Sound problems with DIM3000
I have a Dell Dimension 3000 with an integrated ADI SoundMAX card and I have only limited sound capabilities. I have NO Windows sounds being played even though the default scheme is enabled. If I attempt to launch a video from the internet (MSN, You Tube, etc.) the video plays but there is no sound. I can play CDs or stored music without any problem using Rhapsody. No sure what has caused this problem to crop up.
I have run Dell Diagnostics (Driver Reset) and no errors were discovered. I ran DXDIAG and both sound and music tests and plays fine. I have used the Dell Support Center to download the latest version of the audio driver for SoundMAX. I also did an online automated scan (PC checkup) which found no problems. I have checked and re-checked all settings in Control Panel => Sounds and Audio Devices. Everything is enabled for use. I have gone through the entire Windows XP troubleshooter and everything looks OK. However, there is 1 anomaly worth pointing out: The volume control ICON will not appear on the Windows taskbar even though the menu item to display it is checked in the SoundMAX properties The only thing I have not done is to upgrade the BIOS to A03. I have no idea what has caused this problem. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.