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by projectmorpheus / August 12, 2009 2:56 PM PDT

Ok so the story is my Dad gave me this computer and I tried to reinstall XP initially because there was a virus. Everything worked fine there just was a virus. I unknowingly did the reformat and install without backing up any drivers. Anyways I got it working enough for what I needed it for but anytime I tried to use the internet or run Windows updates the computer would completely freeze up.

So now I figured I'd try Windows 7 and it would solve this problem, Nope. Same problem so can I get some directions as to trying to solve this. I'm not sure of all the hardware in the computer since he built it and is not a "off the shelf" computer. So if we can start there I guess that would help.

Sorry and Thanks in advance for any help

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Here's the issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 12, 2009 11:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Internet Issues

Without the make, model of the parts in question no one can tell you where to find drivers. Yes you can find that "Driver Finder" software but that's your choice and money.

Here I continue to find drivers the old fashioned way by looking at the documentation on the parts, looking at the boards and google.

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Found it
by projectmorpheus / August 13, 2009 8:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Here's the issue.

I found it. So I ran PC Wizard and found I have

Mainboard : MSI MS-6330
Chipset : VIA KT133A
Processor : AMD Athlon XP @ 2000 MHz
Physical Memory : 512 MB (2 x 256 SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI RADEON 9600 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Hard Disk : Maxtor (31 GB)
Hard Disk : Maxtor (41 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4040B ATA Device
Monitor Type : NEC Technologies NEC LCD1550V - 15 inches
Network Card : VT82C570 MV IDE Controller VT6105 Rhine III Fast Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7600
DirectX : Version 10.00

sorry about that but hopefully now you guys can help me solve this one

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