- Jul 10, 2008
I've got a Dell Precision PC at work, that for whatever reason they need to reinstall Windows XP. The guy who usually handles this is otherwise occupied and I need to finish the job myself. Issue is when I boot it up, install disc or not, it goes straight into resuming installation. It's past asking where to install, and the partition questions, it's at the blue screen where it has the time estimations listed on the left hand side. The install is going along fine until it needs some graphics driver. (I don't remember the name off hand but I can look it up if it's important to troubleshooting this.) I Google'd the driver and it's some 3rd party thing. I've got both the recovery discs from Dell and neither one contains the driver. I actually went through a giant hassle, found the driver on the net, burnt it to a CD and fed it in. I thought all was well but then 10 seconds later it asks for another driver! Now I don't mind hunting this one down either, however my concern is it's going to want several more files, and not know what those files are until I give it the file it's asking for. Having scour the web for each file, burn it to a disc, restart the install, rinse and repeat for who knows how long sounds like a daunting process. There's got to be another option, something I'm missing. I've never encountered Windows install asking for files that weren't on the recovery discs. Does anyone have any ideas?