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Hello everyone, First time posting here :) I hope to learn a bit about computers and help out with the communtiy in the future if possible, but for now!! I am a newbie and need some help.I'm trying to get an old laptop (5 years?) up and running again. I lost the power chord to it a while back and never turned it on for a loooooong time. So first thing i did was pop in the windows xp cd and reformat the whole computer. (if reformat isn't the right word, i basically dumped everything and started over). I'm trying to get the comp to where it will play WoW or some other kind of MMORPG or at least some older games.I seem to be running in to a few problems though.First off..-My video card info isnt showing up. When i do a start>run>dxdiag, it's coming up blank in the display section where it would usually show the installed card info.-I can't even turn the sound on anymore. Before i reformatted the sound worked.I'm guessing i need to update some drivers but i'm not sure how. I'll try to post up some info, sorry if its the wrong info, i'm new ;)Thanks so much for any time/info :)Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP RTM) Date 2011-03-23 Time 09:29--------[ Summary ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Computer: Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC (Mobile) Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ] Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP) DirectX 4.08.01.0810 (DirectX 8.1) User Name bud Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ] Date / Time 2011-03-23 / 09:29 Motherboard: CPU Type Mobile AMD Turion 64 ML-34, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Presario V2000 (EP444UA#ABA) Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, AMD Hammer System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ] DIMM1: ProMos/Mosel Vitelic V826664G24SCSG-C0 512 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz) DIMM2: ProMos/Mosel Vitelic V826664G24SCSG-C0 [ TRIAL VERSION ] BIOS Type Phoenix (12/09/05) Display: Video Adapter ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480M) 3D Accelerator ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480M) Multimedia: Audio Adapter Conexant Cx20468 @ ATI SB450 - AC'97 Audio Controller Storage: IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Disk Drive WDC WD600VE-22KWT0 (55 GB, IDE) Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:8x, CD:24x/10x/24x DVD+RW/DVD-RW) SMART Hard Disks Status OK
 

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Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager, all the devices with yellow marks need to have drivers installed. Whatever software you used to compile the system specs, list everything as Trial Version that we need to know. If this computer is a name brand computer (HP, Dell, Gateway etc) you can go to the manufacturers support/download drivers web site, type in your make and model # and it will take you to the where you can download the drivers for your model. If that computer doesn't have internet, use another computer and download the drivers to a Flash Drive.
 
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