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Hardware Drivers Move?

Question: Hardware Drivers Move?

From what I read a person can make a image/ghost file with all they have to do is restore the image/ghost file to the system and it will work. Now my question is I would have to to to each system and get all the drivers so that the one image that I will be using as the master image to ghost from should have all the drivers and such from the systems I wish to use for that image. How do I move hardware and software drivers from Windows 7 system to the master image one and install the drivers fro that image to the master system?

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Preferred Solution: Hardware Drivers Move?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Hardware Drivers Move?

Making masters and multi systems ! can you be more detailed, it's a bit sketchy to say the least at the moment.

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I recently purchased a name brand PC to replace one I built myself a couple years ago.   I upgraded the video card and PSU, but was comfortable with everything else. Problem is that when playing graphically intensive games the machine will lock up which I attribute the video card over heating since the only has one fan.  My old case has 7.  Does anyone foresee any problems with stripping the old tower and replacing the parts with the ones from my new machine?

Answer:Ok to move hardware from one case to another?

placing your components in a different case will not cause any problems, barring that you do not damage the components in the process and that you do not hook everything up incorrectly of course.i would suggest labelling all your connections before disconnecting them, to make it easy to put it all back together.

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Hello ... I would like to move my Hard drive from my Dell system that is unstable due to hardware problems into a newer HP/Compaq system without having to rebuild the system which is highly custom configured. This system is a system at a Garage that I support and the Dell got jam packed with greasy dust, brake dust, etc...Nasty and amazing that it still works but crashes randomly, and keeps blowing power supplies about once every few weeks, even ones with higher wattage rating. The Cooling fans sucked all the foreign particles into the system and even after blowing it all out with canned air, there is a problem that is on the motherboard that causes it to lock up and go to a black screen. Then after turning it on and off about 4 or 5 times it might decide to boot and run for a few hours.I tried to place the 40GB Hard Drive from the Dell Optiplex GX270 with a 2.8Ghz P4 w/HT into my available healthy HP DC5000 SFF also running the same 2.8Ghz P4 w/HT CPU, but it wont work. I get the Blue Screen of Death with a Hex Error message about a Kernel Error. When placing the Hard drive back into the Dell it boots up fine, and the hard drive is healthy after scans for problems, but the Dell has some main board issues that are random causing it to lock up, so I would like to migrate to another system if possible.I am hoping that someone knows of a easy way to drop the Hard Drive into a system, maybe with a software application which aids in the hardware transition and reactivation of MS W... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Pro.. Move to new Hardware

If you have a REAL Windows CD (not a restore disk) Then boot with that and do a repair install. As it is totally different hardware you will definitely be instructed to call Microsoft. They may or may not be helpful as the licensing on Windows fom an OEM supplier (like Dell) is different than on a retail version that you get at, say Best Buy. One interpretation of the EULA is that the operating system is ties to the machine, not to the purchaser. (Good one, Microsoft!) you may get lucky and be able to proceed. If not, and you have already done the repair install and loaded the Compaq stuff and Microsoft says no, then you may be doubly hosed.I would contact Microsoft first if it were me.Here is the repair install if you are feeling lucky. that is an Optiplex, chances are good that you got a real Windows CD.  

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currently running retail winxp pro sp2 on msi k8n diamond plus with amd athlon 64 3400+ and nvidia gforce 6600gt. want to build new system with msi p7n diamond with intel core 2 quad and geforce 8800gt. of course i want to keep my sata drives with xp without having to reinstall, etc. is this possible? have googled and read alot about it but can't decide if this is doable. tia for input. of course i have backups. fred langa's article looks like it might do the trick.

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currently running retail winxp pro sp2 on msi k8n diamond plus with amd athlon 64 3400+ and nvidia gforce 6600gt. want to build new system with msi p7n diamond with intel core 2 quad and geforce 8800gt. of course i want to keep my sata drives with xp without having to reinstall, etc. is this possible? have googled and read alot about it but can't decide if this is doable. tia for input. of course i have backups. fred langa's article looks like it might do the trick.

Answer:move xp install to new hardware

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

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Answer:I have no idea where this should go... Edit: This should go to hardware but I dunno how to move it.

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my Situation is, a domain controller running windows 2003 server, ms sql 2000, and a few other misc databases is on a PC with RAID 5, the RAID is fine, but the motherboard is failing.. the motherboard is a gigabyte s939 with a x2 3800 AMD cpu

i have a new rig almost ready to go for another less important task, and i would love to switch the server over, but its a Q6600 Core 2 quad, running on a ASUS board with DDR2 Ram.

thats a big change, now the OS was installed was 32 bit, but im wondering if there is a sysprep, or redetect hardware on next boot option so i could simply move the raid over and redetect hardware, install drivers and im laughing. or if im better off just cutting my losses and rebuilding the array from backups (i would still have to recreate the entire active directory)

its a pretty important server, so downtime is not my friend

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated


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Is it better to use the drivers provided by toshiba (nvidia, synaptics,...) or should i install it from the official hardware manufacterer as they have more recent drivers than the one on toshiba site.

Answer:Question about drivers (hardware manufacterer vs toshiba drivers)

Generally speaking the drivers from Toshiba page should be used since such drivers are tested by Toshiba.
For example the display driver from Toshiba supports some kind of overheating protection and clock down the GPU if the temperature would be too high? in such case the performance would be decreased for a short time but this would lower the temperature? as far as I know the drivers from chip manufacturers don?t support such feature?
So the usage of such drivers is your own risk?

At the other hand you can install Synaptics drivers from manufacturer page. There is no risk.

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Intel P4 3.4ghz HT 800fsb 1mb cache
Gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo Pro Motherboard
1gb Crucial DDRII 5300 Dual Channel Ram (2x512mb)
XFX 256mb 6800 Ultra PCI-X Graphics Card
Qtec 650watt Triple Fan PSU

Connected to the above system are 2 x pioneer 109 DVD Writers on IDE1
2x 200gb Maxtor Drives 1 on IDE2 and 1 on IDE3 these 2 channels are normally for Raid array which I dont want which is why there is 1 drive on each channel
2x 250gb maxtor SATA150 drives 1 on SATA0 and 1 on SATA1 these drives show up as Master on the boot sequence

My problem is the sata drives are so slow I copied a 20gig folder and it took 57 minutes and Inew something was wrong so I copied the same 20gb folder to one of my IDE drives and it took 12 minutes so it seems I have something setup wrong

Its starting to drive me nuts now
so Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Solved: Please move to hardware forum Slow sata drives

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Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?

Answer:Power light is orange and won't boot (can someone move to hardware forum, sorry)

scottybo14 said:

Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?Click to expand...

Have you checked the Hard Drive?

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Lenovo (D) contains two folders:applicationsdriversThe computer was shipped this way and I haven't touched D drive since purchase. I would like to move them to Windows8_OS (C) from Lenovo (D). Where should I park the two folders within Windows8_OS (C) ?

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Hi I'm new to this site. I am trying to hook my Iomega Zip 100 to my new computer and I can't seem to locate any of the installation disks. Does anyone know where I can download the program so I don't have to pay again? College student here!! No money!!

Answer:Lost all my software/drivers for my Iomega Zip 100 during a move!

Hi lauren

Without more info like OS and which Zip100 ( connection type USB, Serial etc ) you have this is as far as I can go but you should be able to complete the rest and get to the driver download

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I recently purchased a new notebook which has Windows 7 HP on it. Because of all the bloatware put on it by the mfg and since I have a spare hard drive I wish to do a clean install of Windows. Since I do not have the drivers anywhere but on the original HD, I need to transfer them to the new HD. I tried using DriverMax and found it to be very unsatisfactory. What are the other options?


Answer:Move or copy drivers to a new hard drive

go to the manufacturer's website, support section, and they should have drivers for all models they sell, download the right ones to an external drive.

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My Dell N5050 laptop died and I tried moving the Harddisk into a old HP Deskpro. The disk boots fine but Windows 7 DELL OEM reboots as the windows picture comes up. It then allows me to do a repair but that doesn't help. The repair report doesn't give any clue to the problem.

I am guessing it is some fundamental driver that is Dell specific. Any idea how to sort it ?

The repair will allow me to get to a dos prompt.


