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Formatting Vista.. Do I need to DL any drivers ahead of time?

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Hey guys i've been getting a sound pop/skip when my computer hits a hard load.. so i'm going to reformat.. i know vista has video drivers... do i need to get anything else?
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Network card, just in case. If you have your network installed then you can dload anything else afterwards.
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Quote:
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Network card, just in case. If you have your network installed then you can dload anything else afterwards.
So nforce drivers?

edit: i've got onboard ethernet
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post #4 of 10
yeah, unless you have an alternate PC, make sure to get ethernet drivers. After that, you can 99% of the time DL them from somewhere on the interwebs(win update, or OEM site).
    
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post #5 of 10
I don't know but I always install Chipset, Audio, Graphic, Sata, Mouse and Network drivers. lol thats a long list.
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post #6 of 10
When I format I download in advance:

Mouse, Graphics, Anti-Virus, Firefox, MSN, Sound
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post #7 of 10
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awesome guys.. so i'm getting sound, nforce,avg..
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post #8 of 10
Well the reason I said network drivers (so yeah, the nforce chipset drivers in your case) is so that you can go online AFTER you reformat and download what you need. Much easier that way.
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post #9 of 10
I have always been able to access the internet after a re-install without my chipset drivers.

Anyways, i usually download all the the apps i use and put them in a folder. I then send this folder to my bro's PC, re-install windows and transfer the folder back over and re-install all apps. But if you are not on a network you can't really do that.

My main programs are:

Chipset drivers
GPU drivers
CoreTemp
Sound card drivers


Then all the rest are not really important like MSN, Spybot.....
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post #10 of 10
Yep you need the: Nforce drivers,Nvidia Drivers,Audio drivers,mouse drivers,keyboard drivers it depends which though.
 
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