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Acer Aspire 5720 Had Vista removed and XP installed. Purchased a XP recovery drivers disk which has installed many of the missing drivers. Am having a problem with the PCI device and Broadcom 802.11g network adapter. Any ideas?

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  • dannydavies7 Nov 15, 2008

    Was unable to download anything from the links provided.
    'Unfortunately, the publisher of this program has not submitted any valid download links.'

  • dannydavies7 Nov 15, 2008

    Hi
    Is there a way of finding out?

  • dannydavies7 Nov 15, 2008

    Do i ignore the warning?
    Please ensure that VISTA SP1 is installed on your system prior to installing these drivers!
    Driver incompatibilities on a system without VISTA SP1 might affect usability.

  • dannydavies7 Nov 15, 2008

    I have advertised xp recovery disk. I get the following message:
    'Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (code 39)'
    Should i just install everything on the recovery disk?

  • dannydavies7 Nov 15, 2008

    I am being told that the

    'Intel(R) Wireless network driver is not installed. Will I find it on the recovery disk? Can it be downloaded? Do appreciate all the help but don't have a clue what i am doing!

  • dannydavies7 Nov 15, 2008

    Last install had no effect. on a restart it informs me that
    Intel(R) Wireless network driver is not installed.

  • dannydavies7 Nov 15, 2008

    Already treid that download no effect

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Hello,

Click Here to download a group of drivers for your Acer Aspire.

In that group, the driver for your network card is included.

Good luck,
Dahaka

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You need to find the Broadcom 802.11g XP drivers, have a look on driverguide.com for your missing drivers, be aware that if the machine was purposly built for vista, then you may run into problems with XP drivers, so do a more refined search for the driver that someone may have adapted themselves, have a look on the vista or xp forums

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    monk3ybidzness Nov 15, 2008

    The Athero Wireless in that notebook is for Vista.

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Click the following link to install the driver for the network card ( Broadcom 802.11g network ) Softpedia Mirror (US)


The unrecognized PCI device is probably the dial up modem, pretty muck useless nowadays.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 15, 2008

    Sure it does not work, your laptop has a Broadcom 5787, not a generic Broadcom 802.11g card.


    Go to acer download page for your model here.

    Open the driver list.

    The page says Vista, but the driver that ends with XPx32 should also work on XP.

    Download Broadcom 5787 driver from the link above.

    If Download from Acer did not work, then try downloading from Broadcom: Download drivers .


  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 16, 2008

    Did you read my last comment?

    your laptop has a Broadcom 5787, not a generic Broadcom 802.11g card.


    Go to acer download page for your model here.

    Open the driver list.

    The page says Vista, but the driver that ends with XPx32 should also work on XP.

    Download Broadcom 5787 driver from the link above.

    If Download from Acer did not work, then try downloading from Broadcom: Download drivers .


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There are two methods for getting this to work.check out the instructions i m sending below as follows.

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  • fixyy Nov 15, 2008

    There are two methods for getting this to work, one only requires the internet, a few minutes, and a CD burner. The other requires a USB floppy drive.

    UPDATE: We’ve got a working modem driver now. Check out the tutorial on getting it up and running (should be installed last).



    You’ll probably also need a USB thumb drive for either method, and of course your copy of WinXP.

    You may have already tried to install WinXP on this notebook. With the BIOS set to it’s defaults, the WinXP install disk can’t even see it’s Hard Drive, and if you set the hard drive to a non AHCI mode in the BIOS (such as native emulation), you are increasing your risk of data corruption, and at the same time reducing your speed.

    These two methods are the correct way to handle the situation, and result in no performance compromises.

    NOTE: All data on the hard drive will be erased.

    If you experience problems related to .DLL files, try DLLCentral.com for resources and downloads.

    The Floppy Method
    First we’ll explain the floppy method, as it’s the fastest if you’ve already got the floppy drive and a blank floppy.

    Download the floppy creator from here: f6_floppy_maker.zip

    Extract the executable from the zip archive, insert a blank floppy, and run the executable, following the prompts to create an “F6 Driver Floppy.”

    Attach your USB floppy drive to the new Acer notebook.

    In order to be able to boot from the CD, we’ll first need to make a couple of quick changes in the notebook’s BIOS. Click here for instructions on modifying the BIOS settings.

    Now boot your notebook from your WinXP install disk. One of the first prompts once the screen turns blue is to hit F6 to use a driver floppy.

    Hit F6, insert the driver floppy. Windows won’t really give you any prompt that you’ve done things right, it will just keep installing for a while. After some time, windows will ask you to pick which driver off of the floppy you want — you should choose “Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M).” Be sure to leave the floppy in during the install, as windows will periodically pull files off of it until the installation is complete.

    The Windows installer will ask you to where you’d like install Windows XP… follow the prompts to delete all the current partitions, then follow the prompts to create a new partition, and install Windows XP to that. You may chose the “quick format” to speed things up.

    After windows is done installing, you’ll need to install some drivers. Acer isn’t providing a driver set for WinXP on this notebook.

    We recommend installing drivers in this order:


    1. Realtek HD Audio Driver
    2. Intel Chipset Driver
    3. Intel Graphics Driver
    4. Atheros WiFi Driver
    5. Broadcom Ethernet Driver
    6. Launch Manager
    7. Touchpad Driver
    8. Acer Empowering Framework
    9. Acer ePower Management

    Alternatively, you can download all of these (except for the last three) at once in a single 46MB zip file. Remember that these are specific to the Acer Aspire 5315.

