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Do all motherboards need drivers?

By mattw
Apr 20, 2006
  1. well the reason im asking is because my bro wants me to format his pc for him, but its a pre-built one and we did not get any disks with it. will it be okay to straight away go and reinstall, or will i need drivers for the mobo?

    its a ASUStek K8-SLA motherboard btw.

    thanks a lot :)
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Is this a HP/Compaq/Dell or some other company made computer? If so, what is the model number?

    You do need drivers before you do the reinstall. The system will most likely not function properly without them. But if you have the model number, you can likely find all your drivers on the maker's website.
     
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    some prebuilt machines that dont come with the cds have a software on them that lets you burn one or in a hidden partition so when booting the pc you can choose to run from it..

    check if it has those things first...
     
  4. mattw

    mattw TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    The computer is a Hewlett Packard T770uk.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

  6. mattw

    mattw TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    awesome! thanks a lot, much appreciate :D
     
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