Update windows me to windows xp and no sound......i formatted to ntfs installed xp pro sp3 then i get a found new hardware...pci modem (56k ac-link voice modem is in my device manager and when i click the cursor on it, it shuts my whole pc down)i have no mixer ,no audio device,no multimedia, no sound and the system is old ....its a gateway model n0cpp012...serial is 0021803987. there is not much info on the back of the modem either.ive tried to download the realtek it says need microsoft bus,ive tried the ac-link 3d game audio install(which is nowhere in my system device manager either) but it was conexant ac link instead,tried the gateway update but it brings up nothing to select to update i have no clue what else to do between this dial up modem not working and the no sound thing im going crazy...like i said earlier it shuts me down every time i even click 56k ac link voice modem in device manager...so im stuck. Can anyone help?I installed a linksys ethernet card and it auto installed the drivers for it...so i have internet capabilities for it but it needs to be capable of dialup. its a gateway flexatxstc bro essential 866 man.date 12/19/00
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If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
When I tried the same thing, I had more problems than you and I needed a complete re-installation of the windows XP SP2 (not SP3). I traced the problem to be a bug in the SP3 (Service Pack Three), but, since microsoft have their own way of gathering service information, I could not communicate with them, I re-installed the windows XP SP2. Now, I have changed the "Updates" to come in, but I decide which ones I want or I don't want and I mark them "check mark off". I noticed them pushing their wares a couple of times and I Xed thm out. If you do the same, remember that if you shut down, it will install whatever garbage they have, unless you click on the line below the "off window". Take the time and read the panel for shut down (not the restart). Thank you for your consideration and choice to use our service... CONSTANTIN (arzconst)
Try looking for a patch or updated driver for your sound system in your PC, integrated or a sound card that should be available at the manufacturers website(for mobo or integrated/external sound). After updating it should work, rather it has to because sp3 is better suited than SP2 and generally microsoft itself distributes the patches & updates. Alternatively you can visit driverguide.com, become a free member and let the Drive probe tell you which driver, including version, your PC will require to play audio/stero sounds........sodeep
As you said you have formatted Drive C:, and installed XP SP3 and back again XP SP2.
Why don't you try formating the whole drive and reinstalling fresh Win XP SP2 and always choose NTFS partition only because all the features are supported in this partition.
I think you installed windows xp sp3, try re installing with windows xp sp2 because microsoft removed support for high definition audio in sp3 version of xp, if you dont want to re-install or you want to use sp3, download the high definition audio update (kb835221.exe).
clean install ............. floppy... fdisk deleting all partitions first.... and then making a partition of the whole disk.. then formatting.... then do the install and of course ntfs.... and see how that goes
If you mean boot from cd with xp pro during setup you will have the opportunity to format drive either fat32 or ntfs use ntfs I have never done it but if you can do it partition your hard drive so that you can save personal file and programs on second partition then if you have to format drive again your files on second partition will not be lost