Answer:Move Dell Windows 7 Hard disk into non-dell hardware

Welcome to our forum auror1968.

Their is a excellent chance that the OEM/SLP key, drivers and a lot more are tied to the Laptop and will not work on the Desktop.
Does you Desktop or Laptop have a Windows 7 sticker on it that looks something like this?

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Question: Hardware Drivers

I am in need of the drivers for the following devices;
Multimedia Audio Controller - PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_A0021458&REV_02
PCI Modem - PCI\VEN_1057&DEV_3052&SUBSYS_30201057&REV_04\4&1A671D0C&0&00F0
Video Controller (VGA Compatible) - PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_25621458&REV_03\3&13C0B0C5&0&10

The device is a clone PC that I recently formatted due to a virus infection. I have tried to search for the drivers online but keep getting sites that ask me to install some other software before I can get the drivers, but even if I do I will not get them
Please assist

Answer:Hardware Drivers

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Have a shop homemade desktop pc that had Windows xp. I have not got the original cd with drivers for hardware.
I reinstalled XP. Now the internet connection doesn't work and Devise manager says 'The drivers for the pci simple communication controller devise are not installed.' I have hooked up an outside modem and it works fine.

Is there some online programme that can tell what drivers i need for this modem

Also needed are drivers for universal serial bus (usb) controller and multimedia audio controller. They all have yellow question markes on them in devise manager.

Answer:need hardware drivers for whole pc.

Your motherboard manufacturer will have most of these.
Everest Home edition will identify any other hardware:

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Question: hardware drivers

I recently moved my pc and now find that my pc won't recognise my usb hub-mouse mat or my mouse. i have had problems before with hardware, i tried an xp repair but that required a windows disc and i only have a recovery disc, can anyone help

Answer:hardware drivers

Try Uninstalling the mouse from Device Manager and rebooting.

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Hello, i'm new here and i hope someone can help me out with this issue.
At first i was getting random chkdsks at any time, i formatted the hard drive for the first time yesterday, but this error comes back, first to make an appearance was the 0x000003B BSOD, wich is gone, but now the one which seems to repeat randomly is Memory management - 0x0000001A.

Few hours ago i manually ran chkdsk but it keeps telling me this:
Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50
And this error points to NTFS File system structure in the eventvwr.
At the moment everything is working well, except i got these BSODs 2 or 3 times so far a couple of hours ago, according to the eventvwr. Anyway, something is wrong with my computer, thats for sure.

I also installed the debbuging tools, but honestly i don't know what to think about the logs. Hope you guys can give an idea of what is causing this errors.
The hardware is all new, it's been a couple of days since i got my new PC.

Thanks a lot.

PS. The attachments could be in spanish, sorry about that, i'm from Argentina.

Answer:W7, Drivers or Hardware?

Hi -
No need for an apology - I can read Spanish quite well. . .

Install Service Pack 1: Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Run Driver Verifier: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Dean\Desktop\New Folder (3)\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\041111-17378-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e53000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03090e50
Debug session time: Tue Apr 12 10:55:33.107 2011 (UTC + 12:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 10:43:36.153
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Good morning. I got a virus on my computer and my desktop and task bar went black. I ended up getting that back by moving the explorer.exe file but now my computer does not register or show my CD/DVD Writer. I went and deleted the Upper and Lower filers last night and it brought back my floppy disk drive but I do not have a floppy disk drive. Please help me. I have been working on this for hours and a system restore also does not work since I did have the virus. Thanks so much.

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Question: Hardware Drivers

Mods - Sorry, I just realized that I posted in the wrong section. Please delete post. Thank you.

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Question: Drivers & Hardware

This thread contains information on running System Information and Assessment tools and also provides links to the latest official manufacturer Drivers and Software provided for your computer including the place for your System Support.

You should always have the latest Official Drivers for the best Performance, Security, Compatibility & Bug-Fixes for your Hardware, Software and Operating System.

Devices Identification and System Information
VistaForums SysInfo Utility
Designed to help you find Information about your system and enable other users to identify problems and help you quicker!
VistaForums SysInfo Tool
Graphics Card utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility

System information tool for Microsoft Windows that detects the CPU, RAM, Motherboard Chipset and other hardware features used in your computer.

System Requirements Lab
Looks at your computer's hardware and software to determine whether or not your current system can run a product. Each of your computer's components is evaluated to see how well it meets the minimum and recommended requirements. Recommendations are made on how to update or upgrade each component which does not meet the listed requirements. Sometimes, a simple, free software download is all that is needed.
Can You Run It? Powered by System Requirements Lab

Vista has two built-in System Information & Analysis ... Read more

Answer:Drivers & Hardware

Good info, I may compile it into a web page for my system at home. .

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Realistically what are the chances of anyone coming up with Win 7 64 drivers for older hardware such as scanners, game devices, etc.? I have an old Microtek scanner that I use maybe once a month that is perfectly functional. Microtek says good luck and please buy one of our newer models. Same with my Thrustmaster driving wheel. Haven't tried the Seiko serial port label printer yet.

Fortunately I do have a notebook running XP that I can use for the printing and scanning although I did upgrade for better gaming so I am out of luck with the driving wheel.

Question is are there any enterprising folks out there building drivers or am I tossing the old stuff and buying new?

Answer:Old Hardware Drivers

May be make list & post.

Microtek 1200 scanner, the Win XP drivers work better on Vista & Win 7.

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Question: hardware drivers

I just formatted and i'm getting 3 conflicts

other PCI device

the DELL driver CD dosen't seem to have the drivers.

what can I do?


Answer:hardware drivers

You could try the Dell website, and just do a search for the model of computer you have.

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Question: Hardware drivers

Is there a free site that tests your hardware configuration and directs you to latest driversThe Pig

Answer:Hardware drivers

If there is, I'd also be interested in finding it. TR

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Question: hardware drivers

Hi Everyone,

I'm very new to this computer thing I wander could someone help me please. I have an old base station computer with Windows XP installed but some of the hardware drivers are not installed. Listed below is the information I was told to place here :


PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_1080


PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_1050


PCI\VEN_8086 & DEV_2572

I would be very grateful for any assistance given on where and how to download the drivers for the above mentioned.

Thanks Guys.

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I am having major issues (not working) with my USB 2 & 3 PCi cards since upgrading to Windows 10 (from Windows 7).

These cards both worked perfectly, now in Win10 I get a yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager and anything plugged into these ports doesn't work.

I assume its because I need the Win10 drivers.
I don't know who manufactured the cards anymore and don't have the user manual. I can open the PC up and inspect the cards.

Is there a way I can I see from the chipset or any other way on the card who made it or what drivers I need?

I didn't expect something as common as a USB card to not have drivers in the common Win10 updates.

I am curious to know if anyone else has had similar issues with USB cards??


Answer:How to tell from hardware (USB PCi card) what drivers I need?

Regarding your thread title,

How to tell from hardware (USB PCi card) what drivers I need?

I would use the hardware ID's to figure that out,

From those you get a Vendor and Device ID,


Those 4 characters can then be input here,

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

Which will almost always give enough info to find the drivers you need.

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In Vista what do I need to be aware of that is different from XP Pro driver installation process.

In Vista I delete my audio device in device manager and reboot expecting to be able to interupt the "found new hardware" process and install drivers by running an executable from a location of my choosing but there seems to be no way to halt the process.

I am trying to install updated realtek sound drivers but it keeps reinstalling the original driver. I don't have any kind of manual but am looking for a good Vista book. Any recommendations?

Answer:Installing hardware drivers?

Heres the latest Realtek AC'97 driver compatible with Vista-is that the one you have?

Try reinstalling this over the old one but if not, uninstall the old and then install this one before rebooting and see how that works

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I have lenovo G560, model 0679 and want to update drivers for wireless network adapter, LAN adapter and graphics. But how do I know which drivers on download page match my hardware? Here are Hardware IDs for wireless network adapter: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_051014E4&REV_01PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_051014E4PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_028000PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_0280 Here are Hardware IDs for Intel Graphics Media Accelerator: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_392017AA&REV_02PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_392017AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_030000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_0300 I do not have Hardware IDs for LAN adapter because I do not see device in Device Manager due to it being disconnected but once I will connect LAN, I will know. Teach me how to know which drivers match my device so I can update myself. Thanks.  


