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When I try to reboot my delld620, with windows xp pro, after the whole process is done, when I go to my desktop all my software is all there and pretty much nothing has changed. Its like I attempted to reboot just to waste time. The primary reason why I want to reboot is because I have no audio online like for example official web sites have no sound I've tried everything and it seem that no one I know, knows what there doing.

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  • es4o8sj Sep 08, 2008

    yeah its a duo centrino. it seems that when I try to go to device manager it won't let me open the file, is there another way around it? plz help, Im a lost noob and this is my first computer help me.

  • es4o8sj Sep 08, 2008

    I get this error when trying to open device manager.

  • es4o8sj Sep 09, 2008

    Hi Pinky01 its me again. Look I just wanna say that when I right click my computer and then properties I don't see a material tab, but I do see system restore , automatic updates , remote , general, computer name, hardware, and advanced. I don't know which one to click. Please help.

  • es4o8sj Sep 09, 2008

    BTW. Thank you very much for taking the time to help me, I need it and definitely appreciate it.

  • es4o8sj Sep 10, 2008

    Hi Pinky01, Its me Tony, letting you know that before I had the no audio on youtube problem, my dvd didn't have sound long before the online without sound and youtube issue, so I'm thinking there 2 separate problems. my dvd plays though theres just no sound. Thats another problem I have with my computer BTW which I was gonna exclude.

  • es4o8sj Sep 10, 2008

    Well I just downloaded wmp 11 and I was playing a movie. I can watch it but there's no sound. I downloaded a mp3 music file and I started a music. I get an error. This is what it says. "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file." Well I can go into my Device Manager now but where is the chipset at?

  • es4o8sj Sep 10, 2008

    So I delete all the devices in "Sound, video and game controllers"? After I do that, I restart my computer and xp will re-install automatically? And when you mean "XP will re-install them at the reboot." It's in the beginning??

  • es4o8sj Sep 16, 2008

    I got sound from youtube now. But now, windows media player 1, It doesn't play dvd audio. But I can listen to music files(mp3). So far what you help me with has been great to me and is always. Thank you so much.



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Re-install the config for the sound device: by the Control Panel/System/Material tab/Device manager, you select the Audio Controller. You're supposed to have many descriptors. Delete all of them, one by one and then restart your computer. XP will re-install them at the reboot.

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  • Elise Lacoursiere
    Elise Lacoursiere Sep 08, 2008

    Please, can you tell me the Chipset installed on your pc?

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    Elise Lacoursiere Sep 08, 2008

    I will give you a link to Intel that will help you. But, before, please, verify the chipset installed on your pc. How? You can right-click on My Computer and select Properties. Click on the Material tab. You will see the info about the Intel chipset. Write it down, you'll need it later.

    The driver for the audio controller has to be corrected. By installing the Intel driver, it will correct the problem. Once you will have downloaded a .exe file, you execute it. You will have to indicate the path of all drivers on the pc. Just to make sure we choose the right folder, you can verify the driver of any device and see where it is located. By exemple, by the Control Panel, select the mouse, click on Material, Properties, Driver, Detail of the driver. That is the path to indicate when executing the .exe

    Now for the link, you will reach the Download center. If you are not sure about the driver to download, there's a utility to identify your system.

    Need more info, let me know.

  • Elise Lacoursiere
    Elise Lacoursiere Sep 08, 2008

    Please, only get to the step to tell me what is your Chipset. Next step, I will give you another answer.

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    Elise Lacoursiere Sep 10, 2008

    I am now working on my pc, that has XP basic.

    I need to know if you can listen to other type of audio files (mp3, wma...). Is there sound?

    Is the problem with Media Player ?

    And, can you try to verify if on you choose any file, right-click on a file and verify on properties, what is the type of file, and if you can try to listen to the file.

  • Elise Lacoursiere
    Elise Lacoursiere Sep 10, 2008


  • Elise Lacoursiere
    Elise Lacoursiere Sep 11, 2008

    Please, refer to the next link to see the Audio sound controller.

    Now, the link to download the proper driver:



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