Windows 7 Dell Dimension 4600

#1
Hi, I'm running a Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows 7 RC1. I am having some issues with my sound card not being detected by Windows. It pops up with "No Audio Output Device is installed." and in the Device Manager there is a yellow exclamation mark right next to "Multimedia Audio Controller". I have been searching all day, and I've tried the Dell drivers as well as the Creative drivers. They keep popping up with a message saying the hardware that the driver is for is not detected. Everything works completely fine in Windows XP, which I have dual booted with Windows 7 RC1. If someone could help me get this working, it would be greatly appreciated.
 


#2
Hi, I'm running a Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows 7 RC1. I am having some issues with my sound card not being detected by Windows. It pops up with "No Audio Output Device is installed." and in the Device Manager there is a yellow exclamation mark right next to "Multimedia Audio Controller". I have been searching all day, and I've tried the Dell drivers as well as the Creative drivers. They keep popping up with a message saying the hardware that the driver is for is not detected. Everything works completely fine in Windows XP, which I have dual booted with Windows 7 RC1. If someone could help me get this working, it would be greatly appreciated.
I am having the same issue with a Dell Dimension 4500. No sound and no NIC, both are part of the standard setup. I am now trying to get a Netgear WG111v3 wireless USB adapter working. No dice either. I was having more success with Ubuntu 9.0.4.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#3
Hello and welcome,

In order to troubleshoot your problem we need to know more detailed specs of your system hardware.

1. Go to Start > Run, and type msinfo32. then expand the Conmponents tree and choose a device
2. Go to Control Panel > Device Manager and look for any entry that has a yellow flag beside it.
3. Download System Information Viwer
4. Download PC WIZARD 2008
5 Please fill out your computers specs in the User Control Panel here on the site as well. It will then appear next to your name. look at my posting and you'll see the drop-down arrow.

The exact make and model of your motherboard would be a great help along with your video card as well

Also, was this a "clean" install or an upgrade?

You guys might benefit from a chipset update from Intel...http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-009241.htm after identifying your board.
 


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#4
I am good now. Once I got my Netgear Wireless USB device working, I did a Windows update. One of the updates fixed the sound problem. Now I just need to get Adobe 9.1 loaded. It is having issues.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#5
Truthfully, I'd stay away from Adobe, it's just bloatware and I just found this article yesterday:

--Adobe to Establish Regular Security Updates

Adobe has announced that it will institute a quarterly security update schedule for its Reader and Acrobat products to harden code and improve its response to reported security flaws. Adobe plans to start the program this summer; it will be timed to coordinate with Microsoft's monthly security bulletin release. The quarterly updates will not include fixes for Flash Player, Adobe Air or other products.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3442
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9133 348
http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/145611,adobe-to-issue-scheduled-patches-invest-more-in-code-review.aspx
http://www.h-online.com/security/Ado...--/news/113346

I'd go with Foxit Reader 3.0
 


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