Database & Azure Services

To record and capture the car telemetry data like MPH, RPM, engine load, and throttle (accelerator) position, as well as location data (latitude, longitude, altitude, and course), we used a SQL Server Express database with a simple, flat Entity Framework model, shown below. The primary key, the ObdMeasurementID is a GUID that is returned via the ObdService. Just like above, the database logger subscribes to the ObdMeasurementChanged event and receives a new reading at the time interval set in the Start() method.

The Windows Azure data model uses Azure Table Services instead of SQL Server. The data mapping is essentially the same since both have a flat schema.
For Azure Table Storage, in addition to the schema above, you also need a partition key and a row key. For the partition key, we used a custom TripID (GUID) to represent a Trip. When the car is turned on/off a new TripID is created. That way we could group all measurements for that particular trip and do calculations based on that trip, like the average miles per gallon, distance traveled, fastest speed, etc. For the row key, we used a DateTimeOffset and a custom extension method, ToEndOfDays() that provides a unique numerical string (since Azure's row key is a string type) that subtracts the time from the DateTime.Max value. The result is that the earlier a DateTime value, the larger the number.
Example:
Time=5/11/2012 9:14:09 AM, EndOfDays=2520655479509478223 //larger
Time=5/11/2012 9:14:11 AM, EndOfDays=2520655479482804811 //smaller
Since they are ordered in reverse order, with the most recent date/time being the first row, we can write an efficient query to pull just the first row to get the current latitude/longitude without needing to scan the entire table for the last measurment.

public override string RowKey { get { return new DateTimeOffset(TimeStamp).ToEndOfDays(); } set { //do nothing } } public static class DateTimeExtensions { public static string ToEndOfDays(this DateTimeOffset source) { TimeSpan timeUntilTheEnd = DateTimeOffset.MaxValue.Subtract(source); return timeUntilTheEnd.Ticks.ToString(); } public static DateTimeOffset FromEndOfDays(this String daysToEnd) { TimeSpan timeFromTheEnd = newTimeSpan(Int64.Parse(daysToEnd)); DateTimeOffset source = DateTimeOffset.MaxValue.Date.Subtract(timeFromTheEnd); return source; } }

To upload data to Azure, we used a timer-based background uploader that would check to see if there was an internet connection, and then filter and upload all of the local SQL Express rows that had not been submitted to Azure using the Submitted boolean database field. On the Azure side, we used an ASP.NET MVC controller to submit data. The controller deserializes the data into a List type, it adds the data to a blob, and adds the blob to a queue as shown below.
A worker role (or many) will then read items off the queue and the new OBD measurement rows are placed into Azure Table Storage.

public ActionResult PostData() { try { StreamReader incomingData = new StreamReader(HttpContext.Request.InputStream); string data = incomingData.ReadToEnd(); JavaScriptSerializer oSerializer = new JavaScriptSerializer(); List measurements; measurements = oSerializer.Deserialize(data, typeof(List)) as List; if (measurements != null) { CloudBlob blob = _blob.UploadStringToIncoming(data); _queue.PushMessageToPostQueue(blob.Uri.ToString()); return new HttpStatusCodeResult(200); } ... } }

Instrument Cluster

Much of this is also covered in our previously released OBD-II library where the instrument cluster application is included as a sample. This is a WPF application that runs on a Windows 7 slate. It contains three different skins designed by 352 Media—a 2012 Mustang dashboard, a 1967 Mustang dashboard, and a Metro-style dashboard—each of which can be "swiped" through. This application queries the OBD-II WCF service described above as quickly as it can to retrieve speed, RPM, fuel level, and other data for display to the driver. The gauges are updated in real-time just as a real dashboard instrument cluster would behave.

HUD

The HUD (or Heads Up Display) application runs on one of the two Windows 7 computers in the car. This is a full-screen application that is output via a projector to a series of mirrors and a projection screen. This is then reflected onto the front glass of the windshield of the car. To install these, we altered the physical car's body and created brackets to mount mirrors and the projectors. In the picture on the left, you can see the dashboard's structural member pivoted outward. You can see the 12" section we removed and added in the base plate to allow light to be reflected through to the windshield. Bill Steele helped design and implement the physical HUD aspect into the car.

The HUD application has several different modes. The mode is selected from the Windows Phone application.

