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Reinstalled XP - Need Drivers to get online...

Q: Reinstalled XP - Need Drivers to get online...

I recently had a virus and needed to start clean.... I wiped out everything! So I installed Windows XP Pro again. I am not too computer savy and I'm sure this could be an easy fix.

Unfortunately, I don?t have any start up discs and I don?t even know what I'm missing or needing to get back online. I've never started this "clean" before.

Can somebody just refer me to a place to get what I need to get back online or helpful links?

Thank you so any help you might have

Preferred Solution: Reinstalled XP - Need Drivers to get online...

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.)

A: Reinstalled XP - Need Drivers to get online...

First go to the computer manufacturer's website (or motherboard mfg) and download and install the chipset driver.

After that, go to the manufacturers' websites for your video, sound, and - if applicable, ethernet cards and download and install the current drivers.If you are not sure what is installed you can either look in device manager or download and run Belarc Advisor (or any similar utility). Here's the link for Belarc: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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Okay, so I've reinstalled XP and things are running smoothly now, except...

In my device manager, under "other devices" they all have a yellow ? next to them: the video, audio (no, can't hear anything other than that annoying, "bonk" sound ), ethernet, network, etc. I can't get online to download a driver (I'm at a friend's house now), so I'm trying to find what I need and burn it to disc so I can install it on my lappy (Dell, Inspiron B130 ) and get online again. I'm sure from there, I can go to the dell website and get the sound and what not fixed up, but since I can't get online, and I'm not sure what I'm looking for (there's a driver update on dell.com... is that it? Here's the link. ) I'm really having a "throw it out the window" moment here. Can anybody help me? Many thanks in advance

Oh, btw, I have cable broadband internet service (when I called them, they said my 'puter wasn't showing up, and to contact dell for a driver from the network card. Dell said, "That's $150 please" ), with a ethernet line to the router. Does that make sense?

A:so I reinstalled Windows XP... no drivers now? Can't get online...

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Hi, guys. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 on Vista 32bit and for some time now, It has been running slow and maybe I have a mother board problem but I thought reinstalling
Vista to the factory settings would be a good idea to see If that helps. So I reinstalled Vista with the reinstallation DVD. It worked but now I have a new problem.
I have problems with the dell drives. (No touchpad, Internet ect)
I open Device Manager and get a yellow triangle with an (!) on the following
Display adapters = Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Other devices = Base System Device - Base System Device - Base System Device - Ethernet Controller - Network Controller - Video Controller
So I went to my other computer to go to dell website and put my tag number In an downloaded all the drivers to an external hard drive.
Putting the external hard drive In the laptop with problems thinking I could double click and Install the drivers. But get the message
Application download did not succeed, check your network connection, or contact your system administrator or network service provider.
The only discs I have for my laptop are Microsoft works 9, Dell MediaDirect 3.5 and Windows Vista home premium 32bit.
I called Dell thinking I still had warranty but got told It had ran out and got put to the warranty expired people who told me my problem would be fixed In 15 minuets but would cost ?69.99. I really think ?70 for 15 minuets Is a bit much so hope you guys might be able to hel... Read more

A:Reinstalled Vista on dell, can't get online to download drivers.

Possibly better to download to a DVD.

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Hi, guys. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 on Vista 32bit and for some time now, It has been running slow and maybe I have a mother board problem but I thought reinstalling
Vista to the factory settings would be a good idea to see If that helps. So I reinstalled Vista with the reinstallation DVD. It worked but now I have a new problem.
I have problems with the dell drives. (No touchpad, Internet ect)
I open Device Manager and get a yellow triangle with an (!) on the following
Display adapters = Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Other devices = Base System Device - Base System Device - Base System Device - Ethernet Controller - Network Controller - Video Controller
So I went to my other computer to go to dell website and put my tag number In an downloaded all the drivers to an external hard drive.
Putting the external hard drive In the laptop with problems thinking I could double click and Install the drivers. But get the message
Application download did not succeed, check your network connection, or contact your system administrator or network service provider.
The only discs I have for my laptop are Microsoft works 9, Dell MediaDirect 3.5 and Windows Vista home premium 32bit.
I called Dell thinking I still had warranty but got told It had ran out and got put to the warranty expired people who told me my problem would be fixed In 15 minuets but would cost 69.99. I really think 70 for 15 minuets Is a bit much so hope you guys might be able to help me out.
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A:Solved: Reinstalled Vista on dell, can't get online to download drivers.

