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I have a Dell inspiron 6400 XP. My problem is i got a trojan a couple months back and my system crashed. I rebooted and reinstalled. Did not help at all. The drivers that are not working are- 3 base system devices, ethernet controller, network controller, SM bus controller, and 2 video controllers. Would love some help.

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  • matcowan128 Nov 13, 2010

    I also don't have internet on it. On my desktop now. So I am unable to go the website. Sorry I didn't mention it already.

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After re-installing Windows, you also need to install the laptop's device drivers eg. LAN, audio, video drivers etc.
You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, thesupport download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operatingsystem. Click on this link to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Nov 13, 2010

    You can download the drivers using a computer that has Internet connection and the copy them and install them on your Dell.

  • matcowan128 Nov 15, 2010

    will a memory stick work? or do i need a cd-rw?

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