TV Tuner Card

Lead tek / Winfast pvr
February 21, 2010 at 21:25:03
Specs: Windows XP, P4/526
I had installed Winfast PVR with Winfast driver. It was working perfectly both TV & FM. I have formatted my system and trying to install the driver & software. Instead winfast driver it automatically installs Aver media driver. When opening winfast software it shows "no video capture card found" in TV and "FM radio device not found" in FM mode. I have checked the card in other machine but with same problem. Pls suggest

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#1
February 23, 2010 at 07:46:43
Try re-installing the avermedia driver after the winfast driver is
installed.

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#2
February 23, 2010 at 08:32:56
" I have formatted my system ...."

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

Load the main chipset drivers first.
.......

If your XP CD does not have SP3 updates included...

See Response 6
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...
starting at
"If your XP CD does not have SP3 updates included, the best time to load them is right after you have installed Windows from scratch...."
.........

Follow the installation directions for the TV tuner card !

DO NOT choose to install drivers for the device while booting the computer, before the software for the device has been installed, when Windows detects a device while booting - CANCEL that, and continue on to thedesktop, then use the proper installation program on the CD that came with it, or use the proper software installation program you you got from the web.

If you DID install drivers for the device while booting the computer, before the software for the device had been installed, Windows probably did not install the software for the device properly, because "Drivers" installations often have other associated programs that must be installed along with the drivers - installing just the drivers usually results in the software NOT installing properly.
Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove programs, an Un-install all listings for the device, then install the software for it properly .



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#3
February 24, 2010 at 01:06:34
I'll try it. But whenever I m deleting my avermedia video capture card driver it prompts me for reboot. After rebooting machine automatically installs avermedia drivers. If I am updating to winfast drivers it doen't detects winfast drivers. Before it was accepting winfast drivers whenever I tried to install after formating and Winfast PVR was working fine. I have Windows XP Professiona.

Can't understand wy.


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#4
February 24, 2010 at 06:38:20
You DO NOT delete software for a device that you can Un-install !
That DOES NOT remove the software properly !

Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add / Remove Programs
and Un-install everything that's listed for the TV tuner card.

Reboot.

XP should NOT automatically install anything for the card.

DO NOT install drivers yourself while booting !!
Cancel that - continue on to the desktop screen. Then install the software properly.
.........

If you DID
Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add / Remove Programs
and Un-install everything that's listed for the TV tuner card.

Rebooted, and

XP DID automatically install anything for the card. while booting

then the the TV tuner's Un-install program was not properly written.

In that case,

- install the software for the card again

- go to the Microsoft web site and search for "Windows Installer Cleanup Urility", download it, install it, run it.
DELETE any listing for the TV tuner card.

Reboot

If you STILL get

XP DID automatically install anything for the card, while booting

then....

- Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Folder Options - View

Make sure
- Show hidden files or folders IS selected - if it isn't click on the circle beside it to make a dot appear
- Hide file extensions for known file types IS NOT selected - if it is selected click on the checkmark beside it to remove it
- Hide protected operating system files IS NOT selected - if it is selected click on the checkmark beside it to remove it
Click on OK at the bottom of the window.

Make a new folder on C.
E.g. C:\Junk

Go to the C:\Windows\INF folder
Search for: *.inf files
containing the word: winfast

I have one perm2.inf - 10 /08 / 2004 that's built into Windows that was probably included with SP2 or SP3 updates.
You may have one listed there that's newer.

If there's more than one file listed
Choose Edit - Select all
RIGHT click on the file, or any highlighted*.inf file if there's more than one, select CUT, go to the folder you made, e.g. C:\Junk , RIGHT click on it, select PASTE.

Reboot.

XP SHOULD NOT automatically install anything for the card. while booting

If it doesn't,

Go to Device Manager.

E.g. RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager

If there is any listing(s) for the TV tuner card there, RIGHT click on it(them), select Un-install, but DO NOT REBOOT at that point.

Then install the software for the card properly.


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#5
February 25, 2010 at 03:38:18
Thanks for your solutions. Let me try and i'll revert back.

