Go into the control panel and make a list of the hardware - video, network, etc. Then go to Intel, ATI, Broadcom, nVidia, etc. and see if there are drivers.
...english first. I buy Dell Vostro A860 with T5670 processor and...family operating system (XP, Vista, Seven), last drivers from netowrk adapter manufacture (Realtek 8102), drivers from disk, drivers from Dell site. No effect...(Forums)
...mind, before you switch to XP... 1. Dell won't...system Idea 2. Since XP drivers are not offered for the Vostro A860 on the Dell website, you may have trouble finding all the drivers you need?