So what Driver did you use to get the SM Bus Controller working?[/Quote]
How do you convert what Dell Tech Support called a "VISTA ONLY" Dell Inspiron 1721 to a BETTER running XP Pro laptop?
Get all the drivers listed here: http://www.getpcmemory.com/dri...page-1/#comment-11537
AND then add the following one to the list, realizing that the DELL R141246 driver is only the driver for the Card Reader, and not the CHIPSET. DELL POSTED IT ERRONEOUSLY, OMITTING THE ACTUAL CHIPSET DOWNLOAD.
However until DELL corrects that Driver posting error, I solved the missing SM Bus C ontroller driver by installing the ATI South Bridge driver: 10-6_xp32-64_sb
the fouth download on the list. I downloaded that driver from: http://game.amd.com/us-en/driv...?p=xp/integratedip-xp
NOW EVERYTHING WORKS ON MY "XP PRO" Dell Inspiron 1721.