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packard bell

by DGREGO5558 / September 14, 2004 3:51 PM PDT

i have a old packard bell 266 mhz with win 95 and a lost floppy recovery disc. is there any where to buy a new or used one since pack bell is out of business in the us. ive looked on e bay with no luck. ive had problems with drivers before when trying to install a full win on a computer with a system like a pack bell.

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Re: packard bell
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 10:21 PM PDT
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Re: packard bell
by Glenda / September 16, 2004 12:00 AM PDT
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I had to laugh at this one:) My son's neighbor wanted me to fix his Packard Bell and I told him it was a POS and to get a new PC! Your answer was much nicer:)

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nix lost floppy
by reefurbb / September 16, 2004 2:56 PM PDT
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A flop is too small to contain drivers or other recovery stuff except W95 emergency boot disk. Do yourself a favor and reload with W98SE, then I.E. 6.0 and all the updates. Microsoft had a deal to send you a free I.E. 6.0 CD, even free postage, as download is large for dialup.
I think your mobo has Intel chipset. Go to Intel website and download chipsetid.exe to see if you have a 440lx or such, then download the drivers as W98 doesn't really have them all. The onboard 2mb video shouldn't be a driver problem, see if you have the larger range for colors and screen sizes. If onboard sound, look for the audio chip (Crystal or such), get the chip number and search for those drivers. Modem is probably a U.S. Robotics, look at the card for info and search for drivers.
FIRST however, if the PB fires up okay, acting like it has all the drivers, slave the Hdd and put everything into a folder "old win", then browse to the inf (and others)folder to find drivers already in the PC.
I've done a few PB's and what I miss is the extra diagnostic and other unneeded software.

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Re: packard bell
by chrissie / September 18, 2004 7:43 AM PDT
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There is a Company called XTRASOFT Ltd in the United Kingdom
I have a Packard Bell also and they supplied me with a Disk and Booklet. I hope they can help you.
The Address is:
XTRASOFT LTD, Cannon Wharf Centre, 35 Evelyn Street, London. SE8 5RT
Telephone 0171 394 0372. Fax 0171 394 0371.
The cost in total was

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Re: packard bell
by remaster-it / September 24, 2004 11:55 PM PDT
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Hi if it is just the boot floppy u require


hover over support .. then My pc support from there

you can either put the S/N number in or go to older models and choose the modle from there

You will get to all the downloads avail for your sys there .. including the boot floppy disk

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