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I am at my parent house and I am thinking of reformatting there PC again, problem is, with all the moving done, I don't know were my old mobo box is (therefore disk for this mobo)....

 

So, the obvious question is, is there anywhere I can go in the OS to copy the drivers so after a format they are all available?

 

It seems like C:WINDOWSsystem32drivers stores all the drivers, but are they in a proper format?

 

And in case anyone is wondering they are using a MS-6528 model mobo. I didnt have any luck finding them yesterday night, and MSI website sucks.

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My Drivers works for me, it's shareware but that don't matter since you're wiping it out anyway. It asks you which drivers to backup, select them and it'll sort them into folders for you.

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I usually just download the drivers from the mobo/chipset manufacturers.

 

Correct....

 

Nforce drivers at nvidia.com and Via drivers at Viaarena.com for the latest 4in1 driver pack....

 

all other drivers can be found fairly easy....

 

I usually go find all the latest drivers from the manufacturer sites and install those...;)

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I cant find the drivers, I am famously bad at not finding what I want, so its possible they are out there... This is a old PC, I got it like 7 years ago... I already spent some time and found nada.

 

I think I will probably just end up trying 2-3 programs like drivermax/My Drivers and after a format one of them should of worked... If all else fails (doubt id get this far), ill ask you to try to "prove" that its easy :P , and if thats fail.... eh.... ubuntu to the rescue (already tested live disk).

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Do a printscreen or something of Device Manager with the peripherals and stuff expanded, like video card, sound, network, etc. With that, we can help you find the correct (and newer!) drivers :).

 

With Intel chipsets, you usually don't need to install the chipset drivers, but they're easily available if needed. The only thing I notice with the 8xx chipsets is that XP/2000 tend to automatically put the CD drives in PIO mode rather than Ultra DMA. To fix that, you go to Device Manager, open up the IDE controllers section then the secondary controller, then go to the second tab and change the option. If it doesn't want to switch, the Intel Application Accelerator should force it.

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I use driver magician. I'm not sure, but i think there is a trial version of it. You can select which drivers to back up and to either copy them to a folder or make an exe out of them (to simply run the exe and it will copy the drivers back over).

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