Tips And Tricks, Windows XP

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Some Tips And Tricks For Your Windows XP STOP NOISE IN COPYING AUDIO CD When using 3rd party burning software (eg, Nero Burning Rom) to copy audio CD,some noise may be heard at the end of each track. To prevent this,try the following method: 1. Enter System Properties\device manager 2. Select IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers 3. Double click on thee CD writer IDE channel 4. Select advance setting 5. Change the transfer mode to 'PIO Only' 6. Restart Computer DISABLING THE 'UNSIGNED DRIVER' DIALOGS This option wll disable the screen wich keeps popping up when you try to install 'digitally unsigned drivers'. Normally you can choose to continue the install anyways, but I have had situations where you cannot continue the install. . very annoying. . This is how to fix it: Click Start - Run then type: gpedit.msc then hit enter. Browse the folder tree to the following location: User Configuration - Administrative Templates - System now right-click Code signing for Device drivers and select Properties. On the Settings tab, either select - enable, and then select ignore from the appearing listbox. . - or click the disable option. Click apply and Ok and your set! Alternatively especially for XP Home users: Open "System" properties (Windows key + pause or Right click 'My Computer' - properties or Control Panel - System).On the Hardware tab click the "Driver Signing" button. In the dialogue that comes up choose "Ignore" to install the new driver anyway. DMA MODE ON IDE DEVICES VIEWS Just like Windows 2000, Windows XP still fails to set the DMA mode correctly for the IDE device designated as the slaves on the primary IDE and secondary IDE channels. Most CD-ROMS are capable of supporting DMA mode, but the default in XP is still PIO. Setting it to DMA won't make your CD-ROM faster, but it will consume less CPU cycles. Here's how: 1. Open the Device Manager. One way to do that is to right click on "My Computer", select the Hardware tab, and Select Device Manager. 2. Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and double-click on "Primary IDE Channel" 3. Under the "Advanced Settings" tab, check the "Device 1" setting. More than likely, your current transfer mode is set to PIO. 4. Set it to "DMA if available". Repeat the step for the "Secondary IDE Channel" if you have devices attached to it. Reboot. RESTORING MEDIA PLAYER To restore Windows Media Player insert the the XP CD into the CD drive (if it autostarts click exit). Open a command window and type the following : rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection InstallWMP7 132 c:\windows\inf\wmp.inf RESTORING ACCESS TO CD ROM'S If you removed CD Burning software, or for some other mystical reason, can not longer access your CD ROM's, in most cases following registry keys needs to be deleted: Locate and delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters values under the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-
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