driver download for Dell optiplex gx620 running Windows XP

May 14, 2015 at 09:36:24
Specs: Windows xp, 1.7
need Ethernet driver for a optiplexgx620 i formatted and reinstall win xp home afer i did this e lost my drivers board is a pentium d intil

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#2
May 14, 2015 at 10:22:59
Did you go here (Drivers & downloads section)?
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...

Your computer supplier is the best place to obtain drivers.

EDIT:
Oops, overlapped above response by 2 seconds.

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#3
May 14, 2015 at 10:25:35
If this is your Dell model then this is where to find "all" the drivers etc.:

http://tinyurl.com/p4sa66n

The manual is also available there.


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#4
May 14, 2015 at 11:39:48
ty all for your answers

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#5
May 14, 2015 at 11:44:07
i am not good at finding drivers have been in here but no luck i need to download it to a usb stick and install on another pc

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#6
May 14, 2015 at 14:49:11
It's going to be tricky for us to work through it for you, so you could consider this instead:
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/NE...
Use blue download link on the right then the external mirror.

Note that I cannot vouch for it so it's at your own risk. Also watch out for any unwanted goodies - uncheck anything like that which is already checked for you.

EDIT:
Sorry, it now seems that because I'm on Windows 8.1 I'm not seeing anything like what Windows 7 users are seeing on the Dell links that have been given.

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#7
May 14, 2015 at 15:16:00
If you go to the link posted above (in both 1 and #3) and click on the network (4 files) section/label in the list... the ethernet drivers are there.

Not knowing exactly which ethernet "adapter" is installed in your Optiflex... I'd download the first two drivers (the first is wifi, and the second ethernet); install them and see how things go. You can always update the drivers as needs-be once there is a driver installed.

If you download the manual at the above link you can get more complete instructions/how to that way? Although pholks here are of course happy to help as well.


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#8
May 14, 2015 at 15:25:25
trvlr

Aha, it seems I'm not seeing the list you mentioned because I am using Win 8.1. It has happened before - it gears everything to 8.1 and can look totally different. I guess I shall have to wind up my old Win 7 in future for this sort of thing.

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#9
May 14, 2015 at 15:44:32
Not sure I Follow the problem you have in seeing the list...?

Do you manage to get to the site both thx1138 and I point you to?

It is the actual/specific Dell support area for the Optiflex you have.

Clicking on the link in either post #1 or #3 (above) ought to open up your browser (usually Internet Explorer) and go to the Dell site?

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#10
May 14, 2015 at 16:14:32
trvlr
Note, that #8 was from me (Derek) not the poster.

I've uploaded a jpg of what I saw when going to the link at #1. It's here:
http://www58.zippyshare.com/v/LBHfC...
(lost the top bit where it says OptiPlex GX620)

Does that look like you see on Win 7?

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notoys
Please excuse these asides.

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#11
May 14, 2015 at 17:11:01
Ooops Derek..

No not at all... I'm on a Mac usually, but just now an iPad2... Both go to a page with a long list of assorted downloads etc - centre right...

And the OS at the head of list is XP...

If I knew how to grab the page/image and post as you have done...

Can you not however trawl across Dell support for XP drownloads etc and thus "see" the page as I do?

I is in bed and Bout to crash.. So will pick up onthis in the morning...


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#12
May 14, 2015 at 17:12:51
Incidentally if the poster gave the Dell tag number (actually a mix usually of numbers and letters) we could go straight to XP support area for this Optiflex..

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#13
May 14, 2015 at 17:19:14
trvlr
I get the same sort of nonsense on MS sites. Just about to circumvent UEFI and try Linux on here for the first time. That might be a away around it on here but probably easier to just dig out a Win 7 machine.

notoys
Let us know how you are getting on.