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I recently re-installed xp, and now cannot get online. I have two computers: desktop and laptop. Laptop still connects via wireless Linksys router. Desktop is wired to the router, shows "connected" under network connections, but I still get "The page cannot be displayed" when I open IE browser.

Additonal info: I connect via cable modem with time-warner. I have gone through the connection wizard (no help).

I'm sure this is probably something simple... Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Reinstalled xp, now can't get online

Which connection reads "connected" in Network Connections? You should have a Local Area Connection in there which is configured with your IP address etc... You could try reinstalling the router with the disk and see if that helps, or restore the settings by pressing the little button in the back. If you connect your desktop directly to the cable modem, bypassing the router, can you get online?

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Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

HDD fried Tuesday. Installed new one yesterday and put OS back on from my scary red boot disks last night (XP on Dell Inspiron E1505, 3 yrs old)

Things started fine but went to plug in ethernet to get her online and not getting anywhere. Have Yahoo DSL and used that CD as well as the MS Internet Connection wizard. It's only starting a 1394 connection with no IP address. Got error msg "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connections. Cannot proceed."

Still a noob at this, but thought maybe this was a driver issue and went into the Device Manager and got all yellow ?s for "Other Devices" -- Base system device, ethernet controller, network controller, PCI device, SM Bus Controller, and Video Controller.

So, I went to the drivers CD from Dell and didn't see anything with same names. And it clearly says "don't install a driver you don't need" so I'm a bit freaked by messing with it.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance! Just want to finally get up and running again after losing this week.

A:Solved: Reinstalled XP and now can't get online

Yes, you need to install the drivers from the Dell CD. When you put in the CD, a screen should come up where you enter your operating system (XP) and the model of the PC.

It should have a check mark next to each driver you need to install. Make sure you install the chipset driver first. Then install Video, Audio and Network. There might also be some others depending on what hardware you have.

Then go into Device manager and make sure all of the yellow question marks are gone.

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Hey i did a fresh install of windows vista, and everything is fine, except that it is missing some drivers for the network. I have tried to go to toshiba for them, but i cant find them any where. Everyone tells me to go online and get them, and i remind them, that is what i want to do, but the computer wont let me because it doesnt have the drivers... please help. I do have a friends computer, which is a dell, to get online...

A:reinstalled vista and now cant get online hlp me!!

Download the driver to the Dell computer. Save it to USB flash drive or any other removable media and plug into your Toshiba computer. Install the driver.

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hi I just reinstalled windows XP onto my acer 5200 pc and can't get online at all. I know that I need to download drivers, but am not 2 sure how to do that. I mean which drivers to install I have so many ? marks-
base system device
base system device
base system device
Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

I can use my other laptop to download the drivers but don't know which ones to download and then how do I install it into the Acer please help

A:help reinstalled windows XP now can't go online too many ? please help


I had to assume you have an Acer Veritone 5200 desktop pc if correct go to the above link for all the device drivers for this model of pc if not the right model do you earn seach for drivers on the acer webpage. download the ones you need on another pc connected to the internet and save them to a usb thumb drive or copy them toa CD and load them on the acer 5200 and install ...that should recover your devices after you have reloaded XP

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I reinstalled windows on my computer because it had a blue screen error and there was no fix.. I used the disk that came with the computer to reinstall. Now I can not get back online at all. The modem has been detected and the internet is up and running on different computers. What drivers do I need to download to gain access back to the internet??? Last time this happened to my other computer Dell told me to download certain drivers from Microsoft??

