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No sound on my computer

My computer has no sound,and it appears on screen no sound device,need to install but i don't have the cd sound device installer. the sound on my computer works on windows media player, but it doesn't work on the internet. What do i do?

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Go to Dell's Support site and enter your Service Tag. This will produce a list of drivers for your machine. Download and install the latest audio driver for your machine. The audio may be integrated on the motherboard, so you may need to install the chipset driver as well.

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Ntldr is missing at startup


To fix your problem please follow the below steps.
1. Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.
2. Restart your computer.
3. When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup." Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive. Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt. However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup. Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive. Then reboot your computer.
4. After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear. After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation. The screen will appear black. The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter." If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different. You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in. You are subsequently prompted for a password. If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter." The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.
5. Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one). Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer. The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.
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Aug 10, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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How to format my computer


insert operating software DVD in your DVD drive
restart your Pc
press Del key (.)
select boot menu
select 1st boot device
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at that time press enter
screen appears with :DVD CD Boot...."
at that time select enter
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Jun 05, 2011 | Fujitsu Siemens SCENIC P300 PC Desktop

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Speaker wires are pluged in on my dell inspiron 530 but not working help


    • 1 Make sure that your computer and speakers are plugged in, have power and are turned on. If the speakers are plugged in but don't appear to have any power, plug them into a different outlet. Some speakers are self powered and use a USB cable to supply power. Make sure that the USB cable of your speakers is connected securely to the USB port of your computer.
    • 2 Retest the sound. If you still don't have any sound, make sure the cable connecting the speakers to the computer (known as a 1/8-inch TRS cable) is plugged into the green audio output jack on the PC.
    • 3 If you're using self-powered USB speakers, remove the USB cable and plug it into a different USB port. If you're using outlet-powered speakers and have a working set handy, replace the suspected non-working speakers with the working pair to test.
    • 4 Navigate to the Microsoft Fix It troubleshooter (windows.Microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/no-sound-in-windows) to automatically detect and fix sound playback or hardware problems. If that doesn't work, proceed with the next step.
    • 5 If you have an add-on sound card and none of the hardware or software fixes helps, you may have to replace the sound card. If you use on-board sound, it will probably pay to purchase an inexpensive sound card rather than a new motherboard. Check the system BIOS to determine whether you have inadvertently disabled your on-board sound.
    • 6 Navigate to the "Start" menu and select the "Control Panel" and "Sounds and Audio Devices." Then click the "Volume" tab. If everything is grayed out, proceed to Step 7. If the "Mute" box is checked, uncheck it. In "Device Volume," make sure that your volume level is set to a comfortable volume level for your speakers.
    • 7 Click the "Sounds" tab. Under "Sound Scheme," determine whether "No Sounds" is selected. If it is, click "Sound Schemes." A drop-down list will appear. Select "Windows Default" as the scheme. To test your sound now, click on a sound listed below the "Program Events" window. The sounds will be indicated by a small "Speaker" icon located next to them. Left-click the sound once, then click the "Play" button. If you still don't hear sound, proceed with the next step.
    • 8 Click the "Audio" tab. Under the "Sound Playback" option, make sure your sound card is selected as the default playback device. Usually, only one device appears here, unless you have multiple playback devices installed.
    • 9 If everything is grayed out, you either do not have a playback device installed or your drivers are corrupted and need to be replaced. Drivers help hardware and software function together. Fix this by reinstalling the appropriate drivers. Do this by navigating to the "Start" menu and right-clicking "Computer." Then select "Properties" from the drop-down menu. Click the "Hardware" tab and then click the "Device Manager" button. The Device Manager will open.
    • 10 Look for either a red X or a yellow question mark listed under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers." If a red X appears, right-click the device with the X and select "Enable" from the pop-up menu. Test your sound at this point. If a yellow question mark appears, right-click the device, click "Properties" from the pop-up menu, and then click the "Driver" tab on the window that appears. Next, click the "Roll Back Driver" button to roll back to the previous drivers that were functioning correctly. Restart your computer when prompted.
    • 11 As a last resort, you can uninstall and reinstall the device. To do this, right-click the device and select "Uninstall" from the pop-up menu. Restart your computer. Windows will automatically detect and install your audio device upon boot-up. If you still don't hear any sound from your computer speakers, contact a qualified computer technician.

Nov 14, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer

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How to restore Dell Dimension 8200 to original factory setting?


  1. Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.

Close any program or utility that may start to run after you insert the CD into the drive.
note.gif HINT: The CD that you need to place in your CD or DVD drive is titled Operating System.
  1. Turn off the computer, and then turn the computer on again.

  2. When the blue Dell logo appears, press immediately.

If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then shut down the computer and try again.
  1. Use the arrow keys to select the CD-ROM option, and then press .

