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Software for updating the drivers

Q: Software for updating the drivers

I wanted to hear your opinions on what software you think is more reliable for updating the drivers. The reason I ask is because I am currently running two driver update programs but each of them are showing different updates for the hardwares. I read somewhere that drivers for 64 bit processors are difficult to find and those companies usually update the 32 bit.
 

A: Software for updating the drivers

Let`s stop using such a programs.Best drivers are from Manufacturer`s website.

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Hello everyone,
Recently, I updated my HP laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. I got critical message from HP Support Assistant asking to update the drivers. I went to HP website, and see all the drivers specified for my laptop. I didnt get which one I have to install. I dont want to install unnecessary things that could harm the functionality of my laptop. Anyway, I opened the device manager in my laptop and checked the update for every driver. But, this message still appears to me. Any tips that can help me? Do you know the specified drivers I have to install? Or, Do you know a specific source I can use to know the needed drivers?
Thanks

A:Updating from Win8 to Win 8.1. It needs updating drivers!

There's nothing "unnecessary" about the drivers, every piece of HW needs one.

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Recently I have decided to update the USB 3.0 drivers on my MSI Z97 PC MATE motherboard as it turned out that they weren't installed, and because I bought a USB 3.0 memory stick. When I just got this motherboard I didn't install them as after doing so I got a BSOD and had to do a system restore. Now that I've seen that a newer version is available, I decided to update along side my BIOS and other drivers. The updates went find with no problems, and the USB 3.0 ports are working great.

However, every time I start up my PC there's like a 10 second delay before I can use anything connected to the USB ports, which is rather annoying as some of my programs rely on some of the USB devices to be connected at startup, so I have to configure them one by one manually after startup. What has also happened is that the desktop icon positions aren't saving, and nor is the position/size of windows.

I'm thinking that it may have also been something to do with the registry as I cleaned it with CCleaner (not a good idea, it broke my Chrome updates a while ago). Can anyone please help? I'm really out of options and this is really annoying me. So far I tried to make it so that all of the USB related services are run automatically on startup, I tried restoring the old registry... Perhaps there's a way to fix it? Any help is appreciated!

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Recently bought a refurbished laptop Its a HP pavilion G7 Notebook PC.
I've attached system specs for information on to update all drivers.

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HP Pavilion g7-1100 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-2100 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-2200 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-2000 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-1200 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-1000 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-1300 Notebook PC series

HP Pavilion g7-2300 Notebook PC series

which of this is your G7 notebook series?

i guess you can find it under your laptop near the battery.

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Does anybody know of a free program that checks for drivers that are not up to date and finds the up to date download?
 

A:Updating Drivers

No. Just go to the hardware manufacturer's website and check. Good rule of thumb though: Don't fix it if it's not broken.
 

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Is there an easy way of updating my drivers at all. As i have been to one site to test my drivers and it says some of my drivers are now out of date but wont let me download them unless i pay $28 for the privilage.
 

A:updating drivers

Go to the hardware manufacturers' websites and download updated drivers.
 

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After reinstalling Windows (spyware assault on my wife's PC) I'm having a hard time fixing both the sound and video drivers. I'm trying to update them under the device manager, but whenever I have windows look for updated drivers it tells me there isn't a better one found.

The video is ok but a little sluggish, and I have NO audio. Is there anywhere else in windows that I can update these drivers?
 

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I am looking to update the drivers on my computer to see if I can remedy some problems I am having. I was wondering which drivers should be updated periodically, and if there is an order in which I should update them.

EDIT: Sorry, I just noticed that there is a drivers forum. Please disregard this thread.

A:Updating drivers

whats wrong with your computer?

are you getting any errors or is your computer slowing down at all?

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hi. ive used driver agent for a scan. following drivers r out of date:
1) Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller (new driver would be from 28/10/2014)

2) Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller
found some here Qualcomm/Atheros AR81xx Serie (L1) Drivers Version 2.1.0.17
but the inf file couldnt be found or there was none (supposed to be version 2.1.0.17)
also here: https://www.atheros.cz/atheros-inf-f...et=47&system=6
i dont know how to use it since theres no inf file included

could u plz privide me with download links and instrction on how to use it? thx a lot

A:Need help with updating drivers

Driver updates programs are no good and not needed.

Just use Device Manager to update drivers, if it says you have the latest, you`re fine.

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I want to update my drivers. I already have all the latest drivers from the HP support page for my computer, but I think a few of them may be out of date. Problem is that I cannot find the exact model number of my installed hardware. For example, my Intel display chip just lists as "Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family", which isn't helpful at all.

Is there some program i can download that will tell me the exact hardware models I have, etc?

A:Updating drivers

Here you have the direct link for the download center:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/

That's your Chipset.

You could also check the manufacturer's website, let's say you have a Realtek HD Audio Card. instead of downloading it from the HP website, go to the Realtek website. of course this is just an example

Check the manufacturers of your PC's devices. and then do some research although most likely you have all your drivers updated (if you have installed the latest from your OEM's website)

EDIT:

Audio: IDT High Definition (need to download from HP's Website)
Video: Intel, from the link above. AMD from here AMD Graphics Drivers & Software
Touchpad: Drivers | Synaptics
Network: Atheros: (unofficial) ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (need to search your model), realtek LAN: Realtek, Intel pro: intel download center (above)
Storage: Realtek Card Reader: the same link i posted above (Realtek)

That'd be it. the other devices, download them from HP.

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On some games that require a higher version of DirectX with 3D accelerator does not work on my computer. How can I check if I have what is needed, or find an update? Or can you install new drivers????

I really don't know what I am talking about, but I will tell you what I think my be helpful. I have download DirectX9 successfully. I've checked for updates on my video driver (NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Pro) but found nothing. It tells me I am already using the best driver for my system. Windows 98SE 128 MB Ram, Pentium 111 processor.

Please help!
 

A:Updating Drivers????

These are the latest graphics drivers for your card. When Windows says it has the best drivers, that just means that nothing newer is currently on the computer, but there can still be newer ones online.

If that doesn't work, then tell use what games you're trying to play, it could be that they just don't support that card.
 

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Hi,

I have been having some display issues. The main one being an intermittant translucent red line running down the centre of my screen which started after a NV4_Disp error.

I am using 2x Nvidia 8800 Ultra cards which I know need a drivers update and I have downloaded the latest ones from Nvidia but am unsure how to install them correctly. Can someone just run me through how to uninstall the old ones and install the new ones to see if that solves this problem (or any other suggestions of course!)

I am running XP.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Help updating drivers please

Did you get the error message while playing a game?
 

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How do I update my drivers. THe one in question specifically is my graphics card as whe nI ply flight simulator the graphics are a bit flickery. I don';t know the manufacturer as it is all packard bell and came s a package. Can anyone give me thr website address for the packard bell drivers?
 

A:updating drivers

http://www.belarc.com/index.html

Download and Run this app.It will tell you whats under the hood of your PC.

Tell us what your video card is.
 

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I want to update my drivers. I have a program that tells me what drivers need to be updated ( i think the program was drivermax or something online. Anyways i am a little scared that if i do update a driver like lets say a graphic driver or those net work driver << and if i do a network driver update -- i dont my internet gone.. what is you guys experience in this .. anyone update their drivers

A:Updating drivers

As long as they're the correct drivers (wrong ones shouldn't install) you'll be fine. You can always roll back to the old ones if you have an issue.

