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July 4, 2004 5:38:22 AM

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Hi,
A friend has a S5000nx (I believe) and wants to reformat and reload Win98SE
on it. How can I get all the drivers that I will need? Has anyone here done
this?

thanks,
George

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July 4, 2004 5:38:23 AM

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The S5000NX shipped with Windows XP. Earlier Microsoft operating systems are
not supported. XP drivers are here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?product...

Hh

"George" <staylor9@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> A friend has a S5000nx (I believe) and wants to reformat and reload
Win98SE
> on it. How can I get all the drivers that I will need? Has anyone here
done
> this?
>
> thanks,
> George
>
>
>
>
>
July 5, 2004 5:02:24 AM

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HH,
Is it possible to do this, reformat the Compaq with 98SE and be able to get
the needed drivers? We created the disks from the Compaq, I think there are
7 other them. These are for doing a factory restall.
Here's the problem, the darn thing is so slow and there is a ton of junk on
it. I figured reformat, and load Win 98SE. My problem is getting all the
right drivers. Have you done anything like this, can you help me out?
thanks,
George


HH <hahunt42@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The S5000NX shipped with Windows XP. Earlier Microsoft operating systems
are
> not supported. XP drivers are here:
>
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?product...
&lc=en&dlc=en&os=228
>
> Hh
>
> "George" <staylor9@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:icJFc.4385$bp1.423@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Hi,
> > A friend has a S5000nx (I believe) and wants to reformat and reload
> Win98SE
> > on it. How can I get all the drivers that I will need? Has anyone here
> done
> > this?
> >
> > thanks,
> > George
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
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July 5, 2004 9:48:11 AM

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The reason it was slow under XP is insufficient RAM, and, less important,
a relatively slow hard drive.
The S5000NX shipped with only 128MB, insufficient for XP. With 32MB gone
for graphics, the S5000NX only had 96MB available physical memory for the
OS. IMHO, it is irresponsible for ANY PC maker to ship an XP machine with
less than 256MB, especially those that must share system memory with the
graphics subsystem, such as the S5000NX. Consider 256MB the bare minimum,
512 is much better.
With 512MB, the S5000NX should run XP just fine.
And no, I've never downgraded XP, or W2K for that matter, to the older
Win 9X, so I'm afraid I can be of no assistance there. You would have to
obtain the Win 9X drivers from the OEM vendors, if you can find them.
I hope you have not already wiped the drive.
HH


"George" <staylor9@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:AM1Gc.2496$yd5.981@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> HH,
> Is it possible to do this, reformat the Compaq with 98SE and be able to
get
> the needed drivers? We created the disks from the Compaq, I think there
are
> 7 other them. These are for doing a factory restall.
> Here's the problem, the darn thing is so slow and there is a ton of junk
on
> it. I figured reformat, and load Win 98SE. My problem is getting all the
> right drivers. Have you done anything like this, can you help me out?
> thanks,
> George
>
>
> HH <hahunt42@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:b5KFc.15635$J82.10141@fe25.usenetserver.com...
> > The S5000NX shipped with Windows XP. Earlier Microsoft operating systems
> are
> > not supported. XP drivers are here:
> >
>
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?product...
> &lc=en&dlc=en&os=228
> >
> > Hh
> >
> > "George" <staylor9@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:icJFc.4385$bp1.423@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Hi,
> > > A friend has a S5000nx (I believe) and wants to reformat and reload
> > Win98SE
> > > on it. How can I get all the drivers that I will need? Has anyone here
> > done
> > > this?
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > > George
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
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July 5, 2004 1:10:49 PM

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George,
it might be easier to upgrade the memory. if you wish to go back to 98
you need the realtek alc202a audio driver and the rtl8100 lan driver
they are available at http://www.realtek.com.tw/ .the video for
the 845gl is avaiable at
http://www.intel.com/design/software/drivers/platform/8...
i had less luck with the cheetah 3 modem . the only drivers i found
weree a cheetah 2 driver at driverguide and a generic at
http://agere.com
hope this helps,
terry

