How to Restore Dell Computer Drivers

The article has been designed to help users restore drivers in their Dell computer(s). The methods described in the article are simple and correct to the date. Failure or success of any method may entirely depend on how correctly you follow the instructions.

Is your Dell computer acting erroneously? Did you find that some drivers are missing from your Dell computer due to which it has stopped working properly? Interrupting internet, discolored monitor, no sound, or no video are some of the common signs that indicate towards the presence of a technical glitch(s) in your Dell computer. Since you have already figured out that the drivers are the sole cause of the problem, you might want to restore these. Reinstalling the drivers can be little tedious. Therefore, we have brought you this comprehensive guide that will help you reinstall all your drivers from the scratch without the help of expensive Dell technical support services. It is recommended that you follow the instructions correctly to avoid facing common Dell driver problems.


Find your Dell driver disk that initially came with your Dell computer. Insert the disk into the CDDVD-ROM drive of your computer and select the drivers (on the screen) that you want to install. Once you have selected the drivers, open the Device Manager window to install drivers for the problematic devices.

Click on the Start menu, go to Control Panel, and double click on the System icon. When the System Properties window comes up, highlight the Hardware tab, and then click on the Device Manager button. In the Device Manager window, if you spot a yellow exclamation mark next to any device, then this indicates towards a problem with that particular device that you need to install the drivers for. Follow the instructions to install the drivers. When the process finishes, exit all the windows and remove the disk. Reboot your computer and check that your devices are working properly. If they are not, then go back to the Device Manager and check that the device has no yellow mark beside it. If there is one, then remove and reinstall drivers.

If you don't have the disc to restore your drivers, then download the latest, compatible drivers from the Dell Official website. Login to the website (if required), select or enter the product number for your Dell computer, choose your operating system like Windows XP/7 etc. from the list, and download the drivers. Save the file to an easily accessible location. When done, open the file and run to start installing the necessary driver(s).

Additional Tips:

It is mandatory to update the drivers regularly as the updates enhance a device's functionality and compatibility.

The newly shipped Dell computers (with Windows 7 OS) come with DataSafe Local 2.0, a backup application that helps users create recovery disks for recovering or restoring such software programs.

If the drivers went missing or suddenly started creating problems after installing the latest updates, then try to rollback the changes. Go to the Device Manager window (using the abovementioned instructions), highlight the problematic device, right click on it and select Properties. In the Properties window, click on the Driver tab, and select Roll Back Driver. It will restore the driver to its original state. Recheck if the device has started working properly or not. If it works fine, then visit Dell's website and download updates.

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