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Installed XP Proffesional and have no drivers! Please help ASAP

By Lebron09
Nov 25, 2009
  1. I installed some new hardware to my computer, a motherboard being one of the items. I decided to Install XP Proffesional on it thinking I could just download the drivers offline onto a USB flash thingy. I found some thing online and put it onto the flash but when I put it into my computer, the device is unknown and I'm not sure what to do because I cant do anything on the computer! Help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    1) Which XP service pack level did you install? i think you need at least SP1 for decent USB support

    2) Is the USB flash device a U3 device? (e.g. an Sandisk Cruzer?) in which case you should remove the U3 functionality

    3) Otherwise, do you have an OEM install disk (e.g. from HP or Dell) or is it a MS install disk? If an MS install you can easily create an SP3 installation CD. Google slipstream XP SP3

    /* EDIT */
    Oh. just occured to me.. i may need the chipset drivers before USB will work since it's a new m/b. In which case you may need to burn everything to CD
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