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Hitachi Desktop "Flora 370W" with Windows XP (8 months old) - LOST the Hitachi CD with hardware drivers & Windows XP doesn't recognize devices (i.e., Ethernet card). Thanks, P. Towle

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  • pth22 Mar 02, 2009

    Thank you.



    I already did this (my machine/Internet) but the only Hitachi sites I found for this machine are in Japanese - I tried Google's translations and found an Intel chipset update (12/02, must be installed first!) & an Ethernet driver (update? 12/02) but the "Properties" ID the language on the files as Japanese, which neither of us reads, speaks or writes.



    I understand that only the directions/instructions may be in Japanese (software in code?) but I am reluctant to run an executable where I can't read any text(s).



    Also, where can I find "download all of your drivers" that aren't in Japanese?



    Thanks.



    pth22

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Youll need a friends computer with internet access and a flash drive for this mission. Head to hitachi's website and look up the model of your machine. Download to the flash drive at least the ethernet and/or modem driver to your machine. You can either use these two drivers to get your machine online or you can download all of your drivers. If your model has multiple device drivers for each category, youll need a program called Everest. It will identify all of your hardware in your machine. Get the 30 day trial version from www.lavalys.com.

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  • John Miller Jr Mar 04, 2009

    You can Google the devices that Everest detects. If you cant find the drivers specifically for your machine, try looking up the model number of the motherboard (Everest will reveal this too). Intel based motherboards are generally found on Intel's website. If that doesnt work, then look for your devices independently. Start of course with the ethernet drivers. When you run Everest, look in the physical devices category--here the devices are identified on a hardware level. Good luck.

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