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Solved: No drivers loaded after reinstalling XP

Q: Solved: No drivers loaded after reinstalling XP

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.

Preferred Solution: Solved: No drivers loaded after reinstalling XP

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: Solved: No drivers loaded after reinstalling XP

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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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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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'afternoon, I'm experiencing this issue with Vista Home Premium and it constantly installing drivers for 'Volume Manager' and 'Generic USB Volume Device' on start up. Here's a my pc specs copied from 'System Information':

OS Name - Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version - 6.0.6000 Build 6000
System Type - X86-based PC
Processor - AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, 2561 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date - Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS M2N4-SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 0704, 05/12/2006
SMBIOS Version - 2.4
Windows Directory - C:\Windows
System Directory - C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device - \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer - Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
Total Physical Memory - 2,045.88 MB
Available Physical Memory - 1.22 GB
Total Virtual Memory - 4.22 GB
Available Virtual Memory - 3.33 GB
Page File Space - 2.29 GB
Page File - C:\pagefile.sys
Name - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Adapter RAM - 640.00 MB (671,088,640 bytes)
Driver Version -

A bit of history:
Last Friday 04/01/08 I decided, in my infinite wisdom, that it would be a good idea to 'overclock' my CPU. I'm a gamer at heart and the notion that I could eke a performance boost out of my system, sadly, quite excites me! So I followed a guide, incrementing the CPU frequency little by little, rebooting after each tweak and running 3DMark06 to test performance & stability. I was fairly chuffed when I increased my CPU speed from... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Vista constantly reinstalling drivers on start-up

Okay first I notice your BIOS version is quite OLD, if I recall around May of '06. Research your motherboard, Identify the BIOS downloads available, book mark the page, etc... in short do everything but "pull the trigger" on the BIOS upgrade. It's probably not the cause of your problems, but it's also a good idea to have the latest BIOS installed.

It is a bad idea to run simultaneous threads for the same problem for a long, LONG list of reasons. Pick the thread you want and PM a Mod to close the other. Trust me on this, you do NOT want several people working at cross-purposes in different threads on the same problem. It's like cheating on your wife, and you are likely to come home with lipstick all over your shirt and get your brains bashed out with a cast-iron skillet. I for one am an extremely jealous "wife" and will beat you unmercifully until you are a gooey red paste on the floor of our mobile home.


I've had data corruption from overclocking several times, and the repair efforts have been met with mixed results. Sometimes you can overcome the corruption with some simple repair efforts, and sometimes you can spend days or weeks fighting with it until you finally give up and do a New Install. Fair warning, you crossed over a line in your quest for glory. Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you.

First thing to do is to get all critical data off the machine, which (as any experienced overclocker knows, but ne... Read more

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I have been given a Compaq Presario CQ61-320SA, and I reinstalled using the back up disks provided. However, I now have errors on my network adapter, my network controller and my VGA graphics adapter. It reinstalled as Windows Vista 32bit- even though the person who gave it to me swears blind it should be Windows 7! I have been searching around for a few days now, trying to find the drivers, but all the drivers seem to be only built for Windows 7.

Is there anyone out there who can direct me to the correct sites to get the designated Vista drivers, or give me some other help?

A:Solved: After reinstalling my Compag CQ61-320SA, my network drivers don't work. Help?

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I had windows 10 on a brand new lap top, I bought windows 7 and downloaded it.  I deleted all my drivers, and now I can't get on the internet.  please help

A:i loaded windows 7 and deleted all my drivers, now I can't g...

Before anyone can even begin to help we need to know which Model laptop you are using. Or you can post the hardware id of each device from Device Manager.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108

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i have a win xp pro pc with a conexant d850 56k v.9x dfvc dialup modem that i received used about 6 months ago. today it had trouble connecting so i had the bright idea to take out the modem. not so bright! i stuck the modem back in, the pc wanted to "add hardware" but now i have 2 problems. one option of adding the hardware is connect to the internet to get the new driver software....i can't connect to the internet without this modem. second option is to stick in some kind of cd (which i don't have) to get drivers. my question is...can i use a different pc, go to the modem driver website, download the software on a cd and use that cd for "option 2"??? or should i just go to walmart and get a new dial up modem?? any help would be appreciated.

