Does Windows 7 have it's own drivers for graphics cards? I have the GTX 285 and I just re installed Windows 7 , the Home Edition, but I didn't install the graphics drivers for my EVGA GTX 285 just yet. Strangly I am able to play Armed Assault 2. I wonder if since lately I have been playing ArmA2 and the graphics , according to others, should be brilliant, yet they seem kinda shabby. I wonder if the card is even using the drivers I installed before or just some other drivers. can anyone explain this?
I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system
It's worked out well for many of us in the past.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)
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I wonder if the card is even using the drivers I installed before or just some other drivers. can anyone explain this?
Can you explain what you mean that you haven't updated your drivers, but have yet have actually installed some?
My comp keeps crashing on me. I've tried all of the trouble shooting i've found here from these forums and am still having problems. I've done about 30 fresh installs of windows in the past 6 months trying to get it to work properly. Doesn't matter if i'm running of my onboard video or my added vid cards. Doesn't matter if I run one or both RAM sticks. Doesn't matter if I run one or both vid cards. The pop up I get in the corner is what I've gone with for looking into trouble shooting. It refers to the graphics drivers crashing and then recovering. Doesn't matter if nothing is happening or not. Can sit fine for days, can turn it on and get 10 seconds out of it before it crashes. If i had any codes that it would give me I would help more on the situation. But when it crashes and doesn't recover I get no video; on either monitor. I'm getting very frustrated, this is the first time I've ever had this happen. This is the 4th computer I've built. First to involve any windows newer then XP. XP doesn't run my comp the way I would like it to. Some of the programs I use don't work with the 64-bit XP OS.
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I have just reinstalled Windows XP, and now I can't get on the Internet.
( I use Net Zero Dial Up for $9.95 / Month)
When I try to install the software for Net Zero, it tells me that it Can't Detect the Modem.
In the Device Manager, I see some things with a Yellow?! which are:
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Input Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compat.)
I would like to get the Modem to work, and then allow the internt to automatically choose and install the rest of the drivers.
So, I guess I have to find the Driver for a Dell Dimension 2400 Modem. It had a Pentium 4, and 512GB or Ram.
Can I download it on a Flash? and then Choose the Options in the Device Manager- Install From a Specific Location/ Don't Search I will choose the Driver to Install.?
Any help as to choosing a Driver and Some instruction on Installing it would be Greatly Appreciated. I think I could download it Possibly a Flash or CD if necessary.
Then do I click on the Device (Modem) in the Device Manager>Install From a Sprecific Location>Don't Install Automatically, I will choose the Driver to Install.
I see some things in the list under drivers In the Device Manager for Drivers to Choose from, but I'm not sure if there is one there for me. I did choose one that was V90 and I let it download all night and it was still loading in the morning, so I don't think it was working?
Thank you in advance for your help.
You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!
Just download the driver file, save it to a flash drive or burn to CD . . double click on the Dell to install
On the list of drivers, click on the driver file:
Then the download button here:
See this for the order they should be installed:
How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order | Dell
I have an Asus U36SD
Last night I reinstalled windows for a clean install on windows disk
After finishing and loading up windows I have no drivers so no connection to any peripherals
I can't install them from the web because all Internet drivers are gone and I can't install from USB
Because the USB driver is gone.
Please help!! What do I do
Follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Put your network adapter driver form the Asus Support Downloads webpage on CD or stick to install it to connect to network. http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=U36SD&p=3&os=
Then immediately enable Device Installation Settings Option 3, run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion.
If wireless driver gives problems installing then use the ethernet cable which will probably load its own driver if you've enabled Option 3 in link above, otherwise import it from same page.
Windows Updates should provide most all of the drivers. After required reboots, go right back to Check for Updates again until there are no more. You can then import any still missing in Device Manager from the same Asus webpage.
Hey guys i reinstalled windows xp and now theres no sound and i cant play any of the games i used to be able to because theres no video drivers. I used to have all that stuff please help me. Thanks everybody
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Hello, First of all thanks to anyone who helps.
