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Well, just noticed, it is Dell Studio. I would recommend below mentioned things, I would suggest reinstalling of the driver. Before you do that, please make sure to know, what sound card is installed on your PC and download the relevant driver from Dell Support site. Go to dell.com/support and click on "Drivers and Downloads". Enter the "Service Tag" of your laptop and Click "Go". Download the audio drivers from "Audio Category"
Step 1: Right click on My Computer Icon and Go to properties
Step 2: If on Vista, from left hand side "Click on Device Manager"
Step 3: Go to "Sound, Video" and select the relevant list item and uninstall the driver by pressing a right click...
Step 4: Once the uninstall is complete, reinstall the downloaded driver from Dell.
this should eliminate the Drivers' issue and if it still doesn't work, it may be the hardware issue..Just let me know, how this goes..Please feel free to message me, if you need any assistance...
It is the sound card drivers problem. Either they are not installed or wrong drivers are installed. if the sound card drivers were not installed, you can find them on the motherboard CD which u got at the time of purchase of your Computer. Insert the CD into the drive and install the proper Sound Card Drivers for your relevant Operating System.
Right click on My Computer > Click Properties > On the System Properities menu click on the Hardware tab > Click Device manager > Expand the menu Sound, Video and game controllers find your sound device that has a yellow exclamation mark against it.
Right click and click update drivers. Follw the onscreen prompts toupdate the device driver.
If your sound is not working you may need to update your sound drivers. If your card is a PCI card which you have slotted in yourself find the manufacturer of your card and windows operating systemand download the lastest driver from your manufacturers website. Once downloaded install by folwing the instructions on screen.
If its a built in card you may need to update the hardware drover from device manager. To do this follow:
Right Click My Desktop Click Properties On System Properies windows click on Hardare tab Click Device Manager IExpand the Sound, Video or game controllers menu and if there is a yellow sport next to any of the devices right click on it and click on Update Driver. Once done you shouldn't see any yellow sports.
Aso before you finish make sure your speaker connection is in the green hole at the back of your sound card.
Make sure your audio drivers are uninstall (if you can but, not required), and install Driver Max software. Do a google search and install the driver max software. This software automatically detects all the hardware components in your computer and help you install the relevant drivers This works real good for emachines.
go to http://support.dell.com and download the relevant drivers ( you will need flash and or shockwave installed to be able to select the drivers download section so if you dont see anything except a black box at the top then you need flash and shockwave installing.
Once you have those installed ( you will need to close your web browser closing to do that most likely ). restart your web browser afterwards and go to the above site.
Download the relevant audio driver, install and reboot and that should allow you to get sound.
If not post back ( the obvious things to check is the audio muted ) double click on the little speaker icon in the system tray near the system clock and check there.
Also if you right click on my computer --> properties --> hardware tab --> device manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation marks near any hardware ( especially the sound card / audio section and if there are it means you need to install the drivers for those pieces of hardware )