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contant annoying msg in windows

By Kaiser
Dec 7, 2002
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  1. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    The GF3 + USB host controllers probably isn't a problem.
    The network adapter having an X through it means it's disabled, that's probably your integrated LAN.
    And as for the unknown device: try putting the CD that came with your system board into your drive, then trying to search for that driver w/ Device Manager. Be sure to include removable media into your search.
    Everything looks ok from there. And you really didn't have to expand everything ;) Just the problematic areas.
  2. Kaiser

    Kaiser TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    heh,




    stupid question: if I ever do a reinstall of my os, will my files be erased? unless I do a clean install right?
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    If you just reinstall XP, and not format your drive, your personal files will be gone, but your files not affiliated w/ Windows, i.e. not in the Windows dir, My Documents or subdirectories, user settings, Favorites, etc., will remain. If you have a large hard drive with many partitions, only your first drive (C: ) will be affected.

    You could back up your Favorites or anything else you want to keep in a temporary dir, like C:/save or something of the like.

    Your files will be safe as long as you don't format your drive.
  4. Kaiser

    Kaiser TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    hi, me again, okay, here's whats been going on.


    I never have that error msg in safe mode, I reinstalled service pack 3, I unstalled my printer drivers, I used 3 different reg cleaners (after having to boot into safe mode to install those darn things)

    I looked into microsoft's site and found that the reason why I am getting these errors is that I have more than 64 file types under folder options. I happen to have over 100 file types. Anyone know how I can fix that?

    also I still haven't reinstalled Windows 2000 yet. if either of these won't work, then I am going to reformat.

    please reply soon guys.
  5. Kaiser

    Kaiser TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I just reinstalled windows 2000 and guess what.

    its still giving me those messages.
    same reasons again, when I download a new program and try to install it, when I try run certain programs etc.


    think its the right time to reformat?
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Well it seems there is a problem imbedded in your system somewhere. If you can afford to format, then I would say do it, but if not, lets just hope someone has thought of something since you last posted that can help.
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