I have reloaded the operating system and lost all drivers, esp. Replacing a sound card in a notebook is not something for a novice to try. The email address entered is already associated to an account. The max point reward for answering a question is Also my Inspiron has hardware diagnostics when I press F12 during the early black screens of startup.

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Join overother people just like you! I gave it a quick try, but the user was waiting for the machine, and you know diension that goes! If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. I cannot get the sound drivers installed.

The device was showing in the Device Cimension as “PCI device” with the usual black cross on a yellow background. Is it possible that the integrated sound card is cooked, or does anyone have some other options for me?

BUt even when all this was done and after a reboot – still no audio device. I found a similar post, and the other person managed to get sound after downloading from Dell, but obviously, that’s not working dimemsion me.


When I do try, I get this error: This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Now restart the computer and let Windows recognize the sound device if it can. Depl for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

Helpful 0 Not Helpful Comment Flag. After they’ve been downloaded and saved in a computer with a working internet connection, burn them off to a CD-R or copy them to a USB thumb drive. I have reformatted this thing at least 7 times now. You are reporting the following post: I really appreciate this!

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I just bought a Dell Dimension with a P4 3Ghz. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Network adapter” gee thanks. Your answer needs to include more details to help people.

I took the card out and ceased to get the “found new hardware” message upon bootup. Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert?

I have even tried getting newer drivers for the heck of it from Dell’s site all to no avail. I have re-formatted the hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro.


Power the computer on. Bit by bit misguided brash unbars before the giftedly witting barden.

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Please assign your manual to a product: Dell Dimension Series Manual Online: Thanks again for your suggestions Live with no sound or get a new motherboard or computer. The Dell PC Restore window appears. Knoppix devive one of many Linux distributions that you don’t have to load to your hard drive. I have gone to the Dell site and tried installing all the Recommended and Optional drivers, but each install fails.

If an operating system other than Windowx XP uses your audio hardware to produce sound, then you don’t have a problem with your audio hardware. It was a lucky break that I didn’t reformat the machine delk the backup he thought he made didn’t work.

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