I performed a clean wipe of my hard disk drive in an effort to upgrade my PC from Windows 2000 to Windows XP. I am using a PC400 Motherboard, M930 Series, featuring Pentium-4 processor, 1.7 Ghz clock speed, ans 384 Mb's RAM. The PC worked fine using Windows 2000. However, after I installed Windows XP, all hardware features appears to work fine EXCEPT the onboard ethernet adapter, the PCI modem, and the wireless NIC card. I presume the difficulty may be due to driver files or BIOS setting associated with the motherboard installation CD coming in conflict with the Windows XP. Any suggestions? Please help!
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Re: PC400 Motherboard, M930 Series
Most device drivers are very OS specific. Though some drivers for Win2K will work with WinXP, it is preferable to use designated Win XP drivers, while still others will really require XP compliance/compatibility.
Most drivers of your motherboard M930 are available from the PC Chips website (http://www.pcchips.com.tw/). Enter M930 in the Keyword Search Box (top right), select downloads and click on Submit.
As for your Ethernet and WiFi NIC adapters, you need to get them from the manufacturer's site or from the chipset maker's site.
Hope this be of some help/idea. post back how things turns up or should you need additional information. Pls include also brand/model of your Ethernet card and your WiFi NIC adapter.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Are you using a full version retail or OEM copy of WIN XP to install? Or is it a recovery copy from another PC or laptop? You will need to use a full version disc to perform the retrofit. You will also need to download the WIN XP Drivers for your laptop from the Dell Site. You CANNOT "upgrade" install WIN XP over VISTA and keep your drivers, settings, files. Performing a WIN XP install will require a total wipe of your hard drive. Therefore you will have to save off all your personal files before you do this. Microsoft doesn't provide assistance for downgrade-type installations, so you must basically wipe your hard drive and then reload the OS.
The system configuration of Acer Aspire 4720Z PC Notebook is :
160 GB or
larger hard disk drive / 5-in-1 card reader / 512 MB or 1GB DDR2 533 MHz DIMM
module / Intel Pentium dual-core mobile processor technology T2310 (1 MB L2
cache, 1.46, 533 MHz FSB), Mobile Intel GL960 Express Graphics Chipset.
Your system have "Mobile Intel GL960 Express Graphics Chipset" graphics
accelerator card embedded in the motherboard. Like most of the
laptops/notebooks, there is no room for upgrading the graphics card in the
* But you can upgrade the RAM upto 2 GB using two DDR2 DIMM
* If you want to play 3D games with better performance,
switch to Windows XP SP2 and upgrade the RAM!
Why are wanting to clone your hard drive to another on when all you need to do is install Windows 7 directly onto the new hard drive? Are you wanting to save all your settings and data before you install Win 7 over the top of XP?
First off, there is a big difference between windows 2000 and xp.
She needs her windows 2000 install disks and to re-install windows. Then she needs to install her service packs onto it. Either that or upgrade to windows xp. Id suggest she upgrade if she has decent hardware(memory, cpu and hard drive space)
There is no shortcut or work around unless you want to start using pirated stuff, which is probably not a good idea since most of that stuff is just an avenue for viruses and backdoor programs.
You can upgrade you memory to 2 x 512MB DDR PC2700 333MHz, and install pretty much any size 2.5" IDE hard drive you wish. Installing Vista will make this machine very very slow. Windows 7 would be better as it uses less resources. Ideally XP Pro would be better suited based on this boards specifications.
Here could be five various steps you can go about.
Method 1: Perform a clean install of Windows XP Use
this method for a clean installation of Windows XP. A clean
installation removes all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and
reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and
programs to an empty (clean) hard disk.
Method 2: Upgrade to Windows XP Use this method
if you are upgrading to Windows XP from Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft
Windows Millennium Edition, or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
Method 3: Install Windows XP to a new hard disk Use
this method to install Windows XP to a new hard disk. This is typically
done when a new hard disk is installed on your computer.
Method 4: Install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation) Use
this method to install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel
installation) to either run two operating systems, or to access,
repair, or retrieve data from a damaged disk.
Method 5: Perform a multiple boot operation Use
this method to install Windows XP as a separate operating system on
your computer. This lets you install more than one operating system on
your computer and select which operating system that you want to use
every time that you start your computer.
To check the detailed information, check this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article.
If you installed XP over 2000, you don't need to uninstall 2000, but If you installed it parallel to 2000, and you have an option to run 2000, and XP when the computer boots, you cannot uninstall 2000 without wiping the Hard Drive and reinstalling from scratch.
If the version of XP that you installed is an upgrade, you will likely have to wipe the hard drive, then install 2000, then run the upgrade install of XP after, but choose to overwrite the 2000 install.
Some MOBO support different type of memory modules like ddr 400, 333,533 and other, if your computer is working fine with that PC400 it only means that your MOBO is compatible with it. Since you're planning to upgrade the memory just get another PC400 because the memory should be the same to work fine.