Question by macky: no windows 7 drivers shown for my laptop?
i’m planning to upgrade my 2 year old xp laptop to 7. i went to acer website, i browsed for win 7 drivers to download in case i need them. but it says “This page shows only drivers that are not contained in Windows 7.”
what does this mean? are drivers already included in the win 7 installation cd? need answer. i just want to make sure. i may not be able to download drivers if my wifi card or ethernet don’t work.
Question by : please help with drivers and wireless internet (pictue inside)?
-Unless it inside the laptop itself, I do not have a wireless card all I had to do up until now was turn my laptop on and it was automaticly connected to the internet.
-Please do not tell me to “check the connection with a phone.” I do not have a phone that has internet.
-I have tried unplugging both my router and my modem and restarting my router 5-8 times now
-It tells me that I am connected, but I am not.
-The Internet on the Desktop works just fine, so I know there isn’t a blackout or whatever in my area.
-I cannot repair the connection, when I do it beeps and tells me it needs to connect to the internet.
-I do have it so automaticly pick up the IP adress, but when I type ipconfig into the laptop I get this error message: “An internal error occured: The Request is not supported.”
The “IP ADRESS MUST BE SPECIFIED” Comes up when I ping on my laptop.
Router Name: WRT54G
System: Windows XP Professtional
I need to have an internet connection to use Driver Professional.
When I type that I get
AN INTERNAL ERROR HAS OCCURED: THE REQUEST IS NOT SUPPORTED
I tried System Restore and still no internet
Answer by Mathew Ly Make sure you got the right SSID and password.
Try updating all your drivers too.
Also try using Driver Genius Professional.
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FirmTek, LLC, a pioneer and leader in Serial ATA (SATA) storage solutions announced today that the SeriTek/2SE2-E SeriTek/2SM2 storage adapters are fully Apple Mac OS X 10.6.x “Snow Leopard” compatible. This is an industry first for SiI-3132 based Macintosh controllers and perfect timing for FirmTek customers who desire to upgrade to the latest Apple Snow Leopard operating system.
32-bit or 64-bit – FirmTek is Compatible!
FirmTek, LLC was the first company to provide Apple Macintosh drivers for Silicon Image SiI-3132 based products. This engineering achievement paved the way for the introduction of the popular FirmTek SeriTek/2SM2-E ExpressCard, which allows performance minded MacBook Pro owners to interface directly with external, high performance, eSATA hard disk enclosures. The FirmTek SeriTek/2SM2-E ExpressCard provides up to twice the performance of FireWire 800, while also supporting hot swap FirmTek enclosures for virtually unlimited hard disk storage capacity.
FirmTek also offers the SeriTek/2SE2-E PCI-Express eSATA host adapter, which is compatible with all Apple Mac Pro models and the late 2005 PowerMac G5 (11,2). This 2-port SATA II controller enables Macintosh PCI-Express equipped desktop owners to add external, native, eSATA ports to their computer. With the release of the new FirmTek 5.4.x driver the SeriTek/2SE2-E is fully Snow Leopard compatible with the Apple Mac Pro.
The release of the new 5.4.x series FirmTek driver enables both the SeriTek/2SM2-E ExpressCard and the SeriTek/2SE2-E PCI-Express eSATA host adapter to be fully compliant with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. “FirmTek is happy to provide, free of charge, our upgraded Snow Leopard storage driver to our valued customers,” said Chi Kim Stanford Vice President of Business Development. The driver is available online at FirmTek’s download page.
Think SMART – Think FirmTek!
The new FirmTek 5.4.x driver also includes S.M.A.R.T application support. This feature allows the FirmTek driver to deliver SMART data to third party utilities like Hardware Monitor. Users can conveniently monitor hard disk temperatures and the health of hard disks attached to the FirmTek controller while using their favorite Macintosh SMART reporting application. In addition, Disk Utility can be used to verify the SMART status of hard disks. SMART application support can be a very useful tool for keeping an eye on the condition of your hard disks and determining if they are obtaining sufficient cooling.
