Thursday, 12 December 2013

Samsung Monitor Profile reports as defective

How to fix Samsung Defective Monitors?


The monitor profile “Samsung – Natural Color Pro 1.0 ICM” appears to be defective.
Please rerun your monitor calibration software.
I encountered this problem when running my Adobe Photoshop CS3. The error message occurs to most Samsung LCD Monitors which is the color management is control by an file with .ICM extension. This causes your screen showing other colors than normal. (example: yellowish). Solution: Apply a new color profile.

For Windows XP

Right-click the desktop, and click “Properties”
Click “Settings” Tab. Click “Advanced” button.
Click “Color Management” Tab.
Click “Add” button (To add a new color profile)
Select “sRGB” or “Adobe RGB”. Click Add.
Click OK once you are done.
Restart computer.

For Windows Vista / Windows 7

Right-click the desktop, and click “Personalize”
Click “Display Settings” Tab. Click “Advanced Settings” button.
Click “Color Management” button.
Click “Color Management” Tab.
select your monitor and tick the “use my settings for this device”.
Click “Add” button (To add a new color calibration file) to replace the defective one.
Select “sRGB” or “Adobe RGB”. Click Add.
Finally, set the Adobe RGB as the default for the monitor.
Restart computer.

For Windows 7

Go to Start> search programs type in Color Management click the first one under the control panel> under devices add the adobe gamma set it as your default and make sure the box is checked and it works

 

Dragon Naturally Speaking Error Message about Multimedia Device

Dragon Naturally Speaking Error Message about Multimedia Device.

Dragon naturally speaking v11.5 SP1

If using Office 2003 and Windows 7 Dragon may produce an error message as follows

" cannot find multimedia device. Check to see if your computer has a sound card or if the multimedia wave in component is missing from the sound card"

This is caused by an Outlook add in that does not show under Tools-Options-Other-Advanced options-COM-Add-ins
Because it does not show you can't disable it by uncheck in the box.
Other add Ins such as Evernote Outlook may be visible and checked.

It can be resolved by always having a microphone connected to the PC check that it is shown in Recording Devices  lower right on the PC (click the sound icon)  as "plugged in "

 Alternatively if you don't want the microphone headset always plugged in are comfortable about editing the registry or get a geek to do it for you.

 

1. Navigate to :-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Dgnoutlook.Connect

2. Change the LoadBehavior value to 2. Which is default 3

Since doing this  the problem has not been seen any more when opening OUTLOOK 2003 .
I recommend this solution for anybody who has weird problems with Outlook potentially caused by the non listed Dragon plugin.

Oddly in Windows 8 no problem occurs with the original settings.
In Windows 8 you can even open Dragon Naturally Speaking without a Microphone connected but doing this in Windows 7 gives the same message

" cannot find multimedia device. Check to see if your computer has a sound card or if the multimedia wave in component is missing from the sound card"

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Removing Windows OLD folder after a reinstall of Windows 7



Warning
Before you use Disk Cleanup, make sure that all of your files and settings are in Windows 7 where you expect them to be. Deleting the Windows.old folder can’t be undone.


1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.
If you're prompted to choose a drive, click the drive you just installed Windows on, and then click OK.

2.In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup tab, click Clean up system files.
If you're again prompted to choose a drive, click the drive you just installed Windows on, and then click OK.

3.Select the Previous Windows installation(s) check box, and any other check boxes for the files you want to delete, and then click OK.

4.In the message that appears, click Delete Files.