Hi all. This happened to me, I found the solution online, I tried, it works. So I’m posting this for the benefit of mankind. 😄
When I reformatted my laptop earlier, and ran Windows Update, the updates managed to install perfectly. Everything. No errors. Then I went to my Device Manager and saw something that is unknown to the system and the required driver is not there. After googling around for the device’s ID and vendor ID I found out that it is Ricoh’s Host Controller not installed. Weird, I thought that my Windows 7 Update covers it (it supposedly should).
A few quick searches online with the correct keywords should tell that the one provided by Windows Update is 32bit, and I’m running a 64bit OS, so the driver refuses to install, but shown as “Complete” in WU.
The headache comes in, where to find the driver? I went to Dell’s official site, no such driver for 64bit. 32bit driver just refuses to install, prompting me an architecture error.
Here’s the solution:
Click here to download the drivers (Tested and working for Vostro 1500, though I haven’t really read any MMC yet)
It is meant for other models (M1710) but it seem to work fine for mine.
An excerpt if you can’t access (as you don’t have Google Bot’s HTTP Header in your browser, I accessed it from Google):
So there I was day dreaming, looking at the blue sky with the green trees swaying back and forth, wondering where the answer to this puzzle was. Then it hit me! Ouuch! The Dell M1710 is a hybird E1705. I went to M1710 download section on Dell’s website and you guessed it, the Ricoh drivers where there, and they worked nicely. For those who need the same drivers here is the link: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/devices.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&SystemID=XPS_M1710&os=WV64&osl=EN
There are some other goodies at this link that might work for your x64 bit hopped up machine like mine.
Thanks Callandor for you help!!
Note — Funny thing is, the threadstarter solved his own problem, and got his points refunded (That’s how ExpertExchange works).
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