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NO SOUND AND NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK!

I was working on a computer in which the user was deleting files and blocking start up programs. on the task bar the sound application has a red cross through it. I have attempted to uninstall and re-install the drivers. I have also tried repairing it with the install disk. With no success I am at a dead end. I can not re install the OS due to loss of vital info. Please help me find a solution to this endless issue...
Dell Inspiron 1501--The motherboard is actually from a Dell Inspiron E1505.

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Tried Uninstalling The Entire Device From Device Manager?

Access the Device Manager, then uninstall the sound device entirely.. Restart the computer and hopefully Windows will recognize the device and reinstall all the correct items to the audio to function.. Before reinstalling, find and install the drivers for the E1505 motherboard which is where the intergrated sound card should reside.

If that doesn't work, then it's entirely possible that the sound card has failed entirely.. On a laptop, that means you don't get sound.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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I GOT IT!

LOL Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried that to no avail... but as I immediately assumed it was a major issue I never enabled all start up programs and drivers. just had to go to msconfig and enable all programs.

ISSUE #1 IT IS A DELL
ISSUE #2 USER ERROR
ISSUE #3 AN OVER THINKING TECHNICIAN

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