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Sound card Even though I can see my sound devices on the device manager. It does not make a sound. I can not see it in the bios. and I can not install the driver because it is not found by the driver. can you help with this.

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I would run updates on your system. Go to http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us

Run all updates available to you and restart. Go back and see if there are more updates needed. If you havent updated in a while there are probablly updates for the updates. Keep going back untill it reports back that no more updates are available. If the problem still persists then depending on what kind of Dell you have go to dell.com and down load the driver again. It is free there. Make sure you do the updates firts. Dont just rely on automatic updates...you need to physically go in and update from time to time. Has it ever worked? If this is a fairly new issue you may be able to roll back your drive from the device manager....musch easier to go to the site tho. Hope this helps.

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