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Here is the info from everest summary

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JEFF-70TSF9WKMZ
User Name Jeff Garringer

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 800 MHz (6 x 133)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X (1 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133A
System Memory 320 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (05/31/00)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI Technologies Inc. 3D RAGE IIC AGP (8 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI 3D-Rage IIC
Monitor Gateway EV700 [17" CRT] (72345632)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB PCI128 (CT4815) Sound Card

Storage:
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD102AA (9 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive Maxtor 91021U2 (9 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/66)
Optical Drive YAMAHA CRW8424E (8x/4x/24x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 9773 MB (2516 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 9758 MB (8086 MB free)
Total Size 19.1 GB (10.4 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard PC/AT Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface (67.37.26.107)
Modem Broadxent V.92 PCI DI3631-1

Peripherals:
Printer FaxTalk Communicator
Printer hp psc 1200 series
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB Device hp psc 1200 series
USB Device psc 1200 (DOT4USB)
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Printing Support


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[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Version 62710
Release Date 05/31/2000
Size 256 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

[ System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer SNC302EEH
Wake-Up Type Modem Ring

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer GIGABYTE

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:
Manufacturer SNC302EEH
Serial Number 0000000
Asset Tag 0000000
Chassis Type Desktop Case

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method 64-bit ECC
Error Correction Single-bit
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
Supported Memory Types FPM, EDO, Parity, ECC, DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 512 MB
Memory Slots 3

[ Processors / Pentium III ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer Intel
Version Pentium III
External Clock 133 MHz
Maximum Clock 1000 MHz
Current Clock 800 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 1.6 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade ZIF
Socket Designation Socket370
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I can live with the manual shut down, if I have to. It's not a life or death thing.
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OK, there's good news...sorta....your motherboard does not currently support ACPI, but there is a bios update for it

the last bios update was f45, dated 10-8-2001; yours is dated 5-31-2000

It is available here:
http://www.giga-byte..._GA-6VX7-4X.htm

You would need to flash the bios, which is relatively safe (sometimes, things go wrong).

But, you would need to reinstall windows--possible, a repair installation may pick it up. You would be better off reinstalling though.
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I'll try the reinstall, tomorrow. Hey, this everest download is pretty informational! What's entailed in flashing the BIOS? Although this is an older machine, it seems to be running pretty good.
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yes, everest is very useful, it acutally began life as a different tool, and luckily has remained free for home use.

Flashing the bios is fairly safe--you just need a boot floppy and the bios files and flash utility...instructions are included in the download.

You create a boot floppy, copy the flash utility, add the bios file, boot the computer, then run a simple command like flash -1110.bin (or something, directions in bios download)

Back in the old days, a bad bios flash could hose a motherboard, but things have come a long way...now, the only likely danger is a power outage in the middle of a bios flash.

Let me put it this way...I have flashed at least 500 machines and only one went wrong, and that was an old, old 286 at board.
It was once a far more dangerous process then it is today
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Thanks for all of your assistance. You have been very helpful. I downloaded the updated bios and will try to bring it up to speed tomorrow.
I have un plugged my daughter's machine. The info that was sent previously was from my home machine. Systems are nearly identical I will down load the everest software and add it to her machine and take a look at it after I get her up and running, in Dayton.
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