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Can't get any sound out of my computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mlk78, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. mlk78

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    Okay. I have a hp pavilion a305w. nothing is added or modified. same old thing that came with it except for peripheral stuff. anyways I had a virus on my other computer and took the hard drive out and put this hard drive in it because that computer was faster. it didn't work so I had to put it back in here and i did a system recovery. when i did that there was no sound. I checked drivers and they seemed fine. it keeps saying hardware not installed. I went and bought a blaster audigy se sound card hoping that would do it and it didn't. for some reason there's a triangle next to the audigy section in the hardware management. i can't download the drivers for it it looks like so i don't know. so now i'm screwed again. can anybody help me please. it's killing me. it's been about a month. thanks
    mike
     
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    Here is the link for your drivers, as long as it is definately a Soundblaster Audigy SE. It seems like you soundcard isn't installed properly from what you are saying.

    Also, if you have installed the Audigy SE then ensure you old card is removed and uninstalled, if its onboard disabling it in BIOS is probably the best thing to do, to avoid conflicts between the two.

    http://support.creative.com/Product...atName=Audigy&prodID=14257&prodName=Audigy+SE

    Top link on the page should give you everything you need for Vista or XP, all the drivers and software for the card. Its a 63.39Mb download.
     
  3. mlk78

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    I keep trying to uninstall and reinstall and it doesn't do anything. do i need to unstill legacy audio drivers? i tried to go to bios but i didn't see anything. before i tried the audigy it said that hardware wasn't installed anyway. so I'm figuring you can't disable it because it's not recognized.
     
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    Normally, with onboard audio there should be something in the BIOS to enable / disable it. I am not familiar with that particular one off the top of my head so can't say for sure. It normally located under some area with a name like 'Integrated Peripherals'. Normally found in the same place as Onboard LAN etc.

    When you put the Audigy card in did the system recognise that new hardware had been installed when you boot it up?

    You could also try taking the Audigy card out, then boot up and go to the Hardware Monitor in windows and remove all the audio devices (including the AC97 audio and all legacy devices). Then reboot the PC and it should (hopefully) auto detect the devices again, this may end up reinstalling all the drivers from scratch and it may work.
     
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