TaraCicora
1 Copper

Issue with drivers downloading

I recently had to reinstall WIndows 7 after an ongoing error. I used the disk provided by Dell.  However, once the reinstall was complete I saw that most/many of the drivers never redownloaded.  As such, I can't access the internet.  So I have been downloading the drivers to a thumbdrive and then installing them that way.  The computer is saying that things are downloaded but after doing a reboot I still don't see the drivers in the Driver Device Manager. Please advise, here are some stats:

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System TypeVostro 230
Product ship date:3/1/2011
Thanks!
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PudgyOne
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RE: Issue with drivers downloading

TaraCicora,

When you reinstalled the operating system, did you install the Dell System Software (if applicable) and the chipset drivers first? If not, the rest of the drivers will fail to install. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order

Start with the Dell System Software and the chipset drivers and follow the list.

Rick

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TaraCicora
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RE: Issue with drivers downloading

Everything you said makes sense, my question would now be: how do I download the System Software and Chipset drivers.  My disk was only for Windows 7, also, once I have those two items downloaded should I re-download the drivers or will they then function was I have the two above mentioned items?  Thanks again!

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PudgyOne
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RE: Issue with drivers downloading

TaraCicora,

Go to Drivers and Downloads

Enter your service tag

Click on drivers and downloads

Select your operating system

The drivers you need are listed there.

Rick

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What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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