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Scan system to find device types for correct drivers (Windows OS)

I'm rebuilding computers and have this problem on occasion. Id like to find a utility app that I can run on a new build that will tell me the Name, Model, etc.  of my hardware devices so I can get the proper drivers.  I use a web site (DriverAgent.com) to scan my system, but in some cases my NIC card wont work with Microsoft drivers so I cant get to the Internet. ??? On this particular computer Im putting Windows 2000 Server because its the only license I have. The newer Server and Desktop OSs are much better.  Is there such a utility?

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johnw48
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Jeff BrownGlobal Helpdesk SupervisorCommented:
i recomend   driverguide toolkit

www.driverguide.com
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willcompCommented:
Try these:
http://www.gtopala.com/      SIW
http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html     Everest Home

Everest Home has been discontinued. Last version is about 18 months old but is still useful for older hardware.
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phototropicCommented:
In addition to the utilities reccomended by willcomp, you might also look at Belarc:

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

As well as hardware details, this also lists installed software and gives product keys for some (including o/s).

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phototropicCommented:
If internet access is a problem, check System Information for VEN/DEV numbers:
Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices". Any hardware device with a driver problem will be listed here. Make a note of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .)
both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:

http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  
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phototropicCommented:
johnw48,

Any update?
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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