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Attempting to program a converter box, could not get the menu to show on the screen

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  • broadwaysout Jul 06, 2008

    This ATSC Converter Box is a Venturer STB7766Gl With there being no response to the remote menu button, no tuning to channels can take place. Is there a reset method for this device? Thank you, Bubbabear 64.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    What kind of converter box are you using?

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Two of these converters were used, so they were interchanged on two different TV's, one using coax, the other with termimals for AV.

And that worked. Thanks.

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Here is the owners manual

Is this connected to your TV using the AV cables or the coax?

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If you are not able to boot up into Windows you will have to try the following before attempting the previous solution I posted to you concerning a system restore:
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Windows 7 Tips and Hacks


You have upgraded to Windows 7, love the new taskbar, and enjoy the power of using the cool Libraries feature. But now you want more. You want the cool tips and tricks that make Windows 7 fun! So here are the best ones to help you get the most out of your new OS. We will focus on the Windows 7 interface to get you started on the road to becoming a Windows 7 Power User.

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  • Alt+Win+# accesses the Jump List of program number ‘#’ on the taskbar

2.Rearrange System Tray Icons
You can rearrange icons on the taskbar as you wish and start new (or switch to running) instances of the first ten taskbar programs using Win+1, Win+2, and so on. The cool thing is you can also rearrange system tray icons. Reorder them on the tray or move them outside or back in the tray. Take control of what you want to always keep an eye on, and from which apps you’ll require notifications.


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5. Pin Frequently Used Folders to the Taskbar Right-click, drag, and pin your favorite folders to Windows Explorer on the taskbar. They will now show up in the Jump List when you right click on Explorer giving you quick access to your favorite folders.


6. Pin Control Panel to the TaskbarYou cannot pin the Control Panel to the taskbar via the Start Menu or by drag and drop. Open the Control Panel and right-click its taskbar icon to pin it to the taskbar. An advantage of this is that Control Panel’s Jump List allows quick access to recently used functions.


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Use Registry hacks to make a grab-bag of great interface changes.
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Hide All Icons in the Notification Area
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I don't find it a particularly intelligent use of screen real estate, so I'd prefer not to see the icons there. To hide them, run the Registry Editor [Hack #68] and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Explorer. Among other things, this key controls the display of objects throughout XP. Create a new DWORD called NoTrayItemsDisplay. Assign it a value of 1. (A value of 0 will keep the icons displayed.) Exit the Registry and reboot.
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How to uninstall deepfreeze if forgotten password?


What we are going to do is to load a new instance of Deep Freeze login program and we'll change it in such a way that it will accept any password as a valid one.

Let the Play Begin

The first thing to do is to find some data that we are going to use later to load our login program instance. For this, load the Process Explorer. Once it is loaded, we can see a list of all the processes our system is running, among them is the login program called FrzState.exe or FrzState2k.exe. You may expand the tree if required to find this program. Right click over the program's name and select "Properties". A new window will be opened with the process properties.

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Under the Image tab, note the property named "Command Line". Note down the value of "Command Line" including the three numbers at the end of the property for future use in this tutorial.

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Run Ollydbg.

Quote Note: Make sure that OllyScript is properly installed. Make sure that the menu "Plugins" and submenu "OllyScript" is available. If this menu doesn't appear in the program, that means the plugin is not installed properly. To install it, go to the menu "Options" and select "Appearance". In the "Plugin path" box write the address where you copied OllyScript files, press OK and restart the program.

On the 'File' menu select 'Open' and look for the login program file (remember that Process Explorer told you where it was). In the 'Arguments' box write the three numbers you've written down. Click 'Open'. If a warning message box shows up press 'OK'. If a message box is encountered with the content "Do you want to continue the code analysis?" - press 'No'.

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We have successfully loaded the program. However the problem we face here is that it is protected with Aspack 2.12 due to which we cannot see the real code. To solve this, we are going to use OllyScript and the ASPack 2.12 OEP finder script. Go to the "Plugins' menu, and then to the "OllyScript" submenu and select "Run Script".

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Look for the script and open it. The script will find the OEP (original entry point). If any window shows up dismiss it.

Quote Note: We are now on the OEP. If you are an experienced user you can dump the program using OllyDump to analyze the code with a disassembler.
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Right click over the code and a context menu will appear, select 'Go to' and then 'Expression' (or use the shortcut Ctrl+G).

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In the text box enter the following value according to the Deep Freeze version you have installed and press OK.

VERSION/VALUE
4.20.020.0598 / 40368D
4.20.120.0598 / 40368D
4.20.121.0613 / 4034F5
5.20.220.1125 / 4037E9
5.30.120.1181 / 4037E9

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The program will jump to the line of code.

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We are almost done! Now let's run this new Deep Freeze login program instance. To do that press F9. If everything went right now you should see two Deep Freeze icons on the system tray next to the clock. If Deep Freeze was configured to hide it , instead of two icons you'll see an empty icon.

Quote Note: If the icon doesn't show up is possible that you haven't written the argument three numbers correctly or that you haven't opened the right file.
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Now activate the login program by double clicking over the icon while you keep the shift key pressed. If there are two icons, is important that you click over the new icon and not over the old one. The login window will appear asking for the password. Write anything in the password box and press ENTER. The breakpoing we set earlier in Ollydbg will activate and the login program will freeze.

Quote Note: If the breakpoint doesn't activate is possible that you've chosen the wrong icon. Try with the other one.

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On Ollydbg press F8 to step over the function call. On the registers window (to the right of the code) you'll see that EAX register has the value 00000000. That means the password is incorrect, let's change that. Double click over the value of EAX to open the modification window. In the 'Hexadecimal' text box write 1 and press OK.

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Now press F9 to continue. If everything went right the Deep Freeze configuration dialog will show up.

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Ok I think i found your problem. You don't need to install any drivers.

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hi, hope this helps:
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No signal converter box.


Why is this in the computer section?

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You can always exchange the box and repeat the process. Getting the "no signal" message is a good indicator that you've hooked everything up right, especially if it's accompanied by a customer service number. You can email me at kalalkb@gmail.com and I'll try to help you troubleshoot the problem if you like. I'm up all night.

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