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Old September 25th 03, 02:04 PM
Joanna
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Default Can I uninstall ALL device drivers? Upgrade problem...

Hi,

I know next to nothing about hardware and drivers, so forgive any ignorance
that comes across...

I recently 'clean' installed Windows 2000 over my Win 98 Presario (5446).
The installation I'm using at the minute is actually the third in 2 weeks,
so I don't want to to do anything that will force me to have do a 4th
install - I'm fed up restoring files and settings for the 3 users who use
this PC. Anyway - the problem:

I keep getting BSODs with IRQ error messages about memory dumps. After
researching this it led me to look at my device drivers and I discovered
that things don't look too hot in device manager - a few devices are
duplicated and most drivers are now generic or Microsoft-branded rather than
Compaq. 3 devices share IRQ 7, and they strangely happen to be 3 of only 4
drivers I installed manually via *.exe files (my ESS Solo audio, my
SupraExpress modem driver and Intel Chipset Graphics controller). The
other driver I installed manually was the Canon printer driver - and it's
listed under (printer) port - but then I see it listed again as '? Other
devices'. Also, when I look at a full system report, there's 'debug' info
at the bottom that mentions these 3 shared drivers. Basically, I don't like
what I'm seeing and I want to fix things in Device Manager as cleanly as
possible, put things back to scratch.

I think what's happened (and remember, I'm a novice so don't s****** at my
thoughts) is that maybe I installed 4 new drivers over the top of
preinstalled compaq drivers that are still lurking and causing me problems.
I should have removed a lot of stuff from my Win 98 before I 'clean
installed' Win 2K. I thought I'd done enough, as I had actually 'clean
installed' Win 98 using the Quick Restore CD before installing Win2k, so
basically anything left over was the bare minimum on a Compaq Win98 factory
state PC. I manually deleted the C:\Windows folder and removed Win 98
system files (like msdos.sys, config.sys etc), but I'm now realising I was
probably supposed to uninstall a bunch of drivers from device manager too.
I just assumed the 'clean install' or Win 2K would erase everything for me.

Since I know so little about devices and hardware, I would like someone to
tell me first of all if I can uninstall 'everything' in Device manager to
create a clean slate or would that be PC suicide? I look at some devices
and I don't know what they are for or if I even need them. I already
uninstalled 'standard gaming port' (since I don't use any gaming hardware)
and it just gets detected & reinstalled when I reboots the PC. I even went
into BIOS but there was very little I could change (only 3 or 4 IRQ slots
were listed and they didn't include 7). Aggh - what am I saying -
basically: I'M LOST. PLEASE HELP!

I have copied the device details from a system info utility (aida32 - cool
little app). I hope someone who knows better can maybe tell me what I
*should* be seeing... (I've updated Win2k to service pack 4 & all critical
updates)

Cheers in advance,

Joanna

--------[ Physical
Devices ]-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------

PCI Devices:
Bus 1, Device 10, Function 0 Diamond SupraExpress
56i Pro CW Modem
Bus 1, Device 5, Function 0 ESS Technology
ES1938/ES1941/ES1946 Solo-1(E) Sound Card
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 1 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub - IDE Controller
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 0 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub - PCI-LPC Bridge
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 3 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub - SMBus Controller
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 2 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub - USB Controller
Bus 0, Device 30, Function 0 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub (ICH0) [B-1]
Bus 0, Device 0, Function 0 Intel 82810-DC100
GMCH - DRAM Controller [A-2]
Bus 0, Device 1, Function 0 Intel 82810-DC100
GMCH - Graphics Controller [A-2]

PnP Devices:
PNP0303 101/102-Key or MS
Natural Keyboard
PNP0501 16550A-compatible
UART Serial Port
PNP0C08 ACPI Driver/BIOS
FIXEDBUTTON ACPI Fixed Feature Button
PNP0200 DMA Controller
PNP0700 Floppy Disk
Controller
PNPB02F Game Port Joystick
PNP0F13 Logitech PS/2 Port
Mouse
PNP0C02 Motherboard
Resources
PNPB006 MPU-401-compatible
PNP0C04 Numeric Data
Processor
PNP0400 Parallel Port
PNP0800 PC Speaker
PNP0A03 PCI Bus
PNP0C0C Power Button
PNP0000 Programmable
Interrupt Controller
PNP0B00 Real-Time Clock
PNP0C01 System Board
Extension
PNP0100 System Timer

