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Manually install SATA drivers in XP partition, already installed?

Q: Manually install SATA drivers in XP partition, already installed?

BIOS setting: SATA AhcI
partition 1: xp
partition 2: 7
both boot,. but I want to use virtualbox to boot xp within 7
both are installed with SATA Ahci drivers, but the XP drivers do not work within Virtualbox (presuambly because the SATA chips are a bit different than what virtualbox emulates.
XP boots directly, but crashes on startup within virtualbox

I know I need this driver, but
A) it refuses to install because when booted my chipset is different
b) I cannot figure out how to extract the files
c) I don't know how to manually install them


A: Manually install SATA drivers in XP partition, already installed?

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

This is a good place to start.

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I installed XP on a SATA drive in IDE mode. I would like to switch it to the native setting but have been unable to figure out how to find the right drivers and install them. This is a Gateway computer model FX510 S. I loaded all additional drivers that came packaged with original computer.

Here is info on my system:

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU
6600 @2.40GHz
2.40Ghz, .99 GB of RAM

Board: Intel Corporation OEMD975XLAG1 AAD50908-203
Serial Number: BQLA647000C0
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. LA97510J.15A.0045.2006.0711.1639 07/11/2006

Disk Drives:

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers:
Intel(R)8201g (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
Intel(R)8201 GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 27CO

I understand (now) that the prefered method is installing drivers concurrently with operating system. However, I would prefer to not reinstall operating system if possible as all other software and profiles are loaded and up to date. I wiped the original drive and am rebuilding this surplused computer for a local non profit.

Many thanks in advance!


A:Installed XP on SATA drive in IDE mode - how to install drivers and use as native

The drive is setup correctly (ie: IDE mode). I'm not sure what you mean by "native settings". It should be running fine as is.

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Hello all.
The Dell site says my e5440 needs this update:
It downloads fine, but install continually fails saying .NET Framework 4.5 required.  So I went to Microsoft, downloaded 4.5, but the MS installer says a newer version of .NET is already installed.
So I'm stuck. I can't install the Dell SATA driver update because it doesn't recognise a newer version of .NET Framwork is installed. And I can't 'roll-back' to .NET 4.5 because MS won't allow it.
Can anyone help?

A:Dell site SATA drivers won't install - claims .NET Framework 4.5 not installed - but it already is.

Seem to have solved this myself - by uninstalling the newer .NET Framework version, and installing .NET Framework 4.5 instead.

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I have done image from physical computer (with the help of Ghost).
Then I applied this image to virtual HDD (my OS is - Windows 7 Enterprise)
Then I fix boot with the help of -start up recovery- option of installation disk of Windows 7 professional.
Windows start booting but then crashes with error "0x0000007b"
So I want to load drivers of virtual SCSI controller with help of Windows recovery console or ERD commander or other utilities.
Please help me to find right VMware 7 drivers for Windows 7 Enterprise and load it to offline Windows 7 Enterprise

I do not want to make Windows reinstallation (repair) with help of installation disk (it will destroy some bugs that I want to keep unattached).

I do not want to use automatic physical to virtual conversion tools (don't ask why)
I just want to preload necassary drivers with the help of recovery console or ERD commander or other utilities.

P.S. May be I should install Windows 7 Enterprise on new Virtual machine and then export drivers with this tools But what exactly to export and how to load it to offline system?

Thank you for your answers and help!!

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I'm having a weird sort of problem. Whenever I plug in a USB device like a mouse or USB flash drive, Windows Vista claims that it cannot find drivers for it!! I have to specify to look in the c:\windows\system32 folder (inc. sub dir) to find the generic drivers for it and it will eventually install. I know Windows XP did not prompt me to look for the drivers manually for these devices, it just installed it automatically. Like it automatically looked in the system32 folder for the drivers and installed them right away. Is this the new trend for Vista now?? I am logged in as a user with administrative rights would it need to run as administrator to work? Or is there a way to tell Vista to look in the windows\system32 folder automatically to search for USB devices? I just it's a nuissance to keep manually installing usb drivers that XP was able to install without user intervention. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Have to install generic USB drivers manually

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When I connect my Android Tablet to the PC via USB, Windows 7 installs the wrong driver automatically. I have the correct driver in a folder but when I try to update in Device Manager > "The best driver for your device is already installed". If I uninstall the driver the device disappears from Device Manager.

How can I locate the device & install the driver without Windows interfering

A:How Can I Install Device Drivers Manually In Win 7?

Here's the method: during the driver update process select - "Browse my computer for driver updates" then select - "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer" select - "Have Disk" - browse to where the new driver is stored - Select it.

The drivers don't work anyway so back to square one.

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Sorry to be posting problems left and right here. Yet again, I've hit a snag.

Does anyone know where i could download the drivers for my ole Brick and manually install them? Ive had nothing but problems since the VGA pins broke. Now- With a happy note of: lightning killed the modem (more than one time) many years ago- I was wondering if there was a place to get the drivers just in zip or 7zip instead of the automatic installation process so i can transfer them over? Any input would be great.

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My mouse, keyboard, usb dac, and virtual dvd drive are all having problems with drivers. I can plug my keyboard in wherever I want and use it in the bios, but once i get to windows, i have a whole two usb ports that my keyboard works in anymore. This is the result of a number of failed attempts by windows to find and install generic driver software, which I don't actually need (because the keyboard works just fine in some ports, and before i accidentally let windows try to find the drivers, it worked smoothly in the others as well). This is the case for all of the listed devices. Whenever I ask windows to install driver software, it tells me that i have to insert a disc (incidentally, none of these devices come with discs because windows si supposed to have the drivers by default). When I click other options and set it to browse my entire drive for drivers, it gives me an error message that says that it found driver software, but the selected file could not be found. For everything. and then whatever it is, is unable to work in that port again. I tried downloading microsofts intellipoint drivers, and that didn't work. Please, help me fix this so I dont have to re install?

A:Windows can't install drivers on its own, won't let me manually install.

It sounds like you're not logged in as the administrator?

If you right click on one of the .exe files and select "run as administrator", does that work.

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Hi guys im about to reinstall windows 10 on my Lenovo Laptop ,so i want to know about the drivers, should i manually install them or leave windows update do it ?

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Gang I have a non-bootable Acer M3450 desktop, specs below. Will not clean install Windows 7 due to not having drivers. I can copy whatever drivers are necessary I just need guidance on WHICH drivers to try to manually load at running of Windows 7 Install? Since it CAN identify the SATA HDD, I assume SATA driver is not the issue. Is it chipset? GPU? [I doubt.. it will run in generic vga mode] something else?

When I input the driver info, does it just need the inf and cab files or ??

A:Rare chipset: What drivers do I need to manually load to install 7?

You can get all the drivers here:

Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site

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Hello all! Hoping I can get some help here, this issue is driving me totally insane.

I have a Gigabyte G41M-Combo motherboard with an Atheros AR8151 ethernet component.

I re-installed Windows 7 today. It failed to automatically detect the ethernet component, so I couldn't get online. No big deal, I just used Google Translate to painstakingly navigate Atheros' website at a friend's house until I could find the driver files, download them to a cellphone, and take them home.

Yet alas, when I open Device Manager and point it to the drivers I want to use, it tells me it won't, because Windows has cleverly determined that I'm already running the best drivers for that device.

Weird. So I totally uninstall the drivers (from Device Manager), scan for hardware changes, then update the drivers again, pointing to the files I downloaded.

Again, within 10 seconds -- "Windows has failed to install device drivers!" "Windows has determined that you're already using the best device drivers."

How can I force it to listen to me, and just install what I ask it to? I honestly have absolutely zero idea of anything else I could do. It won't let me install new drivers, and it won't install its own.

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if it's a brand-name PC, you must use only drivers from the PC manufacturer's website.
On brand-name (OEM) computers, drivers direct from the device or motherboard manufacturer will usually be the wrong ones. OEM hardware is custom-made, hence custom drivers are required. Only the PC manufacturer has these.

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Anyone run into this problem?
Existing install of XP - added a Seagate SATA drive - XP comes up and sees the new hardware (Raid controller) - and asks for drivers. I point it to the correct drivers (tried several different versions) - and it seems to start going along ok - and then comes up with the following message:
Cannot Install this Hardware. An error occured during the installation of the device. The system cannot find the file specified.

The strange thing is - is even though the Raid controller is in a state of ... hanging there with an exclamation mark on it in device manager - the system then comes up and sees the actual drive. But if I click on the raid controller in device manager - it says it is not working properly and cannot tell me what drivers are running it.....

Any help would be appreciated!!!

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Please help.
I've been getting this message for about a month. However, after rebooting sometimes once, sometimes several times the computer eventually boots up. After reading multiple posts on similar issues, I went and got a new hard drive. I backed up all the files and was going to reinstall evertyhing from scratch onto this new hard drive. I took the old one out and put in the new one. I get the same message when it tries to boot.
At this point I swapped the drives again (the old one is back in).
I am at a loss.
Am I doing something wrong when I'm installing the new drive? Why am I getting the same message with this new drive?
System specs:
Inspiron 531
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ 2.81 GHz

Thank you.

