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What is the best way to backup installed device drivers?

Q: What is the best way to backup installed device drivers?

What is the best and trusted way to backup installed 3rd party device drivers (and software too, I guess it's possible) so that I can reinstall them on a fresh windows installation?

UPDATE: I would be truly grateful if someone could suggest me a way to save at least all current settings of installed windows environment and settings of all softwares?

A: What is the best way to backup installed device drivers?

Hello 1gouravgg, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I find that saving the downloaded driver installation files from the device or PC manufacturer to a drive other than the one Windows is installed on a great way to back them up. This way they are quickly available to install as needed.

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Hello Everyone,

I've installed Microsoft Windows 8.1 Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600 on my HP 430 Notebook PC with 1 GB RAM and Pentium CPU @ 2GHz 2 Cores.

Display drivers are not working properly (i.e., everything appears bigger and unclear), earlier I'd successfully updated the display drivers and made it work using Device Manager. Can anyone help me making a backup of the drivers (may be in .inf format) from the installed drivers so that I don't have to update it every time I re-install it.

Thanks

A:How to backup Drivers from Device Manager/Installed Dvr ??

.Inf is just a file with the drivers. If you want real backup of drivers, use a program like this: Download Double Driver - MajorGeeks or Download Driver Magician Lite - MajorGeeks
They can be restored using that program or partially one by one or only specific ones.

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What is the best and trusted way to backup installed 3rd party device drivers (and software too, I guess its possible) so that I can reinstall them on a fresh windows installation?

A:What is the best way to backup installed device drivers for use of fresh Windows

Personally, I would create a disk image on an external hard drive using somthing like Macrium Free. Make sure you create a WinPE bootable disk using the program and make sure it boots. On a Windows 8 computer you will need to disable SecureBoot before you can boot a CD/DVD.
 
If you needed to take it back to the fresh install state, you would boot the WinPE disk and restore the image to the drive. Even if your drive failed, you could put a new drive in, boot the WinPE disk and recover the image. You would be back in minutes instead of hours.

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Hi,
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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Oh man... all I did was re-boot my computer and now this! As far as I am aware, I have updated nothing, downgraded nothing, windows auto update is turned off, my device was working before... had the drivers, because I was listening to music a couple of hours ago. what information can I give you lovely sweet technicians to help me out or narrow down the problem? **NOTE Re-booting again doesn't help, but maybe it's a one in 3 Chance?
 

A:No Audio Device/The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

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Hello,
I have a Gateway laptop model# W340UI. Was unhappy with the Vista Basic OS installed, so reformatted to XP Pro with SP3. I am now faced with a daunting problem that I have been unable to trouble-shoot on my own.
I am missing the drivers for the following 6 devices: audio device on high definition audio bus, both ethernet controllers, modem device on high definition audio bus, sm bus controller, & video controller (vga compatable). (I also admit to not knowing which of these controls wireless access to the internet). In device manager - under "other devices", each entry is preceeded by both yellow question & exclamation marks, and upon detail - the following is shown for each: "The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28)". I attempted to rollback drivers ("none saved"), and XP can't search the internet since I don't have the drivers which would allow for connectivity.
Though I am no expert, I've been a fast learner and can follow concise remedies/directions well. I am aware that the drivers may even still exist and that this may be a bios or registry issue???
If I have left out any pertinent info, please let me know so I may help others in their efforts to assist me.
Thanks so much for any forthcoming assistance.
 

A:No device drivers installed XP Pro SP3

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Attempting to install X-Rite DPT-20 spectrophotometer into Windows 7 Home Premium.
Have drivers downloaded from X-Rite.
Loading them causes Bluescreen.
After re-boot, Device Manager shows the X-Rite DPT20 in Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
The General tab says "No drivers are installed for this device. "
Driver file details says "C:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\XrUSB64.sys"
After I attempt to update the driver, Windows says "The best driver software for your device is already installed. Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date. X-Rite DPT20

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Hi Guys,
 
Is there a quick way to export or download all the device drivers from my old laptop running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP2? I know there's quick and easy way to do so using the command prompt in Windows 10, is there such a thing in Windows XP?
 
Cheers,
Andrew

A:Backup Device Drivers in Windows XP

I have used this utility to backup drivers on a XP computer.
 
https://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

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pci simple communications controller missing

A:The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

That usually means the Dial-Up Modem in the computer. If you have high speed Internet service and don't use the computer for Faxing I wouldn't worry about it, in fact in Device Manager I usually disable it. Or you could try to use the right-click on it and Update Driver.

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I don't lnow what is happening.

I bought two mice for my computer, but when I plug them Windows Update tells me that he was unabled to install the drivers, and I have no iead why...

I tried deleting them from the peripheral manager, the websites don't give any driver so that I can install them myself, I tried deleting files in the /inf folder to re-install them afterward, but nothing.

I don't know what to do and it is getting on my nerves..

Thank you in advance for any help !

A:Any USB device's (except USB keys) drivers are being installed

Do the mice work?

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I am using Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop with Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. Bluetooth has been a concern for me from the day i got windows installed. Bluetooth is working fine with Ubuntu. 
I have tried updating driver several times but the issue continues even after the network driver was updated. Bluetooth devices are sometimes not getting detected. Even if it gets detected, drivers for the Bluetooth device is failing to get installed.

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hello,recently i got this problem after i do all in place upgrade win 10
whenever i plug in any kin usb/external harddrive the sound notification appear, but the device is not.
i check it in device manager it say

"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)There are no compatible drivers for this device.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver. "

i cant use the device (wireless usb keyboard/mouse/usb/external hardisk) unless i restart the laptop
i can use it after i restart (still error 28), but if i unplug it then the problem will occur again, so i will need to restart again in order to use that device.

what i have done is :
1. trying update driver from device manager -> it say "windows cant find this device driver"
2. uninstall it, then let it automatically update -> still not work
3. i tried to download some driver from my manufacturer but still not working ( im not sure if it is the right driver)

my old laptop spec:
sony vaio SVE14126CVB
os: Win 10 Home Single Language
version : 10.0.0.10586 Build 10.586

*note: if you suggest something like installing dirver etc please put details what kind driver it is (chipset/usb?/etc..),i'm totally newbie here. it would be good if there is guide "how to get right driver"

A:The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

Hi see if this link will help you
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findby...e-28-error.htm

I would read it all through first to make sure you understand it
Before you even consider trying the fix

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Hi everybody ,   I think I may have found why my clean re install has so many errors , any ideas.
 
I did see a message a while back that said windows update is set to NOT install driver software .  All these show no device driver is installed for them but device manager doesn't alert to it with that yellow symbol.
 
My computer is an Asus U56E Win 7 SP1 64 bit machine with a core i-5 2430 processor 
 
The drivers missing are for the intel 82802 firmware hub device ( Intel® HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C49)
 
The intel high precision event timer properties (  intel® HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C49)
 
 
 
The  (Intel® 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller - 1C22)
 
 
The direct memory access controller (  Intel® HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C49)
 
The system timer ( Intel® HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C49)
 
The programmable interrupt controller ( Intel® HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C49)
 
Numeric data processor(  Intel® HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C49)

A:Device manager says drivers are installed but their not

could you go to HERE and make sure does was your Notebook type
if that was your laptop please download Intel INF Update Driver and extract it then run infinst_autol.exe to install your driver


after you install it please go to device manager and see what driver that have not installed?

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Yesterday we had a class presentation and my laptop was used to connect to the projector. So everyone in my class plugged their USB drives in my laptop. Every time a new USB drive was inserted, my laptop said hardware found and Windows would install a driver for that. Is this going to cause a problem? How do I uninstall these extra drivers? My laptop won't be using those USB drives ever again - other than my own one of course.
 

A:So many USB storage device drivers installed...

No, it won't cause any problems at all and the drivers will not load after they are unplugged.

But, if you want, you can actually remove these "phantom" drivers. I do it occasionally since it just makes sense that having fewer things to be checked on boot is going to speed things up.

