My Compaq armada m700 has no sound and wont detecht my ethernet cord!
I own a Compaq armada m700 it has no sound and a messed up network driver now it says that the sound cards drivers are Quote "driver is installed and is functioning properly" but i don't hear any bell's or alerts a ringing. now to my network it says that the 1com or com1 is connected to a local area network and i know it is but something is not correct in the settings of the browser or computers network settings so if you or any body has had this problem and has a way to correct it email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you'd like im me if you have msn messenger thanks!! -- Spencer Hunt
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Re: My Compaq armada m700 has no sound and wont detecht...
When did you start noticing these issues? If you're someone like me who never powers the system down you might try restarting as well as downloading the program CCleaner at http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ . You can run both the file/program and the registry fix with CCleaner. If this doesn't seem to work try restarting and pressing F8 to get to the start up menu. Select from that menu LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION. See if that fixes it. Lastly the only other thing I can think of is searching for the driver but you mentioned that it reads them as working. Our laptop is roughly a decade old so believe me I know your frustration. That's why I keep a few spare systems around :)
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The BIOS may have reset to the default settings. Sounds like this was originally a workstation on a Corporate Domain Network. Access the BIOS and reset the boot order for CD first, then Hard Drive - you can even disable Network as a boot option. Power spike won't affect the Hard Drive contents, but it can reset a BIOS. Your win2000 should be intact.
You will need to install NDIS in linux after the install to use the windows drivers for your wireless card if you have one. Sometimes older wireless cards will work but most of the time you need the NDIS to use the windows disk that comes with your wireless device(if you are using one) Your hard wired ethernet port should be detected automatically as well as all your other drivers(since the machine is old) Good luck..if you need any more help I will be around. No other compatibility issues exist, and it will run a lot faster than XP. I would suggest 512MB of Ram but 256 will handle it fine.
Sounds like you may have a problem with the internal power supply box? I am not sure but that may be at least something for you to have checked out. If the fan is not spinning this is usually a sign this may be what the problem is. GOOD LUCK!