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Drivers can't be installed after reinstalling windows 7.

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

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.

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

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: 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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Sorry if this is a noob question but... I bought an ASUS laptop 4 months ago and it came with a pre-installed Win 7 Pro. Now something screwed up (details here http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-computer.html) and I'll probably have to reinstall it.

But the problem is to get a new copy. I do have the product key which is written on the laptop, can I just borrow any Win 7 Pro installer copy and use the old product key?

A:reinstalling pre-installed windows

Yes! Ever Windows 7 disk either being x86 or x64 is the same files.. The only thing you are buying when you buy Windows 7 is the CD KEY....

Grantit they give you a copy of both versions of windows but that is irrelevant.

Just make sure that the Windows Versions: ie. Home Basic, Home Premium, ect. Matches with what you have at the bottom of the Computer.

If you attempt to activate the windows and it does not work. You can always call Microsoft (a pain as it is) and someone will activate it for you.

I am sure you are not the first person to do this...but please be aware, these guys read from a script so don't take it personal if they attempt to insult your intelligence. They do it to me all the time.

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Hello,I have a computer that I havn't touched in a while. Now I want to use it again, but alas, I forgot the password to windows.Trying the next thing, which is to download windows from microsoft, I get this error:"The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options." So - what are my recovery options?(needless to say, I don't have a recovery disc or usb, otherwise this woudn't be a problem) (the answers in here:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/How-do-I-reinstall-windows-7-ori...didn't help. neither the link to to the list of windows 7 ISO) Thank you

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A few weeks ago I had to completely wipe my hard drive clean, and do a reinstall of Windows XP from original XP CD. I also downloaded all of the updates to the software from the Microsoft Website. It seems that during the installation, something went wrong. Because about once a week, programs will just stop working. I lost Microsft Office and had to reinstall, then both my CD ROMs stopped working (twice), problems with my mouse being recognized, itunes suddently stopped working and can't reinstall. Everything is pointing me towards a Windows XP problem.

So in put my XP disk (WIndows XP Home Edition Version 2002) in to try and repair the installation, and it says that the version I have installed is a newer version, and it won't allow me to use the CD. ( I assume because I downloaded all of teh updates).

How can I go about repairing the XP installation in this case?

A:A Question About Reinstalling Windows Xp - Problem With My Cd Version Vs What's Now Installed

Did you install IE7 Beta 2 ??

Was it acting like this from the first startup after the OS reinstall??

At each point of installing new software XP will create a System Restore point have you tried restoring back one point at a time till you find the problem install.

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I just reinstalled windows 7 on my Intel i3 M380 laptop, and now I cannot connect to the internet wirelessly and I can't connect with a ethernet cable. In device manager, it says those devices aren't installed. I can't install them because the laptop has no internet. I can't seem to find the drivers for them either on intel. Can someone specify a link for the two of those for me asap? Please!! Thanks!

It seems like the reinstallation deleted my network adapter.. I can't find the correct link on intel.. I've tried like 3-4 on my laptop and none of them seem to work..

A:Network/Ethernet Controller not installed after reinstalling Windows 7?

"Intel i3 M380" is a processor. Intel does not make computers.

Get the chipset (first), networking and any other needed drivers from the laptop manufacturer's web site.

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I came across an issue that I find confusing. Whilst trying to install a software to run a mobile USB flash modem, the software pops this message:

your current device installation settings is configured to prefer drivers from Windows Update over locally installed
drivers. This can cause Unlimited data Manager not to work correctly.

do you want to change the settings to prefer locally installed drivers over Windows Update?

What does it imply if I change my settings to prefer locally installed drivers over windows update drivers?
And can this action be undone and where/how? (I searched my machine but didn't find where this option is)

Thank you for reading

A:Device Installation Settings, windows update drivers VS locally installed drivers

Control Panel (icon view)>System>Advanced System Settings>Hardware Tab>Device Installation Settings


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This is a general question for a fresh install of Windows on a computer. Let's say we just completed the installation and we open up Device Manager (we haven't used Windows Update yet). Device Manager shows us that there are - let's say "3" - devices that do not have drivers installed for them. If we visit the computer manufacturers website though, they'll have - let's say "8" - different drivers to download.

If we only install the "3" drivers for the devices that Windows couldn't find drivers for, are we hurting our computing performance by not installing the other "5" drivers that were available on the manufacturers website?

This is just good to know in general, because I've faced this situation with every install of Windows since I began computing with Windows 98. But the reason I'm asking now is because the nincompoops at Acer - despite me entering my serial number - still offer me every possible driver for my model, including drivers for hardware that's not in my computer! Windows - of course - can't identify the hardware, so I'm ready to rip out the last little bit of hair on my head.


A:General Question - Windows Installed Drivers Vs OEM Website Drivers

Some manufacturers offer an utility that helps you identify what stuff you have in the laptop, I think Acer did.
You can also try the hardware-detection program this forum has, this tutorial

Also check the driver version, as some manufacturer list multiple driver versions and you only need the latest (usually, otherwise take the last version that works).

Also, installers of these drivers usually look up the hardware IDs of the hardware and if they don't detect anything that could benefit from them will abort installation. Some instead install anyway and you will have some drivers you won't need, but won't cause any issue as again Win7 knows that they don't match any hardware ID, and will leave them alone.

So, you may have noticed that I am talking of Hardware IDs, that are basically each device's own "calling card" integrated in each device, you can identify the hardware by looking up its hardware ID and then searching it on Google to convert that code into a human-readable device model and brand.

Open device manager, right-click on an unknown device, click on "properties", then go in the "details" tab of its properties panel from Device Manager, click on the drop-down menu and select "Hardware IDs". right-click on the codes you get on the text panel below it and select copy, then search the code on Google to identify the device.

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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?

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Hello, thanks for reading my post.

I just formatted and reinstalled Windows XP home on my PC and have no idea what drivers I need to download to allow my computer to run well (Aside from my video card, I've got those ones)

Mostly I just need help since certain games won't run and I wonder if finding the correct drivers for my hardware will fix this : (Specifically, the game is Morrowind and it crashes as soon as I click "Play"), not sure about my other games.
Thanks very much and as always, any help is greatly appriciated.
Here are my system specifications :

A:Need help with Drivers - Just re-installed windows

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I have reinstalled Windows XP Home edition onto my Dell Inspiron mini 10 notebook.
But some of the drivers for various devices are not installed.
They are also not available on the Dell DRIVERS AND UTILITIES CD provided.
I beleive this stops me from increasing the Display Screen resolution above 640 by 480 pixels because the scroll bar does not move.
I beleive these stop me from installing ther programs i.e. Belkin Wireless Router.

Please help

A:Windows xp drivers not installed

well what drivers are missing and manufacturer's name
you can go to their websites and download them from there

More info about your hardware would help

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I just installed the motherboard drivers form the sofware that came with it, it told me to restart so I did & the i got a blue screen saying:

A problem has been detected & windows has shutdown to prevent damage to computer.

Restarting does not solve the problem.

(I'm using Windows XP professional btw)

Any help?

A:Installed MB drivers & now Windows is not starting up

Hi ganna,Researching you problem has turned up a number of possible causes. You may have a bad video card or driver, failing memory, or an adapter that isn't seated properly. So... try reseating you adapters first. Also, there maybe more information following this error. If you have that, please post it here. Try to boot your computer in Safe ModeLook at the Event Viewer. Click Start => Run ==>type in EventVwr.mscThere are three folders - Application / Security / System. Look for any error messages (note the ones with the ! symbol) for any error messages at the time of shutdown, and note the details.Good luck,Rigel

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Hello All,

First of let me thank you in advance for any help or pointers as I've overestimated my abilities and am now totally stuck.

