Monday, December 28, 2009

It Fixed it for me - lxcgtime.dll error

I had a client come to me with a Windows Vista 64 bit laptop that displayed an error on startup.
The error was related to a file lxcgtime.dll. It appears that it is a file related to a Lexmark printer the user had installed but no longer uses.

I read about the possibility of copying the file from another pc and putting it in the same location (C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\64\3\LXCGtime.dll) in case the file was corrupted, however that did not work.

The user just recently purchased an HP printer but I am not sure if the printer software that came with it somehow conflicted with the Lexmark software.

I ended up doing a full un-install of the Lexmark printer software from the Windows Control panel. After a reboot the error no longer appears.

As always this may mot be the only solution but "It Fixed it for me"

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dell Studio 1737 Hardware Interrupt Issue

In a previous post (see it here ) I wrote about a problem I was having with my Dell Studio 1737 laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit edition.
I was experiencing an intermitent problem where the CPU would hover at close to 50% even when the laptop was idle.

After reseting my laptop back to factory condition I continued to see the same problem.

I finally resolved the issue but updating the system BIOS and firmware or drivers for the following items.
  • Soundcard
  • Internal Card Reader
  • Chipset
  • Integrated Web Cam
  • Video card.
Unfortunately I did not definitively determine the exact update from above that solved the problem as the problem was so intermittent but by installing one or more of the above updates did resolve the issue.

I was able to download the above updates directly from support.dell.com. I entered my service tag and was able to download each of the update files above. ( NOTE that you may need to restart the laptop after some of the installs)

On another note I have also upgraded the laptop to Windows 7. I will post about that process soon.

Please post a comment if this helps.



Happy Holidays from ItFixed!

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We are working on some exciting new programs and software for 2010.

Please stay tuned for updates.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Klok2 - Beta Program - Instant Access

Klok 2.0

Make a donation today and not only help support the development of Klok but also help support families in need this holiday season. And now, with every donation, you will be given instant access to the Klok 2.0 beta.

Half of every donation made before January 1st will be donated to local food pantries.