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By spyder_1 ·
I'm now unfortuanely aware of the old saying, you get what you pay for. I within the last 8 months bought, what I thought was a killer deal, from Quantex. For those of you not aware they declared bankruptcy. So I'm completely stuck without any means of support. What I'm referring to, is that recently my system had a major crash where for some reason my tape back-up would not even work....so I thought well this may be the time to rebuild Windows 98SE. After getting to the point to load my drivers up for the hardware that is included..lo and behold the Drivers CD they sent did not have one item that matched what I had on my system. I eventually got my back-up to load up and so far the system is allright, but in the future does anyone have a suggestion on what I can do about getting the correct drivers. The hardware I have is as follows:

19" moniter Quantex XP190DF
Sony CD-RW CRX140E
TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1402
NVidia GE-force 256 32MB 4x AGP
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value
Pansonic 3.5"/1.44MB/No Bezel Floppy Drive

Windows 98SE
733MHZ Pent. 3
256MB PC-133 SDRAM

I have looked up drivers on sites like Driver Guide and others, but being that this is OEM machine, they keep telling me I need to go to the manufacters website to download the correct drivers. I'm at my wits end, can anyone guide me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

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by bowers In reply to wrong device driver CD fo ...

I have had good luck using the serial number to search on alta vista for finding drivers. Also try dirversguide.com in the member submitted area. Good luck!

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by geroxx In reply to wrong device driver CD fo ...

You can go to each manufacters website and download the drivers for each device. The ones you will need will be for the :

Sound Card, Video Card, CD Rom and DVD Rom, Display, and especially the Motherboard. It helps to know what chip set you have. If you can not tell or do not know what Motherboard you have then go to www.motherboards.org they have a search function using the BIOS Chip number.

Once you get going on getting these drivers it won't be too bad. It's just starting the job that looks hard.

The problem you are having is the main reason that I WILL NEVER BUY A BUNDLED SYSTEM AGAIN... unless I know exactly what every piece of hardware they put in there is.

Gary

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Thanks Bowers and Gary for your input.

Bowers, you mentioned about looking up on Alta Vista with the serial #'s, do you mean the #'s for each piece of hardware or the system itself. If you mean the hardware, then I need to open the case up andget the #'s directly off the hardware itself.....correct?

Gary, I'm in total agreement, had I known what I know now, I wouldn't have spent the money I did. The suggestions you gave is what I have tried, unless I didn't dig far enough. The CD-RWand the NVidia video card, both tell me I need to go to the manufacters website because of this being an OEM system, which I assume means that Quantex had put their own little tweaks to their drivers. The display on the other I believe I'm out of options there, being that there are no manufacters name anywhere that I can see except for saying it is a Quantex display with their model #. I'm sure there has got to be a way around all this........Thanks again guys, any further input would be muchwelcomed.

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by wlbowers In reply to wrong device driver CD fo ...

You should be able to get the drivers on the name brand stuff from the Vendors sites.

The Monitor was made by somebody. Example some of Compaq's are made by Hitachi. Crack the case and look for identifying logo's or names. If you find some writedown any numbers you find and email the Vendor and explain the situation. There will be some generic drivers that can be used. Do the same for the motherboard. If there is not a Manufacturer id you can research by chip set as one of the other answers said.

Good Luck Lee

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