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Audio device has been disabled

Hi everyone.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 64 bit with Windows 7 Home Premium service pack 1.
Suddenly my sound has got disabled for no reason. I go to 'control panel' then when i click on 'sounds' nothing happens at all. I have not had any Windows updates for about a year now so it's not that. I have no audio icon on the taskbar, i have also been to device manager and re-installed the sound which is 'idt high definition audio codec'.
On the services list i have no Windows Audio which is very weird.
I have an anti-virus installed and a junk cleaner, they were installed way way before this happened. It's almost like my computer is saying i have no audio device installed. I will be very surprised if i can get this fixed because i have tried everything.
I did some sound checks, you know when you start the computer and press f12, well i got 1 hardrive error Error code: 2000-0146, after that finished it asked me if i want to check any specific folders and i checked the sound and it played it from left and right speakers and also did a mic recording.

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Since diags make noise. Likely a setting or driver.
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driver errors after install
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So this is from Dell, using your service tag?

Is there more to the story like the HDD is still bad and it's not the OS the machine came with?

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i just dont know anymore

Yes, i typed my service tag in on the dell website and it gives you a list of drivers to install for windows 7 64 bit. there were 2 audio drivers and 1 for the chipset. After i install them i get errors. I'v e noticed on my device manager, when i click on some system devices, on some of the devices, it says no drivers are installed and when i try and update them, no change.

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OK, has this ever been in a repair shop?
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No it has not

No it has not been to a repair shop before, i've never had a problem like this. I went to that link and i don't understand, do i have to download speccy or something, i went to the download page and it costs money.

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Hundreds have posted Web Speccy's from that link.

I'll check it out now. Just in case Speccy is not free anymore.

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Speccy is free.

Did you use Bob's link? Be sure to follow the instructions on that link.
Dafydd.

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OK, here's the free download page.

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