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#14
May 15, 2015 at 05:17:44
i whent back to 1 and 3 had no luck with the drivers i did format my pc do i need mother board drivers in stead of network drivers the tag #is30l3491 thanks again

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#15
May 15, 2015 at 05:20:41
pc has xp home installed on it

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#16
May 15, 2015 at 06:09:40
"had no luck with the drivers"
Does this mean you were unable to install them or that you installed them but they didn't fix the problem?

Did you enter the service tag?

What is showing in "Control Panel > Network & sharing center > Change adapter settings"?

Are there any error showing in Device Manager?

Sometimes Ethernet drivers are part of motherboard drivers.

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#17
May 15, 2015 at 07:06:57
Chipset (2 Files) 5th on the list at the Dell link.

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#18
May 15, 2015 at 17:58:41
17 responses for a network/ethernet driver? Wow!

@ notoys - the one you should be downloading is R96978.EXE, the others that are listed are older. Once you download the file, double click on it & it will unpack to C:\dell\drivers\R96978. If the driver doesn't automatically install, you will have to go to that location & run the installation from there

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...

The same goes for the chipset driver, in fact, the chipset driver should be installed 1st. Here it is:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...


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#19
May 19, 2015 at 15:04:07
this didnot work is tkis the right driver i
need the original

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#20
May 19, 2015 at 15:23:15
as per Derek's query... Did you use the service tag for your Optiplex -as that "usually" takes you to appropriate software for that particular (Dell) tagged computer.

I would go for the oldest version of the drive - initially;as that's likely what came with the original installation. Then update it...

Also did you download the chipset drivers OK?


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#21
May 19, 2015 at 15:24:31
In #18 did you install the chipset driver first, followed by the R96978 driver?

When you say "it didn't work" do you mean it didn't install or it didn't cure whatever you are trying to cure? Saying things don't work can mean anything.

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#22
May 19, 2015 at 16:23:29
yes chipset first and then installed thethen installed driver that u told me from usb stick

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#23
May 19, 2015 at 16:30:05
Are you saying that the Ethernet does not work?

If so what is showing in Device Manager Network adapters?

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#24
May 19, 2015 at 16:33:54
When you view the network adapters in device manager - what do you see there?

Any yellow exclamation marks inthat area for network adapters?

And as per Derek's query: what do you mean when you say it didn't work? Does the adapter show in the system tray bottom right corner area and if so what happens when you click on it, when you right click on it too?


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#25
May 20, 2015 at 03:13:01
divice manager has a lot of excalamation marks in other divices

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#26
May 20, 2015 at 05:08:36
mmm yellow exclamation marks (in more than one device) suggest more than a few issues...

Can you list the assorted devices showing/flagging yellow exclamation marks?

Possibly a "repair" installation might resolve a lot of the problems.

Perhaps consider it and follow the steps here:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/X...

Note it is not done via Recovery Console.

Presuming you can at least boot into either normal mode or safe-mode you might also consider running this utility as it does what it says on the tin. It works as described.
Will resolve al maner of problems. It's free (though they do appreciate a wee donation) and well regarded. It run from within a booted OS - ideally safe-mode although "normal" mode is OK too. If possible use safe-mode.

http://www.tweaking.com


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#27
May 20, 2015 at 05:53:28
Where you have yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager, expand out the individual items one at a time, then right click each one and select Uninstall. If it then says do you want to remove the software say NO. Restart the computer - it will then pick up the software again for a "new device" and set it up again. This is not like an uninstall you do from "Control Panel > Features" because it leaves the software in place - just reinstates it.

Check Device Manager for errors again afterwards.

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#28
May 20, 2015 at 06:34:50
Good suggestion from Derek: as that may do what a repair installation would (hopefully) do for (all) the problem items... If it doesn't work (for any/all of them) then perhaps the tweaking.com utility next; and if needs-be a repair installation as last resort?

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#29
May 20, 2015 at 12:54:57
i am having no luck with this . thanks for all your suggestion but i will have to close this post getting to long thanks again

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#30
May 20, 2015 at 13:17:54
OK, well I hope you stumble on the solution somewhere along the way.

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