but a few of general questions.
Why the need to reformat this computer?
What are you going to use to do this?
What are you going to do with it afterwards?
Is this a Windows OEM system? (eg, it arrived with Windows pre-installed).
If so, does it have any Windows Setup CD or DVD, and a Drivers CD?
If no CD/DVD, is there a Recovery partition on the hard drive? If so there is usually an option, (Press F10 or similar), displayed during boot up that allows the OS to be rebuilt. Everything will be lost and the system is returned to factory state, ie, pre-installed with Windows.
Many of the new systems nowadays recommend that "Recovery CD/DVDs" are created as soon as the system is first used. SO, if there is no recovery partition, no original CD/DVDs and no recovery disks created, the manufacturer should be able to send you a set for this machine, at a cost, but smaller cost that a retail set of disks.
My friend ask me to reformat her computer and when i asked her about the motherboard cd she said that when she bought the computer there was no cd given to her. I need a sound device. This is the info i got:
Motherboard ID 03/14/2002-SiS646-P4S533
Motherboard Name Asus P4S533
Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 101 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 404 MHz
Bandwidth 3228 MB/s
Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type SiS MuTIOL
Bus Width 16-bit
Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 478
Expansion Slots 6 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 3 DDR DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 220 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset SiS645DX
Extra Features JumperFree, Q-Fan, Stepless Freq Selection
Company Name ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product Information http://www.asus.com/products1.aspx?l1=3
BIOS Download http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
I downloaded a soundmax device but when i started installing it it was searching for hda audio bus device. I try to fix it by browsing the internet and this is what i got:
* Step 1
Go to Start > Run and type Regedit
* Step 2
This will open up Windows Registry Editor. Next, follow the location of the key below by navigation through the little [+] signs you see next to the folders.
* Step 3
Change the value of the CSDVersion Dword and give it the value 200.
* Step 4
Try to install your driver again, you should not get the error this time. Once installed, restart your computer and resotre the registry key back to 300.
Note: The 300 refers to the service pack you are running. In this example we fooled windows into thinking we had service pack 2, although we are actually running service pack 3!
Once you have restarted your machine you should have a fully working sound driver!
but it doesn't help me solve my problem. So please anyone here who experience a case like this please help.