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#31
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Yeah, sounds like it. Just download the drivers from there and save them somewhere safe until you format and then install them on the formatted system.
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Could I ask if someone could provide me with the links to the drivers so I know for sure they are the correct ones and guide me as to which ones should be installed in which order, please? I know I should start with the chipset drivers as happyrock suggested but I would like to burn all drivers needed to disk before beginning.

Once I get this process going I don't want to find myself in a mess.

Thank you.
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All drivers for the motherboard you have located HERE.
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These should be the drivers, for that motherboard an machine.

System Board first as listed below, really does not matter what order after that, although I'd install the Realtek network driver secound so you can connect to the internet.

Intel System Board Drivers
http://www.powerspec.../psdriver_a.exe

Video Intel Extreme Video Drivers
http://www.powerspec...psdriver_cc.exe

Sound Realtek Audio Drivers
http://www.powerspec...psdriver_ab.exe

Modem Aztech PCI Modem Drivers
http://www.powerspec.../psdriver_o.exe

LAN Realtek Network Drivers
http://www.powerspec.../psdriver_i.exe


See here http://www.powerspec...?selection=8980 <--------- Driver download page... that's where I got them from as listed above.
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Another way is to use DriverMax to get the latest drivers for your system.

Download DriverMax and have it scan your system. It will open their website with all the out of date drivers you can update. With the free version you can update only 2 drivers per day so if you have a lot of them it will take a few days to get everything updated. I have been using it for about 4 months now and like it better then any other utility out there for keeping my drivers up to date.
If you want you can post screenshots of all the drivers in the list that need to be updated and I will suggest in what order to get them.
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Great Idea. Could not think of that tool.

Thanks, rshaffer61.

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I have been using it for about 5 months plus and it is the only one I trust to get my updated drivers now. Even the manufacturers sites seem to be lagging in updating their lists for drivers lately. :whistling:
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Hey! I just found the following folder on the C:\ drive!

C:\Powerspec\Drivers

Inside that folder I found the following sub-folders:

Audio
Lan
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Modem
Video
Version.txt

Can't I just copy and save that folder somehow?

As posted by rshaffer61:
Another way is to use DriverMax to get the latest drivers for your system.

I would first have to have the network driver installed to do download and accomplish that, right? (why does that sound like a stupid question? :lol: )
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Yep and if that folder is the actual drivers you should be able to install the LAN driver and get online then.
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Wonder where that folder came from?????
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I would check the date of creation of the drivers to make sure.
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I just copied and pasted the folder to a USB and inserted into my laptop to view the files within the folder. Looks kosher to me.

Below is an image of the Version.txt file from the folder. I have a feeling that what is in the text file is not what the actual versions are since it states Updated 09/11/2003.

Can I feel confidant that these drivers are up to date versions or should I make sure they are updated? I'm worried most about the network drivers.

@Zep516: I have no idea! I looked for a drivers folder the other day on C: though I never thought to look for a Powerspec folder. Found it while looking for the ERDNT folder to make sure I had a recent back up of the registry (which I don't). Was going to experiment a bit to see if I could fix the registry with SFC before I wiped the HD and performed a clean install and just want to make sure I have everything needed before I start tweaking on the registry to fix SFC that is not working. You know me! Always planning ahead to prevent the inevitable. Once I am done using it as a lab rat and get the clean install finished I then plan on experimenting with Macrium Reflect so I have a good backup image if ever needed. :whistling:

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I made that folder probably years ago. I use to own the machine before giving to my friend DonnaB. Forgot how I did it, but it was a driver tool most likely like the one you mentioned rshaffer61. That machine was one of the most responsive machines I've ever used! I made it cause I never got a back up disk with the machine, the recovery disks were lost too.

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I would check the date of creation of the drivers to make sure.



Ooops! Just saw that post. I better do that.
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Going on what Zep stated the drivers are almost 9 years old. I would suspect there should be newer drivers on DriverMax for it.
If the internet is workign then just download, install and run DriverMax on that system.
If not i guess install the drivers from the folder and then use DriverMax to update them.
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