Topic: Dell Inspiron 1525

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1525 which came pre-loaded with Vista, of course. I wanted to put XP on it so I used the mass storage drivers and slipstreamed them on a dell XP CD, but it still does not recognize the hard drive. I may have been able to change the HDD from AHCI to ATA, but I wanted to keep it in AHCI mode, so I went to Dell's support page and downloaded the Intel SATA drivers and slipstreamed them with Nlite back on the Dell XP install CD and it worked. So are these drivers missing from the mass storage driverpack or am I doing something wrong?

The drivers downloaded from Dell are:

The Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager is designed to provide
functionality for the following Storage Controllers:
    - Intel(R) 82801IR/IO SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801IR/IO SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801HEM SATA RAID I/O Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801HBM SATA AHCI I/O Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GHM SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GR SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GR SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GH SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GH SATA AHCI Controller

This product is available for use on systems using the
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Processor or Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor
with the following I/O Controller Hubs:

    - Intel(R) 82801IR/IO I/O Controller Hub (ICH9R)
    - Intel(R) 82801HEM I/O Controller Hub (ICH8ME)
    - Intel(R) 82801HBM I/O Controller Hub (ICH8M)
    - Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO I/O Controller Hub (ICH8R)
    - Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB I/O Controller Hub (631xESB/632xESB)
    - Intel(R) 82801GHM I/O Controller Hub (ICH7MR)
    - Intel(R) 82801GBM I/O Controller Hub (ICH7M)
    - Intel(R) 82801GR I/O Controller Hub (ICH7R)
    - Intel(R) 82801GH I/O Controller Hub (ICH7DH)

(dell filename is R166200)

Thanks,
Carey

Last edited by Carey934 (2009-01-21 11:31:56)

Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

POST your HWID use this tool and post the Text.
http://driverpacks.sytes.net/driverpack … eHwids.exe

Last edited by Outbreaker (2009-01-21 12:43:56)

Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

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PCI Devices
===========
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_12\4&28D6DE3B&0&4BF0: Base System Device
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0822&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_22\4&28D6DE3B&0&49F0: SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0832&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_05\4&28D6DE3B&0&48F0: OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_12\4&28D6DE3B&0&4AF0: Base System Device
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0852&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_12\4&28D6DE3B&0&4CF0: Base System Device
PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4354&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_12\4&541B6E0&0&00E0: Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_F2\3&61AAA01&0&F0 : Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2815&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&F8 : Intel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller - 2815
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&FA : Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2830&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&E8 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2831&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&E9 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2832&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&EA : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2834&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&D0 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2835&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&D1 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2836&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&EF : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283A&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&D7 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&FB : Intel(R) ICH8 Family SMBus Controller - 283E
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283F&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&E0 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 283F
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2841&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&E1 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 2841
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2847&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&E4 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 2847
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_284B&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&D8 : Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&F9 : Intel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A00&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_0C\3&61AAA01&0&00 : Mobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A00
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_0C\3&61AAA01&0&10 : Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A03&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_0C\3&61AAA01&0&11 : Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_11208086&REV_61\4&AB208E&0&00E1: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
26 matching device(s) found.

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USB Devices
===========
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&1AC45A8&0                                    : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&2FF58AFB&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&38AFEF30&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&60EB717&0                                    : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&CC4B5FC&0                                    : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&1FC6B18A&0                                 : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&6A19B8E&0                                  : USB Root Hub
USB\VID_05A9&PID_2640\5&2B4DA97F&0&1                        : USB Composite Device
USB\VID_05A9&PID_2640&MI_00\6&32787768&0&0000               : Laptop Integrated Webcam
9 matching device(s) found.

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Input Devices
=============
No matching devices found.

============
ACPI Devices
============
ACPI\ACPI0003\2&DABA3FF&0                                   : Microsoft AC Adapter
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_15\_0                : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T5800  @ 2.00GHz
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_15\_1                : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T5800  @ 2.00GHz
ACPI\PNP0000\4&2F94427B&0                                   : Programmable interrupt controller
ACPI\PNP0100\4&2F94427B&0                                   : System timer
ACPI\PNP0103\4&2F94427B&0                                   : High Precision Event Timer
ACPI\PNP0200\4&2F94427B&0                                   : Direct memory access controller
ACPI\PNP0303\4&2F94427B&0                                   : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
ACPI\PNP0800\4&2F94427B&0                                   : System speaker
ACPI\PNP0A03\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : PCI bus
ACPI\PNP0B00\4&2F94427B&0                                   : System CMOS/real time clock
ACPI\PNP0C01\1                                              : System board
ACPI\PNP0C01\2                                              : System board
ACPI\PNP0C01\3                                              : System board
ACPI\PNP0C01\4                                              : System board
ACPI\PNP0C02\4&2F94427B&0                                   : Motherboard resources
ACPI\PNP0C04\4&2F94427B&0                                   : Numeric data processor
ACPI\PNP0C0A\1                                              : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
ACPI\PNP0C0C\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : ACPI Power Button
ACPI\PNP0C0D\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : ACPI Lid
ACPI\PNP0C0E\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : ACPI Sleep Button
ACPI\PNP0C14\0                                              : Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
ACPI\PNP0F13\4&2F94427B&0                                   : Dell Touchpad
ACPI\THERMALZONE\THM_                                       : ACPI Thermal Zone
ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0                                          : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
ROOT\ACPI_HAL\0000                                          : ACPI Multiprocessor PC
26 matching device(s) found.

