Lost dell inspirion 6000 drivers

By Myzz617
Apr 16, 2007
  1. Last night i reformatted my friends 6000 inspiron laptop with a disc that i have from dell. In the process he lost his wifi and internet drivers as well as who knows what other drivers. While looking in the device manager i saw that the ethernet driver was installed but while plugging in the ethernet cable it would not optain an ip. Using run-cmd, it still would not perform the ipconfig function.

    Long story short, anyone know where i can find the inspirion 6000 drivers @?? I looked @ dell's website and could not find anything helpful.

    It would be greatly appreciated. :)
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  3. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 369

    The only questions is how do i know exactly which drivers to download?
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Usual order:

    Audio (sound)
    Input Drivers (keyboard/mouse)
    Network Card (LAN)

    Since you are having some decision issues, the Manual would be a good thing to have also.

  5. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 369

    Lol if it was my laptop this thread would not be here. Isn't there a way i can get ahold of the manual?
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Couldn't find the info on the Dell site??

    You need to take a closer look at the Dell website! :)

    1. Go to Click on "Support and Help" (blue circle with white question mark in it) about half-way down and towards the right
    2. On the Support/Help page you can click on either
      • Drivers and Downloads, or
      • Manuals
      Enter Inspiron 6000 and voila you have all the drivers as well as the manuals.
    3. To determine which drivers, you just need to know all the hardware components. You can either
      • Enter Run->msinfo32. It may take a short while (maybe 30 seconds) for something to popup but you'll now have detailed info on the system. Look under Components. Or,
      • Google "PC Wizard" to find PC Wizard 2007 (from a different computer as sounds like network interfaces are down). Save the install file and move it to the Inspiron. Install and let PC Wizard identify all the hardware components
  7. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 369

    Good looking out..Will get back if this works :D

    But i still hate Dell even tho i just got my free desktop lmao :)
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You hate Dell without an apparent valid reason. Since all the info and updates are available on the Dell site, and all you need is your Service Tag number or model number, are they not providing what is expected?
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    You should have a Service Tag number sticker somewhere on the laptop. If not, look in the BIOS.
  10. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 369

    Dell is Over-rated! where is Carrot top? Th guy who used to promote dells..dude ur getting a dell...hes on the juice (Steriods)

    Dell promotes all this special hardware, but in all actuality they suck. I have heard many people complain about their customer service. Working in I.T i have noticed that Dell's are hard to come by.

    I just dont like dell...their stuff is cheap...this is not my laptop. The product key is on it still. The service tag is on it as well. The re-building process was tougher then any PC i have rebuilt. Took about 2hours for it to complete. But I just need the drivers. Will update ASAP on that status...

    I think lookinaround has provided me with the best concrete answer...New comer schooling another one... i like that..Thanks! :q
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