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Windows Vista/ Windows 7 Starforce Drivers Update

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http://www.star-forc...upport/drivers/

Update/Remove driver

  • Following information is needed only for applications protected with driver. Remember – not all programs are protected with driver. A developer or a publisher of a program decides whether it is necessary to apply protection drivers for the application, depending on the required protection level.

    ? How do I know whether my program uses protection driver?
    If the message about driver installation was displayed at the first launch of protected program then the driver is used.
  • Protection driver update does not affect the whole protection version installed on the program.
    How to update protection drivers?
    With so many various hardware components and software for personal computers, the StarForce specialists improve protection drivers constantly and make them compatible with newly released programs and operating systems.

    If you have problems in launching a protected application, driver update can solve the problem in some cases, as well as it can improve interaction between the protected application and drivers in programs from other vendors.

    There are to ways to update driver, which depend on current version of protection, that is placed in software.

    ? How do I know which protection version is installed for the application I use?


    1. Version 5.5 and higher:
    In version 5.5 and higher the most common operations (such as check and download of driver update, install/remove driver) are performed using Graphical User Interface (GUI) of PROTECT.EXE file. This file is situated in root folder of protected application.

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    GUI of protect.exe.



    Driver management commands

    • Check driver status – check presence of protection driver for current application.
    • Download and install driver update – connects with StarForce update server, downloads and installs driver update for current application.
    • Install driver – installs protection driver for current application.
    • Remove driver if it is not used by other installed application – removes protection driver if it not used by other installed application.
    • Remove driver completely – removes driver even if it uses by other installed applications.
      License management commands
      • Activate, reactivate or deactivate application – For applications with Internet activation ability and software which use StarForce DiscFree Technology.
        Miscellaneous commands
        • Register event log – This command allows to register protected application in system Events Log for launch of application in special modes (e.g. in mode of Windows service).

      2. Versions before 5.5:

      How to update protection drivers?

      With so many various hardware components and software for personal computers, the StarForce specialists improve protection drivers constantly and make them compatible with newly released programs and operating systems.

      If you have problems in launching a protected application, driver update can solve the problem in some cases, as well as it can improve interaction between the protected application and drivers in programs from other vendors.

      The following should be done to update drivers:

      [*]Download the zip-archive of the SFUPDATE utility.[*]Unpack the archive and save the sfdrvup.exe file to some folder on a hard disk.[*]Run sfdrvup.exe.[*]Follow the displayed instructions

      How to remove all the protection components from the system?

      To remove all protection components:

      [*]Download the zip-archive of the SFREMOVE utility.[*]Unpack the archive and save the sfdrvrem.exe file to some folder on a hard disk.[*]Run sfdrvrem.exe.[*]Follow the displayed instructions

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Ok,here goes,first post an-all,

I just installed FC1.0, rebooted my rig,then installed FC1.1,rebooted and the following happened:

'Windows is loading files'

'Windows was unable to start, running diagnostic'

'Windows cannot repair this problem'

The report came up with:\Windows\System32\Drivers\sfsync02.sys is corrupt.

I was simming all morning with other installs,with no problems.The rig is brand new, running Win7 64 bit pro,Lomac has been installed previously, but I recently had to do a complete reinstall of windows and all other sims.All drives were reformatted, so nothing was left over from any previous install.

I am assuming that this is the FC1.1 Star-Force protection system kicking in for some reason.

I have sent a message to Star-Force support and am awaiting a response.

My concern is that I'm going to have to do a complete re-build again, thats five simms,including a large FSX install.

Obviously I am not happy with this current situation, as I am completely locked out of my gaming rig. What I need to know is if this is 'Star-Force' or something else?

Any help appreciated.

BH

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you should try to uninstall the driver - try to run (load WIndows) in safe mode in order to do that

 

do you have a 64 bit OS ?

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Its ok, I managed to get windows to open using last good startup mode or something simular, and then deleted FC1.1.

So rig is back to 'normal' again.

Thanx for the reply Tom

BH

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