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Forum: General Discussion 06 Nov 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,154
Posted By brocks
Task Scheduler an Hour Off Since Daylight Savings Time Ended

I did a new install of Win7-64 SP1 a couple months ago, and set up a task to go off at 3PM every weekday. It worked correctly until this week; since DST ended, it starts an hour early. The Windows...
Forum: Graphic Cards 24 Sep 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,510
Posted By brocks
Thanks for the response. With just a basic VGA...

Thanks for the response. With just a basic VGA driver enabled, I deleted all the ATI stuff using AMD's uninstall program, then I deleted all the AMD and ATI directories, then I ran ccleaner on the...
Forum: Graphic Cards 23 Sep 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,510
Posted By brocks
I can't log in to Windows when the driver is...

I can't log in to Windows when the driver is enabled, therefore I can't see the Radeon control panel. I can only change the resolution in the Win7 control panel.
Forum: Graphic Cards 23 Sep 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,510
Posted By brocks
OK. I remembered I had an old drive with a...

OK. I remembered I had an old drive with a bootable partiton of Windows 7 on it, which I stopped using when I got a much bigger drive a couple years ago. I thought it might be old enough that it...
Forum: Graphic Cards 23 Sep 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,510
Posted By brocks
Thank you for your response. Yes, there is...

Thank you for your response.

Yes, there is an adapter on the cable, but as I explained at length in my last post, all indications are that the problem is with the driver. The adapter works...
Forum: Graphic Cards 23 Sep 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,510
Posted By brocks
Thanks for your response. I agree, I SHOULD...

Thanks for your response.

I agree, I SHOULD be able to do what you said, but I spent all day yesterday proving that I can't.

The only drivers that came with the monitor are for XP. It's plug...
Forum: Graphic Cards 23 Sep 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,510
Posted By brocks
New Monitor reports "No Signal" with display driver enabled

How can this be so hard? Why does Windows make it impossible to change monitors?

Here's a summary of the problem, with details below:

System: Windows 7-64 HomePremium SP1 with all important...
Forum: Virtualization 07 Feb 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3,439
Posted By brocks
Well, I went ahead and tried it for a different...

Well, I went ahead and tried it for a different vhd, one that was just a gigabyte. The converter ran successfully, the machine started up fine in VMPlayer, but then the guest OS (Win XP SP3) gave...
Forum: Virtualization 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3,439
Posted By brocks
Need help running MS VPC/VHD on VMPlayer

I've been using the free VMPlayer to run a guest Win7-32 system on my Win7-64 host, and it has worked well. I like it much better than Microsoft's VirtualPC, which has been very flaky for me. Now I...
Forum: Graphic Cards 22 Dec 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By brocks
Well, I finally got the new TV working by...

Well, I finally got the new TV working by plugging the old monitor back in and then following the procedure from the link in my OP to tell windows it's a non-PNP flat screen monitor. Obviously this...
Forum: Graphic Cards 22 Dec 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By brocks
The link I gave in the OP explains the problem.

The link I gave in the OP explains the problem.
Forum: Graphic Cards 22 Dec 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By brocks
I appreciate the response, but I would rather not...

I appreciate the response, but I would rather not install a single use tool from someone I haven't heard of. I am looking for a Windows solution, not a third party solution. Thanks anyway.
Forum: Graphic Cards 21 Dec 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By brocks
Any way to prevent Windows 7-64 from installing a driver at startup?

I posted in detail about my specific problem here, but the responses suggest that I went into so much detail that readers can't figure out what I'm asking.

So let me just ask this:
I am trying...
Forum: Graphic Cards 21 Dec 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By brocks
The TV works just fine, in several different...

The TV works just fine, in several different resolutions, with the generic Windows driver. The problem is the ATI drivers.

I guess my post went on too long to hold a reader's attention. Maybe...
Forum: Graphic Cards 21 Dec 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By brocks
If you read the link I posted, you will see that...

If you read the link I posted, you will see that it doesn't.
Forum: Graphic Cards 21 Dec 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By brocks
Can't use my Radeon 4830 win my HDTV

We just got a new HDTV for Christmas, and the picture is beautiful with both TV and the PC. But my Radeon 4830 won't talk to it. Here's the deal:

- Win7-64 SP1, all important updates applied,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Aug 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,027
Posted By brocks
I assume you are talking about the four bytes at...

I assume you are talking about the four bytes at offset x1B8 in the MBR. Those are unique for me.



I think you must be right, because I looked through the old reports from my disk cataloger,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Aug 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,027
Posted By brocks
Correct, and the two drives have the same VSN...

Correct, and the two drives have the same VSN numbers, but are on different physical hard drives. The VSNs of my other drives (I have three physical drives which are each partitioned to have three...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Aug 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,027
Posted By brocks
Two drives with the same volume serial number

I just noticed that two of my hard drives (one is the boot drive, and both are internal SATA drives that are always running when Windows (Win7 64) is) have the same volume serial number. I'm talking...
Forum: Customization 26 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 10,633
Posted By brocks
In case anyone else has the same need, here is...

In case anyone else has the same need, here is what I found. This worked for me with XYPlorer. Please note all the caveats about what can happen if you mess up the registry. I recommend taking a...
Forum: Customization 26 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 10,633
Posted By brocks
Thanks for the response. I don't see any obvious...

Thanks for the response. I don't see any obvious way to change those keys to what I want, so I guess I'm stuck.
Forum: Customization 24 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 10,633
Posted By brocks
How to change the default file manager?

I've been using XYPlorer as a replacement for the standard Windows file manager for a while, and I want to use it exclusively. It has a lot of features, but a primary advantage is that you can open...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 22 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By brocks
I was sure that was set in Firefox, but I guess...

I was sure that was set in Firefox, but I guess the SP1 install unset it. Anyway, I changed it and it worked. Thanks a lot.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 22 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By brocks
How to get web pages to open with Firefox?

I've been using Windows 7 since it came out, and up to a month or so ago, whenever a program opened a web page for me, it opened in Firefox, my preferred browser.

For the last few weeks --...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Mar 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By brocks
I don't assume it, but there are quite a few...

I don't assume it, but there are quite a few posts here from people who had things break when they installed SP1. Also, I might have problems that are related to the new drive, rather than Windows...
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