Drivers for windows XP dell inspiron N5050

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sourabh_04

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Hi all
I recently downgraded my dell N5050 to XP and have been struggling with the drivers now ; i tried the post but none served me

please advice me
for now i need

CHIPSET
SOUNDS
VGA
ETHERNET
wirelesss

please your kind help needed


Sourabh ohri
 

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I'm assuming it's a Dell Inspiron 15(N5050) that's been downgraded from Windows 7.

What's the 7-character "service tag" number that's on one of the stickers?

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service tag : G4SMNR1


will be great help if i can have the drivers for xp for the same machine
 

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According to service tag number G4SMNR1, here is the support and downloads site that's specific only to your Dell Inspiron 15(N5050) laptop - which was purchased in July 2012.

I suggest you add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

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According to the driver downloads section, it appears to have some or all of these devices:

IDT 92HD87B1 Audio

Intel HM67 Express Chipset Family

Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader

Conexant D400 External USB 56K Modem

Alps Touchpad

Realtek RTL8111E-VB / RTL8105E-VB 10/100 Ethernet Controller

Dell Wireless 1501 / 1502 / 1503 / 1701 / 1702 / 1703/ 1704 WLAN Mini-Card

Intel HM67 High Definition Graphics

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You made the mistake of downgrading that laptop to Windows XP without first confirming there are Windows XP drivers for all of its devices - which there probably isn't.

Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - Hardware - Device Manager.

What are the names of the entries that have a yellow ? next to them?

Double-click each of those entries to open their properties window, then click the "Details" tab, then select "Hardware Ids".

There will be one or more strings that have VEN_####&DEV_#### as part of it.

Advise what the 4 numbers and letters are that follow VEN_ and DEV_

Be real careful not to make any typos.

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sourabh_04

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Hi
thanks for your help i tried but seems no luck

well i am sending you drivers which are in yellow ( or the one's which has no drivers)

1 INTEL R HD GRAPHICS FAMILY :pCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116
2 network controllers : PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727
3 ethernet conroller : PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136
4DELL WIRELESS 1701 BLUETOOTH : USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21BC
5 PCI controller : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C20

thanks for your help
 

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INTEL R HD GRAPHICS FAMILY :pCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116
network controllers : PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727
ethernet conroller : PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136
DELL WIRELESS 1701 BLUETOOTH : USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21BC
PCI controller : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C20
Intel High Definition Graphics 3000
Driver Name: winxp_14517.exe
Driver Version: 6.14.10.5421

Dell Wireless WLAN 1501 Half Mini-card
Driver Name: R270613.exe
Driver Version: 5.60.48.35

Realtek RTL8102E 10/100/100 PCI-E NIC Family
Driver Name: WinXP, Win2K, Win2003 Auto Installation Program (SID:1546401)
Driver Version: 5.808
The file will be in ZIP format, so you need to download and save it inside an empty folder, then extract its contents inside that folder, then double-click the SETUP.EXE file to install the driver.

Dell Wireless 1701 Bluetooth
Driver Name: R302514.exe
Driver Version: 6.3.0.7900
This driver is for Windows Vista and Windows 7, but it "may" install and work with Windows XP.
If you don't need the bluetooth feature of the laptop, it doesn't really matter if it installs or not.

The last entry is for the IDT high definition audio.
Unfortunately, the Dell site doesn't have any driver for Windows XP.
Unless Windows Update detects and displays a driver for you to download and install, the laptop will have no sound.

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If you arent able to find all of the correct xp drivers for that model you might have to go and reinstall windows 7 in it.for me personally any computer that came with 7 and theres no xp drivers listed for that model i pass on it and find one that does.i was going to buy that model mentioned above but when i went to the dell site and saw there werent any xp drivers listed i bought another dell model that did have xp drivers.when buying a computer brand new always check it out beforehand to see if there is xp drivers listed for the model you want and go from there as it will save you a lot of fustration and disappointment down the road.
 

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thanks a lot for your help guys ; still i can survive without sound in my machine ; the important thing was network adaptors and now the machine seems to be working fine
 

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thanks a lot for your help guys ; still i can survive without sound in my machine ; the important thing was network adaptors and now the machine seems to be working fine
You're welcome. :) (y)

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I did some more searching and may have found the IDT sound driver that you need for Windows XP.

Go here, then click the IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio Driver v5.10.0.6261 link.

Enter the code that appears, then click the IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio Driver v5.10.0.6261 link.

Wait for the counter to count down, then download and save the file.

The file will be in ZIP format, so you need to download and save it inside an empty folder.

After that's been done, extract its contents inside that folder.

Delete the .RU file and the .ZIP file and leave only the .EXE file inside that folder.

Extract the contents of the .EXE file inside that folder.

Double-click the SETUP.EXE file to start the install process.

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Try the driver in post #10 first.

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sourabh_04

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tried to install the IDT in both the above mentioned ways but no success the driver from below link works fine but fails to start the service and then comes error IDT PC AUDIO has detected one problem and is going to be closed http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/...driverId=C74F4 ( now i am worried if i spoiled the SOUND CARD or what )

for the other IDT92HD the error comes in regards to compatibility issues and says the driver is not for the machine
 

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( now i am worried if i spoiled the SOUND CARD or what )
It won't hurt the sound card, the driver just didn't work. What service pack is Windows XP? Does Device Manager show error code 10, or some other error?
 

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yes the sound card seems to be fine ( ran a dignostic test to confirm the same ) seems the problem is with the driver only
the system shows error code 10 and it fails to start the audio service during installation

just upgraded the machine to windows XP service pack 3 and still the same error
 
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