Hi antonykionyoDELL OPTIPLEX GX60 DESKTOP PC AUDIO/SOUND DRIVER You don't
say which Operating System you use, so my answer will be presented in general,
Windows terms. If yours is a non-Windows Operating System, consider applying
the logic and principles involved here to your own Operating System and, if in
doubt, please feel free to add a Comment or Clarification to this Question, including information about your Operating System.
the status of the Audio Device and the Audio Driver in Device Manager.
(My) Computer > (System Properties) View System Settings > Device Manager
tell you if the Audio/Sound Device is installed and functioning properly and if
the Audio/Sound Driver is installed properly. If a red 'x' or a yellow question
or exclamation mark appears next to the Audio/Sound Device, then there is
probably a settings anomaly, fault, error or conflict with the Audio Device
and/or its Driver.
AUDIO DEVICE SETTINGS
Audio/Sound Device to function properly, it must be set as the Default Device:
Control Panel > (Hardware and Sound) Sounds Speech and Audio Devices >
Sounds and Audio Devices > (Manage Audio Devices) Audio > click on the
Drop Down Menu to the right of "Sound Playback - Default Device"
(preferred Default Playback Device) > select "ADI 198x Integrated Audio" > Apply > OK > Restart computer.
AUDIO/SOUND DRIVER PROBLEMS
the correct Audio/Sound Driver that relates to both the Audio/Sound Device
(ADI 198x Integrated Audio) and your Operating System, then restart the computer.
Install the Audio/Sound Driver either from the Dell Drivers and
Utilities CD or from the official Dell support website here:
Operating System is not the original Windows 2000 or Windows XP for which this PC was
designed, then it is highly probable that no Audio/Sound Driver exists for that
If you are
committed to both this PC and an unsupported Operating System but all the
other Devices and their Drivers are functioning normally except the Audio
Device or you are using Win 2000 or Win XP but the Audio/Sound Problem remains unsolvable
(faulty Audio/Sound Chip), then consider buying and installing either an internal 5.1, 7.1 or 8.1 PCI Sound Card or an external USB
Sound Card that is pre-confirmed as being compatible with your Operating
System. They can all be inexpensive. See examples here:
I hope this helps.
If this Answer goes some way towards helping
to resolve your Query, Problem or Fault, please take the time to Rate it. Doing
so helps Solution Providers, like me, better understand the needs and the point
of view of Askers, like you, and guides us in exploring the best ways to
provide the most comprehensive, useful and high quality Responses and Solutions
we can. If you need further help, please do not hesitate to post another
Question or add a Comment to this Question.
Thanks for using FixYa.