POI / Mapping – This uses Bing Maps services. The phone or Windows 8 passenger application can choose one of a select group of categories (Eat, Entertain, Shop, Gas). Once selected, the REST service layer is contacted and the current choice is persisted. The HUD is constantly polling the service to know what the current category is, and when it changes, the HUD switches to an overhead map display with the closest locations of that category displayed, along with your always updated current GPS position and direction. The list of closest items in the category is requested every few seconds from the Bing Maps API and the map is updated appropriately.
Car telemetry - In the car telemetry mode, the OBD data from the WCF service described above is queried and displayed on the screen. This can be though of as an overall car "status" display with the speed, RPMs, real-time MPG, time, and weather information.Weather – We use the World Weather Online API to get weather data for display on the HUD. This API allows queries for weather based on a latitude and longitude, which we have at all times. A quick call to the service gives us the current temperature and a general weather forecast, which we display as an icon next to the temperature in the lower-left portion of the screen.
Kinect – Using our Kinect Service, with the standard WPF client code, we can display the rear camera on the HUD to help the driver when backing up. See the Kinect Service project for more information on how this works and to use the service in an application of your own.
Windows Phone Application

One of the main ways to control the vehicle is through the Windows Phone application.

The first pivot of the app allows the user to lock, unlock, start the car, and set off the alarm. This is done through the Viper product from Directed Electronics.

The second pivot contains the remaining ways that a user can interact with the car.

Kinect – This uses the Kinect service much in the way the HUD does. It can display both the front and rear cameras as well as allow the user to listen to an audio clip and send it up to the car while applying a voice changing effect.
Voice Effect – When the Talk button is pressed, the user can record their voice via the microphone. When released, the audio data is packaged in a simple WAV file and uploaded to the REST service. The user can select from several voice effects, such as Chipmunk and Deep. On the service side, that WAV file is modified with the selected effect and then played through the PA system. The code in this section of the app is very similar to the Coding4Fun Skype Voice Changer. We use NAudio and several pre-made effects to process the WAV file for play.Lighting – This controls the external lighting for the car. The user can select a zone, an animation, and a color to apply. Once selected, this is communicated through the REST service to the lighting controller.
Messaging – This presents a list of known pictures and videos for the user. The selection is sent to the car through the REST service and displayed on the projector that is pointed at the rear window, allowing following drivers to see the image, video, or message.Point Of Interest – As described earlier, this is the way the user can turn on the Point of Interest map on the HUD. Selecting one of the four items sends the selection to the REST service where it is persisted. The polling HUD will know when the selection is changed and display the map interface as shown above.Telemetry – This is a replica of the instrument cluster that runs on the Windows 7 slate. OBD data is queried via the WCF service, just like the slate, and displayed on the gauges, just like the slate.
Projection Screen – This will raise and lower the projection screen on the rear of the car.Horn – This displays a list of known horn sound effects that live on the REST service layer. Selecting any of the items will send a command through the REST to play that sound file on the external sound system of the car. This selected audio file would play when the horn was pressed in the car.Settings – Internal settings for setting up hardware and software for the car.
Passenger Application

The passenger interface runs on a Samsung Series 7 slate running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This interface has a subset of the functionality provided by the Windows Phone application, but communicates through the same REST service. From this interface, the passenger can set the car horn sound effect, view the front and back Kinect cameras, select a Point of Interest category to be displayed on the HUD, and select the image, video or message that will be displayed on the rear window.

External Car Lighting

The external lighting system was controlled by a web server running on a Netduino Plus using a Sparkfun protoshield board to simplify wiring, and allow for another shield to be used. The actual lights were Digital Addressable RGB LED w/ PWM. We'll also have a more in-depth article on this system on Coding4Fun shortly.
The car is broken down into different zones—grill, wheels, vents, etc. It also has a bunch of pre-defined procedural animation patterns that have a few adjustable parameters that allow for things like a snake effect, a sensor sweep, or even a police pattern. Each zone has its own thread which provides the ability to have multiple animation patterns going at the same time. When a command is received, the color, pattern, zone, and other data is then processed.
Here is a basic animation loop pattern.

private static void RandomAnimationWorker() { var leds = GetLedsToIlluminate(); var dataCopy = _data; var r = new Random(); while (IsThreadSignaledToBeAlive(dataCopy.LightingZone)) { for (var i = 0; i < leds.Length; i++) SetLed(leds[i], r.Next(255), r.Next(255), r.Next(255)); LedRefresh(); Thread.Sleep(dataCopy.TickDuration); } } Rear Projection Window

