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Solved: Sound problems and scroll problems with newly installed windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PrinceRameses, Dec 21, 2007.

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  1. PrinceRameses

    PrinceRameses Thread Starter

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    1. There is no sound driver, what can I do to correct this?

    2. If I'm on the internet and scrolling down either with roller or dragging it down, it doesn't go smoothly.

    I am coming from Ubuntu, a friend put xp on here.
    I would also like to know if dual-booting would be easy to do. (ubuntu and xp)

    Thanks.
     
  2. fatbobthefirst

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    1. You are going to have to find the right sound driver. You can first try a Windows UPdate to see if it finds it. If not you may have to take the sound card out. Look at it. Get numbers off it. Then research the driver online.
    2. Smoothly. Do you mean its the mouse itself. Has this mouse worked before good? What type mouse. Maybe a driver for this as well?

    Dual boot would be fine. At startup. I would ask which you want to enter and you select whatever choice you want.
     
  3. PrinceRameses

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    I think I tried the update thing, I've tried looking for it online, all useless crap.

    the mouse is gateway, not the mouse that's the problem,it's the computer. when you shrink the screen quite small it scrolls fine, but full-size it's quite bumpy.
     
  4. PrinceRameses

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    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  5. fatbobthefirst

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    Give any info that is on the card. Numbers, Model anything.

    Can't explain the mouse tho..
     
  6. PrinceRameses

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    How do I look at the card?
     
  7. Dr. Chauncey

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    Is this a home-built system or a brand name computer?

    Can you go to Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc"
    Is anything else listed under "? Other devices" ?

    The mouse scrolling problem sounds more like a video driver missing.
     
  8. PrinceRameses

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    Umm.. not sure. I got the computer from rent-a-center, destroyed it with viruses, got ubuntu, then a friend took the computer and brought it back with xp. (as asked)

    There are things listed, here the screenie:

    http://usera.imagecave.com/hermes/comphelp.bmp.jpg


    Oh, really? How do I get a video driver?

    :)
     
  9. Dr. Chauncey

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    Yup, you're missing the video driver... and the ethernet controller...?... how are you connected to the internet right now?...

    Ok, does your your computer fit under any of the following categories:
    Dell
    Compaq
    HP
    Gateway
    Alienware
    Sony


    As for dual booting, yes it is definately possible. Do you have unpartitioned space set aside for Ubuntu?
    I used to have the Ubuntu GRUB boot loader inside the Windows NTLDR boot loader because it is a lot cleaner that way, especially when Windows is the main operating system, I even wrote a guide for doing this with Ubuntu but it is really tricky, and sometimes I have trouble too. The easiest way to go would be to get a boot loader program to control everything.
     
  10. PrinceRameses

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    Toshiba. :)

    If I put the ubuntu disk in and just used it as live cd, would I have the drivers I need for that os, or no?
     
  11. PrinceRameses

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    And using ethernet connection.. so not sure about that.
     
  12. Dr. Chauncey

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    Me neither... Ubuntu has most of the drivers for PC components "right out of the box," so to speak, Windows usually has most of them, but there is always a few missing. Unfortunately, these drivers are not interchangeable between operating systems, I'm not sure if that is what you were getting at.

    "Select" your model here, and download all the driver files for your computer. If you post the full model number, I can find the exact link for you.

    Once you have all the drivers it would be a good idea to save them onto a CD, for use in the future.
     
  13. PrinceRameses

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    oh, thanks. :D

    I was thinking if it would work, I could run the disk for internet, and use xp for the games I play and other things I need it for.

    Where would the number be? (it's a laptop btw)
     
  14. PrinceRameses

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    I believe this is the model Number: PSL2XU-00S00T
    and it's satellite.

    those zeros may be o's. I can't find it though..
     
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    oh, wait, L25-S1217.


    ok, got the sound one, it works, but can't find the video driver. ;(
     
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