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OK now the task is to install the drivers for the indicated items.
First you need the motherboard chipset driver located HERE.
Now on that same page you will need to get the following drivers downloaded and installed:
  • Network... Intel driver at the bottom of the list
  • Video .... Ati 2nd one in the list if that is the card you have
  • Audio... first one
  • Communication...Modem driver is the first one I believe


From there after all is installed and you have rebooted to make sure they all are installed recheck your Device Manager for yellow exclamation marks and post with results.
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Alrighty, I've installed those drivers and now have sound and internet back! In device manager there is only the 'SM Bus Controller' with a yellow exclamation mark
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Did you install the chipset driver first?
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whooops no i didn't. I'll do it now.
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Ok that worked, there are no more unknown devices in device manager :D

I shall commence windows updates now then - how shall i go about doing this?

I've turned on automatic updates, but should i download sp3 manually too?

Edited by Shikaka, 20 March 2011 - 03:02 PM.

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Go to Windows Updates and get all the Critical Updates first.
Then check the Optional ones to see what you might have there. Great job in getting rid of all the issues in the Device Manager. :D
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rshaffer61

Apologies for the interjection., if I have missed it
Depending on where it was originally

Anti-virus
http://www.geekstogo...yware-software/
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No problem Macboatmaster.
The installation of a Anti Virus is always recommended before browsing the internet. In this case I am instructing only to use Microsoft's site for updates. Before doing any browsing I would agree to install a good AV. :D
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will do with the av :D

Can i delete the old windows folder/operating system? Could do with the space...
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Can i delete the old windows folder/operating system? Could do with the space...

As long as you have all the data you need to move over done.
Then yes you can delete the old windows. Before deleting make sure after moving all data over that the system will reboot with no problems.
We may have to edit the boot.ini to get rid of the double boot entry.
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Yes, that double entry is confusing. Sorry I forgot to ask, I already have av software installed, but now it's not registered with the os. Shall simply install new av software? If so, how shall I delete all the old av program files?
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Yes you will have to install a AV program. If you have one you like then stay with it.
The double entry can be cleared up fairly quickly and we will tackle that as soon as you are ready. Please for your own protection get the AV done now though.
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Alrighty, I've installed microsoft security essentials, never tried it before. I used to use Mcaffee and Malwarebytes. If I install these too, will they conflict or is that inadviseable?

Okay so apart from the AV dilemma, it seems my computer's working now! :D

How do I get rid of the double entry in the boot.ini file? and what shall i do about all the programs on my computer which are now not recognised as installed?
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MSE is great and I would suggest installing Malwarebytes. Now on to the boot.ini issue.

Please do the following in the exact steps. Failure to do so could make the boot.ini damaged and cause unstable or unusable results with your system.:

Save a Backup Copy of Boot.ini

1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl and then click OK.
2. Click on the Advanced tab, and then click Settings
3. In the Startup and Recovery area at the bottom click Settings.
4. Under System Startup click Edit. This opens the Boot.ini file in Notepad ready for editing.
5. In Notepad, click File on the Menu bar, and then click Save As.
6. First in here change the location in the top white drop down box to Desktop. Then in the file name change to Boot.old and save as Text Document(*.txt) and save it to your Desktop and then click Save




Please copy and paste all the lines from your Boot.ini file in your next reply.
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Alrighty, here you go:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS0
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS0="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect

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