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Help for 2000 pro!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by confusedude, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. confusedude

    confusedude Thread Starter

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    I have a Compaq Presario 5000 with Creative speakers. I used to run Windows XP but then installed Windows 2000 professional . I Started up my computer and noticed that there was no sound and the colors on the computer were messed up (I think it is the video card). So I ran the help and all of the options came up to no results. So I spoke with a friend that pointed me in the direction of Compaqs' support website. I have no idea what to do there but I searched anyway and, came up no options because it doesn't support 2000 on Presario 5000s. I also need help in finding out why my colors are looking like they came of 3.1s paint program.
     
  2. Rockn

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    You have no sound because you do not have any or the correct drivers installed to run the sound card. Same thing goes for the video issue. If Compaq did not write any drivers for that mode under that OS you are out of luck.
     
  3. physician

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    ONe option you have is to look at what sound chips you have and download the drivers for them. Creative will have the drivers besides the compaq site. You also need to find out what vid card/chips you have. For instance, if you had nvidia chipset on the mobo - you would go to nvidia.com and get the unified drivers for all nvidia chipsets that are on mobos. An easy way to identify everything on your computer is to go to a site and download the belarc program. it will analyze your system and tell you everything you wanted to know about it. You will be able to identify your vid type, sound type etc. it will even tell you what windows updates you need/have...doc

    belarc:
    http://www.download.com/3000-2094-10169894.html?tag=lst-0-1

    creative soundblaster:
    http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

    ati drivers:
    http://www.atitech.ca/support/driver.html

    nvidia drivers:
    http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
     
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