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Can get sound drivers to work with win xp

i have put win xp on a dell inspiron laptop. i have tried the drivers from dell and over sources online but none seem to work. the soundcard is a sigmatel hd audio everytime i try to install it everything goes well untill it asks me to restart the system. once restarted the message comes up saying this software aint compatiable with the hardware.

im really puzzled by this i hope someone can help.



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  • carlo1231 Jan 19, 2008

    dell inspiron 1300 laptop

  • carlo1231 Jan 19, 2008

    dell inspiron 1300 laptop

  • carlo1231 Jan 20, 2008

    ok there is nothing in add remove programs and when i goto device manger and try to unistall sound its says no device installed.but says device working properly. i have also got this problem with dell 6400 inspirion and samsung r20. when i retsrat it says found new harddware wizard comes ok the question mark over video controller has gone but still has one over pci device and still no sound.then i tried installing sigmetel software again then the error screen came up again saying DEVICE OBJECT NOT PRESENT,RESTART THE SYSTEM AND RUN SETUP AGAIN..

    hope that helps you



  • eimhino Jul 04, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I completly wiped my Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop reinstalled windows xp and all my drivers except my sound driver wont install at all again please help!!!



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Carlo, Please post the model number of your Dell.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 19, 2008

    Carlo, Try this: Uninstall any sound in control panel, add remove programs. Then go to device manager and uninstall the sound card. Restart the computer, and windows should find the drivers that microsoft programmed in XP.

    Please let me know how you make out




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