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Help installing drivers after clean install.


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#1 chrisatbluescreen

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:34 AM

Okay,,,


I managed a clean install yesterday on my wife's "Dell Inspiron E1405"
OS "Windows Xp media Center Edition 2005"
Service tag # 3MBL7C1

The issue I am having is with driver install from the dell's website.
I have already downloaded the correct chipset drivers (I believe :\)
and the notebook software driver) I have also downloaded a modem driver
for it, it gave a local area connection incon in my desktop toolbar, however, before
the clean install, I had a wireless card and was connected through that.

My pressing concerns now are
Which driver downloads do I need exactly,
and can someone help me with getting my wireless driver (correct one) back.
I am restoring this for my wife, who was more than happy (thanks to you folks)
that I was able to get this thing from the blue screen of death.
I'm almost there, please someone help me with the final steps.


-Chris..

feel free to pm me, since I will be on all day today,
thanks.


side note ( when in hardware manager, I cannot tell which driver I require for the wireless card because there is no device listed,
however I was connected through it before the clean install.
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#2 chrisatbluescreen

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:58 AM

I have some yellow question marks under "Other devices" on device manager

? Audio device on high definition audio bus.
? base system device
? base system device
? base system device
? modem device on high definition audio bus
? network controler

it say no drivers are instlled for this device under the following:

under system devices - Direct memory access controller
numeric data -processor
programmable interrupt controller
and four system board
system speaker,
system timer

I believe that seems to be all, but again this is my first time doing this...
any help would be greatly appreciated...
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:08 PM

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=

I would personally download all the network drivers first, then the sound drivers, and then the chipset drivers. However, whatever order you choose shouldn't matter. Also, I wouldn't bother with the diagnostic software.

All the other drivers are recommended as well, but those aren't really important for the issue at hand.
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:27 PM

I download all the network drivers? there's a lot on there....
how do i know which i need though?

it now says connected through 1394 connection but i am not connected...
how do i scan for wireless networks like before the clean install?????


damn I should have backed this stuff upppp
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 01:41 PM

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=

The first Broadcom driver listed is the newest, install it.

The second Broadcom driver is unnecessary.

The 3d driver under Network is for Wireless Lan.

Louis

The drivers under Communication...are for dialup modem. If you don't use such, no point in loading drivers...disable the dialup modem in the BIOS. Or you can just install them, even if you don't use them.

Edited by hamluis, 24 October 2009 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2009 - 02:53 PM

thanks so much, it's weird i had dl'd that driver once, yet this time it started searching for networks whence installed this clean install has gone pretty
flawless, without driver discs, and it being my first time. yay me i guess. and yay to those who helped.
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 03:13 PM

All credit to you, the user has to do the hard part of any attempted resolution :thumbsup:. Happy computing :flowers:.

Louis




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