Can Anyone Help Me Troubleshoot My Sound Card?--P4SDX Motherboard w/ integrated sound

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Sweets2476

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Hey everyone!

I'm having some serious problems with my sound card over here. I have an Asus P4SDX motherboard that SUPPOSEDLY has an integrated sound card, but it doesn't seem to be working. We're talking no headphones, no speakers, NOTHING. I downloaded and installed the AC97 sound drivers and it's STILL not working. Windows Media Player gives me an error that says "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly."

I've tried Microsoft's troubleshooter, too, and it didn't tell me anything that I hadn't already tried.

I'm new to this whole taking care of my own computer thing b/c I'm off at college now and it's really starting to frustrate me. I know more a/b computers than most girls do but apparently it's not enough! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks!

*Totally Clueless* :confused:
 
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usually you tap the Delete key every second or so BEFORE the machine boots into Windows...with some manufacturers it may be F2 or F10 to enter the BIOS (Setup)...many times there will be an indicator on the screen at bootup as to which is the Setup key...after entering the BIOS you have to find the integrated peripherals...they may be under Advanced, or you may have to hunt a bit...make sure the onboard audio is set to Enabled
 
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According to the manual it is "Del" on this one and it is under the advanced tab.
 
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I've seen more than one case where the integrated sound went bad and I had to install a sound card...sometimes it was the first indication of a failing motherboard.
 

Sweets2476

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Oh...great...that's JUST what I wanted to hear considering I just got this computer and its way less than a year old...

I have a CRAPLOAD of TCP/IP errors in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool...could this have ANYTHING to do w/ my sound not working?
 

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And another thing...my sound card shows up in the Device Manager but nowhere else in windows...like the sounds and audio devices tab in the Control Panel...its completely grey and says at the top "No Sound Device"...this is the strangest thing I think I have ever seen from a computer.
 

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Just realized I sounded somewhat...angry....in those last 2 posts. Sorry if I come off that way...that was totally not the way I intended to be! My apologies!
 
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I wouldn't think the TCP has anything to do with the sound issue. Try going into Safe Mode (tap F8 at bootup) and remove ALL sound-related drivers. Reboot and use the motherboard CD to load the Audio drivers only.
 
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