You can use these to remove non-present devices:

USB Device Viewer
USBView
I also enable the viewing of so-called "phantom devices" in Device Manager (when the hidden devices are enabled under the View menu) so that all the drivers can be seen:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/prork/prdh_dmt_tolm.mspx
 

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This all started when I finally bought an external hard drive (seagate 2TB go flex).. Plugged it in and little notification popped up saying device driver not successfully installed. This also happens when I plug in my 16GB micro cruzer. Installed drivers from Scan Disk website still not working. Ran trouble shooter and it found drivers but encountered a problem installing them. USB 2.0 ~ CRW. Generic- multi-card usb device. and keyboard filter. I've updated chipset from microsoft.com along with many other updates through windows update. Listened to a friend and updated BIOS from HP. Start computer and notification window pops up saying "device driver software was not successfully installed"
PCI data acquisition and signal processing controller
HP wbcam-101
unidentified device
unidentified device
unidentified device
usb2.0-CRW
Generic Multi-card usb device
unidentified device
All failed with a big red X

I used hp recover and reinstalled Realtek usb 2.0 card reader and realtek PCI-E fast ethernet NIC driver with no change.
I'm thinking of using the recovery disks i made when pc was new to reinstall windows... Will this work??
PS. My 2 other jump drives do function normally. but i recently loss the use of my wireless mouse
Thanks in advance

A:please help Device drivers not successfully installed

Check for driver updates from here:
Product search results

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Folks
I have a old PC that has WIN95. Has a CD ROM and a DISKETTE Drive.
I am trying to make some backup disks for the DEVICE drivers.

I don't think I can find those device driver diskettes/CDs that originally
came with the PC.
What is the best software that can do this ??
Any idea ??

email: [email protected]
 

A:Device Drivers backup Software needed

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I am trying to install a Promethean interative whiteboard with a serial connection to a Asus Vintage PE-1 desktop running XP. Downloaded latest drivers and installed. Device appears in system tray, all appears normal but board does not respond.

Drivers are listed in Add/Remove programs, com port says that it is connected. Took a look in Device manager and under mice etc board is listed as unknown device, code 28 drivers not installed .

Removed drivers in add/remove, scanned registry for anything left behind and tried again with same result.

Installed drivers on a laptop and it worked first time.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Uknown device: code 28 drivers not installed

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I recently upgraded my computer from XP to Windows 7 now I have no sound! In device manager there is a yellow ? mark by multimedia device and PCI input device, which I am sure is an audio card I installed trying to get sound. My system is a Gateway Desktop E - 4100, Sound Blaster Live audio card. Have all ready tried Intel, Gateway and Mircrosoft to locate the newest drivers to fix the multimedia drivers with no luck what so ever. I even payed and downloaded a program to scan and update my computer with the latest driver (DID NOT WORK) and spent hours and hours searching the web to locate the driver. Can someone please help me?

PSS_1

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2558 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series(Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 247716 MB; E: Total - 95597 MB, Free - 73479 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D865GLC
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
 

A:No sound drivers not installed for multimedia device

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Hello, I'm getting this in my perfmon reports:

ConfigManagerErrorCode

Device drivers are not installed.
A driver has not been installed for this device preventing it from working properly.
The device driver for Network Controller has not been installed. This device will not be available until the correct device driver is installed.
1. Try installing the drivers using Windows Update.
2. Install the drivers that are on the installation media that came with the device.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.
Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager

Error
I have installed the driver for my network card, and the bluetooth driver. I'm not sure about drivers for a wireless connection, I don't know if they're included in the network card drivers or not. What's this network controller thing? And what driver would satisfy it? I'm on an Acer Aspire 5742ZG. Their driver support is pretty bad
Hardware Identification Fixed my problem. I found out using that website that the Network Controller was an Antheros Wireless Network Adapter. Antheros. When I installed my drivers and saw that I had a Broadcom LAN card, I assumed that I'd also have a Broadcom Wireless network adapter. Well nope. I deleted the Broadcom driver, installed the Antheros one and now the problem is fixed.

A:Device drivers are not installed. (Network controller)

Try updating your drivers for Acer Aspire 5742ZG here:

Service & Support

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I have started getting this error on my HP m8530f. HP has my motherboard listed as PEGATRON CORPORATION VIOLA 2.02. I have done some internet searching and so far have found that I need to update my motherboard drivers? However when I go to the HP website and enter my model # it does not show any updates available. Is this the direction I need to continue in or is there another solution?

Thanks

A:Coprocessor -The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

I would reinstall the drivers form HP's website or try rolling back to a previous version, the reason being is that you may have received some Window updates that caused your problem. Windows hardware updates are not always the best.

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Let me begin by thanking all who respond with assistance to my problem. I run windows vista ultimate and have never gotten sound to work on this computer. I have had some success with some suggestions I've read on previous posts. At first it was saying "no audio output device is installed". Thanks to some of the people here I have corrected that issue. I now have an audio device installed and functioning.....or so it would seem. I have a simple headset with microphone and I open the sound tab and look at the playback devices and it tells me that there is a digital output device (SPDIF) there and working. A 2-high defintion audio device. I click the recording devices tab and it tells me my microphone is not plugged in (it is guys and girls). The problem is I have no sound coming through the headset.

Let me eliminate some possibilities for you. Sound is not muted, I am plugged into the proper jacks on the back of the computer (not USB), my soundcard is an on-board foxconn. I want to say that my card is fuctioning and the drivers are up-to-date and maybe some of the information I have provided may assure you on whether that is indeed the case. I have checked my BIOS and haven't found anything to indicate that it wouldn't be loading, especially since the device manager reads my "high definition audio device". One last thing to eliminate is that there are no question marks or exclamation points next to the sound card in the device... Read more

A:audio device and drivers installed..no sound

Buy a PCI based sound card compatible with Vista and install it. Have you checked with Foxconn for motherboard drivers compatible with Vista?
 

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It used to be possible to do this in Device Manager IIRC, but with Windows 10 installed I can't see how to get a device driver report. Has this been taken away? If so what will produce such a report?

Thanks
Dave

A:Getting a report of installed device drivers and levels

Hi, try Nirsoft's Driverview.

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I had to re-install Windows 7 Premium 64bit operating system and some of the hardware was not recognised and consequently, the drivers were not installed. Can you help point me to the correct drivers? This is what I see in the device manager: 1st Base SystemPCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2392&SUBSYS_17F6103C&REV_30PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2392&SUBSYS_17F6103CPCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2392&CC_088000PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2392&CC_0880 2nd Base SystemPCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2393&SUBSYS_17F6103C&REV_30PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2393&SUBSYS_17F6103CPCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2393&CC_088000PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2393&CC_0880 Ethernet ControllerPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_17F6103C&REV_07PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_17F6103CPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_020000PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_0200 Universal Serial Bus ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_17F6103C&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_17F6103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&CC_0C0330PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&CC_0C03 Unknown Device #1ACPI\HPQ6000*HPQ6000 Unknown Device #2USB\VID_138A&PID_003D&REV_0104USB\VID_138A&PID_003D











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A:Device Drivers Not Installed during new installation of Wind...

Here's the driver page.  http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5229456&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4057 There is a full menu of Windows 7 drivers just pull down the menu to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.  The Base system is JMicron card reader.  The Ethernet is Realtek gigabit USB is Intel USB 3.0 Unknown 1 is 3D Driveguard Unknown 2 is Validity Fingerprint  

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Hi friends!

I am not able to listen any kinda music (.mp3/4 etc.) from my system but sometime it gives sound of clicks or errors excluding welcome tone, however device manager list

all installed sound driver but it doesn't let us to enabled to use i.e. no audio device message (in control panel sound option), icon of audio device driver is not displaying

system tray area where it generaly appears. well i have done a lot of googling earlier and as well as done uninstall and install plus tried to find result on this platform then,

but it doesn't give any positive impact over system sound. I am not hopeless but it is my brand new ASPIRE 5738 notebook which has 3 gb of RAM, core 2duo processor

type that make me too much troublesome.

One more thing I want to share that yesterday night when I was trying to make my machine virus free i switched the sound driver to MUTE, which it still display in

properties dialog box under inactive icons in muted state, when I try to show it always it does not make it display at status area.

so many thanks in-advance to experts!

-Nikhil S

A:NO AUDIO DEVICE INSPITE OF ALL DRIVERS INSTALLED

You probably need to update your machine.

