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After re-installing windows XP with cd send from dell.. no sound

I re-installed Xp from the windows cofiguration CD and wne through all the steps.. then i installed the drivers/utilities CD.. after all of that my sound would not work, not even my mute and volume buttons on the front of my inspiron E1505 dont even work... when i pull up my sound and audio devices, my audio section says no audio device, when i installed all the correct audio devices from the driver utilities CD..
When i click hardware i have many devices in my hardware but my IDT high definition audio CODEC looks to be fine but it says its enables but has problems.. when i pull up my system maneger, all my other sounds drives are fine but there is a cautionary sign on my IDT high definition aidio CODEC.. when i try to put the utilities CD in and trouble shoot or repair it will not correct the sound issue.. so what do i do know.. ive even tried doing a windows update several times and still nothing... so this is my last resort b4 i completely wipe my pc and reinstall XP again... so i hope i can get some good feedback on what to do... and is there an order in which i am supposed to install my drivers.. i just went down the list and installed everything that was checked for instllation!!! thanks and i hope to hear from someone!! shawn adams

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  • pedrorulesal May 15, 2009

    I'm having that problem as well, except it happened out of nowhere, I haven't made any recent changes on my pc. I've tried reinstalling drivers and even re-installing windows. I'm about to throw this thing out the window and run it over with my truck!

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Try Dell.com and download the drivers for your model ?

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