Archive for August, 2009

Windows XP Audio Drivers

August 23rd, 2009 2 comments

If you’re having problems with the sound quality of your computer, before you buy a new set of speakers, first try to download the latest drivers for your sound card. The problem might be on the drivers and not on the speakers. (Why not try this first…drivers are a lot easier and less expensive to replace than the hardware.)

To enjoy a great sound coming out of your speakers, you need to have the latest audio drivers for your computer.  Some drivers are built-in into your computer system, especially in the case of notebooks. The first step is to check what type of sound card you have. You can find the driver information for most devices through the Control Panel. Click the Start button, Settings, and Control Panel. Locate the type of device you want to check. Click to select the desired device from the Devices list and click the Properties button. In the resulting dialog box, click the Driver tab and look for the Driver Date and Driver Version. You can download updated drivers from the manufacturer’s site. Or, look for the drivers CD that came with your system. Run the CD and look for the audio drivers. You can use the files there to reinstall the drivers in your computer. While that won’t update your driver, it usually solves most of the problems that users encounter with their sound system.

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VIA Hyperion Pro Driver Update

August 10th, 2009 No comments

VIA Technologies Inc. is one of today’s leading suppliers of core logic chipsets, advanced connectivity, multimedia, low power x86 processors, networking and storage silicon for your personal computer. The manufacturing company also provides complete platform solutions and innovative driving system for computer users.

VIA Hyperion Pro drivers, is one of the companies latest products which has been released in the market in August 10, 2009. The package supports both 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP, and also includes SATA/RAID drivers for your computer.

Click on the link if you are looking for a utility tool for your computer’s motherboard, or if you want a software program that will automatically check and install driver updates on your laptop.


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How To Access Device Manager in Windows XP

August 1st, 2009 No comments

The Device Manager is an integrated part of Microsoft Windows. It gives you an organized view of all recognized devices installed on your computer. The Device Manager is used to change options, manage your drivers, enabling and disabling your devices, such as your hard disk drives, USB devices, keyboards, sound cards and more.

Here are several ways on how to access the Device Manager in Windows XP:

  1. From the Control Panel:
    • Click the Performance and Maintenance link. (If you are viewing the “Classic View” of the Control Panel, you won’t see this link. Double click on the System icon.)
    • Click on the System icon
    • Click on the Hardware tab
    • Click on the Device Manager button
  2. From the Computer Management utility:
    • Click the Performance and Maintenance link. (If you are viewing the “Classic View” of the Control Panel, you won’t see this link. Double click on the System icon.)
    • Double-click the Computer Management icon
    • Click on Device Manager on the left side of the window, located toward the bottom of the list under “System Tools” (If you don’t see Device Manager Device Manager listed, you may need to click on the [+] next to System Tools.)
  3. From the Command Prompt:
    • Click on Start and then Run.
    • Type “devmgmt.msc” into the text box, and click the OK button.
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Digital Camera Driver Downloads

August 1st, 2009 No comments
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