No sound

  • Acyla
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I recently purchased a new laptop from Dell and the everything seemed to be fine except for the they installed a whole bunch of crap that I didn't need. So I decided to format it to make sure that everything was gone and install everything myself.

I used Windows XP Pro but the problem is now I have no sound.

What it tends to say is

Cannot play back the audio strea: no audio hardware is available or the hardware is not responding. The thing I don't understand all the other times that I have formatted using XP Pro on my PC the sound has always been fine but now on the laptop it's completely gone.

Can anyone help me out?

Thank you for reading
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Did you install the correct soundcard drivers that would have come on one of the Dell restoration disks?
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Yeah, make sure that you have installed all the correct drivers for the system you got. You may have to look up what parts you got and download the drivers manually.
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I have a dell and it came with a seperate installation cd for drivers
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You deleted the sound driver, if you have no sound it makes a beeping sound every time a sound should be played, get your recorce cd, with drivers and install your sound driver.
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The Dell web site has a incredible section for drivers. All you need to do is go to the website http://www.dell.com and enter the service tag. That will show all the updates, drivers, System Software, etc for the notebook. Keep in mind the service tag is on the bottom of the note book in most cases.

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