LPT PnP Devices:
CANONBJC-1000 Canon BJC-1000

USB Devices:
0451 1446 General purpose USB
Hub

Ports:
COM1 Communications Port
(COM1)
LPT1 Printer Port (LPT1)

--------[ Device
Resources ]-----------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------

DMA 02 Exclusive Standard floppy disk
controller
DMA 04 Exclusive Direct memory access
controller
IRQ 00 Exclusive System timer
IRQ 01 Exclusive Standard 101/102-Key or
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
IRQ 04 Shared Communications Port (COM1)
IRQ 06 Exclusive Standard floppy disk
controller
IRQ 07 Shared SupraExpress 56i Pro CW
IRQ 07 Shared ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive (WDM)
IRQ 07 Shared Intel(r) 82801AB USB Universal
Host Controller
IRQ 08 Exclusive System CMOS/real time clock
IRQ 09 Shared Microsoft ACPI-Compliant
System
IRQ 0A Exclusive MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
IRQ 0C Exclusive PS/2 Compatible Mouse
IRQ 0D Exclusive Numeric data processor
IRQ 0E Exclusive Primary IDE Channel
IRQ 0F Exclusive Secondary IDE Channel
Memory 00000000-0009FFFF Exclusive System board
Memory 000A0000-000BFFFF Shared PCI bus
Memory 000A0000-000BFFFF Shared Intel(R) 82810-DC100 Graphics
Controller
Memory 000C8000-000DFFFF Shared PCI bus
Memory 000E0000-000FFFFF Exclusive System board
Memory 00100000-03FFFFFF Exclusive System board
Memory 04000000-FFDFFFFF Shared PCI bus
Memory 40100000-4017FFFF Exclusive Intel(R) 82810-DC100 Graphics
Controller
Memory 44000000-47FFFFFF Exclusive Intel(R) 82810-DC100 Graphics
Controller
Memory FFB80000-FFBFFFFF Exclusive System board
Memory FFDF0000-FFDFFFFF Exclusive SupraExpress 56i Pro CW
Memory FFF80000-FFFFFFFF Exclusive System board
Port 0000-000F Exclusive Direct memory access
controller
Port 0000-0CF7 Shared PCI bus
Port 0010-001F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0020-003F Exclusive Programmable interrupt
controller
Port 0040-0043 Exclusive System timer
Port 004E-004F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0050-0052 Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0060-0060 Exclusive Standard 101/102-Key or
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Port 0061-0061 Exclusive System speaker
Port 0064-0064 Exclusive Standard 101/102-Key or
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Port 0070-0071 Exclusive System CMOS/real time clock
Port 0072-0077 Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0080-008F Exclusive Direct memory access
controller
Port 0090-009F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 00A0-00BF Exclusive Programmable interrupt
controller
Port 00C0-00DF Exclusive Direct memory access
controller
Port 00F0-00FF Exclusive Numeric data processor
Port 0170-0177 Exclusive Secondary IDE Channel
Port 01F0-01F7 Exclusive Primary IDE Channel
Port 0274-0277 Exclusive ISAPNP Read Data Port
Port 0279-0279 Exclusive ISAPNP Read Data Port
Port 0300-0301 Exclusive MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
Port 0376-0376 Exclusive Secondary IDE Channel
Port 0378-037F Exclusive Printer Port (LPT1)
Port 03B0-03BB Shared Intel(R) 82810-DC100 Graphics
Controller
Port 03C0-03DF Shared Intel(R) 82810-DC100 Graphics
Controller
Port 03F0-03F5 Exclusive Standard floppy disk
controller
Port 03F6-03F6 Exclusive Primary IDE Channel
Port 03F7-03F7 Exclusive Standard floppy disk
controller
Port 03F8-03FF Exclusive Communications Port (COM1)
Port 0400-047F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 04D0-04D1 Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0A79-0A79 Exclusive ISAPNP Read Data Port
Port 0D00-FFFF Shared PCI bus
Port 1000-103F Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive (WDM)
Port 1040-104F Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive (WDM)
Port 1050-105F Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive (WDM)
Port 1068-106B Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive (WDM)
Port 106C-106F Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive (WDM)
Port 2000-201F Exclusive Intel(r) 82801AB USB Universal
Host Controller
Port 2020-202F Exclusive Intel(r) 82801AB Bus Master
IDE Controller
Port EE00-EE7F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port EE80-EEBF Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port FFF8-FFFF Exclusive SupraExpress 56i Pro CW


