Many people think that they’re having a hardware problem when the sound on their computers stops working. The truth is, most sound problems are caused by corrupt or missing software files. If you’re having trouble with sound on your HP computer, you can use the tools provided by HP to resolve the problem. Depending on whether you are using the onboard sound device on the motherboard or a sound card, you can either use the troubleshooting software that comes with your computer or check HP’s website.
The first order of business is to click the “Solve a Problem” link. Select “Sound and Microphone” from the list. There will be several options under “Sound.” Select the one that sounds most similar to the problem you’re having. If you can’t find a link that describes your specific sound problem, simply select the link that applies to your computer’s operating system.
My speakers, are plugged in.. the lights are on. however my computer plays NO SOUND ATALL. says no audio device and wont permit me enable my speakrs?! HELPPPPPPPPP I NEEED MY MUSIC. You`ve lost your Realtek audio driver and need to download a strange one….
The Dell Service Tag is a good feature and allows you to enter your Notebooks Service Tag into their website which will bring up the details of your hardware.
Choosing the Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo processor? If you can afford it go for the Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0Ghz and above. Obviously they are a faster clock speed with a 800mhz Front Side Bus (FSB) as opposed to the 667mhz of the T5450 1.66 Ghz. They also have 4mb of cache instead of 2mb which makes a difference.
Right click My computer and select Properties. Then the Properties Window would display and then click Hardware tab. Click on Device Manager. The Device Manager will show.
Simply set a schedule so that it scans once a week or even once a month. It will scan all your hardware devices and look for any missing or outdated drivers. Once it finds them it will display them to you in a list and you can choose which ones you would like to update.