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JJJJJ
02-04-2005, 09:08 AM
If I do a hard disk format and a re-install of software, do I have to re-install my motherboard drivers etc?
Someone told me these drivers were locked in bios once they are installed the first time. But I'm not sure.

Speedy Gonzales
02-04-2005, 10:00 AM
No mobo drivers arent locked into the BIOS. Whoever told you that, doesnt know what s/he is talking about.

If u have the cd for the motherboard, thats what u use. And thats what the mobo cd is for.

Install Windows / then the ide inf file from the cd.

Then the soundcard drivers, and LAN drivers (off the mobo cd). If the mobo has onboard LAN. So, yup if u format, what u installed before you'll have to reinstall again. And if the mobo has USB 2, you'll have to install SP1 or 2 if u install XP.