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Dell Dimension 4600 - Windows XP Device Manager PCI Input Device & Multimedia Audio Controller

So, I got a Dell Dimension 4600. I installed Windows XP Home Edition, and it has Service Pack 3, but after I installed all the drivers it seems, Device Manager under, Other Devices, it lists two devices, Multimedia Audio Controller, and PCI Input Device. I looked through this forum seeing if there was a solution, fortunately, I did only to see that the person who originally posted it, was using Vista and simply was trying to get his machine working with the end result of him being lectured that Dell doesn't make drivers for Windows Vista. And yes, I know that Windows XP support ended on April 8th 2014.

 

PS: Sound does work and I did install the chipset drivers.

 

 Link to Device Manager image

 

Help will be appreciated.

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ieee488
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Re: Dell Dimension 4600 - Windows XP Device Manager PCI Input Device & Multimedia Audio Controll


@That-Windows-Guywrote:

So, I got a Dell Dimension 4600. I installed Windows XP Home Edition, and it has Service Pack 3, but after I installed all the drivers it seems, Device Manager under, Other Devices, it lists two devices, Multimedia Audio Controller, and PCI Input Device. I looked through this forum seeing if there was a solution, fortunately, I did only to see that the person who originally posted it, was using Vista and simply was trying to get his machine working with the end result of him being lectured that Dell doesn't make drivers for Windows Vista. And yes, I know that Windows XP support ended on April 8th 2014.

 

PS: Sound does work and I did install the chipset drivers.

 

 Link to Device Manager image

 

Help will be appreciated.


There are 4 different audio drivers.

 

PCI Input Device may be the modem.

 

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Dell Dimension 4600 - Windows XP Device Manager PCI Input Device & Multimedia Audio Controll

This system is ancient from 2003 and Windows XP has Reached End of Life in April 2014. The last Dell Desktop Windows XP capable is the OptiPlex 790 from 2011.

Driver Installation Order is extremely important for Windows XP... Dell System Software, Chipset Drivers and then the Modem Drivers must be installed before the Video Driver and Audio Driver otherwise Audio does not function correctly.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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