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Answer:How Do You Know Which Drivers Match Your Hardware?

hi Boris_yo,
Thanks for Posting!
I personally use
You will be provided by two search box Vendor and Device.
Spoiler (Highlight to read)
I always start with a vendor search
 So on your Posted Hardware ID the Vendor ID is the four digit/character after the word VEN (PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_051014E4&REV_01)
Then youll get a Broadcom Result
In cases you got multiple result for Vendor ID search like your GMA(Graphics)
That's the time I do a device Search (PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_392017AA&REV_02)
You will then be provided with devices with that device ID then just look for the Vendor Id that matches

Hope this helps

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I upgraded to Win 2000 and I'm stuck at 16 colors and no sound. This is because I haven't installed my drivers yet right? Well, where can I go to find the hardware info on my computer to download the right drivers for it?

Answer:Hardware info for drivers

2000! why?

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I recently bought an Iogear GBU-421 micro bluetooth adapter. It contains a Broadcom chipset. I am wanting to use the Java Wiimote Whiteboard, but it does not support Winsock. I am wondering if there is a way to completely bypass the Winsock drivers and use Broadcom's Widcomm Bluetooth stack. I tried to run the installer, but it never gets past validating device. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Bluetooth Hardware/Drivers

same here... stuck at validating device

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Hi All,

I just discovered that I am still on this forum, haven't used it for ages (sorry about that!). Anyway, I was wondering whether anyone knew of updated drivers for older hardware that will enable the hardware to operate in Win 10. I have a Canon LIDE 20 A4 flatbed scanner, which was a nice little piece of gear. It refuses to operate in Win 10 because it can't find an appropriate driver. It would be nice to have it operational again!


Answer:drivers for pre Windows 10 hardware

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It seems that there are no XP drivers available for the Satellite L40-139.
Could anyone please tell me where I can download drivers for the following devices:

-Satellite L40-139
-Audio device
-Graphics controller
-ACPI controller!
-Some chipset drivers (?) (PCI Subsystem or something)

I should really appreciate any help!

Kind regards!

Answer:Need WXP hardware drivers for Satellite L40-139


unfortunately there are no drivers available from toshiba at the moment, but you can try using generic drivers from the manufacturers of the hardware
(e.g. if the soundhardware is a realtek soundcard then download drivers from and so on..) and run the machine with these drivers.

Here are some link which could perhaps help you:

Video drivers

Chipset drivers

Sound drivers

I hope you can find the drivers you need..


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There are so many bluetooth devices which have no driver and are shown as in the picture below on my computerplease give me the links to download the drivers for the hardware IDs given belowall these device need only these two drives   BTHENUM\{00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_VID&0001004c_PID&6f02BTHENUM\{00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_LOCALMFG&005b BTHENUM\{3e7068ee-ceba-4be7-ba9d-5e9d5501e60f}_LOCALMFG&0000BTHENUM\{0000180f-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_LOCALMFG&005b     

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I have windows7 unidentified "blue-tooth dongle some parts. How do i find drivers for it using hardware ID?

Answer:How to find Drivers using Hardware IDs

This tut saves me the work of making snips.

How To Find Unknown Device Drivers By Their Vendor & Device ID

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Hey. I have windows xp pro installed on my Dell Dimension 2400. After installing XP Pro, I had aproblem. When I plugged in my speakers, they didn't work. I looked at the device manager, and found that My integrated sound card, video card, and ethernet controller all had missing drivers. They could not be rolled back or anything. I need help finding how to get the drivers or detect the drivers for these devices. Thanks for any help!

(sorry if this is in the wrong section. Didn't know if i should put it here or in drivers and requests.)

Answer:Integrated Hardware drivers

Go to Dell's Website. If you have Service Tag number on your Dell some where you can enter that in on their website. Otherwise you can just enter in your make and model number to drill down to your drivers.

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This is probably a piece of cake for you guys, but this one is killing me. One of my computers (not used very often, located in my parent's house) doesn't seem to have audio. My sister's friend claimed to have changed some hardware, including motherboard. I got the computer in my hands and tried to make it work, no luck. It was filled with crap so I decided it is a better option to format it. (Although the sound was not working before formatting the local disc either.)
After several days of desperation I'm not even sure if I have an on-board audio on this computer anymore, even if Everest proves me wrong. I got rid of the no audio device problem by installing realtek ac97. But what next? What audio codecs etc do i need to install in order to get my sound back?
Everything seems to be working, nothing is muted, there are no conflicts in device manager and onboard audio is enabled in BIOS. Also ran intel and windows update driver update detection.
Do you think it is one of the audio drivers problems, too? If yes, then how to solve it? I'm going nuts here without sound!

& Everest told me that my motherboard is MSI 848P Neo-V (MS-6788)

and I can't open up the computer to search for model numbers (in order to google them and find drivers) so could you please not suggest that!

a moment ago I read other similar problems in the very same forum and one of them told me to go to msinfo32 in run. frankly, it won't launch. could it be a... Read more

Answer:No audio on XP after hardware changes, what drivers do I need?

If you have the audio connectors on the back I/O panel, then you have onboard audio. Whether or not it works is a different story. Whenever you reinstall Windows, you must reinstall all the drivers not just the audio drivers. These include chipset, LAN, audio and video.

Go here for your drivers:

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Sorry for being a bit off-topic - not related directly to Windows 7.

I've been asked to check out server that won't boot and attempt to recover some files from hard drive. It is Dell, about 7-9 years old, don't know the model at this time but I know that one drive SCSI, another is IDE. File system is NTFS. No raid used.

What boot CD has most drivers, especially for old hardware like that? The goal is to boot, see if hard drives can be read and copy certain files on USB drives.

I own Acronis, so will try it; also burned live CD for Ubuntu and Fedora. Is there anything else I should try?

Answer:What recovery CD has most drivers for old hardware?

You can use SIW to gather info about the computer.

Link to SIW in my signature.

After getting that info, then I recommend visiting the Dell site and feeding in the model nr, etc.

At the Delll site they will either have drivers for you or say, sorry, too old.

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]
If, and only if the Dell site fails, then I suggest:
Driver Reference Table
Drivers and Downloads
Latest Windows 7 Drivers (Updated May 1, 2012)

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Hi Guys,
A bit out of touch with PC Support these day, back in the day I used to have a tool to list all the hardware and required drivers for a system. I stuck on the name though, maybe adi?? or something.
Anyone know of a freeware package? Save me trawling the web, hitting false links, ads, pop up, etc...
I need some drivers for a fresh laptop install.

Answer:Scan PC for Hardware/Drivers

Scan PC for Hardware

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I know that you can "uninstall" a driver in the "Device Manager". However, I understand that even though when you do that, the driver and any reference to it is not totally removed from your computer. In other words, Windows does not really delete the driver. I seem to recall that there is a way to edit the registry so that all references are gone. My question is "How do I do that"? Here is the problem. I installed what I thought would be an updated driver for a video capture card. It turned out that the driver did not do the job. I can "uninstall" it but when I go to install the proper one, it will install fine but when I go to Windows Movie Maker, the new capture card is not recognized, only the old one. (I hope you understand that!!) Is there a Microsoft note that tells how to edit the registry to get rid of an old driver. Has anyone else on the forum had to do this? I am looking for particulars. What do I have to edit from the registry? From where in the registry do I edit? I am trying to be very cautious because I do not want ot mess the registry up and then have bigger problems!! Just asking!!! Sorry that this post has been so long!! Thanks, Walt <[email protected]>

Answer:Uninstalling Hardware Drivers in XP!!!

did you try clicking the properties tab of your vid card in device manager, click drivers tab, then click update the driver and point to the driver cd...or did you try that. Also in the driver pane click driver details ,at the bottom you should be able to scroll down to see all the drivers that the vid card uses. You could note the location and do not delete, just add like the word " old " ( may have to go into safe mode ) then reboot and install the correct not delete the drivers.

