Help needed for a friend with drivers

  CurlyWhirly 15:03 23 Oct 2004

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?

  dan 11 15:27 23 Oct 2004

They may be a problem with this board and everest here

Try these drivers, they should work click here(2.0)&MenuID=43&LanID=8

Put the drivers on a folder on the desktop. Then update the drivers from device manager. If they are not correct then windows will tell you so and not install them.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:27 23 Oct 2004

Have you been to the site of themanufacturer of the motherboard? They should have all the downloads available.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:30 23 Oct 2004

Cannot find any Via chipset 8375 on VIA website or ECS (ELITE)site sure this is correct number for chipset?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:34 23 Oct 2004

Via Drivers site click here

ECS site click here bottom of page for sound video etc. drivers

  CurlyWhirly 17:11 23 Oct 2004

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!

  It's Me 17:32 23 Oct 2004

I thought that XP could work OK with either FAT32 or NTFS, it being that NTFS was M/s recommended file system.

Changing a FAT32 to NTFS is usually free of risk, just make a back up to be sure.

  Blacki 17:35 23 Oct 2004

  Rayuk 18:14 23 Oct 2004

Is the onboard sound enabled in the bios

  dan 11 18:32 23 Oct 2004

In the bios, under integrated peripherals, is there a heading for 'via on chip pci device'. If there is press enter and look for AC97 audio, set this to auto. F10 to save settings and exit.

  CurlyWhirly 19:55 23 Oct 2004

Thanks your advice worked regarding 'integrated peripherals' in the AC97 audio BIOS settings.
Thanks to all concerned.

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