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I have an eMachines T3616 with Vista on it and want to change to XP-Pro. Vista is just too darn slow. The problem is the drivers. Any ideas? TYIA, Russ

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  • theonejrs Apr 21, 2008

    Thanks! The Audio turned out to be the easiest thing. I just went to Realtek and downloaded the HD Audio Codec and it works just fine. I downloaded the 430 Chipset drivers and the 6150 Video Drivers from nVidia.

    I'm going to make a list of what's needed for this model and post it so it will help others convert. It turned out to be a lot easier than I expected. Now that it runs XP-Pro with no problems I'm going to put an AMD 4450E 2.3gHz Dual-Core in it, replace the **** PS and 2GB of 800MHz ram and it should be a nice machine. Can't overclock it, but the person it's going to dosen't want it OC'd!

    Thanks again,

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    need lan drivers

  • joboofoo Jan 28, 2009

    I installed Windows XP Professional and the computer seems to be unable to read most of the PCI slots, specifically the Ethernet device (its a device that has an ethernet cord plug in and two USB ports, it is able to read the USB Mouse and Keybord I am using, but it cannot read the ethernet cable and detect my network). In Device Manager they read as:

    (?!)Other devices
    (?!)Other PCI Bridge Device
    (?!)PCI Device
    (?!)SM Bus Controller

    I'm sure the only problem is that I am missing the correct drivers, but I can't find the actuall Product/Model numbers or names for the devices in my computer. The eMachines suport site does not give the correct devices. Everything in my machine is stock, unchanged from purchase, except my graphics card, power supply, and RAM (which I'm not having issue with)

    I have used the live chat support service and the sites suggested do not have the drivers that I need, ie. the gateway driver download service.

    Something that is especially confusing is on the eMachines driver download support site for model t3616 gives a Vista drvier for an nVidia Network Driver, yet in the specification section it lists the device as an Intel product.



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To anyone doing this to a stock T3616 here is your easy solution. After installing XP pro just install these 3 drivers and your done! 1> WDM R249(Audio), 2> 8.26_11.09_nforce_xp_engish (LAN), 3> 169.21_forceware_xp_32_english_whql
I think you can install them in any order, but I know this order works.

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I did convert my machine and I love it, runs much faster, This is what I did... reloaded xp pro on the system,
pulled up device manager and looked for what was not installed..

this is what failed:
nvidai nforce network controller
realtek hd audio
geforce 6150 se nforce 430

I googled for the driver and found all I needed, however after I loaded the appropriate drivers. My system would hang, so I went to device manager and I did a driver update for each driver I down loaded. It successfully updated the drives and my sytem is running fine.

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I think the only problem you encounter is about the sound driver. Because the other driver is plug and play for the other devices.
Open the link below and download the realtek audio driver.
Good luck....

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