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I am having problems installing my kodak printer dock.I have never had a problem with it before now.It worked fine on my other computer but windows xp will not recognize it on this new computer.I installed the drivers like i always have before,i have downloaded updated drivers from kodak's website,i have uninstalled and reinstalled several times and checked all of my usb connections to see if they all work and they are ok.When i turn on the printer dock i get a message that says, one of the usb devices has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it.It shows up in the device manager as an unknown device and tells me no drivers are installed for this device.The driver shows up in the add/remove files.Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

A:Solved: Unknown device/no drivers installed

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Hi, I recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium and I have the Base System Device error on 3 devices. I am having a problem attaching multiple USB drives simultaneously so I want to make sure that these driver problems are not contributing to the problem. Here are the hardware ID's from device manager if somebody could help please;

Device 1
Base System Device
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_30D6103C&REV_12
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_30D6103C
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&CC_0880

Device 2
Base System Device
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_30D6103C&REV_12
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_30D6103C
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&CC_0880

Device 3
Coprocessor
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0543&SUBSYS_30D6103C&REV_A2
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0543&SUBSYS_30D6103C
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0543&CC_0B4000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0543&CC_0B40

Thanks for any assistance you can give me. I have tried to google these ID's without any results.

- Paul

A:Base System Device - drivers not installed

Device 1

0x0843
Chip Number: R5C853
Chip Description: Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller
Notes: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36254.exe

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I have been on a couple of forums but none as yet have been able to help fix my no sound problem?? : ( I had a Trojan a good few month's ago and after installing avg, getting rid of the virus and then uninstalling avg i lost all sound. Installed sound driver and codecs again but still nothing - now i have a yellow exclamation mark over the multimedia audio driver.
Please please some one help -

Please see system info below.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name THAMILIN-
System Manufacturer Packard Bell NEC
System Model 00000000000000000000000
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2489 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 3.0B, 11/2/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name THAMILIN-\kabellan
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 16.38 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 4.18 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Name C-Media AC97 Audio Device
Manufacturer C-Media
Status Error
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7012&SUBSYS_20071631&REV_A0\3&61AAA01&0&17
I/O Port 0x0000C800-0x0000C8FF ... Read more

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I just recently built my first computer. I purchased a Z87X-UD3H Motherboard from Gigabyte. In my windows 7 home premium, devices and printers window, it shows that there are issues with some of the motherboard drivers. I found some of the drivers online from the Gigabyte website http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4481#dl. However, I am not sure which drivers are for the two remaining errors that are showing up. Those driver errors are for the SM Bus Controller and an Unknow Device. First off, is having these drivers installed critical to daily function of the machine? secondly, Could any one tell me which driver on the site is for the SM Bus Controller and lastly, is the anyway to find out what the unknown device is?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Device drivers not installed properly on MoBo

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My Acer Aspire (previously Windows 7 Home Premium) was a sluggish computer, was too many useless programs I have installed. I wanted to start all over and reinstall Windows 7 using a disc. I did a Windows 7 professional custom installation, and my Acer was like brand new, but the problem is, I cannot connect to the internet using wi-fi or ethernet. I checked Device Manager and I saw under the Other Devices tabs that Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, and PCI Simple Communications Controller have the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. The status for the devices say The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28) and everytime I try to install driver the device driver software was not successfully installed. Any ideas to fix this without opening out my laptop? (very risky)

A:Ethernet Controller drivers for this device are not installed Code 28

Hi zak970 <Welcome to the forums go here Acer | Download and enter your model # and get the drivers you need

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I recently installed a Kinivo BTD-400 usb bluetooth adapter so I could transfer files from my Samsung Galaxy s2 I727 phone. I downloaded the current installation files from the Broadcom site. At the end of installation, a message box lists several items "ready to use" (AV source, headset, etc) but three items saying driver not installed.
I have new entries in device managerBluetooth Radios - Broadcom USB device and Microsoft enumerator
Network Adapters - BT device personal area network and RFCOMM protocol
Other devices - Bluetooth Peripheral Device entries with exclamation marks.

I added my phone shows to Bluetooth Devices but it appears with an exclamation mark. I right click, troubleshoot, apply fix. Driver for bluetooth peripheral not installed. Try again. Same result. When I select a picture and click "share via Bluetooth" I get a message "image not sent." So my phone and computer see each other, but I can't seem to send a picture. Please help!

A:bluetooth peripheral device - drivers not installed W7x64 USB 4.0

Hi, to upgrade W7 BlueTooth, you must know the brand of the BT chip, and download from this one. Your problem seems to be missing the a2dp protocol, you get the exclamation mark. If your BT chip is not Broadcom, then drivers fail.

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My Acer Aspire (previously Windows 7 Home Premium) was a sluggish computer, was too many useless programs I have installed. I wanted to start all over and reinstall Windows 7 using a disc. I did a Windows 7 professional custom installation, and my Acer was like brand new, but the problem is, I cannot connect to the internet using wi-fi or ethernet. I checked Device Manager and I saw under the Other Devices tabs that Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, and PCI Simple Communications Controller have the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. The status for the devices say The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28) and everytime I try to install driver the device driver software was not successfully installed. Any ideas to fix this without opening out my laptop? (very risky)

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 4.00GB (3.68GB Usable)
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Windows 7 Professional Copyright 2009 Service Pack 1
Acer Aspire 5742/5742Z/5552/5336/53252 Series (Don't know which one)

A:[SOLVED] Ethernet Controller drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28)

Hi and welcome to TSF what drivers did you install after your reinstall of the operating system,check on the base for your model number or serial number then enter it here Acer | Download that should get you the correct drivers

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Anyone out there reading this i am at a loss for words. I recently reverted back to windows 7 on my notebook from Asus (n551jk) which has been causing me a tonne of problems with 8.1 . However since installing windows 7 i noticed that some drivers are missing and after searching on Asus driver support section for this particular make i noticed they offer no support for windows 7 drivers any suggestions?

I have applied all the windows updates that were offered by win update but i don't know what else i could try...

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Hey all,

Im using a IBM Thinkpad T42.
Just installed Winxp Sp2 professional on my laptop. Device manager shows a bunch of yellow marks saying those drivers arent installed or theres an error. I clicked on the reinstall button in Devic Mangr and didnt help.

Many of the drivers i downloaded from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55386.html#networking

Ethernet Controller- I installed the file 7ira09ww.exe file . 28 Feb 2007 Build 135400 . Installed it, rebooted, plugged my ethernet cable in - nothing happened, the yellow "?" is still there.

Network Controller -im assuming this is the wireless one. I installed the 7kwc50ww.exe , 12 Dec 2007 v11.05.0 API , its for Intel pro/wireless 2200bg . And again, installed it, nothing happened, still yellow question marks.

Video Controller - I have the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 AGP 4x, I downloaded the http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/license.do?filename=mobiles/1rd637ww.exe file. Nothing still!.

Am i missing a step of the process after installing??

Theres still other drivers not working . Multimedia Audio Controller, pci modem, Unknown Device. PLEASE HELP! THANK U
 

A:BIG HELP!! Installed Drivers - but STILL Yellow Question Marks in Device Manager- HEL

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I have
windows 7 professional x32
acer veriton 7600G
80GB hard disk
1GB installed ram and 4GB ready boost usb device
90m motherboard and
3.12GHz to 3.19GHz processer
BUT NOT AUDIO OUTPUT all the time
around two years back my brother installed windows XP on this pc and everything was fine
after that he installed windows 7 and that was running well
but after some times audio drivers started vanishing some times when I use to start my pc for first time in the day audio drivers were vanish and on restart drivers were there again. situation stayed same for 1 yera .
I reinstalled windows 7 but this time drivers were totaly gone .
I installed drivers from internet, from DVDs stilll helpless .
I tried to instal;l win XP but some of the files were not copying in the system , so reinstalled other version of 7 home premium home basic , professional. ultimate, no difference with this as well.
once my drivers were installed successfully and thee was audio output with the same problem of on 1st start audio is vanish and on restart t was back again.
now I am sick of this condition, I have downlaoded and installed real tech HD audio codec drivers and thoes are shown installed in control panel and raeltech files are there in localdisk C in the fiolder of program files but device manger is showing an exclemation mark on audio device sign, and says
NO AUDIO DEVICE IS INSTALLED
please provide me a solution
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A:I installed audio drivers but device manager shows a yellow triangle o

Please open Device Manager, and then post a screenshot of the Properties for the device with the triangle. I would also suggest ensuring that your audio/sound card is connected properly, or if it's a onboard sound card then it may even be broken.

How old is your computer?

Update your System Specifications with Speccy, and then copy this information into your System Specifications: Go to your UserCP, and then select Edit System Spec in the left pane. Copy the information from Speccy into the required fields. These System Specifications will then follow your every post.