Bought a PC with Windows 8 pre-installed, didn't like 8 and decided to install 7.

Thanks to a lot of articles I was able to get past the most common issues when trying to install 7 over 8.

So here I am installed 7, but have no drivers, literally none apparently as the computer doesn't even recognize me inserting a USB stick with LAN driver.

Is there any way to add drivers now? The only drive that works is the DVD/CD drive as I'm able to boot from there with the Windows 7 install disc. I can only think of possible adding drivers to a CD and during the install where it asks to upload drivers, remove the 7 disc, insert driver disc, upload drivers and continue with install.

Would that work or is there an easier way? OR am I just completely out of luck and now have a pretty blinking flower stand now? :-)



A:Installed Windows 7 64bit and have no drivers, no USB

Have a quick look through this, the OP has done the same as you have and needed W7 drivers. The PC model is different but it uses the same motherboard so your motherboard drivers should be available through the links posted.

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my computer is assembled one and i have very good configuaration in computer now i am trying to mine bitcoin from nicehash but my cpu and gpu is not detected in nicehash using any versions.

can you please check my computer screenshots and tell me which drivers i must install exactly with download link to it.

here are the images attached

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Hello fellow forumites,

I recently purchased a device which allows me to record my guitar playing into my computer without the need of an audio interface. I simply connect the floor pedal to my laptop via USB cable and the device actually works as an external soundcard as well. To make this happen, I have to use the drivers provided to me by the manufacturer of the device, which is a Line 6 POD HD500x.

Now, my laptop does realize something is plugged to it, and calls it "HD500", and lists it as an "unknown device" in the device manager. What it doesn't do is use the drivers I have installed for it. So I wonder how to make windows 7 find and use the drivers I install, because otherwise I can never use the POD with my laptop. I believe the installer is not installing the drivers to the right location, so Windows can't access the drivers.

A:Can't get Windows 7 x64 to use the drivers I've installed repeatedly

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Did you Install the Software first ? ....

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For example, printer drivers, sound card drivers, video card drivers. And how I get and view the location by software tools

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I have still one unknown device left in device manager: ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078 I have latest bios 2.02.  Does somebody know how to fix it?


Go to Solution.

A:Installed Windows 8 and all drivers; still unknown...

i believe that's the Power Management Driver. what model ThinkPad do you have?

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So i reinstalled windows 10 on my GPD Win and it seeps that the speaker/controller/built in mouse/wifi/bluetooth/touchscreen, and just about every other driver isnt installed, not even the battery percentage shows up in the task bar. The hardware doesn't show up in settings but i know it works properly due to it working in the UEFI menu. What drivers and what do i need to do to get them working properly again? It seems that the computer can't detect the hardware although it is displaying correctly. Although i cant use a driver detect-and-install utility because the computer isn't showing the ability to connect to wifi, although it did before and i havn't changed any of the hardware.

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check out this newly found tool i stumbled upon at work the other day. the OEM MSI KT6V motherboard driver cd. this driver cd scans your device manager and automatically picks the compatible drivers that are availible on the cd for you to install. it's really amazing how many computers i've used this cd on... it has intel, VIA, SiS among other things and a bunch drivers for onboard sound/lan etc. it really is a must have for the tech that works on windows machines all the time. this driver cd has been used on almost every kind of OEM motherboard (dell, compaq, hp, w/e) and almost every socket processor from socket A to 939 on the AMD side and 370 to 775 on the intel side.

it might be hard to find this disc, but it's a great tool to have. i've only got a couple of copied KT6V discs and i use all of them all the time at work. (we do about 100 machines a week.)

A:Just installed windows? need help finding drivers?

Don't tease me, where can I find this "Super Disk?"

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I reinstalled windows xp and didn't back up my drivers. now i have a bunch of yellow ?'s under my device manager.