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I need to update my graphics drivers. My system is a windows 7, on an XP computer. (we updated) Since, the OS does not match no sites will detect it. I'm an intermediate computer person, and don't know enough to install the correct graphic update myself. I have an ATI Radeon X300/x550/1050 version 8.56.1.16 last updated 7/13/2009 at 8:30 PM. I'm looking for something with openGL support. (A game I play needs this.) I don't know where to find it because, all the directions are far too complicated for me to understand. Can anyone help me dumb this down some? Thanks!
 

A:Updating my drivers

What is the make/model of the PC? Did you verify that there were graphics drivers available for it prior to the upgrade? What version of W7 did you put on?
 

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I ran DriverScanner (from Uniblue - PowerSuite) and it said I need 4 driver updates:
Printer Port Logical Interface
Easy Internet Keyboard
Canon MX700 Series printer
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Then I ran a complete scan at PCpitstop and it said I needed 2 driver updates that were completely different:
Realteck HiDef Audio
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS

How am I supposed to know which drivers REALLY need updating?

A:How do I know which Drivers need updating?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If your computer has been working properly, I would suggest leaving it as is since the drivers have been doing what they were intended to. If you are suddenly experiencing problems with old drivers you should reinstall them. Usually, the only time that you need to update drivers is if they fail to perform with new hardware.

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I ran a scan that showed that I need to update 5 drivers 1 Realtek Hi Def,
4 nvidia drivers what is the easiest way to do it and should I just wait till the Windows 7 comes out in a couple days?

A:Updating Drivers

well, the easiest (in the short term, at least) way is to let windows update do it for you.

however, lots of people have reported problems with windows updating their drivers, so i always prefer to go straight to the manufacturers' websites, do a quick search for my particular product, and get drivers straight from the horse's mouth, as it were.

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Hello, I have been trying to update my graphics driver and I keep getting an error message that the driver I'm trying to update/install is not the right one and I have to go to the manufacturer website. I went to the website tried to update my driver and I keep getting the same error message. 

A:Need help updating my drivers.

Hey drea!AMD / Nvidia? Type?Sometimes, the old driver is better then the update. But, if you keep want to update.Try to go to the manufacturer website and download your latest driver for your VGA. (Make sure it's compatible with your graphic card).Then, clean uninstall your first graphic (search google how to clean uninstall). Lastly, install your downloaded driver.Hope this helps

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Hi
Is there a "safe" and good programme that makes life easier for updating drivers?

Some I have used in the past have tended to cause more problems than they have fixed. Trying to eliminate an ongoing problem I have at the moment. Not at any one particular moment but keep getting a message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close". All that happens is that desktop "empties" and then recovers. Doesn't affect anything else. Ruled out Virus. Memory and Graphics cards are only 6 months old. Computer was professionally re-built at the time.

Not very technically minded. Been told it may be a 3rd party shell extension causing the problem but suspect there is no easy way to get to the bottom of that.

Wanted to update all drivers just to eliminate one more thing

Any suggestions would be gratefully received. thanks
 

A:Updating Drivers

Definitely update your drivers yourself. If there are auto-updaters from the hardware manufacturers themselves those tend to be alright (albeit they still consume RAM), but I don't think the scenario has improved at all for those "magic bullet" update-all-drivers softwares.

Have you tried System Restore to fix your problem?
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 7477 64MB, around 2 years old. I`d like to download and install the latest drivers for the onboard Trident graphics card and Essaudio sound card. I`ve found the Compaq site with the updates on, but here`s what`s worrying me. Could the updated drivers screw things up, and how can I insure against this?
 

A:Updating drivers

If the new drivers mess up, install the old ones again. They will more than likely be fine if they are on Compaq's site.
 

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Hi All,
I want to upgrade my graphic card drivers, in the hope of eventually installing Vista. I've had a look at Bleeping Computer's very informative tutorial, however, it doesn't say whether you have to uninstall the old drivers. I would be very grateful for any advice.
Thanks in advance.

A:Updating Drivers

I'm no expert, but upgrading drivers to function with Vista might mean that your current OS would not function properly.

Orange Blossom

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Should one worry about updating Audio/Video drivers as their computer gets older?Ive had mine a few years with no updates at all.

A:Updating Drivers

If you are not experiencing display or sound problems, and do not play intensely graphic games, you can probably not worry about updating your drivers. If, on the other hand, you have never updated your drivers, it would be a good idea to do so, as well as to save them to disk in case of later computer problems.
Regards,
John

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Okay so, my computer is about 4 years old, its always been fast & just a great overall computer, recently Ive been experiencing it freezing and going to the all famous "blue screen" I reformatted the computer, and was STILL having the problem, and later went on to read about my drivers being out of date, so I downloaded a driver updater, and while installing the recommended drivers it would freeze and id be unable to do it, I tried running my computer in safe mode also and the problem still continued. im at the end of my rope here I feel like hauling the hair out of my head, ive done everything I can please help meee
 

A:Updating Drivers????

Howdy,

Does that mean the hard drive is 4 years old too...not saying that it is the hard drive
 

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Hi guys,
I think I need to update some of my drivers, can someone please advise as to the best site for me to go on thats safe/simple and easy to use ?
This is for windows xp home.
And is it easy to do?
Thank you, paul

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Before you can start updating drivers you will need to supply this info. 1:Motherboard type 2: Video card brand 3: audio card to help find out what you have download this file and post the results http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

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heya there.

Just got one short question: could anyone help me find the correct driver to update with?

I'm currently looking at my system information and I've got an ATI Radeon X1250 Graphics Card and at date it says 27.07.2007.

I really should update it, right?

so I was wondering if anyone could help me by giving me some pointers at this, I'm kind of unexperienced at such things.
I'm running on Windows Vista: Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) 32bit.

which leads to my other question, which goes a little off-topic here.
But how can I check if I've got SP1 or not? I had it before I rolled back my computer, but did it also get removed?
I'm currently downloading both SP1 and SP2 just incase

A:updating my drivers

Hello Ladiesman,

Here's the latest driver download page for your ATI integrated Radeon X1250 chip.

ATI Catalyst Legacy Display Driver

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Do I need to "update" drivers? I see "partners" of windows saying I have 15 out dated drivers that need updating and I should install their software..or whatever it is..to update. Obviously I'm a newby at all this. Should I? And if not..is there some other action I should be taking? TYIA

A:Updating Drivers

If you do not have it installed yet, I wonder, how it can tell, you have outdated drivers, sounds like a scam.
Even if you use a software for checking drivers, it is better to find the download yourself from a trusted source.

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How often should one update drivers on a windows machine? I have an emachines desktop model T5212. Where would I find updates to these?

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If it ain't broke, don't fix itGenerally, if you're having problems or installing an application or program that needs them or an updated driver might have an improvement that you want. EMachines should have them on their support or you can download a program like SIW That will give you the name and information on the internals. Then you can go to each individual site and download themMark

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Do I need to "update" drivers? I see "partners" of windows saying I have 15 out dated drivers that need updating and I should install their software..or whatever it is..to update. Obviously I'm a newby at all this. Should I? And if not..is there some other action I should be taking? TYIA

A:Updating Drivers

If you do not have it installed yet, I wonder, how it can tell, you have outdated drivers, sounds like a scam.
Even if you use a software for checking drivers, it is better to find the download yourself from a trusted source.

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Hi all,
I want to update my windows drivers. How to update all drivers. Any suggestion and help will be apreciated.

