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Pentium11 and WinXP

By zaria ·
Sorry I've posted this in the discussion area as well, but I think it should probably be here.
I am trying to set up an old P11 system, 128 ram, 233MHz, with XP Pro. The m/b is AL440LX, Phoenix bios ver 4.06 rev 3.09, Intel 440 family chipset. All is running fine except that comm ports (1,2) and printer port have exclamation mark in device manager (code 29-been to microsofts site to find code-not a lot of help) and the modem is not seen at all (pctel 56k micromodem, seen perfectly ok in another system with winxp). The question is what am I doing wrong-everything seems wired up ok, but I am fairly new to this so may have missed something obvious. Any suggestions would be welcome thanks

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by TheChas In reply to Pentium11 and WinXP

Your system is at the minimum system requirements for running XP.

This is seldom a good idea.

Start by doubleing your RAM, and checking for a fater CPU at one of the surplus PC parts sellers (www.compgeeks.com)

Next, on a seperate PC, download the latest XP drivers from PCTel's web site.
There are several different chips, so make sure you get the correct driver file.

If that does not correct the problems, download the 440LX chipset drivers from Intel.

Once you have the modem working, download and install the XP updates from Microsoft.

You could download most of the XP updates from Microsoft, and burn them onto a CD to install them on the system if you still have problems with the modem.

Chas

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by zaria In reply to Pentium11 and WinXP

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by amurry In reply to Pentium11 and WinXP

If you go to device manager and check sort of pc is installed under the heading Computer.
If it is Standard pc, you can change the irq steering so that Xp leaves everything alone and lets the bios does it work.
Start with disabling Irq table from realmode pcibios 2.1 call.
If this isn't working then uncheck Use Irq Steering.

If tells you it is acpi computer try to manualy go to a standard pc.

Agnes

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by zaria In reply to Pentium11 and WinXP

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