  2. When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press to select To set up Windows now.

  3. Read the information in the License Agreement window, and then press on your keyboard to agree with the license information.

  4. If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and then go to step 15.

If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press to select the fresh copy option, and then press on the next screen to select the highlighted partition (recommended). Then follow the instructions on the screen.

The Windows XP Setup screen appears and Windows XP begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times before it requires additional input.
  1. When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click the green arrow icon at the bottom of the screen to continue. Follow the on-screen directions to finish.

  2. When the Regional Settings screen appears, select the settings for your locale, and then click Next.

  3. Enter your name and organization in the Personalize Your Software screen, and then click Next.

  4. If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, enter a name for your computer when the Computer Namewindow appears, and then click Next.

If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, enter a name for your computer and a password when theComputer Name and Administrator Password window appears, and then click Next.
  1. If you have a modem installed and the Modem Dialing Information screen appears, enter the requested information, and then click Next.

  2. Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window, and then click Next.

  3. If you have a network card in your computer, select the appropriate network settings. If you do not have a network card, this option does not appear.

Windows XP begins to install its components and configure the computer. The computer automatically restarts.
  1. When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click the green arrow icon at the bottom of the screen to continue. Follow the on-screen directions to finish.

  2. Remove the CD from the drive.

  3. Reinstall the appropriate drivers. See "Reinstalling Drivers."

  4. Reinstall your virus protection software.

Sep 11, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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My Dell Desktop cannot start in Safe Mode


hi there,
you mention you have change your hardisk,you have to check if your hardisk was configure in cmos and bios set up, first whaen you start your computer press F2 then bios set up appear,check your device if
was connected on your system.on main menu check your ram if it was connectd,then press arrow right to advanced menu check your hardisk from IDE configuration if both hardisk and memory was installed or cofigured by your system.go to boot menu to set your device, on boot menu,scroll it from boot device priority
if you assure there is windows installed already on your hardisk,priority your hardisk,second your cd room,third floopy etc.press F10 to save and restart your computer,If no sytem was appears you must reinstalled your windows but you should change again
the boot set by priority the cd room instead of hardisk in order to put windows on your computer.press F10 again to save and restart your computer
to install your windows
insert windows cd on cd room
wait to configure your computer by the cd windows
then ff the windows installation procedure
until windows installation was finish.have a nice day don't forget to rate me please.thank you

Feb 21, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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The voice and sound on my laptop is not working dell d10


Step 1 .Reset the default BIOS settings:
You can try resetting the sound default in the BIOS. Here's how:
1. Turn the laptop on. When the Windows logo first appears, press the F1 key or Dell key repeatedly until you see the BIOS setup screen appear.
2. Press the F5 key ( Setup defaults). In some other PCs depending on the manufacturer the BIOS at start-up will have one of the default options that have names such as - ‘Load Fail-Safe Defaults’ and ‘Load Optimised Defaults’.You will have to choose ‘Load Optimised Defaults’
3. Select Yes or OK, then press the Enter key on your keyboard.
4. Press the F10 key, then select Yes or OK to save the default settings. Press Enter.
5. Exit the BIOS and restart your system checking for sound.
( For most system's entering the BIOS will be the same but if it differs for your system, consult the operating manual for instructions on entering the BIOS.)

If this doesn’t work go to step 2

Step 2 . Configuring on-board sound in the BIOS:

The on-board sound setting in the BIOS should be Enabled. To enter the BIOS, turn on the laptop and when the first screen appears, press the F1 key /Dell key repeatedly until the BIOS Setup screen opens. Use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to select the Advanced tab. Press the DOWN ARROW key to select Onboard Audio Options and press ENTER. If Onboard Audio Options is not available, select I/O Device Configuration and press ENTER. If Audio Codec is listed, select it and press ENTER. Select either Enabled or Disabled depending on your configuration and press ENTER. Press the F10 key and then press ENTER to save and exit Start Windows and check for sound. If there is still no sound, continue to the next Step.

Step 3 . Reload the current sound driver

To do this, follow these steps
1.Click Start, type Device Manager in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
2.In the Device Manager dialog box, expand Sound, video, and game controllers.
3.Locate the audio device that was included with the computer.
4.Right-click the device, and then click Properties.
5.Click the Driver tab.
6.Click Uninstall.
7.Make sure that the Delete the Driver Software for this device check box is cleared, and then click OK.
8.In the Device Manager dialog box, click the Action menu, and then click Scan for hardware changes.
You should see a message that a hardware device is being installed. Additionally, the uninstalled audio device is now present in Device Manager.
9.Close the Device Manager dialog box, and then determine whether you can hear sound.

If that doesnt work and you have an installation CD, the audio drivers should be on the disk.