With Regards,
WS
 

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sam008 said:


Hi all,
I want to update my windows drivers. How to update all drivers. Any suggestion and help will be apreciated.

With Regards,
WSClick to expand...

What problem/functionality do you wish to fix/gain?

Don't fix what isn't broken.
 

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I currently have 2 GeForce 7800GTX's running in SLI mode under Win XP. I am using driver version 81.95. I tried to update the drivers to the latest version 91.31. First I uninstalled the driver via Add/Remove programs. Then rebooted. Upon Windows starting, I got the "found new hardware" message. But instead of saying it had found the 7800's, it said it found VGA adapter?? Why weren't my 7800's found. Also, when I looked in device manager, there wasn't a listing for display adapter and my IDE adapters had yellow exclamation marks next to them. So I "system restored" back and am now waiting to see what to do. What is the proper way to update drivers for both video cards so that I can still run in SLI mode?
 

A:updating drivers for SLI

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As the title suggests. I am having updating my old chipset graphics card ATI Raedon 3200 HD because my DEP keeps on blocking my Catalyst Control Center to actually update my drivers. I download the new Catalyst Control Center from the correct site and then when its done downloading DEP crashes it instantly.

I've read some things online, but I would rather not go about disabling my DEP completely, just make it so it unblocks my Catalyst Control center.

I run 64 bit Vista.

Thanks, Jeremiah

A:My DEP and updating Drivers

Hi,

Try the solution here (Download the full ATI driver package): -

the DEP keeps blocking my graphics software (CCC) application

Drivers: -

AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

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I recently got around to beginning the daunting task of updating the 50-100 drivers, and I have a few questions. The only ones I haven't updated are the ones inside "System devices." Since there are are at least 20-30 of them, I'm wondering whether there is a more efficient method than double clicking each one, selecting the Driver tab, and clicking "Update driver." Also, several of them say, "...this hardware is not connected to the computer," or, "...requires further installation," or both. Does the "...this hardware is not connected to the computer" message mean that I don't have one of those, and how do I resolve the "...requires further installation" messages? I followed Microsoft's instructions, but, as usual, they didn't work.

A:Updating Drivers

We need some further info before answering, Please post either the make and model of your computer if bought off the shelf, or if it was custom built we need the makes and model numbers of.
Motherboard.
Cpu.
Gpu.
If your computer was bought off the shelf then the maker IE Dell, Hp, Acer will have support pages were you will find the drivers, if it is custom built the Motherboard maker will have support pages with the drivers, if you have a Graphics card then you would get the drivers from the maker of the card. You do not need any third party software and windows update is not always the best place to get drivers.

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updating vid card drivers, i meet all requirmnts except they said i need 256mb ram, i only have 190mb of phycl ram... can i factor in my virtual memry or is that a bad idea? i know i need to install more ram, thanks for ur help

A:updating drivers, do i have enough ram?

You should be fine....can you post your link to the driver to double check?

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Having a problem with a tick tock sound from my Dell OptiPlex G1. I was advised to updated my comm driver but I am now at a stalemate. I tried the Dell website but they don't have my modem listed. I totally getting confused!!
 

A:Updating drivers

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Hi there, i have absolutly no experience with drivers and the last time they were updated was back in 2003, it's a Intel 82865G, if someone could just send me the link to download it that would be great. Also it only has 64.0 mem so if i update it will that increase the memory?
 

A:Need help Updating drivers

if you goto the intel website you can download all drivers from there,
and yes you need to upgrade your memory
 

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Hi.

I downloaded and installed the new nvidia driver 816.03 for Geforce 8400m but dxdiag and system volume information still display the 8.15... etc.

I don't think its really that bad I just wondered why vista refuses to acknowledge that I have updated my drivers?

(and I know this isn't specifically games related but I had no idea where else to put it)

Any explantions please?
 

A:Are drivers actually updating?

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I have got a program scanner that says my computer needs updates or missing drivers it is driver detective is this a true program or fake.
 

A:drivers need updating

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Are there any free sites to update hardware drivers?
 

A:Updating Drivers

The Manufactures site is the best place to go...
 

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Hi, I don't know much about this kind of think at all. I was told that updating my drivers might help a game run faster. Here is what I read:

"Make sure you update all your drivers. This is important for those slackers who only want to play and don't bother to update your drivers. There are essentially 3 types of drivers to update. Motherboard / Chipset drivers, video card drivers, sound drivers. For those of you who changed your video card from Nvidia to Ati vice versa, you might want to use a driver cleaner to clear out the old files. These drivers, driver cleaners etc could be found at http://downloads.guru3d.com/ or if you're using ATI cards, some people found http://www.omegadrivers.net/ to be good for them. "

The problem is that I am completely confused. I don't know how to navigate those websites. I don't even know what kind of drivers I had. I remember trying to do this by myself years ago, and I nearly broke my computer. Please help.
 

A:Need help updating drivers

You first need to know what hardware you are downloading drivers for and the manufacturer's web sites are the best source. Download Everest and you can get a start from there by identifying your hardware and chipsets.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
 

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I need to update these drivers but i dont know how could someone tell me? thanks
NCREMOTEPCI.SYS 0x96726000 0x96729180 0x00003180 0x4505cb6a 9/11/2006 16:47:38
UsbFltr.sys 0x8dd30000 0x8dd32580 0x00002580 0x461a0c69 4/9/2007 05:50:33
RTKVHDA.sys 0x81e05000 0x81ff95c0 0x001f45c0 0x47987129 1/24/2008 07:06:17
atinavrr.sys 0x9662b000 0x966f1a80 0x000c6a80 0x482b8ebc 5/14/2008 21:15:40
bcim.sys 0x972b2000 0x972e9500 0x00037500 0x483d097f 5/28/2008 03:27:59
000.fcl 0xa26d2000 0xa26fe000 0x0002c000 0x48dcdf70 9/26/2008 09:11:12
e1e6032.sys 0x92b6d000 0x92ba5000 0x00038000 0x49c9236b 3/24/2009 14:16:11
spldr.sys 0x8c5f0000 0x8c5f8000 0x00008000 0x4a084ebb 5/11/2009 12:13:47
GEARAspiWDM.sys 0x972ac000 0x972b1280 0x00005280 0x4a1151b5 5/18/2009 08:16:53
amdxata.sys 0x8bee4000 0x8beed000 0x00009000 0x4a12f30f 5/19/2009 13:57:35

A:Help Updating Drivers

Here are the general guidelines. Any questions or problems, just ask.

How to Find Drivers
search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone - will help you search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- - if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- The most common drivers are listed on this page: http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html
To remove any left over driver remnants, especially from graphics cards, use driver sweeper
www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/
You can also locate information about your driver using this information
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

You can ignore MS drivers such as
spldr

Looks like you had a BSOD

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Hi
I have an acer laptop pre installed with win 7 which ive had for nearly a year.Ive never updated any drivers even though ive checked in device manager its never found any updates.I also have acer updater which again has never come up with any updates.
I was just reading through some posts on here and have found updates for realtek hd audio driver and many others.Why is it device manager doesnt find these updates and is it just best to manually visit the sites and check for updates yourself.Or is there another way to check.Also which driver updates are most important i presume my graphics card must be well outdated by now
Any help much appreciated thankyou

A:Updating drivers

If you don't have Windows 7 updater latest release installed (came out just after W7 was released) and allow it to search for third party updates you won't be advised of updates. Go to Asus Downloads and Updates section and check for updates by your particular model and OS and I'm guessing you will find updates. Your device manager would find an update if it were in a directory on your PC but I find it is usually not intuitive enough to find one on the web.

