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Old 10th April 2006   #1
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Other devices have yellow exclamations


in my Device Manager, the Ethernet Controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, SM Bus Controller, and Video Controller (VGA Compatible) all have yellow exclamation points next to them. what should i do? if anyone can help me, i'd really really appreciate it.

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Those yellow marks mean you need to install, or re-install the drivers for each of those components.

If you have a Dell, the drivers will be on a CD that came with the computer. It may be labeled "Resource" but it will say on it somewhere that it contains the drivers for your computer.

If you don't have such a CD or any CDs with drivers for the network card (aka, network adapter), sound card or video card (aka, display adapter), if you know the make and model of each, you can download the drivers from their manufacturer's websites.

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thank you. so do i just put that disk in and let it run? or do i have to uninstall them first?

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Log in as Administrator, put the cd in & just let it run.

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When the CD starts up, it will display a page with some helpful information on how to use the CD. Read that and if you have any questions about how to proceed, post back.

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thanks to both of you...i'm going to try it later tonight. hopefully this solves it. *cross your fingers*

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still have a problem...i put in the cd and it didn't run. then when i restarted the computer and let the Found New Hardware Wizard search the cd for the drivers, it didn't find them on there. what should i do now? can i get them online?

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Put the CD in the CD drive, open My Computer and then double click on the drive the CD's in.

Hopefully, that will start it up so you can read the instructions it displays and then install the drivers for your computer's hardware.

It contains drivers for quite a bit of different hardware because they ship that same CD with a lot of different Dell models. Don't let that confuse you. Just read the instructions on how you make sure it delivers the right drivers for the hardware that's on your computer.

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i just realized i'm not completely sure which cd to put in. do i put in the one labeled "Resources" or "Drivers & Utilities"?

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i just realized i'm not completely sure which cd to put in. do i put in the one labeled "Resources" or "Drivers & Utilities"?
Put in the one which says 'Drivers & Utiltities'.

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