I would strongly suggest installing some form of ant-virus protection on your computer.

Install and perform full scans with:Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware


   Information
Remember to install the free version of Malwarebytes not the free trail; untick the free trial box during installation. MSE is the most lightweight and compatible with the Windows 7 operating system

You can also view this thread for a complete free and lightweight security protection combination:Good and Free system security combination.

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At some point in the last three months, a number of machines have stopped being able to add new USB devices.


These can be USB headsets, mass storage devices, anything. This includes devices which previously have installed fine and been working without issue.
In device manager, the devices show as "No drivers are installed for this device". However, if you click update drivers, and then manually select the Mass Storage (for example), you can install the device without a problem.
This has nothing to do with any vendor specific drivers - This is a Windows 7 issue.

Has anyone seen anything similar?
Is anyone aware of a recent update that may have had an impact on the USB stack or the operation of PnP?
Any other ideas?

Cheers

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I did a reinstallation of Windows XP Pro on my main computer a few weeks ago. I would note that this is the first reinstallation of XP I have ever done. I thought I covered all of the bases (did a fair bit of studying beforehand), but I apparently I may have missed something.

I wiped and re-formatted the HDD's, reinstalled the SATA drivers and did a complete reinstall of XP. I updated the bios, video drivers, etc. Also made a separate 8Gb partition on my data drive for the swap file. Everthing has been working fine, but I noticed a few odd things this AM when I was perusing XP's "Device Manager".

There are several system devices listed which state: "No drivers are installed for this device." The services are as follows:

Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
Direct Memory Access Controller
High Precision Event Timer
Motherboard Resources (listed 3 times)
Numeric data processor
Programmable interrupt controller
System Timer

I went through everything listed under Device Manager (even hidden devices - printers and non-PnP devices), and the above are the only "problem" devices I found. It looks like I omitted something when installing the motherboard software/chipset, but I don't know what it is/was. I have not encountered any major errors yet, and I've been running it for 2+ weeks now. It runs clean and fast. I do get IE-6 windows stating that webpages failed to load on an occasional basis, but not sure if this is related. FYI ... Read more

A:XP Reinstall: System device issues - "No Drivers Are Installed"

Those should work fine without drivers. Did you install SP3?

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Hi,
Since the anniversary update, I've been getting no audio due to a "No output device installed" error.
All of my drivers are fine and running. I Reset the PC while maintaining my personal files AND STILL I had the error.
When opening audio properties, there are no inputs or outputs. Device manager points no errors.
Windows troubleshooting is useless in this case. Finds an error but no fix.
Another weird aspect is that it happens only sometimes. Sometimes, with a reboot it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Ran "sfc /scannow" while getting that error message and it said there were no errors.
Ran the HP boot troubleshooter and sound was just fine.
It's a new HP Spectre x360 4103np with native Windows 10. I'm going crazy because since that update, I've been getting a lot of errors...

A:"No output device installed" even though all drivers are fine after a OS reset

Hi,
Just called HP Portugal and they said that the error I'm getting is a known error and Microsoft is aware of it but there are no current fixes. Only a rollback to the original Windows 10 version would fix it.
So now we play the waiting game until either HP or Microsoft fix the problem.

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I don't have any sound because i get the "no audio device" pic related



I have tried bios enabling, updating realtek driver, set backing the driver, uninstalling then reinstalling, installing drivers off the HP website, installing drivers off realtek website. I've done the services.msc ****. EVERYthing. I've made a fresh reformat of XP btw. Help?


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Also when I tried to install the HP driver it says I need the UUA high definiton bus driver, but it says in device manager that i have it, and when ever I install the uua driver off microsoft or whereever it says it has installed and must restart but when you get back on I try to install the HP driver but it still says I need the UUA driver.

A:[SOLVED] &quot;No audio device&quot; yet I have realtek drivers installed

Hi Difused. This might sound like a really stupid question but do you have any speakers hooked up? If so, are they connected to the correct plugs?

Good day.

Mike

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I finished with a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 in a new Sony Vaio S laptop. I installed all of the Sony Drivers and also performed Windows Update. A few drivers provided by Sony were not compatible with 7 (they are listed for Win 8), but I was able to download them from the device manufacturer. I checked Device Manager and I'm unable to install drivers for Universal Serial Bus Controller (see screenshot below). I tried searching for the driver in the laptop and online without success. Any hint? Thanks

A:"The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28)"

Cute horse, If they were available and installed b4 you did the install then they are still available. Keep trying.

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Hello, and thanks in advance for your time!Earlier this afternoon, I noticed that the sound on my Thinkpad W510 was no longer working. I hadn't really done anything of note with my computer- just updated Adobe Reader to v9.2, that I can think of. When I checked the notification area, I saw this:However, when I right click and click "Playback Devices", I get the following: I immediately checked Device Manager, and found that everything appeared to be fine:I tried uninstalled and reinstalling the Conexant and NVIDIA drivers, as well as updating BIOS. Nothing seems to help, When try to use the mute/volume buttons on the keyboard, the speaker mute button lights up when pressed, but the microphone mute and volume +/- buttons don't appear to do anything. I've also tried plugging in headphones, and that does not make any difference. When I boot from an Ubuntu CD, however, sound works fine, so I don't think that it's a hardware issue.Anything that you folks could do to point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hello,
My Vista backup is no longer backing up. It fails because it says drive "L" cannot be found. Well, my external drive is labelled "J," and has been for the past year when I've successfully backed up my hard drive. When I attempt to change the settings to back up to drive "J," it just says "looking for backup devices," and just keeps going on forever, never finding "J." I can see J in windows explorer, and it seems to be functioning just fine. Any ideas on how to get it to find drive J again?
 

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I'm trying to fix an hp pavillion dv6704nr laptop running windows vista home premium. It has the little red x on the speaker in the lower right hand corner. The owner said it has been there for some months. I have tried downloading the current audio drivers for the computer but every time I try to install the driver, I get an error that says the device couldn't be found.

The first time i restarted the computer, after the driver installation failed, the audio came back and worked fine, until I had to restart the computer. Now I keep getting the same error and nothing i have found so far online has helped.

There are no yellow triangles in the device manager and the device list isn't showing the category for "sound, video and gaming etc." at all.

Please help. I did a search but the other threads didn't solve this problem for me.
Thanks in advance.

A:No audio device installed error and devices wont show in Device Manager

I see three different audio driver packages at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...ct=3646926#N661.You need to find the right one to install. If you install one and the system doesn't work properly...please uninstall it before trying the next one.Installing the wrong one won't do anything harmful to your system...it just won't do any good to leave it installed.Louis

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Hello, and thanks in advance for your time!

Earlier this afternoon, I noticed that the sound on my Thinkpad W510 was no longer working. I hadn't really done anything of note with my computer- just updated Adobe Reader to v9.2, that I can think of. When I checked the notification area, I saw this:



However, when I right click and click "Playback Devices", I get the following:



I immediately checked Device Manager, and found that everything appeared to be fine:



I tried uninstalled and reinstalling the Conexant and NVIDIA drivers, as well as updating BIOS. Nothing seems to help,

When try to use the mute/volume buttons on the keyboard, the speaker mute button lights up when pressed, but the microphone mute and volume +/- buttons don't appear to do anything. I've also tried plugging in headphones, and that does not make any difference. When I boot from an Ubuntu CD, however, sound works fine, so I don't think that it's a hardware issue.

Anything that you folks could do to point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:No sound: No Audio Output Device is Installed, even when it is installed

The Red X on the speaker icon in the notification area means there are no speakers plugged into the Green Speaker out jack on the back of the computer.

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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 have installed the correct driver for this belkin bluetooth usb dongle model: F8T012XX1

but in device manager, it has the belkin device and microsoft bluetooth enumerator, which is great. but when u get further down the list. it has a tab named "other devices" and then a subtab with "bluetooth peripheral device" which has an exclemation mark on it.

i have searched for driver software using the update service but it cant find no update.

i have looked for the name of the manufacturer but found nothing.

i then disabled the unknown device, and sent a picture to my mobile phone. which confirmed that it was not the belkin bluetooth device. so i uninstalled the unknown device, restarted the computer. then when i logged in, it said that it had found a new device and wanted me to find the CD that came with it..

i would be greatful if any1 could help me on this..

thanks in advance

A:multiple bluetooth devices in device manager, but only one device installed?????

