driver auto-re-install?

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Do drivers re-install themselves, for hardware that came with the pc?

Here's why I ask... Recently, I had a nic problem - intermediate drivers weren't loading for DSL connectivity. I uninstalled what NIC drivers were loaded, re-booted, and everything loaded properly. No 'new hardware found'; nothin'. Just total driver re-install, and problem gone.

Now, I'm havin' printer (that came with the pc) problems, after re-fillin' a cartridge. I'm tryin' to get everything lexmark out of the machine, to re-load the software. Some of the lexmark registry keys don't wanna' delete. And it's still showin' up in tasman processes. It seems like the printer programs are re-loadin' themselves.

Are drivers part of the bios, that they can re-install themselves?
 

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Yup. At least in some cases. See attached.

If I delete the .dll file, to do a clean re-install from the lexmark disc, would I have a problem?
 

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Drivers are not part of the BIOS. XP has drivers for some hardware, and it will automatically install some hardware.

I'd disconnect the printer, then try to uninstall it's drivers, finally do the clean re-install of the latest drivers. I'd check on the Lexmark site to see if your CD has the latest drivers too.
 
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