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by sagitario3 / July 22, 2005 4:50 AM PDT

I want format my hard drive but, I want copy the drivers of my modem, monitor, scanner in floppies disks because I don't have them.

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Take a look at these
by Blue_Zee / July 22, 2005 8:23 AM PDT
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floppie won't do it...
by reefurbb / July 23, 2005 10:28 AM PDT
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files or backup is too large unless you piecemeal the files.
New burners are cheap now and come with a burn program. Burn a copy of your Windows folder. Drivers are in the inf or inf\other or some are in catroot and other places.
When trying to install drivers after reinstall of W98SE, from Device Manager or booting dialogs, choose "browse" and to the inf folder or "other" first. Then it will ask for other files that you can use your start-find function for.
Best is to first go to device mfg website to download newest drivers. Burn to a CD or save on a spare Hdd.

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drivers place?
by sagitario3 / July 23, 2005 2:43 PM PDT
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I want format my hard drive but, I want copy the drivers of my modem, monitor, scanner in floppies disks because I don't have them. (I have win98 in my pc.) modem "motorola 56" "monitor Envision 17" escanner hp officejet 7110 all in one.

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Besides the files...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2005 11:19 PM PDT
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You need the registry entries. This becomes such a piece of work that you learn that it's better to collect the drivers from the makers before you format.

Also, I rarely have to format. Most problems can be resolved (but not all) without format.


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looky here...
by reefurbb / July 24, 2005 1:47 AM PDT
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1. you still haven't said how you're going to save anything, including downloaded drivers.
2. all-in-one drivers availible. see the right side, blue, for "support and downloads", follow directions to find drivers for 7110 all-in-one, NOTE: 65mb download/ free registration. You might find a smaller scanner driver download as the 65mb one also has the software applications, why it's so large.
also Motorola modem has several versions, pci or isa, speaker phone (sp) or not, it's usually a 56sm, or you have to look at the modem for exact model number.
NOTE: save several versions of the modem so you'll have a better chance of one of them working.
IF you won't save your Windows folder for easier finding of your drivers.
AGAIN, floppies won't be large enough unless the modem files (unzipped) are small enough.
CAUTION: run MS scandisk-thorough on floppies to mark bad sectors or you'll find out too late.

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Listen to Bob
by El Alquimista / July 25, 2005 3:10 AM PDT
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You can't just copy the drivers, they must be installed. The programs Blue_Zee mentions appaently not only copy the drivers, but have reinstallation capabilities. However, it is best to get the drivers directly from the manufacturer's site -- drivers are often improved, and this way you will get the latest. Some of the drivers you copy from your system may now be obsolete.


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