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How Do I Install the Drivers for My Dell EC280 Desktop Computer? - Software Reinstall Guide - 317902




Dell EC Series Reinstall Guide Introduction

When installing drivers on a system, it is important to install certain drivers in a specific order to ensure the system functions properly. The following instructions are listed in the order necessary to properly install your system's drivers. If further support is needed, refer to the Additional Information section at the end of this document.

Note:
The Software Reinstall Guide is based on driver installs from the Dell Resource CD or Dell Software CD. If the CD is not available or an updated driver is needed, refer to the Drivers and Downloads site.



Install the Video Driver for the EC Series System

To install the video drivers on the EC series system, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the Dell driver CD into the CD/DVD drive. The CD should start automatically.
  2. When the software opens, double-click the VGA Driver link to begin the installation process.
  3. Double-click the SiS Mirage Graphics Driver link to start the installation program.
  4. If your driver already exists on the system, you will see a message that states "A previous version of VGA driver was detected." Click Yes, I would like to uninstall the existing VGA driver and then click Next.
  5. Click Yes to the prompt stating Are you sure you want to remove this VGA driver and utilities complietely?
  6. Click Yes to restart the system when installation is complete.
  7. When the system restarts, the new video adapter will be detected. Be sure the Dell installation CD is still inserted in the drive and allow the installation software to install on the system. When this step is complete, your video driver software will be correctly installed on the system.



Install the audio driver for the Dell EC series system.

To install the audio driver on the EC series system, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the Dell driver CD that came with your computer into the CD/DVD drive.
    The CD starts automatically.
  2. When the software opens, locate the Audio Driver link on the screen and double-click to begin the install process.
  3. Choose the Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver link and double-click to start the install program.
    The drivers are installed with no further interaction until complete.
  4. Choose Yes, I want to restart my computer now when the Maintenance Complete message appears.
  5. When the system restarts, the installation is complete.



Install the LAN (Network) Driver for the EC Series System

To install the network driver on the EC series system, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the Dell driver CD that came with your computer, into the CD/DVD drive. The CD should start automatically.
  2. When the software opens, double-click the LAN Driver link on the screen to begin the installation process.
  3. Double-click the SiS900 Ethernet Driver link to start the installation program.
  4. Click the Next button when prompted.
  5. Click Yes, I want to restart my computer now when prompted.
  6. Click the Finish button when prompted.
  7. When the system restarts, the installation is complete.



Install the Modem Driver on the Dell EC-Series System

To install the modem driver on the EC series system, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the Dell driver CD that came with your computer into the CD/DVD drive. The CD should start automatically.
  2. When the software opens, double-click the Modem Driver link to begin the installation process.
  3. Double-click the Agere AC'97 Modem Driver link to start the installation program.
  4. Click OK when the message Do you want to install the modem driver? appears.
    The installation continues and completes automatically with no further interaction.
  5. Restart the computer when the installation completes.



 
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