A:no boot device available sata 0: installed sata 1: installed sata 2: none sata 3: non

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Trying to install XP pro on a HP dv2000 laptop. It has a new Hitachi SATA drive upgrade. I see a prompt to press f6 if I want to install drivers. If I don't press f6, I get "windows does not detect a hard drive on this computer". If I do press f6, I am prompted to submit drivers from a FLOPPY DRIVE ONLY.

The Hitachi support site says "you don't need this driver...etc (they're not offered anyway), check with the motherboard maker". The motherboard maker (Wistron) doesn't have a support site that I have been able to find. The various driver update sites either want to scan my computer and auto update which doesn't do me much good, or, they just don't have the driver. I looked through the file db on this site and didn't find anything obviously useful. I used to have a usb floppy drive but I think I threw it away last year. It just gets better.

my plan: 1)HP support (LOL). 2)clone back to an ATA drive. 3)Buy Win7 (!?). 4)Find the floppy drive, copy a driver from the current (corrupted but still booting) install and see what happens. 5)Take the Activia challenge and blog about it in detail.

I can't believe this is stopping me. None of these options sound good to me (esp #5). I'd love an elegant workaround from the overclocked minds at bleeping computer (whooosh !!) <end whine>

A:Need SATA drivers for new XP install

I resolved this issue before by going into the system BIOS and changing the SATA mode from AHCI to IDE
See if that takes care of it for you

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Hi !

How do I install SATA drivers on my Acer Aspire 5110 ? Can I download them from anywhere ? I don't have any Driver CD.
I'm using Windows Vista.


A:How to install SATA drivers?

You could put SATA drivers in google and i can guarantee 99.9% will NOT work.

However if you give us the make of the hard drive and we/you put it in google i can guarantee you will find them

More info needed to help

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Hi. I have a STOP error when I try to install XP on my new build. I am led to believe that I need to load SATA drivers onto a floppy, as both the DVD and Hard Drive are SATA. I just don't kow exactly what drivers I need- are they for the motherboard, DVD/HDD, or the Windows CD itself?

A:SATA drivers for new install of XP Pro x64?

If you have a floppy drive, then you can copy the SATA drivers from your Motherboard Driver CD. Or you can go into the Bios Settup settings and switch your Hard Drive to Legacy, or IDE from AHCI mode. You can also slipstream your Motherboards SATA drivers into your XP CD using nLIte.

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My computer came with Vista but I'm sick of it so I'm downgrading to XP. I tried to install it and got got the 'no disk drives' message. I looked it up and found out what I need to do but I don't know which drivers to use as my computer is a budget gateway prebuilt one. So I was hoping someone could tell me which ones I need if I post my mobo info from belarc...

Board: Intel Corporation DG965OT AAD75595-200
Serial Number: BQOT645002TC
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. MQ96510J.15A.0307.2006.1214.1911 12/14/2006

Thanks to anyone that can offer assistance

A:Getting rid of vista, need SATA drivers for XP to install

You can find all the motherboard drivers for that board here

You want the RAID: Intel? Matrix Storage Manager Driver on a Floppy disc for use at the "Press F6 to load third party drivers" prompt

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I'm preparing to attempt a winxp tab ed sp2 clean install on a thinkpad x41t w/ a disc I'm making from a tutorial.

I'm not sure if I need to press F6 at the beginning of the install to install sata drivers. Does sp2 have sata drivers? I think I read somewhere it did.

The thinkpad actually has an ide drive, but per lenovo forums I understand that the ide drive attaches via an adapter to a sata interface on the mb. There is a SATA power management driver for the x41t.

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Can any one help me in getting Motherboard specific SATA AHCi drivers required to build an Windows XP usb bootable drive. I tried searching every where, but not able to get the drivers. MotherboardMake : Pegatron Model : Godstow-C Thanks in advanceKranthi

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This is only a question....that I thought about after the fact.

Last week I was working on a computer for a friend of mine and he was receiving the BSOD and was not able to safe mode, last known configuration,clean disk, or install an OS att. So I noticed that his HD was being controlled by the RAID Controller, even though he only had one drive....

So I disabled the "RAID ON" and chose "AUTO DETECT/ATA" to install the software.

My question is first I see the BSOD was reference to a HD error/failure 0000007b, and since I didn't install the RAID Drivers during my install, could I actually install them now since the system is working great but not with the raid on default configuration? and then go into the BIOS and set up the raid as RAID ON

And what would cause the system to lose it's raid controller drivers? corruption of some kind?


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Okay I actually found my question in regards to if I'm able to install sata drivers after XP is installed...found it at a blog actually...

So thank you and I'm actually going to solved this one..thanks.

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When I try to install XP, with 7 already installed, no partition is displayed. The only thing displayed is my external hard disk (though not when I unplug it) , when it lists a bunch of unnamed, empty disks.
I have a 10gb partition listed as O and named XP Disk that shows up in win 7,but not when isntalling XP

Any help?

A:Trying to install XP with 7 installed, but no partition displayed

How did you make this partition? Is it on the same HD as WIn7?

Try deleting it, and create it again in the same space from the booted XP install CD, then full format NTFS.

The partition table in XP is slightly different.

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Hi Everybody,

I'm reformatting a former Vista machine to XP. It's a Toshiba Satellite laptop, and is fairly new. Everything was going fine up to the beginning of installation. It tells me it cannot find the file "asms" and that I need to either insert the DVD into D: or browse to another location.

I've researched this problem, and from what i can tell, all I need to do is somehow re-install the device drivers for the dvd drive, and the rest of the windows install should function normally.

I can shift + F10 to get to DOS / a command prompt during install.

From there, I can see the machine recognizes the C:, which has a windows directory and a documents and settings directory. If i try to switch to the D:, I get a DOS message telling me the device is not ready.

I have 2 USB ports available, and I've been playing around in the BIOS trying to find a way to get the DVD drivers installed, so I can complete the Windows XP installation.

Does anybody have any suggestions on the best way to do this?

Otherwise, I think I'll have to format a thumb drive so that I can boot off of it, and try to install that way.

Any suggestions/tips/ideas would be greatly appreciated!



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Did you make sure that there were windows xp drivers for all the associated hardware on your computer, and why are you downgrading?

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I have a Foxconn G9657MA intel motherboard with two SATA Western digital cavalier 16e HDD's. I'm trying to install Vista 64 bit onto the rig, and though it sees both drives it says that vista cannot be installed onto these without drivers; however I cannot find any drivers for them.

I'm not trying to run the HDD's as a raid configuration, just as separate drives. Please help?

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Hi there, I'm having a bit of difficulty getting a network based installation of XP to install and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions.

What happens is, it starts off in WinPE copying the files ok but when it kicks out of PE and restarts into the textmode portion of the setup it stops and says it "can't find the file iaStore.sys"
Unfortunately it doesn't tell me where it's trying to find the file

I've successfully managed to make a CD with SATA drivers slipstreamed but it seems the process is a bit different for network installs.

Here's what I've got so farI've placed the SATA drivers in the following places..
I've thrown both a packaged an unpackaged iaStor sys file in the above places
I've copied over the same txtmode.sif file used in the slipstreamed XP Cd
I've amended the unattend.txt file to include looking for drivers in the SATA folder and have left the winnt.sif file the same as the one on the CD
I've modified the dosnet.inf file with the driver info as well

But I haven't been able to get textmode install to locate the driver
Suggestions appreciated :)

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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

Ive installed the rest of the drivers provided by manufacturer except the SATA RAID/AHCI ones.The Intel Rapid Storage Technology gave me an error that I dont meet the system requirements so I no longer insisted with the others. Hmmm, why are these listed for my motherboard then? or what exactly are they?
I was thinking I need to instal first the "Intel SATA Preinstall driver(For AHCI / RAID Mode) Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy" -the last item on the list -but dont know how , there are just some "sytem files, security catalog, setup information". You can fast download and checked them.

A:Unable to install SATA RAID/AHCI drivers

If you have install the Chipset drivers, Sata drivers are part of the chipset.

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Installing XP on an HP Mini 210-1076NR which is designed and came with windows 7 Starter. Im installing it from a usb drive (Netbooks,hps, dont have cd drives). Upon installation i always get the bluescreen of death. I was told that i need to slipstream the SATA drivers into the windows installation, so that windows can detect the harddrive. I tried to look in the bios setup and do it from there but there wasnt an option. Question?? Where do i find the SATA driver?? Is it a single file?? or multiple?? Thanks for any help!

