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Compaq Deskpro EN Model/BIOS/Drivers

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Anonymous
February 28, 2005 11:03:11 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Compaq Deskpro EN. Pentium III processor 1000 MHz. Processor Speed
1000/133 MHz. Memory 384 MB/133 MHz. S/N 6X18-DYSZ-J1PX. System ROM
686P2 v2.11. Agency series PD1055. SC-148. Card in green slot:
HYM4V33100BTWG-75CE; HYMIX0125USA; 4MB AIMM 133 MHz CL3. No cards in
PCI slots. Windows 2000. Have no manuals or recovery disks.

Unit powers on permitting only VGA mode 16 colors (monitor is capable
of more). Basic windows apps run ok but system info "problem devices"
show:
(a) Ethernet Controller PCI bus 2, device 8 fcn 0
(b) Multimedia Audio Controller PCI bus 0, device 31, fcn 5
(c) Video Controller (VGA Compat) PCI bus 0, device 2, fcn 0
All above show an error code of 28. No drives installed since the
manufacturer is not known. Hard drive, USB port, serial ports and
parallel ports all ok.

Both of the following questions have been posed in this forum this
January; however, the question still remains.

Problem 1: How can I determine what model this is? Contacted HP for
information and informed that warranty for this serial number ended
Sep2004. They would not even tell me the model number!

Problem 2: Power on unit hold F10 down but unable to get what has been
called the BIOS window. Just get the white on black window to select
information like system, security, etc. Able to get BIOS data showing
version installed. Downloaded the BIOS update SP22200 for v3.14 and
followed instructions to make the update diskette. Place diskette in
unit and power on and with or without F10 procedure only get message
"non-system disk". Unable to update BIOS. What am I doing wrong?

Problem 3: It is possible I could live with BIOS V2.11 if only I could
find the drivers for the three problem devices; however, I need the
model number for this approach. Not sure if the basic problem is in the
BIOS (not recognizing the hardware; thus, no drivers found) or if the
hardware is known but do not have the drivers for it. Any ideas?

Thanks.


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JoeC
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 2:23:53 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

What model of computer is it? What model indeed? Is the chassis a full-sized
desktop, a larger tower, or a small square desktop about the same size as a
stack of three pizza boxes with medium-sized pizzas inside. The DeskPro EN
designation applies to all of them. If you can find a transparent decal sticker
somewhere on the system, the writing on it will describe the model.

The system BIOS recognizes the devices. That is not the problem. What is
missing are the software drivers for the devices. No matter which model noted
above, the chipsets used by Intel on DeskPro P3 systems are Intel chipsets.
Which operating system is running on the computer? No matter. Go to
www.intel.com and download at least three sets of drivers. Look for the drivers
according to chipset, or just look up ANY Intel 815 chipset motherboard made by
Intel and download the drivers. The Intel drivers work correctly in any system
that uses Intel chipsets.

1. basic Intel 815 motherboard chipset drivers. Install these FIRST!
2. Intel 815 graphics drivers
3. Intel Ethernet drivers. Which ones? Open up the chassis and look for an
Intel chip marked 82557, 82558, or 82559. The Ethernet chip is one of these.

For audio, you need to look for the audio chip on the motherboard. It is
probably an ADI chip and the drivers are AC '97. Beyond this, I'm not too sure
where you can find the drivers, except that Compaq more or less modified Intel
motherboard designs to come up with the ones for the P3 DeskPros. "Modified" in
a logical sense. Physically, the Compaq motherboards are quite different from
the Intel ones, sometimes VERY different... Ben Myers


On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 20:03:11 +0000, JoeC <JoeC.1l6n7n@news.computerbanter.com>
wrote:

>
>Compaq Deskpro EN. Pentium III processor 1000 MHz. Processor Speed
>1000/133 MHz. Memory 384 MB/133 MHz. S/N 6X18-DYSZ-J1PX. System ROM
>686P2 v2.11. Agency series PD1055. SC-148. Card in green slot:
>HYM4V33100BTWG-75CE; HYMIX0125USA; 4MB AIMM 133 MHz CL3. No cards in
>PCI slots. Windows 2000. Have no manuals or recovery disks.
>
>Unit powers on permitting only VGA mode 16 colors (monitor is capable
>of more). Basic windows apps run ok but system info "problem devices"
>show:
>(a) Ethernet Controller PCI bus 2, device 8 fcn 0
>(b) Multimedia Audio Controller PCI bus 0, device 31, fcn 5
>(c) Video Controller (VGA Compat) PCI bus 0, device 2, fcn 0
>All above show an error code of 28. No drives installed since the
>manufacturer is not known. Hard drive, USB port, serial ports and
>parallel ports all ok.
>
>Both of the following questions have been posed in this forum this
>January; however, the question still remains.
>
>Problem 1: How can I determine what model this is? Contacted HP for
>information and informed that warranty for this serial number ended
>Sep2004. They would not even tell me the model number!
>
>Problem 2: Power on unit hold F10 down but unable to get what has been
>called the BIOS window. Just get the white on black window to select
>information like system, security, etc. Able to get BIOS data showing
>version installed. Downloaded the BIOS update SP22200 for v3.14 and
>followed instructions to make the update diskette. Place diskette in
>unit and power on and with or without F10 procedure only get message
>"non-system disk". Unable to update BIOS. What am I doing wrong?
>
>Problem 3: It is possible I could live with BIOS V2.11 if only I could
>find the drivers for the three problem devices; however, I need the
>model number for this approach. Not sure if the basic problem is in the
>BIOS (not recognizing the hardware; thus, no drivers found) or if the
>hardware is known but do not have the drivers for it. Any ideas?
>
>Thanks.
>
>
>--
>JoeC
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