hardware settings on win2000

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mls1282

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I just installed windows 2000 on my computer and I cannot do the following things:

Change the display
Hear sounds
connect to the internet


I installed win2000 because I couldn't access win98 on my computer, and now I can't rectify the problem by downloading the drivers because I can't connect to the internet. Please help! When I try to find/ troubleshoot the new hardware, I get yellow exclamation points by the following(and I can't find the right drivers for them either): PCI simple communications, video, multimedia, and ethernet controllers. I have a ecs K7s5a mobo with 512 mb pc 133 with a 1.4+ ghz athlon xp... please help!
 
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As you have surmised, its a question of the correct Windows 2000 drivers for each of your errant devices.

The only hope is that you know the make and model of the devices and have someone with a computer willing to help out with the downloading and burning to a CD.

Windows XP might have been a better choice with its abundance of support for a vast range of devices.
 

JohnWill

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You are not going to get stuff like video boards and Ethernet adapters working without the drivers with W2K, where are the drivers that came with the hardware? I have no idea what a "PCI simple communications" device is, and you didn't bother to specify what make/model the other equipment is, so that's about as much help I can offer. :rolleyes:

Tell me again how you can post here, but you're not connected to the Internet? :confused:
 

mls1282

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I am using a friend's computer...I am using a SiS 7012 chipset...I am not too sure on the other specs...I do know I have a samsung monitor. do you think that the reason why everything is not working is because this system came with win98? I have been trying to get my win 98 to work but I have been unsuccessful so far...
 

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W98 will also need the drivers, you really need to identify the parts, obtain the drivers, and then go about the install.
 
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