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Hello

I hope someone can help me with my problem. One of the things I've

liked best about Spiderweb Software games is that they always ran across

various hardware/software configurations and now my luck seems to have run out.

All games were purchased directly from Spiderweb Software. All games

ran well under Windows XP on a Dell 32-bit machine. I received a new Dell 64

bit machine with Windows 7. I brought over my files with the Microsoft

"Migration Wizard". Games again ran well, without any re-installation etc.

The disk on this new machine died. I received a new disk with "Windows 7 on it".

Since then, older games (A1->A5, for example) continue to run fine. However,

A6, Avadon, and Escape from the Pit do not run fine. Each will start and

blank the screen. I can hear the appropriate sound effects. I can move the

mouse blindly and hear the sound effects I would hear if the mouse were over

a link on the start page.

I went to the Spiderweb Software site and brought down the A6 Demo.

I installed it - no luck. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it - no luck.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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I would double-check to make sure you have the proper and current drivers/settings for your video card. Perhaps the replacement hdd did not have these installed or the OEM put the wrong stuff on it?

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Thank you for your suggestion.

As far as I can tell "everything is up to date". To be

more specific, as far as I know, no video card has been "added"

to this machine (or any of my old ones - as I said, Spiderweb

Software programs just RAN!).

I encountered a information that maintains that I have a

"Generic PnP Monitor and Intel® Q35 Express Chipset Family"

This display gives me a "Driver Provider: Intel Corporation"

"Driver Date: 9/23/2009" and "Driver Version: 8.15.10.1930"

If I choose the "Update Driver" button on that display and

instruct the next screen to "Search automatically for updated

driver software [including 'on the internet', wherever that means]",

the result says "The best driver software for your device is

already installed"

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Hmmmm. Perhaps make sure your DirectX installation is up to snuff. Could you provide us with a copy of your dxdiag report?

Edited by sylae
WinKey-R, type 'dxdiag' and hit enter, hit the 64-bit button at the bottom if it's there, then hit save all info, then upload the given file to a pastebin

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Thank you for the suggestions and help

 

1) I visited the Intel driver detection site and it agreed with my Windows report that the graphics driver was up to date

 

2) dxdiag output follows

 

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System Information

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Time of this report: 4/6/2013, 19:20:44

Machine name: WJSPC

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.

System Model: OptiPlex 755

BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A12

Processor: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz

Memory: 4096MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM

Page File: 984MB used, 6927MB available

Windows Dir: C:\Windows

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes

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Display Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels

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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)

DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)

DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)

DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)

DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)

DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)

DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices

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Card name: Intel® Q35 Express Chipset Family

Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

Chip type: Intel® GMA 3100

DAC type: Internal

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B2&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02

Display Memory: 256 MB

Dedicated Memory: 0 MB

Shared Memory: 256 MB

Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

Monitor Model: DELL 1702FP

Monitor Id: DEL3007

Native Mode: 1280 x 1024(p) (60.020Hz)

Output Type: HD15

Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igdumdx32

Driver File Version: 8.14.0010.1930 (English)

Driver Version: 8.15.10.1930

DDI Version: 9Ex

Driver Model: WDDM 1.0

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 9/23/2009 19:22:58, 5472256 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: Yes

WHQL Date Stamp:

Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6AF2-11CF-1274-1B22A3C2C535}

Vendor ID: 0x8086

Device ID: 0x29B2

SubSys ID: 0x02111028

Revision ID: 0x0002

Driver Strong Name: oem2.inf:Intel.Mfg.NTamd64:iBLB0:8.15.10.1930:pci\ven_8086&dev_29b2

Rank Of Driver: 00F42001

Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C

Deinterlace Caps: {AEDC1D5D-8546-440E-AAB2-B69FA725AF82}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_FieldAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend

{AEDC1D5D-8546-440E-AAB2-B69FA725AF82}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_FieldAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend

{AEDC1D5D-8546-440E-AAB2-B69FA725AF82}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_FieldAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend

{AEDC1D5D-8546-440E-AAB2-B69FA725AF82}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_FieldAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend

{AEDC1D5D-8546-440E-AAB2-B69FA725AF82}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_FieldAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend

