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Windows 7: Windows XP Unmountable_Boot_Volume possible to fix and upgrade?

13 Sep 2013   #11
Kesha

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I was able to do a clean reinstall and update the PC with all the W7 updates (122 Windows Updates). I've tried Device Installation Settings, to check to see if I can update using Devices & Printers that did not work.

I tried to doing hardware identification and looked on the Acer Support Download website but was unable to find any drivers.

Went to Device Manager to see if I can the PC search the internet for the driver for the monitor. It did search and said 'The best driver software for your device is already installed. Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date. Standard VGA Graphics Adapter."

This is what I found from PCIDatabase:

Vendor Id ---- Vendor Name
0x8086 -------Intel Corporation

Device Id ---- Chip Description ------------------------------ Vendor Id ------------ Vendor Name
0x0032 ----- Dell Wireless DW1703 802.11b/g/n, BT4.0 + HS -- 0x168C --- Atheros Communications Inc.
0x1001 ----- 10/100/1000 Ethernet Controller (Fiber) ----------0x8086 ------ Intel Corporation
0x10b9 ------ Intel PRO/1000 PT Desktop ---------------------0x8086 -------- Intel Corporation
0x2572 ------- Integrated Graphics Device --------------------- 0x8086 ------ Intel Corporation


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13 Sep 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

Did you first enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
then run all Important and Optional Windows Updates to see if the rest of your drivers were delivered that way?

Please post back a screenshot of the Device Manager using the Snipping Tool in Start menu to make a Rectangular snip of the entire maximized window. Expand the Network adapters so we can see what's already installed.

The Hardware ID is not useful if you don't narrow it down using both identifiers for the missing device driver. If you can't do this then post a screenshot of the Hardware ID for the device, and any others missing their driver.

From the Dell sticker on the PC post back also the Model number and any extension for it, and the Tag number. This is how you should have already checked the Dell Support Downloads webpage for the latest Display driver.
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14 Sep 2013   #13
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you first enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
then run all Important and Optional Windows Updates to see if the rest of your drivers were delivered that way?

Please post back a screenshot of the Device Manager using the Snipping Tool in Start menu to make a Rectangular snip of the entire maximized window. Expand the Network adapters so we can see what's already installed.

The Hardware ID is not useful if you don't narrow it down using both identifiers for the missing device driver. If you can't do this then post a screenshot of the Hardware ID for the device, and any others missing their driver.

From the Dell sticker on the PC post back also the Model number and any extension for it, and the Tag number. This is how you should have already checked the Dell Support Downloads webpage for the latest Display driver.
Yes, I enabled the automatically delivers via Windows Update (step 3). I checked Dell's website after the Acer website did not help. I downloaded the drivers for my PC, even though the description mention it is for XP, I download it anyway & tried to install but I end up getting an error message: "Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver, This Operating System is not supported."


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14 Sep 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

The window is not maximized since we can't see what's down lower when you scroll.

Since you have the ethernet (wired) connection Network Adapter the missing one must be the Wireless, maybe the 0x0032 ----- Dell Wireless DW1703 802.11b/g/n, BT4.0 + HS -- 0x168C --- Atheros Communications Inc. which you traced earlier. However we can't confirm this because you didn't post back the Hardware ID for the missing device or the Standard VGA adapter as requested. Nor can we see the Missing Device in the Device Manager, perhaps because we can't scroll down.

I also asked for your Dell model and tag number and you did not reply. If you're not even going to complete the steps requested then we can't help you. Thoroughness is everything in these cases.
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14 Sep 2013   #15
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thought you were mentioning how to find drivers on Dell's website and not requesting the info.

Dell Demension 3000
Service Tag: ((Was asked to removed service tag from Dell))


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14 Sep 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

OK, I don't see the missing Driver now, the one you posted the HID for? I suspected it was the wireless driver choice but it's not there now. Is this a laptop which features a wireless driver?

Where is the Dell model and tag number requested three times now?

Confirm also that you have enabled Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
and run Check for Updates to see if there are any newer drivers to install. Check again now.

