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I accidently deleted my sound

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Hey, I'm not very tech savvy and I was clearing out some useless crap in 'add or remove programs' when I accidently deleted something that made my sound stop working. I have no idea what it was that I deleted but there is no sound output anymore, not just with my speakers but with my headphones as well. Computer volume is not muted, neither are the speakers or any of the media programs I try.

When I go to device manager's sound video and game controllers, the following things show up.

Audio Codecs
Legacy and Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Logitech Mic (PTZ)
Media Control Devices
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
Video Codecs

Here are my system details. I got a summary report so there is lots of information you probably won't need.

Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

Processor a
3.07 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Hyper-threaded (2 total)

156.33 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
36.79 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


SAMSUNG HD160JJ/P [Hard drive] (160.00 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy

System Model
Dell Inc. Dell DV051
System Service Tag: DJDSQB1 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: DJDSQB1
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

Main Circuit Board
Board: Dell Inc. 0WJ770
Serial Number: ..CN481116740CXL.
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A04 04/04/2006

Memory Modules
504 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 256 MB (serial number 7310619F)

Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 116.59 GB 36.66 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 39.74 GB 136 MB free

Logitech Mic (PTZ)
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC

Other Devices
Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:16:76:9D:26:99

Networking Dns Servers:
HID-compliant consumer control device
HID-compliant device (2x)
USB Human Interface Device (4x)
Dell AIO 810
Logitech QuickCam PTZ
HID Keyboard Device
HID-compliant mouse
Logitech USB Camera (PTZ)
USB Composite Device (2x)
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (5x)

Intel® 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2652
Intel® 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

PLEASE help me get my sound back! If you need any more information I'll try my best to find it for you.

Edited by evanrules, 27 February 2010 - 04:34 PM.

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You must have deleted your audio drivers. Don't worry, should be an easy fix :)


You're going to want the Creative Labs one, I'm pretty sure you still have your SIGMATEL drivers. If not, try that one.

For future reference - go to the dell website and choose Drivers & Downloads on the bottom. Type in your service tag to find your exact computer (yours is DJDSQB1) . Drivers compatible with your computer will show up.

Let me know what you get,

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