Is my controller card failing?
Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:14 PM
Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:22 PM
I don't know how you people know all this stuff but I'm so glad you do.
Posted 09 October 2018 - 01:49 PM
I ordered and received the graphics card, adapter card and Windows 10 in the mail. I'm going to be away from home most of the day tomorrow so I'll be installing everything on Wednesday.
I found my motherboard and monitor CDs that contain their drivers and motherboard BIOS and I'll update all drivers after I install Windows 10.
Any last minute advice?
Edited by Denisejm, 09 October 2018 - 01:58 PM.
Posted 10 October 2018 - 02:45 PM
Make sure you have Win 10 drivers for your Wifi or Ethernet. The drivers on your CD may not be Win 10.
Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:45 PM
I have an Xfinity WIFI box that my pc is connected to. I don't remember having to install drivers for it when I installed Windows XP x64. I just connected my pc to the box and went into Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections tab and clicked on the Setup button to set up the internet connection and it connected to the internet, so I'm not sure what drivers you think I may need. Do you mean that I need updated motherboard drivers so I can connect to the internet with Windows 10? Can you give me as link as to where I can get the drivers you're talking about?
Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:52 PM
Motherboard drivers for either the wifi or the ethernet whichever you use to connect. The ones on the CD may not work for Win 10. Look in Device Manager for the Network Adapter that you use, right click and properties
then click on the Details tab. Change Property to Hardware IDs. Click on the top one then right click and copy. Paste that into a reply.
Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:12 PM
When I right clicked on it, I couldn't copy and paste, it just asked "What's This." So here's a pic of it.
After I attached the first picture, I checked to see if there was an updated driver and Windows found one and installed it. This is it.
The first few letters that I couldn't get into the picture are PCI/VEN_
Edited by Denisejm, 10 October 2018 - 06:19 PM.
Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:56 PM
I think you have to click on the line then it should give you copy option but doesn't matter. Looks like a Realtek
Top option should work for you:
Win10 Auto Installation Program (SharedID:1152921504607523118
Click on Global for the download.
It's a zip so you will need to save it then rightclick on it and Extract All, Extract. Then in a subfolder you will see the setup.exe file. But just copy the whole folder to a CD or USB drive so you will have it later.
Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:23 PM
The file won't download. I waited about 10 minutes but this is all that happens. It never asks me where I want to save the file and there's no indication that it's downloading other than it saying that it is. It's a pretty small file. It shouldn't take so long to download, should it?
Edit: I just tried to download the file again and saw a message that stayed on the screen for only about a second and all I got to read was "Firefox is preventing . . ."
For some reason, it seems Firefox won't let me download the file. I don't know why. I went into Firefox settings and told it to allow pop-up windows but it still won't. IE no longer works for XP.
Edit: I rebooted and was able to download the file. Weird.
I understand the file is for Realtek, which is my audio manager. What does that have to do with my motherboard/internet connection?
Edited by Denisejm, 10 October 2018 - 07:57 PM.
Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:07 AM
Realtek also makes your Ethernet card. Look at the top of the 2.bmp.
You have to check on the I Am Not A Robot box then the real download will start. The file is 10 Mb and is called 0028-Install_Win10_10028_08222018.zip
Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:26 AM
In an edit to my post, I wrote that the file downloaded after I rebooted my pc. I had checked "I am not a robot" and then checked all the boxes several times and each time it verified that I'm not a robot, Firefox stopped the download because it wouldn't allow pop-up windows. I've never had that problem before but I changed my options to allow pop-up windows and I gave specific approval for that url to open pop-up windows but it still wouldn't allow it. After I rebooted, the download was able to start. I have it saved on a thumb drive.
I will be starting to install everything in about an hour. I'll let you know how it goes after it's done. I have a Notepad that I can use to get on line if it doesn't work after I have all the drivers installed.
Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:05 PM
- I installed graphics and adapter cards and new hard drive, popped windows 10 disk in and when it started to install, I received message: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
I'm in BIOS now and hard disk is first in boot priority. In CMOS, all IDE Channels say NONE except 0 Slave, which is my CD DCD drive. When I click on a NONE, the options are to make it Auto or Manual. It's set on Auto. I can't see a way to tell it to Enable the drive. Any ideas?
Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:49 PM
Your BIOS needs to be able to boot from/read a GPT partitioned disk. Sometimes they call it UEFI in the BIOS and the MBR boot is called CSM or Legacy. Do you have the latest BIOS for your Mobo?
Your hard drive is unlikely to be IDE. New drives are SATA.
Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:26 PM
I have the motherboard cd that came with it and a BIOS on a floppy disk, ga-ep45-dq6-f12.
I don't know what a GPT partitioned disk is or how to get that done at this point. I don't have another computer to use to format a hdd. The battery on this notepad is low and charging very slowly,8 hers already at still at only 6%. I'll check out the link you gave if I can.
Should I install mono BIOS first before Windows?
Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:31 PM
Look on the motherboard maker's website and see if they have a newer BIOS than what you have. You don't need to reinstall the old one. It is installed on a chip on the motherboard not on the hard drive. Sometimes a new BIOS will give you more options.
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