Sometimes my audio driver disappears from the system thus no sound is available when the PC is turned on & the vinyl codec disappears from the hardware list of Device Manager. A few reboots,though brings it back but the sound either is scratchy or starts normally and gradually becomes scratchy. If the motherboard is removed from the system after disconnecting all hardwares like DVDRW,HDD,RAMs,AGP card alongwith the power cables and then again re-assembled, the sound returns (this time its crystal clear) and this works for few weeks after which the problem occurs again. What to do?
Its actually simple in this way.... just replug in every external source then just check up the registry save the audio keys nd just install the audio drivers and then again just save the audio registry keys.. [ i meant to export the key out] then just double click on what u key u have saved i hope it works... or just try to comeplelty remove the drivers nd all stuff then clear traces from registry nd install it freshly...
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Re: Sometimes my audio driver stops responding
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try repeating the "disconnecting all hardwares like DVDRW,HDD,RAMs,AGP card along with the power cables and then again re-assembled, the sound returns (this time its crystal clear) and this works for few weeks after which the problem occurs again.". Now ensure Windows restore feature is enabled. Then when "problem occurs again", revert the Windows registry back to the date when "its crystal clear". If the sound is crystal clear after restore, then you have a software or registry issue going on. If you don't mind reverting to system restore often, then stay in this recovery mode until your real problem is "crystal clear".
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Go to Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Sound, Manage Audio Devices - check that you indeed have an audio device installed (sometimes they disappear!). If not, go to HP.com and go to Support. Enter the information for your computer to find the device driver for YOUR computer and OS (operating system) and download and reinstall the proper driver to hopefully solve the situation.
You can download the sound driver for Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop by visiting Dell.com.
The sound card present is Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio. Driver available is for XP and 2000. This may or may not work with Vista or 7 but there is a good chance it will. IF not then you may need to search for custom drivers, call Dell support or move to a better system.
It appears that you have no driver for your sound system in your operating system. If you have the cds, reinstall your drivers. If not, Search on the net for drivers for the motherboard. Your sound is on the motherboard, thus you will need the mother board drivers and sometimes software for installation.
Something may have happened to knock out the drivers. Reinstalling may fix the problems.
Go to Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->Sound,Video & Game Controllers & see if the sound drivers are properly installed or not.If not the re-install them again.You should have the Sound (on Board or Card ) Drivers CD/Floppy wth you to do it.Else try internet to download your audio drivers.