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#6
February 27, 2010 at 00:43:28
I have removed all .inf files and uninstalled the driver. After rebooting system not installing drivers automatically. But when I am selecting the winfast driver folder it shows message "the location doesn't contain information about your hardware". I am downloading updated drivers from leadtek and will check. Will come back soon.

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#7
February 27, 2010 at 05:19:42
See the last part of response 2 starting at

"DO NOT choose to install drivers for the device while booting the computer, before the software for the device has been installed...."


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#8
February 27, 2010 at 21:20:35
I have followed your instructions and removed files from inf folder. Also not installed drivers at boot time. But the system does not recognise the winfast driver file. Even when I downloaded updated drivers from Leadtek and installed them it still does not recognise the driver. "Multimedia video control" icon in hardware profile still shows yellow mark.

If installs Aver driver it accepts but winfast doesnot recognise the video capture card.

Where can I find LG TV tuner card driver because the name on the card shows LG.


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#9
February 28, 2010 at 08:15:05
Answer ALL of the questions in this.

If you don't want to do a lot of typing, copy the questions, or the entire part of this that has questions in it, to your answer post, type your answers after each question.

Was it you who installed the TV card before you reloaded Windows, or someone else ?

If it was you, obviously you installed it right previously.
Did you use the CD that came with it to install the software ?

If you used the CD that came with it to install it's software, obviously there's nothing wrong with the software on the CD.

Which exact model is it ?
E.g.
Winfast PVR, Winfast PVR2000, Winfast PVR20xx, Winfast PVR3000 Deluxe , etc.

If you have the box (packaging) for it, the exact model would be on that, perhaps on a stuck on label; if you don't, that may be on a label on the TV card (better) or printed on the surface of the card (may not be as helpful as a model on a label) ; if not, or in any case, if you can find a FCC ID: number on it, quote that.

What country did you buy it in ?

I'm assuming it's a PCI card.
Is it a PCI card, a PCI-E card, or a USB adapter ?

If it's a PCI or PCI-E card, have you made sure that card is all the way down in it's slot ?

If you haven't checked, do that !
Unplug the computer, or switch off the AC power to it, open up the case (e.g. remove the left side panel as seen from the front of a tower case), make sure the card is all the way down in it's slot.

If it's a USB adapter, do you have it plugged into the same USB port that it worked fine with previously ?
If you're not sure, plug it into a USB port that's built into the mboard at the BACK of the case - it should work properly in one of those for sure - it may NOT work properly in a front case port or in a port in a hub that connects to one port on the case.

.......

Did you load the drivers for the mboard after you re-installed Windows ? See the begining of Response 2.

Have you installed the SP3 updates yet ?
See the middle of Response 2.

What anti-malware software do you have installed?
(anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-trojan, etc. etc.)
............

"Even when I downloaded updated drivers from Leadtek and installed them it still does not recognise the driver."

According to FAQ info I found on the Leadtek web site, you have to follow a specific procedure when you want to load updated drivers.
E.g.
For the Winfast PVR2000 (the procedure for other products is probably similar):

Q: How to update the PVR2000 drivers after downloading them from the website ?

A: Link to download answers
http://www.leadtek.com/eng/support/...


"Where can I find LG TV tuner card driver because the name on the card shows LG."

You don't randomly search for drivers when you don't know what you're doing. There are too many possible chipsets etc. and you're a lot more likely to find the wrong software than the right software. I've never heard of LG, the maker of monitors, TVs, optical drives, etc., making anything related to TV tuner cards. LG on the card may stand for anything.
E.g. the Winfast PVR2000 PCI card has a Philips tuner module and a Conexant main chip.
If the software that came on a CD with the card worked fine previously, there's nothing wrong with the software on the CD.



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#10
March 8, 2010 at 23:59:19
Was it you who installed the TV card before you reloaded Windows, or someone else ?

Its me and I have done it successfully 2/3 times before.

If it was you, obviously you installed it right previously.
Did you use the CD that came with it to install the software ?

My PC is Acer - Aspire 600P. I don't have CV as it's very old. I have a copy from where I have installed before.

