Dimension 8400- No sound


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Dimension 8400- No sound

  • Hi, due to a virus of some sort I think I accidently deleted my driver for my integrated sound system for my Dimension 8400. In my Device Manager tab, it says there is no device available, but I know I have one because it is built in and it was working yesterday. I'm looking for the download of a driver for my computer, could anyone link me to a download?

    Thanks very much, Keelio

    Message Edited by Keelio on 08-02-200602:45 AM

    Message Edited by Keelio on 08-02-200601:03 PM

  • I tried downloading SB Audigy 2 which was what I had assumed was in the integrated system after reading up on it and when I tried to install the driver it said

    "Setup is unable to find a supported product on your system. Please make sure you installed the product correctly. Setup will now exit."

    I don't know what the problem is, it's supposed to be an integrated system, I don't know how it wouldnt be installed correctly when it was working just the other day, I can't system restore because I had to turn it off to delete a virus that was on my computer. Can anyone help?
  • heres a everest system report if you would need it..

    --------[ EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2006 (c) 2003-2006 Lavalys, Inc. ]---------------------------------------------------

    Version EVEREST v3.01.652
    Benchmark Module
    Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
    Report Type Report Wizard [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Computer TODD1 (Minelol3)
    Generator David C. Gardner
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
    Date 2006-08-02
    Time 04:47

    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name TODD1 (Minelol3)
    User Name David C. Gardner
    SMTP E-mail Address Dave
    Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Date / Time 2006-08-02 / 04:47

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 550, 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
    Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8400
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Alderwood i925XE
    System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    BIOS Type Phoenix (08/23/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter RADEON X300 Series Secondary (128 MB)
    Video Adapter RADEON X300 Series (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X300/X550 (RV370)
    Monitor Dell E173FP [17" LCD] (641804B509AS)

    Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1980 @ Intel 82801FB ICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller
    Disk Drive WDC WD800JD-75JNA0 (74 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8701 (DVD+R9:8x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown


    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse

    Primary IP Address [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Primary MAC Address 00-16-B6-57-A3-F2
    Network Adapter Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
    Network Adapter Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster (192. [ TRIAL VERSION ])
    Modem Communications cable between two computers
    Modem Conexant D850 56K V.9x DFVc Modem #2

    Printer Dell Photo AIO Printer 922
    Printer Fax
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
    USB Device Kensington PilotMouse Laser - 3 Button

    DMI BIOS Vendor Dell Inc.
    DMI BIOS Version A02
    DMI System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    DMI System Product Dimension 8400
    DMI System Version
    DMI System Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    DMI Motherboard Product 0U7077
    DMI Motherboard Version
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI Chassis Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    DMI Chassis Version
    DMI Chassis Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI Chassis Asset Tag [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI Chassis Type Mini Tower
  • Go to Dell support and enter your service code.
    Under Audio drivers download the following:

    Audio: SIGMATEL STAC 9750 AC97, Driver, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Multi Language, Multi System, v., A15

    As you have intergrated audio these are the sound drivers that you need. Soundblaster audilogy 2 is a stand alone sound card and it appears that is not what is on your system...