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Soundcard/ VGA card driver problem


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#1 alien_fx_fiend

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

I have a missing (sigmatel) Soundcard driver, and a ATI Mobility Radeon VGA card driver, it's for my dell latitude laptop, I did a fresh install (hoping to install and get linux working) and it messed up my MBR and configuration, and now I have missing drivers w/o direct x or 3D accelerator tabs in my Desktop settings. You wouldn't imagine how hard it was just trying to get this computer to boot an O.S, much rather get Red Hat 9 to work w/o any app conflict. It's windows xp sp3 (slipstreamed). Oh and I need ie 8


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

Go to http://support.dell.com, choose Small Business Support -> Technical Support and, when it asks you, type in the service tag number which is printed on the Dell sticker on the bottom of the laptop.  On the Downloads and Drivers tab, you need the chipset, audio, network (2- LAN and Wireless), and video drivers.  Download them all ( copy them to a flash drive if you have to) and then install them in that order on the laptop.

 

Afterwards, run Internet Explorer and do NOTHING but Tools -> Windows Update until it says there are no more updates.  Then, add your A/V, applications, and printers.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:49 PM

The XP reinstallation deleted your soundcard driver. After a new OS install, you should instantly install the motherboard chipset drivers and the drivers of all onboard devices (VGA, sound, LAN, etc. It usually comes with the CD containing the chipset drivers or you could download it from the site of the motherboard maker. You may have installed the wrong driver.



 



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:18 AM

Okay thank you will keep you posted, I'm at a loss for words right now, you are all so helpful, thanks again.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:39 AM

It worked like a charm, can't believe it was so simple, thanks again bro' This dell latitude D610 is terrific.


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