Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:47 AM
Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:21 AM
- Click Start
- Right Click My Computer
- Select Properties
- Bring hardware tab forward (should be by default)
- Click Device Manager
I'm willing to bet you haven't installed the driver for the sound or possible for other devices as well.
If there is a yellow marks for anything you can find the drivers for each on Dell's website. HERE are the ones for your computer.
Let me know how it goes and keep me updated.
Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:40 PM
Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:37 PM
You don't need to extract anything. Just double click the setup file and install it like you would a software program. The hardware wizard will appear as the driver is installed because the computer will now recognized new hardware... ignore it... hit cancel. Once the install is complete, go back in the device manager and you will see one of the yellow questions marks will be gone. Restarts may be required.
So I downloaded the linked files you sent (from section 'Audio' - four of them)on to a folder I created on my C: drive, but then noticed that I am unable to extract anything from my C: drive
The SM BUS Controller is your Chipset... this is important and must be installed before you install the sound driver. HERE is the chipset/SM BUS driver. Download it, save it to your desktop, double click that file, follow installation procedures... ignore the new hardware wizard.
Multi Media Controller is the Sound. HERE is the driver. Download it, save it to your desktop, double click that file, follow installation procedures... ignore the new hardware wizard.
Ethernet Controller is your Internet Port. HERE is the driver. Same installation procedures as above.
VGA is your onboard graphics/video card. HERE is one of the video driver's listed. There are several, that is my best guess.
To be sure about the video driver, once you have internet...
Install PC Wizard:
- Click PC Wizard in my signature
- Click PC Wizard 2010.1.93 on the top left
- Save the file to your Desktop
- Double Click the setup file
- Follow installation instructions
- Once installed, open PC Wizard up
- Click System Summary (Should be highlighted by default)
Edited by Ferrari, 30 March 2010 - 06:39 PM.
Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:53 AM
The video card is a Nvidia GE Force FX5200. Thanks again!
Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:29 PM
The video card is a Nvidia GE Force FX5200
That helps a ton. Then THIS is your driver.
Good luck, post back if you have problems.
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