Hi from Australia.
I am trying to get a PC back on the air for a friend of mine who has terminal lung cancer. The machine has a MSI PM8M-V Ver:2.A MOBO on board and I would like to get the appropriate drivers for it.
I've tried the MSI website but unable to get anything - keeps teling me that there is "No Output File" to enable me to copy.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
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Excellent motherboard. I've owned two of them, best socket A motherboard ever. Nvidia nforce chipset, soundstorm audio. You can definitely burn the drivers to a disk or pen drive for installation after you've reinstalled windows. Windows xp may even have drivers that will work for the network card. So you may just be able to go to asus's website with that system and install directly to the system. You will know if the network card is working when xp asks to activate, try to activate and it will tell you if you have a network connection or not. I would burn all the drivers and software to a disk though just in case. Downloading the drivers and saving them on a CD is easy. Just download and save the drivers/software to your "my documents folder" when downloading from asus. Then open my computer double click on the cdrw drive or dvdrw drive whichever one you have and drag the files from your documents to the cdrw//dvdrw window. Once you've done this you will see at the top of the window "files ready to be written to cd". At the top in the left column in window you will see "write files to cd". Insert a blank cd-r or cd-rw and click write files to cd. That's it once its finished you can use the cd to install the software. If you have any trouble or questions reply to this and I will be glad to help you. I miss my A7N8X-E I sold mine to my friend 5 years ago and its still running strong and I used it for 2 years before him.
Back up all drivers first, preferably on an external media such as a CD or flashdrive.
Then do two things:
Go to support website of the computer manufacturer, providing the mobo came with the system and was not aftermarket purchased. In that case, go to step 2.
1) Go to comp manuf website and download current drivers related to motherboard, chipset, etc...and burn them or download path them to one CD and LABEL it!
2) With another CD, go to website of the motherboard themselves and do the same thing. Label this CD "mobo mfg drivers" or something like that.
Now, uninstall all system drivers via device manager and take your pick. Maybe try the computer mfg driver disc first if no dice, rollback driver or uninstall and try the other disc. One of them is bound to be successful or microsoft is using you as a guinea pig and have not got all bugs out of 7. Let me know how you make out. It's dreadful but someone's got to do it and it may as well be you instead of a pricey GeekSquad visit!
You've tested the PSU for volts, although you didn't mention the +12v, the critical thing with all PSU's though is Amps, if there is insufficient amps the CPU will not initiate properly, modern CPU's mobo north and south bridge chips Graphics chips etc are power hungry, volts are one thing amps are everything. Try and borrow a friends PSU to test, then buy a good one if it works with at least 14 amps on the +12v rail, the higher the better.
I have built quite a few PCs and I have often found the same problem when trying to boot for the first time. An old trick that might help is to repeatedly energize then drain the PC electricity. Do this by plugging in the PC momentarily then unplugging it then immediately pressing the power button on the PC while there is no power hooked up. Do this several times over and over again in quick succession. Finally turning on the PC with the power connected. If the power supply on the PC has a switch on it you may use that instead of actually plugging and unplugging. Also you might try pressing and holding down the "ins" or "insert" key while powering on the PC. Hope this helps.