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No sound, and no sound options

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Troubled_youth, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Troubled_youth

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    i just finished building my computer. I have no sound options, not even a volume control on the bottom right control pannel. when i checked out the sound options through windows copntrol pannel, everything was frozen. it said i had no audio devices and no sound options. this doesn't make sense as i have speakers for my computer. the speakers are fine, i used them in a little portable CD player i had, and they worked. but i can't turn up the volume on my computer. infact, i can't even access it. does anyone know how to fix this problem? microsoft has been pretty useless in helping me.
     
  2. bonk

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    Howdy,

    Did you install your motherboard chip-set drives and also your drivers for your sound card?
     
  3. Billy the Adult

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    "i just finished building my computer"... What type sound card did you install? Are the drivers correct? Go to Device manager and see if you have a yellow exclamation point showing beside sound.
     
  4. Troubled_youth

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    ok, theres a little yellow exclamation mark. i forget what that means. i think it means there conflictingt hardware, but i don't remember
    all sound card drivers are installed, and the chipsets SHOULD be installed, i got the guys at tiger direct to do it. so theres alllways the posibility thye didn't do it. cheap *******s
     
  5. Billy the Adult

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    well yes that's what it means.. in particular it means you haven't loaded the proper sound card drivers. If your sound is on board do as Bonk suggested and get the proper chipset drivers for your motherboard. If you have a pnp sound card you will need the drivers from the manufacturers support site.
     
  6. Troubled_youth

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    Yay! stupid tiger direct... so yah, i had to install the audio drivers. thanks for the help guys! i probably never would have figured it out. thats the most pathetic bit

    thanks again!
     
  7. Billy the Adult

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    Glad you got it working.. Hope you enjoy your new pc.. you can mark your post as solved by clicking on Thread Tools at the top.
     
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