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4 missing drivers missing after reinstall help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Treetops, Jun 26, 2007.

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  1. Treetops

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    I reinstalled windows xp home edition from a cd at work because i lost mine, and i used the driver cd's from a computer from my work, to the best of my knowledge i should have everything i need. However im missing my ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, sm bus controller, video controller (vga compatible). iv downloaded like 30 different supposed drivers of these types from various sites and transfered them to my computer via burnt cd and only my vga has been fixed. As you can guess without my ethernet controller i have no internet acces plz help. Im using a laptop right now trying to fix my comp :(. The computer im trying to fix is windows Xp home edition, dell computer, dimension 2400, pentium(r) 4 cpu 2.53ghz, current windows is version 2002 service pack 1. i know alittle about computers if you need more information tell me what you need and how i can get it ty.
     
  2. Rick_in_Fla

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    dell hasn't put drivers on cd's for a long time.
     
  4. Treetops

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    Im going to start trying the files i think i need, it would be helpful if you could tell me exactly wich ones from that link i need. Thx for the quick response.
     
  5. Rick_in_Fla

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    My Dell 2400 which is the same model as the OP is inquiring about came with a resourse cd with all the drivers on it.
     
  6. Treetops

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    the drivewr cd im using is not from my computer it is from a computer from work (resource cd) so thats why im assuming it didnt work. Could u plz tell me the what files i need from that site :).
     
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    Iv got one right already now i need the bus sm controller and the multimedia audio controller. If you know wich files they are on that link lemme know.
     
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    Goto Control Panel > System > Click on the Hardware tab, then click on Device Manager. From the drop down list write down the names and any other iinfo you need to find the drivers you need and download them fron the link I gave you.
     
  9. Treetops

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    Well the devices are bus sm controller and the multimedia audio controller. But they arent actualy named that on the list in the link, i had to guess on the one i got right. Ill get it right eventualy through trial and error but if can name them out to me id aprreciate it. for example my ethernet controller was named broadcom 404 intregrated nic. Ok new update all i need now is the bus sm controller.
     
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    Well all i need now is that bus sm controller i haveno idea what it does so i really have no idea wich file on that link to chose, hell for all i know i don't even need it. ty very much btw i spent nearly 20 hours the last week trying to fix this and became a member of this site 40 min ago and now my computer is running great. THANKS A MILLION
     
  11. horsecharles

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    You do need it...will improve performance greatly. Go here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/fil...XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go! and install #2 & 4.
     
  12. Treetops

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    i went and got it from the link thx.
     
  13. bearone2

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    you need the drivers specific to that dell machine. video, chipset, audio and ethernet/nic.
     
  14. horsecharles

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    I would add-- for future reference for all systems, not just this one-- that even newer drivers are available(than from dell & intel) thru each component manufacturer....
     
  15. ozrom1e

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    I was just wondering why he could not just purchase a legal copy of windows like the rest of us?

    I wonder what the rules here say about this? I think we should all go read them.

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