You get about 40-50 PCs from a client, all no-name whitebox specials, all different. They're not write-offs. Some P166, some P2 400, maybe a P3. Install Win 2000 Pro on all. More than half of them the display card needs drivers. (We all know how well Microsoft supports S3, Trident and SiS [smell the sarcasm]) And also we know how many flavours of S3 Trio there are. So, on a fresh install, use the particular software, and it will tell you what driver to install. No need to make your hands dirty opening the cases of 25 PCs and spend the rest of the week on the FCC site, because this one manufacturer decided to glue the heatsink on with crazy glue. Time is money. You get paid more migrating a Linux Sendmail site to a Microsoft Exhange site than trying to get drivers from Jetway because their site is always down.
I hope that is clear enough. The problem is so clear that there must be solution.
Gastrian, you're quite right. (I live in a dark place where you find elephants and zebras on our highways.) Where time is critical and your name and company is always under the looking glass, you can't afford to waste time on petty things. It's not a challenge anymore to find a driver anymore. It becomes tedious after 6 years working in this industry.