Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Dell Video Controller (VGA compatible) (Windows XP Professional) [PCI / ISA]
The proper method is to install the OS first and make sure it's working properly. Once done, then install any drivers for on-board hardware. Then install any applications that you require.
My Dell restore disk has the XP OS install program on one disk and drivers on another, ie: 2 disks came with the pc, Dimension 9100 desktop.