The rear projection system consists of two 4” linear actuators, a linear actual controller, the NETMF web server from above, a Seeed Studio Relay Shield, the back glass of a 1967 Ford Mustang, some rear projection film, a low profile yet insanely bright projector that accepts serial port commands, and a standard USB to serial adapter.
The REST service layer toggles the input of the projector based on the selected state. This would allow us to go from the HDMI output of an Xbox 360 to the VGA output of the laptop. While doing this, the REST layer sends a command to the NETMF web server to either raise or lower the actuators.
Here is the code for the NETMF to control the raising and lowering the glass:

public static class Relay { // code for for Electronic Brick Relay Shield static readonly OutputPort RaisePort = new OutputPort(Pins.GPIO_PIN_D5, false); static readonly OutputPort LowerPort = new OutputPort(Pins.GPIO_PIN_D4, false); const int OpenCloseDelay = 1000; public static bool Raise() { return ExecuteRelay(RaisePort); } public static bool Lower() { return ExecuteRelay(LowerPort); } private static bool ExecuteRelay(OutputPort port) { port.Write(true); Thread.Sleep(OpenCloseDelay); port.Write(false); return true; } } Messaging System

This is a WPF application that leveraged the file system on the computer to communicate between the REST service layer and itself. Visually, it shows the message/image/video in the rear view mirror but it actually does two other tasks, it operates our car horn system and plays the recorded audio output from the phone.

Displaying Messages
To display images, we poll the REST service every second for an update. Depending on the return type, we either display a TextBlock element or a MediaElement.Detecting and Playing Car Horn
When someone presses the horn in the car, it is detected by a Phidget 8/8/8 wired into a Digital Input. In-between the car horn and the Phidget, there is a relay as well. This isolates the voltage coming from the horn and solves a grounding issue. We then feed back two wires from that relay and put one into the ground and the other into one of the digital inputs. In the application, we listen to the InputChange event on the Phidget and play / stop the audio based on the state.Detecting new recorded audio from the phone and car horn changes
When someone talks into the phone or selects a new car horn, the REST service layer places that audio file into a predetermined directory. The Messaging service then uses a FileSystemWatcher to detect when this file is added. The difference between the car horn detection and recorded audio is the recorded audio will play once it is done writing to the file system.
External PA System

To interact with people, we installed an external audio PA or Public Address system. This system is hooked into the laptop that is connected to the car horn, and can play audio data from the phone. Having a PA system that is as simple as an audio jack that plugs into a PC enabled us to have different ringtones for the car horn and to talk through the car using Windows Phone.
Conclusion

After months of planning and building, the Project Detroit car was shown to the world on an episode of Inside West Coast Customs. Though it was a ton of work, the end product is something we are all proud of. We hope that this project inspires other developers to think outside the box and realize what can be done with some off-the-shelf hardware, software, and passion.

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I first got my bsod's only when playing bf3. Then I started getting them on firefox, and now it's anytime. I've ran dskchk /r /f. I only use Microsoft Security Essentials. I've restored to last known good configuration. I upgraded my ram because I thought it was the problem, but after buying 16gb of new ram, memtest+ gives me loads of red bars. I also can't update to Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (KB976932) from the Windows Update, it always fails. And I've tried doing a repair install for Windows 7 but I get an error code when I run my CD. Also everything has gotten slower on my computer, windows takes a little longer to boot, sometimes freezes for a minute and then starts working again, and a lot of things just stop working and I have to close out and restart them. Mozilla Firefox crashes a lot on me now too. I've attached all of my files, please help because I have no clue what to do and I've did literally everything I can think of to fix it. Attached Files bsod.zip (3.12 MB, 39 views) Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,333 Re: BSOD first when playing BF3, now all the time. ntoskrnl.exe memtest+ gives me loads of red bars This must be fixed before any other problems. It's either bad memory or bad slots. The procedure that I suggest here will help to tell which it is: Memory Diagnostics
Also, please try Prime95 ( Prime95 ) in order to see if the stress from it creates memory errors also.

SP1 isn't installed, please do the following:
Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates (may take repeated visits)
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates. May take repeated visits, but keep it up until you get several "Windows is updated" results.
If you're having difficulties with installing a Service Pack, please use the SURTool from this link: What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
Also, check out this troubleshooting link from Microsoft: Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
I have had limited success in installing updates/Service Packs when using a "clean boot". I suspect that I'm just bypassing the problem - and that it can come back to bite me in the butt later on. You have a Linksys RangePlus Wireless USB Network Adapter

I do not recommend using wireless USB network devices. Especially in Win7/Win8 systems.
These wireless USB devices have many issues with Win7(and I suspect with Win8) - using Vista drivers with them is almost sure to cause a BSOD.
Should you want to keep using these devices, be sure to have Win7/Win8 drivers - DO NOT use Vista drivers!!!
An installable wireless PCI/PCIe card that's plugged into your motherboard is much more robust, reliable, and powerful. AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.
Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure
If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Un-install". Reboot for changes to take affect. Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.
If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :
Afc.sys Tue Jul 11 22:48:20 2006 (44B48D24)
Arcsoft(R) ASPI Shell (CD/DVD program)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Afc.sys

archlp.sys Fri Feb 6 04:39:29 2009 (498C2F81)
Arcsoft Total Media Player driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=archlp.sys

hamachi.sys Thu Feb 19 02:36:41 2009 (499D3639)
LogMeIn Hamachi Virtual network interface driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=hamachi.sys

