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IBM Aptiva 2153 E24

Postby Geekgirl » Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:17 pm

I was given an old pc, it was riddled with crap. So I ran the usual tools, Adaware, Spybot S&D, HJT. I got everything cleaned off. But now it will not connect to the internet. I have tried a different Nic card also. It won't even been seen through the network.
My next plan is to wipe it and reinstall Windows 98 and give to my mom. She just wants to talk to aunt in S.C.
My problem is I can't find any mobo drivers for it. A friend gave me some links to some sites but they were only drivers to update the Bios. I don't want to update.

I gathered as much info as I could, here it is

IBM Aptiva 2153 E24
Machine type:2153
Model No. E24
S/N AF 24C8M
Bios Chip : V7OMA Bios U44 V3 2R08-AO
Bios Version: IBM 7BP55C V3.2

I am only looking for the mobo drivers so I can install Windows back on.

Thanks in advance
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Postby Gecko » Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:05 pm

I don’t think that you will need motherboard drivers for your Aptiva 2153.
What you will have to do is search for whatever drivers the windows 98 CD does not have.
Like the modem, nic card, sound card, video and so on.

I would say format and install windows 98se then install these updates
One of these updates is BIOS update another is a firmware update.
If you check in the BIOS those two updates might already be done.

Then check for what other drivers you may still need.
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Postby Geekgirl » Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:01 pm

Thanks Gecko,

This particular machine has 1 PCI slot, 2 ISA slots. Sound and video are both on board. The sound and video are the drivers I am most worried that they will not be loaded.
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Postby Restek » Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:08 pm

So is windows currently installed? Can you not just read the graphics/sound card info from device manager & go looking for drivers?
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Postby Geekgirl » Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:27 pm

Yes Windows is still installed I didn't wipe it yet. But what about the ports COM & LPT, and the Universal Serial Bus Controllers? I think I may run into troubles.
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Postby Cactus » Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:43 am

Once you get the PC to boot into Windows... the COM & LPT ports, and the Universal Serial Bus Controllers,should automaticly load.If not you can load them from the OS CD.You should have no problems.

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