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Solved Unable to load drivers for new hardware


colfmedion

New Member
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2
#1
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    Asus P8z68-v/gen3
    Memory
    Corsair 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5880

Brooklyn567

New Member
Power User
Maryland USA

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#2
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..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
    Browser
    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes
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2
#3
Hi,
Tks for response. PC crashed shortly after so problem resolved when rebuilding!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    Asus P8z68-v/gen3
    Memory
    Corsair 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5880

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