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Cannot install Drivers for IBM computers

Need help with my computers.
I have several computers in the office and I'm having trouble reinstalling the drivers. I reformatted the computers and installed WinXP SP2 on it. After doing so, I cannot make the drivers work. I have IBM NetVista A30 6824 cmputers, IBM ThinkCentre A50 8175 and A51 8123. Same issue. I downloaded the drivers from IBM-Lenovo official driver download site. I even tried all release version fo the drivers but it's all the same. nothing seems to work, especially the LAN (ethernet) driver which is very important. Sound driver works fine somehow except for video/Graphics and LAN drivers.
Please help me. I need to resolve this problem asap because we need it in work. I dunno want to resort in buying external LAN card just to make it worl. I would appreciate your help.
Thank you.

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  • sysmhie Jun 03, 2008


    Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, my A50 PC is being used by another user right now, I temporarily installed my own LAN card there. I have around 10 A30 PC, maybe we can start from there. Actually, it's the same site where i downloaded the drivers I have tried to use. Please help.


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  • eunice gichu Jun 21, 2012


    I also have a machine with the same problem as sysmhie .
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Lets start with the ThinkCentre A50 8175. download and install the chipset drivers first.
after you reboot install the network driver.

If this works rate me and we will continue

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Hi everyone, i got the netvista 6824 computer, having a driver problem after i reinstalled windows. i got all of the other drivers working except the ethernet driver. i downloaded them from the ibm website and still nothing works.
please help

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Hi, I have a Netvista A30 And I can't get the video, ethernect or sound driver, somebosy help please.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

I have the netvista 6824 computer and reinstalled windows on it but having a driver problem. i have managed to get all other drivers working except the ethernet. i downloaded them from the ibm website but still doesnt work.
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