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Q: Reinstalling Windows and drivers

After installing Windows 7 32 bit, I cannot connect to the internet. It says drivers are not available.
It is a HP desktop, so does hp provide these drivers? I went looking anyway and started and cancelled the download because HP's servers are very slow and the downloads are averaging 10 KB/s.
What has to be installed and are there alternative sites to hp?

Preferred Solution: Reinstalling Windows and 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.)

A: Reinstalling Windows and drivers

RVS2 said:

It is a HP desktop, so does hp provide these drivers?Click to expand...

HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP® Customer Support download the Wireless connectivity driver from here. If you don't have a wired connection, you can download on another machine and transfer.

RVS2 said:

What has to be installed and are there alternative sites to hp?Click to expand...

If the download speed is too slow at the above link and if you have a Wired connection already, you can install IoBit Driver Booster that will show certified drivers missing in your laptop along with available updates.
There's an opinion that some drivers shown by such apps are not stable to use. That shouldn't be the case with the wireless driver. I recommend not to download/update other drivers. Just look for the Wireless driver it suggests and download it.
There are alternatives though, like Drivereasy.

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Hi, Im trying ot fixup my parents dv6-6b65ed (A1Q51EA#ABH)by replacing the hdd and do a clean install of windows 7 on the new drive, but when i try to install windows it can't find the drivers for the harddrive. This is happening with the original drive and with the new drive.  but it can find the hdd   Can it have somthing to do with raid0 configuration? like Intel rapid storiage technologie? Any tips are welcome.

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I had serious problem with Windows 8 Release Preview and had to fully reinstall Windows 7 (Home Premium x64) on my HP Pavillon g6. The problem is that a lot of drivers are missing, especially network related drivers. I can't connect to any network.

Please, I really need help.

A:Reinstalling Windows 7: Drivers missing

I'd be happy to go and try to find the drivers you need. Just tell me what exact model you need for each driver, and I'll get as many as I can. You can find this info in the device manager.

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I've been getting alot of random restarts even after changing motherboard and PSU. I think it might be a driver or software issue but I don't know what exactly.Attachment 53622

16GB Corsair 1600mhz ram
Mushkin Chronos 120GB(Boot)
4 - 320GB Western Digital HDD's
SB ZR sound card
MSI 290X Lightning

A:BSOD after reinstalling windows 8.1 and MB drivers.

Only 67 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 80 to 100 or more (I've seen as high as 132). Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Don't worry about the specific number, it's just important that you have checked and installed any updates that were available (and didn't experience any errors).

You have 5 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

Out of 8 memory dumps there were 7 different BSOD error codes. The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
- dirt/dust/hair/fur/crud inside the case. Blow out the case/vents with canned air (DO NOT use an air compressor or vacuum as they can cause damage to the system)
- missing Windows Updates
- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers), older systems, or even pirated systems
- low-level driver problems
- or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from Initial Hardware Diagnostics or Hardware Diagnostics ).

You can get a head start on the hardware diagnostics if you'd like - they are located here: Hardware Diagnostic... Read more

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I've recently reinstalled windows 7 64 bit. The drivers for PCI controller ethernet controller, SM Bus controller, USB controller and an unknown device.
PCI Simple communications controller

ethernet controller

SM Bus

USB controller

unknown device

Hoping for a solution since my network is down on my pc. Had to do this from another PC.

A:Drivers can't be installed after reinstalling windows 7.

Go to the support site of the manufacturer of your computer or motherboard and download the appropriate drivers.

Then copy them to a USB drive or CD.

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I recently reinstalled windows 7 to my laptop (Dell N4110) after realizing that windows 10 was not compatible with my machine. Now, I'm having problems reinstalling my drivers for my graphics card. The laptop has 2 graphics cards. Every time after I installed the driver for AMD HD 6630m, it reboots into the "windows is starting" screen and goes into the BSOD with the error code 116 and cause by the atikmpag.sys driver. I really need help as I have been at this for a few days trying to fix it.

