After giving it a new hard drive and installing Windows XP SP2, the computer only starts up with the display set at the lowest 4 bit color setting with no options available to change it. Dell Dimension S video controller problem. Welcome to BleepingComputer , a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Please log in to reply. Positive Neutral Negative I don’t know. The disk for Drivers and Utilities had all the drivers that were needed except the driver for:
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Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. Dell Dimension S video controller problem. I do not have any original driver or installation CDs. A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Andrew Brown A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? See response 2 in this – try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated: Install the sound software properly by running the proper download you got from the web, or if you have the CD that came with the sound card, or if you have the CD that came with the brand name computer that has the Drivers on it, run the sound software installation from the installation program audoi that.
If you don’t have them installed, I recommend you install the Intel supplied graphics drivers instead. I am trying to revive an old Dell Dimension S that was given to me as a throwaway.
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If you DID install drivers that way, The following also applies if you want to un-install previous software, or re-install the same software – for video “drivers” If the computer is started up in safe mode I can restore the computer to before I installed the drivers and it’s back to square one.
You can only install a minimal PCI video card that draws very little power, otherwise the power supply will be overloaded and eventually fail.
If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model – in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset’s web site, get the drivers, and load them.
You will need to audiio Primary Video or Initialize video first or similar in the bios to PCI rather than onboard video or similar.
Windows XP, 1 GB. The disk for Drivers and Utilities had all the drivers that were needed except the driver for: It’s the motherboard drivers you need. Several functions may not work. Backup, Imaging, Disk Management Forum.
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You may need to aaudio this later. You can disable Windows from enabling the onboard video in Device Manager – Display adapters by RIGHT clicking on the entry for the onboard video and choosing Disable Un-install won’t work – Windows will find the onboard video adapter the next time you boot the computer.
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Audo support – Home users http: Preparation Guide, Malware Removal Assistance. After installing video controller drivers downloaded from the dell support website, the computer can’t get past the Windows loading splash screen upon re-start.