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Install Acer Aspire notebook 5100-5023 Windows XP 32-bit Drivers – Fixing problems with Wireless, Video and TouchScreen

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Acer Aspire 5100 - 5023 Windows XP drivers download, acer aspire laptop picture

 

I had to fix one old notebook computer Acer Aspire model 5100 – 5023.
The PC was preloaded with Windows 32 bit XP by someone but the drivers were not installed. I tried installing the drivers downloading them from Acer.com's website drivers download section from here . However the PC in question as it was writen on the vendor sticker was not 5100 but some kind of 5100 modification laptop. Some of the few differences between Acer Aspire 5100 and Acer Aspire 5023 are 5100 is bundled with Camera and a TV Tuner, whether 5100-5023 is without WebCam and TV Tuner.

The most important drivers I've downloaded rom Acer.com's for me was the Wireless Adapter drivers, because without internet on it takes time downloading drivers from my notebook and moving them via an USB stick … I've downloaded drivers for Wireless as provided by website (Wireless_Atheros_5.3.0.67) but installing them though I didn't get any error and the drivers brought up the Wireless Adapter, somehow I couldn't connect to any wireless network protected with WPA2-PSK key (passphrase) encryption. The Windows XP installed by somebody before I received the laptop for repair was Service Pack 2 (SP2) and latest stable Win XP is with SP3 as well as a bunch pack of updates after SP3 so updating Win XP SP2 to Win XP SP3 would have probably take more time than a clean re-install. Besides that the Computer did not have any information to backup as it was bundled with a fresh Win XP SP2 so formatting was not a problem either.

Thus Ire-installed over OS, formatting with Quick Format and a clean latest Windows English XP SP3 .

After re-installing it took me a while of pondering until I figure out what drivers I need to install, I knew for sure there might a problem with Wireless Adapter as on the previous WIN XP installed it did not work. So before proceeding to download all for Acer Aspire 5100 from acer.com's website, I first used Everest 2.20 Home edition to check the exact PC hardware Vendors and consequentially look for the correct WI-FI driver. Everest identified the Wireless Adapter as

  • Atheros_AR5005G_Wireless_Network_Adapter_NE785H

so I looked on the Net for the driver. Actually there are some other brand notebooks which also come bundled with NE785H (i.e. Asus, HP). First I couldn't find correct driver for Acer and give a try installing a NE785H driver for Asus notebook this did not make the WI-FI work correctly, so after a further investigation I found Wireless NE785H 32 bit Windows XP driver for Acer laptops a mirror of is here

After installing this driver, I've downloaded all the rest of drivers from acer.com's website, for convenience of people who look for same Acer Aspire 5100 – 5023 drivers please check my drivers mirror here

For convenience, I've made also a Acer-Aspire-5100-5023-XP_Drivers.tar.gz archive of all drivers for Aspire 5100 – 5023  notebook here (Archive size is 256MB).

Two important notes to make here is I had a severe problem with the notebook touchscreen and for a long time I thought TouchScreen device is not working because of improperly intstalled driver (in Drivers provided by Acer.com there are two drivers provided for two different TouchPad devices – (Synaptics and Elantech). I tried installing them one by one and both together but in any case the TouchScreen did not react but keep hanging – fixing it was as simple as pressing simultaneously FN + F7!

Also another obstacle, I've faced was with the Video Card the notebook is with Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 as visible in Everest, drivers. In list of drivers on acer.com's website there was not a VGA driver for XP? This was puzzling so I googled and found few ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 drivers for other notebook vendors just like with Wireless. Downloading and testing other vendors drivers seem to install well but inside Control Panel -> System (Device Properties) -> Peripherals  Video Card was with yellow questionmark (not properly working) …

It took me a while to figure it out but later it appeared for Windows XP VGA drivers for Aspire 5100 – 5023 (ATI Radeon Xpress 1100) are there under the not so intuitive name Chipset_ATI_8.251.060427_XPx86.zip. Updating the improper driver inside System -> Peripherals -> Video Adapter with the one from the zip made the Video card finally work 🙂
With rest of PC hardware drivers, there was not issues, I just had to install as usual all rest from vendor ZIPs:

Audio_5_10_0_5273.zip
BTW_5_1_2535_0_utility_1500.zip
CPU Driver Ver.1.3.1.0.zip – For improved CPU work
FIR_SMC_5.1.3600.7_XPx86.zip – Infrared support and card reader
MODEM_Foxconn_7.62.0.0_XPx86.zip – for Integrated Foxconn Modem Wireless LAN_Broadcom_4.100.15.5_XPx86_A.zip – Driver for 5100's lancard
Bluetooth_Broadcom_5.1.2535.0_XPx86.zip – Driver for bluetooth device

Lastly as an article close up if you're living on the territory of The Netherlands (Arnhem , Nijmegen or the near cities) looking for a very Cheap repair (50 to 70 EUR) of your Windows OS PC or notebook contact me 🙂


How to install Windows XP drivers on PC with motherboard 2006-nf-mcp61 (MCP61)

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Just few days from now I had to re-install a PC with Windows XP (the old Windows was 5 years old or so and due to Viruses and Spyware it was completely un-bootable).

