HI,millwright,No WINXP is on a separate HDD,WIN7 is on another HDD i have to go into BIOS and change boot order.
My son is using WINXP right now since the sound on WIN7 is not working yet,these two PC'S are the same except for the PSU.
I have GT610 GPU'S on both PC'S will run Speecy and see if the Nvidia audio is turned on and up to date that may be where my problem is at as i see
it on my PC when i ran Speecy so if i get lucky that is all that is wrong with the audio,thanks
See my update above about where we get audio when using WINXP,there is a exclamation point on device driver for audio.
When we watch regular TV we just switch to another source coming in could my problem be with not having like REALTEC
not suppling audio i know the answer will be simple just have to root around until i find it.
This was a new WIN 7 install on the SEAGATE HDD,i put the same set up on my PC with no audio problems at all thats what is confusing to me.
I also did 187 updates this weekend because i could not get sound to work so did not think i would have that many updates to install.
I updated NVIDIA while i was at it still no sound but PC says it is working and as usual it will be a simple fix i just have not thought of just yet.
HI,millwright heres my model# DELL E521,TAG# JV97MC1,(BIOS 1.1.18 this might be a version #).
But why did the other DELL E 521 have no sound problems except for the fact that i am using a HDMI cable to a LCD screen,could it also be i may have to buy a stand alone audio card if they make this just thought of this so will have look for it.
I just thought about when i was in the DELL forum there were a bunch of audio cards listed but did not copying/pasting which i will
HI,I was looking for some answers to my sound problem and it suggested on another forum to use VISTA sound drivers right now i am looking for consistence for this suggestion and also maybe buy a stand alone sound card say from TIGEREIRECT,also i were to download would it be a good idea to do a restore point if it bad and not work.
I have heard Vista drivers are an option, but have no experience.
Vista and Win 7 are very close.
7 is said to be a fixed Vista.
Dell indeed did not update drivers to win7.
They do have vista drivers.
I have no Idea why the other computer worked if it is identical.
Windows install disk has tons of drivers, but I have rarely seen on-board sound drivers.
A stand alone card has a better chance of windows having drivers.
Are both on-board sound?
Dell would have had to provide them to MS, as they would not wright there own.
Any sound card that says it is for win 7 should work, as long as you get it for the right slot, ie PCI, PCI-e.1X.It looks like you have both.
There are also USB sound solutions.
Dell Vista drivers are for Creative, and SIGMATEL
I wouldn't put too much stock in Nvidia, it is probably a chip, not the device.