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Code: **************************Thu Feb 14 16:56:29.071 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21413-17768-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:28:04.819 Probably caused by :hardware ( nt!KeWaitForSingleObject+19d ) BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff800044d9d9d, fffff8800acba140, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c000001d, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800044d9d9d, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800acba140, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: bf3.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_IP_MISALIGNED BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Thu Feb 14 14:48:29.293 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21413-19921-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 1:36:43.041 *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Ntfs.sys Probably caused by :Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs+784b5 ) BugCheck 50, {fffff820330e2634, 1, fffff8800128c4b5, 5} BugCheck Info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) Arguments: Arg1: fffff820330e2634, memory referenced. Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation. Arg3: fffff8800128c4b5, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory address. Arg4: 0000000000000005, (reserved) BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_Ntfs+784b5 BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Thu Feb 14 16:03:14.023 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21413-21840-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:08:27.396 Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck 1A, {5003, fffff70001080000, 935, ee100001268} BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000005003, The subtype of the bugcheck. Arg2: fffff70001080000 Arg3: 0000000000000935 Arg4: 00000ee100001268 BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_5003 PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Thu Feb 14 15:09:16.666 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21413-22152-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:04:16.414 Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+29587 ) BugCheck 1A, {5003, fffff70001080000, e15, 1ba4009} BugCheck Info: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000005003, The subtype of the bugcheck. Arg2: fffff70001080000 Arg3: 0000000000000e15 Arg4: 0000000001ba4009 BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_5003 PROCESS_NAME: SearchIndexer. FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_5003_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+29587 BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Thu Feb 14 15:28:14.218 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21413-24460-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:18:11.966 Probably caused by :memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+4c ) BugCheck 4E, {99, 15d8f5, 0, 15d9f5} BugCheck Info: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (4e) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000099, A PTE or PFN is corrupt Arg2: 000000000015d8f5, page frame number Arg3: 0000000000000000, current page state Arg4: 000000000015d9f5, 0 BUGCHECK_STR: 0x4E_99 PROCESS_NAME: plugin-contain FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x4E_99_nt!MiBadShareCount+4c BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Thu Feb 14 14:57:34.082 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21413-24523-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:46.456 Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!CmpDelayDerefKCBWorker+73 ) BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80003dc15df, fffff880031a8a48, fffff880031a82b0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000007e) Arguments: Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled Arg2: fffff80003dc15df, The address that the exception occurred at Arg3: fffff880031a8a48, Exception Record Address Arg4: fffff880031a82b0, Context Record Address PROCESS_NAME: System BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7E FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7E_nt!CmpDelayDerefKCBWorker+73 BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Fri Feb 15 18:51:25.726 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21513-21824-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:42:46.099 Probably caused by :hardware ( nt!KeWaitForSingleObject+19d ) BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff800044d7d9d, fffff8800a5d5140, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c000001d, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800044d7d9d, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800a5d5140, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: steam.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_IP_MISALIGNED BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Fri Feb 15 18:07:52.581 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21513-40825-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:00:39.971 Probably caused by :memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+4c ) BugCheck 4E, {99, 19eef5, 0, 19eff5} BugCheck Info: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (4e) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000099, A PTE or PFN is corrupt Arg2: 000000000019eef5, page frame number Arg3: 0000000000000000, current page state Arg4: 000000000019eff5, 0 BUGCHECK_STR: 0x4E_99 PROCESS_NAME: dwm.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x4E_99_nt!MiBadShareCount+4c BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sat Feb 16 14:02:07.950 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21613-17893-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 1:43:07.324 Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+4593a ) BugCheck 18, {fffffa800c78a570, fffffa800d35a7b0, 1, fffffffffffffffe} BugCheck Info: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER (18) Arguments: Arg1: fffffa800c78a570, Object type of the object whose reference count is being lowered Arg2: fffffa800d35a7b0, Object whose reference count is being lowered Arg3: 0000000000000001, Reserved Arg4: fffffffffffffffe, Reserved The reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object. Each time a driver uses a pointer to an object the driver calls a kernel routine to increment the reference count of the object. When the driver is done with the pointer the driver calls another kernel routine to decrement the reference count. Drivers must match calls to the increment and decrement routines. This bugcheck can occur because an object's reference count goes to zero while there are still open handles to the object, in which case the fourth parameter indicates the number of opened handles. It may also occur when the object?s reference count drops below zero whether or not there are open handles to the object, and in that case the fourth parameter contains the actual value of the pointer references count. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x18 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: arma2oa.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x18_CORRUPT_REF_COUNT_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+4593a BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sat Feb 16 17:06:55.955 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21613-19546-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:09:53.703 Probably caused by :win32k.sys ( win32k!memcmp+e7d ) BugCheck 3B, {c0000046, fffff8000449ea9c, fffff88007a93e10, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c0000046, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff8000449ea9c, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff88007a93e10, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: dwm.