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  2. I think newer AMD AHCI storage controllers are dependent on ACPI to manage resources - without ACPI the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller doesn't work, so AHCI controller never receives IRQ
  3. Alright so I got a few problems.... So over my long weekend my younger sister decided to take out the headphones the rough way, and all of a sudden it got stuck. I had to uninstall the SmartAudio driver and use the High Definition Audio driver; set Speaker to default and Headphones disabled and the Speaker on my laptop works now. However, on Windows startup, when the Vista orb animation appeared, I couldn't hear the sound. My volume's good, the "Play Windows startup sound" in Sound Preferences is checked and "Speaker" is the default. Is there anything I should change? And also I can't hear the Windows error tones. It's set properly with the appropriate sound effects, with Speaker working, but I don't hear the Windows error tones. But on the Volume Mixer I could hear the Windows Ding just fine.
  4. Is it a bug or not? Try to speed up or slow down some Youtube video (w/o hardware acceleration). When I do this my CPU is running at about 80%. Mypal (Feodor2's) mod v28.4.1 works fine, at almost the same CPU usage. Tested with roytam1's mod v28.5.0a1 and some old builds. Windows XP x86.
  5. ... Let us just revisit Tab Tally, shall we? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-tally/versions/ All versions currently listed on AMO are, of course, of the WE format; version 1.0.0 is advertised as being compatible with Firefox 49.0+, versions 1.1.0 through to 1.3.0 advertised as being compatible with Firefox 48.0+; I was particularly interested in one of those older WE versions, because they duplicate the functionality of the XUL ("legacy") version 0.1.1, now removed from AMO (but is recoverable via the CAA extension). All (WE) Tab Tally versions 1.0.0 to 1.3.0 install and function properly in Firefox ESR 52.9.0[1] ; "properly" is actually the "desired-by-me" way (constant visual display of the number of tabs, updated in real time when that changes...); of course, the latest version 1.4.0 also installs there, but with a slightly degraded (IMHO) functionality... But trying to install any one of Tab Tally versions 1.0.0 to 1.3.0 in Serpent 52.9.0, you'll be met by a failure to install in the form of message: That's because v1.0.0 to 1.3.0 are id-less WEs (one only has to inspect their manifest.json files) and Serpent 52 lacks the API to allow installation of id-less WEs (but FxESR 52 does support that API). In version 1.4.0 of Tab Tally, the author re-introduced the "WE-id" feature inside the manifest.json file: "applications": { "gecko": { "id": "@tab-tally" } } and made it compatible with even older Firefox versions (min version lowered from 48.0 to 42.0) and, probably unbeknownst to him, also restored St52 compatibility; 1.4.0, as discussed previously in this thread, would install fine in St52 (but not v1.0.0-1.3.0, which do install and work fine under Firefox ESR 52.9.0... )
  6. I don't use Gmail. I pay for email services I trust to keep my email private and secure. There was a time when I unknowingly used gmail though. For a hot minute there was a wireless ISP called ClearWire. (Sprint eventually bought them out just to shut them down, but that's another story.) Anyhow, like many ISPs at the time, ClearWire provided free email at their clear.com domain. Little did I know it was actually just Gmail in disguise! Moral: beware of your ISP's "free" email accounts!
  7. He's gonna see whether you are a Winnie the Pooh fan and judge you. xD https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/07/china-bans-winnie-the-pooh-film-to-stop-comparisons-to-president-xi
  8. Yesterday
  9. In my opinion in XP Home the file is absent. My PC with XP Home is therefore safe from the exploit.
  10. Gmail???? Have you read this article? https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/18/gmail-tracks-all-your-purchases-and-it-is-difficult-to-delete-them-and-impossible-to-stop/
  11. I prefer my browsing habits sent to China than to Google anyway. And I never keep logged in to it... just for Gmail, if at all, when needed.
  12. Dave-H I wish you nice holidays. Here in Crete we have holidays all year round I'm thinking of creating a new thread with all the updates for the Office 2003 + Office Compatibility Pack.
  13. Thanks, I will give it a try and let you know how it goes! I'm about to go away on holiday until the beginning of next month, and I will try it when I get back home. Cheers, Dave.
  14. Dave-H try the old version of FileFormatConverters.exe 12.0.4518.1014.
  15. Try with Autoruns (MS/Sysinternals), it could be something on an external drive or a DVD, see: https://superuser.com/questions/1060908/windows-explorer-opens-at-every-startup Or good ol' by Mike Lin: https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=249#comments jaclaz
  16. Well if you have a version that would work properly on Windows 98SE it would be great if you could upload it! The version I've got (the later one 12.0.6500.5000, 38.808.920) did actually install on Windows 98, but not properly. It will read later .docx Word documents (which is all I actually need it for) but won't open later Excel or PowerPoint files. It also can't be updated to SP3 or have any of the later patches installed, but I guess that's probably an intrinsic problem.
  17. Sure there is (please read as "you have a "queer XP" ) it is schtasks.exe https://www.robvanderwoude.com/schtasksxp.php and it is the command line program to manage tasks, the whole stuff is then delegated to the related task scheduler service, mstask.exe is windows 9x/Me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Task_Scheduler jaclaz
  18. Sorry to bring up this topic. I'm trying desperate to install XP. Since 5 days I researched and tried so many approaches (VHD, USB, SATA, CD...) without success that I lost the track... All sata driver I tried didn't work. Setups always end up with A5 or 7b BSOD. Is there any chance to get this running? Is there any driver for this sata controller at all? My controller is DEV_43B5 and the board is an ASUS x370 C6H.
  19. I have to go through a rather slow proxy, so it takes me longer. Using a proxy may also explain why Serpent kept failing; IDK. I finally did get the big .rar file though. Curiously, I have another version! I believe mine is the newer version, but modified to run on Win98: the signatures and version info are missing! The file size is 38.303.202 bytes. I wish I could track down where I got it from, but it's probably long gone.
  20. Welcome to MSFN Stevo. I certainly appreciate your post, but I'm not really surprised. Avast seems to think their issues with Windows updates in April were limited to business solutions, and that the issues have now been resolved by "micro-updates." You might want to post about this problem in their End of support for Windows XP/Vista thread, but in all likelihood you will have to choose between continuing to use the legacy version of Avast or installing the last 10 months of Windows 6.0 updates. As for "other free AV products...that won't suffer this problem": If @WinClient5270 is still using Security Essentials 4.4.304.0, then I would presume that it is unaffected. We have a thread about using that MSE version on Vista here. Sandboxie is not a traditional AV product, but Ruan has reported version 5.28 as working with April 2019 updates (see my May 8 post). I have thus far avoided "upgrading" to build 6003, but have found that recent versions of Comodo still work on build 6002.
  21. @roytam1 You are the best. Congratulations.
  22. https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-zero-day-exploit-code-released-online/ Can not run. There is no Schtask.exe in System32. In XP, it's mstask.exe.
  23. Dave-H "The Office 2007 Compatibility Pack.rar" is a version 5 .rar file, locked with 3% recovery record. Maybe it's better to open it with Winrar 5.x. With regard to "FileFormatConverters.exe", be careful because there are two versions. Old version (2006): 12.0.4518.1014, 28.399.752 bytes (Windows 2000 sp4 compatible) New version (2009): 12.0.6500.5000, 38.808.920 bytes (WinXP+ compatible). In a little while, many old microsoft links will stop working. Mathwiz in a clean WinXP installation with Office 2003 sp3 + compatibility pack, the Microsoft Update offers me and installs the 13 above updates. I also hate OneDrive, but I have 5TB free space. I just downloaded the package at 1MB/s.
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