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Old 01-17-2007, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello all

picked up a used dell to serve my everyday computing needs and i'm stuck with this problem.

i don't have the system restore discs but i reinstalled windows from an XP pro set up disc. at that point i didn't have any volume. by downloading one of the drivers for this model (dimension 4500) i got sound but still cannot get it to display teh volume icon (in fact, according to control panel, it seems as if this system doesn't have any sound component [control panel says "no audio device"]

any ideas would be appreciated


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Old 01-17-2007, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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are u able to hear any sound?

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Old 01-17-2007, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, after i installed the drivers from Dell, i get sound but no icon (and windows seems to think that there is no soundware installed)

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Old 01-17-2007, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Go to the control panel and click on sound. If it doesnt show up there then you have the wrong sound driver installed.

Are you sure there isnt a 3rd party sound card installed and not just the on-board?
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Do you have the latest Windows updates? There was a bug a few months ago that had an effect on that type of thing. MS issued a patch a while back. Other than having the wrong driver installed, I can't help you. Click start, run, and type dxdiag in the box and see what it tells you.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ok, figured it out.

it was a selection problem- basically, in the audio tab of the sound control panel, i had not selected the on board sound option and it had defaulted to the modem.

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