You may also wish to think about the mantra "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", updated drivers can be a good thing but not always. Loads of OEM's actually work with the industry folks and have dedicated drivers for their components and Asus is no exception to this so it would be in your best interest to check there first especially with a laptop.

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So i used "driver detective" and it tells me that 4 drivers need to be updated...one of them was my nvidia card...i updated that myself...

the other 3 im having a really hard time trying to figure out...

one says high definition audio device...(i guess it doesnt give me alot of detail bcuz its the trial version of driver detective) i dont have a sound card...i have 6 channel onboard audio...i have a asus m3a motherboard...if that helps determine my problem any

the other two that need updated are:
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE controller

any help would be much appreciated...ive searched around for the drivers...but i dont really know what im looking for or where to look to be quite honest...

A:need help updating drivers

Hi kapitald and welcome to the forums

I don't actually recommend the use of a program such as "driver detective". Instead, I periodically check the manufacturer's website for any updates. The only drivers that I update are the graphics and audio. Links to the relevant web sites for these are given below. Please can you fill in more details on your System Specs as this will help us with any further queries that you might have in the future.

From your motherboard (Asus M3A), I have determined that you have the Realtek ALC883 audio solution, which is high-definition audio.

Realtek

Since you haven't specified the actual model of your graphics card, this is the main download page from NVidia. You will need to fill in the correct details yourself.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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I'm trying to update the driver ntfs.sys but i can't find it in the control panel 'Device Manager' utility. The actual file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.

Is there an easy way to update drivers besides going through the 'device manager' utility?

btw, i'm trying to troubleshoot a bsod error and my small amount of knowledge with .dmp files leads me to ntfs.sys driver as the problem.

-sliced

A:Updating drivers

It can possibly be a damaged hard drivehttp://www.computing.net/answers/windows-x...sod/176765.htmlI would go to the support site of your hard drive manufacturer. Download their diagnostic utility and see what it finds

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I have gone thru a clean up of my computer on the malware forum, and it was suggested that I make sure to update drivers after the last cleaning. This is XP Pro SP3. I found a website which advertises they can scan your system and give you a list of drivers that are critical to update or recommended you update or if you should want a backup, here's a driver. The downloads are free but you pay an annual subscription.

Looked like a deal so I did the download and paid but the problem I saw was that it recommended drivers for things I did not have, drivers for 64bit systems, all kinds of things. I tried to ask why they would recommend drivers for things I did not have but never could get a straight answer. So I cancelled that subscription.

My question is there a website the experts on this forum know and use that is reliable, that can give you a list of needed updates or newer drivers specifically for your system?

A:Updating Drivers

The only place you should be going for stable, reliable drivers is the manufacturer of your computer (Dell, HP, Gateway, etc) if it's OEM or the specific manufacturer of your hardware if purchased separately. Avoid "Driver Download" software because as you found out, you'll only have problems.

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Please can anyone tell me why Catalyst Control Center isn't appearing in Catalyst Install Manager? I have uninstalled all ATI stuff from my laptop and CCC simply won't appear, I have been having this Driver problems for months and my blood is really boiling right now so I apologize if I happen to be rude.

Also, when installing the Display Driver, my screen resolution will ALWAYS get ruined and becomes stretched and messed up. And I am having problems with Battlefield 3, where my terrain becomes black and just a bunch of random boxes, similar to this - Battlefield 3 graphics problem (black ground) (Solved) - YouTube but I'm trying to install Catalyst bullshit and leads to my first question.

Is the install manager supposed not to have CCC? This shit is really giving me a headache.

A:Updating Drivers Help

The answer is at the bottom of the screenshot you posted --- CCC has been renamed AMD Vision Engine Control Center.

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Hi Everyone!

This is my first post to this forum! Anyway, I 'uninstalled' Windows Vista for my friend and then reinstalled Windows XP since my friend didn't like the Vista OS. I downloaded the XP OS fine, however, after not being able to get on the internet, I looked at the Device Manager in the XP OS on his laptop. I found these 'devices' had a yellow exclamation mark beside them:

cnf7047
coprocessor
ethernet controller (listed twice)
pci device
sm bus controller
unknown device
video controller

I ran the program PC Wizard on his laptop, and this is what showed under System Summary:

Manufacturer: Seanix Technology Inc.
Mainboard: Wistron 303C
Chipset: Nvidia GeForce 8200M
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM 42 @2100MgHz
Physical Memory: 2048MB
Video Card: Nvidia Corp.
Hard Disk: Toshiba 160GB
Network Card: Nvidia Corp.
Network Card: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5006

Now, my problem, is that I need to find the drivers for the above mentioned
devices, especially the ethernet and video devices, as without them, I haven't been able to get on the internet, while the screen keeps having a
'cascading' effect. I'm going to see my friend next week, and I need to have
the laptop 'fixed' so that my friend can get on the internet and also not have any problems with the video. Since my friend didn't get any 'recovery' disks when he bought the laptop, I need to be able to fix the device manager problems before I give him back the laptop! Thanks!

A:Updating drivers.

Hello sashag

You must find out the make and model of the machine. Then go to the manufacturer`s site and download all the XP drivers for that particular model You are probably miising the chipset drivers too.

Search for Dell/HP (or whatever) driver downloads

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I need to update all my drivers. I have tried to do it the traditional way through the control panel but my drivers claim to not need updating. Is there another fix?

I would prefer not to download driver update software that requires me to pay them for updating my drivers.

Thanks in advance.

Adam

A:Drivers Not Updating

  
Quote: Originally Posted by AdamWeise


I need to update all my drivers. I have tried to do it the traditional way through the control panel but my drivers claim to not need updating. Is there another fix?

I would prefer not to download driver update software that requires me to pay them for updating my drivers.

Thanks in advance.

Adam



Hi Adam and welcome

why do you need to update "all" your drivers? Is something not working?

Ken J+

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RAS Async adapter when i try to update it says....(See Attached Picture)
also the same with Driver WAN Miniport (IP)
Has anyone else had this problem i use Vista HP on a Toshiba Equium

Has anyone got a solution?

Thanks Roddaz

A:Help With Updating Drivers

Have you tried manually installing the driver

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First off you'll have to bare with me because I'm not to good with all of this computer stuff OK this is what is under my Device Manager:
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System Information

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Time of this report: 1/14/2012, 17:03:35
Machine name: TRICIA-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite L505D
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 1.10
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3836MB RAM
Page File: 2071MB used, 5599MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9712)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz... Read more

A:Updating drivers

Enter the complete model number here and you can check to see if there's a newer driver.
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/navShell.jsp?cf=Windows7
 

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I want to update my graphics card driver but am a bit unsure of the best way to do it and how to restore the one i am using at the moment if it all goes wrong. Card is Nvidia G-force 2mx. Been to Nvidia and looks like Version: 56.64 is the one I need. Started reading all the info and got a bit put off trying. I guess it must be simpler than it sounds on their site.

