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Windows 7: I messed up - Driver signature enforcement

27 Oct 2009   #11
lanken123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

are you sure about that? how would the ports work without the drivers?


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27 Oct 2009   #12
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree with Gamer - uninstall all of them, then scan for new hardware. Windows should detect and install the required drivers, replacing the damaged ones. Hopefully everything will be fixed. And, in the future, I'd stay away from whatever hack you found for your PS3 controller!
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27 Oct 2009   #13
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lanken123 View Post
are you sure about that? how would the ports work without the drivers?
If anything, it should attempt to reinstall them on the next reboot. I'm not guaranteeing it will work though.
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27 Oct 2009   #14
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it doesn't work, you can always restore to a previous restore point.
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27 Oct 2009   #15
lanken123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I see. also ethernet doesnt seem to work either, will it try connecting to the internet for drivers?
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27 Oct 2009   #16
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lanken123 View Post
I see. also ethernet doesnt seem to work either, will it try connecting to the internet for drivers?
If it was automatically installed when you first installed Windows 7 then it should do the same for that.
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27 Oct 2009   #17
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lanken123 View Post
I see. also ethernet doesnt seem to work either, will it try connecting to the internet for drivers?
Not unless you uninstall it, too. I think your system is hosed. At this point, you should probably try to do a repair action instead of messing around in the device manager.
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27 Oct 2009   #18
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lanken123 View Post
I see. also ethernet doesnt seem to work either, will it try connecting to the internet for drivers?
Not unless you uninstall it, too. I think your system is hosed. At this point, you should probably try to do a repair action instead of messing around in the device manager.
Agreed, if those do not work (repair, or device manager) then your likely stuck with reinstalling Windows from scratch. :|

We learn from our mistakes, I hope you learned not to do what you did again.
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27 Oct 2009   #19
lanken123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

yeah it doesn't seem to have worked. I'll try a system restore, and if that fails I guess I'll have to install windows again...ugh
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27 Oct 2009   #20
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lanken123 View Post
yeah it doesn't seem to have worked. I'll try a system restore, and if that fails I guess I'll have to install windows again...ugh
Try a repair action first. It's much quicker than a full install.

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