02-25-2008 02:55 AM
03-19-2008 09:29 AM
03-19-2008 10:01 AM
03-19-2008 06:11 PM
03-19-2008 07:05 PM
03-19-2008 08:54 PM
Yeah, the extra work is definitely something I want to avoid at this point. In the last two days I’ve scoured the net for a driver and some installation help over a total period of ~13 hours of vacation time. Bummer. I’m either obsessed or have no idea what to do with so much free time.
I can definitely understand the requirements on Lenovo’s engineering department. I’m sure they’d much rather be working on newer projects, not tinkering with the compatibility of an aging OS. As for why the current level drivers won’t install under SP3…well…
I don’t know much about where files such as drivers, cabs, etc. are located or where they are placed during the installation process, but I’m guessing the installation location of said files was changed between SP2 and SP3. That would be a simple, yet detrimental change.
Other than that, I’m sapped.
03-19-2008 10:20 PM
Ok, some updates and a little success:
I had a hunch that if I was given the actual .inf file I might be able to install the driver manually. I happened upon that very file while searching the net.
http://driveragent.com/files/kb888111xpsp2.exe is the download location for the install packet I was searching for. I was able to unzip the install packet to a folder via Winrar. I downloaded winrar at http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar371.exe.
1. After installing winrar right-click on the install packet and choose “export to…”
a. This should unzip the packet to a newly-created folder in the directory you’re working in.
2. Open the device manager by either:
a. Selecting: Start>Run, and typing “ devmgmt.msc ” ORb. Start, right-click on My Computer, select “properties”, select the “hardware” tab, then click on the “device manager” button
3. Locate the PCI device with the exclamation/question mark next to it
4. Right-click, select “update driver”
5. Select “install from a specific location”
6. Select “search for the best driver…”, then place a checkmark in the “include this location in…” box
7. Direct the device manager to file you just created via Winrar
8. Choose one of the three folders. I’m not sure which one I chose at this point as I was fully prepared for rejection once again.
9. It took my computer a little less than 1 minute to find the right driver.
10. This should successfully install the driver.
Now for the next dilemma. After the sound card was successfully installed another item popped up, in need of a driver. It is described as a "modem device on the HD audio bus"
Here’s the device instance ID for this new item:
03-20-2008 01:44 AM
03-20-2008 01:18 PM - edited 03-20-2008 01:22 PM
08-10-2010 11:53 PM
I have just changed the windows system of Y410 froam Vista to XP(SP2). Running the drivers softwares given for Vista I have activated the audio drivers properly and now it's working. But the vga drive is not working properly. when I enter into a game like 'Sudden Strike', i can hear the sound but I can't see the game as it just displays a black screen. It's occuring in casses of every games.
So just please tell me from where or which site I can get the vga driver for free.