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_win32k!memcmp+e7d BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sat Feb 16 08:36:52.984 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21613-22760-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:02:21.747 *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Ntfs.sys Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!RtlDeleteNoSplay+38 ) BugCheck 50, {fffff8200d59c900, 0, fffff8000446de6c, 5} BugCheck Info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) Arguments: Arg1: fffff8200d59c900, memory referenced. Arg2: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation. Arg3: fffff8000446de6c, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory address. Arg4: 0000000000000005, (reserved) BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_nt!RtlDeleteNoSplay+38 BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sat Feb 16 08:33:46.333 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21613-24382-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:23:45.097 Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+4593a ) BugCheck 18, {fffffa800c788de0, fffffa800c8d03c0, 1, 1} BugCheck Info: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER (18) Arguments: Arg1: fffffa800c788de0, Object type of the object whose reference count is being lowered Arg2: fffffa800c8d03c0, Object whose reference count is being lowered Arg3: 0000000000000001, Reserved Arg4: 0000000000000001, Reserved The reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object. Each time a driver uses a pointer to an object the driver calls a kernel routine to increment the reference count of the object. When the driver is done with the pointer the driver calls another kernel routine to decrement the reference count. Drivers must match calls to the increment and decrement routines. This bugcheck can occur because an object's reference count goes to zero while there are still open handles to the object, in which case the fourth parameter indicates the number of opened handles. It may also occur when the object?s reference count drops below zero whether or not there are open handles to the object, and in that case the fourth parameter contains the actual value of the pointer references count. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x18 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: plugin-contain FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x18_CORRUPT_REF_COUNT_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+4593a BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sat Feb 16 08:51:18.765 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21613-28641-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:03:45.513 Probably caused by :PCIIDEX.SYS ( PCIIDEX+10d3 ) BugCheck A, {fffff88007edaab0, 2, 1, fffff800044c8849} BugCheck Info: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a) Arguments: Arg1: fffff88007edaab0, memory referenced Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL Arg3: 0000000000000001, bitfield : bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status) Arg4: fffff800044c8849, address which referenced memory BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_PCIIDEX+10d3 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sun Feb 17 01:09:22.331 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21713-22042-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 5:31:17.079 Probably caused by :svchost.exe BugCheck 19, {20, fffffa8011e67000, fffffa8011e67450, c450000} BugCheck Info: BAD_POOL_HEADER (19) Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000000020, a pool block header size is corrupt. Arg2: fffffa8011e67000, The pool entry we were looking for within the page. Arg3: fffffa8011e67450, The next pool entry. Arg4: 000000000c450000, (reserved) BUGCHECK_STR: 0x19_20 PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x19_20_IMAGE_svchost.exe BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sun Feb 17 12:35:10.561 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21713-25802-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:26:34.309 Probably caused by :memory_corruption BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff800046cfd9d, fffff8800332b140, 0} BugCheck Info: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b) Arguments: Arg1: 00000000c000001d, Exception code that caused the bugcheck Arg2: fffff800046cfd9d, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck Arg3: fffff8800332b140, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero. BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION PROCESS_NAME: netsession_win FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_ONE_BIT BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sun Feb 17 13:12:26.307 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Loading Dump File [C:UsersJohnSysnativeBSODApps21713-29764-01.dmp] Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435 System Uptime:0 days 0:18:32.055 Probably caused by :memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadRefCount+4f ) BugCheck 4E, {9a, 197f55, 2, 0} BugCheck Info: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (4e) Arguments: Arg1: 000000000000009a, Arg2: 0000000000197f55 Arg3: 0000000000000002 Arg4: 0000000000000000 BUGCHECK_STR: 0x4E_9a PROCESS_NAME: System FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x4E_9a_nt!MiBadRefCount+4f BIOS Version 0401 BIOS Release Date 06/21/2010 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Product Name CM1630 จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` 3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code: **************************Thu Feb 14 16:56:29.071 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** Afc.sys Tue Jul 11 22:48:20 2006 (44B48D24) archlp.sys Fri Feb 6 04:39:29 2009 (498C2F81) hamachi.sys Thu Feb 19 02:36:41 2009 (499D3639) AtiPcie.sys Tue May 5 08:00:22 2009 (4A005486) LHidFilt.Sys Wed Jun 17 09:49:39 2009 (4A391EA3) LMouFilt.Sys Wed Jun 17 09:49:43 2009 (4A391EA7) AsUpIO.sys Sun Jul 5 19:21:38 2009 (4A515FB2) ASACPI.sys Wed Jul 15 20:31:29 2009 (4A5E9F11) AsIO.sys Mon Aug 3 00:03:16 2009 (4A768BB4) tap0901t.sys Tue Sep 15 23:02:43 2009 (4AB07F83) usbfilter.sys Tue Dec 22 00:26:22 2009 (4B3082AE) amdiox64.sys Thu Feb 18 07:17:53 2010 (4B7D5A21) amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 09:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA) Rt64win7.sys Thu Jun 9 23:33:15 2011 (4DF1BAAB) tap0901.sys Thu Nov 24 10:50:27 2011 (4ECE91F3) SCDEmu.SYS Wed Feb 8 21:59:50 2012 (4F3360D6) AODDriver2.sys Tue Mar 6 01:55:00 2012 (4F55DEF4) netr28ux.sys Mon Apr 16 19:30:56 2012 (4F8CD5E0) GEARAspiWDM.sys Thu May 3 12:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1) viahduaa.sys Fri May 4 03:35:46 2012 (4FA3B102) nvhda64v.sys Tue Jul 3 08:25:04 2012 (4FF30ED0) MpFilter.sys Wed Oct 31 15:43:06 2012 (5091A97A) nvlddmkm.sys Fri Dec 28 22:47:52 2012 (50DE9218) จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Thu Feb 14 16:03:14.023 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** partmgp.sys Fri Mar 16 22:12:46 2012 (4F641D4E) จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sat Feb 16 14:02:07.950 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** lgandnetmodem64.sys Mon Jul 2 23:20:15 2012 (4FF28F1F) lgandnetdiag64.sys Mon Jul 2 23:20:18 2012 (4FF28F22) lgandnetadb.sys Mon Jul 2 23:28:12 2012 (4FF290FC) จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sat Feb 16 17:06:55.955 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** viahduaa.sys Tue Mar 2 03:30:18 2010 (4B8CF6CA) จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sun Feb 17 01:09:22.331 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** rspndr.s Mon Jul 13 17:08:50 2009 (4A5BCC92) usbhub.s Thu Mar 24 20:23:22 2011 (4D8C0AAA) จจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจจ`` **************************Sun Feb 17 12:35:10.561 2013 (UTC - 8:00)************************** blbdrite.sys Mon Jul 13 16:35:59 2009 (4A5BC4DF) srv.syq Thu Apr 28 20:13:05 2011 (4DBA2CC1) http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Afc.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=archlp.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=hamachi.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AtiPcie.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=LHidFilt.Sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=LMouFilt.Sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AsUpIO.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ASACPI.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AsIO.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tap0901t.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=usbfilter.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=amdiox64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=amdxata.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt64win7.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tap0901.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SCDEmu.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AODDriver2.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=netr28ux.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=GEARAspiWDM.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=viahduaa.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvhda64v.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=MpFilter.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvlddmkm.sys
partmgp.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
lgandnetmodem64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
lgandnetdiag64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
lgandnetadb.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=viahduaa.sys
rspndr.s - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
usbhub.s - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
blbdrite.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
srv.syq - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.