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July 5, 2004 6:07:22 PM

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Terry,
Have you tried to change over? Are these the only drivers I would need for
this format, audio, lan, video? The modem is no big deal if it can't be
found. Are there any other drivers needed to make this work?
If after trying this and it doesn't work for some reason, can't I just go
back to factory with the disks or the program on the partictioned section of
the hard drive? Your help is appreciated.
thanks,
George




terry_b17 <terry_b17@juno-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
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> George,
> it might be easier to upgrade the memory. if you wish to go back to 98
> you need the realtek alc202a audio driver and the rtl8100 lan driver
> they are available at http://www.realtek.com.tw/ .the video for
> the 845gl is avaiable at
> http://www.intel.com/design/software/drivers/platform/8...
> i had less luck with the cheetah 3 modem . the only drivers i found
> weree a cheetah 2 driver at driverguide and a generic at
> http://agere.com
> hope this helps,
> terry
>
> ==============
> Posted through www.HowToFixComputers.com/bb - free access to hardware
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July 5, 2004 11:27:51 PM

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Downgrading the OS does not address the issue with this machine.
Upgrade the RAM and live happily ever after.

"George" <staylor9@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Terry,
> Have you tried to change over? Are these the only drivers I would need for
> this format, audio, lan, video? The modem is no big deal if it can't be
> found. Are there any other drivers needed to make this work?
> If after trying this and it doesn't work for some reason, can't I just go
> back to factory with the disks or the program on the partictioned section
of
> the hard drive? Your help is appreciated.
> thanks,
> George
>
>
>
>
> terry_b17 <terry_b17@juno-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
> news:40e95359_3@news.athenanews.com...
> > George,
> > it might be easier to upgrade the memory. if you wish to go back to 98
> > you need the realtek alc202a audio driver and the rtl8100 lan driver
> > they are available at http://www.realtek.com.tw/ .the video for
> > the 845gl is avaiable at
> > http://www.intel.com/design/software/drivers/platform/8...
> > i had less luck with the cheetah 3 modem . the only drivers i found
> > weree a cheetah 2 driver at driverguide and a generic at
> > http://agere.com
> > hope this helps,
> > terry
> >
> > ==============
> > Posted through www.HowToFixComputers.com/bb - free access to hardware
> troubleshooting newsgroups.
>
>
Anonymous
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July 6, 2004 2:07:24 AM

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George,
i have never gone backwards like you are attempting . if it was me the
first thing i would do is upgrade the memory . the best thing i did
on my system was when i upgraded to 256 and i have 98 . you could try
the 98 thing but your time might be better spent upgrading the
memory and sorting the applications he has running in the backround
whatever os you choose make sure to install the latest security
updates and a good firewall along with your antivirus .
good luck,
terry

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Anonymous
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July 6, 2004 10:37:14 AM

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No one has asked the obvious question.

Why go from a modern, dependable operating system to an outdated,
unsupported, unreliable operating system?

OK, perhaps harsh, but seriously, what's the motivation for putting an OS on
the machine that isn't supported?

Tom
"terry_b17" <terry_b17@juno-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
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> George,
> i have never gone backwards like you are attempting . if it was me the
> first thing i would do is upgrade the memory . the best thing i did
> on my system was when i upgraded to 256 and i have 98 . you could try
> the 98 thing but your time might be better spent upgrading the
> memory and sorting the applications he has running in the backround
> whatever os you choose make sure to install the latest security
> updates and a good firewall along with your antivirus .
> good luck,
> terry
>
> ==============
> Posted through www.HowToFixComputers.com/bb - free access to hardware
troubleshooting newsgroups.
July 6, 2004 12:40:19 PM

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I wanted to ask the same question, but likely the OP did not know the
earlier OS was not supported. I agree 100% that no one in their right mind
should consider downgrading from XP, or even W2K for that matter, to any Win
9X version. Buy the RAM and enjoy the stable OS.
HH

