Have Inspiron 6000 ~ Device Manager has shows (other) with yellow question marks.. Can't get on internet.. Help

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Have Inspiron 6000 ~ Device Manager has shows (other) with yellow question marks.. Can't get on internet.. Help

  • Have Dell Inspiron 6000.  Had to reformat.  Just had windows xp cd.  Got drivers from dell online via my desktop.  But can't get online thru wireless.. .not even sure I have one.. new at this.  Went to device manager and everything is working except all listed under Other..This is the list: ethernet controller, Network controller, pci device, video controller, video controller(vga compatible)..I dont know what else i need.. drivers? says code 28?  sigh.. please help.. ty
    Message Edited by Angelslight on 03-22-2008 07:45 PM
  • You need to install, in order:

     

    XP, with SP2

    The notebook system software

    The chipset driver

     

    THEN

     

    Install the video, audio, wired ethernet, touchpad, modem, wireless, etc. drivers.


    If you want to reload Media Direct, leave 2G unpartitioned space when you load the system with XP, and then install Media Direct from the Media Direct CD.

     

  • I know, I know.  I'm sorry for rehashing an OLD threadCrying but...  So my father refuses to break down and buy a new laptop and insists on using the old Inspiron 6000 from like 1999 or something like that.  He just had to replace the Hard drive and he is having the same problems listed above.  I understand that I have to reinstall everything in the order that its listed above but now the question becomes where do I find these Drivers.  I GOOGLED it and came across this thread and that's the only place I can find.  Any help would certainly be appreciated!

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