I have a Windows 7 Pro computer for which all drivers (internet, USB, COM) are corrupted or missing. I was able to use a PS2 keyboard to go into to the computer and confirm this.
I then tried the following:
- uninstalling drivers and restarting
- restarting in safe mode, safe mode w/ networking, etc.
- checking for corruption of
ndis.sys, as suggested here
As of now I've booted into the computer with a light linux USB distro and verified that the hardware is undamaged. I'm running an antivirus scan on the hard drive now and have also taken what information I need from the hard drive.
My question is, short of a fresh windows install, is there anything I can do to repair the Windows drivers from my linux USB boot? Hopefully this would be some kind of linux bash command. Otherwise I would be open to a manual re-installation of all drivers, if possible from linux; I just don't know the first thing about drivers or where they are // where to put new ones when reinstalling.