I am not very good when it comes to hardware. So simple instructions would be appreciated.
Ok, So i had a virus on my PC, So i reinstalled Windows XP.
I thought that is all i had to do. Now, I do not have any drivers. I try changing the audio it says 'No audio device'
I try going on the internet it says 'No Ethernet Connector' .
I cannot update the drivers with Device manager, as i dont have the internet.
I have no idea what i need to download either.
I looked at other posts, and have downloaded a 'chipset' from ASUS site.
I dont know what else i need to download so that, internet + sound is working.
My motherboard is
ASUS M4A78 pro
Windows XP Pro SP3
Apparently to 'EVEREST Ultimate Edition' I have
Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller
VIA VT1708S @ ATI SB700 - High Definition Audio Controller
I also dont have a video controller.
Can anyone link me the downloads/ Help me out?
If u need anymore information, Ask
Please Help, I need internet soon, cuz i cant activate my windows. Lol
whats the make and model of the PC
you need to go to the manufacturers website and download all the drivers for the PC
chipset, video, audio, netwrok - etc
as you have the motherboard listed - you should also be able to get the drivers from the asus site - but i would start at the PC manufacturers website
I completely formatted my computer to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, I put in the correct product key and then when I attempted to connect to the internet I couldn't because I don't have the correct drivers.
Back when I used to use Windows XP I put a little CD in and then installed the drivers from Device Manager but now with Windows 7, I put the CD in and I can't install the drivers. They show up with a tiny symbol with a yellow exclamation mark on it (it was like this too back when I used XP, but I had no problems then,). Does anyone know what I can do?
The uninstalled drivers are these:
Base System Device
Base System Device
SM Bus Controller
I'm stumped here, any help would be greatly appreciated. When I right click and click "Update Drivers" it says there are no updates.
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Hi I bought this roughly a year ago
PB Tech - NBKLEN1252535B : LENOVO IdeaPad G570 Sandy Bridge i5-2410M 2.3GHz 8GB (4Gx2) DDR3 640GB 15.6" ATI HD6370M 1G DEDICATED VGA BT2.1 2.0MP HD Webcam 802.11n DVDRW HDMI Win7 Home Premium 64bit 6Cell
I re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium yesterday and discovered I lost all my drivers and device management/disk management/computer manage etc shows no manufacturers name for each driver needed.
Could someone tell me which drivers I need for my laptop to be running as good or as close to new as possible by what's just listed on the website?
Note- I don't even have ethernet card driver!
Thanks for anyone who can help and have a good day, enjoy
Drivers and software - Lenovo G570 Notebook
I wiped out my computer and reinstalled windows 7 home premium 64-bit on my HP A7A75UA Laptop and
Now it's saying I'm missing the drivers for "HP NetServer 10/100TX PCI LAN Adapter" under the category "Network adapters" and under "other devices" It says I'm missing "Network Controller" and "PCI Device", I don't know exactly what the actual drivers I need to download are but also I cannot connect to the Internet on my laptop without those drivers and I've tried "update driver" but it doesn't work can anyone give me the links to where I can download the drivers please?
Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Drivers in the Link below ...
Software & driver downloads HP 2000-417NR Notebook PC | HP? Support
Hello everybody, I am a new user here!
Today my computer experienced the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! I cannot repair because the recovery partition was deleted -_-" As my last resort, I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Home Edition. The installation was a success but when I booted it for the first time, there were drivers missing or not installed. There was no internet so I cannot activate my WinXP, no sound, USB ports cannot read my usb but for some reason my USB Mouse works fine, also there is no firewall installed either. When I got my computer, it came with Windows Vista pre-installed so I do not have the disk, I also do not have any disk that contain the files for my drivers. I went to the HP website support page and went to this link (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3458416&lang=en&) but there is only one useless driver for Windows XP! I tried to copy the drivers for Windows Vista but of course.. that failed. My question for you guys is: Where can I get the drivers for my computer?
Computer Specs: HP Pavilion s3127c
Windows XP Home Edition'
NVidia Geforce 6150 LE
Connecting to the internet wirelessly
I would love to thank you guys in advance.. so THANKS!
