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  • After installing Win7, can't find coprocessor

    figuerres said:
    Doctor Who said:

    in device manager right-click properties, go to the details tab.

    that may list some info if it does look at \VEN_####&DEV_#### ......

    if that is shown under hardware ids then

    VEN == vendore ID

    DEV == device id


    if you get them then  go to:



    and use the form to see who made it and what it seems to be.

    That website (www.pcidatabase.com) is very helpful.  I've found the vendor, and it looks like it is NVIDIA.  (Hexidecimal value 10DE.)  But I cannot find the device associated with the device ID.


    However, before I did the wipe and load, I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, and it listed 2 NVIDIA devices.  I've found both of them in Device Manager, and they both are running fine.  So, what does this mean?


  • After installing Win7, can't find coprocessor

    figuerres said:

    what other hardware is on that pc?  a "CO Processor" could mean any number of other bits they might have put on that mo-bo.

    any thing on that machine like a GPU or a tv tuner etc.... ??


    you can try and see if the device shows a PCI / PNP id number - if it does there are some online databases you can search to find out what it might be.

    Yes, there is a TV tuner in it.  I've not tested it, so I don't know if it works or not.


    How do I determine if the device shows a PCI / PNP id?


  • After installing Win7, can't find coprocessor

    Last weekend I installed Windows 7, by doing a wipe and load of my new PC.  (Its an HP Pavilion Elite desktop, with a quad-core AMD processor.)  After the install everything seems to be OK.  However, when I go into the Device Manager I notice that there is something there labeled "Other" and under that "Coprocessor".  Windows 7 cannot find a device driver for it and therefore whatever it is, it isn't working.


    So, what is this?  Could it be the math coprocessor?  Why would Windows 7 need a device driver for a math coprocessor?


  • Avira AntiVirus Personal and Windows 7

    Sven Groot said:

    From what I remember during the beta I think several people mentioned using it, I can't recall hearing anything about trouble.

    I've read good things about Avira AntiVirus and would like to try it, but I don't want to mess things up on this Windows 7 machine, either.  As an alternative to Avira, would AV programs work well with Windows 7?


  • Avira AntiVirus Personal and Windows 7

    Will Avira AntiVirus Personal software work with Windows 7, both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions?


  • What does the in place upgrade to Windows 7 do?

    What does an in place upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate do?  Does it keep everything someplace so that you can roll back to Vista, or what?


  • Getting Windows Search Indexer stopped

    I've had to rebuild my PC, for the 3 time.  This latest incarnation is less than 1 month old.  Anyway, now I'm getting these stupid pop-up messages constantly coming up saying, "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer stopped working and was closed: A problem caused the aplication to stop working correctly.  Windows will notify you if a solution is available."


    The thing that really bothers me is that now I cannot even get into the event viewer to see what's going on!


    So, what do I do to try and get this working working again?


    I'm using the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate.




  • IE8 has been crashing while I close it

    I had to reinstall the 64-bot version of Vista Ultimate on my machine recently.  I've got IE8 installed, and as far as I know, am up to date on critical updates.  Recently, when closing IE8 I've been getting a lot of errors like this (from my event log):


    Event ID: 1000

    Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 8.0.6001.18813, time stamp 0x4a6621ae, faulting module mshtml.dll, version 8.0.6001.18813, time stamp 0x4a66380c, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000a0fc9, process id 0x110c, application start time 0x01ca2daf4704ae21.


    I've done some searches to try and find out what's going on, and most searches I've come across were for IE6 or IE7.  Anyone know what might be going on and what I can do about it?



  • Retrieving my Favorites from a rebuilt machine

    2 weeks ago my Vista machine had some sort of serious crash.  Last weekend I spent getting the basics of it back together.  I've reloaded Vista and I'm up and running again.  When I reinstalled Vista it put lots of the old things, like Users folder from the previous installation of Vista, into a new folder called Windows.old.  So, I can see my old Favorites folder under my user's name.  I want to restore those favorites to my new installation of IE8.  (The old installation of Vista was also IE8.)  Is the only thing I have to do is copy the folders and the new Favorites for IE8?  Or is there something else that I need to do?


  • A question about Vista's Recovery Console

    AndyC said:
    Doctor Who said:

    If it affects multiple profiles, that probably rules out corruption of the user hive (there is a slim chance that some app/spyware you've all run has caused it) so you're almost certainly looking at a problem with the system hives somewhere. Which makes recovering the system a bit tricky and realistically you're probably looking at a reinstall as the quickest way to get it all up and running and happy again.

    Oh well.  I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.  Crying