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madicus
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Dimension 2400 missing Multimedia Video Controller

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I have XP reinstalled on a Dimension 2400 and I thought I had all the drivers I need.

Wrong. Device Manager shows a yellow mark after "Multimedia Video Controller". No driver installed.

Which driver do I need and where do I find it?

Thanks in advance.

madicus

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rdunnill
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Re: Dimension 2400 missing Multimedia Video Controller

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Did you install a driver for the onboard video?

www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

Another alternative is to go to Intel's download site and use their automated chipset identity utility.

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madicus
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Re: Dimension 2400 missing Multimedia Video Controller

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@RDUNNILL: Yes. Onboard video driver is installed. Your link leads to an older driver (R86399.exe)

Chipset identifier says:

Chipset: INTEL 845G chipset family

Integrated Graphics: INTEL 82845G graphics controller

My system information shows a missing driver for a "Multimedia Video Controller"

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jackshack
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Re: Dimension 2400 missing Multimedia Video Controller

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My Dimension 2400 used to work better with the Springdale driver than the others; the chipset is the 845 GV, which is supposed to be able to use any of the drivers listed on the Dell page, but maybe not always.

You probably already know this, but just in case, you must install the Intel Chipset driver ahead of everything else in order for the rest to install properly.

EDIT:  Is there any chance you have a third party card installed that might be needing a driver?

Dell Forum member since 2005

madicus
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Re: Dimension 2400 missing Multimedia Video Controller

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@JackShack: You are right! There is an old Creative PC-DVD decoder card on the board that caused the problem! I had a driver for it installed, but it was apparently not the right one. Problem solved! Thankyou guys for your support!

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jackshack
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Re: Dimension 2400 missing Multimedia Video Controller

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We're very glad we could help.  Best of luck to you.

Dell Forum member since 2005

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