A:Reinstalled Windows XP Can't get back online..?

have you entered your isp addresses in the properties for your nic card

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I reinstalled my OS, Winxp. Now I can't get online. I was able to get online before i reinstalled. I have Earthlink DSL and use Firefox 3.6. I supposed I could call Earthlink but I don't want to spend 45 minutes on the phone with someone who doesn't speak English very well, particularly if its simply a question of following a simple procedure.

Can you help me to get back online?

Drive C: Win7 Home Premium 80GB NTFS (IDE)
Drive D: WinXP Pro sp3 160GB NTFS (IDE)
Drive E and F: DVDRW's (sata)

Seagate 400GB USB drive w/4 Partitions (USB Ext. Storage) (IDE)
Phenom II 5500 (3.2ghz) CPU
4GB DDR3 Ram
Nvidia Geforce 1gb 9500GT PCIE card
Creative 128bit sound card
Earthlink DSL 6000bps
Floppy drive, 56K dialup modem, Optical Mouse, MS Elite Keyboard, 21inch crt monitor

A:Solved: Winxpsp3 reinstalled, Now I can't get online

All I had to do was reload the drivers. Sorry, my bad.

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Due to a problem,my vista was reinstalled.My browser is mozilla.
When I call up a favourite game site I use to play,the website comes up but the game does not load.It states

This website doesn't supply identity information.

Then it says

Your connection to this website is not encrypted.

Ive played on this (legal) gamesite for about 5 years and never had any probs before.

Hope Ive provided enough info

many tks


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I reinstalled xp on my comp that originally had vista on it the computer is a emachines w5243 and I can't find the proper audio drivers for it. Also I can't get my usb ports to work.... this happened before I reinstalled it and is part of the reason I decided to. Ne one know a link to the drivers or what's wrong with the usb plz and thx

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Hello, First of all thanks to anyone who helps.
I am not very good when it comes to hardware. So simple instructions would be appreciated.

Ok, So i had a virus on my PC, So i reinstalled Windows XP.
I thought that is all i had to do. Now, I do not have any drivers. I try changing the audio it says 'No audio device'
I try going on the internet it says 'No Ethernet Connector' .

I cannot update the drivers with Device manager, as i dont have the internet.

I have no idea what i need to download either.
I looked at other posts, and have downloaded a 'chipset' from ASUS site.
I dont know what else i need to download so that, internet + sound is working.

My motherboard is
ASUS M4A78 pro
Windows XP Pro SP3

Apparently to 'EVEREST Ultimate Edition' I have

Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller

VIA VT1708S @ ATI SB700 - High Definition Audio Controller
I also dont have a video controller.

Can anyone link me the downloads/ Help me out?

If u need anymore information, Ask

Please Help, I need internet soon, cuz i cant activate my windows. Lol

A:No Drivers? Reinstalled Windows XP

whats the make and model of the PC
you need to go to the manufacturers website and download all the drivers for the PC
chipset, video, audio, netwrok - etc

as you have the motherboard listed - you should also be able to get the drivers from the asus site - but i would start at the PC manufacturers website

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Alright, so for a few months now I have a problem where after I reboot, almost none of my USB work just the ones two in the back. So I seen when i went into Device Manager i would see a yellow exclamation mark, So i would uninstall the drives and then rescan for hardware change and it will work once again. I would reboot it again same issue. I been having to leave my pc on for weeks at a time cause i dont want to go thru the hassel.

Where should i start to T/S i have changed the plug on the M/B and same issue. Uninstalled all the usb drives and rebooted pc same issue in Safe Mode same. All drivers are up-to-date So im stuck in a ditch even

A:USB Drivers Need To Be Reinstalled After Every Reboot?

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This is a discussion thread, not a problem thread.

Started so one of Doc Brown's thread wasn't hijacked.

The posts from Doc Brown's thread that initiated the conversation, but might be off topic there.

Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart

I should note that I had difficulty finding the correct drivers for
Bluetooth - HP did not list it for my machine - had to search HP
--> Note: the BCM card is a combo card (BT & 802.11)
AMD USB 3.0 & SMBUS - had to install base offered on HP download page for chipset (only HP called it AMD Graphics) and then update Graphics to newer versions.

