Dell Driver Reset Tool

Dell Driver Reset Tool

Free
A simple utility included on Dell systems to restore factory shipped driver
3.3  (20 votes)
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Dell Driver reset tool enhances Windows XP rollback feature by allowing customers to go back to the factory installed driver instead of the previously installed driver.
Driver Reset Tool takes advantage of the Windows Management Interface (WMI) that is native to the XP operating system. This feature will interrogate the PC system to identify the hardware installed and device drivers associated with that hardware including the vendor ID and rev level.
Additionally, the tool will log a report reflecting the system hardware status at the time the tool was run. Information included in this report will be any service tag, BIOS rev, system model, IRQ conflicts detected, any drivers marked as "banged" in the OS registry or HW that is not functioning properly.

The log lists all drivers installed in the system including the manufacturers' GUID (Device Identification number & the PnP ID).This utility runs in approximately 8 seconds and requires a single reboot to re-set device drivers that are detected as not functioning properly.

To use this tool customer should perform the following steps:

Go to:

Start -> All Programs -> Dell Accessories -> Driver Reset Tool

Or

Start -> Run C:\dell\utilities\driver reset\

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Pros

  • Simple to use
  • Small and quick download

Cons

  • Not compatible with Vista or any other previous version of Windows XP
  • Not included on all Dell systems, user should download it
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