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Boot up with a Dell Recovery CD to format your hard disk and install a fresh copy of Windows on your laptop. If you do not have a Recovery CD for your model laptop then you can get one from the Dell WEB site. You can download the device drivers from Dell WEB site, the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop, better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where the specific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select the Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen
The driver needs to be reloaded. It may still be in the Dell Utilities Program, the Dell Drivers File, or it can be downloaded from Dell's website. Go to Control Panel/System/Hardware Manager and drop down to CD Rom Devices. Right click on your product and click on drivers/update driver. If your device isn't listed there go to install hardware in control panel. You might want to swap the CD rom unit with a known good one. On three occasions I've had the CD Drivers be OK, but the Windows drivers were corrupted. Had to reload the operating system completely to make it all work again.
If you are getting audio in headphones, then the drivers are correctly installed for the Audio. The headphone jack has a microswitch that disabled the on-board audio, that switch may be stuck disabiling the on-board speakers. If that is the case, the Motherboard would need replacement
there is no on-off switch for the wireless on the dell inspiron 8200 if I recall correctly. Make sure:
1. The mini-PCI slot (might actually have to open the little door on the back of the laptop) contains a wireless card
2. right click on "my computer", properties, hardware tab... device manager. See if there are any devices listed (yellow "!") that do not have drivers installed. Go to http://support.dell.com and download drivers for your wireless card and install them.
I was just on Dells web site and they do have the sound driver for your laptop on there. I could send you the driver if you want or you could go there yourself and download it. I just typed in dell.com, click on support, click on drivers and then click on laptops, inspiron, then 8200 and it brings up all of the drivers for your laptop including the sound driver. Let me know if you have any trouble with it.