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Compal Notebook PL11 Drivers?

It seems simple, but I cannot find drivers to an older notebook.  Notebook was Manufactured by ARM computers (Since gone out of business).  The model is a Compal PL11.  (Sometimes referred to as an APL-11.  I had to rebuild the system - reload XP - from scratch.  I cannot find the driver disk nor can I find them on the Internet anywhere.  Anyone know where I can look? (Drivers.com does not have them)

Thanks,

-Joe
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jetcosysAuthor Commented:
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phototropicCommented:
Try this:

Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices". Any hardware device with a driver problem will be listed here. Make a note of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .)
both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:

http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  First try the manufacturer's website.  If no joy there, try a driver database like Driverguide:

http://www.driverguide.com/


These hardware diagnostics are free:

Belarc:
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Siw:
http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
If you have problems downloading, use the System Indformation proceedure in my post above to find out the manufacturer of the driverless chips...
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jetcosysAuthor Commented:
Good links to try!  Thanks very much.  I will get back to you.  :)
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phototropicCommented:
jetcosys,

Did you find your drivers?
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