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I wish I did that Hueristic. Somehow, my PC lost an INF and now I cannot install my Northbridge Filter driver. I am dreading how I am going to need to fix the problem. (Install Vista on another HDD. Then copy the needed INFs to the primary drive. Then install driver and reformat the spare drive.)
     
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I wish I did that Hueristic. Somehow, my PC lost an INF and now I cannot install my Northbridge Filter driver. I am dreading how I am going to need to fix the problem. (Install Vista on another HDD. Then copy the needed INFs to the primary drive. Then install driver and reformat the spare drive.)
do a search and you may be able to find the inf. Alot of times you can find it in txt format on a site and just copy the text and save it in the format "filename.inf G/L
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I have not run antivirus or spamblockers for about 8 years.. So that might be a good idead.
StormX2, that is completely fine if you never access the internet via web browser. In any case I'd probably run something for protection. I personally run Avast. It's free and light weight.

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I wish I did that Hueristic. Somehow, my PC lost an INF and now I cannot install my Northbridge Filter driver. I am dreading how I am going to need to fix the problem. (Install Vista on another HDD. Then copy the needed INFs to the primary drive. Then install driver and reformat the spare drive.)
Blitz, that's probably what I would do. What .INF file are you needing? What version of Vista are you running?

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StormX2, that is completely fine if you never access the internet via web browser. In any case I'd probably run something for protection. I personally run Avast. It's free and light weight.

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I think that Avast! has to be the best free antvirus software out. I love it!
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I think that Avast! has to be the best free antvirus software out. I love it!
Livinstrong, yeah I literally get new definition files like twice a day. I've been using this app for almost 4 years.

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Vista Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1 on an AMD 790FX. No clue what INF I even need. All I know is that any attempt to install the Northbridge Filter Driver, it errors saying missing INF. I was at one time able to install the driver until CCC 8.10 got on my system. Now no version of NBFD will install.
     
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I never do a reinstall. But I do keep backups and roll back my Registry every so often.

A great rule of thumb is when you initially install the Os and install all your core programs make a registry backup right then and you will always have a crisp registry to go back to. it doesn't matter how many times you add programs or drivers,The registry is what matters.

Also I keep backups of all my INF files. Believe me this comes in handy. You can copy the files onto other systems and install drivers without haveing to install a 100MB driver package.
Heuristic, very interesting and good advice here. I will have to try this strategy with my next build!

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As I'm sure a lot of you guys know, Grand Theft Auto IV for PC hasn't gotten very many good reviews. It seems it takes quite the monster machine to run it.

Well, I will also be putting that to the test soon enough! I'm getting it for Christmas . I know of quite a few "high end" Intel rigs that struggle with it. So we'll see what my 5-6 year old Socket 939 machine can do with this latest "impossible to run" game.
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As I'm sure a lot of you guys know, Grand Theft Auto IV for PC hasn't gotten very many good reviews. It seems it takes quite the monster machine to run it.

Well, I will also be putting that to the test soon enough! I'm getting it for Christmas . I know of quite a few "high end" Intel rigs that struggle with it. So we'll see what my 5-6 year old Socket 939 machine can do with this latest "impossible to run" game.
From what I've read so far about it, it's not a case of the hardware not being good enough to run it. Rather, the suggestion is that Rockstar (or whomever) did a shoddy job porting it over to PC.

It'd be a pity if the game isn't eventually patched well enough to buy, because my sister and I have been itching to get this game. We're big fans of the series, and we don't have a current-gen console (that's not a Wii).
    
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