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Audio Device Problems On Dell Dimension 4550

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#1 Robbo200663


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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:40 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 that I've had to reformat the drive and reinstall Windows XP. Now I can't get any sound from the system. The diagnsotic test work fine (including sound) but nothing from any media players, itunes, etc.. problem seems to be that I do not have any Audi devices installed. The system only has what was shipped as standard so I assume this is some sort of inbuilt device. When I look in the control panel under Sound & Audio, there are no default devices shown for Sound playback, Sound recording or MIDI music playback.
Any help in how I can reinstate these much appreciated.

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#2 stevealmighty


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Posted 23 February 2007 - 08:08 AM

Do you have all the original discs that came with the computer? If so, you'll have to reinstall the drivers for the onboard audio from the appropriate CD. There should also be a manual with instructions on how to do it. You could also go HERE (links to Dell website for 4550 downloads). From here, download whatever you need and install it on your computer.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 09:37 AM

Also make sure you install the chipset driver first. pahoo31

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