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You may try getting the driver straight from the manufacture from HERE The one you need is probably the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver

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I'm about to add a new sata hard drive to my pc, and I intend to clone the old IDE hard drive to the new one. From what I have read, it appears that Windows XP will not recognize a sata drive unless you have sata drivers installed. So here's my queston:

I think I have located the drivers on my mobo driver cd, are the Promise SATA378 that I see on the cd the correct drivers that I need to put onto a floppy (there are also VIARAID drivers on the cd as well)? Also, it's version number is v1.00.0.26, are these the latest drivers?

Oh yeah, my mobo is an ASUS P4P8X SE with an intel p4 3 ghz.

Thanks for your help.

A:About to install new hard drive, question about sata drivers

Rick said:

Just download the latest from either from or to expand...

I cannot find SATA drivers for my mobo on ASUS's website, it's like it doesn't exist. Now are promise drivers compatible with my mobo? I do see different drivers listed on promise's website, though I do not see the specific ones I have which is SATA378.

Rick said:

Your manufacturer usually has instructions on how to create an F6 diskette, but the basic principle is txtsetup.oem, *.cat and other driver files should be in the ROOT of the floppy diskette.Click to expand...

Sorry, but can you elaborate on this (my mobo manual has no instructions for this step)?

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Hello, friends I want to multiboot windows 7 with windows xp. But, I am unable to install Windows Xp. I am getting an error.The error code is : Stop:0x0000007B.I know this is because of sata drivers. But, I am unable to find sata drivers for the windows xp setup. My chipset model is-Amd A70M FCH. My notebook's model no. is Hp 1000-1b 10 au.  I want to install windows Xp., as I just love it and want to play some of the very old games. I'll be very thankfull if anyone provides me with the sata drivers. I also tried to change the sata mode to Ide but there is no such option in the bios.  I have legacy mode enabled but, it's not working.Thanks.

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Ok so heres the deal. Reinstalling windows xp back from windows 7 (why I thought that was a good idea I will never know ).

Using the same hardware and install cd I have been using for a couple years now.

I have 4 SATA drives, and windows xp pro (32 bit).

I have a floppy drive and a floppy with my sata/ raid drivers installed on it from the motherboards driver cd. I just formatted the floppy and reinstalled the drivers on it in case they were bad.

Start the instalation and hit f6, load the drivers.. Then I get the:

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your compute.

message as if I did not install the sata drivers. I am at a loss.. searched around and all I could find was posts about how to you needed the sata drivers bleh whatever bala..

Even went so far as to remove my raid array and unplug all but one of the sata drives and tryed installing it that way.

The hard drives are seen correctly in bios.

Out of ideas, please help!

Thank you!

AMD X2 4400+
Asus A8N32SLI- Deluxe
2 Gigs (4x512) OCZ 2-3-2-5 T1
BFG 8800GT

A:[SOLVED] XP will not see my Hardrive on a clean install - I have the sata drivers alr

Finnaly got windows to be able to see my hard drives.

Not see what excatly fixed the problem.

I changed the sata port I was using on the motherboard a few times.

I tried sevral sets of sata drivers.

Was doing both at once, among anything else I could think of to fix the problem.

It works now, and thats all I care about. Posting this because I searched and searched and could find no one with the excact problem I was having. So if someone else is having this problem there are some things to try.

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Hello I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 on a separate partition and all seems to be working okay except for the following: the device manager list under Other Devices three item called "Base System Device" Each one has the following information when I click on it. Device Type: Other device, Manufacturer: Unknown, and for each one:
Location PCI bus 3 device 1, function 2
Location PCI bus 3 device 1, function 3
Location PCI bus 3 device 1, function 4

I have upgraded from Vista. Can someone please tell me how do I go about finding the required device drivers and installing them.

Thanks freddo

A:New WIN 7 Install PCI Bus 3 Drivers no installed

Solved my own problem. Was able to have windows search through all the Vista drivers I had backed up and find the needed driver for each device.

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I have problem with installation Win7x64.Installation stopson disk selection with mesage:"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information". Itried ICH9 controlerin modeAHCIand RAID. Loading intel drivers (Ver: and gives me masage "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1." Details: "Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001". I can see drives, make new partition and format it.Spec:CPU: Intel Q6600RAM: 4GBMB: MSI Neo2 FIR (intel P35 and ICH9R)HDD: 2x 640GB SATA (empty)

A:Install Failure: Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1.

SOLVED but i don't know how... - I have done everything like Knickle said (but it doesn't help ) - making new partition after loading drivers and then refresh again (but it doesn't help ) - restart computer - start instalation again on partitions made in point 2 and it works (without loading drivers ) ... i don't understand why... Now my new W7 RC work like charm :)

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It looks like a virus has damaged my uncle's Win7Pro 64bit system beyond repair so I'm going to have to reinstall Windows on a wiped hard drive. Unfortunately, no image was taken of the current installation before it got infected, so we'll be starting from scratch.

Here's the idea I had:
C partition (primary Windows 7 installation)
D partition (secondary Windows 7 installation, basically an image of the C partition)
E partition (documents and picture storage)

Would this be possible, and would you recommend it or not? The idea is if they ruined the C partition with a virus or malware again, they could boot to the D partition instead and immediately have a replacement backup OS configured with their same user accounts and programs that points to E for their document storage, just like the C partition. Other than not having access to newly-installed programs or files saved to the desktop, it would otherwise be equivalent.

I have the original Windows 7 Pro 64-bit disc since this is a homebuilt computer.

The kids are home schooled and rely heavily on this computer for everything school-related. I'm not always available to rescue them in a timely manner if something goes bad with the computer.

I'm looking for a solution that accomplishes two things: (1) easy for them to switch to and keeps downtime at an absolute minimum, and (2) doesn't require my immediate intervention and physical presence at their home to implement it.

I'm open to all other alternatives as well. T... Read more

A:System image installed on another partition...backup OS install?

Here's the idea I had:
C partition (primary Windows 7 installation)
D partition (secondary Windows 7 installation, basically an image of the C partition)
E partition (documents and picture storage)

NO, back up should not be on the same HDD.

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So I've been having trouble slipstreaming my SATA drivers onto a XP install CD. I've done it before, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Whenever I hit F6 to install the drivers before I install XP my computer never finds them.

A:[SOLVED] Problem installing SATA Raid drivers @ XP install

Hi hcblankscreen and welcome to TSF !

F6 is only needed when the drivers are not slipstreamed on the CD. If you let it go further does it find your drive ? If not check that the drive appears properly in the BIOS.

If you have a floppy drive try the regular floppy method.

What methord did you use to integrate the drivers, nlite ? What's the brand and model of your motherboard ? Please post your complete system specs (check the posting system specs link in my sig).

Don't forget to answer dai's questions in your other thread, I suspect it's about the same computer. Give him the brand and model of your power supply (look on the sticker on the side of the PSU), the model of your video card and the voltages readings (+3.3, +5 and +12V from the BIOS). While you're at it post that information here as well.

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Anyone know the answer to the above question? It would be on an older Intel 955 chipset MB, 32-bit XP Pro, 2GB, Pentium D 900 series 2.8GHz.

Would setting the MB Bios to SATA, AHCI, "F6" SATA Driver installation when installing WinXP, etc. vs. just leaving it at "Enhanced IDE" make any real-world day to day performance difference?

Just curious.

A:Vertex Drive - Is It Worth It To Install SATA drivers or just go with IDE Enhanced?

Would setting the MB Bios to SATA, AHCI, "F6" SATA Driver installation when installing WinXP, etc. vs. just leaving it at "Enhanced IDE" make any real-world day to day performance difference?Click to expand...

I'm not sure, default value is probably the right value. The vertex drive has a lot of speed IDE interface is not enough, you must have a physical SATA2, if that is even part of this.

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OK, so im working on this computer (DELL Inspiron 531 w/ m2n61-ax MB) that someone tried to restore and the DVDRW died in the middle of the restore. Replaced the DVDRW, slap the vista disc in... BAM no HDD. Now i know this HDD is fine because I stuck it my machine and blew it out, created new partition, formatted NTFS, set ACTIVE. When I boot and go into the BIOS there is no AHCI MODE vs RAID for the SATA settings, Just DISABLE, SATA 1, SATA 1+2. It sees the HDD and the DVDRW np. Boot off the Vista disc, tell it to load drivers, point it to the external drive with the drivers I got from the DELL website using the service code on the back, I even tried downloading the nforce 4 drivers, and STILL doesnt show the HDD in the list to install too. I dug EVERYWHERE on google, for MB drivers, NVIDIA, DELL, tried every sata port to even see if it made a difference. I still cant get this thing to detect the HDD, as if its the wrong driver. BIOS sees it, even enabled the RAID to see if the RAID mode picked it up and it does, so i turned that back off because its not in a raid. Anyone got a CLUE?? help me out i been at it for 2 days on this thing lol.

