November 6th, 2004, 09:05 PM
help with windows drivers
some of the drivers that comes with xp are currupted and i dont have a roll back. i was unstalling a data recovery program and when it was uninstalling it currept a few other drivers. my sound river gives trouble at time and i have to use system restore, the cd rom drives are currupted so neither my internal nor external cd drives are any good and my serial mouse driver is disapeared. i cant find any drivers to replace them. the onlyalternative i know of is to format my hard drive but then i would loose all my information. any help or advice would be deeply appriciated
November 6th, 2004, 09:23 PM
1. Try system "repair" instead of "restore"
2. You should be able to get the drivers for your sound card and CDs from the manufacturers' websites.
Otherwise try deleting them and reboot. Windows should rediscover them and ask you for the Windows CD to load drivers.
You may have to delete the existing drivers if they are still there and corrupt.
November 6th, 2004, 09:29 PM
i cannot get the drivers from the manufacturers' websites because of the plug and play in xp and they all say that the drivers are already loaded when windows xp is installed.
November 6th, 2004, 09:38 PM
To expound on what nihil was telling you:
If you go into your device manager (the same place where you roll back the drivers) anouter option is to uninstall or delete the drivers that are there. Then when you reboot, XP plug and play will detect what to it is new devices and prompt you to put in your installation disk, so that it can reload them from the source.
Edit> Also http://www.driverguide.com/
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