Question about IBM NetVista PC Desktop

4 Answers

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.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • 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.


  • hirawi Jan 23, 2009

    i need IBM mother board (on Board) VGA drivers

  • yoby Feb 05, 2009

    i need network drviver for rev 1.6 ibm

  • eunice gichu Jun 21, 2012


    I also have a machine with the same problem as sysmhie .
    I reformatted my computer that is of make (m50 8189-7cg) and tried to down load its Audio , Video and Ethernet drivers from the IBM site but its not picking .Please help



4 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 44 Answers

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

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

  • Timothy Johnson Jun 03, 2008

    here is a link for a hardware id program. just cut and paste the link. choose the free download option and run the program. we need to see what you have in there.


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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.
please email back on

Posted on Aug 20, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

IBM Netvista Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / 512MB DDR / 40GB HDD / DVD-ROM / 10/100Mbps LAN / Windows XP. I reinstall the Operating System with XP Service Pack 3, and now I don't have the drivers for video,...

If you give me the model number of your system and let me know if it's Win XP 32 or 64 bit. I will see if I can help. Is there a graphics crad installed? If you had make and model of motherboard that would really help.

Mar 27, 2011 | IBM Netvista Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz /...

1 Answer

I have a Microsoft Office Home and Student installation disk which I purchased from Office Depot several years ago. However I am trying to reinstall it again as I have had some computer problem and need...

Well, the product key should have been on the CD sleeve or on the plastic case. Without the product key, you don't get to install it again. You might call Microsoft and tell them--if you have the original CD, it will have a number on it (near the hole in the middle) and they can use that to verify authenticity. At least they were able to do that for me a long, long time ago in a place far, far away.

Nov 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a IBM mt-m 8113-msd desktop. I had to reinstall windows XP and now I have problems with the audio and modem drivers. I tried reinstalling the drivers from the installation cd and installing other...

Hi, a typical problem with IBM. Try the Realtrek AC'97 sound driver, its free to download from a google search. The modem is a different problem, you can do a visual inspection of the device and do a google search for the driver with the serial code, or go to somewhere like the following link where you can download a driver detective:

Aug 22, 2010 | IBM ThinkCentre M52 8113 - P4 551 3.4 GHz...

3 Answers

Hi.i have ibm xp pro and i have problem w sound and when i look at the device manager i saw yellow circle with black exclamation inside it on multimedia audio controller and plug and play software device...

hi you have a faulty driver.
1) try to uninstall it from the device manager, restart the pc.
wait for it to FOUND NEW HARDWARE !!
follow instruction on screen and reinstall drivers,
2) you can go to IBM web page , look your model or serial number from your pc and download the latest driver for sound card. and install it. it should work

Oct 07, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkCentre® A51 PC Desktop

3 Answers

I need the manual also

Have you tried the website

OR Search under office/computer equipment/personal computer/IBM/IBM personal computer or here is the link

Sep 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Sound problem

try over internet to find the new and full version of the sound driver, otherwise make sure that the driver u have is complete in files,,, then install a fresh Operating System (Xp is the best to check out), and install the drivers u have, .....
good luck

Jun 26, 2009 | IBM Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e PC Desktop

1 Answer

Sometimes get an error

Yes, you will lose anything that was not on the computer when you first got it. If the wireless was installed when you bought the computer then it should work fine after the recovery. If it was added by you or someone else after you got the PC, you will need to reinstall the drivers to get it working.
Same for other devices and any programs you may have installed since the PC was new. will lose any documents, pictures, music, etc unless you back it up to some external device such as a hard drive, usb stick, or burn it to cd/dvd.

Mar 15, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

In trouble!

system resotre is best option. it all depends on whether you selected to remove files and folders assosiacted with these programs.
how on earth did you accidentally delete office?

Jul 29, 2008 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

1 Answer

When i try to install my printer it crashes my computer

Hi ,
there is also problem with Usb drivers .u need to be Reinstall drivers ....

if this information is useful for u please Rate me ......

Jun 14, 2008 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM NetVista PC Desktop Logo

2,055 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18333 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides