Packard bell utow co20 the computer will stay on for as long as I dont use it, but as soon as I start useing it it will shut down in about 5 mins
Hi , work gave me a packard bell utow co20 i thought thats nice of them but it doesnt play any sounds and i cant get the sound card recognised or driver anywhere :( can anyone help ? computer stays on aas long as I dont use it but as soon as I start useing it within 5 mins it shuts down
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Re: packard bell utow co20 the computer will stay on for...
First things first: "work" in giving this away has dodged the "responsible disposal" bullet. Drivers for this unit are probably limited to windows 98 or earlier, as the last Packard-Bell was produced in that era. Drivers for sound in particular were Packard-Bell only, and since they aren't around any more unless you can get your hands on the original installation CD you're out of luck to make the existing soundcard work. You do howrever have the option to install a newer soundcard, that should fix that issue. As for the shutting down, make sure the heatsink has good thermal contact with the processor as it sounds like the processor may be overheating. If there's a fan make sure it is running.
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hmmm.. seems had a problem directly on the hardware side of your computer. my only and good recommendations to you is, first, check if your packard bell desktop has or still have a Warranty, if its on warranty, you can go to the service center to check the hardware of your PC. Second, if your computer is Out of Warranty you can check it by your self, open your CPU Drive, clean the dust inside the Hardware then check everything if all the wire's are still INTACT to each other.
you will not be able to get the drivers for the packard bell computer, especially for windows XP. the computer was discontinued way before XP came out, as well as the company going out of business. There is a new packard bell company, but based in Europe only. In addition, when you use the HP cd, it will probably say not compatible with non-hp computers. your best bet is to download you important information and store it on a new unit.