I too lost audio when I reinstalled Vista Premium. Also it could be a bad power jack where it plugs in. You can use AIDA Answered on Nov 22, Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. I then uninstalled the Modem driver in Device Manager and deleted it from the system so Windows wouldn’t reinstall it. The only change with my problem is that it wasn’t the modem that I had to uninstall.

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Thanks again for doing the leg-work on this fix!

And Vista people, if you read this, we’re not morons! No sound or audio in Inspiron Windows XP.

DELL Inspiron M Laptop Windows XP, Vista Drivers, Applications, Updates | Notebook Drivers

That should fix the issue. So essentially, inspiroj you are troubleshooting Audio issues and all basic troubleshooting fails, try removing the Modem drivers and see if that helps!

You are reporting the following post: I have a Dell Inspiron and I had to reinstall vista in order to fix an issue with windows media player Insprion driver might be on the disc supplied by your ISP internet service provider or the motherboard disc Click start type cmd press enter you will be in DOS mode type in ipconfig press enter you will see all o fyour internet connection details type inpsiron your default gateway adress into your internet search should read something like System and Maintenance,then click: In other Win OS setups reboot may be required.

The first step, ALWAYS, is to check and make sure that the right sound device is selected as default in audio device setup.


In Device manager it was shown with a red X and that told Windows not to use it and not care about the drivers. Please try dekl now or at a later time.

I found out why. Answered on Nov 22, I used the same driver as the links on this forum for the Sigmatel driver and no luck. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: 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.

DELL Inspiron 640M Laptop Windows XP, Vista Drivers, Applications, Updates

So, I skipped straight to the last step of getting rid de,l both the sigma driver and the modem driver, and when I rebooted, the computer installed BOTH automatically System then on the left side click Device Manager then click Action and choose from the list Scan for hardware changes click on it delo then the system it’s going to install the drivers automatically and you’re done.

I now recall that after I finished the Vista “Upgrade Anytime” that it automatically re-installed the modem driver and this is when my audio stopped working. I have the same problem with a dell inspiron; I reinstalled Vista and the sound is not installed and frustratingly, I can’t turn off the system sounds!

No Audio Output Device is installed how do i solve this problem and regain access to sound on my laptop? Answered on Dec 15, I did exactly what you said and my audio returned as soon as I had deleted the modem driver.


Of course, make sure you don’t need the modem or if you do, troubleshoot reinstalling that while crad affecting the audio. I then re-installed the audio and wah-laaaah- i had sound. Changing the selection back to the correct device will fix the problem with no reboot necessary in Windows XP.

We went to the Dell website and downloaded the audio driver, but still nothing. Answered on Oct 26, The issue and most likely solution has not changed much since or earlier, when I first encountered it as a novice.

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Oh, I use windows vista x86 after I upgraded to ultimate from basic which began to caused the problem. I would try a good adapter first to see. When I went to Device Manager, it showed that the latest drivers had been installed and that the audio was working fine. You two,tbarron7 and Jflynn33, are lifesavers. I then uninstalled and deleted the ‘SigmaTel HD Audio’ drivers and then downloaded the latest drivers again from Dell.

As soon as you turn it on start hitting the F8 key on your keyboard until you get to a insporon screen called “Windows Advanced option”.