A:Dell Inspiron 531 sata drivers not working VISTA install

magically started working, booted up the pc with a different sata drive, vista saw it (no drivers loaded/OEM dvd) i hot swapped the drives, and POOF, it came up. installed vista home premium with no issues. Just for clarification, all the research i did said it was a geforce 6100 with nforce 420. WRONG it was a nforce 430.

Just info for all the googlers that may be in the same boat as me .

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I assembled a new computer using:

Windows 7 64bit Pro SP1 OEM System Builder Pack
Gigabyte H77M-D3H
1TB SATA HDD WD Caviar Black
Intel Core i3 2125
DDR3 8GB 1600 Intel Viper

Clean install of Windows reveals an error not detecting any drives, does not allow partitioning or formatting. BIOS identifies the drives.

I've attempted installs of updated drivers from the motherboard's website (as well as the CD that came with the motherboard). WD claims not to have any drivers on their website. Still nothing.

What do I do?

A:Clean install of Win7 won't detect SATA HDD. Drivers updated.

Where did you get the Win7 installer? How do you plan to activate it?

The error is normally a bad installer.

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So i clean install win7 ultimate in my laptop, everythig went fine until i discover that no drivers have been installed such is Ethernet, wireless and USB driver. I have tried to install it through using flash drive where LAN driver is there however even the USB driver isnt installed somy laptop cannot read it. I had tried updating drivers but ethernet connection cant be also detect.

A:Clean install, no drivers installed

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Laptops can be a pain
The chipset driver should fix the usb issue
If no usb you'd have to put the drivers on a cd and see if that will work

It is unusual if the basic lan driver isn't installed though
But wireless wifi/ touchpad/ chipset or vga ... drivers would need to be manually installed.

There have been a few issues updating for clean installs
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update

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So yeah, there are no drivers installed after i install win7 from a windows 8.1 laptop . I already tried to install LAN realtek driver through using dvd because flashdrive cant be read but sadly when i tried it , it still dont work. Can i just clean install back to win10 then get those driver then just use setup of win7 from the iso files i have burnt in my flasgdrive? Is it possible that the drivers still work? I mean even just the ethernet.

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So i clean install win7 ultimate in my laptop, everythig went fine until i discover that no drivers have been installed such is Ethernet, wireless and USB driver. I have tried to install it through using flash drive where LAN driver is there however even the USB driver isnt installed somy laptop cannot read it. I had tried updating drivers but ethernet connection cant be also detect.

A:Clean install, no drivers installed

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Laptops can be a pain
The chipset driver should fix the usb issue
If no usb you'd have to put the drivers on a cd and see if that will work

It is unusual if the basic lan driver isn't installed though
But wireless wifi/ touchpad/ chipset or vga ... drivers would need to be manually installed.

There have been a few issues updating for clean installs
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update

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Asus X-502ca laptop, i have no idea what the motherboard model is and i've been looking. It has no ethernet, usb or wifi drivers and it also has no cd drive, so i'm kind of at a loss for how to get it working.

I know windows 7 has built in drivers, but it isn't reading the usb at all, and i don't know what standard device to choose. Can anyone please help?

A:No drivers installed after fresh install

Hi jazir5,

Check this out: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download X502CA

I don't know if you're running Windows 7 64-bit version but check out the link. Hope this helps you out.

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I just got my Lenovo Y580 and installed Samsung 830 256 GB (fresh install).

Does it matter if I install the drivers in the partition that doesnt contain OS? (ie, faster boot time) Because it took 8 secs to boot after fresh install. and it jumped to 18-21 secs after the drivers are loaded.

Will it work? Will it have any consequences later? (Harder to restore OS, etc)

Thanks a lot guys

A:Q: is it recommended to install drivers in non OS partition?

Hi edwardamin13 and welcome to W7 Forums

Drivers will only work if they are installed in the partition containing the OS (specifically the System32 folder), and you should permit them to be installed using their default settings.

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Related thread :

Hiii everyone , I have the same laptop and the same problem too.Could anyone please give me the link of the RAID driver for Toshiba Satellite A205-S6810 laptop ??

I'd really be very grateful.!!!

A:Sata drivers to install XP on Toshiba Satellite A205-S6810 laptop

Way to threadomance kareem...
Anyway for your problem, this should work:

To original poster (if you're still around): I noticed your post was from April, and I just checked out the Toshiba page: they have a BIOS upgrade from July. Maybe that contains a patch to enable the SATA controller to act like a PATA one (thus dropping the need for F6 or SATA drivers).

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Hello all! Well, I have here a slightly new problem. I was able to wipe a harddrive clean and installed a fresh OEM copy of Win XP Home SP3. Install went just fine, it loads, everything is perfect...EXCEPT...for some reason it did not install some drivers and I'm not sure if I should just go and download the drivers to a flash drive (from another computer) to install it on the "new" HDD. The tricky part is that the ethernet controller is one of the drivers that was not installed, amongst MANY others.
The system is as follows
Dell Optiplex GX270
BIOS version A07
Intel Celeron 2.20 GHz
256 MB RAM
Fresh install of Windows XP Home SP3 (OEM version)

I can give a total list of the drivers if someone would like to see them. I warn you it is a lengthy list though!
Thanks for any opinions!

A:System Drivers Not Installed on a Fresh Install of XP

Go to the dell website and type in the Service ID tag number and download all the drivers for the system. Your Assumption was correct

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My system's information is as follows:-

System Manufacturer - Intel
System Model - D945GCR

I have installed Chipset and VGA drivers.
I went to Intel site and downloaded drivers (I am not sure whether they were the correct ones, though), but audio is not working. It shows Realtek Audio Drivers in Add/Remove programs but everything in Sounds is grayed out.

LAN drivers are not installing.
I am really confused on how to get my system up & running properly after getting drivers downloaded and installed.

The Intel website does not have a separate download section for my system model.

Please help

A:How to get/install drivers for my newly-installed Windows XP?

is your computer DELL, HP or self assembled?


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Hello,I purchased this HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook Product number MOU20AV(from bios).I came with windows 10 and I found that that operating system was onerous.I changed the bios to legacy and installed a valid copy of windows 7.After installation, there were no drviers installed. No network , no USB.I obtained an windows 7 ISO from Microsoft and burned a CD, using a  different machine.Same problem, no drivers.What I need is network drivers I suppose then I can get everything else by downloading.I saw another post that listed about 50 files but was very confused as to which ones I might need.Thanks for any help.Michael

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Dear all,

I'd be grateful of some clear advice.

I have intalled XP pro on an Acer Aspire 8920 (The label says 8920G but in the F2 menu it hasn't got it). To do so I switched SATA mode to IDE as in AHCI it could not detect the harddrives (dban nuked prior to this)

Before I install SP3 or anything else, I would like to switch back the AHCI. As far as I know, to do this I need to install the correct SATA drivers.

Acer provide only Vista drivers. I found a Russian acer-dedicated site that listed drivers for xp. Therefore I believe this to be my best shot at having the right drivers. However, despite lengthy reading, I cannot for the life of me work out how to install the new SATA drivers.

My device manager reads this:

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
-Primary IDE Channel
-Primary IDE Channel
-Secondary IDE Channel
-Secondary IDE Channel
-Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
-Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

I have no idea which of these to update, what file is relevant to each, and of course when instructions refer to fding 'AHCI' or 'RAID' drivers, this is not present.

In the file of SATA drivers I downloaded, I have files including
iaStor (setup information)
iaStor (system file)
iaStor (security catalogue)
iaAHCI (setup information)
iaahci (security catalogue)

Can anyone make sense of this for me and advise me as to how to perform this procedure?

Alternatively, if someone has a different source of drivers/has alr... Read more

A:Frustration - Advice - updating SATA drivers (post xp install, switching IDE to AHCI)

is this what you d/loaded

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I made a thread a few hours ago about getting a grey screen of death, and since then I've managed to just reinstall windows, but I cannot get any of my drivers working. My network adapter, keyboard, graphics card, everything, just all didn't have drivers. I managed to get internet by ripping a wireless usb adapter thing off my older computers and using that to connect to my router, but as of now I cannot use any ethernet or my computer's default network adapter. I also can't update them because apparently my computer's a custom build and therefore I have no idea what my computer's specs are. Any help with fixing my drivers (preferrably, all of them) would be appreciated, thanks.


A:Freshly Installed Windows7, cannot detect or install any drivers

Hello and welcome Iced mate some system specs would be really helpful.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Seems to me the network adaptor is not right - have you done anything inside the machine recently??

PS I meant to say the grey scren of death it might have been jst a freeze up as death screesnare usually bright blue.

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I'm attempting to do a clean install from my original Windows 7 discs. I have a brand new 3 TB Seagate hard drive and have installed what I believe are the correct drivers to accommodate the larger size. The computer recognizes the larger drive during install, but at the end, I continue to get the "Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer?s hardware" error message.

