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Video drivers got rid of vista on my acer aspire 3680. now i have xp again...yeah! I have three devices that will not work. "Mass Storage controller" "Video Controller" and "Video Controller (VGA compatible)" I downloaded the apropriate drivers from the acer site but every time I install them they crash my cp.

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  • reXXar Mar 14, 2008

    i've changed my home basic vista to vista ultimate which has cause my wireless network adapter, mass storage controller & unknown device to stop working. i only can download the wifi driver automatically through internet but hopeless with the other two. untill know i cannot find the installer. help me...

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    acer aspire 3680 laptop

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    So?



    There are no video drivers for XP, right? Maybe Microsoft doesn't want to support WinXP any more - that's why the like installing the stupid Vista. Somebody found a solution?

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It may be that there is a problem with the bios, as Vista enabled laptops have a later bios version, but i assume that you have exclamation marks where you mention these devices, if not then you have windows generic drivers running instead which will need to be uninstalled first especially the raphics driver as that would cause the main crashes. if you have no exclamation marks against these devices right click on each and select uninstall. Try again to install or run the drivers then restart the notebook and see which drivers the system tries to install, if you get the choice install them manually and point windows to install the drivers from where you have them saved if you are unable to run them. if you do succeed my advice is to install Vista on a seperate partition as i did so as to enable a dual boot and have both systems available when i need them

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