I recently installed my WIndows XP home edition with service pack 2 to my laptop and some of the drivers for my dell inspiron e1505 are missing. I tried going to the dell website to install the drivers and the application file could not be read (EXE files). The only reason i reformatted my computer because i started receiving messages like 'application could not be read by win32'. Unable to verify windows xp w/o internet access. The missing drivers are(under other drivers): ethernet controller, pci driver, base system device X3, network controller, SM Bus controller, Video Controller, Video controller (vga compatible). I already tried connecting my ethernet cord directly to the cable modem and it still doesn't work. Usually people that visit just have to connect their internet cord to access the internet. I tried connecting wirelessly and i have a feeling that driver is missing on my dell. I tried setup a connection and doesn't work the option that automatically detects internet. Before i formatted the computer, the computer had no problems connecting wireless and to the internet. Just all the these drivers are gone.
If only i cannot connect to the internet i should be able to go to dell sites and install software. When i visit the dell drivers download list, it tries to install to my computer. I don't want to install it to my PC (which other computer). Just using my PC to download stuff on usb and transfer to laptop, but none of the files could be read. I also noticed before i download stuff, it requires .net framework, which my laptop doesn't have. Having no access to the internet, I cannot get updates, but the installation cd i got has service pack 2. I tried to access the dell drivers download and says requires .net framework 3.5 sp1, and .net framework 1.0.
i'm currently downloading files from driverscollection.com so i can just install the setup files and see if they work
Edited by Doomsis, 21 April 2011 - 02:22 PM.