Zotac drivers Asrock board

Thank you to everyone here. I know if I ever have a problem or question the fine members of TH are here for me. I tried search but to be honest I didn't know how to word it.

So, I built a htpc using a Zotac itx, installed win7 pro 64 (my 1st ever Win 7 install), updated (which took a while) and began tests. All the usb 2/0's died .Zotac gone.
Enter Asrock -

What will happen if I boot my updated Win7 HDD with the Zotac drivers from the Asrock mobo?

Win7 loaded really fast compared to XP 32 biit but the updates took quite a while. I was hoping that since the hardware is missing the Zotac drivers would lay dormant until I remove them. Then I can load the Asrock and GPU drivers. New board will be here today.

This is my build

i3 2100
Seagate hybrid 500gb 7200 rpm x 2
A little old Coolmaster case w/300 psu
a dl dvd multi writer from a laptop stuck in a usb enclosure
and a Thermaltake Slim X3 cpu heat sink and fan

Last build 2009

EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard -
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor (it's a D0)
Megahalems heatsync w/90? mm 120cf fan
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black
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  1. Best answer
    travalon said:
    What will happen if I boot my updated Win7 HDD with the Zotac drivers from the Asrock mobo?
    You'll end up killing all the kittens. Or the universe will end. Not sure which will happen.
  2. Does the Zotac Asrock ITX system run OK, except for the USB ports?
    It's probably easier just to update the drivers you need.

    See if this method works for you:
    Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
    They mention the automatic and manual methods for updating drivers.
    watch the Demo Video
  3. Maybe the Aztecs know.....
  4. The Zotac board was an impulse buy. After reading about their customer support (or lack there of) and failing to fix the USBs and only having 1 day to return the board I nixed it. So The asrock will be here soon I feel more comfortable with it already. But to answer your question Yes it was running fine. The 2.0's pooped out when I plugged a mouse into a 3.0.
    Thankyou for the link But I don't have the Zotac anymore.
  5. should work, windows should look for the new drivers it needs and stop using the old ones

    might not work

    cant hurt to try

    however, i cant help but say its a better idea to just do a fresh install. they dont take that long anyway
  6. It won't hurt to try. You might get far enough in Windows startup to get a Repair option.

    Win7 has a pretty good stable of standard generic drivers. And I think USB 2.0 drivers are pretty generic.
  7. if you buy the same chipset it may work but
    i would sysprep with the generalize option which would make you install hardware independant.
    be aware in win 7 you can only sysprep 3 times.
  8. I think you could save time and effort using neon neophyte's fresh install suggestion.
  9. I guess my question should have been "will I damage any of my hardware if it doesn't work?"
  10. "cant hurt to try"
  11. No, I don't see any chance of hardware damage from a wrong mix of software drivers.
  12. neon neophyte at least my curiosity won't kill your cat. I guess there's 1 way to find out everybody. I'll let you know.

    WR2 thx for the confidence
  13. So I guess we'll have to wait until day after tomorrow to find out. The really cheap PSU Case combo I bought is just about as wrong as I could have gotten for the Asrock board. With the vid card the psu needed to be taken out or it wouldn't fit. But, that's a moot point because the psu died after less than 8 hours running the Zotac machine. I'll searcg to find out what would cause the psu to not fire up.
  14. heh, probably fried your zotac board as well
  15. The USB 2.0s died after 3 days. The ASROCK was DOA (unless it fried without the psu fan spinning up). RMA'd it. Ordered corsair 430 w from tiger 4 $20 after rebate.

    Old psu passed the paperclip test but I'll use it for something else.

    I'll never go that route again. go ahead and giggle neon :p
  16. no giggles. condolences <3
  17. Now that I finally got a board that will post I know the answer.


    Windows detects the painfully obvious "Hardware change" and wants me to re-install.

    So there you have it folks.
  18. Best answer selected by travalon.
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