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Audio problem with DELL Studio Laptop

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July 31, 2010 8:07:58 AM

Hello,
Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Sometimes when I boot in, there is no audio. When I run any app which uses audio, it just freezes.
Have tried the usual things: check vol control, stopped/started the audio service, uninstalled / installed audio driver etc. Nothing seems to be working. DELL has no clue.
July 31, 2010 8:34:58 AM

is it working in safe mode?
tried disabling the sound in bios, restart, then again enabling it?
have you updated sound driver by windows update? do they have update for it?
is the driver 64 bit codec?
are you using a codec pack?
This is all i can think of.
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July 31, 2010 5:30:25 PM

Thanks for the response.
To answer your questions:
- No, not in Safe Mode
- Have'nt tried disabling/enabling sound in BIOS. (Will try)
Thing is I know I've lost sound only after booting in :-). I mean audio works sometimes.
- Driver updated.
- Driver is 64 bit
- Not using codec pack
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August 6, 2010 7:56:33 PM

I have the same trouble then you with my sound and same laptop. Did you find the solution?



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August 13, 2010 7:58:43 AM

nimjie said:
I have the same trouble then you with my sound and same laptop. Did you find the solution?



Nimjie

No solution so far. No response from Toms' Hardware.
Meanwhile, what I did was to uninstall the audio codec (under device manager), re-boot.
On re-boot the codec is re-installed automatically. The sound also works.
Though the cause has not been found, this seems to work. For the time being :( 
This has happened many times before, the sound starts working and then for no reason stops. Try it out & let me know.
All the best
-- rvishu
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