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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.Read other answers
I recently had to reinstall windows xp using a repair disc not the windows xp disc and it worked fine. Except that some drivers didn't install with it. I was able to download what I needed for my NVIDIA graphics card. But my Sm Bus Controller still pops up as a "?" in hard wear manager and my Multimedia Audio Controller with a "!" .
I have tried going into my control panel and updating the device driver and reinstalling it but it finds nothing what can I do. Please help.
Welcome to TSF....
Since windows was re-installed the thing that has to be done is to install all of the special drivers like chipset, buss, network, audio, video and others, they can be installed in any order you wish and can be found on the system recovery disk set for the computer if it is an OEM like Compaq, Dell etc. or if you do not have a recovery disk set the drivers can be found on the manufacturers web site for either the motherboard or the manufacturer of the computers web site. You can download these drivers and burn to a CD-R and then install those following instructions to reboot when asked.
My OS recently crashed (config corrupt or missing) and I was unable to fix it with the standard copy / repair instructions since the windows\repair\system file was missing. Recovery panel was of no help. And when I attempted to do an in-place installation, but it kept hanging when it got to the 35 minute mark. I deleted antivirus software and attempted again, to no avail. During the hanging, I was able to use f10 to get to a dos prompt, which allowed me to launch the files and settings transfer wizard. I copied everything I thought was important to a newly purchased hard drive.
One I had copied everything I possibly thought I could need, I did a new install. I was able to load Microsoft Office without any issues, and able to load AOL and connect using a dial up connection. When I attempted to set up the Verizon DSL, I ran into problems. When I use control panel to go to Network Connections - there isn't anything there. Completely empty. Verizon told me to call Dell and ask them to reinstall the nic card / ethernet connection. I also noticed that I do not have sound on the computer anymore. When on the phone with Dell I discovered they had not included the "driver and utility delldimension resource cd" when the shipped it to me, and it's no longer available.
Do you know what drivers I need to download from Dell's site and how to set up the network connections so that I can get DSL working?
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Even though the CD is not available, you might try going to Dell's site to download the drivers.
Another possibility is to find out the manufacturer of the sound card and network card and download from their site.
I was having some freezing/BSOD problem with a certain very important program and I ended up reinstalling windows. I did so from a USB flashdisk but after windows was installed a lot of drivers seem to be missing. The laptop is a custom build and I don't have the cd with all the drivers since the disk is still at home, which is across the Atlantic Ocean so getting that isn't an option either.
The most important driver that seems to be missing as far as I can tell at the moment is the network adapter driver. Device Manager isn't recognizing the following devices:
- Ethernet Controller
- Network Controller
- PCI Device
- SM Bus Controller
- USB Controller
Windows Update isn't finding any drivers for those devices and I can't download them manually either since I don't know what I need to be looking for.
Any help is greatly appreciated since I've already been 2 days out of commission with the previous BSOD problem before I reinstalled windows. Let me know if you need me to supply any other information.
I saw in another thread it was asked to upload a dxdiag file so I attached that.
Your Ethernet controller is from Realtek. Go to the Realtek support site and download the Communication Network->NIC controller Gigabit driver suitable for your OS to a flash drive. Then install from flashRead other 7 answers
I have tried to find these myself on the interenet but it all seems to be trial or just so confusing I have no idea what I am doing. I am hoping someone can help.
I did a clean reinstall of windows xp prof SP2 and everything is ok but the drivers for the following things are missing.
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Ethernet connection driver
Multi Audio Contoller driver and
SM bus controller.
I know the ethernet is important as I cannot connect to the internet on my pc anymore lol. Can someone please point me in the right direction
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Hi, my Samsung Notebook 300E5A wouldn't boot, and no recovery options were working, and I hadn't made a recovery disk, so I reinstalled Windows 7 from a USB drive.
Now 4 drivers are missing:
PCI Simple Communications controller
SM Bus Controller.
How do I go about acquiring or installing these?