Any help welcome Thanks

Win 98se, AMD Duron 750, 64MB Ram
 

A:Updating drivers

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I have an old Toshiba Satellite Laptop M series and have decided to try and up date the drivers on it. I ran one of the free scans and it has identified 5 drivers which need updating which are namely:
Canon i850
NVIDIA GeForce FXGe5200
Intel(R) Pro Wireless 2100 LAN 38 Mini PCI Adaptor
Intel (R) Pro /100VE Network Connection
Intel(R) 8280 IDBB PCI Bridge 2448.
I have found free updates for the first two and installed them.
My question is: Can anybody recommend a site where I can get Intel Driver updates and is it worth doing?
 

A:Updating Drivers

Try intel.com and go to the downloads area. It may take awhile to find what you need but it should be there. Some of them are now in an older or achieve folder. When you get to the intel site select then select downloads.
 

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Hi everyone,

my question is I want to update my existing drivers on my laptop. I have a free one called "slim drivers"
ive also got one that I have tried which I would need to pay for which is uniblue ""driverscanner".

The free one says im upto date with them yet the other says there out of date.

Any help would be grateful, Thanks.

Regards,

Ian
 

A:Updating drivers

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Another forum I go to posted this program.

I tried it and unlike all the other programs that tell you that you have 400 drivers out of date and want you to pay, this one only found 3 and immediately updated them.

Completely free.

Using IObit Driver Booster by Majorgeeks.com - MajorGeeks Support Forums

A:Updating Drivers

Hi PSCO2007 You would be better off not using any auto update applications, (just my opinion) have your Windows set for updates and most programs will tell you of a new version. Only download driver updates from the manufacturers web site.

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Hello,i want to update my drivers to the latest versionmy pc is HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor PC

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I need to update these files can someone tell me how to update each of the files and what they are? Thank you!
NCREMOTEPCI.SYS 0x96726000 0x96729180 0x00003180 0x4505cb6a 9/11/2006 16:47:38
UsbFltr.sys 0x8dd30000 0x8dd32580 0x00002580 0x461a0c69 4/9/2007 05:50:33
RTKVHDA.sys 0x81e05000 0x81ff95c0 0x001f45c0 0x47987129 1/24/2008 07:06:17
atinavrr.sys 0x9662b000 0x966f1a80 0x000c6a80 0x482b8ebc 5/14/2008 21:15:40
bcim.sys 0x972b2000 0x972e9500 0x00037500 0x483d097f 5/28/2008 03:27:59
000.fcl 0xa26d2000 0xa26fe000 0x0002c000 0x48dcdf70 9/26/2008 09:11:12
e1e6032.sys 0x92b6d000 0x92ba5000 0x00038000 0x49c9236b 3/24/2009 14:16:11
spldr.sys 0x8c5f0000 0x8c5f8000 0x00008000 0x4a084ebb 5/11/2009 12:13:47
GEARAspiWDM.sys 0x972ac000 0x972b1280 0x00005280 0x4a1151b5 5/18/2009 08:16:53
amdxata.sys 0x8bee4000 0x8beed000 0x00009000 0x4a12f30f 5/19/2009 13:57:35

A:Help Updating Drivers

Hi,

You might want to check out

NcRemotePci.SYS File Diagnosis Information - SpyDig - Anti Spyware Made Easy. Free Spyware Scan

and

E1e6032.sys driver | What is E1e6032.sys file?

If NCREMOTEPCI.SYS is indeed a system file then any update will be offered via Windows Update.


OS

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I want to update my drivers. I have a program that tells me what drivers need to be updated ( i think the program was drivermax or something online. Anyways i am a little scared that if i do update a driver like lets say a graphic driver or those net work driver << and if i do a network driver update -- i dont my internet gone.. what is you guys experience in this .. anyone update their drivers--- i have windows 7 home premuim
 

A:updating drivers

I recommend going to the manufacturers website for the hardware
you want to update drivers on.
That way you always get the latest.
If the computer manufacturer doesn't have updates (factory computer like a dell),
Then you can check sites like graphics manufacturers for the latest.
You shouldn't lose your network unless you get the wrong driver.
If your computer is custom built,always go to the manufacturers site
of the hardware for driver updates.
I never use those all in one programs like drivermax.
 

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I want to update my video card drivers on my ATI Radeon 9800XT to the Catalyst 5.11s (not the 5.12s because there is a known issue with one game and those drivers). How can I go about doing so? I'm looking for a step by step tried-and-true method of doing this. Instructions on ATI's site have been different from instructions on other forums, so I'm kinda confused.

I am aware that the first thing I need to do is install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 from Windows Update. Then I should reboot my computer I assume?

Then I guess I download the 5.11s and safe the .exe to my desktop? I understand that I need to remove the old drivers, first from Add/Remove Programs. Do I remove all of the ATI entries? Can this be done in normal mode or must this be done in Safe Mode?

Once I remove the drivers from the Control Panel, do I restart my computer then or should I run something like DriverCleaner? Again, should this be done in normal mode or safe mode? ATI had instructions to remove entries from the registry and delete all ATI referenced folders on the hard drive. Do I have to do this or does Driver Cleaner take care of it for me? I have also been told I have to delete my video card entries under the Device Manager, but I'm not so sure about that. It doesn't seem necessary does it?

After I reboot my computer, I'm sure the "Windows has detected new hardware" box will come up. ATI tells me to let it do that, but some other sites say I should X out o... Read more

A:Updating ATI Drivers- Please Help

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Running fresh install of 7 x64 ultimate. Was having lots of BSOD. Was told they were driver issues. Updated drivers and computer was running fine. Shut down computer for a couple hours and when I turned it back on I got another BSOD. Can someone please debug this dump and let me know what caused it?
Thanks for your help

A:New BSOD after updating drivers

Hello,
Uninstall ASUS ATK0110 ACPI Utility/AISuite Utilities/ASUS PC Probe as they are a known cause of BSOD w/ Win 7.

Code:
ASACPI.sys Thu May 14 13:25:17 2009
Update your Graphics Driver - here

Code:
atikmdag.sys Thu Jan 27 11:48:28 2011
atikmpag.sys Thu Jan 27 11:13:33 2011
Do a Memtest86+ and run for at least 7 passes (6-8 hours): RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Do a sfc /scannow
Do a Disk Check
Lastly, run a HDD Test (using SeaTools)

Regards...
Dean

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff880031568d8, fffff88003156130, fffff880012d20af}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsCommonClose+26f )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Someone suggested that I update my chipset and CPU drivers because I am getting a horrible Frame Rate in a game I play. How do I go about updating those drivers?
 

A:Updating Chipset/CPU drivers?

Well first you post complete specs here for you computer. download EVEREST Free Edition 2.20
And post your specs here.
To answer you question you would need to find out you motherboard and download the motherboard drivers from the motherboards website.
Another thing you may look at is running programs at startup or during game play. Download Starter manage your startup programs and disable any program that you don't need during bootup. The only thing I start at boot is My anti virus and the rest if I need it I can go start/programs and turn it on there. to many running programs slow the system.
Visit www.pcpitstop.com and run the full test, follow their advice
 

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I would appreciate some input on this.

If someone was planning to upgrade from one version of Windows to another(example: 95 OSR2 to 98SE), would it be more feasible to download and install updated drivers for the newer version of Windows before making the Windows upgrade, or would it be more feasible to download and save them and then install them after making the Windows upgrade?
Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips (Also a Windows XP user)
 

A:A Question About Updating Drivers

hmm...
Well...,since upgrades usually contain more recent drivers in their catalogs,I'd be inclined to do the needed driver updates after the upgrade.And,I wouldn't want the system to be "confused" from an update that was trying to be used prior to the upgrade.I am not sure that a 95 system would like to run on 2K drivers for video,sound,etc.You might even have some real problems with system drivers at that point...,but I suppose it could be done for a brief time.
 

