Thanks everyone for the suggestions. The last trick didnt work out as well. I give up on XP right now and go on with Vista and Ubuntu, XP is giving me a headache.
Really strange that a clean install, with all fresh drivers from the Dell site, don't work. 😞
BTW maybe one option .. I ran Windows XP with SP3 already installed, maybe that's giving problems
--- Really strange that a clean install, with all fresh drivers from the Dell site, don't work.
I know how you feel, it almost looks like a ploy to get us out of Windows XP.
--- BTW maybe one option .. I ran Windows XP with SP3 already installed, maybe that's giving problems
You bring an interesting point, I am running Windows XP SP2, I do not know if the prior user was also on SP2. You could try it with SP2 but do you really want to waste your time?
Amazing that lots of people, including self, just do not like Vista, at least not at this stage.
Good luck aa6em.
Thanks to all who've contributed to this forum. I realise this discussion took place some time ago, and was hoping that Dell would have made an XP audio driver available for the M1530 by now. Someone suggested that maybe if more people wrote, then Dell would notice and post a driver.
Dell: if you are listening, please be advised that many people in our local marketplace are looking to other computer vendors for business laptops because of Dell's withdrawal of XP support on the XPS series (a logical executive choice in terms of design and capabilities). If full driver support for the XPS series on Windows XP isn't made available soon, my own company will begin redirecting these customers to the Sony Vaio and Toshiba Portege.
I'll be watching this thread in the hope that the Sigmatel STAC9228 driver that will work on the M1530, at least, is eventually released. Hopefully this will be sooner rather than later.
In case that link doesn't work, it's the 110th message in the Install Windows XP on Dell XPS M1330 thread in the Support | Laptops | General Hardware forum, posted by me on 11-6-2007. There's also a follow-up I posted three messages later in the same thread:
If you really want to show your appreciation to the forum contributors, you can post back here whether or not that method solves your problem so that others might benefit.
many thanks to Dell Chris_B. The driver he found works very well for me! Thanks Dell for your help a million times. Here is the link guys, enjoy
SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed / replaced from this post by Dell>
I used Everest ultimate edition and show me:
min/max second buffer secuence: 41100/96000 hz
first buffer sound format: 16 bits mono, stereo;
second buffer sound format: 16 bits mono, stereo
so what mean all this stuff? I ask because I tried every driver you'd mentioned and
1. Our Sigmatel sound card is 24 bits but works only at 16 on Windows XP?
2. Paradoxically, sound quality is more poor than running Vista (I tested my self 'cos I've got both OS on my M1330)
3. On Vista, users have a Sigmatel panel control there chooses over sound quality, 16 or 24 bits, so how could I, under XP, do teh same thing?
I just bough new m1330
I'm looking to install XP instead vista but as i read in above that some XPS laptops are not accept the audio driver ,
my qus is now if something wrong happen after installed XP, can I return it back to vistafrom the CDs which came with the laptop ?
Hi jmishal, read the thread above for some instructions on how to get the sound driver to work however if it still fails, you can still reinstall vista using the provided CDs. I have been able to actually install win xp and vista in a dual boot mode and I am currently "slowly that is" moving to the vista version as the SP1 upgrade is making the laptop more stable. I do have a suggestion if you want to improve the booting speed of the laptop; get yourself a 7200 rpm laptop hard drive, it makes a huge difference. I am using the Seagate Momentus 7200 rpm, it comes in 250GB and 320GB models, those guys can run at the full sata speed.
Hey, try instaling the Sigma Drivers from XPS M1210 it looks like the sound card and codecs are the same. here is a link for that.
did all other drivers worked well, I want to install XP Pro in mine. and I want to be sure I can get all drivers for it. Vista is really slow.
Thanks man you are the man.
i search the internet for long but even close to solving my sound problems til today when i landed on your link and now my sound is back.
Thanks a lot