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Packard Bell IMEDIA A3317 Modifications

Q: Packard Bell IMEDIA A3317 Modifications

Hi - I'm new here so please be kind.

I have just bought a Packard Bell IMEDIA A3317 - 3G, triple Phenom core, graphics & sound integrated in motherboard, 320G HD, Vista Home basic. No driver discs included, but 2 created from within Vista for a) Vista re-install and b) Apps Drivers

I need to do ASP programming, so tried loading Win 2000 Professional (SP4) onto a new 320G HD. Sadly, the only screen resolution that works is 640/480 . I obviously need win2000 Pro drivers - since this is a standard package computer, one would imagine that they would be available as a block somewhere, but no joy in finding them.

The screen resolution hinders (prevents) setup of internet access, so I can't access Driver Robot over the net (driver robot needs to work on the machine with the problem)

There is a PCI-E slot, but am not sure if that would be a solution.

This must be a problem others have faced somewhere (or am I the only one!!!!! ) Any ideas on where to get a package of drivers? or what else I could do?

Thanks in advance

Tsarina

P.S. I know it isn't the best of machines, but my needs are very simple - just a little ASP development and writing letters.

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Preferred Solution: Packard Bell IMEDIA A3317 Modifications

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Packard Bell IMEDIA A3317 Modifications

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I am thinking about buy a PACKARD BELL IMEDIA 1538 Pentium PC off the internet but I have a few questions that I would like to ask (Don't laugh) that you guys maybe able to help me with

I am computer illiterate so be nice

Will I be able to run my Broadband connection through this PC as no mention is made on any internet website as regards it's capabilities with the net

Does it support networking as I will be trying to set up a wireless connection for my broadband linking this PC to the router which will connect my laptop and kids PC

Any help?

Cheers guys

SLG
 

A:Packard Bell Imedia help

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help i have a packard bell imedia 1324 i was doing the recovery cd program it got as far as copying files to hard drive and just stopped on inspection of the cd i noticed that there was a crack in it which stopped this loading up where can i get a replacement when i switch on desktop it says put disc in and press any button to continue so without the correct disc my machine is useless to me much appreciate any feedback asap thanks it was the master cd by veloce and using xp
 

A:packard bell imedia 1324 help

You can try this website, it's the Packard Bell customer support site:

https://customercare.packardbell.com/customercare/default.aspx
 

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Hi I have recently had a flashing orange light on the front of the PC which I believe indicates a heat sink problem! I gave it a good clean with dry air, now get the blue on light and fan is running however the monitor is stating that it is not recieving a signal! Checked it on another PC and the monitor works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Jack
 

A:Packard bell Imedia 1404

In order to help out the Tech's, it really helps if they can get all the info on your system. Please run this small program and then copy and paste the results here for the Tech's.

http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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I have an old Packard Bell imedia 1502 pc which I ma trying to get the data off the harddrive. The harddrive works but the pc will not power up as the on/off switch cables have been coroded (I beleive my friends dog had something to do with that.

There are two parts to this question

1 I have removed the harddrive and installed it as a slave in my own pc and can read the files on it, trouble is there appears to be a large number missing and there is no administrator folder under documents and settings which is where I beleive the data I am after should be. I have tried to boot my pc with this drive as the master with no luck.

Is the admin data etc hidden when a drive is installed as a slave?

2 Does any one know the pin connections for the nive pin front panel connector on a packard bell 1502, I was going to try and force the pc to boot by hardwiring these pins long enough to get the data off?
 

