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Help wanted for Task Manager and Drivers problem

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#1 Shirish Korna

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

Hello Friends,

I have a Dell Vostro 1450 a year old laptop with a 2nd GEN Intel Corei3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD. Earlier I had Windows 7 and it was working fine without any problems. Due to some reasons I had to install Windows 2003 Server R2. After so many attempts I could install this OS on the laptop.


--> 1. I could only install the ethernet driver(searched in google) but cant find any other drivers for the laptop (most of them have yellow! marks)

--> 2. Whenever I try to open the task manager the task bar freezes. Also the control panel freezes when I try to access it.(Both of them work fine in safe mode with networking)

--> 3. When I connect the external Hard drive, it doesnot even show the pop up stating something is connected.(Cant even see it in the MY COMPUTER either)

Any help in these matters will be greatly appreciated. Thank U very much for being so patient in reading all the above problems.


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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:33 PM

Look up the hardware specs on the laptop and note the devices. Then go to microsoft's HCL for server my guess is that most of the items are not supported for server 2003. You may get lucky and go to the manufacturers website for the indif=vuak hardware and find a driver that is compatabile with 2003 but I wouldn't bet my life on it. It is a laptop after all and not really intended to be a server. Perhaps a better option would be to re-install windows 7 and run server 2003 in a virtual machine.
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