Methods I have tried:
- manually installing the driver through Device manager
- full clean with Display Driver Uninstaller and reinstalling
-direct download from the AMD website on their latest installer
-download drivers from Dell Drivers page

I have also tried this solution thinking it would help but still no luck. I'm not sure if I did it correctly.
Fix atikmpag.sys / atikmdag.sys blue screen errors (BSOD)

I'm at a stump. Please advice me

A:BSOD (error 116) after reinstalling windows 7 drivers

Still need help on this

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Hey guys just a quick and simple question...

I have a laptop and I want to erase the hard drive completely (I know how) and reinstall my windows on it. I have backed up all the laptops essential drivers with DriverMax. Now here's my question..

Say I go about erasing the whole HD and reinstalling windows.. Will the keyboard/mouse work so I can go about reinstalling the rest of the drivers?


A:Quick question about reinstalling windows & drivers

quick answer - it all depends upon the installation disk you use. Generally you should have no problems with keyboard and mouse. If you use the computer manufacturers disk, then all the driver should be available though you may have to update through the manufacturers website. as far as other devices, you can go to their manufacturers website to download thedrivers, use the disk that came with it or if you saved the drivers folder, just browser to that folder during driver installation to install the driver.

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Hello there,

I am moving drives to new computer and therefore I need help. I would like to know if there is any possibility to install new RAID drivers without fresh reinstalling Windows (W7 professional x64).

Only idea which comes to my mind is booting from W7 install disc and trying "repair" option (if available). Could it bring dialog of asking for RAID drivers if chipset is set to RAID mode?

System setup is following:System SSD - not in RAID
Data HDD 1 - RAID 1
Data HDD 2 - RAID 1

A:Install new RAID drivers without reinstalling Windows 7?

Same problem for me. Hope you get an answer.

Actually, I want to replace my SSD with a larger one. At the same time, I want to change the BIOS to RAID so I can put a couple of drives together for data. I was able to change my BIOS setting from IDE to ACHI as an intermediate step.

That increased the speed of the SSD, but I still want to switch the BIOS to RAID for the sake of the data drives.

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Hi, all! I haven't been around for a while so it's good to see the site still here for those of us in need.
I was recently having problems with windows hanging and freezing in my other laptop, a Dell Vostro, and so I reinstalled Windows 7. Now I cannot connect to the internet. A tech from my wireless provider told me that the internet drivers were gone, but I found them in the Windows folder labeled 'network'. In that folder there were three folders labeled 36RX8, KRXNR and YN802. In the first was a folder labeled 'wlan', and a subfolder labeled 'drivers',  so I suppose that was for using a hardwired connection.  In the second was a folder labeled ndis6xWin7, with subfolders beginning with 'athr...' and I thought that was for the wireless internet. In the third was a folder labeled 'RIS' and I've no idea what that was for.
But the point is that these files were there, and I was wondering how to get them to function so that I can again connect to the net. 
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

A:Reinstalling Windows wiped internet drivers

Hi PGHinBKK Are you trying to install drivers for your Ethernet Controller (wired) or Network Controller (wireless)? Also, what's the full path to that folder called "network"?

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Hi,Recently my copy of Windows became corrupted. I bought this computer used, and it didn't come with any Windows CD. Just put up with not having access to Windows and used only Linux (I dual boot) for a while, got a system recovery toolkit from computerrepairathome.com and that didn't help, so then I just purchased a copy of Windows 7 Professional and did a fresh install. Little did I know that the drivers for several hardware items, including the drivers for both wireless and wired Internet devices, were missing. What do I do? Will I be okay if I download drivers from this website (from my working Internet connection here on Linux) and copy them over to my Windows partition, and where should I copy them to? Thanks in advance for help with this!Jeff 

A:T530 reinstalling Windows missing drivers

Hello and welcome,
It should be fine to go to SUPPORT (above) and download the Win 7 drivers you need.  They are exe files that launch the actual installers, so it doesn't really matter where you put them.  The installers will default to unpack locations that are appropriate, and the drivers themselves will end up where they belong.
You might find it easiest to first grab the network driver you prefer to use initially - wifi or LAN - and get that installed.  After that you can do the rest from Windows.  I'd suggest grabbing System Update and installing that after getting networking up.  When you run it post-install it should offer drivers appropriate for your machine and do the scut work of downloading and installing.

