Yes, I have no drivers

By VA Dan
Sep 22, 2013
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  1. I'm using a machine with an Ubuntu OS, using Chromium browser to download the drivers for a Compaq laptop which has just had Windows XP installed (but with no drivers).

    I can find drivers which I believe will work, but upon downloading am unable to find the .exe files for them. When downloading, I receive a .zip file which I unzip and copy to a thumb drive. When I plug the thumb drive into the usb port, it shows up on the screen, but that's as far as I get.

    Any ideas for me? It's like having a car, but no gas. I'm getting nowhere, fast!

    Thank you,
    VA Dan
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +181

  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +181

    If saw you posted "No joy" in the other thread...

    What is the make/model of the computer? Give me a link to one of the drivers you're downloading so I can see an example of what you're getting. Also, use a thumb drive to copy the following info from the problem machine as I need to see it in its entirety

    List any Problem devices
    • Make sure 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
    • On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
    Generate and attach a DirectX report
    • Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
      ===> If you’re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
      ===> If you’re running 64 bit Windows, you’ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
    • Click the Upload a File button to upload and attach the file to your next TechSpot post

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