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Downgraded to XP Missing Drivers Help!


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#1 ArtistGayle

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:48 PM

Where to start hmm...I own a Acer Aspire 5610Z Laptop which originaly came with Vista, I reformated my harddrive (after things were getting way to mucked up Viruses and things) and downgraded to XP, Now I'm missing a bunch of my drivers. Mainly my Ethernet Controller (Broadcom Corp BCM440x 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet) and my Network Controller (Broadcom Corp BCM4309 802.11a/b/g) making it so I can't connect to the internet. I've looked all over the internet for the drivers including the Acer and the Broadcom sites with no luck. Anyone have any ideas where I might can find the drivers or just over all help in getting my lap top up and running.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:11 AM

For the Broadcom Corp BCM440x 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet I found a driver that i think it is good for you.

-Go to www.driveguide.com
-Make a free account
-click on drivers
-Choose network devices
-Choose the manufacturer, which in this case is Broadcom.
-In the search bar, type only - BCM440x, then download it and install it. :thumbsup:


You should find it, it has a size of 67.1MB
It supports Win2000, WinXP, Win2003

Unfortunately for the Broadcom Corp BCM4309 802.11a/b/g I didnt find anything.
Hope that helps, if you need anything just post

#3 ArtistGayle

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:02 PM

Thanx for the Advice :thumbsup: I ended up getting it on my own just before I read your reply but again thank you very much I still have a number of other drives I need to find but my computer at least connects to the internet now :flowers:

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:43 PM

I'm happy to hear that you solved this problem. Don't hesitate to ask if you have a problem.




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