ASUS has a wide range of computer products, ranging from Notebooks and Desktops to video cards. So if you are having problems with your ASUS drivers, it could be a wide variety of driver problems, depending on what your ASUS product is.
Basic of Driver Errors
If you are getting a blank screen when trying to play a game or watch Netflix but regular computing is not a problem, it is a sign of a video driver error. If you are getting “Device not recognized” errors, these are usually signs of USB driver errors. If you are not getting sound in iTunes and programs though your speakers are turned on, the volume is up, and you’ve made sure nothing is muted, this could be a sign of sound driver errors. These are the most common driver errors.
Manually Update Your Drivers
First thing you need to do is find the device driver you need in Device Manager and get the exact name so you can get the right driver. To get to Device Manager, follow these steps:
- Go to Start
- In the Search box type in “Device Manager”
- Press Enter
Now find your device. It may make its presence known with a yellow “!” or it may not. That depends on if you have a conflict or if you just need to update your driver. Once you find the device, write down the name of the device. Then it’s time to go to ASUS’ website and download the drivers. Follow these steps to download and install the drivers:
- Go to http://usa.asus.com/
- Highlight “Services”
- Drop down to “Support”
- Click on “Support”
- Highlight “Downloads”
- Click on “ASUS Drivers”
- Let’s go with option #2 “Model Name Search” since we’re only looking for one driver. Type in your device information leaving out ASUS and then tell it to search.
- Select which version of Windows you have
- Download the file to a location you will remember
- On your Desktop right click and go to New
- Go to Folder
- Name the folder ASUS drivers
- Now go to where you saved the file
- Open up the file
- Extract the contents to ASUS drivers
- Now go back to Device Manager
- Go to your device in Device Manager and double click
- Go to the “Driver” tab
- Click on “Update Driver”
- “Browse” to the ASUS drivers folder and “Update drivers”
- Restart if asked
That’s a lot of work, huh? To keep your computer in tiptop shape you have to do that with various drivers or else you get driver errors when your drivers get out of date.
An Easier Way to Fix Problems with Asus Drivers
There is a program on the market that will search your computer for corrupt or out of date drivers. After that, it will search the Web for the latest drivers, and then update those drivers for you with just a few clicks of the mouse. Doesn’t that sound like hassle-free driver updating?
This program is called driver update software. It was written in response to seeing the average Joe having issues with drivers. Computer suave people don’t like dealing with driver errors much either, but they at least know how; however, the average computer user is usually in the dark. So programmers came up with this solution to update Asus drivers.