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#1 AgCoach

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:39 AM

Ok, I reinstalled Windows ME from the CDs bc my computer crashed...I couldnt restore it at all, even with Dells help.

Anyway, I reinstalled the operating system and have moved on the the Drivers Resource CD.

From there, I installed the Notebook System Software and then the only option for Chip Set Drivers: "Intel Mobile Chipset Rev: A09"

After that, Im supposed to install the appropriate Video Driver...this is where I'm stuck. The only option is "Intel Graphics Video Rev: A07", but when I extract it and the installation program begins it says "one or more files required for installation are either missing or corrupt."

What do I do?

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#2 Eyesee

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:07 PM

Heres a link to all the drivers for your system
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:26 PM

awesome...thank you so much. Should I put those on a CD and then onto my computer, or should I use the internet on my laptop to download them? Just not sure if its safe (or even if I can) to use the internet before all of that is downloaded.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:36 PM

All you need is the Video driver
ATIs™ Mobility Radeon™ X300
Its down at the bottom
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:47 PM

thanks...should I connect from my laptop that doesnt have the driver or put it on a disc and install it that way?

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:00 PM

Either way
Not a bad idea to burn it onto cd in case you ever need it again
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:46 PM

Ok, my laptop wont recognize my wireless internet...is there a driver that is needed for the internal card?

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:46 PM

Ok, my laptop wont recognize my wireless internet...is there a driver that is needed for the internal card?

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:10 PM

If you just reinstalled your OS, which you did, you need to install all drivers. And in a specific order too.

Install the chipset driver first.
Then install the ATI Radeon video drivers.
Then install the Sigma Tel AC97 audio drivers.

After that, you may need to call Dell for the specific wireless driver for your system. There are quite a few listed on their website. Only the right one will work
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:33 PM

They are saying I have to pay them $40 for the drivers..why wont they just tell me which ones I need so I can do it myself?? I hate Dell.

Thanks for your help Eyesee...I guess I'll be dishing more money to Dell so I can get it fixed and then sell it. What a POS company.

/so frustrated/

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:09 PM

Dont do that just yet!

Did you get the rest of the drivers installed correctly yet?

Go to the Dell link that I gave you and see if any match the report you posted. The drivers are there. You just have to get the right ones.

The Dell website wont let me change the driver list just to show ME files.
You want the Intel Pro 2200 fow Windows ME, I think

Edited by Eyesee, 04 April 2007 - 07:26 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:18 AM

I have only installed what I said on the first post....other than that I have no idea where to go....I dont know the video driver or anything that I need....if I knew what I needed I could DL them to a CD and upload them to my computer...but I dont know....its so damn frustrating...

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:03 AM

Click Edit next to Service tag and input yours at the Dell Support page. It may just show the drivers for your build. If not download Everest and it should show what hard ware you laptop contains.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:47 AM

Lets clarify something first.
You said that you installed ME but the order specs say that the system came with XP Media Center Edition. Did you install ME or XP?
Looks like the only drivers there are for XP
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:51 PM

Sorry...I installed ME (I thought it was XP ME...I dont really know anything haha).

I have the correct Operating System and have installed the Chipset Driver and the System Software. From there, I dont know where to go :thumbsup:

Thanks so much for all of your help!




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