{AEDC1D5D-8546-440E-AAB2-B69FA725AF82}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_FieldAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend

{AEDC1D5D-8546-440E-AAB2-B69FA725AF82}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_FieldAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend

{AEDC1D5D-8546-440E-AAB2-B69FA725AF82}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_FieldAdaptive

{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch

{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY VideoProcess_AlphaBlend

D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported

DXVA-HD: Not Supported

DDraw Status: Enabled

D3D Status: Enabled

AGP Status: Enabled

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Sound Devices

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Description: Headphones (High Definition Audio Device)

Default Sound Playback: Yes

Default Voice Playback: Yes

Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_1984&SUBSYS_10280211&REV_1004

Manufacturer ID: 1

Product ID: 65535

Type: WDM

Driver Name: HdAudio.sys

Driver Version: 6.01.7601.17514 (English)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

WHQL Logo'd: Yes

Date and Size: 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 350208 bytes

Other Files:

Driver Provider: Microsoft

HW Accel Level: Basic

Cap Flags: 0xF1F

Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000

Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0

Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0

HW Memory: 0

Voice Management: No

EAX 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No

I3DL2 Listen/Src: No, No

Sensaura ZoomFX: No

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Sound Capture Devices

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DirectInput Devices

-------------------

Device Name: Mouse

Attached: 1

Controller ID: n/a

Vendor/Product ID: n/a

FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard

Attached: 1

Controller ID: n/a

Vendor/Product ID: n/a

FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Dell USB 7HK Keyboard

Attached: 1

Controller ID: 0x0

Vendor/Product ID: 0x413C, 0x2001

FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Dell USB 7HK Keyboard

Attached: 1

Controller ID: 0x0

Vendor/Product ID: 0x413C, 0x2001

FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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USB Devices

-----------

+ USB Root Hub

| Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x2935

| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub

| Service: usbhub

| Driver: usbhub.sys, 3/24/2011 23:29:26, 343040 bytes

| Driver: usbd.sys, 3/24/2011 23:28:59, 7936 bytes

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Gameport Devices

----------------

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PS/2 Devices

------------

+ HID Keyboard Device

| Vendor/Product ID: 0x413C, 0x2001

| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard

| Service: kbdhid

| Driver: kbdhid.sys, 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 33280 bytes

| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 7/13/2009 21:48:04, 50768 bytes

|

+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver

| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd

| Upper Filters: kbdclass

| Service: TermDD

| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 7/13/2009 19:19:57, 105472 bytes

| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 7/13/2009 21:48:04, 50768 bytes

|

+ HID-compliant mouse

| Vendor/Product ID: 0x413C, 0x3012

| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse

| Service: mouhid

| Driver: mouhid.sys, 7/13/2009 20:00:20, 31232 bytes

| Driver: mouclass.sys, 7/13/2009 21:48:27, 49216 bytes

|

+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver

| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou

| Upper Filters: mouclass

| Service: TermDD

| Driver: termdd.sys, 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 63360 bytes

| Driver: sermouse.sys, 7/13/2009 20:00:20, 26624 bytes

| Driver: mouclass.sys, 7/13/2009 21:48:27, 49216 bytes

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives

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Drive: C:

Free Space: 321.9 GB

Total Space: 376.8 GB

File System: NTFS

Model: WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0 ATA Device

Drive: F:

Free Space: 93.9 GB

Total Space: 100.0 GB

File System: NTFS

Model: WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0 ATA Device

Drive: D:

Model: TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653F ATA Device

Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 147456 bytes

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System Devices

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Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B6&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&1A

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:45:45, 12352 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:45:46, 48720 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:52:21, 24128 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ataport.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 155520 bytes

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293C&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&D7

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:04, 52736 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:14, 325120 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Intel® ICH9 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2922

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2922&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&FA

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\msahci.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 31104 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:45:46, 48720 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:52:21, 24128 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ataport.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 155520 bytes

Name: Intel® Management Engine Interface

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B4&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&18

Driver: n/a

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293A&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&EF

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:04, 52736 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:14, 325120 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Intel® ICH9DO LPC Interface Controller - 2914

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2914&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&F8

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:48:27, 15424 bytes

Name: Intel® Q35 Express Chipset Family

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B3&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&11

