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Failing hardware! How to disable?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pelvis_Chestly, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. Pelvis_Chestly

    Pelvis_Chestly Thread Starter

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    I have a Gateway FX6800 (http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/FX/FX6800/FX6800mv.shtml) which I have been running for about year and a half. I bought it before windows 7, so it is still running on Vista Premium (64 bit). Apart from this small problem it has been a great computer for me.

    However, recently the "Media Control Center" (http://cdnsupport.gateway.com/s/Cases/Joplin/JoplinFX_MediaControlCenter.jpg) Panel (housed in the top drive bay) has been occasionally failing. The entire panel will go blank and a moment later will reconnect. Upon reconnecting the 'new hardware found' sound will play accompanied by a small blip of lag.

    At first the problem only occurred very rarely but has recently been occurring daily, and repeatedly. It has become a major source of frustration while trying to watch videos or play games.

    I assumed that due to the nature of the issue it is most probably a broken or breaking internal connection. The source itself however, is irrelevant since I never used the damn panel anyway. I just want the lag to stop.

    I have tried to find the driver responsible for running this panel but have failed miserably in my attempt. I have also scoured the web and searched for help on the Gateway tech support forums but still my panel problem persists.

    Here (http://imgur.com/a/yBRE3) is a set of pictures that shows all of my drivers in my device manager (incl. hidden drivers). Note I did not expand 'Storage Volumes' or 'Storage volume shadow copies' as they contain a long list of identically named drivers.

    Any help finding and disabling the 'Media Control Center' driver would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    Have you tried disabling it in device manager?
     
  3. Skivvywaver

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    I can't find it in your pics either...
     
  4. Pelvis_Chestly

    Pelvis_Chestly Thread Starter

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    Yeah that's basically the problem, the driver is nowhere to be found! Argh!
     
  5. Pelvis_Chestly

    Pelvis_Chestly Thread Starter

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    I also forgot to mention that I have tried disabling every single one of the 'Human Interface Devices' some of them required a reboot but none of them seem to change the Media Control Panel.
     
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    Even if you disable it in Device Manager it could still cause problems as the hard ware will still be connecting and disconnecting, have you considered opening up the case and physically disconnecting it?
     
  7. Pelvis_Chestly

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    I guess if it's the only option that's what I will have to do.
     
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