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Hi, all, I found a nice software which can backup all device drivers in the computer, its homepage is

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I have just returned to discover that various pieces of hardware on my PC are no longer functioning properly or at all. The hardware is still listed in the device manager - so I thought that it might just be a case of re-installing the drivers and carrying on. However, a more detailed examination has revealed to me that this is not possible due to the fact that the DVD RW and DVD ROM drives in my machine also seem to have had their drivers corrupted.
I have performed virus and adware scans of my PC using AVG and Spybot software respectively, however this does not seem to yield much in the way of help, as the problem has remained.
I have also used the Microsoft support page to uninstall the DVD drive devices and then using the device manager to scan for new hardware. For some reason however, they are detected properly and then after about half a minute, they seem to disappear again. Also, I have tried to (unsucessfully) tried to edit the registry as instructed by Microsoft. Neither of these steps have worked and I cannot do a system restore as there are no previous restore checkpoints. I am running Windows XP Media Edition; below is a list of the devices which do not appear to be working:

Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
WinFast DTV2000 H BDA Transport Stream Capture
WinFast DTV2000 H WDM Audio Capture
WinFast DTV2000 H WDM Video Capture

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Answer:Missing Hardware drivers

Have you tried:

1. Click on START button, the click on RUN.

2. Enter REGEDIT and press Enter.

3. When REGEDIT starts, open up the following key:
{4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.

4. After clicking on {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
Click on each of them, press DELETE and click YES.

Or you can download this reg file to do the same thing.

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I am using windows XP and I want to update my video card driver. I do not have the original CD to go with the card as it came preinstalled. I have noted the name of the video driver and gone to their site but then get lost looking for the update as it is far too technical for me and there are many drivers. Is there anyway that Windows XP will automatically look for drivers for me (like it does with Microsoft updates).

Answer:Can XP help me update hardware drivers?

what kind of card is it?

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My problem started out with my graphics ?splintering? while playing Everquest2. Best way to describe it is if you painted a picture on a piece of glass and then broke it in the middle so you had a bunch of slivers ? that?s what it looked like. I contacted EVGA who had me do the following:
? Uninstall my video drivers and reinstall ? resulted in same problem
? Uninstall video drivers & motherboard drivers and reinstall ? same problem
? Uninstall same drivers, run driver cleaner and reinstall ? BSoD started occurring with stop code 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF800020C5B32, 0xFFFFFA6001BB1938, 0xFFFFFA6001BB1310)
? On subsequent crashes, the stop code and first parameter remained the same, the last 3 parameters changed.
? RMA?d video card, uninstalled drivers, etc. ? BSoD continues

At this point, I don?t know if I?m dealing with hardware or drivers. Any help would be appreciated
My system:
motherboard: EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel
bios: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 03/24/2008
processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600
memory: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX - Retail
video: EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
psu: Rosewill RX950-D-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V... Read more

Answer:BSoD - hardware or drivers??

Welcome to (TSF) (vista Support)

ill need u to post the mini dump files

and post the dxdiag file
start\ (type in start search) dxdiag click save all info

gto the device manager
start\(type in start search) device manager view show hidden devices

im going to look in to the bsod codes for u

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I replaced a dead hard drive in my Dell Inspiron N5110. I replaced an old disk hard drive for a SSD a Samsung ssd 840 Series.
When I booted up with the original Dell Windows 7 reinstall CD I got to the screen where it asks me where I want to install Windows. I have three options offered, Disk 0 Partion 1: EFI (200MB 181MB Free space system type) or Dist 0 Partition 2 (232.1GB, 0 free space, Primary Type) or Disk 0 Partition 3 (619 MB total size, 0 Free Space, primary Type)
So, where to install? And why does it say that the new hard drive has 0 free space?
I have the option to Refresh, Delete, Format, Load Driver or Extend. There is an option for New, but nothing happens when I try to click on that.
So, there is a message that says that windows cannot be installed on any of these partitions.
I tried putting in the drivers disk and tried to find HD drivers, but it did not like the drivers it found.
What to do? I was told that windoes does not care about the new drivers and would install with the install CD no problem.
So, can you help?

Answer:I am not sure if this belongs in New Hardware or Drivers

Of those 3 partitions:

Partition 2
Partition 3

you should install to Partition 2.

I'm not sure why it says 0 free space.

Do you have any other drive connected?

What's the history of this Samsung SSD? Brand new out of the box? Previously used for something and if so, what? Do you care at all about anything on it?

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I have a bluescreen issue. Here is the info that i got at start up.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: B041C008
BCP2: B800D9A0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000002
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement:

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi all,
I installed an SSD and had to reinstall a fresh copy of WIndows 7. For whatever reason, I am unable to download HP drivers for this comptuer, from this computer. If I used another desktop in the house, I can download them, but cannot use the HP driver detection program of course since it's a different make and model computer altogether. 
Anyway, I have 4 drivers in device manager that have yellow exclamation points and wondered if anyone here could tell me how to find the drivers using the Hardware IDs.
The 4 hardware IDs are:
But if it's not too much trouble, Id like to know (for future) how to find the drivers using the Hardware ID.

Answer:Windows 7 Drivers (Hardware ID)

Do you have the model number of the HP? Windows 7 is 64bit, correct?

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hello i am looking for any possible new updates for my PC because i know HP just switched over support and i was hoping to find an updated BIOS software update and some other stuff i have on my system due to the ones listed on software and drivers are so outdated as it's like i don't know if i have any new updates.

Answer:Drivers and Hardware Updates

Hi, Thank you for purchasing HP products. Please refer to below link for Software and Driver download. Hope this will help to resolve your issue.

I am an HP employee. I am speaking for myself and not for HP.Please click ?Accept as Solution ? if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.Click the ?Kudos Thumbs Up" to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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Recently built a Athlon XP2000 with 256 ddr pc2700 ram , with 4 usb ports... When i connected the usb hardware ie. Cable modem, camera, scanner, all found and installed ok, drivers installed ok. But when i restart or start computer , all the above items in device manager are showing as drivers not installed or not connected. If i unplug modem and plug it back in , it works ok. ? I am running Win 98se as O/S.Is Mboard faulty? Or is Win98se not good enough for this system? Help pleaseeeeee!Galahad.

Answer:Usb.. Hardware/Drivers...Problems.

Do not know if this is any help. I am having a similar problem with a flash card reader.Having tried various means, it would appear as though my motherboard with a SIS chipset [PCCHIPS M741LMRT]is causing a USB controller problem. I found this out via a error code 10 appearing whist trying to resolve my problem. Perhaps not your answer, but worth a mention.

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is it possible to have two different drivers for one piece of hardware? my video card's (graphics/ tv card combo) bundled driver works fine with the tv tuner, but games (medal of honour etc) will not work with it. if i install a newer driver the opposite happens. am i down to dual boot or can anyone suggest anything else? card is a asus v9520 home theater.

Answer:one piece of hardware 2 drivers?

Dual booting is an option and certainly has its advantages for gaming in general... turn off all unnecessary services, processes etc.

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I need help in getting hardware drivers for the below:

Display Adopters: Intel(R)82945G Express Chipset Family.

Network Adapters: Realtek RTL1868/8111 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)

I re-installed my windows on my desktop have gotten all the drivers for the rest of the computer only need these ones.

Thanks, for your co-operation in this regard.

Answer:Solved: Need hardware drivers

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Is it important and/or necessary to update any driver to the most current version? I have run a couple of utilities to determine the need to do this and they (the utilities) have indicated that I have 17 drivers that are outdated. These include the ATI video drivers, Intel ATA Storage Controller, Pro 100 VE Network Connection, Intel PCI Bridge, Intel USB Universal Host Controller-each of which have more than 1 or more driver. There are no issues with my computer that would indicate the need to update any one or all of these drivers.

Thanks in advance for any input.

Answer:System and Hardware Drivers

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
It really isn't necessary unless you're having problems with a device

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Hi everybody,

I have reinstalled the windowXP of my desktop and I am not able to find the drivers of my sound card and graphic card.

I have used device manger to search it on internet but it couldn't find any.
Could anyone tell me how to find these drivers or what software can check all my drivers, please?

Thank you very much

Answer:how to find all hardware drivers?

Download "Everest Home Edition" & install ... it will tell you what cards you have and probably give you a link to their home site for divers.

If not, then at least you'll be able to tell us what they are ...

