Archos 140 Censium Windows 10 drivers needed

March 17, 2019 at 15:42:56
Specs: Windows 10, 2gb
Awful laptop. Selling for parts. Not fit for purpose as with 1809 update no touchpad, sound, webcam or wifi. Useless and not even drivers available on manufacturer website. No help when contacting Archos either and they don't have anything on their own machines. Awful company.
Can anyone help with drivers for Windows 10 before I get rid of this machine? Thanks.

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#2
March 17, 2019 at 17:39:52
Another source of drivers.
https://devid.info/v2/catalog/model...

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#3
March 18, 2019 at 03:13:41
Hi Thanks JohnW. I have another issue however. I was altering a few things within the Bios and now the screen remains black and the power light stays on but nothing else. I cannot get into the machine with F2 or Del or anything. Just a power light and no response. I have tried connecting via the mini HDMI to TV and no output there either. I have disconnected the battery from the main board and held the power button for over a minute on several occasions. I shall try leaving the battery disconnected. There is no CMOS reset on the mainboard I can see. This is without a doubt the worst machine I have ever come across in my 30 years of computer experience.

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#4
March 18, 2019 at 03:21:15
Can you get into the bios?

Try resetting your BIOS to factory conditions by going to BIOS SETUP and loading the DEFAULT
SETTING.
ƒ Be sure the Quick Key Lockout Switch on the bottom of the computer is not active. Otherwise the
quick keys will not work.

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#5
March 18, 2019 at 03:33:51
If you can't get into the bios, you can try this method, make sure you have backups of all your important stuff.
That means taking the hard drive out, slaving it to another comp & recovering what you want.

System Recovery
This process enables you to restore your system whether your system is damaged or for some other
reason that you can not operate your computer. This process will delete all personal files that you have
stored and return the computer to the same state as when you first bought it.

First turn on the power. When the BIOS performs the POST (Power-On Self Test)
Press F9 key quickly to activate the System Recovery Program.
Click the “Quit” if you do not want to continue.



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#6
March 18, 2019 at 12:14:29
I believe all the necessary drivers are available from either Intel or Microsoft. See the link below. There are many incarnations of the Atom series processors. The link below can identify the exact processor in your laptop. From that you can download chipset drivers and graphic drivers, which should cover all the integrated hardware. According to the manufacturer the following are the specs.
• CPU : Intel® Atom™ Processor Quad-Core @ 1.33 GHz
• GPU : Intel HD Graphic (Gen7)
• RAM : 2 GB
• Internal Storage : 32 GB
• Expandable Storage : Up to 128 GB

I needed a cheap netbook for travel and bought a similar product by HP. If yours is the same, it is possible to install additional storage in an SD slot. That would be what the above specs refer to as "Expandable Storage : Up to 128 GB". Not that easy to use that storage but possible.

Your unit is useable. If you can't boot into windows you can use a live version of Linux to determine the processor type and then download the drivers to a USB drive.

You original post doesn't indicate if you can boot into Windows 10 or not.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/pr...


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#7
March 18, 2019 at 16:37:28
JohnW Not anymore. I changed advwnced in north and south bridge bios settings thinking I could get more out of it. Once i saved and rebooted just a black screen and just a green power light. No response other than pressing power for few seconds it forces a shutdown. Nothing on the display or via hdmi.
I need to reset bios but nothing on main board or cr2032 battery just large slim main battery. I've disconnected in hopes it will force factory reset of bios. Nothing obvious on mainboard like a jumper or 3 touch points to reset it.

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#8
March 18, 2019 at 17:56:41
You appear to have done everything possible Tuvok2019.

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#9
March 18, 2019 at 18:11:18
" I have disconnected the battery from the main board and held the power button for over a minute on several occasions. I shall try leaving the battery disconnected."

Leave the battery disconnected, then hit the power button.


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March 18, 2019 at 18:54:56

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#11
March 25, 2019 at 14:58:45
I've thoroughly read everything from the link you sent Riider and thank you to everyone who's replied. Seems everyone else who's posted also had similar issues. Such a shame as the machine has potential but unfortunately let down by simple things found on other machines such as bios reset and drivers on manufacturer website or just windows updates. Obviously overlooked when released. I've listed on Ebay for parts but doubtful I'll sell this. I can't get it working again as bios won't reset despite discharging, removing battery, holding power for 1 minute etc, absolutely nothing accept green light after reattaching battery or just mains adapter. Frustrating to say the least but after months on and off trying I've decided to call it. I'll go mad lol

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#12
April 27, 2019 at 01:52:07
Been listing this on eBay for weeks at £35. You'd think it would sell as it is a simple BIOS reset and it will work again. Does anyone want it on here?

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