?Ethernet Controller
?Mass Storage Controller
?Network Controller
?PCI Device
?SM Bus Controller
?Video Controller
?Video Controller (VGA compatible)

I have a sony vaio Model: PCG-7N2L

Where do i start and how do i go about installing each driver...?

I am at a lost. Please help.

A:I installed Windows xp and lost my drivers... please help

Hello, if you got a Drivers Disc with your Notebook you can insert that into the Notebook and install all the needed drivers.

If not

Then you will need to go to http://support.vaio.sony.eu/ and enter your Notebooks Serial Number so you can find the correct Drivers for your VAIO. Download them and install each one at a time.

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I recently changed hard drives in my HP laptop (pavilion dv6t) and when I try to connect to the internet it says that my drover's aren't installed, so I downloaded the correct drivers on another computer and put them on a USB drive. I then proceeded to put it in my computer and open and install them, I didn't seem to work, I restarted the computer afterwards and still nothing. If anyone has experienced this or has any information on how to fix this please let me know, thanks.

A:Windows 7- No network drivers installed

Hi Vyroz, to the Bleeping Computer Community
Can you post the link to the drivers and or the complete computer model next time please? Did you start by installing the chipset driver first before any other drivers?

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I have a custom build and today I installed Windows 8.1 preview on my second HDD. My primary OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
When I installed the preview it pre-installed all drivers for graphics, audio, etc. Is this the same if you buy new copy of Windows 8? because in Windows 7 you need to install all the drivers yourself.

A:Windows 8.1 Pre-installed drivers question

Hello Damstas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, it's normal for Windows to have generic and sometimes actual specific drivers included with it for your devices and hardware. Especially graphics/video drivers for preview versions of Windows.

This is also done since sometimes the Windows 8 drivers available for your devices and hardware may not work properly with the Windows 8.1 Preview. If you like, you could install the latest manufacturer drivers for those devices that Windows only installed generic drivers for.

Hope this helps,

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I have the hp pavilion 17-049wm. It first had 8.1 but i got rid of it and now i have 7.

I first had to get the lan and wlan drivers and they are working. But i am sure that there are lots more drivers i need to download.

For example Realtek High Definition audio driver.

Is there a free program that will automatically see what i need and download it?

I went to hp's website and all there drivers were for windows 8

On all the desktops that i build the drivers come on the mobo cd but laptops dont come with any cd's.

I dont know what mobo i have in this laptop all i know is it is hp lol


A:Installed windows 7 on a laptop that used to have 8.1 need drivers

Hi there ... Any Drivers that are missing after your Install of Windows 7 ... You should run Windows updates after that you should try the Drivers from the HP website .. If they do not work at least you can get the Version of the Driver you need there ... Then go to in your case Realtek High Definition audio driver... Go to the Manufactures website and try the Drivers there ...

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Hi , I recently reinstalled windows XP PRO on a Compaq Presario and lost a few drivers, they are Ethernet Controller, PCI Device , PCI Simple Communications Controller , SM Bus Controller, and Video Controller ( VGA Compatible ) any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

A:Re-installed windows and lost Drivers

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Installed a new hard drive and did a clean install of windows 7 on it. Installed the the drivers from the recovery cd and I get the message " windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running". Any ideas on what I might be able to do?

A:Windows updates not working after drivers installed

Hello Jayc4489 and welcome to the forums

Try this:

Command Prompt

Warning: this fix is specific to the user in this thread. No one else should follow these instructions as it may cause more harm than good. If you are after assistance, please start a thread of your own.

Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
When command prompt opens, copy and paste the following commands into it, press enter after each

net stop wuauserv

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

net start wuauserv

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Hello Forum,

Today while watching a Youtube video in fullscreen, my computer froze up completely, so I hit reset.
After the "Loading Windows" Screen(the one before the welcome screen), my monitor went black and cycled through inputs as though no signal was found.
By booting in safe mode, I was able to uninstall my graphics driver(I even used Driver Sweeper to get rid of everything related) and my computer was able to boot normally again.
Now, whenever I try to install a graphics driver(any driver, even old ones and the one that came on the CD) I get that black screen when (re)booting.
No new hardware was installed for months before this issue, nor did I update my graphics drivers recently.
I've been googling for about 3 hours now and tried most everything.
Tomorrow I will try out an old graphics card, but I really hope this one isn't broken already since it's not even a year since I bought it.

