i just rebooted my computer with windows xp and i tried to install the driver..it would install and tell you to restart the computer to complete it and when i do that and it would bring back up the installation screen and says theres an error saying the driving isnt right for the system or something.. any help??
After you have performed an Operating System reinstallation, you should first install Dell Notebook System Software (find it under System & Configuration Utilities), next and most importantly Intel Mobile Chipset (find under Chipset), then the Sigmatel audio and other drivers in that order. All of these are on the downloads page for your computer model and operating system.
In some few cases there is still a problem with the installation after following the procedure above, follow this tip from forum member rpilT2005: check in the Device Manager for a "PCI Device" with a yellow question mark next to it, under the "System Devices" grouping. Hit 'update driver' on that one, and it should find the driver.
Jim Coates -- 14 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04