Trouble with DriverStore Explore

Feb 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Hi,

I'm trying to use DriverStore Explore on a Windows 7 Pro - 64 machine.

I launch the application and get the form with "No entries loaded" written into.

So I press "Enumerate" button. A processing bar briefly appears but no drivers are seen.

There is nothing into the log file.

I precise that the application is launched with administrator rights.

Has anybody got the same behavior?

Thanks,

Regards,

Didier.

Coordinator
Apr 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

DCZ, can you send me the log generated?

 

Also, plz try opening a CMD window and type "pnputil" and press ENTER. Let me know if you see the help messages printed by the PnpUtil tool. 

 

Thanks

May 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM
Edited May 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM
DCZ wrote:  "I'm trying to use DriverStore Explore on a Windows 7 Pro - 64 machine. I launch the application and get the form with "No entries loaded" written into. So I press "Enumerate" button. A processing bar briefly appears but no drivers are seen. There is nothing into the log file.  I precise that the application is launched with administrator rights.  Has anybody got the same behavior?"

I have the exact same problem.  Hope there's a solution -- I'll check back.

May 16, 2012 at 9:16 AM

The issue occurs if you use a NON English Windows version. The pnputil output is translated in your langauge and this tool can't handle this.

Here is my output:

Microsoft-PnP-Dienstprogramm

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem0.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   Microsoft
Klasse:                     Drucker
Treiberversion und -datum:   06/21/2006 6.1.7600.16385
Name des Signaturgebers:               Microsoft Windows

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem1.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   Microsoft
Klasse:                     Drucker
Treiberversion und -datum:   06/21/2006 6.1.7601.17514
Name des Signaturgebers:               Microsoft Windows

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem2.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   Ralink Technology Corp.
Klasse:                     Netzwerkadapter
Treiberversion und -datum:   06/02/2010 3.00.09.0001
Name des Signaturgebers:               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem3.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   AMD
Klasse:                     IDE ATA/ATAPI-Controller
Treiberversion und -datum:   11/11/2010 1.2.001.0275
Name des Signaturgebers:               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem4.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   Realtek
Klasse:                     Netzwerkadapter
Treiberversion und -datum:   11/30/2010 7.034.1130.2010
Name des Signaturgebers:               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem5.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   LG
Klasse:                     Monitore
Treiberversion und -datum:   11/04/2009 1.0
Name des Signaturgebers:               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem6.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   Oracle Corporation
Klasse:                     USB-Controller
Treiberversion und -datum:   04/12/2012 4.1.14
Name des Signaturgebers:               

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem7.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   Advanced Micro Devices Inc
Klasse:                     Systemger�te
Treiberversion und -datum:   03/10/2010 1.3.3.70
Name des Signaturgebers:               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Ver�ffentlichter Name:            oem8.inf
Treiberpaketanbieter:   Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Klasse:                     Audio-, Video- und Gamecontroller
Treiberversion und -datum:   10/18/2011 6.0.1.6482
Name des Signaturgebers:               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
And the tools checks in class PNPUtil method EnumeratePackages for the English names (Published name, Driver package provider, Class, Driver date and version, Signer name). that's why the tool fails.

Jun 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I have exactly the same problem using Vista Home Premium 32bit. Logged in as admin equivalent and running RAPR as admin, there is no list in the window though the program does soemthing. PNPUTIL produces the expected output but won't allow the output to be redirected to desktop text file. I am using English (United Kingdom) as my language. PNPUTIL lists in english.

Jun 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Download the source, open it with VS Express or #Develop and set a breakpoint to the place where the tool parses the output. What does it return?

Coordinator
Jul 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Just approved a patch submitted by Zenda_. It addresses the "language" issue. Download the latest source (esp PnpUtil.cs) and give a try. Sorry, no time for me to make a binary release. 

Aug 15, 2012 at 6:30 AM
kannanmr wrote:

Just approved a patch submitted by Zenda_. It addresses the "language" issue. Download the latest source (esp PnpUtil.cs) and give a try.

works fine here on a German Windows :)

Dec 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Any chances that a 0.2 version will be available for download (working with other Win7 languages than English, like French in my case) ?

Unless someone was compile one with the "patch" for me? fkewlb@gmail.com

 

Coordinator
Dec 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Just uploaded a new version - v0.5. It supports non-English OS builds. Please check and let me know. Thanks.