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Dell XPS 1330 XP Pro Drivers for HD Audio and Card Reader

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I have recently downgraded to XP pro for Vista Business on my Dell XPS 1330 and I can't find  the driver for the HD audio. In addition,I have the card reader driver but it doesn't seem to do anything
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Top Expert 2007
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Usually this requires the MS UAA driver to be installed before the HD audio driver. This fix only works with XP sp2 as SP3 is supposed to have the MS UAA already integrated. People are still having issues with it in SP3 as well though.
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/OTHER-SOUNDCARDS/Microsoft-UAA-Bus-Driver-for-High-Definition-Audio.shtml
The card reader I believe is a ricoh chip, but you may need to install the proper chipset driver for this laptop as the generic XP drivers will sometimes fall short and not pick up the south bridge components like a card reader.
Can you post the service tag from this laptop and I may be able to discern what chipset is installed.
OR you can run a program like CPUz to find the chipset info and go directly to the manufacturers site and try finding the chipset driver. It looks to be an Intel chipset from the driver download page for this laptop.
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

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Maybe we can walk through and find the drivers from the manufacturers...
1. Right Click on My Computer, Left click on Manage.
2. Click on Device Manager, you should notice on the right hand side icons with a yellow symbol next to them, this shows the device is unknown, or drivers are not installed.
3. Right click a device you are looking for, left click on properties.
4. Click on the Details tab on the top of the menu that popped up.
5. You should see some code in the middle that looks similar to this:
            "PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_169C&SUBSYS_308&"
The important peices are:
   VEN_14E4    is    Vendor 14E4
   DEV_169C    is    Device 169C    for     Vendor    14E4

You can take this information to the website http://www.pcidatabase.com and find the specific device information for the drivers, then go to the manufacturer website and see if they make drivers for Windows XP, some hardware is Vista specific and the manufacturer's do not have driver support for Windows XP.

*Once you are in the Vendor and are searching for the Device you can hold CTRL and press 'F'.
-This is the Find feature, type in the Device ID and it will find it much quicker, since some pages are quite long.

Hope this helps!
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And here is a link to a person who has tried and (they din;t mention otherwise) succeeded, Drivers included:
http://www.laptops-drivers.com/dell-laptop/installing-windows-xp-for-boosting-your-dell-xps-m1330.html

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service tag 4r5c7f1

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HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1095&DEV_1392&SUBSYS_1028020A&REV_1000\4&31CEB56B&0&0201
Is what the details are for the Audio device yellowed out. The card reader isn't yellowed out. I do have sound and I have installed the sigmatel drivers
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(Assuming it is not SparkMaker's answer, he has a valid answer assuming it is not mine. Which- since you have audio it is more likely to be his)

Try the files located by A. and H. on this link:
http://www.laptops-drivers.com/dell-laptop/installing-windows-xp-for-boosting-your-dell-xps-m1330.html
And I know you said you just installed Sigmatel drivers (H.), but just to be certain it could not hurt.
What we know - it is HD Audio and a Sigmatel device. Sigmatel points to it being Intel related. So, trying the Intel chipset may help.
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That points to the INTEL HDMI AUDIO which is also video graphics related.(audio portion for HDMI)
I would have to say the chipset drivers are needed.
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Ok here's what I have so far:
Card reader works fine
Still have yellow question mark by the HD audio
Top Expert 2007

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Do you have the MS UAA installed, then install the audio driver.

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Yes, Installed the MS UAA then the HD audio driver...still says there are no drivers. Yellow ?
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And also the chipset driver from intel has been installed.

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yes. Everything works. I just have a yellow question mark for HD audio...but I have audio and it is working fine. Should I just live with it?
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That is your choice, you may never notice anything wrong or not functional. And when you do it may give you another hint to what it is related to... HD Audio drivers can be tricky to find sometimes.
If you want to keep trying we can, it is going to be (Intel) Chipset / HD Audio. We will do all we can!

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We'll just live with the yellow question mark. It seems to be working fine
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