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Windows 7: Dell Dimension Upgrade - No Audio Driver/PCI Input Device?

01 Aug 2010   #1
lpaul626

Windows 7
 
 
Dell Dimension Upgrade - No Audio Driver/PCI Input Device?

I just upgraded an older Dell Dimension 4600 desktop from Windows XP to W7 (32 bit). Since completing the upgrade, there's a message in the lower right hand corner stating "No Audio Output Device". When I click on Devices, both the Multimedia Output Controller has a "!" as well as the "PCI Input Device".

When I click on the MMOC, it states there is no driver and it doesn't even give me the option to search for one. I checked Dell's site and it doesn't appear they're offering device drivers for this computer for an OS other than XP.

Anyone have any thoughts?


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01 Aug 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try installing the Win XP drivers this way.
Driver Install - Device Manager
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01 Aug 2010   #3
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

It may be that there are no Win 7 drivers for a desktop that old. You could purchase a soundcard that is Win 7 compatible and install that.
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01 Aug 2010   #4
lpaul626

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try installing the Win XP drivers this way.
Driver Install - Device Manager
I tried this and when I select "Drivers", I get a message stating it's unable to locate the drivers. I also did a search using the drivers disk I received with the Dimension and I get the same message.

I also tried reinstalling right from the utility disk. I get a message stating that the files already exist "would I like to overwrite." Everything seems to unzip fine. When I click on setup.exe, I get a message stating "Error installing iKernel.exe: (0x10000).
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01 Aug 2010   #5
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Did you upgrade or clean install?
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01 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NTFS View Post
Did you upgrade or clean install?
I don't think it would matter when going from XP to 7.

Your audio driver can be found here. I'm not sure which one you need. You should be able to figure out what you audio device is in your computers BIOS.
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01 Aug 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lpaul626 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try installing the Win XP drivers this way.
Driver Install - Device Manager
I tried this and when I select "Drivers", I get a message stating it's unable to locate the drivers. I also did a search using the drivers disk I received with the Dimension and I get the same message.

I also tried reinstalling right from the utility disk. I get a message stating that the files already exist "would I like to overwrite." Everything seems to unzip fine. When I click on setup.exe, I get a message stating "Error installing iKernel.exe: (0x10000).
Try this way:
Driver Install - Add Hardware Wizard
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01 Aug 2010   #8
Jerryw

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
 
 

Hi ipaul 626
This may be a wild shoy in the dark but try this driver its for a sound max
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01 Aug 2010   #9
Jerryw

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
 
 

Hi ipaul 626
try this driver it for sound max onboard Vista 32 bit
Drivers and Downloads at may be a shot in the dark
Good Luck sorry
for the other post
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01 Aug 2010   #10
lpaul626

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jerryw View Post
Hi ipaul 626
try this driver it for sound max onboard Vista 32 bit
Drivers and Downloads at may be a shot in the dark
Good Luck sorry
for the other post
Thanks. I seem to be having problems downloading from Dell's site. When I click on "Download", I get the Dell Driver Download Manager. When I click on the file after it's downloaded, I get a message stating that there are "no files to download."

Am I missing something?
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