My Specs are:
Intel i5 2500
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit

Your help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks in Advance,

A:Windows won't start when graphics drivers are installed

So you have a 90-day trial of Windows 7? Try re-installing Windows but get the drivers from here:

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My system's information is as follows:-

System Manufacturer - Intel
System Model - D945GCR

I have installed Chipset and VGA drivers.
I went to Intel site and downloaded drivers (I am not sure whether they were the correct ones, though), but audio is not working. It shows Realtek Audio Drivers in Add/Remove programs but everything in Sounds is grayed out.

LAN drivers are not installing.
I am really confused on how to get my system up & running properly after getting drivers downloaded and installed.

The Intel website does not have a separate download section for my system model.

Please help

A:How to get/install drivers for my newly-installed Windows XP?

is your computer DELL, HP or self assembled?


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Hi everyone,
This is kind of a unique problem in that we are fixing a computer for a client, but that client's computer has two users. That means that when the computer starts up we have to select a user. However, this computer is a Dell and only has usb ports. However, the keyboard and mouse that we plug into into it are not installed, and therefor the computer can't get into windows. Because it can't get into Windows, it can't install the drivers for the usb mouse or keyboard that we plug into it. We could just get the client's keyboard and mouse that are already installed, but they are away for a few days. So, I am wondering if there is a way to get the keyboard and mouse installed without getting into windows.

Basically, I need a way to get our usb keyboard and mouse to work. If there isn't a way to do this, it doesn't really matter because the clients will be back soon, but it would just be nice to be able to fix this without bothering them.


A:Getting into windows without keyboard and mouse drivers installed

Without any PS2 sockets you will need the original keyboard and mouse. Another Dell keyboard and mouse may work.

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I just installed the motherboard drivers form the sofware that came with it, it told me to restart so I did & the i got a blue screen saying:A problem has been detected & windows has shutdown to prevent damage to computer.Restarting does not solve the problem.(I'm using Windows XP professional btw)Any help?Mod Edit - Moved to the appropriate forum - Leurgy

A:Installed MB drivers & now not allowed to enter windows

Hi ganna and welcome to BCWere the drivers you installed compatible with XP? Can you boot into Safe Mode? If you can, go into the Control Panel and remove anything with a yellow exclamation mark and try to reboot normally.

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windows\inf file will used to know drivers are installed or uninstalled? scansion after patching display drivers are uninstalled what are log file needs to check?

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Hi, I got some weird problem with my PC, don't know if it's PSU related or MBO. I eliminate GPU,Mem. and hard drives they are good for sure. Problem is when I install any drivers for my gtx 470 and when windows pass that loading screen and it needs to show welcome PC restarts. But when I enter safe mode and remove that drivers PC boot in normal mode without any trouble, but he install generic drivers for gpu thats why there are no restarts.

Here is what I tried
1. I tried other memory other 4 slots all kind of combinations with them.
2. I tried different GPU gtx 560 Ti.
3. I tried disconnect everything except 1 hdd and gpu
4. Tried another sata cable another sata port
5. Clear cmos
6. Increase a little mem. voltage to 1.6V
7. Tried another PCIE slot

And nothing above helped, every time when he needs to enter windows to show welcome restart. I install now Win 8.1 fresh, but problem occured on win 7 during surfing, pc just froze for second and restart and that's it, and it keeps restarting before entering welcome screen. I personally think something is wrong with MBO, but I'm not sure I doubt that PSU fail becouse it's good quality PSU, I will borrow PSU from my friend tomorrow and check it out.
Configuration is

CPU: i3 2120
MBO: Asus P8H67
MEM: 2x4 XMS Corsair 1333Mhz
HDD: 1TB WD Black, 1TB WD Black, 500Gb WD Black
PSU: Seasonic M12II-520Bronze

Anyone have any idea maybe what that can be ?

