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I need the firmware
Can't answer your question, sorry. Just to say that I too
am pondering whether I might be experiencing the results
of infected firmware myself.
Musing, as if to an eagerly interested listener...
- My two TV-tuner/capture cards --one, a near
new dual-tuner Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500 MCE, the other an ancient Creative VBDVCR (but which was needed in order to run the WinTV-PVR-500 MCE card under plain WinXP Pro) have mystifyingly become 'paper-weights' ever since my computer got infected with some nasty malware recently. (The computer itself is working again, after thoroughly reformatting all hard drives and re-installing all software, including Windows XP Pro SP1, from my original
- I've not been able to rule out the theoretical possibility of
an infected motherboard BIOS. But I believe this to be
unlikely, since I experience the same problem when I try to
install these cards in my recently acquired Intel Core2 Quad machine, whether booting to Windows Vista or Windows XP Pro SP2. (I keep these two OS' physically separated, on two different bootable hard drives, always keeping one drive's SATA cable unplugged when booting from the other.) I have thoroughly and repeatedly 'scrubbed' my hard drives on both computers (not to mention, replaced the originally infected drive with another from among a small collection of older/lower-capacity hard drives I happen to have sitting around), and see no possibility of the fault lying within my original software and operating systems.
- My frustration here is NOT that my TV-tuner/capturecards
appear to have physically bitten the dust. If I could simply know that this were indeed only the case, then I'd simply buy a replacment Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500 MCE card (to run under the Vista Ultimate, since without the Creative VBDVCR, it'll require Windows Media Center) and move on. But no, it's like this: both, Windows XP Pro SP1 in the one computer and Vista Ultimate (as well as Windows XP SP2) in the other, after identifying and telling me the hardware is
there, then consistently 'stonewall' me with, "the hardware
was not installed because the wizard cannot find the
necessary software"; this despite the fact that I point it to
the drivers that are on what are only the very same non-
volatile CD-ROM disks which have always worked for me
without fanfare in the past.
- And this leaves me with a dilemma: How do I proceed
from here? Do I go ahead and replace the Hauppauge
Win-TV-500-MCE on the speculation that a firmware
infection has made the old one un-installable? Or do I hold
onto my money until I can somehow get a clearer, more
play (and/or mischief) here? I mean, what if, after forking
out $160 + for the new card, I then find myself
stymied by this very same baffling situation still?
Have u upgraded windows since the last time you installed ur original drivers>?
i would suggest that you create a file on the desktop get the newest drivers from the manufacture that is compatible with yuor os.the manually install theem, go to yyour device manager in the contol panel go to hardware if your hardware is there clik properties drivers ,then update them you might have to unistall the old 1's and their software 1st/If u need more detail get back to me
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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