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Cant load drivers on XP, Downgrade from Vista


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#1 Freddie3782

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:28 AM

I downgraded from vista to xp. I went to ACER support website and downloaded the drivers for my model of laptop. I had to go and load the drivers manually from the device manager. one by one. But some did not take. My Video Driver did not want to work. Instead of a question mark I got a little exclamation mark. My wireless driver is the one I care about the most. My LAN works as you can tell but having a laptop being connected to a cable kinda suck. So if the is any kind of resouces that you would want to share that would be great.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:40 PM

What is your video card, and what is your wireless device manufacturer?

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:32 PM

ATI RADEON XPRESS 1250
IS MY VIDEO CARD

BROADCOM 802.11G NETWORK ADAPTER
IS MY WIRELESS CARD.

I WENT TO GET THEM FROM ACER SUPPORT DRIVERS
THEY LOADED BUT I GOT A CODE 39.

SOME ONE TOLD ME TO GET THEM FROM DELL BUT DIDN'T MENTION
WHAT MODEL OF COMPUTER DO I DOWNLOAD THEM FROM.

TRIED TO SEARCH THEM FROM THE MANUFACTURE
BUT ALL THEY DID WAS SEND ME TO THE ACER WEBSITE

IF YOU CAN HELP THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
THANKS.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:58 AM

here is a image of my device manager

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:13 AM

Right click on them in the Device Manager and select Properties, then click on the Details tab, then on Hardware ID in the dropdown box. It should be in this format "PCI\VEN_4444&DEV_0016&SUBSYS_40090070&REV_01"

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 07:09 AM

ATI RADEON XPRESS 1250
IS MY VIDEO CARD



ATI Xpress 1250 Drivers

BROADCOM 802.11G NETWORK ADAPTER
IS MY WIRELESS CARD.


I cant find the drivers, but if you give me a model number I can find them.

You can try this: BROADCOM Wireless 802.11b & 802.11g 4.10.40.1 Drivers

Edited by cryptodan, 09 March 2010 - 07:12 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:10 AM

Part Number: Extensa4420

I am currently in class. when I get home I will try these tips
you have given me.
thank for your consern.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:05 PM

So its an Acer Extensa?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:22 PM

Wireless Driver - > here

Ati Video Driver - > here
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:33 AM

AWESOME!!
The video driver worked great thanks for the link.
but unfortunatelly the wireless driver is still giving me issues.
Thinking of going back to vista. I don't want to but if I can't fix this
I have no use xp if its not portable.
thanks cryptodon for your help.

I will continue to struggle with this driver for the time being.

Edited by Freddie3782, 10 March 2010 - 01:34 AM.


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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:02 AM

If you cant get the one to work you have are you willing to spend money on one that will work?

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:35 AM

Please go into Device Manager and right click on your Broadcom Wireless adapter. Left click on properties. Click on the Details Tab.

Please give us a screen shot or the hardware ID string associated with your Broadcom Wireless Adapter. We can then find the correct driver.

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