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wiped out OS, reinstalled but need drivers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shaggy_yak, Apr 4, 2003.

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  1. shaggy_yak

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    Hey! It's funny when you think you know what you're and then you hit a huge big fat WALL. The hard drive on my friends computer was wiped out so I reformatted and reinstalled Win98SE from another CD because she had no recovery disc or anything. It all turned out okay and Windows works and all BUT it appears as though the video drivers and sound card drivers are MIA. The video only runs in 640x480x16 colors and there is no sound. This isn't the way it was before it was fried. I was wondering if anybody knows how I could go about recovering this. I suppose I would have to find out what type of video and sound cards are in the computer and then go about looking for the neccessary drivers. Should this info be on the hardware in the CPU itself? Or is there a program in Windows that will auto detect this stuff? Although I like to think I know what I'm doing, this isn't always the case. I'm pretty clueless at the moment. The computer is a custom built home jobby so I'm not sure of the specs or anything. I believe its a Pentium III-something-or-other and the OS is Windows98SE. I managed to get the internet working which should help some. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.... Shaggy_Yak.:confused:
     
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    Thanks! I will definitely give that a try... Shaggy_yak
     
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    I couldn't get the link to driver-search.com to work. Is that the right address? Maybe there's some other site I could look for drivers in? Thanks... Shaggy_Yak.
     
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    Sorry wrong link.Try this one www.driversearch.com. THe username it ask for when downloading drivers is driver and the pass is all
     
  7. JohnWill

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    I'd physically check the video and sound cards for the models, and go to the web site of the manufacturer.
     
  8. shaggy_yak

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    Thanks again! That one worked. I'm not sure when I'll be able to try this out because I'm not around the computer that needs the work right now. But I'll be sure to let you know if it turns out alright. Thanks again.... Shaggy_Yak.
     
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    another piece of software to retrieve the hardware info is belarc advisor .
     
  10. shaggy_yak

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    Hey thanks for all the advice! The AIDA32 program works super good. It lists eveything installed in you computer and also takes you directly to the sites to download the drivers. The computer has never run so good. Thanks again! Later... Shaggy_Yak.:D
     
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