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Acer Aspire T180 Missing Drivers

I got fed up with VISTA and installed XP Pro on to my Acer Aspire T180. All went well except that I now am missing drivers. When I go to Device Manager it shows that there are no drivers installed for the Display adapter / Video Controller (VGA compatible) and also under Other devices / PCI Device.

I've searched on the web and am not able to find any drivers and the default video is awful.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

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  • Mister_T9 Dec 28, 2007


    Thank you very much for your help melnavz, it is greatly appreciated.

  • julio_03 Jan 05, 2008

    I downloaded the PDF file and selected the appropriate driver. But when I ran the setup application and restarted the computer, nothing happened. When I went to check the drivers that still weren't installed, the video driver still appeared as uninstalled on the list.

    Can you help?

  • Jakes1 Jan 06, 2008

    have lan driver can;t install

  • Capt Loot Feb 27, 2008

    I had the same exact issues including the dislike of VISTA. I downloaded the Chipset zip file but the ethernet and PCI are still not loading. Is there another download file?

  • marcelluse Mar 08, 2008

    need xp drivers for aspire t180

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008


  • spikedmd Mar 09, 2008

    Argh, I have the same problem. I have been to the acer site and installed all the audio drivers for the T180 model. I still cannot get audio! I have gotten all other drivers to install and have use of all features except sound. I am at a loss now...

  • Big_Tuna949 Mar 21, 2008

    Hi, im having the same problem, i got xp pro because vista sucks and now i cant find drivers can you please help me?

  • weiv Mar 23, 2008

    I want to remove vista and install windows xp pro and want to be sure i have all system drivers for my acer aspire t180

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    controladoeres de diveo

  • laserxp Apr 06, 2008

    i would like to get the drivers for my acer aspire t 180 64 bit.i upgraded from 32 bit

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    missing drivers changed from vista to xp pro

  • ckane29 Jun 17, 2008

    when i go to the sound options it says no sound no matter what i install

    iv tryed everything and still no sound can u help please ?

  • kevin665 Aug 06, 2008

    I am in the same boat, minus disliking Vista.

    I need all the drivers for the Acer, but for XP pro.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    Missing Drivers...I formatted my system and now I dont have the drivers CD's

  • rgdabear Aug 27, 2008

    I switched my Acer Aspire Aspire T180 from Vista to XP SP2.
    I reformatted the drive and installed a fresh installation of XP. Everything works great except I don't have sound or connection to internet. According to the Device Manager, I don't have drivers for PCI Ethernet, Video Controler, Sound and the other devices in the PCI category. Can I get a download of these drivers?

    RG Da Bear

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    just bought a acert180 and i need drivers where can i get them

  • syuk_30 Sep 24, 2008

    I got fed up with VISTA and installed XP Pro on to my Acer Aspire T180.
    All went well except that I now am missing drivers. When I go to Device
    Manager it shows that there are no drivers installed for the Display
    adapter / Video Controller (VGA compatible) and also under Other
    devices / PCI Device.

    I've searched on the web and am not able to find any drivers and the default video is awful.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    missing drivers:

    sound device driver

    ethonet driver

  • peternat Oct 08, 2008

    problemed drivers:

    ethernet controller

    pci devie

    sim bus controller

    video controller(vega comp

    sound device

    i need drivers for these listed above.

  • paddy-o5 Oct 18, 2008

    i recently done the same and windows update fixed me up with everything but the simbus controller and the audio controller

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    My problem is the display drivers. None I've tried works. At least I fiddle around with the audio drivers and accidentally discovered that The so called HD audio for realteak does well, as for the display the situation is far worse than one can imagine because I have tried a dosen of them now but the effort invains. I've been using every utility disk i could lay my hands on "alas" none works. So I'm now stuck with vista and my slow computer with the RAM upgraded to 1.25GB (i.e.1GB + 512MB).

