Dell Dimension 3000 network drivers

By genekle
May 11, 2010
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  1. when I reformated my daughters dell dimension 3000 desktop it did not reinstall the net work drivers. so I can not get on line to reinstall all the drivers. does anyone know where I can get the drivers (to download and save ) to transfer to my daughters computer.

    THANKS for the help in advance.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

  3. genekle

    genekle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    done that it will not let me save the file
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    Whhat do you mean
  5. genekle

    genekle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I need to down load and save the files . So that I can put them on another computer. Also I think what i realy need is the modem driver so I can connect to the internet.
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,358   +167

    Hi genekle

    1) Using a different computer, you should be able to download and save the drivers (using the link from Ididmyc600). So what did you mean when you said it won't let you? As i also don't understand what might be stopping you from doing that

    2) I assume your Dimension 3000 has a LAN network adapter (e.g. you connect it using an ethernet cable?) as then you would need Intel - Driver PRO/100 VE Network
  7. genekle

    genekle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    no, it does not have a lan net work adaptor either, it was wiped and the back up disk did not back up the files. The link will only let me down load the drives as a install.
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,358   +167

    Do you mean the network adapter isn't working (because there's no driver?) or do you mean there's no network adapter hardware on the computer??? As you need SOME type of network connection support (how do you connect?) by Ethernet cable? or Wireless? or dial-up phone connection???

    That's odd. You mean it only gives you the option to Run and not Save? Which browser are you using for the download??
  9. genekle

    genekle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    it will not work because there are no drivers. I did get the lan drivers saved. windows xp pro
  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    From another computer, download the driver from the link provided above, copy the file(s) you downloaded from the Dell website onto a USB stick, then copy and install it on your Dell 3000.

    I can't understand how any part of that process wouldn't work... Or failing that you could use the recovery disks if you have them.
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