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Just formatted... no drivers... eek

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LRH, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. LRH

    LRH Thread Starter

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    i had all my discs together, well, so i thought, but now i dont know where my sound drivers etc are... how do i go about finding the correct ones from the internet?
     
  2. mrhyde4

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    is it a dell? go to the manufactures website, it should have all the drivers you need by model number. otherwise an integrated mainboard will have the drivers on the motherboard website by that model number that is stamped on the board. if neither of those apply, go to the hardwares website and find the driver. hopefully the NIC installed by itself, or you'll have to get that driver first from another pc, then burn it to a disc or copy to a thumb drive.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    It would really help if you specified in detail what machine we're dealing with here. Make/model of either the machine or the motherboard. Also, what version of Windows you're installing.
     
  4. LRH

    LRH Thread Starter

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    its not really any make i dont think, i bought it from a small computer shop and i think they built it to my specs... so im not sure =\ sorry i cant be of any more help...

    i guess im just going to have to hunt high and low for the cds?

    and im using windows xp professional
     
  5. mrhyde4

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    you can look for the model numbers on the boards. after that just google them to find the drivers. sometimes, for older hardware, it's easier to find the cd's.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Or, you can start with Everest Home and tell us what it says, it should identify the MB, the BIOS date, etc.
     
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