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Dell Inspiron E1505 Audio

Didn't like Media center Edition. Installed XP pro, now audio doesn't work. Installed drivers. Ststem says sound card is working properly. But will not play audio. errors messages say either sound card not installed, or driver won't work with this system...
Ive tried several drivers...no worky.

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  • Scott Wright Aug 04, 2008

    Karlox...thanks for the suggestion.....My son has been working on this for me. I have sent him your procedure. I'm not sure where he is at. I was told that I didn't need to reformat and install XP pro. All I had to do was uninstall the 'Media center edition part, and I would be left with XP Pro...too late for that. I do know my son has reformatted and installed XP several times...usin the procedure listed...still no audio OR internet. All that worked before...

    The original problem was that MCE wouldn't work with some of my music hardware/software...particularly MIDI devices hooked up thru USB.Apparently it is a well-documented problem...only Microsoft and Dell don't admit it...and offer no solutions.

    I'll keep you posted.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    no sounds will play from my system speakers or headphones, i have tried the different drivers with no luck, the OS is windows xp

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Hi artifax,

I have a suggestion/solution for this that I need you to try. Here it is:

first, go to add or remove programs, look for Creative/SoundBlaster and Sigmatels listed there and uninstall every one of them. Then, go to Device manager and uninstall Creative/Soundblaster/Sigmatel under sound and game controllers. reboot the system.

now download and run this,
E1505/6400 BIOS
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R158849&SystemID=INSPIRONI6400/E1505&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=10430&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=9&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=1&fileid=212350

then download and install this,
Sigmatel Audio Driver
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R171789&SystemID=INSPIRONI6400/E1505&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=8907&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=3&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=3&fileid=235761

Do not install any Creative first, then let me know if this works.

I'll be waiting for your reply.

Karlox™ :)

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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