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Tomy

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I am new here so firstly hello to all,
My problem is that i am trying to get an older pc to work as a spare one, its up and running but have run into a couple of snags that i don't understand.

If i go into Device manager, i get 2 yellow exclamation marks, 1- is the PCI simple communications controller & the other - video controller [vga compatable ]
I've had trouble trying to get the modem to work as well, probably i guess because those two above are not working properly, i don't know much about computers, but willing to learn.
The PC is telling me to search the internet to fix those problems but of course the modem not working, so could some one please explain whats going on and what i should do to fix it.
any help is really appreciated,
thanks
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You'll have to find the make and model of the modem, if need be take it out and look at it if it is a card. Then use another computer to go to the makers website, or a driver website, and download the drivers to a floppy. Sometimes the drivers are too large to fit on a floppy, depending on the type of installation you may be able to find drivers for your particualr OS that will fit. After you have the modem working you can usually use the web and Google to find the other drivers that you need.

For others doing this the easisest procedure is to go into device manager before reinstalling and find the modem/NIC information and download the drivers. Of course if the OS isn't working this doesn't apply.

Edited by Tyger, 22 September 2005 - 07:58 PM.

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Ok, thanks Tyger, i will give that a shot,
many thanks,
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Hi,

What make and model is it?

As Tyger suggested you just need the drivers for the vga and modem, you may be able to goto the computer manufactuers website on another computer and download the drivers then burn them to cd or copy them to floppy depending on the size of the file then run the disk to install on the old computer.

You could also purchase a new modem they are pretty cheap and get the machine on the net to download the drivers directly to the computer to be installed on. This sometimes can be easier.

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Hi,

What make and model is it?

As Tyger suggested you just need the drivers for the vga and modem, you may be able to goto the computer manufactuers website on another computer and download the drivers then burn them to cd or copy them to floppy depending on the size of the file then run the disk to install on the old computer.

You could also purchase a new modem they are pretty cheap and get the machine on the net to download the drivers directly to the computer to be installed on. This sometimes can be easier.

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Thanks Rick,
I have another more newer modem and its driver disc, so i will install it and try to search for those needed drivers, the pc is an old one, made up from bits and pieces sorta, the mobo is appolla pro plus, cpu 733 mhz, pent 3, its only for a backup pc, just in case.
Thanks for your suggestions as well, all info is greatfully recieved.
thanks
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Thanks Rick,
I have another more newer modem and its driver disc, so i will install it and try to search for those needed drivers, the pc is an old one, made up from bits and pieces sorta, the mobo is appolla pro plus, cpu 733 mhz, pent 3, its only for a backup pc, just in case.
Thanks for your suggestions as well, all info is greatfully recieved.
thanks
Tomy

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Hi, back again, modem installed and working good, but i am having trouble trying to find the driver for the Video controller, i went back to device manager and done a search, but unfortunatly it didn't come up with anything.
Can someone help please ? i have this info from device details, if its any help, PCI\VEN _53333 & DEV_8A13 & SUBSYS_ 8A135333 & REV_ 02\3 & 27528C43 & 0 & 0008.
thanks
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The best bet in order to find drivers for the video card is to take it out and google any identifiers. Try the FCC ID code if there's nothing else.

For a stab in the dark you could download omnibus drivers from the major video chipset manufacturers, for example http://www.nvidia.co...ers/drivers.asp and grab the GeoForce drivers appropriate for your OS. They should only install if it detects a supported card, note that I'm not guarenteeing this, you might have to reboot in safe mode and uninstall the drivers
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Ok, thanks i will give that try.
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