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Trying to update a driver in the device manager and everytime we do, the computer freezes up. What can we do because the driver needs attention. It will not play or recognize any discs?

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Perhaps your drive itself is defective ???
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How do i search for the latest drivers on my computer?


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices 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. If you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it. or you might have to download them 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XP/Vista/7/8 This might take some time being a freeware driver solution Note: The Driver program will find all of your outdated drivers This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point. Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated. also at cnet http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for IE: Motherboard name sound drivers. Place a tick in either windows software or all software box. You might have to try a few times to get it right. http://download.cnet.com/drivermax/3000-18513_4-10572602.html Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program http://download.cnet.com/drivers-for-free/3000-18512_4-75548155.html Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers http://www.downloadcollection.com/device_doctor.htm Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices. It also locates drivers for Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager. This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/ free program, paid update available Hope this helps.

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Replaced hard drive and installed WIN98. Device Manager indicates all PCI drivers are gone?


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices

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


If you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver

If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it


or you might have to download them

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

This might take some time being a freeware driver solution


Note: The Driver program will find all of your outdated drivers


This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.


Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.


also at cnet

http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for


IE: Motherboard name sound drivers.


Place a tick in either windows software or all software box.


You might have to try a few times to get it right.


http://download.cnet.com/drivermax/3000-18513_4-10572602.html

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program


http://download.cnet.com/drivers-for-free/3000-18512_4-75548155.html

Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers



http://www.downloadcollection.com/device_doctor.htm

Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices. It also locates drivers for Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager. This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use


http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

free program, paid update available



Hope this helps.

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I want sony vaio vgc-v2s drivers for all windows 7.......Plssssssssss help


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices

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


If you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver

If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it


or you might have to download them

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

This might take some time being a freeware driver solution


Note: The Driver program will find all of your outdated drivers


This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.


Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.


also at cnet

http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for


IE: Motherboard name sound drivers.


Place a tick in either windows software or all software box.


You might have to try a few times to get it right.


http://download.cnet.com/drivermax/3000-18513_4-10572602.html

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program


http://download.cnet.com/drivers-for-free/3000-18512_4-75548155.html

Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers



http://www.downloadcollection.com/device_doctor.htm

Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices. It also locates drivers for Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager. This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use


http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

free program, paid update available



Hope this helps.

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


if you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver
if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it

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Updation software


Check your system device manager see if you have any yellow check mark for attention. If no your computer is normal to run. What software that you are trying to update? please specify..

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Computer will lock up after sitting idle for short period of time


This type of problem is usually a device driver conflict in my experience. Try updating drivers in your machine and see if it runs. If you can find your updated drivers quickly and load them, you might solve the problem without a lot of effort. Pay special attention to the video card driver because they are often a problem, particularly old drivers. Plan B is more time consuming. Detailed troubleshooting requires you to start the computer in "safe" and slowly add the drivers back in until you find the one causing all the trouble. Then you must either disable the driver or update it. You can also start disconnecting components (CD, DVD etc) and see if you can get you computer to run normally. Identifying components and associated drivers might solve the problem too. Hope this helps.

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Go to the Device Manager. Start>Right-Click on My Computer>Properties>Hardware tab>Device Manager. Find your CD/DVD in the list of hardware and click on the "+" sign to expand it and see your brand and model of CD/DVD device. If there is a yellow! or a redX then it is either disabled are is corrupted, just right-click and update driver.. Even if it does not say anything, right click it and update driver. Sounds like your CD ROM has driver problems.

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Machine freeze up randomly. Must do a hard shutdown. Seems like a motherboard failure


Freezes and crashes are generally caused by some sort of instability in the computer system.

The following is a list of specific problems that can cause instability along with what to check when troubleshooting each.
Viruses can cause instability.
Run a virus check on the computer to look for a possible virus.

Conflicts can cause instability.
Check the Windows Device Manager to see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red Xs beside the listings for device classifications. If there are, contact Tech Support.

Buggy or damaged software applications can cause instability.
If the system is less stable when certain software programs are running, shut down those programs and see if the problem continues to occur. If the problems stop, chances are that those software programs are causing the problems.

Buggy, outdated, or conflicting drivers can cause instability.
Check manufacturer web sites for updated device drivers for the various devices installed on the computer system, such as: printer drivers, modem drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, USB device drivers, etc.
Update one driver at a time and see if the system stabilizes. If this doesn't work, it may be a hardware problem, so contact Tech Support.

AC problems can cause instability.
Check to see if the computer system is plugged into an overloaded outlet.
Make sure the computer system is plugged into a surge suppressor.

The installation of new devices can cause instability.
There are three typical symptoms that point to this problem:
The computer system fails to boot, freezes during a boot, or freezes during an operation for no apparent reason.
The system fails to recognize the newly installed device.
One or more software applications fail to function as expected after an upgrade.

Hardware failure can cause freezes

Fan failure, cpu failure, memory failure, could be also a cause of freezing.

Keep track of the hardware and software that is added to a computer.
The addition of new hardware and software can often cause problems to occur.

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