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Windows doesn't recognize my sound card and I can't locate a driver, for it. I don't think the sound card is bad, as it worked before I reformatted my harddrive and added the software.

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Install the latest Sound driver from the website.

link: support.dell.com
Click on "Drivers & Downloads",
Enter your "Service Tag",
Locate the right driver, download it.. & Install it.

Hope it works....

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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Dear Sir,

Welcome to Fixya

I think your sound card working fine.
If your using windows xp sp2 you have to install audio update packages
like
1)Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture driver- Download
2)KB88811 (HDD Audio codec)-Download
Then install Sound Driver for Windows Xp
select your operating system and download Dell Audio Driver from below link
Download
If you are Using Windows Vista,no question of update.directly install Sound driver from above link

I think it helps.
If you have any problem regarding this issue leave a feedback we were glad to assist you.

Have a Nice Day!

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, the support download page. Make sure you select your model laptop, better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop. This will open the page where the specific drivers for your model laptop are located. Also make sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link :- http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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