Driver for what, make and model of the device you need a driver for will help us track one down for you. Also did you install a 32 or 64bit Win7?

Hello Ted,

Are all your MMC's broken? Do you get a blank screen with a red x in the upper left hand corner? If so I had the same problem and it was caused by installing a patch for .net I believe 3.5. After I uninstalling/reboot it my mmc worked fine, at which point I was able to reinstall the .net patch.

If other MMCs work don't bother uninstalling. If that is the case I agree with other posts you have read, it is really easy to reinstall WSUS which have done before when I broke mine.

Did you disconnect and reconnect your display cable as well? I had a similar problem with my Dell a while back and this fixed my issue, best of luck.

[QUOTE=KumarUtkarsh;1520650]I told you that use Safari is one of the best way to open or edit any file.
you must search a software "Songsbird" on Google and download it, Use it as explorer + notepad + editior + viewer and so more.

If satisfied then reply me...


Where was any of that listed in your original post? I had no problem downloading the file uploading a file is where the problem would come in to play.

This may be a good way to backup files if your explorer is corrupted but if you have no other options available IMO this will not work for replacing corrupted files. Unless there are a few steps missing.

For using all extensions file I will prefer Safari or Opera or Crome

This is your only recommendation and I was using Chrome.

BTW you didn't answer my question what operating system did you test this on?

Running windows 7 ultimate with chrome and this trick didn't work. I was able to save the file but no way to upload more or less it is displayed as a FTP site. When I used win 7 with IE it automatically opens in explorer so if it was corrupted this won't work either. Which OS did you try this on?

[QUOTE=zelkea;1495704]Since we have found the manufactures website and found the correct drivers on said site (earlier in thread). I really think you are chasing your tale. If the manufacture doesn't have the correct drivers available, I would suggest you consider contacting MSI. Chances are they are not aware they have a corrupted driver package for this old mobo.

BTW I never personally had luck finding drivers from a third party website. Half of them look so shady that I wouldn't install anything I downloaded, Best of luck.[/QUOTE]

Flagstar, did you ever try contacting MSI?

Misread the post above, sorry man I can't think of anything else and there isn't an application out there that meets your needs, at least not that I have seen. If I come across anything I'll update this thread.

@Crunchie, wow OTL is a great tool. Very interesting writeup's on the site as well, it has a wealth of information! I also found the snippet about HJT very interesting, thanks!

Is there a reason you didn't try the fSingleSessionPerUser?

Ok, I have two other ideas. There may be a couple security fixes you can take advantage one is forcing the same user to reconnect from the same source machine and registry two only allows a single session per user.

Since you only have one user account shared between everyone you might have a problem with people forgetting to disconnect their session. If that becomes a problem take a look at timeouts.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services]

  1. "fReconnectSame"=dword:00000001
  2. "fSingleSessionPerUser"=dword:00000001

[QUOTE=davidchilders;1498692]A dead battery is the only thing I can think of that would reset the system clock each time that it is rebooted.

Just because you bought the computer three to four years ago doesn't mean the battery didn't sit around on a shelf waiting to be installed in the computer. Also, there may have been a manufacturing defect in the battery that caused it to lose charge over time.

Don't waste your time wondering why - replace the battery and get on with your computer using happiness! :-)

I hope this helps![/QUOTE]

Yep davidchilders is right the only possibility is the battery in my experience.

Hey Sudo Bash,

During the installation of which ever linux disto you choose it will automatically format the drive for you.

Here is a write up on how to dual boot your system with Ubuntu [url][/url].

Another option you might want to consider depending on your resources is running virtualbox [url][/url] which can run linux within your XP installation. If you are running a celeron processor with 512mb of ram it would not be recommended. If you are unsure if your system could handle it you can try it since the software is free.

I have been running Virtualbox for my linux OS on Windows 7 for several months now without a problem.


This looks like it might help if you have access to the registry, here is the source:


Welcome to Microsoft Vista Answers Forum!
This issue occurs if the Userinit key in the Windows registry has been modified. For example, this issue may occur if the Userinit key has a value but no binary data.
Steps I would suggest are:
Boot the computer in safe mode and try making these changes in registry:

Important: The instructions below contain steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


  1. How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

i. Log on to the computer as an administrator or by using an account that has administrative permissions.
ii. Start Registry Editor. To do this, click Start Collapse this imageExpand , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
iii. Click Continue.
iv. Locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
v. In the right pane, right-click Userinit, and then click Modify.
vi. In the Value data box, type hard disk:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe, and then click OK.
Note The hard disk placeholder refers to the disk on which Windows Vista is installed.
vii. Close Registry Editor. ...