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I have had this problem before when installing windows xp on a Dell so I saved my drivers folder to a flash drive to put back in the new drivers folder after re-installing windows but this time it didn't work.

I have tried all my disks and tried to specify the location for my audio drivers but it still shows "no drivers installed for this device" no matter what I do.

Can anyone help me with this?

A:No sound after reinstalling windows on my Dell, drivers not found

You tried installing the drivers from the disks which came with your PC, but have you tried downloading the most recent audio drivers directly from Dell's website?

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Title says it all really, after I reinstalled windows 7 ultimate, and installed all the drivers, i got the BSOD a few minutes after i finished the audio drivers. Log file is attached (ignore the computer name...), any help would be super appreciated.


A:BSOD 0x0000001e after reinstalling windows and installing drivers

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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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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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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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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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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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?

A:reinstalling drivers?


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Not every time but what seems like nearly every time I switch from battery to AC or visa versa the Bluetooth drivers reinstall (about 5 of them) and say "device is ready". The only BT devices I have at the moment are a wireless mouse and a portable printer which I seldom, if ever use BT.

Anyway to get the laptop to accept the current drivers without searching and reinstalling?

A:Bluetooth Drivers Keep Reinstalling

It's been 3/4 of a year, bump.

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Right now i missing these and i cannot seme to find them anywhere and I cant get online on my laptop until I do. I need teh following.

network controller

video controller

base system device

standard VGA graphics adapter

I reinstaling new copy of windows in my laPTOP becuase ti was having issues and i despertatly need the ones above

I have a dell inspiron 1525 with windows vista home basic operationg system please help

A:looking for drivers after reinstalling system

You should go here- Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

and look for the drivers you need. Download them and copy to a CD or flash drive and transfer them to your laptop and run them.

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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?

A:Trouble reinstalling Drivers

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Windows is freezing when I try to select my Handycam HC30 mini DV cam thru firewire for capture, until I unplug the device. Actually, first it'll say "cannot locate" a vid-cap device, but then after a bunch of time it'll kinda find it, but then just chokes trying to interface; locking up the system until unplug.

This problem has been happening since I did a fresh install of XP SP2, whereas before on the identical machine and platform it worked fine (reinstalled due to a corrupted boot sector).

I think the root problem may be that the PnP drivers Windows installed got corrupted when installed (a bubble at lower right said there may be problems with the installation). There don't seem to be custom drivers for this cam, nor are there any removable devices that I can see in device manager, so if someone can help me figure out how to remove this device (or other fix I'm not thinking of) so that I can try fresh again, that'd help alot.

FYI: The device does make the appropriate sound when you plug it in or out, and it still works w/same cable on a mac.

A:Reinstalling DV drivers for Handycam

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i am really really stuck, i have just reinstalled XP to my PC and now i do not have any sound, even when i go into the sound settings they are greyed out and it states there are no sound drivers... i am really stuck and do not know what to do???

i also realised that it wasnt picking up my graphics card but i managed to find a driver for this and reinstall it..

i have looked through the system and it states that on my motherboard the audio is NVIDIA MCP51 - high def audio controller
video chipset Nvidia geforce 7300GS (G72)
motherboard chip set Nvidia geforce 6100 (C51)

dont know if that makes much difference in trying to solve this problem, but i know i have had enough and am close to putting a hammer through my computer

any help would be greatly appreicated


A:No Sound Drivers after Reinstalling XP

Hello and welcome to the forum

We can get you going but need more information . . Is this a Branded pc or custom made?

