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Sound keeps turning off

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Annette7, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. Annette7

    Annette7 Thread Starter

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    Hi I have Dell dimensions 8150. Operating system Windows Vista Home PremiumService Pack 2.
    Sound works ok when pc turned on at first then no sound at all. When I open up Volume mixer it looks OK. If I turn PC off then back on it comes on for a while then turns off. :(
     
  2. pip22

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    When you lose sound, look in Device Manager for any error symbols (that means a device driver problem).
    If there are no errors there when the sound has gone, it's unlikely to be a driver problem.
    But if there is an error in there, re-installing the sound driver may fix it.
    Get the driver from the Dell website. Go here and enter your computer's service tag or use the model selector:
    http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs
     
  3. Annette7

    Annette7 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I looked in Device Manager and there are no error symbols.
    I tried to update the driver but I got message saying driver was up to date.
     
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