You can fix a Dell device’s error by downloading and installing the latest Dell Drivers. If there is some problem with your Dell device driver, you are likely to experience any of the following issues:
- You are unable to access the Dell hardware device
- Your Dell hardware device is not working properly
- Your Windows computer is not recognizing the installed Dell hardware device
A problem with your Dell device driver can occur if:
- You did not install the Dell driver when you installed the Dell hardware device
- You upgraded your Dell device but did not install the most current Dell drivers
- You upgraded your operating system, and your old Dell drivers are not compatible with the new Windows operating system
- Your Dell Driver files have become corrupt
Is the problem with your Dell device or driver?
How can one determine if the problem is with the Dell device or, more specifically, with the Dell drivers or with something else?
You can identify the problem using Device Manager, which you can access by:
- Opening the Control Panel Window
- Selecting and double-clicking System
- Clicking Device Manager
- In Device Manager check if there is an exclamation point, a yellow triangle, or a question mark against your Dell device. If there is, there is a problem with your Dell device.
To fix the issue, download and install the most current Dell drivers.
Before you close the Device Manager window, ensure that you note down the model and make of your Dell device. To locate your device on Dell’s website, you are going to need this information, which is likely to also be present on your Dell device.
How to locate the correct driver on Dell’s website
Complete the following steps to download a Dell driver from Dell’s website:
- Log on to http://www.dell.com/
- Browse to the end of the page and click Driver & Downloads under the Support option
- Click Drivers & Downloads Home
- Select Choose from a list of all Dell products, and then click Continue
- Next, select the product for which you need a driver
- Locate your product
- Click the Download File button next to the driver or software suite you want to download
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Download Drivers for Dell Updates for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
The easiest way to fix driver-related errors is by using an efficient Driver Update Tool.
Download Dell Sound/ Audio Drivers
Terry Warren says
all I want is a free driver for my computer
What do I do if my wireless and ethernet drivers don’t work? Can you give me a step by step guide to install drivers from USB device?
Nagendra Bysani says
I am using dell inspiron 3521.I am facing issues with dell wifi drivers.When i am installing drivers it’s showing completed successfully but going to conncet it’s not connecting.
tnx for ati driver fixed – worked and ok now
Please can u assist me i don’t know what is wrong with my USB port.I tried to remove files from my phone to my laptop is not working the device is not even showing on my laptop.I don’t know what to do can someone please assist…………?
driver update says
if your problem is with acer drivers try running the free drivers scan to find the exact drivers you need (click download now link in post above) – you can then choose to find and manually install the drivers yourself or you can register the software to automate the process
Driver update says
Hi waheed – have you tried the download link above to run the drivers scan ?
please help me download driver for window xp
Hi,i m using acer laptop ,my lapto keypad some alphabet (p,u,t,q,j,3,5)key not working ,please help me, what will take next step?
Md uzzol ahmed says
My laptop is acer aspir 5738.it problem has it can not work bluetooth and wireless,I am try to fn+f3,but not find any solved,if i install bluetooth drive it shows your driver is setp please plag in ……….others please help me
my acer laptop cannot drive…what can i do? i tred 100 tools but can solution 12 worked?
i am using acer gateway ne46rs,when i was change os in this system i lost my network driver so i cant get wifi pls help me whre i can get driver
Chandrajeet Singh Rawat says
driver installation failed: could not find the MODEM device for this driver. please help me
Hi Raju – have you tried Dell’s site for the required drivers? you could download them to usb and then copy them to the problem PC (if you have no internet connection due to driver issues)
muneer ahamed says
My loptop free government lop that is not on but charge in set than on loptop please tell me solution
Drivers help says
Hi Muneer – if you are having a problem with laptop charging or battery power this article should help you http://www.drivers.com/update/pc-health/why-is-my-laptop-battery-not-charging/
there is an damp pblm in my lap….. and it is in mean of ati graphic driver pblm…. so how can i escape form that pblm…..there any option to update the ATI driver
Kathy Farrell says
looking for a free driver update.
my dell 3521 win 7 64 bit
I have installed bt +Wi-Fi. driver 1703&1705
it works fine when I was installed.
after some days .
i was uninstalled driver.
then installed the driver it was not working send option in pc.
e.g when we send a song right click on it then send via Bluetooth
and I was updated BIOS to a12
thanks in advance
mohamed azarudeen says
i have acer PEW71 laptop when i am using the auto cad
version 2010 it’s not supporting to show clear graphics image and getting stuck inbetween what to do?which driver to be installed can u guid me.
I have dell vostro 1510 lap top when i was try to open it the scren does not have any signal but on the key bored the loked key which is have been wrote inside number 9 show blinking please can you help me what are doing?
