Sound drivers missing: will NOT install!!

Dell Dell inspiron pink 15.6" im501r-121...
August 29, 2011 at 14:42:52
Specs: Windows XP

I'm a bit of a novice, so please be gentle with me...I had the BSOD on my Dell inspiron 1525 XP o/s a while ago, had to reboot from a CD and lost all my files etc etc.

I have reinstalled almost everything, using a 'chipset' (?) drivers download, however I still cant get sound? On device manager, it says I am missing:

'Other Devices: High Definition on Audio Bus'

Under 'Sound, Video and Game Controllers': 'Sigmatel HIGH definition Audio Codec'

and finally under the heading 'display adaptors' a 'video controller'

I have tried downloading from Dell site and it doesn't seem to let me download the drivers (just keeps downloading driver manager and not letting me download the actual drivers I want??) , I have searched forums, downloaded loads of recommended ones and NOTHING is working.The Sigmatel I used to have comes up with a little box saying it is 'not suitable for this operating system and the installer will now close', but it worked before the BSOD happened ( I lost sound before)??? I have no clue what i'm doing really, I am not technically minded so I could really use your help!!



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August 29, 2011 at 15:03:56
Almost all dells have a way to return the system to as bought (or OEM) state. I think I'd look into that before trying to fool with an xp install. You may have two disks or maybe a hidden partition so see if that doesn't work. The re-install from dell ought to be correct and include every driver. Just boot and go.

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August 30, 2011 at 03:07:54
Thanks, I have tried a reinstall from Dell, but the oundcard driver and Video thing still seem to be missing? Any ideas? Thanks!

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