A:Windows won't boot when nvidia drivers installed

It can be the problem of the card itself, so try using another card. If everything works perfect, its ok, else go for clean re-install of windows.

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How do you install drivers on windows and what drivers do i need to install that matches my system ?
I have tried many times but kept running into errors whether i update them or try to install new ones.

A:How to install new drivers on freshly installed windows

We need your complete detailed system specs. With out that, we have no idea where to send you for support for you hardware.

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This is a minor problem (compared to not having LAN) when I upgraded to Windows 10.  Device Manager shows a question mark under Other devices- PCI Memory Controller- Devvice Type: Other devices,  Manufacturer: Unknown, Lcation PCI Slot 2 (PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0).  "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)". Any advice would be welcome

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hi peoples

i have installed my media centre for the 3rd time in a month. Due to various issues. (1 being sleep) Now i have installed the same drivers as the first build for HDMI audio and video, which i had perfect dvd playback and tv on, however i am faced with errors about video drivers not properly installed.

Last time it was the HDMI driver which i have installed and reinstalled 3 times. It seems every time i follow the exact same process at rebuilding vista 64 i get a different result.

Is there a way you can reset media centre so it checks the drivers all over again. I am interested in resetting audio and video if possible

A:Vista x64 media centre video drivers not installed or installed incorrectly

Hi, audiophile, and welcome to the forums.

It would help to know your Graphics card and setup - I have installed Vista Ultimate x64 twice - once for testing, and then a format and reinstall as I changed the partition setup - since then (2 months now) I have not had a single issue with WiMP / WMC.

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My cd rom drive will olay most audio cds and a few data cds. Most of the time it does not work. When it does work it works in windows but not in Dos if I restart to dos. I went through the whole alphabet and everytime it said invalid drive path specification. I have had these problems for a while. I tried some solutions that I found on your site but they did not help. Thanks

P.S. I am running Win 98, Amd 200mghz, 32 megs of ram.
Thanks again

A:{SOLVED} Cd drive works in windows but not in dos with dos drivers installed

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I am having trouble with a custom built windows xp computer. The computer was bringing up the error: Windows cannot start due to the following missing or corrupt file: c:\windows\system32\config\system

Or something along those lines...
So, I have redownloaded windows xp onto the computer but I do not have the disc with the drivers. I cannot connect to the internet using that computer, which is directly connected through an ethernet cable. There is no option for "Network Adaptors" under device manager. But, I cannot seem to find the necessary drivers online to transfer them via usb to the computer.

The motherboard is an MSI CoreCell
AMD Athalon 4000+ Processor
Hitachi Deskstar Hard Drive 250GB
Thank you.

A:Windows XP newly installed, but no drivers & can't connect to internet


You will need to look directly onto the motherboard for the model information in order for us to know what downloads you need for drivers.

Here's some help on how to look up the ID for your board:


Look under this section at the above site > Stability Problems - How to identify your motherboard model and BIOS version

If you locate the model please post it and we can point you to the downloads for your MSI

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I'm attempting to do a clean install from my original Windows 7 discs. I have a brand new 3 TB Seagate hard drive and have installed what I believe are the correct drivers to accommodate the larger size. The computer recognizes the larger drive during install, but at the end, I continue to get the "Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer?s hardware" error message.

I've googled all day and tried everything suggested, but when I search for what to do if the drivers don't work, we simply don't get any hits. I would be so grateful for any help or insight you have. Thank you!

A:Windows 7 cannot complete install on 3 TB drive. Drivers installed.

A bit of success! I switched the BIOS from RAID to ATA. Windows installed and is getting updates now, but is it going to be possible to switch back to RAID later?

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