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HDA Audio
============
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1095&DEV_1392&SUBSYS_10280242&REV_1000\4&21C1B09&0&0101: Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7616&SUBSYS_10280242&REV_1004\4&21C1B09&0&0201: SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_14F1&DEV_2C06&SUBSYS_14F1000F&REV_1000\4&21C1B09&0&0002: Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus
3 matching device(s) found.

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RAID Devices
============
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&FA
    Name: Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Hardware ID's:
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&SUBSYS_022F1028
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&CC_010601
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&CC_0106
    Compatible ID's:
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&REV_02
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829
        PCI\VEN_8086&CC_010601
        PCI\VEN_8086&CC_0106
        PCI\VEN_8086
        PCI\CC_010601
        PCI\CC_0106
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&F9
    Name: Intel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
    Hardware ID's:
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&SUBSYS_022F1028
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&CC_01018A
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&CC_0101
    Compatible ID's:
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&REV_02
        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850
        PCI\VEN_8086&CC_01018A
        PCI\VEN_8086&CC_0101
        PCI\VEN_8086
        PCI\CC_01018A
        PCI\CC_0101
2 matching device(s) found.

Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

We have several drivers that match on PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829 (super generic match)
i was not able to find a specific match to either
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&SUBSYS_022F1028 or
PCI\VEN_8086&CC_0106 in the pack

We will see what we can do...
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

Just a note from the peanut gallery.

Recent Dell XP Pro setup CDs ALREADY have support for systems that support SATA controllers in AHCI mode.

I ran into this previously while setting up a similar Dell, and I'm working around it again as I type this as I make another new Dell-generic Windows XP Pro SP3 setup disk.

I spoke with Dell "Gold" support yesterday, to discuss what I needed to do to backrev/"downgrade" a Vista Business OEM Dell laptop (Latitude D630 - nice little box!) to XP Pro, and I was told something VERY interesting: you can use ANY recent Dell WinXP Pro setup CD to install on ANY Dell system and you will not be asked for a Product Key, and it will (supposedly) pass activation without incident.

Imagine my surprise when I took a peek at the Dell CD with WinLite and saw (gasp!) the Product Key field was ALREADY FILLED IN!

Seems that those pesky Dell setup CDs already have their Product Key act together, so be aware of that while building your customized media, pilgrims. I wrote that key down and can re-enter it on the Unattended page in nLite if and when I need to do so. Of course, my Dell systems have a sticker on the case with their very own Product Key and I normally use that when I do my bare metal clean installs.

To address this topic's challenge, I suggest slipstreaming any/all of the wonderful DriverPacks EXCEPT Mass Storage, and see how that works for you. That's what I'd do, and I'm sticking to my story.

OK, I'm gonna go be quiet again, now.

Please return to your regularly scheduled forum activities, until next time.....



MARK STRELECKI
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Outside Atlanta GA. USA

Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

Yes, we've had author Scott Mueller on our radio show to discuss this. Scott says:

On the Windows front, lately I've been playing with SLP (System Locked Preinstallation) installs of XP <http://tinyurl.com/ndmg9> as used by larger Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as HP/Compaq, Dell, IBM/Lenovo, Gateway, Toshiba, etc. In systems using SLP, as the OS loads it scans the motherboard ROM looking for a specific text string unique to the particular OEM. If found, *no* activation is required and the system passes all WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) checks.

In Windows XP, SLP works via the OEMBIOS.* files in the %SystemRoot%\system32 folder as well as a fixed SLP product key, which is different than the system unique keys found on the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) stickers. For example, my ThinkPad R40 has the string "IBM CORPORATION" located at address F4240h in the ROM, and was installed using the same product key as on all ThinkPads with XP Pro, instead of the unique key found on the COA sticker.

Using this GetSystem tool
<http://www.siginetsoftware.com/forum/sh … d.php?t=51> you can find out which of the known SLP strings is present in a given system, where it is located in the ROM, and which set of OEMBIOS.* files should be used for that system. If you don't already have them, you can download the OEMBIOS files from the OEMBIOS Repository here <http://www.oembios.net>.

By placing the proper OEMBIOS files along with a WINNT.SIF file with the fixed key in the \i386 folder on the installation CD you can create an install CD that will never need activation for a given OEM.