Thanks for your help,
Hi Andrew Welcome to Seven Forums .. You need the Chipset and Lan Driver .. Install them then let me know what is missing .. They are in the Link below ...
NP300E5AH - DOWNLOADS | SUPPORT | SAMSUNG
I scavenged parts (including the hard drive) from an old Dell XPS to build my current computer. I had to reinstall Windows XP the other day, and now when I try to install drivers from the drivers and utilities CD, I get an error saying "Setup is unable to recognize this computer as a Dell computer and will now exit". Where else can I get these drivers?
You can download the Drivers from the MB manufacturer website.
Get the Graphics Driver from the vendor's website.
Please list your full system specs.
Until recently, I was running a bootlegged Windows 7 copy. Finally I broke down and bought it from a friend at Microsoft. But now all my driver software is lost. Where can I find an online driver updater that won't kill me with viruses? And is there anything else I should do to protect my system?
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Okay, so I've reinstalled XP and things are running smoothly now, except...
In my device manager, under "other devices" they all have a yellow ? next to them: the video, audio (no, can't hear anything other than that annoying, "bonk" sound ), ethernet, network, etc. I can't get online to download a driver (I'm at a friend's house now), so I'm trying to find what I need and burn it to disc so I can install it on my lappy (Dell, Inspiron B130 ) and get online again. I'm sure from there, I can go to the dell website and get the sound and what not fixed up, but since I can't get online, and I'm not sure what I'm looking for (there's a driver update on dell.com... is that it? Here's the link. ) I'm really having a "throw it out the window" moment here. Can anybody help me? Many thanks in advance
Oh, btw, I have cable broadband internet service (when I called them, they said my 'puter wasn't showing up, and to contact dell for a driver from the network card. Dell said, "That's $150 please" ), with a ethernet line to the router. Does that make sense?
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Hi guys I am in a serious predicament at the minute, I recently reinstalled Windows XP on my dads computer because it had all sorts of issues, the reinstall went well but I forgot to take note of the video / graphics driver that was in use and now I can't find it anywhere. This is very important to my dad because he uses his computer for watching movies mainly and it used to be fine but now the movies are jumpy when viewing, please help me, I feel really bad. I've provided some screenshots in the hope that you can make more sense of the information than I can.
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After the fresh install, will boot, but in the System, Hardware Device Mgr, Numerous yellow question marks. They are:
Multimedia Audio Controller
OtherPCI Bridge Device
PCI Memory Controller
SM Bus Controller
I can get rid of them by installing the drivers on the CD which came w/ the MoBo, but it says have to reboot to take effect. When I do,
New MoBo & CPU & video card & mem, so reformatted HD & did complete reinstall. When I reboot, a blue screen pops up before windows loads. It is gone so fast, I cannot read it. The only way can load windows is "Last good config..." Can't even load safe mode.
If I load the drivers & do not reboot, everything appears normal & everthying works. This is the only way I can access internet via Network Interface Card.
There is a note in FAQ's for this MoBo "Why will the system hang or fail to boot after installed the SW IDE Driver when using a dual core CPU under Window XP/2000? " which has updated drivers, which I loaded even though not dual core.
The XP Home I have is pre-SP1, so did slipstream including SP2. Thanks BYTEMAN for pointing me to website w/ info on how to do this.
I've done validation by internet & by telephone to Microsoft & tried reinstall several times.
I have seen no message indicating win is not validated or not working except the reboot not working. Is there any way to find out if XP is fully validated & should be working? Anything else I can look ... Read more
If no ideas on this, does anyone know how to slow the boot process so I can see what is on the blue screen that flashes just before the win logo that kicks it out to the safe mode, last good config, etc screen?
I had the BLUE SCREEN. I wiped out my hard drive, reinstalled WINDOWS XP and drivers. I cannot connect to the internet. What step did I miss?
and welcome to the Forum
Did you install the drivers for your network card?
How do you connect to the internet?
This isn't the first time I have reinstalled windows, and the same happened last time. Unfortunately, I can't seem to fix it this time.
