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Solved: Problems updating drivers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Golfpak2001, Jun 14, 2005.

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  1. Golfpak2001

    Golfpak2001 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,
    I'm having a problem finding drivers for "other devices" they are...
    Ethernet controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, PCI Simple Communications Controller and USB Controller. All the devices are listed as unknown so I can't go to the manufactors website.

    Is there a program (free) that will detect these and possibly find drivers for them?

    I'm using XP Home with IE 6

    Thanks
     
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    You might be able to use Everest: http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3
    Look under the Devices -> Physically Devices section.

    For USB installed Service Pack 1 or 2. That'll add the necessary support for USB 2.0 which is what assume the problem is.

    If your sound and ethernet is integrated onto the motherboard then go to your motherboard manufacturer's website to get the drivers.
     
  4. tgal

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    I would try using the Belarc Advisor it may help you give some clues as to how your hard ware is configured and what is in your computer. http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
    Another application to use in conjuction with the Belarc Advisor is Everest Home for Lavalys which provides you with another way to help determine what hard ware you have in your system. http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en
    If you want to dig into your system then power is down completely, disconnect it from its power source and take each PCI card out and look for the make and the model and google it in order to find the drivers. One other resource is http://www.network-drivers.com/ which has links to other drivers. You will need to register to download any drivers, but there is no cost to register and its a great resource for those hard to find drivers.
    If your computer was manufactured by a company such as Dell, HP, Gateway, MPC you should be able to go to their respective web pages and key in your make, model and serial number which should then provide you with a list of how your system was originally configured when it was shipped to you.
     
  5. Golfpak2001

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    Thanks for all the help--you guys rock! (y) Much appreciated.
     
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