Hi Monhamed – autocad 2010 requires the following memory capacity
Memory: Windows Vista – 2 GB RAM, Windows XP – 2 GB RAM
and a Display resolution of 1024 x 768 with True Color
does your system meet these specs? are the problems in general or just 3D modeling?
Huawei e303f modem conecting to the Internet but web page is not opened it showing some features are missing.
IMEI NO: 862565021273932
pls help me to resolve this issue
the activation key will be sent to you by email one you register the software
device manager show the problem of USB2.0-crw,, hardware ids are usbVID_obda&Pid_0129&REV_3960
i have dell vostro 153546..my usb port doesnt works in it..pls help
has your dell vostro usb port worked in the past? if s, have you changed/ installed or uninstalled anything recently?
dell inspiron 3420 bluetoorh driver please get link
Drivers help says
have you tried the dell website? If it is not there you could try our free drivers scan for more details
Sir, when I installing the graphic drivers in my dell monitor. when it’s show “This computer does not meet the minimum requirement for installing the software”. Sir I’m so tired kindly give me solution .
jack gathigira says
I have an i7 dell vostro 460,i installed the tp-link software for network router and after that my computer lost its sound drivers.i have tried everything from dell website but in vain.
Kindly assist its so frustrating.
Hi Jack – is it definitely sound drivers? What does device manager show?
jack gathigira says
hi Driver help,
The device manager shows a warning sign on the driver, Intel (R)6 Series/c200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio-1C20.
I clicked on properties on the same and it gave me below details,
Device type:system devices
Location:PCI bus 0.device 27,function 0.
I clicked on Device Status,the response was:
This device cannot start (code 10) (Operation Failed)
The requsted operation was unsuccesful.
I then clicked on resources under resource settings,and the response was:
This device is not using any resources because it has problem.
Hi Jack – your sound drivers may have become corrupt. You can check if the issue is with your sound drivers by downloading Driver Downloader (using the download link above). The software lets you run a free Drivers Scan and the report will tell you exactly which drivers are missing/ corrupt. You can then register the software to download the driver or just use the information to search for and install the drivers yourself. I hope this helps with your problem
I have an AUSUS N53SV .
I lost my drivers , How can I find a new one ?
If you don’t have the original Drivers disk you can search the manufacturers website. If you don’t know the exact drivers you need, you can use our free download scan utility (using the download link in the article above) – you can then search for the Drivers using that info or if you want to register the software it will automate the downloads etc.
good site for up to date drivers
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics on Acer Veriton W7 pro.
Found and downloaded correct drivers, from AMD, yesterday, today another black out with driver failure warning, so not helpful. Will a new graphic card fix the problem?.
my display graphics shows microsoft display adapter instead of AMD. HELP!!!
Drivers help says
we have a graphics article http://www.drivers.com/update/pc-fix-tips/graphics-cards-guide-2/ – you will see how to view the graphics card you are using and switch if required, if this doesn’t help let us know and we will look into it more
are you sure it is the driver? have you checked in device manager? are other devices able to connect to the wifi?
I can’t install network driver for my dell inspiron 15 3521
Hi Dharmesh – are you sure you need to update your network Drivers? What problems are you experiencing? Have you made any recent changes and were the Drivers ok before?
Recently I reinstalled win 8.1 OS.All drivers are working but not wireless driver.
Hi Dharmesh – when you say you can’t install the driver – have you downloaded one or is it from a disc? You can use the software (using download link in article) to run a free drivers scan – it will tell you the exact missing drivers which you can then search for and download yourself
Drivershelp I checked device manager its showing an error icon for network controller(other devices)
Under device manager am getting an error windows was unable to install your network controller and USB 2.0-CRW
Niket Bhanushali says
Hey i just installed a fresh windows 7 on my dell inspiron n4030 64bit i am able to install all drivers incuding the Bluetooth driver except the wireless driver and when i go into my device manager its shows a yellow sign with a network controller tag please guide me what should i do.. When i ttry to install official drivers from the dell website it says compatible hardware not found please help
Hi Niket – try running a drivers scan using the software download in the article above – the drivers report should tell you the exact drivers you need and you can then select them from the dell site. If it comes up as the same one you tried already let us know and we will look into it further
Niket Bhanushali says
i download the software and installed it on my computer but it prompts me saying update impossible.. I think thats because i am not connected to the internet and that’s my main problem i am not able to connect even a Ethernet wire .. THANKS
can you give more details on your network adapter – make etc.?