I am using the packard bell imedia 1959 model
Windows XP home edition Service Pack 2
nvidia Geforce 7500LE graphics card
Rio (GA-8TRC410MNF-RH) Motherboard
I believe the sound card is built in, and the drivers being used are Realtek HD audio. I've installed the latest version
Realtek HD Audio 2.11 Driver
I have looked at many solutions concerning the UAA driver, which was also already installed and tried uninstalling both
then reinstalling the UAA driver first but that didn't make any difference.
Look forward to any advice given and thanks in advance!
Hope I gave you all the required information the first time round
I think you should repost this in the audio/video forum. I'll ask if it can be moved.
I had a bunch of viruses on my computer and I kept getting more because one of them hijacked mcafee, preventing me from turning it back on. I tried to restore my system to an earlier date but all the restore dates were too recent so I decided to reinstall windows 7. I didnt have the disk any more so I downloaded it to a usb drive. I succesfully installed it, but when I logged in I noticed it looked completely different. The bottom bar was much larger then it was before, The screen looks zoomed in and the shortcuts are all much bigger, and when I go into control panel or computer the windows take up the entire screen and cant be made smaller, only minimized. Could I have downloaded a wrong version of windows 7? I also failed to realize that I would need to install all new drivers and was very confused when I couldn't connect to the internet. I tried to install the drivers by looking them up with the network cards ven id but it says they aren't supported on my device. Any help will be greatly appreciated as I have no clue what I am doing. If it helps I have a dell xps 8300.
Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .... Looks like you need to start again and do a Clean Install ...
Follow the Tutorial below to get the perfect Insulation ..
It contains every thing you need including the ISO ...
Once you have done that and can connect to the net .. Run Windows Updates ..
Any Drivers that are missing after that ... Can be found in the Link below ....
Product Support | Dell US
Dell Vostro 1500.
A few weeks ago, I received a blue screen of death that would not get off my computer. I had the Windows Antivirus Pro Virus that would not go away. I am going to school tomororw and needed this off my computer. So I decided to wipe the hard drive clean with the Dell CDs that came with this purchase. I downloaded Windows XP and some of the drivers. Some of the drivers that i tried to download say they downloaded but then do not come up. Broadcom440x10/100 is saying the network cable is unplugged, I have no idea what that means and internet will not work. What can I do manually to make this work?
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I posted earlier for my bf but didn't get a response and now his situation is even worse. Instead of waiting until I got there he rushed into doing everything himself. He had a bad virus, kept him from opening any applications or getting on the internet. Then he started deleting things, which finally stopped his computer from running and would get the error there were missing files. So he got a Wins XP disk from someone else to reinstall windows, again rushed into it, instead of waiting so we could use my laptop to get online and get the proper info on how to reinstall. So to make a long story short, he reinstalled it on his own, lost all his documents, photos, etc. on his computer as well as his drivers. He has no original disks for this computer, and now he can't get on the internet, I guess because that driver is missing too. So my question is, can he use a disk with drivers on it from someone else's computer? Or does he need the one's for his particular computer, which the original owner does not have. Not sure where he should go with this, besides taking it somewhere and having them fix it for several $100.
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I recently reinstalled windows 7 on my samsung rv511 laptop and now it's running very slow and many features aren't working.
i've been reading forums and chipping away for 2 weeks so far. if anyone has any other ideas, they'd be much appreciated.
here are the main problems i have noticed
1. hdmi connection not working.
2. itunes tells me i don't have hd drivers installed.
3. computer generally running slowly.
4. shift keys and caps lock key often don't work (this was also an issue before reinstall)
5. 3 samsung drivers failed to install on multiple occasions.
here's what i've done so far;
1. reinstalled windows 7 from cd
2. installed all windows updates
3. installed all drivers for my model from samsung website
4. installed all windows automatic and optional updates
5. ran nvidia scan to check for updates (none needed)
i've read on seven forums that samsung computers can be very difficult to reinstall, so any advice would be much appreciated.
Please follow these tutorials to provide the current operating environment of your machine.
