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#46
DonnaB

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Ok. Just went into C:\Windows\Syustem32\Drivers\Rtnicxp.sys Properties and it shows:

Created: Friday, June 01. 2007 (time)

Can't I just copy and paste the file from C:\Windows\System32\Drivers folder?
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You should if that is where the corrupted or faulty driver is located.
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Gentlemen,

This is what I found out about the system from the Belarc Report. Can I rely on the information? I found info on powerspec8980 but not powerspec8980a. The link displays Biostar P4TSV System Board yet the report below displays Springdale-G.

I can explain this for you. :)

The reason the Belarc Report displays Springdale-G is because Springdale-G is part of the Award BIOS ID for the Biostar P4TSV System Board. (see this table)

So you don't need to worry about the Springdale-G bit unless you want to use that information to find a compatible BIOS update. To get up and running, all you need to do is install the drivers for the Biostar P4TSV System Board.

It looks like you already have the drivers in a folder in the computer. I would be pretty confident that they are the correct drivers. But if for some strange reason they are not correct, you can get the drivers from here or here. I would install the MB (chipset) drivers first, then install the other ones. Then, when the LAN driver is installed, you could use DriverMax to see of there are any updated drivers available.


Good luck with the reinstall. :thumbsup:
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Yes! The machine is connecting just fine. I'll see what DriverMax tells me. Can't update from within Device Manager Properties, the update button is greyed out. There are no errors to found in the DM either.

Now to get the daughter off Facebook so I can work on that machine! :rolleyes:

I'll get back to this as soon as possible. Thanks guys for the help! :happy:

Edited by DonnaB, 20 May 2012 - 09:54 AM.

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Thank you Metatron for the information and links! Very informative.
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You're most welcome, DonnaB. :thumbsup:

That was my first ever post (outside of the introductions section), so I am very pleased that I actually managed to post something useful. :)
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:happy: Oh yes! Very useful! As a matter of fact I was going to research to find out where Springdale-G fit in though thought it best to focus on the issues at hand. You provided the research for me! Thank you!

By the way, welcome to Geeks to go! You're sure to be an excellent addition to the plethora of experts here that make this site one of the best on the www! (Actually I prefer to say the best, but then Admin might think I was asking for brownie points!) :lol:
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Installed DriverMax and found at least 10 drivers that needed updated.

I updated the following 2 drivers:

Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Intel Corporation 865 Embedded Graphics Controller

I then went ahead and copied the whole C:\Windows\System32\Drivers folder to USB as a safety net.

As soon as I get the system up and running with the clean install and the other drivers updated, I'll post back with the results (or if I have any issues I need help with).

Thanks everybody for your guidance and support.

Donna :)
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I made that folder probably years ago. I use to own the machine before giving to my friend DonnaB. Forgot how I did it, but it was a driver tool most likely like the one you mentioned rshaffer61. That machine was one of the most responsive machines I've ever used! I made it cause I never got a back up disk with the machine, the recovery disks were lost too.

Joe


Ah, so that used to be your laptop. Nice plot twist or something. :P
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DriverMax has a nice little part that after you get all your drivers up to date it will save them for you in one folder where ever you choose. :whistling:
Hmm maybe save them and then burn them to a cd or something and you will always have them that way. Remember the first rule of backing up. If it is important to backup then make multiple copies of it. :thumbsup:
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For information only

Springdale comes from the name Intel gave to the chipset.
http://en.wikipedia....Intel_codenames
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