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Sound driver issues

By KaizerRose
Oct 3, 2009
  1. Hey whats up? Im new here on the forums and i'm in desperate need of some help. Somebody gave me a computer that has no sound on it and i checked the system information and under sound device there isnt anything there so i guess i don't have a sound driver. can somebody help me with this issue?also my computer is running on windows xp.i don't really know where to start and any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What is the make and model number of this computer?
     
  3. KaizerRose

    KaizerRose TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it says dell power edge 1300. if theres another way to find the make and model other than what i see on the front of it tell me how to find that.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  5. KaizerRose

    KaizerRose TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i found my service tag -b63h301 and this is the the specs it gave me when i put it in:

    how am i supposed to find the driver from here because i dont see where it says audio driver at.
     
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    It appears your computer has no onboard sound card hardware (which is why dell doesn;'t list sound drivers). You'll need to buy an add-on sound card for that machine
     
  7. KaizerRose

    KaizerRose TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is that the only way?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Thanks as well Tmagic650. That's quite a nice / simple (and inexpensive) add-on sound card to learn of! :)
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes LookinAround,
    I have one of these SIIG USB audio devices right here. I have used this device on laptops as well as desktops, who's motherboard on-board sound has failed. As long as the sound doesn't have to be too fantastic, this USB audio device works well
     
  11. KaizerRose

    KaizerRose TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the help! i'll look into buying one of these now
     
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