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Trouble reinstalling Drivers

Q: Trouble reinstalling Drivers

I recently decided to switch back to Vista after using the Win7 RC version for several weeks, due to problems with my USB devices that I couldn't figure out how to resolve.

So I ended up having to reformat my laptop, which I wasn't happy with at all.

So I go about reinstalling Vista, get everything set up, and I'm instantly confronted with several problems. One, my resolution is stuck at 1024x786, instead of the 1366x678 I previously had, with no option to change it. Two, I have no internet and the diagnostics tells me that my hardware isn't even properly installed.

I go to device manager and there are several things flagged with an exclamation point, which leads me to assume that I'm missing some drivers. I go to the resource and utilities CD, but I really have no idea what to download and what not to. I also can't seem to find my adapter driver anywhere on the CD.

I just want my laptop back to the way it was before I was dumb enough to not put Win7 on a separate partition.

Help, anyone?

Preferred Solution: Trouble reinstalling Drivers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I was given a DELL XPS Gen 3 with a new hard drive. (The old one had crashed). I have the XP reinstallation CD. But all I get on the screen is "No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" The hard drive and both CD drives are being reconized by the computer, I have also tried changing the boot sequence and turing of all the drives but the master CD drive. Any suggestions?

A:Having trouble reinstalling XP

Ok enable everything back and set the cd-rom drive as the first thing to boot (make sure the xp cd is inside) Also when you exit the bios make sure you save!!!

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I was going to re-install Vista using the upgrade disc by Microsoft
But when i checked the key at the bottom of my laptop, it is XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
But when i downloaded keyfinder.2.0.1 something like that
They key was different
What to do.
I am reinstalling what should i put in as a key?

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Take a note of both.

I would use the one provided on the bottom of your PC.

Have you performed any anytime upgrades/activated via phone?

If in doubt try both.


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Hello all,
I'm having quite the problem reinstalling XP on my brothers computer. He has a Dell XPS 400 that I whiped the hard drive on because he was getting tons of memory errors. I'm trying to reinstall XP right now with an OEM Home edition I have, but I'm running into multiple errors. First off, it doesn't want to see the hard drive, it's SATA so I am assuming since it's XP it doesn't have the drivers for it. But thats when I run into another problem. His computer didn't come with a 3.5 floppy that I could try to install the drivers through.

So, I'm wondering if anyone else has even ran into this problem. Where you need to get new drivers onto a blank machine, without a 3.5. Is it possible to boot from USB? I don't know, just looking for some new ideas and help. Thanks in advance!


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Hi everybody
Need some help, please. I am running xp sp 3 on my first hdd, I successfully installed win 7 on my second hdd. Worked just fine for about 2-3 months - at start-up I had to select which os to boot from , then, my mistake, I managed to crush down win 7 . Ever since I tried to format the second hdd and reinstall win 7, but I can't get it to an end. Everything is running smoothly until it finishes and then , when it tries to boot, I get to choose between xp and 3 copies of win 7. No matter what icon of win 7 I choose, I get an error message and everything stops here, so I am stuck on my old xp. Any suggestion would be welcome.
Thank you all and I wish you all the best.

A:trouble reinstalling win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by bill my gates

Hi everybody
Need some help, please. I am running xp sp 3 on my first hdd, I successfully installed win 7 on my second hdd. Worked just fine for about 2-3 months - at start-up I had to select which os to boot from , then, my mistake, I managed to crush down win 7 . Ever since I tried to format the second hdd and reinstall win 7, but I can't get it to an end. Everything is running smoothly until it finishes and then , when it tries to boot, I get to choose between xp and 3 copies of win 7. No matter what icon of win 7 I choose, I get an error message and everything stops here, so I am stuck on my old xp. Any suggestion would be welcome.
Thank you all and I wish you all the best.

what does the error say?

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I tried to reinstall windows xp ,now my computer won't work. It keeps restarted itself when it reaches the same part of the installing. When I checked the event log it said.. cannot set system security an extended error has occured. Is there anything i can do?

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I need to reformat and reinstall Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 8200, which is about 5 year old. It is my understanding that first you reinstall XP and then you have to reinstall the drivers. I am not sure how to reinstall the drivers.

When I ordered my computer from Dell, it came with things like a monitor, printer, speakers, video card, and sound card.

