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About Peter_A

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  1. Are you still looking for one of these? If so, I have one in good condition willing to sell for £50 plus postage. Pete.
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    Vixen GP accessories

    Looks like the Astromart item has sold. This is what I have for sale:
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    Pete_A's AP

    Pete_A's astrophotography
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    Hello from SW Somerset

    Hi 25585, Greetings from South Somerset and welcome. The number of nights out has certainly gone up for me since I retired. Pete.
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    Vixen GP accessories

    Hi Mark, I have a Vixen MD-6 Quartz Driver and motor for sale, it is the same as this: https://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=870261 Are you interested? Pete.
  6. Fabulous images. I just watched the show through my 200P and took some avi with my mono QHY5. I will see what I can make of it in the morning. Pete.
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    QHY5 Driver Installation Problems

    William, I will have a go at the drivers, that is one of the major differences between installing the unlicenced copy of XP and the one that came with my laptop. The laptop recovery process installs XP and all the drivers automatically whereas the other method requires installing all the drivers individually. If I have any success I'll post about it. btw my laptop (ASUS W5A) does have a built in web cam, DVD drive and sound. Pete.
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    QHY5 Driver Installation Problems

    I uninstalled the drivers and ran ccleaner William, still no joy, I even treated this undeserving laptop to a RAM upgrade. I think I'm wasting my time and yours. Maybe I'll try my other laptop. I wanted to use this one because it is smaller and I believe draws less juice from my remote site batteries. Thanks for your help, you have given me some tips which I will no doubt use in the future when I have other problems. Pete.
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    QHY5 Driver Installation Problems

    Kev, Thanks for your message, that is the installation procedure I am following and my problems happen at stage 5. William, I havn't had time to try the reg cleaner yet, I will as soon as I can. Re. the unlicensed copy of windows, it is XP Pro but a slightly different build compared to the XP Pro that was supplied with my laptop and the licence number stuck to the bottom of my laptop is incompatible with it. I appreciate all the help offered in this thread, thanks. Pete.
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    QHY5 Driver Installation Problems

    William, thanks again, I'll try your latest suggestions. I didn't load any motherboard drivers because I used the recovery disks that were supplied with my laptop, there are two CDs with Windows XP files on them and a CD with all the drivers, the whole recovery process is automatic including loading drivers. I have been loading the QHY driver update but don't know whether I need WDM driver, I didn't have that loaded last season when things were working okay. btw I checked that I was logged in with admin rights. I have a confession to make as well, I have managed to occasionally load the drivers successfully using an unlicensed copy of Windows XP Pro on my laptop but I really want to use the licensed copy that was supplied with the laptop and that is what I am having trouble with. Pete.
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    QHY5 Driver Installation Problems

    William, I tried your suggestion to run the scan, which seemed to go well, although I didn't notice any message to say that it had copied any files from the XP install disk. Unfortuntely no joy after uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, I got the same error message as in the second of my images above. I am a little unsure as to whether I fully uninstalled the drivers or not, I used both the control panel Add/Remove Programs and the utility on the Modern Astronomy CD to do this. Anyway, thanks for your tip about the scan utility I was not aware of that before and will keep a note of it for future reference. I havn't had time yet to check the links you suggested. Pete.
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    QHY5 Driver Installation Problems

    William, thanks very much for your detailed instructions, I'll give that a try and let you know how I get on. Peter.
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    QHY5 Driver Installation Problems

    Update, I have just had a similar error trying to install Adobe Flash Player so I think my problem is probably unrelated to the QHY software. Pete.
  14. Hi All, Sorry to post yet more boring problems with QHY5 software but I really am at a loss as to why I can't install the drivers for my QHY5 on a Windows XP laptop. I don't belive it is a hardware incompatibility problem because I was using this laptop and guide camera combination last season quite happily. Typicaly I do a disk format followed by a fresh install of WindowsXP_Pro 32bit, patch to SP3, install .Net Framework 3.5 SP1, install MS Updates. All seems to go perfectly up to that point so then I follow the Quickstart Driver Installation Guide from Modern Astronomy to the letter, installing ASCOM 6 SP2 and the latest QHY5 drivers but when I come to plug in the QHY5 itself I get the errors in the attached screenshots. Any ideas as to what I might try to fix this would be much appreciated. Thanks, Pete.

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