Missing ethernet/sound drivers

July 18, 2005 at 09:49:45
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1.99GHz / 512 MB RAM

I reformated, and now my "ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, and SM bus controller" are all missing. I have no sound and because of the missing ethernet controller I can't get my DSL working. I have the Drivers & Untilites disc that came with my computer but after I install the drivers it still says they're missing.

Dell Optiplex GX260
Pentium 4
512 RAM
Win XP Pro

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July 18, 2005 at 10:52:43

To restore sound, install the Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio drivers on a Dell OptiPlex GX260 computer with Microsoft WindowsXP. You should use Dell OptiPlex ResourceCD Version 5.02 - 5.03

1. Insert the Dell OptiPlex ResourceCD into the CD or DVD drive.
The OptiPlex AMF ResourceCD window appears.
2. Click Next.
3. On the System Model menu, click Optiplex GX260.
4. On the Operating System menu, click Windows XP.
5. On the Topic menu, click Drivers.
6. Click the Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio.
The Driver Documentation window will appear.
7. Click the Extract button.
The Driver Version window menu appears.
8. Click Continue.
The Dell Computer Self-Extracting Driver Installation window appears.
9. Click OK to extract the files to C:\dell\drivers\ R41863.
The message Folder 'C:\dell\Drivers\ R41863\' does not exist. Do you want to create it? appears.

NOTE: If the application was already installed the message Folder 'C:\dell\Drivers\ R41863' already exists. Do you want to overwrite it? appears. If so, click the Yes to All button.

10. Click the Yes button.
The Dell Software Installation Documentation window appears.
11. Click the Install Now button.
A window with the following message appears: You are downloading the file: setup.exe from C:\dell\drivers\R41863
12. Click Open and an InstallShield Wizard window will appear.
13. Click Next.
14. Follow the wizard to complete the installation of the Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio.
15. When prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

What NICdo you have in that Computer?


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July 18, 2005 at 14:37:00

Thanks, I got the sound working earlier. Now I just need the Ethernet Controller.

I don't know what type of NIC? Intel or Broadcom? I'm not sure what I'm talking about, heh.

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July 18, 2005 at 14:52:33

1.Install Everest Home Edition 2.00

2. Launch Everest home to scan the installed hardware.

3. Click Open Network and the installed NIC may be listed under Windows network or PCI/PnP network

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