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Windows Logo Testing

by Tathraman / July 17, 2006 4:32 PM PDT

While running the installation CD for my Sony MZ NH 600 minidisc recorder, I'm told that the software, generic volume, has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify compatibility with XP and that it is unwise to continue, then it hangs. I've never encountered this before - what can I do?

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Windows Logo Testing
by Stan Chambers / July 17, 2006 4:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows Logo Testing

I've seen that many times, but the program always seems to install. You may have tried to install more than once, but if not, it's worth trying a few times before giving in and contacting Sony.
Hope someone can come up with a solution for you.
Best of Luck

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Simply Choose 'Ignore' or 'Continue' and Continue On..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 18, 2006 12:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows Logo Testing

The installation should normally continue if you let it. Generally, in situations like your's, it means the software is installing an unsigned driver that isn't familiar to Windows. And sometimes, the error message isn't correct. It should install and work fine but if it doesn't, simply uninstall the software.

Hope this helps.


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Things have got worse
by Tathraman / July 18, 2006 8:41 AM PDT

When I boot, there's an fatal error message to do with MD Simple Burner and tells me to reboot, which makes no difference as the message reappears. My computer is now incredibly slow and unresponsive. I've tried to uninstall both MD Simple burner and Sonic Stage but the Add/Remove programs doesn't respond. I tried System Restore to get back to where I was before I installed the software in the first place. BUT the Restore to an earlier date button is unresponsive, and when I try to create a restore point I'm told that System Restore is not able to do so and to restart and try again. To no avail.....
Now I *really* need help!

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by Scrotes4Life / July 18, 2006 9:10 AM PDT
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I don't think your problem is related to that SONY CD.
That sounds more like a possible partition failure in your hard drive.
Are you using FAT 32 ?
What type of Antivirus ?
What else have you done prior to this ?

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by Tathraman / July 18, 2006 11:32 AM PDT

I run AVG Free and ZA Free. Since 'Search' can't find FAT 32, I guess I'm not using it. I've managed to restore my computer to an earlier date and tried to reinstall the Sony software, but met with the same problem. So I did another restore [successfully] but I won't attempt to use the Sony program again.

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