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rebelz1

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Ok here is the deal I bought this computer from a friend of mine that he built himself, I have installed my xp home disk from my computer, and called microsoft, got it activated over the phone, but now I need drivers for the computer. Where do I find drivers for this thing?

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Hello,

What drivers do you need? The drivers for the OS come installed with the CD. Do you need drivers for an external device or something?(Webcam, Speakers, etc..?)

-Jason
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My device manager says with the ? marks that I need Ethernet controller, multi media, pci port, and video controller.

but I don't know what is installed in the machine

Edited by rebelz1, 22 July 2009 - 07:29 PM.

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Those are motherboard drivers..

If your friend built it himself and bought the parts, a CD of drivers and things would have come with the motherboard. Call him up and ask if he has it :)

What is your make/model of the motherboard?

-Jason :)

Edited by OpenOutcome, 22 July 2009 - 07:37 PM.

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Download SIW from HERE and get the Standalone English version
It will install itself and when finished
Then Click on SIW Icon to run program
On the left side click on the Motherboard directory and then on the right, copy and paste the information in your next reply
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What is your make/model of the motherboard?

-Jason :)


I opened it up and the only thing that I can see is that it says it is a Intel Desktop Board. Where do I find the model?
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Download SIW from HERE and get the Standalone English version
It will install itself and when finished
Then Click on SIW Icon to run program
On the left side click on the Motherboard directory and then on the right, copy and paste the information in your next reply

Hey rshaffer,

I can install this on my flash drive that is in this comp, then download it to the other one right?
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Yes you can rebelz1
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Ok here is what you had asked for I hope lol.

Property Value
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Model D845GEBV2
Version AAA97677-107
Serial Number AZBV33408270

North Bridge Intel i845GE Revision B1
South Bridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) Revision B1

CPU Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.66GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 478 mPGA

System Slots 6 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 3072 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed
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You have XP home I take it so please go to HERE!
Intel Drivers download for your MOBO.
I believe what you need is the one that is numbered #8
OpenOutCome take a look and see if you agree.
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Agreed rshaffer61 :) , but you can go here instead if you want. The 10th one down is the same file as rshaffer61 suggested, and there are also the drivers for PCI, video/audo ports and USB. You only need the ones for your operating system.. so basically you need 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10.

-Jason :)
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Hey rshaffer61, and Jason but I guess I am going to have to try this tonight after work cause last night after I got these messages had to go to the hospital with my wife she is almost nine months pregnant and was having contractions. But this time it was a false alarm. I will let you guys know if these work or not when I try them

Thank you rebelz1
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That is a great reason to not be here rebelz1
Congrats on the baby coming soon I hope.
I would suggest that you follow OpenOutcome's link as his is easier to follow then the one I supplied and he has gone to the extent of telling you exactly which file you need first.
The other files I suggest you get also and burn them all to a cd for future need.
Always good to have them in case of something like this happens again.
Please let us know how it works once installed. We will continue to monitor for your results.

Edited by rshaffer61, 23 July 2009 - 12:41 PM.

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Congratulations on your baby which is soon to come, these computer problems hardly matter in comparison :) Just try them when things aren't as hectic and you have time :)

Good luck, and hope all is well~

-Jason
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To OpenOutcome and rshaffer61 I would like to thank you guys for your help on that computer but regretfuly I had to sell it!:) But I did get most of the issues fixed on it before (with the help from you guys). You both really know what you are doing and do it well. I will try to be on here more to learn what I can when I can! Thank you both rebelz1

P.S. Our baby boy was born on August 21st he weighed 8 lbs 3 oz
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