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Finding SATA drivers

Question: Finding SATA drivers

I am going to attempt to set up XP (dual boot) on my Toshiba Qosmio laptop (F45 -410). I have read that I need to have my drivers for the Hard drive available. Firstly I cannot find the drivers on the Toshiba site. Secondly where do I put them after I have downloaded them in preparation for installing XP?

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Preferred Solution: Finding SATA drivers

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Answer: Finding SATA drivers


Once you have the drivers, you'll need to put them on floppy, and press F6 when Windows XP setup is loading. This will be prompted at the bottom of the screen.

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I changed the setting in bios from Raid to JBOD and now since I have a Sata Hard drive I want to install the Sata drivers. I have a Toshiba Portege M400-S5032 and I am attempting to install Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and like the usual problem when installing windows It cannot detect my HDD. Does anyone know where I can find the drivers, I've tried Toshiba website they only have Raid, I've looked everywhere with no luck.

Answer:Need help Finding Sata Drivers

Welcome to Seven forums.
Have you tired the upgrade downloads on the Toshiba web site?
Model Content Page

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Hi,I'm trying to install XP on a friends laptop, but I can't find SATA drivers for it! The laptop is a Gateway MA7 MT6834b, and the drive in question is a Western Digital WD1600BEVS.I've checked on Gateways and WD's site, but neither have the drivers, and a Google search turns nothing up either... Can anyone help?

Answer:Problem finding SATA drivers for Laptop

It's the way they have of getting you to use Vista, usually there's no way around it if the manufacturer hasn't released XP drivers.

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i bought a pc a few days ago... discovered my hatred for windows vista and want to put xp on it.
i now know how... my problem is i cannot find the driver for my hard drive anywhere...
(hitachi HDT725025VLA SCSI)
my pc came with no disks for vista was alreaddy on it and vista has the drivers built in... xp needs the drivers... have searched online... including Hitachi and acer (my oem) sites but have had no joy....
can anyone help????

Answer:Finding Drivers For Sata Hard Drive

Actually, what you need are the drivers for the SATA controller. These are normally a part of the motherboard/chipset drivers and would be available from the website of the maker of the motherboard (Acer I presume from your post).

The driver should come in a file than can be extracted to a floppy disk - and from there I believe that you can use Device Manager to update the SATA drivers.

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I have a a Toshiba P755-S5391 with Windows 7 & pre-installed. How do I find the sata drivers?

Answer:Help with finding SATA drivers for Toshiba P755-S5391

Hi larryloo, Have had a look at the Toshiba download page Model Content Page and could not find the driver there , See if you can find who manufactured the HDD ( WD, Seagate ETC ) and visit their website and see if drivers are available

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I have some software that I really want to use, but refuses to install on Windows 7, even in compatibility mode. So I was trying to perform a dual boot install with XP as a secondary OS.

When I attempt to install Xp I get the blue screen of death with the error message which google tells me is in relation to XP not having SATA drivers. The problem I have is locating the particular SATA drivers I need.

I have an HP G62-A27SA laptop with what the BIOS tells me is an Insyde F. 23 motherboard. However it doesn't seem they have a big website like ASUS to type in the model and find what you need. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Need help finding SATA drivers for my Insyde Mobo after failed XP inst

Hello mate, have a look through this tutorial linked below.

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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hi well i am new to sata stuff i got 2 satas integrated into my motherboard and i am trying to flash my xbox 360 hard drive but my satas dont get found it cant find ne connection from the sata to the 360 drive. the sata drives are also labeled SATA0 and SATA1. i also just checked my bios when i tryed to enable them it wouldnt let me it just said unknown device...whats going on here how do i enable em? im running windows xp sp2 home on dell dimension 8300.

heres the drivers that r recognized


Answer:SATA PROBLEM(sata drivers arent detected on the cpu)

If the drives are not found by the BIOS you need to get a updated BIOS first.

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Hey, I've been trying to install Windows XP x64 on my laptop (windows 7 pre-installed) for the last few days... The problem is that the installation disk doesn't find the HD I'm trying to install to (Which is already formatted, with a partition for the new OS).

I know this is an issue with the SATA drive not being supported natively in XP. So I went down the route of attempting to find the correct drivers to get the XP installation disk to find my device. However, I've either found the wrong drivers, or there's some further problem that I can't work out.

If anyone with any experience with a similar issue could give me a hand it'd be much appreciated. My reason for downgrading(well i'm going to be dual booting) is to free up the extra resources used by 7 that aren't by XP. Basically, XP will run in a quicker, better way on my laptop with (hopefully) less bugs.

So, what I've done so far is:

- Identify the Motherboard chipset and "southbridge", using CPU-ID:
Chipset: AMD 780G
Southbridge: AMD SB700

- Googled them looking for the driver which took me to this page. (Note: if the form isn't filled because of the link it's Chipsets/Motherboards then AMD 780G/ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics which describes my laptop's motherboard and integrated graphics card.

- Found the relevant driver Here.

- Extracted the .exe installer (so I can slipstream the drivers into the XP Install disk and then boot from USB/another copy). I found the relevant drivers withi... Read more

Answer:Help finding XP x64 AMD SATA controller Driver?

Do yourself a favour and put Windows 7 back on - this does support SATA drives natively.
By reverting to an old operating system you've just created a problem for yourself uneccessarily. Why on earth anyone would want to remove Windows 7 and replace it with XP when clearly the laptop was designed for Windows 7 is just beyond me.

Another thing -- have you checked your laptop maker's website to see if they have XP drivers for that model? If they haven't, you've got even more problems because laptop drivers are almost always custom-made for the manufacturer. You won't find those anywhere else.

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hi i have just installed vista home ultimate 32 bit.i cant find a driver for my sata drive.all my music and films are on this drive ive tried to look every where but no joy.i have an asus p5wd2-e premium mother board.the asus web site doesnt have any drivers for vista mentioned any where.please help as i need this drive to work.
many thanks

Answer:trouble finding sata driver

I see these Vista drivers under the SATA entry....

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I purchased Acronis True Image 11 Home at Newegg. Installs fine. Backs up fine.
But when booting from the Acronis CD, my SATA drives are invisible. The USB drive shows.
Recovery on XP failure would be impossible. Apparently, this is a Linux-only product, although not so advertised.

I have downloaded and installed "Bart'sPE." I registered on the Acronis site so I could have a file called "TrueImage11BartPE_s_en.msi". However, I can find no instructions on how these programs are to be used to create an Acronis Boot Disk that reflects all my drives, including SATA.

Does some good soul have the experience to walk me through this step-by-step? tia


Answer:Acronis TI 11 Finding SATA Drives.

I may have found an answer myself over at a forum, although the particular description used there is confusing to a non-tech such as myself. The solution seems to lie in making up a "Bart's PE" boot disk with an Acronis "Bart's PE plug-in" loaded into it prior to the burn. The trick is "exactly how this is done."

