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Subject: OS issues
From: "Geoffrey" gmvoeth@...........
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:48:48 -0700
I just discovered a solution to a problem I've had several days now.
Thought Id share it with you if you are using WINDOWS VISTA or possibly XP.
When plugging into your USB port something like a JUMP drive or
camera or player you get the wrong driver or nothing but a
unspecific error you can try the following ( I just posted this to
a Microsoft forum )
For Security Issues on NTFS drives:
This may be part of the problem.
1. Make Yourself An Administrator User
2. Set the permissions on your OS partition (like C: Drive) to EVERYTHING YOU ARE to Full
ADMINISTRATORS/USER/COMPUTERNAME/SYSTEM/EVERYBODY (well, everything you think you are)
There also may be something like OWNER which you give special permissions and not full
you got to close the properties after making each major change then reopen to continue
Since you made the ADMINISTRATORS be the OWNER this means you got FULL and SPECIAL permissions
for all ADMINISTRATORS which is the most possible freedom that I know of.
3. MAKE the Administrators OWNER of everything possible ( some things are always prohibited so it seems )
4. possibly run check disk after this
5. If everything boots up after shutting down you can continue but until you
are able to shut down cold iron and restart in MSCONFIG normal mode
you are having serious troubles that must be fixed first.
FOR THE USB PROBLEM:
THIS WAS CERTAINLY MY PROBLEM.
NOTE: REMOVE ANY TEMP HARDWARE STUFF CURRENT PLUGGED IN, FROM YOU USB PORTS
6. If you can not get the proper drivers to load or no response when trying to plug in USB cameras or MP3 players do the following
A. GO INTO THE VARIOUS WINDOWS FOLDERS; inf ( may be hidden); SYSTEM32 AND SYSWOW64( GOT A 64 bit system )
B. RENAME ALL FILES THAT BEGIN WITH wpdxxxxx.inf/.pnf/.exe/.dll/.* to [WILDCARD].[WILDCARD].OLD
this way you save the old files without destroying them ( save them forever or until sure you can delete/kill them )
7. POWER OFF your SYSTEM, wait 15 to 30 seconds
8. RESTART ( power on ) your system
9. WAIT UNTIL YOUR SYSTEM FULLY BOOTS ( DISK ACTIVITY LIGHT EXTINGUISHES )
THIS may take several minutes like 10 or 15 minutes then you just see small flickering of your drive
10. PLUG into any USB port that is free your removable drive devices
11. You should now be getting a response from windows like it is the very first time you ever plugged it in
NOTE: This was the only way I could fix this problem after days of playing around with this problem
There are no error solutions given by Microsoft itself that will solve this problem
if this does not work for you the only solution that I can think of will be to
restore your system before the problem or reinstall the entire OS within the
same Partition without disturbing any of your other parturitions.
IT seems to me that windows installed a separate WPD driver for each and every device you connect
to USB and that explains why all the various WPD files. So much is going on it takes the programmers knowledge
to properly fix this issue and they are just not creating decent error messages that will help
you fix these things as a layman.
ps: I probably have more troubles then the rest of yous guys
since I am ever fiddling with my system without fear of loosing
important things. Its not that I'm ( INCOMPETENT ) but rather a
case of ( CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT ). You have heard of the "PETER PRINCIPAL"
where each and every person rises to their own level of incompetency
and we as a nation are being governed by the incompetent since that
is the only thing that stands in the way of your advancement.
I have simply never cared to advance even tho its important.
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