General decrease in PC performance. So yesterday I updated my NVIDIA drivers from GeForce Experience (driver version 355.60) and ever since that my PC's performance has dropped considerably. Things are generally slower, but it is most most noticeable in games.
before the driver update I would get solid 60+ FPS in Battlefield 4 at Ultra settings, but now the average is 30-40 FPS on medium settings. Same situation for all my other games. I have tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it, and installing an older driver to no avail.
I am finding the correct driver for my SATA RAID controller which is operating two mirrored 2TB hard drives. The computer still recognizes the controller being installed at the BIOS level. But currently Windows doesn't see the controller card or hard drives.
Information on the card is; Sil 3124 PCI/PCI-X to 4 port SATA300
System information is: AMD 64x2 Dual Core 5800+ 3.00GHZ with 6GB RAM operating Windows 10 Pro.
Auto Updates have 'broken' my HP Network AIO Printer's driver. Repeatedly. On all four networked PCs/Laptops in my household. Requires uninstallation then re-installation of printer driver to regain network printer access/functionality. I and my family are just so impressed </sarcasm>Indeed so impressed that my daughter just bought a MacBook. It behaves perfectly.Seriously considering going over to the dark side as it appears that 'it just works' isn't just a marketing slogan.
I determined the high resource usage when idle (laptop) was caused by the Synaptic Touchpad drivers. Upon uninstall, Win10 will immediately start downloading and installing the driver. I disabled automatic driver updates.
However, I would like to keep automatic driver updates for everything except the Synaptic Touchpad drivers.
I have a Dell XPS 8700 with Win 10 Pro and 16 GB of Ram. I had to install Driver updates to Roxio Creator NXT 4 to copy and convert DVDs. I was asked what was the name of the updated drivers. How do I find the history in my computer for the driver updates?
I upgraded to windows 10 a day or so after it was released and now when I go to plug in my laptop to tv via hdmi or when I plug in an old xbox360 wired controller it keeps telling me that it found the updates for the drivers but encountered an error while attempting to install them. It doesn't give me an error code for this. Also when I check the updated center is says it could not install updates and gives me an error: Error 0x8000ffff.
I upgraded to 10 again without doing anything I usually do before hand. I went to disable the option to not let windows update install drivers and theres no option. I went to advanced system settings, hardware, then device installation settings and theres only 2 options, yes (recommended) and no (your device might not work as expected)
Obviously there are a lot of bad drivers for Windows 10.
Via PC/ Properties / Advanced /Hardware / Device Installation one should, in theory, be able to block. Does not work in Windows 10. Device drivers update anyway.
How do I block specific devices or all devices from auto-updating?
Alternatively, what procedure could I use for batching the sequence to "Rollback Driver" when wupdate updates/kills my device? For the sake of novice user I need to make this as painless as possible until MS fixes the issue.
Windows 10 keeps installing the ASUS Smart Gesture touchpad driver on my laptop. The driver is garbage and it runs three memory resident processes, which seems rather excessive for a touchpad driver. The default Windows touchpad driver works perfectly well, so I want to use that instead of the ASUS driver. However, if I uninstall the ASUS driver Windows Update quickly reinstalls it.
I disabled automatic driver installation when I installed Windows 10, as you can see here:
Despite that Windows update keeps installing the ASUS Smart Gesture driver.
Windows 10 Pro and I am having an issue with my Touchpad driver, it seems to want to mess up and not move to where I need it to go, so I uninstalled it from the Programs and Features menu, but my issue is it keeps popping back up in Windows Update and installing on its own, I don't want the driver for it as it doesn't function correctly with it installed it works great when its not installed so how can I hide it
I had almost 300 g of 500 g free and suddenly it went to under 100 g. I did a system restore from before the memory loss and it is still there. can I find these 'files' and delete them or what is the problem?
I am currently trying to convert my mSATA SSD from MBR to GPT. I have downloaded EaseUS partition master and can see that I can convert the disk using the software. My question is however if this is possible to do with my mSATA drive that my PC boots from and has Windows 10 installed or does it have to be a drive that is not booted from. I know there are lots of threads on this however none specify of this is possible using the drive you are booted from.