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
This is a configuration and log collection tool - ignore the title
Follow OPTION ONE: DM Log Collection
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
Hi, yes, I did something really stupid! I was having major issues with laptop and as a last resort decided to reinstall Windows [should have been Vista]. However, I have two Dell Inspiron laptops and apparently used the wrong disc! I installed Windows XP. Now I have no internet as the Ethernet driver, and a few others, are showing errors. I looked in Device Manager etc and about 8 or 9 drivers were not installed.
Oh, and the correct Windows disc is in US with my computer wiz son, and I'm over in UK! So . . . . is there anyway to install the missing drivers? Or even get Dell or Microsoft to help me get the correct version of Windows to reinstall?
I have internet access on my mini Dell, and also on my desktop - which does have CD writer etc if I needed to download files. Or can that be done on memory stick?
Any help/suggestions would be very much appreciated. [minus the 'dumb woman' remarks!!! I've beat myself up sufficiently]
Thanks so much
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I reinstalled Windows 7 last night and when it booted back up the screen resolution has changed, I have several drivers that aren't working and I can't connect to the internet. Any thoughts?
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After having trouble with the Win32 heur or W32.sality virus I lost my patient and Completly reinstalled Windows XP Media center edition...
I had bought my PC from packard bell and had support, cd-backup + instructions and everything registered to packard bell, My PC Was A Packard Bell.
Then later my motherboard got trouble and crashed alot... So I eventually bought a new one.
When my pc got the virus I wanted to use the CD-backup I had taken from the pc before the motherboard was changed and also had the support of packard bell.
But the CD did not boot because "information was not valid" and I couldn't use it to reformat and reinstall my Windows XP MC edition.
So I used my student version of the CD, my other cd that would install windows media center edition and also the key for that cd.
I formated everything and left no partition so that superdangerous-virus would die.
After the installation I have no more internet connection and missing drivers installed. I can't update windows because it requires internet which I don't have on that PC. I also no longer seem to have packard bell support.
How can I get those drivers installed on my pc? I have no clue what about the names :( :( :(
I was really tired when I wrote this, hope you understand.
Every post and advice will be greatly appreciated.
go into device manager and write down the details of any red "!" or yellow "?" and go on another computer that has internet and go to the manufature web site and download the drivers for the stuff missing and burn to cd or flash drive and copy them to your computer and install the drivers then setup a network conection.Read other 19 answers
I reinstalled xp on my comp that originally had vista on it the computer is a emachines w5243 and I can't find the proper audio drivers for it. Also I can't get my usb ports to work.... this happened before I reinstalled it and is part of the reason I decided to. Ne one know a link to the drivers or what's wrong with the usb plz and thx
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I have re-installed WIN 7 on my laptop. I did not have the cd's from Dell, so I purchased and used a WIN 7 disc. After re-installing WIN 7, my internet connection was not functioning. Under Device Manager, the following had yellow warning signs next to them:
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N+WiMax 6250
PCI Simple Communications Controller.
I am assuming that these devices are missing the drivers required for their operation. I tried running Intel_My_WiFi_Dashboard_15.1.1_s64. It told me I needed to install dotNetFx40_Full_Setup. I attempted to run this program, but a lack of an internet connection prevented it from completing. I am unsure of what to try next. Any help would be appreciated.
If this has already been answered under another post, I apologize for re-posting, and would be more then glad to read the original thread if someone can post a link.
Thank you for any help you have,
Go to the Dell support site for your model and download the appropriate drivers.
If you enter the service Tag number, it will tell you what was installed and recommend the right drivers.
This is a discussion thread, not a problem thread.
Started so one of Doc Brown's thread wasn't hijacked.
The posts from Doc Brown's thread that initiated the conversation, but might be off topic there.
Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart
I should note that I had difficulty finding the correct drivers for
Bluetooth - HP did not list it for my machine - had to search HP
--> Note: the BCM card is a combo card (BT & 802.11)
AMD USB 3.0 & SMBUS - had to install base offered on HP download page for chipset (only HP called it AMD Graphics) and then update Graphics to newer versions.
