UberGeek451

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  1. It's funny you mentioned this . I really wanted an X48 board but they are very hard to find. Instead, I bought the Intel DP45SG Extreme.... both are very similar gaming boards. Although I don't think drivers are the cause of my current installation problems, the USB driver issue could affect many W2K users. After installing W2K 6 weeks ago, USB was the first major problem I experienced. I had no USB keyboard or mouse and since the motherboard had no PS/2 ports, I was stuck at Windows login screen ! It took days to fix this problem but I'm not sure this was an Intel driver issue. The OS was from another ICH10 machine and before the image was copied, the pci bus was uninstalled so it would re-enumerate on the new machine. In this particular situation, the problem was caused by Windows Plug & Play process and its enumeration of USB and \HID\Vid_ device combinations. I was planning to post a seperate topic on msfn to determine the default enumeration behavior of these devices in W2K and XP. For years I have noticed this irratating behavior: a) when you boot a machine with a USB mouse or keyboard plugged into a different USB port they are not automatically recognized. B) In Windows the behavior is similar, you plug these devices into a NEW port, P&P kicks in, and you have to keep clicking yes, yes, yes...before they will work. In otherwords, these inf's are already located in C:\WINNT\inf, and the Mouse and Keyboard should install automatically, but they don't without user input. I assume the same thing would happen before a user login. Q: Do know what causes this particular issue and would your custom usb inf's fix the problem? BTW, I used Chipset inf v9.1.2.1008. I have never experienced any other USB problem with Intel's infs. Usually I run a wildcard search with a PCI\VEN string in my extracted chipset directory and select the latest drivers. As I recall, the last version where every W2K driver for the ICH10 series was found was in v9.1.2.1008. This is also what I'm using on my other ICH10 Desktop, a Q45, HP DC7900. POST ADDENDUM: I just noticed something very interesting. My other Desktop, the HP 7900 (not the problem PC), has a perfectly functioning W2K OS. Even though Windows USB drivers appear to be normal in Device Manager and elsewhere on the system, and has never caused major problems, their flaws may simply be hidden. Running a PCI Bus sniffer reveals a series of empty IO address spaces and unreported details on each of the 6 UHCI Controllers identified in Device Manager as ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller (3A64-3A69). Registry identifies oem6.inf (aka ICHAUSB.INF) version 9.0.0.1005 It looks like there's a bug in your modded USB drivers. I downloaded a copy of your Chipset inf from /wlu v9.4.2.1020+v9.4.4.1006+AHCI Bug Fixed version (infinst_autol6.cab) On a fresh W2K installation with Microsoft's native drivers, I ran the automatic installer and immediately lost USB2. Device manager showed 2 yellow bombs on both USB2 controllers, Intel® ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller – 3A3A, and 3A3C. Rebooting and reinstalling the driver didn't fix the problem. After updating and then selecting a different driver (Windows native Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller) USB2 was fixed. Please have a look at your ichausb.inf files. In the July 31, 2013 Version 9.1.9 Build 1006, under the section [iNTEL.NT.5.1] the 4 EHCI device drivers are missing a “Services” descriptor which is defined in each of the Intel defaults. The error code in Device manager references Device could not start. I've made some interesting discoveries about why W2K is causing problems on the DP45SG machine which I will be post separately.
