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evey now and then when im playing counter strike i get this message that says something about a driver failing and then my computer frezzes and i have to shut it dow what can i do to stop this from happening
 

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i dont even know what a driver is but next time it happens ill writte down the message that comes up
 

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i would suggest updating both video and sound drivers, just to make sure.
 

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i dont remeber what my specs are but if ther is a way to find i would apreciate it and how do i update my drivers?
 

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You need to go to the manufacturers website for the drivers.
 

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i still have no clue what a driver is. and how can i find who made it is there something i can pull up on my computer that will tell me?
 

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Go to Control Panel > System > Device Manager. Under Display Adapter, it show show you what video card you have, like in the picture attached
 

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ok it is called "Intel(R)82865G Graphics Controller" now when i right click it it says Update Driver... do i do that
 

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Link to your drivers. You will need to specify your operating system (Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows XP etc). Then you will need to click download. I think it will ask you what location to download from. Clcik the first one or recommended one. Then it should ask you to save it. Save it in a location that you know and press OK. It will download to your machine. Since it's a EXE file (setup file) I don't think you need to do anything other than run the file.

Now for the sound go back to the Device Manager and look under Sound, Video and Game Controllers.
 

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theres a bunch of things under sound what one is the one i need to update?
 

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what do you have? It will depend on the motherboard (I'm assuming its all onboard)

Hey is the machine a branded machine, like Gateway or Dell?
 

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Dude i got a dell lol yep its a dimension 3000 and i have no clue about the motherboard
 

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dude you're getting the drivers :)

Audio Drivers Click on the Analog Devices link then the R89530.exe for the drive. Should be the same as the video drivers. (EXE file that will do the installation for you.)
 
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