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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Packard Bell Easynote SATA drivers help Reply with quote

Hi
I have an Easynote Laptop. The only info i have is that it is an MX37 model. Vista Basic O/S.
I need the SATA drivers to re-install O/S

link to driver downloads, but there are no SATA drivers listed, can someone help please.
The web page takes a while to load.

ftp://ftp.download.packardbell.com/NOTEBOOK/EasyNote%20MX37%20series/Driver/Vista/



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you realise this laptop was part of a batch recalled due to faults?
I would have assumed that vista would have the drivers by default eye roll
This is one for the more senior members. Just letting you know you're not being ignored wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Thanks for the reply, & info

Did not know that the laptop had faults. It 4 years old, with no problems yet, so their takin their time appearing.

The existing HDD is 120GB SATA. Just found out that the BIOS don't recognise anything above(Wanted to increase the size of HDD) 120GB.
Thats why there aint any SATA drivers.

Just have to keep on using the existing HDD.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the recall, it was an issue with the battery. Check your battery's serial No here:

http://customercare.packardbell.com/customercare/PBUpdate.aspx?CID=UK&LID=ENG&IType=Ajax

Not sure if they'll still be doing the exchange - but worth a try if yours is one of those.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 years old - it should see a drive well above 120Gb, esp if it is running Vista. Have you gone into the BIOS and enabled 'IDE mode' rather than ACHI mode? This enables you to install the OS without the ACHI drivers.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr T is on the money to get the OS reinstalled. The only issue is it may affect performance of the laptop.
We might be able to find the right drivers, but we need a more specific model number. Look on the bottom, you should see something like MX37-S-200 or similar.
I've seen people reference MX37s with SiS and Intel chipsets.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be a small, hidden partition on the original hard drive.. which contains the drivers and install setup. Typically, when you first use the computer, you are prompted to copy that partition to an optical disk.. for future reference. Use the Disk Manager feature of System Tools to activate that partition (if still there) so it can be accessed and copied to an optical disk. Likely it is around 500 megs or so.. possibly including the OS intended for the system.
You could use a free diagnostics program such as CPU-Z to ID the basics of the laptop.. such as processor type, memory and chipsets. Get it from http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php .
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