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Windows XP Pro freezing when running certain applications

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Deflo, Nov 10, 2009.

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  1. Deflo

    Deflo Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I was recently forced (thanks, Spyware) to reformat my PC and reinstall Windows XP.

    I have encountered problems when running image emulation software, in particular: Daemon Tools Pro and Alcohol 120 (PowerISO works fine).

    The installation process runs without incident, but when I run the application everything freezes and I am forced to manually power off and restart. As this happens with two different applications in a near-identical fashion, I presume the problem lies outside the programs.

    I have used registry cleaning software and driver wizard programs in an effort to get all of my components running up to speed, but this hasn't solved the problem.

    Caveat: In my Device Manager, there are a number of (!) devices:
    - Standard floppy disk controller
    - Multimedia Audio Controller
    - SM Bus Controller
    - USB Device

    I'm not sure how relevant the Multimedia Audio Controller may be, as I am using an external soundcard which allows me to use Winamp etc. without any difficulties. I am also unsure as how to identify what these devices are and thus which drivers I need for them.

    My system:
    Intel 2.40ghz Dual Core
    2GB Ram
    Windows XP Professional
    NVidia Geforce 8800 GTS 320mb

    I have attached my DxDiag for your reference.

    I thank you for your time and assistance with this matter, and if there's any other information please don't hesitate to ask. :eek:

    Kind regards,

    Adam
     

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  2. dutchtech

    dutchtech

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    Just open the case of your desktop and perhaps with a little flashlight check which make and model your mainboard is, go to the manufactures website and download the drivers (usually support). This should take care of most of the ! in your device mangers list.

    Bas Kalter
     
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