? about fresh install of Windows XP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Sseadoubleyou, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. My notebook is now about 1 year old and I'm having problems with like the
    DVD burner drive not working correctly, or not playing DVD's etc, and a few
    other issues. It was suggested wipe my drive and do a clean install and
    start all over again with a fresh OS. My question is once, reformat, and
    then reload Windows XP, is it ok to let windows update find and install all
    the software and drivers for all my hardware or do I reallly need to go to
    the notebooks company's website and download all the software and the
    drivers for my hardware? Wouldn't it be the same stuff, no matter where I
    got it from? I hate having to go to the company's website, download and
    install everything, only to then go to windows update to download other
    stuff that I need that comes from Microsoft, only to have windows update
    tell me that they have new drivers or softwar for hardware on my computer
    that I have already installed from the company's website.

    Any info I would appreciate it. Thanks!
    Sseadoubleyou, Jun 28, 2005
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  2. Sseadoubleyou

    old jon Guest

    Windows drivers are generally Not as specific a companys` own drivers, I
    think perhaps MS tend to use general purpose drivers. So if you can, go for
    a companys` own rather than MS.
    Why don`t you Rt click My Computer\Manage\Event Viewer and check through the
    logs for any errors that might exist there. You could do a system `cleanup`
    rather than a complete reinstall.
    best wishes..OJ
    old jon, Jun 28, 2005
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