Biometrics - found the drivers searching HP, left it uninstalled last time (current)
Coolsense - found it ok, just had issues with it. Seems as though it was causing high temps. When I removed it, temps were in range, left it uninstalled last time (current)
DriveGuard - found it ok, left it uninstalled last time (current)
If I think of anything else.....
Oh wait..... HP laptop.... which one?
Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
The two HP programs which you mention and are debatable about reinstalling after a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, Cool Sense and Drive Guard, are worth more discussion since they safeguard critical temperature and HD hardware on the PC, yet they can cause issues. What do others here think about their net value for re... Read more
HP Minimal Recovery only reinstalls drivers, activation SLP file and Coolsense so I would consider that a good reimport benchmark.
I wonder if BSOD analysts are seeing Coolsense crashes. I haven't seen any but I don't reimport anything. However it needs discussion about whether additional software which protects HD and overheating should be a Best Practice on Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
i reformatted my hard drive, then when i went to reinstall my drivers they were installed incorrectly. now nothing works. no mouse no keyboard. is there anything i can do maybe in bios where everything still works. please help
and welcome to the Forum
When you say "the drivers swere installed incorrectly", what exactly do you mean. Which drivers? Did you get any errors while installing them? Are the Mouse/Keyboard USB or PS/2?
What Brand/Model is the PC?
I recently had a virus and needed to start clean.... I wiped out everything! So I installed Windows XP Pro again. I am not too computer savy and I'm sure this could be an easy fix.
Unfortunately, I don?t have any start up discs and I don?t even know what I'm missing or needing to get back online. I've never started this "clean" before.
Can somebody just refer me to a place to get what I need to get back online or helpful links?
Thank you so any help you might have
First go to the computer manufacturer's website (or motherboard mfg) and download and install the chipset driver.
After that, go to the manufacturers' websites for your video, sound, and - if applicable, ethernet cards and download and install the current drivers.If you are not sure what is installed you can either look in device manager or download and run Belarc Advisor (or any similar utility). Here's the link for Belarc: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Hey! It's funny when you think you know what you're and then you hit a huge big fat WALL. The hard drive on my friends computer was wiped out so I reformatted and reinstalled Win98SE from another CD because she had no recovery disc or anything. It all turned out okay and Windows works and all BUT it appears as though the video drivers and sound card drivers are MIA. The video only runs in 640x480x16 colors and there is no sound. This isn't the way it was before it was fried. I was wondering if anybody knows how I could go about recovering this. I suppose I would have to find out what type of video and sound cards are in the computer and then go about looking for the neccessary drivers. Should this info be on the hardware in the CPU itself? Or is there a program in Windows that will auto detect this stuff? Although I like to think I know what I'm doing, this isn't always the case. I'm pretty clueless at the moment. The computer is a custom built home jobby so I'm not sure of the specs or anything. I believe its a Pentium III-something-or-other and the OS is Windows98SE. I managed to get the internet working which should help some. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.... Shaggy_Yak.
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Alright, so for a few months now I have a problem where after I reboot, almost none of my USB work just the ones two in the back. So I seen when i went into Device Manager i would see a yellow exclamation mark, So i would uninstall the drives and then rescan for hardware change and it will work once again. I would reboot it again same issue. I been having to leave my pc on for weeks at a time cause i dont want to go thru the hassel.
Where should i start to T/S i have changed the plug on the M/B and same issue. Uninstalled all the usb drives and rebooted pc same issue in Safe Mode same. All drivers are up-to-date So im stuck in a ditch even
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Here are my specs:
MotherBoard MSI 945P Neo-F
CPU Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0GHz RAM 1GB PC2-5300 / PC2-5400 DDR2 667 Unbuffered
NonECC HDD Maxtor -HD 200GB
Video GeForce 6800 GT
256Mb PCI-E CD/DVD NEC ND 3540A 16X Double Layer
DVD+/-RW PSU 500W
I recently reinstalled the WinXP and nothing is working: Sound, Video, even the interneet is not working. Which drivers I need to install and where I can find them. Also a follow up question about thee internet. I installed MSI LAN utility so the connection is present ("enabled" and "connected") byt none of my browsers can connect to the internet. I'm sharing a conncetion with a friend throw the router. Is there anything is set up that needs to be modified?
