Updating drivers for an Acer, simple & free - how?

swap.w.h.y, Mar 27, 4:32am
Acer Aspire 5100 XP

I had to do a clean install of XP Media Edition (from the Acer eRecovery factory backup) & now some gliches are appearing, notably in program control & start-up/standy. I've lost hibernate as an option altogether.

I did windowsupdate 3 times, reinstalled all my usual firewalls, AV, etc. I have Advanced System Optimiser, which has cleaned it up beautifully, and almost feels like it used too. Still has no hibernate tho!

Is there a clean free app or site that will assess my driver needs, and go get them without charge? Thanks for any help you can offer.

Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices800 MHz.
BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 11/27/06
Memory: Total physical: 1534 MB. Used: 50%
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
Mouse: Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
Keyboard: HID Keyboard Device
Drives: 22 GB total free 368 GB total size in 3 drives
Windows name and version: Multiprocessor Free (5. 1. 2600)
IE version: 8. 0. 6001. 18702
DirectX Version: Unknow or Newer then DirectX 9. 0c (4. 09. 00. 0904)

gibler, Mar 27, 4:36am
I would have thought the Acer website...


swap.w.h.y, Mar 27, 4:41am
Been there, grabbed all I could eat. Got the latest ones as far as I can work out, but the shutdown menu remains archaic. There is no "Acer is now scanning your system" flash app tho, I have to work out what I need, and I'm no expert. I can't see a complete pack of all 2010 updates either.

Either that, or I'm blind.

kevin16, Mar 27, 4:41am
too easy, . .

swap.w.h.y, Mar 27, 4:46am
Bugger... .

swap.w.h.y, Mar 27, 5:22am
Does this look like part of the solution for hibernate at least?

Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Po-
...
Right-click Windows, point to New, and then click Key.
In the New Key #1 box, type System, and then press ENTER.
Right-click System, point to New, and then click Key.
In the New Key #1 box, type Shutdown, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
In the New Value # 1 box, type ShowHibernateButton, and then press ENTER.
Right-click ShowHibernateButton, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, leave the default Hexadecimal option selected, and then click OK

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