    The Broadcom drivers must be installed through the device manager, the rest have installation executables which should be used. Sometimes you have to have windows “Update Driver” on an unknown PCI device in order to get the Realtek to work.

    We have a working modem driver. Check out the separate tutorial on getting it up and running (should be installed last).

  • fixyy Nov 15, 2008



    Internet and CD burner Method
    The second method is slightly more advanced, and intended for those of you who no longer have floppy drives of any kind. Or at least none of the USB kind.

    First download and install nLite.
    (Requires .NET Framework 2.0, you’ve probably already got that, but if nLite won’t run, download the .NET Framework)

    Now download and extract the slipstream drivers to a folder like C:\Drivers-temp\

    Insert your WinXP install disk, cancel out of the autorun if it pops up.

    Start up nLite, click next on the splash screen. Tell it where your CD is. It will ask you to tell it where to cache the files at. You can just use a folder like C:\XP-temp\ for that.

    On the “Presets” screen, click Next again. Now click on the “Drivers” button, as well as the “Bootable ISO” button, then click “Next”

    On the “Drivers” screen, click “Insert”, then “Multiple Driver Folder”. Point nLite to the location where you extracted the slipstream drivers, such as C:\Drivers-temp\ and then click OK.

    On the “Select multiple drivers to integrate” window you’ll need to highlight the path at the top (such as C:\Drivers-temp\) by clicking on it once, then click “OK”.

    On the “Driver Integration Options” window under “Textmode integration options” highlight the whole list by clicking once on the top item, then shift-clicking once on the bottom item. With that list still highlighted, click “OK” at the bottom.

    Back on the “Drivers” screen, click “Next”. The “Apply Changes:” dialog should pop up, asking if you really want to start the process. Click “Yes”.

    After the processing completes, you’ll need to click “Next”, at which point you’ll be taken to the final screen.

    On the “Bootable ISO” screen, change the “Mode” drop down menu from “Create Image” to “Direct Burn”. Eject your WinXP disk, and insert a blank disk into your burner. For safety’s sake, put a check mark next to “Verify”.

    Finally, click Burn.

    Congratulations, you now have a proper install disk for the Acer 5315-2153.

    Now you’ll need to boot your laptop from that disk. In order to be able to boot from the CD, we’ll first need to make a couple of quick changes in the notebook’s BIOS. Click here for instructions on modifying the BIOS settings.

    After it gets started, windows installer will ask you where you’d like to install Windows XP to: follow the prompts to delete all the current partitions, then follow the prompts to create a new partition, and install Windows XP to that. You can chose the “Quick Format” to speed things up.

    Follow the rest of the prompts to windows in the usual fashion.

    Next, use the following drivers to get all your hardware set up, since Acer is providing only Vista support on this notebook so far.

    We recommend installing drivers in this order:


    1. Realtek HD Audio Driver
    2. Intel Chipset Driver
    3. Intel Graphics Driver
    4. Atheros WiFi Driver
    5. Broadcom Ethernet Driver
    6. Launch Manager
    7. Touchpad Driver
    8. Acer Empowering Framework
    9. Acer ePower Management

    Alternatively, you can download all of these (except for the last three) at once in a single 46MB zip file. Remember that these are specific to the Acer Aspire 5315.

    The Broadcom drivers must be installed through the device manager, the rest have installation executables which should be used. Sometimes you have to have windows “Update Driver” on an unknown PCI device in order to get the Realtek to work.

    We have a working modem driver. Check out the separate tutorial on getting it up and running (should be installed last).

  • fixyy Nov 15, 2008

    The Broadcom drivers must be installed through the device manager, the rest have installation executables which should be used. Sometimes you have to have windows “Update Driver” on an unknown PCI device in order to get the Realtek to work.

    We have a working modem driver. Check out the separate tutorial on getting it up and running (should be installed last).

  • fixyy Nov 15, 2008

    http://soulpass.com/2007/11/10/installin...



    also click this above link to get more detailed help step by step.



    thanks.

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From what i get
the acer company does not have the drivers for specifically windows xp

the broadcom 802.11g adapter might get installed by installing the

Acer WLAN BCM4311 driver
you will find the driver on this site

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5720.html

you will find it in MS windows vista sp1
-> click on drivers and utilities and you will find the driver


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Hi,

Initially, an idea, is it possible that the reason you are having problem with the Broadcom driver is that the version of Aspire 5720 that you have is using an Atheros WiFi and not Broadcom? It is also possible that it could be using the Intel Wifi. To my understanding there were two (2) versions of this laptop: the first feature Intel GM965 chipset and integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, while the second has PM965 chipset paired with the recently announced ATI Mobility Radeon HD X2300 or DirectX 10-ready HD X2400 XT video card.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Sir,

u also install the Broadcom 802.11g network driver from here.

If it is not worked reinstall it to different drive. For your pci device click here

thanks
good luck

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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    Asfiya Ahamed Nov 16, 2008

    I think better u reinstall the vista because acer is a branded system come with original mother board drivers and utilities. That drivers and utilities only install with your system itself. It cannot be used by another system/user. Better u reinstall the vista with ur original software Cd's given by acer.

    thanks
    good luck


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Press start -> then run -> type in msinfo32 you need to go into problem devices on the left side, then on the right side you will see the PNP ID*s of all the devices that are missing drivers, post the PNP ids to me and we can look up some drivers, ACER only has vista drivers for your model

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    This is what you are looking for:




    You can see the ID's on the right side

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