1. Your initial Acronis install should include a "BartPE" subdirectory somewhere within it. If not, you must register your copy of Acronis TI 11 Home so you can download and run "TrueImageBartPE.msi". (Said subdirectory must contain three tiny ASCII files together with a "Files" subdirectory.)

2. Download and install "Bart's PE Builder" free at "". (pebuilder.exe)

3. Place an XP install disk that has been "slipstreamed" with SP-2 in your optical drive.

4. Make a copy of the said "BartPE" subdirectory (now inside your Acronis installation) and rename it to something else (such as "TrueImage") in order to avoid a naming conflict, then placing this into the "plugin" directory of and created during the install of "Bart's PE Builder."

5. Run "Bart's PE Builder" and either create an ".iso" file or burn directly to a CD.

6. Boot the resulting CD, click on "GO", browse for and run "TrueImage", and all your disks should show up th... Read more

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a few months back a friend of mine tried to enter a CD into my primary disk drive...but it wouldnt read, rather, My Computer didnt even show me as having the CD drives, here i am a few months later, and now i wish to use my drives [havent had a need for a while so i sorta forgot about them >.>]

i checked Computer Management > Device Manager, and it marked each drive under DVD/CD-ROM drives as:
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device."

i then did the DriverAgent scan, it did reconize the drives, but checked them off as normal...?

the hardware names are listed as:
DVD/CD-ROM drives

the LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-4832K is my primary, at the not even positive which is secondary, or even what the other 2 drives are [had a friend of my build the PC, he added in some parts i didnt buy/already have, of his own, just ones he had laying around] these drives had worked fined for the frist 4 months or so since the upgrade of my PC...i tried to google a driver for my primary, but only could find a firmware update, which, ironically requires to be burned to a CD,to even try and now i am in desperation...i cannot find the driver anywhere, and havent even been worried about where to find/what ... Read more

Answer:corrupt drivers? missing? - help finding new drivers

A bit more info please.
You list SCSI drives, are they on a card or do you have SCSI on your motherboard?
Please list some system specs pertaining to your drives.

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I have been searching for days to get my driver so I can get Xp back up and running. I reformat frequently and this is the first time setup has asked me for a driver. However hard that I look and as many ways that I try to get the drivers I cant. The only thing I end up with is some thing that wont even fit on a floppy disk and probably has no real significance to the installation of windows. :dead: Please help me locate and tell me how to use drivers for my sata thingies. And yes I am booting from startup.

Here I stand.
seagate 160 gig sata HDD with, Suse 9.3
Asus a8v-e deluxe motherboard with latest bios update. Via k8t890 chipset.
1 useless motherboard manual.

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Hey guys well I own a Dell PowerEdge 400SC, whichd oesn't support XP+.. which I have Media Center, and I had it working before but I had to reformat, and can't seem to find the dirvers that I got working last time, right now I'm on my wireless card, but I would like to get on my wired connection.

So is there any program I can use to detect what drivers I need? or where can I go to get drivers for my computer?

Answer:Drivers program? Or help finding drivers

Start here, with the Dell website:

If it doesn't have the drivers you need, you could next find it at the Windows Update site.

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Having issues with RAID0 array being detected by Windows7 Ultimate x64 as SCSI. Apparently these drivers are the 'default' drivers that install when the RAID array is initialized. There is no option at this point to install other drivers instead.

Using DeviceManager, there is an option to 'update drivers', and regardless of the method chosen, even selecting the file for a previously-downloaded set of drivers, Windows7 always comes back with a message of "Windows has determined that the best drivers for your system are already installed". Considering that SCSI drivers are the OLDEST ones out there, and actual SCSI devices are becoming rarer and rarer, how is it that these drivers cannot be replaced with more current and more applicable drivers?

Does anyone know of a usable workaround to install non-SCSI drivers to replace the default ones?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Replacing SCSI storage drivers with IDE or SATA drivers

If this is for the motherboard listed in your specs, you need to install the AMD RAID driver,

AMD Chipset Drivers

May also want to install the chipset driver while you're at it if you haven't.

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I'm trying to install Windows XP SP3 as a dual boot on my Windows 7 laptop (Asus U33JC).

I'm following this tutorial:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

The computer has a SATA hard drive (not supported by XP), so I need to create a Win XP setup disk with the correct drivers "slipstreamed". To do that I am following this:

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

I'm having no problems with the technical aspects, but I'm finding it impossible to find and identify the correct SATA driver. The chipset is an Intel 5 Series / 3400.

You'd think this would be trivial but I've spent hours on it! All I can find on the Intel or Asus websites are automatic utilities to identify and install drivers on systems with operating systems already installed, not the drivers themselves or any information about them. I did download one of those exe files and used 7-Zip to extract all of the drivers, but there is no way to figure out which is the correct one to use for XP and for that particular chipset. I thought I'd figured it out by a process of elimination by searching the .inf files, but it didn't work so I must have got the wrong driver. Googling just brings up hoards of fake driver download sites that link to what I presume are malware installations ("drivermax", "driveridentifier" etc).

I find it completely incredible that it is so difficult to obtain the driver or even information about what the correct one is!

Answer:Finding SATA driver for Win XP dual boot - Intel 5 series/3400 chipset

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.

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Iv been having a hard time finding drivers for this pc,i looked on the mother board and i see numbers like this.



if anyone can point me in the right direction for the drivers i would appericate it very much,for some reason it wont detect the internet and my mouse wont work after a few min,its also very laggy.

Answer:Need help finding drivers

i think this may be it but i cant find all the drivers.

Socket 462 , supporting AMD Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron
FSB 400/333/266/200 MHz

Chipset SiS 748
Memory DDR
1 DDR400/Max.1GB
2 DDR333/Max.2GB
3 DDR266/200/Max.3GB
Slots AGP 1, AGP 8X/4X 1.5Volt
PCI 6 slots, PCI 2.2
Audio AC97 CODEC
5.1 Channel
LAN 802.3u, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, WOL supported
Modem (Optional) N/A
Connector IDE 2 x ATA 133/100/66/33
Floppy 1 connector
ASROCK I/O Keyboard PS2 x1
Mouse PS2 x1
USB2.0 4 ports default on rear panel + 2 ports upgrade via header
Serial 1
Parallel 1
Game/MIDI 1
LAN 1 x RJ45
Audio I/O Line In/Line Out/Mic.
ASRock U-COP ASRock Universal CPU Overheating Protection
Other Connector CPU/Chassis FAN connectors
20 pin ATX power connector
CD/AUX/ audio in (on audio model only)
Front panel audio connector (on audio model only)
BIOS Feature 2MB AMI BIOS with ACPI, SM BIOS 2.3.0, PnP
Manageability WOL,WOR
Support CD Bundle CD includes:
Drivers & Utilities
PC-cillin 2002,
ASRock PC DIY Live Demo,
Audio Player, etc..
Accessories Quick Installation Guide ,
Support CD,
Floppy/ATA 133/100 cables,
Form Factor ATX

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I have looked everywhere i know trying to find drivers for a Gigabyte 8VM533M-RZ motherboard but they only seem to be available for purchase.I would be grateful to anyone that can help me find the drivers for this board for windows xp.Thank you for any help you can provide and Happy Thanksgiving to everybody..

