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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Salo, Jan 2, 2002.

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  1. Salo

    Salo Thread Starter

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    :confused: Hello my name is Salomon Crespin and i have Just Reformated my hard drive and now my sound doesnt work. Not Only that, every time i turn on my computer i get the messege:

    .............New hardware found, Pci Bridge.........................

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    ..............New hardware found, Pci Multimedia audio divice
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    Have you installed your drivers for your audio system?
     
  3. Salo

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    Yes ive tried installing my sound again and again and again.
    But if you would read it carefully, you would see that my real problem is finding out what is a pci bridge.
    But thanx anyways.
     
  4. john_waldrum

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    you need to reinstall your motherboard drivers! Do you have the disk? If not then you will have to go to the manufacturer site and download them.
     
  5. deuce

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    Yes...the PCI bus will not work without drivers for the south (PCI) bridge.
     
  6. Salo

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    Thanx to all of you for your help. After i installed my motherboard drivers windows found alot of hardware. But i still recievethe message:


    ....New Hardware Found...... Pci Multimedia Audio Device.....
     

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  7. SavvyLady

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    I believe that would be your sound card drivers
     
  8. Rockn

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    Yes indeed...if you formatted Windoze needs to install every driver all over again for every piece of hardware in your PC. It has detected your sound card and is either loading the drivers or prompting you for their location.

    P.S. If you take a screenshot by holding down the Ctrl key and then press the Print screen key you can take a screenshot of the active window and paste it as a new image in MS Paint or whatever app you use for graphics. Easier than take a pic with your web cam...
     
  9. john_waldrum

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    You need to find out what type of sound card you have and then download the drivers and install when asked.
     
  10. deuce

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    If you have onboard sound you need either your motherboard manual or you can look on the mobo or on the manufacture's website for the mobo. The audio chipset is generally in the bottom left up a few inches and next to the left side of the PCI interfaces It will be a mostly square (or slightly rectangular) black surface and will have the manufacture's logo and say something like, "CreativeES" or "AC'97". Your mobo manual and website will also tell you. If you have a PCI or CNR/ACR audio device, you need to look on the card itself... if you can't find the manufacture on it then you need to take the FCC ID and look it up HERE. Once you determine who made the audio device you can download drivers from their website... but also if you have onboard sound chances are their is a driver on the mobo cd, so you should look there first if you have onboard.
     
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