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> No one has asked the obvious question.
>
> Why go from a modern, dependable operating system to an outdated,
> unsupported, unreliable operating system?
>
> OK, perhaps harsh, but seriously, what's the motivation for putting an OS
on
> the machine that isn't supported?
>
> Tom
> "terry_b17" <terry_b17@juno-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
> news:40ea095c$1_6@news.athenanews.com...
> > George,
> > i have never gone backwards like you are attempting . if it was me the
> > first thing i would do is upgrade the memory . the best thing i did
> > on my system was when i upgraded to 256 and i have 98 . you could try
> > the 98 thing but your time might be better spent upgrading the
> > memory and sorting the applications he has running in the backround
> > whatever os you choose make sure to install the latest security
> > updates and a good firewall along with your antivirus .
> > good luck,
> > terry
> >
> > ==============
> > Posted through www.HowToFixComputers.com/bb - free access to hardware
> troubleshooting newsgroups.
>
>
July 6, 2004 5:51:11 PM

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Well, first of all I've been using 98SE since running water and think it's
the overall best Windows to date. Although I've never used XP, I have no
reason to, I've heard people say they like it. Fo me, I have no reason to
update anything.
XP is a power hog, thus the reason for more RAM.
I don't want to get into a shouting match about this or that. The only
reason I want to change the OS is because my cousin is a new user, and we
coresponse by phone. It's hard for me to tell him where to go or check this,
when I'm not familar with XP, but rather 98SE. In fact, newer is NOT, always
better. Take a look at Win ME. I like 98SE and I'm going to build a new
system for me around it. Like I said, don't want no shouting matches, don't
care, just wanted some help on finding the drivers for his system.
I despately tried to talk him into letting me build a system for him, but he
decided on the Compaq because it was cheaper,
oh well.........
thanks anyway for the help, although I didn't get any.
George





HH <hahunt42@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:v4xGc.62$eF1.34@fe25.usenetserver.com...
> I wanted to ask the same question, but likely the OP did not know the
> earlier OS was not supported. I agree 100% that no one in their right mind
> should consider downgrading from XP, or even W2K for that matter, to any
Win
> 9X version. Buy the RAM and enjoy the stable OS.
> HH
>
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:D 5OdnWsDttdNHXfdRVn-jA@comcast.com...
> > No one has asked the obvious question.
> >
> > Why go from a modern, dependable operating system to an outdated,
> > unsupported, unreliable operating system?
> >
> > OK, perhaps harsh, but seriously, what's the motivation for putting an
OS
> on
> > the machine that isn't supported?
> >
> > Tom
> > "terry_b17" <terry_b17@juno-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
> > news:40ea095c$1_6@news.athenanews.com...
> > > George,
> > > i have never gone backwards like you are attempting . if it was me the
> > > first thing i would do is upgrade the memory . the best thing i did
> > > on my system was when i upgraded to 256 and i have 98 . you could try
> > > the 98 thing but your time might be better spent upgrading the
> > > memory and sorting the applications he has running in the backround
> > > whatever os you choose make sure to install the latest security
> > > updates and a good firewall along with your antivirus .
> > > good luck,
> > > terry
> > >
> > > ==============
> > > Posted through www.HowToFixComputers.com/bb - free access to hardware
> > troubleshooting newsgroups.
> >
> >
>
>
>
July 6, 2004 6:47:24 PM

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Uh, don't knock it til you try it. And how do you compare against something
you admit you never tried?
Nevermind....
HH

