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jomalone
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No Multimedia Audio Controller on Inspiron 6000

Using a clean install, I installed Windows 7 on my Inspiron 6000 laptop. Now I do not have sound. According to the Device Manager, I do not have Multimedia Audio Controller.  How do I get this controller?

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ejn63
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Re: No Multimedia Audio Controller on Inspiron 6000

The sigmatel Vista drivers will work with 7.

http://www.softwarepatch.com/utilities/sigmatel-stac-vista-audio-driver.html

 

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Jim Coates
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Re: No Multimedia Audio Controller on Inspiron 6000

ejn63,

That driver is for some Sigmatel 92xxHD audio chips.The Inspiron 6000 had the earlier AC'97 chip and as far as I know an HD driver will not work on AC97.

 

 

jomalone,

If that driver does not work try this method:

Download the Vista32 Sigmatel audio driver for the Inspiron 6000, R99254.

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>


Install it using Vista compatibility mode. Download the driver package using the browser, not Dell Download Manager. Extract the files (unzip or unpack) but cancel the installation process. Go to the hard drive to
c:\Dell\Drivers\R99254
Right click on setup.exe and select Properties. Find the compatibility tab to select Vista.

 

Jim Coates -- 14th year on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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dully737
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RE: No Multimedia Audio Controller on Inspiron 6000

Using a clean install, I installed Windows 7 on my Inspiron 6000 laptop. Now I do not have sound. According to the Device Manager, I do not have Multimedia Audio Controller.  How do I get this controller?

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Jim Coates
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RE: No Multimedia Audio Controller on Inspiron 6000

To install the audio driver into an Inspiron 6000 with Win7,

Delete all audio driver files from the hard drive and download the Sigmatel audio driver R99254.

Extract the files (unzip or unpack) to the suggested default location. Write down the location -- most probably will be c:\Dell\Drivers\R99254.

If the automatic installation process begins, cancel it.

Go to the hard drive to where you unzipped the files.

Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.

Jim Coates -- 14th year on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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Jim Coates
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RE: No Multimedia Audio Controller on Inspiron 6000

Windows 7 has "Sound Video & Game Controllers" in Device Manager -- as far as I know not "Multimedia Audio Controller".

Jim Coates -- 14th year on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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