No active mixers available, no sound

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bryan - Oct 10, 2010 at 09:15 PM
 Blocked Profile - Oct 11, 2010 at 03:23 PM
Hello,
Im running on a dell inspiron E1505 windows xp media edition. I currently do not have sound. I try to play music but a message appears saying there are no active mixers available and high definition audio bus wont download from the yellow update icon I recieve in the tool bar at the bottom of the screen. Each time I click that icon the following shows up:
It asks me do you want to install the updates. I click on the Express install (recommended) then I click install. After its done trying to load, the list of updates failed to install:

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3 Security Update for Windows XP Tablet PC and Media Center (KB953295)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB970238)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978542)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977914)
Update for Windows XP (KB971737)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB981332)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974392)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973904)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979559)
Update for Windows XP (KB973687)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977816)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973507)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975560)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974571)
Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB973540)
Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975561)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB982524)
Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954459)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956844)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974112)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB972270)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978338)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971657)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978037)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB969059)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974318)
Update for Windows XP (KB955759)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB980232)
Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 Service Pack 2 (KB973686)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 SP3 Security Update for Windows XP Tablet PC and Media Center (KB979904)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958869)
Update for Windows XP (KB976662)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971468)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960859)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB980218)

It will not download and the icon keeps appearing. The computer does not want to download service pack three for some reason but that is probably another issue I mainly want sound but if someone knows how to fix both my sound and installation issues that would be great

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Blocked Profile
Oct 11, 2010 at 03:23 PM
Hi there,

Download driver detective from link below for driver finding and installation ,after this if no improvement then format system and re install Windows from scratch:

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4873-driver-detective/

Thanks