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Old 11-13-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 Laptop And i recently Installed a new Windows XP Pro operating System and since then i cannot Get online Via Ethernet, so i decided to check under device manager and found a Yellow Question Mark Next to other devices, so i clicked other devices to open the drop down to find 5 other yellow question marks next to.......

?? OTHER DEVICES
? Ethernet Controller
? Multimedia Audio Controller
? Network Controller
? PCI Modem
? Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

So i decided to click on them and it says there are no drivers installed for the above devices, so i am asking for help on getting them up and running again so i can get online with my laptop again.

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Old 11-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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did you go to dell and download their drivers for your system? If not, then that should be your next stop.

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ok im just doing that now and i managed to get rid of the yellow question mark for audio so now for the others but there is so many and i dont no which 1's i need or doesnt it matter

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ALSO IT WONT LET ME DOWNLOAD MOST OF THEM FROM DELL SITE SO ANYWER ELSE I CAN GET THEM FROM ???

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imo, if the list is for your specific model (not series) then get all.
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Also It Wont Let Me Download Most Of Them From Dell Site So Anywer Else I Can Get Them From ???

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what dell link are you using for your drivers? what error messages are you getting when you try to download?
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http://support.dell.com/support/down...cnt=2&vercnt=1

and when i click download on any 1 driver it goes to a failed to connect page everytime and it even did that with the audio 1 but it still came up with the small download and save window, however it is not doing that with all the others

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right the only 2 yellow question marks i got now are PCI Modem and Network Controller ???????
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Hi,
Can you right click on these errors>Properties>Details Tab
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there is no details tab , only general , driver and resources

I HAVE SORTED 4 OF THEM MYSELF NOW HOWEVER THERES JUST 1 MORE NOW AND THAT IS PCI MODEM AND IT SAYS THE DRIVERS FOR THIS DEVICE ARE NOT INSTALLED, SO IT JUST MEANS ME FINDING THE RIGHT PCI MODEM DRIVER AS I HAVE DONE FOR THE OTHER 4 PROBLEMS THANK YOU ANYWAY
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i Have done it all now myself but thank you for your help
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Hi,
It is under Communications.
Broadcom:
http://support.dell.com/support/down...0&fileid=86563

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http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=134322
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