If so then we need to find a Win7 driver for your Display, starting with on the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your tag number. If not there then we'll need its Hardware ID.
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14 Sep 2013   #17
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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OK, I don't see the missing Driver now, the one you posted the HID for? I suspected it was the wireless driver choice but it's not there now. Is this a laptop which features a wireless driver?

Where is the Dell model and tag number requested three times now?

Confirm also that you have enabled Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
and run Check for Updates to see if there are any newer drivers to install. Check again now.

If so then we need to find a Win7 driver for your Display, starting with on the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your tag number. If not there then we'll need its Hardware ID.
This is a PC tower. I don't understand the HID thing. Ok, here's the model is DMC from the sticker on the bottom of the PC. The tag that is mention on the PC is the service tag, ((Was asked to removed service tag from Dell)).

Yes, the Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) is enabled. The PC is installed 12 or 13 more security updates today.

Went to Dell's website to have it see the new configurations on it, it recognizes that W7 is on but when I try to find drivers for my PC using my service tag it still says Windows XP for the OS.

I'm lost and don't what else to do. Thanks again for helping.

((Pictures of my Dell PC were asked to be removed))


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14 Sep 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

Open Windows Update now and click on Check For Updates. Install all Important and Optional Updates. Reboot the PC when prompted, then go back a check again for updates. Do this until there are no more.

DMC is not a model number. Inputting your tag number on the Dell Support Downloads webpage shows that it is a Dimension 3000: Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

Only XP drivers are available and the latest Display driver is from 2005: Driver Details | Dell US. Try installing it now if Windows Updates didn't deliver another. If it fails try installing in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode. Read the blue link to understand how.

The latest Display driver on the Intel site is also from 2005 and may or may not work. Download and rightclick .exe to install from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...CH%29&lang=eng.

It's possible that the chip is too old for any other than Standard VGA driver which means you'll be limited to the screen resolutions shown when you rightclick desktop for Screen Resolution. It also means Sleep and Hibernate will most likely not work. This only happens with the very oldest chipsets. However someone might know of an obscure or modified driver that works. I only did a cursory web search.
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15 Sep 2013   #19
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Open Windows Update now and click on Check For Updates. Install all Important and Optional Updates. Reboot the PC when prompted, then go back a check again for updates. Do this until there are no more.

DMC is not a model number. Inputting your tag number on the Dell Support Downloads webpage shows that it is a Dimension 3000: Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

Only XP drivers are available and the latest Display driver is from 2005: Driver Details | Dell US. Try installing it now if Windows Updates didn't deliver another. If it fails try installing in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode. Read the blue link to understand how.

The latest Display driver on the Intel site is also from 2005 and may or may not work. Download and rightclick .exe to install from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...CH%29&lang=eng.

It's possible that the chip is too old for any other than Standard VGA driver which means you'll be limited to the screen resolutions shown when you rightclick desktop for Screen Resolution. It also means Sleep and Hibernate will most likely not work. This only happens with the very oldest chipsets. However someone might know of an obscure or modified driver that works. I only did a cursory web search.

I feel that it mostly is too old to update. Should I try to update the driver even though it says I have the latest driver?


Going back to Windows XP would the OS having issues like updating and my screen resolution working since XP is very outdated? Or keeping W7 like is best option? I just want this PC to function well enough for me to get online (occasionally), record me talking & playing the Sims 2 that does not require me to get online and does not need updating. I have a PC that I used for the Sims 3, I had Sims 2 on the PC before..

Thanks again for your help.


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15 Sep 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

So when you try to install the Driver from Dell it gives you that message, even though you still have Standard VGA Display driver in Device Manager?

I would try it to see if it offers you different and better screen resolutions, allows Sleep and Hibernate in Power Options. Again you may have to install it in XP SP2 Compatibility mode.

If it doesn't work better and offer those options then I would roll it back to Standard VGA in Device Manager.

How is performance overall once this driver is resolved? Is it better than XP, as it should be or I would go back to XP?
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