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#1 ratdem

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 09:35 PM

I bought a new PC from HP back in February which came loaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. My problem is that I hate Vista and everything to do with it. I still have my old XP Home disc and SP1 disc, but when I wiped Vista and installed XP, none of my motherboard's on-board components (sound card, ethernet, etc.) functioned. I have spent the last week waiting for a response from the ECS tech support with no luck, and am at my wit's end. I really want to go back to XP, but am stumped as to where I can find these drivers. If anyone can help, I'd be very appreciative.

The motherboard's stats are:

Socket: AM2
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Motherboard manufacturer's name: ECS MCP61PM-HM
HP/Compaq name: Nettle2-GL8E
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 09:57 PM

You could try downloading and running RadarSync 2008. Find it at www.radarsync.com

I had a customer bring me a computer with a similar problem and RadarSync found every driver I needed. Including some installed program updates. The only issue you may have is you'll need to have the proper network adapter driver installed before RadarSync can do its thing.

Hope this helps
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:00 PM

What is the make and model number of your computer (for example: Pavilion 7955)?
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:07 AM

Thanks for the info on RadarSync, Possum!

It helped out one of my clients who was having driver issues and it's free! Great suggestion

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:22 PM

I'll give RadarSync a try, thanks, and to answer your question, Budapest, it's an HP Pavillion a6200n.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:32 PM

Unfortunately they only have Vista drivers for that machine on the HP website.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:51 AM

Yeah, I found that out myself yesterday after ECS finally got back to me and told me that since the motherboard was an OEM product made just for HP, that I'd have to go through them to get any drivers, and then HP told me that I was pretty much boned. Guess I'll just have to learn to live with the electronic abortion that is Vista. *shudders*

Anyway, at least I found out about RadarSync. It's impressed me completely.

Thanks for trying to help, folks.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:40 PM

I prefer Vista to XP - but it's still not all that difficult to get the drivers for XP (if they do exist).

The first step is to check HP for the specifications for the motherboard, and for the names of the drivers that they have for Vista (which'll provide clues as to the names of the XP drivers)

The next step is to check the ECS web pages for that model, and then look for similar models (a just-in-case scenario).

Then, armed with that information, you can figure out the types of drivers that you'll need by some simple deduction.

Also, once XP is installed, you can use the Hardware ID (in the Details tab of the Properties of that device) to further identify the device. Then it's just a matter of searching for the drivers that are available for XP.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:20 PM

I prefer Vista to XP - but it's still not all that difficult to get the drivers for XP (if they do exist).

That is the 1st time I've ever heard anyone say that they prefer Vista to XP. :thumbsup:

Did RadarSync help you find your drivers? Its actually an old program that has never worked well with XP until recently. I tried the 2007 version about 10 different times and it never worked for me. This new version works great.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 02:17 PM

I can't say that RadarSync helped with the drivers, since they don't seem to exist for this damned OEM board (That tears it. Next PC, I'm building from scratch.), but it did alert me to about twelve newer versions of some of my favorite programs. It's worth keeping around just for that.
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