A:Packard Bell imedia 1502

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Hi there,
I currently have a Packard Bell imedia S3720 and I want to upgrade my computer power. I understand that as the imedia is a compact computer with a small motherboard I will need to purchase a larger casing. Basically what i want to do is 'slowly' upgrade my computer. If you could inform me of the easiest and most cost effective way of doing this that would be great. I need information about the types of processors, cases, motherboards etc that i will need to purchase. I am currently running windows 7 on my computer. Is there also a way to transfer my current operating system to my new 'updated' computer as I go? Thanks in advance,
Leon

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Computer details below:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3200 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1791 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 68557 MB, Free - 11250 MB; D: Total - 68606 MB, Free - 34257 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, MCP73PV, ,
 

A:Upgrading Packard Bell imedia

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Hi there,

I popped around to a friend's the other week and it appears he is having problems with his Packard Bell Imedia computer. I'm not sure of the exact model but it is definately a Packard Bell Imedia desktop.

The problem is that when the computer boots up, the PC speaker constantly beeps like a siren "on, off, on, off", particularly when the processor seems to be working hard, such as opening applications or loading startup programs. I've checked around inside and found that there isn't a problem with the RAM since I disconnected one of the sticks and moved them around and it was still beeping so my only suspicion is that the processor is getting too hot since the thermal paste must be wearing down now (the computer is roughly 3-4 years old).

However, another problem is that I cannot gain access to the BIOS screen (so I can temporarily switch off the PC Speaker) since it has a password lock, something which my friend didn't know anything about and is obviously something which Packard Bell have put in place to stop users "fiddling" with the BIOS settings. I've tried googling for many different passwords and none of them seem to have worked so please could someone also advise on this?

My friend doesn't really want to spend out a lot of money on it since it would obviously be much more worthwhile to start again but if I can get it to stop beeping I think that would be something!

Cheers,

Andrew.
 

A:Packard Bell Imedia - Constant Beep

My first thought was that the keyboard has a stuck key. Another possibility may be an alarm, like too high temp, but if you cannot get into Setup, it would be hard to check that. If you have another k/b, it might be worth while, if only to eliminate it as a possible cause.
 

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Hi, i see there are several cases of audio missing from Pc's and there doesn't seem to be a quick fix. A friend of mine has a Packard Bell BV IMEDIA 2215 PB80135701 32 bit running Vista Home Premium. He wanted to connect the PC to a TV and put a lead with a scart plug on one side into the TV and a jack plug on the other end into the black socket on the back of the PC. The connection wasn't successful but he noticed after there was a red x instead of the speaker icon and a message "No Audio Output Device Is Installed" I dont know if the lead damaged the drivers in any way. In Device manager there are no warning asterisks but some things including speaker stated that there were no drivers. I tried update and was told the drivers are the newest. I have tried driver sites that scan the pc and will update drivers but they want paying. Is there a scan facility in the Packard Bell site that will scan and tell me what drivers i am missing. I have returned the PC back to factory settings via All Programs and i would have thought the drivers would work but they dont. Thanks for any advice

A:Packard Bell BV IMEDIA 2215 PB80135701

Hi,
You may find this site of some help.
Go to support>search>Drivers for etc> a long list of possibilities are listed.
Hope one of them can help you.
Good Luck.

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Possible ram problem

It's a Packard bell imedia 5094, when it is powered up there are three beeps, nothing happens other than three beeps

According to the beep code it is a ram problem

How do I know if that is the cause of the beeping

Also if anyone knows where I can get a manual from that would be helpful

Thanks

A:Packard bell imedia 5094 Windows xp

http://mypdfmanuals.com/brand-PACKARD+BELL/6 m , 3d column, below end of second column...you find 5094 manual in downloadable .pdf format.

Louis

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Hi I am currently reformatting my computer after a big virus has fully barred me out of the computer.

The problem is my Packard Bell IMedia 5094.

there is a packard bell website with legacy drivers although I need to find a Boot CD so that I can re-install XP SP2 Home onto it.

