|I should have mentioned that I am working with Mozilla. Internet Explorer does not work well with Windows XP if at all. I see more explanation is necessary.|
I tried Windows Update but Microsft tries to find the latest version and considering I am using XP which they no longer support it isn't a surprise they state "the website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view.....
I am sure there are updates I am missing as I haven't used this desktop since 2008. My laptop died 3 months ago and I am trying to get this PC at it's optimum so I did a factory reset. I found a place to download SP3 which allowed me to get up and running with Mozilla, the old Outlook Express I made accessible and I was able to get almost all non-expired original software running again.
My only issue is the combination dvd/cd player. It won't play either one in the drive. I think in 2008 I downloaded a driver for a cd player and over road the dvd driver. I currently have run the PC doctor and the system stalls on this drive when trying to determine it's "health" and ejects whatever is in the drive. I tried to uninstall and reinstall a driver (let it search for the correct one) but that was a fail. Is the drive itself dead possibly but how does one know if the driver itself could be wrong.
I am hoping that by going to the source "Compaq" it will tell me which driver needs to be for that drive. Long shot I know but who would have thunk that I could get this old thing up and running but I did.
Any clues to the right .NET framework for this Compaq Presario S5300NX would be greatly appreciated.