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  • Turning off FUS in Windows 7

    How do I turn off fast user switching in Windows 7?


  • After installing Win7, can't find coprocessor

    figuerres said:
    Doctor Who said:

    Hmmm  possibly you have the hardware for



    PhysX - a co-proessor for games to compute real world movement / gravitiy etc...



    check on the hardware - what mobo you have ... is it an N-force one?

    what video hardware? chipset?


    or possibly a mis read by windows?


    try removing that device and then re-starting see what happens.

    What "mobo" do I have?  I'm sorry, I've no idea what you're talking about.

  • 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?