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sharonje

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Hi,
I've been searching the internet for ages for some help - to no avail.
So my problem is, lots of yellow exclamtion marks.
Now, I've had to re-install XP due to several problems.
So, everything looked okay until I tried to log onto the internet. No internet. My netgear router is all lit and ok (got anoter 2 coomps working on it) on checking the device manager it has several yellow exclamation marks, I've uninstalled them all and then scanned for hardware changes and tried to reinstall them. This hasn't worked.
I don't know what manufacturer they are and not sure how to find that out as it isn't listed.
The machine is fairly old iesystem 5032 (advent)
I am presuming the drivers haven't installed properly but inserting the only recovery disk I have when trying to install the drivers doesn't work.
What can I do now?
 

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The Windows XP CD has a large database of drivers built into it, but in most cases it won't install all the drivers for all the hardware in a computer during a fresh install.

That's why it's a good idea to obtain and burn off the drivers to a CD-R before you start.

The display adapter, sound device, 56K modem, network adapter, and chipset are usually the drivers needed.

You didn't mention which entries in the Device Manager have an exclamation mark, so we don't know at this point which drivers you need.

Go to the "Utilities" list at www.oldversion.com and download and install Everest Home Edition - version 1.51.195 or version 2.20.405. It should be able to tell you which hardware is in that computer.

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Whoops,
I've written ists and notes galore about it all but never what was wrong.
I will have alook a little later a post it up.
56k modem sounds a familiar one, I did have a quick look and see if I could get dial up but didn't have any success
 

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If you use high-speed broadband:) and not 56K dialup:( for a connection, you don't need to install the 56K modem driver.

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Right just looked at it again and the devices with exclamation marks are
under : other devices (which has yellow exclamation mark), Ethernet Controller, Multimedia Controller, PCI modem, SM Bus Controller (VGA compatible).
Another thing I've noticed is that the standby icon is dark so therefore cannot be highlighted. - not sure if that is linked to the problem or just another one.
 

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Your computer definitely needs the driver for the network adapter(ethernet controller) so it can get online. We need to know what network adapter is in your computer so we know which driver to look for and download and install.

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How do I find out what network adaptor is in my computer? It isn't listed in properties in the device manager
 

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Thanks for that one, just downloaded it on to memory stick so will have ago at it tomorrow.
I can't believe the amount of time this is taking me to do.
I've never really messed around with the basic running stuff, it's usually software and programmes that I like to play around with.
 

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That's why it's a good idea to obtain and burn off the drivers to a CD-R before you start.

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mental note for when it's back up and running - burn drivers on to cd
 

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Finally found some time
Right I think I'm reading what I need 1394 net adapter
Network card VT 82C570MVTDE
Controller VT6105 Rhine III Fast ethernet
Video card Intel corp 82856G Itegrated Graphics Device

Now am I correct in thinking that finding and installing the drivers for the above 2 things that will enable all of the things that have yellow exclamation marks (which I posted earlier on in the thread)

Thanks everyone for your help, it is really appreciated
 

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Just to make sure you didn't have a typo, are you sure the integrated graphics controller is 82856G? Is it possibly 82865G?

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This appears to be the download for the VIA VT6105 Rhine III Fast Ethernet Controller:

http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=1&CatID=1190&SubCatID=127

It's version 4.0, dated 08/15/2007.

It's in .ZIP format, so download and save it inside a folder that you create for it on the desktop. After it's been downloaded and saved, right-click it and click "Extract Here". After the extraction process completes, double-click the Setup.exe file to start the install process. After the install process is complete, restart your computer.

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I googled VT 82C570MVTDE and didn't have any luck. Make sure there's not a typo there either.

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Just to make sure you didn't have a typo, are you sure the integrated graphics controller is 82856G? Is it possibly 82865G?

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This appears to be the download for the VIA VT6105 Rhine III Fast Ethernet Controller:

http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=1&CatID=1190&SubCatID=127

It's version 4.0, dated 08/15/2007.

It's in .ZIP format, so download and save it inside a folder that you create for it on the desktop. After it's been downloaded and saved, right-click it and click "Extract Here". After the extraction process completes, double-click the Setup.exe file to start the install process. After the install process is complete, restart your computer.

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I googled VT 82C570MVTDE and didn't have any luck. Make sure there's not a typo there either.

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Yep, typo error on 82865g and on the VT82C570MV IDE controller Flipping pen wasn't working properly when I wrote it down:eek:
 

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Am I doing something wrong? I've downloaded it all ok, extract it, but then can't seem to get into setup.exe
 

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UPDATE!!!!! Have somehow done something right 'cos driver installed and we are now back up and running on the internet - yay - but there are still some of those nasty exclamation marks still floating about
they are - Base system device
(device not config code 1)
PCI modem (not config code 28)
SM bus contoller (code 28)
Video controller vga compatible (code 10
A few new ones and some old ones.
Oh and 'cos it's the kids computer apparently got to download service pack 2? I thought MSN was ok with service pack 1
 
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