I have one dell inspron all in one desktop last time I format that and reistalled a drivers in my pc but some drivers are not showing like lan and wifi drivers so plz help me sir.
in my windows 8 laptop bluetooth option is escaped from wireless devices
I am not able to use wifi in my Dell laptop having OS windows 7. I think that there is some driver issue. because it is showing me yellow sign on the network controller driver.
try running the drivers scan (download in article) above – this will tell if there are drivers missing and you can then search for them on the manufacturers website or opt for the automatic updates
Lucy Mangan says
I have a dell Inspiron laptop that I got 3 years ago. Two days ago my laptop began to notify me that it is ‘Not connected- No connections are available’ when I scrolled over the wifi icon, even though I’m 100% sure there are connections available. I’ve went into my device manager and there was a little warning sign beside my laptop icon of Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n. I clicked into that and in the general tab it said ‘Windows xannot load the device driver do this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing(Code 39) what can I do to fix this?
driver helper says
Hi Lucy – have you recently updated your operating system or installed new software? Any other recent changes since the wifi last worked?
R.PRADEEP VASANTH MONY says
Hai, iam having Dell Vostro laptop. Whenever i open my laptop, screen goes black with horizontal white lines. why? When iam checking Device Manager, no Question mark & yellow triangle be seen. Can you help me to recover my laptop?
When i tried updating the dell E1914H Monitor it says
cannot install Error Code 28, i have windows XP OS and system cannot play 720 p videos
Madhurendra kumar says
I am facing the problem during installing dell wireless 1703/1705 WIFI + Bluetooth Driver.It shows ” The update installer operation is unsuccessful “.The details of installation log file is as follows:
Vendor software return code: 7
Name of Exit code :ERROR
Exit code set to: 1
Result : Failure
What I am supposed to do.
Drivers staff says
Have you tried rebooting after the initial install?
Akshar Kahlon says
Sir, I have sony i3 laptop which’s cinfiguration is 4gb ram 500gb hdd and may be 1gb ati radeon premium graphics and also running on win 8.1 but manh time it show error od atikmpag.sys or atikdpad.sya due to driver….i would many many ideas but couldn’t find the solution of this blue screen error pleqse sir help me pla mail m as soon as possible..
Driver Helper says
HI Akshar – when did the problems start – di you upgrade to new operating system or install new software?
Hi, I’m out of options. I have i7 ASUS, windows 7, who has Radeon HD 5870 graphic card. I had older driver there and it was working perfectly, but after updating to newest one, the screen started to glitch after a while and then freezes on a stripy screen. I tried reinstalling the driver automatically, manually, but the same result. Tried to install a bit older version, the same. Before the update I had no problems. Please, can you help me? The laptop works fine with its automatically installed driver “Standart VGA Graphic Adapter”, but I cant even watch a decent movie, not to talk about games of any kind.
i have amd radeon hd 7670 and iter 4000 when i use switchable graphics it says “Windows cannot find “cli”
Product key what is it windows is on
Laptop I put it there.will it run out?
i am using asus laptop X53U
i lost my driver cd and i have collect same drivers but i have install window 7 starting window giving daignostic boot manager.
and window 8 not proper working.
pleas give me solution.
I have hd 7050 3d card but my pc cant show this card how I fix it help meee
Hello there i have C2d processor with asus motherboard ,3gb ram and windows 7 32bit
I got this xfx ati radeon hd 4670 1gb ddr3 graphic card…nd i am nt able to find the drivers newhere..please help out. As the installation cd is also nt available.
I have dell win 7 laptop . Every time I boot up my PC , I need to uninstall my wlan card driver and then reboot again (- then the driver installs again) to make it work i.e to connect to internet.
How do I fix this?
Thanks n advance.
Larry T says
My dell can’t display through the projector and the wifi is not coming up
iam unable to instal wifi drivers from dell website after installing device is inspiron 3543 even techical team is not helping solve this for me
Taimoor Bajwa says
i have hp compaq nc6400 laptop.i installed this drivers but after installion 10 to 15 minute my laptop hang and mouse and keyboord not work.when i restart mmy laptop then he is worked correctly for 10 to 15 minute and then hang.please tell me any solution of this problem fast……..
S Hawes says
Dell has abandoned it’s earlier Vostro customers. Dell 460’s purchased as recently as 4 years ago are not compatible with WIN10 and it has no plans to do so. I have been involved with PC’s since th 8086’s of early 1990s and I have never seen such a thing in a brand name computer. BYE, BYE Dell
how can i use my computer to download drivers for my husband computer he has a dell 1525 and i have a lenovo laptop
MILAN JASANI says
i want to tell you that i got trouble in installing
Dell Wireless 1707 Wireless and Bluetooth Driver
in my all in one dell pc. whenever i m going to install it at that time show the dialogue box”this package is not suitable for your system”like that.so can you please help me to resolve this problem.
Beeshal SIMAKA says
I have no sound in my laptop dell inspiron3420.
and the sound goes suddently..