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jr630

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Hi,
I just formatted and reinstalled Windows XP on a second machine that I'm thinking of making into a Server.
The Reinstall went fine I guess but I'm still showing drivers that are missing. I've tried updating the drivers thru windows but it says that it "can't install this hardware"

The Device manager is showing 2 yellow conflicts:
(1) Ethernet Controller
(2) Multimedia audio Controller


I've tried searching the Internet but not really sure what Drivers are needed. I've also gone to Dell's website but nothing there seems to work. I see online there are a few Driver Sites but they are pay sites and not sure about paying and then getting NO results!
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated
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Broni

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First of all, you don't install drivers through Windows.
You get drivers from computer manufacturer, or device manufacturer websites.
Did you install chipset driver?
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Contents removed.

This is a family forum, please watch your language. Address members in a workmanlike manner.

Edited by JSntgRvr, 15 February 2010 - 01:12 AM.
Improper behavior

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Troy

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Windows will have a whole bunch of "built-in" drivers however if it can't identify the device then you must download the driver from the manufacturer's website - sometimes Windows Updates will pick up on missing hardware drivers also.

Please advise make and model of the computer.

Cheers.
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jr630

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Thank You for your Professional manner in which you replied Troy.
Here are the specs to the computer:

Dell Otpimax GX260
2.65 gig Intel Pentium 4
40 gig HD, 512 Memory
Windows XP Pro SP2
MB# 02X378
Operating System: Windows XP Pro


I've tried to search/find the correct drivers online and even went to Dell's site but everytime that I download and install a driver the computer gets messed up and I have to refomat again!.
After refomating it's OK and I can even get online with it.

Thanks again
JR
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anzenketh

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everytime that I download and install a driver the computer gets messed up and I have to refomat again!.

Could you please expand some more on this point?
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