Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:51 PM
I'm not very confident here; I'm 1 step over a newbie. My father, on a desktop, somehow got stuck in a situation where all he could get into was safe mode & the BIOS (his safe mode is screwy because it shows the words safe mode in each corner & the screen is otherwise blank.) I did the repair & not the full restore for his WIN XP Pro. He has a generic computer that was put together by a friend (Systemax Venture.) I cannot find the drivers for his 3 USB ports, so everything being done is on dial-up. Nothing is in the device drivers. I do not want to reinstall the entire OS on dial up (or at all actually.) The motherboard is Biostar-usa.com blah, blah - Going there to get drivers is useless. It offers a USB host controller which almost downloads & then I get a Triangular message that says "Device not found!" I've tried it with his Netgear plugged in (as well as the printer.) & with nothing plugged in. It's a Netgear Wireless 2.0 adapter, & he has the install disk w/supposed drivers for it. Everywhere that I go I try to find a USB 2.0 adapter but I've had no luck. It was very frustrating to load all of the updates in dial-up, but I thought that it might help. I've seen that Serv. Pack 1 supposedly had the USB drivers. Microsoft no longer supports that Serv. Pack. I loaded all of the microsoft updates (again using dial up.) Dad connnects to my AT&T (Sbcglobal) system. I have the modem hardware for everything. There are 3 USB ports & none work. The chipset at the mfg (Hyperion Pro) seemed to load from the Biostar site. I have the Netgear disk, but no luck. I'm learning. I did check the device drivers & nothing shows up (for USB.) I Think that they don't show up in the BIOS, but I'm not in their much. I would like more info to make sure I can go to the right BIOS area. Sorry to be so long. I'm headache from this. All help is appreciated
Desperate on Dial-up for almost a month.