If you don’t have the CD go to your computer manufactures web page to search for updated sound driver software. Read the instructions on the download pages carefully
before installing.

If there are no updated sound drivers available, use Microsoft's Windows Update feature. Connect to the Internet and try the following items until Windows Update opens:

1.Click Start, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
2.Click Start, click Settings, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
3.Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update (if it is listed).
4.Go to Microsoft's Web site and click Windows Update from the Downloads menu.

Check if the sound works now….if it still doesn’t work then most likely the sound card might be faulty.








Feb 20, 2010 | Shuttle D10 - SFF - no CPU - RAM 0 MB - no...

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Unable to restore computers original factory settings with Dells suggestion of control f11 when computer starts up


If you have already used the cd's to install the os, this will not work. there is another option which you can try.

Manual Reinstallation

Manual reinstallation can be the most time consuming and difficult method of those available. You will reinstall the operating system directly from the CD or DVD, install the drivers, configure the OS, install critical and recommended updates, install your applications and, if available, restore backed up data files. Time to Complete: 120+ Minutes.

1. Remove non-essential peripherals
like:
  • Scanner
  • Printer
  • Modem or Network cables
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
  • USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive
  • Any other external devices (e.g., USB-attached devices)
  • Remove the computer from the docking station, if you are using one.

  • Check to ensure that all your installation media is available. You will need the following:
  • The Dell™ Reinstallation CD for Microsoft® Windows® XP, or
  • The Dell™ Reinstallation DVD for Windows® Vista,

    • The Dell Resource CD/DVD,
    Reinstall the operating system from the OS Setup Disk.
    Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart your computer.
    and watch for the Dell logo to appear.
    When the Dell logo appears, press the <F12> key to load the Boot Menu. If the menu does not appear, restart the system and tap <F12> several times at the Dell logo screen.
    When the Boot Menu appears, highlight the CD/DVD drive (listed as "CDROM", "CD/DVD" or "CD/DVD/CD-RW") entry from the list and press <Enter>.
    If the message Press any key to boot from the CD... appears, press a key to continue booting to the CD.
    In the Windows XP Setup screen press <Enter> to set up Windows XP.
    In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, read the license agreement, and then press <Page Down> to scroll through the agreement.
    Press <F8> to accept the terms and conditions specified in the license agreement
    Highlight the largest partition and press <Enter>.
    If you are prompted to format the partition, use the up or down arrow keys to highlight Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick). Press <Enter> or <F>, if applicable, to format the partition. In cases where the drive must be checked for errors, select the Format the partition using the NTFS file system option.
    Setup will format the drive, if necessary, then copy the files needed for installation. This process can take several minutes. Once done, Windows will restart the computer to continue Setup from the hard drive.
    Note:
    Do not press any keys if the message Press any key to boot from the CD appears. The amount of time it takes to complete the above process varies,
    depending on the speed and size of the computer. (it may happen if the computer restarts during the process, just wait and watch)
    After the computer restarts, Setup continues with a graphical user interface (GUI) in the classic Windows theme. In this stage, you are asked to input information to personalize your installation. Your screen may blink several times during this process, which is normal. The information to input, and the order it is provided, is shown below:
    Click Next on the Regional and Language Options window.
    In the Personalize Your Software screen, type your name in the Name: field and your organization's name in the Organization: field, if applicable, and click Next.
    In the Computer Name screen, type the computer name in the Computer Name: field if you want to change it from the name provided. For Windows XP Professional Edition users, type a password in the Administrator Password: field and then type the same password in the Confirm Password: field.
    Click Next.
    Note:
    If the Modem Dialing Information screen appears follow the instructions below, otherwise continue on:
    In the Modem Dialing Information screen, click to select the correct country/region for the What Country/Region are you in now? box.
    Type your area code in the What area code (or city code) are you in now? box and the number in the If you dial a number to reach an outside line, what is it? box, if applicable.
    Click to select one of the items below for The phone system at this location uses: box:
    Tone dialing if your phone service uses tone dialing.
    Pulse dialing if your phone service uses pulse dialing.

    Click Next.
    In the Date and Time Settings screen, verify that the correct Date, Time, and Time Zone appear, and click Next.
    In the Networking Settings screen, click to select Typical, and click Next. If available, click Skip to skip the networking setup section. For Windows XP Professional users, click to select No, this computer is not on a network..., and click Next.
    Setup will finalize the installation and should complete within 30 minutes of this point. Once complete, the computer will restart.
    Note:
    If you see the message Press any key to boot from the CD when the computer restarts, do not press any keys on the keyboard.
    After the computer reboots, the newly installed operating system will attempt to configure itself for your detected devices, however many of your device drivers are not yet installed. Use the following to finish the configuration and prepare the computer for driver installation:
    If the Display Settings message appears, click OK.
    If a Monitor Settings message appears, click OK.
    In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows window, click Next.
    In the registration screen, click to select No, not at this time and click Next. You will be prompted to register your computer again later.
    In the Do you want to set up Internet access now? window, click to select No, not at this time and click Next.
    In the Who will use this computer? window, type the user name of your choice in the Your name: text box. Type the name of any additional Users that will be using the computer in the additional text boxes provided.
    Click Next to continue.
    Click Finish.