I've googled all day and tried everything suggested, but when I search for what to do if the drivers don't work, we simply don't get any hits. I would be so grateful for any help or insight you have. Thank you!

A:Windows 7 cannot complete install on 3 TB drive. Drivers installed.

A bit of success! I switched the BIOS from RAID to ATA. Windows installed and is getting updates now, but is it going to be possible to switch back to RAID later?

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How to I disable W10 from installing the video drivers?

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Hi, i recently upgraded my motherboard and cpu, 64bit 2.8 duel core d915. (not sure of the motherboard but make is a new 4core with agp pci and pcie slots.) i run windows xp pro 32bit

When I managed to POST i configured the bios for my new setup. I have an AGP Nvidia geforce 6600 256mb which i have used for the past year.

I then realised when trying to open the game FEAR that a message popped up saying i dont have any graphic drivers installed which support directX 9.x. So i found the drivers and tried to install them, but a short message then comes up and the program says 'no usable drivers found'

my questions are...
1. why does it give me this message and stop me from installing drivers.
2. do i need a 64 bit graphics card
3. do i need to upgrade my OS
4. isnt my cpu backwards compatable, if so how do i change it (if this is the problem)

thanks for your help please reply asap

A:Installed 64bit cpu now graphic drivers dont install...?

Hope you mean a "dual core" (two cores) and not a "duel core" (fighting cores...)

But do we take it you changed motherboard etc without reinstalling Windows?
If that is the case, all the chipset drivers are being force fed the wrong code and chaos will reign.

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Downloaded and ran System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821)
Readiness tool indicated a (KB947821) Hotfix ran.
- Installation: Successful -
Ran Windows Update - Window7 SP1 not offered.
<< Went to service pack center >>
Service Pack Center - Microsoft Windows
Selected "Download SP1 from the Download Center (Advanced)
Download: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Norton Antivirus "Disabled"
Downloaded "Windows6.1-KB976932-x64.exe"
"Installation was not successful"
Searcing for a fix to ERROR note:
SP1 setup fails "ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING(0x80073701)" - Win7 x64
Have run MS Fixit many times. it always tells me "Windows Update componets must be repaired", but when I run Uniblue RegistryBooster 2011, it always remove the same fix MSFix made
"The default value in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/{5F327514-6C5E-4d60-8F16-D07FA08A78ED}/InProcServer32points to the missing file C:/Windows/system32/wuaucpl.cpl"

My system started out as a Windows Visita Ultimate with an upgrade provided by HP to Windows 7 Ultimate.
Also don't know if these failed installations are related the my failed SP1 installation;

A:Can not get SP1 to be offered or installed manually

Quote: Originally Posted by VincentM

Have run MS Fixit many times. it always tells me "Windows Update componets must be repaired", but when I run Uniblue RegistryBooster 2011.....

...and thereby is your problem.
ALL registry Cleaners come under the heading of 'Dangerous:Snake-Oil'.

Ditch it before it manages to completely trash your system (AFTER undoing whatever it's already managed to break)

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Greets Everyone.
Thank you for the incredibly helpful forum!!

I have a weird issue that has cropped up with my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I decided to upgrade the version of my Scite and there were no options for installing it. I simply unzipped the archive and copied it to a new folder in my Program Files (x86) folder. I then renamed my old winscite to bust the links, keeping it in case something went wrong, and created new desktop, startmenu, and taskbar links to the new version.

The application opens up just fine, and works just fine. But when I want to use it to open specific file types/extensions, I cannot use it. I tried right clicking on a file, say a PHP file, and then chose Open with.../Choose default program from the right click context menu in Windows Explorer, and of course, Scite is not listed in the recommended programs options. I expand "OTHER" and still do not see it, of course. So I clicked BROWSE, navigate to the new scite, and double click it. This is where the weird stuff starts. The browse dialog box closes, yet scite is not an option still. Nothing changes actually.

Scite is not listed as a default program, and I cannot add the new scite as one. I have no idea how I can tell Windows that I want to open the new scite with ANY file type.

Is there a registry modification I need to perform? How do I remove ALL options/recommended apps associated with a file type? Then maybe when I double click that file type, I can tell Windows where to find s... Read more

A:Manually Add an Application that was Not Installed

So I clicked BROWSE, navigate to the new scite, and double click it. This is where the weird stuff starts. The browse dialog box closes, yet scite is not an option still. Nothing changes actually.

You have to double click on the .exe of that program.

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So a couple of weeks ago or so I installed ie10 manually. All fine and good and works well. Today ofc ie 10 comes in windows update so I figure its an update or something and install it. When I reboot its again in windows update even though I installed it already. Also in 'Installed updates' 2 entrances show with ie10. I dont really foresee a huge problem with this but Im still wondering if you have any ideas on how to fix it?

A:Ie 10 installed manually, still shows up in WU and wont go away

Hi Conditioned, uninstall it then let WU replace it or try it manually again like this:- Attachment 259099

Attachment 259098

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I've just bought this XPS 15 9550 in Jan., and I really enjoy it at first.
However, one day, microsoft as pushed the update to 10586 version of windows 10 and the machine will always fail to install the update, so I decide to download the image file and install it myself.
The installation goes smooth, but after a few days' use, I found the computer is really slow when playing videos and games and I happened to find out the CPU speed shows on the performance label in task manager will always be 0.75ghz and 0.78ghz. It cannot go above that. I've also found that the utilization of the CPU can not be larger than 30%.
I've already updated my BIOS to 1.1.19, reinstall the system a few times, choosing the high performance battery mode, etc. and all these does not help.

I also downloaded the intel power gadget and found the power consuming for my CPU is always low and the CPU speed remains to be 0.80ghz.

Also, I've met the problem that after plugin the AC power, the CPU speed will fall to 0.39ghz...

Anyone got any idea what's going on here and how can I fix the problem? I'll really appreciate it. Thanks.

A:XPS 15 9550 CPU speed is as low as 0.75ghz after mannually install windows 10 with all drivers installed and BIOS updated

I've got my problem solved. Please do the following:
1. download intel power gadget, you can search online for it.
2. Check the power rate for your CPU (package pw...) and open videos and applications that will constantly consume CPU power. See if the power is always low. 
3. If the power is always low, try update your BIOS (download from dell drivers and the newest version currently should be 1.1.20), and see whether things are getting better.
4. If the power is still low, you should contact dell technical service to replace your hardware (my computer has replaced the northbridge or southbridge, I forgot, but after replacing, the CPU works fine)
Note: If you are running games using your discrete graphic card, for example starcraft II and you found it's extremely slow, it's possible your cpu is capped.

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I Have Manually Installed this programme (San Andreas) An there is a special programme that mods san andreas and when it starts up it says:
I have put the folder in this location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\San Andreas
So any help to register this programme.

A:Need Help Registring A Manually Installed Programme

did you buy it?

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I bought an Asus N550LF-CM115H two months ago and replaced the HDD with as SSD in order to maximize performance.

The laptop has incredible start-up times, showing that the SSD is most definitely the drive on which the system is running, and can open programs pretty quickly. However the general performance of the computer is buggy. For example, while typing this, the letters are noticably coming up several split seconds after typing them. It has great trouble running web browers (I've tried Chrome, Firefox and Explorer) without eventually having a script fail or the browser become unresponsive.

It's usable, and occasionaly the performance is very good, but there is definitely something wrong somewhere. Any tests I can run to check where? Any ideas on what the problem might be? Any ideas on how I could go about fixing this?

Thanks a lot.

A:New laptop running on a manually-installed SSD is buggy

That could be anything and may have nothing to do with the SSD. For starters I would run a sfc /scannow

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After repeated problems with the update failing I did a clean install and installed kb3200970 manually from the windows catalogue and it shows as an installed update. Windows automatic updates wants to download and install it again. Is this really necessary? Any way to make it stop???

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Co-worker wanted me to look at her computer to fix some problems. I found virus(es) had hijacked ie. I tried malwarebytes, etc. and switched to firefox and tried to run windows update but endless search yielded no updates.

I reinstalled the OS from original disk -- Vista Home Basic 32-bit.

I manually installed SP1. I then manually installed SP2. Tried updates again. Forever looking and no updates.

Could someone outline my next moves to be done to head towards a fix for this updating problem? I would appreciate it. I see that there posts with similar problems and I am not sure which ones I should try or do I need to do something else before I start manually downloading updates?


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I have been running with a SATA 200GB drive for about 6 months or more as a secondary drive with a much smaller (80gb) IDE drive as my primary..

I left an 85GB partition free on my SATA drive to copy my primary drive C (IDE partition) to when I was ready to deal with it.

I used partition magic 8.0 to copy my drive C to my unallocated space. When I set up the copy sequence in PM it says "warning drive may not be bootable", Proceed or cancel. I do proceed.

I remove my IDE drives, and even removed my DVD writer drive. (power from all of them.)

When I power on, just as PM had said, it says please insert a boot diskette.