"George" <staylor9@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:j7yGc.21571$iJ4.7418@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Well, first of all I've been using 98SE since running water and think it's
> the overall best Windows to date. Although I've never used XP, I have no
> reason to, I've heard people say they like it. Fo me, I have no reason to
> update anything.
> XP is a power hog, thus the reason for more RAM.
> I don't want to get into a shouting match about this or that. The only
> reason I want to change the OS is because my cousin is a new user, and we
> coresponse by phone. It's hard for me to tell him where to go or check
this,
> when I'm not familar with XP, but rather 98SE. In fact, newer is NOT,
always
> better. Take a look at Win ME. I like 98SE and I'm going to build a new
> system for me around it. Like I said, don't want no shouting matches,
don't
> care, just wanted some help on finding the drivers for his system.
> I despately tried to talk him into letting me build a system for him, but
he
> decided on the Compaq because it was cheaper,
> oh well.........
> thanks anyway for the help, although I didn't get any.
> George
>
>
>
>
>
> HH <hahunt42@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:v4xGc.62$eF1.34@fe25.usenetserver.com...
> > I wanted to ask the same question, but likely the OP did not know the
> > earlier OS was not supported. I agree 100% that no one in their right
mind
> > should consider downgrading from XP, or even W2K for that matter, to any
> Win
> > 9X version. Buy the RAM and enjoy the stable OS.
> > HH
> >
> > "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> > news:D 5OdnWsDttdNHXfdRVn-jA@comcast.com...
> > > No one has asked the obvious question.
> > >
> > > Why go from a modern, dependable operating system to an outdated,
> > > unsupported, unreliable operating system?
> > >
> > > OK, perhaps harsh, but seriously, what's the motivation for putting an
> OS
> > on
> > > the machine that isn't supported?
> > >
> > > Tom
> > > "terry_b17" <terry_b17@juno-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
> > > news:40ea095c$1_6@news.athenanews.com...
> > > > George,
> > > > i have never gone backwards like you are attempting . if it was me
the
> > > > first thing i would do is upgrade the memory . the best thing i did
> > > > on my system was when i upgraded to 256 and i have 98 . you could
try
> > > > the 98 thing but your time might be better spent upgrading the
> > > > memory and sorting the applications he has running in the backround
> > > > whatever os you choose make sure to install the latest security
> > > > updates and a good firewall along with your antivirus .
> > > > good luck,
> > > > terry
> > > >
> > > > ==============
> > > > Posted through www.HowToFixComputers.com/bb - free access to
hardware
> > > troubleshooting newsgroups.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
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July 6, 2004 9:07:42 PM

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George,
the sites i gave you for the drivers let you choose your os . while
you are at intel make sure to get the inf installer etc .
good luck,
terry

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July 7, 2004 2:34:45 AM

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In article <j7yGc.21571$iJ4.7418@twister.nyroc.rr.com>, "George" <staylor9@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
>Well, first of all I've been using 98SE since running water and think it's
>the overall best Windows to date. Although I've never used XP, I have no
>reason to, I've heard people say they like it. Fo me, I have no reason to
>update anything.
>XP is a power hog, thus the reason for more RAM.
>I don't want to get into a shouting match about this or that. The only
>reason I want to change the OS is because my cousin is a new user, and we
>coresponse by phone. It's hard for me to tell him where to go or check this,
>when I'm not familar with XP, but rather 98SE. In fact, newer is NOT, always
>better. Take a look at Win ME. I like 98SE and I'm going to build a new
>system for me around it. Like I said, don't want no shouting matches, don't
>care, just wanted some help on finding the drivers for his system.
>I despately tried to talk him into letting me build a system for him, but he
>decided on the Compaq because it was cheaper,
>oh well.........
>thanks anyway for the help, although I didn't get any.
>George
>
>
>
>

You are NOT doing him any favors by downgrading the system IMHO

>
>HH <hahunt42@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:v4xGc.62$eF1.34@fe25.usenetserver.com...
>> I wanted to ask the same question, but likely the OP did not know the
>> earlier OS was not supported. I agree 100% that no one in their right mind
>> should consider downgrading from XP, or even W2K for that matter, to any
>Win
>> 9X version. Buy the RAM and enjoy the stable OS.
>> HH
>>
>> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>> news:D 5OdnWsDttdNHXfdRVn-jA@comcast.com...
>> > No one has asked the obvious question.
>> >
>> > Why go from a modern, dependable operating system to an outdated,
>> > unsupported, unreliable operating system?
>> >
>> > OK, perhaps harsh, but seriously, what's the motivation for putting an
>OS
>> on
>> > the machine that isn't supported?
>> >
>> > Tom
>> > "terry_b17" <terry_b17@juno-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
>> > news:40ea095c$1_6@news.athenanews.com...
>> > > George,
>> > > i have never gone backwards like you are attempting . if it was me the
>> > > first thing i would do is upgrade the memory . the best thing i did
>> > > on my system was when i upgraded to 256 and i have 98 . you could try
>> > > the 98 thing but your time might be better spent upgrading the
>> > > memory and sorting the applications he has running in the backround
>> > > whatever os you choose make sure to install the latest security
>> > > updates and a good firewall along with your antivirus .
>> > > good luck,
>> > > terry
>> > >
>> > > ==============
>> > > Posted through www.HowToFixComputers.com/bb - free access to hardware
>> > troubleshooting newsgroups.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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