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04-Aug-2012, 03:28 AM #1
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 767 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 73986 MB, Free - 37899 MB; D: Total - 75066 MB, Free - 74903 MB;
Motherboard: ACER, ERC410M
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I had a problem of no sound some time ago which was resolved. Since 12 hrs ago I have logged in and now there is no sound again. I went directly to Control Panel and opened Sounds and Audio Devices tab and at the top of volume it stated I had no audio device. Use only default devices was ticked.
In the last posting (months ago now) there was a very helpful link to the acer site which allowed me to download the device needed. I went back to this post to see if I could find that link again. Tried but there is no record of the model I own. Is it possible that my model acer has been turfed?
What do I do now?....confused

Thank you in advance for your help
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04-Aug-2012, 01:03 PM #2
uninstall your audio driver and reboot
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05-Aug-2012, 05:14 AM #3
If re-booting doesn`t help and you have no luck on the Acer website, you could try installing DriverMax (it`s free) and after running the initial scan, get the software to search for new/updated/missing drivers.

Jenny

http://download.cnet.com/DriverMax/3...-10572602.html
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05-Aug-2012, 02:35 PM #4
Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - Hardware - Device Manager.

Are there any entries in the list that have a yellow ? or ! next to them?

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According to your previous thread, your computer is an Acer Aspire E500 series desktop.

If you go here and then navigate to Desktop - Aspire - Aspire E500 and then select the Driver tab and then select Microsoft Windows XP Professional x32, it'll bring up the list of drivers for your desktop.

Your desktop appears to have Realtek AC'97 Audio or Realtek High Definition Audio.

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06-Aug-2012, 07:38 AM #5
Thank you so much for all your help -

falvallee

re right click on MY COMPUTER then
properties - hardware - device manager -
I looked and there was yellow question mark
and next to it was a section labelled
Other Devices then 2 expandable sections
called unknown device.

When I go to listen and watch a TV programme
on line - I found out since posting initial
query - chrome and firefox is for some reason
resulting in no sound. Yet when l listen to
same site on line with IE I get sound.
I removed Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
and re booted, then re installed it from the link you posted.

Sound works good with IE.

For the time being, I have removed Chrome and Firefox until I know
the reason for it not producing sound.

Thank you JennyJackson01 for your suggestion I found the driver in the Acer site - just hadn't located the drivers sub section when I last looked
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06-Aug-2012, 09:26 AM #6
What are the names in the Device Manager that have a yellow ? next to them?

Double-click each of those entries to open its properties window.

Click the Details tab.

Select Hardware Ids.

There should be one or more strings that have VEN_####&DEV_#### as part of it.

Advise what the numbers and letters are that follow VEN_ and DEV_

Be real careful NOT to make any typos.

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06-Aug-2012, 09:46 AM #7
No names in Device Manager that have yellow ? next to them.

I double clicked on those entries in device manager, selected Details then Hardware Ids but it was blank in both of them.

There was nothing that looked like VEN_ or DEV_ no numbers and no letters
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06-Aug-2012, 09:56 AM #8
You advised in post #5 that there are yellow ? entries in the Device Manager.

That's why I gave you the instructions in post #6.

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06-Aug-2012, 12:21 PM #9
You asked me to do the following which I have done to my knowledge

Double-click each of those entries to open its properties window.

Click the Details tab.

Select Hardware Ids.


I have a screen shot but no idea how to insert it so you can see what I see. When I click on insert image in here it asks me for http address but it's on my desktop and I am clueless on how to insert it...
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06-Aug-2012, 12:32 PM #10
Go back to the Device Manager.

Click the + in Sounds Video And Game Controllers

Is Realtek AC97 Audio or Realtek High Definition Audio in the list?

If either one is, double-click it to open its properties window, then click the Driver tab.

What's the driver date and driver version?

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06-Aug-2012, 12:42 PM #11
Sounds Video and game controllers contains the following
in the device manager -

Audio Codecs
Hauppauge WinTv-HVR-1110 Capture Device
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Microsoft UAA Function Driver for High Definition Audio - Realtek 880/860
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Video Codecs
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06-Aug-2012, 12:45 PM #12
Driver date 5/03/2004
Driver Version 5.10.0.5010
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06-Aug-2012, 12:52 PM #13
Go here and click one of the "Download @ MajorGeeks" links to download and SAVE the WDM_R270.exe file.

After it's been downloaded and SAVED, close all open windows first, then double-click it to start the install process.

Follow the directions carefully that appear and restart the computer when prompted to.

If all goes well, the current version 5.10.0.5010 will be updated to version 5.10.0.6662.

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06-Aug-2012, 03:57 PM #14
Flavallee - I went to the major geeks link in your message and it had the following message there

Drivers -
Realtek High Definition Audio for 2K/XP/03 2.70

Author: Realtek
Date: 2012-06-23
Size: 31.1 MB
License: Freeware
Requires: Win XP/2K/2003
Downloaded: 1101194 Times


Before I do any downloading I just want to verify what it is - I just didn't see anything that looked like

WDM_R270.exe file.

Thank you for your patience - thank you GoMarciela I will work through the instructions that flavallee has given me for the time being - otherwise this old dawg just gets confused




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06-Aug-2012, 08:50 PM #15
If you click one of the "Download @ MajorGeeks" links like I advised you to do, the WDM_R270.exe file will download.

You're having difficulty following simple instructions, so some "hands on" help is probably needed on your end.

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