I just reformated for the first time my dell dimensions 4700 tower and wanted to download all the required drivers and utilities. I tried installing my dsl but the unit will not connect by my ethernet or usb ports. What can I do?
You must first load Desktop System Software and then Intel Chipset drivers before loading any other drivers. Here.
Back then, I dont think Dell included any of the driver cds so the only cd I do have would be the XP home edition, monitor software, and a utilities cd for the 56k modem. I cant install the DSL because theres no reading from the ethernet or USB. Which I need to get online to download those files you listed. Is there another way or should I somehow burn the required drivers onto a USB drive/CD and go from there? Just wanted to see if there was another easier/absolute way.
I am also having the same problem, but with a 3000. My buddy bought it off someone and of course doesn't have the cd's. I was wondering what drivers I need to burn to disc to be able to get on the internet to update everything. Any help would be much appreciatted.
After loading the two drivers stated above. Go into device manager and uninstall the usb drivers. Reboot and let them relaod and see if that works. Dimension 3000 drivers are here.
Alright, I downloaded these following files recommended by pudgyone:
Desktop System Software or Notebook System Software
Chipset or SMBus driver
Processor Driver (if applicable)
Input Drivers (keyboard/mouse)
The computer recognizes the ethernet drive now but once im installing the bellsouth dsl service, for the life of it it won't connect to the internet. It will work on my labtop but not on the tower. Suggestions?
New problem showed up and i didn't want to clutter up the forum with a new topic so im adding it in here. It looks like my USB ports are not working with any devices such as my printer or itunes since the reformat.