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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 10: Configuring Windows XP
      9  Dealing with Driver Problems

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Missing Drivers

A missing driver is one of the first things to check for if added hardware won’t work. For example, if we try to use the mainboard’s built-in networking to connect to another PC in our home, it won’t work. It’s not that the built-in hardware for networking doesn’t work. Examining Device Manager...Other Devices...Ethernet Controller, we see that no driver has been installed (Figure 156). The key expressions telling us something is missing are “Unknown” and “Not Available.” Things should be known and available to our PC! Question marks next to devices in Device Manager aren’t good either! When in doubt whether a driver is installed, right click on the device in Device Manager to see the driver information.


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