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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: October 03, 2013, 08:16:27 PM »
#1 only by volume
#2 im not sure sorry
#3 i tried multiple websites no sound
#4 ie and google chrome
#5 sorry about that will try to punctuate in the future

Thanks a lot in advance.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: October 03, 2013, 09:16:56 PM »
#1 only by volume
#2 im not sure sorry
#3 i tried multiple websites no sound
#4 ie and google chrome
#5 sorry about that will try to punctuate in the future

Thanks a lot in advance.
If you have not done so already, try reinstalling the audio drivers. 

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2013, 09:21:39 PM »
#1 only by volume
#2 im not sure sorry
#3 i tried multiple websites no sound
#4 ie and google chrome
#5 sorry about that will try to punctuate in the future

Thanks a lot in advance.
Regarding the error messages, my guess is that they are unrelated.  Here are the three possibilities -
1.  The messages are unrelated, and benign.
2.  The messages are indicating the sound card has a problem
3.  The messages are unrelated, but are not benign.  You have a problem, which could include OS corruption, hardware failure, or malware.
My complete guess is either 1, above, or 3 (malware).
Like my last post suggested, try reinstalling the driver, and run malware tests to make sure you are clean.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2013, 09:26:02 PM »

If you have not done so already, try reinstalling the audio drivers. 
how would i do that,and would buying a new sound card help

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: October 03, 2013, 09:35:21 PM »
how would i do that,and would buying a new sound card help
Who is the manufacturer?  If the problem is the sound card driver, then yes, installing a new card (and therefore a new driver) would fix the problem.  But why go through the trouble?  Reinstalling the driver is free, and easier.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: October 03, 2013, 09:36:48 PM »
Dell, if you have the time and wouldnt mind explaining how to reinstall the driver, thanks in advance.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: October 03, 2013, 10:00:21 PM »
Dell, if you have the time and wouldnt mind explaining how to reinstall the driver, thanks in advance.
Go to dell.com.  Click on support, then drivers and downloads.  It will ask you for your computer model.  There should be an option to 'automatically detect' your model.  Select that option, and follow the steps.  You should then be sent to a page that has the available downloads for your computer.  'Audio' should be a heading with file(s) listed underneath.  If there are more than one, post here the options.  Otherwise download the file (it should be an .exe) and run it.  After the installation you may need a reboot.  See if that works.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: October 03, 2013, 10:02:06 PM »
Disclaimer - the above steps are from memory, and may not be exact.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: October 03, 2013, 10:58:42 PM »
Thanks i wasnt sure if i did your steps good but now it works thanks a million

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: October 03, 2013, 11:01:34 PM »
Thanks i wasnt sure if i did your steps good but now it works thanks a million
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: October 06, 2013, 02:04:10 PM »
I'm trying to connect a device to my E6530 via Bluetooth but it seems like this laptop has no Bluetooth option, does it make sense ( hope not )?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: October 06, 2013, 02:12:08 PM »
I'm trying to connect a device to my E6530 via Bluetooth but it seems like this laptop has no Bluetooth option, does it make sense ( hope not )?

It makes sense.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: October 06, 2013, 02:14:01 PM »
It makes sense.
Hmmm, why would they make a high end laptop without it?

Would a Bluetooth USB solve the problem?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: October 06, 2013, 02:23:34 PM »
Hmmm, why would they make a high end laptop without it?

Would a Bluetooth USB solve the problem?
Still common for laptops not to have BT.

On Dell's Latitude, they charge extra for every feature, so typically it would come w/o BT

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: October 06, 2013, 02:25:29 PM »
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Hmmm, why would they make a high end laptop without it?

Would a Bluetooth USB solve the problem?

Just checked it up, it's an add on option. I agree, it's ridiculous.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: October 06, 2013, 02:28:16 PM »
Would a Bluetooth USB solve the problem?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: October 06, 2013, 04:10:20 PM »

Yes.  What are you trying to connect?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: October 06, 2013, 06:35:30 PM »
Yes.  What are you trying to connect?
Was trying to connect a mouse,
And was trying to send/receive files ( I read someplace how to do it but it didn't work ).

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: October 06, 2013, 08:14:51 PM »
Yes.
Any USB BT adaptor on eBay should be good or I goto look for something specific?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: October 06, 2013, 09:03:43 PM »
Was trying to connect a mouse,
And was trying to send/receive files ( I read someplace how to do it but it didn't work ).
You lost the manufacturer's bt?  Contact them to see if you can get a free replacement.  What device were you trying to transfer with?