New XP install on Vostro 1000

Discussion in 'Dell' started by, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Hello. I recently reinstalled XP on my Vostro laptop when I ordered
    Vista (I know, it was an option to order XP. Accidents happen)

    My girlfriend ordered the same laptop and on her factory installation,
    she has a bunch of extra things when using that laptop. It must be
    some driver I don't have installed, but I thought I got every single
    one that I needed from the website.

    The features I'm talking about are things like, she can see a little
    brightness tab whenever she adjusts the brightness and things like
    that. I also don't have a battery indicator, so I don't know what
    driver I missed

    If anybody can help me, please reply!

, Dec 2, 2007
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    Jay B Guest

    those are both controlled by the dell utility quickset
    relatively useless.
    just allows you to see the screen interpretation of the settings. the
    blue fn key still controls them just fine.
    i suppose you can download that from the dell website.
    Jay B, Dec 3, 2007
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    Dean-MN Guest

    Dean-MN, Dec 3, 2007
  4. Guest

    Hey. Thanks guys for the posts, that's what I was looking for. I still
    cannot see the battery life of my computer though.

    Another question. My ATI drivers are really screwy. I get an error
    about the VRU not working correctly and it wants to send in an error
    report. When this happens, the system locks up for about 10 seconds
    and doesn't respond to anything.

    This is XP SP2 with all the current updates and the most current video
    drivers on from the Dell website. If anybody else is having this
    problem or knows of a solution, I would appreciate it if somebody
    could send me a message about it.

, Dec 3, 2007
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