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Miss Kris

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 that the HD crashed on. I installed a new HD but only have a desk top that is 5"x7" and has poor to no graphics. :)
Are there drivers that I need to find or maybe because the orig HD was 30Gb and this one is 160GB somethings isn't recognizing something else. I made sure that the HD was EID like the old one.
Somebody PLEASE help! :)
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Neil Jones

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Go to Dell's website and download all the drivers for your model, you can look it up by your Service Tag for all the drivers you need.
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I can't get online. The thing won't recognize the software for my modem when I try to install it.
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Forgive me but if you can read this forum then you're obviously online somehow :)
You can download the drivers you need on another computer and burn them to CD or a pen drive and then take that to the computer that needs drivers.
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OK, I'll try that. Thanks Neil :)
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I downloaded the drivers from DELL for my system onto a cruzer, then transfered them to my laptop but they won't open. I have no programs to open them with. I'm so confused. :)
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Hi Miss Kris,

Either the downloads will be executable files (ie. they will run by themselves), or they will be the direct driver files themselves, meaning you'll need to head to the device manager and install them manually.

What's the extension on the files you have copied over?

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One of them is a zip file and one of them is .exe, I thought the exe. should run by itself too, but it tells me to choose which program to open it with and I have no programs that will do it. i tried them all. As for the zip file I downloaded winzip and transfered it, but it won't open either.
I'm sure there was something I was supposed to do when i put the new HD in, but did not.
Right now i am running 2000. But I want to replace it with ME, unfortunatly 2000 won't allow me to override it. I suppose I will have to take it in to be corrected. I thought I could update it. but with the $ I'm going to spend I could have just bought a new one. :)
Thanks Troy for any help you can give.
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Chances are You need to extract (unzip) the zip file to a folder by itself.
Then I would guess you should go to device manager and when asked where the driver is, point it to the appropriate folder.
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That sounds so easy, but isn't. i'm not sure where in the device manager I need to try and apply anything and I'm afraid of messing something up even more.
Thank you for all the advice, but I guess I'm going to call a computer doctor. :)
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