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I need a video driver for a Dell Inspiron 5100 so I can play Diablo II. I replaced the hard drive and loaded a clean copy of Windows XP into the laptop but don't have the Dell drivers.

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You need to lookup the driver on this webpage
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx

It should be there as long as you haven't upgraded your video card inside your pc.

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