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with my video drivers gone misssing

  • abktotal Jan 17, 2009

    no driver for pci device and sm bus conteroller

  • robert_trim Jan 25, 2009

    I can not find an ethernet driver or PCI

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    i updated to xp pro sp3 and none of the sound worked

  • martinchnc37 Feb 24, 2009

    hi i have installed xp on acer aspire t180-gb7z but cannot find the driver and un able to get on internet

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    did you any find the ethernet controller and the pci driver. ?

  • cbissinc Mar 12, 2009

    I downgraded (funny was more upgrade) to XP Pro SP2 and am missing the drivers so I can't connect to the internet. I have installed the PCI modem driver put am still missing quite a few and have not been able to find them on the acer support site.

  • roop1930 Mar 25, 2009

    I need audio drivers for acer aspire t180

  • jjones337 Apr 02, 2009

    I also got rid of Vista and downloaded xp pro and lost my sound card driver, video controler driver and ethernet controler driver and a few more. Please help!!!!!! Nothing i could find on line helped.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    no audio driver



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My problem was with the T180 was the VGA support under XP. Reinstalling the Chipset drivers fixed that - audio and ethernet still broken but I'm using a wireless adapter for networking and I have separate sound care for sound - but anyway the link is:

I downloaded and installed chipset for XP 32 and it worked fine - presume the same is true for the Home Edition drivers.

I did try the pdf index suggested by a previous poster but I found all the links to XP drivers were broken.

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Check out link for download acer driver also use drop down section for refine your search

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Hello folks i have the same computer and i know exactly how to fix just simply got to than click on "service and support" then click "driver download" then click on "desktop" then click on "aspire" then scroll down to and click on "aspire t-180" and right underneath the option that you were clicking there should me a tap section saying operating system and click on windows pro. 32bit version and boom there you is the direct address to the site.................

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

  • kronic210 Jul 27, 2009

    i currently have upgraded my ram,hdd and video card i had 1 gb of ram i only got 1.5gb now

    and my hdd's i got two 280gb hdd's

    and my video card that i got is the 256 nivida 6600 it aint much but its something

    but ya i currently running in dual boot windows professinal sp3 and windows vista ultimate i just updated windows vista ultimate sp1 to sp2 threw windows update

    but ya i still have the original monitor the acer-AL1706

    and the original keyboard that comes with the aspire t-180---- keyboard MODEL # is KB-2971

    and i got this logitech LX3 Optical Mouse the laser one all black to match aspire t-180

    but that would be my acer aspire t-180 i love my pc but ya im running xp with no problems its a lot faster than vista and a lil better in some spots....i put vista ultimate on my pc just so i can play games that are for vista that dont work on xp like halo 2(halo 2 can work xp but its a bunch of ******** just to get it to work on xp) im currently working on also putting mac leopard os x 10.4 but its kind of difficult but i almost got it.....yall let me know if you have any problems getting window xp to work on aspire t-180 message and i'll tell you what you need to hear and know


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When you have unzipped files check each file by opening folder some files are named setup doubleclick and the will work. JB

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Go to the nvidia website for N gforce 6100for the video drivers
then go to realtecs website and download the latest drivers

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I had the same problem when I "upgraded" a T180 from Vista to XP. You have to ensure that the drivers match the audio chip. There are two types - check out the audio chip with PCwizard.
Downloads are availabe from the Acer site.

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  • boff1 Apr 01, 2008

    ... further to my above comments, make sure that you have the correct ethernet drivers before you start otherwise you will not be able to access the internet.!


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You can download your drivers here:

just select you product model then "get the drivers list in PDF"


Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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    Emelio Navaja Dec 28, 2007

    my pleasure

    Mister_T9 have a nice day.

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    Emelio Navaja Jan 07, 2008

    Be sure that the downloaded drivers is same model of what your PC too. Please select the appropriate model number of the system before download the drivers.

    Downloaded drivers is in ZIP format you should unzip that and run it in your computer.


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Missing drivers cannot connect to the internet

Ethernet Controller
PCI Devices
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

are missing

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Where can I find the integrated network driver for XP Pro for the T180? I looked on the ACER site as above but did not see it?


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