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No sound card - driver cannot set up

Is there a sound card for the d600? My system has no sound device so I cannot install the driver.

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It's a red cross on my speaker icon and it's say " No Audio Output Device is installed"
My laptop is Acer Aspire4720Z.and i have Window Vista.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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Thank you for all your assistance. Today I returned the computer to the person I purchased it from, he told me that he had never heard of anything like I was suggesting, but wanted to computer bakc for either fix or replace. Appreciate all your efforts.


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Re: no sound card - driver cannot set up

According to Dell your computer comes with sound. did you try to install drivers?

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I've just reinstalled windows xp on my dell D600 but now don't have any sound! Looked but it says i don't have a sound card installed. But there was one there before?

Hi cbsuperstar2,

It looks like the sound/audio driver isn't installed yet. Click HERE to download the audio driver for your laptop. Once your on the page, choose the appropriate Operating System that you are using then click Audio. You will get the options to download it. Save it in your computer and install the file.

Hope this helps.

Feb 24, 2011 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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I have a dell d600, but i cannot find a sound driver for it. i went to dells website, but the link for it directs you to a website thats been taken down. any ideas?

Try and determine what sound card is there- Make & Model, version, etc. Then Google and search for that manufacture directly. Follow these steps to get started-

You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.

  1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.? 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category. You should be able to get the information you need to search the internet for the driver.

    Note If you think you have a sound card installed but you don't see it under the Sound, video and game controllers category, expand the Other devices category and check any devices listed there.

  3. If there is a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card, there might be a problem. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then clickProperties.

  4. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.

    Also Dell usually includes a driver disk with there equipment when new. You could use if if you can find it.

Jan 23, 2011 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Please i need ethernel, multimedia audio and video controllers for my laptop dell D600 latitude

The Desktop/Notebook Utility needs to be installed first(if applicable), then the chipset drivers. If they are NOT installed first, then the rest of the drivers will fail to install.

How to Install Drivers in Microsoft® Windows® on Dell Systems

Since the operating system was re-installed did you remember to go to drivers and downloads, enter your service tag(DO NOT POST SERVICE TAG here or your post will get deleted, since it contains your personal information), and install these drivers in this order.

emotion-55.gif Hint emotion-55.gif When downloading the drivers, make a folder for each drivers and name it with the device it belongs with to make it easier to install them in the proper order.

Desktop System Software or Notebook System Software(if applicable)
Chipset or SMBus driver
Processor Driver (if applicable)
Audio (sound)
Input Drivers (keyboard/mouse)
Network Card
QuickSet(Laptop only)

Jul 28, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Intel Pentium M 1.3GHz...

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I think I accidentally deleted the mic software because there's no sound. how can I re-istall it back? comp is Dell Latitude D600

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.

If you're running windows XP (vista is similar) I would check if the driver software for the sound card is still intact. The microphone itself has no "software" exactly. It's just connected to the Internal sound card and the sound card has a driver program that allows it to communicate with the operating system, and thus it can provide recording or other microphone functions.

1. Check if the sound card device driver is still there.
Right click on "My Computer", Select "Manage" and go to the "device manager". Look for an entry in the section most likely called "Sound , video and game controllers". If the drive software is missing there will be an entry there listing a sound device with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. It may also end up in some other generic section of that same page since Windows may not know how to categorize the device if the driver is missing.

If the sound card is OK it will be listed there and if you look at the details it would say no problem is detected.

2. Make sure the laptop speakers are not muted or turned down.

3. Make sure the mic itself is not muted also or turned down.
You can view those controls by double-clicking the speaker icon down near the clock in the lower right corner, or by going to in the control panel > sound-audio devices.

4. Check the mixer levels for both play and record, you can only view one at a time.
That means there is a mixer for playback and another one for recording. If your device driver is missing you have to fix that first.

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.

You could go get the latest sound card driver from
Go to the Dell home computers > Support page, Drivers, Laptop > Lattitude, etc and put in your model number of your laptop or the service tag number from the bottom of the laptop. I won't cover the exact sequence since you should be able to find it in about 2 minutes.

This direct link might work (take out spaces if they show up)

Dell drivers are a single file that is self extracting after you download it, and then go find it and run it. It will install the appropriate driver files when you double-click on the installer.

It appears the Dell D600 has a Sigmatel sound card by default..

We can provide a shorter and more accurate solution if you provide more details as indicated earlier.

