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Sigmatel Audio Not Working After Repair Install


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#1 snowman972

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 08:14 PM

About 2 days ago my computer started acting funny and it would not connect to the internet and not be able to do several other tasks. I ran a repair install on my Windows XP Media Center Edition and everything was fixed after the repair install, updating Windows and ect. But I noticed that when I went on the now working internet and see a video, I get no sound. I look at the task bar on the far right for the volume controls and the volume controls are not there. I opened a Mp3 file on my computer with Widows Media Player 11 and VLC Media Player and I can hear it just fine. I next went into my control panel and tried to fix the problem there. The volume controls are not there either because Windows says that I don't have a sound mixer installed when I have a Sigmatel Integrated sound card on my system. Next, I tried disabling the audio, restarting my computer, enabling the audio, and restart my computer again. Nothing. I tried to update my drivers. Still no audio. When I try reinstalling or installing the audio card, a window pops up saying that the drivers were installed but that there was a error during the installation of the device. That a device attached to the system is malfunctioning. The pic is below.

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I have also tried going into the control panel and playing system sounds like critical stop sounds and error sounds like the Windows troubleshooter suggested. I get an error saying that the sound cannot be played. That the sound card might be in use. Pic is below.

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I have also gone into DirectX Diagnostics and I run the sound test on there and it works fine. All the tests pass and I can hear the test sounds in my speakers. I don't know what else to do. My speakers worked fine before the repair. I would really appreciate any help.
Dell Dimension E310
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HIS Hightech 256MB ATI Radeon X1550 w/ Hyper-Memory (512MB)
70GB Hard Drive
DVD/CD-RW Drive (Bay 1)
DVD-RAM/DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive (Bay 2)
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 (SP3)

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:11 PM

On some computers there is a Hi Def audio patch you have to install before installing the driver.
What is the make and model of the computer

Edited by garmanma, 26 December 2008 - 09:12 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 10:27 PM

On some computers there is a Hi Def audio patch you have to install before installing the driver.
What is the make and model of the computer


It is a Dell Dimension E310.
Dell Dimension E310
2.80GHz Intel Pentium 4 w/ Hyper-Threading
2GB RAM
HIS Hightech 256MB ATI Radeon X1550 w/ Hyper-Memory (512MB)
70GB Hard Drive
DVD/CD-RW Drive (Bay 1)
DVD-RAM/DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive (Bay 2)
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 (SP3)

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:19 PM

Are you sure it's a Sigmatel driver? There's also a Creative one. Here's the Sigmatel. Installation instructions are at the bottom of the page. Click on the +

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...p;fileid=150155

Here's the rest of the drivers for you model:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=

Edited by garmanma, 26 December 2008 - 11:20 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:44 PM

Are you sure it's a Sigmatel driver? There's also a Creative one. Here's the Sigmatel. Installation instructions are at the bottom of the page. Click on the +

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...p;fileid=150155

Here's the rest of the drivers for you model:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=


Still nothing. Yes its a Sigmatel.
Dell Dimension E310
2.80GHz Intel Pentium 4 w/ Hyper-Threading
2GB RAM
HIS Hightech 256MB ATI Radeon X1550 w/ Hyper-Memory (512MB)
70GB Hard Drive
DVD/CD-RW Drive (Bay 1)
DVD-RAM/DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive (Bay 2)
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 (SP3)




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