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Hello,

Really know nothing re Drivers, except that it is apparently a good idea, always, to use the latest.

Anyway, was thinking of possibly downloading the latest drivers for my Radeon graphics card from the ATI site.
(But my questiosn really relates to any drivers, not just those for my graphics card)

My understanding is that one is supposed to delete the present drivers from the control panel prior to downloading and installing the new ones.

BTW: I looked in "Control Panel," but it is not clear to me how one deletes, safely, the present drivers for a particular program. How is this done, please ?

So, what happens immediately after the deletion of the present drivers before any new ones are installed ?

Will my graphics card (or any other program where I have removed them) still function even without "any" drivers at this point ? How is it possible ?

If someone could explain this for me, would be appreciative.

Also, I read that one should use in addition a "driver cleaner".
Why is this (also) necessary ?

What would be your recommendation for a good free or inexpensive one that is
also safe ?

Thanks,
Bob

A:Drivers Updating Questions

You un-install drivers from the "device manager". Do a search and you will see it.

With Nvidia drivers you simply download and run. It installs "over" the old one.

I have to assume the ATI ones are the same. you should be able to download and run.

You'll be fine. It not hard. I was looking for the same information about 18 months ago.

I understand your concerns. It will be okay after the first time. Good luck.

BTW - make SURE it's the correct one for your exact card and OS (64bit/32bit).....that's the main thing.

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Hello folks,
I have a general question about an eluding little issue in my mind. Which has to do with drivers. I have always went by the philosophy, "if it isnt broke dont fix it" in terms of drivers. But i keep reading on here how people update drivers. Is this absolutely necessary for proper operation of a pc? I do hear it can improve system performance, how true is this? And if i should be updating drivers, how often? I do hear about these tools that can get updates for you but how authentic are they? Is it necessary. Ive never really messed with software drivers and it never did my computer any harm but would like 3rd party insight into this.
 

A:Drivers...are they worth updating

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When trying to update my drivers I'm able to find the lastest drivers but once downloaded the release dates doesn't change therefore I don't know one way or the other whether the driver updated. What causes this or has anyone else experienced this problem?

DELL XPS 410
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
Intel 2.40GHz. Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
Ati Radeon X1300 Pro 256MB Card
250 SATA II Western Digital Hard drive
Audigy II sound
 

A:Drivers Aren't Updating

What procedure are you following to install them?

The best method is to obtain them from the vendor's site -- downloading them to a setup folder for drivers that you have made on the hard drive.

Then install them and reboot.
 

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Hello everyone!I am attempting to update my drivers because my computer has been crashing a lot lately and someone told me that updating my drivers might be a good place to start. So, I went to Start --> Control Panel --> System and Maintenance --> System --> Device Manager. Then I began updating the drivers one by one. Three of the drivers gave me the following message:-----Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your deviceWindows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.Each driver in question was listed hereThere is no driver selected for the device information set or element.If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit its website and check the support section for driver software.-----The three drivers it does this for are:- Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller- Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad- Atheros AR5008X Wireless Network AdapterI have no clue what I need to do next. I don't know if I'm just doing this the wrong way, or if my computer is just beyond hope.Any help would be greatly appreciated.OS - Windows Vista 32Device - Toshiba Satellite P205D-S8804Thank you!

A:Trouble Updating Drivers

Hello lonogod,I don't recommend third party driver download software nor do I recommend Microsoft Updates for third party drivers. They may deliver drivers that are similar but aren't necessarily tested for compatibility with your particular hardware. That can lead to system instability and BSODs. This is particularly important with notebook computers where drivers need to work very closely with the installed hardware for energy saving modes.The only place to obtain reliable, stable third party drivers for your hardware is from the computer manufacturer's or hardware manufacturer's website. If your computer is an OEM product (Toshiba, Sony, Dell, HP, etc.), the best drivers for your specific model would be found on their website.If your system is home built, then the best drivers will be found on the motherboard site (Gigabyte, Asus, etc) and the manufacturer's site of any add-on components (graphics - nVidia, ATI, etc).I am attempting to update my drivers because my computer has been crashing a lot lately and someone told me that updating my drivers might be a good place to start.If you are interested in persuing why your computer is "crashing", we would need to gather a little more information about the problem computer. It might prove helpful in pointing toward a solution.1. ) Please follow this link: BSOD Posting Instructions Windows 8 - Windows 7 - Vista.Follow all instructions with the exception of:Create a new thread HERE and atta... Read more

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Hello. What software does everyone recommend that will check and update all or most of my system drivers and help keep them up to date. Driver Detective, Driver Max, etc.... There has to be a good program that does this and is safe to use . I am running Vista Home Premium Ed. Thank you
 

A:Updating System drivers

Driver scanners are useless and inaccurate and a waste of money.

If your computer's devices have the drivers installed and are working fine, it's not mandatory to update the drivers.

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Man alive. I have a magicjack and was updating drivers because mjack quit working. In the process pc froze. Rebooted system.

When login screen loaded, the touchpad and mouse no longer are active. Tried F2 and resetting default settings. didn't work. Cant type in password to load windows. Any suggestions? Thanks.

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L35
Xp Media Edition
 

A:PC froze while updating drivers

Which drivers did you update?
Try to 'rollback' the drivers, run Ccleaner, and try to update the drivers again.
 

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Thinking about updating my chipset drivers for my Asus A7N8X-E motherboard.Have a 9800 pro video card.Have latest drivers installed in it.Downloaded latest chipset drivers to desktop and burned on cd.Never tried updating drivers on chipset before,not giving any problems just want to get latest drivers. Any suggestions on doing this? I was going to remove in add/remove ,disable my panda anti-virus and reinstall.Any thing i'm forgetting?Anybody done this before?
 

A:Updating chipset drivers

You shouldn't have any problem. It downloads as a zip file of course. After it unzips running setup.exe will install what you need.
 

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Bought a new computer, AMD 3400+ 64bit, and am having a problem that i did not have on the other computer playing the same game.

As far as i know the only difference between the two computers is the prosessors and the MoBo, but not 100% sure.

I was told some of the problems im having with new cpu is that some of my drivers need updated, but i can't find the drivers for my MoBo and the onboard sound that goes with it.

How would i go about checking to see if ALL my drivers are updated?.

I have already updated the Video card driver as it's an ATI Radeon 9800pro and that was easy, but when i look for MoBo driver the listings have more info then i have and i wanna get the right one. What file do i need to show ya's to see what i got? DxDiag will be pasted here for reference, let me know what else you will need.
 

A:Need help updating drivers like Mobo ect.

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Hi folks,

I've never done this before but think I have to now (some issues with maya, ruled out all graphic card issues and have been advised probs are related to motherboard drivers).

the board is a gigabyte GA-K8NF-RH and has it's original drivers.

From the gigabyte site, I have downloaded a file called motherboard_driver_for_ide nvidia_nf4.exe (after selecting my exact model) dated 2005.

Confusingly I have also checked nvidia's own site, and after selecting what I think is the correct chipset I've downloaded 6.86 nvidia driver for the chipset (which is newer).

I don't know the difference between motherboard and chipset drivers; should I install both these or only one? Also, should I uninstall the old ones first same as a graphic card driver - and if so how? I beleve I have to with nforce hardware.