I have already noted down my windows product key and ID and my office product key and ID.

does anyone know where i can find them?
Thanks
fseoJ
 

A:XP boot cd Packard Bell IMedia 5094

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Just used a new copy of XP Home to reinstall XP on this machine, and all has gone well except for the sound. This machine has Sigmatel onboard audio but device manager says no drivers are installed for MultiMedia Audio Controller, and control panel Sounds says nothing is installed. Tried uninstalling and rebooting but nada. The serial # of this PC is 2667077049.Can find nothing at all regarding this model on the Packard Bell site. Have found this and wondering if it is worth a try -http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/drivers/191/191394.htmCheers

A:Packard Bell Imedia M215 - No Audio

Hi rowal5555 This machine has Sigmatel onboard audioIf you're sure about that, then you might want to look at these two instead.One is for a via chipset, the other for an SiS chipset.This is one of those circumstances were you might be better off running a HW utility like everest or sandra for further ID.I'll leave the two links anyways.http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/drivers/234/234389.htmhttp://www.soundcard-drivers.com/drivers/214/214312.htm

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Hi anyone out there know what sound driver the 5137 uses? My son in law recently purchased a second hand one and replaced the operating system with windows xp home. Before the reformat he had sound now he has no sound. There is a yellow exclamation mark over the multimedia sound controller icon in the device manager. He says he has been unable to pin down the exact driver he needs. So far he has tried a variety of drivers with no success. Unfortunately I live too far away to experiment. Think If we can identify the proper sound driver we'll get somewhere , any ideas?
Merry Xmas
Regards
Mac
 

A:Packard Bell Imedia 5137 No Sound

Try this tool: http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

It will tell you what Hardware is in the PC, then you can download the correct driver direct from Realtek, intel or whatever.
 

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Hello everybody,
I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my brother's PC. It had Windows XP, but he bought Windows 7, so we formatted it and installed Windows 7 Ultimate.
All the installation process was OK, but there is no sound.
I tried downloading and installing the Realtek HD Audio Codec R2.55 but it doesn't work.
I also tried installing the driver from the Packard Bell Download Center but I can't find my brother's model there.

I appreciate any help.
PC specs:

Packard Bell BV
IMEDIA 9209
version: PB34348204
Motherboard Cuba MS-7301
Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz
memory 2GiB
VGA compatible controller G72 [GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS] nVidia Corporation
VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC] (VIA High Definition Audio Controller)

Thank you in advance.

A:No sound Windows 7 on Packard Bell iMedia 9209

According to what you listed you have a "VIA High Definition Audio Controller". Doing a google search I can come up with XP drivers but no Win 7. I didn't check out every link in the google search so do a google search for VIA High Definition Audio Controller and see if you can find a Vista/Win 7 driver.

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I have had to reformat my pc due to BSOD 7B. I have installed Windows XP Pro but can not connect to the internet. Can anyone help?

A:No Internet connection after reformating Packard Bell Imedia

What sort of internet do you have? (ADSL / Dialup etc)
If you go into device manager are there any yellow "?", "!", "unknown devices" or "other devices"?
You can go to device manager by:
clicking "start" -> run -> type "devmgmt.msc" -> ok

Is this a PC or laptop and what make and model?

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Hi, I have just cleaned a whole load of dust from my PB computer, removing the processor fan carefully to clean it, and replaced just as conscientiously. After that, I upgraded my 2 x DDR2 512mb memory to 2 x DDR2 2gb, then slid the side back on and powered up. It then threw out two beeps then one continuous blare until I turned it off.

I switched back to the original RAM, but the same thing happens. Is this to do with the possibility that this machine can only take a certain amount of RAM? Or could I have maybe damaged something in the computer whilst cleaning (with canned air), despite my extreme care? Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

A:Packard Bell Imedia 1559 failing to boot

Did you clean the old Thermal paste off the Processor and the Heatsink, then really fresh Thermal Compound when you put it back on?
 

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Need help with installing this AGP card. Have tried Leadtek (winfast) drivers and Geforce4 Ti 4400 drivers. All seem to be wrong, but aften uninstalling the card, the system selects the Geforce software. My profile gives details on system configuration. Thanks for any help.
 