Hey Tech support guys/gals, i have run into a annoying problem with my new Intel 330 SSD.

First of all here my specs:
650W Corsair CMPSU-650TXEU
AMD Phenom2 X4 940 3.0Ghz, AM2+ Black Editio
Asus M4N72-E, sAM3
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) XMS-2 8500C5
Asus GTX 570
500GB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA II
1tb Seagate

A couple of days ago i finally had it with thease long startup times in windows so i decided to buy a brand new SSD to install a fresh copy of windows on and use my other two drives for storage, heres what i did:

I flashed my bios with newest firmware
I copied all inportant documents to an external HDD
i made sure via the INTEL SSD TOOL that i had the newest firmware for my SSD
i shut down the PC and disconected all HDDs except my SSD and Changed my bios to ACHI, and shut down comp
(this is were the problems begin )

when i turned my Pc back on my bios could not find the SSD, so i shut it down and plugged my old windows HDD back in and "ding" the SSD showed up in BIOS, so i booted my windows CD and begain the installation

after sucsessfull install of windows (on new SSD) i started downloading all drivers and chrome and soforth until i shut down the PC. A couple of hour later i turned it back on and to my horror the Bios could not find my SSD, so i restarted, still no SSD in bios so i turned off my comp and turned off the switch on the back of my PSU and tried to start again,
AND IT WORKED! so i went into windows and started surfing but after a while i got BSOD.

