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Problems with wrong device drivers

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Almost everyone is familiar that hardware drivers are the most essential part of Windows regardless of the version. When the hardware drivers are installed properly and are regularly updated, then your hardware device will not have any problems and work at its best. Windows will also run smoothly without any errors, but things can change if you install wrong hardware driver. There are a few cases when Windows itself might install wrong drivers.

In order to find out how deep the situation can be then you will experience them when using your computer. For instance, during every startup you will get an error message that says “Windows cannot load dll CnxtSdk.dll”. In such a case Windows might have installed a driver which it thought would be right for the network card and it is actually right. Windows will install the 3com driver rather than Realtek driver. Therefore, when you need to change the driver you will have to select it from its location. Although you might choose the right .inf file, Windows might still give you error messages. In some other cases computer users accidentally install wrong audio drivers and the computer keeps restarting. In such case you might try to install the drivers but after you reboot, Windows XP will again install them. Additionally even after you installed the right driver you will still receive errors messages that were caused by your wrong or old audio drivers.

Therefore, when you install wrong device drivers Windows can create really big problems. Windows will start shooting up tons of error messages and will reboot your computer and might also fail to start. There are some of the few serious problems when you install the wrong drivers that lead to reinstalling Windows. This can be a time consuming task and you might also not want to do it, and so there are some alternatives you can try.

In some cases you can manage to uninstall all the wrong hardware drivers and replace them with the right ones. After you have done this Windows can work normally. However a few times the errors continue to flash on the screen. In this case you can try talking to Microsoft as they might help you. You can send them the error report along with the error code and the error text message. Although this seems to be the easiest way to solve the problems, do not be dependant on Microsoft. Microsoft receives thousands of errors reports everyday and so their response will be general or automated or even copy pasted and so it might not work out.

If you are facing wrong hardware driver installation problems then you should know that it is entirely your mistake. Even though Windows can automatically install the wrong drivers, it only does it on very rare situations. Therefore make sure you follow some guidelines before attempting to install hardware drivers. Firstly, always download the latest drivers only from the manufacturer’s website. Make sure that the hardware includes your hardware device. Find out if you have already installed wrong drivers and finally make sure to reboot your system after every installation.

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