Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop ?

New Hard Drive Dell Dimension 3000

\015 My hard drive was fried by a recent storm. I installed a new hard drive and used the reinstallation disk that came with the computer to install windows xp home edition. Everything loaded fine and the computer boots up. The problem is that everything (icons, etc.) are huge on the screen, it won't let me change any of the video settings (it only shows the default monitor, not my flat screen LCD monitor), and it says that I have no drivers for sound, etc. Am I missing a disk that has all of the drivers?\015

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Those basic (default) drivers you need are on a seperate disc and you have to install them manually then after you can update driver for your particular monitor
You need the video and audio driver disc that came with the pc also
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