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I have TV tuner card which I bought it since 2005 and I lost its box & CD driver. I can't remember its type, there is no information in the card itself except that I can read conaxent in a chip and the barcode.

Any idea about how I can install the driver? I have windows XP and it detects the card but it does not know what it is!

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I would be highly surprised if there was indeed no label or information on the card. Unfortunately Conaxent is a general mfg that provides to multiple vendors, so while you could search for a generic driver, you would be best off finding the make and model. Try looking closely at the board for small writing or for nearly-camouflaged writing that blends into the board (on both sides). Failing that, try posting a clear, high-res photo (no flash-washout) of both sides so that we can take a look for you. – Synetech Jul 30 '11 at 6:45
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Find the hardware ID of the device and look it up with Bing or Google.

Hold the Windows button and press R, type devmgmt.msc and hit ENTER, find your device - it will show in yellow since you do not have the driver. Right click and select Properties. Select the "Details" tab and select "Hardware IDs" from the dropdown.

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Conexant is mentioned here if that's any help:

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You can use the lspci command to see what devices are plugged into your PCI slots. This should give you the branding string for the device. You can use lspci -n to get the vendor id and device id which will help you figure out what driver you might need.

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Did you bother to look at the tags or read the question? They clearly said Windows XP, and there is no known Windows port/version of that command. – Synetech Jul 30 '11 at 6:41
You're right, I missed that. However, I would think that in Windows you can get similar information by going into the Device Manager and looking at the Properties on the device. Or boot up a Linux Live CD on the machine and use the Linux tools to inspect the hardware. – Shannon Nelson Jul 30 '11 at 8:21
Shannon, you're right - or the OP could run a Linux live CD and use the command. – Linker3000 Jul 30 '11 at 9:25
Does it really sound to you guys like the OA is the type to use Linux? :roll: – Synetech Jul 30 '11 at 17:15

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