Bottomline: my comp will only find SSD from "cold boot" also get BSOD randomly(every 10-60 min).

Precautions ive taken so far:
*Cold booted windows with only SSD plugged in (still only works cold boot)
*made sure via AS SSD that my drive is in ACHI mode
*made sure via INTEL SSD TOOL that i have the newset verison
*memtest86 for 8 hours last night (no problems)
*tried all diffrent SATA ports
*tried diffrent SATA cables

im running out of options here guys... Please help me, i will be forever thankful!

BSOD1:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1053

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA800578EB30
BCP3: FFFFFA800578EE10
BCP4: FFFFF80003189460
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1 BSOD2:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1053

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7a
BCP1: FFFFF6FC4001E460
BCP2: FFFFFFFFC000000E
BCP3: 000000000A341860
BCP4: FFFFF88003C8C000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:WindowsMinidump11013-8736-01.dmp
C:WindowstempWER-10498-0.sysdata.xml

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The Pano Head is a rotating platform for a camera that mounts on a tripod and is controlled from your Windows Phone 8 device over Bluetooth. You can use it to take a series of pictures that you can stitch up with Photosynth.
Overview

I’ve always wanted to take panoramic pictures with my camera from a tripod, so I decided to make a remote controlled panoramic tripod head that would screw on to any tripod. Using a motor and a shutter control, a series of pictures can be taken. With the use of Photosynth, those pictures can be stitched up to make an interactive 360-degree view. You can also use your Windows Phone 8 as a remote shutter release over a Bluetooth connection. Windows Phone 8 has a Bluetooth API that allows us to program connectivity using TCP/IP style sockets.
This is a popular project in the Arduino world and I wanted to complete it using Gadgeteer hardware and the .NET Micro Framework (NETMF). This project uses the FEZ Cereberus mainboard module, but you should be able to use other Gadgeteer mainboards without any problems.
What is the .NET Gadgeteer platform?

The .NET Gadgeteer platform is an open source toolkit for building small electronic projects using Gadgeteer hardware modules and programmed using the .NET Micro Framework with Visual Studio 2010 or Visual C# Express (2010 edition). The Gadgeteer modules connect together using special cables and very little soldering is required. You typically use a mainboard module, which has the CPU and memory, and then connect various modules (camera, sensors, networking, display, controllers, etc) to accomplish your chosen task.
This part is going to require Visual Studio 2010 C#. Whether the full version or the Express version, it has to be 2010. This is because the Gadgeteer libraries have as of this writing not yet been ported to Visual Studio 2012.
The programming module is easy to work with. Designers are installed into Visual Studio so that you get a visual display of the modules and how they are connected to each other.

You also get full Intellisense for the modules as you code and the best part is that you get to interactively debug through the Visual Studio IDE. In the reference assemblies, you can see a set of assemblies that start with “Microsoft.Spot”. The NETMF came out of the SPOT initiative. SPOT was the underlying technology used in a line of “smartwatches” and selected GPS receivers. The “Spot” assemblies make up the core of the NETMF and the Gadgeteer assemblies provide the “glue” between NETMF and Visual Studio. Also, the GHIElectronics assemblies provide the support for the GHI Gadgeteer modules.
Determining your camera’s remote shutter circuits

You will need a camera that has the ability to use a wired shutter release cable. Most DSLRs and a few point ‘n shoot cameras have a connector for a remote. The camera that I used for this project, a Panasonic Lumix FZ-30, falls in that category. You’ll also need to determine how your camera’s remote is wired. There is a great resource at http://www.doc-diy.net/photo/remote_pinout/ that lists the circuits and connectors for many popular camera makers.
Most of them use two wires, one to control the focus, the other to trip the shutter. My Lumix uses a single wire and controls the focus and shutter by changing the resistance over the wire. The hardest part here is getting the connector. I bought a generic Lumix wired remote online for a few dollars and then disassembled it to use the wiring and plug for this project.
Hardware list

