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Windows 7: need help w windows 7 on laptop w/o supported drivers

08 Sep 2011   #1

Windows Vista 32 bit
need help w windows 7 on laptop w/o supported drivers

I have a Dell inspiron 1520, it shipped w vista 32. I upgraded to windows 7 64 bit (did a clean install with OTS of help from here in July). Dell didn’t support my laptop with Windows 7 64 bit drivers
I did searching and found a group of 64 bit drivers from dell laptops that were supported and shared the same hardware (I think..). Most of it went fine, however now I’m starting to have some problems or need hardware that originally had problems I kinda brushed off for the time.

1...My Laptop WILL NOT SLEEP! It powers down/hibernates instead.
I believe it to be either
a) Nvidia Display Driver problem
b) Wireless Mouse usb receiver
Windows Action Center says “Drivers are causing windows to standby or hibernate slowly:
1. Nvidia kernel mode driver
2. Live! Cam Auto Console Monitor OEM02Mon.exe

I’ve attached some of the event logs, maybe someone can interpret them for me…?

2…One of my USB Devices are suddenly ‘unknown’, tried updating, ect no help.
I did test each USB port and they all still seem to be functioning correctly..? It worked correctly for few weeks after I installed windows 7, then suddenly became unknown..

3…My webcam console software says no supported device please plug in to continue… I'd installed the drivers for it and believed it would help..

Wish I knew more about this… Are there specific windows logs or reports I could find more info, that I could post to help in assisting me?

I know a lot of this stuff would be best answered on Dell specific support forum... And I've tried - Get no help or even replies for that matter!

Would surely appreciate any/all help or leads, anything! I'm stuck completely and don't know what else to try...

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08 Sep 2011   #2

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Did Dell support Vista 64 bit drivers for your model? If yes. Try installing them.
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