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  • Casey H

    Casey H


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    • #2403596

      Happy Thanksgiving by the way !

    • #2403595

      Interesting.  Would it help to block internet communications to and from the printer via the router firewall?


    • #2398542

      I tried again with the same results.  Removing the driver (file name change to dot old), then removing the device, then rebooting leads to:

      Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware.  The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39).  Object name not found.  I also uninstalled WINDVD 12 Pro.  That did not remove the PxH driver.  I’m not sure that this software is even the problem.  I suspect so, because the driver manufacturer is Corel, and I don’t think I have any other Corel product on the machine.  Reinstallation of WINDVD has left me back at Service Pack 7.  The Service pack 8 upgrade file doesn’t work.  Very frustrating.  Renaming the file back to normal and rebooting returns the drive back to normal.  That still leaves me with a file that won’t allow me to activate the memory protection feature.  I don’t want to reinstall Windows from scratch–too big of a pain.  I’m thinking I can get along without the memory protection feature.



    • #2398527

      Sorry–I do have 12, not 11.  And I have a number of DVDs and Blu Ray disks that I have purchased.  I have tried the VLC Blu-ray workaround without success.  Leawo works for BR, but not for some of my DVD collection.  I originally got WINDVD because it was on sale for 25% off.  In retrospect, I’m wishing I had gone with Power DVD.


    • #2398526

      I think I did that (by renaming the driver file), but I’ll try again, as I may not have the sequence correct.


    • #2398525

      I think there is a later version, but it would be a new purchase.  I actually have WINDVD Pro 12, not 11 as I incorrectly wrote.  I also have service pack 8 installed, which is the most recent service pack.  I had also updated the firmware on the optical drive–went from 1.03 to 1.05.


    • #2398523

      Lost wireless printer connection again today.  Next step is the ethernet cable, I guess.


    • #2398293

      Not sure if I should start a new thread or not, but a continuation of post TPM activation brought me to the core isolation selection/memory integrity selection in settings.  It was unable to activate because of two driver conflicts.  I deleted them both: one deletion was fine, but the other was one of the two CD ROM drivers.  One driver is CDROM.sys, and the other is PxHlpa64.sys.  The latter is from Corel Corp, which no doubt got installed when I installed WINDVD Pro 11 awhile back.  I was hoping to get by with just the first driver, but Device Mgr squawked along with a Code 39 message.  I temporarily put a dot old at the end of the file name, activated Core Isolation, then removed the old designation.  Windows squawked and turned off the Memory Integrity feature.  I’ve worked considerably with the folks at Corel on this software, so everything in it is as current as will likely to be.  I look to be up the proverbial creek.

      Casey H.

    • #2398291

      I went ahead and changed the IP address to static.  We’ll see how that goes.  Hopefully the connection stays with me.  If not, the next step will be to hook up a cable.  Thanks so much everyone.

      Casey H.

    • #2398029

      Thank you for the input.  I use WiFi Channel 1.  I frequently have the channel all to myself.  I’ve never seen more than two others with me, both very weak.  And no one is using 2-5 either.  I did a firmware update on the printer  about a year and a half ago.  That’s the last one available.  The router was new in January (Pepwave Surf).  I did a firmware update at the time of setup but none since.  It’s hard to say on the Windows updates.  The problem has been with me for quite some time, but is now getting much worse.  Sometimes every day.  I don’t use a static IP address.  I’d need to research it because right off hand, I’m not sure how to do it.  I don’t think that’s the problem though.  The printer has always (8 years) been hooked up wirelessly, and this is a fairly recent problem.

      I’m thinking of connecting the printer to the router using an ethernet cable.  That should solve my desktop printing/scanning issues.  Would I still be able to print wirelessly from a couple of laptops that are connected to the router via wireless?

      Casey H.

    • #2397716

      A little more research, and it looks like the “hardware” TPM built into Intel CPUs is the firmware option.  So it would seem that the choice is whether to buy a standalone TPM module that plugs into the board or keep what I already have activated in Setup.  Unless anyone can come up with a compelling reason to change, I think I’ll stick with what I have.  Just how “more secure” is the stand alone module?

      Casey H.

    • #2397588

      That sounds like I should be able to go back and choose the hardware version.  Initially both hardware and software options were visible in setup.  After initially selecting “software,” the hardware option is no longer visible for selection.  I tried temporarily disabling TPM to see if the hardware option became visible again.  No such luck.  There is a clear TPM option in the TPM.msc window that says it returns things to the default condition.  Do you suppose that clicking on it would make the hardware choice become visible in setup again?

      Casey H.

    • #2397412

      I see from various photos that the module just plugs into the connector: ancillary questioned answered.  The question now is whether to buy one or just go with what’s already there.

      Casey H.

    • #2397402

      There does not appear to be a hardware TPM module installed.  There is a 14 pin connector labeled TPM Module connector that has nothing plugged into it.  (As a side issue, I am wondering that if I had a device plugged into this connector, where would the device itself be located?)  The motherboard manual references a TPM Security Platform Manual for additional information.  That manual did not come in the box, nor is it listed on the MSI website.

      As far as my TPM setup goes, it’s listed as being manufactured by Intel: version 403.1.0.0; Spec 2.0; PPI Spec 1.3; TPM sub-version spec 1.38 (1/18/2018); PC Client Spec 1.03.

      Additionally, I made a mistake when I said I was not using Secure Boot.  I had confused the term with Fast Boot.  In the setup boot menu, I had Legacy+UEFI enabled.  I changed that to UEFI only.  Now I need to check and make sure that my Macrium Reflect flash drive and Windows recovery flash drive both work with this new setup.

      And I still don’t understand what I have either gained or lost by making these changes.  Thanks.

      Casey H.

    • #2397192

      It seems the consensus is that hardware is better than software.  I went back into setup to try to change things.  The software/hardware option was no longer available.  Only the subset was viewable below the enabled/disabled selection.  The info dialogue said PTT was for software (this is what auto-filled when I first chose software on initial setup), and dTPM was for hardware.  I changed PTT to dTPM and rebooted.  Running tpm.msc now showed no tpm detected.  I went back into setup and set the function to disabled in hopes that returning to the menu again, the hardware/software option would again show up.  No luck.  So I changed dTPM back to PTT, and once again version 2.0 shows up and the message says TPM is ready to use.  Ready to use for what? The only thing that seems to be available for manipulation at this point is to clear the TPM to remove ownership and reset it to factory defaults.  I still have no idea how enabling TPM has affected my system and if it is even relevant for my use, other than I need to have it in the distant future for installing Windows 11.

      Casey H.

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