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Find & Install Missing Drivers - CD Lost, Operating System re-install or Upgrade

I have come across a lot of questions related to missing Drivers/ Drivers CD, where users have not mentioned the Operating System and/ or Make/ Model of the motherboard/ PC etc. So, I have decided to write a few general points and Do-it-yourself steps about it.

Good news is that there is no need to worry. The up-to-date drivers for almost all devices, motherboards, printers etc. can be downloaded from the manufacturer's support site for free. E.g. www.intel.com, www.hp.com, etc.


Note that the device drivers are specific to Operating System. For instance, if you wish to install a printer, you have to know the make/ model of the printer and the Operating System you have on your PC. Next step is to visit the manufacturer's site and search for the required drivers and downloading the driver file.

After downloading the drivers, you have to run the setup file and follow the on-screen instruction to install the device.

Before re-installing or upgrading the Operating System, make sure that you have the drivers for the PC/Motherboard, Printer, scanner etc. for the Operating System you wish to install.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!

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where i get free drivers for inter pentrium r 4 processor of 2.80 GHz

CD/DvD Drivers are standard and come with the windows operating system. You don't find cd/dvd drivers on the manufacturers site. You might find a patch to the hardware drive, but not drivers.

You mentioned writing drivers. I wonder if you mean software that writes (burns) to the cd/dvd. Later versions of Windows Media Player has burning capabilities.

Below is a link to a lot of different FREE CD/DvD Burning Software.


The link below will allow you download drivers if you know the manufacturer.

Get online and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Acer Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download and install the drivers.

You can also try Driver Guide for drivers at:


May 14, 2012 | Intel Computers & Internet

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it driver cd are damage. so my printer could not working properly. plz solve my problem

You need printer drivgers, so it does not related to your morherboard driver cd.

Please go to your printer manufacturers site or search in www.driverguide.com to obtain proper drivers and sowtware for your printer and operating system.

Your motherboard driver cd content can be downloaded from MB manufacturers site.

You did not mentioned about the brand and model of your motherboard, printer and also your operating system, I can not give you more specific information.

Aug 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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says it is missing reinstall

As you have not mention what file is missing or the missing files is related to some application or Operating System, I'm answering the question by thinking that you need to reinstall the Operating System.

If you need any kind of help regarding system re-install,then follow the link below.


Jan 04, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A60 Notebook

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missing cd

all drivers for ur Canon IP 1200 kindly select ur OS version and download ur driver and RATE ME WELL !


more questions are welcome



May 28, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1200 Photo Printer

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I have lost my installation cd for my lexmark printer and need to install it again

Since you have not mentioned the Lexmark Printer model, I will give you a link that will able you to download drivers for your printer. All you need to do is to select and search your model of the printer and download related drivers according to the Operating System you are using. Please visit the following link, that will give you the driver. Once you get that you may write that driver software on on a CD using a CD writer. Please visit the following link for the driver:


I think this will serve and solve you issue.

Sep 12, 2008 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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