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  1. CowboyPrincess

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    A friend of mine has a Dell Inspirion 5100 laptop that was ate up with virus'. We blew away the hard drive this past weekend and installed a fresh copy of Win XP sp3. They didn't have the manuf rescue or driver cd's for the laptop and we were keeping our fingers crossed that everything would load up ok. Well, the video didn't. Video is the VGA compat that Win XP defaults to when there isn't a better driver to choose from. now the video is wavy when scrolling and choppy. I've looked all over the net for the video driver and I'm having no luck without buying some program that will get me access to drivers. The Dell site link to the driver goes to a empty ftp site.

    Anyone know where I may be able to find Dell legacy drivers without having to buy something to get them?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanx
  2. Yeagermeister

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    Go to http://support.dell.com click on the drivers and downloads section and just drill down to the correct machine type or put in the service tag number.

    If that doesn't work PM me.
  3. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Dang! I thought you needed a lift somewhere.

    :D
  4. CowboyPrincess

    CowboyPrincess Priceless

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    Been there and it's not available... PM on way
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Found it :D
  6. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    Ah, I didn't know you're already a driver!

    [IMG]
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    http://www.driversguide.com/

    Free to register

    Have not used it in a long time, however at one time it was the best collection of drivers. Found some really hard to find drivers on that site in the past.
  8. CowboyPrincess

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    That was the first place I looked. I use to use it all the time. It's not free anymore. They use a driver program now and it searches for updated drivers, finds them and then wants to pay for access to the drivers
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Well that sucks. I found some really hard to find stuff there in the past.

    Thanks for the heads up though.:)
  10. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I have the file she needs but getting it to her is becoming a pain. Gmail said nope can't do it.
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    If you found it on the dell site can you not give her a link to it?
  12. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Not unless I give her my login and I don't think my boss would approve. :laugh2:
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  14. CowboyPrincess

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    Thanks everyone. Got the driver. Trying it now.
  15. REDVOLUTION

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    These are all DIRECT links to the Drivers for Dell Inspiron 5100

    The first link is the newest for display.




    Dell W2600 LCD TV, A00 Windows XP driver for the W2600 LCD TV
    http://ftp.us.dell.com/monitors/R80974.EXE
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    ATI Mobility M7, v.1.03, A02 This self-extracting and auto-running zip file contains the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 PCHealth Files (User Guide) for the Dell Inspiron 5100 portable computing system.

    http://ftp.us.dell.com/video/R65563.EXE
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    ATI Mobility M7, v.7.91.2-30729a-10086C, A02 The ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics driver for the Dell Inspiron 5100 portable computing system is only for Microsoft Windows XP Home and Professional.

    http://ftp.us.dell.com/video/R66756.EXE
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    Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator, v.1.6.636-1.6.676 patch, A02 This patch upgrades VideoWave Movie Creator (for Dell Movie Studio Essentials and Plus) from 1.6.636 to 1.6.676 to address functional and usability issues.

    http://ftp.us.dell.com/video/DMSpatch_A02.exe
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    ATI Mobility M7, v.7.79.7.1-021107a-6503c, A00 This self-extracting and auto-running zip file contains the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics driver for the Dell Inspiron 5100 portable computing system.

    http://ftp.us.dell.com/video/M7XPA00A.exe
  16. CowboyPrincess

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    Wow... Thanks. I'm gonna get all those on a thumb drive for future use if needed.


    Thanks everyone for your help
  17. CowboyPrincess

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    It worked. Graphics are back to normal.. Thanks

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