09-06-2014 08:43 AM - edited 09-06-2014 08:44 AM
After much turmoil, I was finally able to replace a failed hard drive on my Lenovo z585 and get a fresh copy of windows 7 back on it. Which is what it came with originally. The install had many drivers missing. I was able to get some some from the Lenovo support page, for the z585, but there a some that won't update on their own when I prompt them to...and those also don't have a Windows 7 driver on the support page...only windows 8.
Why doesn't Lenovo have all the Win 7 drivers available ? Some drivers are available for both win 7 & 8 but others are windows 8 only ? ....and I need them.
The chipset is also only available for win 8. also USB 2.0 etc....
Can someone please help me? I've only run into problem after problem, endlessly...
here's an image of what my computer is asking for:
09-06-2014 09:10 AM
09-06-2014 10:53 AM - edited 09-06-2014 10:58 AM
thanks iDesign, I used Driver Booster and it found and fixed more of the driver issues than even windows was capable of.
I still have a problem though, even though it now appears as though the USB 2.0 drivers are fine...they still dont work.
Instead, the only warning I see in Device Manager now is "unknown device" under 'other devices'. It won't install any
Also, when Driver Booster 1st started installing the updates, this error came up:
Dpinst64.exe - System Error ..... This program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.
I don't know what that is, or what in the driver installation process caused it to appear.
I'm sure I can find a copy of it fairly easily and put it where it should be, but I'd like to know how neccessary it is.
09-06-2014 01:03 PM
09-06-2014 01:17 PM