I've considerred reinstalling windows, but according to other forums and discussions I would then need a floppy with MB SATA drivers and I don't have a floppy drive, and hate to get one just for this one operation. If I boot into windows after everything has been copied via PM, everything is there on the SATA drive, a mirror image of my drive C. But, I can't boot off of it.

My guess is the master boot record (mbr), needs to be created or made active or something. (yes I made the new partition active, no difference.)

Is this a boot issue due to windows xp MBR (or something else windows xp related) or is this a boot issue due to trying to boot off of a SATA drive?

Lastly, Is it an absolute requirement that I have to reinstall windows using a floppy and mb drivers to load the sata drive and go through that who... Read more

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First off, I am using Windows XP SP2.

I am trying to update my modem drivers. They are not an auto install package. I go into the device manager and find the card. Neither right clicking and selecting update driver nor going into properties and selecting update driver from the driver tab launches the hardware update wizard. So, I cannot tell it where the drivers are. Nothing happens at all in fact except when i select it from the properties screen, the Cancel button greys out.

I have tested several other devices and none of them launch the wizard.

A:I cannot manually update any drivers.

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I've tried a 7 Forums Guide to delete drivers from an elevated command prompt. Access is denied whether GUI or CMD window. Ideally I would like permission to delete from GUI. I want to use the mobo manufacturer's original sound driver & not the MS driver (that I cannot delete in Device manager.) It installs each boot, as trumps the original as newer. Really annoying & tricksy, so I do not know what term to Google & hope I'm not being lazy to bother you with my question.

There are five driver files within the same system32 folder;

C:\Windows\system32>DEL /F /S /Q /A "C:\Windows\system32\drivers\drmk.sys"

My audio will die if computer left to sleep for a "longer" (as opposed to shorter) period. I hope the original driver may work better. I like to leave my tower slept as it is much quicker to resume than to boot, Linux works just fine that way. I am taking the Windows challenge & quite enjoying myself till now.

A:Manually Delete Drivers?

If you install the board's audio drive that should disable the generic w7 one. It doesn't generally need to be fussed with at all.

Is this a new problem?

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I have uninstalled software that left a driver behind, and it trys to load every time I start Windows up, but XP shuts it down. Still, I would like to remove it.

How do you do it in XP?
Where are the drivers stored?

Thanks in advance.

A:How do you manually remove drivers from XP?

It depends what the "driver" belongs to.
Can you tell us what was installed and uninstalled, and how you uninnstalled it?

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I have several Type 1 fonts that I installed manually and now want to uninstall. When attempting to delete through the Control Panel route to Fonts, the error message is that the fonts are in use and cannot be deleted. No programs are open. When attempting to delete or change permissions through the CMD window, the error message is access denied. When attempting to change the read/write permissions on the Fonts folder, and clicking ignore on the many system fonts that Windows installs by default, I still cannot get access to these three fonts. Interestingly, this r/w permissions approached worked several days ago for several other Type 1 fonts that I installed manually.


Thanks in advance.

A:Access denied (to delete) Type 1 fonts installed manually

Try booting into safe mode, then uninstall them...

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I ran the notmyfault.exe and found these old .sys with the lmsmtn command. They are from Connext (Audio), IBM (Client Access) and Apple (added by me directly to System32) and I have as far as I know the latest drivers for everything.

Should I delete them or not? If so, do I need to unregister them first or anything if I do?

I've not got a problem - I'm just interested what the best procedure is.


fffff800`0353f000 fffff800`03591000 VSTAZL6 VSTAZL6.SYS Thu Oct 16 02:53:42 2008 (48F69096)
fffff800`0380f000 fffff800`038da000 VSTCNXT6 VSTCNXT6.SYS Thu Oct 16 02:52:22 2008 (48F69046)
fffff800`03612000 fffff800`03786000 VSTDPV6 VSTDPV6.SYS Thu Oct 16 02:57:45 2008 (48F69189)

fffff800`04439000 fffff800`0443a900 qcfilterlno2k qcfilterlno2k.sys Wed Jul 08 01:45:31 2009 (4A53DE1B)
fffff800`0394f000 fffff800`039c0000 qcusbnetlno2k qcusbnetlno2k.sys Fri Jun 04 02:01:08 2010 (4C084244)
fffff800`0443b000 fffff800`04473580 qcusbserlno2k qcusbserlno2k.sys Wed May 12 02:40:08 2010 (4BE9F8E8)

fffff800`00f0a000 fffff800`00f1d000 AppleHFS AppleHFS.sys Thu May 19 11:47:07 2011 (4DD4E71B)
fffff800`00723000 fffff800`0072a000 AppleMNT AppleMNT.sys Thu May 19 11:47:05 2011 (4DD4E719)

A:Is it safe to manually delete old drivers?

Originally Posted by adamf

I ran the notmyfault.exe and found these old .sys with the lmsmtn command. They are from Connext (Audio), IBM (Client Access) and Apple (added by me directly to System32) and I have as far as I know the latest drivers for everything.

Should I delete them or not? If so, do I need to unregister them first or anything if I do?

I've not got a problem - I'm just interested what the best procedure is.


fffff800`0353f000 fffff800`03591000 VSTAZL6 VSTAZL6.SYS Thu Oct 16 02:53:42 2008 (48F69096)
fffff800`0380f000 fffff800`038da000 VSTCNXT6 VSTCNXT6.SYS Thu Oct 16 02:52:22 2008 (48F69046)
fffff800`03612000 fffff800`03786000 VSTDPV6 VSTDPV6.SYS Thu Oct 16 02:57:45 2008 (48F69189)

fffff800`04439000 fffff800`0443a900 qcfilterlno2k qcfilterlno2k.sys Wed Jul 08 01:45:31 2009 (4A53DE1B)
fffff800`0394f000 fffff800`039c0000 qcusbnetlno2k qcusbnetlno2k.sys Fri Jun 04 02:01:08 2010 (4C084244)
fffff800`0443b000 fffff800`04473580 qcusbserlno2k qcusbserlno2k.sys Wed May 12 02:40:08 2010 (4BE9F8E8)

fffff800`00f0a000 fffff800`00f1d000 AppleHFS AppleHFS.sys Thu May 19 11:47:07 2011 (4DD4E71B)
fffff800`00723000 fffff800`0072a000 AppleMNT AppleMNT.sys Thu May 19 11:47:05 2011 (4DD4E719)

I'm sure it would be okay; I've not run that before but I usually do it through Disk Cleanup:

Attachment 39890

I'm guessing the outcome would be similar.

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Hi all, I'm having trouble installing drivers for a Canon S520 printer on a new machine with W7 Home Premium, SP1 (6.1.7601). I'm aware that this printer (and Canons in general) are sometimes a nightmare to install on W7, and I've checked out a number of solved threads without success.

The printer isn't detected when plugged in via USB (only port available, no serial), and no amount of installing seems to work - there's nothing on the Canon USA site, and the installer from Canon Europe doesn't do anything (even when running under Vista compatibility mode, as suggested).

I've downloaded a set of drivers off Microsoft Update Catalogue, which has worked for someone else (in Canon S520 printer driver), but now I have a bunch of dlls, gpds etc, with no idea where to put them, as there's no installer as such. Can anyone help? I've been having dramas with this printer for about five years : P...ta!

A:Manually installing drivers - location in W7? Help!

To manually install a driver you have to point windows to a .inf file. It may not be the answer you want to hear. But the last time I went to buy cartridges for an old printer I found a new printer (with cartridges) was about the same price as replacements for the old one. Maybe it's time for an upgrade

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Hello there
I know that most updates can be installed manually by issuing the command pkgmgr /ip /
In the recommended updates section, there are 2 updated drivers for my soundcard and video card.
if I download the cab file manually and try to install it using this method, it won't work.
Next I tried extracting the cab file using winrar and installing the driver via the device manager. The driver installed correctly, but when I next went to check for updates, it still showed the driver in the list of optional updates.
Is there a correct way of installing the driver manually?

A:installing device drivers manually?

Why are you doing it like that ?

Just download the correct most recent drivers and install them, that`s what I consider manual.

Depending on the card, you should be getting the video drivers directly from nvidia or amd

An Intel driver for the graphics on a cpu can be done using windows update.

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How do I manually update drivers on Window 7. Auntomatic updates are not working, no matter what I do. I've tried everything posted.

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on Acer Aspire Windows 8 - All the drivers I have to instal, do not include an installation program and I have to instal the drivers manually. I don't know if I am doing it right or if there is an easier way of doing it but I have to right click the downloaded Zip file for Bluetooth, extract all files, search for the Bluetooth folder in Device Manager to instal the driver. I have got six drivers (not all Bluetooth) to instal and just want it get it right. before I upgrade to Windows 8.1 again.

A:Downloading Zip-files and installing the drivers manually

You got the process right, if it's proper driver it should install, no problem. For some drivers (that support that) you can also right click on appropriate *.*.INF file and choose "Install", it could save some work.

