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Am steve the solution you offered for my last problem didnt work..i formatted my hard disc and since then i cant use most of my facilities like my ethernet controller,pc1 flash memory,cam,bus controller and my audio.
you directed me to a certain link that is acer website....please i want you to give a details on how to go about it
maybe something like go to this site click this after that click this and this will appear click this and download and install something of that format please am counting on you and your are doing a nice thing

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Got to your computer manufacturer's website. find the drivers that pertain specifically to your system. when you get to that drives/software page, first thing is see if your BIOS has an update. Check the BIOS update that is listed, if there is one listed, against the BIOS that is currently installed on your system. Check the date and version. it is simple to do. Then just go down, and download and install all of your necessary drivers. And each time you download and install a driver that asks you to restart your system, then restart it then. When your system comes back up, go back to your driver page and just continue this process. Make sure you install the latest drivers, according to date and version. An easy suggestion for you is once you get to your specific laptop drivers/software page, you can add this to your favorites page list. Then, when you are back from restarting each time you need to, your drivers/software page is easily found by just looking into your favorites page section. That will keep you from having to always put all the information back in to get to the drivers page.

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