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Not detecting PCI ports after upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jballou, Nov 21, 2001.

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  1. Jballou

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    After upgrading to windows XP from windows 95 (using full version of XP) I found that my computer did not and could not detect anything in my PCI ports (sound card and networking card). I still have windows 95 installed and when I boot in 95 I can detect them.:confused:

    Actually I have no real idea what's going on. the computer says it is detecting them as well as a sound card but doesn't show it. It is detecting a standard sound card, not the one I have. It isn't even detecting or think it's detecting my networking card.:confused: :confused:
     
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    Apparently nobody has a clue what's going on
     
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    Did you verify that all your hardware was compatible with Windows XP before installing it? If it is, did you try downloading and installing Windows XP drivers for your hardware?
     
  4. Jballou

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    this is where it gets complicated. I hpoed their was an easier solution. I don't have the internet on that computer. This computer I'm on doesn't have a CD burner or any other means except floppy drive limiting me to 1.44 mb. Also I truelly am pretty cluless about most of the parts in this computer because I didn't build it.
     
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    Did you install Windows XP over the top of Windows 95? Or did you format the drive first? You can't perform a true "upgrade" from Windows 95 to Windows XP. It's not a valid upgrade.

    If your computer was running Windows 95, it was probably pretty old. I doubt all the components were XP compatible. There isn't anything anyone can do to help you until you find out exactly what components are in the computer.
     
  6. Jballou

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    what exactly do i need to do
     
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    I've been looking for the driver for my sound card nut I can't find any for xp. it's an Acer fx-3d (aopen i believe)
     
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    In my opinion, your computer is too old to run Windows XP. Maybe someone else here is willing to assist you, but I think it's a waste of time.
     
  9. Jballou

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    I agree about the old and hopeless

    I'm building a new one, and I still have 95 installed and I can choose it instead on startup. i'm just tinkering with it. After I finish my new one (christmas), I'll network the two and stop bothering with the old except for gaming.

    I'll rebuild it eventually. I'll probably be able to spare the case, floppy drive, hard drive, and some other external hardware.
     
  10. Jballou

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    I installed a new sound card. XP can support it but 95 can't. In XP There is something wrong with my driver for my video card now and I can't turn up the gamma rendering all my games useless (I can't see anything). I installed a digitally signed driver for the video card but it is till the same. I reinstalled my old sound card beside my new one. XP can't detect my old one and 95 can't use my new one so I just switch the speakers between sound cards to go between the two OS's.
     
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    "Old and Hopeless"

    I found out that my video card is not supposed to have those adjustments with that driver, because it's a microsoft driver and they don't want you to have it. I'll get a new driver once it comes out. I think everything is under control now.
     
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    I built a new computer so i don't care too much about that one anymore. I'm sticking with windows 95 on that computer because everything still works on that.
     
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