Answer:Need Help finding drivers

should be here
has the via chipset

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Question: finding drivers

Is there any automatic way I can get my PC checked to see if drivers are upto date and where to find updates

Answer:finding drivers

windows automatic updates, although sometimes it finds older updates :-(

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I just made a fresh Win 7 install and im missing the drivers for my Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter. I found this site QUALCOMM / ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros的驅動程序) and clicked on the QCA9377 link under the "QUALCOMM ATHEROS WIRELESS DRIVERS" section and it took me to a page with multiple downloads. Ive have absolutely no idea where to go from here, does anyone know which driver i should download fro my computer?

Answer:Need help finding drivers for

Well............ knowing what machine you have would help.

Welcome to the forums btw!

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Question: Finding my drivers

I have just installed a new HDD and partitioned it and all the rest. I want this new HDD (120gig) to replace the 2 I have in place (6 and 20Gig), I have managed to install XP and was ready to install all the drivers and updates but am haveing trouble getting an internet link. I have broadband with a motorola surfbaod cable modem. I tried all the usual, instalation disks etc and notice when I look at it in the install hardware it shows a big question mark against the modem which I think means confliction. I have put the 6 gig back in and put the 120 to slave and obviously it is working. Is there a way of listing the drivers on your system?

Answer:Finding my drivers

Why don't you download the drivers from the motorola website and put them on a CD.

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ok so i took over my bros old piece of junk pc thats running windows xp the problem is that i tried installing a disc drive and it wont read the disc drive properly it always comes in as an unknown device and the drive shows no maker on it so i have no idea who made it or where to start for specific drivers is there maybe a generic driver that would work for this?

Answer:need help finding drivers

Drivers for disc drives are built into windows, so third-party drivers generally aren't needed. What kind of drive are we talking about? A hard disc or optical disc? what type of connection does the drive use, IDE or SATA?

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Any chance we could get a sticky added to this forum recommending people first Google the exact model # of their computer before starting a new thread for a missing driver? 9 times out of ten, the first page of results has a link to the manufacturers' site with the driver they're looking for. It only takes a bit of common sense. If you have an hp, go to the link that has in it... and so on. Most of the time, drivers for vista will work in windows 7, and in almost every case, you don't even have to specify whether you have 32 or 64 bit windows because the download usually contains drivers for both.

Answer:finding drivers....

I see your point. But many times people don't realize they need a 32-bit or 64-bit driver, that their hardware is no longer supported for Win 7, that it might not be located at the mfg, but you can track it by the (let's say) chip mfg, etc. Google for a driver and you might not be directed to the mfg, and perhaps to a disreputable site. I think it's a good idea but don't know if it will have utility in the long run.

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im looking for a driver that goes to an alaris earthlink sprint web cam part nomber is fgb vooo 003400 if u can hellp me it would be great thnksedited by moderator: spam prevention

Answer:need help finding drivers

Do not include your email address in your post as this is an invitation to spam. It is unlikely that any member of this forum would send you an email.

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Question: finding drivers

Can anyone point me to a program free or to buy either or that will search computers for unknown devices and find the correct drivers for them. Or just be able to update and install drivers. It seems that i spend too much of my time when fixing coputers looking for device drivers.

Answer:finding drivers

Here's a couple

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Hi, lately ive been getting various different stop errors while games.
The stop errors ive recieved are Ati3duag.dll page_fault_in_nonpaged_area, BAD_POOL_CALLER, and Win32k.sys. When Ive searched about them, they've all had 1 thing in common telling what the problem was, drivers. Ive been looking for a bit now but i cant seem to find any working drivers for my card. It is an ATI Radeon HD 2400 series AGP. My operating system is Windows XP home edition. Now im probably just blind or dumb and cant find them. If anyone could give me a link to some working drivers it would be appreciated.

Answer:Help finding drivers

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I have a couple old linksys Ether16 Lan Card with an RJ 45 connection and a coax connection. When I try to install it in win98 it finds it as a nec2000 adapter, and says it is for Novell. If I set it to a static IP I cannot ping it nor ping any of the other computers on my network from it. I have tried it in them in multiple computers, I found one driver that I thought was for it but when I tried to install it it said it was not for this type of hardware. These nics were from old computers at my work and they worked fine there with the NT server. Are these just incompatiable with what I want to do, or am I just missing the correct driver?

Answer:Need help finding drivers

don't know if this will help but heres a picture of the card

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Question: finding drivers ?

hey all - i havent picked up the machine yet, but my neighbor has been having a pretty hard time with his computer. (an older couple)
i offered to help and suggested that in the meantime he try to find any discs that might have come with it originally - he says he has NONE!
so im going through the motions in my head and wondering what will i do when its time to get drivers for this thing if i end up re-installing windows.
i just went through this on one of my other computers so i know that i will come to the point where i need to install drivers so that i can access the internet, get sound, etc.,etc...
what will i do to get the drivers needed if i dont have any discs for the computer.

Answer:finding drivers ?

I haven't run into too many computers in the last couple of years where the manufacture has not put the drivers on their website. Your best bet is to always go straight to the source.
Posted via Mobile Device

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I have a 2002 MSI Motherboard. I recently re-formatted and installed xp. I have 6 unknown devices. This is a 845e max intel motherboard. I put in my information with intel downlaoded the drivers and still the yellow question marks are still there. I downloaded a unknown device identifier and it says memory controller 82845e I/O 82801DB (ICH4). I know it's a chipset driver. I even bought a subscription to Driver agent. It scanned my pc and said I needed Intel chipset I think it was 7.22 so I installed and the yellow question marks are all still there. Then on MSI website said when you install chipset drivers you need to do it thru the command line. So I followed those directions and still nothing. I tried plugging a USB device in back and one of those yellow question marks was that usb port. The device didn't work. Anybody have any ideas?

Answer:Need help finding drivers

what is themodel of your mobo msi ????

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I just reinstalled my a laptop of mine (Compaq Presario 1510t) but I seem to have a problem. I need the drivers for my sound card, though I do not know the name of my card. I am currently running on Windows 2000, so I have no way of updating drivers.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Finding drivers without the name

install everest ultimate to find out name of card

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I recently downgraded from windows vista ultimate to windows xp, but I cannot find the video, audio, and wifi-internet drivers. If anyone can help me that would be great. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Help with finding xp drivers.

