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Help speaker problems on my laptop and having problems with windows screen on startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by crash0133, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. crash0133

    crash0133 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    for the past while now I have been having problems with the window on start up and my speakers on my laptop not working.

    1-The problem started out with the speakers when I turned down the volume to nothing while playing a game and then I tried to turn it back up a few weeks later I got no sound out of the internal speakers. I tried all the options in the volume looking for anything muted with no results. I then tried to update the sound card drivers with the same results of no sound out of the internal speakers. I did try head phones as I was told by a friend to do so and I am able to hear sounds and music just fine.

    2-After this first issue, I noticed that when starting my laptop I had a smaller then the normal screen when starting up, I also have this same size on my main screen. I have been able to change to a higher resolution to fill the entire screen but if I go any lower then the highest resolution I have a black boarder were the window should be.

    I have upgraded to windows XP from windows ME erasing whatever information I could, hoping that a new operating program would solve this problem. But with my bad luck it hasn't changed. If you someone could help me resolve these problems I would be very grateful.

    Thank you,

    crash0133
     
  2. zabusant

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    Do you have sound if you boot in safe mode? Please tell me the model of the laptop - should be on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop (when the lid is closed)
     
  3. crash0133

    crash0133 Thread Starter

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    Can't get sound in Safe mode either. Been trying for the past hour with no result. My laptop is a Dell inspiron model #pp01x.

    Thanks for taking a look.
     
  4. zabusant

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    Just notice you upgraded to XP - so I cannot find the correct drivers by serial number.:( Could you check what sound card you've got?
    Start>Run... type dxdiag and ok - under sound tab you should find the specs:)
     
  5. crash0133

    crash0133 Thread Starter

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    Ok, the name of the product is ESS Maestro 3
    Device ID- pci\ven_125ddev_1998subsys_00e61028rev_1
    type-wdm
    and its the default device

    hope this info helps :)
     
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  7. crash0133

    crash0133 Thread Starter

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    Well after the madness of everything going on I have been able to come back. I have been able to fix these issues by googling the issue and have had great success. Thank you for the help though it was much apprieciated. :D
     
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