I would be grateful if somebody could help me here....
I have an old Advent 7062 Laptop, Model No. MID2030, Notebook PC (8599), Serial No. PNB410011316.
The PC is running XP Media Centre Edition 2002 with SP3 installed.
All updates have been installed from the MS Website.
Whever the laptop is switched off and rebooted from being 'off', the sound doesn't work, and the sound driver shows as a yellow explanation mark in Device Manager. To get it working, i have to either disable and enable, or restart the machine, and when it restarts it works fist time...
I cannot understand the reason why the sound driver isn't switched on when booting from being 'off', but when its restarted it boots up with the sound driver working???
I have reformatted the hard drive, and reinstalled windows, i've also reinstalled all the drivers from here:-
Advent Laptop Support, Notebook, Desktop Computers Drivers & Drivers Download | Advent Support
The laptop only works off of the charger as the battery is knackered, would this effect it? The battery on the motherboard must be working as its keeping the time...
Here is the spec:-
CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz (Hyperthreading)
Chipset SiS 661
Memory 256MB 184-pin PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2 memory slots. Max 2GB)
Hard Drive 40 GB IBM IC25N040ATMR04-0
CD Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4040N
Screen 15" TFT
Video Card SiS 661FX
Sound Card Vinyl AC97 audio (WDM)
Modem Agere Systems AC'97 modem
Network Card SiS 900 integrated fast ethernet
PC Card 1x Type I/II
Ports 1x PC Card
6x USB 2.0
Touchpad Synaptics Touchpad
Battery either a BP-8599 (14.8v 4000mAh) or a BP-8X99 (14.8v 4400mAh)
Power Supply ADP-120SB
Made By Medion MID2030 (MD95090)