Solved Vista OS on Samsung NP-QX410 need help with 6 controller driver issues

vid4763

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Hello and thanks for looking at this thread.

A few days ago I started to work on some HDD's and a Samsung NP-QX410 Laptop my son gave me recently. The laptop was not working. Purchased new in 1/12 Win7 Samsung HDD etc....and a Samsung Recovery Disk. After a day of working on it, positive determination the Samsung HDD was terminally defective.

So I moved on to a Seagate Momentous 5400.3 120G HDD that came out of my wife's old HP/Compaq that we gave up on and discarded. So, I installed the Seagate (from 2007) into the Samsung (2012) and after a day of trying to determine it's health and ability, using SeaTools for DOS and Kaspersky bootable AV, discovered the Seagate was alive, free from virus, but had an MBR or similar type issue.

So I managed to access recovery tools on the HDD and reinstalled Vista. It came back to life, yay. Not thinking about possible driver issues (i.e., wifi adapter, network controllers, 3D graphics driver, etc....) I started to navigat, clean bloatware, search for driver as the issue windows popped up.......

So where I am at is:

the OS is working fine, I also installed Vista SP1 from a thumdrive. I've disabled unnecessary startup bloatware and services.

I went to Samsung for Vista drivers for this model laptop. NOTHING. I foung Win7 & WinXP drivers. I downloaded all of them and put folders on the Vista desktop and tried to install them without success (unless I did it wrong). I did go to Intell and download for Vista a Centrino Advance-N + WiMAX 6250 driver which did install correctly. I thought this was for the wireless network adapter but I guess I misunderstood.

So I currently have no controllers for ETHERNET, NETWORK, WIFI ADAPTER,3D GRAPHICS, SM BUS, PCI DATA AQUISITION & SIGNAL PROCESS, PCI SIMPLE CONTROLLER


I have a coup[le dozen screen shots I took and will upload.

I AM TRULY GRATEFUL FOR ANY AND ALL HELP. I'M A NOVICE, BUT AM LEARNING....THANK YOU!!!!VISTA Version.JPG3D video controller.JPGdevice manager.JPGethernet controller.JPGLAN WIFI.JPGNetwork Controller.JPGPCI Data Aquisition Signal Process Controller.JPGPCI Simple Communications Controller.JPGSM Bus Controller.JPGPROBLEM DEVICES.JPGSYSTEM1.JPGSYSTEM2.JPGSYSTEM3.JPGSYSTEM4.JPGSYSTEM5.JPGSYSTEM6.JPGSYSTEM7.JPGSYSTEM8.JPG
 

vid4763

Member
Sorry for so many screen shots, but I don't know what you'll need to evaluate and help. THANKS!!

more screen shots of system hardware and network:

hardware1.JPGhardware2.JPGhardware3.JPGhardware4.JPGhardware5.JPGhardware6.JPGhardware7.JPGhardware8.JPGhardware9.JPGhardware10.JPGhardware11.JPGhardware12.JPGNETWORK1.JPGNETWORK2.JPGNETWORK3.JPGNETWORK4.JPGNETWORK5.JPGNETWORK6.JPGNETWORK7.JPGNETWORK9.JPGNETWORK10.JPGNETWORK11.JPGNETWORK12.JPGNETWORK13.JPGNETWORK14.JPG
 

vid4763

Member
UPDATE.....

I've managed to find and install some of the drivers. i'm still missing i thinnk 4.

correct 3D graphics, network controller, PCI Data Aquisition & signal process controller, & 3COM Dual Port 10/100/1000 PCI-X Server NIC

Here are screen shots

bad drivers UPDATED.JPGupdated BAD DRIVERS.JPGnetweork adapter info for vista.JPG
 
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