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Controllers not working after SSD install in Asus x54c

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October 3, 2013 8:16:55 AM

I swapped out OEM HHD in Asus x54c running Win7 with a Samsung 840 Pro SSD running WinXP. The Device manager shows Ethernet controller, Network controller, PCI device, PCI simple communications controller, SM bus controller, USB controller & Video controller as not working.
Is this hardware conflict insurmountable or is there a way I can work around it so I can use the computer with the XP? I need to run a program that is not compatible with Win7.
October 3, 2013 8:39:17 AM

You need to reinstall XP you can not expect a drive that worked in one computer to work in a computer that has different hardware altogether.
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October 3, 2013 11:41:55 AM

anonymous1 said:
You need to reinstall XP you can not expect a drive that worked in one computer to work in a computer that has different hardware altogether.


Your answer is incorrect. I swap drives between machines all the time.
Please don't offer advice without knowledge.
Thank you.
(P.S.-The drive was bare and XP was installed in the machine and repaired a few times to try to fix this issue)
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October 3, 2013 1:14:30 PM

His answer was spot on. You cannot swap drives between disparate hardware and expect it to work. At a minimum you must download/install the correct drivers. At worst a wipe/reinstall may be needed. If you know enough to be able to tell someone they're wrong then you know enough to fix the problem yourself.
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October 3, 2013 1:54:12 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
His answer was spot on. You cannot swap drives between disparate hardware and expect it to work. At a minimum you must download/install the correct drivers. At worst a wipe/reinstall may be needed. If you know enough to be able to tell someone they're wrong then you know enough to fix the problem yourself.


No, his and yours are both answers that don't apply here.
The bare drive was installed, formatted, the XP was installed, repaired and the issues remain.
The XP is working with the issues.
The question was how to overcome the issue of the controllers not being enabled and working properly.
That's the answer I am looking for, not a stock "wipe and reinstall". That hasn't worked.
I need to identify the hardware conflict, if any, so as to fix it if possible.
The fact that this equipment won't need to connect to the net will allow it to be used as is, but I still would like to have it work as designed.
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October 3, 2013 2:05:02 PM

A little research shows that Windows XP is NOT supported on that platform. It's a Windows 7/8 machine only.
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October 3, 2013 2:33:13 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
A little research shows that Windows XP is NOT supported on that platform. It's a Windows 7/8 machine only.


What is the conflict coming from? Are these controllers only for 64bit OS?
Is there any workaround?
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October 3, 2013 2:37:41 PM

It's not a "conflict", it's a lack of correct drivers. ASUS does not provide XP drivers, therefore XP is not going to run with full support for the hardware. You don't "workaround" such things, unless, of course, you write your own drivers.
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October 3, 2013 2:45:55 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
It's not a "conflict", it's a lack of correct drivers. ASUS does not provide XP drivers, therefore XP is not going to run with full support for the hardware. You don't "workaround" such things, unless, of course, you write your own drivers.


So the 32bit Win7 drivers are a wash? I haven't tried to unzip the files I got from Asus yet to try. Won't bother if you say it's a waste...
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October 3, 2013 2:56:22 PM

Windows 7 drivers will not work with XP. That hardware is for Windows 7/8, not XP.
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October 4, 2013 7:37:47 AM

ex_bubblehead said:
Windows 7 drivers will not work with XP. That hardware is for Windows 7/8, not XP.


Just a final here - Thanx for the driver info. On a whim I did try the Win 7 32bit from Asus and some of them did work, probably because the XP is SP2, a little closer to Win 7 than the initial release. The Atheroz Ethernet driver didn't seem to work so I found an XP driver for that that did work.

Thanx again for your help.
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