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Anthraqz

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Sry i didnt know what forum to put this in but here it is:

Well...
I need to reformat. So i have a bunch of floppy disks (yeah i know they suck) but they hold memory so w/e.
Im saving some junk and whatever.
But this happened to one of my friends, he cant find his sound driver, anyone know how i can get it back? or find it or whatever i need to do?

Ive never reformatted before so yeah. I need to know what things i MUST keep.

Someone please tell me what i must keep.
Thanks
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Hello Anthraqz,

As far as telling you what you must keep, I'd recommend you keep drivers you will need to get back online. This is important especially if you do not have another computer at home that can download drivers you'll need off the net. Also keep copies of any documents/files you do not want to lose.

If you have dial-up, make sure have a copy of your modem driver. If you connect via broadband or cable, etc, you'll need any network/modem drivers that you use to connect.

If you discover you need other drivers, you can download them at driverguide.com, as long as you can get online. :tazz:
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Can you tell me where to find my drivers? I have no idea where they are. I am a reformatting noob.
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Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for details of what is installed, note the make and model numbers, you can print the report

Once you have these, check through the software CD's you have, then look on the internet for drivers for any programmes which you do not have the CD's for, before you format, post back with details of any drivers you are unable to locate

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I did a report and with everest, if you want i can post it, it found every driver, but i dont know what i need to install.

You can download the report in this post:

Attached Files


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Could you click report, quick report, plain text, save to file then copy and paste the notepad file in to a post here
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Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JOHN (John)
User Name John

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1833 MHz (11 x 167) 2500+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-MX SE (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8378 UniChrome KM400
System Memory 256 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (03/12/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)


Ok that good?

Edited by Anthraqz, 29 December 2005 - 10:55 PM.

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That's the one, can you copy and paste the whole thing, you can leave out your name and computer name
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Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JOHN (John)
User Name John B!!!

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1833 MHz (11 x 167) 2500+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-MX SE (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8378 UniChrome KM400
System Memory 256 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (03/12/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON 9550 Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9550 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350)
Monitor BenQ FP71G [17" LCD] (15341022)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD400JB-00FMA0 (37 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B (52x/32x/52x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 38154 MB (4909 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter (72.139.155.104)

Peripherals:
Printer AGFA-AccuSet v52.3
Printer Click to Convert II
Printer Lexmark Z42 Color Jetprinter (Copy 1)
Printer Lexmark Z42 Color Jetprinter
Printer Lexmark Z42 Series ColorFine
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller


The stuff at the bottom im guessing you dont need. Anyways thanks for the help.
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Apart from the software for the network adapter, you can download the rest if you do not have the CD's for them, though the AC97 will be on the motherboard CD if you have that. Possibly you will be able to download the network adapter drivers somewhere

Can you open everest, click + next to software then click installed programmes, check through the list to see you also have either the software CD's for them, or they are downloadable, eg Zone Alarm Firewall, AVG anti virus etc, post any you are unsure of
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Ok i opened it but theres no software.

Computer
Motherboard
Display
Multimedia
Storage
Network
Direct X
Devices
Benchmark

Thats all there is
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Sorry, it's probably a different feature in the version of Everest I have

Download and install this

http://www.filehippo...nload_ccleaner/

Open it, click tools, click save text to file, copy and paste any you are unsure of
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Ad-Aware SE Personal
Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition
Adobe Reader 6.0.1
Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0
AOL Instant Messenger
ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4
ArcSoft VideoImpression 2
ATI - Software Uninstall Utility
ATI Control Panel
ATI Display Driver
AutoUpdate
Belarc Advisor 7.0
CCleaner (remove only)
CleanUp!
ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet
dBpowerAMP Music Converter
DivX Player
DivX
EA SPORTS online 2005
EA.com Matchup
EA.com Update
EVEREST Home Edition v2.00
FireTune
FuRious SP
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
GSpot Codec Information Appliance
GTK+ 2.6.7-1 runtime environment
HijackThis 1.99.1
IKEA Home Planner Office
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 1
LogonStudio
Macromedia Shockwave Player
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
mIRC
Mozilla Firefox (1.5)
MSN Messenger 7.5
MSN Music Assistant
MSN Toolbar
Nero - Burning Rom
Network Play System (Patching)
Outlook Express Q837009
Panda Platinum 2005 Internet Security
PC Camera (6029 CIF)
Quick Links
S3 S3Display
S3 S3Gamma2
S3 S3Info2
S3 S3Overlay
San Andreas Radio B3
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890046)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB893066)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB893756)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896422)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896426)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899588)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214)
Select CashBack
ShortKeys Lite
SoundMAX
Steam
Surf Accuracy
TeamSpeak 2 RC2
Terragen
The Sims Art Studio
The Sims Superstar
Ulead COOL 360 1.0
Ulead Photo Explorer 8.0 SE Basic
UniChrome Graphics Driver and Utilities
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
USB(VGA) Camera
Ventrilo Client
Westwood Shared Internet Components
Winamp (remove only)
WindowBlinds
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Media Format Runtime
Windows Media Player 10
Windows Media Player Hotfix [See Q828026 for more information]
Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q819696
Windows XP Hotfix - KB823182
Windows XP Hotfix - KB824105
Windows XP Hotfix - KB824141
Windows XP Hotfix - KB825119
Windows XP Hotfix - KB826939
Windows XP Hotfix - KB828035
Windows XP Hotfix - KB828741
Windows XP Hotfix - KB835732
Windows XP Hotfix - KB837001
Windows XP Hotfix - KB840374
Windows XP Hotfix - KB842773
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873333
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888113
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859
Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893086
Windows XP Hotfix - KB896727
Windows XP Related
WinRAR archiver
WinZip Self-Extractor
WinZip
X-Script
Xfire (remove only)

There she is

Oh and i found my motherboard drivers CD so i can use that i guess. Ive yet to fnid my Sound card CD or my Video Card CD...
I also have my Windows XP cd if i need it.
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You need to check you have the software CD's for:

ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4
ArcSoft VideoImpression 2

EA SPORTS online 2005
EA.com Matchup
EA.com Update

FireTune
FuRious SP

IKEA Home Planner Office

LogonStudio

Network Play System (Patching)

PC Camera (6029 CIF)

Steam
Surf Accuracy
TeamSpeak 2 RC2
Terragen
The Sims Art Studio
The Sims Superstar

USB(VGA) Camera
Ventrilo Client
Westwood Shared Internet Components

WinRAR archiver
WinZip Self-Extractor
WinZip
X-Script
Xfire (remove only)

Insert the motherboard CD to check which audio drivers it has, though you can download those, and the ATI drivers
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Half those things i can get off the internet again so i dont really need them. I have the ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4 and 2 Cd's because i just got it for christmas.

I insterted the Motherboard CD but all it has is 3 tabs and when i change between them it has nothing on all 3 tabs..
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