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Laptop will not play games now after factory reset.

I did a factory restore on my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1501. Now it will not play quite a few of the games it used to play. I updated the drivers to the best of my ability , I also get an "error 17" when I try to start "Air Strike 2"
I have an ATI Radeon xpress 1150 video card.

What else is there that I could fix or update? Or what else is the problem.

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