magic driver

  Liza 11:02 31 Jan 06

My pclinq (usb cable linking 2 computers)cable (for OS 98) was unable to connect to remote computer on xp. I tried to get a new driver but failed. On searching for a driver on the Net I found which said their magic driver would update any driver. Whilst installing it I was told it would be advisable to register in case support was needed. When I registered I paid £15 and then installed. Whereupon the driver was updated and other computer's files appeared. Now when I try to use symplissIT I am told the trial period is over like as if I had never registered. I tried contacting them but am getting no reply. My computer also does not start straightaway. When logging on startup stops after XP appears and hangs up. Has anyone had such an experience. Please help. Liza

  Totally-braindead 12:54 31 Jan 06

I presume this is the company click here Personally I don't know of them or their software, hopefully someone else has had experience of them. I'm not fond of these companies that offer such service for money as you can find the drivers you need yourself with a bit of experience or with the assistance of a Forum like this.
Initial suggestion is try system resore back to the date before you downloaded the program from this company and see if that helps the startup problem.

  PsiFox 12:59 31 Jan 06

There really is no point in this type of program that will just download the latest drivers.

Some drivers may conflict with other hardware and it is a case of checking (usually on specialist forums as to what problems other people have.

More importantly if your system is doing what you need it to do don't just update for the sake of it.

"if it ain't broke, don't fix it"

  Liza 13:05 31 Jan 06

Thank you Totally-braindead and PsiFox. I will try sys restore. Liza

  PsiFox 13:21 31 Jan 06

You could try rolling back the drivers first.

I presume the magic driver program tells you what has been updated.

Try pressing F8 after switching on until you get a black and white menu offering "safe start".

If xp loads run the magic thingy and see if you can reverse changes from there.

Alternatively identify drivers updated by program

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click System, click Hardware, and then click Device Manager.

Double click on the appropriate section e.g display adaptors.

double click on the specific name

look for the tab drivers

then click on roll back driver.

see if that helps

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