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Unable to load drivers for new hardware

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Unable to load drivers for new hardware


    Hi,
    I have been trying for several days to install a webcam and a wireless dongle on my Windows 8 PC. I know I have the software and drivers for both - I have the disks and/or updates from Manufacturers sites. When I install I get the message that Windows is unable to find the drivers. When I "point" windows in the right direction I generally get the message "The configuration registry database is corrupt". At the beginning of my attempts to load the hardware I did get a message that windows could not load the drivers because windows update was set not to install driver updates. I haven't seen this message since. I have googled and read lots of advice but so far nothing that helps.
    I would be grateful for any help.
    Thanks
    colf

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    In many cases drivers wont load because windows was not ready for them, do the windows updates first and either windows will load the drivers automatically or will lay the foundation for your drivers via chipset updates or other means..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Hi,
    Tks for response. PC crashed shortly after so problem resolved when rebuilding!!!
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