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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 7:37 pm:   

Hi all,
I have an old Pentium MMX 233Mhz proc on an old unidentifiable MoBo on a work PC that I am interested in upgrading to an old Matsonic MS7127C MoBo that I have just taken out of my own personal PC. I dont have any drivers or boot disc for this matsonic MoBo, so I was trying to find out the best way that i can do this.
Can I just download the drivers for the board, save them to the HDD and switch out the boards or is it going to be a little more technical than that?
Thanks in advance
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 10:13 pm: Gives you the chipset on the motherboard, you can use the VIA 4in1 drivers found at Depending on the operating system you had also better get sound and video card drivers as well.
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 2:54 pm:   

I bought a new case and power supply unit and threw in my Matsonic Mobo and P3 CPU from my PC at home, I added the existing HDD and Floppy from the company PC, fired it up but cant boot. I am being told to insert the OS disk which I dont have. Is there any way around this problem?
It seems like my BIOS is trying to boot from the CD-ROM drive from my home PC (Atapi) and because it cant find it it throws a fit.
Matt (Matt12330)
Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2003 - 3:54 pm:   

Sounds like the OS has recognized a new configuration, and is trying to adjust.

Often the necessary files are already on your Hard Drive, but Windows can't see them.

Press OK when asked for the OS Disk. That should allow you to manually direct Windows to the file it needs.

Most of the core OS files are in the Windows/System or System32 Folder (depending on the OS) See if you can find them there first.
Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2003 - 5:34 pm:   

I need to change a Keyboard in a WinBook Si for a friend who's warranty has expired. I feel stupid because I am certified on IBM,COMPAQ and Dell laptops. However I have never worked on a laptop from Winbook. Can anyone help?? I got the cover off that cover's the HDD but that is it so far.

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