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That's the problem, I don't think there are any srivers loaded and there is no "drivers and utilities" CD with my restoration cd's

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Just go to Dell website and put in make and model of computer.
download driver's to desktop and copy setup to a cd.

You can use any computer to do this, just DON'T open till cd in your computer.

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