But I found no drivers mentioned. You did list a Dell which should have a service tag that you use to get drivers for that model.
Why not install those next?
I don't even know where to start, because this is all such a mess. I'll try though.
Have a Dell XPS 400 from 2005, and just got it up and running at a bare minimum with a fully formatted 300GB HDD. Installed Windows XP, got to the desktop, and now the issues.
PC cannot find any network connections, and the only thing that emits sound is the internal speaker, and I only imagine that the list of problems would grow if I try to dig any deeper. Now, while I'm not a complete newbie to computers, I'm still lacking in many areas of know-how. I understand that I probably need drivers to get all of these things up running. BUT which drivers do I need, where do I get them, and how do I know if they're the right ones once gotten?
I'm basically needing to get my PC working as a functional semi-gaming rig. What I need is sound, LAN connection, and you know what else etc...
I understand what I'm asking for is a large walkthrough of sorts, but I've been working at this all day now, and google is failing to garner any relevant results. Anyone willing to help me I am deeply grateful to as I believe this might end up being one big tedious thing.