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NO audio volume control at all

My speakers or volume won't work for some reason.They tell me something about i need a audio sound card for my speakers to work and get sound.So i need to know how to go about get my speakers to work.The control panel won't let me turn the sound up at all.Can you help me?I'm trying to download some type of system to get sound on my computer.I have a dell with window XP.

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  • thomas26edwa Jul 13, 2008

    "wow",that was fast and helpful for me.thank you, and i hope the info works for me;(god bless you).

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    my speakers do not have sound

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If the driver is installed and still it is not working reinstall the driver 

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Hello.
There are two kind of sound devices that can be inside a pc:
- Integrated on board ( in your motherboard).
- Sound card ( a card that is plugged in one of the motherboard slots).
If you have any installed, you will need to install a software called " Sound driver " for that specific device, in order to make it work.
you can find the software in one of the CDs you get usually with the computer when you buy it.
If you don't have that CD, to find that driver you need to know the kind, model and manufacturer of that device, if you have the integrated one, you should visit the motherboard manufacturer website.
For the card go to the card manufacturer website or do a google search, there are sites where you can get the drivers(the last applies for the motherboard too.)

Hope this help you.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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