The computer also came with a cd that is labeled "Drivers and Utilities". The cd is also labeled "Dell Dimension ResourceCD for Reinstalling Device Drivers and Using Diagnostics, Utilities, and Online Documentation".

Will this cd install all of the necessary drivers for all of the hardware that came with my computer? For instance, my video card is a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420. Will the cd have the drivers for this, or will it only have some sort of generic video drivers?

If the cd does have all the necessary drivers, how do I use it to actually install them? Do I just click some button and the cd will automatically install all the necessary drivers?

Last, is there some program I can use that will make copies of my already existing device drivers so that I can use them as a last resort.

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I had a issue with the old drive it stopped booting. (Dell computer) I've tried to recover and or repair the old drive but nothing is working. During diagnostics it comes up that it failed the testing process and I also found the harddrive to be very hot. (checked this with seagate tools Old drive temp is 252 degrees new drive 55 degrees???) So in an effort to get the some data off the old drive I'm installing a new seagate drive. I boot from the provied Dell windows xp disk with the new drive installed. I to the part right before the user licences agreement and it says no harddrive installed(or doesn't see it???) I've checked in the bios and it is seen there but everytime it gets to that part nothing. This is a new drive and has not been formatted so when should it give me the option to format? I've done installs before on different pc's and can't remember. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need a different boot disk? Is it not finding it because it's not formatted and partitioned yet? Thanks for the help!

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Hey, some time ago, my computer got tons of viruses, and I had a lot if files I didnt want, so I decided to reinstall the OS. Instead of backing up my files, I just installed the OS on another drive, without deleting the previous OS. Because the first OS was installed on the SSD drive, I now want a clean reinstallation on that drive instead, to replace my OS number 1. The problem is that during the instalation of OS number 2 (on the non SSD), the non SSD got "marked" as Boot, Page File, Crash Dump partition, but the SSD is still the system partition, which makes me unable to format it.

How do I manage to wipe the SSD so I can install a new OS, and will it make me unable to boot from the non SSD (I dont know what system partition means)?

Thanks in advance.

A:Trouble reinstalling OS on another disk

Welcome to the forum. you cant format the boot disk from within windows but if you boot from the install dvd you can then when it asks you were to Install you can delete all partitions and let windows create a new one its best done with the othdr drive disconnected

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After having some computer trouble in which i was guided by dell to reinstall windows, all of my programs and personal files were gone. i found the folders programs i was missing in a folder intitled "windows.old". when i tried to load programs from this folder, they all prompted me to reinstall the program. i figured there might be some problems with them not being in the regular C:\program files folder, so i tried to move them there by drag and drop. when i do that, for whatever reason, they won't stay there. i noticed that not all of the files in the programs' folders are there, only some of them. the ones that do have the exe file wont run like i previously stated. all of my pictures are missing and ive done searches over the whole computer and each folder i suspected they would be in, including in my search parameters hidden files and folders. what can i do to recover these pictures and programs?

A:trouble after reinstalling windows

Welcome to TSF.

For the programs, you must reinstall.
Your pictures should be in Windows.old in the users\<your user name>\My Pictures.

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Hi.  I bought a larger hard drive for my Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop.  I ordered two install discs directly from Dell.  The first CD is labeled "Reinstallation CD Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2".  It installs just fine.
The second CD is labelled "Device Drivers" and "Diagnostics and Utilities".  I have tried to install this CD, but the laptop will not see the CD player.  I also tried a music CD in the CD player and got an error message.  I also cannot get on the Internet.
How do I install this CD?  I'm certain my machine is missing necessary drivers.  I have researched a lot on the Internet today from another laptop and cannot find an answer. 
Thanks so much for your suggestions.

A:Trouble Reinstalling Windows XP

Are there any yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager next to any devices?

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The guys over at the Malware removal forums told me to post over here for help reinstalling windows. I guess I have some malware that can't be safely removed. Here's a link to the topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1501848.Basically when I try to launch XP recovery console, or boot to my windows CD, I get BSOD. Help please.

