| | Re: Dell Inspiron mini 10V
On 4/6/2012 6:28 PM, Menno Hershberger wrote:
> Paul<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:email@example.com:
>> Menno Hershberger wrote:
>>> Menno Hershberger<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>>>> It's a mini notebook. The hard drive was shot. I installed a new
>>>> one. I'm using a Dell XP Home restore CD to restore it.
>>>> After XP installed, the hard drive comes up as drive E:
>>>> There's no CD drive in it so I'm using an external one to install.
>>>> It shows up as D: What is showing up as C: is a "Removable Disk".
>>>> In Device Manager it's called a Generic- Multi-Card USB Device.
>>>> In reality it is a built in card reader.
>>>> There's no trace of it in BIOS. If I disable legacy USB support then
>>>> I can't boot off the CD.
>>>> Back into installation again. I have deleted the existing Windows
>>>> partition (that I just installed) and am now down to Unpartitioned
>>>> Space and "Unknown Disk" followed by "(There is no disk in this
>>>> Basically, I want the hard drive to come up as C: That's the way it
>>>> was before and that's the way I want it now.
>>>> Surely there's an easier way than taking the thing apart and
>>>> disconnecting the card reader. With my luck, it'd probably still
>>>> show up anyway.
>>>> I am starting over again at this moment, but I haven't changed
>>>> anything and I don't expect anything different.
>>> OK. Scratch that one. The second time around it turned up as C drive!
>>> All I've got left now is an Unknown Device I haven't figured out yet.
>>> I'll try to Google my way through that one.
>>> If not.... I'll be back! :-)
>> One site mentions:
>> "The only unknown device was the battery driver and I downloaded
>> Mini 10v XP driver from the Dell website which worked fine. I also
>> installed the Synaptics touchpad driver from the Dell website to
>> enable scrolling to work."
>> I'd take a skim through the Dell drivers, and see which ones you
>> haven't got yet.
> It was "Dell Battery Meter/Wireless Select Switch".
If I recall correctly, you an even uninstall the utility after you have
installed it, and the driver bit will stay behind. There's really no
reason to do that, but just a bit of trivia for you.