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New install of XP Home SP2 - now no device drivers


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#1 NuclMan

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:21 AM

Since recently installing an new hard drive and XP home SP2, I can't connct to the net and the device manager show yellow question marks next to the ethernet controller, video controller etc.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:30 AM

The yellow errors that you see in the Device Manager indicate that you need to install the drivers. The first drivers to install will be the chipset drivers.

Did this computer come with a CD for the drivers?

Would you please post the make and model of this computer?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:43 AM

The yellow errors that you see in the Device Manager indicate that you need to install the drivers. The first drivers to install will be the chipset drivers.

Did this computer come with a CD for the drivers?

Would you please post the make and model of this computer?

Dell Dimension 4700

I have a driver DVD from Dell, but the installer couldn't locate the drivers on the disk.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:11 AM

For instructions on using the resource CD click here.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:07 PM

For instructions on using the resource CD click here.


Thanks, I couldn't make sense of it the first time I loaded it. The page you linked explained it well. Working through it,,,

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:37 PM

Well, the resource CD doesn't list my computer type as listed. I can't deterine which drivers to install. Also unsure of how to use "My System" function.

Should I simply install all the drivers?

Edited by NuclMan, 25 October 2010 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:24 PM

No - you can try to install the drivers and if they are the wrong one the OS will tell you so.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:18 PM

No - you can try to install the drivers and if they are the wrong one the OS will tell you so.


Well, down to just one issue now - Multimedia Video Controller. For the life of me I can't figure out which bleeping driver I need and where to get it.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:23 PM

That sounds like your video\display driver. It should be on the CD. If not then you can go to Dell - Drivers and Downloads. Enter the requested information for your type and model. Should point you right to it.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:35 PM

In my best Gilda Radner voice... never mind. :thumbsup:

Edited by dc3, 25 October 2010 - 11:42 PM.

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