Thursday, 15 November 2007

ialmrnt5 - Intel's Display Drivers Strike Again

If you are wondering why your computer's resolution has suddenly gone down to a measly 640x480 and you are only displaying 4 colors and if that wasnt enough, a threating windows error has popped on your screen saying something along the lines of "the ialmrnt5 display driver has stopped working normally...", dont worry, its just intel's drivers making a booboo, yet again.

All you need to do is go to the Intel website and download the needed driver updates.

Here are some related links:;jsessionid=1c1ilw0bqmvcr?messageID=890225&#890225

Alternatively, right click on your Desktop, Properties, Settings, Advanced, Troubleshoot and move the Hardware Acceleration option down to None.

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Why is Norton(CCAPP.exe) eating my CPU?!?

We just got some pcs reconfigured to use Outlook and Norton. They had been using webmail until now without a hitch but there seems to be a certain belief that as users go up in the employee/management hierarchy they should be allowed to have things installed such as Powerpoint, Access, Ms Outlook, etc, even when they dont even know how to use them.

Surprise, surprise, some users started complaining afterwards about their pcs getting slower and slower, problems sending emails and more. After a quick check to the Task Manager (Right click on the Systray or Ctrl+Alt+Del and then Task Manager) I found that CCAPP was using roundabouts 70-80% of CPU. I thought I'd google this up but to my disappointment, all I could find was obvious SEO websites with lists of explanations as to what CCAPP is/does but noone explaining how to solve the issue other than to disable outgoing email checking.

I have uninstalled Norton for the time being and I will be depending on our linux server's email antivirus. I'll carry on searching...

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