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I reinstalled Windows recently, but it used the same boot partition from my old installation. I got rid of the old partition (it was on the wrong hard drive) and created a new one with the repair disc. Windows boots, but won't install updates. Bcdedit outputs
The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified

I think it can't find the boot partition. Is there anything I could set so that it knows where it is? Thanks.

A:Created boot partition manually, Service Pack update error 0x800F0A12

Could you use the snipping tool to take a picture of your disk management window and attach using the paperclip?

Is the old drive still in your system, and if so have you tied removing it?

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I need to know if anyone can help me find Canon "mf drivers" in my laptop. I am trying to re-install Canon MF3240 printer. It's telling me "an older version of mf drivers exists in this computer. uninstall the older version of mf drivers, and then try to install again." There is no canon folder on my machine anymore. I can not follow the --all programs-canon-mf drivers instruction anymore! Need to manually find it. Please help!

A:How to find and manually delete "mf drivers" from my hard drive?

When such happens with's often because a process left behind by the uninstall effort...still relates to removed hardware.
I'd take a look, using a Speccy snapshot.
Please follow the directions at Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - .

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My Windows XP is installed on a 250GB SATA harddrive on a Silicon Image SiI3112 Sata Controller onboard my ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard. I recently downloaded the latest XP drivers for the controller, but when I went t update them from Device Manager, it didn't recognize them as valid drivers. Stupidly I chose the driver manually, and installed them. After restarting the computer I get the BSOD even when trying to enter into Safe Mode. I tired doing a repair of the Windows Installation and using a floppy to load an older version of the drivers. The reinstallation went without a hitch, but once I restarted after the install the BSOD was still there. I would rather not reformat my machine. I have a USB cable to access all my files off the harddrive from another machine. Is there any way to manually replace the driver files on the harddrive with an older version that does work? The files in the downloaded driver package are as follows:

Thanks in advance.

A:Driver Boot Issue; Manually Replace Drivers?


Yes there is. In fact I just did this because I had a non-working keyboard/mouse due to the wrong driver installed and the only way to resolve this was delete the driver whilst on a different drive.

You can delete the driver in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers directory. It will be trial and error though and you won't be able to fully reinstall the previous driver, since the information is in the installation registry and the INF files. It may be enough to bootup though, we'll see. Hovering over each driver or just going off the initials will lead you to find the correct driver.

Look for the xxxx.sys files mentioned above in there and when you find them, remove them to the desktop. Replace each one with the respective older version file into that directory and see if it works.

Let us know how that goes.

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A few days ago I had a strange disk error that led to a bunch of "orphaned" files when I started up my computer. Windows still loads, and the RAID is still working "normally" both in the BIOS and IMSM, but I can't load basic programs like msconfig or even uninstall anything from control panel. Almost anything that would be useful like dskchk crashes without starting. It seems that some of my files have been corrupted, but not enough to crash Windows.

I thought I should just reinstall windows, but the installer says "windows cannot find any information about the disks on this machine" and quits.

How can I reinstall windows over my current install manually to fix this problem?

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Hello, I have a nForce 3 motherboard with built in SATA, i was wondering weather i could simply buy a SATA drive and install it within windows without having to start right from the begining with a fresh install.

I currently have a 20gb and 80gb on IDE and was wondering if i could simply just add a SATA drive to my system as storage (not OS drive).



A:Do you need to install sata during windows install? can i upgrade my pc with sata?

The simple answer-yes.The detailed answer- (ignore the bit a about drivers on floppies)

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Hi all,

I use Linux and CUPS to provide free and stable networking printing shares for our community centre. Its easy to connection windows xp clients to the linux printer server, windows 7 is a pain, I have a work around, but would like to make it more streamlined.

I can get some older printers that do not have official windows 7 drivers working by using windows update during the driver selection phase of the printer set-up procedure. And selecting a slightly different printer from the list of available windows update drivers.

While this method works, there is a delay of between 5-10 minutes after clicking the windows update button before the list of drivers appears.

I would like to know if its possible to do any of the following 2 ideas:

1. manually access these driver files on Microsoft website somewhere, and download them for latter use.

2. Find where windows 7 saves the downloaded driver files and package them some how so they can be re-distributed.

As always your comments/suggestions are very welcome.

A:Manually browse and download Microsoft Drivers from windows update.

Quote: Originally Posted by Remush

Hi all,

I use Linux and CUPS to provide free and stable networking printing shares for our community centre. Its easy to connection windows xp clients to the linux printer server, windows 7 is a pain, I have a work around, but would like to make it more streamlined.

I can get some older printers that do not have official windows 7 drivers working by using windows update during the driver selection phase of the printer set-up procedure. And selecting a slightly different printer from the list of available windows update drivers.

While this method works, there is a delay of between 5-10 minutes after clicking the windows update button before the list of drivers appears.

I would like to know if its possible to do any of the following 2 ideas:

1. manually access these driver files on Microsoft website somewhere, and download them for latter use.

2. Find where windows 7 saves the downloaded driver files and package them some how so they can be re-distributed.

As always your comments/suggestions are very welcome.

I don't think there is a way to do that I would recommend that you set up a domain and be the system administrator for all fo the Windows 7 pcs, so you can install all of the updates on all of the computers at the same time.

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hi peoples

i have installed my media centre for the 3rd time in a month. Due to various issues. (1 being sleep) Now i have installed the same drivers as the first build for HDMI audio and video, which i had perfect dvd playback and tv on, however i am faced with errors about video drivers not properly installed.

Last time it was the HDMI driver which i have installed and reinstalled 3 times. It seems every time i follow the exact same process at rebuilding vista 64 i get a different result.

Is there a way you can reset media centre so it checks the drivers all over again. I am interested in resetting audio and video if possible

A:Vista x64 media centre video drivers not installed or installed incorrectly

Hi, audiophile, and welcome to the forums.

It would help to know your Graphics card and setup - I have installed Vista Ultimate x64 twice - once for testing, and then a format and reinstall as I changed the partition setup - since then (2 months now) I have not had a single issue with WiMP / WMC.

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I had someone put Unbuntu on my computer and I don't like it. I am trying to install Windows 7 Home Premium. I was able to erase Unbuntu and have installed the Windows 7 Disk. I install it in safe mode but I keep getting stuck, states that
"Windows cannot be installed in the hard drive space. Windows must be installed into a partition formatted as NTFS. Windows cannot be installed to the hard disk space. The partition is of an unrecognized type." I have downloaded from a link in this forum what I thought were the drivers needed. That did not help the situation. In the help section of the computer, it states I can use the "advanced set up" and load the create a partition but I am not having any luck there either.

I am sorry that I don't know much about the specs of this desktop.

Please help. I would greatly appreciate any help. I am not an IT person; everything I know is learned by research or asking others.

Thanks so much for any input.

A:Windows can't be installed - Must Be Installed on Partition NTFS

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this clears up how to enter the custom install to format the drive,
Clean Install Windows 7

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Having issues with RAID0 array being detected by Windows7 Ultimate x64 as SCSI. Apparently these drivers are the 'default' drivers that install when the RAID array is initialized. There is no option at this point to install other drivers instead.

Using DeviceManager, there is an option to 'update drivers', and regardless of the method chosen, even selecting the file for a previously-downloaded set of drivers, Windows7 always comes back with a message of "Windows has determined that the best drivers for your system are already installed". Considering that SCSI drivers are the OLDEST ones out there, and actual SCSI devices are becoming rarer and rarer, how is it that these drivers cannot be replaced with more current and more applicable drivers?

Does anyone know of a usable workaround to install non-SCSI drivers to replace the default ones?

Thanks in advance!

A:Replacing SCSI storage drivers with IDE or SATA drivers

If this is for the motherboard listed in your specs, you need to install the AMD RAID driver,

AMD Chipset Drivers

May also want to install the chipset driver while you're at it if you haven't.

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I Can't Install a sata hard disk with a PCI sata controller card.?
My mb is MSI KT4V with AMD athlon 1800.My bios is AMI.
There is no option in my mb for a sata hard disk so i brought the sata pci cotroller card.
In post it shows the raid in my pci slot but cant detect my hard disk. It is a Segate 7200 rpm 160 gb hard disk.My sata pci controller card come with a driver cd but i cant install its driver in dos mode. and i think its for the windows version.
How can i install the single sata drive in my comp.
please help me...

A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.

