It is a Packard Bell Legend 406CD
Intel 75 MHz Pentium processer
850 MB Hard Disk Drive
8 MB of RAM, up gradedable to 72 MB
it has Windows 95
The problem that i am having is i hae a ! on the VLSI PCI to ISA Plug and Play bridge and when you double click on it , it says failure change drives for it to see if it works. This problem happened about 4 months ago and before that it worked just fine someone got on it and started to change stuff on it when i was gone so i think they did something that they where not to do and did not tell me because my cd-rom will not work either.
Please beable to help me.
I'm sorry. Didn't mean to rub you but it's been a long time since Iv'e seen a packard bell. They are notorious for recurring problems and have completely bailed out of the US market after being bought by NEC a few years back.
Do you still by chance have the original restore disk? Your 2 problems are probably not related.
I gotta say that I really don't have any real experience dealing with this type of PC anytime recently, I would got with what JAMMAN said, if you have the restore disks backup and run a full system restore. If the problem is still there after the restore some hardware in that thing may have finally quit.
For a Packard Bell it sounds like it sure hung in there.
Sorry about that! To get the version of Windows you have, right-click "My Computer", click on "properties", then the Windows version is listed at the top(it'll be the 4.xxxxxx number). Post it in here so we can get an idea where to start.
I agree with Doonz "A new computer is a very good idea", but if for whatever reason you decide that's not the way for you to go at this time. I have a 2X out of a Packard Bell I had in 1995 and you're welcome to it (No Charge).
Let me know if you're interested and I'll clean it up, get the drivers for it and test it on one of my machines and let you know if it still works.
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