Posts Tagged “Intel”

I had a emachine T2862 in the shop today which needed a XP reinstall. The owner didn’t have the disks so I had to use a generic disc to install XP. This means that I have to go out on the net and find all the drivers for the box. This is generally fairly painless since most major PC manufacturers have fairly good driver download sites. This is not always the case though. In this situation I went to the Emachine website and grabbed the drivers for the correct model and all of them worked except for one. The LAN driver didn’t install and gave a error saying the device did not exist.

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A client recently had me reinstall Windows XP on their Sony Vaio VGN-TZ180N laptop. There were lots of driver issues after installing Windows XP Professional that were mostly resolved by downloading various drivers from Sony’s support site for the laptop. One that caused me a bunch of problems because I assumed it was related to reinstalling the operating system was the display driver. Once I finally figured out what the issue was it was really easy to resolve but again locating the problem was hard to do. Below I describe the drivers to install and how to resolve the issue of the display only filling about half the width of the laptop screen.

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I was upgrading the video driver for the graphics card in my Dell D420 laptop and ran into the below errors numerous times. The driver that was being upgraded was the Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family which is the driver for the onboard video controller in the Dell Latitude D420.

Error: “The class installer has denied the request to install or upgrade this device”

The Microsoft Class Installer is what provides the foundation for custom installers. I realized that during one of the reboots during the process I had made some changes to the BIOS settings. These changes were related to USB stuff and what happened is the system was reinstalling a bunch of USB drivers and because the system was reinstalling drivers I was unable to complete the install process of the Intel 945GM Chipset driver. So during the install of the USB drivers there was a lock on any other driver installations taking place.

So once the other USB driver installations were finished I rebooted an attempted to install the graphics driver again. This time I was able to get right through the installation without issue as shown in the image below.

Intel 945GM Chipset Driver Installation

So if you are receiving an error related to the Class Installer I would suggest double checking to see if there might be another driver being installed. Make sure to reboot and then try the driver installation again. I did see a lot of people on the Internet talking about Class Installers for all in one printers and other devices with numerous drivers needing to be installed. I would assume these issues were occurring because so many drivers needed to be installed the actual drivers were stepping on themselves and not being patient when installing such a device could make the problem worse than it really is.

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There are several utilities out there to check the current health of your Macbook and Macbook Pro batteries.  However none of them seem to automatically store historical data.  The script below can be used to create a historical log of your battery’s health.

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Recently I removed the Intel Pro Wireless Manager from my Dell D420 laptop. When it was removed I had the Radio set to off because I was plugged into my LAN via Ethernet. Once it was removed and I rebooted I was unable to see any wireless networks in the Wireless Network Connection configuration window. In the Wireless Network Connections Window you will see the below message.

Wireless Network Connections Not In Range

There are two different things that could be the issue if you run into this problem. Each of these problems is listed below along with resolutions to each one.

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