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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: My computer hangs on restart

    My computer hangs on restart
    By Frenzy April 25, 2001, 12:33 PM

    I just finished building my computer and now it hangs only on restart, I searched the Microsoft knowledge website and I think may have found a solution but, it says if you have a SoundBlaster live card installed with Windows Me a driver which is associated with dos and since Me doesn't use dos to remove it in safe mode in the Device Manager under Sound, video, and game controllers. I did this but when I restart, it reinstalls the driver. Does anyone have any ideas or any other ideas that could be wrong? Whenever I install new software I have to shut it down then turn it back on its just annoying that this it not working. Thanks Frenzy, my system specs are below.

    System specs:
    Windows ME
    Antec SX 830 Case w/300 watt power supply.
    Asus cusl2 motherboard.
    P3 1ghz.
    256MB Crucial CAS2.
    45GB IBM Deskstar 75GXP ATA100 7200rpm.
    Plextor 16/10/40A CD-RW drive.
    Creative labs SoundBlaster live platinum 5.1 w/livedrive.
    Still using onboard graphics until the geforce 3 comes out at lower prices.
    Aztec winmodem, will be changing to NIC and cable modem.
    Tech 3 1/2 " floppy.
    Logitech iToch cordless keyboard.
    Logitech cordless MouseMan Optical mouse.
    17" Dell Display changing to a 19" Samsung.
    Have 2 speakers now looking for a good 5.1 system.

    By Nick_B April 25, 2001, 01:39 PM

    I don't know if this will work (or even help for that matter), but I do have an idea.

    A while back, I had some card in my machine that I didn't use, but I was too lazy to take it out, and I didn't want the drivers to be installed. I think it was a modem after I got broadband or something. Anyhow, when Windows came up, it would always ask me to install the stupid thing. I would cancel, as I didn't want the drivers there. I ended up going into device manager. Since the drivers weren't installed, device manager was already open to the card with a little exclamation mark by it. Anyway, from there, I believe there was some way to disable that device (I can't remember if you right click and it's in the menu or what--you'd have to experiment). After this, I no longer got the install message when Windows booted, and I never installed the drivers. Like I said before, your situation might be different, but, since you hadn't recieved any better ideas yet, I figured I'd relate this to you.

    By Frenzy April 25, 2001, 02:29 PM

    Hey thanks Nick_B thats it, their was a box in the devise manager after you right click on the devise and select properties the unchecked box says disable in this hardware profile. I checked it and it diabled it now my computer restarts with no problems thanks abunch!!!

    By H.Golnabi April 25, 2001, 02:37 PM

    I have a Soundblaster Live w/LivedriveIR and Windows ME and I don´t have that problem. What drivers do I have to disable?

    By Nick_B April 25, 2001, 03:30 PM

    quote:Originally posted by H.Golnabi:
    I have a Soundblaster Live w/LivedriveIR and Windows ME and I don´t have that problem. What drivers do I have to disable?

    If you don't have a problem, I wouldn't recommend disabling any drivers.

    By 311_man April 25, 2001, 05:10 PM

    Hey Frenzy, how do you like like that Logitech Cordless Optical mouse? That's the new one, right? I was thinking of maybe getting one, but how do you like yours? Just curious... thanks.

    By Frenzy April 26, 2001, 02:50 AM

    Sorry for the late post 311_man but I just got of work and started to read the forms again. About the Logitech cordless mouse its the coolest most comfortable mouse and comes with software to configure all the buttons and manage the life of the batteries they say up to 6 months I'll see, good investment only thing is I bought a ratzpad (said to be the best mouse pad) because they said it works with optical mice not true it has little peaks (I think to grab the ball on the mouse better)which deflect the beam of light just enough to screw with its movements works great on any flat surface though. I put it up after use so my 19 month daughter can't get a hold of its easy to do since their are no cords.

    By darksome April 26, 2001, 09:09 AM

    Hey Frenzy,

    This should solve your problem with the SB Live Emulation. This is the proper way to disable it:

    1. Enter Windows in Safe Mode
    2. In Device manager, Under Creative Miscellaneous Devices, Disable Creative SB 16 Emulation under the general tab
    3. Go to Start/Find/Files or Folders, and search for file CTSYN.INI
    4. Change the line SBENABLE = True to False and save
    5. Reboot

    Good Luck!

    By Frenzy April 28, 2001, 12:17 AM

    Thanks for the infor darksome, followed your instructions to a T and no problems, thanks.

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