Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:09 PM
Wiped my hard drive clean, reinstalled windows and XP and all of the "saved" drivers... No sound.
I have reinstalled the device several times, I have updated the driver.. still nothing.
When I go to "System Information" and click on Software environment and the on drivers I see
name - Sthda
Description - IDT high definition audio codec
File - C:\windows\sys32\drivers\sthda.sys\
Type - Kernel Driver
Started - No
Start Mode - Manual
State - Stopped
Status - OK
Error control - normal
Accept pause - No
Accept stop - no
I'm not sure if I have an IDT or Sig matel card... I've tried drivers for both
I looked in "services.msc" I didn't see any audio services except Windows audio.
went into "setup" when the computer starts.. (is that bios?)
Checked on "Integrated audio.. said it was "On"
Additionally.. when I check in "device manager".. I see a yellow dot by the line that says "Sigmatel high definition audio codec"
When I click on that.. I see "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"
I've been to the Dell support site.. that was no help!