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Hi ."Though the backdoor has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume the computer is secure even if the malware appears to have been removed. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with such a piece of malware, the best course of action would be a reformat and clean reinstall of the OS. This is something I don't like to recommend normally, but in most cases it is the best solution for your safety."Quote by htv8, HJT Forum.The first thing you need to do is delete your current install...the Recovery Console is not an option, as I read things, so I really don't know why you tried to access it. What is suggested is known as a clean install.System manufacturer and model?Do you have a Microsoft Genuine XP CD...or do you have restore/recovery CDs provided by the manufacturer of your system?References, please read and ask (now) any questions you may have:XP Clean Install, Stevens - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm Do not elect to do a quick format when asked, do the regular format, Differences between a Quick format and a regular format during a clean installation of Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302686 L... Read more

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I have an older Gateway laptop (Model No.:400SD) and got a virus. I was reinstalling the OS when the computer shutdown on me with it was copying windows. The power adapter was pulled out the wall. Now when i turn on the computer to try to redo the install or just complete it the computer comes on and the disc starts spinning, but no boot screen (Gateway splash screen) and then the CD just stops spinning and the computer just runs. Did I mess up the BIOS . Please help

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I am having a real rough time trying to get to do a clean reinstall of Windows XP. The main problem I am having is the fact that I cannot delete my partition or reformat my hard drive. When I hit D to delete the partition I get this message "SETUP IS UNABLE TO PERFORM THE REQUESTED OPERATION ON THE SELECTED PARTITION. THIS PARTITION CONTAINS TEMPORARY SETUP FILES THAT ARE NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION." I have even tried the FORMAT C: /FS:NTFS command in the Recovery Console and nothing happened. In computer management, when I right click on the C: drive, I cannot click on the option to delete the partition (It is setup as a basic drive right now). If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.
Also, I do not have a floppy drive so boot disks are not an option.

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Hi folks, I got given to me an old dell inspiron 1100 laptop pc, It had xp home basic on it, so i tried to install vista basic, i formatted the disc and installed vista basic, It installed okey but instead of the picture covering the whole screen 15-inch its only about 9-inch,I think that was because i didn't do my homework, when i checked the microsoft specs the minimum is 512 mb memory and 20 gb hardrive for vista basic, this has 640-mb memory, but only 18.5gb hardrive, so i formatted the hardrive and tried to reinstall xp, I get a black screen, and when i press ctrl-alt-delete, it restarts, the dell logo comes up but i cant get any further,I can put the vista install disc in the drive and it does reconize that, any help would be appreciated, thanks

A:Trouble reinstalling xp home

Try changing this to boot from a CD:

Boot Priority - Change


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my sister bought a dell laptop from her froend and didn't get his password and she had a windows cd so she thought she would reinstall windows herself. well its daysing that thee is an err finding I386 file folder and can not continue and to clean disk or get a new disk. so i called dell and they sent me a new disk, and i tried that but when i boot up the computer all it says is that it is resuming reinstall of windows xp and i don't think it is getting anything off the new disk.can anyone help??

A:trouble reinstalling windows xp

i386 is the cabinet container folder for Windows. I like to just copy it to any installation drive for the computer I work on since then you won't need the disk every time you install new hardware.

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hello there i am trying to reinstall windows 7 i am able to boot off the CD, the windows files load and then i get the windows back ground but no other options ... just a mouse arrow nothing else..
please help thank you.

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i had this problem and it was crazy what i did. I went into bios and disabled my floppy drive, and then it worked straight away. My mate told me to do this, and i thought eh how could that work? But i disabled it and it worked fine. Try that mate

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Hi, I was attempting to reinstall windows earlier today, but ran into a problem. I was following this guide:


Things were fine until I got to step five. There was nothing in the menu called ATAPI CD RW/ DVD RW or SM-HL-DT-ST-GCE-xxxxx. I figured this was because I had got a new cd drive and just pressed enter on the option that appeared to be for the cd drive (unfortunately I don't remember exactly what it was called and I'm a bit worried to go back into BIOS setup utilities and check until I know what I'm doing). I then quit the menu and the computer restarted. The computer took absolutely FOREVER to restart though. I'm wondering if anyone knows what I did wrong and what I should do to properly reinstall windows.

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Step 5 is asking you to set your Cd /DVD drive as the first item to boot into. This is so that when you have put the installation disc the pc reads the disc first before starting up.

If you put the disc back in and follow the points in the file - select the item that says DVD/CD. It should be fine. If your PC allows for it you can bypass the first 5 points by pressing F12 at start up and selecting your DVD/CD as the item to boot from. it will then start reading from the Installation disc.

