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Having had some serious issues with my PC recently I have had to format and reinstall my OS onto my computer. Now nothing works! I actually hate Dell, they send little or no driver cd’s out so I have had to trawl the web to get all the drivers I need, all except my onboard sound, my onboard video and my thrid party video/graphics card. Dell kindly told me today that they no longer supply drivers for the (now obselete) motherboard (P/N OJ8885) and that they can transfer me to their advanced software team for a nominal fee of £35!! I can buy a new motherboard for that!!

My big problem is that Dell don’t want their customers to do anything with their computers so they don’t actually label their components, so it has taken me over a week to find out the part number for the motherboard and I still cannot get the part number for the Dell installed (but definitely ATI Radeon) video card….grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Anyone any ideas?

  1. July 18th, 2007 at 22:56 | #1

    There are driver sites all over the web; if you have the model of the dell machine you have then there will be lists of all the possible on-board components that there might be in those machines scattered accross various sites. Using this gleaned information you should be able to use the driver site(s) to grab all the software you need, even if you do end up using a bit of trial and error.

  2. July 19th, 2007 at 14:49 | #2

    ** Lizzie’s Fail Safe Way of Fixing Your Computer **

    I suggest giving it a good kicking .. and if that doesnt work, get the hammer out .. and if even THAT fails … just get a new computer :P

  3. July 19th, 2007 at 22:12 | #3

    Ended up going round the problem, short term fix. Managed to get a few drivers that seemed to do the jobs.

  4. July 21st, 2007 at 11:51 | #4

    I am now thinking of a general replace/rebuild. Will post specs soon :)

  1. January 7th, 2008 at 19:10 | #1