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

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silksoul4u

#1
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...=1&vercnt=1&formatcnt=1&libid=3&fileid=195629

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

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#2
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,
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Debra

#3
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...=1&vercnt=1&formatcnt=1&libid=3&fileid=195629
>
> I restarted my computer and now the sound works fine again!
> Hope this helps.
 

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Swami ji

#4
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...=1&vercnt=1&formatcnt=1&libid=3&fileid=195629
>
> I restarted my computer and now the sound works fine again!
> Hope this helps.
 

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tekas

#5
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

#6
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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theron

#7
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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