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Thread: Windows Update Problem(Serious)

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    I had a problem where my pc kept rebooting everytime i logged on. It happened after i downloaded and installed updates from microsoft update page. I had to used system restore and it worked but when i downloaded this update Via Technologies, Inc. - Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM) or maybe it was net framework version 1.1 the rebooting started again. So i had to install a fresh copy of windows now i am worried whether or not to download theses two again. Can you help?

    Also becasuse i have not download Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM) i have no sound from my speakers because the device on my computer to which the driver applies does not appear to have a driver installed. A couple of weeks ago Vinyl wasn't there and something like C Media or something like that was there. Anyway i download it and it worked fine.

    Could someone advise me on what to do becasue if i do download them and then the rebooting starts again i am screwed. + What can i do about the sound.

    Cheers

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    RPerry's Avatar Synergy BT Rep: Bad Rep
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    What version of windows are you using, I'll assume Xp and say to turn on your firewall. See if the reboot problem keeps happening .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flametongue
    What can i do about the sound.

    Cheers
    go to your mobo's web site for the hardware drivers
    i never use windows update for hardware related stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPerry
    What version of windows are you using, I'll assume Xp and say to turn on your firewall. See if the reboot problem keeps happening .
    I am using xp and i dont have a firewall only the windows internal one. The reboot keeps happening but since i have reinstalled windows and all the other software i am a little nervous becasue if it happens again i am back to square one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    go to your mobo's web site for the hardware drivers
    i never use windows update for hardware related stuff
    What is mobo's website plus can i have the link.
    Last edited by Flametongue; 03-18-2005 at 10:07 PM.

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    Depends what motherbaord you have. (tell us)

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    Ok i will have a look. I will inform you of what it is tommorow becasue its time to go now. Been on the pc nearly the whole day cos of this problem.

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    Never hurts to say again:
    DO NOT DOWNLOAD DEVICE DRIVERS FROM WINDOWS UPDATE

    get them from the manufacturer's website.
    Last edited by Sparsely; 03-18-2005 at 10:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparsely
    Never hurts to say again:
    DO NOT DOWNLOAD DEVICE DRIVERS FROM WINDOWS UPDATE

    get them from the manufacturer's website.

    Boy are they ever old . A good piece of advice is to hide the hardware updates . It trys to update my video card with 5 year old drivers .

    ( Ati 9700 pro )
    Last edited by peat moss; 03-19-2005 at 01:50 AM.

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    how do i find the manufacturer's. do i have to open the pc up and have a look. if so is there an easier way + is it necessary to download the NET frame work 1.1 update.
    Last edited by Flametongue; 03-19-2005 at 12:48 PM.

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