FirmTek 5.4.x Driver Features and Benefits
Supports Mac OS X 10.6.x “Snow Leopard” 64-bit and 32-bit modes with direct connect eSATA enclosures like the SeriTek/2EN2 and port multiplier enclosures like the SeriTek/5PM
Advanced Hot Swap Support
Supports 3rd party Macintosh S.M.A.R.T Application Utilities
Default HD icon displays an image of the FirmTek SeriTek/5PM
Unique single source driver design supports both the FirmTek ExpressCard and PCI-Express controller
Backward compatible with 10.5.x for easy updates
Simply install and restart for instant Snow Leopard Compatibility
A FirmTek Controller is Required
The new series 5.4.x FirmTek driver is built from the ground up to take advantage of Apple’s Snow Leopard. It adds SMART application support and full 32-bit or 64-bit “Snow Leopard” compatibility. However, it will only recognize FirmTek controllers. Users that want to experience the exciting new Snow Leopard features provided by the FirmTek 5.4.x series driver must have a FirmTek controller installed.
About FirmTek, LLC
Headquartered in Silicon Valley and founded by former Apple engineers, FirmTek is a leading hardware and firmware research and development company focusing on storage technologies. The company takes pride in developing the most reliable and most compatible high performance enhancement solutions offered through FirmTek’s OEM and worldwide distribution channels. For information on how FirmTek helps users deploy, and organizations develop, advanced interface solutions, please visit FirmTek’s website, or drop us a line at our support page.
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Do you have trouble with some of the devices connected to your PC? It could be because you do not have the right driver installed. Keeping your Windows drivers up to date can quickly become a time-consuming and complicated task. Fortunately, you can automate the updates of your Windows drivers and always have the right driver installed.
Windows device drivers often cause problems. You need to install a large number of drivers and also keep on upgrading them once new versions are released. Just getting audio to work with all applications can sometimes take very long time to sort out. Often this is due to problems with the audio drivers. A lot of applications will install their own drivers and configure your audio devices. Sometimes this stuffs up the audio for your existing applications. In worst case, driver problems can cause Windows to hang or to reboot.
This is not just a problem with audio drivers. Windows needs the right driver for every hardware device you are using. This includes basic devices, such as keyboard, mouse and screen, as well as every other device used by Windows, for example network interfaces, printers and faxes. Windows also uses device drivers for a number of software features. All in all, your PC has a huge number of different drivers installed.
Trying to solve Windows driver issues can easily take hours, without any progress being made. Generally, you need to disconnect hardware, reboot your PC numerous times and install or un-install drivers. This trial-and-error takes very long time, and you still may not find the right combination of drivers and versions that works with your PC devices.
Fortunately, most of the problems with Windows drivers can be eliminated by letting a software utility manage your drivers. The software scans your devices and then connects to a central database on the Internet which contains the latest versions of device drivers for Windows. The new drivers are automatically downloaded and installed by the software utility.
Not only does this solution save you time and give you the right Windows drivers for your devices. The drivers have been checked to make sure that they are working correctly and that they do not contain any viruses or any other malicious code.
As we know, Windows drivers can run and work in either user mode or kernel mode.
Kernel-mode drivers run as part of the operating system and possess the privileged abilities. The drivers reviewed below are the drivers of kernel level. As any software testing procedure, driver testing includes automatic and manual testing, but in this article we will focus mainly on the last one.
Later we will review testing process for the followings types of drivers:
File System Filter Drivers Network Redirection Drivers Virtual Storage Drivers USB Client Device Drivers
2. General aspects of driver testing
First of all, I would like to say “Don’t install the driver to be tested on your working system!” However, there are some exceptions on this occasion, for example:
You are looking for a reason to reinstall your system… You don’t want to waste time on searching bugs on the clean test systems… You are sure that the driver is stable… You have to test the work of the connected devices…
Secondly, driver tester must have a virtual machine installed on the working computer and at least one real test computer.
