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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-01-2009
Location: Canada
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Missing Drivers for Thinkpad R51 1829-D4F

I had to reformat and reinstall Win XP on my Thinkpad R51 1829-D4F.  A bunch of drivers could not be installed and I can't get my wireless network card to work (most importantly).


I tried to download and install the drivers from this site, but it didn't work or I didn't find the right ones I guess.


Here are what's missing :


! Multimedia Audio Controller

! SM Bus Controller

! USB Bus Controller

! Ethernet Controller

! Ethernet Controller

! Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

! Modem PCI

! Unknown Device


Any help would be greatly appreciated !!  Thanks.

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Re: Missing Drivers for Thinkpad R51 1829-D4F

melp, welcome to the forum,


try using System Update, it should get the drivers you need automatically.


You can find drivers for your R51 on this site, downloading them isn't enough. You basically download a zipped file, you need to double click on them and they will extract to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\abcxyz. It will show you where whilst extracting.


Hope this helps



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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-01-2009
Location: Canada
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Re: Missing Drivers for Thinkpad R51 1829-D4F

I tried the system update.  It didn't work.  I tried downloading and installing the drivers separately and some of it worked but one Ethernet controller didn't.  I installed the Wireless Lan 802 11 a/b/g and when it installed it, it looked for the Ethernet controller driver that was missing, but I wasn't able to install it.  Any ideas ?
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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
Location: USA
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Re: Missing Drivers for Thinkpad R51 1829-D4F

You must go to C>Drivers>Win and run the appropriate setup files from there...all the drivers download in that subfolder by default, but you must unpack them.


For instance, if your wireless card is IBM (atheros) it would be in C>Drivers>Win>Wlanath


If the card is an Intel one: C>Drivers>Win>Wlanint


Hope you're getting the idea...


Good luck.



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