I have a friend who has installed Service Pack 2 and it didn't work properly as he had a BSOD at every reboot so I managed to go into safe mode and uninstall SP2 (as he is a novice) and now everything is okay apart from the fact that he can't find his motherboard installation CD!
I have advised him to join this forum as it is essential IMHO. I have installed Everest Home Edition and it says that he has a ECS M825VXX motherboard with a VIA VT8375 ProSavageDDR KM266 chipset. I think he has onboard sound and graphics and if so where can I go to get the following 2 downloads that show up in Device Manager?
Under 'Other Devices' there are 2 exclamatiuon marks one under 'MultiMedia audio controller' and the other under 'Video Controller (VGA compatible). He has the 'VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller' for sound according to Everest Home Edition. I have found some of the drivers but I am unsure which ones to actually download and I realise that if I was to download the WRONG ones the PC may not boot I think? As this is NOT my PC I don't want to mess it up! Any advice anyone please?
Sorry for the delay in answering folks but I have been having trouble with my friends PC! The 'Video Controller (VGA compatible)' problem is solved by me installing a spare GeForce 2 MX graphics card but I still have NO sound! This is indeed strange as I downloaded the AC97 modem drivers from the ECS website as shown by Fruit Bat. By the way he is running XP Home Edition.
Under 'Sounds & Audio Devices' under the Volume there is the wording 'No Audio device'. Any ideas anyone as to what exactly is going on? Another strange thing is that I thought XP used the NTFS? When I run a Disk Check XP says that the file system is FAT32 - is this right? I have Partition Magic 8.0 and does anyone know if it's possible to change the hard drive file system WITHOUT destroying the data? By the way it is a 40 Gb drive. Please help me someone!