I am missing 5 drivers for my Dell Latitude D Laptop and was wondering if anyone knew of a tool which could search my computer, find out if I am missing any more drivers and then recomend the drivers to download to fix this problem. So, I restored the laptop yet again to a time earlier that day, and the DVD is once again fine. I’ve been in contact with Dell tech support through email, but so far, no luck. Thanks so much for your help, Scott Here’s the lshw for this D External hard drive not being recognized as preferred drive Mburgess , Nov 6, at I bought this laptop secondhand, and began “cleaning” it up by deleting programs I didn’t need, as well as using Windows update to get at least 10 security updates plus Service pack 3. It’s properties tab says “the drivers for this device are not installed ” Code

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Your name or email address: On it, you have to press ctrl-alt-del, and that takes you to an expanded logon screen. What controlelr you think? The main thing with the Linux is I want a lightweight distribution which will run the Chrome browser and have access to the Ubuntu Software center.

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I’ve been in contact with Dell tech support through email, but so far, no luck. Dec 26, Messages: If I can, I’ll just let the Divx program be, and hope it causes no problems. Use Add or Remove Programs in your control panel.

For those, find the hardware manufacturer’s website and look up the drivers they recommend for the model of your hardware. Have you re-installed the chipset drivers?

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The DVD prompt to download codecs from a Web site are likely the resuly of code on the dvd itself IF the needed codecs don’t exist on the computer. Don’t be afraid of uninstalling the wrong drivers yellow exclamation marks or red X’s in Device Manager listings I have been onto the Dell website but I’m not sure what I am looking for especially as in the device manager window I am missing a driver for a “SM Bus controller”, I bud really have any idea what this is and therefore thought if this tool existed it would solve all problems.

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Feb 9, Messages: No, create an account now. This is going to be a dual-boot, Win 7 and probably Linux Mint machine. I don’t know if it was something I did, but the DVD burner acquired a yellow ball with the black exclamation mark.


You may need to reinstall drivers if they come back as “other” with controlller yellow marks. Check the jumper settings on the drive.

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I also have a post under Win XP in hopes of getting rid of the password interruption, so that I can let the laptop boot all the way to the desktop and not have to type in the password each time. I have, in the interim, done a system restore to a couple of weeks d60, and the drive is back! Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Win dvd handles almost all dvds. Click controllet to join today!

This site is completely free — paid for by advertisers and donations. The XP Media, Home, and my wife’s XP pro all look alike, and changing the password is as easy and straightforward as you suggested.

Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted February 27, Leaving that alone is probably ok too.