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My Dell Inspiron 1521 audio card is not working.

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asked Nov 25, 2008 by Mary Jo (120 points) about SigmaTel Audio
edited Oct 13, 2014 by Dan Angel

I installed this driver on my Dell Inspiron 1521 that has a Sigmatel stc9205 audio card, but it still doesn't work. What can I do? I downgraded my operating system from Vista to WIndows XP Pro, but it doesn't work. Can you help?

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answered Nov 30, 2008 by Jolo (140 points)

Another victim of the Vista is a myth. Vista is better than XP you just need more RAM, but it's stupid to argue bescause Microsoft were stupid to put out an operating system that uses more resource than its predecessor.

Your driver problem can be fixed with a system restore back to a system restore back to before you installed the sigma tel and re-install the whole sigmatel.


By the way, if you have to get drivers for anything separately, then you probably have software that contributes to a spybot database without your knowing.

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answered Oct 13, 2014 by Dan Angel (132,400 points)

In order to fix the issue, I suggest you download the audio drivers directly from the official web page. Select Windows XP as operating system if it is not automatically detected and download and install the provided files. If it doesn't help, go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound, right click anywhere in the Playback window and select Show Disabled Devices. After that, double-click on your device and select Enable from Device usage. Click Apply, OK, select again the device and click the Set Default button. For further solution, you can check the Microsoft troubleshooting guides.

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