Missing Network Drives in 'My Computer'

November 27, 2010 at 18:00:04
Specs: Windows XP
i am missing network drives due to a re-install of windows. i had made a cd before with the drives i downloaded from some site that i can not recall. i miss placed the cd and now i can't reload the drives. i have several computers all dells that need this done. anyone know where i can get these drives again and download them to cd for installation. i have found all kinds of drives but when i go to cpy them on cd they appear not to be able to install on the computers i am trying to fix

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#1
November 27, 2010 at 18:08:50
Do you mean drivers? If so, post the make and model # of the machine.

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#2
November 27, 2010 at 18:21:47
i have dell Dimension 8200 and optiplexgx280 i believe they can use simular network drives. i just need to find them on a site for downloading to cd any ideas on that. i have downloaded i don't know how many but when i put them on cd they don't install the drives like i had before

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#3
November 27, 2010 at 18:27:58
Once again, do you mean drivers or drives? I'm assuming you mean the network drivers. These can be had on the Dell site. if you reformatted and reinstalled Windows, you need to install the Chipset drivers for your motherboard.

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#4
November 27, 2010 at 18:40:55
thats exactly what i did reformatted and re-installed windows. now the network doesn't work. whether its called drives or drivers i'm afraid i'm at a lose there. i did re'install them before on one of the dells i gave away but i lost the cd i made when i downloaded the drives from the site i got them from. i 'm sorry i'm not sure of the distinction of drivers or drives i just know the internet won't work with out them. an i can't download drive mender or anything like that because i can't get on the internet with these computers thats why i need to download to cd an then install

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#5
November 27, 2010 at 18:48:57
OK, you need drivers. Drives are the partitions on your hard drive Like C / D etc. You need to go to the dell site on a working computer and save the chipset drivers and any other drivers you need to a jump drive or burn them to a cd etc. Then insert the media into the non functioning machines to install them. They should be execute files, so you shouldn't have a problem. Look for chipset drivers and NIC card drivers or network interface drivers. Good Luck.

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#6
November 27, 2010 at 19:04:41
thanx grasshopper i'll try dell again i haven't been able to get the drives to burn to cd but thats probably something i'll be able to figure out thanks again. if you don't hear back i did it right lol

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#7
November 27, 2010 at 19:17:44
i was right i can't seem to get the drivers to download to cd. they only seem to want to install on the computer i'm using which is not an option for me. i can't figure out if i'm doing something wrong. i know i did this before thats whats frustrating. any ideas what i could be doing wrong.

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#8
November 28, 2010 at 04:48:53
You can't download them to a cd. Download them and save them to the pc your working on. After the download, then you can burn them to a cd. All your Dells have a service tag # too. Try inputting that on the dell site.

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#9
November 28, 2010 at 15:04:28
i don't know if you're aroun tonight grasshopper but here goes. i downloaded the the drivers to my computer. i then tried to burn to disc and get told D;/ not an option also tried to drag to burn it says D:./ not accessable i'm sort of lost. i know i've done this before but can't remember exactly the routine from start to finish.when i try to copy it and paste to D;/ it also turns me down to do that.most of the downloads also say to Hard drive. is there a special place to download to that is easier to copy to cd?

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