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I can't find PCI or USB drivers for a Dell Optiplex GX270

I'm setting this Dell Optiplex GX270 up for a friend. I did a fresh install of Win XP and went to

To download all the missing drivers. Well everything is working but my friend can only get dial up internet ( yuck ) so I put a modem in. The system didn't reconize it. I look in the devise manager and I have no drivers for PCI, or USB.
I have searched the Dell drivers page above and tried almost every driver on that page with no luck.
I also downloaded the modem driver and it didn't do anything either...any help?

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  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I have the PC at my house and it is hooked up to cable right now. I put the modem in and installed the modem driver but for some reason in the devise manager it still shows a ( ! ) for the PCI slot. The modem shows up but will not dial up and it gives me a hardware error.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    Here's a pic


  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    my usb don't work can you help me

  • mark hudson May 11, 2010

    can you confirm if you have service pack 2 installed?

    your USB drivers will update once service pack 2 is installed.

    You can see what service pack you have by looking on the system in the control panel or typing dxdiag in the run box from the startup.

    Whats the model number of the modem you have? Let me know and ill locate the driver for you but youll have to download from another pc or by your friends dial-up, that will sort your PCI problem out.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    If you put a PCI modem in the computer you shoudl have gotten the driver along with it. If not go to the link of the company that made that modem,for the driver.

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    VonZeppelen May 11, 2010

    Hold on... ok, after installing XP, you downloaded all the drivers from Dells website. After that, the modem must have been working if he was able to get dial up. But then you say that you installed a NEW modem? Was it a modem, a NIC card, or a wireless card? I think that you should be looking for a network adaptor driver instead of a modem driver. It sounds like the modem is already working if he's getting dial up. Please clarify.



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Do you know the motherboard mfg?
if it something other than the Dell then you can get the drivers.
USB drivers are mostly generic and are available at Microsoft. there is an application called "Driver Detective" and they are good. They check the computer and get everything you need.

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