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Howdy, I have a very old kodak g3 kiosk that was EXTREMELY slow, so i decided to pull a tim taylor and supercharge it. All was going fairly well but when i got to the installing the OS part i relized that the kodak software disks i had would not take to windows XP (the OS i decided to try to install first)

After messing about a bit i found the image recovery cd that came with the original kiosk. The problem with this however is this image has all the drivers and software associated with the previous motherboard and thus is proving to be troublesome for my new motherboard. All is working "ok" but there are a few minor glitch's like it sometimes wont shutdown with the kodak shutdown button. Sometimes it crashes when trying to send pictures to my 6800 and for some reason i cannot for the life of me get my 8110 printer installed with this current setup.

So in closing i would like to know. Is it possible to get a copy of the kodak g3 software that will take to a windows XP base? i know if i was able to get a copy of JUST the g3 software and was able to load my own operating system first i could get this machine running very very smoothly.

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First of all you could try and reset the BIOS settings of your "new PC" to the defaults.

About the shutdown Glitch do compare the ACPI sections of your bios setup. Do remember the current settings and start fumbling around a little ... can't hurt a lot

The normal way to get to the XP "state" would be to have a release of XP thats made to upgrade windows 2000 (At least Microsoft would like it like that).

I don't know if your old board/PC had any special hardware connected to it, if not it should be pretty straight forward.

Most software made for windows 2000 should run on XP (not all .... MOST). Drivers can be tricky if you have some special hardware connected as said.

(just for the record: I know nothing about the Kodak G3 software, but suspect it can be a pain Like the Noritsu kiosks :)  )

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Ok so the problem i am having i think is souly a driver issue, I can load XP on the machine and all items in the device listing install properly and everything works properly. except i can't install kodak program on XP.

When i use the backup cd, due to the board being so new and windows 2000 being so old there is no drivers for my board that support windows 2000 that i can find. I think if i was able to find drivers for my motherboard that suppoorts windows 2000 i might be fine.

Either that or find a copy of the embedded kodak software that i can install on a windows XP base

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Well there's more path's to this than you suggest. Getting the proper upgrade to XP CD :)

Which drivers come up with a yellow mark in the

MYcomputer icon (right click) / properties / hardware / "top choice here"

As English isn't my native linugo I can't remember the english translation for this choice

I can relate to you wanting XP, but it's a kiosk for customers .... correct ??

Maybe you should settle with a board that has good suppoer from w2k (embedded)

But you're not telling a lot about that board / which drivers is failing / is there any special hardware attached to the PC/unit

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Current board in Kiosk:

Motherboard: Intell Desktop D101GGC Mainboard w/ 2.8Ghrtz proccessor

Ram: 1.5gig

Harddrive: 200gig Western Digital Sata

Sound: Realtek Onboard Sound

Video: Realtek Onboard Video

PCI-1: SCSI Communication card

PCI-2: Belkin Wireless adapter

After consulting with my "techy" friend i have found that the one driver that is failing (wich ironicly is the most important driver) is for the chipset on the motherboard. dubbed the IXP SB400 SMBus. Currently in the proccess of trying to find a suitable driver for it now. Something tells me that if i get the drivers for that then the rest will just fall into place.

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Current board in Kiosk:

Motherboard: Intell Desktop D101GGC Mainboard w/ 2.8Ghrtz proccessor

Ram: 1.5gig

Harddrive: 200gig Western Digital Sata

Sound: Realtek Onboard Sound

Video: Realtek Onboard Video

PCI-1: SCSI Communication card

PCI-2: Belkin Wireless adapter

After consulting with my "techy" friend i have found that the one driver that is failing (wich ironicly is the most important driver) is for the chipset on the motherboard. dubbed the IXP SB400 SMBus. Currently in the proccess of trying to find a suitable driver for it now. Something tells me that if i get the drivers for that then the rest will just fall into place.

Ehm .... drivers for a new board ... if not supplied on a CD/DVD I'd say WHAT pretty loud :)

Else finding such things is a matter of sec's :)

Basicly I just searched on: Intell Desktop D101GGC

The page of this "product": http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/dsktpboards/d101ggc

The drivers & downloads: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Desktop+Boards&ProductLine=Third-Party+Chipset+Boards&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Desktop+Board+D101GGC

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thanks for the info and for all the help, i went to the intell page you suggested and found the drivers..downloaded them and installed them. after meddling around a little bit i have most everything working correctly. I am now left with just 2 issues.

#1 Sound controls in kodak panel wont turn sound levels up or down (sound still works so this isn't a big issue)

#2 My kodak 8110 will not install. Ive used the enabler cd and it looks for it but it says its either offline or disconnected. Tryed to run the kodak Printer diagnostic program and it mentions something about the drivers not being able to access the IRQ.

any thoughts on these?

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How is that printer connected to the kiosk PC ??

If connected via USB, then I'll let you in on a little secret ...allthough USB is working like a charm most of the time some times they can tease you quite a lot too :)

Try and uninstall that Driver/likely USB devices it created if possible. REBOOT the PC and let the PC (windows) look for new hardware. If it doesn't quite catch what kind of hardware you're connecting you can assist it and tell the guide it's a printer.

"enabler" you say ... you mean some installation CD or activation from inside of the Kiosk software (or both) ??

IRQ trouble can be tricky but you'd better get the manual for that board and find a page where they got a table for which of the units/slots is sharing in the first place :)

(Surprice all modern boards does - few tell about it in great detail).

When you boot your PC you can pause it during the "posts about settings etc" before it starts windows. Hopefully the informaiton will be very detailed and we will take it from there :)

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