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I have a proplem with drivers in my computer so how i can make update to my drivers without microsoft update ?

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http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/error-code-43-when-usb-not-recognised/6a2a5531-8b80-4798-9aa6-ee2dcb705c7f
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check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts

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Windows displays the Code 43 error message and prevents the hardware device from activating when one of the drivers controlling the hardware notifies the operating system that the device has failed. If your computer displays a Code 43 error, Microsoft advises you to first check the hardware device's documentation for advice on common problems and how to troubleshoot the device. This may include reinstalling the device. If the hardware seems to be working properly, try troubleshooting the device drivers. b> Device Troubleshooting Wizard b> Windows includes an integrated troubleshooting wizard for hardware devices. To access this feature, open the "Devices and Printers" folder from the Start menu. Right-click the device and then select "Troubleshoot" from the context menu. Windows automatically checks the device and attempts to detect and automatically fix problems. You might need to click the "Yes" button during the procedure to download software or driver updates. Update Drivers With Windows Update b> Updating hardware device drivers with the Windows Update tool can also fix hardware problems. Click "Check for Updates" in the left pane of the Windows Update tool that you can access from the computer's Control Panel. Windows Update displays the number of important, recommended and optional updates in the main pane. On the "Select Updates You Want to Install" page, click and enable the check box for the hard drivers that you want to install. Click "OK" to automatically download and install the items. b> Update Drivers With the Device Manager b> If you don't want to rely on Windows Update, you can also manually update drivers for the problematic hardware with the "Device Manager" tool that you can access from the Control Panel. Double-click on the faulty hardware, which the Device Manger might label with yellow-black exclamation mark icon. Click the "Driver" tab in the dialog window, and then click the "Update Driver" button. Windows checks for driver updates and, if found, automatically installs the new drivers. You might need to restart your computer at the end of this process. b> Service and Repair b> If you can't resolve the problem by following the recommendations in the manufacturer's help documentation, or by troubleshooting the device and updating drivers with Windows, you might need to contact the manufacturer to arrange for the device to be serviced or repaired. You should find service and repair information or contact details in the device's user manual or in the support section of the manufacturer's website. Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html Windows XP/Vista/7/8
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or for Windows 7 click start right click on computer select properties in the left pane device manager scroll through all of your devices.


If you see a yellow question / exclamation mark ? ! or a Red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver software.


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Maybe. This depends on Microsoft's view of your product key. First attempt to let Microsoft activate Windows over the network connection (if the computer is on a wide-area network). If it isn't able to activate, you should call Microsoft's activation: (888) 571-2048 . (A set of windows should come up to walk you through the activation over the phone.)

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Activation is required to keep Windows working normally. Without that, Windows Updates will be unavailable and you will eventually get a weird background with regular "not a valid copy of Windows" messages.

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I am currently deployed and didnt bring my CD with me and I need to download the drivers for my computer to recognize it. Where can I get the drivers from


Brian one of the best places to look without the CD would be the manufacturers website 94% of all manufacturers will have them on their site for download somewhere. If you are using window 7 or vista the microsoft update works very well as well just look in the other updates section and they list other updates they find. You also can purchase a license to some cool software called radarsync which will continiously scan and notify you of available updates for your computer, software, and accessories. Hope this helps. visit us on the web @ http://www.davispcrepair.com or contact me personally @ kzthomas@davispcrepair.com

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The below information was taken from Western Digital Knowledge Base. Here is a link to their site:

http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1708&p_sid=YWosWfCj&p_lva=3578

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Below you will find some things that can prevent the drivers from installing. Please follow the suggestions to correct whatever may be hindering the drive from being recognized and the drivers from being installed.
  • Turn off computer. Disconnect all cables from the back of the external drive. Plug the drive's power adapter directly into an electrical wall outlet. Turn on the computer and let it fully load Windows. If the external drive has a power button, turn the drive on. Wait a few seconds, and connect the data cable (USB or Firewire only) directly to the computer. Do not use a USB/Firewire hub or other device.

  • It is also possible that you may have a bad data cable. Replace the data cable to see if that causes the drive to be recognized and the drivers to load.

  • If the drive is still unrecognized, you may want to connect it to other computers to make sure that the drive is functioning correctly. If the external drive isn't recognized on other computers, please return the drive. It is most likely damaged. If the drive is recognized on other computers, then you know for sure that there is something preventing the drivers from being loaded on your computer.

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  • A further step in updating the USB or Firewire drivers is to make sure that you have the latest Windows updates and service packs. You will want to also search for any hotfixes associated with your USB or Firewire ports. Hotfixes are not automatically downloaded. You will need to search them out at Microsoft Support, based on the operating system you are using. Below are a couple of links to help get you started on downloading updates and service packs.


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