need help finding drivers

September 29, 2009 at 09:34:02
Specs: Windows XP
i had to reload windows xp on my laptop. it will no longer connect to the internet and when i look at the device manager i see that there are some drivers missing. i do not have the cd with the drivers any more. is there an app i can download to my desktop, burn to cd/flash drive and move to the laptop that will tell me what drivers I need?

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#1
September 29, 2009 at 09:37:20
... are we meant to guess what the make and model of you pc is?

... it would be handy if you posted them here.

... download, save + run this: http://www.astra32.com/download.htm

... continue... post back chip details of needed driver..... + motherboard


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#2
September 29, 2009 at 09:38:23
go here

download and install astra32

go to "System summary" tab and check out "Adapter name" and "Adapter vendor", then post back with the info

we`ll send you a link for the network drivers

also check out the other problem devices name and post them back :-)

our patience is big


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#3
September 29, 2009 at 09:42:14
Just go to the Manufacturer Support Website..

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#4
September 29, 2009 at 09:45:26
Mavis, the laptop is a Dell D800. However, it was given to me by a friend who described it as a "Frankenstein". He put it together from several broken down laptops. I'm not really sure what may be original to this model and what may not be.

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#5
September 29, 2009 at 09:51:19
astra32 should tell you all devices name

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#6
September 29, 2009 at 09:52:44
...Dell Latitude D800 drivers <<click

... nice collection for network!


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#7
September 29, 2009 at 09:55:09
astra is asking for a password. interesting, i guess the download is free but to use it you've got to pay! lol

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#8
September 29, 2009 at 09:55:59
just click continue

it`s free

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#9
September 29, 2009 at 09:59:09
imperator, it won't let me. it's requiring a password

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#10
September 29, 2009 at 10:02:15
look, you download astra32 > you install it > you run it > and you click continue

however you can try everest

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#11
September 29, 2009 at 10:03:46
weird. after about the tenth time it worked.

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#12
September 29, 2009 at 10:06:20
okay, network adapter name is BCM5705 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet from Broadcom Corp

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#13
September 29, 2009 at 10:06:42
ok...

now please tell us the names of the devices that are missing drivers

you can find them in the same place as network adapter

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#14
September 29, 2009 at 10:09:49
... click blue link in "Response Number 6"

... then +network

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#15
September 29, 2009 at 10:14:32
List of Problem Devices:
1. Audio Controller - Intel PCI/AGP Device 82801DB.DBL AC'97Audio Controller (ICH4/ICH4-LA1 step)

2. Modem Controller - Intel 82801DB/DBL AC'97 Model Controller (ICH4/ICH4-LA1 step)

3. Video Controller - Nvidio Corp GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go AGP 8x [NV28]

4. Ethernet Controller - Broadcom Corp BCM5705M NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet

5. Base System Device - Texas Instruments - Ultramedia Firmware Loader Device

6. Network Controller - Broadcom Corp BCM 4306 802.11g Wireless NIC


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#16
September 29, 2009 at 10:24:53
audio = here

Video = here

ethernet = here

base system device = here

network = here

our patience is big


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#17
September 29, 2009 at 10:33:21
Thanks to everyone that helped!

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#18
September 29, 2009 at 10:35:21
Err...did you install all the drivers ???

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#19
September 29, 2009 at 11:26:15
imperator, i am still working towards that. several of them are giving me trouble.

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#20
September 29, 2009 at 11:35:59
these are the direct download links :

audio = here

video = here

ethernet = this one was ok

base system device = ok

network = here

hmm...you`re right -- few of them didn`t work

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#21
September 29, 2009 at 12:03:01
imperator, i've fixed three of them. this is "almost" as much fun as banging your head against a brick wall! thanks again for your efforts and time.

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#22
September 29, 2009 at 12:03:56
pls tell me which ones didn`t work

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#23
September 29, 2009 at 12:09:04
the ethernet controller, network controller and video controller. i've found the files, I just can't seem to get them to load.

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#24
September 29, 2009 at 12:16:55
i keep getting an error message from the VBIOS flash utility telling me that it can't find an NVIDIA video adapter.

I'm much more concerned with the network and wireless. I need my internet to work on this thing!


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#25
September 29, 2009 at 12:21:37
i see...

video = doesn`t work

network = when asked to unzip the files, select "Deskop" as a directory > a folder on the desktop should be created "Wireless LAN" > find setup.exe file and run it

ethernet = you need to install it with device manager

how to do it

just extract the files in a folder and then follow the instructions from the above link

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#26
September 29, 2009 at 12:37:23
grrrrrrr. where is that brick wall when i need it?

installed the wireless driver. the wizard went through it's process and told me it was loaded. astra and the device manager say it's not.


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#27
September 29, 2009 at 13:30:50
i don't get this. i am following these instructions precisely as written yet it still won't load!

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#28
September 29, 2009 at 19:28:38
Even if your friend Frankenstein'd the system he would not have been able to use parts that were not designed for the D800. All of the models had the same basic parts.

Did you get to the Dell Support site?

Note on the left side of the page you can select configuration with the service tag from the sticker on the bottom. Sometimes you need to download each of the files for the device such as the 8 listed for video. Try installing one at a time until the one you need sets the device. I sometimes have to use the same approach when a user does not have the driver disk for the system.

Good luck

Richard


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#29
September 30, 2009 at 01:03:33
... extract the files from the "zip" file running them from the zip file won't work!

... Also insert XP CD

... from cd menu click "install optional windows components"

... [OR go to control panel add/remove programs add/remove windows components]


... check "networking services" [also double click it]


... check "internet gateway device discovery and control client"

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