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I am tring to reinstall windows xp and when in setup when i try to delete the partion it says i can because the are files i need int he partion this has never happened before and i have repaired it but to now avail please help if you can i would be very greatfull thanks :(

A:Trouble reinstalling xp home PLZ HELP!!!

What exactly is the problem? Reinstalling WinXP might not be the best solution. Please describe your issue with as much detail as possible.

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I want to format and do a clean install of an "xp sp1 upgrade disc" on pc with an oem version of xp sp3. I try and get a message that the version of windows on the pc is newer than the disc and the installation stops. Is there a workaround? I can't format hd first because this is an upgrade disc, which is looking for older windows before proceeding. I've heard that upgrade discs are really full install discs, but you have to do something to "unlock" it. Bad info? Thanks!!!!!

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after I reinstalled win2k. Its a maddog performer 2 and I've used the install disk, didn't work, tried uninstalling, reinstalling, the machine reboots after I try different drivers etc.. Shoud I delete all drivers for audio and game controllers in device manager or something else. I don't have a clue what to do next...

Thanks, Bruce

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after I reinstalled win2k. Its a maddog performer 2 and I've used the install disk, didn't work, tried uninstalling, reinstalling, the machine reboots after I try different drivers etc.. Shoud I delete all drivers for audio and game controllers in device manager or something else. I don't have a clue what to do next...

Also uninstalled all audio drivers in safe mode and the same thing...maybe the card went bad ?
Intel 875pbz board, no onboard sound
Thanks, Bruce

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Ok, here is my problem. I'm on my sons computer now because after a very big thread in the Security room, my computer is officially dead. I have my 2000 disk and am trying to reinstall a new version. I did that last night and I realized that it went much too fast. When I got to the desktop everything was gone except for all the spyware, of course. I knew that I needed to reformat the drive so I did it again. Although, when the option comes up to delete the partition, press D, nothing happens. Which is what I know I need to do. I tried to reformat from the safe mode prompt and that doesn't work either. It tells me that I will lose all data and I say yes. But then an error message comes up saying something like "would I like to force a ...." I say yes and it can't because I"m sure Windows is running in the background somewhere. I can't find anywhere to start this computer at a c prompt to fdisk. I hope I explained this ok, I"m not real good with computer terms but I try my best to explain the situation.

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

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I purchased MS Office Professional in June of 2004, but now it needs to be reinstalled. I have no idea what the 25 character product key number is. I was wanting to know if there is any way to retrieve these numbers? It seems like a waste of money not to be able to reinstall this program.

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I decided to format my computer today and reinstall windows. My windows7 disk works fine but right after the "cooying files" process the installation fails. This right after I boot from the win7 disk and do custom install, which is the only option other than "upgrade." I have no clue what to do from here.

Kind of frustrated because I don't think typing an essay on my phone will work, hahaha. Probably shouldn't have formated today, thought it was only going to take a couple hours. Oh well.

Any advise?

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Just recently went into XP wizard that indicated "programs not used much" and I saw MSN explorer, not realizing it was really IE6.

Did the uninstall, and naturally the IE6 inadvertently got taken off.

The problem is the reinstall, cannot do the setup as it recognizes a newer IE6 already installed. I checked the IE program folder and there is no IE executable file.

Should I just delete the folder and then proceed with the setup?

I'd prefer to retain the installed version as the bookmarks are up to date and I can't seem to locate a saved bookmark file.

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I had a very stable Windows 8.1 setup that had one issue: when I tried to wake it from sleep, it would instead POST (I could see the BIOS loading) but then somehow restore all open programs from before I put it to sleep. I realized this issue was overclock-dependent and experimented with the clock speed, and finally found the limit above which this issue would occur (4.0 GHz). I then raised the clock up to 4.1 GHz, tested the issue, and this time instead of booting up, my hard drive corrupted and Windows failed to boot. I reinstalled Windows from the disk as a fresh installation; however, since then my system has been much less stable than previously and I've been dealing with occasional BSODs.

Some of them seem to be overclock dependent; the BIOS settings which had previously given me spectacular stability (running Prime95 all day at 4.0 GHz) were no longer stable. An example of this is in the last crash dump from 11/22/14; I was running Dragon Age and a mod error caused the BSOD. I reverted the BIOS settings to default and now instead of causing a BSOD, the game crashed to desktop, which enabled me to find the problem, troubleshoot it, and fix it.