HP supports only Windows Vista and 7 on that system.
Vista is what should be installed on it legally.
The OS that the system came with.


Exactly why did you downgrade to XP?

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I have an older model chain tech motherboard and need to find the drivers for it. I went to the manufacturers website and was unable to find the drivers there. So I was hoping for some help on finding the drivers.

Motherboard Model: Chaintech S1689
For Operating System: XP Professional Edition

Answer:Help Finding Drivers

Another place you could try is This is free but you must register to use it.
Good Luck.

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Question: Finding Drivers

I am wondering where I could find all the drivers for all my devices in my computer. I have looked on the AMD site. But I could not find a driver or anything for my processor. Or anything else on my computer. What about my LAN card. Is there a driver or anything for that. Is there anything else I should look for a driver for on my computer. I would like to try and keep all my stuff up to date. I am kind of new at this. So I am trying to learn as much as I can. I would like any info at all about keeping my computer up to date. or Safe.

i know my Wireless LAN card is an

802.11n Wireless LAN

Answer:Finding Drivers

Download HWInfo32 and use the categories on the left to browse for your GPU, LAN card and any other drivers. Then look for those manufacturers via Google to find the necessary updates. That being said, last time I updated the driver for my Ethernet NIC it stopped working, so stick with your graphics and sound drivers.

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Question: Finding drivers

Below is the Eveerest report for my computer, it has no sound and the error report shows it needing the driver for the multimedia controller.  Also I can't log on to the internet due to a missing driver for the Ethernet controller. Computer:      Computer Type                                     Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC      Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition      OS Service Pack                                   [ TRIAL VERSION ]      Internet Explorer                                 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)      DirectX                                  (DirectX 9.0c)      Computer Name                                     AIREAL (Aireals computer)      User Name             ... Read more

Answer:Finding drivers

All the drivers you need will be on the Driver CD that shipped with that machine...If you do not have one you need the Chipset drivers for that MBoard:QuoteMotherboard Name                                  ECS K7S5A Available at their website.Remember to re-boot after installing them.

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The computer in question is a packard bell imedia 4605. It is ancient, and originally had windows ME in it, but it has since been upgraded to XP since the person who's computer it is lost the ME disk.

It was not me who did the upgrade, I might add, anyway, everything else is installed but the USB ports don't work and the device manger tells me that the PCI Simple Communications Controller is missing its driver.

Since the computer is so old I cannot find the driver any where online and the Packard Bell site doesn't have anything.

Can anybody point me in the right place to get them?


Answer:Need Help Finding Drivers

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I got a new computer ~ with no drivers.. is there program available that will show which drivers I need for my hardware to function?

Answer:Finding which drivers I need?

Buy an operating system, or get a free one, and when it installs, it should detect the hardware and install the right drivers.

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Question: Finding Drivers

I'm not sure this is the right place for this question, but I'm wondering about Win XP's ability to find drivers for my hardware. I go to Divice Manager and then click on the items that need drivers. The "Hardware Update Wizard" always asks if I want to go online and let it find the driver. I have tried to have it do this with several different devices and it has never yet found a driver. Does this feature work for anyone else?

I have an Ethernet card that XP doesn't find the manufacturer. Also there is a PCI Slot 2 (PCI bus 2, device 10, function 0) that doesn't have a driver. It too, doesn't show a manufacturer. Is there any way to find the drivers for these two things?


Answer:Finding Drivers

Use this:

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Question: Finding drivers

HiI had a trouble with a virus lately & accidently removed sound files while trying to get rid of it. Afterwards each time I play a video I hear the sound coming out from both, my headphone & speakers at the same time. I have tried to install windows 10 again & asked the Microsoft support for help, it ended up downloading windows 10, 3 times & downloading drivers for sound but no use. Each time they download windows remotly, it becomes worse then before & other problems show!! like: the short cuts in the keyboard doesn't work, the sound becomes funny & I couldn't reduce the brightness!!  I have tried to make a clean installation through the USB driver but it showed this message "The selected boot device failed" & I have tried to update the BIOS driver so I can boot from USB driver but I couldn't find drivers for my Laptop, each time I search for drivers it says the warranty is expired & doesn't show anything for my HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook 15!!!I need help, please

Answer:Finding drivers

@Horizon81? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO

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I'm having trouble finding drivers for my HIS x1950 Pro 256 MB AGP card (dual DVI, i have an old CRT monitor so I used the DVI to VGA adapted to connect it). It is not listed in any legacy driver package I've googled out, and when I had installed ATI Catalyst my system did not recognize the new video card properly (it just said unknown vga card and video controller in the device manager).
Thx in advance

Answer:Need help with finding drivers

Have you tried the Catalyst 10.2 package from here:
It supports the X1900 series but it may not support the AGP version since that card is a bit of an oddball.

You can also try using the HIS Catalyst 7.11 driver for similar generation AGP card such as this one:

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I have an older Gateway Laptop Computer (MX6445 Model SN T3568Y1004798). The hard drive failed and I have had to do a new install. Drivers for the Ethernet and modem did not load as well as some others. I have been unable to find ANY drivers that will be accepted by the computer as correct. I cannot get online to analyze for the correct hardware present and the software driver selections seem to be huge. How can I find the correct drivers???

Answer:Finding Drivers

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I need help finding drivers because everytime i download new ones it still says there out of date. Any help would be appreciated. Here what i need drivers for...

nVidia 6600
SiS PCI IDE Controller
SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio
SiS Accelerated Graphics Port

Anything that wouldn't be necessary, i dont want to update.

I think i mainly need the first, second and last one.

Also what could be causing a game to have bad fps beside my hardware, viruses and spyware?

Is there any free / Trial registry cleaner, cause ive used one and it found over 1000 thing 0.o or at least one that does like half the stuff.

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Question: finding drivers

I've got a problem with one of my drivers, which stops IE working sometimes, but I dont know which driver it is. does anyone know of any software, preferably free, or at least not american, that will tell me whats the problem, and then find the drivers needed. I've looked at driver detective, but its about 30 dollars.

Answer:finding drivers

How do you know that one of your drivers is stopping IE from working

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Under device manager it says that I am missing 2 drivers for other devices

1. SM Bus Controller Location: PCI Bus 0 device 31, function 3

2. Unknown Device Location: on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
My motherboard is an ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

I am running Windows 7 64 bit

Answer:Need help finding drivers

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Question: Finding Drivers?

Where can I find the Windows XP drivers for VGN-BX640P (not sure if its a zero or an oh) I checked sony's website but I cannot locate them there. What can i do?

Answer:Finding Drivers?

Searching for that I found "This New Mini Docking Station connects three USB Devices, 1 PS/2 Keyboard & 1 PS/2 Mouse."

For what do you need a driver? I had a similar mini docking station except that it also had parallel and serial ports. The only driver needed was for the serial port.

