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#31
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I did not mean it that I am more comfortable with another guide, this guide is the most detailed one that I have seen, the author just likes to say, "pray, last resort, You'll need all the help you can get you brave souls." I found it more funny than anything else. I would go through the device manager but I have not been able to find it using puppy linux.

Contacting Belarc now.

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I have never had a issue with Puppy not loading a driver for a device.
Is there a special device you are worried about? Linux is different then Windows because it is a open source OS.
This means it can be updated by anyone and not dependent on one company to do it.
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My problem is I have no idea where the device manager is located. I just can't find it. In normal windows I would just go through the system icon to the control panel and get to device manager that way to see everything that I have.

I am just trying to catalog all the hardware in the computer so that I will be able to download the drivers for them over the internet for when I reformat soon.

Nevermind, I think I may have found it, it was under the start menu, system then Xproc system information.

Edited by TheBobT, 05 November 2009 - 08:00 AM.

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I may have asked this before but forgot.
Is your system a name brand system and if so what make and model?
If not then we can deal with the drivers independently once OS is reinstalled.
If brand name I will find the drivers originally installed on the system for you.
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It is a dell Dimension 8400. The only piece of hardware that I added to the machine is the video card which is now a Nvidia Geforce 7950 G/T 512mb
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I see where you are going, I forgot I can enter the service tag at dell.com
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Dell Support Direct Download drivers
Yep I'm a sneaky one huh? :) :) :) :)
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Everything you need in one stop shopping :) :)
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SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for all your help! Windows is running, I have all my drivers, I have updated windows and IE. I am in the process of installing the rest of my programs and games.

Windows is asking for an anti virus scanner. I used to have MacAfee but it was terrible, are there any good free ones out there?
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Avast Home edition free download and registration is free for a year. After that just reregister. Updates normally once a day. Smaller footprint so uses less system resources therefor it won't slow your system down.
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It's been about 18 hours since your last post. How is everything running?
Any BSOD's happening?
Any problems with drivers or programs not installing?
Speed of system is good?
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