Part Description Approx Cost FEZ Ceberus Basic Kit This is a Gadgeteer starter kit that comes with the mainboard, plus some modules. You get a FEZ Cerebus mainboard with a 168Mhz 32bit Cortex M4 processor with floating point, 1MB FLASH and 192KB RAM. Also included are a USB module to supply power and provide a USB connection to the PC, a LED module for blinkenlichten support, and a joystick module. $50 Extender Module Used as a breakout board for the camera and servo pins. $5 10 pin Header block Soldered to the extender module to make it a breakout board. $1 4 pin header block Soldered to camera control board to control focus and shutter. $1 Crimp pins Used to make custom jumper wires for easy assembly. $8 Bluetooth Module Provides access to Bluetooth using the SPP serial profile. $40 USB Portable Charger Provides power to the mainboard and servo motor. Needs to have a mini USB connector. $20 Generic Camera Shutter Release cable For around $7, I was able to get a generic shutter release cable for my camera. It provides the cable needed and a verification of the necessary wiring. $10 2N222 NPN transistors Used to allow the device to open and close the focus and shutter connections. Two are needed. $4 Resistors The combination of resistors that tell the camera what action was requested. Three are needed for the Panasonic Lumix camera that I used. $15 Mini circuit board Small circuit board to hold resistors, transistors, and header block. $8 Wood Two pieces of ผ” thick board. The bottom piece is 6” square. The top is 10” by 6”. $5 Lazy Susan Turntable A ball bearing turntable that allows the top part of the base to rotate around the bottom. This allows the top to rotate around the bottom freely. Available from most hardware stores. Get the one that is 6” square. $10 Futaba Servo Parallax (Futaba) Continuous Rotation Servo to rotate the camera a full 360 degrees in either direction $16 Brad Hole Tee Nut Size: 1/4-20 x 5/16. Creates the tripod socket to allow the Pano Head to be mounted to a standard tripod. Place a section of the yardstick over the tee nut to make it flush mounted. $3 Reduction gears Convert the high speed/low torque rotation from the servo, to a higher torque/lower speed on the camera head. I used part # RHA32-26-60. $8 Servo gear Replaces the standard horn on the servo with a gear that will drive the reduction gear. I used a RSA32-2FS-20 from Servo City. $5 Electrical boxes Cheap and easy way to mount the components. $5 yardstick Chopped up as used for the assembly. $1 Thumbscrew Used to mount the camera to the pano head. The size is ผ”-20 x 1/5”. $1 Wires 22 – 26 gauge. $8 Screws, nuts, and bolts Various screws, bolts, washers to mount everything. $10 Liquid electrical tape Used on the soldered wire connections. $6 Total $240 Getting started with the FEZ Cerebus

GHI has a detailed tutorial for getting up and running on the FEZ Cerebus Mainboard. If you are new to the Gadgeteer world, start with the FEZ Cerebus Basic Kit Guide on the Cerebus download page. After installing the compiler and SDK bits, you’ll want to make sure that the board has the correct firmware on it. Detailed instructions on loading the firmware are on the TinyCLR wiki. I recommend using the tutorial to make sure that everything works before moving on.
Once we have the compiler and SDK bits installed along with the tutorial compiles and runs, it’s time to start building this thing.
Building the camera control board

The first part that I assembled was the mini-circuit board for the camera shutter control. I used a single wire to control the focus and the shutter—changing the resistance triggers the camera. So we need to short the circuit between the resistors to get the camera to focus and take a picture. We also want to isolate the circuit from the power coming from the Gadgeteer board. The camera supplies its own power to the circuit and the last thing we want to do is to fry our camera. Accordingly, we’ll use a pair of 2N222 NPN bipolar junction transistors—they are cheap; I bought a bag of 15 from RadioShack for about $3.50—and we’ll use general-purpose input/outputs (GPIO) pins from the Gadgeteer board to toggle the transistors.
This is the circuit that I used for my camera:

The jack is part of the cable that I took from the generic wired remote. Having a wired remote that you can take apart will make this project much easier. You can buy just the jack, but there really isn’t much of a difference in price and it’s easy to match up the wires and resistors after you disassemble the remote.

When the transistors are turned off, the camera shutter circuit flows through all three resistors and the combined resistance is below the threshold that triggers the camera. When we turn on the focus transistor, the combined resistance drops from 41.1k

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Hi,

I posted an issue a week or two ago about my call of duty 4 game crashing my entire pc and also call of duty 2. After trying the suggestions given by the helpful people on this forum, nothing seemed to work. I gave up on it thinking it would just be Call of Duty not working but just the other day I go out and buy Battlefield Bad Company 2 and the same thing happens....I get into single player games fine, but once I play some multiplayer it will freeze after a random amount of time. This is just incredibly frustrating having bought the game hoping to play it and having this happen to me again. Help is much appreciated.

Thanks

Here is a link to the other post I made on this issue if that helps.
call of duty 4 crash

Im running windows 7 x64.

here are my pc specs:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 8.00GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6


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