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Problem with computer.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DaveBennett, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. DaveBennett

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 635

    Location: Sunny Brighton

    Hey,

    Just installed XP on my friends computer, just the upgrade not the one that overwrites everything.

    Anyway, the LAN no longer works nor does the sound card.

    Can someone help on how I can get them to work.

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. J.T

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,227

    Location: Earth

    Are you sure the correct drivers (or any drivers) are installed for the Network card and sound card???

    Remember the drivers used for XP will not be the same as the ones used for what ever OS he had on there before so you may need to update them.

    Hope that is of some help :)
     
  3. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Find another computer, go to the LAN card's manufacturer's web site. Download the appropriate drivers to disk and sneakernet them to the upgraded machine. Install the drivers. When it reboots you'll have a working NIC and from there you can download and install the sound card drivers from the sound card's manufacturer's web site.
     
  4. DaveBennett

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 635

    Location: Sunny Brighton

    Hey,

    Thanks, stupidly enough.

    The LAN: Was disabled in the first place in bios, the user never uses it but I needed it for internet to fix in first place.

    Soundcard: Rung the owner, hadnt told me there were drivers with it, went n got them, installed.

    All working f9 now.

    Thanks your help.

    Dave
     
  5. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,242

    Location: London, UK

    glad you got it sorted, its problems like these that really puts me off windows and steering me towards mac.
     
  6. DaveBennett

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 635

    Location: Sunny Brighton

    Problems like that are annoying, but tbh I would always stay with windows.
     
  7. Foehammer2003

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Apr 2006

    Posts: 981

    Location: Arms reach from mouse

    :eek:
     
  8. A.N.Other

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 8,064

    Location: MK45

    AFAIK macs have a far greater range of built-in drivers than windows - correct me if I'm wrong here. Although it is true that you need to 'buy with an eye' for compatibility.