Thanks for your time and help.
You need to put in the motherboard drivers including chipset driver:
Use the pc you are posting with to download these drivers and then install them.
Please help me I'm tottally lost.
I have a dell inspiron 1750 laptop which was on vista but I upgraded to windows 7. But it started to crash and I couldn't even turn it on long enough to do anything before it crashed so I reinstalled my windows vista disk that I got with my laptop as the windows 7 disc wouldnt work. I managed to really install it but now I cannot connect to the internet it says I need network adapters and I also have no blue tooth I can't find it anywhere in the laptop. I went on the dell website and found a list of drivers but how do I know which ones I need. There are 38 for my service tag.
I'm using my phone to type this as this is my only internet access at the moment. I can get on another computer at my mums house.
Hello taraheath and welcome to the forums
Before I can provide links, we need to make sure it's for the right thing. In order to do this, I will need you to fill out your System Specs. Use Speccy if you don't know any of them:
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
I Reinstalled XP and it has overwritten all my video drivers. This normally wouldn't be an issue but now the video drivers from NVidia can't see that my GeForce 5700 card in installed and won't run the set up program.
I've tried the control panel/add hardware wizard but it won't let me grab the files from the C Drive. The add harware wizard only shows ATI and Intel drivers and something called LogMeIn Drivers
The Display Details only show the VGA Drivers as the cuurent Driver.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
well yes when you reinstall windows it will easrse all your drivers, dont you have the driver disk and did you install the car yourself or is it factory when you bought the computer
win 7 64, need to uninstall my network drivers, and reinstall new ones that I downloaded from support.dell.com.
Please assist in what I need to do? Do I just simply delete the network drivers? If this has been addressed please copy/paste the link to the right thread.
Thanks in advance.
Do you have the new network drivers? If so,... where?
To uninstall: Goto "device manager"->network adapters->right click on the network adapter->uninstall. Press OK maybe a couple of times. Now reboot
Hey guys, im having much the same problem as I imagine a lot of people do. I just reinstalled windows and now have no sound.
I downloaded the relevant sound drivers from here:
but everytime I try to install them to my computer I get this message:
Failed to load dll:adminchk
I even downloaded the dll:adminchk seperately to see if that would help, but it didnt. I'm lost and really, REALLY would like to get sound back on my computer. Does anybody know what I can do?
a couple of days ago i had to uninstall all system drivers/programs and re-install them again from my windows XP program. i somehow got a virus? on my computer and it wiped out all of my system restore points. i was on the phone with dell for 3 hours doing this! here are the anti-virus/firewall/spyware protection programs i had...
Ad-Aware SE Personal
I need to know if there are better programs to use? any other steps to take so this does not happen again? any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.
You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:
Managing Windows Millenium System Restore
Windows XP System Restore Guide
Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above
Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.
A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers
Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.
A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer
Commercial Spyware Removal/Protection Programs - If you feel more comfortable installing a commercial Spyware removal program then we recommend WebRoot's Spysweeper or La... Read more
Yes I just configured my Dell 4700 Dimension due to malware damage. It all went ok but when I go to open Media Center for those of you familiar with the software it says, "Video card or drivers are not compatible with media center." also I play games and some say I dont have a directX compatible video
card but it was compatible before I reloaded. I listed some information below that I got when I typed in dxdiag in run and looked at display.
Main Driver: vga.dll
mini VDD: vga.sys
Also it says that I have default monitor on. I think my computer doesnt see or know what card I have in or the type of monitor. Any help please.
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So I formatted my hard drives and reinstalled windows 7, took all the files I needed on a usb.
upon first start up I installed the motherboard drivers with a disc, but even still no internet connection, I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them countless times
Also when I check out device manager my gpu isn't there, it's just a standard VGA
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