Onboard Sound Failure

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NiteFall

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I just wiped out my machine and had to reinstall. Just for a change I went with Win 2000 (had ME before, don't ask why) and now my sound doesn't work.
It's an onboard Avance AC'97 according to the control panel, and I installed using the disk which came with the motherboard (a Motherboard v266b) and evrything reports that its working fine.
Please help me as my PC is also currently doubling as my CD player so until I get sound back, I can't listen to tunes.
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If you have checked all the appropriate physical connections - cables etc, and that volume settings are turned up, and there are no errors in Device Manager - did you reinstall DirectX ? Go Start > Run type DXDIAG and it will indicate on the interface which version is installed. In the event you need it, you can download the latest version here :

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads/default.asp
 

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Here's Jetway's downloads - the sound drivers should be in that list somewhere?!? - http://www.jetway.com.tw/evisn/download/driver/index-1.htm

Also since the board uses a VIA chipset make sure you load the latest VIA 4-in-1 drivers and the VIA site also has sound drivers for their chipsets - http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2

You can use a program such as AIDA32 to identify the specific VIA chipset for the sound drivers - http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32

And of course, check all the connections - if it was unplugged it may now be plugged into the wrong jack, or it became accidently unplugged.
 

NiteFall

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yeah, first thing I did was check my idiot flatmate hadn't unplugged the system from the stereo its running through (took me 3 days of torment to figure that last time) Thanks tho, I found and installed some new drivers, and now everythings back to working!
 
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