Recently I purchase a Inspiron 1420 with vista operating system against my better judgment. I have managed to replace vista with XP pro, and everything is working great with exception not being able to find any driver for BCM2045 , SM Bus controller, and 3 other system base devises. Although Iam not currently use any Bluetooth device, but I like to find driver for it if possible. Can anyone point me to the right direction for finding these drivers for XP ? Thank you for any info.
Dual processor T5550, 1.83, 2MB
250 Gig hard drive
1394 Net adapter
Broadcom netlink (TM) Fast Ethernet
Dell wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-card
Dell has Windows XP drivers for the Inspiron 1420 found here: Win XP Drivers for Inspiron 1420
I don't see an entry for the BCM2045 in the list, but if you are using that device as an add-on PC card or something you would likely be better off looking at the Broadcom site.
Thank you for info. You are right , Dell's XP driver support does not have anything listed for BCM2045. This is a internal Bluetooth component that came with laptop, and I have tried the Broadcom site. They have a update driver for XP , but it is package of few drivers , self extracting, and I am afraid if I try to install them, and if they are not compatible might cause more damage than I want to mess with. So iam really trying to find someone that has done this successfully and find out how and where they got it from.
thank you again for info.
I just "upgraded" an Inspiron 1521 from Vista to Windows XP Pro and encountered the BCM2045 driver problem. After much searching on the web, I found the solution mentioned here... which works just fine. Thanks much!!