A:how can dialup modem drivers be loaded w/out cd

No real need to buy a new modem unless your current one has failed. You should be able to download the drivers from another computer onto a cd or a thumb drive. It doesn't have to be a cd, usually after it searches for a disc, it will give you the option to browse for the driver, and you can just browse to your thumb drive.

But it's your choice.

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While setting up a buddy's HP (no model #) desktop today with XP, we ran into this odd problem.

We are having a very difficult time getting the on-board (embedded) peripherals (Ethernet, Audio and Video) to work!!

Almost always after loading up XP (fresh install), one is able to access the Internet by plugging in an active Ethernet cable (cable modem in this case).

But come to find out there was NO internet connection.

Further investigation revealed that there where NO drivers setup for the embedded (on-board) Ethernet, Video or the Audio peripherals.

This desktop recently came out of corporate environment and had a sticker over the name of the motherboard. So we are unable to determine the make/model of it.

I was however able to ID the Chipset. It's an Intel i848pG.

We found what we "thought" were the correct drivers from Welcome to Intel , but NONE of them will install correctly!! I'm baffled at this point!!

Q #1: What would keep XP from downloading these drivers for the embedded peripherals ?

Q #2: What are we having such a difficult time getting ANY of these drivers to WORK ???

A:No On-Board Peripheral Drivers loaded up ! WHY ???

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Win 7 sp1 x64 Dell laptop
Feel pretty dumb about this, but believe I should only have 1 network adapter driver installed. I think the only one I need is the Intel ® Centrino® Wireless- N1030.
Regarding the Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller I always get a warning in Event Viewer- System that says
Event 1 RTL8167
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller is disconnected from network.
I only use laptop at home. Wireless connect to Netgear router. Attached is pic of device manager.

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A:to many Network Adapter drivers loaded

I am pretty sure that is your Ethernet Adapter. The event viewer warning comes up because it doesn't detect anything connected to your Ethernet port.

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Does anyone know of a program that will tell me what drivers are being loaded, or my service's. My computer boots up way too slow. I see the hard drive still cranking away after windows is up and running. Once the light stops on my hard drive, then everything is fast.

I have XP Professional
1 GIG Memory
3.2 Processor
900 gig hard drive (3) 320 each
I have AVG Free
Sunbelts Personnal firewall &
Spybot's tea-timer.
That all that's in my MSCONFIG.EXE

I used autorun but I tried eliminated some that I know I don't use, or don't require at boot up, but something is still loading slow. I even tried bootvis, but that was too confusing, I optimized it, but it didn't help with that program.

I've defraged, done everything I should, but nothing helps.

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Suddenly this weekend, every time I turn the computer on, my onboard Realtek AC'97 drivers apparently get lost, and I need to reinstall them and reselect my speakers as playback device.

Running Vista 64-bit Ultimate on an ASUS A8-N mobo with an AMD 64X2 4200+ CPU.

Haven't changed any hardware, nor have I installed any new or funky software.

A:Audio Drivers Won't Stay Loaded After Restart

The next time you boot up look in Device Manager for any yellow 'flags' and right click the flag and read the error and tell us about it.

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Vista boots and initially seems to work and then within a few minutes the USB devices - keyboard and mouse are disabled. None of the ports work. Must reboot with power button. On reboot I choose safe-mode and it immediately started to install drivers for the USB devices. So it seems that for some reason the USB devices where disabled on a normal boot - maybe as some additional software or services started to run?

On a side note My bios has ACPI turned on and wake with USB turned on.
I turned them off temporarily to see if that helps. Can you suggest any fixes - bios settings or ways to test what programs are causing the the problem in vista.

I had this computer running without this problem before reloading vista. same USB devices. I relaoded and changed from raid to ahci for the drives. I did make some bios setting changes that are different but vista is supposed to support these - like acpi

A:Vista Freezes - USB Drivers loaded in safe mode

Before we go any further, can you define exactly how you reloaded Vista?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I've got a Dell Inspiron M5040 with Windows 7. It had the annoying cursor jumping all over the place issue. I tried to load Windows XP x64, but no, go. So, back to Windows 7, but this time, Ultimate. It's loaded, but no network adapters detected. I've loaded all the network drivers available at Dell for the M5040, but no go. I even tried using the Windows OS disc that came with the computer, but of course, it has no drivers, and the computer did not detect the wireless adapter when I loaded all of the drivers with it, too. When I click on, "Connect to the Internet," the only available adapter is, "Broadband (PPPoE)". So, here I am. Thanks in advance.