Biometrics - found the drivers searching HP, left it uninstalled last time (current)
Coolsense - found it ok, just had issues with it. Seems as though it was causing high temps. When I removed it, temps were in range, left it uninstalled last time (current)
DriveGuard - found it ok, left it uninstalled last time (current)

If I think of anything else.....

Oh wait..... HP laptop.... which one?

Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker

The two HP programs which you mention and are debatable about reinstalling after a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, Cool Sense and Drive Guard, are worth more discussion since they safeguard critical temperature and HD hardware on the PC, yet they can cause issues. What do others here think about their net value for re... Read more

A:HP drivers - should xyx driver be reinstalled?

HP Minimal Recovery only reinstalls drivers, activation SLP file and Coolsense so I would consider that a good reimport benchmark.

I wonder if BSOD analysts are seeing Coolsense crashes. I haven't seen any but I don't reimport anything. However it needs discussion about whether additional software which protects HD and overheating should be a Best Practice on Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I have re-installed WIN 7 on my laptop. I did not have the cd's from Dell, so I purchased and used a WIN 7 disc. After re-installing WIN 7, my internet connection was not functioning. Under Device Manager, the following had yellow warning signs next to them:

Ethernet Controller
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N+WiMax 6250
Network Controller
PCI Simple Communications Controller.

I am assuming that these devices are missing the drivers required for their operation. I tried running Intel_My_WiFi_Dashboard_15.1.1_s64. It told me I needed to install dotNetFx40_Full_Setup. I attempted to run this program, but a lack of an internet connection prevented it from completing. I am unsure of what to try next. Any help would be appreciated.

If this has already been answered under another post, I apologize for re-posting, and would be more then glad to read the original thread if someone can post a link.

Thank you for any help you have,

Desperate User.

A:Drivers Missing After WIN 7 Reinstalled

Go to the Dell support site for your model and download the appropriate drivers.

If you enter the service Tag number, it will tell you what was installed and recommend the right drivers.


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Hey guys i reinstalled windows xp and now theres no sound and i cant play any of the games i used to be able to because theres no video drivers. I used to have all that stuff please help me. Thanks everybody

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I have an Asus U36SD

Last night I reinstalled windows for a clean install on windows disk
After finishing and loading up windows I have no drivers so no connection to any peripherals
I can't install them from the web because all Internet drivers are gone and I can't install from USB
Because the USB driver is gone.

Please help!! What do I do

A:Reinstalled windows. No drivers

Follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Put your network adapter driver form the Asus Support Downloads webpage on CD or stick to install it to connect to network. http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=U36SD&p=3&os=

Then immediately enable Device Installation Settings Option 3, run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion.

If wireless driver gives problems installing then use the ethernet cable which will probably load its own driver if you've enabled Option 3 in link above, otherwise import it from same page.

Windows Updates should provide most all of the drivers. After required reboots, go right back to Check for Updates again until there are no more. You can then import any still missing in Device Manager from the same Asus webpage.

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I have just reinstalled Windows XP, and now I can't get on the Internet.
( I use Net Zero Dial Up for $9.95 / Month)

When I try to install the software for Net Zero, it tells me that it Can't Detect the Modem.

In the Device Manager, I see some things with a Yellow?! which are:

Ethernet Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Input Device
PCI Modem
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compat.)

I would like to get the Modem to work, and then allow the internt to automatically choose and install the rest of the drivers.

So, I guess I have to find the Driver for a Dell Dimension 2400 Modem. It had a Pentium 4, and 512GB or Ram.

Can I download it on a Flash? and then Choose the Options in the Device Manager- Install From a Specific Location/ Don't Search I will choose the Driver to Install.?

Any help as to choosing a Driver and Some instruction on Installing it would be Greatly Appreciated. I think I could download it Possibly a Flash or CD if necessary.

Then do I click on the Device (Modem) in the Device Manager>Install From a Sprecific Location>Don't Install Automatically, I will choose the Driver to Install.

