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Hey guys I need some help

I have a some questions I need answers to, hopefully you guys can help me with this.

Letís say when ever I do a fresh format on a hard drive that has too many viruses or male ware or just to fix a bug that one can't seem to get around.
After the format I can never seem to know how to go about reinstalling the drivers for the network card and audio drivers or video, is there a tool or a fast why to see what type of hardware, letís say network card or video card, needs what version of drivers or company there from, so I can go about finding them off the internet is there a tool or a quick.

Also I can never seem to get the internet working after a format I try ipconfig /renew or just going into device manger to have windows install the drivers for the hardware that's installed, but thatís were am always getting stuck at, lets say I don't have the driver CD how do I go about finding driver version and information so I can find them on the internet or a tools that searches the internet for the drivers that the hardware needs any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Your network card should not be a problem. The chipset for all brands of network cards are made by just 3 or 4 manufacturers so a compatible driver will almost certainly be on the XP setup CD and will be installed automatically during device detection. Same applies to many common mobo chipsets, graphics adapters etc.

For anything else still requiring a driver that's not on the XP CD, you can download a utility such as "DriverGuide Toolkit" from here: http://www.driverguidetoolkit.com/


PS. Please don't post same topic twice!

Edited by pip22, 22 March 2007 - 01:50 AM.

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Hey pip22 how would I go about getting the internet back up and running after a format because in all computers I have reinstalled or formatted the internet is always a hassle to get back up also you know when you go into device manger and all the installed hard ware is in yellow question marks is there a tool witch can a scan all that and find all the drivers for none installed drivers for hardware?
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Hi there

If you have a big brand system (such as Dell), then you should have a recovery CD which contains all the drivers you need. If it is a custom built or generic system, then check to see if you have any of the driver CDs that came with the hardware.

If you don't, then you'll need to find out what hardware you have in the system.
You could download & run Everest: http://www.majorgeek...tion_d4181.html
Check in the Computer section of Everests menu to find out what the make & model of the motherboard is.

Once you know that, go to the manufacturers website & download the drivers. If you are using any onboard devices (such as audio, video, network card etc) then you can get the correct drivers there.

For any add-on cards in the system, you may have to actually open the case up & have a look for the make/model number written on the cards. Remember - only remove a card if you absolutely have to in order to read the model number & make sure you disconnect the power first & don't touch the cards copper contacts.

Also, if everest fails to detect the motherboard model correctly, then you need to look for it on the actual board itself.
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