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    Turning off SystemWorks/Antivirus

    Besides the 30 or so normal windows processes going on in the background, how does one go about turning these two programs off? I have managed to disable the "protection center" and norton "auto-protect", however, I still think they are there, eating up system resources. The icons are "X'd"...
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    DirectSound error code 88780078

    SUCCESS! Sort of. While trying to solve some of my other problems, the BIOS was set into its own Safe Mode, (not the normal safe mode that's a part of windows), and the realtek ac97 device was disabled. I feel like an idiot. All this after I have an old sound card already pulled out ready to...
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    DirectSound error code 88780078

    Reinstallation of Windows XP still does not solve the problem Hitting "R" for repair with the recovery CD, I am asked for an admin username and password. It's a black old DOS style screen. I have no idea here. I'm going to rip out my old game/sound card from my old Windows Mistake...
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    DirectSound error code 88780078

    here are my installed audio codecs ACM 0x0011 Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC Microsoft Corporation quartz.dll --> imaadp32.acm ACM 0x0002 Microsoft ADPCM CODEC Microsoft Corporation quartz.dll --> msadp32.acm ACM 0x0006 Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC Microsoft Corporation quartz.dll...
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    Cannot create direct sound object

    I ran Gspot and got a list of my audio drivers. I don't know what's missing. here they are ACM 0x0011 Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC Microsoft Corporation quartz.dll --> imaadp32.acm ACM 0x0002 Microsoft ADPCM CODEC Microsoft Corporation quartz.dll --> msadp32.acm ACM 0x0006 Microsoft CCITT...
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    External HDD through firewire and safely removing.

    Thanks! I'm still trying to solve this audio problem. It's nice knowing I have all my files backed up in case I have to go so far as to reformat. Hopefully not!
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    Cannot create direct sound object

    I am having the same problem, only this occured after I installed and ran Norton System Works and Zone Alarm Pro. No help for me either. I've gone to the Motherboards website and reinstalled the audio drivers, and it does nothing.
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    External HDD through firewire and safely removing.

    I think it'll be OK if I do it with that method. Basically it's set to auto play. The file explorer is supposed to pop up when the drive is connected/turned on. It doesn't, but it gives me a list of actions to take. Better than nothing, so I'll take it! This drive is awesome! 233gb, for...
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    External HDD through firewire and safely removing.

    Sometimes I can "safely remove" the hardware, sometimes it won't let me, and it says to try again later. Should I optimize for performance, or optimize for quick removal? I started my PC today and it says the data may have been lost. None was, but it scared the crap out of me. The...
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    Accidentally Uninstalled Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver

    This is rediculous. After installing all the new drivers, except th vga ones (said device could not be found) I get a desktop, but everything is slow to nearly unresponsive. This is what happened originally. All of a sudden 4 different problems started happening. One on top of the other just...
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    Accidentally Uninstalled Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver

    Done, should I run the flash utility and super utility first?
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    SM Bus controller

    here you go! Also none of my programs that loaded on startup load. Nothing appears in my system tray. This is rediculous. System restore just says "unable to restore" Is there any place to download the Windows XP recovery CD? Computer: Operating System...
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    Accidentally Uninstalled Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver

    ooh...yeah it is a BIOS update, I was mistaken. Motherboard Properties: Motherboard ID 12/02/2003-SiS-650-6A6IXFK9C-00 Motherboard Name Foxconn 650M02-G Front Side Bus Properties: Bus Type...
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    DirectSound error code 88780078

    It's not listed. Under sound, video, and game controllers, "Legacy Audio Drivers" is listed along with some other things. I have no mini speaker icon in the system tray. Control panel, sounds and audio devices=no device listed. This is crazy, I've had all this stuff go wrong out of...
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    SM Bus controller

    Out of nowhere, windows found a new device that had been installed. SM Bus controller. I checked Device Manager, and it's got the yellow exclamation point, drivers for this device are not installed. went to this site http://www.driverforum.com/controller4/2868.html and followed his...
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