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06Jun2015 - Hi to All - I am new to the Acer Community and am looking forward to asking a question or two and even answering some too.  My current experience now includes running Windows 10 Preview on my Acer Aspire Laptop 5250.  The new operating system is installed over top of Windows 7 Home Premium. Win10 worked perfectly (I started in May/15 so most of the bugs had been worked out) and I am really amazed at how smoothly the new Windows functionality works on the Acer's hardware.  Fast too.
    This brings me to why I am here now in the Acer community.  I would like to check my hardware and drivers currently on this laptop since February 2012, but I cannot ask questions of the Acer staff because my laptop is now "Ancient!" and the staff are busy.  Can anyone point me to a location, URL, etc where I might find hacks, updates, and notes that I could use to build my experitise on this machine.  I still have my original Apple IIe, disk drives and floppies, memory cards, etc which may help to explain my focus on the past.      My experience includes a decent computer background going back to August 1963...which makes me older than a lot of dirt.  I enjoy reading about computer security issues for home users and I did a stint of a couple of years in 2003 to 2006 as a help desk analyst having graduated from a community college with a very decent mark and an award.  Woo!  So I'm bra... Read more

Answer:Check my hardware and drivers

davidmarshall00, Recently Microsoft released a Windows update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.  It's an optional update for Windows 7 (I think).  This Windows update that I'm referring to.... does a hardware and driver check on your computer.  Apparently the update automatically schedules 4 tasks (in the task scheduler) that will run in the coming weeks.  Most people will see a little Windows icon down in the lower right part of the screen if you installed the update. Apparently there will be multiple driver and hardware checks performed by this update.... leading up to the release of Windows 10. Microsoft also released updates (through Windows update) that allow those that aren't in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Progam to activate it so that Microsoft can gather data on the drivers and hardware and work with OEMs such as Acer to try to make the transistion go as smoothly as possible.  I get the feeling that a lot of people opt out of WCEIP when they first setup their computer (oops--including me) so I would imagine that Microsoft doesn't have the volume of data that it would like. Anyway, if you re-install your Windows 7, you can use Windows update to get the *optional* update that you need in order to see what are the current problems. I'm running Windows 8.1, and the only problem that it reported was the Atheros Bluetooth hardware/driver.  I'm not worried about as I'm sure they'll have a driver availab... Read more

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I'm looking to update drivers for my computer but, having bought it second-hand and being a complete beginner, I don't know every piece of hardware that's in it. Is there somewhere on the net where I can scan my computer to find out what hardware I have? Preferably one that doesn't ask me for a subscription since, I may be able to find the drivers myself... I think???

Answer:hardware drivers - downloads

Try SIW or Belarc that should tell you what motherboard you have and what graphics card you have then just goto the manufacturers website and get them.Will also supply all sorts of other useful infoSIW click hereBelarc click here

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I've often heard that its a good idea to make sure you have the latest drivers for all your hardware. How do you do this ?

Answer:Finding new hardware drivers ?

The only way to do this, is to visit the manufacturers website and download the newest ones. There is no way to do this quickly...just one by one.

The main ones to look for are: video, sound, and other peripherals (depending on what they are...mice don't need drivers really unless they're USB)

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I have a few problems. Is there a way to disable Win7 64 from enforcing drivers to be signed? I use older things that work fine but have no signature. Freeware too. My Actiontec GT701 modem only has drivers up to XP. That's what I used it on before and what I HAVE to still use now since I can't install in on Win7.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Using unsigned drivers/old hardware

Hi & welcome

This should help;
Advanced Boot Options

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I am having major issues (not working) with my USB 2 & 3 PCi cards since upgrading to Windows 10 (from Windows 7).

These cards both worked perfectly, now in Win10 I get a yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager and anything plugged into these ports doesn't work.

I assume its because I need the Win10 drivers.
I don't know who manufactured the cards anymore and don't have the user manual. I can open the PC up and inspect the cards.

Is there a way I can I see from the chipset or any other way on the card who made it or what drivers I need?

I didn't expect something as common as a USB card to not have drivers in the common Win10 updates.

I am curious to know if anyone else has had similar issues with USB cards??


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Greetings all.

I am working on an XP machine with a Asrock P43Twins1600 system board, E8400 processor and lots of ram. System is new. All updates have been done, proper drivers loaded.

When you plug any device into the front USB port, one of two things happen - it works fine, or the computer freezes. Does not matter what you plug in.

System already has a USB MS keyboard and mouse plugged in. I removed the USB hub hoping this would help - it did not. There is also an HP 2355 all-in-one using USB. Removing the printer did not help.

I stopped all programs from starting in msconfig. Problem still persits.

The USB works fine when it works. Then it just completely freezes the system next time you plug anything in.

Under device mangler this is the information I have on USB:
Intel ICHIO family with 3a3a, 3a3c, 3a34, 3a35 etc up to 3a39. Total power 500 ma /port.

Please help solve the mystery USB freezing!

Thank you.

Answer:XP - drivers - or hardware issue, not sure

You might try to see if there is a BIOS update or try uninstalling the USB ports through device manager and re-installing them. Both of these are really just shots in the dark though, you have a very odd problem.

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I am anything but a computer whizz but have usually managed to sort things out myself with a little internet search, but I'm completely stumped on this one.

I have a Packard Bell I Media 5091.
Windows XP Home Edition,
Version 2002, Service Pack 3 (which was only updated to today and I've been having probs since the beginning of May)
If you want anymore details your going to have to tell me how to find them!

Anyway, I've been trying to connect various hardware to my PC via USB but it simply won't connect any of the new devices I have tried,
e.g: Samsung G600, with original software, both from disk and updated from the website,
AFT Pro-Gear Solo card reader which isn't supposed to need drivers according to the many review sites I've looked at,
A brand new USB flash drive.

Windows picks up the new device and goes searching for the drivers but doesn't find anything, and if I try to direct the search to a specific location for the software, it tells me that path is invalid.

But I can still plug in and connect my old Sony Ericsson and other flash drive to the PC using the USB ports. And my mouse and keyboard are still working (most of the time, on occassion the mouse will suddenly stop responding for no apparent reason.

I've been into device manager, looking for conflicts, which there are none indicated for the USB ports, however, whenever I plug in any of the aforementioned new devices, "Other Devices" with ... Read more

Answer:PC recognises Hardware but says there's no drivers for it.

With the Samsung device, do you know precisely where the drivers installed to? If so, connect it, and in Device Manager, when it shows in 'Other devices', uninstall it and then go into ADD Hardware and install it from there - DO NOT let Windows look for drivers, direct it to the appropriate inf location (your install folder or wherever).

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I'm having an issue. I'm trying to install the driver for my new Webcam, but it won't work. The system currently can;t detect it.

New found hardware is doing this:
However, I don't have the disc, as my computer is second hand.

Anywhere else I could get the drivers, or any way to fix this without the disc?


Answer:New Found Hardware issue XP (drivers)

They had them at Tiny PC the last time I looked,
but if you borrow a Windows XP Home SP2 disk, it should work for you for the drivers...
Do you have the product ID for your WXPH version?

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Installed Windows 7, applied all available Windows Update, the following hardware drivers were not installed:Ethernet ControllerSM Bus Controller(Unknown Device)AMD USB 3 Extensible Host Controller Please let me know where I can download these drivers.  Thanks.

Answer:Missing Notebook hardware drivers

Hi: For the smbus and usb3 controllers, download and install the AMD Chipset drivers and restart the PC. You want the first file listed on the webpage. 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. File name: sp71268.exe In order to provide the driver for the unknown device (there can be a few devices that show up as unknown), please post the hardware ID for the unknown device. To find the hardware ID, click on the Unknown Device in the device manager. Then click on the Details tab at the top of the unknown device window. Now you will see a Property drop down list and it will be set to Device Description. Drop down on that list and select the 2nd item (Hardware ID's). Post the top string of characters that you see in the window.

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my laptop > HP Pavillion sleekbook 14 (bought used with audio problem)
Cannot get IDT drivers installed even from  specific driver download from HP site.
get the same message "hardware detected is not supported by this IDT software"
Done the BIOS upgrade still cannot install the driver. Any suggestions?

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Hi all -

I've had my computer for over a year and, just recently, I've started to notice some crash problems that I'm not quite sure how to remedy. I suspect that the problem might be the fact that I haven't updated (at least not consciously) any hardware drivers in the past year and it might be time (or well past time) to do that.