--------[ Debug -
PCI ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------

B00 D1F F02: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub - USB Controller

Offset 00: 86 80 22 24 00 00 00 00 02 00 03 0C 00 00 00 00
Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 86 80 22 24
Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D01 F00: Intel 82810-DC100 GMCH - Graphics Controller [A-2]

Offset 00: 86 80 23 71 00 0.... [ More lines of numbers as above
....SNIP!]

B00 D1F F01: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub - IDE Controller

Offset 00: 86 80 21 24 00 0 ... [SNIP!]

B01 D05 F00: ESS Technology ES1938/ES1941/ES1946 Solo-1(E) Sound Card

Offset 00: 5D 12 69 19 00 00 00 00 01... [SNIP!]

B01 D0A F00: Diamond SupraExpress 56i Pro CW Modem

Offset 00: F1 14 33 10 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset [SNIP!]

B00 D1F F00: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub - PCI-LPC Bridge

Offset 00: 86 80 20 24 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 08 00 00 00 00
Offset 10... [SNIP!]

B00 D1F F03: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub - SMBus Controller

Offset 00: 86 80 23 24 00 ...[SNIP!]

B00 D1E F00: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub (ICH0) [B-1]

Offset 00: 86 80 28 24 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 08 00 00 00 00
Offset 10: 00 ... [SNIP!]

B00 D00 F00: Intel 82810-DC100 GMCH - DRAM Controller [A-2]

Offset 00: 86 80 22 71 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 08 00 00 00 00
Offset 10: [SNIP!]


--------[ Debug - Video
BIOS ]----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------

C000:0000 VGA Compatible BIOS. ...N.^.l.
C000:0040 ....zGeneric Intel Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA
BIOS..Version 0
C000:0080 2.01 06/23/1999 11:04:43..Video memory: 1 MB Device
Revisio
C000:00C0 n: 2.0..DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY PROHIBITED.....Copyright
(C
C000:0100 ) 1999 Intel Corporation. All Rights
Reserved......PCIR..#q....


  #2  
Old September 25th 03, 06:44 PM
HH
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Joanna,
As far as I know Compaq only supported W2K on the few Presarios that
originally came with it preinstalled. That is why there are no Compaq
drivers available for W2K for the 5446. Windows XP likely would have a
better chance of running well on your Presario, due to its larger driver
database/support built-in.
HH

"Joanna" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I know next to nothing about hardware and drivers, so forgive any

ignorance
that comes across...

I recently 'clean' installed Windows 2000 over my Win 98 Presario (5446).
The installation I'm using at the minute is actually the third in 2 weeks,
so I don't want to to do anything that will force me to have do a 4th
install - I'm fed up restoring files and settings for the 3 users who use
this PC. Anyway - the problem:

I keep getting BSODs with IRQ error messages about memory dumps. After
researching this it led me to look at my device drivers and I discovered
that things don't look too hot in device manager - a few devices are
duplicated and most drivers are now generic or Microsoft-branded rather

than
Compaq. 3 devices share IRQ 7, and they strangely happen to be 3 of only

4
drivers I installed manually via *.exe files (my ESS Solo audio, my
SupraExpress modem driver and Intel Chipset Graphics controller). The
other driver I installed manually was the Canon printer driver - and it's
listed under (printer) port - but then I see it listed again as '? Other
devices'. Also, when I look at a full system report, there's 'debug' info
at the bottom that mentions these 3 shared drivers. Basically, I don't

like
what I'm seeing and I want to fix things in Device Manager as cleanly as
possible, put things back to scratch.

