welchs101
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Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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Hi,

 

I have a dimension 4600 and i am re-installing the windows xp operating system because of a problem that i had.  I have finished the windows xp install and now i am trying to install the drivers.  The first driver i am supposed to install is the chipset driver.  I went to the dell driver download site and they said to download/install the following driver  "R58201_ZPE.exe" but when i double click on this driver to install it ....it says something about "This self-extracting zip file is part of a multi-disk zip file......"

Any ideas on what to do?  Or where i can find the chip set drivers?

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rdunnill
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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Try this: downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx

No, it won't harm the machine. It's a ZIP file and must be unzipped before use.

You might also consider upgrading to Windows 7, the install ISO for which can be downloaded from Digital River and burned to DVD.

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rdunnill
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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You can download the Intel chipset installation utility straight from Intel's download site. If you can get the machine online, there is an automated chipset installation utility that will determine the needed drivers and install them. If not, I suggest using another machine to download the file, copying the file to a USB drive, and bringing that over to the 4600.

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welchs101
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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can you suggest a web site on intels page where i can find this chipset application.  Also, your recommendation to find another machine to download file.....wont this hurt the machine i download it on?

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rdunnill
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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Try this: downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx

No, it won't harm the machine. It's a ZIP file and must be unzipped before use.

You might also consider upgrading to Windows 7, the install ISO for which can be downloaded from Digital River and burned to DVD.

PineValley
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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The windows XP operating system is not the one that came with the Dell 4600 or you would not need drivers they would be on it already. Even if you bought a retail version of XP for the Dell 4600 it would not need a chip set driver right off the computer would fire up. Can you be more specific with the problem you're having?

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rdunnill
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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The chipset and other drivers for the 4600 are not on the XP disc. There was a separate utilities disc containing them, as far as I know. It's better to get them from Intel or the Dell site.

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welchs101
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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ok.....thanks for the site

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rdunnill
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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Let us know how it works out!

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PineValley
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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rdunnill, all drivers are included with the XP disc, that came with the Dell 4600.  A pirated or boot legged OS is trying to be installed

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welchs101
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Re: Chipset driver for Dell Dimension 4600

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Basically, i did as someone suggested.......skipped chipset download and went to vidoe driver and then network download.  I have run serveral windows updates and my plan is to run the intel chipset driver down load mentioend in one of the threads.

FYI:  My harddriver died and so i had to put a new hard drive in.........this computer is used by my daughter ....definitely not a high end system.

 

thanks.

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