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Drivers for TIME Desktop computer

Posted by: Robert C.      9 Jan 2015 @ 15:10
Drivers for TIME Desktop computer

I had to restore to factory settings on my Time computer (XP Home) and I need the drivers as I do not have the CD. My monitor, which has built in speakers is not producing any sound Can anyone tell me where I can download drivers?
The model number on the back of the machine is 00518MZ02G4. Thanks

Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      11 Jan 2015 @ 20:27
RE: Drivers for TIME Desktop computer

this used the MSI MS-6741 motherboard - a VIA K8M800 chipset for Athlon K8 processors.
I can't find it under that name on the MSI website, but I believe the K8TN-ILSR is the same model. If so, driver downloads are at
http://www.msi.com/support/search/K8TM-ILSR

Graphics appear to be an ATi Radeon 9200 All-in-wonder with an integrated analogue TV tuner
The graphics driver should be available from the AMD website, but I don't think the ATi media player / tuner software will be available there - that was always heavily restricted

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Reply by: Robert C.      12 Jan 2015 @ 13:24
RE: Drivers for TIME Desktop computer

Hi

Firstly, thank you so much for looking into my query and for your comprehensive reply, so very good of you.

I have managed to fix the audio problem - the settings under audio had changed from realtek'97 to USB audio codec, so I changed it back - problem solved.

As for the various drivers, I have downloaded most of them without a hitch, but one of them wasn't installed - On-Board PIDE/SATA - VIA PIDE/SATA RAID Drivers and Utility, when I tried to install after the download, I received a message to the effect that my system is not supported. I didn't download/install the drive for the floppy because of a stipulation in the instructions which I did not understand as I formed the impression I had to load a RAID function which I know nothing about.
I haven't downloaded any of the BIOS downloads as I am worried about changing the BIOS in case the downloads are not for my PC.
The graphics are for the ATI Radeon and as you suggested, I visited the AMD site, tried to download but received the message my system is not supported? I have been unable to find the drivers for the ATI despite extensive Googling so I have disabled the ATI drivers shown in the Device Manager which have a yellow question mark alongside them.
Once again, thanks, Rob

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      12 Jan 2015 @ 20:10
RE: Drivers for TIME Desktop computer

the VIA ATA driver controls both SATA and IDE functions, but I don't think we used SATA drives with that board. If it errors, don't worry about it. The spreadsheet my data comes from specifically mentions disabling SATA in the BIOS, so unless you've fitted a SATA drive yourself, don't worry about it.
Don't flash the BIOS as doing so would disable the Windows activation string - we used our own BIOSes on these boards, not the default MSI ones.
Ignore the floppy boot disk - thats only needed if you were installing from an early-version Microsoft Windows XP disk - which didn't have SATA drivers on it. As I don't think your machine has SATA (and has obviously installed OK) then you don't need to worry about it

as to the Radeon driver, try googling for "Radeon 9200 all-in-wonder" - but be careful, theres a lot of malware out there

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Reply by: Robert C.      18 Jan 2015 @ 08:02
RE: Drivers for TIME Desktop computer

Hi

Thanks for your further help. I have spent a lot of time trying to determine the spec on my PC and have discovered that the Hard Drive is ST3160021A, 156Gig and that the BIOS is American Megatrends Inc. Version07.00T. I'm not sure if the latter relates to the motherboard though.
I have found an ATI Software CD and I installed the drivers and the question marks in the Device Manager disappeared and all is well now.
Re the BIOS ref. No, will this help you to determine whether the original information you gave me re K8TN etc still applies. (The model of my PC is Unknown on my system spec)
Once again, thanks.
Rob

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      27 Jan 2015 @ 20:35
RE: Drivers for TIME Desktop computer

that doesn't really tell us anything. The product code for the drive simply implies its a 160GB Seagate. The AMI bios name tells us nothing - thats a generic code for a Time-specific OEM BIOS. We tweaked them ourselves to allow for our recovery processes. As I said, DON'T flash the board with a BIOS from the MSI website - unless you know how to manually activate the windows image. Flashing the BIOS would delete the SLP activation string

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