What type of keyboard have you got?
Have you got any remote control devices around.
Have you got a headset for your phone.
Have you got anything that may be bluetooth that you dont know about (headphones etc).
Have you had a look at ghost devices on the tutorials;
Ghost Devices & Drivers

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Hi all,

I have an old hard drive for my pc that I would like to use as a backup device. Since it is not in my machine (and I don't want to put it back in), I am looking for a device that allows me to connect it via usb to use to backup my work.

I am sure I have seen these a while ago and they cost around 10-15, though I can't remember what they are called or what they look like, so I'm not sure what to be looking for.

Can anyone help?

thanks,

gubar
 

A:Device that let's me connect an old hard drive to use as backup device?

external usb enclosure

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...n=external usb enclosure&bop=And&Order=RATING
 

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Greetings,

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.

Thanks!

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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Hi there,

I have an HP Pavilion DV7 2185dx laptop running a freshly installed windows 7 upgrade from windows Vista. Ever since the upgrade my CPU is constantly running at 98-100% all the time meaning I cannot do anything on my PC. After researching a bit online it could possibly be the driver errors I see in device manager?

In device manager I see that I have some drivers missing and all attempts to update these have failed and i've seen other users here post the missing drivers and be directed to the fixes.

Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 1

PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2382&SUBSYS_3624103C&REV_00
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2382&SUBSYS_3624103C
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2382&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2382&CC_0880

Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 3

PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2383&SUBSYS_3624103C&REV_00
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2383&SUBSYS_3624103C
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2383&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2383&CC_0880

Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 4

PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2384&SUBSYS_3624103C&REV_00
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2384&SUBSYS_3624103C
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2384&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2384&CC_0880

Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: on Intel(R) ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919

ACPI\ENE0100
*ENE0100
So if the updated dr... Read more

A:Base System Device drivers error - unable to find drivers

Have you downloaded the Windows 7 drivers from the HP site.
Link: Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv7-2185dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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I have just reinstalled windows 7 on my lappy HP 2000-2d13CA but having issues with the following device drivers:ethernet controllerPCI devicePCI simple communication controllerSM Bus controller Please assist with the way forward











Solved!
View Solution.

A:other device drivers-ethernet controller/PCI device/PCI simp...

Hi: Install the smbus controller driver first and restart the PC. This package contains the Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver for supported notebook models and operating systems. This utility enables the operating system to show the correct name for the installed Intel hardware in the Microsoft Windows Device Manager. File name: sp56670.exe ethernet controller: This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp56680.exe PCI device: This package contains the driver that enables the Realtek Card Reader in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The card reader enables users to read from or write to supported removable storage cards, which are typically used in digital cameras, digital music players, and cellular phones. File name: sp64801.exe PCI simple communication controller: This package provides the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The Intel Management Engine Interface enables communication between the host operating system and the Intel Management Engine firmware. File name: sp56675.exe

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This 2 device drivers are missing ...2 codes are listed bellow. 1.     USB\VID_138A&PID_003F&REV_0104    USB\VID_138A&PID_003F  2.     ACPI\HPQ6007    *HPQ6007

A:missing Drivers from "other device" showed by device manager

 On your Support page. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6943827&swItemId=ob_164537_1&swEnvOid=405... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6943827&swItemId=ob_164558_1&swEnvOid=405... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6943827&swItemId=ob_152184_1&swEnvOid=405...

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i cant play games which require 1gb graphic card,when i bought my laptop they said there is 2gb graphic card in this laptop c and c++ programs are not working

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I'm trying to upgrade a client from Windows 7 Pro 64 to Windows 10 using the Upgrade Assistant. It downloads and verifies and then starts the installation. At the end, it errors out saying that an incompatible device must be removed. The device is listed as a Linksys AE1200/2500. - The problem is, that device is not connected to the computer. It is my understanding that it was connected some time back but no more.

I checked Device Manager (including show hidden devices) and it's not there. I have gone through the registry and removed everything associated with Cisco, Linksys, AE1200, and AE2500. I the C drive for anything Cisco, Linksys, AE1200 and AE2500 and removed anything I found. Unfortunately, the problem still persists.

Any thoughts on how to get Windows to stop thinking it's installed, or a way to bypass the check?

Thanks in advance. I'm out of ideas.

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I am writing this on a Windows 7 based Samsung Netbook with an Intel Atom inside (and the Starter edition of Win7) However, I also recently acquired an Acer Laptop - (E1-530) which came with Windows 8.0...

After downloading and trying Win8.1 for a week or so, I decided to try Linux - can't even remember which version - Ubuntu I think, though neither went well, so let's gloss over that.

Anyway, I bought a copy of Windoze 7 32bit online for the Acer and installed that, but now my system tells me that I don't have a genuine version, and I've 5 missing drivers - and because I have no wi-fi, I can't download them directly...

Ethernet controller
Network Controller
PCI simple Controller
SM Bus Controller
USB Controller

And to make matters more complex, the Acer is a 64bit version...Oh... and I've already tried downloading them from Acer, and other System setup sites, with downloader s/w... But, they all seem to drive me nuts with ads, and viruses.

Answers on a post-card please... ;?)

A:Device Drivers for Laptop with no network drivers...

all of the relevant drivers can be downloaded from the acer website for your laptop.

you can gain access to the internet from the acer by plugging an ethernet cable in directly from your router/modem.

only download from trusted sources, and when it comes to drivers only download from the vendor. just go onto the acer website, click support or downloads. and fill out the form. making sure you choose win 7 64bit as well as the correct model of laptop.

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i've installed all the recommended drivers in the hp site, but after installing all the drivers, system couldn't identify some drivers. 1. ethernet drivers2. skylake PCH CSME HECI #1 9D3A3. usb 3.0 drivers4. amd graphics drivers and intel integrated drivers. please solve this issuse

A:installed all the drivers but still few drivers are missing

siddhu1811 wrote:i've installed all the recommended drivers in the hp site, but after installing all the drivers, system couldn't identify some drivers. 1. ethernet drivers2. skylake PCH CSME HECI #1 9D3A3. usb 3.0 drivers4. amd graphics drivers and intel integrated drivers. please solve this issuseFYI. This is  Hp user forum not a HP Support ticket fix support. For that you need to contact Official HP support. Did you look at the HP driver page for you laptop to find the drivers first?

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I just reinstalled my win8.1 and now i can't find 2 drivers.  It is listed under the "Other Device" section in the device manager.  The first is the "PCI Device" and the other is "Unknown Device"  Can anyone give me a direct link to these drivers?  I have searched everywhere. The hp website don't list them and when i try to contact them, i can't cause my warranty went out last month. So they want to charge me a fee for some drivers.  You would think customer service would be better than this.  Oh well, someone please help me find them. Thanks

A:Pci device and unknown device drivers

Hi, Please use following instructions to get missing hardware id's then post back:   http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Hardware-ID I think the first one is the card reader but no idea about the second one that why we need their hardware id's. Regards.

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I recently worked on a client machine that had originally been a corporate PC. It is running XP and it does not have the Windows Backup utility installed. When I go into add/remove windows components it is not in there. Is there any way to add the Windows backup program to this computer?
 

A:Backup not Installed

It should be on the CD.
 

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Hi, I'm pretty desperate for help with this issue, I've been searching on Google for the last three and a half hours for a solution but came up with nothing, so I thought I'd post here to see if anyone can tell me what's up.

I turned on my laptop today to find that there was a little red 'x' over the audio symbol, and upon further inspection it turned out that there was no audio driver installed. I wasn't very bothered about it at first, because after a Windows update once I had to reinstall it, and everything ran smoothly from there because I just reinstalled the driver which originally came with the laptop.

Now, this is the problem. I tried installing the driver, and the installation seemed to go fine, I was prompted to restart, did so, but when I logged in after the reboot, I was still getting the "No Audio Output Device Is Installed" error. I searched around, tried a different Realtek HD driver. Same result. Tried again with a different driver, no luck. Wax on, wax off.

I can't figure out why it's happening, but maybe someone here can?

For reference, my Laptop's a Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E, running Windows 7 Home Premium , and I have tried to install the drivers available from Sony for this laptop, but they don't work either :/

Thanks!

A:"No Audio Output Device Is Installed", but I HAVE installed one?

