To restore your control panel, try clicking this>yes to accept. http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs...ionrestore.reg
Or if you feel more geeky happy editing the ole reg directly than bop on
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called
'NoControlPanel' set the value to equal '1' to enable the restriction.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart for the changes to take
(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
NoControlPanel REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)
Value Name: NoControlPanel
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
"One last observation, sometimes when installing a hardwaredevice the
setup.exe won't work. But, using update driver andpointing it to the
location of the files, that seems"
Excellent point by Michael. I've found that you increase chances of getting
a driver in,up and running in Vista builds if you do this vs. any other type
of driver install.
"MICHAEL" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My laptop uses Sigmatel, also. When I first installed Vista,
> I had no sound. Vista even told me there was an update
> available- it did not work either. I went to Gateway's site
> and downloaded the last audio installation update they had
> for XP. I ran that installation program in Vista- it worked,
> I had sound. Vista then let me know that update was available
> again. Feeling brave, I tried it. I just knew that, "if it ain't broke
> don't fix it", was gonna happen. But, my sound still worked
> after the update and sounds great, too.
> It is hit and miss on what works and what doesn't work and
> the paths folks take to get things working. Some XP installation
> routines and drivers work in Vista, some don't. Some of
> the installs need to be ran in Compatibility mode, some don't.
> For instance, I couldn't get Picassa2 beta to install until I ran
> the install in Compatibility mode. Thinking I would also need to
> run the actual program in Compatibility mode, I checked that in
> the properties of the icon. Well, Vista spazed out a few times
> when running it. So, I unchecked the Compatibility mode to see
> what would happen- Picassa2 beta works great, now.
> One last observation, sometimes when installing a hardware
> device the setup.exe won't work. But, using update driver and
> pointing it to the location of the files, that seems to work at times
> when the installation program won't.
> FYI, I didn't use Compatibility mode when I ran the installation program
> for my Sigmatel sound. As always, YMMV.
> "Jim Yount" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Thanks. I narrowed down to the Sigmatel audio driver. Unfortunately, I
>> can' t find a Vista
>> supported driver for the built-in audio. Of course, Sony said to contact
>> "usasma" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>I used Avast on my laptop last week with build 5456 and it hogged almost
>>> every resource that the system had.
>>> I'd suspect driver issues and vid card issues. Check the manufacturer
>>> (Sony) for Vista drivers - and ensure that your vid card is the
>>> an nVidia FX 5200 or higher. If not, you're gonna have problems. My
>>> has "nada" for graphics and it was slow as molassess (but it runs fine
>>> home system) - primarily due to the graphics card.