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Please help w/ installation!

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#1 chuck9953


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:10 PM

Our school had donated to us some Dell optiplex gx270 machines and I was trying to install xp on them. Things went great, but when it boots up, the screen is magnified so much that all items cannot be seen and there is no way to change things, as I see it, through the control panels.

It's not the monitor, as I took a working monitor from another computer, which was working fine.

Also, when I install, the network card is lit, but the machine tells me there is no network connection.

Please help!!


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#2 lowtek_otc


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:23 PM

It seems it is in VGA mode.

You need to install the video card driver and set the resolution to a higher setting.
The network connection will not work without a driver either.

Edited by lowtek_otc, 09 January 2009 - 06:24 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:32 PM

How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:32 PM

If the systems still have the Dell Service Tag number on them, go to this page http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...;l=en&s=gen and enter it. That'll give you a list of available drivers for your system.

You can go to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will show you any missing hardware drivers by the presence of a red x or yellow!
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