Jul 25, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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My sound will not work on dell d360 with XP. I

Open the Control panel
Open the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.
Verify the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" checkbox is checked. If this option is not available or is grayed out, skip to the next section of this document.
If you were able to check this box, click ok and close out of this window and the Control Panel.
Double-click the sound icon in the Systray and verify that all the sound volumes are mid-way or higher.
Verify the installed driver settings
Open the Windows Device Manager
Verify there are no conflicts or errors listed anywhere in Device Manager. If conflicts exist skip down to conflicts section.
Verify no other devices are listed. If other devices are listed skip down to other devices section.
Verify that your "Sound, video and game controllers" category is listed, if not skip down to the missing sound card section.
If no conflicts or other devices are listed and your sound card is listed with no conflicts, skip to the next section.
If you are unable to locate additional information about your issue or are unable to resolve the issue, follow the below steps.
Under Sound, Video and game controllers highlight each device and press the delete key to remove the device.
Reboot the computer.
As the computer is booting the system will detect the sound card and any of it's devices and re-install those devices. If prompted for a location of drivers, try pointing it to your sound card CD and/or your Windows CD. If this does not work or is unable to locate the proper files, you will need to get the latest sound drivers from your sound card manufacturer
If you are missing the "Sound, video and game controllers" category in Device Manager, it is likely that the sound card drivers are not installed properly, sound card has been disabled, sound card is bad, or no sound card is available in the computer. First, verify no conflicts or other devices are present in the Device Manager; if these are present it is likely they are the sound card and/or devices causing the sound card not to be detected. Second, verify that the computer has a sound card and/or that the sound card is enabled on the computer.

Feb 24, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Sound problem

Make sure that all the latest drivers for your Sound Card are installed. After that Click Start, select Run, type "services.msc" without the quotes and press Ok. Services window will open up. In that window, select the Windows Audio Service and the status and startup type of the same. In case the startup type is disabled, double click on it and select the startup type as Automatic. After that right click on this service and click Start. In case the Start is greyed out, click on Restart. Now check for the sound.

Aug 09, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Sound and vga card

Go to Click on the support for my system link. All software/drivers/updates that were originally preinstalled on your system can be downloaded free of charge from here. Download & install what you need and you should be all set. Hope this helps.

Apr 17, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Can't recognize the wireless router

Here's a few things you can try:

1. You should see the wireless icon in the system tray, bottom right of screen (tiny computer with rays to the right of it)

2. Try the correct wireless function key: hold down Fn key and press the F key with wireless mast picture on it. (possible F4 or F8). This will turn on and off the wireless card.

3. Check if wireless card is installed in Device manager as follows:

click on Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, select System, then Hardware Tab. Click on Device Manager.

Expand "Network Adapters". You should see a wireless card listed. If not, you've installed the wrong wireless driver...

Uninstall the one you installed and look for the correct one on Dell site.

Jan 05, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Please help me

Download, install, and run Everest Home Edition on this machine. (Clean FreeWare) Once it's finished loading and running, look under Multimedia, or, under Multimedia, PCI / PnP Audio. This will tell you what sound devices you have available on your system.

Hope this may help;



Aug 10, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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System sound not working on Dell Inspirion 6000 laptop

There are two sides of the problem. Hardware and software. To check whether the hardware is defective:

Try running the Pre-boot System Assessment (PSA):
1. Shutdown system
2. Press and hold on the "Fn" key.
3. Press the power button to turn the system on while holding on the "Fn" key.
4. Run the PSA until you get to the "colored bars". Then press "N" to say no.
5. Should you hear the beep codes, that means that the sound card is working fine. If you don't hear anything, then you need to replace your motherboard.

Now if your hear beeps that means that there's something wrong with the driver and audio settings. Do the following:

1. Right-click on My Computer then click on Properties
2. Click on Hardware then Device Manager
3. Click on the (+) beside Sound and Audio Devices
4. Right click on Sigmatel then click "Uninstall".
5. Go to
6. Click on Drivers and Downloads
7. Enter the Service Tag of your system (found at the bottom of your laptop)
8. Then download the audio driver. Just save it on your desktop first.
9. Restart the computer.
10. Install the driver.
11. Go to Control Panel -> Sounds and audio
12. Make sure that Sigmatel is the default sound device.

Please rate this solution if this helps.



Jun 23, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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