Drivers can't be installed (even if they are the right ones)

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    FellFromTheSky

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    HARDWARE :
    Motherboard : ASUS A8V
    CPU : AMD Athlon x64 3000+
    GPU : PowerColor (TUL Corporation) (ATi) Radeon 9250
    BIOS : latest revision 0229 (updated trough AFUDOS)
    1 IDE HardDrive
    CD-ROM Drive : LG CD-ROM Drive MODEL:GCR-8523B
    DVD Drive : LG Super Multi DVD DRIVE MODEL:GSA-4163B
    Floppy Disk Drive : MITSUMI MODEL D359M3D
    SOFTWARE :
    Operating System : Windows XP Professional x64
    Service Pack : SP2
    Other :
    Latest DOT NET 2.0 to 4.0.3
    Latest Visual C++ Redistributable 2005 to 2019
    Direct 9 (maybe I should install DirectX 8)

    Hello, I recently succeeded to repair our old 2000's century computer.
    My goal is to be able to use it to be able to :
    Copy content of floppy disks (Windows 3.1, Drivers for old HP Printers, ...).
    Use software that were made for old operating systems.

    Problems :
    1. The CD Rom drive is very slow. Should I install a driver * ?
    2. The DVD drive is very slow. Should I install a driver * ?
    3. The Floppy Disk drive is unusable? Should I install a driver * ?
    4. I accidentally "updated" the driver for the graphic card. It replaced the "Microsoft radeon 9250" driver by an "Standard VGA Adapter" driver which is very slow. I can't
    5. When I turn on the ACPI 2.0 feature of the BIOS, the computer become very slow.
    6. I can't install any of the provided drivers for the CPU / GPU / motherboard (respectively AMD, ATi, ASUS).
    7. F.Lux isn't changing the color level.
    8. How to install OpenGL for old GPU like mine?
    Could you help me to fix all of those?
    Thanks.
    * I found that I can download drivers from websites archived by archive.org, so please don't link to questionable websites.
     
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    How on earth did you install the 2019 redist? With 2019 they dropped all XP support.
     
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    most drives do not need a driver, vga is not an update, this is the standard basic video so you can see a display in install an os, once installed you would then install a video driver pertinent to your pc.

    do not understand what very slow means on your drives, I have a 10 year old cd drive and it runs at the same speed it always has.

    if turning on the acpi feature makes it slow, then turn it off.
     
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    You don't trust me?
    [​IMG]
    I wish I could do the same thing with DOT NET ]4.0.3,4.0.3+[
     
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    First, thanks for your reply.

    I'm not able to install the graphic card drivers provided by :
    the AMD website for the Legacy Graphics \ Radeon \ 9xxx \ 9250;
    Archived website of PowerColor a.k.a TUL Corporation on Archive.org;
    C.P. Tech drivers (since in HDWInfo detect that it's another of it's brand)
    ...
    It always fail and it show this error Thunk.exe can't find INF files. When I try to install the graphic card drivers manually it even doesn't work (not compatible with the device ... or not compatible on x64 ...). I'm even not able to install the driver provied by Microsoft for my graphic card (Radeon 9250 by Microsoft).

    Those drivers are very important since it provide compatibility with OpenGL 1.? and DirectX [8.?, 9.?].

    My CD ROM and DVD drives are as slow than I can't even open a small DOC file and they are doing strange noises (at least I can display the files in the explorer). Also, the Floppy Drive isn't just working at all (no sound, no files displayed, error message saying no floppy disk was inserted).

    About the ACPI 2.0 feature :
    I know that I must I install an ASUS driver so it works correctly (provided on ASUS website) but the installation fail every time, but I been able to install the drivers for ASUS Cool'n'Quiet feature.
    I also been able to install the driver for my CPU, but the CPU usage always shows 100 %.

    So I think that with the proper drivers or a way to force installing them (maybe RegEdit hack???), the computer would be very fast and works perfectly. So how can I do that?

    Am I not able to install drivers because I don't have 2 IDE hard drives?
    I've another one, but it even doesn't want to start (no sound at all, not detected by the BIOS).
    When I tried the first time to install Windows XP Professional x64 on the computer it didn't worked because the broken drive made many I/O errors that broke file system of the "good" drive.
    The second drive (the one that I removed) broke after we tried unsuscessfully to install Windows 8 on it over an existing dual boot between Windows XP and Ubuntu.
    ^^ We was crazy back in 2014.

    Then I only installed the 0229 version of the BIOS updates. Would it changes something if I install the previous ones one after one? I mean, do I nead to install all of the BIOS updates?

    Finally, some x64 softwares (IrfanView, Firefox ESR 52.9.1) that were built for Windows XP x64 can't be started, I always get this error message "... is not a valid Win32"
    Would it be a DirectX or OpenGL error?

    Thanks.
     
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    I forgot to precise that my CPU have some limitations :
    It's a one core CPU.
    And that those are the limitations of my motherboard :
    Only support PCI or AGP (actual GPU) GPUs.
    Only support IDE, Floppy IDE or (RAID / ) SATA GEN 1 hard drives.
    It can support 2 cores CPUs.
    Only support MBR partitions (so no GPT ones).
    It doesn't support UEFI nor EFI (I can only boot OS that support BIOS mode).
     
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    Well, that's a new one for me.
     
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    Yup, as recent than this summer.
     
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    I think I found the right driver for my graphic card.
    The sys file is still in the same place than it was earlier.
    However, I don't know where is the INF file.
    How could I reinstall the sys file without the INF file?
    Or how could I find the INF file?
    Thanks.
     
    FellFromTheSky, Oct 30, 2019
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