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How to install a driver that wont install in device manager

Sometimes when you reinstall an operation system on a computer it doesnt come with drivers usually microsoft is good about having a driver stored on their servers but sometimes they arent
when you cant find a driver for your computer the best thing to do is get your computer model number and the name of the company the made it Acer,Gateway,HP,dell ect. once you have the model number and find the company name go to google and try to find the companys website usually they will have a section where u can find drivers for certain computers and specific operating systems like windows xp or vista locate that and you will have found your drivers. another easy way to do this is to type your company name and the model number followed by the word "drivers" in the google seach bar for example "acer aspire 1 drivers"

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i have intall my operating system software and after the installation the sound logo does not appear at all. i try to open the volume icon and it reads you dont any sound mixer.


Try install your device(Sound) driver which provides with motherboard cd,
Or
your Device got fried and you need to replace it.thanks



Jul 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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lost win.ini.net.dll file


You need to repair your system
But if you havn't the CD
Below is the step
But make sure you close any unnecessary software and applications that run in the system tray like Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Instant messenger and others, before using winnt32. This should speed up the whole process.

Understand that after a while your computer will start to slow down, freeze and sometimes not even shut down correctly. These symptoms are perfectly normal for Microsoft Windows operating systems that require a clean, fresh start. But sometimes manufacturers do not include a copy of the operating system on a disk to save you money when purchasing your computer and ultimately save them money too.Access the copy of the operating system on the hard drive. If manufacturers do not supply a Windows XP CD with the purchase of your new computer, they have most definitely stored a copy in your hard drive for later use. You can easily access this copy of the CD on your hard drive to completely reinstall or format partitions on your computer.

Back up your personal data including photos, pictures, documents, favorites, passwords and settings to CD/DVD/USB.

Make sure you have your Windows product key/serial number. This could be located on the computer itself, or in the original packaging it was supplied with. If you do not have one, look in the registry or contact your manufacturer immediately for more support regarding the issue.
Click on My Computer then C: then i386. This is the a part where a lot of people get confused. They realize that a copy of their Windows XP CD is here, but they look for the wrong files. Most people will try to find a file named "Setup", "Install", or "Windows". The file you are looking for is called "winnt32.exe".

Open this application and proceed with the instructions given. It will lead you through 5 simple phases that will wipe out your computer and reinstall the operating system.
Get your product key ready to enter it. Make sure you agree with the terms that should be provided when using the winnt32.exe application.

If you are using any operating system below Windows 2000 or Me, try looking for the winnt.exe application as the winnt32.exe application may not be availible for your version of the Windows OS in the I386 folder. Winnt.exe uses a command driven interface, and therefore requires simple commands to use to reinstall Windows or format partitions. You can find these simple commands here

Warning!

All drivers will be wiped clean. That includes graphic cards, audio drivers, wireless drivers, etc. Make sure your manufacturers has supplied you with the correct softwares to reinstall the drivers that will be lost on reinstallation of the OS.
Do not forget to back up all of your data with a system restore tool, or else everything will be lost. This means all software and programs currently installed on the computer.
Remember Microsoft will not take any responsibility for anything that may go wrong and cause damage to your computer system.

If the I386 folder or Winnt32.exe/Winnt.exe application does not exist, or you cannot find it, use the Search feature to help you (Start>Search). If it does not yield any results, a copy of the CD may not have been stored on your hard drive. Contact your manufacturer for more support.


Jan 23, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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My HP laptop crashed, I reinstalled the origal disk but I havr no sound. The error message is no sound card installed. What happened to my sound? and how can I get it back? Ken thebaptistdeacon@live.com


You need to install the sound drivers for the particular model of laptop. I need to know your specific model of laptop to help you further.

Sometimes the drivers for certain hardware are not included on the Windows Operating System Installation Disk and come on a separate driver disk.

If you do not have a separate disc the drivers can usually be found online.

Sep 16, 2008 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Sound Card Problem


Windows usually has the driver information stored within the windows\system32 directory... you can do one of two things:

1) use the System Restore utility to go back to when your driver was there
2) Reinstall the sound card and Windows can find it on it's own.

If those don't work, you can find the driver on the internet.

Dec 09, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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