Thirdly, before starting the testing procedure, it is necessary:
1. To define the number of operating systems for which it is necessary to check the driver functionality. Usually, first of all you use the OS confirmed by the specification. Let’s suppose that a driver must successfully work under Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista accordingly to the requirements. Applying our experience in driver testing, we extend this list to the following:
Windows 2000 Windows 2000 sp4 Windows XP_sp0 Windows XP_sp1 Windows XP_sp2 Windows XP_(Windows is installed on FAT32) (obligatory system) Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003 Small Business Windows Server 2003 Enterprise EditionSp1
At that, it’s desirable for all of these systems to be Checked Build versions. Using the Checked version slows down Windows functioning, but multiplies probability of finding bug in the driver functioning. If there is no a single Checked Windows, it is necessary to purchase the Checked version of at least one system, for example from the Windows XP series.
Thus Windows XP_Chk is added to the OS list. But you shouldn’t limit you work only to this list: the more the number of OS, under which driver passed the complete testing successfully, the better quality of product guaranteed.
2. If possible, select test computers with as different hardware and configurations as possible. I recommend obligatory test on machines with single processor, single processor with Hyper-Threading, two-core processor and dual processor machines.
3. To make the following settings for each OS where driver testing will be performed: in System Properties\Advanced\Startup and Recovery Settings\Write debugging information it’s necessary to select Kernel memory dump or Complete memory dump, and uncheck Automatically restart option for the case of you won’t be nearby in the moment of Blue Screen appearance.
4. To set verification by standard Driver Verifier Manager of the system with all options, except for Low resource simulation. This is determined by the fact that at first you must obtain stable functioning of driver without the option of Low resource simulation, and then test the functioning with this option on smoke tests.
5. To select antivirus software with which it is desirable to test the driver performance. Usually it’s recommended to take the most commonly used antivirus programs, such as DrWeb, Kaspersky Antivirus, V3, Symantec Norton Antivirus, NOD32. The list is not limited to these names, of course. The more programs you will test, the better driver performance will be; this will only increase the quality of product.
6. To verify compatibility of your driver with other drivers, the system ones and the drivers by other producers. It is desirable for the last ones to be stable enough – in this case it will be easier for you to discover reasons for improper work of the system or Blue Screen appearance, and to expose bugs in driver performance.
The next general aspect of driver testing is verification of driver loading and unloading, i.e. you set the group of tests that are relevant to each driver:
Driver installation. The script for driver installation can be written by programmer, but the tester verifies whether it’s done correctly. Here we check the following: Has the system crashed after driver installation or not? Has *.sys file been written in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers directory? Have necessary keys been registered in Registry, if they are presented in our case? The driver installation not always supposes its start – it depends on implementation of driver. Some of them run after system restart and cannot be stopped during the process of work (usually these are File System Filter Drivers), therefore the following questions arise: Does system start correctly with installed driver? Does system crash when the driver is started manually? System Restart while the driver is working. System must be normally rebooted without Blue Screen; after system start, the driver and its settings must comply with the statuses described in the specification. System Reset while the driver is working. System must perform the Reset operation and start without Blue Screen; after system start the driver and its settings must comply with the statuses described in the specification. System shutdown while the driver is functioning. System must perform the Shut down operation successfully without Blue Screen. System Start with the pre-installed driver. System must be rebooted without Blue Screen; after the system starts, the driver and its settings must comply with the statuses described in the specification.
Further work of driver tester includes functional testing of the testing object and search of BSOD, which features depend on the type of testing driver.
3. File System Filter Drivers Testing
The drivers of this type are designed for enhancement of the file system functionality, for example for catching operations of OS in order to watch, forbid or permit certain processes, operations, files in certain disk space. The set of tests to verify the driver functionality is formed in accordance with the type of driver and here you have to pay special attention to the software products workings with network places.
Let’s consider an example when we use a database with the multi-users connection status. Let’s suppose that the real multi-users DB1 is on the computer N1 and we can work with DB1 on the computer N2 without problems. Let’s install some File System Filter Driver on the computer N1 and computer N2. When trying to get access to DB1 from the computer N2 we can get such results:
DB1 on the computer N1 is not accessible for the computer N2; N1 computer has crashed with BSOD; N2 computer has crashed with BSOD; DB1 remained accessible for using on the computer N2.
It is necessary to test an access to Shared Folders from one machine to another. Thus you have to test standard operations of creation, deleting, copying, renaming, moving of small and large folders and files in Shared Folders.
An insidious test is the starting of some *.exe file both from network space and locally.
