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Hi Experts,

I am looking for the driver for universal serial bus controller inspiron 5100. I've tried looking on the dell website but cannot find it. Does anyone know where I can get this driver?

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by:Watzman
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In most cases, there is no separate driver, the USB controller is part of the motherboard chipset, and the chipset drivers are all that you need.  When this is not the case, you need to find out what chip it is.  Windows XP has built-in drivers for some of the most common USB controller chips (NEC is probably the #1 most common).
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by:tfjeff
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You probably need to install dell notebook system software:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/utility/R82491.EXE

and the chipset driver:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/chipset/R50830.EXE

also make sure to update to service pack 1
good luck
jeff
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by:indyng
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I installed the required chipset drivers successfully but the system software did not work.
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by:indyng
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When I try to install the system software I get a pop up message that says, "This computer does not support this operating system".

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what operating system are you running?
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mysticaldan earned 2000 total points
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Get Everest : http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=1

After u run it it will tell you which USB controller you have. You can downlaod the drivers for that off google or let us know and we can provide you with the link.

Normally running http://support.ap.dell.com/apjsite/Downloads/format.aspx?SystemID=INS_PNT_P4_5100&category=0&os=WW1  &osl=EN&devid=1134&releaseid=R50830    &svg=

shud install the drivers for you so give it a shot and see if it does the trick for u.

Also before you do anything else i reccomedn that u make sure that ur system is properly updated. Go to http://www.windowsupdate.com and download all updates for ur system.

Dan
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