Driver: n/a

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2938&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&D1

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:03, 30720 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:14, 325120 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Intel® 82801 PCI Bridge - 244E

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_244E&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_92\3&172E68DD&0&F0

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 184704 bytes

Name: Intel® Q35 Express Chipset Family

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B2&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&10

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:23:02, 6180832 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igdumd64.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:22:58, 5472256 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igd10umd64.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:13:28, 3474432 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\iglhxs64.vp, 9/23/2009 19:45:22, 3936 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\iglhxo64.vp, 9/23/2009 18:45:12, 60015 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\iglhxc64.vp, 9/23/2009 18:45:12, 60226 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\iglhxg64.vp, 9/23/2009 18:45:12, 60254 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\iglhxa64.vp, 9/23/2009 18:45:12, 1090 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\iglhxa64.cpa, 9/23/2009 18:45:12, 1991936 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\SysWow64\igdumd32.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:18:08, 3829760 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\SysWow64\igdumdx32.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:14:54, 536576 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\SysWow64\igfxdv32.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:49:00, 218112 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\SysWow64\oemdspif.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:49:38, 59392 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\SysWow64\igd10umd32.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:09:58, 2551808 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\hccutils.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:53:02, 107520 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:53:28, 55808 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:30:44, 491032 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxpph.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:53:50, 246272 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxcpl.cpl, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:54:08, 126976 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxcfg.exe, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:30:44, 845848 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxdev.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:52:58, 261120 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxdo.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:53:36, 142336 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:30:44, 165912 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:30:44, 385560 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxress.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:52:34, 5694976 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:30:44, 363544 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxTMM.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:53:58, 372224 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxext.exe, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:30:44, 215576 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxexps.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:53:50, 27648 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrara.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:50, 254464 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrchs.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:52, 180224 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrcht.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:52, 181760 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrdan.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:52, 282624 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrdeu.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:52, 305664 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrenu.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:52:40, 278016 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxresp.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:54, 305152 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrfin.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:54, 283136 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrfra.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:54, 305664 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrheb.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:54, 251904 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrita.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:56, 306688 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrjpn.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:56, 208896 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrkor.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:56, 207360 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrnld.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:58, 301568 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrnor.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:58, 282112 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrplk.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:58, 289792 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrptb.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:58, 291328 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrptg.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:58, 296960 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrrus.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:56:00, 293376 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrsky.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:56:00, 284672 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrslv.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:56:00, 279552 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrsve.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:56:00, 284672 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrtha.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:56:02, 264704 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrcsy.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:52, 284672 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrell.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:54, 312832 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrhun.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:55:56, 290304 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxrtrk.lrc, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:56:02, 281088 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\difx64.exe, 1.00.0001.0001 (English), 9/23/2009 19:30:44, 106008 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\ig4icd64.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:04:22, 6426624 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\ig4dev64.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 19:04:36, 4445184 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\SysWow64\ig4icd32.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:58:12, 4104192 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\SysWow64\ig4dev32.dll, 8.14.0010.1930 (English), 9/23/2009 18:58:38, 2686976 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\igfxCoIn_v1930.dll, 1.01.0017.0000 (English), 9/23/2009 19:29:16, 1312768 bytes

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2937&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&D0

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:03, 30720 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:14, 325120 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Intel® 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_10BD&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&C8

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\e1e6232e.sys, 9.13.0012.0000 (English), 6/5/2009 19:12:30, 286936 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\e1e6232e.din, 4/23/2009 20:33:58, 2745 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\NicCo36.dll, 2.01.0002.0000 (English), 5/26/2009 17:05:46, 36472 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\NicInE6.dll, 9.10.0019.0000 (English), 6/4/2009 00:38:44, 78016 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\e1000msg.dll, 9.08.0000.0000 (English), 12/14/2007 21:06:06, 121440 bytes

Name: Intel® Q35 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29B1

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B1&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&08

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 184704 bytes

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2936

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2936&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&EA

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:03, 30720 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:14, 325120 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Intel® Q35 Express Chipset Processor to I/O Controller - 29B0

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B0&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&00

Driver: n/a

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2935&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&E9

