Can just restore drivers directory?
Posted on 2012-08-18
I have an Acer Travelmate 3200 laptop which the screen is now blank when
it boots up. Even if I redirect the screen output to an external video screen
or TV, nothing shows up.
However, if I boot up this laptop using Acronis boot CD (which comes with
its own video driver), it was able to display on the screen as well as on the
external display devices.
Looks like the video drivers or certain drivers are now corrupt.
I have taken an Acronis backup (full image) about 6-7 months ago
when everything was still working. However, I don't want to restore
everything as some new data & applications have been installed
the last few months (including Canon drivers). So I just want the
drivers directory (& if possible video-related drivers & drivers for
the CPU to communicate to video) to be restored.
Where's the drivers' directory & can I just restore like this & it
will work or some registry entries need to be updated as well?