I grabbed Windows XP professional SP 3 and install it. The PC is rather old 6 – 7 years (at least) 32-bit assembled one. As most assembled PCs of its time it is bundled with some strange “obscure” hardware.
Windows XP auto detect procedures failed to find proper drivers for Video Adapter, SoundCard and Lan CARD.

I checked on the back of the PC and saw the LAN card is an integrated one – this made things even worser as I even can’t use it to browse the internet so used another PC to check for drivers.

In Windows System -> Device Manager -> Hardware (Video, Sound and Lan) card was detected as unknown so I download and use Everst Home Edition 2.20 – A mirror of Everest Home Edition 2.20 is here

For my Surprise Everest was unable to provide me with any good meaningful data on the MotherBoard Chipset and failed to even find Lan, Video and Sound Adapters as physically existing on the PC.
I used numerous times Everest to check the exact hardware models on many Desktop and Laptop PCs; so far I never stumbled on such a case where physical equipment is not even detected …
Here is what was detected by Everest:

Above screenshot is unreadable the exact type of motherboard detected is:


MotherBoard ID: 09/19/2006-NF-MCP61-6A61K001C-00

My first guess was something might be wrong phisically with the 3 devices due to some power supply shock or whatever, but decided to try to find driver and after some pondering online I ended up with the right drivers

Sound Driver for 2006-NF-MCP61 MotherBoard Chipset (WDM_R270.exe)

The LAN Card happaned to be some kind of obscure Nvidia Driver I found the driver on NVidia’s website, just in case someone is looking for same and it disappears in future from NVidia.com, I made mirror – Network Card Driver (Lan Card) Nvidia driver for 2006-NF-MCP61 MotherBoard

I looked for quite some time but I couldn’t find the Video driver. The PC works with some kind of Windows default video driver (probably something like Linux VESA) and this is not very good so I decided checked for a similar Alternative to Everest Home Edition.In one forum thread I saw people talking about a program called SIW which is often better detecting hardware than Everest, so decided to give it a try. The program is commercial but there is a 15-days trial available on SIW website .

Thanks to SIW the Video exact model and vendor got detected – the computer is with NVIDIA Corporation / GeForce 6100 Nforce 400< br />
Below is a screenshot of SIW in action:

SIW Everest Hardware Detection Alternative program for MS Windows XP ScreenShot  Nvidia GeForce 6100

I’ve also made a download mirror of the Trial version of SIW here
, if you want check it out it gives really really extensive of each computer component.

The last two weeks

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Heya. Few weeks I can’t take the courage to write on the blog. But today I’m spiritually (Praise be to God!). So I was able to write that. The day passed away in a very traditional way. I went to the collage in 10:15 instead of 08:15 again I was not able to stand up from the bed. We had some International Law lectures up to 11:30, after that we drank coffee with Nomen. Smoked few cigarettes. Later on I had a Deutsch 12:30 to 15:45. We made a test the time between 14:15 – 15:45 ( I was not ready for that test ofcourse :] ). No matter price be to God I succeded to write stuff in the test. After that I spoke fo 1.5 h with the College Sys Admin we discussed mine idea to migrate some Windows 98 boxes to just dumb terminals connecting to a central Terminal Server. In monday maybe we’ll start doing the terminal server. Other things I saw Nomen and Habib in 17:10 in the college. Mitko give a promise to Malin to check something on his computer, so we had to go Malin’s home. So we went there nothing special their we put Habib in front of the Malin’s home door and he rang we with mitko hide and watched. Dori (The woman of Malin), went out looking shocked at Habib, she was possible wondering who is that strange (nigga like guy). Habib said: “Malin, Vkyshti” :]. Dori said: “Malin ne vkyshti” then we showed ourself and laughed;] We tried to fix the malin’s problem with the Audio Drivers but was not able the problem seemed to be a hardware one. After that we went to Mino’s coffee we saw Miro and Gosho with Zuio Kiro and Maya. We drinked some beer and went our homes. End of story. The last days were hard for me. I really have no idea where my life is going into nomatter I hope God will think about me a good way the best way. I had a big spiritual pain over the last days, and I said to God a lot of times I hope he will take me away, from this hellish earth. But I guess his plan is another for me. Will live and will see. Now God Even now you see me. Please help me fix the mess I am into and forgive me for all my awful deeds. Will go now. Blessings in the name of Jesus Christ.