When I press the Media Direct button on my laptop nothing happens. I have an Inspiron 9400. It came with windows xp home, but I have upgraded the os to vista home premium.
I have a similar problem on my Inspiron 9400/E1705 which runs WinXP and not Vista as 3-10-08 cmacandrew's .
Without re-installing the WinXP, I tried your step a. to install Dell Notebook System Software but the message I got was as follws:
"The self extracting zip file is part of a multi disk zip file. Please insert thhe last disk of the set."
After Clicking OK twice the message came up:
"error occurred while unzipping. One or more files were not successfully unzippec. The error code is 110"
Steps b. and C. went OK but the solution didn't work and I had to edit registry again for my InputMonitor problem!
As I do not intend to upgrade my Win XP soon, do I need to re-install my WinXP and follow your given steps to resolve the problem.
Grateful if you could help.
I followed the steps and installed the three programs, but still nothing happens when I hit the media direct button. I also noticed that I do not have a media direct icon on my desktop or listed in my list of programs. I do however have windows media center listed in programs.
Jimco The Media Direct button is working now. I installed the three programs you requested and then re installed me direct from the windowsmd directory on the cd. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for you reply. I was able to get it working by installing the three programs from Dell below and then re installing media direct from the windowsmd directory on the cd.
A. Install Dell Notebook System Software (click the + sign next to System Utilities). Restart.
b. Next install the Intel Mobile Chipset driver (click the + sign next to Chipset). Restart.
c. Finally re-install the Sigmatel audio driver (click the + sign next to Audio).
Although I have bags of space on my two partitions C (60GB Free) and E (20GB fREE) i didn't leave either partition specifically for Media Direct Installation. Am unable to establish version number at the moment.
Hope this helps you to help me!