So I bough the Vostro 1014, that came with the Ubuntu.
I wiped the HDD clean, and I installed my Win XP. But now I can't make it functional.
First as default, I cannot connect to network/internet. So I used my desktop to download all the drivers from dells site at
But besides the Chipset Intel-Driver and Touch pad, I can't install Anything else since I keep getting errors. Not even the network so I could maybe let Windows download the updates from the internet.
Especially for the network drives, it says my operating system is not supported, yet I was under Windows XP when I searched for my drivers.
As of now I have the following devices as unknown.
Base System Device
And the GM45 failed to install propely as it couldn't find several components during setup.
You must install drivers in a specific order. That process is detailed here:
Ok, link is working again.
I am however stuck at the first step, installing the DSS
I press Install, and nothing happens when I run it.
I have installed The chipset after
After I install Intel storage, says I need framework 3.0 (can't get it since I can't conenct to internet/network)
After I tried audio, I get an error saying Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the media device for this driver.
After I tried video adapter, install went fine this time for video.
After For Network Interface Card, I think it's the realtek ethernet, so I run that (there is no NIC for download). Instalation apparently worked
Could not find a Dell quickset to install
After I tried Wireless, the QMI (since the specs says the vostro has a b/g/n, I chose to install QMI and not the Wireless 1397 b/g)
However after all this, I still have a unknown device called Base System Device
I have a PCI Device with a yellow ! saying it has a problem
And a bunch of yellow ! under USB Controllers, got 8 yellow ! related to Intel ICH9 family USB.
Also my Wireless enable/disable button (fn + F11) does not work.
Thank you for helping me and waiting eagerly for more input
So could anyone please help me out with the remaining problems?
I cannot install the sound. I get the Conexant Audio under Win XP (I have set my service tag in driver download) but I get that problem " Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the media device for this driver."
Other than that, what other dell drivers do I need to download for my USB (the 8 in yellow), the PCI Device under System device and the unknown base system device.