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Drivers needed - HELP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rhylmarova, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. rhylmarova

    rhylmarova Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    After a night at the computer I have managed to fix the boot cycle problem by re-installing operating system (originally 98) and installing windows XP pro. I havent lost any data but have problems with missing drivers. See below details from device manager:

    Ethernet Controller (PCI/VEN_10DE&DEV...etc)
    Multimedia Audio controler (as above)
    SM Bus Controller (as above)

    Can you help me out by suggesting where to find above? I desperately need to reconnect to work network. The copy of Windows XP is a genuine one...

    Many thanks
     
  2. Old Rich

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    With no details of your system, it's impossible to answer your question . . however, you can use this Unknown Device Identifier program to ID the devices with missing drivers.

    You need to first install the Chipset Drivers for your Motherboard, then the others in any order

    For future reference, there is no need to first install WIN98 in order to install XP Pro. If you are using an Upgrade Version of XP, you can install with that and it will have you insert the Win98 disc to qualify for the upgrade.
     
  3. norton850

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    These look like (especially if you have onboard audio) the chipset (MB drivers). If your system is custom built they came on a CD with the MB or on a driver CD if a brand system. They would also be available at the appropriate web site. What information can you give about your system?
     
  4. rhylmarova

    rhylmarova Thread Starter

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    The computer is 'branded' - Time.

    AMD Athlon XP 2700+
    2.16GHz, 384 RAM
    ACPI Uniprocessor PC
    NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX Integrated GPU
    ATAPI DVD ROM and CD RW
    IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

    I do have the driver CD that came with the computer but it is Windows 98 and the Windows XP will not take it.
    The reason I went back to 98 this morning was because the clean install of XP was unsuccessfull and dropped me back to the boot page with NTLDR missing error message. I than checked on Microsoft Website that it may be caused when installing XP over 98 and thus I used Reload CD to repair Boot sequence and than it asked me automatically for the XP CD to load the OS.
    The windows XP Pro version is one CD without extra CD with drivers as I have ordered it in isolation due to my previous notebook OS collapsing and noone was able to provide me with OS on disc which did not come with the purchased notebook.


    Any ideas?
     
  5. jazz3000

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    http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php If you can download this and run it - it might give everyone some idea as to what you're running part wise. Just download and open and run and the app should help we hope. Let us know Jazz
     
  6. rhylmarova

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    I ran the Unknown device identifier and it is as follows:

    Ethernet Controller -Micro-star international Ltd
    Chip: NVidia Corp nForce MCP-T networking adapter
    PnP Id - VEN_DE&DEV_0066&SUBSYS_777C1462&REV_A1
     
  7. rhylmarova

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    So the hardware is as follows:

    Motherboard MSI-MS-6777
    Chipset nVidia nForce2 IGP
    Processor AMD Athlon [email protected]
    Physical memory 512
    Video Card nVidia Corp GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
    Hard disk WDC (78GB)
    Network card nVidia Corp nForce MCP-T networking adapter
    OS windows XP Pro 5.01
    Direct X Version 9.0c
     
  8. Old Rich

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    You should be able to find all the drivers on the MSI support site . . as before . . Install the chipset drivers first . . then the others
     
  9. pacardjedi

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    I'm in the same boat as the previous guy. Unfortunately everything I've tried to do keeps taking me back to square one. I don't have any driver cd's for the computer and I didn't do a back up prior to reformatting the hard drive with a new operating system if Win XP Pro. I'm currenlty missing the smbus controller, 2 of the multimedia controllers, as well as the ethernet controller. I'm also unable to upload anything directly from the internet onto it without downloading to my personal pc and save it to a cd to run on the computer with the missing drivers. Any help would be apprecciated. AMD Athlon 2000+ , Nvidia Gforce 200 chipset (couldn't find an update for this through Nvidia). But like I said, I can't directly hook this up to my wireless router nor to the internet at all to resolve the issues. Please help assist.
     
  10. vicks

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    you should be able to locate necessary drivers at the link below. It is free but you must register to use it.
    www.driverguide.com
    good luck
    vicks
     
  11. Old Rich

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    You can also find the drivers on the motherboard manufacturers support site. As above . . load the chipset drivers first ( smbus will go away then ) then the others
     
  12. pacardjedi

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    Driverguide.com can't help me unless I'm able to get the computer onto the internet and I'm not able to do that. I'm using my main computer to get online. How can I get the computer the correct missing driver codes without being able to get it online for an accurate scan of what its missing? I can't even get the needed Microsoft updates for the computer.
     
  13. vicks

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    You just look for the driver needed for the other computer, d/l it to a floppy, cd, thumb drive Can save it on good computer in document file then transfer via one of the above ways.
    It appears, you are not sure what drivers are needed.
    I would start by running www.belarc.com (free) on computer in question. It will give you everything on the computer so you can find mfg. of componentsl
    Again, d/l and save on disk of sometype.
    vicks
     
  14. Old Rich

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    You need the chipset driver, the Network adaptor driver and sound drivers . . all should be available on the motherboard manufacturers website
     
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