Bad scriptwriters Glad you got the problem fixed. Anyway I tried both once again but it did not solve my problem. Don’t mean to interrupt musksnipe Windows Audio Service is automatic and started Volume controls are grayed out I installed the chipset I installed the audio driver In fact I had installed the chipset and audio driver before my original post, but I forgot to include it in my initial list. The MS Device should reinstall on reboot.

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Let me know if that fixed it. Are there any devices listed osund Other Devices? It’s been a while and I’ve been dealing with Realtek mainly lately, but if I remember right, Sigmatel and Realtek are very similar in their problems. Hi musksnipe, Please find my answers below. The easiest would probably be to install Belarc on your computer and then open the. Log in or Sign up.

Sound on Dell Latitude D

At this point you may want to try another reinstall of your audio driver. Save it where you want to. If it was a conflict, I would expect that removing 1 of the 2 conflicting parts would be enough to fix it? After a while I figured I would enable the Windows XP boot logging to see if it reported anything suspicious. Come back to here after installing your audio, to be sure it is set properly Download your chipset and install it: Bad scriptwriters Glad you got the problem fixed.


This may be greyed out without the driver installed properly. Oh, one other thing, you may want to redownload the audio driver, get off line, stop your AV, and then reinstall the driver. I totally missed the webcam. Hi rogvalcox and musksnipe, This morning I tried lots of things, uninstalls, reinstalls, driver updates Your name or email address: It stopped working all of a sudden, after nothing had apparently changed.

If that doesn’t work, uninstall Skype.

I don’t see the volume control in the tray anymore. Any application needing sound complains there is no sound board installed.

Sound on Dell Latitude D820

Maybe some automatic update of Skype or QuickCam happened behind my back? Latitudr is why Belarc reports a lot of missing patches. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Wow, Belarc soujd out a lot of info! You may have to also type something in the reply box, like, “Here’s my report. Sometimes, apps like that will mess with your audio. I’ll try to do a little research into Sigmatel.


Thank you very very much to you musksnipe, and you rogvalcox for taking some time to help me out. Hi musksnipe, Please find my comments below.

Also, what seems very odd to me is that I had Skype installed on this laptop for over 1 year and QuickCam for a few months, and everything worked fine. It’s possible that’s where the conflict is, but I doubt it. At the moment, I have two things to try.

I’m not seeing anything right off that may be causing latjtude.

I tried all that you have suggested: The exclamation points in Device Manager means the driver is installed but with some kind of conflict. If this sojnd your case, then ignore my interruptions and carry on!!