Reinstalled Windows, Sound card error

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Keithgsx

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My version of Windows XP professional stopped working, so I installed the Home Edition and now I cannot play sound files. I get this error message:

Cannot play back the audio stream: no audio hardware is available, or the hardware is not responding (Error= 80040256)

My sound was working perfectly before the computer crashed but now I can't even change the audio settings, because it thinks I have no sound card.
The bad news is my computer was built by a friend of mine's brother, so I'm unsure as to the model of the soundcard, but I might be able to find out from him if it would help.

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Keith
 
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have you checked the Device Manager? RIGHT click My Computer, choose Properties, then the Hardware Tab and click on the Device Manager button. How does that see your sound card?
 
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