|Why are you installing XP on a model that only came with Windows 7 on it originally ? |
" Installed Windows 7 Professional ( for testing ). The laptop gives sound on the basic HD Audio drivers of Windows 7. However IDT HD Audio Codec drivers provided on Dell Support Website do not load & IDT appears with a exclamation mark in device Manager."
In the Dell Inspiron n5050 downloads...
The most frequent reason for drivers not installing correctly is you did NOT follow the installation instructions - READ the Installation Instructions there !
DO NOT install sound drivers when Found New Hardware pops up !
I searched on the web using: IDT 92HD87B1 XP drivers
One of the "hits" :
Compatibilty - they also support XP.
Follow the Installation Instructions !
Uninstall any drivers listed for it that did not work in Add or Remove Programs BEFORE you try installing other drivers !