Everything else is working fine except for the audio. She can’t hear her music or UTube, but video works great. The most common cause is the selection of the wrong – typically the modem – device as the default instead of the sound card. Yes Free Disk Space: Answered on Sep 16, Replace your power adapter and see if that fixes the problem.

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It will charge the battery when off but won’t run the laptop by itself. I suggest posting your question in the correct forum at the link below: So Device Manager says all is well and the rest of Windows says no audio device is installed. So essentially, if you are troubleshooting Audio issues and all basic troubleshooting fails, try removing the Carv drivers and see if that helps!

Thanks again for doing the leg-work on this fix! Update those first, then if czrd fails, I would try one of those adapters that goes from USB to the old school mouse and keyboard connections and plug that in to see if it works. Dell Inspiron Notebook 1, Questions.

Cafd, I use windows vista x86 after I upgraded to ultimate from basic which began to inspirron the problem. We went to the Dell website and downloaded the audio driver, but still nothing. I found out why. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: I did exactly what you said and my audio returned as soon as I had deleted the modem driver.


I know it’s a crummy laptop, but we’re trying to band aid it until she graduates and buys herself a better one. Answered on Oct 17, Advertisements or commercial links.

I did this and rebooted and no fix. Anyway, when I got everything back up almost nothing worked I have currently purchased a Dell Inspiron m and at the start the speakers intergrated on the isnpiron worked perfectly. The computer you’re having issues with is running XP.

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Answered on Oct 26, Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions. I have the same problem with a dwll inspiron; I reinstalled Vista and the sound is not installed and frustratingly, I can’t turn off the system sounds! Your “safeguards” simply keep the computer from working!

Also it could be a bad power jack where it plugs in. Answered on Feb 08, Answered on Dec 08, In one of the motherboards’s corners. The issue and most likely solution has not changed much since or earlier, when I first encountered it as a novice.


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.


But it could well be that it’s automatically redetected. The system automatic downloaded the driver for sigmatel HD Audio. I have a new Inspiron and am still having this same issue. After much searching online, I found an article about Windows XP stating that the biggest conflict with the audio drivers is often the Modem drivers.

Or respond to Media Player sound features. After taking your advice, what was different for me was that even though I selected the “remove files” when uninstalling the drivers for my modem and audio, it re-installed them anyway after I rebooted.

Here is what I do by following the second step like you said: Typically, in the case of this problem, something like “modem line 0 playback” has replaced the proper audio device as the default.