Need help downloading drivers for this notebook

By imanhorn ยท 7 replies
Dec 26, 2010
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  1. Hi, I recently bought a notebook with the following specs.

    the only problem is that I installed windows vista and I seem to be losing a lot of drivers.

    can any1 help me look for the motherboard model and where to find the drivers for it? Thank you!
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Could you give us the full make and model of your computer please.
  3. imanhorn

    imanhorn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh sorry, it's a stormX notebook it's pretty much an unknown notebook.
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Can you provide us with a link to it online please?
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Is there any tag on the computer with a model number? If you can't identify the model there MAY be a "backdoor" solution... If we can download the chipset drivers then a network driver you might be able to use a tool like DriverEasy to locate the other drivers (but you need that working network connection to use it)

    1. Your CPU-Z link in post #1 shows Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset. The Intel download link for that chipset is here

    2. I might be able to figure out your network driver if you List 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

    You''ll need to copy/paste onto a USB drive or something to post all the cryptic strings it shows i'll need to see to give it a shot
  6. imanhorn

    imanhorn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi sorry for the late return. I had it reformatted back to XP now the big problems cropped up

    Above is the problem devices.

    Here's the summary of my laptop
  7. imanhorn

    imanhorn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, used Unknown Devices and here's what i found

    Base System Devices = JMicron Technology Corp
    Ethernet Controller = JMicron Technology Corp
    Network Controller = Ralink Technology Corp
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Do you know if you have two ethernet adapters (and LAN ports) on that machine?? (I'm guessing is the case based on your data)

    Let's see if we can get one of LAN connections installed and working first.

    I think this is a JMicron Fast Ethernet Adapter. Some more chasing down pointed me to this driver. I also looked in the driver's installation file and the Hardware ID is a match. Still, best to create a system restore point before installing it
    Ethernet Controller PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_0260&SUBSYS_0260197B&REV_02\4&335E5CC8&0&05E0
    To test, check if you have 2 different LAN ports on that computer and test with each one.

    /* EDIT */
    Looks like Ralink is the Wireless Adapter so you'd only have one LAN port.. which makes more sense as i now remembered this is on a laptop :D

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