Marvell Yukon 88E8056 New Driver for Windows 2003

If you read my past entry on "Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet" driver problem on Windows Vista & Windows 2003 Server & probably on XP (I never tested XP, because I hate it!) you would found out that I got problem with this network card on Giga-byte P965-S3 motherboard.

Today I’ve found out that there is new driver for windows 2003 server/XP 32 bit, if you search for v8.61.7.3 (8.61.7.3) driver in http://www.marvell.com/drivers/search.do you’ll find it, this worked for me and I do not have the HANG/CARSH (HDD hang on write somthing which will damage the DATA on the disk) problem any more. The late driver for Windows Vista 32bit is v9.16.4.3 (9.16.4.3) which worked very well for me!

Hope this will help,

Sadjad

HP Pavilion a1330n, Windows Vista Drivers

Last night I tried to install Windows Vista Ultimate Edition on my friends’s HP Pavilion a1330n (HP Pavilion Media Center a1330n Desktop PC) everything went right after I update the windows, all drivers were installed except Multimedia Driver (Sound Driver), so after an hour of search I’ve found out (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00496280&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=1815825&lang=en) the mainboard is manufacture by ASUS (I hate HP and HP’s website it does not contains any driver for this computer on any windows) and the model is A8AE-LE (AmberineM) but also ASUS does not have any drivers for this mainboard (so I hate ASUS too) I just found out that the sound is AC97 audio (AC’97 audio / Realteck) so I searched for this and WOW http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=23&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false there is Windows Vista Driver for AC’97 Realteck Sound, so I installed it and everything is good.
 
But before he buy this piece of shxx from HP, I told him to buy a DELL PC, if it was DELL driver would not be that hard to find!!!
 
Sadjad Bahmanpour

Motorola Phone Tools on Windows Vista

Today I tried to install Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) v4.3.6c on my laptop’s Vista (Ultimate Edition) and there was no problem, just lots of windows driver signature warning which pass them, after I connect Motorola L6 through USB port windows tried to install "Motorola USB Modem" which failed.
 
After an hour of search I’ve found the newest Motorola Driver from "Motorola Developer’s Website" you can find it here http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/USB_Drivers/Handset_USB_Driver current version which worked for me is v2.6.2.0 (Motorola_EU_Driver_Installation_v2.6.2.msi) just remember try to install this file just after installing the MPT and then try to connect to the device (I read somewhere which you can always use bluetooth even the USB Modem fail to install, but who cares I want to charge the device first!).
 
Sadjad

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, Digital Signature Error

I tried to setup service pack 1 of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 from WSUS 2.0 after a long time waiting (you know it is too large) it gets an error, I tried to extarct the executable file from wsus and install it separatly from WSUS, it get "Error 1718. File was rejected by digital signature policy" I search the net for this error and found "kb 925336" in microsoft support web site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925336, there is a workaound which worked for me, this error only occured under Team Suite edition (As I think).
 
The workaround siad to work on XP but you know I tried under Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition and worked like a charm.
 
Sadjad