I have an Inspiron 530 running windows 7- My speakers have recently stopped working and have tried everything but to no avail. Cannot play test tone or anything else
I literally have no idea what else to try
I would first go over all the physical connections with the speakers first. Maybe something isn't plugged in correctly. Also, make sure there isn't anything muted or disabled in the audio/volume properties. If that checks out ok, then I would try to uninstall the audio drivers and reinstall them. See if that works. If that doesn't work, test the speakers on another computer to make sure they work on another computer. If they do work, then there has to be a driver issue with Windows 7. Go to the audio driver manufacture web site and try to download the drivers right off there. I know on Dell's web site, they do not have the Windows 7 drivers for the Inspiron 530. Finally, try to see if the speakers work on another machine. Something could've happened to the speakers..you never know.
Yep, tried all that
Downloaded the latest Realtek HD win 7 driver from 02/11/09 and still no joy
Whats odd is when I try and troubleshoot the audio I get a package error and all the default audio device options are greyed out
It went wrong directly after I installed a seperate Win 7 OS in VirtualBox to beat test Office 2010
Hi pnearn, Maybe try installing those drivers in Compatibility Mode for either Vista or XP. Here is a link to the procedure: http://bit.ly/B0tCG .Hope this helps GeoffVWindows 7 Client Team