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Installing Devices on PCs and Laptops

Although there is a wizard to install devices on your PC or laptop, but still there are problems being faced by users. The reason is that there is a logical procedure for installations. Read on.
There are two things that you install. The drivers for all the devices and the program to use that device for some. First of all insert the CD that came with the device into the CD drive and let Autorun takeover. You will be guided throughout the process. Just answer a few questions and the SW will start the installation process for drivers. Once drivers have been installed then you can proceed with the installation of the program needed to run the device, not for all devices. After this task is accomplished always reboot the computer/laptop.
After the reboot, attach the device to the PC. Windows will immediately start the detection process and on detection will load its drivers that you had just installed. And then a notice appears in the right bottom corner of the screen saying "The new hardware was successfully installed and is ready for use". Or words to that effect. Now you can start using the new device whether through its specific program or through other programs that are meant to use it.
There are times when you are reinstalling the drivers. In that case you must first uninstall the old drivers and reboot the PC/laptop. Uninstall it from Control Panel->Add Remove Programs. And then reboot and reinstall.

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Dec 25, 2012 | Gateway NE56R10u Laptop Intel Celeron...

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says warming up but then get scanner failure message


Friend, You need to reinstall the device as the scanner portion of the drivers are malfunctioning. Please read the following and act accordingly:
Although there is a wizard to install devices on your PC or laptop, but still there are problems being faced by users. The reason is that there is a logical procedure for installations. Read on.
There are two things that you install. The drivers for all the devices and the program to use that device for some. First of all insert the CD that came with the device into the CD drive and let Autorun takeover. You will be guided throughout the process. Just answer a few questions and the SW will start the installation process for drivers. Once drivers have been installed then you can proceed with the installation of the program needed to run the device, not for all devices. After this task is accomplished always reboot the computer/laptop.
After the reboot, attach the device to the PC. Windows will immediately start the detection process and on detection will load its drivers that you had just installed. And then a notice appears in the right bottom corner of the screen saying "The new hardware was successfully installed and is ready for use". Or words to that effect. Now you can start using the new device whether through its specific program or through other programs that are meant to use it.
There are times when you are reinstalling the drivers. In that case you must first uninstall the old drivers and reboot the PC/laptop. Uninstall it from Control Panel->Add Remove Programs. And then reboot and reinstall.

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I have reinstalled Windows xp on my Laptop 6400 inspiron and now I have no audio. I have check Control Panel and it says no audio device is installed. I have tried to download Sigmatel from the Dell Website after looking at options from other users via google however no joy!


i believe the audio device for this model is located on the modem bus.
if you install the modem driver first then the machine should display the "found new hardware" wizard. DONT USE THIS.
ignore the wizard and proceed with the sound driver install then reboot the machine.
that should work providing you have installed the drivers in the correct order

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the 'Add New Hardware Wizard' and force it to install the non-certified M-Audio drivers that were supposedly installed when running the M-Audio installer. (Skip internet search, and browse to M-Audio folder in Program files, it will eventually find them.) There are two M-Audio USB drivers that need to be 'forced' via New Hardware Wizard. But Windows thinks its drivers are a better match and even though 'device is working properly' it doesn't get recognized in your software. replaced them with the 2 USB ones from M-Audio, DAW finally recognized the keyboard. I even went through regedit to clean up all the M-Audio stuff so I could get a fresh install.

Good Luck you can do this /Have a great Sunday and a safe one.

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I think maybe in the bios the UPNP feature is possibly dissabled, as may also be the usb controllers in the device manager. For some reason manufacturers tend to dissable the use of PNP and wireless features as factory default, which your notebook will be set at, although why I have no idea!

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