If you used the CD that came with it to install it's software, obviously there's nothing wrong with the software on the CD.


Which exact model is it ?
E.g.
Winfast PVR, Winfast PVR2000, Winfast PVR20xx, Winfast PVR3000 Deluxe , etc.

Winfast PVR, Will Winfast PVR200 will work?

If you have the box (packaging) for it, the exact model would be on that, perhaps on a stuck on label; if you don't, that may be on a label on the TV card (better) or printed on the surface of the card (may not be as helpful as a model on a label) ; if not, or in any case, if you can find a FCC ID: number on it, quote that.

What country did you buy it in ?

MADE IN CHINA

I'm assuming it's a PCI card.
Is it a PCI card, a PCI-E card, or a USB adapter ?

ITS PCI CARD

If it's a PCI or PCI-E card, have you made sure that card is all the way down in it's slot ?

YES

If you haven't checked, do that !
Unplug the computer, or switch off the AC power to it, open up the case (e.g. remove the left side panel as seen from the front of a tower case), make sure the card is all the way down in it's slot.

WILL TRY AGAIN.

If it's a USB adapter, do you have it plugged into the same USB port that it worked fine with previously ?
If you're not sure, plug it into a USB port that's built into the mboard at the BACK of the case - it should work properly in one of those for sure - it may NOT work properly in a front case port or in a port in a hub that connects to one port on the case.

.......

Did you load the drivers for the mboard after you re-installed Windows ? See the begining of Response 2.

NO

Have you installed the SP3 updates yet ?
See the middle of Response 2.

I M RUNNING WIN XP ONLY. NO SERVICE PACK.

What anti-malware software do you have installed?
(anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-trojan, etc. etc.)
............

NAV

"Even when I downloaded updated drivers from Leadtek and installed them it still does not recognise the driver."

According to FAQ info I found on the Leadtek web site, you have to follow a specific procedure when you want to load updated drivers.
E.g.
For the Winfast PVR2000 (the procedure for other products is probably similar):

WILL FOLLOW

Q: How to update the PVR2000 drivers after downloading them from the website ?

A: Link to download answers
http://www.leadtek.com/eng/support/...

NOTED.

"Where can I find LG TV tuner card driver because the name on the card shows LG."

You don't randomly search for drivers when you don't know what you're doing. There are too many possible chipsets etc. and you're a lot more likely to find the wrong software than the right software. I've never heard of LG, the maker of monitors, TVs, optical drives, etc., making anything related to TV tuner cards. LG on the card may stand for anything.
E.g. the Winfast PVR2000 PCI card has a Philips tuner module and a Conexant main chip.
If the software that came on a CD with the card worked fine previously, there's nothing wrong with the software on the CD.


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#11
March 9, 2010 at 16:33:36
"Acer - Aspire 600P"

I searched web with: "Acer Aspire 600P"
- zero "hits"

You're quoting the wrong spec, or you made a typo.

I have a Acer Aspire laptop of a friend's here at the moment.
On it's label on the bottom of it it says:
Acer 5100 series - 5100 is generally okay.
Model No. BL51 - That's not the model Acer wants on their sites.

When I open up the laptop, there's another label there
Aspire 5100-5328
- that's the specific model number, e.g. for a model with a black English US keyboard, sold in Canada, Vista Premium on it, network card instead of a 56K modem card, a mboard with a VGA port instead of a VGA and DVI port, etc.

You can also use the serial number on the stuck on label that has the barcodes on it to find the exact model and the specific hardware on the computer:
Go here:
http://secure3.tx.acer.com/FindSyst...

On this laptop, the serial number they want is the longer one under the first bar code, not the SNID one under the second bar code.
........

""Which exact model is it ?
E.g.
Winfast PVR, Winfast PVR2000, Winfast PVR20xx, Winfast PVR3000 Deluxe , etc.""

"Winfast PVR, Will Winfast PVR200 will work?"

If it's Winfast PVR and not a Winfast PVR2000, NO!

