Need Drivers for Pentium 2

September 11, 2005 at 13:00:41
Specs: w2k, Sempron/512MB

Hello:

I am in a quandary about an Intel based system.
I formatted the boot drive which contained Windows 98 First edition, and installed Windows 98 SE in its place.
According to Sandra Soft utility, it listed the following info about the mainboard.

Manufacture: Micro Star
Model: 6119MJ V2.3 120898
Chipset: INTEL 440X/DX/ZX
Chipset 1: INTEL CORP 82443BX/ZX 440BX/2XC
FSB 100MHz
HERE IS THE PROBLEM:
As quite often with my AMD based systems, I use the Setup CDs for all necessary driver installations relative to the motherboards, and is up and running in short order.

However, with this Pentium 2 system, should I have to install drivers for this system as I do for the AMD machines.
I checked out the DriverGuide.com website, and had no luck finding drivers for this MB.
Also checked the Intel website and found only utilities, and other stuff of no interest.
How, and where am I going to locate necessary device drivers for this Pentium 2 PC?
This machine belongs to my neighbor and she is screaming loud, saying she needs the computer asap. As you know, this situation is rife with the potential hard feelings, a thing that I would like to avoid.
If you have an answer to this problem, please come and bail me out of this impending conflict with her.
I will look forward to your reply, for I am definitely in a tough spot.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
purdue112


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#1
September 11, 2005 at 13:37:22

purdue112,

See if this what you desire. If so, good luck and you're welcome.

CrazyOne
p.s. One click at the intel site ;-)


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#2
September 11, 2005 at 13:39:01

Well you can look here:

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/driver/dvr/spt_dvr_list.php?part=1

for that model. Usually the only thing you would need drivers for are the ethernet, video and audio, if Windows does not load them automatically. Check in sytem settings for any yellow exclamation marks. If so, then those are the items you need drivers for. When you go to Windows update, some of those may be automatically loaded there. If you absolutely cannot find what you need, download and run Everest Home Edition:

and identify the drivers you need that way.
Then head back off to driverguide.com

It is always best to identify the individual components BEFORE you reformat with Windows systems.

You can avoid many of these Windows problems with Linux. Linspire eases the transition for new users


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#3
September 11, 2005 at 15:18:46

You might be better off to ditch Sandra in favour of the Everest freebie (search "Everest System Information").

Everest reports your actual hardware details. Sandra can report software information that you happen to have on board (even if it is unsuitable for your actual hardware).

DerekW


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#4
September 11, 2005 at 17:03:02

Too late now, but all you had to do was delete or rename win.com, then simply install 98SE over 98FE.

The board is obviously a MicroStar MS-6119, but unfortunately, they don't have any drivers listed...as far as I can tell, the board has nothing onboard that would need drivers anyway. You can download the manual & update the BIOS though:

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=105

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=105&kind=1

You can find Intel drivers here:

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?id=17

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#5
September 11, 2005 at 17:25:56

The advice about getting the correct Intel drivers from their site suggested above is the thing you need to do. About 3 years ago after a hard drive failure I went though heck trying to get the machine up and running correctly. Only after getting the correct driver for the my chip set from the Intel site was I sucessful and this machine has been running great for 3 years now.


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#6
September 12, 2005 at 15:47:33

I don't think that any chipset prior to the 810 required drivers. What problems are you having?

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#7
September 25, 2005 at 16:02:18

Thanks to the following guys for their help:
CrazyOne
GX1 Man
derek (W)
Jam
jcsh54
Rimfire
As I found out, there are no specific device drivers to load on the Pentium 2 after a reformat/partitioning.
The only drivers that were required were Video, Sound, and Lan drivers, which can be found on the Setup CD.
This install went without any hitches.
Again, thanks to each and all of you guys.
Cordially,
purdue112

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#8
September 25, 2005 at 16:08:41

Great. Thx for popping back to let us know.

DerekW


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