If Custom, what brand and model is 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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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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Hello, looking for advice. I have a Dell ATG laptop 6420 and I'm running a program called V1 golf swing analysis for my teaching business. Im having intermittent issues using the voiceover recording feature. After I record the voice over sometimes it doesn't save it. I've used this program for many years with no issues on older laptops. After I purchased this new laptop and It became infected w/ virus. Reinstalled Windows and downloaded drivers from website. Since I've never had issues with Dell laptops and the recording for voice over program on my V1 I'm thinking I didn't reinstall all of the correct drivers from the Dell website. Once I have the ATG drivers pulled up in the Dell website, How do I know which drivers I should be downloading from the Dell website ?
The computer otherwise seems to work perfect and I've spoken with the v1 tech support and they don't seem have the answers. Any suggestions or comments would be great thanks.

A:Reinstalling drivers from dell website

I don't know where you went for drivers on Dell however you could go from here after entering the information you should only be given a choice of the drivers your machine requires.
There are ways to check which driver you have installed now but it's just as easy to download them and run the installation executable.
One of two things will occur.
The driver will install or update the existing driver, if it asks if you want to remove the older driver first (for any of them) answer yes, the old one is removed, usually it will reboot and then proceed with the new installation.
The driver is not required or not the correct one so it will advice you that it won't install as it's not the right one.
In any event I think it highly unlikely you would disrupt anything doing this. Don't forget to backup and\or set a restore point before doing anything.

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Ok, long story. Going to try and shorten it.

1.) emptied my emachines T6216 of all data
2.) upgraded to Windows7 trial version, (partitioned to C: drive, wrong)
3.) tried to maximize space and compressed my C:drive, (wrong again)
3.) bootmgr compressed, could not get it reverted, since loaded from file source and not a bootable cd, could not get to the repair feature
4.) has to go back and completely reinstall XP from scratch

Now for the question: Need help getting the drivers downloaded, they are not on the XP disk so I have to manually do them. Once I can get connected to the internet, I can do the rest, but having a hard time finding the network adapter driver. So far, I have the following drivers from e-machines

CPU : AMD Athlon™ 64 3200+ Processor (with AMD 64 technology)
(512KB L2 cache, 2GHz, 2000MHz system bus)
Operating System : Genuine*Microsoft®*Windows®*XP Home SP2
Chipset : NVIDIA®*nForce™®*410
Memory : 512MB DDR (2 × 256MB), 400MHz dual channel
Expandable to 4GB
Hard Drive : 160GB HDD (7200rpm, 2MB cache)
Optical Drive : 16x DVD±RW multi-format double layer
Media Reader : 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital™ (SD), smart media, compact flash, micro drive, memory stick, memory stick PRO, multimedia card, USB 2.0)
Video : NVIDIA®*GeForce®*6100 GPU
up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express®*(PCI-E x16) slot available
Sound : 6-channel (5.1) high definition audio
Network : 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-... Read more

A:Solved: Reinstalling drivers after recovery

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Hey all, I need some help please. I'm a graduate student, and as much as I tell people that they need to back up their data, well....I didn't back up my data. I was working on a research project last night when my screen went black. I assumed that it was because I was running off the battery and I missed the low-power warning. I plugged it in and it didn't come back on so I pressed the power to reboot it.

It never rebooted. It got to the Windows Logo and hung there. So, I cycled the power and tried to boot to LKG. No dice. I rebooted again and tried to run startup repair and memory diagnostics; no issues. So, then I tried booting into safe mode. No luck there either. I noticed that it hung at a specific file; amdkmpfd.sys, which Google tells me is the graphics driver.

Now, a simple OSRI should fix the problem, but I have data on there that I don't want to lose. So, it's been a long time, but I seem to remember there being a way that I could copy the .sys file to a flash drive and then use the C: prompt to copy it back to the system directory and reinstall it that way. In theory that should repair the issue, right? Does anyone have any good command prompt resources that might help?

A:Need some help with reinstalling graphics drivers via C prompt

What a crap! I hope you did not have the term paper etc stored there in the laptop without having a backup.

amdkmpfd.sys is actually the AMD PCI Root Bus Lower Filter. If the computer does not boot normally and hangs on it. Try to boot it in Safe Mode. Then first back up your data externally, and then plan for a clean reinstall.