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just did a fresh install on an IBM ThinkCentre M50 818934U Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz

can't seem to find the proper chipset, video & audio drivers for this computer. any help would be much appreciated

Answer:need help finding drivers for IBM

Have you tried here

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I picked up a used Hp pavilion xt963. No driver disk came with it. What I'm looking for are updated sound drivers and usb drivers. Attached is the dxdiag information.[attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Need help with finding drivers

Complete Windows XP drivers for that system, straight from HP:

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Hello I need help in finding drivers for m laptop, here are the Hardware IDs:ACPI\VEN_HPQ&DEV_6007ACPI\VEN_HPQ&DEV_6001Thank you

Answer:Need help in finding drivers

Hi, Please try 1.   HP 3D DriveGuard Software  2.  Wireless button Regards.

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Question: finding drivers

I have 2 web cams that I don't have the installation disc for either. I've tried going to the Mfg website to get driver downloads,but no luck. Is thier someplace I can get any driver I need. I've tried every place I can think of. Help in a BIG way.   johnn

Answer:finding drivers

Do you know the model number..... Tony

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I just bought a Hp Pavilion dv6308ca Notebook that came with Vista. I personally don't like Vista, so I installed Windows Xp Pro. I just realized that I can't find the original drivers that came with my laptop. The ones they offer on the HP Support site are all for Windows Vista and are incompatible with XP. They did however, have a link for the Windows XP Pro drivers, but it doesn't have all the drivers (eg: audio, graphics..)
I tried searching the manufacturers' sites for drivers, but I can't seem to find on their site.

I still need:
Conexant High-Def Audio Driver (Tried their site but it seems like they don't offer the download)
NVIDIA Geforce Go 6150 Chipset and Graphics (Tried site as well but for some reason, I couldn't find this model on their "search")
Conexant Modem Driver (Also couldn't find the download on their site)

Can someone provide me alternative sites which will offer these driver downloads? Thanks.

Answer:Need help finding Drivers

So windows update did not find anything for you?

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Question: Finding Drivers

I have recently downgrade from windows vista to windows xp. My computer is acer aspire T671 ast671-ep820a. I cant seem to find the drivers. I found some but I think I am missing the chipset. There is an erros on the "PCI DEVICE" AND THE "SM BUS CONTROLLER". Also seem to have some video problem it detected the driver for all the other devices over the net.

Can anyone help me please.

Answer:Finding Drivers

Go into Device Manager and check if you have UNKNOWN devices. Also check for devices with red or yellow marks. For each device that you see with red or yellow and those under UNKNOWN, get their Device Instance ID of each device. This info can be found under the DETAILS tab when you open each device's PROPERTIES (right-click on the device and select Properties.. from there click on the Details tab).

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Have recently installed a Sony ENX-26 TV tuner card into a friends Gateway computer and cannot find the drivers for it anywhere. I ran across an old post from Tech-Forums by EricB about having the soft ware for this capture device/TV card. I have been unable to get a message to him to see if he still has that software or if there is anyone else out there that can help me with this problem of finding the software I need to get this card up and running. If there is anyone out there that has or knows where to get the software/drivers, could you please get back to me and let me know where I can obtain it?
Any help you can throw my way would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:need help finding drivers

It is best to try and email the Mfg but you can take a chance and download a Driver from the Internet, here is one such place (Google for others):

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Hi I just reformatted my computer and it's now missing a lot of things...So I was wondering how do I find the right drivers? I have a HP Pavilion a6000n.

Answer:Finding right drivers

When you bought the PC you should have been given DISCS with the PC. DRIVER DISC If you do have discs read the lables

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hello everyone, ok so i reinstalled my operating system with window's ice xp and i thought i had the blue service pack with drivers but i cannot find it anywhere now i have no ethernet driver so i cannot connect to the internet i tried to install a driver i found on but said i needed to download .net framework so i did but wouldn't let me install cause i couldn't connect to the internet. can anyone please help me install this driver. my computer is a dell dimension e510

Answer:need help finding drivers

You downloaded a Rxxxxxxxxx.exe were you able to run that program which just unpacks the files into a DELL folder on your C: drive? Or did you get the error message when you tried to run the Setup file from the DELL folder?

Check C:\Dell to see if you have a Rxxxxxx folder.

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I need help finding drivers for a gateway I'm working on, the serial number for it is 0024486842.
Model Number: ATXSTF MNT E460

Answer:Need help finding drivers

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I recently reinstalled windows on the laptop I am currently using - Windows XP Service Pack 2 Dell Inspiron 6000. After doing so I found I wasn't sure where the right resource disk was and after digging through a few disks finally had the wifi card and ethernet socket up and running again! Now what I'm stuck on is getting the several extras working including:
sound+video/music play/pause, stop, fast forward, rewind controls on front
all keys that work whilst holding the fn (function) key
and the scrolling arrows on the touchpad mouse

Has anyone got any idea which drivers I need or have the right resource disk, please reply,

Answer:Help Finding Right Drivers

You can find all the drivers for your PC here:

You can also enter your service tag number to narrow down the number of drivers.

After you reinstall Windows the first driver you should install is the chipset driver, then the others. To make sure you have all the drivers you need go to Device Management and check for yellow icons.

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My sister gave me her old Compaq presario 7350 with win98 on it and it needed to be crashed the restore cd's she gave me were junk. I went and found the audio driver but the video I am stuck on........ its all on the motherboard would you know which drivers I need and where they can be found......................

Answer:I need help finding drivers

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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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Just assembled the L7VMM motherboard and installed and loaded up windows XP fine, but just can't figure out why the internet will not work? I know it's not the modem because im able to run the internet to my laptop but when i plug it in the desktop ( via L7VMM) it just doesnt work. I'm thinking i need a lan driver installed? Help needed <------

Info on the motherboard

CPU Socket 462 for AMD Athlon™ XP/ Athlon™/ Duron™ processor FSB 266/200 MHz

CHIPSET VIA®KM266 & VT8233A North Bridge: VIA® KM266 South Bridge: VIA® VT8233A

GRAPHICS Integrated S3 ProSavage8 2D/3D Graphics

MEMORY 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM socket support up to 2 GB Support DDR266/200 DDR SDRAM

EXPANSION SLOT 1 x AGP 4X slot 3 x PCI slots 1 x CNR slot

STORAGE Support by VIA® VT8233A 4 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices

AUDIO Realtek ALC201A 2-channel audio CODEC Compliant with AC'97 2.2 specification

LAN Realtek RTL8100B 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Controller

SYSTEM BIOS Award BIOS with 2Mb Flash ROM Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, APM 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI Supports ACPI revision 1.0 specification

Answer:Need help finding drivers, bios, etc

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Hello everyone

i switched to win 8.1 and i have no idea what drivers i should use, and wasted a lot of time searching for the right drivers, but didnt do very well

i looked on the fujitsu site with my serial number, it was found but said there are no drivers..
at some point i got desperate and installed a few driver finder tools like DriverEasy, all showed something else, and yeah i know that they are mostly useless.

it was no problem to find drivers for graphic card, sound card, network adapter and keyboard though.

i just let drivereasy download this drivers and use them now:
Intel Chipset INF drivers
Something for my Mouse
a driver for my screen
usb human interface device
usb mass storage device

it really bothers me not to know if thats the right drivers at all, but i stil use them
i would really appreciate if you could help me find the right drivers, or tell me what i should install at all and what not
and i'm sick of replies like "never change a running system"
i just want my pc to run without problems and slowdowns because of missing or wrong drivers
thanks in advance

Answer:Finding the right Drivers for my Computer

Lets back up a ways. What Operating System originally came installed on the computer?

