Posted on 2006-11-09
I've got a generic Packard Bell PC, part numberP700404601. Unfortunately, the hard drive went to silicon heaven, and I'm now reinstalling XP Pro on it for a friend. Unfortunately, no recovery disc is availabe, and examination of the motherboard appears to be devoid of any useful information. The Packard Bell site (against the above product number) has a driver download for a modem (an Aztech CNR), and not a lot else:(
Under system devices, I still have yellow warning triangles for the video, and also the multimedia audio controller, and I am unable to find what drivers I should be using for them:( Also note that the friend concerned does not have an internet connection, so I will be taking around the drivers on a USB stick...no problems...but, I want to be able to get this working in 1 more trip as it's a long round trip (on an island with helicopter access only - he watches birds!)
I have run PCIInfo, and have the following VIDs and DIDs:
1106 3044 VIA Technologies
Board is SiS with a VIA Technology video chip
I have worked out that the driver I am after is probably a 7012 Audio, and 7013 SIS, but I'd be greatful for assistance in finding the correct driver for the video, and a site that identifies the VID and DIDs against the hardware concerned. Any other assistance welcome.
Additional points offered for *really* useful links for dealing with type of horrible hardware identification.