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Re-installed Dell Laptop; Nothing Works!

nothing_man13nothing_man13 Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey,

So my brother broke his Dell and also succeded in losing all his recovery CDs. I finally figured out the problem was the HDD so I replaced it and re-installed windows. Now, I have no video card, sound card, wireless or network card drivers and I have no idea which drivers I need. Any of the ones I have downloaded from the Dell website do not seem to work. So... ideas?

Edit: Also is an Inspiron 9400

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  • AlorienAlorien Registered User new member
    edited September 2007
    Unknown Device Identifier (freeware) or Everest + google are going to be the easiest way for you find the drivers.

    if you check device manager (control panel -> system) it should tell you whats missing.

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  • nothing_man13nothing_man13 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Thanks finally got it working, well most of it. Bluetooth still isn't working but that isn't important right now.

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  • AlorienAlorien Registered User new member
    edited September 2007
    No problem

    you may be able to use a generic blue tooth driver, im not too sure though

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  • IreneDAdlerIreneDAdler Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Go to Dell's support site and click on the Drivers tab. Input your service tag if you have it, your model number if you don't. That will give you a list of all possible driver you could need. Bluetooth is probably under communications. You should be able to download everything you need. You should also update the BIOS and the chipset drivers. Also, Dell sometimes uses proprietary versions of hardware, so, for example, the drivers I get from nVIDIA's site doesn't work on my laptop, and I need the drivers from Dell's site.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    This url should give you everything you need.

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