Because the OEMBIOS files are system (motherboard ROM) specific, you would need to create a different OEM SLP install disc for every different brand OEM system you needed to reload. If you only work on one or two different brands of OEM systems (i.e. you work in a company that only buys Dell or Gateway), then that isn't much of a problem, but if you work on a variety of systems (i.e. a typical repair or user support shop) then there is a great solution which allows the creation of a single disc that will properly install on multiple OEM systems.

Using this OEMScan tool <http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=82638>
one can create "Multi-OEM" XP install CDs that will allow system reloading with the proper SLP setup without having to resort to the "product recovery"
discs or partitions. That is a major help as often the product recovery discs or partition are missing, and can be a major timesaver even if you do have them.

Combining these and other tools you can create automated/unattended Multi-OEM XP install discs (one each for Home, Pro, and MCE) that have SP2 and *all* updates since fully integrated <http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack.html>, plus drivers for virtually all devices fully integrated as well <http://www.driverpacks.net>.

Then when you have to reload a Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM/Lenovo, Gateway, Toshiba, etc. that originally came with XP, you pop in the approprate disc (Home, Pro, MCE), reboot and walk away. When you return some 30 to 45 minutes later, XP is fully installed (including all WindowsUpdates), permanently activated via SLP, and all of the latest drivers are automatically loaded for all devices.

This beats using an illegal VLK (Volume License Key) CD - which can get both the installer and user in trouble, and it certainly beats using a retail, upgrade or standard OEM CD to install, after which you'll have to go through the dreaded waste-of-time telephone activation using the COA key.

And even if you *have* the product recovery CD or partition, this method is better since after using the product recovery you would still have to possibly install SP2, then all of the windowsupdates since (up to more than 60 now), then all of the updated drivers, and then finally delete all the bogus Symantec, AOL and other trial/junk/garbageware the "product recovery" process puts on the system. <g>

Going though all of this would probably go right over the listener's heads, but we could perhaps describe the SLP mechanism, and explain why their HP/Compaq/Dell/IBM/Lenovo/Gateway/etc. systems will never require activation, unfortunately unlike any systems they custom build. Then there is the issue of what happens when you *replace* the motherboard in your HP/Compaq/Dell/IBM/Lenovo/Gateway/etc., which breaks SLP and turns activation back on.

Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

A radio show that discusses windows installation...
I need to surf the dial more often...
I ususally just find music... wink

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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

A little off topic here, but yes, I do a nationally syndicated radio talk show on computers, now in its 18th year, that airs nation-wide and through the web, Monday through Friday, 7p-9p Pacific, 10p-12a Eastern at www.ComputerAmerica.com

You can find older shows here: www.ComputerAmericaArchives.com

Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

We are not very formal around here wink it directly ties to your response so not really OT. IMHO big_smile

Cincy is not an available area for the radio... but I will keep an "ear" out for the webcasts.

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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

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I just released my multi-oem oemscan addon here: http://siginetsoftware.com/forum/showthread.php?t=541

Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

See what I mean... wink tongue big_smile

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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525

markstrelecki wrote:

I spoke with Dell "Gold" support yesterday, to discuss what I needed to do to backrev/"downgrade" a Vista Business OEM Dell laptop (Latitude D630 - nice little box!) to XP Pro, and I was told something VERY interesting: you can use ANY recent Dell WinXP Pro setup CD to install on ANY Dell system and you will not be asked for a Product Key, and it will (supposedly) pass activation without incident.

Heh, just two days ago, I used a Dell OEm XPSP2 CD to install on a machine that I suspected to not like my DVD+RWs (My XPSP3 non-OEM is MSDNAA, hence it only come in ISO form...).
Anyway, it's NOT a DELL machine, yet it installed regardless (w/o asking for a key, mind you).
I did not try activation as this was just to test whether the problem lay with the DVD reader (it did, a quick firmware update persudated it into accepting my DVD+RWs wink).
Hence, I would say, any DELL XPCD can be used to install on any system, not restricted to being of DELL origin.

Imagine my surprise when I took a peek at the Dell CD with WinLite and saw (gasp!) the Product Key field was ALREADY FILLED IN!

Just open the winnt.SIF with a text editor of your choice and you will find the same wink
That is common for OEM discs.
What surprised me was that you could use the pre-entered key to install on a different machine than it was supplied with.
Ususally, if you want to do so, you must manually enter the key on the sticker on the case of that machine (which naturally differs from the pre-entered one).

Seems that those pesky Dell setup CDs already have their Product Key act together, so be aware of that while building your customized media, pilgrims. I wrote that key down and can re-enter it on the Unattended page in nLite if and when I need to do so.

That will not be needed.
nLite, if started freshly (i.e. not loading a preset) will read out the winnt.SIF and fill in all set fields, including the key.