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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mindblowing, Jan 6, 2011.

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  1. mindblowing

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    hi i am new to this forum for the last 2 days and hrs been trying to find and download all drivers for my computer. i wiped out computer because of virus and re-installed windows xp but can't download any games for my daughter it says i need direct 3d device and all that, tried to download net framework, sat there for hrs and at the end computer said couldn't find it. i would like to know is it extremely easy to get this all back because i have no sound coming from speakers i called ibm they gave me a migr with no. to down load all drivers and i cant find it can some one help me. be nice im new
     
  2. Electron2418

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    Hi what graphic card are you using? NVIDIA or ATI? Try to download driver from their site and install it. Also you could download new direct X from microsoft website.
     
  3. neil21stirling

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    what make and model of IBM is your machine?
    If you have a spec that also may be useful
     
  4. mindblowing

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    hi what do you mean make and model where would i find this info. It says think centre. pls and sorry
     
  5. mindblowing

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    what do you mean electron. what graphic card am i using how would i find that
     
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  7. mindblowing

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    would it be MT-M 8212-MUS would that be it. Remember im computer illiterate
     
  8. neil21stirling

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    depends, does it look similiar to this
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  9. mindblowing

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    thank you i found the no. so now i most likly need everythingi have no sound i cant play games ect... will this give me 3d device direct x so now what do i look for after i hit the no. that brings up my computer there is so much i dont know what to download and what to stay away from thank you for your patience with me.
     
  10. mindblowing

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    yes almost exact ecept for buttons in different spots
     
  11. neil21stirling

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    just download and install all the ones next to "windows XP" under each sections, however miss out the Bios and don't bother with anything under product centre heading.
    A couple of them you may not need, but the computer will warn you of these if you try to install them and the hardware is not there.

    this should then once downloaded let you install all correct drivers for sound and graphics right through to networking.

    As far as directX is concerned goto
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3
    to download and install
     
  12. mindblowing

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    ok justwant to make sure i correctly understand. No to (productivity center) but yes to client security solution, rescue and Recovery, P.C. Doctor Lenovo tool box, Lenovo thinkvantage toolbox, quick test and data disposable. And does it look like this Adi sound Max on board audio driver
    windows vista-----------------27 aug 2007
    v4aud12us17
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    windows xp,2000-------------24 aug 2007
    Q4aud24us13
    and i would click on the one with xp and click the highlight blue one. i think i only saw 1 that said productivity center then under neath it was client security ect..... sorry again just don't want to not mess up.
     
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    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - Hardware - Device Manager, then click the + in

    Display Adapters

    Network Adapters

    Other devices

    Sound Video And Game Controllers


    Advise what's listed in each heading.

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    Did you do a clean install of XP Home, XP Professional, or XP Media Center Edition?

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  14. mindblowing

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    not sure a friend did it for me
     
  15. neil21stirling

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    Don't bother with anything below productivity centre, including security soloution etc.
    don't bother downloading anything else onthe page below productivity centre.

    Yes click on the Blue link beside all the drivers listed with Xp as thier operating system.
    then click on the files themselves on the next pages also in blue to download them.

    Download everything above productivity centre with Xp as the operating system except BIOS and install all the files, as i mentioned before, if the hardware is not there for the driver you are installing, the system will tell you so when you try and install it.
     
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