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Hey guys,
My son's PB Imedia 1408 pc stopped working last week after he thought he had a trojan on his system after downloading it with some music. To cut a long story short, he tried to get rid of it by using Spyware Doctor at which point his system froze and then shut down. Then he called for Dad's help ( dont they always?) once the horse had bolted!
Anyway, now when you press the power on switch, the power switch just flashes orange and the HDD light stays on. There is a small beeping noise as the pc pulses but not the usual 'beep' you normally get. Inside the PC, the fans are working but you can hear it struggle to get going as it is pulsing. The PC can not boot.
I took out the Hard drive and checked it in my system and it appears good. I have since formatted it as whatever trojan was on there seemed to be pretty nasty. I have checked the CPU in my system and that works ok as does the RAM. My only thought is that the motherboard is fried? Are there viruses out there that can do that? or is it something more innocuous that i am missing?

Thanks for your time.
 

A:Packard Bell Imedia 1408 startup problem

Virus cannot hurt Hardware (well indirectly yes, like a "crash")

Sounds like a Power Supply fault
 

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Hi all

I have a PB iMedia 2215 pc that will NOT power up !
I have read alot of other posts ref this prob and come to the conclusion PB pcs stink haha
however I have also tried all manner of tests for the PSU and come to the result that the PSU must be ok because when I disconnected the CPU power lead then switched on the PC remained on !!!!!!!! would this be correct ?
The amount of data etc on the PC is very important and I need to find a quick fix for this prob and as cheap as possible as I am looking to upgrade to another PC soon but have not backed up the data stored on the PB yet

My question is also should I replace the Motherboard or just the CPU etc ??????????
The CPU fan is running fine but when I try to power up with the CPU power jack plugged into MB then the pc switches off after 5 seconds !
any help & advice would be much appreciated

Asgard
 

A:Packard Bell imedia 2215 power up problem !

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I have a Packard Bell iMedia quad core, I switched it off last night working fine, but this morning, when I press the power button, the red light comes on, all the fans start then after about 5 seconds it just switched off..

Im taking it that it is not the power supply as it starts up, and I have tried removing the ram one module at a time, and that makes no difference... what else could it be?? as it is not even booting to bios, could it be the motherboard??

Any suggestions would be gratefully recieved...
 

A:Packard Bell iMedia starting, then switching straight off

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Hello, i apologise if this is not in the right part of the forums. i have a packard bell imedia S2885 desktop computer and it seems like a pretty decent machine however the graphics card seems to let it down alot. i would like to play some new and fairly new games like rise of the tomb raider, life is strange and possibly GTA 5. I have run game system requirements tests and the only thing that seems to be letting the computer down is the graphics card. please could someone tell me a compatible high end graphics card for my computer? I dont mind if the game doesnt run on high settings, medium is fine.  thankyou in advance . 

A:Packard bell imedia S2885 compatible graphics card...

Look at the specs on your power supply and pick a card that won't get near maxing it out or replace the power supply and buy the card you would like to have.

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Can anyone advise me on where i would find Audio and VGA drivers for a Packard bell imedia mc 2470. I have looked everywhere and all i keep getting offered is Driver Detective which is software that i have to pay for. I have looked on the Packard Bell website and gone to their download centre but i cannot find my model PC unless i am being really stupid they dont seem to have this model listed after i click desktop and imedia. I also thought i could get the drivers directly from the Audio and Graphics manufacture but as the devices are listed as unknown i do not know the make of them.

Any help is appreciated.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name BECKY-PC
System Manufacturer PACKARD BELL BV
System Model IMEDIA MC 2470
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD W7301VP2.027, 27/10/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name BECKY-PC\Becky
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 662.18 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 

A:Solved: Missing Drivers for Packard bell imedia mc 2470

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Hi All

I'm trying to fix a Packard Bell iMedia 1539 for my friend. She said that she was browsing the internet one day and the screen suddenly went black, with just a white mouse cursor and some weird blue lines to the right of the screen.

