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Gungadine

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Ok, long story. Going to try and shorten it.

1.) emptied my emachines T6216 of all data
2.) upgraded to Windows7 trial version, (partitioned to C: drive, wrong)
3.) tried to maximize space and compressed my C:drive, (wrong again)
3.) bootmgr compressed, could not get it reverted, since loaded from file source and not a bootable cd, could not get to the repair feature
4.) has to go back and completely reinstall XP from scratch

Now for the question: Need help getting the drivers downloaded, they are not on the XP disk so I have to manually do them. Once I can get connected to the internet, I can do the rest, but having a hard time finding the network adapter driver. So far, I have the following drivers from e-machines

CPU : AMD Athlon™ 64 3200+ Processor (with AMD 64 technology)
(512KB L2 cache, 2GHz, 2000MHz system bus)
Operating System : Genuine*Microsoft®*Windows®*XP Home SP2
Chipset : NVIDIA®*nForce™®*410
Memory : 512MB DDR (2 × 256MB), 400MHz dual channel
Expandable to 4GB
Hard Drive : 160GB HDD (7200rpm, 2MB cache)
Optical Drive : 16x DVD±RW multi-format double layer
Media Reader : 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital™ (SD), smart media, compact flash, micro drive, memory stick, memory stick PRO, multimedia card, USB 2.0)
Video : NVIDIA®*GeForce®*6100 GPU
up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express®*(PCI-E x16) slot available
Sound : 6-channel (5.1) high definition audio
Network : 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Modem : 56K ITU v.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)
Peripherals : Premium multimedia keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers
Ports/Other : 5 USB 2.0 ports (4 in back, 1 in media reader), 1 VGA external connector, 1 parallel port, 2 PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse), 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back)
Dimensions : 14.25"H x 7.25"W x 16"D
Weight : 22.5lbs

Pasted from <http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T6216>




Audio_realtek
CardReader
Chipset NVIDIA
VGA_NVIDIA
Modern_conexant

And a Driver installer program. Is there anything Im missing? I feel like a need a specific network adapter driver inorder to connect. Am I wrong?
 

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Have not installed any drivers yet, just downloaded them from Emachines support site. So no, am I expecting to have connectivity after i install the chipset?
 
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Yep CHipset first and restart the PC....it may have the ethernet drivers bundled in that as I do not see them on the site
 

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Awesome, once thats done, then all I have to do is right click on the specific items within the device manager and it will do it by itself right?
 

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Thanks sooooo much for the quick response and guidance. You basically confirmed my suspicions, although after the mess I made on that upgrade, twas time to exercise caution and seek such guidance.

Thanks again, Gungadine
 

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i NOW HAVE CONNECTIVITY,some of the other drivers arent working, just got sound, but missing display, cant find it anywhere
 

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Ok, so Im going to runa new system recovery with the XP disk, download the network driver to I can connect, then move straight to a windows 7 installation. Hopefully that will put me in a better place to move forward.
 

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Update:

XP loaded, got drivers loaded. Problem now is everything is running off the D: Drive, which obviously doesn't have the space to hold and run everything. Even when I go to the cmd interface, it shows D:\ [Documents and Settings]. So I know that this must be a partition issue. (How do I get it to boot to C: Drive?)

I assume when I did the XP install, it automatically installed itself on the D: Drive
I am trying to load/install Windows7 from the C: Drive, it gets to 1/2 way of expanding files, then shoots an error that it cannot boot the system to finish installation. Probably because of the Drive conflict, (New OS on C: and existing Bootmgr and OS is on D:)

So now when ever I start the system, its totally running on D:, juggling about 4G of space, and sitting next to the C: Drive with about 180G of space.

How can I get my comp to load to the C: Drive? Do I need to create a new partition? IS there something that I missed in the Bios, (I checked this morning and theres not a choice to load directly to C:)

Hopefully, you can help. Once I can get it back to running like a normal comp, loading to C: and nothing but system recovery is on D:, I can then load the new OS directly from C and it will boot properly. This is my assumption.

Thanks again for your help
 

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Perhaps, I need to completely run the XP installer disk again, manually create a partition on the C:drive for the XP OS. Then, start up, check and make sure that it booted to C:, then, load Windows7 onto C: and try and do another install, leaving D: alone.

Would this work? I know that I might have an issue with system recovery not being loaded onto D:, but, I believe I can locate that program and manually load it onto D:, just drag and drop.

Any thoughts on these assumptions and proposed procedures?
 

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I also have made a new thread in the XP section, called Upgrade to Windows7 after fresh XP install.

If you could check that thread as I have better identified my proposed procedures. This can be marked solved as my new plan doesnt reflect the title of this thread
 
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