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Dell GX60 sound issue


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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:36 PM

Hi I have down loaded the sound driver from dell using the Dell tag number, I made a folded dedicated to Dell drivers. I opened th file in that folder it shows up fine, when I go to update driver and try to load it driver XP is not finding it. Any ideas welcomed!

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:15 PM

That happens often enough, IME.

I usually just double-click the .exe file in the driver folder to get around it...or move the folder to a different location and then scroll to that (if I go through Device Manager's update mechanism).

FWIW: I always uninstall old drivers before attempting to install new ones. I don't want the possibility of old drivers interfering with install of the new, whether the cause be damage or whatever.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:00 PM

Louis it is a fresh load of XP3, I had to do chip set, video, wireless etc but getting the sound on is getting a bit stale! Will give it a few more tries later! Thanks!!!

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:20 PM

I usually just double-click the .exe file in the driver folder to get around it


Same here.
It ought to work. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:38 PM

I figured out what is happening, I got this machine for free racked with all kinds of issues. I did a reinstall with format, problem is I used a non Dell XP sp2 disc. Not having the dell base the dell drivers do not want to load, I will have to try to find a generic driver or just do without sound. The machine for what it is runs fine could use s good jolt of ram only 256 in it now but 2g would wake it up a bit. So my hunt will be on for a generic sound driver.

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Edited by OldPhil, 06 January 2010 - 09:28 AM.

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