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04-07-2009 06:47 PM - edited 04-07-2009 06:53 PM
I have noticed recently that I have picked up a small annoying error that despite all efforts I am unable to correct.
My PC details are as follows;
System Name HP-TOUCHSMART
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Model KT481AA-ABG IQ505a
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 5.10, 16/01/2009
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.99 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.88 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.16 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.77 GB
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale New Zealand
In the 4 corners of the screen's background there is the text "Test Mode" and it is there I presume in the same way as when you enter "Safe Mode".
However, unlike Safe Mode it does not clear when the computer is rebooted back into the normal state.
I have checked and rechecked all settings that I am able to as well as read all available literature regarding the PC and have not been able to find a fix for or any mention relating to any PC entering a mode called 'Test Mode". I have also checked all of the computer logs and Audit trails and have not found anything that would cause this to appear as it does.
The PC appears to run as per normal and as I have said it appears that there is no apparent effect with the operating of the PC other than this text being there in all 4 corners of the screen.
Does anybody have some way of correcting this minor issue. Help most appreciated.
mclwlg - NZ
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04-10-2009 11:54 AM - edited 04-10-2009 11:55 AM
Please post rather than send me a Message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.
04-10-2009 12:32 PM
Hmmm, was hoping to avoid doing this, it is starting to look like that it maybe the only option.
I might wait another few days to see if there are any other options that might be easier than the System Recovery option.
mclwlg - NZ
04-10-2009 02:01 PM
Have you installed Microsoft Service Pack 2 Beta for Vista? Sometimes installing test versions of Microsoft updates or test KB fixes or QFE's will cause this to appear. I installed SP2 beta update on my notebook at home and I've got a similar "Evaluation Copy" message on my system that I can't get rid of.
This can also be caused by forcing the install of an unsigned driver - have you installed any new hardware that came with a driver disc, or manually downloaded/installed a new driver from the internet or from Microsoft?
Usually turning off testing of unsigned drivers can resolve this, but if you require the driver to operate - the hardware that uses the driver likely would not work after you do this.
The command line to type in a dos box (right click on the "command prompt" in the accessories group, and then "run as administrator") is: bcdedit /set testsigning off
If you do that, and the message goes away - any hardware that doesn't work afterwards is the culprit- check for a newer driver, etc for it.
As always - your mileage may vary...
-dm (an HP employee, but the comments/opinions/suggestions are my own, not my employers)
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04-10-2009 04:42 PM
Okay all fixed now and looking back to normal. Thankyou.
I think it was my Brother Printer Control Panel as it dosnt use same driver as XP ver and from memory I think its driver was unsigned.
Just means might have to find another option for printing.
mclwlg - NZ