however it will play sound from the internet What can I do to fix this problem?
I had a working headset, the Microsoft Lifechat LX-3000 which is a USB unit. Sound worked fine since installation.
Now, the sound was lost and I did the normal checks in Device Manager and it was there without faults but still no sound.
I clicked to reinstall the drivers and when updating via the internet I get : X Installation Prevented by Policy, I cannot get any sounds at all.
I get the pop-up saying that the print job has completed, just like it did with Win XP. However, the sound is not played.
The sounds applet in control panel has the "Print Complete" sound defined correctly and the Test button plays the sound. So I do not have an audio problem, and the .wav file is not blocked.
I have looked for any options that could control the sound, but have not found any.
Can anyone confirm that this sound actually works on any Win 7 system or is this a problem with the implementation?
On start the computer boings/dings/whatever and an autostart window pops up asking what I want to do with the drive. During the day if I need to access the drive, I'd use Windows Explorer where the drive would be listed with it's name and a drive letter.
Three days ago my system stopped identifying the USB drives in either Win Explorer or in Computer.
The system will still ding/beep (whatever that sound is called) when the drive is connected (like a hot swap) but will not show the drive and I can't access it. Went to device manager and it showed up there by name under disk Drives and I could populate the drive (under volume tab of properties).
So, I want to connect my PC-to the DVD-player using a USB cablee and emulate USB-mass storage on the PC to "share" a folder as a USB-drive.
How can this be done?
The processes I used to deny access to a folder are:
1. Right clicking the folder I want to deny its access - properties - security.
2. Then I go down to "To change Permissions, click Edit. - then I click Edit.
3. I go to permissions to authenticated users and put Mark to check boxes in 'Denny' side.
4. I finish by clicking Apply then Ok.
My wife downloaded a 590 MB BBC iPlayer wmv file for later viewing on my workstation. After viewing, we now want to remove it from the machine.
Simple, you would think.err no. Every attempt to access the file results in Access Denied. Viewing the owner of the file results in "unable to display current owner"
Things I have tried:
* Turn of Simple File Sharing and grab ownership - same result: access denied
* Reset file attributes using command prompt (run as admin) - same result: access denied
* Delete from command prompt (run as admin) - same result: access denied
* Various "forced file removers" - yup, you got it.access denied
Sometimes, with a few reboots I can get a device working for a while, but then it disappears and I get the above message.
In device manager, the offending port shows up with a yellow exclamation mark and the properties state "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) I've tried uninstalling and letting Windows reinstall for only temporary cure.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and have made no hardware or software changes recently apart from installing the latest version of itunes. I have run a virus and malware scan which found nothing.
as I had installed some windows updates but the problem persists.
The computer has run only one update since, retrieved automatically online, to Windows.
I haven't gone looking for more updates. I'm wary of changing anything and making myself responsible for a problem.
Two thoughts about what may have happened:
* An updated driver may be the problem. The ATI Radeon 5450 video card asks for updates frequently, though actually I think that most of them are only pushing game and entertainment content.
* Because one of the original problems I took the computer in for was a worn-out keyboard, I had been using a PS/2 keyboard connected to a USB port through an adapter which also had a socket for a mouse.
That socket was empty because I was using a USB mouse. Checking yesterday after writing to this forum, I saw that the Device Manager reported two mice.
The latest crash occurred after the system was set up the latest time, and with the open mouse port which the Device Manager reported as a mouse.
I have now plugged in a PS/2 mouse and removed the USB mouse. The Device Manager now reports one mouse and the computer has been stable for 24 hours. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
It is a bit surprising that anything as seemingly trivial and peripheral as a PS/2-to-USB adapter with an open port could crash the computer and corrupt the hard drive, but that may be what happened.
When you have two mice, you will soon have many more, but in this case with one mouse and one non-mouse, it may be that I got bugs instead
To get them back, I have to open Device Manager and do a Scan for Hardware Changes . Anyone have any ideas on fixing this other than turn the computer off instead of lettingit go to sleep?
Even when I tried to create the old account and password I cannot gain access.
ALIAS LP LPT1 ""
is actually the same printer, but is now connected via USB, so my question is how to I reference the USB port? Something like:
ALIAS LP2 USB ""
Mostly people try to help by posting slightly-reworded versions of the Microsoft instructions, which also won't work. I haven't seen anyactual useful replies anywhere.
The trick that makes it work on my rig is to plug my shiny new usb 3 drive into a usb 2 (TWO) port on my computer, not the usb 3 port I used when taking the backup.
But, this time I had forgotten what to do and instead clicked on disable use. Now, I cannot find out how to enable this. I have reinstalled, checked for updates, etc. Nothing has worked!
Is there a way to create a pseudo printer port so that I can "fool" Windows into sending the print command to the LPT1 port, and instead it gets redirected to a USB port?
(I want to do this as I don't want to have to purchase a print server)