But if the computer even does not boot into safe mode, still you try to back the data up at first. Follow this method:
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

After backing up all the important data externally, go for the clean reinstall.

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I have an HP OfficeJet K-80 printer/copier/scanner. It worked OK until recently. I could print or copy but not scan. HP Image editor software would not respond to any of my clicks. So, I uninstalled then installed 3 times. Each time I get an error message near the end of the installation process:

"Unable to start the application--the Java Virtual Machine cannot be loaded. Class not registered."

I don't know where the required Java software is supposed to be located nor where I can obtain it.

A:Problem reinstalling printer drivers

I'm working with HP tech support on this problem. It turns out that Java VM is not included in my current version of XP/SP2. I tried downloading Java from Sun's site, but got an error message there also when I tried to install the package.

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 computer (Tag # 2KD0271) running XP Home, Service pack 2. I had the FBI virus on it and Dell could not solve my problem so I got it to boot and reloaded XP. No drivers showed up. I have a ? for all the items under Other Devices on the Device Manager page. I do have video and sound even though there is a ? on those devices. I have gone to Dell's site and downloaded the ethernet driver (R78500.exe) to a USB and loaded it but it does not show up on the computer as being loaded. What am I doing wrong. I have read several of the other posts and tried different things but nothing has helped. Please help I've been working on this problem for a week with no results.

A:Solved: No drivers loaded after reinstalling XP

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first I installed the omega drivers... Far Cry and CS crashed immediately upon opening. So I reverted back to the previous driver (4.5 catalyst). The games worked again. Then I noticed the SmartGart feature was gone so I uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled it...

Then the games didn't work any more

I think it's a problem with Direct3d because I installed directx 9.1c and Unreal Tournament says this:

No fullscreen display modes found (D3D_OK).

Also in CS, OpenGL mode works but D3D doesn't.

Soooo does anybody know how I could revert back to 9.1b?

A:games crash after reinstalling drivers

If you are using xp do a system restore before you had this problem.

good luck...rob

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Background: After installing a new dvd writer in my laptop, I began getting errors on the USB port ("One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned,and Windows does not recognize it...") Now my keyboard did sustain a minor spill in the past (thanks to small kids) and a small amount got onto the motherboard and possibly when I took my computer apart, I disturbed this by blasting air inside, who knows, but the usb ports are still recognized and would supply power until that message popped up. I tried all workaround fixes I could find, and still the usb ports do not work (if I plug one thing in, multiple 'unknown devices" appear in the device manager).

I tried reinstalling windows (without a reformat) and that did not solve my problem, and the installation failed somehow and I was unable to reinstall the network drivers because of error messages, nor was I able to delete some of the ones that showed drivers but were not working properly.

So, as a last ditch effort, I decided to format my hard drive and reinstall windows. Now, not only can I not use the usb ports, my touchpad is no longer working properly. I can move the cursor around, but the buttons are not working. I have tried to navigate using the keyboard functions (alt and windows keys) but my computer isn't always opening the windows/menus I want or getting to where I want to go.

I do not care about the touchpad or usb ports if I am able to get to the point that I can buy a... Read more

A:Solved: Reinstalling drivers without mouse...

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A third-party application called Air Display totally ruined my display settings on my switchable graphics card and it's stuck on a basic windows seven look
the last time this happened i fixed it by fiddling around with it
but this time it wont work
is there a way that i can completely delete all of the display drivers i have and install the appropriate ones again?

A:Reinstalling Graphics Drivers Problem

You may have deeper problems than that have you tried this:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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New here, Hi guys.

I recently picked up a pre-built machine that came with W7 (OEM) pre-installed and an Nvidia 8400GS. I replaced the 8400GS with a GTS 250 and figured I'd uninstall the drivers that W7 pulled in through Windows Update, and download the latest Nvidia drivers.

