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Missing Drivers + More!


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#1 AVN

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 05:59 AM

Well, seemingly unsolvable problems for me at least, seeing as how I have near to no knowledge about computers.


How it started?
A virus stuck me into an infinite loop of bootup/welcome screens, so formatted everything on the drive and popped in Windows XP Professional.

The big problem is, I don't have any drivers, except for the ones that are default, and even then, I'm missing Ethernet Controller and Multimedia Audio Controller drivers.

In plain English, everything on my computer functions normally, except anything Internet related. (Which is 90% of my computer usage)

I have close to no knowledge about computers, so I have absolutely no idea why I cannot set up any networks or connections. I don't even know if this problem is related to not having an Ethernet Controller Driver.

Before you ask, yes, I am 100% sure it is not my modem, cable, or router.

All the above mentioned have been troubleshot on a second and third computer.

Listed are my computer 'specs'

Manufacturer: Acer
Model: Veriton 7600GT
Processor: Genuine Intel® CPU 3.20GHz
Motherboard: Acer F89M
Physical RAM: 1GB
OS Name: Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3 (Build 2600) x86

Either way, I'm going to jumble all of my problems/concerns/requests into this post, as to avoid unwanted spam.

Help I need:
- A download link for my missing drivers
- Simple instructions on how to load said drivers
- Explanation to my Internet connection/network problem if possible

Help I'd like:
- A referral/link to a free and reliable antivirus/spyware program
- Place to find updated drivers

Any help is appreciated!

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:15 AM

For drivers head to http://www.acer.com

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:49 AM

For drivers head to http://www.acer.com


Thanks.

But what do I do with said drivers? How do I load them if they're not on a CD?

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:35 AM

Most drivers now are self-executing when downloaded. All you have to do is double-click the downloaded file on your desktop...and the driver will install itself.

If the drivers are not self-installing, you can use Device Manager to install them by using the New Hardware Wizard/Update Driver function.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:33 PM

I went to Acer.com and downloaded the "other drivers" for my computer make, but I can't seem to find instructions to install it.

It isn't in an .exe or setup format, it unzips and leaves me with some unopenable files.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:41 AM

Doesn't the Acer site...have instructions for installing drivers?

IME, most OEMs do.

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