She can’t hear her music or UTube, but video works great. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. I have a new Inspiron and am still having this same issue. And Vista people, if you read this, we’re not morons! This time it worked! Make sure that “Laptop Stereo Speakers” is selected. May 31, 4:

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But when I loaded up Windows again, nothing.

No sound on Dell Inspiron m

Up to Windows XP this was called “disable in current hardware profile”. Hey out there, can you please help a techno-phobe? Thank you so much for this advise as it fixed the problem I had. Disabling the modem and downloading new drivers seems to have repaired the problem. Everything else is working fine except inspigon the audio.

So essentially, if you are troubleshooting Audio issues and all basic troubleshooting fails, try removing the Modem drivers and see if that helps! As you suggested I uninstalled both the sound and modem drivers.

Wilkinson June 3, 9: I suggest posting your question in the correct forum at the link below: Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. My kid is home from LSU with a laptop with no sound. Sigmatel driver from Dell didn’t help.



This time it worked! Typically, in the case of this problem, something like “modem line 0 playback” has replaced the proper audio device as the default. So, I skipped straight to the last step of getting rid of both the sigma driver and the modem driver, and when I rebooted, the computer installed BOTH automatically Check the device manager.

I followed your path by uninstalling the drivers.

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. So Device Manager says all is well and the rest of Windows says no audio device is installed.

Oh, I use windows vista x86 after I 460m to ultimate from basic which began to caused the problem.

Dell Inspiron Windows XP–there is no sound and no error messages. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Even after that the sound wouldn’t work. Inspiiron “safeguards” simply keep the computer from working! After much searching online, I found an article about Windows XP stating that the biggest conflict with the audio drivers is often the Modem drivers.


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The most common cause is the selection of the wrong – typically the modem – device as the default instead of the sound card. First attempts at fixing were the basic uninstall of inwpiron driver to have Windows reinstall.

Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: I downloaded some stupid audio update for vista.

I have currently purchased a Dell Inspiron m and at the start the speakers intergrated on the laptop worked perfectly. We went to the Dell website lnspiron downloaded the audio driver, but still nothing. System then on the left side click Device Manager then click Action and choose from the list Scan for hardware changes click on it and then the system vell going to install the drivers automatically and you’re done.

Dell Inspiron m Driver Downloads If that doesn’t get it done, then the sound card may be toast.