I uninstalled the stock drivers in the Device Manager, checked the "delete drivers" box and restarted the machine. W7 dedected the card and immediately started to auto-install drivers. I could skip the downloading of new drivers, but it still installed older Nvidia drivers (dated April or May 2009). Can this be prevented? If so, how?

Windows Update then offered to download newer drivers (September 2009), which I allowed manually (this part is fine). What I'm looking for is a clean way to uninstall the drivers installed by W7 and then manually install the driver package I downloaded from Nvidia.com.

On a side note (should probably make a separate post for this), is it normal that after the W7 desktop is displayed (including shortcut icons), after two seconds the icons reset (become white default icons) and somewhat slowly reload? After a reboot, that is. I don't remember this happening with the 8400GS before I fiddled with the drivers.

Thanks for any pointers!

A:How to skip auto-reinstalling of drivers?

Quote: Originally Posted by Mivo

New here, Hi guys.

I recently picked up a pre-built machine that came with W7 (OEM) pre-installed and an Nvidia 8400GS. I replaced the 8400GS with a GTS 250 and figured I'd uninstall the drivers that W7 pulled in through Windows Update, and download the latest Nvidia drivers.

I uninstalled the stock drivers in the Device Manager, checked the "delete drivers" box and restarted the machine. W7 dedected the card and immediately started to auto-install drivers. I could skip the downloading of new drivers, but it still installed older Nvidia drivers (dated April or May 2009). Can this be prevented? If so, how?

Windows Update then offered to download newer drivers (September 2009), which I allowed manually (this part is fine). What I'm looking for is a clean way to uninstall the drivers installed by W7 and then manually install the driver package I downloaded from Nvidia.com.

On a side note (should probably make a separate post for this), is it normal that after the W7 desktop is displayed (including shortcut icons), after two seconds the icons reset (become white default icons) and somewhat slowly reload? After a reboot, that is. I don't remember this happening with the 8400GS before I fiddled with the drivers.

Thanks for any pointers!

For the drivers, what I have done is just go to the device and click Upgrade Driver" then click "Have Disk" and browse to where the new... Read more

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Hey I have a Lenovo G70 and did a fresh install of Win10 on it. Then I reinstalled the Lenovo drivers from the driver partition D and now it won't boot anymore. It's stuck in a loop after the Lenovo font disappears.If I shut it down and then start it again it won't even get to the Lenovo font. It just stays black. Have to remove the battery and then I get the loop after the Lenovo font again. What do? Why did your own drivers kill the laptop?

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Basically, I accidentally uninstalled the drivers for my secondary hard drive that I only used for storage through device manager. Now it shows the hard drive under Other devices. When I open the properties for it it shows that there are no drivers installed for it (obviously). So my question is, how do I reinstall the drivers for it so vista recognizes it as a disk drive? I've tried connecting it to different SATA ports, which didn't work. It is recognized in the BIOS and there is nothing wrong with the hard drive since I can access it from another computer. I've reinstalled motherboard drivers and I also did the "search for drivers" for the hard drive through windows but nothing was found. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Reinstalling Hard Disk Drivers

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So i dont screw up im trying to reinstall my mobo drivers for GA-M57SLI-S4 http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=2383 which one do i choose rev 2.0, rev 1.1 or rev 1.0?! Thanks all!

A:Reinstalling my mobo drivers which one do i choose? Please help!!

Look on your board and the revision should be marked by the model number.

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I work for a college and we have a number of network printers shared, when we connect to a network printer it installs the driver and everything is fine but after we reboot and try to print again to the same printer it asks to install the drivers again, this happend repeatedly.  This is only happening on vista and windows 7 machines.I have heard that this is a known problem for vista machines and that there is a fix available but i can't find it anywhere.Any help would be appreciated

A:Printer drivers need reinstalling after every reboot

Hi Chris,
if it works on 75 percent of the clients I would do the following thing. Your clients are probably in a domain environment. I would copy the security descriptor (SID) from a properly working client with subinacl.exe (A command line tool which you can download
from MS download) and push it to a not working client and test if it solves the problem.
I thing this is the easiest method.
Subinacl is a the most powerfull tool ever !
With kind regards,
Cengiz Kuskaya

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After experiencing some problems with stable connectivity, I went into device manager and selected to uninstall the driver for my Qualcomm Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter. After rebooting, I selected the option to automatically update the driver. After all this, I keep getting "Not connected- No connections are available".

