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Windows NT Server help!

by sirswig / June 5, 2008 2:28 AM PDT

Here is the problem: I am trying to help a call center with their old computer server and it is a scsi drive, NT server 4.0 and an old pentium 3. The motherboard just died and there are no replacement parts. ALl I have access to is a pentium 4 2.5g dell. I switched the SCSI card and the drive over to the dell as the primary and only drive. I kept the video card and network card so the devices wouldn't have to be messed with too much. Surprisingly the setup works to startup the computer but I cannot access the computer via the call center networked computers. I know it was a dumb idead to drop in a hard drive configured for a totally different system, but it works.. kind of. What should I do to make it stable with new hardware and get the network to work again?

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by sirswig / June 5, 2008 2:39 AM PDT


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It May Never Function Correctly But...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 2:49 AM PDT

Have you already downloaded and installed all the appropriate drivers for the new hardware, specifically the motherboard/chipset drivers and ethernet drivers. Those drivers will help the system communicate correctly on the network. Such drivers may or may not be available for the newer motherboard/NT 4.0 combo and as such, you may have a tough time getting everything recognized correctly by the operating system.

Hope this helps.


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