Question about Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook
I have a problem with my Inspiron 1150. Just a couple of weeks ago the sound all of sudden stopped working. I have tried to reinstall the SigmaTel driver but it won't let me. An error message comes up while trying to install it and it says, "Installing SigmaTel C-Major Audio" and then it says, "Device object not present, restart the system and run setup again." I don't know what to do about this seeing as the computer doesn't recognize the sound card all of a sudden. I ran dxdiag and it says No Sound Card Found. Can someone please help me?
Got to Start>Control Panel>System. Click on the hardware tab. Click on Device manager. Go down to Sound, Video and game controller. See if the Sigma is listed there. If it is, right click an select "Uninstall" Then reboot. Windows should detect it, and reinstall it. If that fails, go to Start>Add/Remove Programs and uninstall any Sigma Software. Download this registry cleaner,
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download458.html and save it to your desktop and run it. Reboot, and hope.
You can also try downloading the newest drivers, here,
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
I had the same silence problem but your solution solved it (forgive the tautology). Thanks
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
Your laptop has a hardware problem. The unrecognized sound card and USB ports are a dead giveaway. You probably have a loose wire, or worse, a motherboard that is going bad. If your laptop is under warranty, call Dell and get the laptop to them right away. If not, you'll have to have an experienced repair person look at it and you'll have to decide if it's worth fixing. I'm such a person, and I'm a Dell partner. I'm in Rockville, MD and if you're nearby, please call me or send me a message through my website.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for your feedback. It was the motherboard."
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