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Multi-layered problems... active x, audio device not installed

BIG series of issues: HP dv6000 lap top - windows vista

Immediate and most important concern: Need to download adobe flash -- message is that my computer does not allow active X downloads ...
have checked all entries in internet/tools - and it does allow it -- this problem only happened after problem below

1.) error message last week started with no audio device installed -
2.) Spent more than 2 hours on chat with HP - they said to just back up and re-install windows vista - decided not to do that
3.) contact you guys and it was recommended I do #4 - which I did
4.) downloaded spyware and ad aware and ran them 2X - had trojans and other stuff -- cleared them out and computer will now reboot without crashing ... still no audio device installed shows & cannot download adobe flash

further recommendation was to re-install service pack 2 - only have service pack1 installed and based on forums I'm afraid to re-install that ...

right now immediate need is to download adobe flash -- working on project for client with flash and can't see it!

I'll worry about sound later ...if anyone can help with the adobe issue --
oh, did what adobe said re: this issue which is following --

You must have administrator privileges to successfully complete these instructions.

  1. Follow the instructions to download the SubInACL tool from the Microsoft Download Center.
  2. Install SubInACL.
  3. Download the file.
  4. Extract the reset_fp10.cmd file to C:Program FilesWindows Resource KitsTools.

    Important: Be sure that both the subinacl.exe and reset_fp10.cmd files are in the same location here: C:Program FilesWindows Resource KitsTools.
  5. Double-click reset_fp10.cmd.
  6. This will open a command window and execute the SubInACL tool.
  7. Do not use the machine while SubInACL is running.
  8. When it is finished you will see ''Press any key to continue''.
  9. Install the Flash Player from
That did not work -- however, did it before I cleaned the trojans ...

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated ...

''I feel a mighty judgment coming, but I could be wrong .....'' leonard cohen

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  • mindsetforpe Jan 20, 2009

    mryman - you're a genuis!

    do you know how many hundreds of people are out there on the forums with the same problem? You fixed it!

    Ok, might be asking too much, but can you take a look at the audio device not installed problem? Read my notes - at least 12 hours into investigating this ...

    possible clue: when I did get things sort of working and tried going to install new hardware, and tried to install the conextant audio ...

    it crashed every time ...

    I am afraid to do anything now...but, since you're my genius of the night, any thoughts?
    I have my entire transcript from my time with HP copied -- if that would help --

  • mindsetforpe Jan 20, 2009

    You did it! Check this out -- I now have a speaker symbol, and it says "high definition audio device" -- the sliders are there, but

    no sound --

    terrified to install any new drivers though ... thoughts? As each time I did they crashed my system

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there
    First of all Vista service pack 2 is still in the beta stages and is full of bugs and security issues, stay with service pack 1 for the time being. If you have SP2 installed remove it straight away.
    Vista has trouble with certain device drivers even though Microsoft say the work, can you please tell me which version of Vista you have?



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See if this will let you install flash windows explorer opern the folder holding internet explorer...usually c:program filesinternet explorer...then right-click in iexplore.exe and select "Run as Administrator". You should be able to go to the Adobe website and install the flash player. If not, go try going here and just download it and install from your hard drive........

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  • mryman Jan 20, 2009

    Before you go to the trouble of installing drivers...double check...If your getting the speaker symbol on the taskbar, right click and open the volume mixer, and assuming the sliders have the volume all the way up and the little speaker icons below the sliders are not set to mute, click on 'Device" in the top left corner and make sure the device is set to "Speakers" and not "SPDIF Interface". A lot of people have this setting wrong....



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