Re: SBLive! Value Installation on win2000 mobo EP-8KHA+

Re: SBLive! Value Installation on win2000 mobo EP-8KHA+

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Posted by on March 15, 2002 at 02:46:29:

In Reply to: Re: SBLive! Value Installation on win2000 mobo EP-8KHA+ posted by happytechie on February 05, 2002 at 15:28:07:

[[[ to the rescue! ]]]

Ok, here's what's going on and how to fix it:

There is an issue that sometimes occurs while installing drivers for add-in cards (such as SCSI controllers and audio cards). Basically the Windows registry automatically records SOME info on the device but brands the info as 'read only' and will not allow the driver install to properly complete, giving the cryptic "Data is invalid" error. This can happen under both Win2000 and WinXP. To fix it, you'll need to manually edit your registry. This easy to do but if you're not comfortable doing it go grab the geekiest friend you have and watch and learn while they do it for you (make sure to back it up, first!).

Here's the solution:
Go to START, then RUN, and type "REGEDT32" (not "REGEDIT"). In the REGEDT32 program, find the window titled "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" and maximize it. Open the following folders by double-clicking on them:


You will see a lot of folders ('keys', in this case) named "VEN_xxxxxxx..." where "xxxxxx" are strings like "1102&DEV_0004&SUBSYS_00011103&REV_04". Inside each of these folders will be a folder(s) with a long numerical name. Click on each folder and look for an entry named "DeviceDesc" that has a description containing the name of the device you are having trouble installing. When you find the correct folder, click "SECURITY" then "PERMISSIONS" from the REGEDT32 menu bar. In the window that opens select "ALLOW" next to the "Full Control" option. Close REGEDT32 and reinstall your drivers - they should install just fine, now.

Send any messages of thanks (and any monetary rewards you fell like contributing) to "". If your geeky friend hoses your system it's entirely his fault - not ours.

Happy installing!

: Hi Ian,

: I am also having difficultie instaling a live! under win2K. Did you resolve your problem? If so how.

: I am getting a error right at the end of the driver install after it has loaded all the files saying that the data was invalid?????

: Ta

: happytechie
: : Friends,
: : My config:
: : Mobo : EPOX EP-8KHA+
: : CPU : Athlon XP 1900+
: : Memory : Mushkin 512MB x 3 High Performance DDR PC2100 CL2
: : HD : Maxtor UATA 100 7200 rpm
: : VGA : Sparkle GeForce2 Ti 64MB
: : o/s : win2k with service pack 2

: : Problem: When I tried to install SbLive!Value on itl it get hung up all the time (6-7 times) with freeze frame at the early stages of installation.

: : Any suggestion how to install this driver smoothly.

: : Regards

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