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The Dell Driver Reset Tool for Windows XP


Article Summary: The Dell Driver Reset Tool is a diagnostic and repair tool for Microsoft Windows XP that can evaluate and reset device drivers to their last known-good state.

Table of Contents:

  1. What is the Dell Driver Reset Tool for Windows XP?
  2. How to Start using the Driver Reset Tool


    Step 1: What is the Dell Driver Reset Tool for Windows XP?

    The Dell Driver Reset Tool can help fix problems caused by corrupt or updated device drivers in Microsoft® Windows® XP. Symptoms of these problems can include:
    • The computer locks up or displays errors.
    • External devices do not work properly or at all.
    • Games and other programs lock up or crash.
    • Windows cannot start in Normal Mode.

    The Dell Driver Reset Tool can only reload or refresh device drivers that are already installed on your computer. The Dell Driver Reset Tool does not download or update device drivers.
    If you want to download the latest device drivers for your computer, browse to Drivers and Downloads.
    Note:
    The Dell Driver Reset Tool is not compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7.



    Step 2: How to Start using the Driver Reset Tool.

    To start the Driver Reset Tool, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Dell Accessories, and then click Driver Reset Tool.
    To Reinstall the Dell Driver Reset Tool Follow the instructions below:

    1. Click the following link to download the Dell Driver Reset Tool: R92578.EXE.

    2. When prompted, click Save.

    3. Next to Save in:, click the down arrow, choose Desktop, and then click Save.

    4. Close any open windows when the file has finished downloading.

    5. Double-click the file that was saved on your desktop, and then click Continue.

    6. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation.
     


    Article ID: SLN149318

    Last Date Modified: 08/15/2011 12:00 AM


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