My latest BSOD (11/23/14) came with the BIOS as default settings; the computer crashed and restarted when I was waking the computer from sleep. At this point I'm not sure how to further troubleshoot the issues. I've used the information collector recommended on this forum and have attached the zip to this post. My only ... Read more

A:BSOD trouble since reinstalling Windows.

Alright, first things first, reset CPU to stock please while we are troubleshooting your system. Update all the drivers in red (if possible). Update AMD High Definition Audio Function Driver Driver Reference Table - AtihdWB6.sys
as it seems to be giving you problems. The cause seems to be ks.sys which is the Kernel CSA Library which handles the Streaming in other words related to the Audio/Video things

e1y60x64.sys Tue Feb 15 21:21:13 2011 (4D5AE039)
Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection

mv_process.sys Tue Feb 22 10:22:20 2011 (4D63804C)
Marvell Semicondutor process notification driver. Most often associated with Marvell Storage Controller drivers

L6UX264.sys Mon Mar 26 21:39:35 2012 (4F70C5F7)
GuitarPort Audio Device Driver

ASACPI.sys Fri Nov 2 02:54:34 2012 (509327DA)
Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility (a known BSOD maker in Win7 and Win8). Also a part of many Asus utilities (Win8 versions available from Windows Update as an Optional Update - but check Asus first!)

RTCore64.sys Mon Mar 11 06:32:06 2013 (513D6C56)
RivaTuner/EVGA Precision/MSI Afterburner (known BSOD issues w/Win7)

klpd.sys Fri Apr 12 13:34:45 2013 (5167F155)
Kaspersky antivirus driver... Read more

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To understand my problem, you need to know a little about the history of my PC.
i bought my PC last September and about a month later, everything failed for no particular reason, and my hard drives were wiped clean. Originally, my windows, (windows 7 64 bit), was installed on a hard drive with over 1 TB worth of space. when the problem was fixed, my windows was installed onto my SSD, which only has 20GB worth of space. This means that space was incredibly limited, meaning that i could barely do anything that i wanted to.

After trying to reinstall windows onto my 1TB hard drive, it failed at the last possible minute, saying something like, windows cannot configure itself to run on your system. Which bring me here. If anyone has had this problem, or knows a solution to the problem, i would be very grateful.
And if it helps, here is the link to my PC, detailing the Specs that my PC has - The iReign
Thanks in advance.

A:Trouble reinstalling windows onto another hard drive.

For installing to your 1tb HD Drive.
As the Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Motherboard has a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

For uEFT BIOS setup: Check the Gigabyte manual.

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i'm going to keep this as simple as possible

-bought ssd (crucial mx100 256gb)
-put ssd into my computer
-made bootable win7 usb and plugged it in
-everything is going smooth and ok
-after install of wins 7 everything is fine, i decided to re-install a program i was using before
-i install some bloatware type malware that was inside the program (my mistake i should have looked for a better source)
-trying to format ssd hardrive and re install win 7 no luck as windows keeps telling me that there is no usb in place, i had already gone into the BIOS and the made the usb the primary boot
-tried to go back to restore point but i forgot to make one before i got started fml

not sure what my options are now. having trouble formatting my hardrive, win 7 deliberately refuses to read usb at startup, tried alt+f10 didn't work, and pos acer wants to charge me $20 for thier recovery software (it's come with all that bloatware to, no me gusta).

any suggestions

A:Having trouble formatting harddrive and reinstalling windows 7

Try this: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

But make sure you first define an aligned, primary active partition on your SSD to which you install. You can do that with Command Prompt from any installation or recovery disk?stick. The commands are:

List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick

And next time make an image of the system after you are done with the installation of the system and the programs. Then you can always backpaddle in 20 minutes.

Imaging with free Macrium

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hello, i have a new hard drive and i am trying to reinstall my operating system and it stops half way and tells me that setup cannot continue?? i have tried windows 98, xp, xp pro and vista? (all of which i legally own and have keys for) does anyone have any ideas? i appreciate any suggestions??? thanks...

