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Cant Find Drivers For W2k3, Planning to migrate to W2k3

Posted on 2003-11-21
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doo win2000 drivers compatible ! ?? cant find any drivers for any of my hardware there are just 9x/me xp/2000 but cant see 2003 ! ??

I would like to use XP but i dont know why XP slows down my pc so much my specs are 512MB RD PC-800 Ram on 1.5 gig orignal intel processor and board !! i seen running win2003 on another machine much lower then my specs and really impressed seeing its performance soo i bought a copy ! any ideas to help me out on this !! thx

Btw :  i was bit confuse about where do i post this ques in win or hardware sorry i did something wrong
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Dear KarachiKing555,

Yes it should be compatible for 2003 server.. Have you tried with win 2000 drivers..?
 
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Try these aswell

a) Once your system is up and running ,go to Start --> run --> msconfig dictate the startup programs


b) Download the latest patches and security updates for your OS and other applications

c) Check for unwanted starting services and disable them
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

d) Try doing system file checking ( start ---> run --> sfc /scannow)

e) Disable System restore

f)MS blaster worm
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html

g) Computer slows down as Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect CPU utilization reaches 95% or higher

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/b69c799adfa31ecc85256aa30052f4d0/f0c69fcb50e2eeaa85256b180068dbf5?OpenDocument&src=bar_sch_nam

h) Try using this to check which one is consuming more usage
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

i) Run system defragmentation , Disk cleanup

j) If nothing works try restoring your machine to an earlier state

HOW TO: Restore the Operating System to a Previous State in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;306084 

HOW TO: Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304449

HOW TO: Start Your Computer by Using the Last Known Good Configuration Feature in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307852&sd=tech

k) Also you may want to Repair:

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307545 

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;315341

Sunray
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KarachiKing555,

I am not sure where you have seen about windows 2003 server drivers.. Generally doing a google search , I can find drivers for 2003 for different products.. The websites where you might have seen for 2003 drivers, may not have listed or updated their website.. windows 2003 is relatively new compared to windows 2000 and also Microsoft should have done 2003 is such a way a win2k driver be used for it. You neednot worry about that .

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by:KarachiKing555
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Thx Alot Sunray ! btw should i goo for 2003 or XP ! ?? do my pc enough to run XP for gaming and heavy desktop working i do alot of graphics work and all ! thx anyway those articles were really helpfull
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windows 2003 is a server.. If you are not doing server -client application and only gaming and heavy desktop go for windows xp .. I would recommend windows xp pro than home ... If you cannot afford pro , just go for home..

Check to see you have more RAM ( gaming) , a good video card with high memory on it ..

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When it comes to drivers on 2003 server i can't get the ethernet driver to configure right on the server... 2003 server just says it's not installed even if i have selected the right driver...

The notwork card i have is: Kingston KNE120XT

even tried to get the latest driver from kingston.com but that didn't work either...

What do i do?

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Entire
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