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Ok, just got finished building my new compy and I am trying to get Xp OS to install. I get past the add additional drivers (Nvidia Raid Class Dr. and Nvidia NForce Storage Controller) and get them to install but when I get to install Xp now? "press enter" part it comes back saying that it cannot detect a hd and must quit set up. I am working on Gigabyte S-series Am2 mobo (GA-M57SLI-S4 ver. 1:1) and using two Hitachi Deskstar hds @ 250 Gbs ea. in a Raid 0 (3gbs-s SATA).
This is my first Raid and second Sata install. Now onto to what I have done...
I have followed the manual explicitly, ie. I followed the steps listed to first enter the system Bios and enabled the Raid controller, then saved and went into the Raid bios to create the Raid saved, and went back to system bios to select the Raid to a boot device and saved. Now as I said Xp is not recognizing the hds and refuses to finish installing.

I have also tried not undoing everything and just installing without the Raid using just the Nvidia Raid Class Driver that is supposedly required w/wo A Raid with the same results.
I have now redid the Raid array.

I noticed that when I went into my bios that it also does not seem to recognizing it. When I go into Advanced bios settings, under Hard Disk Priority, it lists the Raid;
1. SCSI-0 Nvidia Stripe 465.76Gbs.
2. Bootable addins cards

However, under Standard; it is not listed. see below,
IDE channel 0 M drive (dvd drive)
IDE channel 0 S drive (cd/rw)
Drive A: Floppy... Read more

A:xp install is not recognizing SATA Raid nor single SATA hd

hmm, strange - have you formatted your hard drives already? Do you have Win XP with SP2 - SP2 is needed to recognize large hard drives.
I don't know how complicated it would be but if all else fails maybe undo the raid configuration format your hard drives (if they are not already) then do the raid thing. I am a beginner so these thougths/ideas might be irrelevant.

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I have just completed a recovery on an HP desktop. Started checking for updates and as we all know that takes a really long time (24+ hours). In my system properties it says 7 Home Premium and SP1. In the installed updates screen it says there are 12 updates only that date back to 6-7-2011.

How can I know that SP1 is actually installed?

If it is not actually installed, would it be best to manually download and install? Would this help with the time it takes to search for updates?

A:Manually install SP1?

Go to Control Panel/System

Look under "Windows Edition" at that location. If SP1 is installed, it should say "Service Pack 1".

It's downloadable as an ISO.

The 64 bit English version is named windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe

It's 903 MB in size. I'd guess you can find it and download it with a Google search. That's what I'd try to do if I knew it was not already installed.

If by "recovery", you mean some sort of restore to factory condition using an HP partition or menus and applications, I'd assume you have SP1 if the machine shipped with SP1.

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What is the way to manually install an add-on for internet explorer ?
I have a .cab file which includes a .dll file and a .inf install script.
How can I install this add-on manually ?

Thanks in advance.

A:Install IE Add-on manually

Hello and welcome to TSF

Right click on the .inf file and choose Install

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I came across an issue that I find confusing. Whilst trying to install a software to run a mobile USB flash modem, the software pops this message:

your current device installation settings is configured to prefer drivers from Windows Update over locally installed
drivers. This can cause Unlimited data Manager not to work correctly.

do you want to change the settings to prefer locally installed drivers over Windows Update?

What does it imply if I change my settings to prefer locally installed drivers over windows update drivers?
And can this action be undone and where/how? (I searched my machine but didn't find where this option is)

Thank you for reading

A:Device Installation Settings, windows update drivers VS locally installed drivers

Control Panel (icon view)>System>Advanced System Settings>Hardware Tab>Device Installation Settings


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Seeing how automatic updating no longer works on my computer ffo rabout a year now is there any why to get updates manually or am i just stuck with what ever build I'm on now?

A:manually install updates

Automatic updates should be working.

Do you mean it won't update even though automatic updates is turned on, or that automatic updates are turned off and you would like them turned on.

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Im having trouble with Swat 4, I uninstalled service pack 2 already but it still doesn't work. Is there any way to try a manual install instead of letting the computer use an auto setup?

A:How do you manually install a game?

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Hello everyone.
Here's my situation: Yesterday I installed comodo firewall but accidentally did not choose custom install so i got a bunch of bloatware. I uninstalled and had to manually delete many files with comodo in its name. After doing so, I noticed that my device manager was telling me that many of my drivers were "corrupt or missing" so I looked online for help. I read that if the Wdf01000.sys file is messed up, this may occur. I followed one suggestion to try and restore the file to an earlier point but something seems to have screwed up. My computer now hangs on every boot as the windows 7 flag begins to form and restarts with no error message.

I am attempting to fix this by obtaining the same file from another computer on the same OS (Win 7 Home premium 64 bit). How do I manually install the wdf01000.sys file?

A:How to manually install a .sys driver?

I think it's better to use win 7's own automated healing utilities, if you don't mind.

Do you have a win7 install or repair disk? if not, the first two steps of this tutorial will provide clean iso you can burn to a disk, and Microsoft's own utility to make a win7 installation flash drive in case you want to have one and/or the damaged computer lacks a DVD drive.

When you have the disk or usb flashdrive installer, follow this tutorial to fix corrupted system files (that are taken from the install disk, no need to pilfer them from other computers).

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I had to click on a bubble by the notification area. I hadn't checked what the download was. Here are my settings:

A:Why did I have to manually install an update?

We dont know what the download was either. It could have been an update for some software that you have installed that does not come through the Windows Update.

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This is a general question for a fresh install of Windows on a computer. Let's say we just completed the installation and we open up Device Manager (we haven't used Windows Update yet). Device Manager shows us that there are - let's say "3" - devices that do not have drivers installed for them. If we visit the computer manufacturers website though, they'll have - let's say "8" - different drivers to download.

If we only install the "3" drivers for the devices that Windows couldn't find drivers for, are we hurting our computing performance by not installing the other "5" drivers that were available on the manufacturers website?

This is just good to know in general, because I've faced this situation with every install of Windows since I began computing with Windows 98. But the reason I'm asking now is because the nincompoops at Acer - despite me entering my serial number - still offer me every possible driver for my model, including drivers for hardware that's not in my computer! Windows - of course - can't identify the hardware, so I'm ready to rip out the last little bit of hair on my head.


A:General Question - Windows Installed Drivers Vs OEM Website Drivers

Some manufacturers offer an utility that helps you identify what stuff you have in the laptop, I think Acer did.
You can also try the hardware-detection program this forum has, this tutorial

Also check the driver version, as some manufacturer list multiple driver versions and you only need the latest (usually, otherwise take the last version that works).

Also, installers of these drivers usually look up the hardware IDs of the hardware and if they don't detect anything that could benefit from them will abort installation. Some instead install anyway and you will have some drivers you won't need, but won't cause any issue as again Win7 knows that they don't match any hardware ID, and will leave them alone.

So, you may have noticed that I am talking of Hardware IDs, that are basically each device's own "calling card" integrated in each device, you can identify the hardware by looking up its hardware ID and then searching it on Google to convert that code into a human-readable device model and brand.

Open device manager, right-click on an unknown device, click on "properties", then go in the "details" tab of its properties panel from Device Manager, click on the drop-down menu and select "Hardware IDs". right-click on the codes you get on the text panel below it and select copy, then search the code on Google to identify the device.

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This question is not for those that have Windows Updates set to Automatically download and install...

When you are looking at a long list of Important Updates (this coming Tuesday clearly in mind) there are usually different types of update: Critical, Important, Moderate. There are also sub-program updates: IE, .NET, etc.
But also consider when you first install the OS, when there are 20 or 30 updates to catch up on.

Do you:
Install all the updates at once.
Install them in batches according to type.
Install them in batches according to date.
Install them in batches x at a time.
Install them one at a time.

A:How do you (manually) install Windows Updates?

i'm lazy, i generally do it all in one go. i suppose that's what the auto option would do.

seems to work ok, just a bit slow - i simply leave the computer downloading and installing and keep checking progresss every now and then.

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I am wondering about the installation of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and i cant get it work without Administrator's right. How i can bypass or install it manually by unzip it? I did ask my admin, he say no but i am subborn, I HATE Photoshop ELEMENT! How i get a solution?

Maybe unzip the and move it around within folders? that lot of works


A:Manually Install Adobe Photoshop CS2

You can't install it manually. The program is just like that, and usually speaking, the people who write applicaions such as photoshop naturally assume that those people who would install the program would have the rights to install programs on that system.

You clearly don't have the right to pick and choose what to install on that system. You seem to be talking about a company machine, and so I would advise you don't even think about it. If the Sys Admin is any good, you WILL get caught, and in all probability, he's made it impossible anyway.

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Hi, I'm new here. I missed a webupdate from Ad-aware. I have downloaded the zipfile update and don't know how to install it into my Ad-aware Program files manually. I have the file unzipped and it's sitting in my Documents Folder.

Please advise in what I need to do to install it into my Ad-aware Program Files.


A:How To Install Ad-aware Update Manually?

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Well i had to do a reinstall again , it was a couple days ago but windows didnt give me the sp1 upgrade, so i decided to try to get it manually, here is the website but which one do i need? Download: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

A:How would i install service pack 1 manually

Hello Raymond,

You would want the windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe download.

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