  2. Will do. Memory tested ok but this board is VERY picky about DDR3 SDRAMs. Ordered new sticks today by crossing to the exact Elpida chip ID. All hardware is new except for CPU. Motherboard was original Intel in sealed packaging with last revision (probably an Intel factory refurbish) The BSOD's only happened yesterday so I'm not too worried. I just reset the memory timings to default and disabled the sound tray drivers so I don't expect anymore crashes. I'll try running some more tests but this doesn't explain why XP installed on the same drive and has been running perfectly. In the meantime I have been downloading your cab files and will try to test your HFSLIP soon. Thanks
  3. Hi Blackwingcat, I'm happy you responded. Unfortunately, there are no BIOS configurations on the Intel DP45SG motherboard for IRQ interrupts, video shadowing, etc. The only options are to disable onboard PCI devices which I already tried. I really liked the latest v11d update and never had a major problem until now. Yesterday I experienced several minidumps including Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area and PFN_LIST_CORRUPT BSOD's. The RAM tests good and PAE settings don't change anything. This is an Intel Quad Core so I'm going to update the microcode with the KB936357 patch I found on your site. I also noticed during driver loading there was an unusual hang at acpitabl.dat which I have never seen. This looks like an IOCancelIrp error found in Server 2003. Do you know what this is? Last week I was able to force device detection by installing two PCIe video cards and adding the nvidia registry values by hand. I became very frustrated and decided to yank one of the cards in Windows. After loosing video, I rebooted into Windows where Plug & Play kicked in, detected the GT 610, loaded the drivers, enumerated the remaining registry settings, and I had perfect, high resolution video. Of course this didn't last and on the next reboot Windows vga.sys took over again. This looks like a bug in W2K's memory mapping or how it assigns resources to the PCIe bus. I agree about upgrading the kernel and looked at the recent postings on MrMaguire's thread but would prefer creating a new slipstreamed OS. After wasting so much time on this machine I'm not quite ready to jump into another project.... yet. Many Thanks
  4. Hi, I'm hoping someone here can help me figure out this problem. Don't know why this is happening but after installing a fresh copy of W2K, my video card can not be detected on one particular machine. Device manager shows code 12 on the Intel® 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 2E21. This port should be shared with the video card but instead it's locked to VgaSave with conflicting memory and I/O addresses. The machine has a P45 ICH10 motherboard with 2x2GB DDR3 RAM and a Core 2 Quad 2.8 GHZ CPU. Video card is a MSI GeForce GT 610 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16. Installing an older NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 did the same thing. Os is W2K Pro Sp4 with UURollup-v11-w20130323 (tomasz86’s HFSLIP program), which was updated to the latest daily, v11-d20141130. Same copy has been used to install W2K on other ICH10 & Core2 Duo machines without a problem. Windows XP Pro SP3 installed on the adjoining partition without a single hitch using BlackWingCat's nVIDIA 310.70 WQHL drivers. Tried everything but W2K has been fighting me for weeks. Appreciate any suggestions.
  5. bluebolt Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had read the post before and afterwards attempted three repairs based on this info, however on a second reading I saw some comments I may have completely misunderstood. The post began with a graphics card installation which I realized can sometimes cause audio issues. Therefore my first repair was to confirm the onboard video chip had no audio functionality and to make sure, I uninstalled each device and used the preferred reinstall sequence Chipsets - UAA - Audio - and lastly video. The second repair was to re-register the files by running regsvr32 commands on all the exe's and dll's. After reinstalling the sound drivers, the third repair attempt was to simply reinstall the most recent v11 daily (Jan 2014) which I have used and genuinely enjoyed for months. Unfortunately nothing changed. Now I'm confused.... It looks like part 3 should have been to uninstall Windows2000-UURollup-v11-d20140103-x86-ENU, migrate back to the older v11 weekly, reinstall and test for functional sound, then install v11 daily (Jan 2014). BTW, I posted this question as a topic in the main Windows 2000 forum: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/172216-help-with-onboard-sound-failures-win2k-uur/ and don't want to be guilty of double posting. No answers as of yet but I did post a crude solution today which temporarily fixed the problem on one of the PC's..
  6. I wanted to provide some updates and a temporary solution in case anyone else is experiencing the same problems. ISSUE: Onboard sound will work on XP but not Win2K UUR v.11. installed on the same system. Issue has been duplicated on 2 separate PC's. Every trick in the book wont bring it back to life. SYMPTOMS: SoundMax and Sigmatel drivers written for XP-W2K will install without a problem. - On reboot there is no sound and speaker icon is missing from the system tray. - Install logs and registry entries show driver installations were successful. - Device Manager lies with the statement "This device is working properly" HOWEVER - In the "Sounds and Multimedia" menu in Control Panel the sound volume slider is at 0 and can not be adjusted and on the Audio properties page, all 3 fields are greyed out. - The system file wdmaud.sys and Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) file sysaudio.sys are not running in Task Manager On the desktop machine, I added the /bootlog option to startup and noticed the SoundMax file aeaudio.sys was not loading (Andrea - Audio Noise Filtering Driver). I was finally able to get sound with an embarrassing hack by dropping an earlier version of the file into the drivers folder. Wdmaud.sys and sysaudio.sys are now running and everything is normal except the volume is about half of what it should be. I've given up on the Sigmatel laptop since it showed no driver issues on the bootup log and could be a real PITA. In some small way I hope this helps in finding a solution.
