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Do you want to copy the data to the new hard drive?
OR do you want to clone the old hard drive to the new hard drive?
Cloning will not make any difference since it will have the exact same replica of the old hard drive.
I would recommend reinstalling windows, loading all the drivers then copy the data from the old drive (by setting it up as an external drive)
I didn't want to clone it because like you said it would have the same slow issues
One of my concerns is that I don't have the media operating system version of windows XP or the drivers
That is why I was hoping I could collect the parts that I want from the old drive and put them on the new drive
I thought a start up disc might accommodate that
That may result in more errors and that can be achieved by doing cloning.
What is happening with the old drive now?
I didn't realize I could be selective in the cloning process
Does the system boots up to windows XP?
The old drive is out of the case and the system boots up to my windows XP that I installed on it but it doesn't recognize the internal internet circuit.
I installed windows xp when the old mother board was in place and I had converted over to a plug in internet card because the internal one died
So the only issue is with the internet card?
The display driver is not correct which makes the display fuzzy
So it's the driver's issue only.
Have you tried downloading the correct drivers ?
And the only thing that has been changed is the internet card, right?
I can't get online because the internet isn't working
The mother board and the internet card
Can you tell me the model/part number of the motherboard?
It is a GM5259E
That's the model number for the desktop computer.
What is the model / part number for the new motherboard?
AZCZ60809390 AA D41668-502
Do you have another computer with access to internet and a USB/thumb drive?
OR did you get a CD with the new motherboard?
This is the description of the new mother board,
Gateway Cortez G2(NNN) NNN-NNNN LGA775Intel 945G DDR2 LAN 7.1 HD AudioDesktop Motherboard
Do you have another computer with access to internet and a USB/thumb drive OR did you get a CD with the new motherboard?
I did not get a disc with the new board but I do Have another computer with a USB port
We can download the drivers for this motherboard and put them on the computer to fix issues.
Do you have a USB/Thumbdrive or an external drive?
How big does it need to be
We can adjust with any size.
Ok, i will go look
I have an 8G thumb drive
Is the old computer turned on?
Please turn it on.
It is saying that my copy of windows needs to be activated
That's okay. You can activate it once you fix the drivers issue.
Are you on the desktop now?
Okay. Right click on the My Computer icon on the desktop and select Properties
Then tell me what does it says under System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional etc?
It won't let me log into the computer without registering
Is it asking for the key?
I already entered that when I installed windows xp
For some reason, it is not activated. Can you try to activate it again?
It is asking me to activate windows
Please try to activate it again
It gives me three options, active over the internet, over the phone or log off
Do it over the phone.
Ok it is registered
Let's first check if internet is working or not, can you plug in the ethernet port at the back of the system?
it is plugged in
Can you see if there is a light blinking or stable where the cable is plugged in
The hardware wizard for the display came up
Check the back of the system where the ethernet cable is plugged in
Is there any light blinking or stable?
the yellow and green light are both on
Hold the Windows key and Press R
In the black window that opens, type, ping -t www.google.comThen Hit Enter.
ping request could not find host
Once you type that command, the screen will show some text.
Type: devmgmt.msc and Hit Enter.
Tell me what is listed under Network Adapters
1394 net adapter
Just this one?
Click Action and Select Scan for Hardware Changes
I see the same information
Do you have two network cards or just one?
Just the internal network card is installed at this time. When I installed the new mother board I removed the plug in
Please right-click on My Computer and Select Properties
I installed the OS with the old mother board and the plug in
Tell me what is written under the System?
Windows XP, Home edition, Version 2002, Service pack 1
Please connect the usb drive to this computer, then Click Here to download the LAN driver.
Copy this driver into the USB Drive.
Then connect the usb drive to the old computer, and run the driver's setup file.
Once the setup has finished, check if the network adapter then appears under Network Adapters in the Device Manager.
How is it going?
I put the thumb drive into my computer and it doesn't acknowledge it
I thought maybe it was too big so I got a smaller one and it still doesn't see it
I tried the USB ports on the monitor and the computer
Can you go to device manager and check if any of the devices have a yellow icon with them?
all of the devices under Other
right click on each of them and select uninstall
USB disk is in that group
then connect the usb to computer again and check if its detected
It is not detected but the USB Disk came back on the device manager with the yellow icon
Can you check if the CD drive is working?
Do you have a Windows XP CD?
Let's do a repair install.
How many drivers are there on this old computer?
Is there any important data?
Just the one, no important data
I am looking at the windows XP options, I don't see a repair option
Okay. Then we can do a repair install without worrying about the data.
Can you boot the computer from the XP CD?
You need to boot it from the CD
After it has booted, you will see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, with the following options:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press Enter on this screen, Accept the Licence and Agreement by pressing F8.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair
Please follow steps as mentioned, do not press R when it initially shows the Welcome to Setup Screen, you need to press Enter and then select the Windows XP installation and Press R.
ok, performing repair now
I am at the welcome to microsoft window
Please proceed with on screen instructions and let me know when you see the desktop again.
back to the desk top
should I try the thumb drive again
USB works, I can see the Prowin file
I tried internet explorer and still now access
Can you check Network Adapters in Device Manager
Tell me if it has any other adapter now listed under it?
Are you still there?
How do I get the device manager again?
hold the windows key and press R
type: devmgmt.msc and Click OK
It still just has 1394 net Adapter
Are there any devices listed with yellow marks?
Remove them all please
Did you run the setup file from the USB drive?
Please run the setup file and complete the setup.
It is asking for Pro set or SNMP agent
Chose PRO set
default is pro set
network adaptors shows new driver
You mean a new device appears under Network Adapters?
Okay. Please check if internet is working now
The repair process must have fixed a number of issues with the new motherboard.
yes, but the display is still a little fuzzy
Please Click Here to download the new driver for graphics.
Put this driver into the USB drive.
open the drive on the old computer, copy the driver to your deskotp.
desktop*, extract the files and click on the setup file.
Run the setup and follow the instructions on screen.
If you right click on the desktop, and select Display Properties -> Settings
You will be able to change the settings.
the hardware wizard is trying to install drivers for the multimedia controller
You can click next, next to let it install.
says it cannot find needed software
Okay. Go to Device Manager again, and remove any drivers with yellow marks.
Download this driver by Clicking Here
Copy it to the usb, put the usb in the old computer and run the setup.
I have the IDT audio control panel on the desk top but the multi media controller not configured correctly
Can you see the speakers icon in the tray (lower right)?
Just the volume speaker
That's okay. You do not need to install anything else then.
Ok, is there anything else we need to do?
That's it. We are setup now :)