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Driver Question

By steelth
May 5, 2010
  1. I was working on my cousins computer it's very old. i went into device manager to see if everything was ok and his VGA drivers need updateing i guess , so i went to a site that scans ur drivers it said 14 drivers needed updated , but they want 29 dollars to do it. Does anyone know where i can get it scanned and updated free. Free is better for my wallet thx :)
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    Stay away from those sites.

    What is the make of the hardware?
     
  3. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    It's an junk E machine ,T3516 with windows xp
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    How do you know those VGA drivers need updating? I personally wouldn't do anything, not worth it.
    No don't pay money.
     
  6. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    i know the vga does because it has the yellow ? on it,lol

    Thx for the help
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Probably works fine anyway.
     
  8. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    It does work fine but everytime u log on it wants you to install it, Like new hardware found kinda thing
     
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    That means Windows detects hardware but can't find a driver for it.

    Check on problem devices
    • Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    Generate then attach a DirectX report
    • click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    • In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the reports. (If you don't see icon you may need to first cick Go Advanced)

    / *edit */
    Did you try the drivers on the website in Route44's link?
     
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