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I decided to wipe my hard drive and reinstall everything. So i have two sets of repair disks, and i have two disks in each set. Im using one of them right now. I dont know if this is how it's supposed to go,

Basically went through the language button and picked the first option to put it on the first partition (i just picked one option). Anyway so it loads up you have a desktop, and then when you get to the desktop its has cmd on and then it tells you that factory installation is going on dont touch it and what not. Then says configuring stuff and it restarts. And its keeping on restarting and doing that over and over again. Why isnt it asking for the second disk?, is it supposed to take this long?, did i do it wrong?, and should i try using the other set of disks instead?

Using asus windows 7

Ps. I dont know if this means its working but the graphics are much better now even though it's still restarting and continuing to do that... does that mean its doing what its supposed to?

A:Trouble with reinstalling windows 7 using repair disk

Did you make the repair disks yourself? How can we know what is what.... you made them yourself. Next time make documentation or write down what is what.

I decided to wipe my hard drive and reinstall everything

How did you wipe the disk?

System still boots from harddrive?

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I'm about to reformat an old computer. No problem with the reformat, but I'm a little confused when it comes to installing the audio, sound, ethernet drivers. My disk contains more than one for each of these, therefore I don't know which one to use. My OS is XP. After the reformat can I just go to the device manager and select update manager, set location to the cd?

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Once you have formatted...you should install the chipset driver first...this sort of configures all the other drivers to install correctly....i then normally do the audio and graphics and ethernet...im not sure just how important those are in any particular order as i have not had any problems doing it that way....just make sure the chipset goes in first!

Once xp is installed, either load the disc on autoplay or via "my computer"...just click on the cd icon...you should then be able to choose what drivers you wish to download

Dont forget the windows updates...they will be automatic and will probably take ages

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I have been having some computer problems, services.exe running at 100%. Could not pin point to exact problems so I thougt I would install windows into another folder and then delete the old one , found the instruction on another forum. Well I finally managed to do that but now I am stuck reinstalling my drivers. Could someone please help me?

I have the cd that dell sent when I first bought the laptop. Thanks in advance.

A:need help reinstalling drivers

You can go HERE and enter the required info for your particular make and model of your machine. That will take you to the page with the required drivers. Not sure what disk Dell includes. If it is labeled as Drivers and Utilities then you should be able to pop it in your optical drive and follow the instructions that come up on screen.

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Hi all,
I upgraded to Win 7 x64 a few wks past and initially all went well. However, since then, I've discovered that I have to keep reinstalling drivers for all my plug & play hardware. Once I reinstall they work fine for that session, but then on a reboot, I have to once again reinstall. I'm doing so through the device right click/Troubleshoot option.

When I first noticed it on the Kindle I thought it was because it wasn't compatible for x64 or something & indeed the Kindle tech I spoke to stated that, BUT others with the same model as me use theirs on an x64 platform without any diffs.

So I'm really unsure whether it is a compatibility issue etc or something else. For 2 of the devices I downloaded the specific drivers & updated manually, where the other device I let Windows find the driver itself.

Anyone any suggestions either how to check where the problem is coming from or else ideas on how best to fix it?


A:Have to keep reinstalling drivers on Win 7 x64

Try this:

USB drive or flash problems? How to cleanup and remove old USB storage drivers - TechSpot Forums

That should resolve any issues you have with usb devices unless it is hardware related.

EDIT: Make sure to run this bat file as an admin. Right click the bat file, run as administrator. Code used for the bat is on the website, and verified by me as being the same when editing the bat file.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 and I was running Windows Home Edition Xp SP3 but had trouble with viruses and so on. Well after reinstalling to Windows Home Edition Xp SP2 it cleaned out my whole computer so virus free and running good.

Now the problem is that when I go to check out Device Manager it shows this what should I do can someone help me out please.

A:No drivers after reinstalling Os

did you go to toshiba's website and download all the drivers for your specific model?

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My computer was built for me and I have to reinstall everything could you please advise me on how to do it

A:reinstalling drivers

First you need to know what hardware you have ie motherboard, video card, etc. Once you know that, then download the drivers for your hardware. Burn them to a CD.

From your post I assume you want to clean install windows. Is that correct?

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Whenever I turn my desktop ON, all me my hardware suddenly starts re installing itself and then i'm prompted to restart. And when i restart, the same cycle repeats itself. Also, i use my phone's bluetooth connection to connect to the internet on my pc, so is this bluetooth causing the problem. I'm using a v2.0 usb dongle with bluesoleil.

