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Audio works fine but voice doesn't

My Dell inspiron 6400 with SigmaTel high definition audio on windows XP service back 3 runs some sorts of audio files well but doesn't run others

It runs most locally present files & I can make voice calls using skype well, but I can't run things like youtube embedded videos (i see the video but i don't hear any thing)

when i open the sound & audio devices properties from the control panel, in the audio tab, there midi music playback default device is blank, but when i click the arrow beside the dropdown list, i find that microsoft SG wavetable SW synth is there.. I select it, then I goto the Audio tab, I find that the voice playback default device list is empty too, by clicking the arrow, I find "SigmaTel Audio', "Bluetooth Audio", and "Bluetooth High quality Audio", i select sigma tel , I goto Volume tab, & enable the check box "Place volume icon in the tskbar".. finally i click apply & ok
NOTHING happens.. the icon is not placed in the taskbar, nothing is selected in nether the MIDI nor the Voice playback.



In the device manager: Legacy Audio Drivers propperties contain NO Multimedia Devices & there is NO tab for driver

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  • amralhossary Sep 22, 2008

    i forgot to say that i can use skype for voice chats but can't use Gtalk, while i could use both of them previously

  • amralhossary Sep 22, 2008

    I installed the driver that came with the motherboard CD several times

    and i installed an updated version of the driver from dell support site

    it tells me that the driver is working propperly





    please if you have detailed description on how to "selectivly solve it", like the descriptio i provided, please do, but don't give me generic solutions

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You need to reinstall driver of your sound and installed properly

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