Dell Drivers

By dee4luv
Nov 4, 2009
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Can anyone urgently help i am failing to get dell optiplex 760 SFF drivers for windows Server 2003. i have gone to dell site but i still fail to download the drivers
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    You're not clear on why you "still fail to download the drivers"... Try downloading the XP drivers located here:
    Dell Optiplex 760 XP drivers
  3. dee4luv

    dee4luv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanx Tmagic l was failing to download using my free download manager and ended up downloading it straight to my pc without the download manager.. the site only offers xp, vista and win 7 drivers. tried using the xp drivers but they are incompatible with win server 2003where can l possibly get them
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  5. dee4luv

    dee4luv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    These are for the Ethernet , Video ,SM Bus controller , audio and Pci simple Communications Controller
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Wow lots of things :rolleyes:
    Did you try Dell Support first
    BTW usually the XP drivers work, but you say you have tried that already

    Hmm, there seems to be a few different hardware configurations
    ie Your Video can be nVidia, or Intel
    You can run automatic scans HERE for that, but you need your network driver first :(
    Actually I'm pretty sure that its 2003 compatible: http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/NIC_DRVR_WIN_R234068.EXE
    Please try it
  7. dee4luv

    dee4luv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    l have sent an email to dell hopefully they will respond as soon as possible. tried those drivers earlier on but still they are not compatible with the OS.
  8. Anasazi

    Anasazi Newcomer, in training Posts: 26

    Dell once gave me the help I needed for the Optiplex 760 with Server 2003 by going to Chat, and it was a breeze... I just needed my Service Tag and had to register the computer in my name.
    First, you might want to inspect your system at Dell using your service tag. Look for purchase details, and whom you find listed as owner. If not you, you need to register the computer as for You then wait as much as two weeks to assure the ownership change is in their system.
    But I found their Chat support very helpful. Many of the XP drivers were the same. Start with the Chipset.
    I will post the links as soon as I have my minimum of 5 posts.
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    I always thought Windows Server 2003 was based on Windows XP Pro
  10. Anasazi

    Anasazi Newcomer, in training Posts: 26

    It is based on Windows XP Pro. And on a lot of early installs, it actually shows up as Windows XP Professional 2003. But the installs I have seen have all been Service Pack 1. It works a lot like Windows XP Professional for most uses. Still some drivers are slightly different, as they relate to networking.
  11. dee4luv

    dee4luv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hey finally thanx anasazi, started with the chipset, ugraded the bios and other drivers installed well. had a hell of a tym tho thru the whole process.
  12. Anasazi

    Anasazi Newcomer, in training Posts: 26

    Thanks for the update. Can we assume everything is working ok now, or that you are closer to a good solution?
  13. dee4luv

    dee4luv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    a little bit closer, after installing the ISA software and giving it a static IP adress , l cant remote connect to another server. removed it from the domain put it to a workgroup gave it a dynamic Ip, when trying to join the domain it gave an error that remote procedure call failed and did not execute.
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Is Windows Server2003 updated to Service Pack 3?
  15. dee4luv

    dee4luv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    its updated to service pack 2
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.