I tried to boot to last known good configuration but it restarted and won't even load to the black screen anymore.

I can't get it to boot at all now. It loads the Packard Bell Recovery Console but then blue screens. It either comes up with:

irql not less or equal 0x000000A

or

0x0000004E

I can't boot from a disc, as it just keeps trying to start the recovery console and then going in circles. I can't get to the screen to start in safe mode or last known configuration.

Any ideas about what it might be. Initially, before i'd looked at it, i thought it might be a faulty hard drive but i'm not so sure now.

Thanks in advance
 

A:iMedia 1539 Packard Bell BSOD/Recovery Console

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Hello, i apologise if this is not in the right part of the forums. i have a packard bell imedia S2885 desktop computer and it seems like a pretty decent machine however the graphics card seems to let it down alot. i would like to play some new and fairly new games like rise of the tomb raider, life is strange and possibly GTA 5. I have run game system requirements tests and the only thing that seems to be letting the computer down is the graphics card. please could someone tell me a compatible high end graphics card for my computer? I dont mind if the game doesnt run on high settings, medium is fine.  thankyou in advance . 

A:Packard bell imedia S2885 compatible graphics card...

Look at the specs on your power supply and pick a card that won't get near maxing it out or replace the power supply and buy the card you would like to have.

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Hi everyone,

I tried to install Ubuntu Linux on my Packard Bell iMedia X2415 desktop PC, but I messed up somewhere along the line and now I basically want to reinstall Vista Home Premium from the master discs I was sent from the last time I had a problem. When I use the disc it asks me to choose which drivers I want to install from a list of drivers for each piece of hardware, last time I did this I was given the drivers over the phone but as the computer is now out of warranty I don't think they will be able do this. I was wondering if anyone here was able to provide me with a full driver list?

Thanks,

Ash

A:Full driver list needed for Packard Bell iMedia X2415

Hi,

Welcome to TSF!!

I would recommend that you start with this. It should help you with what you need.

On a different note, I am sorry to hear that you weren't able to install Ubuntu. If you ever want to give it another go just let me know.

Cheers!

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Hi All

I'm trying to fix a Packard Bell iMedia 1539 for my friend. She said that she was browsing the internet one day and the screen suddenly went black, with just a white mouse cursor and some weird blue lines to the right of the screen.

I tried to boot to last known good configuration but it restarted and won't even load to the black screen anymore.

I can't get it to boot at all now. It loads the Packard Bell Recovery Console but then blue screens. It either comes up with:

irql not less or equal 0x000000A

or

0x0000004E

I can't boot from a disc, as it just keeps trying to start the recovery console and then going in circles. I can't get to the screen to start in safe mode or last known configuration.

Any ideas about what it might be. Initially, before i'd looked at it, i thought it might be a faulty hard drive but i'm not so sure now.

Thanks in advance

A:[SOLVED] iMedia 1539 Packard Bell BSOD/Recovery Console

this is usually caused by bad RAM. Download and burn a boot disc of Memtest and boot to that and run the tests with one stick of RAM at a time.

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I have a Packard Bell which is about 4-5 years old. I am not sure how to get into the case. There are no obvious entry points or screws. On the front it only says Packard Bell and Multimedia. No other names. I appreciate any inputs. Thank you. LS
 

A:Packard Bell

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looking for a web-site for packard-bell, tried some, came back invalid
 

A:looking for packard-bell

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Hi guys i recently bought a packard bell pc and it has 5gb of my hard drive hidden. how can i access this 5gb.
 

A:packard bell pc

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I have a Packard Bell Easy Pad 100 1mb, I have got the cable to connect to a PC and i would like to know where i can get the software from to connect to a PC. I do not have the software as it is sec hand.

