Can't install drivers on reformatted Dell Vostro 1510
Posted on 2010-08-20
I'm trying to repair a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop. It was blue screening and all signs pointed at bad drivers (it worked in Safe Mode, etc.), so I reinstalled Windows (Vista Home Basic) figuring that was the quickest way to get it up and running.
It is still blue screening (STOP 0x0000008E - afd.sys) and can only stay up in Safe Mode. I have tried to download the necessary drivers from Dell, but every driver package has another error message. Here is a short list (The R # is the number that Dell puts on the driver packages.):
- Intel Video - R179778 - "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click OK to terminate the application."
- Seagate HD - R250352 - "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
I have run Memtest86, etc. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the hardware.
What should my next steps be?