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Dell Inspiron 1501 No Sound

by wags / February 28, 2012 4:19 AM PST

After many hours of trying to resolve the problem I've narrowed it down. The icon showing the speaker has a red X through it and at start up I get a message saying I need to reinstall my IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver. So I said yes. After trying to reinstall the driver it comes up with a message saying a device attached to the system in not functioning so it cannot reinstall the driver. HELP please and thanks.

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No OS listed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2012 4:43 AM PST

Without the OS I can't comment about a common oversight. Which one?

The one when we install XP and must install MS UAA after the motherboard drivers but before the sound driver.

I also wonder if that other item called Dell Quickset was forgotten.
Bob

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Dell Inspiron 1501
by wags / February 28, 2012 11:14 AM PST
In reply to: No OS listed?

Hi and sorry. It's running Vista 32 bit.

Dell Quickset was run but everything passed.

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For Vista it's usually motherboard drivers, audio and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2012 2:12 PM PST
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Dell Inspiron 1501 Vista
by wags / February 28, 2012 7:55 PM PST

Thank you Bob! I hadn't thought of the USB sound card. .

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