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Dell and "no audio output device installed" after Vista upgrade

  1. #1


    silksoul4u Guest

    Dell and "no audio output device installed" after Vista upgrade

    Hi,

    I wanted to post a solution that hopefully will help alot of folks.

    I have a Dell 1501 laptop that came with Vista Home Basic. I upgraded to
    Vista Home Premium and suddenly the sound wouldnt work. I would get the
    message that "no audio output device was installed" even though there was one
    installed, and the device manager/sound was telling me that the sound card
    was working.
    I have a SigmaTel High Def Audio CODEC.

    Here's how I fixed it. I went to this page and downloaded this driver:

    http://www.support.dell.com/support/...&fileid=195629

    I restarted my computer and now the sound works fine again!
    Hope this helps.

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  2. #2


    Matt Guest

    sound problem

    I had the same problem with the exact same components. I couldn't find anything that worked but i downloaded this driver and my sound fired right up after a restart.
    Thanks a lot,
    Matt



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  3. #3


    Debra Guest

    RE: Dell and "no audio output device installed" after Vista upgrade

    Thank you!! I have searched everywhere for this solution. Worked perfectly!!

    "silksoul4u" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I wanted to post a solution that hopefully will help alot of folks.
    >
    > I have a Dell 1501 laptop that came with Vista Home Basic. I upgraded to
    > Vista Home Premium and suddenly the sound wouldnt work. I would get the
    > message that "no audio output device was installed" even though there was one
    > installed, and the device manager/sound was telling me that the sound card
    > was working.
    > I have a SigmaTel High Def Audio CODEC.
    >
    > Here's how I fixed it. I went to this page and downloaded this driver:
    >
    > http://www.support.dell.com/support/...&fileid=195629
    >
    > I restarted my computer and now the sound works fine again!
    > Hope this helps.


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  4. #4


    Swami ji Guest

    RE: Dell and "no audio output device installed" after Vista upgrade


    YEH, the driver works but the sorround sound quality and enhancements of
    the Audio Codecs are gone .


    Please help me in that, as DELL has replaced 3 of my systems and now
    ultimately the buck is on VISTA as per the TECH service team of ESTEEMEEED
    DELL
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    "silksoul4u" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I wanted to post a solution that hopefully will help alot of folks.
    >
    > I have a Dell 1501 laptop that came with Vista Home Basic. I upgraded to
    > Vista Home Premium and suddenly the sound wouldnt work. I would get the
    > message that "no audio output device was installed" even though there was one
    > installed, and the device manager/sound was telling me that the sound card
    > was working.
    > I have a SigmaTel High Def Audio CODEC.
    >
    > Here's how I fixed it. I went to this page and downloaded this driver:
    >
    > http://www.support.dell.com/support/...&fileid=195629
    >
    > I restarted my computer and now the sound works fine again!
    > Hope this helps.


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  5. #5


    tekas Guest

    Re: Dell and "no audio output device installed" after Vista upgrade


    Hi,

    I had exactly the same problem that you had and I have been trying for
    the past 3 days to solve it. I downloaded a couple of SigmatelDrivers
    (that dell prescribed) and also the Creative Soundblaster Audigy that
    Dell shipped.

    None of them worked.

    Then I looked at your post and thought this should fix it. Since mine
    is exactly the same problem as your... It stopped working after I
    upgraded to Vista premium.

    Unfortunately it isn't still working for me.

    Can anyone please help me

    Regards
    Saket

    silksoul4u;2614861 Wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I wanted to post a solution that hopefully will help alot of folks.
    >
    > I have a Dell 1501 laptop that came with Vista Home Basic. I upgraded
    > to
    > Vista Home Premium and suddenly the sound wouldnt work. I would get
    > the
    > message that "no audio output device was installed" even though there
    > was one
    > installed, and the device manager/sound was telling me that the sound
    > card
    > was working.
    > I have a SigmaTel High Def Audio CODEC.
    >
    > Here's how I fixed it. I went to this page and downloaded this driver:
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2p5dzh
    >
    > I restarted my computer and now the sound works fine again!
    > Hope this helps.



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    mafas Guest

    Re: Dell and "no audio output device installed" after Vista upgrade


    yay! it works! lol, thanks very much! I was thinkng that I wouldn't ever
    be able to solve it, and then I come across this post... thank you!


    silksoul4u;2614861 Wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I wanted to post a solution that hopefully will help alot of folks.
    >
    > I have a Dell 1501 laptop that came with Vista Home Basic. I upgraded
    > to
    > Vista Home Premium and suddenly the sound wouldnt work. I would get
    > the
    > message that "no audio output device was installed" even though there
    > was one
    > installed, and the device manager/sound was telling me that the sound
    > card
    > was working.
    > I have a SigmaTel High Def Audio CODEC.
    >
    > Here's how I fixed it. I went to this page and downloaded this driver:
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2p5dzh
    >
    > I restarted my computer and now the sound works fine again!
    > Hope this helps.

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  7. #7


    theron Guest

    Re: Dell and "no audio output device installed" after Vista upgrade


    My audio worked fine until Vista Service Pack 1. I have a Dell Inspiron
    1720 with a Sigma Tel High Definition Audio CODEC driver. Apparently
    Sigma Tel was bought out by another company. Dell says that Windows
    should have a new driver, and Windows says that Dell should have a new
    driver. I have tried numerous drivers without success.
    Does anyone have a solution?


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