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Hi -  Im in a desperate need of help. My T60P  Type 2008 - CT0 has chrased. I have moved and therefor lost all my recovery cds.No problems...just download the drivers, from lenovo !... But perhaps I'm stupid !!.. I have by now down-loaded all most all drivers and updates i can find under downlaods and drivers...but STILL i'm missing the ethernet-controller ... PCI-device ...SM-Buscontroller...USB controller an a few other items..Can somebody PLEASE tell me where to find the drivers i'm missing ???...

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I just bought an Ativa 512 MB USB drive (on sale for $15 at Office Depot). Apparently this is an Office Depot brand. I was looking for a good deal on a drive that I could use to make a keychain "toolbox" and this seemed to fit the bill - small, attached cap, etc.  It had U3 software installed. On the back of the package, it simply said that the U3 software needed Win 2000, XP but that on other OS's it would behave like a normal USB drive. This seemed ambiguous as to its Win98 compatibility. I would prefer that it be compat with 98, ME, 2000, and XP for maximum versatility.  I asked a worker at Office Depot if he knew anything about them, and he said yes - he had one in fact. When i asked about Win98 drivers, he told me that there are Win98 USB mass storage device drivers at I always thought that they were device manufacturer specific.  He assured me that it would work, and even said that he has done so.Long story short, I can't find Win98 drivers ANYWHERE.  I even removed the U3 software thinking that would help - NOPE.Arrgh.....I ususually never listen to salespeople, but this guy said he has done it.Can anyone help me?  Should I take it back or just give up on Win98 compatibility at this point?PK

Answer:Need help finding drivers for USB drive

I think I found them: to work anyway...thank goodness.PK

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Hello All,

I Have DELL XPS-13 (9343). I have upgraded to win10 from win8.1. I have issues with my win10 now. I want to clean install win10 on my laptop.
I'm afraid of not finding right drivers if i clean install.Is there a specific order in which drivers should be loaded.
Thanks a lot for your help.

Answer:afraid of not finding right drivers

Look at Dell for drivers first.
I usually start with drivers for chipset first.

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I just finished a recovery on a HP Pavillion Desktop a6332f which is running
Wiindows Vista Home Premium. I had no problems with the recovery and
was able to reload all the saved data. Only now I'm trying to connect the
HP Office Jet 6210 All-in-One. The drivers must be humongous as I can't
down load them on our dial-up connection. It times out before I'm done.
I can't find the disk for it and am wondering if the drivers are saved
somewhere in the computer and how would I find them. I've accessed
some temp files successfully, but don't know how to do a search for
the drivers. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tyagi

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Hi, I am wondering if there is such a program to scan my computer and determine what driver I need for my onboard video from an old computer. There is no documentation and I do not know what MB it is. Win98 has been reinstalled on it and I need the video driver.

Please Help,


Answer:Solved: Finding MB Drivers

Look at the MB and find a model/make, it's there somewhere for 99% of the MB's around. You might also try one of these programs and see if it'll tell you anything:

Everest Home Edition

Belarc Advisor

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i just reinstalled windows. so its brand new. i need all the drivers back

i have windows xp, HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7680n Desktop PC

i have the graphics drivers. what else do i need? thank you so much

Answer:need helping finding drivers. PLZ HELP

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I can't find drivers for my DVD ROM: Creative PC-DVD 1610E
and my Rewritable CD-ROM: LITE-ON LTR-401255

I have searched the internet for several days and can't seem to find either. I'm on Win 98SE and am currently running the 98SE default drivers for both of these.

Can someone help me locate these two drivers? Or are there other compatible drivers I might be able to use?

Thank you so much for any help. I really appreciate it.


Answer:Need help finding DVD & CDROM drivers

Most optical drives are straight up Plug & Play. If there are no drivers that came with the drives, and none on the drive maker's website, there probably aren't any.

The DVD drive needs a DVD player installed to actually support DVD, but otherwise they should work out of the box.

Are you having problems with them, or just wanting the latest/greatest drivers?

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I got myself in a heap of trouble trying to add a duplexer , Q5582A, to my Photosmart D7260 Printer.
The Error:
"'Automatic Two-Sided Printing Module Missing' Message Displays on the Computer when Duplexing"
I tried the recommended update: Download 1.0,16.12M here:
'Automatic Two-Sided Printing Module Missing' Message Displays on the Computer when Duplexing HP Photosmart D7260 Printer | HP? Support
It didn't help
HP support told me to un-install and re-install the drivers which I did.
Now, Secunia reports the drivers as down level. When I try to update HP says the update for this printer is no longer supported.
My restore to a prior restore point failed.
The Device manager does not have driver files for this device to rollback. This may be because it is network connected.
I see a HP update in my C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
It is dated Sunday, ?October ?14, ?2007, ??9:17:32 PM. Accessed Sunday, ?October ?12, ?2008, ??11:04:27 AM

One course of action for me is to ignore Secunia. The printer seems to be working as it did before I started this project.
But, it would be nice to have the drivers back to where they were.
Could I run hpwuSchd2.exe to get my drivers back to where they were before I started on this fools errand?
Or, could you help me identify the driver files and I could restore them from a backup?

Frank C

Answer:Help Finding Printer Drivers


Your "Update software" is identifying the latest drivers but they are not compatible for your system. (Windows 7 or even 8).

This is a common issue & is down to inferior software.

Look here for the drivers: -

Software & Driver Downloads HP Photosmart D7260 Printer | HP? Support

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I have an Asus M32Cd, which was working fine.  However, like many others, I was plagued with Win 10 enforced updates messing up my system (e.g., removing printer drivers, not being able to rename folders, etc).  Eventually, after my 5th System Restore, I decided to downgrade to Win 8.1, where everything works fine, except some drivers are flagged under Other Devices.  Checked Windows Update, Asus support.  No luck. 
How do I find drivers for each of these devices:
Network Controller:
PCI Memory Controller:
PCI Simple Communications Controller:
SM Bus Controller:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A123&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_31

Answer:Need help finding drivers after downgrade from Win 10 to 8.1

For your network controller go here. Click on the hard drive icon, not the green download button. Provide a junk email address. I am not sure this driver will work but it does have the same vendor and device ID according to driveridentifier which I have used before.  This is a Realtek 8821AE AC chipset and is not available on Realtek's site for some reason.
If this gives you internet then go here and download intel's utility to get your other drivers. The other drivers are intel as the Vendor ID is 8086.

