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    You should not be installing any operating system if you do not know how to find and install a driver. Sorry for being so blunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    What model is the machine? HP actually have a pretty good driver database. Occasionally the same models can have slightly varying hardware such as networking, but usually one or two drivers at most.
    That brings me to here: Select software and drivers Compaq Presario SR1639UK Desktop PC - HP technical support (United Kingdom - English)
    Under original drivers, theres "Fall 2005 Original Realtek LAN Drivers", but that doesn't solve the problem
    (Machine is Presario SR1639UK)

    Can't see anything else obvious that fits the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Is the LAN working? I've just done a similar exercise with an old Viglen Dossier NS+ . I can't find the Viglen LAN driver but it works fine with the XP Universal one.
    No LAN at all... XP universal one doesn't work
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    You should not be installing any operating system if you do not know how to find and install a driver. Sorry for being so blunt.
    1. I do know how to install a driver
    2. I just can' find the b**** thing
    3. Having the HT's PC pack up on me at 3pm on a friday at the end of a week of hardware problems has just completely floored me. My brain barely in gear and I'm supposed to be sorting my family this weekend, not this wretched machine

    Sorry for being blunt, but everyone's entitled to have a bad day

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    You should not be installing any operating system if you do not know how to find and install a driver. Sorry for being so blunt.

    I could be equally blunt back but I will just point out that most of us, at some point, have had driver issues - it is unfair to equate the inability to find a driver with incompetence, and to suggest that the person concerned does not know HOW to install a driver just because they can't find the blooming thing, and also to say that they should not be installing an OS because of a driver issue is not really very helpful.
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    He or she it does not matter, if you are a techie of any description asking on a forum where to find a driver surely shows lack of experience. I would expect that kind of post on a gaming website where usually you have non technical people asking how to do things on their PC.

    I guess I'm in for a bashing here

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    I don't believe that you have never had a problem sorting out something that is usually easy but occasionally a complete impossibility?
    If you haven't - wow - that must be nice
    edugeek is a place where people can come to get help, not to get ridiculed
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    I tried to help the original post by saying that it may need drivers after an F6 prompt, then the post goes on to ask about drivers for a network card. I have year 10 students who can do that.
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    You can find EVERY driver for EVERYTHNG in ANY machine? You have NEVER come across a machine with a driver that isn't on the manufacturer's list?

    The OP has stated the driver that is there does not work, neither does the universal driver, so is asking for any ideas.
    The OP is NOT saying that they cannot, or does not know how to install a driver - although you seem to be reading it like that. The machine is stated - can YOU come up with anything helpful rather than not?
    If you want to feel superior, surely the best way would be to find the driver needed? No?
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    In all my years in education I have made it a point especially on forums not to be gender specific, witch you obviously don't. Yes I have struggled with drivers at some point, but I aint never heard of a universal NIC driver.

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    Cannot be arsed on a Friday night to read the whole post - but sometimes you can force the SATA drive to act like an ATA drive. I did this today with a Dell machine.

    Windows XP wouldn't recognise the drive so into the BIOS I trundled and forced the ATA setting. Not sure every machine does this but I know Dell's do.

    Gareth

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    Not all the bios's have that option but yes sometimes it is an option.

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    Right - taken gender out of the debate (not that I put it in)
    I was commenting on your lack of understanding and unkindness actually

    It was laserblazer who mentioned a universal driver first, not the OP
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    I did not say that the original post mentioned a universal nic driver, I merely commented that I had never heard of one.
    Last edited by jsnetman; 19th March 2010 at 10:07 PM.

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    OK guys, it's late and I'm shattered.

    @witch I appreciate you sticking up for me.

    @garethedmondson... the original problem moved on to a LAN driver that I still haven't found

    @jsnetman if by inexperience you mean that I have never installed on RAID before. You're right. Howver I have uinstalled XP many times and have plenty of experience. However, as everyone here, my experience may not be in the same areas as you.

    These boards are for techs to get help, and are especially useful when like me they are in departments of 1 with nobody else to ask in the neighbourhood on that dreadful Friday afternoon when it seems like just about everything has gone wrong and you can't trust yourself to open the hobnob packet. (I don't even work afternoons officially!) The patience and support we all give and get helps our schools. Insulting each other is not constructive. I'm too tired to shoutback anyway.

    I shall have to come back to this at some point tomorrow... I'm being finance trained in my role as school governor tomorrow - I doubt my brain will be any less addled when I return to hunt the driver.




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    Select software and drivers Compaq Presario SR1369ES Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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    Searched with just sr1369 on hp and got the above^
    you could try the Spring 2005 Original Network Adapter Driver Collection, if you haven't already!

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