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Windows 7: Possible Driver Problems After Re-Install Of New HD ?

08 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Possible Driver Problems After Re-Install Of New HD ?


Running Windows 7, the 64 bit version.

Not too sharp with this, so please bear with me.

HD on PC conked out, so re-installed a new one.
Surprisingly, seems like most things work again after reinstalling them.
Even my Internet works again.

But, am having a heck of a time in trying to get one program to work.
It's a Software Defined Radio, and communicates with its software on the PC via USB. Used to work fine.
Tried re-installing, checking Security, turned off anti-virus, etc, but the software on the PC "can't find radio".

I think, but am not sure that the program, or Windows, is missing a Driver.
As the software was re-installed again via a CD that came with the radio, my guess is that it is a Windows Driver, but don't really know.

Anyway, the following msg comes up, which may, or may not be related to this specific program problem:

From the Action Center: "Your USB Network Adapter is missing a Driver. It is available online.
Click to download the Driver from the Tripp Lite website"

When I click, I get a 404 msg that the site is unavailable, doesn't exist,...etc.

Is there any way to check if "all" the Drivers for Windows are installed ?

SP1 is not installed.
Didn't want to do it now, as it looks like a formadable task to do; also, they seem to show about a dozen available for Download and Install, and I haven't the slightest idea which one to use. Might the lack of SP1 be the problem ?

Would be most grateful for any thoughts and advice.
I am really not too sharp with this "stuff".

Much thanks,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Jun 2012   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
From OP:


Thank you so much.
Nice of you to take the time.

I downloaded the Folder with the Driver Files from the Link you sent me.

Now what do I do with them ?

How do I install them into my System ?
Any caveats or "dangers" ?

Thanks again,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Jun 2012   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Hi Robert11, in the Windows 7 folder that you extacted there is a .inf file that needs to be installed ,Have a look here on how to install it Manually Install Device Drivers In Windows Using INF Files
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