I suspect that this is a problem because you don't have SP2. Of all the security fixes and OS improvements in SP2 the most troublesome has been a change in how Microsoft allows drivers to interact with the OS.
Most SP2 installations are trouble-free. Those that aren't are usually due to one of these issues:
1) virus infection
2) drivers that aren't compatible with SP2
Since your system isn't at SP2, I suspect that a post-SP2 driver may be confused about how to apply itself.
The first step is to scan your system for viruses (just to be double sure). Try this free, online scan: http://safety.live.com/
Choose the "Full Service Scan"
Then, visit the Dell support site and update all
of your drivers. Only update the BIOS if it mentions SP2 in the notes.
Then, install SP2 - it should go smoothly then. If the problem resurfaces we should be able to offer more specific advice.
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