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No Volume from Computer

This weekend I lost all volume from my computer. I checked various speaker connections. It's definitely computer oriented. I have not adjusted any main volume or tool volume controls. It was there and now gone. I have a basic Dell keyboard and I'm unaware of any mute keys. Could it be virus? Any suggestions? Thank you all for looking.

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I doubt it's a virus, have you tried a system restore to the last checkpoint before the problem started. The only other option is to re install drivers from the dell website if still no sound but you need to find whos sound chip you have on the motherboard. http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/devices.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_8100&os=WW1&osl=EN

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