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I'm getting frustrated with troubleshooting this problem, Please help. There is no sound from my Dell E510 and I've checked just about everything. I recently had to re-install Windows XP from the dell recovery disk and sense then, silence.When I go to the control panel-sound devices, the 1st panel under sound devices say's there are no sound devices. I don't have a separate sound card, just the integrated sound from the MB. I've checked the volume control and there is nothing muted. It's as if the hardware fell of the MB. I hope you can give me some advise?
Thank-you, Steve

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Dear Steve,
you can download the sound drivers from this site, there is 3 sound drivers available for Dell E510 , i hope one of them will work with your PC.

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