'"If you have the box (packaging) for it, the exact model would be on that, perhaps on a stuck on label; if you don't, that may be on a label on the TV card (better) or printed on the surface of the card (may not be as helpful as a model on a label) ; if not, or in any case, if you can find a FCC ID: number on it, quote that."'

Did you look at the card itself? Does it have a FCC ID number on it? If so, quote that, no typos please !

""What country did you buy it in ?""

"MADE IN CHINA"

Not what country it was made in!
What country did you buy the card in?

"ITS PCI CARD"
""...card is all the way down in it's slot ?""
"YES"
"WILL TRY AGAIN."

Okay. Good. Good.

""Did you load the drivers for the mboard after you re-installed Windows ? See the begining of Response 2.""

"NO"

XP doesn't have the drivers built in for most things that first came out after XP was first released, circa 2001, and it doesn't have some of the drivers built in for things made before that.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

Load the main chipset drivers first.

If you don't know where to get the proper drivers, I need the proper model for your Acer, in order for me to be able to tell you where to get what you need !

""Have you installed the SP3 updates yet ?
See the middle of Response 2.""

"I M RUNNING WIN XP ONLY. NO SERVICE PACK."

Only the original XP CDs have no Service Pack updates.
Microsoft original CDs with SP1 updates included that I've seen do not have SP1 printed on them, but when you look in System Information, before you have installed SPx updates, it will show SPI there.
(Start - Run - type: msinfo32 , click on OK or press Enter. That's shown on the right side of the first screen you see.)

CDs with SP2 or SP3 updates included have SP2 or SP3 printed on the CD.

The best time to install SP3 updates is before you have installed other software, ESPECIALLY BEFORE you install NAV !!
See the middle of Response 2.

""What anti-malware software do you have installed?
(anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-trojan, etc. etc.)""
"NAV"

Only NAV ?

Aha ! That may be at least part of your problem.

See Response 6 in this:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

scroll down, and read it, starting at:

"Things I do see of concern in seawatch1's lines in Response 2......

- you have McAfee, Malwarebytes, and Avast! anti-malware programs installed."

NAV definately has one or more resident modules.
Sometimes when you install software, the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs interfere with the proper installation of the software, and usually you get no indication of that while installing the software. All you know is that after the software is installed it doesn't work properly for some unknown reason.

Because of that possibility, you should always disable the resident module(s) of anti-malware software (or un-install the anti-malware software) BEFORE you install software yourself , or before any major software package is installed, e.g. SP2 or SP3 updates, Microsoft Office, a game, etc., etc. ,

You need to try this - either disable ALL the resident modules in NAV in the program itself, or un-install NAV, BEFORE you install the TV tuner software.
You may need to un-install the TV Tuner software you sucessfully installed before in Add/Remove programs, and install it again with the resident modules in NAV disabled or NAV un-installed.

NOTE that I have read info that says, and I have personally seen, that the SP3 updates will NOT install properly until you have un-installed NAV !! Disabling it's resident modules is not enough !!

This applied for NAV 2006 ? on my brother's computer - it probably still applies...
The glitch with un-installing NAV is it and all Symantec products since 2005 have anti-piracy protection built in. Information is sent to Symantec over the internet while you're installing the software, or after the next time the computer has access to the internet. If you un-install the software and try to install it again (or if you try to install it on more than one computer) the installation will NOT be successful, or you won't be able to use or update the software, because Symanatec already has the info that that copy of the product has already been installed ! My brother had to contact the Symantec web site by email and tell them he wants to re-install his own software, and they emailed him back (in about a week) when the info they had on the Symantec web site had been deleted. See the Symantec web site regarding that - re-installing your software - for more info about the current situation.

If you can't use NAV because of that situation for a while, load the free version of AVG or Avast! or similar in the mean time.

""For the Winfast PVR2000 (the procedure for other products is probably similar):""

"WILL FOLLOW"

""Q: How to update the PVR2000 drivers after downloading them from the website ?

A: Link to download answers
http://www.leadtek.com/eng/support/...

"NOTED."

If you don't have Winfast PVR2000, that info may or may not be of help.


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