I think what's happened (and remember, I'm a novice so don't s****** at my
thoughts) is that maybe I installed 4 new drivers over the top of
preinstalled compaq drivers that are still lurking and causing me

problems.
I should have removed a lot of stuff from my Win 98 before I 'clean
installed' Win 2K. I thought I'd done enough, as I had actually 'clean
installed' Win 98 using the Quick Restore CD before installing Win2k, so
basically anything left over was the bare minimum on a Compaq Win98

factory
state PC. I manually deleted the C:\Windows folder and removed Win 98
system files (like msdos.sys, config.sys etc), but I'm now realising I was
probably supposed to uninstall a bunch of drivers from device manager too.
I just assumed the 'clean install' or Win 2K would erase everything for

me.

Since I know so little about devices and hardware, I would like someone to
tell me first of all if I can uninstall 'everything' in Device manager to
create a clean slate or would that be PC suicide? I look at some devices
and I don't know what they are for or if I even need them. I already
uninstalled 'standard gaming port' (since I don't use any gaming hardware)
and it just gets detected & reinstalled when I reboots the PC. I even

went
into BIOS but there was very little I could change (only 3 or 4 IRQ slots
were listed and they didn't include 7). Aggh - what am I saying -
basically: I'M LOST. PLEASE HELP!

I have copied the device details from a system info utility (aida32 - cool
little app). I hope someone who knows better can maybe tell me what I
*should* be seeing... (I've updated Win2k to service pack 4 & all critical
updates)

Cheers in advance,

Joanna

--------[ Physical

Devices ]-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------

PCI Devices:
Bus 1, Device 10, Function 0 Diamond

SupraExpress
56i Pro CW Modem
Bus 1, Device 5, Function 0 ESS Technology
ES1938/ES1941/ES1946 Solo-1(E) Sound Card
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 1 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub - IDE Controller
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 0 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub - PCI-LPC Bridge
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 3 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub - SMBus Controller
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 2 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub - USB Controller
Bus 0, Device 30, Function 0 Intel 82801AB I/O
Controller Hub (ICH0) [B-1]
Bus 0, Device 0, Function 0 Intel 82810-DC100
GMCH - DRAM Controller [A-2]
Bus 0, Device 1, Function 0 Intel 82810-DC100
GMCH - Graphics Controller [A-2]

PnP Devices:
PNP0303 101/102-Key or MS
Natural Keyboard
PNP0501 16550A-compatible
UART Serial Port
PNP0C08 ACPI Driver/BIOS
FIXEDBUTTON ACPI Fixed Feature

Button
PNP0200 DMA Controller
PNP0700 Floppy Disk
Controller
PNPB02F Game Port Joystick
PNP0F13 Logitech PS/2 Port
Mouse
PNP0C02 Motherboard
Resources
PNPB006 MPU-401-compatible
PNP0C04 Numeric Data
Processor
PNP0400 Parallel Port
PNP0800 PC Speaker
PNP0A03 PCI Bus
PNP0C0C Power Button
PNP0000 Programmable
Interrupt Controller
PNP0B00 Real-Time Clock
PNP0C01 System Board
Extension
PNP0100 System Timer

LPT PnP Devices:
CANONBJC-1000 Canon BJC-1000

USB Devices:
0451 1446 General purpose

USB
Hub

Ports:
COM1 Communications

Port
(COM1)
LPT1 Printer Port

(LPT1)

--------[ Device

Resources ]-----------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------

DMA 02 Exclusive Standard floppy disk
controller
DMA 04 Exclusive Direct memory access
controller
IRQ 00 Exclusive System timer
IRQ 01 Exclusive Standard 101/102-Key or
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
IRQ 04 Shared Communications Port (COM1)
IRQ 06 Exclusive Standard floppy disk
controller
IRQ 07 Shared SupraExpress 56i Pro CW
IRQ 07 Shared ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive

(WDM)
IRQ 07 Shared Intel(r) 82801AB USB

Universal
Host Controller
IRQ 08 Exclusive System CMOS/real time clock
IRQ 09 Shared Microsoft ACPI-Compliant
System
IRQ 0A Exclusive MPU-401 Compatible MIDI

Device
IRQ 0C Exclusive PS/2 Compatible Mouse
IRQ 0D Exclusive Numeric data processor
IRQ 0E Exclusive Primary IDE Channel
IRQ 0F Exclusive Secondary IDE Channel
Memory 00000000-0009FFFF Exclusive System board
Memory 000A0000-000BFFFF Shared PCI bus
Memory 000A0000-000BFFFF Shared Intel(R) 82810-DC100

Graphics
Controller
Memory 000C8000-000DFFFF Shared PCI bus
Memory 000E0000-000FFFFF Exclusive System board
Memory 00100000-03FFFFFF Exclusive System board
Memory 04000000-FFDFFFFF Shared PCI bus
Memory 40100000-4017FFFF Exclusive Intel(R) 82810-DC100

Graphics
Controller
Memory 44000000-47FFFFFF Exclusive Intel(R) 82810-DC100

Graphics
Controller
Memory FFB80000-FFBFFFFF Exclusive System board
Memory FFDF0000-FFDFFFFF Exclusive SupraExpress 56i Pro CW
Memory FFF80000-FFFFFFFF Exclusive System board
Port 0000-000F Exclusive Direct memory access
controller
Port 0000-0CF7 Shared PCI bus
Port 0010-001F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0020-003F Exclusive Programmable interrupt
controller
Port 0040-0043 Exclusive System timer
Port 004E-004F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0050-0052 Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0060-0060 Exclusive Standard 101/102-Key or
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Port 0061-0061 Exclusive System speaker
Port 0064-0064 Exclusive Standard 101/102-Key or
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Port 0070-0071 Exclusive System CMOS/real time clock
Port 0072-0077 Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0080-008F Exclusive Direct memory access
controller
Port 0090-009F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 00A0-00BF Exclusive Programmable interrupt
controller
Port 00C0-00DF Exclusive Direct memory access
controller
Port 00F0-00FF Exclusive Numeric data processor
Port 0170-0177 Exclusive Secondary IDE Channel
Port 01F0-01F7 Exclusive Primary IDE Channel
Port 0274-0277 Exclusive ISAPNP Read Data Port
Port 0279-0279 Exclusive ISAPNP Read Data Port
Port 0300-0301 Exclusive MPU-401 Compatible MIDI

Device
Port 0376-0376 Exclusive Secondary IDE Channel
Port 0378-037F Exclusive Printer Port (LPT1)
Port 03B0-03BB Shared Intel(R) 82810-DC100

Graphics
Controller
Port 03C0-03DF Shared Intel(R) 82810-DC100

Graphics
Controller
Port 03F0-03F5 Exclusive Standard floppy disk
controller
Port 03F6-03F6 Exclusive Primary IDE Channel
Port 03F7-03F7 Exclusive Standard floppy disk
controller
Port 03F8-03FF Exclusive Communications Port (COM1)
Port 0400-047F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 04D0-04D1 Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port 0A79-0A79 Exclusive ISAPNP Read Data Port
Port 0D00-FFFF Shared PCI bus
Port 1000-103F Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive

(WDM)
Port 1040-104F Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive

(WDM)
Port 1050-105F Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive

(WDM)
Port 1068-106B Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive

(WDM)
Port 106C-106F Exclusive ESS Solo1 PCI AudioDrive

(WDM)
Port 2000-201F Exclusive Intel(r) 82801AB USB

Universal
Host Controller
Port 2020-202F Exclusive Intel(r) 82801AB Bus Master
IDE Controller
Port EE00-EE7F Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port EE80-EEBF Exclusive Motherboard resources
Port FFF8-FFFF Exclusive SupraExpress 56i Pro CW


--------[ Debug -

PCI ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------

B00 D1F F02: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub - USB Controller

Offset 00: 86 80 22 24 00 00 00 00 02 00 03 0C 00 00 00 00
Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 86 80 22 24
Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D01 F00: Intel 82810-DC100 GMCH - Graphics Controller [A-2]

Offset 00: 86 80 23 71 00 0.... [ More lines of numbers as above
...SNIP!]