Most recently, my computer simply crashed and, when it automatically restarted, I received the following message:

"No drive attached to FastTrack IDE controller.

The BIOS is not installed."

I was able to reboot in Safe Mode, shut down the computer, and then boot into regular Windows XP. When I did the "Found New Hardware" Wizard popped up and notified me that it had found a new IDE controller. Windows couldn't automatically locate the driver but I put in the disk that came with my motherboard (13-131-510 MB ASUS A8V DELUXE K8T800PRO RET, purchased from NewEgg) and it was able to locate the driver for the WinXP Promise FastTrac 378 (tm) Controller and WinXP Promise RAID Console SCSI Processor Device.

So my computer is currently running, but I'm tremendously worried that it is going to crash again. Can anybody tell me what, if anything, I need to do to go about upgrading my system drivers? I went to the support page for the ASUS A8V Deluxe ( and found a bios update (version 1017) that was released in December 2005, after I put togeth... Read more

Answer:Upgrading Drivers for Computer Hardware?

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Hello all.

When I check Device Manager on my Asus laptop there are two categories expanded with the exclamation point warning icon beside them. Both are the same, under the "Other devices" category. Both are called "Base System Device". The icon looks a bit like a tower PC case - are these referring to mobos?

In any case Win7 is reporting the following under Device Properties > Driver :

The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.

To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.
When I click on "Update Driver" I get the following message :

Windows could not find driver software for your device.

If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit it's website and check the support section for driver software.
And under "Driver Information" :

No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device.
So anyone - what is this all about? What it missing exactly, how important is it, and how can I rectify this?

Is it saying that the mobo doesn't require drivers? If so why the error message?

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Mystery hardware lacking drivers

Hi Spoov

Take a look here it may help.

Windows device manager base system device under other devices.


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Hello - here is my situation:

Approx 1 week ago I upgraded from a GTX 770 (had absolutely NO issues, infact I cant remember the last time I saw a BSOD with this PC)

Upgraded to a R9 390X card, and sold my 770. Within a day, I started to get random reboots, crashes, freezes.
Returned the R9 390X and bought a GTX 970 (reference card, just like my 770 was)
Installed new card, no change in behavior, and would crash numerous times a day, in game, desktop, browser.
Reformatted and reinstalled Windows 10 X64, installed all Windows Updates and current drivers. Same issues occurring, and I can not pinpoint it. I have not added any new hardware besides the video card.

I have attached the dump files. Any assistance would be great, I can not find a way to duplicate the issue, as its random and doesn't really matter what I am doing.

Thanks in advance.

PC Specs
AMD FX 8350 (stock)
h100i water cooling for CPU
16 GB AMD Radeon RAM
1TB hard drive
Asus Sabretooth 990FX R2 mb
Corsaid VOID Headset

Answer:GTX 970 hardware or drivers causing BSOD?

Disabled device, why? Is this deliberate? Remove Asus PC Probe and update your Realtek PCI NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver.

AsIO.sys Wed Aug 22 11:54:47 2012 (5034AC67)
Asus PCProbe Utility}

cpuz138_x64.sys Thu Feb 26 08:04:34 2015 (54EEC582)
CPUID CPU-Z Driver}Download - CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID [br] [br] Support - Contact us | CPUID

rt640x64.sys Tue May 5 18:21:03 2015 (5548EDEF)
Realtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver [br] }Realtek

CorsairVBusDriver.sys Wed May 6 15:10:40 2015 (554A12D0)
Corsair Virtual Device Driver (Installed with Corsair Utility Engine)}Downloads

CorsairVHidDriver.sys Wed May 6 15:10:41 2015 (554A12D1)
Corsair Virtual Device Driver (Installed with Corsair Utility Engine)}Downloads

rzpnk.sys Thu May 28 21:22:11 2015 (55676AE3)
Razer Overlay Support}Software | Razer Support

RTKVHD64.sys Tue Jun 2 12:47:59 2015 (556D89DF)
Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver}Realtek

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I recently bought Age of empirers3 and ive been trying to make it work, a friend told me a needed a newer nvidia driver to make the game run on my computer, so i tried to download one and i keep getting this message "The INvidia steup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit" what does that mean, and how can i fix that? someone please help

Answer:drivers arent compatible with hardware?

It mean that your graphic card is to OLD and the nvidia driver do not support your card anymore....

What is your graphic card ???

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Hi everyone. I am currently planning on building a new computer. I am wondering what hardware I need to get driver updates for (first time building a computer). I know you need to update the motherboard and the graphics card. What else? Thanks everyone

Answer:What computer hardware needs to have drivers updated?

If you buy new stuff, it should have  a CD with drivers. But if you are buying things in 'plain brown bag' there may not be drivers included.Most important are:  ?  Chip set drivers for the Motherboard.  ?  Video drivers for high performance graphics card.Don't add printers, cameras and scanners till the system is up and running well.

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System Model: ASUS Notebook G73Sw
CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM (Quad) @ 2GHz (~2.5 on turboboost) [39*C]
GPU: 1024MB GeForce GTX 460M [41*C]
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 OEM
Age: Few months, and have not switched the OS.

Started BSODing recently. Just got it back from bestbuy, actually. Needed a new charging port. Took the HDD out beforehand. Put it back in. Worked fine. I'm not overclocked, and all my system temps seem to be fine. Windows detects all my RAM, and my RAM usage isn't higher than normal.

I have two external displays connected, and the laptop display is disabled. Both are HP S2031 monitors.

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My notebook is connected to my Kensigton Universal Notebook Docking Station with VGA/DVI and Ethernet. One monitor is connected via the dock's DVI port, and one is connected to a USB slot on the dock via a Kensigton Universal Multi-Display Adapter (DVI). The drivers for both devices, and the monitors, were installed from the disks I got, and are fully up to date.

I have absolutely no fragmentation on my display. No particles. Only happened once, but I think that was from accessing nTune. BSOD right after.

Interesting note. I can force a BSOD via some of the nTune settings in the nVidia control settings. nTune is enabled upon startup. That's the only program that isn't required for my computer to be operational that's ena... Read more

Answer:BSOD - Most likely graphical drivers/hardware

I've only used this (or a similiar) device once before (on an HP Envy system that didn't have an ethernet port).

LAN9500 USB 2.0 to Ethernet 10/100 Adapter

As I recall, it was a bit quirky.
Why use it instead of the built in ethernet port (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller)?

MSINFO32 points to NETwNs64.sys as the cause for 4 STOP 0xD1 BSOD's
This driver belongs to your Intel wireless drivers. Please do the following:
- get the latest version of the wireless drivers from
- uninstall the current wireless drivers from the system
- install the freshly downloaded drivers
- monitor for further BSOD's

I notice that you have both Intel ProSet and Intel WiMax installed. I'd suggest removing BOTH of them before installing the freshly downloaded driver.

The memory dumps blame the same driver - with one notable exception (the nvoclk64.sys driver)
For that, I'd suggest you uninstall the nVidia tools, and then download/install the latest version of the nVidia System Tools from here: NVIDIA DRIVERS 6.08

- Your vhidmini.sys driver dates from 2007. Please either uninstall it or update it - it belongs most likely an IVT Corporation BlueSolei Bluetooth HID Mini driver
- Your wacommousefilter.sys driver also dates from 2007. Please either uninstall it or update it - it belongs to a Wacom(tablet) Mouse Filter driver
- Your JmtFltr.sys driver also dates from 2007. Please either uninstall it or update it - it belongs to ... Read more

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Hi, I accidentally uninstalled my IDT Audio Drivers. Now my audio does not work at all. When I go to install the drivers suggested by the HP Software Support section, the drivers display this message during installation: "The hardware detected is not supported by this IDT software package. The install will be aborted". HP Pavilion g6 - 2122he Notebook PC Product Number:   B5A25UAWindows 7 (64-bit)

Answer:Audio Hardware not supported by IDT Drivers

Hi, First go to Control Panel=> Programs and Features=> Look for IDT => If you see anything related to IDT then uninstall it.. Then download the drivers from the link below and check... IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver    

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I have thought that it would be useful to back up drivers before, but I have not backed them all up, but have backed up some of them.
I usually organize my drivers disks that came with the hardware.
On OEM machines, I have most drivers on an external hard drive - but I wonder if these programs would be better or easier to use on both OEM and home built computers.
On a computer that you would build, I would think backing up the drivers would be very helpful.

