I wonder if you could be so kind as to cast your expert eye over my recurring problems? My techspertise is minmal. For various reasons I sometimes format the HD & re-loaded Windows XP. All OK except no music & no 3.5 floppy drive.
Wins prog. Gives its usual beeps, but no music (sound card not recognised?). Following Wins. ‘Help’ I discovered driver for Via AC’97 in Device Manager has yellow tag – hardware conflict? Sadly, ‘Help’ has no page for hardware conflict. Is this a Bios problem, perhaps?
I downloaded & installed a ‘later’ VIA driver, but no change.
For the floppy drive, Device Manager reports ‘This device is working properly’. Oh, what a whopper! It aint.
Please advise as I am getting a hump-back taking the box to down Ah Fong’s Computer Emporium. The chaps there titter every time I show up.
With thanks, Gorila