IBM NetVista Drivers for XP
by Lovamelin - 11/13/08 2:03 PM
This is a bit complicated but I'll set it out. I was wiping and reinstalling an abandoned machine from my father in law. It is a fairly recent IBM Netvista A30P 8310. Only a few years old, but has a P4 processor, and several other nice features. I figured the best thing to do to it to get it in great condition was to wipe it down and reinstall XP. That went just fine and the thing runs blindingly fast. The only problem, the only problem I always have when I reinstall Windows XP on a machine without the actual recovery disc from the manufacturer, is that a few drivers are missing. Now I have been to IBM's site and downloaded the appropriate drivers. The audio controllers i pegged but the video controller and ethernet controller refuse to work yet. I installed the integrated versions of both because its what it has. I even tried the others even I knew they shouldn't work. So I guess I was wondering if anyone had suggestions where to find these drivers, or how to get them to install and be acknowledged correctly. Part of me thinks I should of just wiped it down and left XP on there. I've also tried manually installing drivers from their list of choices, but none of those seem to be successful. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.