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Driver device missing??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stevo2310, Dec 4, 2010.

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  1. stevo2310

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    Here is what happened....
    1st thing my desktop PC was not starting up - so I removed the hard drive - put it in a hard drive enclosure to remove all my files and documents - was easy enough to do with no problem
    Then I installed Windows XP, but now a few things are not working properly.

    1..Monitor Display -color depth and resolution.
    I have tried adjusting it - but I cant even adjust the color quality from 4 bit to 16 or 32 bit, also the monitor type is not even displayed.
    2..Ethernet not working,
    driver device problem me thinks. So I cant even connect to the internet - to get some online device driver downloads.

    I downloaded a driver installer, put it on a flash drive, then tried to install it - but this popped up.......
    NET Framework 2.0 (x86) could not be found

    Here is my question.
    Can I connect the desktop computer to the internet through my laptop????

    Big head ace, but probably a quick solution, apart from buying a new pc...lol

    Please help...
     
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    Thank you for your reply
    It's a Dell Optiplex GX260
     
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    Do I download all of them??

    I gave my pc to my friend and he installed a new Ethernet card for me, so now i can connect to the internet, and he got the monitor to work with the correct resilution. but now I have no sound.......???

    I am trying to up date the sound driver now....
     
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    no - Just the ones you need - device manager will tell you if its missing anything yellow ? or !
     
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    its not loading, it says that there are no files to download.
     
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    this is what I downloaded..........DellDriverDownloadManager
     
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    Tried to download this too,.....(Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio), getting a bit confused.....

    I'll com back to later, have to go to work.....
     
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    the TAG number - should take you to all the drivers that where originally on the PC when sold
     
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