Category Archives: Windows 2000

Realtek HD Audio Driver Revision History – Windows 2000 x86 and Windows XP x86 – x64

Realtek HD Audio Driver Revision History – Windows 2000 x86 and Windows XP x86/x64

 

R2.71 – 5.10.0.6873 -

R2.70 – 5.10.0.6662 -

R2.69 – 5.10.0.6649 -

R2.68 – 5.10.0.6602 -

R2.67 – 5.10.0.6526 -

R2.66 – 5.10.0.6482 -

R2.65 – 5.10.0.6449 -

R2.64 – 5.10.0.6438 -

R2.63 – 5.10.0.6410 -

R2.62 – 5.10.0.6392 -

R2.61 – 5.10.0.6383 -

R2.60 – 5.10.0.6363 -

R2.59 – 5.10.0.6343 -

R2.58 – 5.10.0.6316 -

R2.57 – 5.10.0.6299 -

R2.56 – 5.10.0.6278 -

R2.55 – 5.10.0.6257 -

R2.54 – 5.10.0.6235 -

R2.53 – 5.10.0.6215 -

R2.52 – 5.10.0.6194 -

R2.51 – 5.10.0.6167 -

R2.50 – 5.10.0.6151

R2.49 – 5.10.0.6132

R2.48 – 5.10.0.6101

R2.47 – 5.10.0.6083

R2.46 – 5.10.0.6077

R2.45 – 5.10.0.6069

R2.44 – 5.10.0.6066

R2.43 – 5.10.0.6050

R2.42 – 5.10.0.6043

R2.41 – 5.10.0.6029

R2.40 – 5.10.0.6013

R2.39 – 5.10.0.6000

R2.38 – 5.10.0.5995

R2.37 – 5.10.0.5983

R2.36 – 5.10.0.5969

R2.35 – 5.10.0.5953

R2.34 – 5.10.0.5943

R2.33 – 5.10.0.5936

R2.32 – 5.10.0.5928

R2.31 – 5.10.0.5919

R2.30 – 5.10.0.5911

R2.29 – 5.10.0.5898

R2.28 – 5.10.0.5888

R2.27 – 5.10.0.5874

R2.26 – 5.10.0.5864

R2.25 – 5.10.0.5859

R2.24 – 5.10.0.5854

R2.23 – 5.10.0.5845

R2.22 – 5.10.0.5832

R2.21 – 5.10.0.5821

R2.20 – 5.10.0.5817

R2.19 – 5.10.0.5809

R2.18 – 5.10.0.5804

R2.17 – 5.10.0.5794

R2.16 – 5.10.0.5791

R2.15 – 5.10.0.5783

R2.14 – 5.10.0.5772

R2.13 – 5.10.0.5767

R2.12 – 5.10.0.5764

R2.11 – 5.10.0.5755

R2.10 – 5.10.0.5745

R2.09 – 5.10.0.5735

R2.08 – 5.10.0.5730

R2.07 – 5.10.0.5717

R2.06 – 5.10.0.5713

R2.05 – 5.10.0.5708

R2.04 – 5.10.0.5700

R2.03 – 5.10.0.5694

R2.02 – 5.10.0.5683

R2.01 – 5.10.0.5680

R2.00 – 5.10.0.5672

R1.99 – 5.10.0.5667

R1.98 – 5.10.0.5657

R1.97 – 5.10.0.5653

R1.96 – 5.10.0.5643

R1.95 – 5.10.0.5636

R1.94 – 5.10.0.5628

R1.93 – 5.10.0.5624

R1.92 – 5.10.0.5618

R1.91 – 5.10.0.5605

R1.90 – 5.10.0.5591

R1.89 – 5.10.0.5582

R1.88 – 5.10.0.5574

R1.87 – 5.10.0.5567

R1.86 – 5.10.0.5559

R1.85 – 5.10.0.5548

R1.84 – 5.10.0.5532

R1.83 – 5.10.0.5523

R1.82 – 5.10.0.5512

R1.81 – 5.10.0.5506

R1.80 – 5.10.0.5497

R1.79 – 5.10.0.5490

R1.78 – 5.10.0.5485

R1.77 – 5.10.0.5480

R1.76 – 5.10.0.5477

R1.75 – 5.10.0.5473

R1.74 – 5.10.0.5470

R1.73 – 5.10.0.5464

R1.72 – 5.10.0.5449

R1.71 – 5.10.0.5443

R1.70 – 5.10.0.5436

R1.69 – 5.10.0.5433

R1.68 – 5.10.0.5413

R1.67 – 5.10.0.5413

R1.66 – 5.10.0.5404

R1.65 – 5.10.0.5397

R1.64 – 5.10.0.5391

R1.63 – 5.10.0.5377

R1.62 – 5.10.0.5377

R1.61 – 5.10.0.5377

R1.60 – 5.10.0.5366

R1.59 – 5.10.0.5366

R1.58 – 5.10.0.5366

R1.57 – 5.10.0.5366

R1.56 – 5.10.0.5345

R1.55 – 5.10.0.5345

R1.54 – 5.10.0.5345

R1.53 – 5.10.0.5324

R1.52 – 5.10.0.5324

R1.51 – 5.10.0.5324

R1.50 – 5.10.0.5319

R1.49 – 5.10.0.5319

R1.48 – 5.10.0.5317

R1.47 – 5.10.0.5296

R1.46 – 5.10.0.5294

R1.45 – 5.10.0.5288

R1.44 – 5.10.0.5286

R1.43 – 5.10.0.5283

R1.42 – 5.10.0.5282

R1.41 – 5.10.0.5273

R1.40 – 5.10.0.5268

R1.39 – 5.10.0.5265

R1.38 – 5.10.0.5257

R1.37 – 5.10.0.5253

R1.36 – 5.10.0.5247

R1.35 – 5.10.0.5242

R1.34 – 5.10.0.5233

R1.33 – 5.10.0.5229

R1.32 – 5.10.0.5224

R1.31 – 5.10.0.5221

R1.30 – 5.10.0.5211

R1.29 – 5.10.0.5202

R1.28 – 5.10.0.5200

R1.27 – 5.10.0.5188

R1.26 – 5.10.0.5178

R1.25 – 5.10.0.5172

R1.24 – 5.10.0.5152

R1.23 – 5.10.0.5136

R1.22 – 5.10.0.5128

R1.21 – 5.10.0.5127

R1.20 – 5.10.0.5125

R1.19 – 5.10.0.5123

R1.18 – 5.10.0.5122

R1.17 – 5.10.0.5120

R1.16 – 5.10.0.5119

R1.15 – 5.10.0.5116

R1.14 – 5.10.0.5109

R1.13 – 5.10.0.5038

R1.12 – 5.10.0.5037

R1.11 – 5.10.0.5036

R1.10 – 5.10.0.5034

R1.09 – 5.10.0.5033

R1.08 – 5.10.0.5032

R1.07 – 5.10.0.5031

R1.06 – 5.10.0.5030

R1.05 – 5.10.0.5029

R1.04 – 5.10.0.5028

R1.03 – 5.10.0.5027

R1.02 – 5.10.0.5022

R1.01 – 5.10.0.5022

R1.00 – 5.10.0.5017

Windows 2000 and Windows XP – Realtek HD Audio Device Driver Support is available for the following Devices and HD Audio Chipsets:

ALC880

ALC882

ALC883

ALC885

ALC886

ALC887

ALC888

ALC889

ALC892

ALC899

ALC861VC

ALC861VD

ALC660

ALC662

ALC663

ALC665

ALC670

ALC671

ALC672

ALC676

ALC680

ALC221

ALC231

ALC260

ALC262

ALC267

ALC268

ALC269

ALC270

ALC272

ALC273

ALC275

ALC276

ALC280

ALC282

ALC290