A:Re-install Windows 7, Drivers Loaded, No Network Adapters Detected

Hi delquattro,

There are various reasons that may be responsible for the 'wireless adapter' not getting detected.

Did you check 'Device Manager' to verify if the wireless adapter' is present?
- Click 'Start' icon > Type 'devmgmt.msc' in 'Search programs and files' text box (without quotations) > Tap 'Enter' and 'Device Manager' page appears > Locate 'Network Adapters' category > Expand it by clicking the 'arrow sign' besides it (Inspiron M5040 may have been shipped with either of the following cards: WLAN 1701/1702/1501/1502/1503) > Check if either of these cards is listed.
- If not, please browse through the whole list of devices to check for any 'question/exclamation mark' > If yellow mark is present, capture its details and share

If the 'WLAN card' driver is installed and the card shows up in 'Device Manager', you may need to enable it. Use the key combination <Function><F2> to 'enable' the 'wireless'. You may also use 'Windows Mobility Center' in the 'control panel' to check the status of the wireless connection. You may 'enable or disable' wireless as shown in the image below:

If you are not able to use Fn + F2 keys combination, you may install 'Quickset application' for your computer from this file: Driver Details | Dell United States

Once installed, it will enable the Fn+F2 key combination and you will be able to activate the 'Wireless'.

Hope this helps. Do reply with the findings; would be glad to assist.

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Posting new topic with logs here as instructed by quietman.
Old topic for more info: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/521153/strange-drivers-loaded-aswmbr-and-gmer-crashing-on-file-scan/
Basically I need help examining my logs to see if there's anything suspicious. Please tell me if I should post any other logs (hijackthis etc).
I've scanned with eset, avira, webroot, mbam, tdsskiller. Those found nothing.

A:Strange drivers loaded, aswMBR and gmer crashing on file scan

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i have a gateway computer mc7321u that's the name, so please tell me how to fix the no drivers loaded, how do i install driver do i copy it from another laptop or buy a cd, what exactly do i do, i don't really understand what bios, hdd, SATA, or ubuntu (all words i read from other websites) is, if someone can tell me how to reinstall vista I'll be very happy, or get my files such as my (photos, downloaded programs,documents etc...) back that would be helpful i rather get them back before installing new vista but if there no possibility of getting them back I'll would just be happy to get a working laptop... also when replying back please tell me step by step how to do what like
first go to.....
then go to......
next you need to.....
i really don't know anything about computer if you tell me something i know nothing of i would have to take my time and research any computer jargon u said so please be specific plz and ty
also if you need any help and info on my computer ill do my best to try and give it to you and if you actually also can help me fix no operating system not found before vista very helpful if not it's k

Here is info on laptop



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I've noticed that from time to to time I have some strange gibberish driver loaded (example: juaiwhgrxz.sys). I see it in kaspersky's AVZ program. When I try to copy it to quarantine it fails to do so. Sometimes it's there, sometimes not, and the name is different each time.
Also I ran gmer and aswmbr and they both crash. GMER scans everything except for files. On the file scan it crashes...
Could someone please advise which program I should use and then help me by inspecting my logs to see if I'm infected? Thanks.
OS: Windows 7 sp1 64bit

A:Strange drivers loaded, aswMBR and gmer crashing on file scan

P.S. I've tried some of the programs available (tdsskiller, adwcleaner, roguekiller, combofix). They found nothing. Only combofix found some things. The things it removed didn't seem malicious (example, the driver left over form GMER), but under newly created items, reg loading points and etc I don't know. Could post log for examination.
I basically just need help examining logs for anything suspicious from one of the programs like OTS, farbar, hijackthis or whichever one you guys will advise me to use. I'm not really knowledgeable when it comes to manually finding suspicious files.

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

Does anybody know how to fix this? Thanks.

A:Win7 keeps reinstalling USB drivers

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

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


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

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

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

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Hello My  Toshiba Laptop failed to start so i removed my newly purchased and installed SSHD and put it in a replacement computer after removing its existing hard drive. I started the computer and it has worked fine for a few weeks so i decided to reinstal
the original OEM Widows 7 disc and its product key on the CD cover. Microsoft does not recognize the product key. I have checked the number several times it is the product key i am typing in. I also have the original product key for the xp version also.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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