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Getting drivers off of a computer before I format it.


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KelJu

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Is there a way for me to get the drivers off of my bosses computer before I reformat it. My boss loss his install CD and driver CDs so I spent an hour on dell.com trying to get the drivers, but dell list about a 100 drivers for his model. Is computer barely runs and locks up doing the slightest of task. I can't even open his email without a blue screen of death.

I am not a computer genius, but I have a fair amount of skills. Could someone give me any tips for extracting the drivers off of his computer, so that I can do a clean install.
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anzenketh

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First of what is the make and model of the computer.

I can give the most likely canadates and for the ones to where there is not a likely canadate we can tell you how to figure out what one is the one on the system.
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wannabe1

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Hi KelJu...

Try DriverMax. It will locate, back up, and restore the device drives currently in use on your machine.

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Tyger

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Also look in Device Manager and make a listing of all the devices, open the entries to see the hardware description. And the computer has a service tag number that goes to a listing of everything originally in the machine. Use the service tag# to find the drivers.
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