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I have the GCube Apple-Tini Webcam - GWT-835A but I lost the install disc. I went to the main website but everytime I download the driver package and try to access it on my computer it brings up another webpage wanting me to download the exact same driver file again. I am on windows xp if that helps at all. Any help will be much appreciated.


Answer:Need help finding webcam drivers!

GCube Apple-Tini Webcam on Windows XP ?

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We reformatted the Compaq Presario CQ70 that runs Windows Vista 32-bit. We don't have the driver disc, and we don't know where to find the driver that allows us to connect wirelessly to our router.

Answer:Need help finding drivers for laptop

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Hi there,

I recently decided to dual boot my system with Vista and XP (my system came with Vista pre-installed). The model number is A135-S4467. Everything installed without a hitch, and I got it to dual boot perfectly the way I wanted it to, but then it hit me that I had absolutely no drivers for the XP boot. Display and keyboard and mouse (USB interface, I guess) worked fine as it was probably plug-and play.

However, the ethernet as well as the wireless stubbornly refused to install. I had downloaded XP drivers from the manufacturer's website, but they didn't work. I should mention at this point that at the Toshiba support/driver download page, once I narrowed the search criteria to "XP Pro" only one irrelevant search result came up.

Any ideas? At this point the ethernet/wireless driver is the most important. If I can get either one of the two to work, I could stop re-booting every time I wanted to use the internet to find a driver, download it, transfer it to a USB driver, then installing it once I booted to XP. That would mean that I could find all the other drivers using software that automatically detects hardware and connects to the internet and finds updates.

Answer:Difficulty finding Drivers

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I'm reinstalling Windows on an old computer and can't find drivers for the ethernet or audio controllers. It's some weird hybrid computer with a gateway motherboard in a dell case so I don't know the model number, it's a Pentium 4 if that helps.

Here are the device IDs. I haven't been able to find anything for the ethernet controller. I found some drivers for the audio controller and they installed, but didn't work.


Answer:Need help finding a couple of drivers

unknow devices

that should tell you what you need

also you can use cpuid to find out what kind of mother board you have

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Recently I formatted my laptop due to it operating slowly. Before I formatted I backed up all my drivers using drivermax but 4 some reason my graphics diver didn't get backed up. After I finished formatting I installed my drivers and I found out that my graphic driver was not installed. I have been searching the internet 4 the graphic driver but I cant seem to find one. Can anybody help me plz?My laptop module:NEC lavie LT500/3D

Answer:Finding drivers after formatting

Have you been to device manager and tried to update the driver?Also, this could be worth a try:click here

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Have tried Googling and I cannot find what drivers have been installed am concerned re the audio one for the machine as I have a problem with it. There are no audio drivers listed on the Asus site for audio for W 10 and I have seen vague references to find them through looking in C: drive but it is so much more difficult than the 7 system.

Any ideas please

Answer:Finding what drivers are installed

Device manager, then look at properties for each device you are concerned with...

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video card on my laptop messed up somehow, i can see a exclamation mark on the device manager in the display drivers tab...
now im searching to update my driver but cant find any sources that would suit xp windows
now everything is very laggy cuz it shows im not using any video card or something like that
anyway, can someone help me out here ?

Windows xp proffesional

Answer:finding video drivers

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I have a Mecer Laptop, Model No. 755ii8.
I recently did a complete format and installed Windows XP SP3, but for the life of me cant find the Audio drivers for it anywhere(I do NOT have the original Drivers CD)

Please help me


Answer:Need help finding Sound Drivers Please

Hi and Welcome to the forum, see the below as it should help.

Start by runing the Intel Chipset Utility Here and install and reboot any updates it finds.

Then install the Audio driver from HERE and reboot and test sound.

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Have tried Googling and I cannot find what drivers have been installed am concerned re the audio one for the machine as I have a problem with it. There are no audio drivers listed on the Asus site for audio for W 10 and I have seen vague references to find them through looking in C: drive but it is so much more difficult than the 7 system.

Any ideas please

Answer:Finding what drivers are installed

Device manager, then look at properties for each device you are concerned with...

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last year I purchased HP Pavillion S3400z with Vista Ultimate OS (it has AMD Athlon 64 x2 5400+ dual core at 2.8GHZ). I had no other option for OS, but to run specific software, I have to have XP. I did a clean installation of XP SP2, but I have several pieces of hardware that need XP drivers (most notably my wireless LAN card). I need help to find those drivers. Below is the comparative table of my hardware conflicts and items that I think match that from my specs sheet:

1) 802.11 b/g LAN ---------- non-specific wireless card (HP p/n 6188-7736)
2) other PCI bridge device ---------- ?
3) PCI device ---------- ?
4) SM bus controller ----------- ?
5) video controller ---------- 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400-HD, DVI, HDMI

I cannot find any of this drivers on since they don't sell systems with XP any longer. Any help is welcome, especially with the LAN card.


Answer:Finding device drivers for XP OS

They may not exist. XP is a pretty old OS and if the machine was designed for Vista, there may be no XP drivers for some or many devices.

If they exist, they would be on the manufacturer's site. If they didn't sell that model with XP on it, you may be out of luck. Vista is a far superior operating system, anyway.

If the NIC is HP and they don't have drivers, no one will. But it may actually be made by someone else. Use PCWizard to see if you can find out more about it.

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just wondering if anyone could tell me of a free good software to find unknown drivers.

Answer:finding correct drivers.

Found this on google, (printer drivers, cdrom drivers, modem drivers, sound drivers, mouse drivers, monitor drivers, etc.)
I've never used it though.

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About 2 months ago I decided just to wipe my HDD completely. I had this problem but was too lazy and decided not to fix it right away. I partitioned it into 2 parts. On one I put Windows7 Pro and on the other a Linux distro called Mint. I've never had any problems installing drivers on Windows in the past. I borrowed a friend's wireless adapter and began installing drivers. Like always I used a program called 3DP Chip but the drivers for my wireless card wouldn't work. I also used a program called SlimDrivers but that didn't help either. I went to the manufacturers website and got the drivers that seemed to be correct but that didn't work. I was desperate enough to try the built in driver finding tool for Windows which, no suprise, didn't work. I don't need an Internet connection on my Windows partition. Everything I use Windows for is offline. But it's still inconvienent on some days having to switch over to Linux just to do a simple Google search.  I didn't have any problems with Mint, so it can't be a problem with the wireless card. Any help? xD
Windows7 Pro
(Just in case)
Thanks in Advance

Answer:Problem Finding Drivers :/

Have you gone to Gateway's support site for your computer? is the driver link for all your drivers.

