Sorry for the delay in answering. You and I might be in different parts of the world. I went to bed after my last post, and I just got up.
Those links are to files on the official Inspiron 1521 drivers & downloads page on the Dell site. I cannot give you a direct link to the 1521 drivers & downloads page but I can give you directions to get to it. First go to the DriversHome/NeedProductSelection page.
Then you can enter your Service Tag number in the left field
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In the right column select "Choose from a list of all Dell products", then click "Continue".
On the next page select your product type, which is "Laptops".
On the next page select your model line, which is "Inspiron".
On the next page select your model name, which is "Inspiron 1521".
On the next page select your operating system in the drop down box. The default is "XP" so you have to change it to "Vista 32-bit". Note: if you leave the page and later return by using your browser's Back button, you have to re-select "Vista". Your selection will not be saved and it will revert to "XP" each time you leave and later return.
Next, expand the different categories to see the available drivers and applications. For example the Creative Labs Webcam Manager program is in the Applications category. (Install that software if you have not already done so.)
To get to a driver's specific page, click on the name of the driver, which is a link, and not on "Download". When you click on the name you will go to the driver's own page where you can find information about the driver. Remember that if you use your browser's Back button to return to the 1521 drivers & downloads page, you must re-select "Vista" in the dropdown box.
i did thisand downloaded the files but my mic still doesnt work. sorry if im being trouble.
No trouble but what else did you do? Did you download Creative Labs Webcam Manager program?
Are you trying to get the internal mic working?
What exactly do you see now on the Recording tab of the Sound properties?
Does it now say "Sigmatel High Definition Audio Codec" on any tab in the Sound properties? if so then the Sigmatel audio driver is installed.
If you do not see an option to select mic array or external mic, they could be disabled, in which case
1. Go to Start>Control Panel>Sound>Recording tab
or Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Manage Audio Devices>Recording tab
2. Right click in blank area of the Recording tab
3. Select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices" and look for them there.
It doesnt show anything that says sigmatel also it does show microphone array. i am trying to get my internal mic to work.
show disabled devices is selected also.
when i go to sound then recording as you showed me above. it shows microphone and under it says working
there is also something under it instead of showing microphone array like yours does above mine says "line in".