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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Flowerlady41559, Jan 30, 2012.

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  1. Flowerlady41559

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    I have a Dell Dimension E310 with a Pentium 4 using using XP and it went blue screen. At first it said I had no hard drive. So I had to reformat it to get XP to come back. When it did, seemed eveerything was ok but then on Device manager I have yellow question marks at ethernet controller, PCI Device, SM Bus Controller, and video controller. Does that mean I have no drivers for the motherboard? I have tried plugging back in and restarting and still no good. How can I get the drivers if I cannot connect to internet?
     
  2. allheart55

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    Welcome to TSG Flowerlady,

    You will need to download them from Dell Drivers and Downloads.
    This link is for the Dimension 3100/E310

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19

    It's important to install them in the following order making sure to reboot after each one.

    1) Chipset
    2) Video driver
    3) Network
    4) Audio
     
  3. Flowerlady41559

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    Can I download them on a memory stick from my laptop and then put them over on desktop?
     
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    You sure can.
     
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    Ok I got that one which one do I use for the ethernet controller? I got the video one easy when you posted it but when I went to the website I had trouble getting it.
     
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    I got it going!! Thanks so much for your help!
     
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    You're welcome Flowerlady, I'm happy to help. (y)
     
  10. Flowerlady41559

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    Help again please, I'm still having problems getting everything back on this computer. Now it's saying I need Adobe Flash player but when I try to download it, it says I need DDRAW.dll then it says entry point not found. How do I get the dll's to put Adobe Flash player back on.
     
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    Also when I start up first thing this pops up Drive 1not found Serial ATA, SATA-2 Strike F1 to continue F2 to run setuo utility. When I click F1 windows starts. but how do I keep that from coming up every time I start up?
     
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