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Old 12-29-2005, 02:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok so the task manager box is empty now ??? Didn't this start b/c your device manager was empty ?

you may have an explorer issue as well.

If you open your task manager can you start a new task ?
start explorer.exe
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do you know how to post a screen shot?
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k thats all sorted....but the device manager window is still empty...and yes i can post a screenshot.
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I would do a windows repair...takes a few minutes

XP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, read this Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
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is there no other way.......? it is not detecting any new hardware.....i am using a platronics dsp500 headset
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if there is, no one else posted it. all your files etc will be fine, it just replaces system files etc.
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