Re: IBM PC Netvista, looks like motherboard problem
I am Harender Singh frm Delhi, I am giving a suggestion for ur problem & I am suret that u will get rid of this problem......
First thing: Unplugged all the cables frm the CPU....
Second thing: Unscrew the CPU and take out the processor frm the board, clean it with IP (IsoProfile, its come in liquid form ), wash wtih it & if u don't have IP u can just clean it with the help of a brush, because of carbon deposited on the pin of the CPU..after that reinstall it and plugged all the cable....
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If there a separate AGP Video Card in the system? If so, is there also a VGA connector on the motherboard? If you have both, try swapping the screen over to the other one. You may have reset the default video card back to the motherboard.
However, it looks as though you are using onboard video as you appear to be using 256Mb shared RAM for the video memory as your total should be 1536Mb.
In that case, you may need to do a rurther BIOS reset. You can find the complete instructions here
IBM Netvista PC is not ready for Windows XP, you should update its BIOS on its version so that you can install windows XP, maybe ACPI is not ready yet for this motherboard compliance to Windows XP, so download it at www.ibm.com
You probably need an OEM version of XP...not that IBM version. If you buy an OEM version, you can use it many computers. A real XP disc will partition, format, and delete partitions on any functioning Hard drive. Don't buy a recovery disc, please. That just sounds WRONG.
A cheaper solution might be a new Hard Drive...but I don't trust your IBM version of XP.
It seems, that you should replace motherboard, I've seen this kind of problems in my office, after year or two you won't be able to turn it on at all. In my opinion, it's bad quality capacitor on motherboard. Any way there is little chance that it cold be bad PSU, but it's really small chance.
By the looks of your question, it appears you may have an internal PCI modem. If that is the case, please state your PCI modem brand and model. You may have what is called a WinModem or "softmodem" because they were usually US Robotics modems made strictly for windows. They are known to be buggy with their software drivers and hard to install but not impossible. Since softmodems use your CPU's power one solution would be to change to an external modem (since they have their own processor) and save yourself some headaches later on.
Installing the USB 2.0 card in a slot that does NOT share an IRQ or shares an IRQ with onboard USB produces the best result. Consult your motherboard manual or online guide to determine which PCI slot is best for you.
You should also try disabling the on board USB support from BIOS setup.
You will need to install the XP drivers for you model IBM, you can download them from the IBM website find the link to support and driver download. You could use the driver restore disk that came with your IBM "IF" it came with "XP" installed. BPCS
I had a similar problem with my PC which had older version 1 USB. I purchased a USB 2 PCI card with USB Hub, installed and problem solved. It really not a very expensive proposition. The card comes with the necessary software and drivers. It works great.