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Old 01-25-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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I have an hp pavilion a1710n desktop. I had windows xp black on it and it kept freezing so now I have xp pro 32 bit and it isn't freezing. But my ethernet adapter isn't popping up in the device manager and I cannot find the correct driver anywhere so I do not have internet on it. Any ideas or suggestions? Any help is apreciated greatly.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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According to the HP website, that desktop uses an Asus motherboard which means you need to download the drivers for your motherboard from the Asus site. Try this link: Asus A8M2N-LA Motherboard Drivers
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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Scratch that. Still looking...
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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THose seemed to work. They installed and i got online, but it keeps freezing. Noticably more than without the drivers? Could this mean its a hardware related issue? I wonder if ubuntu would freeze on it too.

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Dont mean to double post but there is a small dent on the power supply could this be the reason its freezing? It seemed like it was only after i installed drivers though.
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Did you install the new OS on another partition or was it a clean install?
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Can't say why your system is freezing but I sincerely doubt it has anything to do with a dent in the power supply.
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^ It was a clean install i believe.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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I have been trying to put ubuntu on it. When I boot it up now this comes up everytime.

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Might be a hardware issue?
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press ctrl+alt+f1 and enter the gui and type startx


seems like a graphics driver problem, try updating.
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