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    Default Vostro 1500 drivers

    Hi there,

    I've just received my Vostro 1500, and I "downgraded" it from Vista Business to Windows XP Professional with SP2.

    However, I'm having trouble with the following drivers:

    Base System Device
    Base System Device
    Base System Device
    Ethernet Controller
    SM Bus Controller

    PCI Device

    NB The above list is how it looks in Device Manager. There are yellow question marks next to them.

    The sound doesn't work, either.

    I've downloaded all of the necessary drivers from the Dell Website, but to no avail. Does anyone have any ideas?
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    Default Re: Vostro 1500 drivers

    A little help here people...

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    Default Re: Vostro 1500 drivers

    Wow, you waited an entire 25 minutes before reposting and getting frustrated with people for not responding, LOL

    Give it some time man...these forums are global..you might not get a response for another few hours....

    In the meantime, here's a free bump for you...
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    Default Re: Vostro 1500 drivers

    I had the same problem with a desktop and this is what I had to do IN THIS ORDER:

    Install:
    XP
    XP Service Packs and Upgrades
    Chipset drivers
    Video drivers
    NIC drivers Audio drivers

    I found this info in a knowledgebase article and when I installed in THAT order, all the question marks went away in Device Manager. See if there's a similar document for the 1500.

    I just got a 1500 with vista and I am starting to do the same thing with XP ....I"ll let you know if I get anywhere and you do the same.

    -Tony

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    Default Re: Vostro 1500 drivers

    just go to dell - support -drivers/soft - choose xp instead of vista...
    not to say anything bad, but wouldn't u expect to find the drivers for ur laptop on manufacturer's web site, considering dell is one of the biggest companies...imho

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    Big_V,

    We ARE getting them from Dell's website. Even when we use Dell's drivers, we still have conflict's which is sad (on Dell's part).

    Hitman, I'm getting the blue screen of death when starting my install of XP Pro. I hit F6 to install the SATA drivers and then get the BSD ...how did you get the SATA drivers working?

    Thanks. -Tony

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    Default Re: Vostro 1500 drivers

    install intel inf files first, can get those from intel.com,then direct x,then video card drivers then anything else u might have.... the only problem i had installing was the conexant modem, but google HSFhda_WinXP.
    everything else came from the web site.... just use google for what u can't find, it's not that hard... in bios, turn the ATA option on, and then install xp

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    Default Re: Vostro 1500 drivers

    base system devices might be camera, sd card slot, etc...

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    Big V,

    So we must disable SATA to run XP? Is that true, because I'd hate to use a slower hard drive interace than what I paid good money for. SATA is one of two reasons I ordered the Vostro. That would suck!

    I'm also unclear about inf files. When I run the XP install CD, I don't ever run across inf files. So how do we implement them?

    Thanks! -Tony

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    Default Re: Vostro 1500 drivers

    my bad, by inf files i just meant this : http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filt...4&submit=Go%21

    there were a couple of threads about ata vs ahcpi, and the users couldn't notice the difference

 

 
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