Can someone help

[email protected]
 

A:Packard Bell PDA

I found CompanionLink it offers two-way synchronization between your favorite PIM or Contact Manager and your personal organizer. Here's a link to it: http://www.windowslink.com/cl.html
 

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My kids PC took a lightning hit. It was an old Packard Bell Multimedia 850. When I turn it on the hard drive comes on but there is no picture. I assumed it was a bad video card, but when I opened it there wasn't a video card just an adapter that's hooked to the motherboard. I've tried like hell to get this thing off but to no avail.

Anyone have any suggestions or any ideas on where I can an online manual for this computer?
 

A:Need Help With an Old Packard Bell

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Hello,

Can you PLEASE help me so my young boy can enjoy his “new” computer, I have worked SO hard to do this for him.

ALSO: Where can I find the SPECIFICATIONS for this particular computer?? Like what BRAND? / MODEL especially of the PCI components listed below.

This would help me in finding the RIGHT drivers.

Thanks Much!

A VERY frustrated Grandma

WHAT I NEED:

PCI drivers for a MM-875 + Master CDs Set

Hello,
Computer was given to me (no CD's except for the Windows98, which I don't think is the original from Packard Bell).
I really prefer the Master CD (restore/recovery) CDs. Any ideas, suggestions, have a spare set?

Computer: Multi Media 875
ID Number:845561101
Serial# P383010032+ (yes the + is correct!)
I formatted the HD, re-installed Win98 from the full-install Microsoft CD.
All went just fine with the exception of the following (all have YELLOW exclamations next to them).

(1)PCI Communications Device....
It was a LTWinModem in properties BEFORE I formatted, installed, etc.

(2)PCI Multimedia Audio Device
Yamaha??? in properties before..

(3)PCI Parallel controller
SIIG CyberParallel PCI card on LPT-3 in properties before......

NOW: When I try to install using my Win98 CD, it looks for an .INF file which it can NOT find, hence not installed. I even forced it to search my HD at: C:\Windows\inf, no go.
Am I looking in the wrong place?
Just point me to the correct drivers/places to look, I should be able to take it from there.
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A:Packard Bell MM 875 + HELP ME!!

Try the following link for drivers, maybe they will be of some use.
http://beta.driverguide.com/beta/index.php?action=getinfo&id=788
 

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does does graphic tablet Packard Bell PB-GT-150 work with Vista home premium

A:packard bell pb-gt-150

Hello rosebryan,
As far as i can see, PB does not have any support for this model any more.
If you install Vista, you may have a problem getting drivers for it. But as there are third party drivers available for most apps, you may be lucky.
The only way to find out is to install it and see, but to be honest, i would not hold out much hope.
Does PB have a forum ?, you may find somebody with the same model who has had more luck with this.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Hi everyone,

I have been asked to look at an old Packard Bell, it is a Pentium 166Mhz running! Win95. I would be grateful for any help that might get it going.
The problem is, on boot up there is nothing on the screen except a flashing cursor.
I have booted from a boot disk, but the floppy does not light on POST, and doesn't seem to work. Tried a new one with new cable, still nothing, although if the cable is reversed (the wrong way round) the floppy light stays on all the time, like it would do.
Lights flash on keyboard and CD-ROM on boot up and there is noise from the hard drive as if it is going to boot, but no light for hard drive activity.
I have changed RAM, booted with only CPU, video card, and RAM, still no change.
Have checked all the jumpers and everything is in it's right place, except one jumper floating in the case.

Any help gratefully appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

A:Packard Bell won't go!

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I have a Packard Bell Legend Supreme that I bought used almost a year ago. I ended up with some sort of virus, so my friend came up with the idea to format the C drive and then re-install windows. Now I can't install Windows 98 because,even when CD-Rom support is selected on start up, my computer is "not ready to read drive E". A few people have told me I may need to install the drivers for my particular CD-Rom. I don't have the diskette and have no idea where to obtain the drivers. Any input that anyone has to offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Packard Bell CD-Rom

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Hi newbie here
Right my dad has a packard bell 525 desktop.
Before he could make a recovery disk the system crashed, so him being the dummy he is, he then put a fujitsu siemens recovery disk. Now when he switches the computer on all he gets is a blank screen

Any help would be appreciated
 

A:Packard bell 525 HELP

It would be surpising that the packard Bell would even have recognised the Fujitsi RD, let alone loaded anything from it.