    Windows XP now starts for the first time and is ready for driver installation.



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    The sound has quit


    hi there,

    have you check the control panel,on the sound device,click sound audio device,on click audio,if volume appear click if the mute box have check,uncheck it,if no volume appear check on system,device maneger,on devices check your sound,audio devices,click properties,if no driver reinstall your driver from your
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    Audio CD sound Prob


    Various conditions may cause this problem. To troubleshoot, check the following:Microsoft Volume Control or your mixer program mute options and volume sliders. 
    Connect headphones to the stereo phone jack on your CD-ROM drive’s front panel; adjust the volume control settings on the drive. If there is sound from your headphones, check the CD audio cable connection from the CD-ROM drive to the audio card. 
    Ensure the speakers are properly connected to the audio card’s output connector. 
    Joystick port is not working 
    To troubleshoot, check the following:
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    The joystick drivers, MSJSTICK.DRV and VJOYD.VXD, may not be installed. Uninstall the joystick, then reinstall to load the drivers. The drivers should come with the driver CD or floppy diskette with your sound card.
    Computer hangs or restarts during installation
    A hardware conflict may cause the computer to hang or restart during the installation procedure. Check the following to resolve the conflict:
    A hardware conflict with another device in your system. 
    Previously installed sound card hardware or software needs to be removed. 
    The audio card is not seated in the slot properly. 
    PCI bus mastering devices may be interfering with the operation of the audio card. Temporarily remove non-essential PCI bus mastering devices.
    Resolving hardware conflicts
    Hardware conflicts occur when two or more devices contend for the same resources. Conflicts between your audio card and another device may occur regarding the I/O address, IRQ line, or DMA channel:
    Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and select Properties. The System Properties dialog appears. 
    Click the Device Manager tab. In the Device Manager, a plus sign(+) represents an expandable list of items. A minus sign (-) represents an expanded list. A circled exclamation mark denotes a conflict. 
    Double-click Sound, video, game controllers. A list of multimedia devices appears. 
    Select your audio card. 
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    Click the Resources tab. 
    Uncheck the Use automatic settings option. 
    Change "Settings based on:" if alternate settings are available. 
    Determine the conflict by reviewing the "Conflicting device list".
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    Click the Change Settings button. 
    Use the mouse to select a new setting. 
    Select OK to close each of the properties windows, and restart your computer.
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    To manually configure your audio card for Windows 95/98:
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    Select Control Panel. The Control Panel group appears. 
    Double-click the Add New Hardware icon. The Add New Hardware Wizard dialog appears. 
    Select Next to continue. 
    Choose Yes to have Windows search for new hardware, then select Next 
    Select Next to continue. 
    Select Finish, and follow the prompts to complete the new hardware installation.
    CD does not automatically run when you insert it in the drive
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    Click the Device Manager tab. A list of devices appears. 
    Double-click CD-ROM, and select your CD-ROM drive. 
    Choose the Properties button. The CD-ROM drive properties dialog appears. 
    Choose the Settings tab. 
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    Select OK until all Properties dialogs are closed, and restart Windows for the changes to take effect.
    No sound is heard from speakers
    Verify the following:
    Check the Microsoft Volume Control or the Audio Mixer Program mute options and volume sliders. 
    Ensure the speakers are properly connected to the audio card’s output connector. 
    Check the volume control and power connection of the speakers, if they are amplified. (Refer to the speakers documentation for detailed information). 
    Ensure a hardware conflict does not exist between your audio card and another device in your system. 
    PCI bus mastering devices may be interfering with the operation of the audio card. Temporarily remove non-essential PCI bus mastering devices. If the device is a display card, upgrade the display card drivers, or set the card to the default Windows VGA mode.
    If you are experiencing no sound only during audio CD playback, see "No sound is heard from audio (music) CDs" above.

    Static sounds are heard in wave files
    Check to see if the static sounds are heard in all wave files. If the difficulty occurs only with certain games, refer to the software manufacturer’s documentation. To troubleshoot static sounds heard in all wave files:
    Try different resource settings for the audio card, or set the card to use low DMA. 
    Move the audio card to another PCI slot. Feedback from the power supply or another device may be responsible.

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