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Windows 7: What is this "Base System Device"?

17 Jan 2011   #1
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 
What is this "Base System Device"?

Hi,

I have just upgraded a 4 year old Dell 1420 inspiron laptop from:

80 gb, Intel T5250 CPU, 2 gb ram, Win Vista basic to 500 gb, Intel T7300 CPU, 4 gb ram and W7 64-bit HP.

Everything works. Windows update knows where to get the driver. The only drivers not working are the Sigmatel sound card driver which luckily for me could be loaded from the vista CD. I have found this "Base System Device" under "Other devices" in the device manager and have no clue what it is. I googled online and someone said it was a card reader thing. I saw W7 update the SD card reader drivers under one of its downloads and I can see the "SD host adapters" in the device manager. The creative webcam driver was also updated by win vista.


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17 Jan 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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18 Jan 2011   #3
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

I've seen the driver's list, but could not make out which is the card reader driver...
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18 Jan 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mystvearn View Post
I've seen the driver's list, but could not make out which is the card reader driver...
Its the Ricoh driver but Dell doesn't provide any driver for Windows7 x64, I would suggest to contact Dell for a new driver

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19 Jan 2011   #5
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Thanks. I'll give it a try. I am not sure if Dell will entertain customers as the drivers were not meant to be running with an OS they did not supply with.
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20 Jan 2011   #6
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mystvearn View Post
Thanks. I'll give it a try. I am not sure if Dell will entertain customers as the drivers were not meant to be running with an OS they did not supply with.
You should contact their technical support for newer drivers
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20 Jan 2011   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

The driver they're providing is probably an XP 32 bit driver.

All you need to do is go to the device in device manager>click on the device>properties>details tab>drop down menu>hardware id> Copy and paste the hardware ID string and we can look for a 64 bit driver for you.

This is another case of needing to run Windows Seven Upgrade Advisor before upgrading your system. it would have told you if it was capable of running Windows seven and also what problems you may encounter.

Just in case others may read this first.
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Fabe
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20 Jan 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

See this thread.

Base System Device Problem?

It has two sets of 64 bit Ricoh drivers for Inspiron 1420, one set is linked in post # 6, the other in post # 7.
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20 Jan 2011   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You will also see on any thread you start or on any thread if you'll scroll to the bottom you will see similar threads that may have suggestions that will help you.
Fabe
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29 Jan 2011   #10
mystvearn

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Tried the driver from Dell for the laptop. Did not work. However, I found online that you could download a newer driver meant for a different laptop. Tried it, and it works.

Consider it done. I installed te Ricoh cardreader R5U230 for inspiron 1550 or something like that.
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