Assuming it did (which I find doubtful), and that you have removed the Fujitsu CD, the recovery files should still be on a hidden partition on the hard drive.

However the system crashing may be due to a hardware failure and totally unrelated to the recovery disk?

The "black screen" probably indicates that the computer simply is not booting more than the incorrect recovery process, which likely never actually ran anyway.

Can you be more descriptive of "the system crashed"?
 

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I recently turned on my old PB Legend (after it was off for many, many months) and got a "battery dead" notice. I was adventerous and removed the old battery and soldered in a new battery holder and installed a battery. The battery error was gone but the old gal is having issues. I had removed a bunch of cables from the motherboard and drives so I could solder the new battery holder in but didn't a whole lot of attention to the orientation of the connectors (dummy!). I thought I had figured out which connectors went where and what orientation they should be (red stripe on ribbon cable to pin 1 on connector). I initially got the following messages when I booted the machine:

INCORRECT DRIVE TYPE A - RUN SETUP
INCORRECT DRIVE TYPE B - RUN SETUP
AUTOTYPING ADAPTER 0 MASTER... AUTOTYPE FAILED
FAILURE FIXED DISK 0

I tried flipping the connector on the 3 1/2 floppy drive and inserted the facory reboot disk and rebooted the machine. I now get the following messages:

INCORRECT DRIVE TYPE B - RUN SETUP
AUTOTYPING ADAPTER 0 MASTER... AUTOTYPE FAILED
FAILURE FIXED DISK 0

I have been looking on the web and found that the problem might be the BIOS. Hmm. Not quite sure what to do now. Can anyone out there help?
 

A:Need help for old Packard Bell

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I just aquired a pc that iz a packard bell. but they suk personally. so i formatted the hard drive, yet when i start it the parkard bell logo keep comin up and not going any further. i change to diff hard drive with windows ME installed on it. but the logo iz still there.
I wanna know wot it iz that keeps makin the logo come up. and how do i get rid of it so i can use the comp again.....

Thx
 

A:Packard bell

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hi im trying to do a full destructive recovery on my packard bell pc,but im not getting a logo on startup and pressing f11 doesent work,can anybody help,thanks..

A:packard bell

Try ALT+F10 keys during boot-up.

p49 Packard Bell Manual - http://global-download.packardbell.c...ll&SC=EMEA_25P

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Someone gave my neice an old Packard Bell computer and she was wondering if I could find some information about this computer for her. I have run around in circles looking and haven't gotten very far.
I know it is a dinosaur and it is bottom of the line but I'm just trying to get any info I can for her.
What I have so far is:
PB 2970
1.2 GB HD
133 MHz Intel Pentium processor
MOBO IBM 00007AT
BIOS IBM LVKT37AUS 03/19/99
82439hx 430hx chipset
64 MB RAM

I can't seem to find any info on the IBM MOBO or the processor. "Fresh Diagnose" says, pentium(r) processor, level 5 rev. 2.12, 133 mhz, processor level 5.

Where can I find out what processors are compatible with it? And what kind of RAM is compatible?
I know it's probably going to cost too much to mess with but I told her I would check on it. So I figured if I could find a cheap processor like on ebay and maybe a stick or 2 of ram fairly cheap I would fix it up a little for her. Her and her husband don't have a lot of money, she's just 21 and they have 2 kids and one on the way, So any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!!!

P.S. If no help with this computer, maybe you might have an idea where I could get a computer tower for about $100.

~susiejo
 

A:Help For Old Packard Bell?

I can tell you without even looking it up, you're looking at either paying a ridiculous amount for any RAM you DO find for that (IF you can find any; it's probably either FastPage or EDO), or you'll stumble across a boatload of it for free... either way, with an original Pentium 133, you'll be lucky if the system will handle a total of 128MB.