  7. Can anyone provide help on troubleshooting onboard sound issues with UUR v11? I have 3 Windows multiboot systems on my network, a P4 laptop, a Core 2 Duo laptop, and a Core 2 Duo desktop. Each run XP, the latest Win2k UUR v11d, and other OS versions. The older P4 has sound but I can not get sound to work on either of the onboard sound cards in the Core 2 Duo machines, however, sound is functioning on both these machines in XP. The P4 doesn't use a High Definition Audio chipset or UAA and the sound works fine. The Core 2 Duo laptop uses SigmaTel High Definition Audio and was incrementally updated from UUR V10 to V11d. The Core 2 Duo desktop uses SoundMAX High Definition Audio and I recently used Tomasz86's HFSLIP program to install UUR V11 and then update to V11d. I've tried all the usual fixes but nothing seems to work. Both the SigmaTel and SoundMAX drivers support W2k & XP and both install without any noticeable errors but on reboot sound will not function.....no yellow bombs, setupapi.log errors, or other useful clues. The usual speaker icons are missing in both startup trays. After logon a popup window appears with the message "The SoundMAX audio driver did not load. You may need to reinstall SoundMAX". Later the SoundMAX tray icon is visable with a red cross and the message "No SoundMAX audio present". My only guess is that the Microsoft UAA driver or a dll is not compatible but all the version numbers and file sizes seem to match up. Everything else is working beautifully but this is driv'in me nuts. Windows 2000 has always been my favorite OS so any suggestions would be helpful.
  8. Greetings and many thanks for the fine work here. Can anyone provide help on troubleshooting onboard sound issues with UUR v11? I have 3 Windows multiboot systems on my network, a P4 laptop, a Core 2 Duo laptop, and a Core 2 Duo desktop. Each run XP, the latest Win2k UUR v11d, and other OS versions. The older P4 has sound but I can not get sound to work on either of the onboard sound cards in Core 2 Duo machines, however, both work fine in XP. The P4 doesn't use a High Definition Audio chipset or UAA and the sound works fine. The Core 2 Duo laptop uses SigmaTel High Definition Audio and was incrementally updated from UUR V10 to V11d. The Core 2 Duo desktop uses SoundMAX High Definition Audio and I recently used Tomasz86's HFSLIP program to install UUR V11 and then update to V11d. I've tried all the usual fixes but nothing seems to work. Both the SigmaTel and SoundMAX drivers support W2k & XP and both install without any noticable errors but on reboot sound will not function.....no yellow bombs, setupapi.log errors, or other useful clues. The usual speaker icons are missing in both startup trays. After logon a popup window appears with the message "The SoundMAX audio driver did not load. You may need to reinstall SoundMAX". Later the SoundMAX tray icon is visable with a red cross and the message "No SoundMAX audio present". My only guess is that the UAA driver or a dll is not compatible but all the version numbers and file sizes seem to match up. Everything else is working beautifully but this is drivin me nuts. Windows 2000 has always been my favorite OS so any suggestions would be helpful.
  9. I believe you posted some solutions many years ago to a recent problem I experienced during a UURollup update. Not sure if you're the same person, so I left it open in my msfn post several days ago" Boot Hang after installing UURollup UURollup-v11"

  10. Thanks for the reply BlackWingCat. It's not a huge issue but one that's got me really puzzled. I detest Vista and haven't run Linux, XP, or DOS on this laptop (different partitions and bootloaders) for many months, but something has started to call this XP function and I certainly can't find it. The error was believed to be the cause of reboot problems, a possible memory resident issue in VMware by a Ramboot XP forum user. It was subsequently answered by jaclaz (could this be the same jaclaz here at msfn.org?), providing some thoughtful solutions http://reboot.pro/topic/2231-ramboot-xp-reboot-on-acpitabldat/ ,including a link to issues with hard lockups following XP SP2 upgrades (Intel Prescott series, microcode issues, update.sys, etc) http://cquirke.mvps.org/sp2intel.htm Today, I ran a boot log and reviewed the driver loading but there was no record of the two "ghost files". Oddly they appear at the bottom of my screen on every boot into Safe Mode. They are also clearly related to increased boot delays in this specific version of UURollup v11 (other v11 was fine). You're doing some very excellent work and I want to see it continue, and to succeed. I've never had a single BSOD, lockup, or uninstall issue and my only regrets have been a long history of chronic Firefox problems. After some registry modifications I now have W2K running blistering fast which includes exceptional page loading and a big smile that is hard to erase. UberG