While web surfing recently - I was looking at a My Favorites - software list, don't recall where - and I saw on the list a program called DriverMax.
As oft. I do - I looked for it on MajorGeeks, (for trustworthiness check) and other drivers backup programs as well.
I found the ones listed below on Major Geeks - along with others.
The ones below are Freeware - DriverMax prompts you to sign up by E-Mail after 30 days of use / or having it on your computer.

Major Geeks has tested Driver Collector on XP Pro - has anyone tested it on Vista?

Double Driver
Driver Collector

I would like to hear from any of you who have used these programs and others and what you think of them.

As always - Thanks for your input.


Answer:Best Hardware Drivers backup program

The thing about driver backup programs, they save the driver in its installed state, meaning that there's no "setup.exe" file and you'll end up with a bunch of .DLL and .INF and .SYS type files. If you're not familiar or comfortable with the New Hardware Wizard and/or the Device Manager, these back up programs can be more trouble than they are worth. Personally, I have all my system drivers burned on a CDRW and I keep it stashed. I erase it 3-4 times a year and download and burn the newest drivers from the appropriate sites (there's a folder on this CDRW with web shortcuts to all my drivers download pages). I find this easiest. However, if you are comfortable and knowledgeable about the Hardware Wizard and Device Manager for drivers installs, then any of the driver back up tools should be fine. I've used DriverMax in the past, and it works great. Compatible with XP and Vista....

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Here is my situation... I bought a PC about 3 years ago and it came complete with all the hardware already installed so there was no need for me to install any drivers etc.

Well for Christmas tomorrow I'll be getting the following:

New Motherboard
New Video Card

I'm going to be doing a full re-install of Windows XP so I can start fresh and was wondering if when I try attaching the following pieces of hardware to the mobo, will they work just like that or will I need to install drivers etc for them:

CD/DVD Rom Drive
Floppy Drive
Hard Drive
Sound Card

I'm asking because I don't have any driver CDs for the hardware due to the fact it came already installed on the PC.


Answer:Will I Need The Drivers To Install This Hardware Onto A New Mobo?

HasSanK said:

Here is my situation... I bought a PC about 3 years ago and it came complete with all the hardware already installed so there was no need for me to install any drivers etc.

Well for Christmas tomorrow I'll be getting the following:

New Motherboard
New Video Card

I'm going to be doing a full re-install of Windows XP so I can start fresh and was wondering if when I try attaching the following pieces of hardware to the mobo, will they work just like that or will I need to install drivers etc for them:

CD/DVD Rom Drive
Floppy Drive
Hard Drive
Sound Card

I'm asking because I don't have any driver CDs for the hardware due to the fact it came already installed on the PC.

HKClick to expand...

You will need drivers for you sound card, Because xp will most likely not have the drivers, But for all of the other devices your good to go because xp will install drivers that will work with them.

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When I bought my new PC, I discovered that no XP software disc was available for my Brother printer. Brother kindly sent me a floppy disc with drivers that was to be used for installation instead of the CD ROM that came with it.This gives me reasonable use, although not all the features. The problem I have is the series of annoying pop-ups that continually tell me that "New Hardware Found" and asking me to access the internet. This PC has no internet connection and, anyway, the drivers given to me by Brother are all there is on the net.Can anyone tell me how to disable this annoying warning, please? There is no option on the warning message.

Answer:Unsigned Drivers/"New Hardware found"

Southernboy,what model is the printer.?

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I am trying to install a reader on my Win 2k system. When I try to install the software, I get an error message that there is an error extracting support files. I tried the drivers from the website and the same problem occurs. Any ideas?

Answer:trouble installing drivers for hardware

Is this a memory card reader?

Does it say what support files it's having problems with? I mean is it having a problem with the manufacturer's files or is it looking for a file that's supposed to be in Windows?

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I have a Dell Optiplex 745 PC with 4 operating systems on a hard drive of 6 partitions. Each OS is on a different partition. The operating systems are Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional.

Installation History:
About two weeks ago I was posted around about problems I had in getting all the Windows OS to work together on the same hard drive. The IT department installed Win2000 after WinXP and that destroyed Xp's boot sector. I had to reinstall WinXP but my WindowsXP boot cd would not boot from the BIOS. I had to format the XP partition and copy the Win2000 partition into the WinXP partition. After this I booted up into that new copy of Win2000 and did a complete clean upgrade install into WinXP. After I resized the partition to give XP more space.

All the OS work but I discovered a problem with XP and 2000 that must be solved. WindowsXP and 2000 do not detect a bunch of hardware. It seems the drivers are missing. I will list the devices that are under “Other Devices” in the Device Manager Tree. Each have the yellow question mark icon and state the drivers are not installed. Here is the list:
Ethernet Controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
Unknown Device
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

WinXP and 2000 state the same thing. I know all hardware works, there are no problems with Vista and Linux. ... Read more

Answer:Regaining Drivers for certain Hardware in XP/2000

You can find all the drivers on the Dell Support Site . .

Load the Chipset driver first . . then the others in any order . . the "Unknown Device" is usually the modem

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For some reason Windows keeps telling me that ALL drivers i install aren't "Windows Logo verified" and asks me if i wanna procceed or not, while this might seem normal i know that its not, becouse drivers that i used to install with no problems now this happens. Also i have LOTS ( and i really mean LOTS ) of "Found new hardware what action do you want to take" dialogs during an hardware instalation when this also didn't used to happen before. For example i just installed my X-Fi Sound Card, before it would install with no prompts what so ever, now when i'm installing it i had about 15 prompts telling me that it found new hardware and i had to choose "Find drivers automaticly", and after i did that i would get the "Driver is not Windows Logo Verified" prompt. It all seems to work fine eitherway if i just choose "continue" with the prompts, however this is becoming quite annoying since it happens for every driver i install.

Does anyone have the slightest idea of whats going on?
Oh, this started happening after i made a clean install on a new partition i made on a RAID 0 setup, and i got Windows XP Pro.
Thanks in advanced.

Answer:Problem installing drivers / hardware.

you might want to request this gets moved to the hardware forum by an admin if no luck in this forum- it sounds complex.

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Do I have to disassemble the computer and find every FCC number? What are good programs for identifying hardware? This is noname hardware from at least 10 years ago. I am repairing a friend's computer. He probably does not want to upgrade. It is just a computer for his kids and he does not have much money.


Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller SiS Mirage Graphics [Display adapter]
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller C-Media AC97 Audio Device
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Virus Protection [Back to Top] Group Policies
Norton AntiVirus Version
None discovered
Communications Other Devices
U.S. Robotics 56K Voice Win 1806 [Modem]

Answer:Solved: How do I identify old hardware for drivers

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The add new hardware wizard is not finding new drivers on cd.The drivers are there. Using win98 and trying to install Creative Blaster USB modem V92 on friends machine.

Answer:Add New Hardware Wizard does not find new drivers

Browse the cd and point 98 to the drivers.

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I have been trying for several days to install a webcam and a wireless dongle on my Windows 8 PC. I know I have the software and drivers for both - I have the disks and/or updates from Manufacturers sites. When I install I get the message that Windows is unable to find the drivers. When I "point" windows in the right direction I generally get the message "The configuration registry database is corrupt". At the beginning of my attempts to load the hardware I did get a message that windows could not load the drivers because windows update was set not to install driver updates. I haven't seen this message since. I have googled and read lots of advice but so far nothing that helps.
I would be grateful for any help.

Answer:Unable to load drivers for new hardware

In many cases drivers wont load because windows was not ready for them, do the windows updates first and either windows will load the drivers automatically or will lay the foundation for your drivers via chipset updates or other means..

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Is there a program out there where I can let it detect my hardware and download the appropriate updated drivers for me?

Thsi is mainly for my wife and grandparents..

Answer:Is there something out there that will check my hardware and download drivers for me?

I would really advise against that. You need to personally check the details of every driver (especially the 'known issues' section) before installing it, otherwise you might find all sorts of nasty issues cropping up. Personally, I would still stay away from unnecessary updates.