I see some things in the list under drivers In the Device Manager for Drivers to Choose from, but I'm not sure if there is one there for me. I did choose one that was V90 and I let it download all night and it was still loading in the morning, so I don't think it was working?

Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Reinstalled Windows XP and now I need Drivers

You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!

Just download the driver file, save it to a flash drive or burn to CD . . double click on the Dell to install

On the list of drivers, click on the driver file:

Then the download button here:

See this for the order they should be installed:
How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order | Dell

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I Reinstalled XP and it has overwritten all my video drivers. This normally wouldn't be an issue but now the video drivers from NVidia can't see that my GeForce 5700 card in installed and won't run the set up program.

I've tried the control panel/add hardware wizard but it won't let me grab the files from the C Drive. The add harware wizard only shows ATI and Intel drivers and something called LogMeIn Drivers

The Display Details only show the VGA Drivers as the cuurent Driver.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Reinstalled XP - Now Video drivers are gone!

well yes when you reinstall windows it will easrse all your drivers, dont you have the driver disk and did you install the car yourself or is it factory when you bought the computer

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Hey! It's funny when you think you know what you're and then you hit a huge big fat WALL. The hard drive on my friends computer was wiped out so I reformatted and reinstalled Win98SE from another CD because she had no recovery disc or anything. It all turned out okay and Windows works and all BUT it appears as though the video drivers and sound card drivers are MIA. The video only runs in 640x480x16 colors and there is no sound. This isn't the way it was before it was fried. I was wondering if anybody knows how I could go about recovering this. I suppose I would have to find out what type of video and sound cards are in the computer and then go about looking for the neccessary drivers. Should this info be on the hardware in the CPU itself? Or is there a program in Windows that will auto detect this stuff? Although I like to think I know what I'm doing, this isn't always the case. I'm pretty clueless at the moment. The computer is a custom built home jobby so I'm not sure of the specs or anything. I believe its a Pentium III-something-or-other and the OS is Windows98SE. I managed to get the internet working which should help some. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.... Shaggy_Yak.

A:wiped out OS, reinstalled but need drivers

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Here are my specs:

MotherBoard MSI 945P Neo-F
CPU Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0GHz RAM 1GB PC2-5300 / PC2-5400 DDR2 667 Unbuffered
NonECC HDD Maxtor -HD 200GB
Video GeForce 6800 GT
256Mb PCI-E CD/DVD NEC ND 3540A 16X Double Layer
I recently reinstalled the WinXP and nothing is working: Sound, Video, even the interneet is not working. Which drivers I need to install and where I can find them. Also a follow up question about thee internet. I installed MSI LAN utility so the connection is present ("enabled" and "connected") byt none of my browsers can connect to the internet. I'm sharing a conncetion with a friend throw the router. Is there anything is set up that needs to be modified?
Thanks for your time and help.

A:need help with drivers for reinstalled WinXP

You need to put in the motherboard drivers including chipset driver:
Use the pc you are posting with to download these drivers and then install them.

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i reformatted my hard drive, then when i went to reinstall my drivers they were installed incorrectly. now nothing works. no mouse no keyboard. is there anything i can do maybe in bios where everything still works. please help

A:reinstalled drivers incorrectly

and welcome to the Forum

When you say "the drivers swere installed incorrectly", what exactly do you mean. Which drivers? Did you get any errors while installing them? Are the Mouse/Keyboard USB or PS/2?

What Brand/Model is the PC?

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Please help me I'm tottally lost.
I have a dell inspiron 1750 laptop which was on vista but I upgraded to windows 7. But it started to crash and I couldn't even turn it on long enough to do anything before it crashed so I reinstalled my windows vista disk that I got with my laptop as the windows 7 disc wouldnt work. I managed to really install it but now I cannot connect to the internet it says I need network adapters and I also have no blue tooth I can't find it anywhere in the laptop. I went on the dell website and found a list of drivers but how do I know which ones I need. There are 38 for my service tag.

I'm using my phone to type this as this is my only internet access at the moment. I can get on another computer at my mums house.

