Solved: Hardware is not recognized after reformat

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snowieken

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Hey all,

Don't have much time at the moment to elaborate my question, so just a quickie for now. Maybe someone can already offer some ideas.

I just reformatted my desktop hard drive and reinstalled Vista to do a major clean up. Everything is installed correctly, but now my video and network card are not recognized anymore. It just uses the standard integrated card.

As you can tell by my question, I'm not exactly savvy when it comes to hardware, and if any specs are needed to be able to find an answer I can post them later. I realize this is pretty vague, but as said, don't have time to elaborate right now and maybe there are already some ideas?
 

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Did you reinstall Vista using an OEM disc for your particular computer or some other kind of Vista installation disc?

In the second case, you may need to download and install hardware specific drivers from the motherboard or computer manufacturer's web site or other source.
 

snowieken

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This might already be a workable solution. I didn't have a Vista install disk so I borrowed one from a friend, using my own product key. So I'll download hardware specific drivers and see if that works out. Thanks for now, I'll get back to you. :)
 

snowieken

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I've manually installed the latest drivers for my graphics and network card, and so far so good. Everything works now! Thanks, should have known it was this simple... :)
 
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