Only ever dealt with gpu drivers before so hit a bit of a wall here.

Any advice appreciated!

cheers

gubar
 

A:Updating motherboard drivers

Chipset is critical to normal operation. Do not use anything that has not been specifically recommended by Gigabyte. The chipset impacts on how the motherboard uses everything else you have installed.
In this order, I would check BIOS to assure you have the latest update. Chipset, Power management if there is one, Audio, Network/Ethernet drivers, then go down the list, installing everything else, one at a time.
 

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I downloaded a program a program called Uniblue DriverScanner and it tells me I have 5 drivers that are outdated. It makes you pay for the program (which I won't do) to download these drivers. Instead, I just go to Device Manager and click on the drivers that Uniblue tells me are out of date and click to update them (Search automatically online). When I do this, it says "The Best Driver software for your device is already installed" Now is this just the program tell me these drivers are out of date so it will make me buy it, or are these drivers actually out of date. The drivers it lists are...

Display Adapters: ATI Radeon X1200
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers:Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2)
Network Adapters: Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
Sound, Video, and Game Controllers: High Definition Audio Device
Universal Serial Bus Controllers: USB Composite Device

I was wondering if anyone knows if these programs have been updated recently, or if the driver scanner program is just a hoax.

A:Updating Drivers Confusion?!?

I would say a hoax.

You can check to see if there are more current drivers available by going the manufactorer's website. And, if you are not having any issues with your computer, you shouldn't need to update any drivers.

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Is there a good program that will locate all the drivers on my system that must be updated and then locate the source of the new driver update. If there are any such programs are they one price or subscription or maybe even a freebe. Thanks for any info.

CarrollM
 

A:Solved: Updating Drivers

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It appears that several of my drivers need to be updated. (Conexant modem, Realtek Ethernet, SIS IDE, SIS Display, Realtek Audio, and NVIDIA Forceware.) How do I go about updating them? I'm running Win XP.Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Updating drivers....

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I have a 10 year old computer Gateway E-2000 and I downloaded al the drivers using driver max I get a problem with my audio it says code 10 and now there is no sound, is there anyway to fix this problem and is there a good driver updating software Ethan's free and would download the drivers and everything connected to the computer, and downloads all unrecognized devices?

A:Updating drivers problem

I can't find an E-2000 at the Gateway site. Yours is a 2003 model and they probably don't have any support for it anymore.

I did find a site that has free downloads for that model though. You can go here, Gateway drivers.

But there may have been a restore function for that model which is either a sector on the HDD, in which case while it's going through POST it will show you a 'Restore' option, or there use to be a 'Restore' CD. Either option will restore the computer to like new setup with all the appropriate drivers, as long as the hardware is the same.

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Problems:

1. In connections folder, Gateway connection appeared.
2. ATI HDMI Audio not listen in add/remove software; also, no such option in Windows' Audio settings.

Also:

3. Unsmooth curson on 1280x720; 75Hz, not 60, only available. Also, my Monitor on auto-adjusting shows 1280x960 (I have 16:9).

Additional note...

Catalyst 10.7 (other installed) breaks some "SM Bus" driver of my Motherboard (GA-MA78GM-US2H).
If it's possible, help me. Thanks.
-rhino

A:Problems after updating drivers

Your gateway is your router...on some systems, it appears as a connection, on others it will not reflect. On this system, it shows. On one of my previous systems, it did not show.

The SM Bus driver is normally affiliated with Intel CPUs and should be included in chipset drivers.

Louis

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Hello All.


So I am working with Toshiba Satellite A205-S5855. It is about 2 years old. Originally I purchased this laptop with the OS Vista on it. Had several issues with it over the past two years that included getting two hard drives and a mother board replaced under warranty. This warranty expires 8/11. I was upgraded to Windows 7 32 bit.

I am told that my drivers need updating. I am not exactly sure how to do this. If someone can take a look at my latest crash and break it down for me I will be most grateful.

Thank you in advance.

A:Need help with Updating /Drivers/BSOD!

You can update your drivers for Toshiba Satellite A205-S5855 from here:
Model Content Page

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Hello all.

I'm currently using a Toshiba Satelite AMD Turion 64 bit lapton I bought over 3 years ago. I have never updated the device drivers / bios or anything else except thought through windows update. Do I need to update what is on my machine?? and if so how and where from. My machine is running very very slow compared when new and takes foreever to to anything.. and thoughts to check the sytem out??? many thanks James
 

A:How do I find out if my drivers need updating and where?

Hi, The MS windows update only relates to the Windows operating system plus MS Office and MS security programs if you have them installed.
The other devices that make up your pc will have the same drivers that were installed at the time it was built, and it could be that they are still the best version for your pc.
You have a way of checking for updated drivers through 'Control Panel', 'Hardware', 'Device manager'.
If you right-click on the 'Display' entry, and select the 'update drivers' option, it will find an update if there is one.
The device drivers come from the manufacturer of each device, rather than Microsoft.
If you think your pc is running slowly, that's partly due to installing more software than you started with.
But some maintenance never is a bad thing, and on my pc I use;
- CCleaner www.piriform.com/ccleaner (Use this with all the settings as it installs, please don't be tempted to tick all the options, you could be in for a long wait.)
-Auslogics disk defrag http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download/
-Ultradefrag http://www.filehippo.com/download_ultradefrag/
-Iobit Smart defrag 2 http://download.cnet.com/Smart-Defrag/3000-2094_4-10759533.html?tag=mncol;1#editorsreview

These are available from the Downloads section of this site, or use the links above.
I would say to avoid any links or programs that promise to update everything for you, or to fix all the problems on your pc.
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I always worry when updating drivers.

My Dell laptop is running well at the moment but there are a few drivers that need updating.

I have checked the Dell website for drivers that need updating (using the Service Tag) and there are about ten that need doing.

Do I really need to update them, and if I do, should I install a certain driver first before any others?

Can I switch back to the driver I am using now if things go wrong?

Thanks

A:Updating 8.1 drivers for first time

If your laptop is "running well", I wouldn't bother with updating the drivers, except maybe the one for your graphics card if you play recent games.

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A couple years ago I had a PC custom built for me and have had intermittent problems - crashes - every few months (separated by months with no problems). I was recently told I should see if my chipset drivers are up to date. I have no idea how to do this. This refers to the motherboard chips? My PC has a GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R. (I know there are at least 2 revisions but I don't know which I have.) A utility I run (HWiNFO32) says I have the "Intel X58 (Tylersburg 36S) + ICH10R" chipset. How do I tell if I've got the latest drivers? Does the Window Update utility have access to these drivers and check for updates or is this something I'm supposed to do?

A:Chipset drivers need updating?

If you've had crashes it's possible you have minidump files, if you have those we can look at a complete dated list of your current drivers and point out any that may be old/bad.

The files would be found in c:\windows\minidump

If you zip them into a folder you should be able to upload/attach it here using the paperclip icon in the edit window.

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I've no idea what's going on here, but NONE of my drivers are updating and anything new I plug into a USB port, windows 7 won't have anything to do it.

I'm certain something is missing. I don't know if it's a virus or some kind, but I can tell you now that my install shield (64 bit) is missing.

What on earth is going on? It won't even recognise a new mouse or keyboard!

There really HAS to be a way of fixing it. I posted a few pictures about it but it seems strange that it won't even install a monitor properly???? The monitor I'm using now is still usable, but it doesn't have it's own driver and as a result some software won't work on it as it acts as a secondary monitor (although it works fine and is actually pretty darn good).

