While setting up a buddy's HP (no model #) desktop today with XP, we ran into this odd problem.
We are having a very difficult time getting the on-board (embedded) peripherals (Ethernet, Audio and Video) to work!!
Almost always after loading up XP (fresh install), one is able to access the Internet by plugging in an active Ethernet cable (cable modem in this case).
But come to find out there was NO internet connection.
Further investigation revealed that there where NO drivers setup for the embedded (on-board) Ethernet, Video or the Audio peripherals.
This desktop recently came out of corporate environment and had a sticker over the name of the motherboard. So we are unable to determine the make/model of it.
I was however able to ID the Chipset. It's an Intel i848pG.
We found what we "thought" were the correct drivers from Welcome to Intel
, but NONE of them will install correctly!! I'm baffled at this point!!
Q #1: What would keep XP from downloading these drivers for the embedded peripherals ?
Q #2: What are we having such a difficult time getting ANY of these drivers to WORK ???