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Updating Drivers I've ran two checks on my computer of updating old drivers. The sites advertised they were free, but they were a play on words. Is there a place I can go to run a diagnostic of my computer to see which drivers need updating and then the links to actually download the drivers for free? Or am I asking for too much? Teresa

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    Teresa Jun 22, 2008

    Thank you for the idea. I had already came to that conclusion before I asked my question, but I was hoping for an easier solution because even though I built my computer in '04, it has been difficult to find drivers for it lately. Apparently my equipment is ancient now and if I can't find the drivers I need in the manufacturer's "archives", then I have to pay some company, like the "free" Driver Detective, who claims to have access to my "updated" drivers. What a racket... So be it. I just want to make sure that I am running the most recent updates before I move on to upgrading parts & memory. The main problem I am working on is my computer is running so slowly when I get on the internet or try to run more than two programs at a time, but it is fine when I am just running applications, like Word. I have 1024mb of memory installed and am only left with the slower memory to upgrade, which doesn't seem like it should make a difference. I'll figure it out... Again, thanks for your advice.

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    Teresa Jun 23, 2008

    Very, very cool! I will try all the things you mentioned that I didn't know to check. When I'm finished, I will definitely let you know. Thanks so much!

  • Teresa
    Teresa Jun 25, 2008

    Hi Again~



    OK, so all I have left to do is update the mobo bios.



    How do I check for the exact sound card that I have? I'm not so sure I downloaded the correct ones a couple of years ago when I updated them last because every since then, I have to push the cd eject button three to four times to get it to open. I can hear it working, but it takes a few tries to open so I'm thinking it had to do with downloading the wrong drivers.



    What is the "SMART stauts" of my hdd and how do I check it?



    Thanks again in advance!

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The best is to search on the motherboard manufacturer's web-site. Like for intel go to www.support.intel.com

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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    Anand Salunke Jun 23, 2008

    Thanks for your feedback..

    Believe Me..1024 Mb is more than sufficient memory to run your PC & have many applications running on.

    If its hardware problem, check whether the Electrolytics on your mobo started swelling. Specially those around CPU. Another reason could be failing Hard-disk, which might have developed Bad Sectors. Check for SMART stauts of your HDD, which can be a good clue for the HDD condition.

    Unless you have no doubt on MOBO & HDD, try & see if following helps..

    Clear all History from Internet Explorer, delete all temporary files from temp folder. Run the Disk Cleanup wizard. Run Disk Defragmentor.

    Run Free Registry Cleaner like Eusing Reg Cleaner. This helps alot.

    Go to Performance Options in System Properties & select adjust for best performance.

    Set the virtual memory to the right size.

    You can also update the Bios for your mobo, to gain good performance.

    Let me know your motherboard model & system configuration. I can definitely help you out..

    Best Luck..


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    Anand Salunke Jun 27, 2008

    Hello,

    If your have installed the sound card on PCI slot, check the model no./manufacturer details on card itself. Check the Chip no.on this card, which could help out finding the right drivers fot your sound card. You can also go to Control Panel=> System=> Hardware=> Device Manager & check the card as detected by your Operating System.
    If your CD-Drive takes many tries to open the door, it means that it is growing old & some mechanical problems are present in CD-drive. Mostly it is rubber belt on the door drive motor that has lost its elasticity / has wear & tear. Try if you can replace the belt/ buy a new CD-Drive

    SMART status of your HDD can be viewed if enabled in Bios. SMART is in-built monitoring system in any HDD, which continously monitors the drive parameters & health. When enabled in BIOS. BIOS can read the SMART status while booting up & same is shown at startup. If SMART status of HDD is bad, you should backup your data & replace with new HDD.

    I hope I have answered your questions to your satisfaction...


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