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Need help with W7

By learninmypc
Dec 27, 2012
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    I'm putting this thread on hold. I just changed the color setting from True to High & so far its working. I still refuse to hold my breathe thou. Hoping it works, thanks to everybody.
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  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    So it's something related to video driver? Looking at your dxdiag report, looks like you have old driver. Latest is 9.002. But if changing texture colors setting fixes your problem, then it's probably good idea to leave it as is.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    Sure, hopefully it'll work.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    :mad:Knew it was too good to be true.Why is it I can & have uninstalled other programs & when reinstalled, I had to literally start over.
    When I reinstalled google earth, the same layers were enabled as before.
    I again followed the path shown,but ....
    google earth.jpg
    NO AppData\local or the rest ???:confused:
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    With "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" selected like below, what do you see in Explorer when you navigate to "C:\Users\Thomas Paine"?

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  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    I get as far as Temp & nothing after that.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    As I've said , I'm very confused as to what could be wrong with google earth. It was working fine from the day I first installed it a few months back while visiting my friend & then I got it on the 23rd, I was able to use it with no problems at all. I simply tried to change the font & now all he!! is happening.:confused:&:mad:.
    I even copied the setting from my XP to this one & still no fix.:eek:
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    Take the short path; uninstall it, reboot, download a NEW copy and install it
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    Which way would you suggest I do that? Using revo ot Programs & Features?
     
  12. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    How did you uninstall the last time? I've never used 3rd party uninstaller before, usually uninstall then run CCleaner.

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  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    I've used both ways, Programs & Features & revo. Looking at your screenshot, I'll see if mine has that & if so,will do.
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    Found it, uninstalled it, ran ccleaner & rebooted. Now going to re install it with my fingers (& other things) crossed.:)
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    Its installed. I'll try it,still have fingers crossed.
    So far so good. Lets hope this headache is over.
    Thank you for your patience jobeard, I sincerely appreciate it.(y)
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    jobeard. I went to use Google Earth today & after similiar results of it crashing,it started to work fine till my screen went black & a small rectangular box popped up in the bottom right by the notification area saying something about the display driver crashed?,or stopped working, but recoverd?
    I finally had to use CTRL-Alt-Delete to get the taskbar to show, was able to reboot to get back in here. Can you help me with updating the driver? I'm hoping there might be light at the end of this dark tunnel. Thanks.
  17. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    Looking at the Dxdiag report, you have ATI Radeon HD 5450, so go here.
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    Ok, is it safe to click on this "Automatically Detect and Install"? Sorry for my ignorance
  19. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    Or use the drop-down boxes. I use the drop-down option, download and save the setup file. The auto option will d/l and install, not sure where it saves the setup file though. It's up to you.
  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +163

  22. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    Ok,that is what the previous owner had installed. I'll give it a shot,thank you.
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    Done & rebooted. Now there is just one Freedom Scientific Mirroe Display Driver .in Device manager.
  24. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    You have W7 64-bit, right? Just click on the right side and d/l the 64 bit version of the driver. Drop-down option will lead you to the same place.

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  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,229   +232

    Yes, W7 64 bit.Ok, will give it a shot.
    Ok, it said nothing about a reboot, but I'm asking anyhow, is it necessary to reboot?


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