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Update Driver Warning

Installing this device driver is not...

 
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When attempting to install or update a driver, Windows is unable to verify if the driver is compatible, and it may be risky to proceed.

 
 
   
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  Installing this device driver is not recommended because Windows cannot verify that it is compatible with your hardware. If the driver is not compatible, your hardware will not work correctly and your computer might become unstable or stop working completely. Do you want to continue installing this driver? 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\system32\

 
Issued By
  rundll32.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Before installing this driver, make a restore point so you can recover if the driver causes the system to crash or become unstable. To do this:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
  2. On the Welcome dialog, click Create a restore point.
  3. On the Create a Restore Point dialog, enter a descriptive name for your restore point and then click Create.

Once the restore point is made, select Yes to install the driver.

If the system does crash or become unstable, reboot and press F8 before Windows starts to go into safe mode. Select the option Last known Good Configuration.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 22-Dec-2009
 
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We'd recommend selecting No. You may want to look for a compatible driver from the vendor that makes the device.

 
   
 
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Check if you are using the latest hardware drivers, especially the chipset and video drivers. Older drivers are a common contributor to BSoD issues.

You can use a product like Driver Genius or Radar Sync to verify you have the latest drivers and help keep all your drivers up-to-date. If you're comfortable with driver installations, you can individually find and install current drivers.

A some of the most popular driver download sites:

 
   
 
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Last update: 22-Dec-2009 3:24 pm