Please help..

A:The Drivers Keep ReINSTALLING themselves!

Hello ronnie141, to TSF>

Firstly, let's try starting the desktop with the Bluetooth? and the USB 2.0 dongle disconnected.
If this is not successful; start the computer while continually tapping the F8 key, this will take you to a screen with a number of listings; such as, Safe Mode, and including Last known good configuration.
Select Last Known Good configuration, and allow the PC to reboot.
All should be normal by now...post back with the outcome of these two suggestions.

Kind Regards,

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I had the system32/ntoknrsl.exe error and so I had to reinstall xp
When I did that my sound no longer works my network doesn't work and
My usb port do not work.
Iv been to device manager checked the drivers and they all say they are installed
And working fine,
There are also no yellow question marks next to any of them like other people have had.
Iv been trying to figure this out all day iv tried downloading drivers and all sorts and nothing has improved.

A:drivers and reinstalling

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It seems that i have come across a small problem reguarding my graphics drivers.
When i turn on my computer, i notice windows areo is turned off and any games fail to load at all.
No matter what i try i can't get areo to turn on nor games to run.
After about an hour I fixed the problem by reinstalling my graphics drivers and everything stared working again but the next day after the computer turned back on, it wasn't working again.
Why do my graphics drivers need to be installed at every restart and what can i do to fix this?

-To help you solve my problem, recently i did a registry clean with Registry Easy and was trying to set up Playstation 3 remote pc drivers(to no sucsses)

My Specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3583 Mb
Graphics Card: mv video hook driver2, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 79998 MB, Free - 4430 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 480903 MB; E: Total - 873866 MB, Free - 138996 MB; K: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 337324 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., V-P5G31, 4.01, MS1C92BJB301143
Antivirus: Kaspersky PURE, Updated and Enabled

(My graphics card is: Asus EN9400GT)
(The above specs were gathered after graphics card drivers were installed)

A:Drivers keep need reinstalling

asus had many issues with graphics and their mobos , look for updated drivers for all your system and bios

double check this link as you have the exact model of your mobo


Location: Download> Motherboard> P5G31D-M PRO

http://www.driverupdate.net/download.php free version on left

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Hi, I'm new to the forum! I'm reformatting my computer and upgrading it to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit from Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit. I have already done the check to make sure all my hardware is compatible; it is. My question is what drivers do I need exactly? My list so far has: Chipset Graphics card Sound Card Ethernet Card Am I missing any? Aside from that I need a bit of help with the chipset/GPU driver. I have an nForce 430 chipset with integrated GeForce 6150LE however I have purchased an ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card and have been running off of that. My question in regard to the chipset driver is firstly, where is the nForce driver download? I am unable to find this specific chipset on nVidia's website and secondly if I find a driver will the graphic card drivers come bundled with it? If so, is there a way to get the chipset driver without the graphic driver for the integrated GPU. Thanks!

A:Reinstalling. What drivers do I need?

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

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MS Office would not install SP2. Could not find SingleImageWW.msi. Was instructed by Microsoft to uninstall MS Office 2010, download bakup from the download office site with my valid product key, and reinstall MS Office 2010. I did this and it quits and gives message that it encountered an erro during setup.
Eroor 1406. Setup cannot write the value RunTimeVersion to the registry key \Software\Classes\CLSID\{00020800-0000-0000-C000-0000000000046\InprocServer32\ Verify that you have sufficient permissions to access the registry or contact Microsoft Product Support (PSS) for assistance. For Information about how to contact PSS, see C:\Users\Owner\Appdata\Local\Temp\Setup00001374\PSS10R.CHM
The above referenced *.CHM does not exist. I finally got a hold of MS PSS, and they want $100-$150 to provide help.
Can anyone help with this issue?

A:Trouble reinstalling MS Office 2010 erro 1406

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838687

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I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP on my family's ~8/9 year old (probably purchased around 2002) Advent PC. Given how sluggish and virus-ridden the system is, formatting seems like the most effective solution available at this point. The model is an Advent 3213 and runs XP Home Edition SP3. It's unknown whether the recovery CD was lost or whether it never came packaged to begin with, but either way we don't have one and don't know of anyone we could borrow one from.

