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Sound Card I think I deleted my sound card / information. I have a Dell Inspiron e1705. I was deleting unwanted programs to free up space, (and I emptied the recycling bin too before I realized what I have done) now my computer won't make a sound. I went to the start button, clicked on "run", typed in "dxdiag" and clicked on the "sound" tab and it states there is not a "sound card" found. Now WHAT???

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Download and then run the driver installer.

Here is download page, click on the + sign near to audio and download the reccomended driver.

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We need more information to help you.

What operating system are you running?

What exactly did you delete when you said you "think" you deleted the software"?

Are you saying you deleted the sound card device driver software using the Windows device manager or did you remove some other audio application?

I will try and help anyway with minimal information so far.

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Even if you remove the "driver" the files are still on the computer unless you proactively went and found the driver files (not likely) and removed them. For example, if you go to the control panel and delete the sound card entry, it will come back when you reboot because the driver files are still on the system.

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thanks for you problem,
i think i can help u.
dear frn, don't worry, if device manager looks fine altho you are no able to hear the sound then it is better to uninstall the software driver then reinstall it. coz, if any files of driver is deleted then also it help u to repair it, so plz reinstall the sounddriver. i hope it will ok fine.
ok have a nice day.
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Let me know what the situation is in more detail of what all you have done and I wil try and help you out.

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yes you can, try using the manufactures website.

if its a dell then use and go to the support tab and find the area where you can download drivers and you'll be looking for the sound drivers

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