One of my computers has suddenly lost internet access, and as far as I can remember all I was doing last time I used it was going on the internet to websites I normally go to. All other computers and devices are fine. The computer in question says WiFi is connected, but no programs can access it including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and my VPN. I haven't noticed any other problems on that computer.
Here's what I've tried so far: Troubleshooting internet connection - no problems detected Scanning with Webroot - no threats detected Turning OFF Webroot - no change
When I try to access a website with Google Chrome I get the error message DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET.
I have a custom built computer with the following relevant internals:
Intel Core i5-3750k Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) ASUS P8Z77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16Gb (4.4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-Bit video card Samsung 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
I was using Windows 7 with an external wifi adapter for internet access and the computer was perfectly fine. Upon upgrading to Windows 10, I instantly ran into issues that quickly grew worse. From the get go, I was unable to utilize anything on the taskbar, including icons that I placed there like Chrome and the newly installed Edge. The search bar was likewise inaccessible and now, after multiple restarts, I can no longer use the Start button with either mouse or keyboard. The internet icon on the taskbar will not work and even when attempting to access the internet after hitting ctr+alt+del, I find that the computer cannot even detect a connection, even though I know it should be able to. After a few minutes trying to mess around with other fuctions, the entire computer basically freezes and the entire computer locks up forcing a hard reboot.
Pictures and videos will not load (I can click on the My Computer icon on the desktop and access everything there), the computer telling me the files are corrupted. Same goes for documents, and games will not launch (Steam obviously cannot connect).
For lack of a better term, this issue is... weird. It's like I only have selective functionality over certain programs, although its selective enough that it has basically rendered my PC useless. I cannot even figure out how to uninstall Windows 10 because I can't access the Start menu.
I was upgrading from WP8.1 to W10 and all was going fine but then my internet connection went off for about 1 minute and then back on. Ever since that happened, the phone has been restarting (Nokia logo) and then the cogs are displayed for abt 15 seconds and the phone switches off. It repeats this if the USB cable is plugged in. I cannot use my phone.
Since I upgraded from 8.1 --> 10, I've occasionally been having an issue where my my PC constantly beeps (through the normal speakers) and I lose control over the mouse. URL....Beeping sound is playing through normal speakers, not from inside the tower. I have limited movement of the cursor, but unable to click on ANYTHING.I've been trying to narrow down potential causes, by disconnecting various input devices. One thing to note is that this sometimes occurs WHEN an input device is disconnected or reconnected. These devices include:
-Logitech G502 mouse -Corsair K70 Keyboard -Logitech M310 wireless mouse (sometimes used for control of Netflix from my couch) -Saitek X-52 Pro Hotas (with programming software) -CH Products Flight Pedals -Xbox 360 controller -and another thing-
a program called "SVmapper," which enables the use of the eight otherwise useless buttons on the base of the X-52 Pro's throttle. Normally, those buttons are used to start and stop a small timer built into the throttle, change modes, and generally very useless crap. SVmapper intercepts those button presses and instead outputs a keyboard command to the video game in use. (For example: the x-52 doesn't have enough buttons for me to map essential controls AND landing gear control to the hotas. When I use SVmapper, it gives me 8 extra usable buttons!) [URL] ....
I'm suspecting SVmapper, but I have yet to prove or disprove anything yet. According to my searches, I've heard of a (somewhat) similar problem in Windows 8 related to StickyKeys, FilterKeys, or some other UselessKeys option. I've tried disabling all those, to no avail.For reference, here is my current build: URL...
Only way I can regain control of my PC is by holding the front power button on my tower. I've tried Task Manger to stop processes (doesn't work) and rebooting with ctrl+alt+del (also inoperative). I'm trying to at least make this PC last until I can get a Skylake CPU (+motherboard +appropriate RAM).
My new win 10 tablet is asking to the pw to this account, since the Hotmail account does not exist how can I get into my computer now! While windows 10 is seeking this email address, I am totally unable to access my tablet.
How can I fix this without a compete restart which will loose some valuable information that was stored on it. As this is a new system, there are no backups made.