First you might want to press the Windows key and the pause/break key. That will open the System screen, once there go to Advanced system settings, upper left. In the window that opens go to the Hardware tab and click the Device Installation Settings button. Select No, let me chose what to do, and Never install driver software from Windows update. This will stop windows from replacing/updating that driver to the one that doesn't work. Then I guess I would go to Programs and Features and uninstall and reinstall your sound drivers. Or go to Device manager and uninstall your sound card, reboot and do the driver install again.

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When I tried to install windows 7 Home premium (Dell) on my pc, I get this message...All it gives is only OK, Cancel and Browse options...I tried browsing everywhere in my pc but it didn't solve that...Hope someone would help me...
 
The actual message is:
"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.  If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash
drive, please insert it now.  Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."  <Browse> <OK> <Cancel>

A:"No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok"

I have had the same problem on an Acer laptop.  My issue was that I tried to install via the USB 3.0 port.  Both external dvd and usb/iso failed.  Iserting the USB stick into the USB 2.0 port, and installed flawlessly.

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Hello,

I'm looking to remove manually the latest hotfix installed, but I cannot find where they actually are installed

My problem is the following : I did reboot my system to install latest updates but since, my Aero interface is locked and the Control Panel is not reachable (it opens and close suddenly). I can reach the control panel elements by the file explorer, using the left side shortcuts. But in the add/remove panel, I cannot see the hotfixes, clicking on the link to display them doesn't work. I really think this problem comes from the hotfixes i've installed, so now I have to use the command line to delete them.

sorry for my bad english.

A:Where are the hotfix backup installed ?

Hi FCTurtle,

The only way to remove updates is using the "Programs and Features" control panel, Once the updates are installed they are directly integrated into the system making them un-removable without killing Vista.

Open "Programs and Features" from the Control Panel and click "View Installed Updates" on the top left to remove them.

Steven

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Just finished a reformat and this is the second time I've installed SP1 from windows update and when you do a disk cleanup there is 0 bytes for service pack files. I thought you'd have some backup files in case you wanted to remove it.

A:Installed SP1,No backup files

If you want to uninstall SP1 it needs to be done from Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall a Program>View Installed Updates.

It's in the Microsoft Windows Group: KB976932

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i have a del laptop with windows 7 pre-installed and i wish to make a copy of my windows 7 on a dvd in case i have to format my laptop.I forgot to do this in the first place before using the laptop for the first time.Please can somebody tells me how to 10x in advance.

A:pre installed windows 7 backup on dvd

Welcome
You came to the right place. This software saved me when my computer froze during an upadate. I could not get back to the OS, no matter what. I am up and running again, due to this great, free software. Back up everything on an external, keep it up to date and you are good as gold.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

The advice from Greg, may be another way to go, if you want to get rid or all the bloaware (pay for software that is on your computer) that only slows you down.
Reinstalling Windows 7

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First off, here are the results of running the suggested Sysinfo program:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4009 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1812 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225279 MB, Free - 159289 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., RV420/RV520/RV720/E3530/S3530/E3420/E3520
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Hello! In June 2012 I purchased a Samsung S3520-A01DX laptop. The laptop came with the operating system and usual filler software pre-installed. It also came with a DVD entitled 'SYSTEM RECOVERY MEDIA - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1' - I'm assuming this is the fully fledged OEM operating system, that I can use to re-install Windows 7 should I need to? I'm aware from my Mother buying a computer in the last few years that they no longer come with the media (DVD'S) to re-install the software should one need to and that it is expected that the purchaser makes copies of the pre-installed software with their own media. This brings me to my question, am I expected to do this and if so how?
My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 and therefore has the Windows 7 'backup and restore' function, is this the software that I'm supposed to use? I also have 'Samsung recovery solution 5' installe... Read more

A:Pre-Installed PC Software - how to backup?

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I have been trouble shooting my sound for quite some time with no results. I've deleted and reinstalled drivers, checked bios, etc. no luck.here are my speccy details:http://speccy.piriform.com/results/hABYADp66DTHtJPioAZ4aF0and here's an example of the messages i'm recieving.

A:No Audio Output Device Installed/ Audio Device Disabled

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Hi, i just recently got my convertible laptop. I have found ou that the audio doesn't work due to there being no audio output device installed, and after researching, I found out that there was a problem with the the Intel SST Audio Device. The device status stated:  "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)There are no compatible drivers for this device.To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver." I tried updating the driver but the computer could not find any drivers for the device.  Can anybody fix this for me please? Thank You.

A:No Audio Output Device installed and Intel SST Audio Device ...

Hi @JD_gin?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion x2 Notebook and issues with sound drivers not installed correctly. In the Device Manager, right-click on Double-click on Sound, video, and game controllers and select all that are listed and uninstall the Driver Software. Here is the download to the Realtek High-Definition (HD) Audio Driversp69248.exe. You could  try using the Windows Update Troubleshooting tool to fix any updates that have not come through for Windows.  Please restart the Notebook twice to make sure all update have been completed! You could also try in the Device Manager, click the arrow next to Display Adaptors to expand that categoryRight-click on Graphics and select Update Driver Software if more than 1 Graphics adapter do 1 at a time.Choose the option to Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.The Notebook should find and automatically install the updated driverAfter the installation is complete, restart your Notebook.Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks.

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Do you know of an application that will backup only all programs that i have installed in Windows 7 operating system?

A:Application to backup installed applications

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Marios


Do you know of an application that will backup only all programs that i have installed in Windows 7 operating system?


Do you mean "backup all programs" but not Windows itself?

Do you mean backup all programs including Windows?

Do you mean something else?

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Please note: I am using Macrium, but want to get Windows Backup and Restore to work also.

I have just had a 256 GB SSD installed. It holds my C drive (clean install of W. 10 including the Anniversary Upgrade), which has the usual files such as Program Files, Program Files (x86) etc. It is working well (and fast). All my 6 Personal Folders (duplicates of Documents, Downloads, Video, Music, Pictures and Desktop) and their contents are held elsewhere on my D drive (the original 2 TB internal rotating drive) and are backed up separately using FreeFileSync.

After a backup using Windows Backup and Restore procedure (with default settings and including a System Image) I got:" Some files were skipped" and "Did not complete successfully". "View skipped files" produced:

" Problem backing up C:\Users\defaultuser0\contacts. Cannot find the file, error 0x80070002" and

" ditto .......defaultuser0\searches"
Contacts and searches are indeed missing (also OneDrive) in defaultuser0, and the others (my 6 Personal Folders see above) are of course empty.

C:\Users\[my computer's name] has what I would expect: 12 folders including my 6 Personal Folders and Contacts, Searches, OneDrive, Favorites, Links, Saved Games.)

My 6 Personal Folders here are also empty (of course). I have never used Contacts (my contacts are in gmail), I don't use OneDrive, don't want to save searches or games or favorites, and Links has just two shortcuts (to Downloads ... Read more

A:SSD Installed: Windows Backup Failed

Hi, some have found problems using Backup and Restore, like you. Of those I've seen I can't recall the problems being resolved, but you're welcome to search the forum. The conclusion is using a 3rd party imaging solution is
a. more reliable
b. much more flexible
c. more fully featured.

Can you confirm that Macrium does work for you without problems?

Sorry- maybe someone else may help you.

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is there any back up software for creating backup of installed application on xp or vista pc ,so that installed application can be recovered from that backup
acrosnis true image cant do that ,i know
is ther any other software
i'm not asking for backup of entire partition or disk image
 

A:is there any backup software for installed applications

Yes I think so from what Genie Backup Manager Home 8.0 and Genie Backup Manager Pro V 8.0

Self restorable backups:

Restore data without the need to install GBM. We can put this feature in the removable devices.

Not sure if it will take a program you got installed and get all the info it needs to copy it and make a self.exe or not but it will backup and make it so you can restore with the Genie Backup software having to be installed.
Plus it Backup file format is Compressed backups are in ZIP format. 64 bit option.
Where acrosnis true image is a Proprietary format.
So if you can unzip then you can get data from the backups also with installing Genie Backup.

I have not tried it but was reading up on backup programs and the Genie Backup Manager Pro V 8.0 sounds like the best that I think I will be getting.

