You could also look at the box it came in or your order invoice.
There are a whole bunch of different Alienware 17 models, like I said, and they all have different hardware and so they all use different drivers. I can't find the drivers page for your model, or even your model, on the Alienware or Dell websites so I've emailed their driver support for assistance. I don't know why it's so hard to find them for this model. I can't find that model at all on the Alienware or Dell websites.
I repeated this process about 4 times, ensuring that I specified the drivers correctly, it could see the partitions, etc but whenever it rebooted it would fail to find it.
So I went to Google on another machine and found this: I had exactly the same problem.
Anyways, i will get back to you later on the rest of my hardware, but i hope this helps to clear a few things up. Sorry i forgot to add this from my other post but here is some more information on the unknown driver: "I tried reinstalling all the drivers though with the resource disk, however there is still one unknown driver and the Ethernet not working.
When i click on the unknown driver it gives me the location, the PCI bus. All i need to do is to install the USB port and I' m all set!
Anyway, it founds the drivers fine, found the hard drive, asked me to format, etc.With all its media capabilities, the m9700 also has S-Video In and Out A so.friend mine of gave me alienware laptop to try his and but fix I'm I stumped.. The nice part is you can get nvidia's new 8800 video card in a 15-inch laptop... of machines that also had the same processor and video card Watch Alienware Area-51 m15x videos on CNET TV: At CES 2008, Dan Ackerman.I accidently overclocked it too high before and the computer crashed.Later, when i turned it on, i tried to open the nvidia panel but it couldnt recognize my video card.I can't seem to get an answer from them or find drivers for that model number. I will tell you if anything comes up So it appears that after a several months of using my alienware, the system works perfect!Instead of using the drivers on the disk it came with, I decided to update the bios and install the latest drivers on their website.The model number should be on a sticker somewhere on the laptop, or printed on the case underneath the battery.You will have to remove the battery if it's printed there.