Install motherboard drivers without windows

June 30, 2011 at 10:42:23
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I formatted my computer and now I cannot load up my windows CD, I am told this is because my motherboard chipset?? or drivers perhaps, are no longer installed. I no longer have the motherboard CD either, but I have access to a laptop with a CD burner.

Where can I download my motherboard drivers that I can install, without useing windows, as I do not have windows...maybe a boot disc for my motherboard or somthing??

My motherboard is an Asus M2A-VM.

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June 30, 2011 at 10:46:58
Drivers are for Windows, so without Windows being installed, they're useless. Here's a link to your board - drivers are available in the download section:

Why would you format the drive if you don't have a Windows disk to use to reinstall the OS? You're dead in the water without a disk. How about giving Linux a try? Have a look at Mint:

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June 30, 2011 at 11:19:04
I have a windows CD, when ever I try to load up my windows CD it says "windows is loading files" then it all goes blank, but everything stays powered on, just a blank screen.

I have waited sevral hours for windows to load, thinking its just doing somthing, but it always remains blank, I have tried servral moniters, so its not a moniter issue

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June 30, 2011 at 11:33:50
This may sound crazy, but try cleaning your Windows disk with a soft dry cloth and a little mild glass cleaner (e.g., Windex). Then try reloading Windows. I had a similar problem several years ago when trying to load the OS on a PC I had built. After cleaning the CD, Windows loaded fine. Can't say this will fix your problem, but it won't hurt to try.

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June 30, 2011 at 11:41:38
"I have a windows CD"

Sorry, I misunderstood. Do you have a SATA HDD? XP doesn't natively support SATA so if that's what you have, you'll need to load the SATA/RAID drivers from a floppy at the beginning of Windows setup by pressing F6. If you don't have a floppy driver, you'll have to create a new XP disc with the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it.

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June 30, 2011 at 12:22:27
well after talking to my brother, who built the computer in the first place, he has decided my harddrive is fried, :(

thanks for the help guys

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June 30, 2011 at 15:00:37
He determined this just by talking to you? Or did he actually check the HDD? Did you run any HDD diagnostics to confirm the drive is bad?

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