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ginnywinnieb

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I have a Dell Inspiron 2650 with windows xp on it and every time I turn the computer on it locks up and then goes to a blue screen telling me I have conflicting hardware or driver. Remove this and then try again.
How do I find out which driver or hardware is not suppose to be on it. It is driving me crazy.
 
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Do have an expansion card like sound or video ? If so open the case remove them restart the system and start adding them one by one..
 

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I am no computer buff and I would not know what I have. I bought this laptop at an auction and the only thing it had on it was the operating system. No discs came with it. If I remove these objects like you suggested, will I be able to add them back without software?
 
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Ahhh, you bought a LAPTOP from an AUCTION without TESTING IT? It can't get much worser. I'm taking motherboard ment PC sound and video cards, which are actual objects you can take out and in of a PC. However a laptop has these built in it. It is impossible (or well 99.9% impossible) to change these in a laptop, and before any laptop is sold these are tested with each other.
If your laptop is giving you that error, well I'm not sure if there's anything you can do, depends.. Can you get into windows? When is it giving you the blue screen?
 
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Well what you can do now is if you can get into windows at all is to update all your drivers like chipset first, then mobo sound. nic etc.
 

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I can enter windows in safe mode. It does not seem to lock up on me here. However, if I could have some intstruction on how to update and find these drivers, I would appreciate it. Like stated before, I am no computer buff.
 

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I forgot to state that I went into hardware and I did not get any conflicts there. I tested each and every thing that the computer has on it.
 
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I use aida 32 first to identify the hardware to be updated. Then search on the net (preferably the manufacturer site) for the drivers for each item. Usually all you need are motherboard chipset, sound card, video card and network card.
 
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