Is there a way around this? I've tried an update and windows still won't detect it!

Please help, reinstalling windows is a real pain as I have a custom made PC that my friend built (who has now moved away really far) so I have no idea how to reinstall the graphics card, do a proper partition, etc. And I know NOTHING about this. If I did it I may screw things up and lose all the saved stuff on my partition.

If someone could help out that would be much appreciated.

Regards-

BOC.

A:None of my drivers are updating! Not even my new monitor!

Seems like corrupted windows.Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker test.

If it doesn't solve your problem you can try repair install Repair Install

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Everytime I restart windows it attempts to scan my NTFS, then I usually cancel because it takes so damn long but besides that like every 10 min when I'm on my comp a prompt will display "Drivers automatically updated!" Without me having anything to do with this. I've had to rewrite so many programs and lost alot from this. After that it tells me to press F1 to boot, I do it and I get a driver error and have to restart. When the prompt appears it basically left windows anyway.
Someone please help if you know what I should do.
 

A:Help! Won't stop updating drivers!

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Well i just reformated my whole pc to get rid of some viruses. But now my drivers have become way out of date. ive easily managed to update my graphics card drivers but i cant find anything else for the rest of my devices. Ive heard of programs that do this for you. Does anyone now of any good FREE driver updating software?
 

A:Updating drivers is becoming a nightmare...

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ok so i got this game stalker and it seems to run realy bad on my system
system specs
p4. 3.6 gz
msi gforce7800gtx
1gig ddr3 ram
nvidea nforce 4 sli intel edition chipset.

i want to update my gpu and motherbord bios .but am unsure of how to go about doing this.for updating gpu am i supost to uninstall the display drivers first or can i just over right them?allso am i supost to uninstall the nvidea drivers completly when wanting to update a driver??If i click nvidea driver under add remove programs list.it comes up with this menu askin what components i want to remove from my system..
nvidia display driver
nvidea ethernet driver components
nvidea ide driver
nvidia nforce pci system managment driver.i dont no what this stuff is so im unsure what to do and as for updating the motherbord bios i dont even no were to start. please help me.thanks
 

A:updating gpu and motherbord drivers

www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1633

Try this link it will tell you everything you need to know. I didn't know anything about doing this either but a little bit of web research using google helped me out. Updated my motherboard and videocard bios successfully just 2 days ago
 

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Hi,

I have a custom built desktop PC and I have been trying to find drivers online to see wether I have the up-to-date drivers. So far it has been a nightmare! I have a few questions that I can't seem to figure out the answer to. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Here are my PC specs (let me know if I miss something)

Mainboard : MSI P67A-C43 (MS-7673)
Chipset : Intel Sandy Bridge
Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3300MHz
Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
Hard Disk : Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (1000GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : ASUS DRW-24B1ST a
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)



1. What hardware do I check for?

I believe this is what I check online for for the driversProcessor
Graphics Card
Motherboard
Hard drive
Sound Card
Hard drive
I'm sure I am missing a few

2. I have an extremely hard time trying to find the drivers.
For instance, my processer is an Intel Core i5 2500k (3.30Ghz)
I went to the Intel website (I tried the update utility, but I'm not sure if that works for the processor or not) and I got to here (I select Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit version in the "Select an Operating System" window). I believe that is the location I look for an updated driver for my processor at. However, in the description all of the drivers say "Instal... Read more

A:Having trouble updating drivers

You can install all the needed drivers from the MSI P67A-C43 Driver & App CD.There is also a Update Driver App.
or
Download from here:
MSI Global ? Mainboard - P67A-C43

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what is the best way for me to update audio drivers, for I haven't done this in quite some time.

Thanks!
 

A:updating audio drivers

Who is the manufacturer of your sound card?
Most have web sites where you can dowload updated drivers.

DS
 

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I've read security tips that urge you to update your drivers. Why is this important from a security standpoint? How can outdated drivers' vulnerabilities be exploited?

A:Security and updating drivers

There is essentially no such thing as an outdated driver. Drivers should only be updated if there is a specific reason or need to do so.

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I need help to update the sound drivers I'm not sure how. Thanks! By the way I have a idt sound utility thhing

A:Need help Updating sound drivers

We will need some spec's on your computer. Mobo and sound card make and models please.
Or in device manager under Sound, video and game controllers you can update driver software from there but it's best to have makes and models and go to manufactures web site for the updates.

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I want to over-write my Windows XP Home (OEM) with Windows XP Professional.

Is there an "Easy" way to copy / save drivers or will XP Professional pick up existing drivers automatically?
 

A:Drivers and updating to XP Professional

If you do the upgrade and not formatt it will keep your drivers but if you formatt then you'll need to re-install your drivers but Windows XP have many drivers already and you might not need to install any drivers.
 

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my computor can be very slow on the internet sometimes especcialy when downloading but ok others, its a very old machine and still on dial up unfortunatly but do not realy have any cash to improve or replace it. is there any chance i can make it faster i know you carnt work miricals but have been very affective on previous help!thanx
 

A:updating modem drivers??

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Hi there people!!

I would like to upgrade my VGA drivers, so I can see if I get better performance on some stuff (like games and so...)... the problem is that in Acer.com they have no upgrades for my model (in my sig), so, I was willig that the generic drivers provided in AMD can do for my lappy... I used the Udate advisor app from them and says that 11.8 driver is the latest for me... but is known that manufacturers do specific mods for the device drivers...

Do you recomend upgrading with the latest AMD drivers or I need to wait for Acer to release a new set?

Thanks In advance.

See ya!!!!

A:Updating ATI VGA Drivers, Will I get any problem?

If Acer don't have any updated drivers you can by all means try the manufacturer's latest offerings.

Create a restore point first, so that if you encounter a problem you can always restore your computer to a time before you updated the driver.

In addition, you need to be aware that the manufacturer's drivers will probably have different functionality to your OEM (Acer) drivers, and if you experience a problem you can always just roll back to the previous driver by going into device manager and expanding the graphics adapter then clicking the Driver tab.

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Here is my problem. I need to update my Video Driver . I have a NVIDIA Geforce 4 MX 4000. So I went over to www.driveragent.com did a free scan and sure enough its out dated. So I downloaded it and opened it up. Then I went to the device manager and tried to first update driver Mmm.. Nothing happened and when I went to locate the file it was not there thru the device manager window. However It was there when I went manually and found the file. Now my question is in the device manager can I uninstall the driver and then reopen the file that I downloaded from NVIDIA ? . Any help would be great and perhaps I can return the favor in the future.
 

A:Updating Video Drivers.....

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Hello,

I will be getting a new desktop PC very soon. I will choose my requirements along with an OS which they will build for me etc. This will not be a PC that I put together myself though, it will be a custom-built with my specs.

Q: Apart from updating the graphics drivers at some point in the future, will I need to consider updating any other drivers at some point or straight away? ie motherboard, chipset etc

I ask, as I was watching 'build your own PC' on youtube and there was a part near the end where it said you have to update your drivers and gave a short list. I'm assuming this is just for users who build their own PCs?

Also, will my custom built PC come with recovery discs and would this be the same and/or equivalent of 'clean install image' they advise for build your own PC?

Hope this all makes sense.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Updating Drivers

most machines, custom or standard off the shelf PCs will need the drivers updated at some point - usually when a problem is encounted
 

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