I did find this page that may be useful - I didn't see any matching numbers for the info you posted above, but you may be able to correlate something from it with something else in the system: http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/lakes/8774/syschart.html

Frankly, that machine isn't worth spending the time on, let alone any money. I don't know where you live, but around here, brand-new AMD Semperon or Intel Celeron systems, complete with 512MB RAM, 80GB or better hard drive, and DVD writer, can be had for <$300 (check this pair, for example - under CDN$250: http://a-power.com/product.php?productid=2515&cat=458&page=1 and http://a-power.com/product.php?productid=2513&cat=457&page=1).

That may be a bit out of your or her budget, but it gives you a bargaining chip if you go looking for something used (someone wanting more than $100 for a P3 system, for example, is probably smoking crack).
 

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hi guys having problems with my packard bell easynote tk when i pres some keys on the keybord all im getting is RGT ? and also the scroll pad has now stopped working any ideas plz

regards
scot
 

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Hi, it's me again I have a question for all of you computer gurus. My friend says that Packard Bell and HP computers are the same machine when packard bell died hp went in and replaced them using the same type of parts inside their computers as packard bell. Is this true?
 

A:Packard Bell HP Question

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Hi, I have a Packardbell machine and the sound is very low.
Please send me the latest realtek audio driver.
My Windows : Win7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Packardbell Model : EasyNote NM87

Thanks!.

A:Packard Bell Low Volume (HELP)

The drivers are listed Here - Download free driver for notebook Packard Bell EasyNote NM87 (Windows 7, XP, Vista) << DriverPack Solution

Best to always use the vendor drivers if available. Non-Vendor drivers may not work or work correctly.

I easily found the drivers by doing a google search.

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Hi,

I was wandering if anybody had a link to download the Packard Bell CO-3UP driver for Windows XP. All the places I have been to you have to pay for it! I cannot find it on Packard Bell's site and I can't register it there as I no longer have the serial number for it!

Thanks
Keir

A:Packard Bell CO-3UP Driver

Sorry I just realised that there is a Driver area! Can a Mod/Admin please move this!

Thanks

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I have an old packard bell PB2950 here, and I have really messed it up. Somehow the initial setup values are not correct, and I need to know how to re set it up so I cam load an OS, is there anyone out there with some help. I keep getting a message"2f8h com address conflict"
 

A:packard bell troubles

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Hi all,
I have a Packard Bell PC which when powered on - the fans come on - but there is no action either from the drive or on the monitor. I have tested the power supply (with a power supply tester) and it's O.K. There are also no beeps from the bios. Tried removing the memory and unplugging the keyboard - still no beeps. I think the power switch works as it turns the machine on but doesn't turn it off when held in for a while!? Does this sound like s fried mobo?? Or is there something else I could try? Thanks AL..
 

A:Dead packard bell PC

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A friend of mine brought me his pc to to see if I knew how to fix it. He had used the Restore Cd to clean it up so his mom and dad could use it. After the restored cd was finished it asted like it was gonna boot to Win95 but then it came up with an error that the sound card wasnt detected please contact a technician. I tried the utilities on the disk and it says that the sound card may be loose in its socket, not wired up correctly and something else.
The soundcard is plugged into a daughter card (I think thats what there called) along with a modem and a card for a scanner.
Ive read some of the other posts and some say that PB shipped the wrong Restore cd's with some of their pc's. If anyone has any kind of information it would be greatly appreciated. If replied to Ill try to get the exact errors and hardware profiles. Thanks.
 

A:Packard Bell F170

Howdy there knuckal459...

[tsg=welcome][/tsg]

It sounds like the sound card is either bad, or has been replaced with a different one, other than the one that was shipped with the pc...

Does W95 load after the massage ?

Also can you tell us what sound card is in the pc ?

BTW...it is called a riser card ...
 

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