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Dell Vostro A860's drivers not working.

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#1 flickdog93


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

I recently helped my brother format his hard drive on his Dell Vostro A860 running Vista, and we then installed a fresh copy of vista.

The problem is that I keep getting a Code 10 on many drivers and I tried the drivers on the support site. The laptop just says they are up to date,

but it still won't start any of them. There is no networking, and possibly no sound.

Can someone please help?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:15 PM


First...make sure that you are trying to install the correct drivers.

All Drivers

I would uninstall current drivers which are flagged in Device Manager, as a first step...then install the chipset driver and others needed from the link I provided.


#3 flickdog93

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

I was able to update the Ethernet and WLAN drivers, but nothing else will update automatically.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

Have you tried the drivers here: Dell Vostro A860

You might want to enter the computer service tag (in the box at the top of page) just to be sure. Also, make sure to download "Vista" drivers only.



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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:24 PM

One other thought be sure you download the right version of the drivers.

32Bit Vista or 64Bit Vista.

You will not get good results except by using the drivers from the Dell site.

I've never had driver problems using drivers from the Makers Website. I have had problems with drivers supplied by Microsoft in windows update.

Good Luck

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