havok333, on Apr 7 2009, 05:27 PM, said:
I'll try to help as best I can...
First, the last sentence of your post should be easy enough to check out, and I realize from reading your posts on another site that you had to get your drivers from a website other than Dell's. Take the driver package that you know
works in Windows XP and extract it somewhere accessible within you PE environment. Then boot up your PE as you've been doing and go into Device Manager
. Find your non-working device and try to manually install the drivers (Update Driver), pointing to your extracted files.
This was the first step I took when trying to get my own laptop's wireless drivers working, but I was able to get drivers straight from Dell's website since mine is compatible with WinXP. When you know you have some drivers that will work, we can go from there.
Thanks to both of you.
Unfortunately, I can not do what you suggested in the Device Manager (i.e. update the driver) because I have already checked my Device Manager in PE and can confirm my network devices don't show up in there at all.
And you are correct. I was not able to get the drivers I needed for XP from Dell, because they only carry Vista drivers for my model (a Dell Studio 1535 laptop), and not any for XP. So I had to hunt them down, and get them from different sources on the Net before I got (mostly...) everything working in XP.
I need to add I tried running the .exe setup program that I used to install the working wireless network drivers in XP from inside BartPE, but it just hung at the point where it was searching for the other drivers, and never got around to actually installing them. I believe that is because the .exe doesn't know where to look in BartPE to locate the drivers, only in Windows. So the use of the "minint" name in place of the Windows "Windows" (<--- did you like how I did that?
Windows, Windows...) folder is what confuses the installer, and so it just hangs.
This post has been edited by Question?: 07 April 2009 - 09:38 PM