I have no sound I think I accidentally deleted something. I go to device manage click on multimedia and choose to reinstall the drivers and it wont do it. I tried to go to Dell but I cannot find the correct drivers. I have Dell Dimension 2350
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Try this, go to control pnel, select sound, audio and make sure your audio device is displayed in the Sound playback and Sound recording field, if it is not listed in the drop down you will need to reinstall the driver.
You can go into the device manager to reinstall the driver for your audio device or from the CD that came with your system or from the manufacturer web site.
I hope this helps.
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Sounds From Computer Speakers My
wife had an interesting issue over the weekend. Anything she played on
her computer came through the speakers sounding like chipmunks. You've
heard the Alvin and the Chipmunks albums, that's what it sounded like.
It didnt matter if it was a Windows sound (wav file), and MP3, a WMV,
or any other multimedia. Everything sounded like a chipmunk was playing
it. The sounds were played too fast and too high pitched.
computer is an Acer with a Realtek sound card built into the
motherboard. It has the Realtek HD Audio Manager built into it and I
thought at first that something had changed with the audio settings.
However, after examining the audio utility and choosing to reset the
environment back to its defaults the chipmunk sound was still present.
Realtek Manager also has an option for Karaoke Mode, which basically
removes the voice track when playing a song. Changing this feature had
no effect on the system.
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the
only way I found to truly fix the issue was to uninstall and reinstall
the Sound Card. Follow the directions below to accomplish this.
1) Open Device Manager by Right-clicking on My Computer and choosing
Properties. Then click on Device Manager
Under the Sound, Video, and Game Controllers section, Right-click on
Realtek High Definition Audio and then click on Uninstall.
3) Close the Device Manager and Reboot your computer
After the computer reboots, allow it to automatically find the Realtek
audio device on its own and reinstall the drivers. You may be required
to reboot the computer a second time after the drivers for the sound
5) Test the sound card by playing an MP3, WAV, WMA, or other sound or
by watching a video online.
problem should be fixed. If for some reason, you are still experiencing
a chipmunk-like sound coming from your speakers, visit the sound card
manufacturers website and download and install new drivers for the
Obvious things - make sure that your speakers are connected - desktops don't generally have internal speakers - and make sure the volume is turned on/up or is not muted. Go to settings>Control Panel>sounds/audio devices.
If all looks ok, go back into device manager and right click the audio controller and delete it. Then reboot the computer. It will automatically reinstall on reboot.
It sounds like you have the wrong driver installed or there are more drivers that you need to install and update.
One way to ensure that you install the correct drivers is to go through the Device Manager and update your driver.
This is for a Windows XP system
To Update your drivers through Device Manager, pls do the following:
1. Attach your computer to the internet, make sure you can get on the internet by launching your browser, ie. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari
2. Navigate to Start/Control Panel, System
3. Choose the Hardware Tab and click Device Manager
4. See if there are yellow exclamation marks or question marks listed
5. Select them and right click on each one (you have to do this one by one until you see no more yellow exclamation marks or question marks)
6. Choose Update Driver
7. Follow the prompts to complete (usually by clicking ok to all the prompts)
This is for a Windows Vista or Windows 7 system
1. Connect your computer to the internet and ensure that you have internet connection by launching your browser and surfing to your favorite website.
2. Navigate Start/Control Panel/System
3. On the top left hand corner, click Device Manager
4. Do the same from 5-7 under the Windows XP directions up above.
Again, remember that sometimes drivers are related to something else on the system. Therefore you may need to update one or more drivers. This is the only way to ensure that you get everything.
Let me know how it works out and please don't forget to rate me.
click on the start button >> select Run. In the Run box type "services.msc" without the quotes and press Enter.
Service wi ndow will open up, select "windows audio" from the list, double click on it, the startup type should be Automatic and then click on Start button to start this service. Problem should be solved by now.
This indicates that the sound drivers are missing from your computer. You will have to identify the sound card that is installed on your computer before proceeding with downloading the correct driver. To identify the sound card, follow the steps below (Assuming that you are using Windows XP)
Open Device Manager (Right-click My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager)
The hardware whose drivers are missing will appear as Unknown device, so it’s easier to locate the device.
Right click on the unknown device and click on Properties.
Under the Properties window click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id from the drop down box.
You should see a code similar to this PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27DC&SUBSYS_30868086&REV_01\4&1E46F438&0&40F0
The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example: Vendor ID = 8086 Device ID = 27DC
Once you have obtained both the IDs, proceed to www.pcidatabase.com . There you can either search for the vendor from the vendor ID or directly get information about the device along with the vendor name by searching with the device ID.
A device driver is a computer program that enables devices to communicate with each other. If your audio driver something in this form
Vinyl AC’97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM)is not enable or updated you might not be able to use your speaker.
Click start, click control panel, at the left side of the control panel window, click switch to classic view. Right click System Icon, click open. Choose "Hardware" tab and click the "Device Manager" button . Please right-click mouse on "MultiMedia Audio Controller" and choose the "Properties" menu item to show the driver details. · Click the "Driver" tab and then click the "Update Driver.." button for update. · Please follow the instructions of the "Upgrade Device Driver Wizard". · Choose "Search for a suitable driver for my device" and click the "Next" button. · Click the "Next" button to install Audio Driver on "Driver Files Search Results". · If the "Digital Signature Not Found" dialog is opened, click the "Yes" button to continue the Installation. · After completing the above steps, the driver has been installed into the system.
Please click "Finish" button to complete the installation.