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Old 11-13-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
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allright guys, i just installed XP Professional on my new computer(well new to me at least)

BUT IT DOESNT RECONISE ANY OF THE DRIVERS, NOR I CANT CHANGE THE DISPLAY FROM 640X480


any idea why?
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Old 11-13-2005, 07:51 PM   #2
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Is it a Dell , compaq or what what model is it . does it have onboard video or a card if a card who made it .
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Old 11-13-2005, 07:51 PM   #3
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god bless ya man i dont understand computers at all
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Old 11-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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dell, baisc components, i had no problem installing it on my old dell though... <_<


EDIT: Heres the usual way that i would e-install XP

1. Get my disks(xp disk and a windows 98 start-up disk to clear the hard drive)

2.put start-up disk in floppy drive

3. clear hard drive

4. install xp

now the only thing is, there is no floppy drive on this dell, but i have like 3 extra floppy drives that i had from old computers, is there anyway that i can hook one of those drivers up and try re-installing XP like that maybe?
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Old 11-13-2005, 07:57 PM   #5
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ok go hereDell Drivers eneter your model number and download the drivers .
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:00 PM   #6
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Compaq Presario is better if u transform it to a pure gameing computer
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:03 PM   #7
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well, i have a dell, so what, i cant maybe get a new computer off hand
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:05 PM   #8
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Originally posted by trunkskid79@Nov 13 2005, 11:52 PM
dell, baisc components, i had no problem installing it on my old dell though... <_<


EDIT: Heres the usual way that i would e-install XP

1. Get my disks(xp disk and a windows 98 start-up disk to clear the hard drive)

2.put start-up disk in floppy drive

3. clear hard drive

4. install xp

now the only thing is, there is no floppy drive on this dell, but i have like 3 extra floppy drives that i had from old computers, is there anyway that i can hook one of those drivers up and try re-installing XP like that maybe?
You proberly installed it correctly you just need to go to the link in my other post and get the correct drivers .
you don't need to install a floppy drive unless you just want one .
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:08 PM   #9
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i know i really dont need one, but that was the only way i was able to get it to work, ill see what i can do, and if not, thanks for the link Agent-J
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:30 PM   #10
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Well some companies like Dell, Gateway, etc. have basically a custom made version of windows xp so it will work perfectly with the dell computers and if you have just regular xp then some drivers arent on their so you have to find the drivers and install them.
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:19 PM   #11
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is there anyway to get rid of EVERYTHING on the hard drive without a boot disk?
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:42 PM   #12
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The only thing I can think of is reformatting but delete the old partition
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Old 11-14-2005, 03:18 AM   #13
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Just install the drivers.

- www.driverguide.com
- www.dell.com
- www.hp.com
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:04 AM   #14
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Originally posted by trunkskid79@Nov 14 2005, 01:19 AM
is there anyway to get rid of EVERYTHING on the hard drive without a boot disk?
put in ur winxp disk and delete the partition
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