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    Can't find driver problem

    For the last few weeks, at startup, after everything in Windows launches, I will get the familiar tone of a device driver not installed properly. Mind you, I haven't installed any new devices in several months. Everything appears to be working properly. Under Device Manager, there aren't any signs of faulty devices or uninstalled drivers,--no yellow "!".
    At startup, there is also no indication on the System Tray, of anything going wrong.
    How do I figure out what device isn't working properly, when everything works, and Windows isn't telling me what is wrong?
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    Dave

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    See if there is anything in the Event viewer that helps isolate the culprit. Otherwise, you could try the Clean Boot diagnostic procedure. Ignore the Fixit that pops up.


    Jerry

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    Dave,
    have a look @ Reliability Monitor.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    In the Event Viewer, under the Applications and Services Logs, it reads:
    Event 7026, Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider
    The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
    i8042prt

    The only thing I can figure is, it must have to do with my new (3 month old) Logitech K520 optical keyboard. It seems to be working correctly. The info I seem to find on the web, seem to point to a variety of registry fixes. I also have a MS Wireless mouse, so I don't want to mess everything up.
    Any ideas? Thanks
    Dave

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    You could try the trouble shooting tips given here:
    http://itexpertvoice.com/home/what%E...s-7/#more-2490

    Jerry

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    jwitalker
    This article seems to be more about how to trim time off boot-up. I seem to have a driver issue, from what I can tell.

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    Driver load issues can also be found in the areas identified. Look at the entries other that Event ID 100.

    Jerry

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    Last edited by CLiNT; 2011-10-27 at 16:51.

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    On a whim, I checked out Logitech's website, and found an updated driver, dated 10/18/11.. I installed it, thinking it would solve the issue. Unfortunately, it didn't. In fact I got the same familiar tone. I immediately went to the Event Viewer, to see what may have caused it. I found the error, and as I review the previous days entries, the same error shows up there also.
    It reads as follows:
    Log Name: Application
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
    Date: 10/27/2011 6:26:04 PM
    Event ID: 10
    Task Category: None
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: xxxxxxx
    Description:
    Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
    This same error appears each day when I boot up.
    Unfortunately, I don't understand it.
    Help!!!
    Dave
    Last edited by d.riseberg; 2011-10-28 at 09:27.

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    Have you tried the solution provided here by user Ramis?

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    If that doesn't work, see Microsoft KB 950375. Set a System restore point before trying this or Ruirib's solution.
    The KB article indicates the error can be safely ignored however so I'm not sure it is related to your problem.

    Jerry
    Last edited by jwitalka; 2011-10-27 at 19:12.

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    I tried the script shown in Microsoft KB 950375. It took care of the WMI error that I was getting in my Event Viewer. Strangely, I still get the same tone at boot up. There are no more errors showing, but I do have a Warning. It reads:
    Log Name: Application
    Source: SQLBrowser
    Date: 10/28/2011 8:54:44 AM
    Event ID: 3
    Task Category: None
    Level: Warning
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: xxxxxxxxxx
    Description:
    The configuration of the AdminConnection\TCP protocol in the SQL instance MAXIMIZER is not valid.

    Maximizer is the instance name, under SqlServer Express 2005.
    This warning seems to also show up at boot up. I didn't think I would get a tone, due to a warning though. Any thoughts?
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    Dave

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