Hey Lordrt,

This could be a partial work around, I know of no way to protect your session like you are describing. One thing you can do though is connect to the console by start run "mstsc /console" anyone who tries to login at the terminal will see you have the desktop locked. This is not to say if they have admin privs they can't kick your session. This will also leave the other 2 default Terminal Service session available to anyone else who may need it. Just FYI Windows 7 and 2008 server did away with the /console option. It is now reserved for only services, hope this helps.

Hey Java,

Sorry I missed your post yesterday but I am happy you got it to work! Unfortunately, I do not have any recommendations for free A/V software.

Since we have found the manufactures website and found the correct drivers on said site (earlier in thread). I really think you are chasing your tale. If the manufacture doesn't have the correct drivers available, I would suggest you consider contacting MSI. Chances are they are not aware they have a corrupted driver package for this old mobo.

BTW I never personally had luck finding drivers from a third party website. Half of them look so shady that I wouldn't install anything I downloaded, Best of luck.

[QUOTE=javanoob101;1494138]Now I have a new problem...
I have a laptop with no floppy drive just a CD drive. So I made an MS-DOS 6.22 boot CD and I used FDISK to delete the partition and make a new one problem is the partition is only 2 GB. Can I use the Windows 98 startup disk to make a bigger partition with the FDISK on that startup disk?


Hey Java,

Here is a little trick I used back in the NT3.5/NT4.0 days, which should work for you. Put the disk in another system or use your 9x media to format the disk to the size and format type you want (yes your 9x media will work). Then install your OS on the pre-formatted disk. This worked like a charm back in the day.

Edit: Reaching back in the recess of my brain I believe there might have been another step with the MBR. But for the life of me I can't remember, If you hit a problem let me know and I will dig around in the dark corners. :)

Crunchie, Guess I got lucky when it has worked for me in the past. Got any suggestions for illusionx, I see your a heavy poster in this forum/section.

I downloaded it and installed it a few days ago via the same site Jason provided and it works great!

If you don't feel like buying a new card go to and search for "PCI Slot Case Cooler" these could help cool your video card.

Hey Java,

Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 is the make and any CT model should work. I did a google search for "sound blaster 16 used" and clicked shopping that is where I found them for under 10 bucks. When I did a search just for sound blaster 16 they were priced higher just fyi.

Yep it will work, I remember using a SB16 back in my 3.1 days, I also remember paying through the nose for it, hehe I haven't seen a ISA slot in a long time :)

You don't need to worry about the drivers it looks like they are available on


If you remove the battery and just have the AC power plugged in what happens?

No problem...

Hey Showbaba,

Emailing you offline kind of defeats the purpose of a forum to share info which is why I am posting here. The system will drop you a email letting you know I replied.

What operating systems are you running? Need to know the make and model if you will like XP Professional or Windows 7 Home, assuming it is a windows environment.

Does only one computer have internet connectivity right now? Does this computer have one or two network cards in it? Do you have the computers networked, meaning do you have a ethernet cable running to each computer from a switch and does each machine have a IP address?

Sharing printers is pretty easy scanners can be a problematic if they are desktop ones. If you get the answers to my previous questions I might be able to point you to some information that will help.

But to answer your question I haven't heard of any third party software that makes this easier, and I have been in the industry for 12 years. Windows 7 simplifies this a bit with HomeGroup, which is a peer to peer network.

If you don't have Win7 you can setup a little peer to peer network to meet almost all your needs.

Hey illusionx,

These steps have worked for me for almost every nasty I have dealt with.

  1. Download *[url][/url]
  2. Download malwarebytes (which it looks like u already have)
  3. Boot into safe mode, with internet to update your malware definitions.
  4. Run *make a note of what it stops you may need this later.
  5. Run Malwarebytes
  6. Reboot into normal mode and run Malwarebytes again.

These steps have worked for me 8 out of 10 times, let me know how they work for you.

Yes you will need to obtain a new license. You can pick up an upgrade version and upgrade your existing OS by dropping the disk in and following the prompts. Here is a break down of the difference between the three:


If you do not need XP mode, bitlocker, or to join a domain there really isn't a compelling reason to spend the money to upgrade that I can see.

I think he was saying if you bought a SB16 it should work. Did a quick google on sound blaster 16 and it looks like you can get a used one for under 10.

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Nice tip tje210, an extra couple of seconds can always help.

Sorry for the delay was on vacation for a couple days. It sounds like the problem might be with the Windows disk if it just skips over it and boots normally. As a test can you boot to the disk on another system?

Also Windows 7 comes on a DVD not a CD, I tried to pull up the specs to verify that the laptop in question has a dvd player but I was unsuccessful with the model number you provided. After you verify it does have a dvd can you double check the model for me, I was only able to find vgn-nr380 and nr385, and none of them had a M on Sony's site.

No problem, glad I was able to help, don't forget to close this thread. :)