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:03, 30720 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:14, 325120 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2940

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2940&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&E0

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 184704 bytes

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2934&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&E8

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:03, 30720 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:14, 325120 bytes

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7601.17586 (English), 3/24/2011 23:29:26, 343040 bytes

Name: Intel® Active Management Technology - SOL (COM3)

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B7&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&1B

Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293E&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&D8

Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hdaudbus.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), 11/20/2010 23:23:47, 122368 bytes

Name: Intel® ICH9 Family SMBus Controller - 2930

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930&SUBSYS_02111028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&FB

Driver: n/a

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DirectShow Filters

------------------

DirectShow Filters:

WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514

WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514

WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514

MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,mp3dmod.dll,6.01.7600.16385

Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp4sdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385

WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsdecd.dll,6.01.7601.17514

WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,wmvdecod.dll,6.01.7601.17514

Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp43decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385

Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mpg4decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385

DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514

Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514

Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,12.00.7601.17514

AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

SBE2MediaTypeProfile,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528

Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,12.00.9200.16426

AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528

StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528

Microsoft TV Captions Decoder,0x00200001,1,0,MSTVCapn.dll,6.01.7601.17715

MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

CBVA DMO wrapper filter,0x00200000,1,1,cbva.dll,6.01.7601.17514

MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514

MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528

Closed Captions Analysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7601.17514

SBE2FileScan,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528

Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514

Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514

Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514

ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528

Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,

Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514

WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514

VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7601.17514

File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

iTV Data Sink,0x00600000,1,0,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514

iTV Data Capture filter,0x00600000,1,1,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514

DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835

Microsoft TV Subtitles Decoder,0x00200001,1,0,MSTVCapn.dll,6.01.7601.17715

Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,,

RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,

Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514

WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514

MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528

DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514

SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.17514

Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.17514

MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514

Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514

StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528

Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,,

AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

NetBridge,0x00200000,2,0,netbridge.dll,6.01.7601.17514

AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,6.01.7140.0000

StreamBufferSink2,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528

AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Media Center Extender Encryption Filter,0x00200000,2,2,Mcx2Filter.dll,6.01.7601.17514

AudioRecorder WAV Dest,0x00200000,0,0,WavDest.dll,

AudioRecorder Wave Form,0x00200000,0,0,WavDest.dll,

SoundRecorder Null Renderer,0x00200000,0,0,WavDest.dll,

Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7601.17514

BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669

MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:

Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

Video Compressors:

WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385

WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7600.16385

MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385

DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514

MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Audio Compressors:

WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385

WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385

IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

PBDA CP Filters:

PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528

PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528

PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528

Midi Renderers:

Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:

HD Audio Headphone,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

BDA Network Providers:

Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:

VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514

BDA Transport Information Renderers:

BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669

MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514

BDA CP/CA Filters:

Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,1,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708

Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708

PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708

XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708

WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:

Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

Audio Renderers:

Headphones (High Definition Aud,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

DirectSound: Headphones (High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

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EVR Power Information

---------------

Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)

Quality Flags: 2576

Enabled:

Force throttling

Allow half deinterlace

Allow scaling

Decode Power Usage: 100

Balanced Flags: 1424

Enabled:

Force throttling

Allow batching

Force half deinterlace

Force scaling

Decode Power Usage: 50

PowerFlags: 1424

Enabled:

Force throttling

Allow batching

Force half deinterlace

Force scaling

Decode Power Usage: 0

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1 possibility is that you are trying to open OpenGL version instead DirectX version.

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Thanks for the idea. How does one tell which rendering is being used?

I uninstalled A6 again, went to the Spiderweb site, downloaded

and reinstalled the demo v 1.0.1 and reproduced the problem again.

In this pass, I paid more attention to things like OpenGL/DirectX choices.

I didn't encounter any.

I found "Avernum 6 DX.exe" in the same folder as "Avernum 6.exe"

and I tried to run it. It would not run because it wanted a file

named d3dx9_32.dll and couldn't find it. If my guesses about file

naming conventions are correct, this would be an out-of-date and

"out-of-architecture" file which I wouldn't expect to find on my machine,

but maybe I'm supposed to have one for compatibility issues ...

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yes you need to download and install directx 9.0c for dx-version to work since dx10+ isn't compatible with dx9.

