System then on the left side click Device Manager then click Action and choose from the list Scan for hardware changes click on it and then the system it’s going to install the drivers automatically and you’re done. You are reporting the following post: I then uninstalled and deleted the ‘SigmaTel HD Audio’ drivers and then downloaded the latest drivers again from Dell. In Device manager it was shown with a red X and that told Windows not to use it and not care about the drivers. But it could well be that it’s automatically redetected. CNET’s Forum on Windows Vista is the best source for finding help or troubleshooting advice from a community of experts. And Vista people, if you read this, we’re not morons!

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The first step, ALWAYS, is to check and make sure that the right sound device is selected as default in audio device setup.

The issue and most likely solution has not changed much since or earlier, when I first encountered it as a novice.

CNET’s Forum on Windows Vista is the best source for finding help or troubleshooting advice from a community of experts. Typically, in the case of this problem, something like “modem line 0 playback” has replaced the proper audio device as the default.


System and Maintenance,then click: I hope a fix is in the works!! I know you mentioned del, but try visiting the Dell site and installing the updated audio driver for your particular model. I booted from the CD and audio tested perfectly fine in the diagnostics environment.

My kid is home from LSU with a laptop with no sound. Yes, I rebooted after install. If you’re running XP you can download the driver here: This was helpful 0. I then uninstalled and deleted the ‘SigmaTel HD Audio’ drivers and laptoop downloaded the latest drivers again from Dell. I have delp new Inspiron and am still having this same issue.


Wilkinson June 3, 9: Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: I know it’s a crummy laptop, but we’re trying to band aid it until she graduates and buys herself a better one. Just reloading Windows isn’t enough. Thank you very much for your helpful advice.

Next attempt was to uninstall and delete the driver completely from my computer and then download the latest driver from Dell. So essentially, if you are troubleshooting Audio issues and all basic troubleshooting fails, try removing the Modem drivers and see if that helps! No sound or audio in Inspiron Windows XP.

Of course, make sure you don’t need the modem or if you do, troubleshoot reinstalling that while not affecting the audio. I tried everything such as reinstalling drivers souund but when I removed the modem my audio worked perfectly with the driver.


I downloaded some stupid audio update for vista.

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I now recall that after I finished the Vista “Upgrade Anytime” that it automatically re-installed the modem driver and this is when my audio stopped working. I too lost audio when I reinstalled Vista Premium. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. The computer you’re having issues with is running XP.

This was helpful 1. Changing the selection back to the correct device will fix the problem with no reboot necessary in Windows XP. That really inspigon for me.

Back to Windows Vista forum 63 total posts Soudn 1 of 3 01 02 03 Next. I no longer have the ability to use the modem or maybe it would work if I troubleshot a little further but since it has been years since I used a modem I didn’t bother trying. Even after that the sound wouldn’t work.

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