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Apparently I am in need of some driver updates, but I am having a lot of trouble finding them. I ran the PCPitStop scan and it says that I have 9 drivers that need updating. But I cannot afford to purchase the 'membership' with them. How else can I get drivers I need?
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You only need to update drivers if they provide fixes for issues that you are suffering from.
Like you usually only take the car in for service if it makes noises that it's never made before.
Drivers are available for free from the right sources, you shouldn't need to pay anybody anything.
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The only problem I seem to be having is with my ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Display Adapter drivers. It keeps acting weird and then sometimes the computer restarts and I get a message saying that my display drivers need to be updated. Of course that is per Microsoft, but I appear to have to most current drivers. Any clues?
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Do you have any errors listed in Device Manager?
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Nope, not a one!
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Try to uninstall/reinstall ATI driver.
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Hate to sound ignorant, but if I uninstall the drivers, won't I lose my display? And if I do that, how do I reinstall the drivers?
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You won't lose, your display, because Windows will load generic driver.
As for where to get the driver...what's your computer brand, and model?
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This is a Gateway, and it has an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400...I believe the drivers are still accessible to me on the Gateway website. Umm...can you go over the uninstalling/reinstalling of the drivers? I just want to be sure I don't miss something.
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Download new driver. Don't install it, yet.
Go Start>Run, type in:
devmgmt.msc
Click OK.
This will open Device Manager.
Click on a "+" sign next to "Display adapter".
Right click on ATI entry.
Click "Properties" then "Driver" tab.
Click on "Uninstall driver" button.
OK any question.
Restart computer.
Windows will load generic driver, so your screen may look little bit different.
Run downloaded driver file.
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