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Reformatted Dell Inspiron e1505 and cannot connect to internet


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#1 Doomsis

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:04 PM

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

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

Yeah it sounds exactly like you're drivers are missing. You can double check by right clicking my computer > manage > device manager, you will probably see a bunch of question marks/exclamation points.

If you go to the Dell site, you should be able to download a single driver for the ethernet controller. Try this link:


http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&os=WW1&osl=en&SystemID=INSPIRONI6400/E1505&catid=-1&impid=-1


Go to Network and look for "broadcom driver for 10/100 integrated controller". Don't click add to list, just click the download link. Save it to your desktop, then transfer it via usb and install it on the Dell. Reboot and then plug in your ethernet cable, hopefully you can get online. If that works you can install all Windows updates, then go back to the link and add all your drivers to the list and download easier with dell driver download manager.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:52 PM

If there is a chipset driver available install that first, then the others.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:02 PM

Dell Inspiron E1505 drivers
These are the ones you want. Get them straight from Dell that way you know they work.
As Allan says, install the chipset first.

For chipset you want the Intel
For the network you want the Broadcom 440 10/100
For WIFI you want Intel Pro wifi 3945ABG
For Audio you want SigmaTel
For video you want the Intel 945GM
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:05 PM

Dell Inspiron E1505 drivers
These are the ones you want. Get them straight from Dell that way you know they work.


Well, not only that - but you always want to obtain laptop drivers exclusively from the laptop manufacturer. They are generally customized specifically for each model.

#6 Doomsis

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:37 PM

omg ty. i so dumb w/ computers. i thought it was trying install dell on my computer >_<




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