Need help finding drivers

By TopTop18
Oct 11, 2008
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  1. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    1.) I can't download the file there... Says i have to be a member or something. And my instincts say that costs money XD.
    2.) Now I have most drivers, how can i see if they are up to date?
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,357   +167

    1. possibly. some of those sites let yoiu join free for 30 or 60 days. All different. Don't the terms on that one. and the card has no commerical support (frojm what i found). Was only found (and even then not fouind easily) at pay sites (well, maybe, you need determine the termsa)

    not that you have other drivers, go to eah mfr site and see if they have anythng newer
  3. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    What site?
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,357   +167

    you said yoiu installed some drivers. g

    1. Try ASUS to see if they're more up to date
    2. Go to site of whoever prodcued the hardware the driver is for
    3. Worst case, go to automated site to heck all for u
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Please press the GO button, to update all your Asus drivers
    [​IMG]
  6. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Have that, but for the non asus drivers?
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Sorry I haven't been closely following the thread

    Any addon unknown hardware, just remove and read any Manufacture name, or model number directly off the device
  8. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    umm i don't understand, but my problem now is how to make drivers that don't come from ASUS up to date, cause my video, sound and network cards don't come from ASUS, but from another company i don't know.
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Other than reading directly what the Manufacture Make and Model is, directly from the card (mentioned above)

    You can use this Tool: Unknown Devices
    You will also need to download the PCI update here: Download latest pci update (right click, save link/target as...). And save it to where Unknown Devices is run from (overwriting any previous txt file)
  10. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    It says: "No unknown devices found; No additional drivers needed"

    Does that mean I have all drivers or that i have all drivers and all drivers are up to date?
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It means all drivers are installed (but unknown if they are up to date or not)

    Check Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc) for any issues

    Right click on any queried device and Enable that device

    A queried device can either have a red cross or a yellow mark on the icon
    Do all Device Manager entries look ok?
     
  12. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Only the simple communications-controller has a yellow question mark, but I know that.

    So does that mean all drivers are up to date?
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    No

    Can you physically remove that modem device from the computer? (ie detach it, or unscrew it)

    It can be:
    An external USB Modem (either Broadband; 56K; Mobile Phone; Fax machine-Including Printer Fax))
    An internal addon PCI card (56K Modem; um don't know what else!!)

    Or your computer Bios, with an enabled Modem device. Does your computer have a Modem either internally or externally connected? (the actual hardware, not the wires)

    If so. Remove it, and read everything written on it, and reply here with all info (which then we would track down the driver - hopefully)
  14. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    It is probably inside the computer and I don't know how or what to remove.
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You know when you pushed the Go button up there ^^
    Did it mention any Modem or communication driver or anything?

    Also you'll know if you have an internal Modem, if you can see a phone jack at the back of your computer (also I don't mean the Network - larger - connection)
  16. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    There is a LAN part there

    And there are two places where you can put an internet cable thingy
  17. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    ok well one of those places, is not set up correctly (with the drivers)
    Now you have run a lot of software tools, and we are close to finding the driver
    But, if you actually remove the card, and read any numbers\letters printed on it, we could make absolute certain (instead of try this and try that)

    Many PCI Modems are difficult to locate the correct drivers for them
    But eventually they're found.

    Or you could just leave it, and not use the local phone line in your compuer
    Actually because it may be an addon card (aftermarket lets say)
    You don't happen to have the install CD do you?
  18. TopTop18

    TopTop18 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Nope no cd here.

    But I don't plan to use it, Wireless is working fine and i'm not going to make a cable trough my whole house.

    Does it matter if we don't install driver or something, cause it won't be used?
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