Please help
thanks x

A:reinstalled vista - now have no drivers help please

Hello taraheath and welcome to the forums

Before I can provide links, we need to make sure it's for the right thing. In order to do this, I will need you to fill out your System Specs. Use Speccy if you don't know any of them:

Speccy - System Information - Free Download


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I am missing these drivers after my win xp reinstall. I reinstalled twice and the same drivers are missing.

Ethernet controller
SM bus controller
USB controller
Video controller
Audio Controller

A:Reinstalled XP, missing drivers

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Until recently, I was running a bootlegged Windows 7 copy. Finally I broke down and bought it from a friend at Microsoft. But now all my driver software is lost. Where can I find an online driver updater that won't kill me with viruses? And is there anything else I should do to protect my system?

A:Just reinstalled Windows 7- how to recover drivers?

What is your Computer Make and Model

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I'm the "printer guy" for my company of around 700 people. Of these 700ish people, a small number (around 10) are having a very strange issue. Occasionally (daily for some, weekly for others), they are unable to print and are forced to reinstall
print drivers. Printers are networked and many people connect to a single printer, yet not everyone is affected. We have about 5-6 printers that multiple people print to, yet a fraction of those people have this issue.
We have 6 print servers across our 3 sites (3x Windows Server 2012, 3x Windows Server 2016). The main printers affected are Toshiba, Lexmark, and HP. However, I do not believe this is a print driver/server issue, as this is also affecting local printers
(Dymo label printers connected via USB).
In most cases (85%), the fix would be for the user to go to their Devices & Printers, right click the printer having issues, go to Printer Properties, and have a message pop up saying "The 'PRINT DRIVER' print driver is not installed on this computer."
prompt, and ask them if they want to install the driver now. Clicking yes, and then next a few times, will resolve this problem. The thing is, the print driver isn't uninstalled/removed/altered at all. The driver still shows up in the Print Server Properties
GUI and the drivers are still in the registry. 
In some other cases (15%), we have to completely remove the old driver (stopping print spooler, deleting the driver either in ... Read more

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win 7 64, need to uninstall my network drivers, and reinstall new ones that I downloaded from support.dell.com.

Please assist in what I need to do? Do I just simply delete the network drivers? If this has been addressed please copy/paste the link to the right thread.

Thanks in advance.

A:Network Drivers Need To Be Uninstalled/Reinstalled Help

Do you have the new network drivers? If so,... where?

To uninstall: Goto "device manager"->network adapters->right click on the network adapter->uninstall. Press OK maybe a couple of times. Now reboot

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Hello everybody, I am a new user here!
Today my computer experienced the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! I cannot repair because the recovery partition was deleted -_-" As my last resort, I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Home Edition. The installation was a success but when I booted it for the first time, there were drivers missing or not installed. There was no internet so I cannot activate my WinXP, no sound, USB ports cannot read my usb but for some reason my USB Mouse works fine, also there is no firewall installed either. When I got my computer, it came with Windows Vista pre-installed so I do not have the disk, I also do not have any disk that contain the files for my drivers. I went to the HP website support page and went to this link (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3458416&lang=en&) but there is only one useless driver for Windows XP! I tried to copy the drivers for Windows Vista but of course.. that failed. My question for you guys is: Where can I get the drivers for my computer?

Computer Specs: HP Pavilion s3127c
Windows XP Home Edition'
No Drivers..
NVidia Geforce 6150 LE
Connecting to the internet wirelessly

I would love to thank you guys in advance.. so THANKS!

A:Solved: Reinstalled Windows XP but no drivers! Please Help TY

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Hi I bought this roughly a year ago

PB Tech - NBKLEN1252535B : LENOVO IdeaPad G570 Sandy Bridge i5-2410M 2.3GHz 8GB (4Gx2) DDR3 640GB 15.6" ATI HD6370M 1G DEDICATED VGA BT2.1 2.0MP HD Webcam 802.11n DVDRW HDMI Win7 Home Premium 64bit 6Cell

I re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium yesterday and discovered I lost all my drivers and device management/disk management/computer manage etc shows no manufacturers name for each driver needed.

