No driver for my multimedia audio controller!

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No driver for my multimedia audio controller!

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I moved my computer yesterday and now I have no sound!  Upon opening Device Manager, I see that my multimedia controller has a yellow exclamation point, but the right driver can't be found for it!  D:  My computer is a Dimension 2400 and I'm running XP, Service Pack 3.  The manufacturer for my soundcard is "UNKNOWN," since I'd rather not crack my case open to find out.  I went through an innumerable amount of posts on this comm from people with similar problems, but their solutions haven't worked for me.  Can anyone help?

Thanks SO MUCH!

Mae

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  • The mulitmedia audio controller is part of your sound "card".  If you have the standard audio (on the motherboard and the Speaker connection is on the motherboard I/O panel) you have the Analog Devices audio.  If you have an optional sound card - the speaker jack will be on a card in the I/O expansion area of the PC, if you moved the PC that sound card may need reseating.  Just moving the PC would not affect the standard Integrated (on the motherboard) audio.  However, if there was rough handling of the tower PCI sound cards could have been loosened.

    If you have the optional sound card, reseat it as noted and see if that fixes it.  Reseat - with the PC powered off, open the case and remove the sound card, then reinstall the card, making sure it's fully and correctly seated.  If you are uncomfortable opening the case and working on it yourself you will need to take it to a PC shop (or call a tech that makes home calls). 

    Usually, if you get the multimedia audio controller issue, just reinstalling the sound drivers fixes it. 

    HERE is the Dell downloads for the 2400, if you have lost the Dell disc(s) with the drivers on them.

    I am not a Dell Employee

    Dell forum member since 2002

    Home Built PC with Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard, i7 3770 CPU,  Windows 7 64 bit Home/Win 8.1.  SSD drive.  Sonar X3c 64 bit Recordng Software.

     

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  • The mulitmedia audio controller is part of your sound "card".  If you have the standard audio (on the motherboard and the Speaker connection is on the motherboard I/O panel) you have the Analog Devices audio.  If you have an optional sound card - the speaker jack will be on a card in the I/O expansion area of the PC, if you moved the PC that sound card may need reseating.  Just moving the PC would not affect the standard Integrated (on the motherboard) audio.  However, if there was rough handling of the tower PCI sound cards could have been loosened.

    If you have the optional sound card, reseat it as noted and see if that fixes it.  Reseat - with the PC powered off, open the case and remove the sound card, then reinstall the card, making sure it's fully and correctly seated.  If you are uncomfortable opening the case and working on it yourself you will need to take it to a PC shop (or call a tech that makes home calls). 

    Usually, if you get the multimedia audio controller issue, just reinstalling the sound drivers fixes it. 

    HERE is the Dell downloads for the 2400, if you have lost the Dell disc(s) with the drivers on them.

    I am not a Dell Employee

    Dell forum member since 2002

    Home Built PC with Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard, i7 3770 CPU,  Windows 7 64 bit Home/Win 8.1.  SSD drive.  Sonar X3c 64 bit Recordng Software.

     

    Member of Nashville based R.O.P.E.

  • Ack.  I wish I would have just thought of looking on the Downloads page.  ;¬_¬  That driver was all I needed!  Thank you SO much!  Now I can go to work in peace!  ::weeps openly at your feet::

    Thanks again!  ^_^

    Mae

  •    Help someone,,i just loaded Win7 on my Dell 2400 Dimension and now have no multimedia audio controller  or driver for my PCI input device,,so no sound and the screen is large,,way large,,i was told by intel.com they do not have the drivers and also was told WinXP drivers will work ? ? ? ? 

    any one out in cyber land have any ideas ,,help me im melting,,,,,,,rknrich in Hampton Virginia

  • Try the Analog Devices Driver from microsoft.

    Company: Analog Devices
    Driver Manufacturer: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Driver Class: Sound
    Driver Model: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    Driver Provider: Analog Devices

    microsoft catalog Analog Devices 5.12.1.7010   32 BIT

    catalog.update.microsoft.com/.../ScopedViewRedirect.aspx

    microsoft catalog Analog Devices 5.12.2.7010   64 BIT

    catalog.update.microsoft.com/.../ScopedViewRedirect.aspx

    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01a11028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01761028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_27de&subsys_01bc1028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01741028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01681028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01561028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01791028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_03021028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_019d1028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_27de&subsys_01ad1028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01811028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01621028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01901028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01991028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01771028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01691028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01511028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01d51028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01571028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_017b1028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_017a1028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01751028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01781028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01541028
    pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01551028


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  • my sound disappeared for no apparent reason but the link to downloads solved the problem - just guessed which driver was missing

    Many thanks