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  1. Daniel Ong

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    Hi I have a similiar problem.....I have lost all audio and I can't find my Volume Icon on my Taskbar. when I tried to open the Volume Control from Start->Accessories->Entertainment->Volume Control the following Messege appears:

    "There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices,go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware and then click Add Hardware
    The program will now close"

    In Control Panel-> Sound & Audio Devices-> Sound & Audio Device Properties->
    Volume-> No Audio Device.(greyed out)
    Audio-> Default Device -> No Playback Device.
    I am using a Intel Celeron D845GVAD2 Motherboard and running on Windows XP Home Edition.

    I tried unsuccessfully installing Sigmatel AC 97 driver......half way thru I get a....Device Object Not Present.

    Went into Bios couldn't find and audio component to turn on.

    Went into services.msc found only Windows Audio found nothing unusual.

    Went into msconfig and turn on anything that says audio.

    Had a Intel Express Installer cd rom but the audio compnonent is greyed out. Was told either Bios not turn on or not detected on Motherboard but doesn't make any sense as this Motherboard comes with an integrated audio.

    Desperate for solution. Please help and Thanks
     
  2. By_Rock

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    Go to your device manager (Start>Run>devmgmt.msc). And look at the your audio device. If you see any yellow question mark (Unknown audio device something like that) you need to download your audio device driver from website. If it seem like already installed in your device manager you need uninstall it and your bios turn off the onboard audio. After install your last audio driver. And turn back on from bios.
     
  3. Daniel Ong

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    Thanks Rock, tried that couldn't find anything that was mentioned.
    I even reformatted my hard disk; have the installer disc by Intel.
    The High Quality Integrated Audio Drivers are greyed out; point at the help icon which said, device either not found or switch off in BIOS. I figured since I have already reformatted the hard disk wouldn't it be switch on by default?

    Acquired the audio driver Sigmatel AC 97 v3011 5.10.00.3686 and tried installing...got a "Device Object Not Present, Restart The System and Run Setup Again"

    Also have a problem getting into BIOS....pressed F2 and don't seems to work. What should I look for in BIOS?

    If all fails should I get a independent sound card?

    Please advise. Thanks
     
  4. win2kpro

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  5. Daniel Ong

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    Hi win2kpro, thanks for your reply and I have downloaded the driver; attempt to run it and then I got...."Device Object Not Present, Restart The System and Run Setup Again"

    Please advise. Thank you
     
  6. win2kpro

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    Did the audio ever work on this board? If so, after you reformatted the hard drive did you install the Intel chipset driver before any other drivers?
     
  7. Daniel Ong

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    Yup it was working before.
    And yes, the chipset was the first thing that I installed after reformatting.
     
  8. win2kpro

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    I'm going to assume that you have a standard Intel D845GVAD2 board, NOT a manufacturer proprietary board. You can check this by accessing BIOS and checking the BIOS string. The BIOS string should be shown when BIOS opens and the first two sections of the BIOS string should be LY84510A.86A. If the first two sections of the BIOS string ARE NOT EXACTLY LY84510A.86A, STOP, you do not have a standard Intel D845GVAD2 board.

    If the BIOS string is correct, go to Microsoft and download Windows XP Service Pack 3 and burn it to a CD.

    Next go here; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/fil...XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go! and download the following files and burn them to a CD. Driver # 2, 3, 5 and 6.

    If the BIOS string IS LY84510A.86A go to http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm
    download KillDisk and either build a bootable floppy or Bootable CD with KillDisk. The floppy is easiest to make, but if you don't have a floppy drive, you will need to build a bootable CD.

    If you build a bootable floppy, before you use it you will need to access BIOS and set your floppy drive as the 1st bootable device, and the CD as the 2nd bootable device, and the hard drive as the 3rd bootable device.

    Insert the floppy disk, and restart the machine and it should boot from the floppy you built. Follow the instructions at KillDisk and zero fill your hard drive.

    After the hard drive is zero filled, remove the floppy disk and insert your Windows installation disk. Restart the machine and it should boot from the Windows disk. After you start the re-installation of Windows in a couple of spots during the installation you will come to a prompt to "press any key to boot from the CD". At these spots DO NOT press anything and the machine will automatically restart.

    After Windows is completely installed, load the XP Service Pack 3 disk, and install XP Service Pack 3.

    After XP Service Pack 3 is installed insert the CD you burned with the motherboard drivers and install them as follows. First the chipset driver, then install the other 3 drivers in any order you want, rebooting the machine after each driver is installed.

    After Windows, Windows Service Pack 3 and the drivers are installed, go to Microsoft update, and install any hardware drivers shown at Microsoft Update. Install the hardware drivers before you install any of the critical updates.
     
  9. Daniel Ong

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    Hi win2kpro, went into bios and the version showed LY84510A.86A.0043.P17

    What should I do? Thanks
     
  10. win2kpro

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    It's a standard Intel board so just follow the instructions for zero filling the drive, installing Windows, Service Pack 3, and the drivers.
     
  11. Daniel Ong

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    Hi win2kpro, tried all those that you said but still the same.
    Now I end up having a irritating error highlight everything I boot up saying ....network error existing name. Thanks
     
  12. Daniel Ong

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    Hi win2kpro, everytime I boot up it says
    Windows - System Error
    Duplicate Name Exists on the Network.
    Please advise. Thanks
     
  13. win2kpro

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    Do you have two computers on your network with the same name? If so, change one of the computer's names. Each computer in a network must have a different name.
     
  14. win2kpro

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    As to the sound problem see if audio is enabled in BIOS. It should be enabled by default unless the default setting has been changed.

    Access BIOS and navigate to the audio setting. It is located in a sub-menu that you enter through PERIPHERAL CONFIGURATION. PERIPHERAL CONFIGURATION is listed under the ADVANCED TAB. If audio is disabled, enable it, save and exit BIOS.

    Here is the link to your board manual. Section 4 of the board manual explains BIOS set-up.

    ftp://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/D845GVAD2/AD2_English.pdf
     
  15. Daniel Ong

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    Hi win2kpro, thanks for the respond and here's the bad news....>
    Went into BIOS > ADVANCED > PERIHERAL CONFIGURATION and it showed only

    Serial Port A [Auto]
    Serial Port B [Auto]
    Parallel Port [Auto]
    Mode [Bi-directional]

    And nothing else.
    Please advise. Thanks
     
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