Ok, that was not too bad. I was able to update the BIOS with no trouble.
Then I went to the Intel Update Utility and ran it. It found one update, and INF Update Utility which I ran.
After the system rebooted I checked and still had the same error "Base system does not have a driver."
While looking for something else, I found this site that shows how to determine the file you need for that message: How To Find Drivers For Unknown Devices In Windows
Looking at my information, it showed that the issue was a Ricoh (vendor id 1180) Memory Stick Controller (Dev ID 0592)
That is where the real fun started. Went to Ricoh and found nothing. Same with Dell. Did a search and came up with mostly sites that wanted to be paid for downloading drivers. I finally found a post for downloading drivers for Vista 64 bit which I had read somewhere would work with 7. Tried that and got a message that I was already using the best drivers. Still the same error message. Went back to the Dell site and searched again and landed on a driver for Ricoh r5c832. Wanting to double check this I went back to my device manager properties and double clicked on the Ricoh MMC host controller and it said the drivers were up to date. When I closed out of that to my surprise the yellow triangle was gone and apparently the system is running fine. Of all that I have no idea what actually fixed the system but the first time I noticed the warning gone (and the system had rebooted several times after trying updates) was after the last step. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Thanks for all your help. I do have one more question for you (and maybe not the right place to ask it but did not want to start another thread). Along with this laptop, I recently installed 7 on two other pc's: mine (which is what shows in my profile) and my wifes, for a total of 3. What AV would you recommend for our pc's? I have installed avast on mine and avg on the wifes and my next job is to get my newly build pc up and running. I've used Kaspersky before and it seems to get good reviews and don't mind paying for that if there is a difference in paid and free. I just thought you might have an opinion and maybe one specific to Win 7 64 bit.