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No Drivers? Reinstalled Windows XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by h3lpPlz, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. h3lpPlz

    h3lpPlz Thread Starter

    Feb 19, 2010
    Hello, First of all thanks to anyone who helps.
    I am not very good when it comes to hardware. So simple instructions would be appreciated.

    Ok, So i had a virus on my PC, So i reinstalled Windows XP.
    I thought that is all i had to do. Now, I do not have any drivers. I try changing the audio it says 'No audio device'
    I try going on the internet it says 'No Ethernet Connector' .

    I cannot update the drivers with Device manager, as i dont have the internet.

    I have no idea what i need to download either.
    I looked at other posts, and have downloaded a 'chipset' from ASUS site.
    I dont know what else i need to download so that, internet + sound is working.

    My motherboard is
    ASUS M4A78 pro
    Windows XP Pro SP3

    Apparently to 'EVEREST Ultimate Edition' I have

    Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller

    VIA VT1708S @ ATI SB700 - High Definition Audio Controller
    I also dont have a video controller.

    Can anyone link me the downloads/ Help me out?

    If u need anymore information, Ask :)

    Please Help, I need internet soon, cuz i cant activate my windows. Lol
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    whats the make and model of the PC
    you need to go to the manufacturers website and download all the drivers for the PC
    chipset, video, audio, netwrok - etc

    as you have the motherboard listed - you should also be able to get the drivers from the asus site - but i would start at the PC manufacturers website
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    You made the mistake of not identifying the devices in that compouter and obtaining the XP drivers for them before you reinstalled XP. It's rare that XP will install drivers for all a computer's devices. That's why you want to have the drivers burned off to a CD-R or some other reliable media before you start.

    If that computer is a known factory brand one, providing us with the brand name and model name and model number will greatly help in obtaining XP drivers. If perchance it's a Dell brand name, advise us what the service tag number is.

    Is that computer a desktop or a laptop? I believe Atheros is a wireless adapter.

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