Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Realtek audio driver fails to load

Issue: Install Realtek HD Audio Driver failure !!
Quick: disable and uninstall UAA bus driver first

Start menu
Right Click "My Computer"
Select Properties
Device manager button
You should see the realtek device with an exclamation point (!) next to it
Right Click and select disable
In the same page under System Devices right click and disable "Microsoft UAA bus driver"
now right click and uninstall UAA bus driver
Now right click "sound video and game controllers"  and select "scan for hardware changes"
It should find the sound device and let you install the driver.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Snap Server is not accessible error

Issue:  Suddenly started getting message that our snap server 4400  "is not accessible.  you might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  The user name could not be found.  Reboot fixes it but it comes back again.  Getting internal fault in PID errors in the log file of the snap server.

Windows 7 machine on the network seems to be the source of the problem.  As soon as the windows 7 machine tries to get to the snap server it kills it for everybody.

Found work around on this page.
Procedure below fixed it for me:
4. Adjust the security setting on the Windows 7 computer:

1) Click the Start Button, type "gpedit.msc" (without quotation marks) and click OK.
2) In the "Group Policy" window, double click on "Windows Settings" under "Computer Configuration".
3) Double click on "Security Settings"-> "Local Policies"-> "Security Options"
4) In the right panel, double click on the "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level", please select "Send LM & NTLM Responses".
5) Click Apply and OK.

5. Adjust sharing settings:
1) Go to “Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings”.
2) Under “File sharing connections”, select “Enable File Sharing for Devices that Use 40 or 56-bit encryption”.
Did see the option and did not need to do these steps below for it to work for me.
3) Under “Password protected sharing”, select “Turn off password protected sharing”.

4) Save the changes above.