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Windows XP lost drivers.. after BIOS Update

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  • Drivers
  • BIOS
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
November 17, 2011 5:53:59 PM

Hello, I recently updated my Bios using Asus EZ Flash 2. (followed instructions to the letter).

Now when I restarted Windows XP, all the Drivers seem to have gone (LAN, Sound, etc) USB still works. Side note, the "Internet" and "E-mail" Hotkeys on my wireless keyboard don't work anymore.

I downloaded the Motherboard Driver Pack from Asus (300 MB) for my motherboard.

But Nothing wants to Install. All it says is "Windows Installer corrupted" or something along those lines.

What could be the problem?? Please help.

Should I repair XP or reset my Bios to defaults...

  1. Specs:
  2. RAM: Mushkin Silverline 8 GB (2x4 GB)
  3. MOBO: Asus m4a78t-e
  4. CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
  5. HD: Hitachi 500 GB HD
  6. O/S: Windows XP, SP3

More about : windows lost drivers bios update

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November 17, 2011 6:40:30 PM

When you updated your BIOS it caused XP to see your hardware differently, which is why things no longer work.

Download the driver pack again, it might be corrupt. Also, the installer might need Service Pack 3 installed. If you do not have SP3 installed, you can search Microsoft.com for a downloadable file so you can create a CD on another computer.
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