  11. Sometime after recently upgrading a Toshiba P4 Laptop from UURollup-v11-w20130323 stable to UURollup-v11-d20130902, I began to notice excessively long bootup times, approximately 3-5 times longer than average. At the time, I was preoccupied with other system configurations and held off on any further troubleshooting. Today, during a visit to safe mode, I watched the drivers load, noticing the system began to hang immediately after agp440.sys, attempting to load two files which looked nothing like drivers.....shown below: C:\WINNT\AppPatch\drvmain.sdb C:\WINNT\System32\acpitabl.dat A quick search confirmed that neither of these two files existed on my system partition. Going a step further, I ran searches for all system files, containing these names, including registry without a single hit. WTF! A broader search in all partitions, on both the Laptop and Desktop, returned hits for only drvmain.sdb, located in XP system partitions under \WINDOWS\AppPatch\, \WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\ and various XP installation sources. Online sources indicated this problem is usually associated with XP or Server 2003 compatibility files and tables used by the OS during driver loading. My identical error is best described in the following Server blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2011/08/19/system-hangs-at-splash-screen-or-boot-freezes-on-acpitabl-dat.aspx Is this a code issue, a file import failure, or just another Microsoft moment? UberG
  12. I'm relieved there's someone else out there with this problem besides me! A lot of people could probably live with this aggravation but I use multiple partitions, hyperlinks, and write most of my documents in HTML so this was nearly driving me mad. BTW, BUG SOLVED!! Just figured this out an hour ago and I'm tickled pink. The cause of the problem was a bug in DDE shell integration and the ddeexec registry keys I mentioned in the previous post. DDE is a miserable attempt to shift control of various File Handlers (.htm, .html, .shtml, .xht, .xhtml) and Protocol Handlers (ftp, http, https) depending on the default browser (IE or Firefox) and various file associations. When Firefox dropped their support of Windows 2000, the software developers had an opportunity to remove some of the dysfunctional DDE dependencies without wrecking the browser for W2K users. UUrollup liberates W2K users to do some very cool stuff, and one of those benefits was upgrading to FF18. For many users, DDE perpetually coexists in a semi-corrupt state without ever being noticed. Unfortunately, after my FF 18 upgrade it became problematic once again. This issue has been a continual headache for Firefox developers since 2004 and after reading the following bug report I found a solution which worked.( https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=491947 ) The fix involved using a script to delete a number of FF related registry keys and another to rebuild the configuration.If anyone is interested I'll post the specifics.
  13. BTW, scratch the last post. It's relevant but probably not the source of errors. Here's the latest. I just clicked a shortcut (Firefox icon) to an html document located on another partition. Windows explorer threw the same error popup, "Cannot find the file 'K:\Web_Docs_Business\A&E_Project.html' (or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available" This time however, Internet Explorer which I almost never use, launched a browser in a second window returning a different error, complaining that it couldn't find my document in the Bing search engine. IE had munged the document name into a short file name with a .htm suffix. I took snapshots of both errors and confirmed an hour ago my registry values for Firefox file associations were identical to those in XP. I certainly never had these problems before but still don't have a single suggestion on what to do next. Fortunately it's only a minor headache so I'll let it rest for a while.
  14. Sorry bout that, I sensed it may have hit a raw nerve. In the meantime I've been looking into several Firefox registry values which determine default browser behavior. They may or may not have been skewed which could be the source of my errors. Does anyone know if Firefox is still using the values in bold under either of these keys: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command or HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command with either "-osint -url" or "-requestPending -osint -url" inserted after the path Examples: "D:\W2Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1" OR "D:\W2Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -url "%1" And also, any ddeexec keys or subkeys. Examples: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\Application HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic Many Thanks
  15. Thanks for the response. W2K SP5.0 is just an arbitrary name for my post SP4 version of Windows 2000. After upgrading for years, In May 2010 I decided to do a fresh install using nLite to slipstream my W2K SP3 disk with SP4, MS Rollup v2, recent hotfixes, and a variety of ad ons based on a detailed MSFN posting, hence SP5. Other than a few glitches after the initial installation, this OS has been running rock solid on both my machines. This is an unusual problem that has me really puzzled. Both machines exhibit the same problem so I'm certainly willing to experiment. Not sure if the next move should be another FF install, a downgrade, a different UURollup, play with the Application Compatibility Launcher, etc. Any suggestions would be appreciated.