How to Fix a Broken IBM Netvista PC

The Netvista is not supported by IBM and most stores nowadays, so you might need to fix it yourselves.

Steps

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    Write down the make and model number of your PC.
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    Visit IBM website and download all the necessary drivers for the component parts on the faulty PC (NIC, Video, Sound, etc).
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    If your broken PC is another make, visit the website of the company that made the PC.
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    Burn the driver on to a CD or DVD.
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    Place the Operating System media in its drive (Windows XP, in my own case). Current boot drives are mostly CD or DVD drives
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    Turn on the PC and allow it to boot.
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    Follow the instructions to proceed with installation.
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    Reboot the PC after you have fully installed the Operating System successfully.
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    Insert the CD/DVD you burned in step 2.
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    Right-click on “My Computer” icon.
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    Select “Properties” (usually the last item on the menu that pops up)
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    Select “Hardware” tab.
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    Click on “Device Manager” button.
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    Look out for all the devices whose drivers have not been installed (They will likely be marked with yellow question mark (?))
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    Right-click on each of the devices and delete them.
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    Go on and install back each of the devices and direct the source of driver to your CD/DVD when prompted for driver media source. [Do not use the recommended default option]. You may have to repeat step 15 and 16 again. This depends on the number of devices you have on your PC that are not supported.
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    17. Reboot the PC again and you should be back in business (and happy).

Tips

  • You might need your CD/DVD later.

Article Info

Categories: Hardware Maintenance and Repair