1. It's not the router. (The internet is working)
2. Already tried to do system restore. (System restore can't access a certain file and won't let me).
3. Already tried Roll Back Driver.
4. Another weird thing is that when looking at the status of the network connection, it states that the speed is 412.3 Gbps. Despite this speed being ridiculous and it not being connected to anything.
5. Trust me, it's not the router.

Hopefully somebody can help me out!

A:No internet access after reinstalling wireless drivers.

Please try updating your atheros wireles card drivers from the computer manufacturer's website as device manager is unreliable for finding updated drivers.

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I was in the process of updating my drivers on a new hard drive (Old one failed), after re-installing windows 7 on it, when i got a BSOD. I feel like it might have something to do with one of the drivers i installed/re-installed, but the log's below so feel free to have a look. I've created a number of restore points as well as a system repair disk.


A:BSOD after reinstalling drivers + win 7 on a new hard drive

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Your single BSOD is pointing at an error with your hard drive. Considering you've already had a hard drive fail it would lead me to thinking your SATA controller on your motherboard sounds suspect.
The requested page of kernel data could not be read in. Typically caused by
a bad block in the paging file or disk controller error. Also see
If the error status is 0xC000000E, 0xC000009C, 0xC000009D or 0xC0000185,
it means the disk subsystem has experienced a failure.
If the error status is 0xC000009A, then it means the request failed because
a filesystem failed to make forward progress.
Arg1: fffff6fc8060d4f8, lock type that was held (value 1,2,3, or PTE address)
Arg2: ffffffffc0000185, error status (normally i/o status code)
Arg3: 000000000d887880, current process (virtual address for lock type 3, or PTE)
Arg4: fffff900c1a9ff80, virtual address that could not be in-paged (or PTE contents if arg1 is ... Read more

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I recieved a Crucial M4 128 SSD for Christmas (Finally in the SSD WORLD!!) and I'm getting ready to re-install Win 7 64. When my Windows installation is finished, I'm wondering which catalyst package I should install, 11.12 + CAPs or 12.1? I've got a complete AMD system, Asus M4A87TD/USB3 mobo with a Phenom II 1055t processor, so I also plan on installing the chipset/ahci driver as well. Are all those drivers included in the 12.1 package? Or will I have to install additional (optional downloads)?

To be honest, I feel safer installing the latest WHQL drivers but if there are any other non-cfx single 5850 owners out there that say the 12.1's are a significant upgrade over 11.12, I'll make those my default drivers.
I try to minimize my driver installations after a fresh install of Windows.
Also, Are there any advantage to installing the drivers on the XFX site here: http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Suppo...rial=L4H210445
Or Are they the exact same thing as getting them from AMD.com? It would be cool if they were optimized for XFX cards.

TIA, I'll answer any questions about my setup if you need more information.

A:Reinstalling Win 7 x64. Best Catalyst Drivers for Single Card Set

rakers8, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The chipset drivers are usually not included in the beta or preview releases from AMD, but are usually included in the full Catalyst suite. Even if they're not they can always be downloaded from AMD as separate downloads.

As far as the video driver goes, don't have a 5850 but do have a 6850, and haven't had any problems with the 12.1 Preview and if anything seem to be a little better than the 11.12 (smoother, image quality, etc). Getting them from XFX is of no benefit as they will have (if they don't just link back to AMD) the exact same driver as what you get directly from AMD. There is next to zero difference between the drivers from the card manufacturers and AMD, about the only thing the driver from the card manufacturer might have different is their name shows up next to AMD's during the install.

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