Watchguard XTM Firewall and UTM Appliance – High CPU Usage in the GAV (gateway anti-virus) scand process causes lag and typing delay in Remote Desktop Sessions (RDP) and SIP or VoIP latency issues

Watchguard XTM Firewall and UTM Appliance – High CPU Usage in scand process causes lag and typing delay in Remote Desktop Sessions (RDP).  You may find that remote users report a lag with Remote Desktop Sessions, freezing sessions, black screen and random disconnections.  At around the same time users report these issues you may find that the CPU usage of the scand process on your Watchguard has increased to 100% and the majority of the activity is attributed to the scand process.  You may be able to recreate this issue by browsing websites that utilise lots of Adobe Flash or Media Content as GAV will need to scan all these elements of the web page.  Login to the Watchguard System Manager and then open Firebox System Manager click on Status Report and scroll down the report until you find the Process List (Screenshot Below).  This information will automatically update every 30 seconds so you can see the %CPU column will change and update every 30 seconds.  The top value system shows the overall CPU utilisation and if you look further down you can see which sub processes are actually occupying the CPU time and making up the overall system usage.  In the screenshot below we can see that system is showing 100 % CPU Usage and then further down we can see that the scand process is accounting for 90.99% of this.  When the CPU Usage reaches 100% on the Watchguard unit it may stop forwarding other traffic and this accounts for the lag and jitter we see within the Remote Desktop Session.  Other time sensitive traffic such as VoIP or SIP traffic may also be affected by this issue as the packets are delayed whilst the Firewall recovers from the resource exhaustion.  Users may also report that web pages are slow to load at the time these issues occur where the GAV process is still dealing with the other requests.

Resolution/Workaround:

You can try disabling the GAV (gateway antivirus) for the HTTP and FTP Proxy to ensure that this is the actual cause of your issues, if the problem subsides then you may need to consider updating the XTM OS to the latest release i.e. 11.5.2 and/or adjusting the GAV policy so that it does not scan some content i.e. Images/Text within websites.  You may also need to consider opening a support case with Watchguard to make them aware of this issue, if you have a large number of users then you may even need to consider upgrading your XTM appliance to a larger unit i.e. XTM 23 to XTM 505 or XTM 22 to XTM330 to provide additional processing power (CPU) and system resources to cope with the additional anti-virus scanning requirements.

Watchguard XTM High CPU Usage scand

Watchguard XTM High CPU Usage scand

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Server may stop responding to DNS queries and requests from client computers

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Server may stop responding to DNS queries and requests from client computers, this issue may occur randomly and when it is occuring the DNS Server stops responding.

This issue occurs because the DNS Server goes into an infinite loop, more information about this issue and a hotfix to address the issue is provided in Microsoft KB 2655960 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2655960

Troubleshoot a Blue Screen of Death BSOD or Crash Dump on a Microsoft Windows Operating System

It’s probably the thing we all dread most, evereything has been working great for weeks/months/years and then suddenly your machine starts randomly crashing to a Blue Screen of Death or BSOD

All is not lost though as Windows will often generate its own crash dump a report of what happened to cause the crash, this is often invaluable when it comes to finding the cause and fixing it.

A company called Nirsoft offer a great little utility called Blue Screen View, you can download it from here ttp://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

This program will automatically analyse the default Mini Dump and Crash Dump locations and then pull back a summary of the driver or system file that was most likley the cause of your crash.  In many cases it’s then just a simple case of removing the offending software, updating/downgrading the device driver or installing a software patch/hotfix.