Here are all the links I got on it.
Backup Software Reviews
A survey of the best Windows backup software from Tech Support Alert
http://www.backup-software-reviews.com/

Review Criteria
http://www.backup-software-reviews.com/test-procedure.htm

The 18 programs on our short list were
http://www.backup-software-reviews.com/backup-software-shortlist.htm

Backup FAQ
http://www.backup-software-reviews.com/backup-faq.htm

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Genie Backup Manager Pro V 8.0
http://www.genie-soft.com/products/gbmpro/default.html

What Product Should I Use?
http://www.genie-soft.com/differences/us/whatproduct.html

Genie-Soft : Competitive Upgrad... Read more

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What is the best way to create an image or back-up disc of a pre-installed operating system when no OS media is provided with the PC involved?

I have a PC with the 64 bit Win 7-Pro OS pre-installed but no media was provided. The OS has been updated thru October 2016 but nothing else has been installed on the hard drive. What is the best way to create a back-up DVD of the OS should a complete re-installation of the OS ever be required due to hard drive failure and similar disasters?

Thanks, in advance, for any comments, advice, and/or suggestions.

A:Pre-installed Operating System Backup

Hi,
Most of us use system imaging with Macrium reflect free
It has startup repair in it's winpe cd or flash drive media and is easily created with a simple cd not dvd
Imaging with free Macrium

Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube

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Hi
I have had my Toshiba for 2 years and after reading a number of horror stories I decided to backup my information only to find that there is no "backup icon" in "system tools" and the microsoft website states that I should install it from my Windows cd rom! Unfortunately Circuit City didn't give me one when I bought my laptop.

I have searched my programmes and have found that if I upgrade my Sonic Record Now I can get a backup function. I object to paying for something that I should have got as part of my purchase.

My information consists mainly of photos, music and word documents.

Any assistance, advice or help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
 

A:Solved: Backup - Not installed and no Windows cd rom

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I have just had a 256 GB SSD installed. It holds my C drive (clean install of W. 10 including the Anniversary Upgrade), which has the usual files such as Program Files, Program Files (x86) etc. It is working well (and fast). All my 6 Personal Folders (duplicates of Documents, Downloads, Video, Music, Pictures and Desktop) and their contents are held elsewhere on my D drive (the original 2 TB internal rotating drive) and are backed up separately using FreeFileSync.

After a backup using Windows Backup and Restore procedure (with default settings and including a System Image) I got:" Some files were skipped" and "Did not complete successfully". "View skipped files" produced:

" Problem backing up C:\Users\defaultuser0\contacts. Cannot find the file, error 0x80070002" and

" ditto .......defaultuser0\searches"
Contacts and searches are indeed missing (also OneDrive) in defaultuser0, and the others (my 6 Personal Folders see above) are of course empty.

C:\Users\[my computer's name] has what I would expect: 12 folders including my 6 Personal Folders and Contacts, Searches, OneDrive, Favorites, Links, Saved Games.)

My 6 Personal Folders here are also empty (of course). I have never used Contacts (my contacts are in gmail), I don't use OneDrive, don't want to save searches or games or favorites, and Links has just two shortcuts (to Downloads ... Read more

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I recently purchased a 329G backup device by Hitachi called Simple Tough. My intention is to be able to transfer files, photos etc., from my old laptop running Windows XP to a new laptop that I plan to purchase with Vista. I've done a full backup on the device but the company says it won't allow me to transfer the files to a Vista OS. I downloaded Microsoft Easy Transfer and did another backup but the device "E" drive does not show any files under the title "old computer". Is anyone familiar with this type of backup device and explain to me if I'm on the right track how to restore these files on a Vista laptop? Or, is this the wrong device for what I want to do?
 

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Just had a major catastrophe with my PC and I'm looking for a new backup device that will have an option for me to schedule mu backups daily. I currently have a CD Burner but it's jus not cutting it.

I've looked into the new 750MB Iomega ZIP drive that comes with software which will allow me to schedule backups and I've also looked into some tape drives. These are my two economically viable options but I'd like to get an outside objective view on these two products as well as possibly some new ideas.

If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm also running 3 PC's on a newtork and I'd be backing up just data from all three so the size of the device media would not need to be that great. Just regular old word and excel files and such.

Thanks
 

A:Looking for a Backup device

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A:PCI device can not be installed

What is your computer? Make? Model?
 

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I need help figuring out why I get a "PCI Device Not Installed" notification every time I start Windows. I have the latest Nvidia drivers (93.71) installed for my video card (the only PCI device present), and the card seems to work just fine-really fine- but, must be something missing. Could it be related to the HD output capability of the video card (a separate s-video output jack-capability)? If so, any driver suggestions? Kind of annoying when I restart the computer to see that message - tia.
 

A:PCI Device Not Installed - Help Please

Right click on My Computer -----> Manage -----> Device Manager -----> Display Adapters -----> See if there is more than one cards ------> Disable the one you're not using.

D.
 

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Hello there!

Annoying problem and we've tried just about everything- even running through everyone else's problems to try to get this to work:

We have just re-installed Windows xp service pack 3 on a Cisnet Pentium 4 tower. When we try and get the audio to work, nothing works. The Sounds and audio device manager keeps saying there is no device installed and it's greyed out. We tried the following steps and still to no avail:

Tried reinstalling drivers.
Went through BIOS to make sure it was enabled.
Checked to make sure the device in question still existed on the motherboard itself (looks as if it's not an aftermarket item- a speedtech p18-110-0007) and it recalls itself in BIOS as ac97.
Checked all the basic functions of the ports, the speakers, etc. and the ports have power as they are sending signal (the usual pop you get when you plug in a device.
Went through msconfig and also made sure the devices were enabled.

We are losing patience quickly as it seems we have tried everything! Any help is appreciated that we haven't tried.

A:No device installed?!

Nevermind! Took us 5+ hours, but we got it! (finally) Sorry for the post, but we were outta ideas...

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Hi,i'm new on this forum.
I have mobile Samsung u900 soul and i cannot transfer files through my pc but that hardware works on other computers.
In begining it worked but later it won't work
It says:"the specified service does not exist as an installed device"
please can someone HELP ME!

A:mtp device not installed

Apparently there can be conflicts with WMP11 - uninstall it (or roll back to 10), reboot, (and if you uninstalled re-install and reboot again).

Some people have had success just re-installing WMP11 overtop of itself.

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Running Windows 8 on Dell Inspiron 1121

I bought a used Dell Inspiron 1121 today and found it isn't in factory configuration. I want to make the factory system recovery disk; but, the Dell checking utility says as follows:

Dell DataSafe Local Backup cannot be installed because your hard drive does not have the Windows Recovery EnvironmentClick to expand...

How can I get the RE on the hard disk if I don't have a Windows 8 install disk or a Dell factory recovery disk? The System Recovery partition appears to be intact. I would also settle for being able to access the System Recovery partition and restore the system to factory state, which I am sure would remedy the problem; but, I can't find any information on how to access it on boot.

To be clear, it appears this is an off-the-shelf installation form a generic Windows 8 install disk so there are absolutely no Dell utilities here.
 

A:Dell DataSafe Local Backup cannot be installed because . . .

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On my android phone, I can make backups of installed application in the exact condition at any point of time. This helps me to restore them back after I format or hard reset my phone. However, I don't know about any such facility for computers.

My laptop is getting slow. I want to format it and install a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 x64. Installing all the software all again, one by one, takes a lot of time. I want to make a backup image(s) of installed software so that I can restore them quickly after clean installation of Windows. Is it possible?

The only way I have heard of is of "ghost image" backups that take the entire image backup of the complete system and using these image files, the pc can be restored. However, on a downside, it takes up documents and other files also into consideration.

So, is there a way for backing up and restoring software in the way that I'm mentioning?

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I use drive 'C' as OS' drive and install all the other software on drive 'D'. I use a lot of softwares so if my system crashes I do have to install all the softwares. I want to backup my operating system as well as drive 'D' and when I recover my system it should install OS plus all the softwares.

I wish to keep my backups on the same HDD (but on different partition off-course).
Should I just write my OS drive's image on a CD/DVD to recover windows (plus softwares) or what?

A:How can I backup my whole operating system plus installed softwares?

Please check this tutorial: Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

You are better to backup to an external drive. If you backup to another partition on your hard drive and it fails, you lose everything - Windows, applications, personal data, backups - the lot.

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i recently uninstalled norton online backup on my laptop windows 8 using microsoft fix it because i cant uninstall it on control panel and remove it successfully and in startup in task manager but in services there's a norton online backup in there which i need to disabled but it should not be in there right now because i uninstalled the product already right? any help?

