I am looking for drivers for my IBM Netvista A20 6269 P7G, manufactured in 2000. Operating system Windows 98 FE. It has a Pentium III 800 MHz processor. System board: Intel 810E chipset This processor has MMX technology, which boosts the processing of graphic, video, and audio data. My problem is that there are missing drivers for PCI management bus, PCI multimedia audio device (audio). Found a graphics driver that worked pretty well. Then there is an unknown device also in the device manager. If you look in the device manager, Windows does not recognize either the motherboard or which processor. They are only shown as default devices. How do I find the right drivers?
Your problem is not the missing drivers, and you will not find them here. If the Microsoft update catalog does not have them (which I doubt it will), then you will have to scour the depths of the 3rd party driver sites, which I recommend against. You might try begging IBM/Lenovo for the drivers.
You really, really, need to abandon your setup, and get into the 21 century, preferrably this decade, and abandon your Pentium III system.
Also, you very likely do not have an Intel motherboard. The board may have an 810E chipset, which does not indicate that Intel made the board.
Seriously, get a new system and save yourself a world of trouble.
Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]
Thanks for your reply! It will probably be 3rd party. But still strange that some drivers, the ones I mentioned in my question, seem hopeless to get hold of on the Internet. They have to be somewhere.
I have modern computers as well with Windows 10 and Windows 11. I just use this computer as a kind of nostalgic or retro/vintage computer. I will try running a little Office 97 on it.
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That's what a community is for, to help. I think it's disrespectful of Intel not to have a driver archive for older products that customers paid for and invested in. It's disrespectful to force new products on people by removing support for older products.
I think Intel would gain respect from its customers if it also kept support for older products, perhaps in a special driver archive. Products that customers paid a lot for in many cases. And this talk about security. I guess I get to choose for myself if I want to use older products that I like. If I am then exposed to attacks, pre-attacks by trespassing or the like, I have to take the consequences myself.