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Hello, after installing Windows 8.1 x64 on ASUS-G750JZ-T4039D with an Nvidia GeForce 880M GPU, I can only run on the Intel HD option. The nvidia GPU isn't being recognized and I don't even have an nvidia control panel. I've attached a screenshot. The Nvidia website just keeps offering me some Grand Theft Auto driver that I don't need. I'm not sure what to do, after deleting it from device manager and clicking scan for new hardware it just appears the same way again. How do I get the drivers and the nvidia control panel?

Answer:Missing drivers for hardware(most notably the GPU)

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I am currently running XP pro, and I am seriously considering Ubunto.I have 'C' drive in a removable cradle, (all of my data is on two SATA drives which are fixed and backed up to an external HDD).I can install Ubunto on to a spare drive, so I can return to XP easily if required.I have some hardware which I am not sure if they will work on Ubunto as I have not been able to find suitable drivers.Main thing is a Microsoft mouse, which has a button to enable sections of the screen to be magnified (my wife has sever visual impairment and this essential for her to use PC), and I have a DVB-T stick which I use frequently for recording programs to use on my MP4 gadget.So can we find drivers for most hardware out there?Stroller

Answer:Ubuntu / Linux - Drivers for hardware?

click herethis may help...

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The computer I have is a custom-build, from a local vendor. There was no restore disc included, and the shop installed XP using a license I had when my ex and I were together (so he didn't charge me for another copy). I have since secured an OEM copy with its own license, and am ready to wipe and rebuild my computer.

However, I need to back up all my hardware drivers. What is both the easiest and the best way to accomplish this? I've seen several programs out there, but I'm not sure which one would work best for what I'm doing.

Recommendations for tools and procedures?

Answer:Best method for backing up hardware drivers?

Hi .

Once installed, there is no way to "back up" drivers or programs, other than to do a system image or total system backup using software developed for said purpose.

If it's a custom-built system, the drivers have to be spec'd by the motherboard manufacturers and their website is where one would normally get drivers for that board from. I say "normally" because some manufacturers do not retain a permanent inventory of all drivers for every board they have ever made.

Really...there is only one key driver needed for most of us...the NIC/network driver. I say that because...once that is installed, the user can go online and download drivers for the system or motherboard. The default video driver will do until the correct one is installed.

In any case...drivers are not extraordinarily large files and any user should be able to burn copies of them onto a CD for safekeeping.

What I do...I keep every CD that comes with a program or which accompanies a hardware item I purchase. I also keep copies of drivers which I have downloaded (for whatever reason) in clearly marked folders...and I store these folders on a separate partition on one of my storage hard drives/partitions (I have 5).

Any method which gives the user immediate access to drivers/programs which need to be a good system.


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I have an older computer I'm trying to setup as a music player. I have installed XP pro and the motherboard has onboard audio. Currently the audio is not working because XP cannot find a driver.

Problem is, I can't find a driver either. I could if I knew what I was looking for, but I don't even know what hardware I have. I'm sure I could find a driver if I knew what to search for. How can I tell what hardware I have and what driver I need to find?

Answer:Finding drivers for unknown hardware?

What kind of computer. Custom built or from HP/Dell/etc?

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I had to get a new hard drive and re-installed Windows XP Professional (real disk).
Ethernet and sound are not working. I believe the original HP drivers were on the hard drive that is now toast.

My computer is HP Pavillion a1542n

Drivers are:

I tried to install some of the drivers but they don't work.

In device manager the following have yellow question marks

other devices
- PCI Device
- SM Bus Controller
- Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller
- unknown device
- video controller (VGAcompatible)

Please help, thank you!

Answer:Solved: HP Drivers (new hardware installed)

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I have a new Asus laptop (U38N) shipped with W8 and now running W8.1. According to the device manager, both wifi adapter and bluetooth modules are Broadcom. I can't make heads or tails of which driver to use. It's a virtual cornucopia of various drivers from 3 manufacturers when in reality, both hardware components are from Broadcom. Is it common to be running an Atheros driver on Broadcom hardware for instance?
The Asus website shows various combinations of driver versions from Atheros or Broadcom or Azurewave to be used for the Broadcom wireless modules.
Here is what Asus shows for my model (Asus 38N):
Windows 8
Wifi Adapter- Atheros (Version V6.30.59.74) and another Atheros (Version V10.0.0.216)
Bluetooth - Azurewave (Version V12.0.0.3100) and Atheros (Version V8.0.0.214).
Windows 8.1
Wifi Adapter- Only Atheros present (Version V10.0.0.263)
Bluetooth - Broadcom (Version V12.0.0.7900) and Atheros (Version V8.0.1.306)

Answer:Atheros drivers over Broadcom hardware??

Hi floepie,

To be sure, you can download HWInfo and view the Network Devices and it will identify exactly what you have:

Note that I do not have wifi on my desktop but yours will be there.

HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download

This should eliminate any doubt as to which drivers you will need. Hope this helps.


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Hello. I recently received a Thinkpad w530 with win8 at work and two months into usage I am suddenly running into all sorts of issues: - First win8 starts to bluescreen and reboot with no pattern, when powering up again the system can't find ssd disk which requires holding power button until system powers off completely. - Then I experienced memory allocation errors with every running application which stalls the system and power has to be broken with power button. - And lastly the monitor starts blinking rapidly in all sorts of colors until I hold power button. Looking in the event log I see nothing but messages that all cpu cores have been limited in speed by firmware and standard kernel-power-error / system rebooted unexpectedly. I have (two days ago) updated firmware and most drivers, since then I have not experienced any crashes, memory errors or flashing screen but I am not so quick to rule out faulty hardware. On top of this I have experienced flickering lines from top left corner to right corner on external monitors (I have tried three different monitors/brands with same results) since day 1 of usage. Usually they appear with a white background, for example in a web browser. I have contacted Lenovo support in Sweden who refuse to offer support until I wipe current company installed win8-image and install win7... So, known issues?  

Answer:Failing hardware or win8 drivers?

Doesn't sound like a software problem.  Do you have another HDD?  Removing the current SSD then installing the Windows 7 Lenovo factory image to a HDD is a good way to troubleshoot the issue.

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i get a message saying no drivers installed for your ethernet controler,how do i do this ,clicked on find hardware but says cannot find

Answer:hardware lost drivers on vista

control panel>device manager click on + sign on network adapters> double click on your network card>driver tab>update driver.

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Hello, my laptop needs the following drivers: 1. PCI Device: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5229&SUBSYS_2330103C&REV_01 2. Unknown Device: ACPI\VEN_HPQ&DEV_6001 3. Unknown Device: ACPI\VEN_ASD&DEV_0001 Thank you!

Answer:Hardware Ids for Unknown Device Drivers

@KeefKay REO

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I would like to install Linux on my PC as a dual-boot system with Windows XP but after checking many websites I can't find any drivers for my Gigabyte GA-6WMM7 Motherboard or my Intel 810 chipset, among other things. I wondered if anyone here knew the location of these drivers or if there is a generic driver that will work for all these. Most of my other hardware will work, but i'm not sure about my Celeron II 700Mhz Processor. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:I can't find Linux drivers for my hardware!

Have you seen this useful site click here

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my astranet ia101 scanner has a problem. i need to reinstall it to my pc, because of a hard drive crash and the techs had to wipe and reformat my drive, so i have to put everything back on it. i have reinstalled it before many times with no problem, but this time for some reason, my computer won't find the device driver for it now. i installed it with my disc that came with the scanner, and i also tried with a download from the umax website. when i restart my pc, windows recognizes that there is new hardware, but cannot find the driver. when i click on the vistascan icon, it tries to find it, but says, error, scanner access failed. everytime i run the windows add hardware wizard, it says cannot locate drivers for the scanner. the windows hardware wizard always asks me to put the windows 98 cd in, but the drivers aren't there. they are on the scanner cd and on my computer somewhere. after i installed the vistascan from the disc, it said successful install. the vista shuttle and the copy utility are fine- just the vista scan. how do i solve this? i have windows 98 on my pc.

Answer:win98 won't find hardware drivers

Have you used the "have disk" option and directed the path to the driver on the installation CD?

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