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Old 06-09-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hello Folks,
This is an old Dell Dimension 2400 I'm working on for my Daughter's Grandmother. They had a shop do some work on the machine due to a lightning strike. For some reason the Dell DSR partition was deleted but the Dell Utility partition was still intact. The shop reinstalled Windows XP Home from the Dell installation software. The system was very unstable and locking up when I got it so I did a low level format deleting all partitions and starting over by doing a fresh install of the OS. Everything works pretty well considering how slow the processor and RAM is except for the Audio. I downloaded the drivers from Dell (R94481.EXE) for SoundMax. The first time I installed the software drivers the audio worked but then stopped working again. Uninstalled and reinstalled again resulting in no audio again. I even went through the Windows Trouble Shooter following all the instructions. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Computer Specification as reported by CPUZ
Dell Dimension 2400
Windows XP
512 MB DDR SDRAM PC2700 (2X 256MB)
Motherboard Model 0G1548
Northbridge Intel i845G rev. A1
Southbridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) rev. 01
Integrated Audio
Updated BIOS to A05 dated 12/02/2003 (most recent avail)
CPU, Intel Celeron 2.2GHZ

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Old 06-09-2010, 09:13 PM   #2
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Hi,
What errors do you have in the Device Manager (yellow !)
Please post all errors

What service pack is installed?

Have you tested the speakers on another computer?

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Tks for the reply. The system is running SP3. I just changed speakers and the audio is actually working now. What I was using for speakers before was integrated into the monitor. It was kind of strange because at first the monitor speakers were working and playing Windows audio sounds, then they just quite working. Oh well it seems the problem is solved and I will mark this thread solved and thanks again.
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