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I purchased an 800 Meg system, with Windows 98SE, so I could have Office 97. I was going to format another 8 Meg hard drive for a system back-up. Problem is I did not unhook the power to the units hard drive and lost the whole system. Unit has an Intel Desktop Board, # D815EEA2/D815EPA2. The ethernet or the color are not working, can you tell me what to do to fix this situation? Thank-you Jim.

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If it's just ethernet and (I assume from colour, you mean the graphics/video card) you will need to install drivers for those devices.

Win 98 is a mongrel of an operating system, which doesn't take much to corrupt it. It's possible you may have to reformat the HD and reinstall it.

You may still require individual drivers for the devices.

If they are all onboard the MB, you may be able to download them from the intel website.

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