Could someone tell me which drivers I need for my laptop to be running as good or as close to new as possible by what's just listed on the website?

Note- I don't even have ethernet card driver!

Thanks for anyone who can help and have a good day, enjoy

A:Reinstalled Windows 7, lost all drivers!

Here perhaps

Drivers and software - Lenovo G570 Notebook

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Hi, I recently reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP Professional on my HP Compaq nc6120 Notebook PC. After I finished, the internet wasn't working. It says i'm connected in the lower right hand corner, but I get no IP address when I do "ipconfig" in Command Prompt.

I noticed the laptop is missing quite a few different drivers though, and i'm pretty sure these are the problem. They're under "Other Devices" in my Device Manager:
These all have yellow !'s on them

Ethernet Controller
Mass Storage Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
Network Controller
PCI Modem
PCI Simple Communications Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

I looked up my laptop on the HP website for the drivers and found it, but honestly can't make heads or tails of them. I don't know which drivers listed I need to fix the above driver issues.

Here is the link to the laptop drivers on the HP website: Here
Product: Compaq nc6120
s/n: CNU6121BQ3
p/n: PZ121UA

Hp support of course tried charging me to help me fix it. Not that I would have been able to understand the tech support guy if they did try to help (yay outsourcing).

Thanks to anyone who tries to help!

A:Reformatted/Reinstalled OS - missing drivers

Heres what you can try go to the HP website and for your model of computer download all of the xp drivers that you are missing in the device mgr.and for future use download all of the xp drivers so that you will have them. drivers are very easy to install once downloaded. if you have another computer to use to get the drivers put them on a cd or usb flash drive and install them to the computer that needs the drivers.

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Hi all

I have tried to find these myself on the interenet but it all seems to be trial or just so confusing I have no idea what I am doing. I am hoping someone can help.

I did a clean reinstall of windows xp prof SP2 and everything is ok but the drivers for the following things are missing.

AMD Athlon XP 2400+

Ethernet connection driver
Multi Audio Contoller driver and
SM bus controller.

I know the ethernet is important as I cannot connect to the internet on my pc anymore lol. Can someone please point me in the right direction

Thank you

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Hi, my Samsung Notebook 300E5A wouldn't boot, and no recovery options were working, and I hadn't made a recovery disk, so I reinstalled Windows 7 from a USB drive.

Now 4 drivers are missing:

Ethernet controller
Network controller
PCI Simple Communications controller
SM Bus Controller.

How do I go about acquiring or installing these?

Thanks for your help,


A:Reinstalled windows missing 4 drivers

Hi Andrew Welcome to Seven Forums .. You need the Chipset and Lan Driver .. Install them then let me know what is missing .. They are in the Link below ...

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I recently had to reinstall windows xp using a repair disc not the windows xp disc and it worked fine. Except that some drivers didn't install with it. I was able to download what I needed for my NVIDIA graphics card. But my Sm Bus Controller still pops up as a "?" in hard wear manager and my Multimedia Audio Controller with a "!" .

I have tried going into my control panel and updating the device driver and reinstalling it but it finds nothing what can I do. Please help.

A:Reinstalled windows xp. Drivers didn't come with it.

Welcome to TSF....

Since windows was re-installed the thing that has to be done is to install all of the special drivers like chipset, buss, network, audio, video and others, they can be installed in any order you wish and can be found on the system recovery disk set for the computer if it is an OEM like Compaq, Dell etc. or if you do not have a recovery disk set the drivers can be found on the manufacturers web site for either the motherboard or the manufacturer of the computers web site. You can download these drivers and burn to a CD-R and then install those following instructions to reboot when asked.

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I wiped out my computer and reinstalled windows 7 home premium 64-bit on my HP A7A75UA Laptop and
Now it's saying I'm missing the drivers for "HP NetServer 10/100TX PCI LAN Adapter" under the category "Network adapters" and under "other devices" It says I'm missing "Network Controller" and "PCI Device", I don't know exactly what the actual drivers I need to download are but also I cannot connect to the Internet on my laptop without those drivers and I've tried "update driver" but it doesn't work can anyone give me the links to where I can download the drivers please?

