this is an old pc of mine, figured Id update it, seeing support for xp has been canned, then slap it on trademe as a cheap package - pc, keyboard, mouse, screen, desk & printer, good cheap basic package for a family or kids to etc.
Packardbell iMedia M866 - C02
intel pentium 4, 2,8GHz, 512kb
512mb RAM - UPGRADED TO 1.50GB*
Windows XP home edition - UPGRADED TO Windows 7 Ultimate*
Radeon 9200 Graphics, 128mb, 8xAGP, TV Out
DVDRW Dual Format Drive
I realise this is a poxy old sack of...... lol. But its just an old pc i thought id update & flick off for few bucks rather than let it gather dust.
So far ive updated it to windows 7 & office 2010.
But since the update, 3 drivers have errors
Ive managed to update the modem driver...
but have been unsuccessful with the sound & display.
there is no support that i can find for the current 8xAGP graphics card with W7. ive found 1 or 2 for sale but price on them is $80-$100 - clearly not worth buying for a machine like this! but seems this is the only fix I can find online.
Theres no sound card, its integrated into the motherboard, ive tried searching the motherboard specs GA-8SIMLNF, but not much help to found
I keep getting these websites offering 'driver install software' popping up, saying they have the needed drivers, but these are either paid services or full of malware cr@p (or both!) and not worth using. I just went through the process of running antivirus & malware software on it & its all fine & clean atm.
On the other hand, if anyone knows of free/cheap legitimate malware-free driver software - please let me know!
I tried installing ATI sites updating software but it refuses to install, & their software for recommeneded updates which did install, only recommends some rubbish software for hand gestures! yeah na!
ive googled it a whole lot - so am at a loss & wondered if any PC gurus might have any pearls of wisdom on this to fix the errors? Other than telling me to throw it out!
cheers guys :)