Annoying error message.



Fitzbugglit
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
Does anyone else get this? Every time I click on "Control Panel" in "My
Computer" this message pops up, word for word, complete with mis-spellings
etc. Is it a software glitch or a piece of malware?

"Error
---------------------------
To enable the advanced sound effect for gaming, please make sure the setting
of Hardware Acceleration is "full". The directory is as below: Control Panel
-> Multimedia(Win98)/Sound & Multimedia(Win200, Me)/Sound & Audio
Device(WinXP) -> Audio -> Playback/Advance... -> Performance -> Hardware
Acceleration."

I'd really love to get rid of it, because it pops up about ten times before
I can finally clear it and gain access to Control Panel.
Cheers,
--
HRM

Patti MacLeod
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
Hi Fitzbugglit,

That error message is probably caused by the control panel applet for the
Realtek AC97 Audio Sound Effect Manager.
If you have a separate sound card installed, in addition to the AC97 onboard
sound controller, either disable the onboard sound controller in Device
Manager or rename the ALSNDMGR.CPL file in the Windows\System32 folder to
something like ALSNDMGRCPL.OLD
If you do not have a separate sound card installed, try updating the drivers
for the onboard sound controller.......if there are updated drivers, they
should be available for d/load from the motherboard manufacturer's website.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"Fitzbugglit" <Fitzbugglit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ADE7A7C6-4A35-4B0B-8043-FDD9D5BBDDFA@microsoft.com...
> Does anyone else get this? Every time I click on "Control Panel" in "My
> Computer" this message pops up, word for word, complete with mis-spellings
> etc. Is it a software glitch or a piece of malware?
>
> "Error
> ---------------------------
> To enable the advanced sound effect for gaming, please make sure the
setting
> of Hardware Acceleration is "full". The directory is as below: Control
Panel
> -> Multimedia(Win98)/Sound & Multimedia(Win200, Me)/Sound & Audio
> Device(WinXP) -> Audio -> Playback/Advance... -> Performance -> Hardware
> Acceleration."
>
> I'd really love to get rid of it, because it pops up about ten times
before
> I can finally clear it and gain access to Control Panel.
> Cheers,
> --
> HRM

Fitzbugglit
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Thank you so much,
I was convinced that some evil Trojan had me in its grip. I've updated the
driver and all is well again. Brilliant!
Cheers,
--
HRM


"Patti MacLeod" wrote:

> Hi Fitzbugglit,
>
> That error message is probably caused by the control panel applet for the
> Realtek AC97 Audio Sound Effect Manager.
> If you have a separate sound card installed, in addition to the AC97 onboard
> sound controller, either disable the onboard sound controller in Device
> Manager or rename the ALSNDMGR.CPL file in the Windows\System32 folder to
> something like ALSNDMGRCPL.OLD
> If you do not have a separate sound card installed, try updating the drivers
> for the onboard sound controller.......if there are updated drivers, they
> should be available for d/load from the motherboard manufacturer's website.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Patti MacLeod
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "Fitzbugglit" <Fitzbugglit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ADE7A7C6-4A35-4B0B-8043-FDD9D5BBDDFA@microsoft.com...
> > Does anyone else get this? Every time I click on "Control Panel" in "My
> > Computer" this message pops up, word for word, complete with mis-spellings
> > etc. Is it a software glitch or a piece of malware?
> >
> > "Error
> > ---------------------------
> > To enable the advanced sound effect for gaming, please make sure the
> setting
> > of Hardware Acceleration is "full". The directory is as below: Control
> Panel
> > -> Multimedia(Win98)/Sound & Multimedia(Win200, Me)/Sound & Audio
> > Device(WinXP) -> Audio -> Playback/Advance... -> Performance -> Hardware
> > Acceleration."
> >
> > I'd really love to get rid of it, because it pops up about ten times
> before
> > I can finally clear it and gain access to Control Panel.
> > Cheers,
> > --
> > HRM
>
>
>

Patti MacLeod
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
You're very welcome :-)



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"Fitzbugglit" <Fitzbugglit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DF220DE9-E411-466C-AF3F-689861C6693B@microsoft.com...
> Thank you so much,
> I was convinced that some evil Trojan had me in its grip. I've updated the
> driver and all is well again. Brilliant!
> Cheers,
> --
> HRM
>
>
> "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
>
> > Hi Fitzbugglit,
> >
> > That error message is probably caused by the control panel applet for
the
> > Realtek AC97 Audio Sound Effect Manager.
> > If you have a separate sound card installed, in addition to the AC97
onboard
> > sound controller, either disable the onboard sound controller in Device
> > Manager or rename the ALSNDMGR.CPL file in the Windows\System32 folder
to
> > something like ALSNDMGRCPL.OLD
> > If you do not have a separate sound card installed, try updating the
drivers
> > for the onboard sound controller.......if there are updated drivers,
they
> > should be available for d/load from the motherboard manufacturer's
website.
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > --
> > Patti MacLeod
> > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >
> > "Fitzbugglit" <Fitzbugglit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:ADE7A7C6-4A35-4B0B-8043-FDD9D5BBDDFA@microsoft.com...
> > > Does anyone else get this? Every time I click on "Control Panel" in
"My
> > > Computer" this message pops up, word for word, complete with
mis-spellings
> > > etc. Is it a software glitch or a piece of malware?
> > >
> > > "Error
> > > ---------------------------
> > > To enable the advanced sound effect for gaming, please make sure the
> > setting
> > > of Hardware Acceleration is "full". The directory is as below: Control
> > Panel
> > > -> Multimedia(Win98)/Sound & Multimedia(Win200, Me)/Sound & Audio
> > > Device(WinXP) -> Audio -> Playback/Advance... -> Performance ->
Hardware
> > > Acceleration."
> > >
> > > I'd really love to get rid of it, because it pops up about ten times
> > before
> > > I can finally clear it and gain access to Control Panel.
> > > Cheers,
> > > --
> > > HRM
> >
> >
> >


Annoying error message.