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Thank you for the suggestion. I'm happy to report that this

suggestion resulted in a workaround. After using

"DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35),

the "Avernum 6 DX.exe" program ran and displayed properly. So

did the "Avernum DirectX.exe" version of "Escape from the Pit".

I did not see a DirectX version of Avadon, but I haven't investigated

that thoroughly.

There seem to be a variety of similar-sounding downloads such as

"DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime" which presumably need to be avoided.

The one I used seems to have added needed files without changing the

"base" DirectX installation. After installation, the dxdiag.exe

output appears the same. More telling, perhaps, is that "things

worked" without a reboot.

Running the A6-directX answered my earlier question about which

renderer is being used. The opening screen says (approx) "Only

use this if the OpenGL version doesn't work". This leaves me w/the

original problem, now restated as "OpenGL worked on my Windows 7 box

and now doesn't work". Since I have a game from another manufacturer

that displayed the same symptoms described in this thread, I still

have an issue, but not one for these forums. Once I find a DirectX

version for Avadon, I'll leave you all in peace.

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since your drivers are uptodate I'm puzzled why OGL-version won't work anymore. I would download graphic driver and reinstall it and try again since could be that driver isn't working properly.

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Once I find a DirectX version for Avadon, I'll leave you all in peace.

boop.

 

just drop that binary next to the existing one and it should be fine.

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Thank you for the DirectX version of Avadon. It, like the other DirectX versions, works fine.

I did a brief investigation of issues regarding reinstallation of the driver. My lack of system

experience with Windows, along w/my disillusionment regarding Windows backups ("just

be sure you've saved all your personal files and things will be fine") leads me to postpone

driver foolery until I have a much better backup system (ie, ability to restore things identically).

This delay is partly motivated by the fact that the system is not mine and I cannot justify

having work done on it because of my quest to make games run.

Accordingly, to use the terms of my town government, I will put this issue in a state of

"indefinte postponement", although unlike them, I DO intend to return to it.

Thanks again for the assistance so far.

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I have successfully dealt with this issue ... by the

cop-out of buying a new graphics board. I thought I would just

add what I'd learned about the old board(actually onboard chip)/driver

issue in case somebody else runs into the problem.

My graphics chip is an Intel Q35. After going to the Intel

site and upgrading the driver, as recommended in this thread, I

ended up with driver version 8.15.10.1930, which failed the same way.

I downloaded Avadon 2 when it came out and the failure remained.

I believe that the difficulty is, as previously suggested in this

thread, with "the driver". I offer the following disconnected bits

of information:

 

1) the Intel site (at

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-033757.htm?wapkw=opengl

or thereabouts) said that drivers for the Q35 exist that don't support

OpenGL. In particular "windows updates drivers are not expected to support OpenGL"

It also says that the driver I downloaded is expected to support

OpenGL 1.3, raising the possibility that the games require a newer

version of OpenGL than that.

 

2) It appears that over the life of this chip, driver updates DID

make a difference for some people under some circumstances

According to http://www.lesliewong.us/blog/2009/01/26/windows-7-and-opengl/

July 22, 2009: Windows Update notified me that there was a

updated Intel display driver for the 945 Express Chipset

for Windows 7 RC. I installed it, version 8.15.10.1825, and

it runs OpenGL on my flight sim program. It also works with

these Intel chipset families: ...

Intel® Q35 Express Chipset

 

3) There is a report of a situation very close to mine

ufoai.org/forum/index.php/topic,6519.0/prev_next,prev.html?

Black screen (Intel Q35 Graphic).

« on: April 04, 2012, 08:26:59 am »

Hi! :)

I am trying v2.4 to get work in win7/x64 SP1. No luck, yet. :(

GK is Intel Q35, drivers are latest from Intel.

BUT with WinXP, on the same machine, it works perfectly!

Whats wrong with w7/64?

The most interesting thing about this is the possible corroboration that

a driver DID formerly exist which allowed the hardware to "work".

Of course, this could just be the OpenGL/no-OpenGL issue raised

earlier.

 

Thank you to those who took the time to work on my

problem. I hope to enjoy the kinds of problems addressed in

the OTHER forum topics for a while.

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