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Dell Inspiron 1501 after completing fresh xp install cant get SD card slot to work can anyone help please have spent 2 weeks trying to get this machine up and running again

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  • hwinneyuk Feb 02, 2010

    Unfortunantly these are the chipset drivers I have installed is drving me mad as I can think what else to try



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Install all 3 chipset drivers

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

  • IQUIT Feb 02, 2010

    when you installed drivers did you install them in this order:

    1. Notebook System Software

    2. Chipset Utility

    3. Video Driver

    4. Sound Driver

    5. NIC Driver

    6. Ricoh Card reader

    7. wireless driver

    Also, if you go to device manager, right click the item with the issue, properties, details tab and post the PCI\VEN data we can try to ensure the exact driver

    Also, if you haven't flashed the bios to the most current version, that is suggested



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