On the test system, it’s useful to run software products which perform file system indexing (for example, Google Desktop). BSOD or Dead Lock of system with installed File System Filter Driver can occur when such programs are started or functioning.
System can work inadequately after installation of new Virtual Storage Driver (these drivers are developed for creation of virtual encrypted disks) or while it’s functioning. BSOD or noticeable slow down in system performance can happen as a result of File System Filter Driver and Virtual Storage Driver interaction – naturally, it’s not good.
In my opinion, this type of drivers is the hardest from the view of covering full set of tests, and the most unforeseeable in system crashes while driver is functioning.
4. Network Redirection Drivers Testing
Network Redirection Driver is a network file system which gives access to the resources of remote computer. In practice, such drivers are used for creation of network disks, and we will examine such drivers in this paragraph.
First of all, it’s necessary to select test data, so we will take:
Files and folders of small size (to 10Mb); Files and folders of large size(more than 600Mb); Folders containing some nested files and folders (one folder for one file); Folders containing a great number of nested files and folders (nesting is equal to 5; the number of files (size to 1K) is more than 100 in each folder).
In this case main tests are divided into the followings groups:
Group #1 is “Verification of network disk displaying”. After connecting network disk that is implemented on the base of Network Redirection Driver, this disk must be displayed in all of the file managers.
Group #2 is “Verification of functionality”
Testing the standard operations (opening, change, hiding, creation, deleting and other) with files and folders on a network disk. Testing the operations of copying, saving files and folders to/from a network disk from/to a local disk. It’s necessary to pay special attention to all of applications included in MSOffice package, MindManager and also to verify saving project of MS Visial Studio from local space to a network disk and compiling this project. Testing the operations of copying when size of copied files is changed and also when an operation of copying/saving files is interrupted incorrectly. Testing software product on the different language versions of OS, for example under English and Korean OS, and performing tests from the first three points of Group #2. The driver must automatically pick up the language of the system and successfully perform all available operations with files and folders. Testing search function on a network disk. Checking the data integrity when moving them from a local disk to a network one and vice versa.
Group #3 is “Verification of data exchange speed”
Testing speed on every set from the group of test data when downloading to Network Disk from Local Disk. Testing speed on every set from the group of test data when unloading from Network Disk to Local Disk.
At that, it is necessary to take into account the capabilities of data transfer over the local network and capabilities of network protocols both with data cashing and without it. If you can get an analogue product, then compare its speed with the speed of your product.
Group #4 is “Disconnect”
Checking the reaction of the system to disconnecting the network cable with the network disk connected: during uploading of each set from the group of test data; during downloading of each set from the group of test data. Testing the reconnect of network disk after plugging connecting network cable to the computer.
Group #5 is “Users sessions”
Testing network disk performance for different users in the terminal session of Windows Server2003. Testing network disk performance for different users with Switch option on Windows XP. Testing network disk performance for different users with Login switching on Windows Server2003.
5. Virtual Storage Drivers Testing
Virtual Storage Driver is virtual data storage (for example, it can use random-access memory or file). Usually it is used for implementation of virtual encrypted disks.
Main points when testing this type of drivers are:
Standard operations (opening, change, hiding, creation, deleting and other) over files and folders on a virtual disk. Creation of image of maximum possible size; its formatting. Data safety when working with different encrypting algorithms. Driver speed (reading / writing to/from a virtual disk). Place of images localization (USB memory, Network Disk, Local Disk) and ability to access it. Data integrity on repeated connection of image after incorrectly disabled access to image had happened.
6. USB Client Device Drivers Testing
USB Client Device Driver manages USB device, interacts with it by means of USB packages (URB), for example, for redirecting requests to another computer. The real USB devices are always involved in testing of such drivers; therefore the critical errors occur mostly during interaction between the driver that is tested and devices’ drivers. For example, BSOD can happen on a computer with USB Client Device Driver installed when the following actions are performed:
connecting new USB device; correct removing of USB device; incorrect removing of USB device; installing drivers for USB devices; working with USB device.
Remember that correctly chosen set of tests for the certain type of driver helps your to improve the quality of your product.
You can learn more details about how the software driver testing is performed in Apriorit here.
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