recently formatted my inspiron 1525 laptop and installed XP professional.
installed all drivers by downloading it from dell site.
after installed Graphics driver for Mobile Intel GM965 and sigmatel audio
driver am getting a driver not detected symbol in device manager.
I am able to hear sound when I play songs.
For audio driver , I did other suggestions found on internet
forums like install system driver then chipset then finally audio driver etc…
nothing worked out for me…
Finally I have installed R180043 and R180044 also…
Regarding Display drivers I have installed GM965 drivers
downloaded from dell site.
There were 4 error popup while installed stating some .dll
file image is not valid.
I tried to uninstall it but its not uninstalling too… shows
error messages and terminates the process.
Any software that requires the graphics driver are not
Here is a link for manual reinstalling Windows.
It goes over details on what drivers should be installed and in the order that they are installed.
From your post I would look to see if the chipset drivers and dell notebook system software was installed.
Intel Mobil Chipset
Dell Notebook System Software
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