1. SP1 is definitly an upgrade that should be done, regardless of whether your having problems, it increases stability, and performance by quite a bit.
2. One has not been announced.
3. DELL support SUCKS. Take it fom me, I used to do it. I did outsorced dell support for about a year, till they decided it would be cheaper to move ALL the support to india, where they can pay the people 3 bucks a week or something.
4. any time you get an error about devldr, or device loader, its a good idea to go through and re-install drivers, im not sure whether that is specific to your sound card or not, but it couldnt hurt.
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