So not having access to any kind of recovery disk, I looked up how to create one from scratch using c:\i386. however, c:\i386 does not exist in the root of c:\ and could only be found within the 'servicepackfiles' directory. 'winnt32.exe' could not be found either after numerous searches. I then tried the start > all programs > system recovery route but system recovery was not listed nor could it be found via search. I also tried pressing F10/F11 repeatedly before startup to load the recovery console but nothing happened.

Any thoughts? Is it pretty much an impossibility at this stage?

A:Having great trouble reinstalling windows without recovery disk.

There really is no way of doing this, if the laptop does not have XP installed on a separate partition, sometimes hidden and accessible only by certain keys as the laptop is switched on.
May I suggest you go to the Advent site and ascertain if that laptop came so equipped.
The only other way as you so correctly say is to borrow an XP installation CD and of course you must use the product key from the base of the laptop.
It will have to be what the label says is installed. ie: XP Home.

The other way is to recover your personal data by way of documents etc and format the drive and install one of the free LInux based operating systems with all the free software that is readily avilable, including a complete free office suite
For instance Ubuntu.
If you decide to pursue that route here is the link to the Ubuntu downloads.
In view of the age of the laptop you will be well advised to check the ram - memory available and processor speed before selecting which Linux based system you are going to install
Here is the link to Ubuntu

and here is a link to an alternative Linux based system
http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview and Getting Started.htm

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I encountered a problem with spyyware on my computer that necessitated a complete reinstallation. Problem is after everything was back up and running my network adapter was screwed. I beleive some of the driver ffiles were lost or corrupted. I have checked in device manager and this is not the only device with a yellow exclamation mark. The network controller, pci data aquisition, sm bus controller, video controller, and vga graphics addapter are all faulty.m any ideas here? I have tried installing the realtek adapter driver many times but to no avail.

A:Realtek rtl8101 driver trouble after reinstalling vista

Hi d00d557,

It's possible that the virus/spyware corrupted the O/S as well. Perform a windows repair and then try re-installing the computer hardware drivers again and see if that helps resolve your computer issues.

Since you have your files backed up, you can also reformat the HDD and perform a fresh install of windows. Hope everything works out well for you.

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Windows 7 Home Premium X64 keeps re-installing the same existing USB drivers every time I plug in an USB device. This means every time I plug in my Wireless mouse, my printer, scanner, external hard drive... and so on I have to wait minutes before I can start using the device. Also, it does not just re-install the drivers from the hard disk, it does a lengthy check via windows update before it installs anything.

Does anybody know how to fix this? Thanks.

A:Win7 keeps reinstalling USB drivers

hi there
have you tried this> shut down computer unplug the mains cable press the power button on the pc for 5-10 sec re-plug the mains lead in boot up pc.(this should reset the motherboard)

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531 with Vista. It was interupted during a Vista Auto Download. Currently, the system will turn on, go to Vista Logon and autmoatically shut down. I believe I can reinstall the Drivers from DOS....any help with the details?


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Hello, I have a Pavilion G7-1365DX that I just reinstalled Windows 7 with. The icons are very large, and the internet doesn't work. Those are the only two things that I noticed right off the top. I know I need to install the drivers, but when I searched all the drivers on the HP website, I wasn't sure which exact ones I needed after installing the OS again.  Which drivers are typically needed after installing Windows 7?  Also, am I supposed to download from another computer and put it on a USB, so I can install it from the USB on my laptop without working internet?  Lastly, do required drivers differ widely from model to model of HP laptops when installing a new OS? 

A:How do I know which drivers I need after reinstalling Window...

Hi: You need these drivers for your PC and yes, you can download them from another PC, copy them to a usb flash drive and install them from that... Install these drivers in the order I posted them and restart the PC after you install the 1st two. Graphics: This package provides the AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver and Catalyst Control Center for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. For notebooks with switchable graphics modes, this package includes drivers for both graphics processing units (GPUs). Switchable graphics enable users to switch between a power-saving graphics mode (normally used under battery power) and a high-performance graphics mode. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55001-55500/sp55081.exe Audio: This package contains the driver that enables the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59001-59500/sp59154.exe Ethernet: This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55001-55500/sp55083.exe Wireless: This package contains the driver installation package fo... Read more

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