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The recommened way to download drivers for your laptop or computer

If you need drivers for hardware that came installed in your computer or laptop then the recommended way to get them is to visit your computer manufacturers website e.g Toshiba, Acer, HP etc. The drivers are usually listed under Support > Downloads or similar heading.

If you are using a Windows operating system then Windows Updates will sometimes find a suitable updated driver for your devices. These will be listed in Windows Updates under Optional Updates. You should not presume that there are no updated drivers if none are listed here and always check with the manufacturer.

Rarely you might find that the latest driver provided by your computer manufacturer does not work and/or is not suitable, in these cases you should install the previous version which is available from the computer manufacturer or by using the Roll back driver method in the Device Manager and then visit the hardware manufacturer e.g Intel, nVidia etc and look at their Support > Downloads for a suitable updated driver. Again sometimes the hardware manufacturer driver is not suitable because it does not contain any changes that your computer manufacturer driver needs, if so then go back to computer manufacturer and install their version even if it is older.

I do not recommend downloading drivers from any other source including any driver websites as these drivers are usually provided by unknown sources and can cause unrepairable damage to your computer or hardware, it is also highly likely that some of these sources may have malware disguised as a driver file which once you try to install the driver will instead install malware which could potentially download further malware infections leaving your computer very unstable and any info on it compromised, lost or damaged

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dvd cd rom [ code 10 ] does not work


The Code 10 error code is generated when Device Manager has insufficient information or the error that is bubbled up by the device drivers is not recognized by Device Manager. Additionally, this error may occur when one of the drivers that the device needs does not start. If many drivers are being used by a particular device, it can be difficult to determine the one that failed.

The Code 10 error resembles the following: This device cannot start. (Code 10) The most common resolution is to update the drivers that are associated with the failing device. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In the device's Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab.
  2. Click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard.
  3. Follow the instructions to update the driver.
Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or the driver files may still be installed from the last time that you set up the device. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor's Web site. uparrow.gifBack to the top Typical Code 10 error issuesThe Code 10 error pertains mainly to hardware and device driver issues or to compatibility issues between hardware drivers and additional software that is installed in Windows. Therefore, we recommend that you troubleshoot these issues by focusing on device drivers, on device configuration issues, and on hardware compatibility issues. Incompatible, outdated, or corrupted device drivers If you suspect that the Code 10 error is related to incompatible, outdated, or corrupted device drivers, try the following troubleshooting methods. Method 1 Update the hardware's device driver through Windows Update. To access Windows Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://update.microsoft.com Method 2 Update the device drivers from the vendor's Web site. Follow their installation or update instructions.
  • If the device was preinstalled on the computer, visit the computer manufacturer's Web site.
  • If the device was installed after the purchase of the computer, visit the device manufacturer's Web site.
  • If the device was preinstalled on the computer, and the computer manufacturer does not have an updated driver for the device, visit the device manufacturer's Web site.
Note Make sure that the device drivers that are being installed are compatible with your current Windows version and platform.

Note In reviewing customer feedback, many of the Code 10 error issues are related to devices connected by using a USB port. As mentioned earlier, make sure that you have the most current drivers installed for the device together with any updates for Windows. In the specific case of Windows XP, review the following article to determine whether it applies to your situation: 925196 A computer that is running Windows XP cannot detect a USB flash drive, an Apple iPod, or an external hard disk drive
If you are running Windows XP and cannot install Windows XP Service Pack 3, review the following article to determine whether it applies to your situation: 940514 USB devices do not work after you disconnect and then reconnect a USB hub from a computer that is running Windows XP Device configuration issuesIf you suspect that the Code 10 error is related to missing software updates and service packs, try the following troubleshooting methods:
  • Install the latest Windows service pack.
  • Use Windows Update to install the latest updates for Windows. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://update.microsoft.com
  • Install the updates that are specific to the computer or to the device. To do this, we recommend that you visit the computer manufacturer's Web site or the device manufacturer's Web site.
Software and operating system updatesIf you suspect that the Code 10 error is related to missing software updates and service packs, try the following troubleshooting methods:
  • Use Windows Update to install the latest updates for Windows. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://update.microsoft.com For more information about how to obtain the latest Windows service pack, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack 935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack 889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003 968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008
  • Install the updates that are specific to the computer or to the device. To do this, we recommend that you visit the computer manufacturer's Web site or the device manufacturer's Web site.

Jun 12, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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in my computer gateway model no: kav60 wifi not working i need driver on windows 7


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You can try updating the Wifi Drivers on your Laptop by going to device manager.(My computer---. Properties---->Hardware----> Device manager----->right click on sound drivers and click on update drivers or roll back drivers)



Go to your computer manufacturers support site and download and install the Wifi driver for your model and os.


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In case if you face any problem following the above troubleshooting steps we recommend you to visit our website "www.Ijinni.com ".

Daniel,

IJINNI Technical Expert.

Jun 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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need windows 7 driver


Hello

First,

Determine the manufacturer and model of your hardware, usually listed on the sticker on the hardware, on the hardware box or on the owner's manual. Common hardware manufacturers that make accessories for computers running WIndows 7 are many, but include Microsoft, Logitech, Lexmark and Epson.

Visit the manufacturer's website. Look for a link that says "Customer Service," "Drivers" or "Downloads". Look for the correct driver for ythe exact model of your product and download the driver.

Visit your computer manufacturer's website for drivers for manufacturer components in your computer. For internal hardware that came already installed in a new computer, the computer manufacturer often has special drivers specifically made to use on Windows 7 on your computer.

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i want to install my logitech quickcam,but i dont have my CD


Dear taniamarques,
Actually, windows xp support the plug and play mode when you connect the strong famous branded hardware into your computer USB, but if you need to get the driver for your logitech quickcam, I recommend you visit their website which is :

www.logitech.com

and click on the download tabs and choose driver for your related product you concern about. It's free..

GoodLuck!

Best regards,
bionic23

Oct 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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hardware not detected


well..that's quite a few items to be invisible to your bios..sounds like a moderate to severe corruption issue..

i recommend a full re installation of the core driver set, which should be on a cd that came with the computer when purchased.

Mar 27, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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