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My Sound Just Disapeared!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kamakazze15, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. kamakazze15

    kamakazze15 Thread Starter

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    hey everyone, well my sound didnt JUST disapear. My brother, thinking the smartone he is:rolleyes: Used the Windows 98 update disk, thinking it was the whole 98 OS, to start the computer over from scratch, and he ended the installation in the middle... The computer works fine, just no sound. I DID have Windows SE installed, but now everything is windows 98...BUT I NEED MY SOUND!!!!:( ....can anyone figure out whats wrong??

    thanx in advance,
    Sean
     
  2. Whitestar

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    Have u tried reinstalling windows completly?

    Really we're gonna need more info. eg do you have a sound card or onboard sound. If onboard, what is ur motherboard make?
     
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    In addition to the above post by Whitestar for extra info on your system, try checking your version of DirectX as it may have been corrupted or overwritten. Go Start > Run - type DXDIAG and have a look near the bottom of the DX interface that appears. It will indicate which you have. In the event you do need to reinstall - you can obtain it here :

    http://www.microsoft.com/directx/

    You may well have to do that even if you successfully reinstall your sound controller drivers.
     
  4. kamakazze15

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    ok but i dont have the whole 98se OS disk....wht shoould i look for when im checking out DirectX
     
  5. kamakazze15

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    and i think i have ONBoard, cause my OLD computer has an actually sound card, that u plug into the mother board
     
  6. kamakazze15

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    i went to sounds and it says no sound card was found????:confused:
     
  7. Whitestar

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    right. can u find out who made ur mobo. if you can go to thier website and find out what who made the sound chip and what model it is, then go to their website and download the appropriate driver.
     
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    Kamakazze,

    First off to obtain info on your setup get this utility :

    http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32

    I believe the Enterprise Edition is more comprehensive.

    Once you have downloaded and installed it - click the desktop shortcut > click system icon > click summary.

    Once you have Mobo / Sound Controller info please post it here for help getting the necessary drivers.

    It will give you a full profile of all components in your system.

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    Regards DirectX - You should probably get DX8. DX9 is the latest version but it cannot be easily uninstalled so stick with DX8 should you find your system has reverted to an older version.
     
  9. kamakazze15

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    alrite, i already have AIDA, but what do u mean click desktop shortcut/systemi icon/summary....i dont see anything of that sought
     
  10. Whitestar

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    RSM123 means that u should open the program and click on the system icon (usually its a little computer) and then click summary.
     
  11. kamakazze15

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    ok done....now what info should i get u
     
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    Not sure as this is the first time ive used this, but id say the motherboard name and chipset, and the audio adapter
     
  13. kamakazze15

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    Computer
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 98
    OS Service Pack None
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
    Computer Name E2H2G3
    User Name Sean

    Motherboard
    CPU Type Intel Celeron 4, 1700 MHz (4.25 x 400)
    Motherboard Name ECS P4S5MG/GL+
    Motherboard Chipset SiS 650
    System Memory 96 MB (PC133 SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (10/18/02)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display
    Video Adapter SiS 650_651_M650_740 (32 MB)
    3D Accelerator SiS 315
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (114572811)

    Multimedia
    Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device

    Storage
    Floppy Drive GENERIC NEC FLOPPY DISK
    Disk Drive GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE47
    Optical Drive RW-161032

    Partitions
    C: (FAT32) 38143 MB (29417 MB free)

    Input
    Keyboard PC/AT Enhanced Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse


    Peripherals
    Printer Lexmark Z23-Z33
    USB Device InkJet Color Printer
     
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