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    Anyone happen to know?

    Hey guys,Having a bit of trouble here.To make it short i got ahold of a P4 IBM Netvista buisness PC.After doing some installation of HDD and RAM i formated and installed XP pro.But i cant seem to find to drivers for the motherboard thats in it.The drivers in questions according to the device manager are

    USB controller (the back USB ports work the the front panel ones dont i think this driver is for the front)

    SM Bus Controller (have no idea about this one)

    Ive been searching google and even tried a few programs to attempt to get more info on the board but no luck

    The model of the PC is 8305-43u if anyone knows any info about those drivers please let me know.Thanks

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    I haven't looked around but perhaps here; http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...id=MIGR-4MVU6P

    *edit - perhaps Bingo here: http://www.ibm.com/products/finder/u...4967280&cc=us&
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    Thanks for the reply lynch,But i already checked there.I was able to get the Bios update,graphics and sound drivers and network driver but the two i'm having trouble with aren't at the ibm site.Since i dont have the software and driver disc's that went with the PC this may be difficult to find.

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    Well, there's a Netvista toll-free technical support page here: http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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    Are there any model numbers on the mobo ??

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    Unfortunatly no none that i see.This is why i tried using cpu-z but all it coud tell me was its an intel based board 478 socket.

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    Try HWINFO32 (14 day trial), that should recognize your mobo model.

    when you have installed it,run "HWIFO32 Program" from Start > Programs > HWINFO32

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    Did you install the INF support for Intel chipset ?

    Available from:

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...cid=MIGR-43021

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    Hey guys,I tried all the above info but still no help in finding out what board it is.The above program says the same thing as cpu-z did.IBM,IBM,intel 8305-43u which is the model of the PC itself.

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    You should be able during POST see the MB info, usually on the bottom of your screen.....keep your finger on the pause button of your keyboard so you can halt the boot process....hope this helps.

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    The MOBO will be manufactured for IBM to their spec

    If you have updated the bios and installed the INF support for Intel chipset then the problem may be hardware. Have you checked the cable connection to the front USB port?

    If you go to

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si....do?country=us

    and click on "detect my system" it should lead you to the downloads of drivers etc relevant for that system.

    If you want to know the chipset used go to

    http://www.pcp.ch/gfxart/1171/12025253.pdf

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