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I have an Emachine W3506 and the disc are lost for it, so I could not use the disc that came with the computer. So i just did a format and reload the windows xp media center edition. Now I cannot find the SM Bus Controller Drivers for it. I went onto the e-machine support website and they do not have anything on there. I went to and a few other ones. I also went to the Intel website because it is a Intel board to look for drivers. So, I'm asking you guys if you have any advice or know where the drivers are I would appreciate the info. Thanks, JB

Below is the link for the specficiations for the computer:

Answer:Finding Drivers for SM BUS Controller

Did you download and install the chipset drivers?

From that link you posted, expand the download section and get the Intel Chipset drivers

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I just got a monitor for my pc, newer than the one I had. It is a LCD 2004 Sceptre X5 as far as I can tell. I was hoping that I could update my drivers for it so that it will run at optimal level. It will most likely not run over 1024 x 768, but I was really hoping to get 1280 x 1024 anyway. I can't seem to find anything online to update my drivers. I am running winxp, perhaps I can't do any more than I have already... Any suggestions?

Answer:Need help finding drivers for monitor

Hi Goodfortitude,

Perhaps you need a better/different video card?

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Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a acer desktop running windows vista 32-bit and I want to upgrade to windows 7 64-bit so i know I will haev to do a clean install. But i'm concerned about the drivers. I dont know where I should get all the drivers from. Anyone that can help? I'm uploading my system information, incase that can help you sort out the issue. Thanks for the help in advance!

Answer:Help finding windows 7 drivers

Try here:

Acer Europe - Service & Support, Drivers & Utilities, Downloads

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My sound is working but "line in" and stuff wont show up in sound. So i have sound but no mic. The driver says its a microsoft driver. The sigmatel audio drivers i tried using were all distorted when i installed them as in the sound would work and everything would show up in Sound but was messed up. Its obviously the wrong driver so i uninstalled it and put the "Microsoft" one back. Any help would be awesome, thanks.

Gateway 840gm (slightly upgraded)
500w power
Nvidia 9800gt gfx
3gb ddr2
3ghz pentium d (dual core)
125gb hdd
Windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Answer:Need help finding audio drivers

cOrPsE, welcome to the forums.

One thing to try with the Sigmatel driver, open the Windows Playback properties, select the speakers and click on Properties. Next click on the Advanced tab and from the dropdown box set it to "16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality)" and see if that sorts the distortion issue.

If that doesn't fix it have a good look around here,

Sound & Audio - Windows 7 Forums

and see what if anything has worked for others with the Sigmatel audio.

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Good afternoon people !
I have a HP Pavilion 15-au010wm (ENERGY STAR)

Model #: W2L53UA

The same with Windows 10 installed, but due to the programs I use I installedwindows 7 on the lap top. I'm having trouble finding some drivers to completethe installation. need help.

Answer:Help finding installation drivers

Hi: See if these drivers work... USB controller: This package contains the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for supported notebook models running a supported operating system. PCI Device: The Realtek USB and PCIe Media Card Reader Drivers enable the integrated media card slot in supported notebook models running a supported operating system. Unknown Devcie: Receives notifications from the integrated accelerometer and automatically parks the hard drive to reduce the risk of damage if the PC is accidentally dropped.

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I've been trying to download the following drivers:

VIA Serial ATA Controller - 3149

Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA ® Audio Controller


Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

I've tried many many times to D/L the right drivers for these two items, but every time I attempt to install it turns out I have the wrong ones. Is anyone able to point me in the right direction?

I have been to both the VIA site & Realtek site (ad numerous other sites as well) & just don't seem to be able to find the right drivers.

Thanks a bunch.

Answer:Having Trouble Finding Some Drivers

What kind of computer do you have? Or what motherboard do you have?

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Hello i recently rebuilt my computer and havent been able to get a few drivers corrected. I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RZ24g. I am looking for my gigapocket driver these are the only numbers i was able to get off the card 1-693-510-12, TSCH6-11-2b. I also have 2 Unknown devices in device manager (im guessing the gigapocket card is one of them) Also a device under disk drives has an exclamation mark on it its called Memory stick Slot. does anybody know a good way of finding these drivers. I tried sony support page but none of those drivers worked

please help

Answer:Solved: Finding drivers

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OK, well, I'm about to reinstall windows dual-booting with ubuntu.

Now, I don't want to get into why, but I have like no cd's for my essential drivers and software.

I installed Driveragent, here's my results.

I only have the installs for my Logitech mx510 laser mouse, ATI 9600XT series and USB 2.0.

Where to go now?

I mean I don't even know which versions to look for..

Answer:Finding and updating drivers - have no CD's

Go to your motherboard's manufacturers website and look for your boards model VIA drivers. You will need ATI drivers for your video card. Go to the AMD/ATI website for these. Driveragent is telling you what drivers need to be updated, and their names

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Is it possible to find drivers for my modem with out knowing anything about it? My friend told me that it is a 56k win moden (what ever that means) I pulled it out and I think (not sure) the brand name is Lucent. It has a few ohter tags and markings but none that I find helpful. Please someone help if the can.

Answer:Need Help Finding drivers for my modem

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I have a Gateway 831gm computer the graphics card is onboard and I'm trying to find the newest drivers hoping I might be able to play one or two games without upgrading.

Answer:Help finding video drivers.

You should be able to find the latest drivers here......

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I just recently reinstilled Windows xp to Windows Xp pro service pack 3, then realized that i misplaced all my important driver CDs when i moved =/ only driver i cant find is the sound.

I went through the forums, downloaded everest and checked my Motherboard ID "63-1001-009999-00101111-041906-GeForce 6150$A0368001_BIOS DATE: 04/19/06 17:05:15 VER: 08.00.12" but the name of it is unknown as well as the chip set, CPU type AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3500+ i built this comp almost 5 years ago.

I know i used to have soundmax and ive looked for hours on good, downloaded programs to find it and nothing, any help would be great.

Answer:Need help finding sound drivers


Could you run the below and attach the log in a text file as it may give us some info to help you track down the driver.

To find this info you can use the likes of Everest to find this info, at times a summary log of your PC can help, to do this

Install Everest and run
Click Report (top menu) > Report Wizard > Next
Choose System Summary Only > Next
Choose Plain Text > Finish and wait for report to generate
Click Save to File and leave the File Name as Report, then click the Save as Type dropdown and choose Report files (*txt) and click Save (n.b. Save to desktop is best as easy place to find it, use Browse to locate desktop)

Then attach your log to your next post as per these instructions HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post Click to expand...

Also if you can open the PC up with power off and check to see if any names are on the motherboard as to a maker and model?

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