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Can't find drivers have fresh XP install IBM M51

By scarinu10
Apr 7, 2012
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  1. First off, I'm new here, so hi everyone, i hope you might be able to assist me :)

    I have an ibm M51 8141w86 running xp. I recently decided i was going to sell it, and did a fresh install of xp. however i can't seem to track down the correct drivers for ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, and video controller. i've searched and searched. any help will be much appreciated.

    the thing is, i've done this multiple times before and never had an issue. it seems once i do get the drivers from ibm's website, and install them, and restart my computer, it's still not functioning
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,366   +167

    I'm not sure if it would cause the problem but have you also installed the chipset drivers?

    Also provide the following info

    List any Problem Devices
    • Make sure devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    • On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
    Generate and attach a DirectX report
    • Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
      ===> If you’re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
      ===> If you’re running 64 bit Windows, you’ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    • In TechSpot window, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)


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