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geoffgo
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Registered: ‎09-15-2009
Location: Morrison, CO
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ThinkCentre S51 type 8172

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Hi Folks,

Just got my 3.2ghz machine...installed XP Pro.    Seller has scrubbed the 80gig drive. Plugged in direct ethernet cable from cable modem.

 

Device Mgr. indicates system has NO drivers for ethernet controller, multimedia controller, SM bus controller, USB controller, or video controller. ( Large Question Mark on all)

However my USB mouse works and video is fine.

At the bottom of Device Manager list it shows 8 additional USB controllers (4 host & 4 boot hub) - says all are working, but system doesn't reconize any other USB device I plug in (like Belkin Wireless device).

I need drivers to at least get on the net, to try to find remaining drivers.

Help?  Please

 

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geoffgo
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Registered: ‎09-15-2009
Location: Morrison, CO
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ThinkCentre S51 type 8172

Sorry, transposed numbers.  It's S51 type 8172

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Grinder
Posts: 109
Registered: ‎11-19-2008
Location: NYC USA
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Re: ThinkCentre S51 type 8172

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geoffgo
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-15-2009
Location: Morrison, CO
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Re: ThinkCentre S51 type 8172

Grinder,

 

Thanks for your assistance.  My version of XP Pro does not include SP2, as I would normally go on the net and get SP2 & SP3.   I appear to be screwed.

 

Geoffgo

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Grinder
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Registered: ‎11-19-2008
Location: NYC USA
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Re: ThinkCentre S51 type 8172

Hello Again check to see what kind of chip is on the machine, if its a broadcom the driver should work with xp any version, personally i have not tried xp pro(2002)

GOOD LUCK

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mastodon
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Registered: ‎09-13-2009
Location: Hungary
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Re: ThinkCentre S51 type 8172

Do get SP3 for your XP for safety and compatibility reason.
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geoffgo
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-15-2009
Location: Morrison, CO
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Re: ThinkCentre S51 type 8172

Thanks mastodon.  I will update as soon as I can access the net.

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geoffgo
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-15-2009
Location: Morrison, CO

Re: ThinkCentre S51 type 8172

Wanted to thank all of you who offered guidance on my S51 ThinkCentre.  You were extremely helpful.

 

I resorted to purchasing a set of Recovery CDs ($50 - arrived next day) to get my box in shape.  I must say both the service and the Recovery program worked perfectly.

 

Geoffgo