A:Reinstalled windows 7 now missing drivers

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Drivers in the Link below ...
Software & driver downloads HP 2000-417NR Notebook PC | HP? Support

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I was having some freezing/BSOD problem with a certain very important program and I ended up reinstalling windows. I did so from a USB flashdisk but after windows was installed a lot of drivers seem to be missing. The laptop is a custom build and I don't have the cd with all the drivers since the disk is still at home, which is across the Atlantic Ocean so getting that isn't an option either.

The most important driver that seems to be missing as far as I can tell at the moment is the network adapter driver. Device Manager isn't recognizing the following devices:
- Ethernet Controller
- Network Controller
- PCI Device
- SM Bus Controller
- USB Controller

Windows Update isn't finding any drivers for those devices and I can't download them manually either since I don't know what I need to be looking for.

Any help is greatly appreciated since I've already been 2 days out of commission with the previous BSOD problem before I reinstalled windows. Let me know if you need me to supply any other information.

Thank You.


I saw in another thread it was asked to upload a dxdiag file so I attached that.

A:Reinstalled Windows, need help finding the right drivers

Your Ethernet controller is from Realtek. Go to the Realtek support site and download the Communication Network->NIC controller Gigabit driver suitable for your OS to a flash drive. Then install from flash

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A:Reinstalled Windows, Can't Install Drivers


You can download the Drivers from the MB manufacturer website.

Get the Graphics Driver from the vendor's website.

Please list your full system specs.

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I completely formatted my computer to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, I put in the correct product key and then when I attempted to connect to the internet I couldn't because I don't have the correct drivers.
Back when I used to use Windows XP I put a little CD in and then installed the drivers from Device Manager but now with Windows 7, I put the CD in and I can't install the drivers. They show up with a tiny symbol with a yellow exclamation mark on it (it was like this too back when I used XP, but I had no problems then,). Does anyone know what I can do?
The uninstalled drivers are these:
Base System Device
Base System Device
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
SM Bus Controller

I'm stumped here, any help would be greatly appreciated. When I right click and click "Update Drivers" it says there are no updates.

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card but it was compatible before I reloaded. I listed some information below that I got when I typed in dxdiag in run and looked at display.

Main Driver: vga.dll
Version: 5.01.2600
mini VDD: vga.sys

Also it says that I have default monitor on. I think my computer doesnt see or know what card I have in or the type of monitor. Any help please.


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Does Windows 7 have it's own drivers for graphics cards? I have the GTX 285 and I just re installed Windows 7 , the Home Edition, but I didn't install the graphics drivers for my EVGA GTX 285 just yet. Strangly I am able to play Armed Assault 2. I wonder if since lately I have been playing ArmA2 and the graphics , according to others, should be brilliant, yet they seem kinda shabby. I wonder if the card is even using the drivers I installed before or just some other drivers. can anyone explain this?

A:Just reinstalled Windows 7 without graphics drivers?

Quote: Originally Posted by Chammy

I wonder if the card is even using the drivers I installed before or just some other drivers. can anyone explain this?


Can you explain what you mean that you haven't updated your drivers, but have yet have actually installed some?

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Norton Anti-Virus
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Hi-Jack This
CW Shredder
Zone Labs

I need to know if there are better programs to use? any other steps to take so this does not happen again? any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

A:Reinstalled All System Drivers/Programs

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

Managing Windows Millenium System Restore


Windows XP System Restore Guide

Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

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A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

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A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

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Hey guys, im having much the same problem as I imagine a lot of people do. I just reinstalled windows and now have no sound.

I downloaded the relevant sound drivers from here:


but everytime I try to install them to my computer I get this message:

Failed to load dll:adminchk

I even downloaded the dll:adminchk seperately to see if that would help, but it didnt. I'm lost and really, REALLY would like to get sound back on my computer. Does anybody know what I can do?

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upon first start up I installed the motherboard drivers with a disc, but even still no internet connection, I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them countless times

Also when I check out device manager my gpu isn't there, it's just a standard VGA

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