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missing drivers after windows xp reinstall please help1

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  1. newbiecraig

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    hi all i have reinstalled windows xp home edition on my emachines 2230 desktop computer and now it is stuck on 4-bit coulour with no other options?Under Device Manager, I can now see a category of "Unknown Devices" with accompnaying big yellow question marks beside the list i think it may need new drivers i have no disks with the computer and am not very good with computers can any one help?
     
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    Hi,

    If you did not use the recovery disc particular for your computer build it's normal the content will not be the same when you first got your computer. It looks like you use just a plain OS disc so it's just plain Windows XP that will be installed. If there is still an available Recovery Disc from EMachines, that would be your easiest way. Otherwise, you can download the drivers from Emachines website using another computer and install it to the 2230 Desktop.
     
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    No, hence the question
     
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    i download driver manager put and it said it was a emachines t-series t2958 it done a scan and said 12 things needed updateing but i would have to pay 29.99 to fix it
     
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    yes, those sites will do that

    but now you know its an t2958 - they are free from the site i listed

    BUT before you do that try this

    Model:

    * Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
    * Type, wmic computersystem get model
    * Press Enter
     
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    i did that and it said wmic is not reconized as an enternal or extrnal command
    operable program or batch file
     
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    OK - its XP home then

    have you tried that model at all , with the link?

    on the items marked with a yellow !/?
    do the following

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    How to identify hardware in Device Manager

    right click on the device with a yellow!

    from the menu choose
    properties
    Click on the Details Tab
    Under the Property - drop down
    Select hardware ids
    Right click and select all
    Then right click again and select copy
    Copy and paste that information here

    You should see a code similar to this

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53058086&REV_34

    please reply with the full code for your device(s)

    The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53058086&REV_34

    Vendor ID = 8086
    Device ID = 008A

    Post back those two numbers make sure we know which is vendor ID and which is device ID

    These codes can be looked up at this site http://www.pcidatabase.com/

    As an example the link for that database tells us that;
    Vendor ID code 8086 is for this vendor - Intel Corporation
    Device ID code 008A is for this device - Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
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    i have fixed the picture now using the website you linked me to and installing new vga driver.
    I still have a yellow?next to ethernet controller and multimedia audio controller
     
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    then you need to install those drivers as well

    install the chipset
     
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    ok thank you will do that now will that fix both problems :)
     
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    no- you will need to install what ever is left with a yellow ?!
    LAN/Audio etc from the list
     
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    thank you you are a star it is all as it should be now.Thank you so much for your help could not have done it with out you :)
     
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    your welcome (y) thanks for letting us know
    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top of the page of the thread in the upper left corner. :)
     
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