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DELL Vostro 1500 causing many problems...


Bought Dell Vostro 1500, which came with Vista installed. I have removed Vista and am using Windows XP on it.

Now, I'm facing following problems. Wonder if these problems are related to using Windows XP on this laptop... and, wonder what could be the reason.

  • Cannot extend to secondary monitor. It gives an error.
  • Often gets "NTLDR missing" error... re-installing fixes the problem.
  • ProTools: Play on Spacebar doesn't work (no response) occasionally... occurs everyday.
  • ProTools: Doesn't bounce (mix down) till completion... occurs several times.

  • Would really appreciate your inputs and suggestions.

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    • Yasutaka Mar 29, 2008

      Thank you for responding so quick.

      All the drivers has been installed successfully, with no device item in the Device Manager displaying yellow alert mark.

      The Windows XP installed is Service Pack 2.



    • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

      the problem is that dell no longer supports windows xp for the vostro 1500 on their site - so the drivers are nowhere to be found. unfortunately, thwe company i work for still uses xp for all of the work machines... making things very difficult for me. i need the audio drivers for the vostro 1500 and can't find them ANYWHERE.

    • andrei_010 Apr 16, 2009

      i've instaled xp on my new vostro 1500 and now i am trying to install the drives. i have some problems like can't find an audio and modem drivers and also no usb seems to work.
      i would really appreciate any help i get



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    For using xp you must have the correct drivers. These should be available for download from the Dell support website. You may also find updating windows xp will help you may be using service pack one, so make sure all updates are done.

    If you have to load drivers you should load the chipset first followed by the graphics then the sound. Check on your hardware list under system in control panel that there are no conflicts.

    I hope this is helpful please rate the assistance given.

    Posted on Mar 29, 2008

    • dave donert Mar 29, 2008

      maybe your hard drive is faulty - bad sectors - download hard drive fitness test - from drive manufacturers website.



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