A:About Uninstalling pre installed norton online backup

to remove Norton products they recommend you use the Norton remover tool try that:
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...home&version=1

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Using Win 8.1 Pro

I have been using Clonezilla on a bootable USB, to clone my HD.

I have heard that Windows can make an ISO of the current system, and programs installed . . .

and you can put that on a flash drive, making it bootable, using Rufus . . .
. . . Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way . . . https://rufus.akeo.ie/

so if something happens to the HD, just put in another HD of the same size or larger, and restore your OS to it . . .

Any idea where it explains how to do this?

All I see in Control Panel is "File History" backup, and I don't think that does the whole OS, just Libraries, and files that are there, which is an organizational system that I do not use.

A:How to make a backup of my current programs installed & OS

Originally Posted by mb1280


Using Win 8.1 Pro

I have been using Clonezilla on a bootable USB, to clone my HD.

I have heard that Windows can make an ISO of the current system, and programs installed . . .

and you can put that on a flash drive, making it bootable, using Rufus . . .
. . . Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way . . . https://rufus.akeo.ie/

so if something happens to the HD, just put in another HD of the same size or larger, and restore your OS to it . . .

Any idea where it explains how to do this?

All I see in Control Panel is "File History" backup, and I don't think that does the whole OS, just Libraries, and files that are there, which is an organizational system that I do not use.



W-8/8.1 Does Not have a built-in tool that is really functional for what you want to accomplish. I suggest you check out the Free Version of Macrium Reflect. Macrium has recently released V-6. Macrium also has a paid version which contains some additional features but it is a little pricey unless you can get a discount. Macrium is widely used with excellent reviews. There are other solutions both Free and Paid but but Macrium ranks with the very best.
Macrium Reflect Free

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Hi

This problem has really got me stuck!

DETAILS:

Dell D600 Laptop
XP Professional SP1

PROBLEM:

A user logs onto the pc (the owner). He connects the usb device to the laptop. The pc appears to recognise it (hard light flashes and hourglass appears for a bit).
If he looks under My Computer the device is not shown. Under Device manager the USB Mass storage device is shown and is working properly.

The user logs off and I log on.
The device is shown under My Computer!

I renamed the users profile to XXXXXX.old (x being his username). User logged on again and the pc created a new profile. Looked under My Computer and the device was there. Great! Copied all his data over from the old profile and ended up rebooting anyway. Check My Computer and the device was gone! ????
It seems the reboot "killed it" even though USB mass storage device is shown under Device Manager and working fine.

If I Logon I can see the device. If I reboot and logon I can still see it.

Man this is driving me nuts. I've tried several backup devices, all the same issue.
Any ideas?

Pileyrei
 

A:Problems using any USB backup device!

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Have two different external hard drives and wondering if either/both are suitable as Back Up and Restore Devices For Windows 7..

1) I have a Western Digital 750GB passport usb portable hard drive.
It is formatted HFS+ with MacDrive...

*1A) Possible/definite issues using as Back Up Device when need to restore/repair, ect on Windows 7?
1B) Will be installing windows 7 on second PC soon. Can HFS+ drive be used to Install windows 7 Image/clone (from Laptop) on new fresh Hard Drive?
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2) Second external is a network device (not quite a NAS?, but connected to Ethernet LAN port on my router) it is a Segate GoFlex Network Version...

2A) Are there issues with using external network HDD as a back up device?
2B) Possible/Likely issues accessing network device if using to restore back up on crashed/damaged or fresh Windows 7 OS and/or program/user data
*** meaning will network attached drives not even be accessible if windows is screwed up or during install on fresh HDD?

Not priority, but if anyone knows off top of head...
Segate goflex network external drive has a usb connection port on back...
I know segate sells 'usb adapters/cable KIT' for some stupid cost.
*Can I connect the external drive to my pc with a normal USB cable?
If so, what type of ends exactly? (ie Male to micro/"B", whatever?)?

Thanks again everybody for support!

A:HFS+ USB HDD backup device indows 7

I'll try to answer part of your questions. Windows will not install from a HSF+. As far as I know it has to be FAT or NFTS. Mac can read NFTS but not write to it, but windows cannot read HSF+.
As far as the Network drive. ASFIK, it depends on which version of windows 7 you get. Home premium will not back up to a network. Professional and Ultimate will. Home Premium will back up to USB or eSATA. As far as the adapter for the Seagate GoFlex, check Amazon, they sell them much cheaper than Seagate.

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Hello. As part of my backup I simply copy those files I wish backed up to an external drive. Routinely I delete those files from the external drive and recopy and past them from the laptop to the external drive. This takes time.
 
Someone suggested I could use Synctoyt o speed up the process. Does this sound like a good idea?
 
 

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My wife runs the MS Backup app at work for her periodic document folder backups. Lately she's been getting a BACKUP DEVICE NOT RESPONDING (REF 07-002A-03-001E) after her system reads her 3.5" floppy for several seconds. Does this indicate a bad floppy or what? Help!

Thanks!
- Gerry
 

A:Backup Device Not Responding?

Gerry,
It is probably something very simple.
Make sure there is enough room left on the disk and it is not write protected.
Run Scandisk on the floppy to see if the media is ok.
Reformat the floppy and try again.
Also check that your CMOS settings show the correct type of floppy drive (1.44 MB or 720 KB for instance).

Regards,
Roger
 

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I have never known any backup device to need to update. Recently, I bought a new one which is WD My Passport and it asks to do an update every month. So far, it has done two and, both times, removed its shortcut icons from my desk top. Now it wants to do a third update and I worry about what it might remove.

Why would a backup device need to update? Is it because it is called an "external hard drive"?

Or, one more possibility: Because my ESET antivirus program was taking far too long to scan, ESET people suggested I disconnect the backup device while the scan was going on. They said it didn't need scanning since it held only what ESET has already scanned inside the computer.

Please, can anyone fill me in on the need for a backup device to need updating? Thank you.

A:Updating Backup device?

Hello hazel m!

The way you're describing it, it shouldn't be something to worry about.
Like it is said in the WD My Passport pdf user manual, messages for available updates can pop up, for which you'd have to click Update Software and follow the on-screen instructions for downloading and installing the software update. This software could be the firmware, or WD software.
Some of these updates can be checked for automatically (hence the pop up), like the WD SmartWare, depending on the setting you set up.
Which WD My Passport do you have? And are the updates any different from what I am describing?
The disappearing shortcut should be because of the device being external (plug and play) and after the update it refreshes, hence need of new shortcut.
Is there any other troubling issue occurring?

Cheers!

CK_WD

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Most of you know that you don't really know if your backup device is really going to work until you lose everything and then you have to do the backup thing. Well, it happened to me a few weeks ago and I am here to report it to you. Something or somehow I corrupted my registry and could not get my win2k pro to boot - only a BSOD. It happened while my wife was on the computer and scanning data at the same time and she swears she did nothing - right famous last words. Well, anyways i had to call my computer guy to come look at this one because it would boot up to the windows screen and then crash. He was able to use my win2k disk, but after the repair - all the desktop was gone except what looked like a fresh install. So I installed my Retrospect software that comes with the Maxtor One Touch. Then I fired up the retrospect and it immediately detected the maxtor. Next, I selected the restore function and it started running. I left and when I came back, I rebooted and voila - everything was there. So the message is if you want a safe reliable easy way to save your data, then the Maxtor One Touch may be for you especially if you are not a technophile who has lots of time to restore things off of disks or floppies. I set my maxtor to backup every AM at 0300 because of what happened. Hope this helps someone out there from experiencing that sinking feeling when you have lost a lot of important data...doc
 

A:Great Backup Device

Glad to hear you had a successful backup experience. Perhaps your story will prompt others to re-evaluate their backup strategy, or lack of same.
 

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A:Device installed on my computer?

I would definitely do some scans with my AV and malware tools

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I lost my audio device and have tried repeatedly to reinstall it with no such luck. It is Realtek HD Audio. I have Windows 7 x64
 

A:No Audio Device Installed

So...your current computer was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 (looking at your specs)?
If so, that could be the reason for the loss of your audio device; no Windows 7 drivers to support your XP hardware, or you don't have the correct driver installed.

If you didn't have XP previously, could you please elaborate more on the problem you are having, and what changes you may have made/software installed/Windows updates etc, prior to the audio problem?
 

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