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Sound isnt working after re-format

By jeff85988
May 3, 2008
  1. I used techspot to help re-format my hard drive on my Dell laptop inspiron 2003. After i re-formated XP i didnt back up all the programs that came with it when i first got it. The format worked, but now i only have really basic programs/software on my pc. I think somehow my sound was screwed because when i watch you tube or anything i dont get sound. The videos play just fine the way they used to but there isnt any sound with it. There used to be a Speaker icon in the task bar lower right hand but after the format, it dissapeard. Can anybody tell me what happened and hopefully an easy way to fix. Much apopreciated.... JEFF
     
  2. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    you reformatted and didnt install the audio driver, do you have any idea what kind of soundcard it is?

    onboard or PCI?

    Brand?
     
  3. jeff85988

    jeff85988 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sound help

    Brand: Dell inspiron B130 i think its 2003-4 maybe 05 not sure of the sound card.
     
  4. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 274

  5. jeff85988

    jeff85988 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    run or save

    Should i run or save the file. I never could understand the difference?
     
  6. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    you can just run it, unless you want to save it on your hard drive for later.
     
  7. jeff85988

    jeff85988 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for helping me out, i have sound again!
     
  8. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Make sure to install audio drivers which comes with mobo install usually. If not u need those drivers... GL,,
     
  9. davinci83

    davinci83 TS Rookie

    and for future driver needs, just visit

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

    choose by service tag

    and enter the service tag printed on the underside of your inspiron.

    it will give you a list of all current drivers for your model.
     
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