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Windows 7: Dell Dimension 4550 Upgrade - No Audio Driver/PCI Input Device

28 Dec 2011   #11
ZeroManArmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Hi Zeromanarmy,

After googling around it seems a pretty common issue, I checked dell support but only found XP drivers , however google has thrown up this site Windows 7 Drivers for SoundMax ADI 198x Fix | Bondy's Blog There where a lot of dell models with that audio chip fitted!

Hope its of some use .

Nightreaper.
try installing it under xp compatibility mode worked on my dads pc installing some xp drivers because his machine didn't support drivers for 7 but had drivers for xp and vista
I tried that and it didn't work. Unless I am using the wrong driver files.


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28 Dec 2011   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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Hi Zeromanarmy,

After googling around it seems a pretty common issue, I checked dell support but only found XP drivers , however google has thrown up this site Windows 7 Drivers for SoundMax ADI 198x Fix | Bondy's Blog There where a lot of dell models with that audio chip fitted!

Hope its of some use .

Nightreaper.
try installing it under xp compatibility mode worked on my dads pc installing some xp drivers because his machine didn't support drivers for 7 but had drivers for xp and vista
I tried that and it didn't work. Unless I am using the wrong driver files.
If there are only XP drivers they may not be compatible with win 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2011   #13
ZeroManArmy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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try installing it under xp compatibility mode worked on my dads pc installing some xp drivers because his machine didn't support drivers for 7 but had drivers for xp and vista
I tried that and it didn't work. Unless I am using the wrong driver files.
If there are only XP drivers they may not be compatible with win 7
There has to be a way to get it to work. I can't have no sound!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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29 Dec 2011   #14
Nightreaper

Win 7 64bit Desktop/Win 7 32bit Laptop
 
 

Bit of a cop out but maybe bite the bullet Newegg.com - ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar DG Sound Card

Its an excellent soundcard, I have the DS version works great on win 7 64 .

Although I hate to give in so would probably try all drivers i could find for soundmax ADI 198x sound chip .

Here is a driver for another dell machine Dell Optiplex 960 Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated HD Audio A05 Driver for Windows Vista / Windows Vista64 Free Download - Softpedia
Its a Vista driver if the set up doesn't find a compatible device you could try extracting the files with something like winrar, then using device manager point it to the relevant .inf file and maybe force a driver! it would not be the first time I've used this method on older kit.
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29 Dec 2011   #15
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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I tried that and it didn't work. Unless I am using the wrong driver files.
If there are only XP drivers they may not be compatible with win 7
There has to be a way to get it to work. I can't have no sound!
Just checked dell and you are correct XP is the most recent drivers they have. DId you check before upgrading?
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