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Tonight I decide to re-install the factory XP media center and try all the above known possible fixes. Log in or Sign up. I deleted the drivers both in windows and in safe mode too. It would be good if you found a fix. Thanks for letting us know. It can take several tries depending on how many rollbacks it does. The last straw was a call to Dell who after a very long conversation of them trying different things could not tell me why this was happening so they offered me money back for the Sound card

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XPS M1710 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

Go for it or take a “workaround “, it’s up to you. I probably can’t help much, maybe I could if I was sitting in front of the machine. Hello, I thank you for all the great advice. Log in or Sign up to hide this advert. Write down description make and model – double click on it – drivers tab – write down version. What could make this do this.

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Manually look at manufacturer’s sites for drivers – and Device Maker’s sites. I right clicked on it and disabled it.

Looks like you must be using XP since that is an XP driver. Also do same for Configure on Lower Left of that box. Let it install the default HD driver, same results. The audio is crystal clear! I never knew that could be done. I then put a fresh install of XP de,l bit and tried everything again and again.


I tried reinstalling drivers and that seemed to work for a day then it would start all over again. Not sure what this controller does, but I like the clear sound!

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Also check the Compatibility Center for the major devices http: I have decided to reformat and re-install XP media center that came on the M Other have said it’s the the Sigmatel drivers and vista.

Changing WiFi card from a,b,g to just g wireless.

I’m actually typing this using the same Laptop and like you I had the same problem By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. It is not just the laptop I have, it is a lot of models Dell sells and also have seen other brands with complaints too.

Dell M1710 SigmaTel HD Audio Crackle & Popping!

Then it hit me. I can’t believe Dell would make such an expensive laptop and have this kind of problem with it. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number. Now I will have to wait to next week to get it. Sorry You might have to make your own solution, as you did before, I can’t see a single solution.


Hi, There are no Windows 7 drivers for that model. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. The adapter doesn’t seem delp cost much. Bicycle – Mark Twain said it right. I have down loaded the drivers of the sigmatel audio and i can see the volume fluxuate on screen but no sound is coming out, I look at my devices and everything is up to rell. Maybe there are other options.

When it is, you hear the pop, skip, and crackle. Finally a bell went off.

One of the links sell I discovered while investigating this issue mentions that the new “Draft N” wireless is causing the interferrence and when they disabled the Wireless the crackle went away.