B00 D1F F01: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub - IDE Controller

Offset 00: 86 80 21 24 00 0 ... [SNIP!]

B01 D05 F00: ESS Technology ES1938/ES1941/ES1946 Solo-1(E) Sound Card

Offset 00: 5D 12 69 19 00 00 00 00 01... [SNIP!]

B01 D0A F00: Diamond SupraExpress 56i Pro CW Modem

Offset 00: F1 14 33 10 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset [SNIP!]

B00 D1F F00: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub - PCI-LPC Bridge

Offset 00: 86 80 20 24 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 08 00 00 00 00
Offset 10... [SNIP!]

B00 D1F F03: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub - SMBus Controller

Offset 00: 86 80 23 24 00 ...[SNIP!]

B00 D1E F00: Intel 82801AB I/O Controller Hub (ICH0) [B-1]

Offset 00: 86 80 28 24 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 08 00 00 00 00
Offset 10: 00 ... [SNIP!]

B00 D00 F00: Intel 82810-DC100 GMCH - DRAM Controller [A-2]

Offset 00: 86 80 22 71 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 08 00 00 00 00
Offset 10: [SNIP!]


--------[ Debug - Video

BIOS ]----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------

C000:0000 VGA Compatible BIOS. ...N.^.l.
C000:0040 ....zGeneric Intel Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA
BIOS..Version 0
C000:0080 2.01 06/23/1999 11:04:43..Video memory: 1 MB Device
Revisio
C000:00C0 n: 2.0..DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY

PROHIBITED.....Copyright
(C
C000:0100 ) 1999 Intel Corporation. All Rights
Reserved......PCIR..#q....




  #3  
Old September 26th 03, 05:39 AM
the yeti
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I recently 'clean' installed Windows 2000 over my Win 98 Presario (5446).



I think what's happened (and remember, I'm a novice so don't s****** at my
thoughts) is that maybe I installed 4 new drivers over the top of
preinstalled compaq drivers that are still lurking and causing me

problems.
I should have removed a lot of stuff from my Win 98 before I 'clean
installed' Win 2K. I thought I'd done enough, as I had actually 'clean
installed' Win 98 using the Quick Restore CD before installing Win2k, so
basically anything left over was the bare minimum on a Compaq Win98

factory
state PC. I manually deleted the C:\Windows folder and removed Win 98
system files (like msdos.sys, config.sys etc), but I'm now realising I was
probably supposed to uninstall a bunch of drivers from device manager too.
I just assumed the 'clean install' or Win 2K would erase everything for

me.



HH is right that Compaq does not support 2k on this computer.
However, IMHO, 2k is way better than XP ever will be. Also, I belive
that 2K has more drivers available to it than XP, if only because its
been around longer. 2k also has better drivers for older hardware,
and runs better with slower processors and less RAM.

Now when you say clean install, that means installing an OS on a
freshly formatted hard drive. What you did was a messed up upgrade, a
virtual nightmare. Your best option at this point is to start all
over, fresh.

Step 1, format the hard drive. The Win2k CD will do this for you. At
the setup screen erase all partitions. Then format them with NTFS.

Step 2 Install 2K.

Step 3 Immeadiatly connect to the Internet and download all MS patches
and hotfixes.

There is no reason that 2k will not run perfectly fine on this
computer, with the OEM MS drivers from the install cd. If you wish,
use AIDA32 and where it points you to a chipsets manufactures website,
then download any updated drivers that might be available. Or don't,
if its working fine with out updating the drivers, then don't mess
with it. (I hardly ever update drivers)
 




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