I was given a bare bones gaming computer for X-mas. It came w/ no OS. Obviously, I have a working computer. It is running Windows XP Home. I also have a "Motherboard" Support CD( 2.9 S )that came w/ the machine. Can you tell me if it is possible to get this thing up and twitching w/ the materials I have on hand? If no, can you direct me to a reasonably priced what-ever-it-is I need to aquire to get the ball rolling? Heres the specs on the new machine:
AMD 64 Bit Technology Processor.
ECS Solid Capacitor Motherboard.
DDR Dual memory Chips.
7200RPM Hard Drive.
ATi Rage128 Pro + TV in/ TV out.
1 Year Manufacture Warranty.
This Multimedia PC, sold fully assembled and ready for OS installation right out of the box. It is a great system for any PC user that would like to enjoy a better Computer experience. The System is brand new and sold in it's original packaging. OPERATING SYSTEM IS NOT INCLUDED Monitor Keyboard and speakers are for visualization purpose only
Motherboard: ECS 755-A2
Socket 754 for AMD K8 Athlon 64 processor ,High-performance Hyper Transport CPU interface. Support transfer rate of 1600/1200/800/400 mega-transfers per second .
Cipset:North Bridge: SiS® 755,South Bridge: SiS® 964 .
Memory:2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM socket support up to 2 GB ,Support DDR400/333/266/200 2.5V DDR SDRAM
4 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices, 2 x Serial ATA devices, RAID0 & RAID1 configuration
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Did the server come with an OS installed; or was it "bare bones" set up? Typically, "bare bones systems" do not include an OS installed. Additionally, if it lacks a Windows "Certificate of Authenticity" (COA) it most likely does not have Windows (OS) installed on it. You will need to supply, install and configure an OS version that meets your needs and in the case of server software - number of licenses, etc.
Here's a link to Windows Server Software available for purchase. You'll probably soon find that this software is not cheap. You pay for each user / seat and this can drive prices up very quickly. If it did come with an OS installed, something is wrong. It sounds like the computer has an issue that is making reading hard drive impossible. This may be due to a BIOS setting that has been corrupted or even deleted - but otherwise incorrectly lists the hard drive installed (and possibly other hardware). This is recoverable if you can change the BIOS to reflect the correct hardware. A worst case scenario is that some or all of the contents of the drive have been lost. If it was purchased recently, you should contact the seller to get it resolved.
I assume you meant to say XP OS. Many older games are not compatible with the newer operating systems. Use your old computer with the Windows 95 operating system installed. If you REALLY want to use the game, find an older Windows 95 computer and buy it.
it's possible to install windows 7 on your Sony VAIO PCV-RS226 PC Desktop, but your 512Mb memory are insufficient to run properly the operating system. Windows 7 have a power graphic, if you still use a small memory your PC will work very slowly. The solution is:
install more memory to work fast (2*512Mb or more)
don'nt install a game that use more memory, it fatigue the machine and can cause an intermittent problem.